Monday, June 26, 2006

Satan has been Paralyzed.

Courtesy of The Puppetvision Blog.
Long rumored treatment for new "Star Trek" direction revealed (along with the news that J. J. Abrams is working on a similar treatment for a new motiong picture (franchise?)). I don't know... the whole idea of redoing the universe with a young Kirk, Spock, and McCoy seems more than a little lame to me.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Jamiroquai is certainly one of the most consistent bands in history (the Virtual Insanity video is one of my favorites -- after the Rockit video, of course). I just now ran across this video from 2005 which pays nice homage to the La Linea cartoons which can only themselves be an homage of everyone's favorite Cockett Johnson work.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

For the last three days I've been listening to Michael Leviton's CD exclusively. It's not something that's going to grab you buy the ears and explode inside your head (nor stylistically would it make any sense for it to be), rather it has the distinction of being one of the most endearing recordings I've heard in a very long time -- the songs tap you on the shoulder and once they have a bit of your attention they start to work on you until, despite the fact that they're not really songs you'd normally sing along to, you find yourself singing them just the same. It's an unusual quality rarely found in music today and it has the added benefit of being genuinely sincere and free from postmodern trappings.

And if you email the guy, you get a reply right back. Cannot beat that.

Leviton performs a song not on the CD, "Boring Island".

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

Okay, let's talk loot: a cool electric chainsaw ("Groovy!"), an awesome collection of all the Spy vs. Spy cartoons (I didn't know this but Antonio Prohias was from Cuba but left when editorial cartoons he did of Castro led to public rallies calling for his execution), the Michael Leviton CD (probably the awesomest CD for summertime), and a pair of Crocs (Professional) which have to just about be the most perfect pair of shoes ever invented (though probably not great in snow, seeing as how they've got holes in them). Oh, and a Nintendo DS Lite (the brightness! It burns! The sunglasses do nothing!).

All in all, it is a fitting tribute. We are well pleased.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

20-minute documentary about the world's most famous drum break. It starts to get interesting about four minutes in (trust me), but remains hilarious throughout because of the narrators pronunciation of "Ah-men".

Friday, June 09, 2006

When I sometimes think I'm a really big geek...

...there's always someone to remind me I'm not. How does using bots in Quake III to make "music" sound? Hear for yourself.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006