Monday, September 27, 2010

Does being colorblind mean never having to be blue?

Bits & Pieces has some interesting facts about color-blindness. Phew, that was close! I almost learned something!

One of the more amusing (or controversial) pieces from the Christopher Fisher showing at 58 gallery.

Counting Crows - "Colorblind"

Friday, September 24, 2010

Can you gimme a hand here?

15 Mildly Horrifying Vintage Prostheses

Rose McGowan played a stripper with a heart of gold and a leg of gun in 2007's Planet Terror.

Trailer for one of my most favorite funny movies ever, the Farrelly Brothers 1996 gem Kingpin.

Blues Traveler - "Hook"

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Obi Wan had a cat?

Despite all his cool trips to Tosche Station picking up power converters and whatnot, deep down Luke is still pretty much of a dork.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I Am Joe's Lamestream Media

The Fake AP Stylebook Twitter feed provides, er... "helpful" guidelines for you New Media Journos out there. Here's a couple to prime the pump for you Pulitzer-winning wannabes:

  • The correct plural forms are as follows: surgeons general, brothers-in-law, Spiders-Man.
  • Real estate listings should not describe a building as a "murder house." Be specific: ax murder house, chainsaw murder house.
  • "Ophthalmologist" has an 'h' in it. A handy mnemonic for this is that the 'h' stands for, "Huh! There's a 'h' in 'ophthalmologist'!"

Monday, September 13, 2010

C is for cookie, that's good enough for Twitty

L.A. musician Andy Rehfeldt re-records popular music in unexpected styles and comes up with a world where Motorhead sings "Ace of Spades" Broadway Musical style, country legend Conway Twitty gets his Cookie Monster voice on with a death metal "I See the Want To in Your Eyes" and where Slipknot performs a lovely Radio Disney-ized version of "Wait and Bleed" (warning: pleasant-sounding as the Slipknot song is -- and who thought anyone would ever type that combination of words -- there are a couple of instances of NSFW language going on).

A couple of my other favorites below, but really, do yourself a favor and subscribe to the AndyRehfeldt YouTube channel.

Metallica-Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz Version)

Kiss-Detroit Rock City(Reggae Version)

The Anty 500

'The vortex of ants... is a circular mill where a group of ants (sometimes hundreds to millions of ants) get separated from the main swarm and ended up following each other’s scent in a circle. It’s called the death spiral because they continue to go in circles until they’re exhausted and die.'

Billy Preston - Will it go Round in Circles 1973 live Midnight Special

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kill pussycats! Faster! Faster!

The Vintage Ads blog is currently running a contest to find the Creepiest Kids Ad, and this is one of the five finalists. We may never know why they thought blood-red dye was the perfect color choice for this ad, making it appear that Little Miss Dahmer has just skinned the kitty, but we're glad for the lapse in judgement just the same.

Stop on by and cast your vote in the comments section! (via Boing Boing)

Monday, September 06, 2010

It's just a jump to the left

A really well-done montage of cinematic dance scenes (some expected: Footloose, Flashdance and not-so-expected: Rocky Horror, Clerks II) all mashed up with some Kenny Loggins. (via Kottke)