Thursday, December 29, 2011

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt twee-fully cover Nancy Wilson's "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"

As for me, I am going with Mrs. Captnkurt and the two Junior Captns to our friends for an evening of beer, margaritas, Wii games and snark. And what are you doing for NYE?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

And You Thought He Only Had Crack Back There

Headline Of The Year?
Man Dies After Eating Cocaine From His Brother's Butt

The two brothers, 23-year-old Deangelo Rashard Mitchell and 20-year-old Wayne Mitchell, were taken into custody on allegations they had drugs in their car. While in the back of the police car, the older brother convinced the younger brother to eat cocaine, which he had hidden in his rectum.

The in-car police video showed Deangelo pleading with his younger brother to eat the cocaine so that he could avoid a life-long prison sentence. His young brother eventually agreed, and died of a drug overdose shortly afterwards.

The Asskicker-in-Chief

Jason Heuser aka Sharpwriter must have taken all that "American Exceptionalism" rhetoric to heart, because he's on Etsy selling prints of various American Presidents performing exceptional badassery. Teddy Roosevelt putting some new airholes in Bigfoot with a little help from a machine gun. Lincoln riding a massive grizzly bear while brandishing an M-16 in one hand and the Emancipation Proclamation in the other. And oh so much more. Best get yourself over there forthwith and drop some dead presidents, before one of them drops you. (via Fun With Cole)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Bummer!

Back in my predigital days, circa 1989, I used to have a Rhino Records compilation on cassette called Bummed Out Christmas, which was a compact little 12-song collection of anti-cheer. A lot of emphasis on booze ("Santa Came Home Drunk", "Santa Got A DWI"), and incarceration ("Christmas In Jail", "Christmas In Prison"). But it wasn't all like that... Dan Hicks has the peppy jive of "Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit", The Staple Singers throw some funky-soul into things with "Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas?", and The Sonics are full of good sneer on "Don't Believe In Christmas".

The tape is long gone, but I'm considering picking one up online. Here are a few tracks I found on The Tube de la You. Merry Bummer!

Sherwood Linton - Santa Got a DWI

Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit - The Christmas Jug Band (feat. Dan Hicks)

The Sonics - Don't Believe In Christmas

The Youngsters - Christmas In Jail

Monday, December 12, 2011

We Have To Go Deeper...

Artist Phil Hansen asked his viewers about an experience that shocked them or
caused disbelief. Over 1000 of these stories were written in
sharpie to make this deeply-zoomable image of Van Gogh.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

That Great Love Sound

The Raveonettes - That Great Love Sound

The Raveonettes: My #1 go-to substitute for The Jesus & Mary Chain.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Die In A Fire, Comment Spammers

Due to some random posts getting spammed this morning in the comments section, I am turning commenting off for the moment. Will keep you posted.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Classing Up The Joint

I get a kick out of seeing motel signs that still advertise "COLOR TV!"

Man, this place just reeks of classy. (via Criggo)

Also: Real tomato ketchup, Eddie?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Six Dog Night

Hope you don't have a problem eating a sentient, talking hot dog eagerly complicit in its own demise! Mmm-mmm! I can taste its soul!

How To Make Spiral Hot Dogs

Here's a couple of unusual hot dog creations from Steve Schaible's blog, Hot Dog Cart News (C'mon guys, don't even tell me you don't read Hot Dog Cart News!) These are just a couple of the many listed. Check the rest out, too.

The Ditch Dog, served at Ditch Plains in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village .A grilled potato bun, hot dog and topped with a Gruyere/American/Parmesan mac ‘n’ cheese blend. I am very down with this, though maybe not so much with the $14 pricetag. And this post was from 2009, so who knows how much it is now.

The Hamdog, found at Mulligan’s Bar in Decatur, Georgia. One hoagie roll, one hot dog wrapped in a half-pound of beef patty then deep-fried and topped with chili, bacon and a fried egg. That's what I call heart smart!

How to make Bento Octo-dogs that are almost too cute, or perhaps too creepy, to eat.

IronShay shows how to make sort of squirmy-lookin' spaghetti-dogs.

It's The Big One, Elizabeth!

This Thanksgiving, why not whip up the modest TurbaconEpic Thanksgiving AKA The Massive Coronary Starter Kit. (via The Wrong Stuff)

A bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig. A steal at only 79,046 calories and 6,982 grams fat!

Feel The Burn

Pepper-Spraying Cop got himself a capsaicin-drenched Tumblr! (via LGF)

Butthole Surfers - Pepper (Dancing Riot-geared police! Hey! That's Ponch!)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Matrix No. 5

It turns out that the iconic lobby shootout scene in The Matrix syncs up perfectly with Lou Bega's Mambo No. 5. Worth watching, especially @ 1:05. (via Cynical-C)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Morning Laff

Morning Jukebox

Beat Farmers - Gun Sale at the Church

I Love The (18)90's!

The iRetrofone Base is a fully-functional, stationary iPhone dock with working handset and complete compatibility with USB cable. If you've got a pocketful of ha'pennies burning a hole in your jodhpurs, it's yours for the taking. (Top-hat hat tip, Bonnie A.)

Steampunk Washington is one of any number of "enhanced" currency available for viewing at Defaced Dollars.

Friday, November 11, 2011

What in the actual hell did I just watch here?

Second Life race scene from CSI:NY

But This Post Goes To Eleven

Happy Nigel Tufnel Day!
Make sure you turn the amp all the way up to 11 today.

You can also visit the Facebook group Declare 11/11/11 Nigel Tufnel Day, though it's kind of the eleventh hour to get that legislation passed.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nightmare Fuel

'Cause you weren't planning on sleeping anytime in the next, oh say, two weeks, were you? A collection of truly creepy images of vintage ventriloquist dummies is on display at How To Be A Retronaut.

Meet My Mustache Mini-Me

The MOUSTAIR Tumblr tries to clear some of the Huhwuzzitnow? out of the air with this tagline:
Where men meets moustaches meets hair meets moustaches meets hair meets MOUSTAIR.

Or something. (via Copyranter)

He Thinks He's People!

Some dog-themed photos from a favorite timesink of mine, Shorpy.

Semper Fido: 1925
Remember when Tom Berenger traveled back in time to join the experimental canine/Marine unit? Yeah, me neither.

The Smoking Dog: 1927

Speaking of smoking dogs...

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Walls Come Tumbling Down

Explosive Breach of Condit Dam from Andy Maser on Vimeo.

On October 26th, a hole was blasted in the base of 125' tall Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Washington. In less than 2 hours, the reservoir behind the dam drained completely and the White Salmon flowed unimpeded by a dam for the first time in 100 years.
The time lapse near the end of the video and the amount of built-up silt released is quite amazing!

More pics and information at Andy Maser's White Salmon Restored: A Timelapse Project, where two remote cameras stationed around Condit Dam will be shooting still images every day for the next several years. When stitched together as a video sequence, these images will provide a never before seen view of large-scale dam removal and river recovery.

The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Ex-The Jam singer and guitarist Paul Weller formed The Style Council in 1983. This political pop blast came from the 1985 release Our Favourite Shop (US title: Internationalists).

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Goo-Goo Googly Eyes

Magic: The Gathering is serious business. Unless, you know, someone pastes googly-eyes on all the cards. A few from the wonderful new Tumblr blog Magic Cards With Googly Eyes.

Why you should never type "Google" into Google. Not even as a joke.

SNL - Christopher Walken: Indoor Gardening Tips From A Man Who's Very Scared Of Plants. Includes many googly-eyes.

Flickr set of random items with googly-eyes attached.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Morning Jukebox

Some surprisingly still-fresh bubblegum from 1974 with Reunion's novelty hit "Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)". The lyrics are a fast patter of '50s, '60s, and '70s disc jockeys, musicians, songwriters, record labels, song titles and lyrics.

As far as I know, there was no "video", so to speak, made at the time, but this is one of the better current ones compiled from photos to accompany the lyrics. If you've got a nimble tongue and enough lung capacity (you'll probably find yourself running out of breath long before you run out of words), you can take a crack at singing along:

B.B. Bumble and the Stingers, Mott the Hoople, Ray Charles Singers
Lonnie Mack and twangin' Eddy, here's my ring we're goin' steady
Take it easy, take me higher, liar liar, house on fire
Locomotion, Poco, Passion, Deeper Purple, Satisfaction
Baby baby gotta gotta gimme gimme gettin' hotter
Sammy's cookin', Lesley Gore and Ritchie Valens, end of story
Mahavishnu, fujiyama, kama-sutra, rama-lama
Richard Perry, Spector, Barry, Archies, Righteous, Nilsson, Harry
Shimmy shimmy ko-ko bop and Fats is back and Finger Poppin'

Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
Gotta turn it up louder, so my DJ told me (whoa whoa whoa whoa)
Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
At the end of my rainbow lies a golden oldie

FM, AM, hits are clickin' while the clock is tock-a-tickin'
Friends and Romans, salutations, Brenda and the Tabulations
Carly Simon, I behold her, Rolling Stones and centerfoldin'
Johnny Cash and Johnny Rivers, can't stop now, I got the shivers
Mungo Jerry, Peter Peter Paul and Paul and Mary Mary
Dr. John the nightly tripper, Doris Day and Jack the Ripper
Gotta go Sir, gotta swelter, Leon Russell, Gimme Shelter
Miracles in smokey places, slide guitars and Fender basses
Mushroom omelet, Bonnie Bramlett, Wilson Pickett, stop and kick it

Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
Gotta turn it up louder, so my DJ told me (whoa whoa whoa whoa)
Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
At the end of my rainbow lies a golden oldie

Arthur Janov's primal screamin', Hawkins, Jay and
Dale and Ronnie, Kukla, Fran and Norma Okla
Denver, John and Osmond, Donny
JJ Cale and ZZ Top and LL Bean and De De Dinah
David Bowie, Steely Dan and sing me prouder, CC Rider
Edgar Winter, Joanie Sommers, Osmond Brothers, Johnny Thunders
Eric Clapton, pedal wah-wah, Stephen Foster, do-dah do-dah
Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Surfer Girl and Little Honda
Tighter, tighter, honey, honey, sugar, sugar, yummy, yummy
CBS and Warner Brothers, RCA and all the others

Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
Gotta turn it up louder, so my DJ told me (whoa whoa whoa whoa)
Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
At the end of my rainbow lies a golden oldie

Listen--remember, they're playing our song!
Rock it, sock it, Alan Freed me, Murray Kaufman, try to leave me
Fish, and Swim, and Boston Monkey,
Make it bad and play it funky.
(Wanna take you higher!)