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?