Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Can't. Look. Away.

Robert Howsare's Drawing Apparatus, which attaches a Sharpie to two turntables rotating at different speeds. Almost as entrancing as The Hypnotoad. Almost. (via Kottke)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Release The Balls

Kinetic sculpture "The Octapult" uses 8 synchronized catapults in which 160 plastic balls per minute are launched, caught, and recirculated. (via PopGive)

It reminds me a bit of Animusic, the computer-generated animation series of fantastical, complex self-playing musical instruments. Specifically, it makes me think of "Pipe Dream" as seen below.

Suspect Is Considered Armed And Delicious

Tumblr user Rusty Redenbacher has started a campaign for people to send bags of Skittles to the Sanford Police Department.

And here's their mission statement:



Chief Bill Lee
Sanford Police Station
815 West 13th Street
Sanford, Fl 32771

Monday, March 19, 2012

Do These Shoes Make My Feet Look Big?

Easy now, easy... Just hold it together, man! I'll just sit here quietly and try not to attract any attention. Just blend in... (via The daily What)

A kid in a clown costume attends Purim services at an ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

You Put Too Many Monopoly Houses In The Guacamole

I've posted on the surreal-yet-charming animations by PES, the nom de guerre of Adam Pesapane on a couple of occasions previously (here, and here). The new one, "Fresh Guacamole" is making me a bit peckish for, of all things, dice and light bulbs.

"Fresh Guacamole" by PES

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Beware, all you Amateur Corn Parers. Beware...

Really, if you're not ready to bring your "A" Corn-Paring-Game to the Pro Circuit, then don't even bother, pal. You come into this sport unprepared and that Old Gray Specter of Infection is gonna take your lunch every time.

Every. Damn. Time.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

I Hear Tell That Brad Loves To Go Swimmin' With Bow-Legged Wimmin

Remember the Oscars last weekend? Myself, I didn't watch them because about the only part I enjoy is when they show all the show biz folks who died over the past year. But anyway... apparently Angelina Jolie showed (quite) a bit of (one) leg during her presentation. And a fine leg it is! So why stop at one?

A few pics of the real deal, and one that answers the question, "What if Angelina had flashed both her gams?"

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Et Toi

Happy Mardi Gras, all. Shorpy has a giant (click to embiggenate) street photo of Mardi Gras 1907. You know, I heard if you gave a lady some beads back then, she would pull up her sleeves above the wrist. Ooh la la!

Morning Jukebox

Penguin Cafe Orchestra - The Ecstasy of Dancing Fleas (1981)

One of my favorite tracks from The Penguin Cafe Orchestra. I'm even willing to overlook that the poster referenced the wrong album and artwork for this song (it's actually from their second studio album, the eponymous Penguin Cafe Orchestra)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Jerk Store called, and they're running out of you

How to make DIY Brief Jerky Edible Meat Underwear. Take that, Lady Gaga!

The Capitols - Cool Jerk

Sure, maybe you thought The Go-Go's did it originally (as I did in my Jane Wiedlin-crush days of the early '80s), but you would be wrong is what you would be, my friend. Motown-label cool cats The Capitols took it to Billboard's #7 slot in 1966.

Devo - Jerkin' Back and Forth

From an appearance on Fridays ABC's relatively short-lived (two seasons) answer to NBC's eternal SNL. Not the best quality of video, sorry.

Cat juggling scene from The Jerk.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Shave That Baby

25 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today 

WARNING: Three of the less-offensive ads are below, but be aware link contains racist, sexist, and just plain offensive vintage ads within)

Gargle 'Em If You Got 'Em!

No lie. For a brief period, Lambert Pharmaceutical Company, makers of Listerine mouthwash, marketed Listerine Cigarettes. Let me repeat that. There used to be Listerine-flavored cigarettes. Someone recently auctioned this intact pack from 1937 on eBay. (via Boing Boing)

Mmm! Hacking up a lung was never more refreshing!

File Under: Who Asked For This?!
In 1966, Patent No. 3,234,938 was issued for, yes, of course, a Cheese-Filtered Cigarette. (via Weird & Wonderful Patents)

Monday, February 06, 2012

Are You Gonna Eat That?

Exhibitionist Coffee Cup
From Brock Davis's wildly creative Food Stuff Flickr set. (via Kottke)

Sawing Logs With A Ukulele

I've been a fan of uke-slinging do-it-yourselfer Julia Nunes, who has been making and distributing her own hand-made brand of covers and originals for a number of years now, on YouTube and eventually in live performances. She has a warm, sunny voice that I could listen to all day. "Stay Awake" is from her fourth release, 2011's Kickstarter-funded Settle Down.

Julia Nunes - "Stay Awake"

Full Bladder: Boss Level

Expert-Mode Toilet, for the hardcore gamer that really, really, really doesn't plan on girls ever coming over to the apartment anytime soon. (via Damn Cool Pictures)

Brows Beaten To Within An Inch Of Their Lives

Cadbury Eyebrow commercial from a few years ago. Shit gets real at 0:38.

Japan brought us Dramatic Chipmunk, but that is so-o-o-o 2007. Say hello to Eyebrow Dog! (via WTF Japan Seriously)

Why, without eyebrows, celebrities are just like you and me! (ie. Freakish, troglodytic trolls)

Squick yourself right out with the Tumblr blog Celebs With No Eyebrows.

There's something inherently disturbing about seeing the eyebrows airbrushed out of The Beautiful People. Or Sacha Baron Cohen. *shudder*

OK Go Super Bowl Ad

The day a new OK Go video drops is like Christmas for me.

Merry Christmas.

The new music video from OK Go, made in partnership with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian took stunt driving lessons. Each piano had the lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they'd play the right note no matter where they were struck.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Beavis & Butthead In Real Life

Makeup special effects artist Kevin Kirkpatrick has dropped us off and left us stranded deep, deep, deep in the Uncanny Valley with his 3-d models of everyone's favorite subnormal 15-year-olds, Beavis and Butthead. Hope you weren't planning on sleeping anytime soon.

First, here's the source material in case you're a little rusty on B & B canon.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Hello from ant1mat3rie on Vimeo.

Lionel Ritchie's "Hello" through films. This must have taken forever to compile.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Lemon The 13th

From the always-interesting, sometimes inscrutable Shorpy, titled Queen of Lemons: 1920. Click to enjoy in all its full-size what-the-effery.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Break Like The Wind

I'm ashamed to say that this made me giggle much more than I'd care to admit. What am I, 12? (via Miss Cellania)

Bonus video: The arm fart scene from the movie Robots.

Friday, January 06, 2012

We're Gonna Run The Good Dad/Bad Dad Routine On Her

"Law & Order" fan interrogates his daughter. She should have known better. She had the right to remain silent.

WARNING: Contains dangerously high levels of adorableness.

I Don't See Dead People

Album covers minus the dead guys. Can you figure out who is missing from these iconic covers?