Share We’re Filling The Galaxy Every Expanding Bubble Of Us This has a long, and well documented provenance. I first saw this on the Daily Grail, who found it on the jackadamblog, who got the image from wikipedia. We’ve had radio transmissions for about 100 years, so there is an ever-expanding bubble of signals blooming [...]
Browsing the blog archives for February, 2012
ShareFirst I’m Gonna Blow Him Then I’m Gonna Poke Him This compilation video, of the best of Lucille Bluth, makes me laugh every single time I watch. Arrested Development is, through my eyes, one of the best televisions ever made. It’s amazingly funny, and the continuity from episode to episode, and from season to season, [...]
ShareZef is the Dubstep of 2012 And Die Antwoord Is 2012′s Skrillex All the hipsters in Portland are ga-ga over Die Antwoord. They’re a group from South Africa, and they’ve got charm for your ears. They look stupid but the songs stick in your head. My friend Mike turned me on to Die Antwoord a [...]
ShareFrom The New York Times Coolest Thing Ever 32,000 years ago a plucky little Siberian squirrel foraged some seeds for the long Arctic winter. Yadda yadda yadda, 32,000 years later someone discovers his little permafrosted squirrel hole, and tries to germinate the ancient seeds from the narrow-leafed campion, heretofore called the Chuck Norris of flora. [...]
ShareYour Future’s All Used Up Touch Of Evil Is An Amazing Film Back in 1959 Orson Welles made a study of good, evil, and that huge gray area between, called A Touch Of Evil. It’s kind of the ur-Pulp Fiction. It’s on everyone’s list of the world’s best films and it’s totally worth watching. You [...]
Share Funniest Thing Ever Author, Author! This just killed me.
ShareThe Mos Isley Of The Net 4Chan Is The Birthplace Of Memes There’s a lot of stupidity, assholes, dumb boy humor, and racism… but a hell of a lot of love. By love I mean occasional chaos theory fractal fusions of joke upon joke upon joke, even one trying to outdo the others… that real [...]
Share I went to a retro arcade last weekend (Envision Classic is the name-o). It was awesome. I played Rampage, Tempest, Joust, Jungle King, Dig Dug, and more. It took me right back to the early 80s at Space Center. All hail PDX. Generation X is the dominant force, for good and ill.
Share“This series is about a chase.” Let the chase begin. It took years of resistance but last summer I watched all of Battlestar Galactica. I was poised to hate it, but goddamn it it’s great. This Battlestar Galactica Bible, actually series creator Ronald D. Moore’s conceptual notes, are a great read. Even Dale read it [...]
ShareThis song is great. It’s wonderful. It stands on its own. Robert Plant may have been a bit strident with his “Led what?” bullshit of his early solo career, but that’s because he had an honest solo career for years before he gave in and starting squeezing lemons again (lighten up, baby. I’m in love [...]
ShareIt’s one of those glaring things that sometimes makes it past all review, like the jeans in Braveheart, or the nip slip in Gone With The Wind.
ShareFunniest Cartoon Ever Kliban was a genius There really isn’t anyone else I’ve found who’s blown my mind, through cartoons, like B Kliban. He’s like the Robert Anton Wilson of cartoon artists. There’s this one cartoon of a caveman about to throw a rock at the moon, that’s just hilarious to the point of infinite [...]
ShareTil Human Voices Wake Us And We Drown Poetry is not just for pussies. Some of it doesn’t even suck, like this one. Seriously, I really enjoy TS Eliot. I know he’s kind of the mayonnaise of poetry, I don’t care. I don’t pretend erudition in verse. I know what I learned in high school, [...]
Share12/31/82 Oakland Coliseum In honor of Miss Etta’s passing, I present you with one of the neatest little surprises I’ve found. On New Year’s Eve 1982, the Grateful Dead (a pop music combo) played a gig in the land of Bill Graham. Apparently, from the comments I read in myriad (more than you would think) [...]
Share“My function is to raise the possibility, ‘Hey, you know, some of this stuff might be bullshit.’” — Robert Anton Wilson Robert Anton Wilson Pope, Genius, Awesome BoingBoing recently paid homage to Robert Anton Wilson. He is one of the most underappreciated pillars of the post everything culture. He is, by far, the most influential [...]
ShareJew Vill Ski! Jew Vill Not Ski! Jew Vill Watch! I remember watching this when it first aired on HBO, back in the early 80′s. I was living in Bedford, NH and one funny night in 1983 (I looked it up) Buddy Hackett made me laugh my ass off. He joked about homosexuals, and nazis, [...]