Sunday, December 17, 2006

Please don't ask me why I did a google search for Baby Jesus, the important thing is that I unearthed this cyber-jem: a website which collects and prints children's Christmas letters to Baby Jesus. Complete with comic sans font. Reason for the season, indeed!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

geriatrics rocking the sonic youth

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Just under two days left, and it's at $134,600.00.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

British animators The Brothers Mcleod take the semi-sensical text found in the filter-busting portion of spam emails and use it as the dialogue of Spamland.

Episode #1

Episode #2

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Bigger Than Jesus

Friday, November 10, 2006


Someone on the hollerboard said that his jay-z verse "beats anything he's heard off of kingdom come so far." I agree. Shit looks bleak.

Only Your Wallet Knows For Sure

stolen from The Stencil

Friday, November 03, 2006

God is dead! God remains dead! And we have killed him.

Until now, the only place you could find the worlds of the Family Circus & Modernist Philsophy colliding was inside the head of our friend the Doc . . . that is, until now.

You can enjoy the randomizer here.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Hell Hath No Fury

The Internet (or at least the part of the internet that Mark and I inhabit) is going nuts about the forthcoming Clipse album. Many tracks as well as a Green Lantern-hosted "this is not a mixtape" sampler/teaser have leaked, in additon to 2 of the hottest singles of the year (Mr. Me Too and Wamp Wamp (What it do). The album also got the coveted XXL ranking in this month's XXL magazine.

This track, however, is on some next level ish. Produced by The Neptunes, it has Timbaland-style fade-in synths, but with hot neptunes style drums including... more cowbell! The chorus has this haunting chopped-up singing which must be done by Pharrell but sounds nothing like him. Who knew rapping about dealing crack could be so beautiful?

The Clipse - New World (Featuring Pharrell) (direct link, dudebros!)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

As-salaam Alaikum?

Retired S1Ws Recalled To Active Duty

The Onion

Retired S1Ws Recalled To Active Duty

STRONG ISLAND, NY—Citing a decline in recruitment since the apocalypse of '91, Public Enemy leaders have recalled S1Ws in an effort to combat the current Mess Age.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Please Save Me From the Internet

when coachs attack!

denny green loses it after this week's monday nighter.

the infamous schoenfeld/koharski donut incident.

a montage of the master himself, bobby knight.

my favorite, it's crazy jim mora.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

More YouTube Nonsense

noticed on the Stencil

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Go Tigers!

May the power of the Birdman be with us all . . .
Dropping By For a Visit

Monday, October 09, 2006


Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Somewhere DJ Screw is smiling!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Letting Go

Jared posted a commercial for the recently released Bonnie "Prince" Billy album a little while ago, but what I didn't realize was that it was part 1 of 3. Below are all three commercials in order, in case you missed them. They are all very funny, naturally.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

god, I miss the 90's

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Agent Mulder Would Be Proud

My friend Greg sent out an email about the moon landing today and I, instead of doing some totally necessary homework, wound up poking around YouTube and becoming a conspiracy theorist.

I never know what to believe, but the naysayers sure make a convincing case. If you have some free time, check it out. The following are parts one to four of a Fox Television special on this topic.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

All-over-print shirt featuring Val Kilmer from "Heat"...check.
Some sort of Atlas statue on wrist...check.
Name in gold on knuckles...check.

Everything seems to be in order here.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

this is pure unadulterated rock and roll . . .

watch for it around the 52 second mark.

Monday, September 04, 2006

A Wise Man Once told me, "Son, sometimes, you eat the bear....and sometimes, the bear eats you".

In this particular case, it was a stingray, but nevertheless . . .

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Two gold stars, boys.

I've decided to put up two mp3's.

Guided by Voices - Gold Star for Robot Boy

Jon Auer - Gold Star for Robot Boy

The song is, of course, written by Robert Pollard and is on the GBV 1994 masterpiece Bee Thousand. The cover, by Jon Auer of Posies fame, is from a 2002 acoustic show by him. It makes me think of a few things:

a) I really don't pay attention to the content of the lyrics in songs. Perhaps this can be blamed on being raised on hip-hop. Regardless, I treat the voice as just another instrument in the song. Pollard's voice re-inforces the low-fi but melodically brillant GBV version, which makes me want to scream the lyrics at the top of my lungs at 3am and smash plates over my head, while the tender, introspective Auer version just makes me want to cry. I don't know what the lyrics are supposed to mean (and frankly, Budwiser Bob probably doesn't know either), but it doesn't matter - the emotions are still there.

b) Thank god Mike got me into The Posies. What a fantastic band.

c) Chain Reaction time:

- The real beauty of GBV albums (Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes especially) is the way in which each short song runs into the next and creates a full album experience. The song after Gold Star for Robot Boy is Awful Bliss.
- Awful Bliss is one of two lovely acoustic numbers by Tobin Sprout on the album. The other is Esther's Day.
- The song before Esther's Day is (do do do do do do do) Kicker of Elves.
- Which brings us back to:

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Doc beats the Wolfe

Looking back at my wedding photos from August 12th, it would appear that my dad, whom I affectionately refer to as 'Doc,' is vying for the Tom Wolfe lookalike award winner. The Doc is rocking a suit that looks like he's ready for A Man In Full's author shoot. The abov photo's proof (he's the one on the far right).

Let It Rain, Then Clear It Up

Dance craze that's sweeping the nation?

Monday, August 28, 2006


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Folks, meet Jericho. No not that WWE guy from Winnipeg. This lady's from Fort McMurray, Alberta and apparently she's an Air Band Idol winner in L.A. You can check her out at and listen to her songs "Break Free," "I Am Who I Am," and "EZone." Or you can wait for her to message you and/or make a friend request. I'm a fan of myspace and the opportunity it gives artists to expose their work to people all over the world but there's no screening process or 'filter' so anyone with a will to put their music out there and message you ends up coming across your radar. This isn't always a good thing. But it's frequently amusing. Check out the picture of Jericho's "extremely talented drummer" for further amusement.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Edison Force!


Thursday, August 17, 2006

In Case You Missed It ...

The above video was previously deleted from this blog because of formatting problems; here it is again. Also, the following two mixes were discovered via one of the best blogs on the internerd, Discobelle. I mean, who wouldn't want to listen to a DJ mix by the Junior Boys or a DJ mix by Hot Chip?

Friday, August 11, 2006

This is Turning Into a Youtube Blog

btw, I hated Garden State SO MUCH.

I saw this originally on The Stencil. You should get over there now and download Caps & Jones's latest mix, posted just yesterday.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Neil Hamburger + the Bonnie Prince = brilliance!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

i had forgotten how great sealab 2021 was, and then I watched this again tonite...

in other signs of the pending apocalypse, apparently johnny marr has joined modest mouse...

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I still enjoy a good nutting...
Look, man, I'm in the prime of my life 'cause I live the way I got to!

Monday, July 31, 2006

File Under: Designer Bathroom Products

According to this week's Maclean's magazine, this urinal design (titled "Kisses!"), manufactured by Bathroom Mania! is being removed from a McDonald's restaurant in the Netherlands after American tourists complained. See more of "the sexy urinal" here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Man + Machine = Art

This is a demo of the monome, a "reconfigurable grid of sixty-four backlit buttons." Rather than reading a convoluted explanation of MIDI mapping, just watch the video. Fun fun fun.

Friday, July 14, 2006

My brain nearly leaked out of my ears when I read this. You may have already read it, but if you haven't, you should.

I am very excited.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

man G-Zilla can sure drop the science...

God bless those out-of-it curmudgeons at Pitchfork (or P4K as I've now seen them write self-referentially). Sometimes they get things right and with their Overlooked Records 2006 "Year In Half Review" feature at the moment they hit the nail on the head with the Voxtrot's Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives (pictured at right). At the station we get a lot of new music and sometimes it's hard to sift through it all and I'll admit that I didn't give this Austin, TX band a listen when it came in in April. But the folks at Pitchfork said it was "full of deft arrangments and charming melodies that evoke Belle & Sebastian, Morrissey, and the Lucksmiths." So i pulled it out of the library and gave it a listen and I'm digging it immensely.
So kudos to you forkers, you prompted me to give Voxtrot a shot. I suggest others do the same.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Check these out...

Adidas has promotional trading cards for the "+10" campaign, and lucky me, I found a handful of them on the ground at the Wilco show at the Walker on Canada Day. I found a page about the cards here but unfortunately it's in Italian.
If you haven't seen the wicked plus +10 ad series yet, go to youtube and check 'em out.

Also, I must mention that FIFA's "Matchcast" is just about the best substitute for actually watching the games if you're ostensibly 'working.' Link up here.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

This 'church signage' blog is an entirely different creature from that rant I posted a little while ago about 'terrorism' vs. 'vandalism.' I enjoy checking out local church signage for the ridiculous messages they frequently put up - pithy sayings like "This church is prayer-conditioned," and admonitions about how to live your life. I've often considered putting together an installation of nothing but photos of these messages under the title "SIGNS FROM GOD?"
But until I manage to get my act together and put on such a show, I'll have to put my latest discovery up here. This one's good...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Technologic, Busta, Daft Punk, Hollertronix, Kids Screaming, Et Cetera

Daft Punk's Technologic:

Busta Rhymes' Touch It Remix:

Busta Rhymes' Touch It Hollertronix Remix:

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

popular science

Mark, I hope you enjoy your cake more this year.

popular science

This is Rhonda .

No, Rhonda, no one said bicylce basketcase. Possibly ever.

Rhonda's site

(make sure to fly the plane into her box, that's the best part)

Here is what Rhonda has to say:

Thank you for checking out this website. I hope you've enjoyed
samples of each song and each unique page that sometimes
contain (sic) surprises!

(Rhonda doesn't have a very firm grasp of grammar or Javascript...)

Here is what fans say about Rhonda:

Dearest Rhonda,
I just want to touch base with you so I can tell you, how truely amazing your music is. I mean c'mon, upon hearing "fairytale lost" I couldn't sleep for days. All I could do was be rowdy, and it even sparks creativity.

Couldn't sleep for days? Rowdy? I mean c’mon?

Here is a verse from that song:

My mirror image woo's in love
Gleaming at my style
Glamour Lingers in the air
The breeze can caress for a while

Let me know if that makes any sense to you.

Here is the letter I emailed to Rhonda:

Dearest Rhonda,

I have all your record’s. Bedtime story is my favourite. Do the order of the songs have any special meanings? Like how "Wear me Out" is followed by “One Finger Left” is followed by “Emergency Room”? Or is that just a funny coincidence?

Also, why on your webpage do you have a plane flying into you? Is that a political commentary? What are you trying to say? Is the plane supposed to crash into your chastity belt and open it? Are you like a sexy virginal twin towers? Is the plane your horny terrorist listeners? Does this make sense in a way I don't get? I am confused, but in a sexy way.

Please answer my questions when you can. I am curious.


Thank you to Jared for introducing me to this treasure. I will repost if she writes back.

Happy Birthday Doc Saunders....

holy fuck!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Jared can we get one of these for beside the microwave?

Looking at "hotdog" in google images just killed a good 15min of my day!
in honor of todays Mexico/Portugal game . . .

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

not to be outdone, at nearly 4 in the morning on a monday night, tim posts a video of a school band playing shadow and the twilight singers doing "crazy". wonders if anyone besides us is reading the blog. wonders who was responsible for changing the format so all is centered.

Twlight Singers - Crazy

Monday, June 19, 2006

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Jacob the Jeweler Arrested!

No, they ain't conflict diamonds, but that certainly is cocaine money.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Saw this on St. Mary's yesterday and I just had to (a) take a picture of it, and (b) respond to it.
Folks (and by folks, I'm talking to the United Church Centre, or whoever is responsible for the sign), vandalism is not terrorism. There's a reason the English language has developed the word "vandalism," and that's because it's a separate concept/action from "terrorism." If your signage were correct, then there'd be no need to have developed the word "vandalism" since "terrorism" would cover it/contain it.
Here's the Merriam-Webster definition of VANDALISM: willful or malicious destruction or defacement of public or private property. And here's the definition of TERRORISM from the same source:
the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. Hi-jackings, suicide bombings, hostage taking - these are the methods of terrorism, NOT, breaking windows or grafitti-ing building walls. By equating the former with the latter, you're basically saying that juvenile delinquents belong at Guantanamo Bay along with members of Al-Qaeda. Which is utter crap - it's the same brand of crap that Dubya attempted to shovel when he uttered the words "you're either for us or against us." We don't live in a black & white world, one dictated by polarities and either/or situations - we live in a multi-hued and nuanced world. Stop trying to paint with a broad brush, get your head out of the clouds and do something constructive with your time. You're doing everyone a disservice by 'sharing' this B.S. sentiment.
no one is as awesome as these guys.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

this guy just might be the best dude ever . . .

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I'm Here Now, Okay?

I just spent a little while composing an inaugural post about hot dogs, Certified Bananas, The Clipse, and Great Stuff, but I'm pretty tired right now.

I'm going to go eat a couple of hot dogs and then turn in for the night.


Monday, June 12, 2006

man oh man am I lovin' the world cup, especially with the vaunted US squad going down in miserable defeat today! these ads are amazing, nice use of the rjd2 in the first one . . .



Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Damnit, we missed the beatdown.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

I be postin'. Let it begin.

Monday, April 24, 2006