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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Chemical Brothers "Believe"

I know I've posted this one before, but it has since disappeared. I decided to put it up again because, 1) it's a freaking rad video and, 2) it pretty well sums up how I feel about my day-to-day life.

Ditto for this one.

Massive Attack "Angel"

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Best band... ever?

I think a two-and-a-half month long "blogging" hiatus is long enough. I have chosen to break my silence to ask a simple question: Is (was) Man or... Astro-man? the greatest band ever? I have my suspicions. Let us see...

9 Volt

Theme from Eeviac

Don´t Think What Jack

Lo Batt

The Miracle Of Genuine Pyrex

Tesla coil (not a song, an actual Tesla coil, on stage, which I think seals the deal)

Between the tesla coil and the flaming TV set headpiece, as well as the fucking ass-kicking and truly righteous nature of the rock, I think it is safe to say: Man or... Astro-man? is (was) the greatest band ever.

Thank you.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Imagine a universe in which our Dear Leader conjures up an imaginary world to support his own crumbling pseudo-reality.

The mind reels...

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Films you need to see

Velvet Goldmine [NSFW]


I (Heart) Huckabees


Monday, August 14, 2006

Natacha Atlas - Leysh Nat'arak

Sunday, August 13, 2006

"Tough day. Great opportunity."

Fucking brilliant.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Best headline ever.

Truck spills penguins, octopus onto highway

"Marshall, Texas — A truck transporting zoo animals overturned Tuesday, spilling 24 penguins, an octopus and tropical fish along a highway near Marshall, authorities said.

'We had a penguin wreck,' said Department of Public Safety Trooper Richard Buchanan. 'They were thrown out into a ditch and in the roadway.'

Three penguins that landed in the highway were killed by oncoming traffic and one died in the crash, authorities said. Another penguin suffered a broken wing.

The driver, Kelly Hodge, 34, and passenger Tammy Root both sustained minor scratches and bruises, police said. Root was taken to a local hospital for treatment and released, authorities said.

Most of the fish lived and the octopus appeared unharmed, officials said. The octopus and fish were traveling in plastic bags, and some fish died when the bags burst, Buchanan said."

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Oh my...

While I think a film about Philip K. Dick would be a wonderful thing, I find myself really hoping this is some sort of prank. I mean, I could see the president from "Independence Day" maybe pulling off a somewhat reasonable performance as PKD, but please consider the director's last great achievement was this (he's the guy singing, by the way):

I do not have high hopes. To say the very least.

What next?

"Love All the People, a biopic about the life of comedian and social philosopher Bill Hicks, starring Cary Elwes (Ella Enchanted) and directed by El DeBarge, best known for his 1984 hit song 'Rhythm Of The Night'".

For when the metal ones decide to come for you.

And the robots will come for us.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I am nerdier than 72% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Let's go for a stroll...

via Jason, one of the funniest damn things I have ever experienced...

Monday, July 31, 2006

Monday morning videos

A couple great songs with goofy videos to get your week started.

Wolf Parade "Shine A Light"

Les Savy Fav "We'll Make A Lover of You"

Another damn book meme

1. One book that changed your life?
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.

2. One book you have read more than once?
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

3. One book you would want on a desert island?
The Lord of the Rings.

4. One book that made you laugh?
Love All the People by Bill Hicks.

5. One book that made you cry?
Once again, The Lord of the Rings. Every damn time. Also, again, Love All the People by Bill Hicks.

6. One book you wish had been written?
Anything by Philip K. Dick after 1982.

7. One book you wish had never had been written?
Anything by Ann Coulter. Or maybe the Bible...

8. One book you are currently reading?
Newton's Wake by Ken MacLeod (You'd better get with it Mac, it's pretty darn good!)

9. One book you have been meaning to read?
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

10. Now tag five people.
Maggie, Jason...

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Because I feel bad about subjecting y'all to that Full House musical monstrosity (no apologies for the Brady Bunch clip, I'm sure somebody out there deserved that one), here are a few pieces that I hope will take the pain away.

Portishead "Roads" Chills down the spine...

Sigur Ros "Untitled #1 (Vaka)"

TV on the Radio "Staring at the Sun"

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Lady in the Water

To hell with the critics, just see it. If you enjoy Shyamalan's other films, you will enjoy this one. He may not be the next Kubrick, but he tells great stories.

There also was a preview for Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain, which looks to be truly glorious.

If you're really into Radiohead, the new Thom Yorke record is pretty interesting. I don't see myself listening to it all the time, but it's definitely good listening-to-while-doing-stuff-around-the-house music.

Enough blabbling! On with the bad music videos!

The Asssault of the Sit-com Musical Numbers:

Sorry, one more Brady Bunch atrocity...

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Chemical Brothers "Believe"

Aphex Twin "Come to Daddy"

Monday, July 17, 2006

Taking the pain away

Caribou "Pelican Narrows"

The Decemberists "Sixteen Military Wives"

Cibo Matto "Sugar Water"

Cornelius "Fly"

The Silver Jews "Punks in the Beerlight"

Prefuse 73 "The End of Biters"

Sunday, July 16, 2006

It's time to bring the pain in

It's like "We Didn't Start the Fire" with truthiness and far worse music.

Transhumanism has come a long way.

Wholesome entertainment.

This is why I'm glad to be going to Hell.

I'm almost sorry for this one.

What did the people on Venus do to deserve this?

Friday, July 14, 2006

Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"

Saturday, July 01, 2006

4th of July Tag Party (via TfK):

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three important events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two interesting birthdays and one interesting death.
5. List one holiday or observance (if none, make one up).

1794 - Whiskey Rebellion begins: Farmers in the Monongahela Valley of Pennsylvania rebel against the federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks.
1945 - President Harry Truman announces the successful bombing of Hiroshima with an atomic bomb while returning from the Potsdam Conference aboard the heavy cruiser USS Augusta (CA-31) in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
1976 - Viking program: Viking 2 enters into orbit around Mars.

1779 - Carl Ritter, German geographer (d. 1859)
1942 - Garrison Keillor, American writer and radio host
(bonus birthday)1960 - David Duchovny, American actor
(super bonus birthday)1975 - Charlize Theron, South African actress (same year, too!)

1106 - Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1050)

Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 15 saints.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Monday Morning Videos

Bjork "Triumph of a Heart"
Quite possibly the best video ever.

Man or... Astro-man? "The Miracle of Genuine Pyrex"
Quite possibly the greatest band ever.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Holy Ghost Enemas and Buttkissers

Thursday, May 25, 2006


...some good news: Mac is back!

Wide awake

Work this week has been, shall we say, quite challenging. Today, in fact, was a fucking nightmare; so much so that I can't sleep. I can't talk about it, unfortunately, but I'm sure you'll be reading all about it in the local media in the not-too-distant future. Even the one pleasant engagement I had today was marred by a flat fucking tire.

Is it Friday yet?

So, I'm awake and watching music videos. Because I want to feel like I'm doing something constructive, I present to you five videos I've stumbled upon so far.

Wolf Parade "Modern World"

The Black Angels "The First Vietnam War"

The Shins "So Says I"

Pinback "Fortress"

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros "Redemption Song"

Good night.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Behold the atheist's nightmare

...brain liposuction? Huh?

Someone should fill in Mikey Seaver's little buddy on the history of agriculture, specifically that the banana he is fellating holding is the product of centuries of cultivation and selection by humans. While someone is at it, they may also want to let him know that his "atheist's nightmare" comes in many different varieties, many of which would fail one or more of his "proofs" that the banana is a Divine Creation Made Just for Man to Eat.

But maybe, just maybe, we shouldn't utterly destroy the man's pride and withhold the fact that he's basing his entire proof of God's Glorious Creation by peeling the banana the wrong way.

The whole of creation testifies to the genius of God? Since we're talking food, what about pineapples? Coconuts? And jumping out of the realm of food, what about the "genius" of covering over seventy-percent of this planet's surface with a substance in which we cannot breathe (and the vast majority of which we cannot even drink)? Good one, God!

Oh yeah: the "Big Bang" didn't happen in space. It formed space.

And this is the single-most homoerotic piece of Christian propaganda I think I've ever seen.