Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve


It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night 1987
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Wish we were all in Fargo, snowed in at Ralph's for New Year's. But, since we aren't, here's a bitchin' Prince party song.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Troll Hunter - Official Trailer

Finally got Those Comic Sketches



Hey Deutero Isaiah - I finally got those sketch cards that I ordered back in April or May of '09 - I think they're totally worth the wait - pretty bad ass. Did you ever get that Thor one you ordered? I know at some point I emailed him to update my new address... maybe you did too. If you did get it or if you do get it please post it. I'd love to see it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

First Trailer for Thor



Looks good. I hadn't realized Anthony Hopkins would be Odin. That's a nice choice.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Great Debate Panel







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So this big debate on science and ethics happened at Arizona State. Some heavy-hitters on the philosophy side took part (only one participant was from ASU, and I don't know who that guy is, but the visiting philosophers Peter Singer, Simon Blackburn, and Patricia Churchland are all bigshots). I haven't watched all of it yet, but it looks pretty great.

Update: Click here to go watch it at The Science Network if this post just look like an embed code.

Dirk Gently



It looks like they're making a tv series out of Douglas Adams's "Dirk Gently" books (which are pretty great books). It looks pretty good. How do I get BBC 4?

Friday, December 3, 2010

I Have Mixed Feelings About This



It's mostly a mixture of lots of different very uncomfortable feelings, though.

The Maria Bamford Show



Kelsi pointed out some good Maria Bamford stuff to me recently. I highly recommend all 20 episodes of the Maria Bamford Show, all easily findable on youtube. She was also on an episode of Marc Maron's podcast WTF.

T.O.R.N.A.D.O.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

David Lynch meets Spiderman



So Warren Ellis held a contest for people to make movie posters, imagining a Spiderman movie directed by David Lynch. The results are here. There aren't any on the first page, but click through the other 7 pages - some really good ones in there.

soon-to-be newly reprinted Jodorowsky comics from Humanoids



Humanoids will be reprinting a bunch of cool Jodorowsky, Moebius, and other European comics in the coming months; From Jodo in December is 'Madwoman of the Sacred Heart' and The 'Incal Classic Collection' (which is a very limited series and looks amazing.) In January is 'Weapons of the Metabarons' and in February is Volume 3 of the Technopriests series (I only have 1 and 2 and thought it might have stayed that way if not for this reprint.)

Check out all of the upcoming Humanoids releases here: http://www.humanoids.com/book-list/schedule-forthcoming

Monday, November 29, 2010

Game of Thrones



I'm not sure why, but I'm not all that excited about this show coming out. Maybe because Martin is dragging his feet on finishing the series, or maybe it's just epic fatigue. I think maybe I can only get excited about an epic story in one format. The Lord of the Rings is an exception, I guess, though I never really went crazy about the movies. But I don't really have any interest in the Wheel of Time comics, and I'm not jazzed about seeing the new Harry Potter movie (though I probably will). I hope they never make Asimov's Foundation series into a comic, movie, or tv show. They did a radio production of it, but that was so condensed it wasn't too threatening.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Girl Talk - All Day


Oi Oi Oi! You boys like 'Girl Talk'? If so, you downloaded the new platter yet? I was a massive fan of 'Feed the Animals' and I have to say, after one listen, I like it at least as much as "Feed.." Like any good nerd, I Even bought a T-Shirt!
Damn, son.
Get yours here: http://www.illegal-art.net/allday/

talking to your kids about star wars

Wonderland Mafia



Very nice. (via boingboing)

Punch 'Em In The Dick

Monday, November 15, 2010

Strange Interview With Charles Burns










Have you guys read "X'ed Out" yet? I read it in Barnes & Noble the other day. It was pretty good - looking forward to the next one.

Serge Gainsbourg la chanson de Prévert



Do either of you guys listen to Serge Gainsbourg? Have any recommendations of his stuff (other than this nice song)?

Wieviel Material hat ein Ton?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fire Chilly



On my way up to the cabin this weekend, I saw a bar near Mille Lacs with a big sign out front and I saw the word "Fire" on it plus another word that didn't register. I thought it looked nice and cozy and must have an inviting fire blazing inside. Then I looked more carefully and the other word was "Childress". I thought that was funny.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

perhaps he's listening to this

Thor's Playlist



Since this was the variant cover to Thor #601, and this is our blog post #601, I had to post this. I snagged this comic last Free Comic Book Day (not for free, but it was on sale). There's some debate over what Thor is listening to on his iPod. Wagner? AC/DC? Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard?

full on

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Democracy Is Coming



Not my favorite song of Leonard Cohen's, but apropos for voting day. Listen, as we welcome our fresh batch of lizard people overlords.

Monday, November 1, 2010

clowne towne



thanks lindsey! i humbly offer this creepy little clown in return. happy all saints day!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

scaredy


This one goes out from Lindsey to Ben. Clown, scary.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Bob" in the News



"If you act like a dumbshit, they'll treat you as an equal."
-J.R. "Bob" Dobbs

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Evil Boy

Die Antwoord - Evil Boy from Billy Deathmetal on Vimeo.



New video from Die Antwoord. Don't let Sophia watch this. Check out this boingboing post for info on the song, such as why it's not as homophobic as it may seem. The comments are worth reading, especially the gray ones Xeni Jardin wrote.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hello, Babies



A nice message for Sophia from Kurt Vonnegut ('God Bless You, Mr Rosewater').

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

TIM AND ERIC TOUR 2010 & CHRIMBUS SPECIAL PROMO!



Looks like Tim & Eric will be at the State Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 8pm. Tickets and info are HERE. They go on sale @ noon this Friday (9.27). If anyone wants to go, I possibly could, but I do teach Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm. It'd be a stretch.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fun with Old Baseball Cards

Here's a Sample:


What kinda pizza do you like, bro? Pepperoni? Ha! That’s not fucking pizza, man. That’s so funny. What kinda calculator do you use? Texas Instruments? God, that’s a shitty calculator. Shitty. Shitty. Shitty. I feel sorry for you. Who’s cooler The Fonz? Or Chachi? Sorry. Trick question. I don’t watch that crap. I watch That’s Incredible ‘cause once in a while it blows my fuckin’ mind. Not often. A lot of their program is juvenile. Or Fight Back with David Horowitz, ‘cause I get sick of the man sticking it to the sheeple. Even though the sheeple deserve it. Hey, what German holiday falls on January 23rd? Stumped. You don’t know? Christ. Sleepwalk through life much, bro? What a gimp, man. What a trip.

Read the rest at Vice Magazine: JEFF JOHNSON PRESENTS MORE FUN WITH OLD SPORTSCARDS: LABOR DAY EDITION - Viceland Today

http://www.viceland.com/blogs/en/2010/09/03/jeff-johnson-presents-more-fun-with-old-sportscards-labor-day-edition/

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)

how to be alone

Mos Dub



I'm late to the party on this one (a "sequel" will be released soon), but if you haven't heard this mashup mix of Mos Def with Reggae tunes, it's mos def worth a listen.

Download it here: http://mosdub.com/

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

J. Biebz x ∞

20 Jazz Funk Greats has a new post about da biebz and the angelic qualities of his slow motion magiks. i think it's worth mentioning. here's a taste:

Extracts from the diary of Marie Gibbs, aged 14.

December 21st 2209AD

Only 4 days til Biebermas and I’m so super excited! We learnt some more about the true meanings of the festival at Sunday school today. They said that many hundreds of years ago, before the coming of J Biebz, some of the world celebrated a Pagan festival named X-mas around this time of year. But in 2010 AD a record company, realising the success of the J Beibz x 800% Internet meme, slowed his follow-up single down by a factor of infinity. The resulting meme was so transcendentally beautiful, that anyone who heard it became entranced, rejecting their currently held beliefs and hailing J Biebz as the prophet and saviour to guide us into blinding light of the eternal rapture. Even the cynics and atheists began to believe

ring the alarm

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Beach House - Walk in the Park



Have you guys heard Beach House's album "Teen Dream"? It's pretty great. This is my current favorite song from it.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

uuuuuuuuuu smiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllleeeeee


i saw this on gizmodo and it blew my mind. it's the bieber slowed down 800% and it sounds like eluvium or sigur ros. check it out:

J. BIEBZ - U SMILE 800% SLOWER by Shamantis

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

antoine dodson


dumbdadaddumb

Inception



I saw "Inception" last week up in Grand Rapdids, the day after I got sprayed by a skunk. Probably not the best decision, but the movie was pretty good. Some of the dialogue was a bit too cheesy, but other than that I really liked it. Especially that one dream sequence.

Monday, August 2, 2010

washing machine self destructs

this was on boing boing so you've probably seen it. but it's too awesome not to post.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Double Rainbow Auto-Tune'd

Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods



Here's a new trailer out for "Talking with Gods" - been out for a couple weeks now, but maybe you haven't seen it.

Also, if you have any interest, there is an outstanding Grant Morrison interview spotlight panel recorded last weekend at SDCC - check it.
http://www.dccomics.com/dcu/downloads/

(scroll down the page til the "DC Podcast" section - DC Focus: Grant Morrison [59:41])

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Enter the Ninja



Someone took this at the Chicago show I was at. I started off in the middle so I was a little bit left of the frame, but I kept getting shoved to the right, so by 4:30 or so you can see some good shots of the back of my head (watch for the bald spot and the out-of-beat fist pumps). The same youtube user uploaded a few other decent-quality videos from the same show. (http://www.youtube.com/user/brendanisdead)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Die Antwoord



I just saw Die Antwoord last night in Chicago. I can't believe how amazing it was.

In other news, this new take on "Howl" is nice too.

Friday, July 2, 2010

this whole G20 business

so, it's been reported that the people giving the police their orders thought it was more important to arrest the peaceful protesters in the "free speech zone" than it was to protect the businesses and police cars that were being attacked by the those using black bloc tactics. weird.
(fyi, first vid is a report on the montebello protests from 2007. )





Thursday, June 3, 2010

Secret Cities



hey boys - check out this North Dakota/Fargo band that's starting to get some buzz. I figured deutero would get a kick out of the band camp origins of this band at least... (got2B the Peace Garden connection)

!
http://westernvinyl.com/artists/secretcities.html

Friday, May 28, 2010

tea with tyson



This is the greatest. ps, I highly recommend the documentary "Tyson" if youhaven't seen it.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Stay Home, Grandpa



Stick with it - this kid hates on the Vikings big time.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

beauty, eh?



"what about the voice of geddy lee, how did it get so high, i wonder if he talks like an ordinary guy - i know him, and he does! - you're my fact-checking cuz" -superchunk?

anyway, this is awesome.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

this is how we walk on the moon

darn volcanos


my flight to mumbai got cancelled due to the badass volcano ash. i got it rescheduled for wednesday. hopefully i can go then.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

orange ootang


i'm leaving for mumbai on saturday. maybe i can post some india pics up in here soon. byeez