A video blog to keep track of the videos that we want to make sure to show each other next time we get drunk and look at youtube videos all night. Plus we have on November 26th, 2008 a picture of a clown and a Bruce Haack tune. Brand New! Live! Expletive! 1940s! Theme Song! The News sans Huey Lewis! The Power of Love!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
David Lynch on Louie
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Deadpool & Doop
A couple comics-related images that struck my fancy. First, a little Deadpool/Shining fan-fiction mashup:
And next, a page from the new "Wolverine and the X-Men" (which I've been reading and enjoying lately), drawn by Mike Allred (which makes me extra excited to get this one), featuring Doop:
Both from today's Comics Alliance.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
the terror of knowing
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Labels: Jimmy Slonina
Friday, September 21, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
one of my favorite songs of 2012 got a shiny new video.
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Labels: Major Lazer
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
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Saturday, August 11, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
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Labels: Arp and Anthony Moore
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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Labels: matthew dear
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Radiate Through Me
Posted by shoko at 2:12 PM 1 comment:
Labels: Ensemble Economique
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tony Fleecs '1 a Day' Art Book Coming Soon
Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Labels: Peaking Lights
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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Labels: Shadow Shadow
Monday, July 16, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
just say yes
Posted by shoko at 7:56 PM 1 comment:
Labels: drugs, Night Flight
Rest on Water
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Labels: Blues Control
Friday, July 13, 2012
Not About Love
Make sure to stick with this for at least a few seconds, regardless of your feelings about Fiona Apple.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
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Labels: Akio Suzuki
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Labels: lucky dragons
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Check out this kid's flow. And his outie.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Father You See Queen
Minneapolis band.. video for their song "We give and give and give and you take and take and take and take"
Friday, June 29, 2012
Grimes, 'Oblivion' - SuperGood=This
i've watched this a bunch
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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Labels: Ô Paon
Thursday, May 31, 2012
How to Pronounce Words
This youtube channel has some pretty instructive videos, for the pronunciation-impaired.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
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Labels: Chris Fleming, Gayle
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Collection: Bobby Conn
The always wonderful Network Awesome recently shared this Bobby Conn collection with the world. It's worth checking out. It's worth believing in.
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Labels: Bobby Conn, Network Awesome
Friday, May 4, 2012
The First Avenger
Anyone out there seen The Avengers yet? I haven't, but hopefully this weekend sometime.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Comics Alliance has a post about Daniel Johnston's comic "Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness #1". Looks pretty awesome.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Labels: Major Lazer
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
3 Second Rule
This lady is going places.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Pitching 101: Rivera
This is informative & very awesome.
Friday, April 13, 2012
A Day With Nick Zammuto
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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Labels: Pia Bramley
Sunday, April 8, 2012
The Great Easter Lag Hunt
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I told her Das Racist
I found out on relatively short notice that these fools are playing at the Triple Rock this week. I picked up a ticket. It's this Thursday night, and I have to teach for 3 and a half hours right before it, so I'll probably be exhausted. But I'm curious to see what they're like live. The Triple Rock is a small venue, too.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
A Day In Tokyo
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Labels: Dustin Wong
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
wanna listen to some college-era music nostalgia
Tom Scharpling and Friend's 'Low Times' Podcast is pretty cool. I loved the two-part podcast with Lou Barlow (and at the end of ep.2 there is also an interview with Dean Wareham of Galaxie 500 and Luna)
Also digging the 'Washed Up Emo Podcast'. My fav episodes are the ones with some dudes from The Promise Ring, a dude from Christie Front Drive, and a bro from 'Crank Records' (I tOTAlly loved that one 'Boys Life' record BITD) But even the episodes with people I don't know somehow scratch a nostalgia itch.
Washed Up Emo Website
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
dude's fakin i can tell
Keep Your Heart, 3 Stacks
I know you ain't no pimp, but pimp remember what I taught you.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
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Sunday, March 11, 2012
Magic: The Unraveling
Looks fun! :)
Sunday, March 4, 2012
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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
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Labels: Francis Bebey
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Labels: Tshe Tsha Boys
Saturday, February 25, 2012
so long marianne
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Labels: bill callahan, leonard cohen
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jeff Mangum Live
The A.V. Club asks, "Why don't you like this?" about the Milwaukee live show.
BTW - I hope I didn't Jeff up any of your plans - I do believe this is post #1000. Is it worthy? PARTYTIMeZ
;) ;) B)
visions of frank
were you aware that there was a limited series of animations based on Woodring's 'Frank' comics? were you aware that you can watch sum more of them on this youtube channel here? did ya reckon i would get my mittens on a copy of 'Weathercraft' so quickly and enjoy it so thoroughly? well, i did and i did. and i also read me som 'Pim and Francie' (pictured below) and it's totally all that. anyway, i thought this was the 1,000th post? or maybe it'll be the next one. or the one after that too. yay!
Posted by shoko at 12:22 PM 5 comments:
Labels: al columbia, jim woodring
Learning to Play Magic:The Gathering
The last time we spoke, I was getting interested in Magic: The Gathering -- since then I've gone all in.
Thinking about some of the reasons I like it:
1) It appeals to my OCD tendencies in a few ways,
a) My collecting gene
b) The stats (mainly on the cards -- using them to predict optimal strategies)
c) The time spent not playing the game but thinking about the game (deck building, deck tweaking, thinking about the synergies between cards, thinking about the strategies behind different decks / cards, etc)
2) The challenge of game play and the challenge of the learning curve
3) The Flavor of the world of Magic and the art of the cards (c'mon, how can you not love a Zombie called "Farbog Boneflinger")
I've been playing online exclusively through two different products:
1) MTG: Duels of the Planeswalkers -- This is the first product I bought. It's available for $9.95 for XBOX live, PS, and Steam for PC (my choice). This is a slick-shiny interfaced, arcade style version of Magic. I used this product to learn the basics of game play (playing against computer AI). I'm glad I started with this product to learn (for reasons I'll explain below), but ultimately, it's pretty limited in my opinion for one main reason; the lack of deck building. Although you do unlock some additional cards through game-play giving some ability for deck modification, you can't build a card collection and participate in ground-up deck creation with this game. It wasn't more than a week before I moved on to...
2) Magic:The Gathering Online (MTGO) -- This is where all the action is. For $9.99 you get an account and can download the client. You also get about 300 playable cards (common and uncommon) two "event tickets" (the currency of the game, each ticket is essentially the equivalent of $1), one booster pack, and some Planeswalker cards / decks.)
MTGO hosts all kinds of tournaments and casual game play formats. There is a marketplace where you can buy and sell individual cards. There is a store to buy more event tickets and boosters, and more. Coming from the Planeswalkers game, the interface seems really clunky and non-intuitive (especially when you play your first game), but it isn't long before you settle into it.
I've only played casual "constructed format" games thus far. I was pretty nervous playing the first time (especially since I didn't really understand the game play mechanics of the MTGO interface) and was promptly blown out. I didn't fare any better in game two. After getting killed the second time, I took a lot of care to really build a deck where the cards worked together synergistically. I went to the marketplace and started buying single cards (quite inexpensive online; you can get about 100 commons for 1 event ticket, 50 uncommons for 1 ticket, or a half-dozens rares). Long story short, my mono-black Zombie / Vampire deck went on to win 7 of the next 10 games.
Ultimately, I feel that I'll gravitate to the "Limited" format (ex: Booster Draft) once I gain a little more experience and knowledge. For now though, I'm having fun building and tweaking decks (without spending much money on the high-dollar cards).
Anyway, let me know if you guys feel like dropping ten bucks and geeking out with me (both of the products above let you play against your friends). I'll give you more details and will show you the basics. FUNz!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A Parasitic Being
octopus in your dreams
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Sunday, February 19, 2012
brain pulse music
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Labels: Masaki Batoh
Friday, February 17, 2012
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Jim Woodring's 'Weathercraft'
I just read Jim Woodring's Weathercraft - one of those books that I actually see myself going back to revisit multiple times. In Woodring's words, "One of the themes in Weathercraft is that art is like drugs—it will show you places but it won’t get you there."
When I hear people say that a story or movie is something 'that I get something new from whenever I read it or see it again,' I suspect often that they are referring to the phenomenon of one being able to re-measure themselves against a particular baseline (given story or movie) as they themselves move (change?) through time (speaking maybe Heraclitian-ly). I suspect that Weathercraft will be a tailored and highly-calibrated yardstick for taking my measurements in the future.
Some things I like about the story are it's unsettled and uncertain meaning; mythological meaning, perhaps, and it's elastic relationship to space-time. I like the faint nausea (motion sickness?) that I felt while reading this story -- literally. I like seeing realistic sources of fear shown in a (superficially) unrealistic universe.
The Comics Journal has a great interview with Woodring that touches on Weathercraft and his other works, but also broaches upon such topics as transmogrification, horror as a sacred thing, and the overtly Vedantic tone of Weathercraft.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
where in the world is nikola pekovic
i love pek - and this is so weird
Monday, February 13, 2012
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Labels: gang colours
adv time comic
in case you missed it (and are interested) the first issue of the adventure time comic came out last week. you could get the digital version of it if the stores don't have any left (i think i heard it sold out at the distributor level) or you don't want to wait for a reprint / the trade.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
you awake to find yourself in a dark room
game only works if ya watch on youtube. play it!
Posted by shoko at 2:48 PM 1 comment:
Labels: choose your own adventure
Now every NFL logo has it's own manningface.
my fave is the panthers
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Old89ers Podcast: FOURTEEN
- It's a special episode with Billy from "Billy and the Barn Owls" calling in from Bangladesh to speak to Brandon and Steve about:
- Writing Songs, Putting music into the world and watching it take on a life of its own
- Copywriting and Licencing Music
- Song Royalties
Intro Music = Whiskery Pants by Posthumous Hits
Opening Track = It's a Bad Idea by Brandon Bueling
Closing Track = It's a Bad Idea by Billy and the Barn Owls
Check out more from Billy at http://thereisdanger.bandcamp.com/
Listen or Download, HERE
Sunday, February 5, 2012
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Labels: Larkin Grimm
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Here's how to karate! In rap form!
Friday, February 3, 2012
so close now i can already taste it
a bit like polyester (if you were wondering)
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Labels: ken snyder, neutral milk hotel
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Ship of Fools
This is my friend Matt Raum's entry for a Grateful Dead Covers Contest. Go to the youtube page for it and 'like' it to give him a boost for his contest!
seculo do progresso
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Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
FYI, the old BBC sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf is on Netflix Instant. Love that show.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
the many (crazy) faces of k-love
the basketball jones has this wonderful gallery of kevin love crazy face.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tim and Eric's IAmA
i just became a redditor and was happy to discover that Tim and Eric are doing an IAmA on Jan. 27th 11am CST. Check it out!
Posted by shoko at 12:22 PM 3 comments:
Labels: Tim and Eric
heron heron heron
start watching at 0:35
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Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
...a few episodes later while our heroes are traveling thru marceline's memories they stumble upon the fateful moment
yeh, she does. are u stalking my youtube account? ;)
Posted by shoko at 11:11 PM 2 comments:
Labels: adventure time, fries
Drop the Beat, Finn
I really need to watch this show. Does Sophia still love this song?
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
she's so fine
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
ooh aah from ant1mat3rie on Vimeo.I saw that "Hello" video a couple posts down on buzzfeed, then checked out the creator's other videos, saw this one and decided to post it, and then noticed that orphio recently posted the "Hello" video. Funny how life works sometimes, isn't it?
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Derek Waters presents: Drunk History
network awesome is just so darn AWESOME!
Posted by shoko at 12:27 AM No comments:
Labels: Derek Waters
Saturday, January 7, 2012
via NETWORK AWESOME (i luv the commercials)
Posted by shoko at 2:04 AM 2 comments:
Labels: Matthew Barney
Friday, January 6, 2012
Harrison Ford Watches Indiana Jones For The First Time
"TO CLARIFY - THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT A FAKE. IT WAS BROUGHT TO ME BY THE SAME VALID SOURCE AS THE ALIEN AUTOPSY & MICHAEL JACKSON GHOST VIDEOS"
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Labels: movie stars
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
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Labels: matthew dear
Sunday, January 1, 2012
gnossienne no. 1
i love this picture of erik satie.
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Labels: Erik Satie
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