Friday, December 31, 2010


It just feels wrong to close out a year without a post on the last day.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Matter Of Fact, It's All Dark

Easy for us humans to get excited about the total lunar eclipse tonight. But won't someone think of the werewolves?

There you are, all excited about the transformation. You let out a full-throated howl or two and feel the wolf spirit surging through your veins. You start growing fur and maybe half-decent claws when you find yourself stuck in that awkward stage in which you are 98% man, 2% wolf. At this stage, you're not evil at all. You're just a man with bad breath and very poor grooming habits.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

WWJD? Induce Epileptic Seizures In Self

Someone set up Christmas lights synchronized with, of all songs, "Raining Blood" by Slayer.

Play it extra loud and pulverize your brain.

For those unfamiliar with the song, please stick around till the 3:00 mark on the video when the guitar solo begins. That's when everything goes to hell.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Suit Punk

(Pic, story here.)

The only way to top this would be to make a third Tron movie with music by Daft Punk and Kraftwerk.

In 1981, computers were still this strange, alien thing and Tron literally took people inside that world. Not many people watched that film. But in 2010, we have The Social Network and almost everyone has watched it. That's some change, don't you think?

Friday, December 17, 2010

In Case You Weren't Paying Attention

Christmas is only a week away and the year-end - THE END OF THE YEAR - is just two weeks away.

How did this happen? Where did the time go? Can we be absolutely, positively certain we didn't enter one of those worm-holes - like in "Time Bandits" - in January and come out at this end? (And if so, who's got the map?)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dry Your Eyes

Irony is snarking on Neil Diamond's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after a post titled "Cherry Cherry". But the truth is, much as we all detest, loathe, execrate, hate, despise, abhor "Sweet Caroline", he was invited to perform with the Band on Last Waltz**, wasn't he?

** That and "Hot August Night". It is a very good live album. Sure, it's not the freaking "Dark Side of the Moon" - nothing is - but the album has its moments.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cherry Cherry

I don't know about life but that box of dark chocolate-covered cherries sure was transitory. And as empty, meaningless transitory experiences go, it was one of the best.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

In Soviet Russia...

...the Buddha doesn't become one with everything. Everything becomes one with the Buddha.

Wait. What?

Saturday, December 04, 2010

\m/ \m/

If you recognize bands like "Sunn O))))" or "Mournful Congregation", you will enjoy this interactive Map of Metal. Click on the icons next to each genre on the map to launch the playlist associated with the genre.

Now playing one of my personal favorites from "Traditional Doom Metal", Black Sabbath's classic "Into the Void".

Drop tunings and slow tempos rule!

(Via MeFi)

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Andy Kaufman Must Be ROFLing In Heaven

This is hilarious. Or not. I'm not sure:
“We acknowledge that last night’s event with Steve Martin did not meet the standard of excellence that you have come to expect from 92nd St. Y,” he wrote in an e-mail to ticket holders. “We planned for a more comprehensive discussion and we, too, were disappointed with the evening. We will be mailing you a $50 certificate for each ticket you purchased to last night’s event. The gift certificate can be used toward future 92Y events, pending availability.”
TL;DR: Actor-comedian-musician-writer-Oscar host Steve Martin talked too much about art and literature and did not give the masses enough jokes or stories about hosting the Oscars.

While Steve Martin disappointed his audience with literary conversation without setting out to do so, Andy Kaufman was far more deliberate with his Great Gatsby prank.

Of course, these same people who are receiving a refund would probably spend a hundred dollars to see Andy Kaufman perform that act again.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The URL Gets Political

Have you seen the Wikileaks' donation page URL?

Tell me that's not the greatest URL you've ever seen.