Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This thing is as good a reason as any to download Google Chrome, I would say after being convinced to watch/do it the after the at least fourth time I went to the site via various internet links. It's an "interactive movie" involving the third best song on the new Arcade Fire record and whatever address you put in "of the home where you grew up" assuming there is enough google maps data on that particular address. Mine didn't so I was going to put in the NUKE address but I couldn't remember it and a cursory search was disrupted when I found this quote below and decided it needed to be posted. Anyway, yeah, cool thingy.

Kappa Sigmas at Davidson College (Davidson, NC) also lost their charter during the spring. New Members beat a goose to death with golf clubs in a public park -- after luring it to them with bread crumbs.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Songs best seen live

There are many different variables in whether a particular song is good in concert. A big one is whether the musician and the crowd can feed off each other's energy. I don't feel like listing any more, so let's get to the point. This is an attempt for to make a post about songs that when I hear them take me to a particular place in time, while trying to be less self-indulgent than that sounds and failing. Goats have eaten at least half these videos before.

Killing in the name of - Rage Against the Machine

An obvious choice.

National Anthem - Radiohead

What the fuck 3:49? No seriously I'd never even heard this before and then that opening riff (which is not at 3:49 because it is at the beginning, or was that obvious) goes and makes people crazy with euphoric joy.

Crystal Cat - Dan Deacon

That video is remarkably low budget. I think if I got a vote on what should be put in like a 1 terabyte thing that we could show civilization(?) in a millenia or two from now it might be that.

Korn - Blind

Oh man, remember Korn? Definitely superior to Deftones, yet so similar, like comparing Bakersfield to Sacramento. Anyway yeah you will probably will die if you heard this song in person 10 years ago.

Cypress Hill - Ain't goin out like that

I only picked this because "Insane in the Brain" is cliche. The best part is when they smoke the giant bong.


This is what it would kind of be like to see Led Zeppelin or The Who or some other 70s shit in a smaller venue. It was a good show at the Electric Factory anyway.

The Kids Aren't All Right - The offspring

This may be an outlier/wrong. Time to publish and call it a night.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Watching this last night, I was all like "Man I sure hope someone makes a gif of that so I can put it on my blog." Go team internet.

Also I'd like to type words here indicating that this Betty Draper character is an insolent child and a terrible person. I could tell because of her relating well to the child psychologist, and the daughter-slapping. "You're soft, Henry." Well, he's no philandering alcoholic, that's for sure.

In conclusion: Japanese businessmen and Highlights magazine.

Friday, August 20, 2010

And now for something completely different

Eventually one of the penguins, whom the zookeepers had named Merle, caught the butterfly and ate it. Then Merle died because that particular species of butterfly is poisonous to penguins. The end.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oh for fuck's sake

Memories fade over time, especially those about how a friend you hadn't seen in like five years can be a huge flake. So it's actually surprising when plans weeks in the making are abruptly canceled less than 24 hours before they are scheduled to take place. Oh, your spouse suddenly has to take a "Mission to Mars" and now you don't have anyone to watch your kid? Huh, I was under the impression that NASA tended to plan things out far in advance, unless there is like a huge asteroid bearing down on earth. Better call up Bruce Willis and his motley crew of roustabouts and roughnecks ... unfortunately they are done down at the spill in the gulf and have spread far and wide, necessitating chasing some guy on horseback down with helicopters. Where's Steve Buscemi? Why, the strip club of course, that lech.
Anyway, worthless.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Premier League Preview '10

Finally, the English soccer league preview no one knew they wanted: Teams as interpreted via internet videos. Selections made via a combination of drunken esoterics and personal frustration.


Aston Villa


Manchester United


West Bromwich Albion

Stoke City




Manchester City







West Ham

Birmingham City

Wigan Athletic

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Things I don't care for/about today

People who quit their jobs in "amusing" ways
James Buchanan, 15th president of the US
The term "game-changer" in non-sports any context
Paris Hilton
Black SUVs
90+ degree temperatures
Some guy on MTV's The Real World
This remix
The Cathy comic strip
Painting furniture with oil-based paint (Primer? God!)
The lack of fox soccer channel's HD feed on Verizon FIOS
The guy who called me a small man filled with high handed arrogance, with "absolute power" because I banned him from commenting on a website (wait no, I find this hilarious)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Goal of the season?

Only attempt this if your nickname is "Chichirito" for some reason. via

Sunday, August 08, 2010

You saw it here first

It is a good song even though I'm sick of it now because of twitter.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

A conversation I have had multiple times

Me: Going to the Phils game tomorrow
Other person: Nice. Who's pitching?
Me: Fucking Joe Blanton/Jamie Moyer.
Other person: expression of marginal sympathy
Me: Yeah, I got season tickets, we see this asshole every time and its getting old.
Other person: Season tickets? Don't you get to see all the games?
Me: It's just a partial season plan, and I got half a seat, so 8 games or so. I see your eyes glazing over.
Other person: ...
Me: Our seats are in left field so I can't even see the pitcher, the main concern is who is playing left field for the opposing team. It's good when they win.
Other person: Oh yeah?
Me: We yell at them. The left fielders.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

I learned nothing from this.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Linky linky

pic via

Probably should have put this up on Friday, so you could have clicky clickied while we Phillies fans descended on Nationals Park in Washington D.C. like a plague of locusts. Or maybe a cloud of some smaller flying insect, that is less plague-like and all-consuming and more annoying. Like gnats. OH YEAH I WENT THERE BOTH LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY.

In case you are wondering where the hell the Mad Men Power Rankings are these days: This place. Reverse fingerbang alert! Lisanti is a hero.

Speaking of other things that are also on that particular web site: The Jersey Shore v. Kanye West's Twitter, which is better/more authentically enjoyable. My vote is for the twitter, because of the persian rugs. Also: Goblets. Is this serious?

James Franco may or may not be fucking with you. He made a short film called "Dicknose in Paris." It's exactly what you think.

In wildly depressing economic blog posts, this guy says call the current situation "a compressive deflationary contraction, because that's exactly what it is, an accelerating systemic collapse of activity due to over-investments in hyper-complexity."

This is another link I got off Harper's, that is interesting even if it's not exactly clear what the author saying, if anything.

I'm running out of steam. Come back later for an exciting list of the top ten mosh pits of all time.