Saturday, October 28, 2006

Oh sweet spiralling beanbag ... the motherlode of 60's Chinese go-go music!

Now excuse me while I keep digging thru old WFMU posts...
Here is a very helpful list of mechanical music mp3s which will keep you bleeping and blooping for weeks.

Courtesy of WFMU archives!
The squid blog has a great link to some photos (à la Eadweard Muybridge) of lethal squid karate moves.

Put on your science hat and andiamo!

Friday, October 27, 2006

I want you to walk around endlessly repeating the same cheerful gibberish that I keep endlessley repeating, ever since hearing Bathtime in Clerkenwell by (The Real) Tuesday Weld. Hold on to your earballs, folks, and click here!!
Yeah yeah... enough about this Halloween. Everybody else is talking about this Halloween.

For you guys, I have a treat... something from last Halloween!! The too cool-for-school-allstars (Arcade Fire, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beck etc) bring spooky relief to the underprivileged youth of the world in Do They Know It's Halloween...
I haven't seen much great stuff recently... am I not trying hard enough maybe??

This is a nice video from cartoon brew, although the music sounds like Bread or Dan Fogelberg.

Try watching it with the sound down and listen to, like, Major Label Debut by Broken Social Scene.

Or something.

Monday, October 23, 2006

AP2000 - Supinfocom
Ah, supinfocom student short

Friday, October 13, 2006

Whee! Here are some great posts and links, especially if you're hungry for monster movie themes. There's music, video, and info galore at the delightfully daffy Azaroth blog. Highly recommended, not least for the links section. If only it included free money, we'd be all set.
If you are having any trouble getting into Spooky Mode (since the weather has actually been really nice in these parts), you may need an infusion of Scar Stuff.

Which has Halloweeny material year-round, and is especially relevant these days.

Especially with a supposed pumpkin shortage!! Yaaah!
This is how to learn Russian. Although the pencils look like forks.

Here's the whole book, for serious students like yourself.

From my newest source of online marvels, the metafilter.

Turist Ömer Uzay Yolunda

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I'm not a scientist; I'm only working from the mp3 I got from WFMU blog earlier.

From the evidence at hand, though, I'm confident that there's some sort of sinister cover-up of a NASA mission to drop a 1966 Fisher-Price Chime Ball onto Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

Take a listen and decide for yerself.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Walter R. Booth - The (?) Motorist - 1906

Sunday, October 08, 2006

My poor brain boggles at Bibliodyssey. Whoever this guy is, he should be the poet laureate of the internet.

If only I were in a body cast for like 8 months, so I could devote the required attention to his site... as it is, I spend 10 minutes there and wind up here. You know... Kazakh design genius Vladimir Gvozdariki!

I bet Borat is pretty funny, but I'll take the real Kazakh mess any day!!

British claymation features a cheese-eating nerd who battles penguins, rabbits, and moon robots. What, one asks, is left for French claymation? A squirrel? A camel? No... guess again.

Behold: Les devinettes de Reinette by Isabelle Duval. Not as French as, say, Les Triplettes de Belleville (which is secretly Canadian), but still pretty French. As claymation goes.

Thanks fousdanim blog!

Hydrocephalicbunny has emerged from his autumnal hibernation, and has dragged a lovely woodland animal to your front door... Aurélie Blard-Quintard. I think he's only playing with her. He won't actually eat her. Rabbits are vegetarians, right?

Canada invades US! US finally has a great show on TV!

I had cable TV for 3 hours today, whilst flying from Ft Lauderdale back to Boston, and in that span of time I was able to fall in love with Mr. Meaty. Which is available to us swollen American meatbags now, thanks to Nick TV.

And on airplanes with TVs in them.

Need funny puppets? Mr Meaty is for you!!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Wow! Wow. Here is Fast Film, courtesy of Cartoon Brew.

I think you will say Wow as well, unless you've seen this before.

I have been corresponding with Commander Shat regarding the hideous creature guarding the gates of Santa's Village.

Is he supposed to be a Sui Generis Hideous Egg Head?

Or Jack Kirby's The Wizard?
Your input is gratefully requested.

Also, on an unrelated note, please watch this sometime when you're sleep-deprived.
'War of the Worlds' - Ray Harryhausen martian test footage

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Flickr has a bunch of great book covers from Manolo Prieto. I learnt about it at Drawn.

I don't think I need to add any words, when there is already a picture of a crab from Mars eating a human leg, which you can see right in front of you.

Monday, October 02, 2006

What's great about Hardware Wars is that it isn't long, and it really winds up looking like Star Wars. Or Sesame Street. Or any number of Mop-N-Glo ads I remember from my early youth in the 1970s.

Ernie Fosselius had his finger on the pulse of Jimmy Carter-era USA, and stood on a big, dog-eared stack of Mad Magazines. With his ear pressed against a clock radio playing Dr. Demento.

Best of all, Ham Salad is a dead ringer for the guy from Steely Dan. There's something timeless about the way Ham gives up trying to kill the Steamtrooper with his electric drill, and just kicks the metal enemy over with his foot. It speaks of Greek epic poetry. Yes? No?!

Ergo, I stand and salute Ernie Fosselius, wherever he may be. No kiddin'. Let's all make cheap goofy movies!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

I was sort of snickering at my kids this morning, because they were trying to tell me that just because it's October, it must be Almost Halloween!

O you adorable little moppets, quoth I, gazing patronizingly over the tops of my bifocals, as I lit up my pipe and shook the wrinkles out of my Wall Street Journal. Harrumph!

Then - Jeepers!! - my wig practically spun right off my head when I realized the Rubber Skeleton Countdown has already started!!!