April 28, 2011

Existential Star Wars

August 3, 2010

New Yorker Cartoons captioned with Kanye West Tweets

July 12, 2010

Lou Zoom

I'm still waiting for the 'Nico ToDo list' manager. Built in alarm for Sunday 8am.

June 15, 2009

"Writing a song about Pirates called 'Capture my Heart'."

A marketing friend of mine registered this early and has 58k+ followers. It's usually predictable stuff so as not to be obvious it's fake. But occasionally there's a Pink Floyd quote or a reference to an 1800's French philosopher he'll find on Wikipedia.

May 5, 2009

Maybe not the "King of Beers" but the heart is in the right place.

I like the comment

"A commercial starring 2 of the best products this planet has ever produced. cant go wrong with that. "

January 1, 2009

Phil Collins Gorilla British Cadbury spot

You may have already told me about this, but I just wanted to make sure you'd seen it:

November 14, 2008

Donald Fagen Defends Steely Dan To Friends

"No way you'd be saying this crap if you'd seen Steely Dan play live as many times as I have," Fagen reportedly told his companions after purchasing them a second round of drinks. "Plus [Steely Dan cofounder] Walter Becker is a super nice guy."

In The Onion.

October 16, 2008

DBMBT! New texting abbreviations!

On FMU blog.

October 11, 2008

MovableType has a theme called "Cityscape Houston"

So of course that must be sneetard's design theme, at least for a while.

August 27, 2008

Schoenberg's 2nd Viennese school: And, If You Act Now!

From Alex Ross's blog: a 1977 very funny "ad" for the greatest hits of "Arnie" and Webern and Berg. You vill enjoy! (It's from Cleveland in 1977, so just think of the other dissonant music with a sense of humor was in the air at the time.)

August 5, 2008

Link Wray, el mejor !

If you place &fmt=18 at the end of a youtube url you'll get a higher quality version of the file. Unless of course it's a video tape of a TV screen's 1978 broadcast of Link Wray. (El Mejor!)

July 16, 2008

It's like modern dance or something.

June 18, 2008

the Trons - self playing robot band

One of the comments is 'I want to sleep with the drummer."

June 5, 2008

Perhaps the greatest single video on YouTube

To hold that opinion, it helps if you were 10 years old when this was on TV.

May 12, 2008

Wanted: Britons to represent Europe in space

Guardian article and a suggestion for them.

April 27, 2008

Rush album title generator

Lost Rush Albums e.g. The Telltale Galactic, Changing Receivers, Radio Free Shaman.

April 21, 2008

"Quincy" opening with lyrics

And sung with a lot of heart.

March 7, 2008

Garfield without Garfield

The introduction from the Garfield minus Garfield page:

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness in a quiet American suburb.

February 21, 2008

White Klingon

January 18, 2008

Animatronic talking Elvis

Only $349!

Media about media about media.

January 9, 2008

Drunk History

Remember your friend's idea for a Drunk Cookbook? Check out Drunk History.

December 30, 2007

Excellent ebay item

Drive Someone Insane with Postcards

December 12, 2007

Only the french..

Start at around 2:20.

November 15, 2007

Glasgow Senior Citizens Reenact Iconic Moments of the 20th Century


September 28, 2007

Riddle Me This

Lots of great Batiana at a recent FMU weblog posting. The best are Gorshin novelty single, Bert ward Screen test, and B and R try to save ABC's new fall lineup (which includes Milton Berle looking at the camera and saying "Holy Affiliate!")

August 1, 2007

Did you mean: "Harry Potter"

A Google search for "Hairy Potter" gets over 58,000 hits.

On that topic, the "Extras" episode with Daniel Radcliffe is very funny.

July 17, 2007

Mr. Picassohead

Mr. Picassohead

June 20, 2007

Je Suis Le Metal Detector

Bill Wyman Signature Metal Detector

May 19, 2007

Dali Sells Out

May 18, 2007

You ought to be in pictures.

One in six are pretty weird.flickrvision (beta)

April 13, 2007

YouTube search of the week: David Bowie Dinah Shore

Try it. Note that the results take two pages. From the sublime to the ridiculous:

March 16, 2007

George Martin kidnaped, Dylan Hears a Who

New from FMU:

The skit of George Martin kidnapped by terrorists is very funny. I don't suppose the research for his lines was very difficult. great imitation of Blond on Blond era Dylan, "lyrics copyright Dr. Seuss."

March 8, 2007

March 3, 2007

Becoming a Licensee

Becoming a Licensee: If you're going to sell something with Elvis's picture on it, here is your first stop. The second stop is the PDF form, which is worth looking over. (Lansky Brothers was the pimp-oriented clothing store where Elvis bought his clothes; " B. B. King later recalled how he’d often bump into the teenage Elvis at Lansky’s.")

February 24, 2007

Austrian music at Stratton, weird enough for FMU

From the country that give us Hitler and Schwarzenegger, via Stratton Mountain:

All the ingredients are there: Austrian, Emo, Stratton, Ricolah-like big horns. Note their multi-tract recording (sic). I have to wonder about the song "Auf der Autobahn." I wonder if Dad had any contact with them in his Stratton days?

February 15, 2007

Hairstyle Names from 70s Ebony Ad

I like The Perfecto.
looks like another blog that could really suck up a lot of time if I don't forget about it right away.

February 8, 2007

Not the Raybeats or the Beatles

Paris au hiver.

January 3, 2007

Not the Beatles

More FMU blog stuff: Anthony Newly singing Within You Without You from a 1977 TV special. "I think the greatest reason for the classic quality of the Beatles' music is that they were constantly experimenting, striving for change. Each song brought new growth, new meaning." It's particularly funny if you keep in mind that Bowie has cited him as an influence. The ending of the TV show is also pretty surreal. I'm sure Percy Thrillington enjoyed it.

Also, check out Cook and Moore's excellent Beatles parody. They said it was supposed to be a Beach Boys parody, and it sounds more like Smile (in February of 67!) than anything, but their accents make it sound it more like the Beatles.

January 2, 2007

Excellent set of New Years resolutions

Paul Ford's New Years resolutions. I'm surprised he didn't submit them to McSweeney's. They would have loved it.

October 26, 2006

Bollywood version of "Thriller" video

on YouTube. From about 1:14 to to 1:17, it sounds like something off of 99 Records.

Also, don't miss Martin Scorse's Sesame Street.

October 11, 2006

Iggy and the (reunited) Stooges contract rider

backstage requirements, etc. Some selections:

Iggy's dressing room needs typical stuff and:

Somebody dressed as Bob Hope, Doing fantastic Bob Hope impersonations and telling all those hilarious Bob Hope jokes about golf and Hollywood and Bing Crosby.

dressing room two:

1 x case of big bottles of good, premium beer.
You decide. But remember, I might ask you to taste a bottle, so buy something nice!! Here's a clue - it's probably won't start with a letter "B" and end with "udweiser"

September 26, 2006

Willie's Weed

I wonder how the people at Ziploc feel. (I don't know why the picture's not showing up here; click here if not.)

September 13, 2006

How to Dissuade Yourself from Becoming a Blogger

How to Dissuade Yourself from Becoming a Blogger - WikiHow

September 11, 2006

Louis Armstong's version of "Oops, I Did It Again"

"a dumping ground for excellence".

September 6, 2006

Fake Paris booklets replace real thing

Why Am I Famous? on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

September 1, 2006

Sudoku Toilet Paper

[Sudoku toilet paper]

August 24, 2006

Photoshop makes it difficult to believe anything anymore, but...

August 3, 2006


Museum of online Museums

July 20, 2006

25 Biggest Wussies in Rock and Roll

The 25 Biggest Wusses … Ever! One of many great lines: "[Graham] Nash is the Ned Flanders of rock & roll, mustache included."

April 26, 2006

Catching up with FMU's weblog

It had been a while. First, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rocking with her white SG Custom.

Next, Clown Ministry: advice for beginning Christian clowns on dos and don'ts when visiting nursing homes. Seriously.

Human Feedback Machine: a guy covered with microphones walks into a room full of cranked-up speakers attached to those mics. Really cool.

Finally, the Velvet Underground on Lawrence Welk. I think they're lip synching, because it sounds just like the record. It's nice to see Cale front and center for once.

April 17, 2006

Cowsills video: Folsom Prison Blues

Bedazzled video

March 29, 2006

Chewie's Blog


March 7, 2006

Band sues Warner Bros: "Don't call us a Christian band"

Buzz Band Takes Legal Action Over Religious Tag

March 5, 2006

Thomas Kinkade, not so bad after all

This story has everything you could want: heckling Sigfried and Roy, pissing on Winnie the Pooh at Disney World...

February 10, 2006

Brian Wilson's First Five Suggestions for the Name of the Album that would be Called "Pet Sounds"

February 3, 2006

Kurt Cobain does Ian Curtis does Kurt Cobain


Very funny.

January 19, 2006

Celebrity childrens book authors part XXXIX

So Alice is reading some book and like a good parent I take a look to see what it looks like and who wrote it. One word: "Ayyyyyy." This is the second one she's read in the series, and she really likes it.

January 11, 2006

Great for curious kids!

Quick Vibrating Lockpick - Overview

January 9, 2006

Bone Fone Redux

January 6, 2006

If you liked Planet of the Apes

Then Walmart recommends...

nice stage banter collection

Shut Up and Play, Volume 1. I think someone should contribute some Ace Frehley to his collection before he gets to Volume 2.

I also think I had the volume on my PC up too loud during the infamous Freddy Hubbard entry, which I'd heard before. Someone was walking by my office and hopefully had the discretion to ignore what she heard.

December 30, 2005

Lists Feeding On Itself

December 29, 2005

Swedish for "opening act"

Yngwie-Related Artwork

I can't put it better than the caption of drawing 2 by Teo Wei Yong.

I just like saying "" out loud over and over, like a mantra.

December 15, 2005

A new and exciting twist in bobbleheads

wubba dubba

November 29, 2005

Weird Ebay Art!

Ebay Conceptual Art Gallery

Continue reading "Weird Ebay Art!" »

November 17, 2005

Jospeh Sadler's views on Metropolis as Jungle analogy

real names of hip hop and r&b artists.. actors and actresses, athletes, and then some -

November 8, 2005

I found my 50 cents on Benny Hill

50vsbenny.MP3 (audio/mpeg Object)

November 2, 2005

Ween: "Rejected Pizza Hut Jingle"

To promote the cheese being inside the crust.

October 24, 2005

Leonard Cohen's Seven Immutable Laws of Business

My favorite:

Scrap all the words like "maximize," "incentivize," "amortize," "enhance," "enable," and "team-building" from your vocabulary and replace them with "sorrow."

October 20, 2005

Farting Family Origins

Farting Family Crest