Saturday, November 29, 2008
This link will take you to a Korean commercial for Popeye's Cajun Chicken that effortlessly seems to be cute, creepy, catchy and chickeny all at once. I tried to embed if for you, but that made it start immediately after loading, which is something I won't subject you to, my friends. I won't do it. That is my solemn promise to you, the blog consumer.
from Kontraband, tipped off on Attack of the Show. Yay!
You definitely want to click on that link above, brothers and sisters. The man most deserving of having his face on American currency. Imagine receiving a five buck note with a lenticular image of hawhawjames on it, his melon a painted portrait of the Lincoln memorial doing the watusi.
Friday, November 28, 2008
I freely cribbed this from an Aquaman fansite, of all things. I found that through Newsarama.
From the style of the artwork and designs of the characters, I'd feel comfortable in calling this image "old". Probably Reagan era. Still a fun curiosity from a time before the creepy darkness set in.
My friend Marc's aggressively odd sense of humor combines the cute with the brainy with the horrible. These ingredients blend together comfortably and the end product is always very worthwhile. Like in this muppets-meets-fungus story here.
I am trading Marc some of my own shitty art for this latest comic. For this and other comics, check out his comics blog, Swellzombie! and bookmark that sucker.
*For more on the cordyceps fungus, click here.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I found this on Buzzfeed and I loved it so much that I wanted to post it here just so I'd always be able to find it in a hurry should I need a quick fix. Enjoy!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
We need a special gun to kill these before they learn to hate us.
Bonus link: "The Weirdest Sea Creatures Ever"
Bonuser link: "Tiny Tropical Island Yields a Wealth of Species"
Just in time for Thanksgiving.
Here's a sample random Thanksgiving recipe, just for you!
Turkey Wattle Supreme:
Parboil 1 pound wattles & remove skins
Roll meat in flour until well coated
Deep fry skins in seal oil at 300 C until fully black
Stuff wattles with deep fried Spam and the scrapings off the bottom of the fridge
Discard everything up to this point
Serve in a bowl made of crepe suzettes soaked in Gran Marnier set afireNote: you may substitute with turkey sphincters or tofattles
Monday, November 24, 2008
Pees (Jen Ralston) takes my favorite photos of street dogs. Dogs LOOOOVE her, and she loves them. Seriously, a strange dog will see her and its tail starts waggin' to beat the band. They smile and lick her hands and follow her. Dogs can tell.
Her photos are getting better all the time. The pictures of dogs and cats have a soulful quality to them that makes me feel warm and smiley inside. Here's a random dog photo to show you what I'm talking about.
Here's a link to Jen's Flickr page, where oddly, she goes by Onion Girl (?!)
Senator Joe Lieberman twisted and wriggled all over the place trying to seem like a Democrat while answering Tom Brokaw's questions in his usual mealy-mouthed way Sunday on Meet the Press. To think that just a few years ago, Lieberman was the vice presidential candidate alongside Al Gore. Since then, Lieberman has seemed to be almost embarrassed by his association with the Democratic party, this year going far, far out of his way to try to discredit Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Democrats in general, all the while making himself available to bray for the B Team of McCain and Palin.
Although Lieberman was allowed to stay on as Chairman of the Homeland Security Commitee, his fellow Democrats are not at all happy with him. His retention of his Chairmanship was as political a decision as any we're likely to witness.
I don't think Lieberman should get comfortable in this position, post-January 20th. His divisive, sometimes directionless rhetoric, coupled with the sense that he has betrayed Obama and his supporters, should be enough to drive him back to hell sometime in the new year. There are a lot of raw feelings among his fellow Senators on the hill; he was removed from a lower profile position leading a subcommittee on the Environment and Public Works Committee. This was an obvious rap on the knuckles, one the rest of the Democratic Senate body felt necessary since President Elect Obama himself insisted that Lieberman's Homeland Security Committee seat be spared. This is possibly to keep him from turning to the Republican Party. The Democrats want to supersize their majority in the Senate with as many party members as possible next year, even duplicitious, ne'redowells like Joe who are Democrats in label only. Here's more from the Wall Street Journal blog site.
I'm curious: Do they think Joe might actually become a Republican, or is the fear that he will throw in with the Republican minority in the Senate? If Joe were to actually flip to the dark side, wouldn't that mean that he was no longer fulfilling his public mandate as an elected Democratic official? Don't you have to run again as a Republican, representing yourself as the moldy peach you have become? I'll try to look that up.
UPDATE: Joe lies on video- twice!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Stephen Colbert, along with 'friends' Jon Stewart, Elvis Costello, Feist, John Legend, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson, whipped up a fine holiday offering in Comedy Central's "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!". It's a funny Christmas variety special of the Perry Como tradition, with comic skits and songs sung by everyone involved. The songs are all funny and catchy, and in fact a couple of them are excellent. Funny from beginning to end, with a soulful duet about Christmas spirit sung by Colbert and Costello wrapping things up, watching this could become an annual tradition for me.
Here's a taste: "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding" as performed by the show's cast.
Lucky then that the show is available on DVD right here, as well as at retail outlets all over the place. Here's a review of the DVD on Wired.