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Did I mention?........ KING O' THE WEB!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Moblog: Tim From Library Thing

Thanks to this guy, you can view my library in the sidebar! Yay social interwebs tools! Yay web 2.0! YAY! YAY!

NOTE: he's holding a cool GlyphJockey Aunt Fritzi business card, yay.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Moblog: Oh Dear Jheezus!

Original title for last post. Hit 'send' by accident. Last 2 words were sposed to be 'kinda sucks'. yay!

I contemplated the can: 'con sal y limon - la combinacion perfecta' we'll see... poured into plastic motel cup, it reminded me of a fun guava punch, or perhaps injury drainage fluid. In the middle of drinkin it, I made these observations: upper lip burning- could this be from chiles? The can says 'Chelada' and I know that enchilada roughly translates as 'enchiled' so maybe chiles are an ingredient- only clams and shellfish. Or maybe it's residual burning from the Kimchi soup at dinner. At first, the taste was fruity, which I attribute to my brain wanting a nice fruit punch, or something like a Zombie, and prepping the proper tongueular neurons to receive the tasty sweet treat. But no. Ultimately this is strangely like an effervescent Bloody Mary. Would I rush out to have another? Oh, HELL no! But have to say, trapped in a bunker on Thanksgiving, with a nice UHT pak turkey sandwich, it
might make an acceptable apertif cocktail. so Adam, keep your 3 bucksbut still it

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Moblog: Ocean name: Pacific

Slosh crash zhizhzh

Moblog: Time Travel

'So, are you in town making the time travel for the business?'

Moblog: WTF?!?!?!

*choke*

Moblog: Whale's Vagina CA

From the Portugese....

Moblog: Mr. Bali Hai

Yay!

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Moblog: oh - now I get it

It's the Goof! Huh!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's Jim F@&#ing Lindsey!!!...... 2

My daughter got these cool Andy Griffith cards at Ocean City, NJ, and guess who was in the bunch:
Jim Lindsey!!! Grifter - Star - Homeboy



Also look at these beautiful punims:



I'm gonna perfect doin' the "Goober Pose"




This one - the one I like to call "Zombie Goober" is also a wallpaper! Yay! (it's been a while)

Friday, June 20, 2008

I Don't Wanna Be A Pinhead No More

D-U-M-B Everyone's accusin' me!

Border Patrol


Okay, maybe I'm not Bibi, but I still am amazed at Archive.org as a resource. I'm reading Robert Mitchum - "Baby I Don't Care" by Lee Server, a bio of the undisputed king of calypso and sometime movie actor, most notably famous for his role as the killin' preacher in Night of the Hunter.

His first movie role was in Border Patrol, a Hopalong Cassidy film.

A couple of cool things:

When Mitchum arrived on the set, everyone was mourning an actor who had been killed the day before by having his head crushed under the wheels of a stagecoach he was driving in a scene. When Mitchum was issued his cowboy costume he noticed the interior of the hat was a little "crusty".... the prop man gave it a brushing and informed Mitchum it was the hat the dead man was wearing at the time of his fatal accident. Gruesome.

Server notes that the script was by Michael Wilson, who went on to write It's a Wonderful Life, A Place in the Sun, Bridge on the River Kwai Lawrence of Arabia and Planet of the Apes. Some list of hits, huh? Many of his scripts went uncredited because of a HUAC ban, and Server points to the content of Border Patrol- good guys busting up slave labor, as one of the contributing factors to his suspicion by the HUAC. Funny.

Lastly, and this is the coolest thing of all, it was there on Archive.org! You can own it for free...




Lastly, it's definitely a B movie, but the backstory's so cool it deserved a mention. Plus we don't charge and neither does archive.org.....

Wheaties. Spark. That's all.



Friggin' Wheaties, huh?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Spooky Jetsons Vision of the Future

Whilw watching Jetsons last night on Boomerang video on demand, I was astounded to hear Mr. Spacely invoke "Google finance" in his enticement to a group he was interested in doing an M&A with. This episode was from 1985, and Google was 11 years away. Syntactically, it's not like he was using the number, more like he was throwing around Wired-magazine-style business speak. Spooky! Be ready it happens quickly:




Later in that same episode. we saw this, which had (I hope you'll notice as you watch) that unmistakable Je ne sais quoi, or lagniappe or visual umami that only John K. can provide.
We were sure it was him, but it seemed too early ('85). See what you think:



Sure enough, he appears to have worked as a Layout Supervisor, but for all intents and purposes, it looks like he directed it. I'd love to know what he exactly did to influence this end product while Layout Supervisor (maybe they have that much influence, I don't know) so as to put his indelible mark on this work.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

This Is Not Me



When I got married, I ran off with my wife - she was with another guy. But I was not this guy, despite the fact that I enjoyed this video at the time. I love this- the dancers, the falsetto, the spaceman- it signals one of the many death knells of rock, fueled by my jazz and southern rock and new age listening jerkoff peers, who couldn't wait to grow up and embrace the cash fueled dreary.

F**k 'em all.

Weird Fact O' The Day

When he was Texas governor, W signed 153 death warrants. 153 people were executed- like black flag on bugs. A Canadian citizen, a Mexican citizen, some Gulf War veterans, two women, and a couple with diminished or compromised mental ability in the one-hundred-and-fifty-three that were executed.

He commuted one:



Henry Lee Lucas.
The cops knew he killed his momma, his wife, and a 3rd woman, even if he did lie about his hundred-some-odd serial killer activities, some of which law enforcement believe he committed anyway.
Go figure, huh? I toldja it was the weird fact o' the day......

Just weird, I dunno-

Good Heavens! How Serendipitous!



While searching through the Guardian for more delightfully stabby violence and other weirdness, I discovered that the Royal Mail has released these Carry On as well as Hammer Films postage stamps. Story and slideshow here and at pic.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A: They Are Old Men B: Reading Is Involved

Metallica to bloggers: don't review our music



Here's the scenario: internationally known heavy metal band with long
history in the business invites music critics in London to listen to
six tracks off the band's forthcoming album. Those critics then write
reviews based on what they've heard. Despite the total lack of any
non-disclosure agreements and the fact that the band must have known what it was doing, its management then contacted the blogs in question and asked them to take down the reviews.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

WDIWLN?: Carry On Camping


What Did I Watch Last Night?

It's hot, yeah? We were knackered and wanted to watch something, but there was nowt on telly. I have certain TV viewing cues ( such as watching Enchanted Cottage, Angel Face or The Uninvited on a gray, cold, day - I know - not completely connected , but they're cues, not discipline) and the insularity of the AC against the mercury made me want to watch Carry on Camping. High Stupidity- Tanya Gold puts it well in her Guardian commentary:
"The Carry On films are not funny. They are parables about failure. The typical Carry On hero is an everyman who lives a life of misery, unrequited lust and boredom."


In looking it up, I was astounded to find that Sid James,

(who pretty much looked just like this at the time)
the male lead in the film (if there in fact can be one in this ensemble cast comedy) was actually on the eve of commencing an affair (or "tappin' that") with Barbara Windsor, the effervescent coquette usually found in a state of denouement as illustrated in the YouTube clip below:



Barbara was married to a gangster, Ronnie Knight, at the time, a real badass- who after a while had had enough and buried an axe in Sid's floor.
Way to send a message, Ronnie!


Ronnie and Babs

The question is: What was her motivation? Did her undercarriage crave hidden smoky aged baccala? Was she losing her sight, as well as sense of touch? Was Ronnie refusing to bury his axe in her floor, if you catch my drift?

Or are the British just sometimes insane, (let's face it - we Americans are) like the time Ian Fleming claimed Sid was his #1 choice to play James Bond:
"The screen test, included as an extra on the forthcoming DVD box-set of Bless This House, shows James brandishing a Walther PPK as he confronts the film's villain at the movie's climax. Apparently due to budgetary constraints, the other characters in the scene are played by James's regular Carry On co-stars. Barbara Windsor is Honey Ryder, a role that would eventually be taken by Ursula Andress. Kenneth Williams cameos as M, while Charles Hawtrey brings a silky menace to the character of Dr No."

Not kidding- Sid James as James Bond - full article here

So, uh, since I don't know where to go with this, go watch Carry On Camping, and revel in it's idiocy while reminding yourself it was the highest grossing film in the UK that year.

I will leave you with the Smiths album cover that infuriated Morrisey and Marr, but features Charles Hawtrey, who played Mr Muggins:


ooh! OOH! but now I don't want to stop, because I have a theory that J.K. Rowling saw this film as a youth, and got the name "Harry Potter" and the word "Muggle" from a scene in it where Mr. Muggins insinuates himself into the Potters tent and the introductions Go something like:
"I'm Harriet Potter and this is my husband Peter"
"Pleased to meet you I'm Mr. Muggins"
combining that with the fact that Hawtrey ( a raging drunk in real life, by the way) is Harry Potter-esque in his appearance.
Burned into her unconscious as a Dickensian situational semantic tool, no? If it happened.

So now I'll close with: J.K. baby! Get in touch and confirm/deny! Yeah!

He Was Probabaly Just trying To Relax



Reservoir Dogs actor taken to hospital after screaming row with woman at London hotel | Mail Online
Reservoir Dogs actor taken to hospital after screaming row with woman at London hotel- anybody know if it was with his hairdresser?

Kidding - huge fan - plus who in their right mind would yell back at him?

By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 11:48 AM on 10th June 2008

Hollywood actor Michael Madsen was admitted to hospital after becoming embroiled in a row with a woman at an exclusive hotel.

Staff at The Dorchester, in Park Lane, London called police after the 49-year-old star began screaming and shouting uncontrollably.

He became famous after playing psychopathic gangster Mr Blonde in Quentin Tarantino's 1992 hit Reservoir Dogs.

Madsen

Bust-up: Hollywood actor Michael Madsen was taken to hospital after a screaming row with a woman at The Dorchester hotel in London

The actor was restrained and led out to an ambulance. Doctors treated him for bruises and cuts. But no venomous snake bites.

Madsen, in London for the filming of The Big I Am, checked into the hotel on Saturday with a woman described as his wife and a five-year-old girl.

A source said: 'He was apparently totally out of it when he turned up. Then on Sunday afternoon there was a massive disturbance in his room.

'A guest complained that all hell was breaking loose. There was a lot of screaming and shouting and staff called the police.

'He had a furious row with his woman companion and it was feared they might hurt each other. He was not violent but there were concerns about his behaviour.'

Cult hit: Madsen starred alongside Harvey Keitel, Chris Penn, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi in Quentin Tarantino's film Reservoir Dogs

A police spokesman said no arrests were made.

The actor has been married to his third wife, Deanna Morgan, since 1996.

A year before being picked for Reservoir Dogs, Madsen appeared alongside Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in Thelma and Louise.

In recent years, he has been in films including Sin City, Donnie Brasco and both Kill Bill episodes - reuniting him with Tarantino.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Ambient Image Corrupted Birds

This is a series of 21 images meant to be viewed with browser on full screen and left up, to cycle - 1 image every 2 seconds. Images are taken from tiny (1") illustrations from The Observers Book of British Birds. (see earlier post on Liverworts and Mosses) The resultant image corruption via enlargement and compressions is soothing blobby yet easily recognizable color and intent in scientific illustration. There are no controls- you cannot pause, go back or index.

So put on your Mozart, Boards of Canada, Eno, Autechre, or whatever and let it cycle.....

.....or go and see and listen to the birds in your yard and let that cycle.


Clicpic

Friday, June 06, 2008

Mister Ed's Number Two

.....issue that is! Get ready for uninspired art, flat story, and a breast reduction (apparently) for Carol! But hey it's a TV comic!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Superduck - Pissin' Everybody Off !

Super Duck looked like he was drawn by Carl Barks, but was really drawn by Al Fagaly, and he's like Donalds' twin. This had to irritate the crap out of Disney. Also they had to change his uniform from red & blue to Green & red, because he looked too much like Superman for DC comic's taste.

In this one he really isn't too super - more like Donald without quite as much of the anger management issues (he still gets pissed off, just less). Another thing is that it's one 1 or 1/2 page joke after another, as opposed to an extended narrative. My fave type.

Like all good old comics it has its idiosyncratic:

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Bathing Beauties




Interspecies blue mutants




And a girlfreind named Uwanna (although I think she doesn't wanna)



Enjoy, kiddies!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Audio: Paternal Flatulence and Child Development

An audio story of Dad's (Lex09) digestive tract antics. Deftly and cleverly produced by my genius lad (Lex11), possibly award winning. Full of cusses. He promises me he will do the rest of the audio in a couple of installments. Even juicier stuff. Make him do it.




all last names have been "backwardized" to maintain anonymity.
Also, in case you're bad with math, that's me telling the story.