Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Save The Internet

Quick favor? check out my new linky. More info is coming tomorrow.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Way To Miss The Boat!

I always wanted to something really special and awesome for my 100th post. Well, I guess I won't- that last post was my 100th post. Well, there's always the 200th post...

Since this is the 101st post, I feel as if I must include the 101 Dalmatians in this somehow.

Deep Funky Quote

I believe we are long overdue for a nice random quote from one of my writings. Don't you think?

The better they are, the shorter their lives. It is a tragedy, of course, but it is the law.

To make up for how, well, bad the last post was, I went pretty deep with this quote.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Dale a tu cuerpo alegria, Macarena

Remember Howard, the stick... thing I made with Pivot Stickfigure Animator? Well, I was at it again, and this time I was slightly more ambitious- I made a stick figure dance the Macarena (well, as close to the Macarena as a stick figure can do). See what you think!

Is it anywhere close to this? (major earworm alert, it's the official Macarena music video)

I think it is!

PS: check out my new, improved, shmancy, huge donkey-blogroll over on the left!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Not just for the few!

This is a hilarious 70s PSA. Not only is the song a hell of an earworm, it makes VD (more commonly known today as STDs) sound like something everyone wants- I mean, it's for everyone, and the people in the pictures are all happy and doing well. And the picture of the baby puzzled me- it could be a veiled reference that sex gives you a VD, or implying (as I took it as at first glance) that you can even get this terrible (or, as most would take from the context, wonderful) VD thing from a baby. Huh?

BY THE WAY: It's officially summertime! Guess what that means- more blogging! I know I haven't posted for a long long time, but now that it's summer I'm not busy! Yay!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Do you know what day it is?

Why, it's World Tapir Day! (But you knew that, right?)

Do you know what World Tapir day is?

Neither do I. But you can find out all about it at this link. In a nutshell, I think it's basically to raise awareness about preserving tapir habitat and keeping these little critters with huge noses from going extinct.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Interesting Topic of the Day: Polaroid Manipulation

Today's interesting topic is Polaroid Manipulation.

Polaroid Manipulation is, in short, a sort of old-school, analog Photoshop. You know those old-style Polaroids that come out wet, start black and then develop into color, and that you apparently aren't supposed to shake to dry? Well, if you do shake it while it's still drying, you'll come out with a surreal, wavy, wiggly, painting-like picture, that looks almost like a reflection in water. Shaking it different ways results in different patterns of waviness. People have turned shaking the little pictures into a sort of art, telling how you have to shake just the right way to achieve just the desired effect.

The fall picture is a good example of a photo that was truly "shaken like a Polaroid peec-tchah!"

Another way people can manipulate Polaroids is with a toothpick or something of the sort, scraping the dye off in places to achieve another kind-of painting effect. They can outline things, shade things, make things look like snow, make random borders... This way of manipulating Polaroids requires slightly less practice and slightly more creativity and drawing talent. Even though it may at first sound inferior to the wiggly-wobbly picture produced by shaking a Polaroid, you can do some really awesome stuff to your photos that way, too. A good example of a scraped Polaroid is the picture of the lamp.

(photos from here and here, if you check out the Flikr pools they're in, you can find some other really cool manipulated Polaroids, too)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Observe the radish in its natural habitat...

I know you've all been wondering one simple question- what do radishes dream about?

They dream about their native Radlandia which they were so cruelly captured from, of course. (the name Radish means from Radlandia, just like French mean from France)

Just look at this rare photo of radishes in the wild- if you were from there, wouldn't you want to be back too?(photo source)

Monday, March 03, 2008

Rrrrrrrrrandom quote!

"Harmony is out of the question."

I'll let you guess where this was found.

Okay, got your guess?

It was really from some random article about earless, singing frogs I was reading. Bet that wasn't your guess! Ppppthbbbt.

But it's been done, I bet.

I have always wanted to start a band called Natch, and then put out an album called Natch Rally. Geddit?

Monday, February 18, 2008


After pasting something random again today:

"Anachronistic Antidisestablishmentarianism: A Case Study"

I noticed a pattern. It always happened in Yahoo Mail, in the subject line. So I googled this strange phenomenon (after googling Anachronistic Antidisestablishmentarianism: A Case Study and turning up a Wordpress blog post about a teen searching for Jesus) and guess what!!!

It's a Yahoo Mail Easter Egg!!!!!

This has to be my favorite easter egg ever. Yes, even more favorite than the one in the last post. I then proceeded to go through them all. I love them. I am SO using some of these phrases for posts in the future.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

ALWAYS Read The Small Print.

You could get the LOL of a lifetime.

Disclaimer: No fluffy warm creatures were maimed, dismembered, tortured, deplumed, discarded, deflowered, dropped, twisted, wrung out, extended, respliced, broken, humiliated, irradiated, brow beaten, pickled, deluded, duped, detained, mishandled, desiccated, bronzed, belittled, coddled, expelled, deported, imbibed, elected, marginalized, placated, misrepresented, overworked, underpaid, underappreciated, overly petted, genetically altered, or cloned during the making of this product. Except, of course, for Bunny and Bear. Nuff Said."

- from the notorious WCEE Credits Easter Egg in all versions of IE. This cracked me up! (I've added punctuation and got rid of errant capitalization and spaces for better readability. And better grammar *coughGrammar Nazicough*) The Bunny and Bear were famous Microsoft in-jokes that you can read all about in Wikipedia if you feel the need to.

Now playing: Lemon Demon - Dance Like An Idiot
via FoxyTunes

Friday, February 15, 2008

This Button...

So? What is it called?

A: The Emergency Flasher Button
B: The Hazard Light Button
C: Pizza for everyone!
D: Iunno but it looks muy importante.
E: THE PANIC BUTTON!!!!!!1!!!!!eleventy-one!!!!!

The correct answer is E. Okay, technically it's A. But I think it's E. Various people have corrected me, but I refuse to think otherwise. Because it's funny. It makes me picture people hitting the button and then running around the car waving their arms and screaming. And because such a button, all big and red and centered and dangerous-looking, just looks like, I don't know, a panic button should look. (Because when I see triangles, I think panic!)

Aaah, TGIFriday

... and the subsequent temporary brain death thats comes with it.

So, what am I doin' all of this lovely long weekend?

Oh, just hangin'. You know. In a literal sense.

The yawn in this video is perfectemundo. (That is not a word. But in my book it is, baby!)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Not Another....

Paradox, that is. Listen closely and you shall see...

Now here is a word that just does not make much sense.
It means using long words.
Now, just using the word sesquipedalian would indicate that you were sesquipedalian.
Which would make the use of the word sesquipedalian just a formality, as it had already been shown that you use long words.
*brain fries*

Today's Timewaster

Pivot Stickfigure Animator.

It's a free download that makes it ridiculously easy to draw and animate little stick creatures. Here's one I just made. You can click on it to seem him in full-size animated glory. Yes, his name is Howard.

PS: If you get a song with the right beat just right, it will look like he's dancing to it. This was highly amusing at 11:30 pm. (I recommend Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.)

Question of the Day

Is that kind of noodle pronounced rAYmen or rAHmen? Discuss.

(regular posting will resume soon- Chris has been sick. Blech. Until then I'm posting all this stuff to make it up to all my non-existent readers.)

Friday, February 01, 2008


So the song Log got stuck in my head today. You know, from Ren & Stimpy. The video completely cracks me up, and of course I'm most obliged to share the earworm so you can enjoy it too.

I wonder who came up with the term earworm? I mean, it's not a nice term. It's slightly strange, actually. It makes me think of some fat white writhing beast, a little like a maggot, that crawls across your pillow at night, enters your ear, latches onto your brain with its mouth thing like on a tapeworm, sucks it out during the night, and turns you into a zombie. (Feel free to hold me responsible for putting that lovely image into your head.) They should call it ear-itch, or repeater, or something like that.

And speaking of which, did you know there's a science to earworms? Nobody knows exactly why they happen. Apparently, though, it is because they cause some sort of cognitive itch, and the only way to get it to go away is to scratch it. And the only way to scratch it is by playing the song in your head... over and over and over again... until you want to scream. And repetitive songs or songs with sudden twists seem to be more likely to cause these cognitive itches. So, you learned something new today.

A Small Thought


This is what is being blasted through my headphones right now. I wonder when it changed to this song. It just occurred to me to wonder why I'm listening to this.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Geekity Geekity Geeks

This week's random link/music video is completely awesome. It's a flash video for Geeks in Love by Lemon Demon. The more you watch it the more you notice, and if you're a geek you'll find plenty of it completely hilarious. I love it. There are so many little jokes and things I could point out about this video, but I'll let you find them for yourself.

Watch it! Now! I command you!!!

PS- can you spy the Subliminal Massage?

Friday, January 18, 2008

The Book Tag

1. Grab your nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

Here's mine:
And for him it was different- the more he won, the unhappier he became. But though he sometimes missed questions whose answers he knew, he still won the contests easily, gaining admission to bigger contests with bigger prizes, until at last his parents were perfectly dazzled at the prospect of fortune, and Sticky was perfectly exhausted. Despite complaining and even begging, however, he couldn't persuade them to let him stop.
- The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart

I invite anyone to join in if they want!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Grand(ish) Unveiling!!

I did the The Band Meme, not because I was tagged, but because I wanted to. (Miracle of miracles, I actually wanted a meme!) Here's what you do:
1. Go here. The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
2. Them click this.
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
3. Finally go to this link.
The third picture is your album cover.
4. Use your graphics program of choice to put them together into a respectable album cover and you’re finished.

Presenting, for the first time ever, my new-release album cover:
Band Name: Boulge*
Album Title: know where things are.**
Picture: the shoes with the happy faces drawn on them, titled happy feet by the taker, which is very cute.

I, being the curious music geek I am, wonder what you all think my music off this album would sound like. I'd like to hear your ideas before I tell you what I imagine "know where things are." to sound like.

*a hamlet in England, in case you were wondering. Yeah, like Bulge, but with an O. That's important.
** I went all minimalist and didn't capitalize anything. This is an ironic title for me to get, because I typically don't.
Now playing: Ladytron-- Seventeen
that was me again, hehe.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


(enjoy the craptastic alien abduction concert corny fighting plus crappy animation video for this song)

I feel the need to announce this. You know that wildly popular (kind of carppy, now that I hear it again) song, Blue by Eiffel 65? I misheard some lyrics in it. I had never looked up the lyrics to it, ever, and I got a shock when I did. You know that little rap part in the middle? This part:
I have a blue house with a blue window.
Blue is the color of all that I wear.
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too.
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue.
Blue are the people here that walk around,
Blue like my corvette, it's standing outside.
Blue are the words I say and what I think.
Blue are the feelings that live inside me.

Well, prepare yourself for my version-until-five-minutes-ago.
I have a blue house with a blue window.
Blue is the color I vomit and I wear it. (Ew, yuck, blarg, gee-ross!)
Blue are the streets and now the trees are blue. (minor mix-up here)
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue.
Blue are the people here that walk around.
Blue is my corvette, its engine on fire (YOW! Lay off on the starter fluid, buddy.)
Blue are the words I sing when I think. (If singing helps you think, I guess...)
Blue are the feelings that live inside me.

Now playing: Of Montreal - Lysergic Bliss
(That was actually me, I changed it to what I'm listening to on internet radio since it doesn't work with that)

Monday, January 14, 2008

A Positively Pointless Post

I think I should post something.

I haven't in a while.


Oh! I've got it!

Wait... I forgot.

Oh well.

I'm alive. I'm still here. I still exist. Just in case you were wondering.

And I promise I'll have a real post soon.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Random Tired Thought at 12:12 AM

Don't forget to leave a contrail as you go up. It makes things more interesting for the rest of us.

(Well, I didn't promise it would make sense.)