Shatner is a? triple. threat!
Shatnerquake: will the real William Shatner please stand up?
Recidivism Home > the mixednut's nerdery and supply:
Shatnerquake: will the real William Shatner please stand up?
Brilliant term. I will be adding it to the corporate urban dictionary in my brain.
Whoever it was that name-dropped Kenny Rogers gets a gold star.
Who else is picturing the barrel stage from Donkey Kong with cupcake barrels and Red Vines girders? You couldn't stop me from making a kill screen out of that.
Update: turns out a business card made from meat and lasers is crap. I apologize to those who have already placed orders.
[via boing boing]
Really? You have to pay for these now?
The Beastles want their royalty check...
There comes a time when you hit the wall and just can't jog anymore. I proclaim this my power song for said occasion, but only this version of the song**:
**Reason #37 for why I carry along my video iPod on each and every jog.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra once again KICKED ASS tonight with a performance of Gustav Holst's "The Planets". Just check out "Mars, the Bringer of War" below. Listening to this piece always made me think of "Planet of the Apes" or "Mad Max", while also causing me to wonder why the hell Iron Maiden never did a cover of it [however, such pontification on the connections between classical music and 80's/90's heavy metal is best left to the graduate school essay which I will never write].
Also below is "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity" [the best chaser to war, no?], which you'll likely recall from the soundtrack of many a movie where the protagonist overcomes this and that in order to enjoy a jolly good moment of come-uppance.
Fun fact: Holst didn't compose a movement for Pluto. Some say it's because Pluto had yet to be discovered at the time. Others IN THE KNOW recognize the man for the visionary that he was.
** Dr;rD is *still* UNfairly UNcredited for the authorship of this lyric.
Just hold down this key combination:
Taken outside of the Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavík this morning.
Rachmaninoff's third piano concerto is considered by many to be the hardest piece to perform in the world. As proof, it's what turned David Helfgott into a 'tard when he attempted it in Shine. Not to mention that any Rachmaninoff piano work is difficult to play in the first place - the man had hands that could reach a 13th on the piano (to put that into perspective, an octave (which is typically considered a normal, comfortable reach) is only an 8th), and he wrote his compositions seemingly assuming everyone else in the world was as well endowed. Fucking Russians.
It's technically challenging, for sure, but it's brilliant. Ever since I heard this piece performed by the ASO last season, I cannot stop listening to it ... a few times a week at least. It's simply gorgeous, which is a fact that I wasn't fully appreciative of until I witnessed it performed live. That's one thing about classical music that's hard to get across sometimes: live performances, compared to a recording, will move you in more ways than you'd expect. So much so that you can find yourself near the point of tears and wondering, "WTF am I haxxored?!?". Try attending a performance of Mozart's Requiem. You'll see. I DARE you.
And, welp ... that's the blurb. I figured the R's first classical music post needed some kind of blah[x3] to wrapper it up good. Do enjoy my first attempt at freshening your musical breath, will you? Rach you like a hurricane ...
No, my name's SCAMMIN'.
Get a job, hippy.
I just don't see how this could possibly NOT be good.
BibliOdyssey blogs up a collection of old illustrations from all type places. Beautiful, sometimes day-dream-y, stuff.
Got a cellphone that can handle mp3's as ring tones? Well, this series is for you.
I myself got said-type phone just over a week ago, and my mind has flooded itself with options for gimmicky rings that would entertain me for, oh, about a week at a time. That said, this series will attempt to satiate all others who share my gimmicky weekly affinity.
Since it's been just over a week already, this first post features two tones. Do enjoy:
chamby: make some semi-subliminal night lights for your boys: mario oh oh O!
x-amount: for me! man, those are neato.
chamby: i've already gotten the pixelated mario magnet sets from them
chamby: having grown up with all things "pixels", i will always be a sucker for this type stuff
chamby: fond childhood memory? making space invader characters out of legos. YUM.
x-amount: you just did a post in this here IM, btw.
x-amount: jam all that up on the R!
chamby: ok ... transcript stylee here it comes
chamby: after i finish this order. 8)
end transcript //
... at The Tabernacle.
If someone will buy me this, I will gladly go ...
... I Chax.
Honestly, the main reason for me to use this is so that new chats are automatically accepted. Seriously, what was Apple thinking with that???
This is who this** is.
**The mooninites are definitely a huge factor in making Aqua Teen Hunger Force not suck these days. Enjoy this feature-length Spacecataz [normally you only get a 5-10 second piece of this at the beginning of an ATHF episode].
I don't know who found the time to do this, but it entertained me for way way way too long. Type in whatever you like and prepare to be lullabied.
So, one of my guilty pleasures is America's Next Top Model ... so much so that I got into an office pool with 16 girls for this season. And that, my friends, is all the back story you need for this glorious e-mail that was forwarded to me today.
------ Forwarded Message
From: Girl A
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005
To: Girl B
Quick question for you:
Please tell me Michael Chamberlain is gay because I think he is going to win and I just can't stand the fact that I may lose to a guy on Top Model! So to make me feel better, tell me he is gay and that would make me feel better.
Afterword: Yes, I realize posting this may very well cause this entry to be the top-relevant result when googling my name, but, it's just too damn funny. Sorry, mom!
|As a parting gift from a recent client, I received a t-shirt with a nifty little comic on it that included the definition below**. Some of you have probably seen this before, but I never had, and having just gone through an entire project life cycle from requirements to design to testing to deployment, it cracked my shizz up. And, yes, I'm exhausted, so this might not actually be funny ...
Working as Designed :: jargon (IBM) Conforming to a wrong or inappropriate specification; useful, but misdesigned. Frequently used as a sardonic comment on a program's utility or as a bogus reason for not accepting a criticism or suggestion. At IBM, this sense is used in official documents!
**Note: This definition is easily found if Googled, and is directly attributed to IBM. FACE.
Play a game of quarters with this guy.
Warning: this video features slo-motion awesomeness.
JZ's already dropped their second long player this year. This round, there's only one real stand out track ...
A little more up-tempo, and definitely radio friendly (but I doubt you'll hear it on Nudge at Night, girls).
Me? Crying with laughter.
You? Your mileage may vary.
'Tis the way of Family Guy ... love it or hate it.
4.9 = podcasts. 5.0 = movies/tv???
Honestly, I've already got too much music to catch up on. Throw this podcasting thing into the mix, and I need like 5 of me to keep up.
Still, bring on a means to legitimately download Twin Peaks season 2 and I'll be one slap happy media-saturated boy ...
So who's going to be the first to get a podcast up on this puppy? Me thinks me smells the return on The Electric Boogaloo!
Still not quite sure what I did to fix it, but the Esselle folder is now accessible again on ye olde FTP. Upload away,
you no-web-space-having losers Mr. McManus ...
Did some housekeeping this weekend on the old iMac which resulted in some permissions funkiness. Long story short, to get the goods off my ftp server, you need to hit the /Users/Shared folder from now on. May God have mercy on us all ...
Terminal's chmod > Finder's Get Info
p.s. We're almost out of space in the Esselle folder. So, for every file you upload to that folder, please delete one of your previous uploads. The older the file, the better. Thx.
So let the little buggers at it.
Also helps to teach potty training:
So there's this little show called Subterranean that used to be called 120 Minutes back in the day. It's nigh bunk anymore, but I do manage to get introduced to a handful of goodies now and then from watching it. Case in point from last year:
The former is just gorgeous, both sonically [i.e., listen to it LOUD] and melodically [i.e., it's perty]. The latter is just plain thumpin', yo.
These two tracks are from the band's Young Liars EP which is simply stellar [and it includes an a capella cover of the Pixie's Mr. Grieves ... i mean C'MON!]. Their follow up LP Desparate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes hasn't yet lived up to the EP, but I'm hoping it's a multi-listen grower.
From our good friend Ben [yo, x amount ... hook him up with some Recidivism posting love], a visualization of music sampling's history.
For those of you anticipating the return of Rescue Me next month, here's a little something to hold you over.
Opening Theme Song - C'mon C'mon by The Von Bondies
Listen to it loud, preferrably while driving, and enjoy. Not a bad little ditty from a guy who was handily pwnDz by Jack White. Old news, but still ... ouch.
White > Stollsteimer
[Favorite quote: "Stollsteimer was treated for facial injuries ..., while White had minor injuries to his hand." BOOM!]
Remember when Airport Express came out and we all loved it since it could make our homes/apartments a little more like x amount's fancy pants wired-up audio mansion? Except, well, it cost too much. Which made us doubt if we really would use it that often. Especially since we all have iPods to kinda/sorta do the same thing and all. And in order to get the highest use out of it you basically need a laptop anyway.
Well, the good news is it still costs too much. But now it comes with 30 free tunes from iTMS. Knowing that by the end of the year I will easily burn through 30 track purchases on iTMS, this is basically $30 off for me. Just enough to push me over the edge. Especially with my laptop and the whole working at home near 1/2 time bit [which is when I listen to music most often] ...
Come on, people ... help me kill x amount. Just a little bit.
An interesting little twist to add to your iLife suite, perhaps. It's a cool idea with lots of neat-o potential, especially for all you parent types out there [though your wee-uns may need to grow a bit to fully enjoy your creative output. For real, though ... think your kid would ever want to watch all that awesome video footage you edited together versus reading a comic? C'mon!].
Anyway, give it a peep and make sure to check the gallery for sample-age.
For those who don't have it, go grab this off x-amount's FTP while he's out of town. I haven't listened to it yet, but man I sure can't wait to give it a good go.
Talk about running the gammit in print and web design ... MacrAdobemedia
While I don't particularly care for the guy's music as of late, the little experiment he's trying is a pretty kick ass idea. Imagine if this catches on? Oh, the fun fun possibilities! I know I would totally get sucked into making beats again.
Last straw yet, DOP? You know you want a mac ...
Alas, after finding the rest of the album and giving it the usual three-strikes-and-you're-out test listen ... game over, rest-of-album. Game over. So spare yourselves the potential hours of test listenage you'll never be able to get back, and scoop up the goods:
From our good friend Daniel Carter, Star Wars done proper.