September 20, 2010 by jjosh
September 13, 2010 by jjosh
wow, try to stick it out, there are rewards to be had in this thing…one man's collection of animated gif's, set to the obsessive radio dial switch mash-up style of Girl Talk (which is normally a bit much for me, but seems perfect here)…
June 25, 2010 by jjosh
this starts off a little cheezy and then gets awesome. favorite part is ZG trying not laugh…
June 16, 2010 by jjosh
Today is our fundraiser in DC! It's been so much work, but now it's time to GET PUMPED!!!!
June 14, 2010 by jjosh
this vid…what a beautiful way to start the week…especially for my sister's LAST WEEK AT HER JOB!!!!! There really is more out there…
April 7, 2010 by jjosh
Yeah, so this guy made a version of Dark side of the moon just using the audio capabilities of the NES sound chip. It sounds amazing, somehow. I've been listening to the whole thing over and over, there are some parts that are just haunting, and computer game-y at the same time. Go here to download for yourself, and here's a sample ("Great Gig In The Sky") of what I'm talking about:
March 30, 2010 by jjosh
when you announce that Jeff Magnum will be playing his first show in ten years and tickets will go on sale at noon…I do like their fail page though…
UPDATE – we got tickets! sweet! sold out in 15 minutes…
March 25, 2010 by jjosh
this is pretty sweet. Merton's got skills…
also, in some kind of internet irony, because everyone kept saying that Merton sounded/looked just like Ben Folds, apparently Ben Folds heard about it and filmed his own "tribute", which is also pretty good…the "bobby" song is especially inspired…
March 24, 2010 by jjosh
sometimes the links move so fast, and the internet works so quickly and fierce, and I end up emailing things to myself, and then I have no idea how, where or why I came across something…
so here it is…
March 19, 2010 by jjosh
It feels good to have been gone from the blog for a while, and then to come back and find things like this waiting for me on the internet….
Sometimes in the course of surfing the web, one comes across an achievement of cultural mash-uppery so epic that it defies all we know to be true. Where do people find the time? Why do they feel the need? How did they acquire the skills to make this happen? What does it say about our world?
It is within this context that I give you Paul O'Connel's re-telling of the Wicker Man as an Italian fumetti-style comic with Muppets. Take some time and read the whole thing. It's not that long, and the rewards are great.
March 2, 2010 by jjosh
So you've heard about chatroulette, right? Have you tried it? I haven't.
But this guy has, and he's made a little film about it that somehow manages to adopt a charming tone about a tricky subject…good stuff…
February 26, 2010 by jjosh
I know, I know, but they actually make me laugh out loud…
"build a turtle fence/so we can pay our rents"…
February 24, 2010 by jjosh
This is kind of spellbinding. I don't know where I came across this…the intro is kind of long so I cut it for you…make sure to see the bit with PIglet as Dennis Hopper (or vice versa)…
January 28, 2010 by jjosh
Last week I stumbled upon this list of the 50 best wikipedia articles. I looked it over and thought "whatever, I'm sure they're not that amazing." And then I clicked on a random link to prove it to myself. And found myself at the page for As Slow As Possible, a piece written by John Cage for organ that is designed to be played "as slow as possible". So some church organ in Germany (pictured above) has been wired up to play it for 639 YEARS! It started in 2001. Apparently it's like a really big deal whenever a new note comes in…
Reminds me of 24 hour Psycho, the Douglas Gordan installation where he slows down Psycho so that it takes a full 24 hours to run. You watch it inching by and get seduced by its rhythms, the barely changing frame, the small movements. When there's a cut, it's a big deal. I remember watching it for a long time, then going away, leaving the museum, going to get a drink, coming back, looking at other artworks, and then coming back to it only to find that it was still in the same scene. Kind of amazing.
Anyway, check out this list of the 50 most most interesting wikipedia articles…like the page says, this will fill you full of interesting cocktail party conversation, which is a good thing…
click over there, start reading and kiss your Thursday good-bye…
January 26, 2010 by jjosh
I haven't really heard about this animated show Clone High, but any show that includes an animated Marilyn Manson singing the praises of the food pyramid ahs its heart in the right place.