Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Holy crap! I thought we had found the replacement for Denny Blazin Hazen with the Stanley Kubrick guy, but this might take the cake. As one of the comments on this video said, "it must be very sporting of them to allow actual retards on the music charts." Oh Lord... Thanks so much for Marm in the UK for this video.
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 3 min
Murder Mystery Weekend
Jonathan Coulton | Pull the String
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
As always, too little time...TOO MANY LINKS! Your link dump begins in three...two...one...
Nephew Mark send us these:
SAND FALLING GAME!
SPANISH TICKLE ME ELMO!
EDIBLE MINI MEALS!
The Sad Story of DOG GIRL!
Wayne in the Ukraine send us these Vader related clips:
Darth Vader (Actor David Prowse) as a WEIRD CROSSING GUARD!
Darth Vader Takes A Bath!
On show #131, Nora and I dissed the new Ted Danson comedy "Help You, Help Me". As it turns out, it's not as Becker-ish as we had originally thought. In fact, listener/reader Ryan sets us straight by sending us these series of clips, featuring "Freaks and Geeks" creator Judd Apatow. Watch and decide for yourself:
Neil sends us this site and trailer for the NEW CHRISTOPHER GUEST FILM! Seeing as how we are huge fans of "Best in Show" and "Waiting for Guffman", chances are good that we will love this fllm...
Also, Neil shows what happens WHEN CLONING GOES WRONG!
Monica tells us How To Be A Goth Lolita. Creepy...
And finally, let me leave you with this link (also from Monica). The movie is Network from 1976. And the message holds true, even moreso, in today's world than we probably want to admit:
And that is your Link Dump for today! Now, get to your meeting...
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
"One of the guys here at work received this email. Take a look at the image. Yes, the people are bad, yadda yadda yadda… but look at what else is in there… in the upper left-hand corner. ?!?!?! Thought you’d appreciate this one."
RUNNING TIME: 52:00
Thanks to the voicework on the opening segment:
Annie from Annie's Quilting Stash
Brian Ibbott from Coverville
Scott Johnson from ExtraLife
Jonathan Coulton | The Big Boom
Paul and Storm | You Just Don't Get It, Do You?
Monday, October 23, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
JONATHAN COULTON WILL BE PLAYING CLEVELAND!
Yes, it is official folks. JoCo will be playing a one night show with comedy music duo Paul and Storm at Wilbert's on November 30th @ 8 PM. You cannot imagine how incredibly pumped I was when Paul e-mailed to tell me they secured the date. Rock on with cha bad selves!
Also, you may also be interested to know that Paul and Storm have just released their new CD this week called "News To You: Songs from the Bob and Tom Show," which features, along with hillarious comedy songs by Paul and Storm, a duo with Jonathan Coulton.
Oh, I also designed and drew the artwork for the entire CD. I've never done that before, so it was a great opportunity. For those who are interested, here's what that looks like. (Notice the Bob and Tom Zombies --or Tombies -- on the front cover.)
So what are you waiting for? You can buy your own copy for posterity here.
BTW, for those of you in Columbus, I believe Coulton will be playing down there, too, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. So if you play your cards right, you might be able to see them play twice in a row! But at the very least, Nora and I will see you all at the Cleveland show! Woo-hoo!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN ZOMBIE-ISM: Max Brooks, son of legendary comedian, Mel Brooks, has written a book called The Zombie Survival Guide, a very tongue-in-cheek, dry guide to surviving a zombie attack. He is also just published a book entitled "World War Z: An Oral History Of the Zombie Wars". With my involvement in starting the Zombie Army group on Flickr, this seems to be right up this blog's alley.
Not only does this play in directly with my work with the Zombie Army, but there is also an art contest associated with the paperback edition of the book:
"We invite you to create a graphic image inspired by the events recounted in the book. We'll choose one winner and the winner's art will be featured on the WorldWarZ.net website. In fall 2007, the art will become part of the paperback edition of World War Z, where it will live in perpetuity!"Check out the whole deal here. I tried sending some images this morning, but they messages came back undeliverable, so perhaps they are still working out the bugs. But I'll be sure to keep checking.
Thanks to Matt for the heads-up!
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
You may want to note that this show is our first, and hopefully not our last, enhanced podcast. If you check out your iTunes Art, you'll find links to stuff we've talked about and also other fun photos. Hopefully it will work for you. Let us know!
EDIT: The Enahnced Podcast is not downloading in iTunes, so if you'd like to see the hard work we put into the links for the show and chapters and all that fun stuff, check out this file here.
Be sure to check out this episode's sponsor:
RUNNING TIME: 38:40
Thursday, October 12, 2006
"The Grand Opening of A Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie glory, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 25. Also opening directly across the street from the house is the official A Christmas Story House Museum, which will feature original props and memorabilia from the film, as well as rare behind-the-scenes photos. Actors from “A Christmas Story” who played Randy, Flick, Scut Farkus, Grover Dill and Miss Shields will officiate the opening ceremonies."For those of you not from Cleveland, you have to understand...this is a very big deal. Before A Christmas Story, the only movie of note that was shot here was "Those Lips, Those Eyes" with Frank Langella. What a pile of crap. Oh, and some parts of "The Deer Hunter" were shot in Cleveland's Little Italy. Come to think of it, American Splendor was shot right here in Lakewood. And this past spring, we saw the crew of Spider Man 3 blowing up cars right downtown on Euclid Avenue...
But A Christmas Story! Come on! This movie is such a time-honored, iconic tradition every Christmas. Our neighborhood actually looks a little like the neighborhood in A Christmas Story. It's one bright, shining moment in Cleveland history. And I, for one, find this very cool. So, start making your plans today! What a great way to kick off the Christmas season...by spending it with Messy Marvin!
See more about the house here.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
This is from an assignment my son, Max, did for school. He was to write sentences. And this is one that he did.
First off, no. I did not ask him to do this. And even if I did, I doubt I would tell people to go to Zazzle, without mentioning the real URL which is http://www.zazzle.com/jawboneradio*. Notice that he didn't add the Zazzle Star (*) which is of the utmost importance.
Secondly, I would have had him put a few images from the shop, just to let people know what I was selling. Sheesh. Give me some credit, why dont'cha? ;)
(Actually, I'm mildly embarassed. I haven't talked to his teacher yet to see what she thought about it. More importantly, I wonder if she would be interested in buying anything from me.)
I found this awesome video today while checking out another Code Monkey video on You Tube. I really like this video. And I think the reason is because the young girl in this video has the same haircut that Nora had when I met her in college. Plus, I'm a sucker for redheads. Anyway, I can see this dance really taking off in the club scene, or wherever you little hooligans and whippersnappers hang out nowadays.
It's another palindromic show! Thanks to John Hodgman for the special intro. On tonight's show, Nora and I chat about competive eating, we solicit workout ideas from our listener as well as stories for our upcoming feature "Bad Customer Service Theatre". Sit down and enjoy the goodness that is Jawbone!
BTW, thanks to Dan and Julie Coulter for procuring the autographs of both John Hodgman AND Jonathan Coulton for me during a recent jaunt to Chicago. Much appreciation!!
Areas of My Expertise
Help Me Help You
Brother Love Video #1
Brother Love Video #2
Remember to send your worst customer service stories and your exercise ideas to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Blackpool Lights | Blue Skies
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
JoHo and JoCo
Originally uploaded by juco.
JuCo (AKA Julie Coulter) posted this pic of an actual colored page from the Jonathan Coulton coloring book I created. It's cool to see it in color. I haven't even made copies for my own kids to color, so it's great to see people are enjoying . BTW, have you picked up your copy? If not, click here and stock up for the holidays!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
VTAW #1: See You All In Hell
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
With JoCo on tour with Hodgman, and the TAW experment over and done with, I've decided to go back and start drawing the Things A Week that I didn't do yet. This is the first TAW that was released a little over a year ago called "See You In Hell." Be sure to keep checking the Thing A Week set for updates as I get them done.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Dan Klass of The Bitterest Pill
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
On the latest episode of the The Bitterest Pill (which incidentally, is one the best solocasts ever produced -- no joke) host Dan Klass laments the fact that he was so busy at the Expo, that he never got a cartoon that I promised him. So here it is in all it's glory. I really hope he enjoys it. Otherwise, I think I may just keep drawing it over and over again until both he and I are happy with it. Or my carpeltunnel kicks in. Or both.
BTW, listen to the newest episode of The Pill, where he relates our first meeting. High-larious, folks.
"Physicists in Denmark have teleported information from light to matter bringing quantum communication and computing closer to reality. Until now scientists have teleported similar objects such as light or single atoms over short distances from one spot to another in a split second. But Professor Eugene Polzik and his team at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in Denmark have made a breakthrough by using both light and matter.See the full story here.
The experiment involved for the first time a macroscopic atomic object containing thousands of billions of atoms. They also teleported the information a distance of half a meter but believe it can be extended further."
What would I do without ELR? Scott found this hilarious video of a wedding singer choking on her mic. You have to see it to believe it. Too bad it's not the cleanest video ever. If there were a valid arguement for spending money on HDTV, this would be it.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 1 minute
Portable Media Expo
The Bitterest Pill
For What It's Worth
Brother Love | Summertime
You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby is a group show curated by Murray Tinkelman. Sixty illustrators will exhibit a self-portrait depicting themselves at some point between birth and puberty. See your favorite illustrators as "cutesy little toddlers," "dorky brats,"Check out the show here. And be sure to check out Dave's contribution to the left. A little ditty called "Follow Your Dreams".
or "punky prepubescents." This show will be veritable family album of contemporary American illustrators happening September 6–October 14, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
VTAW: We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
With all the excitement of the weekend, I forgot to post this here. This is the Visual Thing A Week for Jonathan Coulton's cover of "We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions". This, of course, is the final Thing A Week by JoCo and no new ones will be released in the near future. The good news is that I will be going back and drawing all the remaining Things A Week that I missed. Congratulations to Jonathan Coulton for completiing 52 songs. As the kids say these days. "that was the shizzle."
Scott and the Pickle - coming this fall on NBC
Originally uploaded by podcheck.
Well, the PME is over and we are now enjoying some well-deserved downtime with some family in CA. The weekend was a complete blast and I expect to have many photos and stories to share on the podcast and on Flickr. It was great meeting everyone at the Expo, including a bunch of Trypod members and also podcasting icons like Dan Klass, Brian and Tina Ibbott, Eric Rice, Andrew Baron and Joanne Colan, and countless others.
Pictured above are two people I didn't spend quite enough time with over the weekend: The Pickleman and Podcheck's Scott Fletcher.
More to come....