Thursday, September 28, 2006
IMPORTANT NOTE: For some reason, this show is not showing up in the feed. It's not finding the enclosure. I have uploaded this a few times this morning and I cannot get it to work. So for now, use the direct download link.
UPDATE: The show has been reposted. Let's see if it works. I'll be seeing the Feedburner guys at the PME, so I'll be sure to get on their case. Let's hope this works.
RUNNING TIME: 28:13
Jonathan Coulton | I'm Your Moon
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
In other news, without much fanfare, I just hit Level 60 on WOW. This non-event happened in the Undercroft in the Eastern Plaguelands while killing Zeldarr the Outcast.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Got this from Mike "Spiff" Booth today, the king of Coulton/WOW/Machinima videos. Here is his tribute to the finale of Thing A Week:
"Now, as a WoW aficionado, I'm sure you of all people can appreciate how this video is different from my other videos. Apes, goblins, and night elf receptionists don't tend to interact much in the wild in WoW, so I couldn't just capture in-game footage for the video. No, I hand-composited each scene in the video using elements from the WoW Model Viewer, WoW Map Viewer, and the game itself. It took *forever* (I think I probably averaged maybe three seconds per hour of work), but I'm pretty stoked with the results. Hope you dig it too."Absolutely, Spiff. Well done!
Saturday, September 23, 2006
My family and I are going through a Weird Al reniassance of sorts lately. We just rented the Weird Al Show and his Ultimate Video Collection from Netflix. And we are eagerly awaiting his album Straight Outta Lynwood coming out this week. This might be a sign of how old I'm getting, but I've never heard the song that Weird Al is parodying. Chamillian? Or something? Anyway, I love the fact that if I do ever hear the song, all I'll think of is Weird Al's version. Thanks to Neil for the link.
Friday, September 22, 2006
For all it's foibles, WOW is still a great MMO, and a wonderfully, immersive gaming experience. However, Tuesdays have become maintenance days for the game, which has annoyed many of their 7 million players. So how do good old fashioned Horde and Alliance players plan to fill the time? By planning raids on Second Life! Good times. Good times. I have not yet joined a raid party yet. I simply don't have the time. In fact, I've been trying to hit 60 with my main now for a good 2 months. One day, people. One day...
Thanks to BB for the link.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
PS: Don't spoil the puzzle by posting answers in the comments. :)
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
In corner one, we have XBOX360, Microsoft's formidable gaming box that has cemented a solid foothold for the big MS in the gaming world. In corner two, we have Sony's PS3, which has been fraught with bad press from virtually everywhere, delays and high price points all around. In corner three, we have Nintendo's golden boy and savior, the Wii that promises to put Nintendo back on top to reclaim their glory. And in corner four, you have us. The public, who suddenly are in a the middle of a competition that could rival any night-long MMO battle. (Geeky ref, yes I know.)
Look, I'm an old guy...or older, as the case may be. And while a decade ago, it would have been considered weird to have a guy in his mid 30's drooling over the latest video game technology, this demo makes up a good part of the gaming community. And although I am a dad and a genuine old guy, I am still fascinated by this battle. Will the Wii really deliver the same kind of excitement that I remember from my college days? (Remember, the SNES?) Will XBOX be left in the dust when no one cares about incredible graphics anymore? Will Sony be able to overcome their missteps and still remain relevant? Or should everyone just stick to playing Guitar Hero on the PS2?
I'm interested in hearing what you guys have to say. Enough of the conjecture and the specs and the endless stream of articles. What are you guys exicted to play if anything? Are any of you going to drop some coin on either the new systems? Or will you be waiting for price drops? I'm interested in hearing not from the hardcore gamers, because quite frankly I found I can't trust what these guys say. Gamespot gave the new Lego Star Wars Original Trilogy a 7.7 rating, but it's probably one of the most engaging enjoyable games I think my family has ever played. So I want to her from people who just enjoy video games as a fun occasional distraction. Because I think they are the mainstream gamers.
Anyone want to chime in?
Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day. Not only did Dan tell me about this, but on last night's episode of Wife Swap, they had the wife of the guy who actually started the day. It was a crazy episode to say the least. The entire family lived like pirates. Yes. Pirates.
Anyway, ARRR, mateys!
Monday, September 18, 2006
RUNNING TIME: 47:56
Portable Media Expo
Jonathan Coulton | You Ruined Everything
Paul and Storm | Your Love Is (Love Song With Metaphor)
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Just kidding, but boy, I wish! This comes to us from Dan and our friends from Bollywood. And if that isn't enough, try out this link,..."it features an Indian Superman and an Indian Spiderman, except that Spiderman is a woman. They have some kind of atari laser sound effect when they kiss.".
Gotta love Bollywood. Or not.
Friday, September 15, 2006
e-zombie.com feature, Veronica magazine
Originally uploaded by DarkMark.
Thanks to DarkMark for this heads up. The site e-zombie.com, that features my Zombie Alphabet and Dan Coulter's wickedly simple, yet amazing programming, has been featured in an article in the Dutch mag, Veronica. It will also be featured on their website this week and next. It just goes to show you that PEOPLE LOVE ZOMBIES. Even Dutch people.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
BTW, if you haven't heard, Coulton will be playing a virtual show on Second LIfe tonight. That's right! See a JoCo avatar sing your favorite songs! For more information, check it out here.
Also, if you are so inclined, go DIgg it!
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
Here's a little piece of welcome back artwork for my friends, Derek and Swoopy from Skepticality. You may remember last year, Derek ended up in a coma after he suffered a brain aneurysm. He came out of the coma earlier this year and has been going through mucho therapy. And this past week, he returned to work! The only thing I can equate Derek to is Iron Man, hence the ref on his shirt.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
RUNNING TIME: 32:33
Dark Crystal Controversy
Originally uploaded by Astro-Chimp.
I know I am so behind on this stuff, but I just found out about Tilt-Shift Photography from Dutchboy last night, and I am totally impressed. These kids these days. With thier VW Golf leases and Tilt-shift photography...
Anywho, Tilt Shift Photography is a Photoshop trick that makes large objects appear as if they are miniature. If done properly, you can get some really amazing effects. You can read more about Tilt-Shift on Wikipedia, as well as see some incredible images done by Dutchboy himself this amazing photographer, Astro-Chimp.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
h in sunrays, Cleveland OH
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.
Please let me show you what may very be the only known photo of me in the Nobby Annex that exists online. What is even weirder, the photo was taken by none other than Adam (aka Apelad) Koford from Show 125 and the 700 Hoboes Project. The photo above is also taken by Apelad and depicts yet another hobo sign (an H in Sunrays) not far from my home in Cleveland, OH. It is not the photo in question though...
I know what you're saying..."Enough with the chatter, bub! Just get to the damn Nobby Annex pic!" And so,here it is.
Also, for those of you who are curious as to how my artwork would look in say, your study, or den, I give you this photo from Greyanenigma. Now go out and buy some for your walls.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
RUNNING TIME: 55:39
Paul and Storm
Jonathan Coulton | Mr. Fancy Pants
From Neil: Amazing 3D sidewalk chalk art. You gotta see it to believe it. My personal faves are the first two. Really cool work.
Got this really cool link from Joe in LA. I think this fits right in with the whole Zombie Army vibe that's been going around like a sickness lately. If you dig this shirt, you can pick one up for yourself here. And don't forget my own "Eat Brains" design here.
From Craig in San Diego: This story about Applebees and a rather large tip.
"Applebee's fine cuisine gave this guy the entrepreneurial energy to accumulate a ton of disposable income, as well as improving his generosity and friendliness to boot.Hooray! Now we can buy all the ribets we want!
Or it caused him to lose his family and his health, leaving his last opportunity for a small bit of joy going deep into debt for a barmaid, then kicking-off and stiffing the card company.
I guess it's all up to interpretation and your world-view.
From Matt in Alaska: Metallic Art. I would totally love a few of these in our backyard. If we had a decent sized backyard that is.
From Chad: There is hope for me after all:
See the real billboard here.
And finally from Wayne in the UK. I leave you with this:
Thanks for taking the dump with me! Until next time...
501 Business-Class Klaus Riel
Originally uploaded by El Sloth.
With this image by El Sloth (who drew both the first and the 700th Hobo) the original 700 Hobo names have been drawn. Just in time for the new paperback of Areas of My Expertise out today. What a momentous day! Congratulations to all the artists who have contributed to the project. Raise your bindles high!
Monday, September 04, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
#576: Norma Shinynickels
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
More hoboes. All 700 of the original hoboes are close to being done. Just in time for the next 100 to be worked on. You can check out the frenetic pace of hobo drawin' by checking the e-hobo group.
Friday, September 01, 2006
VTAW: The Big Boom
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
Only four of these to go. I'm savoring these. I spent quite a bit of time on this, more than I care to admit, but I love drawing them. Hope you enjoy this interpretation of JoCo's TAW 48: The Big Boom.