I gotta admit, I feel kind of bad for Microsoft on this one. Lots o' bad reviews on their supposed iPod-killer, the Zune. Wireless support leaves a lot to be desired, it's not podcast-friendly and seems to be in sitting squarely in the back pocket of the big music companies. This article from the Chicago Sun Times says a mouthful. There's even more to read, but it's really really awful... Check em out all here.
Bryan and Gene from Hometown Tales have uploaded the vidcast documenting the tattooing of Bryan's arm. It's a mere two and a half minutes long, but it's two and half minutes that encapsulate the event perfectly. I'm surprised I don't sound or look as bad as I felt that day. I am finally over the cold, but Nora has hit a very busy time right now, so there may be a delay in the show. Just trying to give you all a heads up. In the meantime, Check out the vidcast!
Lots of stuff happening out there that is worthy of the link dump. It'll be a little shorter, because we all need more time in the kitchen to tend the turkey. But it'll be a dump, regardless.
Ever since we did the TattooCast with Bryan and Gene from Hometown Tales, I've been getting a lot of tattoo related type links. Notably are these photos of what Alana at Body Revolutions called "Job Stoppers" or the dreaded tattoo on the face. Guy, a senior Mac artist tells us to --
Well, this didn't take long. I was wondering when DJ Hojo would do a remix of the audio from this weekend's controversial racist rant by Seinfeld star, Michael Richards. And lo and behold...here it is. It flawlessly weaves all of Richards career from Seinfeld to UHF, to his outburst this past weekend as well as the double standard between black and white comedians with samples from yet another controversial skit by Dave Chappelle. PLEASE NOTE: The audio file does contain the "N word", but a black person uses it, so that means it's ok.
I seriously think this guy is insane. Why else would he produce a video that is even weirder than the original? I couldn't embed the movie here because it was too damn annoying, but you can subject yourself to the torture here. Thanks to Neil for the link.
Wow...I knew Kramer was crazy, but not this crazy. Apparently, the former Seinfeld star went crazy onstage during a show at the Laugh Factory in LA over the weekend and started hurling racial epithets to some hecklers in the crowd.
With the release of the Nintendo Wii over the weekend, and a new chapter in the Zelda game, what better way to celebrate than with a lame photo of a loser for Caption This? Grab your wii-motes everyone and have at it!
On this episode of Jawbone, we talk a little about our Murder Mystery Weekend, medicating oneself and wetting the bed, emus, caswary's, bad Christmas toys and much more. Also, another installment of Customer Service Theater. LIsten in and join the mystery!
Nora and I are leaving overnight to be superheroes in a Murder Mystery Weekend for my birthday/our anniversary. We have our costumes, our superpowers and everything! If our voices hold up, we will be recording some audio from the car and after the event for a special Superhero Show, so stay tuned for that.
Just so you know, we have some pretyt cool guests coming up on the show in coming weeks including (but not limited to) Paul and Storm (live!), Jonathan Coulton (also live!) and Jeff Meldrum, the professor in Idaho who has been ostricized by his University for his bigfoot research. Thanks for subscribing, calling, writing and listening everyone!
What is with big corporations making rock songs? I have to say, as I watched this, I think I threw up in my mouth - just a little bit. The guy singing has a semi-decent voice, but then again, so did David Brent. This might be as bad, if not worse, than the Starbucks "We Built This Starbucks" song from a few years back. Check out the lousy video for yourself. Thanks to the ever-roving Eye-bot for this fabulous link!
Move over Denny Hazen. Yet another local Cleveland boy is trying to invade the white rap scene, this time with a Christian parody of "Baby Got Back". I've been singing Coulton's version all day today, so how weird is it that Wayne from the Ukraine sent me this? Word to your motha!
I just did the last drawing for Jonathan Coulton's Visual Thing A Week. Who knows? I may go back and redraw some. But for those of you who want to use the artwork for his songs, they are all available. Huzzah!
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It's a crossover cast, everybody! Two of our favorite New Jersey residents stop by the Nobby Annex for a combocast. Bryan and Gene from Hometown Tales join Nora, Neil and I for a special after tattoo podcast. I have a terrible cold and pretty much lose control of what's happening on the show, but it's interesting to hear voices you are used to hearing on seperate casts on one cast, isn't it? It's pretty much free-form all the way with some local colloquialisms and also a local story about the "Reformed Hobo". enjoy!
Mike "Spiff" Booth sends us his newest Coulton/WoW video for the ribald song "First of May".
WARNING: If you haven't heard the song "First of May" there is some bad language in it, which in my opinion, heightens the absurdity of the song. Spiff's video takes the concept of the song and takes it to it's obvious visual conclusion. The video is NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Please be advised that there is plenty to be offended by while watching it. If you have any sense of decency, you should feel sort of weirded out after each viewing. As Spiff himself told me via e-mail: "The song is lusty and the video is even more so, and I wouldn't want anyone with a delicate constitution feeling like they'd been suckered into watching four minutes of cartoon animated porn."
Anyone remember this show? Randy from OK jogged my memory about it, but I don't think I ever saw an episode. I wish I could see full eps. That dude with the rockin' leisure suit looks like a real badass.
As many of you may know, I was the proud winner of the Hometown Tales "Design Bryan's Tattoo Contest". Both Bryan and Gene came to Cleveland on November 10, 2006 and fufilled the contest -- getting my art forever etched onto Bryan's skin. I still haven't wrapped my head around the idea that someone has my artwork on their body for the rest of their lives, but I'm sure after this head cold is gone, it will hit home. We then wined and dined Bryan and Gene all over town ending in a sugar bender that we shall never speak about again.
You can see all the gruesome (not really) photos from the tattooing right here.
Here's something special for the weekend. As you may remember, our Halloween show featured the telling of a story that happened while I was in college. Well, our friend DJ Hojo has added his own embellishment to the story and made it really come alive! Check it out!
BTW, Bryan and Gene from Hometown Tales will be visiting the Nobby Annex this weekend as Bryan gets the tattoo I designed for him. Stay tuned for a new crossover show sometime soon.
Apparently, Apple is ditching the goateed Mac guy from the "I'm A Mac" commercials, because more people are identifying more with John Hodgman's PC character. Fun-nee. Check it. Thanks to Brad for this.
I saw this on XBOX last night and wondered what it meant. Now I know...
"Microsoft said tonight that it would offer movies and episodes of television shows for download through its Xbox Live online service in the United States, beginning Nov. 22.
Microsoft has negotiated the rights to rent or sell more than 1,000 hours of material from CBS, MTV Networks, Paramount, Warner Bros. and Turner Broadcasting, along with the martial arts show “Ultimate Fighting Championship.” Some programs will be available in high-definition video.
It's our wedding anniversary! We celebrate by talking further about our upcoming haunted visit from Bryan and Gene, about possibly bringing the Ghost Whisperer into our home and more bad customer service stories. Also, new music from Howard Jones! Check it out gang!
Yes, I know it's a week late, but pumpkins are still festive and fun during November. Thanks to Bryan for this image. Oh and BTW, today is our wedding anniversary! I totally forgot until my parents called earlier today. Eep.
I am finishing out the final Things A Week in the hopes of a project coming up soon (more to come on this), and this is one of my favorite new ones, for the song "Dance, Soterios Johnson, Dance." I'm also updating the VTAW Flickr set with some new ones. Check em out!
For those who are interested, I was tapped to create the poster art for the Paul and Storm/ Jonathan Coulton musical tour happening near your area soon. For the record, I was a little creeped out drawing Paul, Storm and Joco in form fitting kitty outfits. But the boys pressed on and made it happen. If you'd like to see if the boys are coming your way, be sure to check here.