Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Let's Play Caption This!

I used to play this all the time at my message board, and I thought I would bring some of that fun over to Jawbone.

The game is simple. I post a picture and you give it the best (hopefully humorous) caption you can think of. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezie. Then we'll read the best ones on the show. So let's start with a photo of the face transplant woman:

"This face transplant went great. I just wish they wouldn't have put the Lon Chaney werewolf model on me"

Now it's your turn! Have fun!

Fastr - The Flickr Game

Boatloads of fun. Check out the game here.

Thanks to Brian and JC for the link.

Monday, January 30, 2006

CounterPoint on WoW

As a sobering counterpoint to the last post, I offer up this article, Videogame Widows.
"Kristan's husband, Allen, began his love affair with World of Warcraft one afternoon about a year ago, when he opened a demo CD for the game and started playing it non-stop. Kristan, who is 23, assumed he'd eventually get bored. Today, the 26-year-old gets home from his IT job at 6, inhales dinner and plays the online fantasy game until midnight. This he does every evening, except for weekends -- when he plays from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m."

Thanks to Karen for the link.

The International Geek Song

Spot on and frickin' hilarious! I gotta figure out how to get the song for our show. Check it out. Thanks to Rob for the link.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Hobo Drawing Is Back Baby!

#163: Frog Eatin' Lou
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

I have a bunch of these sketched in but no time to do them. So I started again tonight with this little sketch of Frog Eatin' Lou. For those of you not familiar with the 700 Hoboes, please consult Show #88.

New BBC Comedy

Fans of The Office may enjoy this new British comedy called The IT Crowd. Not bad. The first show is downloadable, so go watch it now. Thanks to Andrew for the link.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Thank Goodness For Small Miracles

Chipotle now has online ordering. Praise be to God.

Jawbone #95: Change My Monkey Diaper

Neil, our Former Fat Guy in the Basement, joins us for his first show of the year. We chat about monkeys, health, vomit, diapers and more. How could you not love a show like this?


What's Next for Mac
Fatty Liver
Jan Michael Vincent
Ernest Borgnine

The Subways | Rock and Roll Queen
The Vandals | An Idea For A Movie

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Disney Buys Pixar for A Gabilzillion Dollars

Hmmm...Steve Jobs becomes a member of the Disney Board of Directors with this buyout? How soon before we see Extreme Makeover: Computer Edition on ABC?

Read the story here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Disney Meets Devo

From DJ Hojo:

Who would have thought that Disney would reunite Devo to have them re-record some of their old stuff......and have the vocals done by KIDS?

Check out the site, compete with videos here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

On the Lookout...

This is a totally self-serving post, but I am currently looking for a killer flash animator to help me on some flash projects, both for the show and beyond. Bonus points if you have actionscript experience. Please send me your info to jawboneradio[at}gmail[dot]com.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Jawbone #94: The Legends of Podcasting

Listen up brothas! Tonight's show, we talk about our listeners, the continuous road to show 100, strange people at drug store cosmetic counters and Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man.


KQCX 99.1
Grizzly Man
Notes To Netflix
ExtraLife Radio
Random Signal

Jonathan Coulton | Camp Bachelor Alma Mater
Brad Sucks | Making Me Nervous

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Friday, January 20, 2006

We Are The Robots

If you're a Kraftwerk fan, you have to hear this. Salsa covers versions of Kraftwerk tunes. I heard this on Coverville Episode 169, and it totally blew me away.

Check it Out Here. And buy his music here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Monday, January 16, 2006

Jawbone #93: The Wonderfully Magical Mystical World Of Jonathan Coulton

On this episode of Jawbone, we speak to prolific and popular podsafe artist, Jonathan Coulton. We discuss the Year of the Coulton, his affiliation and Friday Night barfights with Mr. John Hodgman, being a contributing troubador for Popular Science magazine, annoying jingles and a whole lot of Jonathan Coulton music! Open your ears and let the Coulton in, won't you?

RUNNING TIME: 1hr 3min

Baby Got Back
Weird Al Yankovic
They Might Be Giants
John Hodgman
Cleveland Security Company

Mandelbrot Set
SkullCrusher Mountain
That Spells DNA
Todd the T1000
A Laptop Like You
I Crush Everything

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Disney On Ice - NAKED!

Something is very wrong with the costume designer for this show. I remember seeing the commercial for Finding Nemo on Ice about a year ago and both Nora and I had to rewind the commerical to make sure we were seeing what we were. Perhaps I'm reading too much into this photograph, but I'm seeing large, bulbous breasts on the front of those foam rubber costumes. It looks even worse on TV, because the imagery is flashing quickly before your eyes, edited with shots of seahorses and stingrays...it's designed to confuse the senses. I can just imagine a bunch of dads sitting slack-jawed and drooling over the faux breasts that skated before them, and the mothers suddenly realizing that they have just gotten discount tickets from Tops for a boob show. Odd. Very odd.

Friday, January 13, 2006

CyCat: The Cyclops Cat

Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

From our friend Ape Lad...his take on the Cy, the Cyclops Cat.

The Best of Jawbone: We Built This Podcast on Chimps and Twinkies

More Classic Jawbone in the feed. This is from March 5, 2005. If you've heard our theme song and wondered why D. Verada mentions chimps tearing faces off, this show is why. We feature a story about a couple attacked by chimps at a birthday party as well as feature a cover of Starship's "We Built This City" that was performed by the CEO's of Starbucks last winter.

Come along for the ride!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Ray Harryhausen had a hand in this...didn't he?

The Cyclops Kitten.

Thanks to DJ Hojo and Hometown Tales for the link.

Jawbone #92: Thank You For Calling

We are well on the road to 100, and we do a late night show fighting a broken, cold-ridden voice and fatigue. We chat about old people, funny videos, socks and Ebay.


America's Funniest Home Videos
Bob Saget
Stomp Shout and Scream

Fourteen| Zee Nature of Politics
George Hrab | Thank You For Calling

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A Interesting Clash With The Podfather

Check this out. It's an e-mail exchange between podcaster, KnightWise and The Podfather himself. Crazy. I couldn't imagine getting an "F-- YOU" from the guy...but maybe he's still crafting my letter.

Read the blog post here, before it gets pulled off the net.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Sign Our Frappr Map, Damnit!

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Ok, you know who you are...our Frappr map has stalled out...no new additions for a few weeks now. I know it might have been tough over the holidays, but there is no excuse now. Go over and sign our Frappr Map. NOW!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Friday, January 06, 2006

The Best of Jawbone: Jason and the Redemption

As we approach our 100th show, we've decided to go back into the archives and put some old shows back in the feed that some of our newer listeners may not have heard yet. If you're a veteran listener and you've heard the show before, then sit back and enjoy some classic (cough, cough - rerun!) Jawbone Radio!

Today's installment is from March 10, 2005. This is an interview with a college grad student named Jason. Jason was the first person to take us to task for our interview skills and non-professional demeanor after our interview with Amanda from Rocketboom. He bashed us at the comment section at Rocketboom, so what did we do? We sent him an e-mail and got him on the show. It was an interesting show and in the end, we think we made a fan out of Jason.

It's interesting to hear us near the very begining of our podcasting career, and really nothing much has changed. Although, I do think about Jason before I start any interview.

Enjoy this blast from the past!

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Hairless Upper Lips Unite!

Dissing Campbell Scott
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

Poor Campbell Scott. The guy has the sad curse, of looking perpetually 15 years old. And he also can't grow a good mustache. I can't decide whether his mustache in The Exorcism of Emily Rose was real or a movie prop. Luckily, it didn't get in the way of me enjoying the film. It's probably the best movie about the rite of exorcism that I have seen in a long while. Very good film indeed.

Here's A Tip...

If you are bidding on items on Ebay and you can't afford to pay for an item that sells for under $3, YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN'T BE BIDDING ON EBAY.

Thank you.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

7 Deadly Sinners

I've been meaning to link this up for a while, and a recent communique with the ever artistic celebrity ego hunter, Fourteen, reminded me about it. It's an art site called 7 Deadly Sinners, featuring the work of former Jawbone guests, Fourteen, Tom Bagley among others. I harbor a high level of jealousy against these folks and their talent. However, even with this burning envy, they always inspire me.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Introducing The "Buy Jawbone Some Stuff With Your Money" Fund!

There has been a lot of talk recently about podcasters shilling for money and donations to buy themselves stuff. And we here at Jawbone don't want to be left out in the cold.

So today, we have started a "Buy Jawbone Stuff With Your Money" Fund. That's right. Your donation will go buying us stuff. Maybe food. Maybe clothes for our children. Maybe a new 60GB Video iPod. For our children. All five of them.

With your generous donations, maybe we can go to Utah and hang with Scott Johnson from ExtraLife Radio. Or maybe go skiing with Brian Ibbot in Colorado. Or buy a Taylor Ham and Egg sandwich or two. It's all up to you. So please, won't you help us out? You don't want to make our kids cry do you? DO YOU?! We didn't think so. Just click below to donate.

Some British XBOX 360 Advertising

Cool stuff from our friends overseas, via Adcritic:

A new spot airing on the U.K.'s Sky network contains a frenetic video which can be accessed by pressing the red "interactive" button on digital remotes, treating the viewer to a fast-paced showcase of the Xbox 360's high-end graphics, games and features.

But London-based DiTV agency Weapon7 didn't stop there, taking the "easter egg" theme even further by layering a hidden game within the video. By hitting certain buttons on the remote's keypad, viewers can advance through a series of increasingly difficult levels, with the highest scores being awarded the honor of being registered on the spot itself. "

Check out this non-interactive version of the video here.

Jawbone #91: King Kong Featuring Jack Nicholson as the Joker

Jawbone returns with a vengance! It's the first show of 2006 and we're just nine shows away from the big 100. How exciting! Tonight, Nora and I discuss our Christmas and New Years holiday, Len coming to fisticuffs with our holiday guests, the upcoming liver test, nose apes on new years and much more. Let's start 2006 out with a bang!


Resolutions by Jonathan Coulton
Nose Apes
Drake's Fruit Pies
Alexander McCall Smith
King Kong
Jack Nicholson as the Joker
Shelly's Podcast

Jonathan Coulton | Flickr
The Muffs | How I Pass The Time

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Now It Can be Told...

Since the holidays are over, and the dust has settled, I thought it might be fun to show off some images from a project that never got off the ground. By now, you probably have all heard Jonathan Coulton's Podsafe Christmas Song, that featured us as well as Adam Curry, and CC Chapman as an Alvin and the Chipmunk-esque band of singers. Shortly after the song was released, a few of us had bandied the idea around of possibly creating a video to go along with the song. The idea quickly turned to adapting all the podcasters featured in the song (including Mr. Coulton) as South Park characters. One, it would sort of fit the style of the song. Two, it would be relatively easy to animate. And three, the South Park characters were pretty easy to draw. So I went ahead and created South Park figures of myself and all the other characters in the song.

Unfortunately, real life and the holidays called and Chris from the Daily Download and Just Sue from Extra Super Action Show were unable to get the video completed in time. So all we have is the raw drawings that were meant to be animated. So here, for the first time are some of those images from the yet to be completed/started Podsafe Christmas Song music video!

This is the drawing of Adam Curry. In the song, Adam was turned into the brash and bratty Alvin of the bunch. We took that a bit further by giving Adam a doobie and some bloodshot eyes. I do not have any personal knowledge of whether the Podfather tokes it up in his spare time. This is what i was told to draw. Please do not come and break my legs, Podfather.

Here is the amiable and ever-loved teddy bear of a podcaster, Mr. CC Chapman. Once again, the fact that Mr. Chapman is a bit heavier in this rendering is not my doing. I was only being told what to draw! My original drawing of CC was very svelte, athletic and fit. This is not a personal commentary on Mr. Chapman. I happen to think he is a wonderful man. Once again, please do not send goons. I was only following orders.

And finally, here is the image of the master musician Mr. Jonathan Coulton. I was flying blind on this drawing since it was a bit difficult finding an image of Mr. Coulton to work from. A Google search of his name came up with different images of master brewers, pierogis, scotch drinkers and Dalaran wizards, hardly the sort of source material that would be considered reliable. After an exhaustive search however, I was able to find a fairly good photo to work from and I came up with this mumu-wearing fellow.

After writing all of this, I'm starting to realize why the video was never created in the first place. Probably better that way.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Help Us Out At The Pickle!

Podcast Pickle recently cleared out their favorite podcasts links. Which means nothing to you. But what it means to us is that we need your help to stay in the top 25! Go over to the Pickle and add Jawbone Radio to your favorites. Here's the link. You may need to start an account over there, but it's quick and painless.

Also, you may want to throw us a vote at Podcast Alley, Yahoo Podcasts and also reveiw us over at Itunes. Yowza, what a selection! Thanks for the support all.