Monday, July 31, 2006

Caption This 7-31-06

What else is there to say? Let's see what you come up with. Thanks again to Chad.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Jawbone #122: Down With The Clown

On tonight's show, we find out who will be a guest on an upcoming episode of Jawbone Radio, and we also raffle off a set of books from Bush's Baked Beans. We also discuss my new catchphrase and bring up some other cool catchphrases that are sure to become a big part of pop culture vernacular. Plus, more hobo talk and much more. Enjoy!

Consolidated Loans

Special Thanks to Bush's Baked Beans for the donation of the book "Duke's Tails: Duke Finds A Home.". We don't mention this on the show, but the book goes to raise money for the American Humane Association.


Podcast Pickle
Me and The Bean
Portable Media Expo
700 Hoboes

Jonathan Coulton | Seahorse
The Groan Box Boys | Hobo Heaven

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Friday, July 28, 2006

VTAW: Under The PInes

VTAW: Under The PInes
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

Who else could write a song about Leonard Nimoy's one night stand with Sasquatch during the taping of a segment of the 70's TV show "In Search Of?" None other than Jonathan Coulton, that's who. This is for his song "Under the Pines", these week's Thing A Week. Featured on Channel 4's "This Is A Knife"

More good hobo news! The website, was featured on the July 27th edition of the UK independent Channel 4 vidcast "This Is A Knife". The segment is about midway through. Check it out.

Stan Lee's Who Wants To Be A Superhero

Ok, so I Tivo'ed Stan Lee's "Who Wants To Be A Superhero" last night on Sci-Fi and I have to say, I was fairly impressed. If you can get past the major geek factor of people who have made up their own characters and thier lousy costumes (Cell Phone Girl? Come on...) the premise of the show isn't too bad. Stan Lee is looking for superhumans, not superheroes. He wants the kind of people who would do the right thing in any situation...he wants real bravery, chivalry, concern and care. I'm excited to see the next episode, even though it is on Sci-Fi...

Anyone else watching it?

AOL Retention Manual

This is some crazy stuff folks. Check out this manual from AOL that explains the process of how to talk someone out of cancelling their account. Thanks to Wayne in the UK for the link.

Do You Play XBOX 360?

If so, my gamertag is jawbonelen. Send me a voice message so I know who it is before I add you as a friend. See ya in game!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

#299: The ScrollKeeper

#299: The ScrollKeeper
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

More hoboes. If you haven't checked in a while, the project is really picking up steam. Since the BB link and being listed as a populr link on delicious, we have had an influx of members and drawings. I felt I needed to keep up with the gang, so here is one of my new ones, The ScrollKeeper. +5 Arcane Magic if you can him during a quest in The Big Rock Candy Mountains of Hobdonia.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Jawbone PME Fund: Update

Here's just a little update on the Jawbone PME Pledge Drive.

First off, thank you to everyone who has contributed to the fund. It certainly means a lot when people plop down their hard-earned cash to help us out. Thank you one and all. Through your contributions, we have raised close to $600.00 already. That means we are only about $200.00 away from our goal. I'm writing now to put out one more push for the drive. August is almost here and I'd like to secure the tickets sooner than later, as the longer we wait, the more expensive the tickets will become. I'm decided to kick in the final $100.00 toward our travel. That leaves us at a goal of $100.00! Pretty easy to reach. So, if there is any small donation you can give to get us to the final $100, it would be greatly appreciated. Everyone who contributes will get a real drawing by me, delivered to your home and also a chance to win a guest spot on an upcoming epsiode of Jawbone Radio.

Thanks again for all your support and donations. Words cannot express our gratitude. Hopefully we will be respresentin' at the PME at the end of September!

UPDATE: Oops. Math is wrong. It's actually close to $150 with my $100 kicked in. Right now we are at $631.00. Hopefully, this is not too much to ask. :(

UPDATE TWO: Randy from OK just emptied out his Jawbone Cuss Jar and his potty mouth got us to $700! Whoo! We are so close to going to Cali! Thanks Randy and everyone else. :)

UPDATE THREE: Thanks to some generous last minute donations, WE DID IT! We made enough money to go the California this September and to the PME. Thanks to everyone who donated:

Dave, Sebastian, Clinton, Matt, Tim, Jen, Neil, Annie, Shelly, Mignon, Jarrod, Randy, Rosemary, Bill and Knightwise. You guys are the greatest. On our next show, we will be raffling our the guest spot for an upcoming episode of Jawbone. Thanks again!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Caption This 7-24-06

Words fail me. Let's see what you guys come up with. Again, thanks to Super contributor, Chad.

Video Game Cakes

Check out this pretty cool set of cakes inspired by video games. And while you're at it, check out this Flickr set of even more video game inspired cakes. I'm pretty sure we have featured the Katamari cake in the past. Thanks again to Chad for the links.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Jawbone #121: Do You Want A Turkey?

Tonight, we share a tale about my folks that is sure to become "The Infamous Turkey Story". I also share my gamertag for Xbox360 and stories about our local library. BTW, something is wrong with my mic and I'm sorry about the messy sound throughout the show. Thanks for subscribing and please enjoy the show.


John Hodgman
Extralife Radio
Me and The Bean
Our Wikipedia Entry - Thanks again to Ben!
XBOX 360

Jonathan Coulton | Skymall

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Saturday, July 22, 2006

VTAW: Creepy Doll

VTAW: Creepy Doll
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

Hot damn! I have been waiting for an opportunity like this for weeks now and today it finally came. This is the Visual Thing A Week for Jonathan Coulton's song "Creepy Doll". I wanted to do something really weird and monsterish and this is pretty close to what I had in mind. I think I will post my original drawing for this just to show the direction I was going in originally. The original drawing looked like a creepy little girl, but lacked those creepy doll-like qualities that I felt were in the song. Regardless, this is good and monsterish and a VTAW that I am proud of.

UPDATE: Here is the original abandoned image for the Creepy Doll VTAW.

Friday, July 21, 2006

The Hoboes Get Boinged Again

As many of you know, I am heavily involved in The 700 Hoboes Project. The core group of Mr. Austin, Apelad, Halcyonsnow and others have been doing our part in drawing hobo after hobo. Well, I just found out from Apelad the site just got Boing Boinged again. This is the best part of Mark F's review, IMHO:
"Behold the 700 Hoboes Project, a beautifully designed site that archives the current drawings and offers new features, such as semantic classification of the hoboes."
Byaaahh! Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. It's always good when someone likes your design. :) Frankly, though, it's the contributions of the dozen of artists who are making the site as beautiful as it as. Hello to all who are finding this site from E-hobo. Please, stay a while and enjoy my latest hobo.

Link Dump: Round Up Of Random Weird Stuff Issue 9

It's been quite a week at the Nobby Annex. No real time to do serious updates. That's a good thing though. When that happens that means that real life is pumping and the Annex is working, and that is good news all around gang. So while the dump may be a bit behind, other things are at the forefront. With that being said, lets' get Michael Buffer out here to say:


Before we start, I wanted to give you some background music while you peruse the link dump, so go ahead and start this YouTube video (link courtesy of DJ Hojo) and enjoy some downhome Star Wars music with your dump.

Aight, our first set links come to us from sunny California and our friend SuperFanMalcom. Malcom apparently has been catching up on old shows and has come to the sudden realization that we dig all things Bigfoot. So he sends this information along for our edification: Bigfoot is protected by real laws. That's right. Here's the skinny:
"In 1969, Washington's Skamania County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance setting out a $10,000 fine and five years in prison for anyone who killed a Bigfoot in the county. Both are still on the books."
And this, also from Washington:
"Regarding Sasquatch, Skamania County, Washington passed a law in 1969 that 'any willful, wanton slaying of such creatures shall be deemed a felony', subject to substantial fine and/or imprisonment.
So all you would be Sasquatch poachers, beware. Future laws will also include protection of Oolka the Mok and The Great Gazoo.

Wayne from the Ukraine continues with his barrage of Hofflinks. Shield your eyes children. This will hurt.

Take this.

And that.

And for you lovers of the UK Office, take this!

One more link from Dan: Byahhhh!

Chad + Asian + Scott Johnson = Racist Military Pamphlet? Check this:
"The Punch Below The Belt is a 1945 U.S. Military pamphlet, designed to train soldiers in the waning days of the war in the Pacific. Specifically, the text focuses on the nature of the tactics employed by the Japanese, characterized as deceptive & underhanded. More than mere enemy-demonizing propaganda, the booklet is an official military training manual, chock-full of staggeringly racist cartoons designed to drive the message home to the G.I.s."
Dovetailing from that, Dan says "...those crazy Asians! They'll put ham in anything!"

Yes we will, Dan. Yes we will.

DJ Hojo sends us this: The Peanut Butter Disaster. Let us never speak of it again.

To quote Clinton: "That's it! We're done done done done done."


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Sheena Is A Parasite

This is an interesting video by "Rubber Johnny" creator Chris Cunningham. And by interesting, I mean twisted and disturbing. It's for a band called The Horrors and it has some really disturbing strobe images happening in it.

And speaking of disturbing, Nora and I are still reeling from a weekend viewing of a show on Animal Planet called "Eaten Alive". Ugh. We'll probably talk about it on a future show. But suffice to say, there was a lot about everyone's favorite parasites including tapeworms, roundworms and of course, sulfurous burps. So this whole parasite video seems to make a lot of sense now.

#683: Harry Coughblood

#683: Harry Coughblood
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

Back to Hobo drawing once again. I saw all the great illos from ApeLad and the gang and I had to jump back on the hobo bandwagon and sit a spell. I drew 4 tonight and colored 2 of them. My son drew one too and I'll probably upload that one as well. Until then, enjoy my favorite new one, Harry Coughblood.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Senator Stevens VS DJ Hojo

Once again, ask and ye shall receive. DJ Hojo Battles Senator Stevens. I'm pretty sure DJ wins. Thanks as always to DJ Hojo for the mix.

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Our Wikipedia Entry. Thanks to Ben for this honor. :)

Pretty Fly For A Jedi

Evidently spare James Earl Jones audio from the Darth Vader sessions re-edited into Star Wars. Allegedly. Supposedly. We hear.
Check out the video here. Thanks Brian!

Jawbone #120: This Is the Best Time of Your Life

We're back! And we have a "regular" show tonight. No guests. No surprises. Just good old fashioned Len and Nora banter. On this episode, we dissect Net Neutrality, we talk about high school and pizza, teen suicide, bikers, mennonites and so much more. Also, listen in as we talk about me hitting Level 60 in WoW and the party that we're planning when that event happens.

And have you donated to the "Send Jawbone to the PME" fund yet? Check the link on the right side of the page to donate. Thanks for subscibing and thanks for listening to Jawbone Radio.


Net Neutrality
Clock DVA

Jonathan Coulton | Pizza Day

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Caption This: 7-17-06

This week's Caption This comes to us from Marm in jolly old England. This photo proves the point that kids are destroying machines, no matter where you are in the world.

Friday, July 14, 2006

New Spiderman 3 Poster

Whoa. This is totally hot. Click the image to see a bigger version.

Visual Thing A Week: Seahorse

VTAW: Seahorse
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

This week's VTAW (a little earlier this week) for the Jonathan Coulton song entitled "Seahorse." After doing some experimentation with the vector trace feature in CS2, I went back to traditional pencil and digital paint on this image. And I really like the look I got. Feels almost like a kids book.

Weird Al, Bob Dylan and Palindromes

All you Bob Dylan/Weird Al/John Hodgman/palindrome fans, this is for you. I heard this song a while ago, but I had no idea these were palindromes until I saw the video. Thanks to Neil for the link.

Do You Like The Trypod Network?

And quite honestly, who doesn't? With all the shows and the podcasting and the Scott Johnson...anyhow. Here's a cool way to keep track of all your favorite Trypod Network shows: The Trypod Network Toolbar! Get updates on Jawbone, ELR, MATB and more! Download it now!

Dust Art

Chad sends us yet another cool link.
When the dust gets thick on the back window of his Mini Cooper, Scott Wade uses it as a canvas to create temporary works of art.
Check out more here.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Internet: A Series Of Tubes

This may be old news, but it still doesn't make it less funny. Via Wired:

The Senate Commerce Committee deadlocked 11 to 11 on an amendment inserting some very basic net neutrality provisions into a moving telecommunications bill. The provisions didn't prohibit an ISP from handling VOIP faster than emails, but would have made it illegal to handle its own VOIP packets faster than a competitor's.
Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) explained why he voted against the amendment and also provided these classic quotes about how the net works:
"I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?

Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.

So you want to talk about the consumer? Let's talk about you and me. We use this internet to communicate and we aren't using it for commercial purposes.
And this:
"They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.

It's a series of tubes.

And if you don't understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and its going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.
Hilarious. This is classic stuff. You can hear the whole 10 minute explanation here. And DJ Hojo: I expect a mash-up on my desk by Monday. ;)

Moscau! Moscau! Hey!

Thanks to Scott at ELR for this new earwig of a song. I am mesmerized and in love with this. Something is very wrong with me. I know I'm crazy, but I feel this may very well be the next big craze. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Jawbone #119: Interview with Dean Haglund of the X-Files

The Truth Is Out There. And tonight's it on episode 119 of Jawbone Radio. Interview month contnues on Jawbone. Thanks to loyal Friend Of Jawbone (FoJ), Dave Devries, we have this super cool interview with Dean Haglund of the X-Files. Fans may remember Dean as Ringo Langley of The Lone Gunmen, a group that Fox Mulder would go-to to get the "real" scoop on what's happening conspiracy-wise. We talk to Dean about his time on the X-files, his stand-up comedian background and also his invention called The Chill Pack. What are you waiting for? Download this puppy now!


Dave Devries Monster Engine
Dean Haglund Offical Site
The X-Files Official Site
The Lone Gunman Official Site - Buy the DVD here!
Dean Haglund's Wikipedia Entry
Chill Pak Official Website

The Vandals | I've Got An Ape Drape

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Love the Japanese

There is something wickedly wrong with their culture. But you know what? I'm okay with that. I guess that's why I can enjoy these cruel practical jokes almost as much as I enjoy a good Philadelphia Roll.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

For Laura and Monica

This is an oldie but a goodie. And this one goes out to Laura and Monica. They will know why.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Caption This:7-10-06

Sorry so late on this. It's been one wacky day. Anyway, Chad loves cameras. Or so it would seem. And so as a companion peice to his latest video, I offer you this week's Caption This Image.

Behold the Beauty of the Horse/Butterfly/Moth

What an idiot. Thanks to Chad for the link!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

VTAW: SkyMall

VTAW: SkyMall
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

A little tip of the hat to R. Crumb on this drawing. As I mention in the notes of the illo on Flickr, I am playing with some new features in CS2 and the line trace feature blows my mind. I like the way it interpreted my pencil line art as these crazy vector shapes. I love it! Anyway, here the song Skymall and enjoy your weekend, kids.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Special Edition Link Dump: "I Am The Hoff!"

Sorry so late on this. Apparently, there's a huge undercurrent of David Hasselhoff news that I have been neglecting.

First, there's this. Apparently "The Hoff" as he is now calling himself (no joke) was ejected from Wimbeldon for being drunk. He calls himself "The Hoff" what the hell is wrong with this world?

I don't know about you, but when I think pantomime, I think Hoff. So imagine my heartbreak when I read this.

Also, Blazin' Hoff is coming your way thanks to Ice-T:
Ice-T added: "He's gonna come out as Hassle The Hoff - I promise you. The Hoff will surprise people with his rap skills and humour."
Newsflash: He already does Ice-T. With his flabby guy and reptilian skin.

Anywho, moving on...The Hoff is really the Antichrist according to this website. So why not celebrate by buying a shirt?

And this is an oldie, but a goodie. Enjoy the video!

Finally, why don't you Jump In the Hoff's car?

Many thanks to Wayne from the Ukraine, Julie and Mr. X for the fab links.

UPDATE!! Via BB: Wax on Wax Hoff. Will the fun never end?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

New Jawbone Co-Produced Podcast

Here's something Jawbone readers and listeners may want to check out. A story ran in yesterday's PD about a new podcast project I've been working on called Cityprowl. They are audio walking tours of different districts and neighborhoods in Cleveland. It's a great article, but, unfortunately, I wasn't mentioned in the story. However, I had a big role in getting the site and podcast up and running. Yours truly designed the logo, the site and also edited down the podcast. Visit the site here. Check out the story here. And if you're at all interested, subscribe in Itunes.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Support Jawbone At The Pickle!

Gary at the Podcast Pickle has reset the Top 100 at the site. So if you haven't already, please head on over the Pickle, create an account (if you haven't already) and add Jawbone to your faves by using this link. Thanks for the support!

Rocketboom+ Amanda, No More?

That's the word on the street kids. Looks like Rocketboom will continue, but without Amanda Congdon. Check out the link.

UPDATE: This is from the official announcement:
Amanda Congdon has decided to move to L.A. to pursue opportunities that have arisen for her in Hollywood. We wanted to meet her demands to move production out to L.A., however, we are a small company and have not been able to figure out a way to make it work, financially and in many other ways at this time. While we continue to remain with open arms, Amanda has in fact quit and left Rocketboom. So sadly, we bid Amanda adieu and wish her all the best.

Jawbone #118: Bill Maynard And The Terror of Fu Manchu

Tonight's show features a friend of ours, Bill Maynard, who also happens to be an author of the upcoming book, "The Terror Of Fu Manchu",. Remarkably, Bill was able to get the rights from both the UK and US holders of the Fu Manchu estate. He has written a tale that fits easily into the classic history of the character and also introduces Fu Manchu to a new set of readers. Bill gives us a fascinating history lesson on the classic Sax Rohmer character and also shares with us some of his interesting tales regarding Pink Panther director, Blake Edwards. It's a great interview that gives insight into the creative process and is a great listen for anyone who has desired to write more than just fan fiction. Give it a listen!


To reach Bill directly to discuss the book (preferably agents and publishers). you can write to him here.
The Page of Fu Manchu
The Peter Sellers Appreciation Society
Blake Edwards

Tate Moore | Punk Poet (courtesy of 219 records)
Jonathan Coulton Thing A Week | Rock and Roll Boy

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Caption This:7-3-06

Happy Fourth of July, all you crazy Americans! This week is crazy what with the parades and the fireworks and the time off work and drunker stupors. But there's always time for Caption This. This is a photo found on LiveJournal of the current President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. Give it your worst!

Link Dump: Round Up Of Random Weird Stuff Issue 8

Welcome to yet another issue of the Jawbone LD or "Link Dumps" as all the kids on MySpace are calling them. Here you'll find an array and compendium of things that will keep you surfing the inernets with the button and the mouse and the clicking and whatyouknow. Anyway, let's dump!


First off, just a reminder that the daily voting for the Podcast Awards has started. You can go every 24 hours and vote for Jawbone Radio in an array of categories. While you're at it, remember to send a vote for all the other shows on the Trypod Network. Oh, and just so you know, I think you're supposed to put our website address down for the Podcast URL and not our RSS feed. More clarification (hopefully) will come on that soon. Vote by using the little link on the sidebar. Oh, and tell about a million friends to do the same thing. :)

And an update to a previous post, Randy in OK's Jawbone Cuss Jar Fund is doing pretty well. If you consider dropping F-bombs doing pretty well. Here's what Randy has to say:
"Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how the Jawbone cuss jar PME fund is doing. I messed up and dropped quite a few words that I should not have, but I think I saw improvement by the end of the week. Anyway there is currently $33.50 in the jar. I better go I just checked the security cameras and it looks like Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi are trying to steal the money. Hopefully, Darth and the Jawa will be able to hold them off. Die rebel scum."
You can see the latest updated picture of the Cuss jar here.


As an interesting addition to the PME Fund Drive, Brian of Coverville comes up with this idea:
"How about if the donators put up $5 or more, they could also include a phrase or comment, like "You know what would be great on your podcast? Monkeys!", or "I stopped listening to your podcast because of all of your racial comments.", and you'd print them all out and keep them in your pockets while in Ontario. Then, every time you met someone new, you'd pull one of the phrases out and read it verbatim. (Keeping your iRiver recording the whole time). It doesn't have to even be about podcasting. You could have phrases like "Want to see my tattoo of Ryan Seacrest?" or "Something smells like guava." The rules would be clear. You'd have to read the phrase verbatim, no matter how odd or embarrassing. And you'd have to record it and air it."
I like it! Sort of like a live Caption This. Eh, not really. But I still like it! The rules are, nothing insulting or vulgar (we do have some decorum). After that it's wide open. Every donation of $5 bucks gets a comment. So if you donate $10, you can write up to 2 comments. $25 gets you 5 comments. We will read them when we get out to Ontario, record them and air them on the show. So what are you waiting for? Start donating today!


Supermania is hitting an all-time high. Yes, folks. Superman Returns, but he's kind of a d*ck. This according to SuperD*ickery (sent via Dan) "a site that documents real comic book covers and panels that show Superman being a d*ck (along with other comic book oddities). You can browse the index that contains such diverse topics as racism, murder, fatherhood, fascism, cruelty to sidekicks and changes in modern language (it is important to note that if you were to look up the word "boner" in the dictionary, you would find out that it means a "blunder or an error")."


Dovetailing from Superman to Blazen Hazen, Ben provides this nice segue:
"So we go to Superman Wednesday at the Alamo Drafthouse (which, if you're ever in Austin, is the only way to see a movie.) Anyway, they do these odd little shorts and stuff before each show (ie Hindi Superman, cartoon clips of Superfriends.) So what happens to be on when we get in our seats? None other than Blazen Hazen and his Avg. Homeboy video. It was a thing of beauty seeing that huge P.O.S. on the big screen and everyone laughing at it."
Poor Denny. His last 3 minutes of 15 don't look to be a good one. But at least he had a cartoon made of him (via Doogtoons and Chad). That's gotta count for something, right?

Check out this awesome bedroom! Why didn't I think of this? Thanks Chad!


More Davd Brent. More Office. This is David's music video. Hilarious. Thanks again to Dan.

That's going to do it for link dump today. I've got more, but who really reads this anyway. Happy Birthday, America! Get out there and start grillin'.