oh snap

2010.06.16

Warren Ellis (author of Transmetropolitan and Freakangels amongst other great and freaky shit,) has a podcast of mostly ambient stuff called The 4am. He included “ennui” (aka “that i would find you” aka “sinister chemical wisdom”) in the latest podcast.

Warren Ellis » The 4am: 21 – Sleep Department.

Because you’re mine.

2010.03.02

Via Warren Ellis, there’s Shane MacGowan and Friends ‘I Put A Spell On You’ in aid of Concern Worldwide’s work in Hait. Johnny Depp on guitar, Nick Cave, etc etc.

Perhaps I should make a different-versions of the same song mix of “I Put a Spell On You” like I did for “Stagger Lee” and “My Funny Valentine”, although my favorite version of “spell” is still Marilyn Manson’s


via My Funny Valentine | yukbon | 8tracks.


via Stagger Lee / Stackalee / Staggolee | yukbon | 8tracks.

Guess who’s back? Tell a friend, tell a friend, tell a friend

2009.02.26

It’s the return of the giant link-list email newsletter thing, now consolidated into a blog post for yourmy convenience. Would anyone be interested in an occasional mix-CD?

Bacon. A food so delicious that the bible forbids it. Sin with me: bacon cupcakes, Mike Nelson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 commits suicide by bacon, bacon explosion, get that bacon out of your teeth with bacon floss, chocolate bacon and the coup de bacon, candied bacon ice cream

File under “and people say I’m hard to shop for”: happy vagina t-shirts, aquarium toilet, check out the speakers on her, vagina perfume

File under “like goldy, but with iron”: Catholic church needs to read the bible more, apparently

Questions are a burden to others, answers a prison for oneself: http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2009/01/07/the-prisoner-is-free-and-online/

Science! It works, bitches! : Tattoo changes color with glucose levels.

Rob wants to give you a high five!

So…about that salmonella peanut butter: bird shit.

Freebase caffeine

There are no words for Starfish hitler

Science makes a mermaid.

PKD at the movies

2008.05.31

http://entertainment.slashdot.org/entertainment/08/05/31/015213.shtml

whoa. Probably my favorite PKD novel dramatized. Hrm. Consider that all of stuff that’s been movie-ized has so far been from short stories (the one exception being “A Scanner Darkly”, which Linklater got so fucking spot-on that it’s amazingly scary and gorgeous. I mean he even got the paranoia feeling down. It’s amazing.)

also also, modest mouse is coming!

2008.05.04

Joseph Palmer: Perscuted For Wearing The Beard – Jon Dyer’s Blog. Now that’s a man with commitment to facial hair.

Cupid’s getting kinkier every fucking year

“makes you feel pleasure” is surprisingly not in the top 10.

I have long been both a lecherous pervert and fascinated with the brain and mind, so naturally this article on the orgasmic mind was fascinating stuff to me. Scientific American also has a buncha jawsome articles that are semi-related, e.g. Why We Kiss, which when you think about it, has got to be the most amazing caveman discover ever (“…so…if we put our food/noise/biting holes together but don’t bite…it feels good?” I’ve heard it theorized before that it started as a feeding ritual for those unable to feed themselves.)

Life’s mysteries explained

ripoff or art?

2008.02.18

Common Ties, a post-postsecret site. or something. instead of postcards, it’s stories and pictures tied together. mostly sad, so far.

so, latest email thing

2007.06.06

Seriously, HOLY FUCKING SHIT: http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/index.html Man, I don’t know if the google dorks are geniuses or psychos, but that’s firmly in both lands. Check out the South Beach one. A geek-news site has discussion on the privacy aspects of it: http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/01/1219256&from=rss

So THAT’s what I’ve been doing wrong: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18914479/?GT1=9951

Laugh, it’s good for you: http://picks.yahoo.com/picks/i/20070531.html

Clothing. Made of condoms. http://pileofphotos.com/view/78/Clothes_made_of_condoms

Politically, I’m not so much FOR the democratic party as I am AGAINST the republican party. In that spirit, please read Matt Taibi’s latest article, which is a FUCK YOU to both democratic and republican parties: http://www.alternet.org/columnists/story/51687/

Jesus Christ Supershark: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10470057

I am a prankster. I appreciate the art behind it. I have to rein that in though, because I tend to just go straight for OH MY FUCKING GOD levels of revenge. But let’s witness someone else’s prank: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Xw_b3HeUY ah, butter on the floor. a true classic. simple and cheap.

Who knows, this shit might come in handy one day: http://www.thehumanaught.com/blog/2006/07/09/how-to-spot-a-jap/

I am seriously considering going to Wisconsin JUST to see this: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/WIBARforever.html

Hey, yeah, memorial day, right: http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_108083.asp Personally, my old man was in Vietnam, and he threatened to lock me in a loony bin if I ever joined the Armed Forces. Hey, who am I to disagree?

TETRIS ice cubes: http://www.instructables.com/id/EFGVY0RF22FIBN6/?ALLSTEPS

Make your own Pinocchio: http://puppetbuilding.com/marionettes/how-to-make-a-pinocchio-marionette.html

Pictures on your wrist: http://www.instructables.com/id/E5E87VOF2AX8PNT/?ALLSTEPS

Hey, that’s a neat sculpture: http://cre.ations.net/creation/stuff-i-do

Wow, chili sauce: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18948833?GT1=9951

DIE, YOU FUCKING FUCK http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070531/ap_on_hi_te/spam_arrest_10

And to finish, first an explanation of LOLCAT from the venerable WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolcats
and now that you know what LOLCAT is, please to be enjoying the LOLCAT site du jour: http://icanhascheezburger.com/

15 reasons Mr Rogers rocked: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/5943

spidercat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA97bT8WMSs&

hey, don’t get lost: http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/

morons humping furniture, a spider that LOVES HEAVY METAL and horses that smoke and drink.

2007.05.21

I started a new job. Which is cool. So I have a new phone, but my phone number is the same. Except my voicemail’s a bit FUBAR’d at the moment. So if you call and you get someone else’s voice asking you to leave a message…don’t worry about it, it’s still my phone. Also, I can’t check my voicemail, so uh….I’ll call you back. Or you can email me, I’m usually pretty good about answering my email.

Jesus WEPT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k98bRUOb4g …I cannot explain this, except to say that clearly these kids have perhaps had sex described to them and this is how their sad, broken minds were able to understand it. They’ve obvously never actually had sex. Or talked to women. Please watch it until the end so that you can see the end credits. I’m not kidding about that either.

Epic: http://www.yonkis.com/w.php?id=234200712145.jpg woman gives birth to two girls of different colors: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/black-white-twins.html

title says it all: http://www.filedorm.com/show.php/510_CaughtOnFilmExplainthistoyourboss.wmv.html

The use of the word boner to mean “mistake” isn’t very common anymore, which totally makes this hysterical: http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2007/03/top_15_unintent.html

David Bowie has the best birthday parties — to wit: Bjork playing live at his birthday party. Backed by a harp. With a choir. And a guy shuffling cards providing rhythm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv6rzhZ83rk

I mentioned Kurt Vonnegut’s passing and was asked why he was so great. I give you proof: http://www.avclub.com/content/node/60935/1

Hey, Dave, enough with the seriousness, give us lighthearted and cheerful news, right? http://bradhicks.livejournal.com/334314.html I’ll give you a teaser:

“Republicans, and their right-wing Democrat fellow travelers, have been telling
us since even before Reagan that we need to eliminate expensive and “wasteful”
regulations that are crippling our businesses’ productivity, that if we
deregulated our industries back to where they were before the Progressive Era,
they’d be making enough money to be able to afford more people. That, my
friends, is a total load of crap. And if you want a really vivid example of why
those regulations were all put in place, then I suggest that you hop a flight
down to Panama, and other places in the world, and start helping the families
down there count the bodies that died from one shipment of tainted merchandise
from China. They’ve already passed the 100 mark, and have all but given up on
finding all of them. And while you’re helping them tally up all of the dead
children, consider this: it is only by insanely good luck that a couple of dozen
or a couple of hundred of those dead kids weren’t here in the US. What, you
thought that poison showing up in adulterated products mis-labeled as food was
limited to coal byproducts in animal feed? You wish. It also turns out that
around the same time, China was allowing chemical companies to mislabel ethylene
glycol as better-than-food-grade 99.5% pure glycerin. That glycerin was sold to
manufacturers of cough syrup in the US and Latin America. In America, one
chemist at the buyer had an odd feeling about the glycerin they’d just bought
and decided, with no law making him do so and no management order to do so, to
double-check the purity. That he found that it was just as pure as it said, but
pure poison not pure medical-grade glycerin, is the only reason we didn’t have
as many dead kids as we now have dead pets.”

a classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSJck7ezGAo

spider bites give erections: http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/05/viagras_upcomin.html (also, the spider is totally throwing up the horns. it’s a totally FUCKIN’ METAL SPIDER)

you shouldn’t go crazy just cos someone says you’re going to die: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070507/od_nm/britain_spree_odd_dc_1

the best children’s book ever: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2457332 no, i’m not fucking with you, that really IS a REAL book: http://www.amazon.com/Latawnya-Naughty-Horse-Learns-Drugs/dp/0533091020/ Hmmm…I have friends who just had kids, I wonder if that would make a good gift.

wanna play a game? http://philip.greenspun.com/dating/index.tcl

If you know who Phillip K. Dick is, you might be interested in: http://www.mtvmoviesblog.com/2007/05/17/bill-pullman-is-kind-of-but-not-really-philip-k-dick/ (if you don’t know who PKD is, fix that.)

grindhouse (excellent movie, btw,) is not just a title of a movie, but a style unto itself. like say, gonzo journalism, but about horror and shock etc. So check out movie posters for movies you know and love but done grindhouse style: http://www.somethingawful.com/d/photoshop-phriday/grindhouse-movies.php?page=1

hey, speaking of gore: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070517/ap_on_re_us/internal_decapitation;_ylt=Ala1lKvugwgqSODmZxVjIeAEtbAF

and perhaps not unrelated, there’s a pill that’s gonna make periods go away for ever: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18745930/

xoxo,

"There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’

2007.03.16
I’m bored and it’s been at least a week since I’ve mailed most of you, so you get a generic mail that is bound to entertain you at least as long as it takes you to hit delete.

The subject is a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s “Goodbye Mr Rosewater”. Vonnegut died this week and if you’re not familiar with his writing, your life is sadder for it. You’ve seen back to school, the Rodney Dangerfield 80’s piece of shit movie? Remember when he hires a guy to write a term paper about Kurt Vonnegut and the professor says “whoever wrote this paper doesn’t know anything about Kurt Vonnegut” ? The dude who Dangerfield hires to write the paper — that’s Kurt Vonnegut.

So last week I spoke to my lawyer/guitarist friend and it turns out that he and his wife are so freaked out about pet food killing their dogs that she’s taken to cooking food for them and giving him dogfood. I’ll miss you bro — can I have your guitars? Turns out that making your own pet food is perhaps not that hard: http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/07/03/31/100loc_a8petmeals001.cfm

I found that last link at the ever-“oh-neat!”-inducing site, http://www.lifehacker.com/

Incredibly funny and horrifying at the same time: http://www.theonion.com/content/video/panda_demands_abortion(no it’s not true, it’s satire damn it. i know someone that I’ll email this to will need that explained.)

dumbest legal battle ever: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070403/ap_on_fe_st/baby_metallica_6

saddest kermit ever (also a must-see for Nine Inch Nails fans, this means you Robert): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLQRv0RjBBM

Getting off a government watch list: http://www.wired.com/politics/onlinerights/news/2007/04/watchlist2

“NATURE IS A LANGUAGE CAN’T YOU READ?”, or Continuing a theme, part deux: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFyXk7O419o
(part one is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGNN2L-Wh5I)

If you like postsecret (http://postsecret.blogspot.com/ if you don’t know what I’m talking about) then you maybe wanna hit up the live expo here in miami .. http://www.charleeprogram.org/news_detail.cfm?news_id=9

This goes to my neo-hippie peeps (you know who you are,) : http://www.hippy.com/php/article-243.html

Better brains through science: http://www.popsci.com/popsci/science/0e54d952c97b1110vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html

And I’ll leave you with a bad joke: what do vegeterian zombies crave? GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINNSSSS…..

i grabbed my head and we fell into it like a daydream or a fever

2007.03.03

I hurt my back so I’m bored. Which means you get an email full of weird stuff.

ok, so you may or may not have seen michel gondry’s “the science of sleep” (i haven’t, but i hear it’s good. i recommend the “director’s series” compilation DVD though.) but he’s done a bunch of music videos that are really bizarre and imaginative (bjork, beck, etc — to give you a taste, here’s a Cibo Matto vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPJ9TS_5tAo ). the man’s a visual poet of very high caliber, just take my word for it. but that’s not why i bring Michel Gondry up. I bring him up for cheap comedy; to wit:

see michel gondry solve a rubik’s cube with his feet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiQXgmVVGNA

ok, but where’s the art in that? here’s how he did it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaVsaWjzsds

and then again, here’s michel gondry solving a rubik’s cube WITH HIS NOSE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB8XedMowDU

really really great for decorating an office: http://www.blockposters.com/(upload a picture, tell it how many pages wide and viola, printable poster)

genius, but you know it’s gonna suck when you’re juuuuuust running out: http://www.gizmag.com/go/6534/

the empire doesn’t pay like it used to: http://www.cinematical.com/2007/03/03/darth-vader-commits-armed-robbery-in-north-carolina

also really great (but weird) art: http://www.funforever.net/archives/category/cool/

I can’t stop listening to this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_xVDaDJqWs — no wait i meant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-K4CXvxNcw

Godspeed! You Black Emperor’s “The Dead Flag Blues” in video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS2BrxcWWZA (cf GYBE! live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUQEJpLm2DA “world police / friendly fire”)

am forgetful. i seriously have not spoken to people for months because i just forget to call them back. http://www.hassleme.co.uk/ might help you if you’re like me.

a cellphone that biodegrades and sprouts flowers: http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART35325.html

sleep, it’s good for your brain: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_article_id=437683&in_page_id=1965http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-02/uoa-oit022307.phpin other news, the sky is blue, water is wet, pope is still catholic and 99% of bears still shit in the woods.

lego, for when you’re just too damn lazy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTsXlTKaFq0