I was hunting for some hilariously lame patriotic videos, but took a break to see if there was any new Jonathan Richman stuff on YouTube and found this.
I remember watching it when it aired. 1995! So I was 15 or 16. I wasn’t familiar with his music at the time, and it was a few years before “There’s Something About Mary,” but I remember thinking he was the first guest who actually seemed to get what Space Ghost Coast to Coast was all about.
Part 1 Continue reading Jonathan Richman on Space Ghost
Besides Cokie Roberts’ inane prattling, All Thing Considered‘s fluffy human interest stories are the worst thing about NPR. Who says cussing anyway? Here in Normaltown, we call it swearing.
My fellow Photoshop jockeys might enjoy this video from the guy who developed the Obama ‘O’ logo.
Part 2 can be found here. Looking at the collage of previous campaign art, it was pretty amazing how consistently shitty it all is. Republicans and Democrats were terrified of gradients. I had no idea.
Eagles of Death Metal – Wanna Be In LA
PA, LA, it’s all the same. Both are somewhere “out west” to me. I’m off to the land of Yuengling for a couple of weeks, with a brief stop in Baltimore to get my Natty Boh on.
Unless one of those famous bitter Pennsylvanians accidentally shoots me while clinging to a gun, you probably won’t even notice I’m away. Updates and stupid blog posts like this one will continue as usual. The only setback is that I won’t be able to mail out any orders until I get back. But everyone’s poor and not buying stuff anyway.
Moving and these lazy summer days have rendered my blog-testicles impotent of blurb-sperm. So here are some Will Oldham clips I enjoy:
Easy Does It
Cold & Wet
Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me Nothin’ w/ Zach Galifianakis and Will Oldham directed by Michael Blieden
I tried to embed a clip of Will Oldham as Pastor Pigmeat in “Horse Apples,” but Viacom is a buncha dicks. That clip could’ve sold a DVD or two of Wonder Showzen, but their unusable embedding code prevented me from doing that. In that spirit, search for a torrent of the Mathematics episode of Wonder Showzen instead. A link to the full episode in super-shitty quality can be found here.
The “Horse Apples” episode of Wonder Showzen is a source of much conflict between me and my friends. They can’t stand it; yet I love it. I rewatch it all the time, and force everyone who sits in front of my TV (or computers) to eventually succumb to its genius. That episode summarized our terrible decade in 22 painfully hilarious basic cable minutes. Wonder Sowzen never had the Smothers Brothers’ numbers, but it deserved to. As a critique of the media and its audience, “Horse Apples” clips will be preserved forever in all the future documentaries that try to explain what the fuck was up with us turn-of-the-century douchebags.
But I’m not such a Grumpy Gus that I’d end on that sour note, so here’s a squirrel frolicking to a Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy song:
Just to See My Holly Home
The AV Club has a hilarious round-up of over-the-top-patriotic-songs. Here’s a brief collection of songs I can enjoy over the holiday without a shred of embarrassment.
I found this via Scuffletown. I’m no expert at such things, but I think any event that hires a Chris Thrash programmed Rockafire Explosion as its band, is an event that I wouldn’t mind attending.
I considered not posting this video because it could cause furries to masturbate all over my blog. But that’s a risk I’m willing to take to share this with you.
I grew up in solid Chuck E. Cheese territory and have no nostalgia for this Showbiz Pizza Place shithole. In fact, I think back in the eighties, Showbiz and Chuck E were just like West and East Coast rap rivalries.
EDIT: I just wanted to add than I can watch a gorilla play the piano forever. Give me that instead of a fireplace, and you just sold yourself a house!
It’s been a while since I did one of these. Here’s what I’m listening to while drawing stupid shit for you guys.
Eagles of Death Metal – I Only Want You Continue reading May Music
Little Britain is for dummies who love the same punchlines over and over again. This show is actually good. Enjoy! Now I gotta go. I saw something mildly arousing.
Oh wait. In other British comedy news, Ricky Gervais is in nearby Lowell shootin’ a movie. But for Christ’s sake, why is Jonah Hill in that one too? I’m tired of seeing that guy and his giant, hairy, neck bubble in all the comedies. Apatow, use more Haverchuck!
Thanks to Jesse Thorn, I came across this hilarious video featuring former Conan funnyman Jon Glaser:
If you don’t appreciate the comedic value of this, well, I just don’t know about you son (or daughter).
In other comedic news, Flight of the Conchords’ new CD comes out in a month. Check Dead Frog for details.