Things you should be looking at.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Spaghetti Town

This is completely insane, but it entertained me.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Royksopp - Remind Me



Wonderful animated video.

ArabTelevision

How do you get to know a culture? Watch its television.





Then there's Dr. Wafa Sultan, an Arab American MD and amazingly brave woman:

Iranian Scholar on Tom and Jerry as Jewish Propoganda

On February 19, 2006, Iran's Channel 4 covered a film seminar that included a lecture by Professor Hasan Bolkhari. In addition to being a member of the Film Council of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Bolkhari is a cultural advisor to the Iranian Education Ministry, and active on behalf of interfaith issues.




Among the problems with this lecture;

Walt Disney (who wasn't Jewish) didn't make Tom and Jerry. It was produced for MGM by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Does this seriously pass for scholarship? This man is regarded as a scholar?

Hasan Bolkhari (b. 1962) holds a Ph.D in Islamic Philosophy and, among other things, teaches philosophy of art at Tabatabaei and Al-Zahra Universities in Iran and is a prolific author of literary and scientific works.


I find it difficult to believe that Iranian citizens watching this on television could possibly be fooled by this utter nonsense.

More here.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Non-destructive graffiti on massive scale

I want one.



http://graffitiresearchlab.com/

Ta-Shma: Chasidic Hip-Hop

You thought maybe that Matisyahu was an unusual sort of chabadnik to be making reggae music?

Meet Ta-Shma. Chuna Silverman and Menachem Shapiro make with the hip-hop beats and the Kosher rhymes, yo. (Oy.)



The weirdest thing about this is that is isn't all that bad. Not great, but not bad.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bollywood Weirdness

Fascinating in its weird awfulness.








Carlos Mencia is totally busted

I have always hated Mind of Mencia. The show isn't funny, and he comes off like a jerk.

Well, it seems Carlos is notorious among comedians for stealing material from other comics and claiming it as his own. Joe Rogan called him on it the other day...on stage in front of a live audience. This video shows the confrontation and provides footage to support Joe's assertion that Carlos is a joke-stealing schmuck.

Happy Valentine's Day

I hate this Hallmark holiday, I really do.

If you need a special day once a year to remind you to do something nice for someone you love, you have problems that no saccharine, mass-produced atrocity can help to address.

But this is too cute to not share.

Our tortie cat is beautiful...but sort of bitchy. She's never really warmed up to our awesome dog in the 18 months or so he's been with us. Today, I was lucky enough to catch this on grainy, low-res, cell phone video:

David Sedaris on Letterman

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Sunday, February 04, 2007

More Mac Ad Parodies

I'm not invested in the silly "Mac vs. PC" dichotomy, but these parodies of the Mac ads are fun.




Other Mac vs. PC ad parodies mentioned on P&G:


*VH-1
*CtrlAltDel

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Japanese Potty Training

I don't understand the Japanese, but I do love them.