Originally published at benchiladaland. You can comment here or there.

Drew a page of a new Fuckbrain Comix: OCD Edition for you last night, but was unable to get it scanned to release today. Two more pages of it to draw, as well as the next page or two of The Wizard’s Lesson. Weekend plans, then.

A combination of factors–persontimes, medication changes, and generalized stress–have been making my Tourette’s extra mean for a few days. I can feel the verbal outbursts just on the edge of expression, but thankfully they haven’t manifested yet.

 

My hip twitches–to blazes with them!–are increasing again, which often leads to this:

 

I’ve been having right leg issues, which once led me to have to walk like this for a year or two. I’m still not completely over what my friends affectionately call my Pimp Limp:

 

 

Now that I’ve rambled and bitched for a bit, I should let you know that my next blog entry will be better written. I’m adjusting how I approach this site again; not just art, but proper posts, too. I miss talking about things off of FB, and this allows me to connect with other people and discussions through my Twitter, Livejournal, et cetera,

We’ll see how that works out. :)

Love,

benjamin

benchilada: (Alphonse)

Looking at options for doing more Toys in the Bookstacks.

Enjoying this FUCK YEAH, KNOCK-OFFS video. Hilarity abounds.

Smooches,

b



Stay with me here, kids, it's worth it.

So, from last night at about 9:30 to this morning at about  9:30, I had goddammed "What's new, pussycat?" stuck in my head.

Nobody wants that.

But...there is a cure, my little monkeys.

This is a song called "Sugar in the Marmalade" by Leon Lai. He recorded three versions (Cantonese, Mandarin, English) but the lyrics in the third are not actually a translation of the first two. I'll put both translations of the lyrics behind a jump at the end of this entry.

I've heard it played at three weddings (my own included) and have friends whose butts start to shake when the opening singer starts her strange, high-pitched thing about "breed another kitty tonight." Okay, I don't think that's what she says, but that's what I like to hear.

It's strangely well-crafted pop that turns crazy violin, rapping, and occasional English. Oh, and the rapper totally hypes the violinist, Eugene Park, at one point. Hell, the actual lyrics don't start properly until 45 seconds in. God I fucking love this song.

The video is the same for all three, even though it only fits with the English version. Oh, and except the we-spent-seven-dollars-on-greenscreen car on the ocean, not available in the Cantonese version.

Moral of the Story: "SUGAR IN THE MARMALADE" IS YOUR GOD NOW.

For those of you who already know the song--and yes, there are a number of those people reading this--you likely know the Cantonese version. Please to enjoy the English version (skipping the Mandarin version) and the 2005 BALLAD VERSION FROM AN ALL LEON LAI COVER ALBUM! And yes, for the video I'm posting of that one, somebody has weirdly pasted the album audio over a live concert.

Did I mention that I'm also posting one of the most adorably bizarre recorded-on-the-webcam karaoke versions of it, complete with background singer guy making Engrish out of words that are already Engrish?

Well...

...prepare to have your MIND completely BLOWN.

Who loves you? 

Daddy loves you.

CANTONESE:



ENGLISH:



JANICE VIDAL COVER:





OMG FUCKING ADORABLE MADE-IN-A-BEDROOM KARAOKE VERSION THING:



DIRECTLY-TRANSLATED CANTONESE LYRIS

ENGLISH VERSION LYRICS

Now go do something productive, like sharing this song with others now that it's stuck in your head until you die.

Smooches,

b
benchilada: (Time Lord Seal Doctor Who Tattoo)

This is a fucking brilliant deconstruction of The Phantom Menace. Clocking in at around an hour, total, these 7 parts are great.

Sometimes pants-shitting hilarious--but be ready, as when the humor misses the mark it MISSES THE HELL OUT OF IT--but always informative and preposterously well thought-out, this is for both people who like The Phantom Menace and those who hate it.

JOKE-THAT-PEOPLE-ARE-GOING-TO-BE-DRIVEN-TO-MAKE-IN-THE-COMMENTS PRE-EMPTION: Yes, there are people who liked The Phantom Menace.



Life has been unbelievably complex and busy lately. With luck, I'll be able to post here with a little more regularity. I already have some great ideas that are being worked on...

I love all of you, my monkeys.

b
I'm totally in A Mood (tm).

Please, appease your Internet Monkey King, and give me, in the comments, a song that totally brings you down and then another that brings you back up. I'd love to have a YouTube video if you have it, or at least a link to it somewhere, but no worries if you don't have either.

Let's start with this song:


That's the original Hungarian version, written by Béla Zerkovitz and sung by Pál Kalmár.

Sound familiar? Probably not, because this original version has a different tune. And it's in Hungarian.

But it SOUNDS depressing, doesn't it?

Nearly all later recordings have a hopeful verse added at the end. For today, though, fuck that; here's the first English language version, by Paul Robeson, no upswing at the end.


Fine, here's the most famous version, sung by Billie Holiday (new ending included):


And I just found The Great and Powerful Coztello performing it 27 years ago;


NOW THAT I'VE BROUGHT YOU DOWN...

One of my favorite songs of all time, with one of the most beautiful videos I've ever seen.

As I recently told [livejournal.com profile] fulguritis, when I first heard it this song it pulled my brain and squeezed my heart. I had thought that there were no new types of music to be made. I was wrong.

And yeah, I cried at the video, you bastards.


Oh, was that not truly "upbeat" enough for you?

Then good luck ever getting this masterwork out of your head.

Not that you'd want to.


As for The Mood (tm); I'll be fine, thank you.

Now gimme your music.

Smooches,

b
THIS IS A FLASH GAME IN WHICH YOU PLAY A KAWAII SADDAM HUSSEIN TRYING TO GET HIS HIDDEN WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.

Yep, I'm continuing to bring you only the best flash games, in the spirit of the previous one's I've shown: Secretly Fart At The Bus Stop So The Salaryman Next To You Won't Hear It and Stick Your Finger In Somebody's Pooper Before Their Turds Hit You.

You dodge "cowboys"--President Bush in a jeep--and kick over flags and Osama Bin Laden comes out when you clear a level.

...

ALSO:

When one thinks "Holy shit, they're really rocking out!" one does not tend to think of a Dutch-Indonesian rock band from the 50's and 60's. Thanks to [info]lunchiesdogangl introducing me to The Tielman Brothers, though, I do now.

Trust me, you want to watch the whole thing.


Smooches,

b
Three things for you today. A mess of medical stuff and other events have kept me from drawing or writing this week, so please enjoy the following:

GREAT COMIC BY [profile] chatterbox_dc and Molly Lawless.

Click the page to be taken to the whole comic, then rummage around Chemistry Set for some more amazing stuff. Seriously, it's great.

Whooops, looks like they've exceeded their bandwidth.
If they get it back up then I'll put it up on my own pro account.

Wow.
Via [personal profile] riotmod:

THREE PEOPLE SMOKING CRACK, ONE WHILE WEARING A DARTH VADER MASK.


Dear alien life-forms,

You may now destroy our planet from space.

Love,

benjamin
Hey there, everybody.

This entry is being locked for posterity.

Regrettably LJ doesn't allow me to freeze all comments and leave them visible, so they're all going to be hidden. They're still here, but none of us can see them.

A lot of things went wrong with this entry, and since I posted it the first bullet should be aimed at me.

Apologies to all who were hurt, offended, insulted, et cetera by anything done by me or by anybody else in the comments section or in any other entry by anybody.

This is not an apology for this entry as a whole, it's an apology for things I did wrong or could have done better. It's also an apology from me on behalf of those who can't or won't do it themselves.

Mistakes were made and I'm locking those mistakes away for right now.

I've taken away what I need to, I hope. If not, I hope I get learn the rest of it soon.

Any comments to this entry in other places, i.e. other posts of mine, will be deleted without comment.
I will also be making no other comments anywhere else about this entry.

I hope I've learned something. I think I have. I hope some other people did too.

I'm the last one out the door, so I'll get the lights.

Love,

benjamin sTone





A banned cartoon.
benchilada: (Alphonse)
Apropos of nothing, flashback time.






Love,

b
benchilada: (Lunch)
Found this online. Not that interesting, but...



...on a COMPLETELY RELATED NOTE:

Wait, I...

What?

Why do I love this so?

Via [profile] piss_and_ink over in [profile] holymilkshakes, a number of HILARIOUS recuts of the final scene of There Will Be Blood.

IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THIS MOVIE, DO NOT FUCKING CLICK ON THE CUT.

This is the FINAL SCENE.


More fun on Monday!

b
Here's something for you while I work on some other stuff.

That wasn't vague at all.

Apparently Jawbone is some sort of noise-cancelling Bluetoothy thing.

Apparently this ad is fucking awesome.
Going to go see CLOVERFIELD tonight.

8pm at the Savoy 16.

Feel free to swing by and join me. I'm easy to pick out in a crowd.

Don't tell me not to watch it because you hated it; I'm still going to watch it.
Indeed, don't tell me "It's great until the ending!" or anything like that.
If you know me, you know that I barely even read the backs of DVD covers anymore.

I want nearly everything in my life to be a surprise.

ALSO: Somebody who knows German **koff[profile] yowzerkoff** help me translate this page so I know exactly how to order a few HAMBURGERS IN CANS. I will eat them for all of you. Thanks to [personal profile] elusis for pointing me towards these magnificent creatures.

ALSO ALSO: via [personal profile] chronovore:

Fuck Planet Earth:

benchilada: (Bird People)
Special thanks to [profile] karmabreeze for getting me the full version of this song years ago.

Strangely hypnotic video somebody made for the song, but hey, appropriate...

Found at Adrants:

Proof that somebody at AOL has a sense of humor.


God, I'm ashamed that I like something they did...

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