...as this video I shot demonstrates.

If you somehow slept through that part of the internet, The Onion A.V. Club interviewed They Might Be Giants and included their standard demand that guest acts perform a song from a list provided for them.

The result is here and fucking awesome. Read the bit below the video before watching it.

So, what did John, John, Dan, Dan, and Marty do as an appropriate response?

On Friday, in Chicago, they brought the whole A.V. Club onstage as a guitar army to play a different song, before swinging into the one they originally covered.

Fucking sweet.


Sorry I've been a bit distant again. Life is...hectic, but awesome.

I still love all most of you, though.

Hope you're having a great day.

b


When this comes out on DVD, I may need to have a Cool Gel Attacks viewing party.


As you know, I will not apologize for anything I like.

As such, I must tell you that searching for books in the dark bookstacks is made so much better when dancing to this coming from your iPod.


Back to work, where I can write in my head as I wander...

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...

Via [profile] blindmole:

Yes, I will bring a pint of rum to this movie.

But I'm not sure I'm going to need it.

Seriously, I want to hump this trailer.

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