Archive for November, 2009

Badass…

30 November, 2009

Daniel Ilabaca is probably the first 2nd-generation Traceur to really break through…

Wow…

30 November, 2009

Half of my heroes on one magazine cover+lily allen… awesome.

Holy Shit…

25 November, 2009



Wrong, on all counts… This is also from BoingBoing… maybe you should just go there instead :(…

Weird…

25 November, 2009



This image doesn’t really need an explanation. I found it on BoingBoing

Agreed…

25 November, 2009



This is the first review of Battle Studies to say what I’ve been thinking. JM’s my hero and he probably always will be, but even I can draw some interesting parallels between him and Clapton. There’s nothing wrong with this, obviously, I’m just saying that he seems to be taking all of his cues, whether intentionally or not, from him.

John Mayer is obviously going through a “Backless” phase. In 1979, Eric Clapton released an album called “Backless” which shifted him from the guitar hero (“God,” if you will) to the more laidback singer/songwriter, causing a universal frown from six-string enthusiasts everywhere. With the release of “Battle Studies,” Mayer treads a similar path with a collection of songs that focus on melody over fretwork.

If the thought of a more pop-oriented angle leaves a bad taste in your mouth, this probably isn’t the Mayer album for you. One foot is firmly planted in the adult contemporary genre, especially when pop princess Taylor Swift provides background vocals on “Half of My Heart.” It’s not a bad song by any means, just a bit light for a young guy that’s played alongside artists like B.B. King and Slowhand himself.

Full Article

Haha…

24 November, 2009

You suck Adam Lambert.

According to Access Hollywood, Adam Lambert’s performance on Good Morning America will be cancelled. Why? Because of his shitty performance at the AMA’s that was apparently racy. I watched it, I thought it was stupid more than anything else.

Anyone who tries to sing like he does isn’t that talented in real life anyway… I say real life because he was a contestant on American Idol…

Interesting…

24 November, 2009



Animals With Lightsabers is very self-explanatorily awesome…

Hamsterdam…

23 November, 2009


Seriously…

JM’s Words of Wisdom

23 November, 2009



I’m currently on drink 5. You know, that drink that takes you from “cunning ladykiller” to “your funny friend.”

What Year is It?

20 November, 2009



Seriously, from the AP:

MOSCOW – Russian prosecutors say an anti-hate crimes campaigner has been shot and killed in Moscow.

The Prosecutor General’s Investigative Committee says the man killed Monday was an active campaigner against neo-Nazi groups.

It said in a statement Tuesday that investigators are looking into the victim’s activities as a possible motive behind the killing.

It said the 26-year old man was killed in the entrance of his apartment building with a shot to the head. RIA Novosti news agency identified the victim as Ivan Khutorskoi.

Russia has seen a string of contract-style killings of human rights activists and journalists.

Few of the killers are ever found or prosecuted.

Seriously, is there any real reason for neo-nazis to still exist? Their going to be the new Conferderate Civil-War re-enactors in like another decade….

Original

Badass…

20 November, 2009



Topless Robot has an awesome list of the top 10 least wussiest vampire movies. I agree with them, except for Martin in the number 2 spot. Its not that it was a wussy movie, its just that there are other more action-packed movies that could have been there. John Carpenter
s Vampires
or Underworld, maybe? Night Watch and Frostbitten also come to mind. Don’t get me wrong, Martin is a great film and deserves to be at the top of the every “Top Vampire Movie” list, its just not a very “un-wussy” movie…

Check out the List here…

Liams “Gem” of the Day…

19 November, 2009



Let’s be honest here, Liam was not the creative force behind Oasis. Noel is, has been and always will be the reason Oasis did what they did and continued to be semi-relevant until their split.

On top of that, his voice is wrecked. Its pretty much gone. He ruined it in about 2001 and it hasn’t been the same since. But, of course, he’s gotta build himself up the only way he can…

”We’ve been demo-ing some songs that we’ve had about, that we’ve had for a bit. Just doing that, on the quiet, not making a big fuss about it.

”After Christmas we might go in the studio and record them and hopefully have an album out in July.

”We’ll do it in a different kind of way now. I’ll try and reconnect with a new band, new songs, and I’m feeling confident about the songs.

”I’m feeling a million per cent confident that they could be better than Oasis.”

Better than Oasis? The only way they could possibly be better is if you let Andy Bell have a larger say in them. Next to Noel, he was definitely the most technically proficient and creative of the post 90’s lineup…

Kittehs: 1, Cops: -Infinity

19 November, 2009




That’s priceless…

Big Corporations Are Awesome…

18 November, 2009



From boingboing.net:

Remember the June 2005 Supreme Court eminent domain ruling that gave Pfizer Pharmaceutical the right to bulldoze a housing neighborhood in Connecticut to make way for a $300 million private development project? Some of the homeowners didn’t want to give up their homes but Pfizer took them to court and won.

Last week Pfizer said it was shutting down its center.

Intelligent…

13 November, 2009



James Wolcott, culture critic for Vanity Fair, has a really interesting article about the effects of reality TV on society. Its a little dramatic at times, but well-written and stimulating.

The thin-skinned, martyred pride, the petulant, self-centered psychodrama—she was playing the scene as if a camera crew were present, recording her wailing solo for the highlight reel. Proof, perhaps, that the ruinous effects of Reality TV have reached street level and invaded the behavioral bloodstream, goading attention junkies to act as if we’re all extras in their vanity production. There was a time when idealistic folksingers such as myself believed that Reality TV was a programming vogue that would peak and recede, leaving only its hardiest show-offs. Instead, it has metastasized like toxic mold, filling every nook and opening new crannies. Idiocracy, Mike Judge’s satire about a future society too dumb to wipe itself, now looks like a prescient documentary.

Full Article, Here

This is. Great.

11 November, 2009

The Crystal Light aerobics championship from 1987. Priceless.

What. A. Retard…

6 November, 2009



From, ew, Perez…

She’s not the brightest bulb, is she?

Miley Cyrus openly admitted that she’s actually never heard a Jay-Z song, referencing her current Top 40 hit, Party in the USA, adding that she doesn’t listen to “pop music.”

We wouldn’t quite classify Jay as pop, but she’s just bein’ Miley!

She continues to basically bash the song, further stating that it’s “not even my style of music”:

“I don’t know, I didn’t write the song, so I have no idea. Honestly, I picked that song because I needed something to go with my clothing line. I didn’t write it and … I didn’t expect it to be popular, originally. It was just something that I wanted to do, and I needed some songs and it turned out for the best.”

Then she throws God into the mix to make herself seem grateful:

“I’m really blessed for it to have done as well as it has. Totally blessed. God has definitely put me in an amazing position with amazing people.”

You got really lucky, Miley. Let’s just call it like it is!

The only smart thing she said in this interview was that she will NOT be covering dad Billy Ray Cyrus’ 1992 hit Achy Breaky Heart.

Thank God!

Seb…

6 November, 2009

Here’s some graphic design work, born out of boredom…

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Awesomely Hilarious…

3 November, 2009

Good times with the dude from Shaun of the Dead that wasn’t Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Chris Martin or the dude who was Darth Maul’s voice.

JM’s Words of Wisdom

2 November, 2009