Friday, December 31, 2010
Using these recipes:
For the rice itself: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Sushi-Rice
The simple instructions on the bottom work just as well as the complicated, often digressive ones on top, although it does go into the etymology of the word "sushi," which is kind of tight.
For the sushi in general: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Sushi
I like the video at the bottom of that page, and its awkward "alternative rock" soundtrack. I don't see what's supposed to be so "controversial" about the guy that made Wiki-How, it seems like a pretty innocuous website to me...
We got everything from Tan-A, but their fresh fish is not sushi-grade, you gotta get frozen.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
A black newspaper circa D-Day:
And best of all, a soul brotha's valentine.
The inside reads:
Most people don't send Valentines
To their 'Brothers,' it is true,
But then most people never met
A real groovy one like you.
That's why I chose this Valentine
It sure means a lot to me,
To know the best darn 'Brother,'
That the world will ever see."
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2. Dinosaurs Attack!
3. Extremely self-deprecating, high concept, autobiographically-influenced film a la "Deconstructing Harry," with like witty jabs at 3-D and Hot Topic
4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (could be like Big Fish + Jewish + comic book influence)
What do you think, sirs?
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Any acknowledgment of the more obvious irony of this spot is out of the question: obviously something this dumb didn't get made by accident. Remember Don Draper's letter to the New York Times?
That said: did The Situation write his own lines for this, or even improvise? Did someone get paid to play Mad Libs where you replace "situation" with every noun or adjective?
Also, I think it's interesting that it's two people who are famous, or infamous, not just for doing something bad, like famous criminals, which would be funny, but for doing very normal, only sort-of bad things. Lots of people get pregnant before they're ready, and lots of people spend their twenties GTLing, working at a gelato place, and smashing grenades in public restrooms. But only a few people get to be famous for it.
Finally, this guy is awesome:
Monday, November 8, 2010
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Darlene Love - Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry
The Crystals - He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)
Curtis Lee - Under the Moon of Love
The Supremes - My World is Empty Without You
The Supremes and the Four Tops - River Deep Mountain High
The Crystals - He's a Rebel
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Cast of Grease - Greased Lightnin'
Elvis Presley - Burning Love
Curtis Lee - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
The Diamonds - The Stroll
The Ronettes - You Came, You Saw, You Conquered
Del Shannon - Runaway
The Supremes - Stop! In the Name of Love
Roy Orbison - Running Scared
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love
Thoughts on Friday the 13th Part 3:
1. All of Jason's victims are in love with him, in some sick way. They talk about him, they dress up as him, they obsess over him, they seek out his home. The whole thing is a Krazy Kat-esque story of violently unrequited love.
2. That's a metaphor for the relationship between the work and the audience, and what better way to articulate such a dynamic than through a movie where knives, harpoons, and eyeballs get projected "through" the screen towards us in 3-D?
3. In the movies, the most immoral couple gets killed first. But in real life, the actress who bares her breasts (in this case, in an even more fleeting shot than the one in National Lampoon's Vacation) also gets a sweet and memorable death scene, and is thus doubly emblazoned in the minds of every adolescent viewer. She also has, in reading a copy of "Fangoria," the only meta moment in an otherwise painfully un-self-aware movie.
4. Iconic a misogynist as Jason is, you could argue that the early Friday the 13th movies are among the only Hollywood movies not marketed towards women that feature female protagonists as well as a female antagonist.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron
Elvis Presley - Hard-Headed Woman
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
The Ronettes - Walking in the Rain
Elvis Presley - Mystery Train
Jody Miller - To Know Him is to Love Him
The Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari
Bob Vaught & The Renegades - Surfin' Tragedy
The Breakers - Surf Bird
Saturday, October 23, 2010
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ohyeah, so this guy came from the comments section of the vid of the teacher going off at mcgavoc. I meant to take a screenshot of his comment but i guess the vid got taken down. It was one of the ones in all caps claiming that a return to racial segregation was the answer.
also, check out the link to this blog post about "boxxygate"
Sunday, October 10, 2010
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
-Richard Katz, Jonathan Franzen's Freedom
By Schilling Show on Sep 09, 2010 with Comments 2
A rabid supporter of Democrat Congressman Tom Perriello launched into a profanity-laced tirade at this morning’s Americans for Prosperity (AFP) rally, held at the Albemarle County office building in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The as-of-yet unidentified, middle-aged female Caucasian entered the parking lot with her vehicle’s horn blaring (suspected vehicle pictured below) in an apparent attempt to disrupt the event. She then approached the rally site and began to tear-up literature displayed on AFP’s information table.
As AFP Virginia State Director, Ben Marchi, began his closing remarks, the deranged Perriello supporter initiated a bizarre chant, loudly repeating the name “George Sorros.” Rally attendee, Steven Latimer, turned and attempted to photograph the hysterical woman. Upon doing so, he first was verbally assaulted, and then the attacker attempted to “claw” the camera from Mr. Lattimer’s [sic] hands.
The foxy assailant fled the scene when several audience members moved to Mr. Lattimer’s [sic] defense.
Can you identify this fine, fine woman? Do you recognize this car? If so, please email The Schilling Show, as the victim may be interested in pressing charges in this widely witnessed incident.
"Why was this woman so uncomforable being photographed?" -SL
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
"I think that the great tour guides of Apple tours, y'know, in that sense, would've been Spartacus... y'know, Spartacus was one of the great tour guides of the ancient world. He would have fit in at Apple Tours. Um, Brutus and his conspirators right before the assassination of Caesar, they were Apple tour guides. But, ah, like, Willy Wonka is a Greyline tour guide. Also one of my great inspirations on the tour route, but that's the difference right there.
"Attilla the Hun would've been a good Apple dispatcher. Whereas Virgil in the 'Iferno' would have worked for Greyline."
Tour guide / poet Timothy "Speed" Levitch was also the voice of Puggler, the punk-rock juggler on Xavier: Renegade Angel. The documentary about Levitch, "The Cruise," from which the above quote is probably one of its least amazing, is available on Netflix Watch Instantly.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
At the site, I saw the bright lights and dust hanging as in the TV pictures; but I could not see the human rescuers. They were like ghosts, blurred. The souls of the dead were like live bodies, in sharp focus. Many of the souls were standing around dazed or wandering around; most I saw were curled up like they were asleep. They didn't want to see their surroundings or acknowledge their reality. There were beings from other dimensions observing; some helping.
I tried alternating my drumming through my heart and crown chakras to orient them toward the light. Energy from my crown chakra was shooting up into the light. I saw many go toward the light along my drumming; but many more either wouldn't get up or wake up or were wandering aimlessly. I spoke to many. So many souls were there, in various states of dazed and confused awareness: it was overwhelming.
That was the first night. The second night was easier. I drummed and my helping spirits met me there, where they stayed behind. They were ministering to the dead and dying. I got to stay pretty much in my body, at interface with one of my helping spirits who showed me through his eyes what was going on. My drummer gave power to them and provided an impulse toward the Christ Consciousness Grid. I was both there and at home in consciousness at the time; able to ground better and hold a beacon of drumming light toward the light stable.
The third evening, I rested. Each day I had worked and each evening I had drummed, and then continued the healing work while sleeping, working all night in my dream state helping souls toward the light; so that I was feeling exhausted.
Interestingly, each morning when I awoke, I felt as if I were covered in dust, my face and hands thick with it. Each morning in the shower I had to wash this chalky, dry energetic debris off me.
As I went to bed the third night, I prayed: "Please, Creator, angels, guides, helping spirits, let me rest tonight," as I was very tired. But a familiar voice full of gentle love and light said: "We need you. Can't you come?"
And I smiled just before drifting off and said, "yes." I awoke the next day covered in dust again.
excerpt from Reiki Shamanism: A Guide to Out-of-Body Healing by Jim Pathfinder Ewing
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
GREG GUTFELD, HOST, "RED EYE": Yes.
BECK: Give me your proposal.
GUTFELD: Well, you know, I was thinking — I went on to their website the Cordoba House website. It's a lovely website, and they talk about preaching tolerance and communication. And I thought how interesting is it that they are preaching tolerance and communication to Americans? I thought, wouldn't it be great to test their tolerance? So I figured let's open an Islam-friendly gay bar next door to the mosque. That is my proposal and I'm sticking by it.
I'm not a good businessman and I'm a terrible activist, but this might be the greatest idea I've ever had.
BECK: But you are very, very funny.
GUTFELD: So — am I joking, is what you're asking?
BECK: I mean — what I'm saying is — well, give me some of the names of the -
GUTFELD: Well, I like — I like Ji-Hot.
GUTFELD: You like Turban Cowboy?
BECK: My favorite?
BECK: Suspicious Packages.
GUTFELD: Yes. That's a nice one.
GUTFELD: Yes. Rama-Dam. Yes. There are other ones that I don't think I should mention.
BECK: You Mecca-Me-Hot?
BECK: So now, what would the — what would the — the idea again is you go in to "Suspicious Packages" —
BECK: Which is just — it's a gay bar.
GUTFELD: Yes. Yes, it is, next to a mosque.
BECK: Next to the World Trade Center mosque.
GUTFELD: Exactly. And there will be no alcohol there, Glenn, so you can come.
BECK: OK. Really?
GUTFELD: Because Muslims don't drink alcohol.
BECK: Yes. Neither do I.
GUTFELD: So the bar will have 72 virgin drinks.
BECK: Now, this is to teach what exactly? Tolerance —
GUTFELD: Tolerance and communication.
GUTFELD: You know, the way that New York is going to accept the mosque, the mosque should accept a gay bar. You see that?
GUTFELD: The correlation —
BECK: Now, as someone who wouldn't want this gay bar built next to my church or, you know, a temple of mine, do you think it might be a little over the top?
GUTFELD: No. I think it has to be done, Glenn. It has to be done. And if I'm not the person to do it, somebody must do it.
BECK: Somebody must do it?
GUTFELD: But I have a lot of people that are interested in backing me for this. And I'm telling you, this is the greatest thing ever, because right now, I contacted the Cordoba House. I wrote them. I e-mailed them. They didn't respond. But I tweeted them and they tweeted me back.
BECK: And what did they say?
GUTFELD: They said, "You are free to open whatever you like. If you won't consider the sensibilities of Muslims, you are not going to build dialogue."
GUTFELD: Yes. And you know I love to build dialogue.
BECK: Sure. Especially — you do that at Grind Zeros.
BECK: Check out Greg Gutfeld's show, "Red Eye," on the Fox News Channel. You're not serious?
GUTFELD: I'm deadly serious, Glenn.
BECK: At Fox News Channel — airs weekdays at 3:00 a.m. ET for a reason.
No, this isn't part of some hip new yiddish novelty stationary - Vinyl Shmynal is here to perpetuate the machine-wild.r.nz trend of bringing our favorite vinyl records to you in glorious free digital quality. Today's album is a bootleg of New Order playing the Paradise Garage in NY in 1983.
Click above for the zip. Be on the look out for Bernard Sumner's strategic lyrical changes, as well as his use of the word "cunt". Get on what.cd and download the beautiful 24 bit flac I uploaded if you can, I really need the ratio.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
"Alcohol, barbecues, gazebos and even traditional candles are on the 'do not bring' list on the pope's official visit website...
"The site's 'bring' list also recommends pilgrims bring a camera to capture their brush with the leader of the Catholic world."
I'll never forget lying in bed at noon on a Tuesday at age 23, finding out on Tumblr that today is the day the Pope banned vuvuzelas.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010; 8:37 AM
LONDON -- The octopus that achieved fame by predicting correctly the result of each of Germany's matches at this year's World Cup has switched allegiance to England.
Paul has been appointed as an ambassador to England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
Germany beat England 4-1 in the second round of the World Cup in the most recent installment of the nations' ongoing soccer rivalry, but the switch is a natural one for Paul.
Although he became famous by calling Germany's results and the Spain-Netherlands final from an aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Paul is English born. He hatched at Weymouth Sea Life Center on England's south coast in 2008.
Paul made his predictions by opening the lid of one of two clear plastic boxes, each containing a mussel and bearing a team flag.
"Paul has spent the last two years of his life in Germany, but he is definitely a proud Englishman," Weymouth Sea Life Center manager Nicola Hamilton said. "We have had a number of football approaches from around the world, but Paul was only ever going to choose his homeland."
With his eight tentacles, Paul is more adept at shaking hands than sweet-talking FIFA's 24-man executive committee that will vote in December on which nation gets to host the tournament.
But his role is simply to bring extra publicity to a country competing with the United States, Russia and joint bids by Belgium-Netherlands and Spain-Portugal.
"Paul the Octopus is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in football," former England winger John Barnes said. "Huge numbers of people will follow Paul's lead and back the bid."
Imitators sprang up all over the world, including Mani the parakeet in Singapore and Lorenzo the parrot in Hannover, Germany.
The latest is a saltwater crocodile named Dirty Harry, who predicted Spain's World Cup final win and this week called the result of Australia's general election by snatching a chicken carcass dangling beneath a caricature of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.