Friday, December 31, 2010

We Made Sushi

Using these recipes:
For the rice itself:
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:
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...
Eel sauce:
Tiger sauce:
We got everything from Tan-A, but their fresh fish is not sushi-grade, you gotta get frozen.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Noise of History

Cleaning out the attic with my aunt in SF, findin' some good stuff...

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."

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

thanks to my sister for this one

Monday, December 13, 2010

evil must be punished


Plus, a bonus and "quasi-response" to Nate's Putin post.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Come Weeth Me Beh-Bee

Like, those backup singers... and KURT RUSSELL...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

So Tight

"...the usual charge leveled against comic books, that they offered merely an escape from reality, seemed to Joe actually to be a powerful argument on their behalf. He had escaped, in his life, from ropes, chains, boxes, bags, and crates, from handcuffs and shackles, from countries and regimes, from the arms of a woman who loved him, from crashed airplanes and an opiate addiction and from an entire frozen continent intent on causing his death. The escape from reality was, he felt--especially right after the war--a worthy challenge. He would remember for the rest of his life a peaceful half hour spent reading a copy of Betty and Veronica that he had found in a service-station rest room: lying down with it under a fir tree, in a sun-slanting forest outside of Medford, Oregon, wholly absorbed into that primary-colored world of bad gags, heavy ink lines, Shakespearean farce, and the deep, almost Oriental mystery of the two big-toothed, wasp-waisted, goddess-girls, light and dark, entangled forever in the enmity of their friendship. The pain of his loss--though he would never have spoken of it in these terms--was always with him in those days, a cold smooth ball lodged in his chest, just behind his sternum. For that half hour spent in the dappled shade of the Douglas firs, reading Betty and Veronica, the icy ball had melted away without him even noticing. That was magic--not the apparent magic of the silk-hatted card-palmer, or the bold, brute trickery of the escape artist, but the genuine magic of art. It was a mark of how fucked-up and broken was the world--the reality--that had swallowed his home and his family that such a feat of escape, by no means easy to pull off, should remain so universally despised."
-Michael Chabon

Friday, December 3, 2010

best four hours of movie i've experienced in years.
sorry wiseau... upstaged! (in my heart)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Movies Tim Burton Could Make to Redeem Himself

1. That Superman movie he was supposed to make, still with Nicolas Cage
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?

Jus' Some Readin' Materials

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

The producer of the next Crunchholdoh album

This is a couple years old, but it's been stuck in my head for days...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

(out of the other MVI_1990.AVI 's that pop up I'm pretty into that old guy and the lawnmower.)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The End of Friday the 13th Part 3, in French, with a New Soundtrack

Grab some popcorn and your best girl...

Jason Goes for Baroque from CharlesTavis on Vimeo.

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.

A Very Fly Bitch With Enormous Wings

Adventures in Da Kitchen...

i no escared bahby (jasonlimepeoplesoup) from Chris Pittman on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More W-w-w-waaacky News!

R.I.P. Paul the Octopus

Monday, October 25, 2010

Waggoner 'n' Rinehardt Present:

The First Twenty-Four Minutes of Friday the Thirteenth Part 3-- That's the 3-D One-- in French, with a New Soundtrack

Jason 3 from CharlesTavis on Vimeo.

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

Project Blue Beam

Death of the EcoBallads

“I think that the time when music could change the world is past,”
“I think it would be very naive to think that in this day and age.”
“I think the world today is a different place, and that it’s time for science and physics and spirituality to make a difference in this world and to try to save the planet.”

-Neil Young-

no comment

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just wait until the end...


aka "Excuse Me if I'm trapped by the Boobies.... Boobytrapped"

Bryan and I made a photo this morning.

click click for full image

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rent Is Too Damn High

jimmy kimmel showed part of this vid during his monologue tonight. Thought it would be enjoyed.

also be sure to check out his homepage

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My First Memory of the Post-9/11 World

Don't Try an' Fight It



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

Absolute Power

"I started the fire"

Check out the YouTube comments if you get a chance...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

For their consideration

My entry to the Fourteenth Annual Zoetrope Short Fiction Contest: "Changes."

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Baby Entertainment Inc. (speaking in tongues)

I don't know anything about Trig Palin, but this baby sure does know how to work a crowd. Watch out P-Nut...

and speaking of Trig Palin, am I the only one who didn't know about this?!?!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010


"That's just the way it is..."

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Reflection, and Remembrance...

Fear of Pop

I always liked pop music. Before I ever had a taste for punk or the more aesthetically challenging realms of Rock n' Roll I could definitely be said to be a fan of pop music. Blame it on my dad or whatever, but the musicality and almost ethereal magic of a pop song that works is undeniable. Some are about love, some are about robots, and most of the time their all saying things that probably don't really need to be said anymore. But I have to admit I still am a bit of a sucker for a good pop song, and today more than anytime it seems quite a feat to write anything resembling an honest pop song. Most of them are failures, but I think I'm still fascinated by the effort to try. Here's a few that are worth listening. Syrupy to sticky icky indie cliches is the spectrum, but I think for most part their all well written. Where has "alternative" gone? Maybe it's for the best...

Magic Kids - Hey Boy (what else could the title be?)
Girls - Lust for Life
A Conspiracy of Owls - Ancient Robots
Real Estate - Beach Comber
The Love Language - Heart To Tell
Dent May & His Magnificent Ukelele - Meet Me In The Garden
The Morning Benders - Excuses
Aerial Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Bright Lit Blue Skies
Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss

I don't know if pop is alive or dead really, but I think these are all undeniably pop songs.

P.S. I could have posted more videos by groups like Best Coast, or She & Him, but I've made up my mind and am taking a stand on those sort of bands, and their particular brand of pop idiocy. I just can't recommend any intake (audio, or visual) of their productions. It will probably do more harm than good.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


... a friendship beyond time.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


anyone? anyone?

also (and perhaps more importantly)...

have i already done this? i can't remember.

Manufacturers of Chiclets

"I think the iPod is the true face of Republican politics, and I'm in favor of the music industry really getting out in front on this one, and becoming more active politically, and standing up proud and saying it out loud: We in the Chiclet-manufacturing business are not about social justice, we're not about accurate or objectively verifiable information, we're not about meaningful labor, we're not about a coherent set of national ideals, we're not about wisdom. We're about choosing what WE want to listen to and ignoring everything else. We're about ridiculing people who have the bad manners not to want to be cool like us. We're about giving ourselves a mindless feel-good treat every five minutes. We're about the relentless enforcement and exploitation of our intellectual-property rights. We're about persuading ten-year-old children to spend twenty-five dollars on a cool little silicone iPod case that it costs a licensed Apple Computer subsidiary thirty-nine cents to manufacture."
-Richard Katz, Jonathan Franzen's Freedom

Stevetimer Clawed in Perriello Donnybrook!

Schilling Show APB: Perriello supporter attacks AFP rally attendee

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

Happy 5771

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Cruise

"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.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Screen Shot

Gaia's Wrath... or Have We Gone Soft? (but what about our vacation?)
Al Roker, 2010

click here

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Since then, I've done it many times, most notably on September 11, 2001, when I went into the middle world to the site of the World Trade Center on the night of the tragedy. I traveled just below the upper world; and saw the grid separating the upper world from the Earth (the Christ Consciousness Grid/Plume of Quetzalcoatl). It was extremely unstable and bright from all the souls released by the event and humankind's global intent powering it up through prayer and emotion.

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

Roots of Healing

"The message I was trying to send was be your highest self and stand in the burning bush, stand in the fire, because that's the only thing that's going to save us," he said. "I've come to the place where I believe there's no way to solve these problems, these issues ... " - guess who

...also this.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

current eventz

Constitutional Revelations from Chris Pittman on Vimeo.

4 UR PLEASURE: John Cage - Variations IV

Chaos, pure orchestrated dance choreographed chaos. I can't think of a better answer to the events of 8/28...


our messiah and his buddie


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.

BECK: Ji-Hot?

GUTFELD: Or Ji-Hunk. How about Infidelicious? Or Turban Cowboy?

BECK: Yes.

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: Really?


BECK: Now, this is to teach what exactly? Tolerance —

GUTFELD: Tolerance and communication.

BECK: Right.

GUTFELD: You know, the way that New York is going to accept the mosque, the mosque should accept a gay bar. You see that?

BECK: Yes.

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.

GUTFELD: Exactly.

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.

Vinyl Shmynal

No, this isn't part of some hip new yiddish novelty stationary - Vinyl Shmynal is here to perpetuate the 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 and download the beautiful 24 bit flac I uploaded if you can, I really need the ratio.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Pope Bans Vuvuzelas

"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

Old Soccer Buddies

AP News: Paul the Octopus changes sides, now in England camp

The Associated Press
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.


"good times"
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RIP PLEASURE: Isaac "Redd" Holt Unlimited

Beautiful. An genuine testament to the power of art, love and music... music, music, music, music, music!!!