Archive for May, 2012

Thursday Giggles

I haven’t done this in a while, but here are some great clips of some of my favorite current stand up comedians. Hope you enjoy! John Mulaney [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uD-akXggZA[/youtube] Chelsea Peretti [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehScpMeG_a8[/youtube] Erik Bergstrom [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMwMxq61GRE[/youtube] Kyle Kinane [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6rsp6phb5U[/youtube] Rory Scovel [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms4ND0JPUSc[/youtube] Marina Franklin [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG6FMJJ1kmA[/youtube] Nick Turner [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVQykm92OBo[/youtube]

A little more fiction

The hitter It was the bottom of the ninth, two outs, bases loaded when Eddy stepped to the plate. He couldn’t believe this moment had really come – the perfect moment, the perfect baseball cliché. The game was on the line, heroics were in order. And he was ready – never been readier – to […]

HookerTee from LV

For those of you who haven’t been to Las Vegas, there are people all along the strip wearing these tees who hand out advertisements  for hookers — I just had to have one (a shirt, not a hooker).

Three Aztec Gods

This is on the side of a taqueria in Highland Park. It took me a minute to sort out who it is. I’m left wondering, however, what Psalms 37 and John 2 have to do with Larry, Curly, and Moe. (Click for a larger view.)

Best things this week

Sorry for the grab-bag format, folks, but it’s late and I have a terrible sunburn from gardening all day. (I know, cry me a river, right? Boo-hoo, suburban academic on summer break!) These are some of the things that have delighted me recently: 1. Simon Reynolds interviews Greil Marcus for the Los Angeles Review of […]

Video on the theme of Funny/Perplexing

America, in abstraction: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-cAnFbEXY0&feature=related[/youtube] What English Really Sounds Like: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZXcRqFmFa8[/youtube] (“…sung entirely in gibberish designed to sound like American English.”) You know how I feel about kids but: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OlY7MwihXY[/youtube]

Today’s sporting news

Memorial Day 2012 Mixmas

I know the holiday is still a week away. But this is my agreed-on blog day this month. So, I guess this gives y'all an advance week to figure out your favorite songs before the barbecues start. Fwiw, this a great mix of songs. The point of gathering songs for this mix is to help […]

Shapes and beeps and rapture

hellz yeah. Bigify this, sit back, and watch it ALL, even if you think you don’t like this kinda music, because while you may think you get the gist of it at first, it’s exponential. and this is without even the element of color! Finally we know why he’s called Squarepusher–it’s the perfect enactment of […]

Anxious racists are the worst

There have been a couple of news items recently that have led me to start conversations about how certain journalists are racist. I posted a few things on Facebook, and brought them up to people I know, thinking that of the people I know, they’re at least the sort who would acknowledge that these are […]