Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Black Flags

My girlfriend thought of this one. Luckily I have Illustrator and she doesn't.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Stoked on Stroked

A lot of really good artists, and Stereogum, decided that they all like The Strokes a whole bunch and made a compilation of covers from Is This It.

They are all available for download but it doesn't seem to be working for me. Still possible to listen though.

Music after the jump.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Seven Year Glitch

With this picture, I thought of combining America's two extremes. One side of the spectrum is the US' atomic bomb that dropped a nation to their knees; on the other side is America's blonde bombshell that did the same. The title is self explanatory: a glitch in the photo, a 'glitch' in the title.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Darth Face

Vader likes expensive winter wear.
"The Darth Face"
by Mike Oncley

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Deja Entendu

Listen up.

The Seatbelts "Bad Dog No Biscuits" vs. Tom Wait's "Midtown".

Is it just me or is this the same exact song? A key change and the Seatbelt get away with ripping off ol' Tommy.

They're both damn good anyways.

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Benson Interruption

So Doug Benson has a show called the Doug Benson Interruption. The premise is simple enough, his comedian friends (3 an episode) do their comedy bit as Doug sits to the side and watches. He then interrupts between jokes to comment on what they're saying or just make fun of them some how. I like the show a lot, but it bothers me that they chose that name and premise. The first 2 minutes of the stand-up starts off like Doug is just a heckler with a microphone and it seems like that's what the comedians expect when they come out since most are on the defensive to whatever Doug is saying. 3 to 4 min minutes into the stand-up it just turns into two comedians that are asking each other questions and riffing off of each other. It is like a Chelsea Lately conversation cut down to two comedians and it works well. It's much more enjoyable than the forced bickering at the start of the show. Each comedian ends their set with a Tweet Off where Doug and they read off some of their own past Tweets; also great.

My main point in all of this boils down to the name of the show. Calling it the Interruption only makes the act of Interrupting seem so much more forced. Forced not to just the audience but to the host and guests as well. Although I think they had to figure some sort of premise or the show could never be on the air. Aqua Teen Hunger Force's main pitch was that they were three food items that lived together and got into mischief. No one would go for it so they made them a detective team that solved crimes so they could have an actual story line. Well that idea fizzled off and everyone ended up watching three food items get into mischief like originally intended and it was a hit. I think when stoney baloney Doug Benson walked into the board room and says,
"Yeah, it's a show where I have my comedian friend come on and we just talk about funny stuff."
"Like a talk show?"
"No, like a comedy show."
"Ok.... and then what?"
"I don't know, we read our Tweets?"
It sounds like a disaster on paper/in words, so I'm sure the execs just said "Make some point to it and we'll put it on!" Thusly the Interruption was born.

It's a good show, lots of good comedians on there, but get that Interrupting crap out of there and it's flawless.
Thomas Lennon - Hair Baby
Benson Interruption VideosBenson Stand-UpBuy Doug Benson's New CD
Michael Ian Black - Esoteric Tweet Off
Benson Interruption VideosBenson Stand-UpBuy Doug Benson's New CD