When I watched the first video by DJ Sara and DJ Ryusei, I was sure that it had to be fake. I voiced this opinion to my monitor (which didn’t respond) and eventually found myself two inches from the screen trying to see if anyone modified the videos to attach some DJ’s arms to the kids.
After watching a bunch of their videos, I’m convinced that they’re awesomely real. These kids are only 6 and 8 years old…
Today, I caught a cool story from Boingboing where a guy had supposedly modded old Chuck E. Cheese robots to play rap songs for him in his basement (link). Actually, the robots were the The Rock-afire Explosion, an animatronic stage show from Showbiz Pizza Place, a forerunner of Chuck E. Cheese.
After watching the strange animatronic version of Bubba Sparxxx’s “Miss New Booty”, I went on to watch Fergie’s “London Bridge”, Nickelback’s “If Everyone Cared”, and really well done rendition of “Lithium” by Evanescence, which was just too weird and creepy not to share.
“Lithium” by Evanescence
If you’re interested some of the behind the scenes details, the creator of the videos posted a video to refute the argument that he’s just slamming buttons to make this all work.
While I can’t prove the kid is from Boston, it looks like his band plays all over the Boston Area, so I’m claiming him as our own. The video is compilation of the Tyler drumming from age 2 until age 11. It’s pretty incredible.
Dunkin Donuts Commercial Starring Ace Frehley
There is nothing more Boston than Dunkin Donuts. I laugh every time I see this ad, although I wish that Ace had said, “I’ll give you the P&L Statement, baby!” It almost sounds like he wanted to say it, but didn’t.
Ernie Boch Jr. on Rescue Me
#1GF! and I were watching an episode of Rescue Me in which a police chief stepped up to the mic in the background of a scene. You only saw him for four seconds, but you could hear him for most of the scene.
I went into a mini fit.
Me: That’s… thats… #1GF!: What?? What?? Me: [hits pause and starts waving wildly] #1GF!: WHAT? Me: gaaaaaaherniebockjunior. It’s Ernie Boch Jr. The chief. It is. I know it is. #1GF!: That would be funny if you’re right.
Well, I was. The uncredited police chief was none other than Boston’s car dealership mogul, Ernie Boch Jr.
Have other funny or interesting Boston videos? Drop them in the comments…
Sure, I like growing a beard and I might have the fashion sense of a lumberjack, but I have to admit that every year I watch So You Think You Can Dance. This year I have not only started critiquing the dancers after their performances like I know what I’m talking about, but I’ve now gone so far as to put some clips from the show on this site. I really don’t think it will be long before I get my period. I can just feel it.
Anyway, the three videos below are just a few of the routines that I’ve been impressed with this season. I really don’t think that the small format does them justice because you miss a lot of the nuances. Holy crap. I just said nuance. And I’m all out of tampons.
If you need me, I’ll be clutching my wiener so it doesn’t dry up and fall off.
So, I was sitting there reading a post over at Notes of Chaos that introduced me to Dokaka, a Japanese beatboxer who does cover songs using only his voice as an instrument. JUD JUD did a similar thing years ago, but I have to applaud Dokaka’s increased complexity. I ended up cracking up every time I listened to his rendition of Metallica’s “Creeping Death”, so I went on a hunt for more of his stuff. In my journey around the wild, wild web, I came across a few additional covers that I thought I should post.
Creeping Death – Metallica (Original)
This is the original Creeping Death by Metallica. The video is merely the song played over a picture of the album cover. It’s not too exciting, but it was the best sound quality I could find, if you’ve either never heard the song or needed a refresher.
And here, my dear readers is the crown jewel of today’s post. If you don’t watch or listen to anything else in this post, please do yourself a favor and watch this. Gems like this are the reason that I sift through hours of video. Just from the picture, you can see that The Gauchos are four little kids. Even if you hate heavy metal, you have to appreciate their talent. And if you can’t do that, turn down the volume and just watch the little girl fronting the band.
I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I sit through Wilford Brimley’s commercials just to listen to his unique pronunciation of the word, “Diabetes”. If someone remixed one of those commercials and made him nod and drum along, I’d watch it a few times. If I found multiple versions, I’d link to them on the interweb for you guys. Seriously, do the kids work these days or do they just fool around with the myspace and the youtube? Diabetisss. DyerDyer DyerDyer DyerDyer Beetis
Seriously. I’ve never understood the draw of D&D, but someone asked me to find some of the D&D related clips that I had found in the past. I found the old ones, and tacked on a couple of new selections to get you through today. You’re not paying attention, anyway. You don’t want to start anything new, and you’re short-timing because of the holiday. Give in and let the sloth wash over you.
Dungeons and Dragons Nerds
I originally mentioned this way back in 2002, but the original link points to a deserted island in this tumultuous sea that we call the internets. Because it’s a slow fucking week, I dug up a fresh youtube link, and re-posted for those people that I know that aren’t in on the joke, yet.
Family Guy Role Playing
We had also been talking about a recently aired repeat of the family guy that contains Dungeon and Dragon references. This clip was previously posted in June.
Exclusive Connections: Geek Phone Sex
SNL’s spoof. Pretty much safe for work, and unlike the next two clips, it’s worth a watch. “What’s that, baby? You’re a level 5, evil, chaotic half-orc? Ohhh, that makes me so hot.”
[Video removed from youtube]
Stephen Lynch D&D Song
This is a golden oldie in internet time, reworked with Machinima. Is it worth your time? Meh.
I’ve been itching to get the video at the bottom of this post online for a week now, but I keep getting sidetracked by other posts…
I guess “It’s part of a complicated, and experts warn, potentially dangerous code designed to keep parents in the dark…” was a better hook than “It’s as complicated to crack asUbby dubbyand it’s used to compensate for poor typing skills.” I swear, if they did a story like this about Ubby Dubby in the 70′s, the newscaster would’ve been laughed out of a job. This is the state of journalism, today.
Nintendo Wii Rejected Games
This is an oldie, but it’s a few games that those jobless bastards who stood in line for a Wii won’t be getting this year.
PS3 vs. Wii
A recent commercial from G4 that makes fun of the PC vs. Mac adds. And the Wii. And the PS3.
If you don’t watch any of the videos in this list, at least watch this one about Doug the Jedi. Even #1GF! was laughing at it despite it’s wholly geeky subject matter. If Youtube happens to be blocked where you are, try this alternate link.
I would, however, fully encourage the downloading of
Music Nerve’s In With the Out Crowd Podcast, which I ran across while trying to remember who sang “Lucille, Are You A Lesbian?” What this DJ lacks in professionalism, he makes up with a plethora of strange musical classics. Included are Lucia Pamela’s “Walking on the Moon”, Wesley Willis’s “Rock N Roll McDonalds”, T. Valentine’s “Lucille, are you a Lesbian?” (26 min in), The Fabrications’ “I’m Sorry (I neckpunched your man)”, and a number of others. If you are a fan of musical oddities, you may have heard a number of these already, but that doesn’t detract from the fun. If you’ve never heard them before, oh man, are you in for a treat.
People’s Court Freak
And if that podcast was a weirdo sundae, this People’s Court video would be like the cherry on top. I can watch this video over and over because the guy just seems like he doesn’t have to put in any effort to come off like a genuine freak. Even the bailiff is laughing in the background. My favorite part? The guy’s answer to “What’s the hardest part about being you?” was simply, “Mustache.”
Because I grew up in among of the largest Asian populations in Massachusetts, I have been forbidden from confirming or denying the claims of Mr. Bobby Lee. I don’t know how it works on the West Coast, but I know if someone in my town made allegations like this, Sensei would surely order someone to sweep his leg.
Bobby Lee’s Secret Asian Super Powers
The only thing that is probably saving Bobby Lee is there is a widely held belief that Lee is a compulsive liar due to a deep-seated nudity addiction…
I can’t believe that Halloween is almost upon us. And everyone knows that a good Halloween starts with four basic ingredients: decorations, music, video, and a costume.
Let’s start with the decorations. You can carve a pumpkin like everyone else, but that’s not very novel is it? What about carving one from one of the Homestarrunner Pumpkin patterns? No one will get it, but on the off chance that someone does, they will think you are cool.
If that’s just too much work, or you’re worried about getting pumpkin goo all over your officially licensed, 100% authentic Captain Kirk shirt, why not take a stab at making some ghosts or bats to hang around the house? You could do that, right? Look at this cute little bastard:
Once the place is decorated, you’re going to need to fill the air with spooky toons. For those into musical oddities, Louie sent over this massive list of 90 (yes, 90!) obscure Halloween records from the Forbidden Crypts Of Haunted Music. There is so much good stuff in there that it might require that you pick up the Firefox extension “DownThemAll” to rapidly download all of the tunes without inadvertently click click clicking your way to madness.
On the same wavelength, even though I have to say that this year’s Oddiooverplay Halloween album was pretty disappointing, they still offer Ghouls with Attitude Volume 1 & 2 and a Munsters remix called “Munster Beat!” for your free downloading pleasure.
If you are still unsatisfied with the level of weirdness in your newly acquired tunes, you can download all of the original sounds recorded from Disney’s Haunted Mansion to play over and over to ramp up your Halloween spirits.
If those don’t scare the kids, then kick it up a notch with the next videos. There’s nothing that can strike fear into children’s hearts on Halloween night like a pedophile and his dancing army of Vampirezombies. You know I’m talking about: MJ’s “Thriller”. Watch all 8 glorious minutes below…
…But unless you count sexual habits, Thriller doesn’t add much to the “weird” theme of this post now, does it? That’s why I dug out the Indian version of Thriller. You haven’t seen anything, yet. Oh enjoy this one…Enjoy it to hell!
Crap. Costumes. If you’re actually one of those social types without bodies to dispose of, you may find yourself in need of something to wear this weekend. Let’s tackle that now.
I tried to find you something cool like a “Fletch in the LA Lakers dream sequence”, but from what I gathered from online costume shops, if you’re a guy, every costume is going to make you look like a dork. If you’re a girl, every costume out there will essentially make you look like a filthy, filthy, dirty, filthy whore. I’m not just saying that because I know you like it. No. I’ve provided the proof below:
Boy Judge and Girl Judge (Yes, it says “Guilty” across her ass):
Sno White and the Seven Dwarves:
Whoredy Ann and Pedophile Andy:
He-devil and She-devil:
And even the “Biblical” Costumes Get In on it (Yes, that is a Nun costume):
God bless America.
The Wrap Up
By this point, you have the tunes, you have the vids, you’re dressed like a whore or a dork, and you have strung tampons from every hangable surface. You should be well prepared for the holiday, and I seriously hope you are taking pictures.
Remember that song from a few years ago called “Steal My Sunshine” (listen) by Len? Today, while listening to the radio, I realized that the whole song was ripped from the bridge of that old disco song “More, More More” (listen) by The Andrea True.
I used to like “Steal My Sunshine” solely for the popping sound. And 7 years later, I find out that they ripped it off.
Stinkin’ sons of a bitches.
You Distracted Me, Bitches
Distraction! (via In4mador): A very simple game to catch fruit with a bird, while the game tries to distract you. I laughed my ass off at this one…
You Love Metal, Bitches
I’ve tried out past versions of ITunes, and honestly, I’m not really a fan. In the past, I’ve found it to be bulky and intrusive for music management, and because I don’t own an ipod, there really isn’t a reason for me to use it (Instead, I’ve been using mediamonkey for years).
Now, Itunes7 has incorporated an application called coverflow that actually lets you flip through your album covers as if you were flipping through your CDs (see the example at itunes).
While I don’t think this is a reason to switch to itunes, you have to appreciate the original company incorporating Kyuss’s “Welcome to Sky Valley” in their screenshot:
Yet another addition to the YouTube Museum of Television. Don’t click unless you want this theme eating you alive for the rest of the day. You’ve been warned.
Spock Phone Message
A younger version of me had this on my answering machine for a while.
George’s Phone Message
A younger version of me had this as an answering machine message, as well.
The Greatest American Hero
(Late Addition) I included George’s phone message, and I forgot to add the original theme to that craptastic TV show, the Greatest American Hero.
I don’t think I’m hip enough to know who “Ok Go” is, but there is something about them dancing to their indy rock that seems so wrong that I can’t look away. The choreography seems like it should be backing up some R&B artist.
While skimming the MSDN Flash Newsletter from Microsoft this morning, I came across the following lines (that are mysteriously missing from the online version):
“From the Editor:
A short film http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5252877 that’s a huge Internet hit has been making the rounds on the workstations… After watching these hard-working employees, you might want to learn more about robot programming…
And the link is a redirect to a non-Microsoft site featuring the video below. My questions are these:
Why is Microsoft masking a link to an offsite video like it resides on their site?
Is it just me, or does saying that a “video has been making rounds on the workstations” make the writer sound like he makes his living sweeping up for your barber rather than editing a newsletter for the largest software company in the world?
What in the flying fuck does the video have to do with robot programming? There are high school freshmen editing school papers that routinely make better transitions between cafeteria menu changes and who the football team has been gang raping this week.
It is a good video, with lots of great lines, just the same. And if Microsoft includes something in a newsletter, forwarding said link to one’s co-workers can’t possibly violate any corporate policies, can it? I didn’t think so, either.
From the same guys who did Cubicle Wars. Sometimes getting a simple picture taken for your Mom can be a process.
The Good Word
Again from the same guys who did Cubicle Wars. Sometimes you have to go that extra mile to spread the good word.
Oh man, don’t ask me how I came across this, but when I did, it pushed today’s regularly scheduled post to the back burner.
You go to this site, select a few personalizing options, and get a personalized message sent by Samuel L Jackson by e-mail or phone. The turnaround time between answering the last question and getting the call seems to be about three minutes.
It not only doesn’t verify the phone numbers that you put in, but it spoofs the number that you input into the caller id of the person receiving it. Remember, I have no idea if they’re collecting the phone number data, so you might want not want to send it to your grandma’s unlisted number, just to be safe.
I realize that it’s just a cheap promotional gimmick to push Samuel L. Jackson’s Snakes on a Plane, but I and everyone I showed it to seemed to say, “Best. Message. Ever.”
Keidra created the original museum. I have merely named myself curator of the local branch (which is still looking for a clip of Robalod from mars who eats all kinds of candy bars). Dig in and remember how you used to be impressed with a lot less.
CBS Special Logo
Years ago I saw an imitation of this on a Homestartunner cartoon and I always wanted to find the original. I googled and googled, and it was a bit of a bitch to find, but totally worth it. Best. Bongos. Ever.
You know you wanted a Zoom shirt. Yes you did, Nerdo. Yes, you did. And you totally forgot about Bernadette’s arm trick, didn’t you.
If You watched ZOom, You watched the Electric Company.
The Crying Indian
He gives water to the garbage (Yes, that was a Dune reference. Now, I am the Nerdo.)
1977 – Be A Pepper
30 years later, and I want to punch the American werewolf in the face for that vest.
Star Wars Drunk Driving PSA
What more can be said (except Go for Papa Palpatine)?
PSA Better Business Bureau Abominable Snowman
You have absolutely no idea how difficult this was to find. I wanted to find the “Balancing my meal” or the “Now you left the window open and you’re wasting heat” vids, but I failed miserably. At least I’m the boss of my own money.
Motherfucking StarBlazers, Bitch
You can’t stop playing this theme. Go ahead and Try. You just can’t.
Letter Lasso: It’s a simple “Seek n’ Find” word game, but the time pressure really gets to me.
Quick Stack: You match the colors and stack the blocks.
Quarkz: It’s like Othello, but with a little more strategy. You have to actually read the directions on this one.
3D Superball: Click a ball against a white box to get points. I think I got 26 before getting bored.
Metal By Numbers: Oh man. This is one of those videos that metalheads understand. It makes fun of the nu metal/metalcore movement while Scott Ian moshes around. COOKIE COOKIE COOKIE! (found via Notes of Chaos)
Bike Jousting News Cast: I write 4 billion posts over 4 years, and I’m not the first Dyer to get on TV for being a weirdo. I’m breaking out the Spock shirt and heading for the roof to catch me some famous.
Wordy: It’s Tetris with words. It’s not great, but worth a link for word nerds.
Presenting The New Testament: Jesus Loves Porn Stars Edition! Yes, it’s real. Yes, it’s $8.95. Yes, it’s the Best. Bible. Ever. Put your hand on the new bible (and click) for the full story. Amen.
Beyond The Neon Podcast: I regularly read Beyond the Neon, the story of a former strip club DJ, and this is their first attempt at a podcast. It’s a little raunchy, but it’s far more professional and entertaining than most first attempts. (45 mins.)
There are some hard sections in guitar hero and nothing is more frustrating than having to play a whole song over and over until you figure out how to play a section in the middle of the song. Wouldn’t it be easier if there were guitar hero tablature? Oh, it would. And oh, it exists: Guitar Hero Note Charts.
Every so often, I take the plunge into SecondSpin.com‘s inventory to root out some good deals on used CDs. They are now having a 20% off sale through Wednesday June 28. Prices range from $0.99 on up with shipping running $2.50 + $0.40 per CD. If you buy cheap CDs or a fair number that are moderately priced, it doesn’t come out too badly. I can usually average under $7 / CD with a fair number around $4-5. There is a lot of inventory to go through, though…
They Always Fuck Over The Fat Kid
Pete forwarded another case of someone taping the fat kid doing something stupid and getting it posted on the internet. This time, it was the fat kid’s brother. You sort of have to watch until the end to get to the best parts…
Star Trek Cribs
It is what it says it is…
Family Guy Role Playing (as promised)
I promised some folks that I’d find this family guy clip and post it. If you get it, you are qualified to join the big, fat nerds of America club.
I would’ve spent some time writing something witty or informative, but I accidentally bought Guitar Hero this weekend, and it’s eating all of my free time.
I thought this would be the dumbest game ever (especially for someone who has a real guitar), and it is, but I have to say that even at a hefty $70, it’s easily one of the most fun games I’ve owned on the PS2.
Need a second opinion? Ask non-gaming #1GF! or my non-gaming parents if it’s fun. They’re not here now, but I can assure you that they enjoyed it.
Guitar Hero 2 is due in the fall, which is about the time when I should finish this one.
Just because I know that you like to screw around…
Video Beatboxing (video): I’m a sucker for beatboxing, and Lasse Gjertsen serves up a pretty cool video beatbox. (via fazed)
Orbox B (game): One of those flash logic games that I like to hack around with while waiting for my CDs to rip. I got to level 20 (tgb517) out of 30 before giving up. (via fazed)
Hit the Golf Ball (game) …as far as you can in 10 seconds. This si surprisingly simple, and surprisingly addictive even for a person who fucking hates golf. My top 3 were 11941, 11896, & 11054. (via in4mador)
Bullet Time (game): Simple reaction time game. Once the gun is fired, you click to dodge. High of 10503 with a one time R/T of .174. (via linkdumper)
Ice Block Buster: This game wears mighty thin, mighty fast, but losing is so much fun. Just punch your way through the ice walls or laugh when you don’t. (via Kontraband)
Shapeshifter (game): I don’t really dig this one too much, but it’s one of those Tetris-style games that #1GF! might like it, so it made the list. (via in4mador)
Bombwars: You’re half of a pair of stick figures who like throw bombs at each other. It takes a minute to get the hang of, but it ends up being pretty fun once you start learning how to time your shots.
Unfortunately, playing more than two levels requires registration.
Thanks to the trusty DVR, Every week, #1GF! and I watch MadTV. Week after week, I go to work and my coworkers are forced to endure my explanations of the funny skits that they haven’t seen. Sure, they could tell me every expression on Keifer Crapperland’s face on “24,” but have no idea who Bobby Lee is outside of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
Suddenly, this week, everyone seems to have seen the “24: with Bobby Lee” skit that was on MadTV. I think that all of my poor skit reenactment attempts have finally worn them into adding it to their DVR schedules.
For those of you who still haven’t added the show to your DVR’s, here are 6 skits to hopefully convince you…
(Special thanks to Kung Fu Chud for finding the original “24: with Bobby Lee” skit when I just couldn’t seem to find it.)