Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I can't get enough of The Jam lately. The demo version on "Snap!" is my favorite, but this album version is brilliant as well.
"That's Entertainment"

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

(via boingboing)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Bad Japanese Inventions.
because, you know, rain'll kill you.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

"Waitin' Round to Die"
A sad, sad song by the late, great Townes Van Zandt from the film Heartworn Highway. As he plays song, it brings an old man to tears. God this is what music is all about. A really astounding piece of video, and if this doesn't get you, you don't have a heart.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

[2 birds; 1 stone] An old slot/vending machine that pays in smokes. From the vintage cigarette-worship page. As evil as these things are, there's some interesting ad art here.
Bub (short .mov)

Friday, May 26, 2006

More people voted for American Idol than for any U.S. president, ever. Oh shit. We're screwed.

Taylor Hicks, 29, emerged as the winner in the finale of the TV show on Wednesday night in which 63m votes were cast. It is the biggest single voting night in the five-season history of the show. In the 1984 US presidential election, 54.5 million voters backed Ronald Reagan - the most votes obtained by a president.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

A nice little backmasking site that lets you play song sections forward and backwards thru flash.
Bob Dylan's 3rd XM show, "Drink", is up.
2-seater dolphin. Technically, I don't need this, but I-95 traffic isn't getting any better, and I live by the river...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

This doll shit has to stop: Ghostface Killah
$15K record player.

Nothing to say here... I just love the pic.
I'll see your legal limit, and raise you 18 times.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Sin, then get forgiven in inflatable style.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Pork Tornado's 10 worst album covers of all time. Eh. They've got Millie Jackson, but not this one? (who thought that up? Her? Her manager?) I've seen worse. Hell, I own worse. Let me see if I can find scans of some of this crap...

New York Public Library has a large collection of Turn of the Century advertising posters

A nice little gallery of Terrytoons lobby cards.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames doing 'Yeh Yeh' on Hullaballoo, 1965.

Friday, May 19, 2006

If you're in or around central Jersey, check out the Jive's house band, Jet Weston and the Atomic Ranch Hands playing a stripped-down acoustic set at the Freehold Artfest/Antiquefest. Main St. Freehold, NJ at 1pm.

Decade by decade with Archie (OnionAVClub)
Downloads of Bob Dylan's Radio Hour from XM are available for free D/L thru whitemanstew.
Each of the two available episodes is an hour (.mp3)
(found, like much other great stuff, through Bifurcated Rivets)
10 Things I Hate About Commandments (youtube, vid link)
"Well you want a Wooo-Woooo!"
Hell yeah, I want a Wooo-Wooo!
After the news piece, Number 1 Raiders fan Bubb Rubb got a Soundboard and a Store. I hope Lil'Sis is getting a piece of the action.

Mini Paintings by Jeremy Tinder
(via gmt+9)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

More great Lists from McSweeneys

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 joins the Daily Jive ultra-explanatory domain name club. (with great company)
The Bedazzled Video Podcast #1 features clips from The Everly Brothers (from Music Scene), Lee Hazelwood, and the Turtles.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Jay Ward concept art that the lucky-ass Mr. Toast found on ebay.

Monday, May 15, 2006

The phone-spying scandal is getting worse.
It appears the Administration is now actively targeting journalists to uncover sources. This is a far cry from the 'pattern mining' explanation given just days ago for the illegal spying activity. (abcnews)

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Strap-on Beerbelly
Brilliant Al Gore bit on SNL from last night!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Senator Orrin Hatch's checklist:
1) Remote controlled self-destructing computers? Yup.
2) "Hell no, UFO"? Done.
3) R-Utah-style champagne-lovejams. Check.
The Utah-R Senator wants you to get down.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Yacht Rock! (thanks, Chris)

Thursday, May 11, 2006

[Constitution? I don't see no Constitution!] The NSA has a massive database of every phone call.
Can we just impeach this clown already?

"It's the largest database ever assembled in the world," said one person, who, like the others who agreed to talk about the NSA's activities, declined to be identified by name or affiliation. The agency's goal is "to create a database of every call ever made" within the nation's borders, this person added.

This is disturbing on many levels, not the least of which is the giant telecoms' complicity in this illegal activity. The lone hero appears to be Qwest, who has refused the government's demands.

Among the big telecommunications companies, only Qwest has refused to help the NSA, the sources said. According to multiple sources, Qwest declined to participate because it was uneasy about the legal implications of handing over customer information to the government without warrants.
Qwest's refusal to participate has left the NSA with a hole in its database. Based in Denver, Qwest provides local phone service to 14 million customers in 14 states in the West and Northwest. But AT&T and Verizon also provide some services — primarily long-distance and wireless — to people who live in Qwest's region. Therefore, they can provide the NSA with at least some access in that area.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Tired of looking at your flatlining Microsoft stock? Go long in Korea's hot-chick android market.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Google Maps: Just add water. Is your oceanfront property soon going to have a 360 degree water view? Flood Maps will show you your town under varying levels of floodwater when the polar caps release their full potential in the coming years. Head for the hills.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Yesterday, I saw this billboard off of I-95 northbound in Philly, which is pretty strange by any measure. Turns out its for the National Day of Slayer.

The holiday comes with instructions:
DO NOT use headphones! The objective of this day is for everyone within earshot to understand that it is the National Day of Slayer. National holidays in America aren't just about celebrating; they're about forcing it upon non-participants.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Philly Rock'N'Rods show today to listen to the Atomic Ranch Hands set, and especially those that stopped to say hey. There was a great bunch of people, fantastic music, perfect weather, and possibly the biggest collection of deathtrap automobiles ever assembled in one place. I've never seen such half-assed welding. Keep it coming! It was a really amazing day, and I'm glad to see that so many hundreds of hotrodders and music fans showed up. Thanks Scott and the Prof. for putting it all together. See you in August.

Friday, May 05, 2006

If you think all interviews with rock bands are the same, check out the Arthur magazine interview with Godsmack. I hate even typing that. Godsmack?! Ugh. (via mefi)

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

A gallery of anamorphic sidewalk drawings
Invisibility cloak, coming up.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Clash on "Fridays" from 1980. Network TV ain't what it used to be. (snapped from BoingBoing)
Narthex: Diary of an early 80's Philly punk band
Got $145K socked away? If your dollars were Zimbabwean, it could buy you a single roll of toilet paper. (SFGate)
By March, inflation had touched 914 percent a year, at which rate prices would rise more than tenfold in 12 months. Experts agree that quadruple-digit inflation is a certainty.