August 2005

Comedians Sarah Walker and Jessie Cantrell make up a duo known as (cleverly enough) Walker & Cantrell.  Here’s their mockumentary focusing on former models of Anne Geddes, Hallmark Store staple and baby photographer.

Not many people realize this, but recent legislation allows people who receive Anne Geddes-themed gifts to return the favor with one solid punch to the neck. 

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Here’s another example of perfect synergy: Nerds love toys, and nerds love Monty Python.  So why not throw ‘em together?

As clever a marketing idea as this is, I have to confess…Monty Python just doesn’t do it for me.  Give me Mr. Show any day. 

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I’m torn..  I hate Jon Spencer, but I love Harryhausen style animation.  Dammit, it’s a video that’s good in spite of the artist (though I’ll admit the song’s not half bad):  Burn it Off

I mean c’mon.  Skeletons, Cyclops, Golems, and SHARK JETS! 

What’s not to love?

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Kid Beyond

by ariel on August 31, 2005 · 5 comments

in Music Videos,Uncategorized

Meet Kid Beyond who (with the help of a sequencer, a midi trigger pedal, and a mic), performs the most elaborate acappella you’ll ever hear

He’s damn good. 

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T.V. commercial director, Paul Papanek, had used Coke products in his spec commercials a few years ago and finds letters in his mail box today from Coke’s in-house and out-of-house legal council.

Click image above to see spec ad number one and click here to check out spec ad number two.

From Paul’s site:

To make a long story short, the Coca Cola Company is threatening to sue me over copyright infringement because I directed 2 spec commercials ‘advertising’ their product. I might add,at this point, that the spots are very pro-Coke, and not parody at all. Why they’ve chosen me is a mystery. There must be hundreds of other spec spots for Coke floating around.

Along with being a T.V. Commercial Director Paul is an accomplished photographer. Be sure to take a gander at his places and people photography.

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by alphamonkey on August 31, 2005 · 1 comment

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Watch this commercial

Now quick: What do you think it’s for?

I bet a condiment wasn’t your first guess. 

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Real life?

by elDiablo on August 31, 2005 · 1 comment

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So, we all know about Virtual Reality, but how many of you have heard about Augmented Reality?

This video is pretty cool at showing what might be in store for computer interaction next! 

Some other PhD types have done pacman in real life, so you never know!

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Johnny Yanok

by alphamonkey on August 31, 2005

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Ordinarily I wouldn’t post greeting card artwork, but Johnny Yanock has a classic (and delightful) style that I just adore. 

It’s a style steeped in nostalgia, but the final product is thoroughly modern.  Great stuff, and the best splash page I’ve seen in ages. 

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by exeterfan on August 31, 2005 · 1 comment

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For those who don’t know, Scooter is a german techno band who came under the it-so-bad-its-good genre. Now there’s a tribute band aiming to be as bad as they were. Welcome to Moped.

If you go to the music section, you can download some of thier songs. I recommend Clokchs and the Thinboy Fat Megamix.

“better than the original” Chris Martin, Coldplay

“words can’t describe” Norman Cook, FatBoy Slim

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My self-imposed exile from popular radio sometimes works to my disadvantage.  After all, how could I go so long not knowing of the comedic genius of R. Kelly’s “Trapped in a Closet”?  Maybe it’s just as well considering that, as funny as the song is in and of itself, the video is a thousand times funnier.

(click on “videos” and then watch “Trapped in the Closet 1-5″)

I can’t decide what’s funnier: that R. Kelly repeatedly threatens to shoot a pastor, that he ‘bleeps’ out the naughty words with his own sound effects, or the notion that somewhere along the creative process there was at least one person who heard the pitch/saw the footage and went “Yes! That’s exactly what I wanted!”

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