July 2006

Here’s an interesting little online nugget:  Unflinching Triumph: The Phillip Rockhammer Story.  It’s a mockumentary about professional staredowners (!) by director JR McCord, but what makes it so interesting is that, in addition to being able to watch the whole film for free on the website, there’s a considerable stealth campaign going on behind it.  Astute ‘Buddha reader Mark gave me a heads-up on this collection of sites that are affiliated with the movie in one way or another.

Part of me thinks this is part of some bigger campaign, but I’ll be damned if I can figure out what it is.  All I do know is that it very much reminds of me the Buddy Lee campaign that first introduced a still tender Web to viral advertising. 

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Apparently the clip I posted a week or so back was very much not the actual video for the song ‘Smiley Faces’. After all, one would expect that a proper Gnarls Barkley video would feature a third of the cast of Blue Velvet, not to mention a glorious nod of the style head to Woody Allen’s Zelig.  Feast on the official goodness of Smiley Faces, because you wouldn’t want to make Dennis Hopper cry, would you? 

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Recent news that Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to narrate the voice of God in a new audio version of the New Testament not only made me bust out the Johhny Cash read audio version of the New Testament, it got me thinking who I would cast as the perfect voice of that most authoritarian of beings.  Oddly enough, director Otto Preminger hit upon the same idea I had when making his film Skidoo with Jackie Gleason in 1968.  Dig on psychedelic Gleason action, and the man whom perfectly captures that most ineffable of ineffables: Groucho Marx. 

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English rockers Muse have a great concept clip for Knights of Cydonia.  I so want to see this movie. 

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Wow, our moms were right! Chocolate milk will rot your teeth!

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The Federal Voting Assistance Program is running a great campaign (called Pay Attention), that’s meant to combat low youth voting numbers and promote participation though an approach that’s one hell of a lot more inventive than the previous ‘Because P Diddy told you too’ Vote or Die campaigns.  This PSA actually managed to make me laugh out loud (on purpose, no less), and that’s a rare thing when dealing with American made PSAs.

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If there’s anything I absolutely love, it’s hearing about a new entry into Eyemaze‘s wonderful Grow series of games.  Interestingly enough, Grow Nano is a wholly new style of game from Eyemaze. This time around piecing together the correct order is throw out in lieu of pitting your mouse speed versus a timer.

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Alex Fuentes

by alphamonkey on July 20, 2006 · 1 comment

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Illustrator Alex Fuentes has a beautiful mish-mash style that just breaks my heart, it’s so pretty.  You can find his work at Los Fokos (The Lightbulbs), which is named for an artist collective he takes part in. 

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While I know it’s unfair to mock the 83 year old Alaskan Senator Ted Steven (Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation) for his niearly hallucenatory explanation of why he voted down a net neutrality amendment, one has to admire the speed with which the phrase ’a series of tubes‘ has embedded itself into the online culture. 

Paul Holcomb mixed the audio of Stevens’ speech to a tasty techno beat, and this guy threw together a handy visual guide

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Howdy, dear readers!  I’m testing out some components today so it’s random re-run madness!  Archival goodness abounds!.  Check it!

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