Just Plain Bob

I’ll clean this up later, but I’m on my way to work and finally found something that absolutely begged to be posted:


Owl City performing the song Fireflies.

The best song/video combo I’ve come across in a while.
I guarantee you’ll be humming this to yourself all day.


Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Drunk History, a series of videos (far too few, if you ask me) wherein intelligent people are given way too much alcohol, and then asked to recount historical events.

As a bonus, the makers of these films convinced actors like Michael Cera and Jack Black to mime out the stories as they’re told by the inebriated historians. Volumes 1-4 (including 2.5!) are hilarious, and, despite their age, one can only pray that more are in the works.

Drunk History, Volume 1

(Beware YouTube imitators: it seems an awful lot of people have decided to try their hand at drunken histories of their own)


The folks over at So Good have come up with my kinda tournament; a battle of meats.

After an intense debate with my friend Shawn (thanks for the tip on this, by the way) I had Ground Beef winning over Bacon 88-85 with a miracle 3-pointer from the half by freshman Fleischkuekle from North Dakota, right at the buzzer.
Shawn’s bracket had Duck winning it all – a major upset.

Who do you think will go all the way?


Following along with my webcomic fascination, here’s a little gem that defies almost all explanation.

Our protagonist doesn't eat.

It began in a college newspaper, and has transcended to new heights of weird. One part cynical humor, one part philosphical artistry, and all parts trippy, this is another one of those comics whose development over time is visible and a lot of fun to follow.

The newer stuff is fabulous, but I recommend starting back in the archives for the absolute best in weirdness.

Oh, and PS: No, that isn’t the grim reaper. Nobody knows why he dresses like that.


That is all.

(Go see “This Is Why You’re Fat” – where dreams become heart attacks)


Ominous Knife

by Just Plain Bob on February 27, 2009 · 0 comments

in Comics!

So, Webcomics may be one of my favorite things on earth. In fact, I’ve always harbored a secret desire with a friend of mine that we’d one day create our own.. All we needed was to find someone who could draw it for us.

ominous knife

Well, turns out that last April, two of my other friends beat us to the bunch. Thus, they’ve created Ominous Knife, a relatively new comic that quite literally brings to life their friendship. Maybe my fascination with it is how faithfully they portray the actual conversations they’ve had, and the fact that I can recognize their cameo characters (although I’ve yet to appear. Hmph.) but regardless, the wit and seemingly bottomless supply of obscure references to geek culture will keep any child of the 80s or 90s nerd scene coming back for more.

The discussions that take place beneath each comic are half the fun, so be sure not to miss them.
Just… Don’t mention Lost. Please.


Rehashing an old post by Davion, because I think it deserves the attention…

If you’ve never been to explodingdog.com, do yourself a favor. As simple as the concept is, it never ceases to amaze me what comes out of it; You email this guy a sentence, and he draws a picture from it.
boredom's not a burden anyone should bear
I’ve been following his work from the very beginning, when my friend Dr. E turned me on to it, and one of the best things about it is you can watch his style develop, and you see recurring characters start popping up. (Keep an eye out for Red Robot.. he’s my favorite.)

A cult following has sprung up around this guy’s work, and it’s one heck of a huge cult. If you start at the beginning and work your way through the archives, I’m sure you’ll see why.

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So our proprietor, Alpha, may harbor dire concerns about what technology will bring with it. But I, for one, welcome the future with open arms, and Bacon Salt is the chief reason why. Their tag line is “Everything should taste like bacon.” You had me at hello, buddy.

Bacon Salt is exactly what you think it is. A seasoning you apply to foods, any foods at all, that will make them taste like bacon. Of their multiple flavors, not a single one has meat in it… though I”m not sure if I’ve decided that’s a good thing or not. AND it’s kosher!

Seeing as I’ve long held to the opinion that all forms of food are merely Bacon-Delivery Devices, this is a drastic step in the direction of convenience and Ease-of-Bacon-Consumption for me.  The only thing I can conceive of that might be easier is a bacon flavored spread – yeah. They have that. It’s called Baconnaise. BACONNAISE.


Somewhere between their Bacon Blog and Operation Bacon Salt (“An initiative to provide Bacon Salt to the men and women serving overseas in foreign conflicts,”) these guys got their marketing ducks all in a row. Silly product, and yet, I want it so bad it hurts deep inside.

So, c’mon, Alpha. So what if we’ll all have microchips implanted into our hearts so our robot masters can blow us up if we ever try to escape?
As least we’ll have bacon.

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Allow me to try and explain La Blogotheque‘s “Take Away Shows.”

A group of french artistic videographers track down musicians and convince them to perform small, unexpected concerts, on street corners or in elevators or on rooftops. The results are collected here, and they’re absolutely stunning.

While for the most part, the artists they track down are the underground indie variety, occasionally they land a bigger fish. 

In that vein, I present to you the legendary Tom Jones, singing on a couch in his hotel room.:

(The more adventurous of you can peruse them in the original French here.)

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