The caption for this pic just reads, “A cake that my sister made… I present: Willie Nelson!”
Dude, your sister is awesome. Is there weed in it?
This is Jorge Perez Gonzales in “Bottom Percussion.”
Ha. (via Laughing Squid)
Apparently, it can be difficult to get tortoises to do the humpday hump in captivity. Or it is at this zoo, anyway.
Enter pianist Richard Clayderman. The hope, apparently, is that the soothing, romantic tones of Clayderman’s keyboard will move these 150-year-old dudes and dudettes to produce an heir. Will it work??? I guess we’ll see.
I wonder if the Empress Elizabeth of Russia tried this with Peter and Catherine.
It was only a matter of time, hours really, before someone remixed Hitchhiker Kai’s post life-saving hatchet attack interview into an autotuned track. I don’t know what it is about this kid but I just love him. He makes me both giddy and verklemt all at the same time.
See the original interview here.
Above is the dance version and below is the acoustic version. Natch.
Did you know that one in 20 people suffers from colour blindness? I did not, though I did once date a guy who was colour blind. After we’d been together a year, Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” came on the radio this one time and he said “This song always makes me think of you, ’cause you’re my brown eyed girl.” My eyes are blue. Or maybe he was just drunk that day. He was drunk a lot. Regardless, I’m pretty sure he was also colour blind.
The above image, the cover of Poison’s “Look What the Cat Dragged In,” has been run through a colour blindness simulator to reflect what someone with protonapia would see. Protonapia is one of three common colour blindess conditions and is a lack of the ”long-wavelength sensitive retinal cones that are required to distinguish between colors in the green-yellow-red section of the spectrum.”
The more you know…
(Via Boing Boing)
My favourite part about this new video from cdza is the inclusion of Riskay’s “Smell Yo Dick,” a song of which I never tire. Enjoy.
Thanks to Dangerous Minds, I now know about Lou Reed’s brief flirtation with rap, which happened in 1986. How could I possibly have missed this?
“I was born in the United States
I grew up hard but I grew up straight
I saw a lack of morals and a lack of concern
A feeling that there’s nowhere to turn
Yippies, Hippies and upwardly mobile Yuppies
Don’t treat me like I’m some lackey
‘Cause the murderer lives while the victims die
I’d much rather see it an eye for an eye
A heart for a heart, a brain for a brain
And if this all makes you feel a little insane
Kick up your heels, turn the music up loud
Pick up your guitar and look out at the crowd
And say, “Don’t mean to come on sanctimonious
But life’s got me nervous and little pugnacious
Lugubrious, I give a salutation
And rock on out to beat really fabulous
Ohh poop ah doo and how do you do
Hip hop gonna bop ’til I drop”
Ha. Wow. It’d be really easy to crap all over this but you know what? At least he was trying stuff. I haven’t even made one album. So, whatever. You be pugnacious and bop ’til you drop, Lou, if that’s what you want to do. Hey look! That rhymed. I should totally try this rap shit.
This is cdza. They make musical video experiments. I think this is my favourite so far.
So, you know how this morning you were wondering what would happen if you took the theme from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” ran it through all the Google translate languages, then translated it back into English? Well, by amazing coincidence, cdza just happens to have done exactly that. These are the very amusing results. (via LaughingSquid )
According to the Toronto Star, these guys are The Entertainers and they do this every Monday.
Nothing like this ever happens at my Tim Horton’s, though one time I was on the subway and some drunk guy was singing “Like a Virgin.” That was fun too.
Yeah, I know, this is two years old. But I just saw it today. It’s funny because I kinda know some people this reminds me of.
“The sound of one hand clappin’, fuck that, yo. More like the sound of a one legged standing O. I’m blowin’ up the dharma like what, cuz I’m the sickest buddhist and I’m kickin’ Buddha butt.”