Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

new trend in being dead

HERE's an article about a new trend in being dead: looking like you're not dead. But you're still dead.

the moonies

what it is: the moonies
where i found it: child hood fears

When I was a child my mother warned me about the Moonies, a cult that would kidnap and brainwash you. I pictured giggling maniacs with moons for heads coming in the night to my bedroom and pouring laundry detergent into my ear before stuffing me in a bag.

Now I see that the reality is actually much worse: MOONIES

Thursday, June 19, 2014

isis incinerated

what it is: isis incinerated
where i found it: iraqi television

In case you haven't heard, Iraq is getting eaten by militants. This time, instead of spending trillions of American tax dollars and lives trying to tame it, we're leaving the Iraqis to their own counter insurgency actions. Which seems to be little more than airing bizarro commercials like THIS ONE on their state sponsored TV network.

recent interests

what it is: recent interests
where i found it: my home

non-looney toons tasmanian dedvil

My young son has two recent interests: squashing bugs and Tasmanian devils (a real animal, and one that eats dead things, at that). I've crafted several explanations in attempts to get him to knock off the bug killing. The most recent was an yarn about some people called Buddhists who think that if you kill something you'll come back as that creature in the next life. Without any hesitation he replied "so if I kill a Tasmanian devil that means I can come back as one and eat some carcasses?"

Thursday, June 12, 2014

japanese suicide forest

what it is: japanese suicide forest
where i found it: a. dubin of new jersey

Reader A. Dubin of New Jersey was nice enough to inform us about the existence of a Japanese suicide forest that sits at the base of Mt. Fuji, in case any of us decide we just can't take it any more. But the fact that there really is such a thing as a Japanese suicide forest kind of makes life worth living.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

wilburn burns

what it is: wilburn burns
where i found it: some mix tape

A number of years ago a sampling of the weird stylings of guitarist Wilburn Burchette appeared on a mixtape I was given. The mixture of wind-like sound effects and echoic tile bathroom acoustics made me happy. Now you too can enjoy that happiness:

There's not much information available about this guy, most of it bits and pieces from youtube comments and LP rareity blogs, here of which are a few: