Sunday, March 08, 2009

Window lickers*


Lilith has helpfully compiled a photographic survey of potential Labour leadership contenders.

I haven't been so spooked since my dad took me to Madame Tussaud's when I was a kid.

* Naturally, I use the term 'window licker' in accordance with the Draperian definition: 'someone looking in a window, like a kid at a candyshop, wishing they were inside'.

Sunday Supplement: Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

David Oistrakh rocks out to Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto:

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Sunday Supplement II: Brace Yourself

Enjoy this terrific comedy short from Michael Wechsler and Terry Keefe:



Guaranteed to bring a tear to any man's eye.

Sunday Supplement: The Joy Of Sax

Stan Getz and John Coltrane, with Oscar Peterson on piano:

Hot chick with douchebag


Stolen from Guido's Friday Caption Competition.

More of the same here.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fuck you too, U2

And there was I thinking that I was alone in regarding Bono as the biggest celebrity twat on the planet. Not so.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Fnarr! Fnarr!

This brought out my inner Finbarr:


Still, I'm not half as odd as regular F-Word contributor Jennifer Drew, who denounces the advert thus:

As regards AMI - well they are promoting a phallocentric male-centric discourse on what supposedly passes for 'real sex.' Ergo: it is centered around the male sexual organ functioning according to patriarchal definitions.

Honestly, I'm not making it up. Go and see for yourself.

The hen pecks the cock...

...and makes him crow*:


* Ran (dir. Akira Kurosawa, 1985)

[h/t Ambush Predator]

Friday, February 20, 2009

SFTW: Dress-down Friday



This fun lip-dub is a long-standing favourite of mine, and Harvey Danger's Flagpole Sitta is always guaranteed to get the joint jumping. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Guitar porn (possibly nsfw)


No, not that (nice pups, though).

This:


Not available for Guitar Hero, yet.

[h/t Geekologie]

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Midweek Mellow: Impossible Germany

Wilco have always had a lovely lilting sound which is distinctively their own. The introduction of Nels Cline to the lineup in 2004 was, clearly, a masterstroke on the part of frontman Jeff Tweedy:



Impossibly beautiful.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Bang on the money

Another masterpiece from Beau Bo D'Or:


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Saturday, January 31, 2009

SFTW: The Daddy

Who is the greatest western musical artist of the 20th century? For my money, it boils down to a choice between John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix. This week, Jimi gets the nod:



Tchaikovsky on a fretboard.

Fancy a stab at this yourself? The latest issue of Guitar Techniques (#162/March 2009) -- hot off the press -- headlines with an in-depth guide to 'Jimi's finest ever track'. I know where the rest of my weekend is going. Pity my neighbours...

Friday, January 30, 2009

Promoting diversity

I almost fell out of my chair laughing when I read this:

I studied chemistry at university and I loved it. I now work in policy, where one of my main interests is promoting diversity in science and engineering.

Think of it next time you hear a feminist whining about the under-representation of women in technical professions.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Burning questions of our day #367

From The F-Word, fount of 'contemporary UK feminism' in the blogosphere, a question no sane person ever thought of asking:

Can fellating a man, in a mutually consenting situation, be liberating for a woman? Is it an empowered female action, rather than the epitome of misogynistic control? And can we just enjoy it?

I am lost for words.

Midweek Mellow: A thousand miles behind

Enjoy this charming collaboration between Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash:



"One too many mornings, and a thousand miles behind." Don't you just know that feeling...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Supplement: Barry the mentalist, Rufus, Shannon Matthews and more

Recession aside, Britain under ZaNuLabour is a grim place to live, so here are some funnies to take your mind off the slide towards totalitarianism.

Barry gets us off to a flying start:


Click on the image to see the full thing. [story]

Veteran b3taer HappyToast takes a sideways glance at the special relationship between Bush and Blair: [story]


Follow the link to see the animation...

While Giant Squid toys with the P-word: [story]


A short video interlude now. Head over to YouTube and meet Rufus. He's a badass. (h/t b3ta)

You can always count on Anorak News to track the burning issues of our time, and today it's the latest in the Shannon Matthews saga. Wickedly entertaining, and a perfect excuse to reproduce Tattsyrup's marvellous Collector's Plate:


Click to see the full-size image. It's worth it.

It's amusing sometimes to browse the more esoteric titles in the magazine section of my local Borders bookshop, just to see the range of curious and geeky pursuits which are accommodated (nothing smutty: I'm talking Classic Tractor and the like). This, erm, 'specialist' publication, courtesy of Fresh Water Mole, looks like a sure-fire winner:


I'm a sucker for film gags too, and anything Kubrik-related is guaranteed to catch my eye -- especially when it's this good:

If you enjoyed that, then check out the Terry's Clockwork Orange from HappyToast too.

And if this masterpiece doesn't tickle your funny-bone, I don't know what will:


Cracking bit of image editing, Gromit!

And, finally: I cannot even begin to explain the appeal of Hot Chicks With Douchebags, a recent addition to my blogroll (a no-brainer). Just go and see it for yourself. Douchebag1 and his army of co-conspiritors have created a work-in-progress of purest infantile genius.

Friday, January 23, 2009

SFTW: Made in Wales

The fabulous Stereophonics:



And a hot milf on backing vocals to boot... (don't pretend you didn't notice). What more could you ask for?