Archive for December, 2003

I’m The Slime

Aah the holiday season. Nothing beats serving as the cozy host for a couple billion microbes, coughing up brightly coloured substances (with amazing elasticity, I might add) and generally feeling like someone ran over you with a truck. Twice. Yes: we have a cold. What? Oh yeah, it’s that time of the week again. (Hat tip: Balint!)

Moore on Saddam

Michael Moore on Saddam’s Capture: “Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. Man, he sure looked bad! But, at least he got a free dental exam today. That’s something most Americans can’t get.”

McGyver Again

Evil on a Budget: “note how putting an ordinary world map on the wall counterpoints the stark simplicity of the plastic sheeting and gives this lab an international flair.”


Well hey, it is a very pertinent question. Right ladies? Maybe this has something to do with it.

FZ Artistry

Some of Mark Darling’s way cool FZ-caricatures have been added to TheBigNote’s Velvet Elvis section. You can get them on T-shirt for a reasonable price by dropping oversoul[at] a note.


Barry has told me my folder (“sharleena’s crap” folder) is going to explode if i don’t clean it up from time to time, so here’s some of my secret files unloaded fer ya: photos by Rik Walton; cool drawings at the UM Art Kitchen, several video captures throughout the years, very good photos by Scott Yobp, a beautiful print collage (not sure about the author, possibly Jasper T. Dawg?); a huge gallery with pics from the 70’s, and a print art work by Brian Talbot. Pheeeow…that folder is feeling better now.

Elliott Smith Download

A personal bookmark: Elliott Smith Live, June 6, 2003 in brooklyn, NYC. (via)

Spam Wars

Try reading this article about a professional email spammer without having your toes curl up. Then notice how the woman is wearing a “What Would Jesus Do” T-shirt. Try not to fume from the ears. Serenity now!

Weasels Ripped

Neon Park’s inspiration for the “Weasels Ripped My Flesh” cover was this “Man’s Life” cover. Park says: “It was an infamous cover although I guess by today’s standards, it’s pretty tame. It’s not like eating liver in Milwaukee.” (via)

Friday Boot Vines

Following Al Stone’s intrigueing suggestion a couple of posts back about extending the Friday Boot to a Snailmail Vine Edition, I would like to invite all of you to comment/discuss the idea at the forum.

More MP3s

If you’ve downloaded all of this week’s Friday Boot, and you’re not satisfied yet, here’s some more links. First up, something I composed myself, called Save It For Your Funeral. Next, Some FZ goodies, and Richard O’Brien & Rocky Horror-related MP3s.

“Arf,” she said.

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to explore the uncharted territories of the Newlywed Game. Now that the homo-marriage is an old, worn out concept, it’s high time all the deviants of the world decided to come up with something REALLY DIFFERENT.

8 Track Capitol Lumpy Gravy

Dubbed by FZ himself as “one of the rarest Zappa releases in the catalogue”, the all instrumental Capitol release of “Lumpy Gravy”, at times an eerily familiar early foreshadow of the Yellow Shark, is a feast to the ears. Want proof? Have a listen.

EMS 401

Here is the cover to the Edgard Varèse record FZ refers to in Chapter 2 of The Real Frank Zappa Book:

Surfin’ The Internet

I was surfing the internet, and I found some intresting stuff. Take a look!
History Of The Minstrel Show,
Pink Floyd The Wall figures,
Flash Animation version of Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow,
and last, but not least: Adolf Hitler on a wine bottle!