Archive for February, 2005

From Kansas!

It’s Friday ladies & gentlemen, and that can only mean we have another nifty tuff ‘n bitchin’ show lined up for you: Kansas City, Nov 11 ’77 — have at it.

El Hombre de la Síndone

In the “People Who Have Way Too Much Time On Their Hands” department, I give you this:

FZ shroud

El Hombre de la Síndone es Frank Zappa!
Via Balint who also babelfished the Spanish text to English.

A Scanner Darkly

Here’s a cool trailer for the upcoming animated adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly. Why oh why does every single science-fiction movie these days have to have Keanu Reeves in it, I wonder?

Gadget CC

Top 100 gadgets of all time — first one to spot the Conceptual Continuity clue there gets a Gmail account will not be flooded with Gmail invites!
(Thanks Frippe!)

Analyzing Jon Bon

On the genius that is Bon Jovi:

“To begin, I’d like to look at the opening verses of “Bed of Roses”. You may think you understand the meaning behind this poem – that John Bon Jovi likes a lady, and is upset about it. This is just a sign of the brilliant, interweaving complexity of Bon Jovi. You can love the poem at that level, and many have, but let’s go… inside. “

Sweet Home Alabama

Sell sex toys in Alabama, go to jail: “The high court refused to hear an appeal by a group of individuals who regularly use sexual devices and by two vendors who argued the case raised important issues about the scope of the constitutional right to sexual privacy. The law prohibited the distribution of ‘any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.’”

In It For The Money

Wow — überblogger* Kottke is quitting his day-job to blog fulltime — and he’s asking for micropatrons to fund it. Now why didn’t I think of that?

* My sincere apologies for the recent overuse of the word “über”.

A Tribute To The Wall

Dr Sharleena will surely be delighted: a tribute album to Roger Water’s “The Wall” is to be released soon, featuring Vinnie Colaiuta and Aynsley Dunbar. After all, who doesn’t like this masterpiece! ;)

Walley On Thompson

David Walley has an article up on New Partisan with his take on the late great Hunter S. Thompson.

Up, Up And Away

Zappa.com is back up (downtime was due to heavy rains in Southern California), and all is well again in the land of Hungry Freaks.

Bleph – Phase Two

Argentine über-coder, bidet-fetishist and allround bearded person Juan (seen here with your humble narrator) has launched a second weblog — in English, no less. W00t, as they say in the trade!

Bush In Belgium

From the inbox:

“Hey Barry,
Bush is in Brussels. Any way to keep him from coming back here? Disable the airlines? Try him for extreme stupidity? You would be a hero to 280 million people…”

Well no, but I know this really rancid pita place right around the corner of NATO headquarters — if we could just get him to have supper there…

Down And Out In Kill Ugly Radio

Zappa.com is down. Here’s how I found out.

Hunter S. Thompson RIP

Author/cult-figure Hunter S. Thompson, most known for his “Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas”, has apparently commited suicide at his Colorado home yesterday.

The Do-Re-Mi’s of Personality

Use the amazingly accurate musical chicken to measure your personality: my results. (thanks Duncan)