Archive for the ‘Amusing’ Category

Exorcising Boulez

Roger Bourland on being interviewed by a young French composer:

He was brimming with happiness. Seeing that he clearly needed some articulation of this newfound freedom, I grabbed my Chair’s Wand and zapped him saying “YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE LIKE PIERRE BOULEZ EVER, EVER AGAIN! and you can quote me.”

The exorcism was complete.

NoSo

Take your myspace, your facebook, your twitter, your pownce, your virb, your mashable — and ram it up yer snout. Finally here’s a social network I wouldn’t mind subscribing to: NoSocial. From the about page:

NOSO is a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from social networking environments. The NOSO experience offers a unique opportunity to create NO Connections by scheduling NO Events with other NO Friends.

Save your money don’t go to the show!

YMCÄ

Watch in awe as Finnish band Gregorius rock out on The Village People’s YMCA:

I’m speechless. Brilliant.

Update: Phax, of Finnish persuasion, comments:

The bassist is actually Pekka Pohjola, who played with Finnish prog band Wigwam and Mike Oldfield among others and was reportedly supposed to record with FZ himself, as “FZ especially liked to play with Bassist Pohjola, whom he had met already during his previous visits. He was planning to record something with Pekka, but this plan was never realised.”. Small world eh?

Small world indeed.

Big Bottom!

Hee, still funny after all those years. :)

I’m Very Pregnant That I’m Late

Linguistic Mystic has a rather hilarious post on the joys of foreign language miscommunication. Just one of many quotes:

A co-worker of my dad’s name is Dick de Cock, which is a perfectly normal name in the Netherlands. However, when he got a promotion and suddenly had to travel all over the world, he got a lot of weird looks.

Hope I Die Before I — Uh Never Mind

The classic American midlife crisis has found a new outlet: garage-band rock ’n’ roll. Baby boomers across the US — mostly middle-aged dads who never quite outgrew an obsession with the music of their youth — are cranking up their amps and living their rock ’n’ roll fantasies.

“We recommend ‘Mustang Sally’ as a good starter song,” Mr. Lamond said. “A bad starter song is anything by Steely Dan, or Frank Zappa. Or Yes.”

Belgium Is Massachusetts

… as Argentina is Michigan — at least according to this map which renamed US states for countries with a similar Gross Domestic Product.

My Generation

The Zimmers on MySpace. Fabulous. Thanks Duncan!

Guess That Fundie!

Here’s a fun little quiz where you guess whether Jerry Falwell or Bin Laden made the quotes presented. I got 13 out of 20 right…
(Thanks to Gnarly Artly who scored 9/20)

DeNameland

Let’s create a nation for FZ, shall we?

Build a nation and run it according to your own warped political ideals. Create a Utopian paradise for society’s less fortunate or a totalitarian corporate police state. Care for your people or deliberately oppress them. Join the United Nations or remain a rogue state. It’s really up to you.

The governmental style should obviously be Libertarian, its official religion the Church of American Secular Humanism (CASH). Should it be a republic? Which currency will it use? Any suggestions for a flag design, a name?

Via Boogeopia

Cage’s Got A Secret

Before there was Zappa playing a bicycle on the Steve Allen show, there was John Cage performing Water Walk on the TV-show I’ve Got A Secret. Might there be a link between musical innovators and game shows?

My Country Boner (Won’t Go Down)

Country music really is an underrated genre. Want proof? Here ya go.
Thanks Bas!

Homme Petit d’Homme

I’ve been scratching my chin for ten minutes now, trying to decipher this poem:

Homme petit d’homme petit, s’attend, n’avale
Homme petit d’homme petit, à degrés de bègues folles
Anal deux qui noeuds ours, anal deux qui noeuds s’y mènent
Coup d’un poux tome petit tout guetteur à gaine

“Do you recognize this passage? No? Try reading it aloud. Cognitive scientists use it to illustrate the complexity of human communications.”

Nope. Still don’t get it. Maybe I should try reading it aloud with an English accent…

Want One!

Thanks Cheers SOFA!

Mark & Howard Whip It Out

The Turtles performing Eleanor on the Mike Douglas Show, 1968 (direct link). Funny stuff. (Via Classic Television Showbiz)