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January 25, 2013

Friday Five 1/25/13

James Taylor glitch-rock!

Here’s an accidental glitch-rock version of America the Beautiful by James Taylor at the inauguration.

Shugo Tokumaru – “Katachi”

That’s a lot of die-cut foam core. Holy Cow!

Amazing Sleight Of Hand Magician Yann Frisch

Corey has been reading a book about the science behind sleight of hand and this guy is amazing at it. Our brains are so easily fooled.

Losing My Religion in Major Scale

Major Scaled #2 : REM – “Recovering My Religion” from major scaled on Vimeo.

R.E.M.’s hit is normally in A minor. Not any more.

10 Ways to destroy a snowman

I like when he lands the snowboard on his head.

Photo of the week:

Wire Octopus

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January 21, 2013

#musicmonday Ween – Object

Filed under: music monday,music video — Tags: , — Tod @ 1:15 pm

Ween – Object

A creepy little ditty by Ween made creepier with a fan-video featuring movie baddies.

Lyrics after the cut

You’re just an object to me.
I’d like to get to know you better.
Paste you across, my body, you’re just an object to me.
You’re just a piece of meat.
And I am a butcher.
I love you better, love you forever, you’re just an object to me.
Why, sit in the shade?
Drink what we made from a lover’s cup. Dreams don’t always come, when you fall asleep, you’re just an object to me.
I’m gonna do something wrong.
No bodies gonna like it.
But I’ve got my pride, and my time isn’t free, you’re just an object to me.
You’re just an object to me.
I feel a little better.
They found your sweater.
You’re just an object to me.

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October 29, 2012

#Musicmonday – Jasper and His Robot Heart

On Friday we had the pleasure of having Jasper and His Robot Heart play an instore at Riverside Art & Supply Co. We cleared out a corner of the shop and stayed open late during the UrbanAir festival (an Airstream caravan that spent the weekend on Main Street, Eaton Rapids). The music was awesome and we look forward to having them back to play again soon. Here are a few of the songs (My apologies for the coughing 4 year old in the background of all these, Jonah was just getting over a cold.)

Jasper and His Robot Heart – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Jasper and His Robot Heart – Hearts and Thoughts

Jasper and His Robot Heart – Can’t Hardly Wait


One of the many Airstreams on display at UrbanAir… excited to see them again next year!

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August 20, 2012

#Musicmonday – Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

Filed under: dance,music monday,music video — Tags: , — Tod @ 2:59 pm

The other night Corey and I were up late reliving old “New Wave Hits of the 80s” compilations we had when we were wee teens and how those specific mixes were instrumental in shaping our tastes today. We both agreed that Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics was an all-around flawless 80s song.

Fast forward to this morning someone was blasting this song from their car at the intersection while we loaded more displays into the shop. I like it when the universe provides a soundtrack. Who am I to disagree?


Annie Lennox was the second caricature I did for my regular Column Quote puzzles back in 2010.

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July 27, 2012

Friday Five 7/27/12

The Secret City of London

Who knew? Not I! Thanks internet.

Dollar Store Magician showdown

Two teams of magicians have an hour to produce a series of tricks using props from the dollar store. It’s interesting to watch how they come up with their tricks.

Dukes of Hazzard Barnbuster playset

I had this as a kid and LOVED it. Maybe I’ll find one of these at a flea market or yard sale someday and reclaim my childhood.

Daisy Fuentes in slo-motion

The title says it all.

Happy Little Trees Bob Ross Super Cut Remix

This song has been making the rounds. It’s nice to see PBS doing some nice promotional work these days. Way to “get” the internet guys!

photo of the week:

Dig this dusty Farfisa

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July 13, 2012

Friday Five 7/13/12

MC Frontalot raps about toilet paper

A catchy little ditty that required a couple listens to get all the clever rhymes. I guess Sesame Street is trying for the Gabba crowd?

Skippy the rock skipping robot

Look at it, resting so peacefully by the lake skipping stones. I suddenly don’t feel so worried about the robot uprising… until someone loads this thing up with throwing stars.

Slit-scan video effects

I love this effect. See also the “time dilation” in related videos. It’s one of my favorites.

A date with a virtual girl in augmented reality

Go for a walk in the park with a girl only you can see. It can’t look any weirder than people talking on their hands-free devices. I’m not sure why the first thing this guy does is bop Hatsune Miku on the head, but I think it’d be funny if he kept it up and her virtual ass walked right out the door and ended the program.

Are We Not Men: DEVO documentary trailer

Official DEVO Documentary: 5-minute Preview from DEVOfilm on Vimeo.

An authorized and official full-length DEVO documentary which has already made its Kickstarter goal, but there’s lots of goodies for donors, so get on board. I can’t wait for this!

Photo of the Week:

Lil’ Dude’s Meat Snack

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June 22, 2012

Friday Five: 6/22/12

Picture of the Big Bang

Look back in time to the coagulating center of our universe, or CMB and find out how you can help name all the “mountains” and “oceans” therein.

Why McDonald’s burgers look better on the menus

I’m fascinated by the are of food photography, and only slightly deterred by the fact that this is a McDonald’s product. These burgers get less touching up than your average fashion model, so there’s that.

Lead Breakfast (Pulp Fiction Remix)

A catchy remix song from Pulp Fictions produced by POGO.

The programming of Space Invaders in timelapse

Youtube user irrationalistic recorded programming Space Invaders for his Game Tech class. Captivating!

GTA R2-D2 mod

Artoo goes apeshit on the people of Liberty City. I had no idea he was so well armed!

Photo of the week:

I got a blacklight at a yard sale and messed around with some highliters. Fun!

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June 18, 2012

#Musicmonday: Trailer Trash Tracys – You Wish You Were Red

Filed under: music monday,music video — Tags: — Tod @ 1:06 pm

Trailer Trash Tracys – You Wish You Were Red

Heard this song on The Impact… and in classic Impact fashion, I heard it every other time I turned on that radio station. I don’t know that I would expect a band called Trailer Trash Tracys to sound like Mazzy Star, but have a listen and tell me what you think! I like it!

Lyrics under the jump
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June 1, 2012

Friday Five: 6/1/12

Douglas Adams explains the e-reader in a message to his publishers in 1993.

I’ve always thought that a snarkier, more-interactive version of Wikipedia is a pretty good incarnation of the Hitchhikers Guide.

From Love to Bingo

A short film made entirely of Getty stock photos. Well done.

The Sounds of Aronofsky

A supermix of quick cut sound effects from Aronofsky’s movies. I just finished watching Pi the other day. What a great movie.

Bottle cap blues

A part of for Adam Young’s solo Art Show at Common House Gallery entitled: Songs of the Early Riser. Some of these attempts end better than others.

Epic Slinky on a treadmill

I kept putting off watching this but when I finally got around to it I stayed on for the entire thing. The music is perfect and that intrepid, undaunted Slinky just keeps going and going… forever marching to its destiny. You go little Slinky!

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April 20, 2012

Friday Five 4/20/12

More jackassery in slow motion: Dumt & Farligt

Super slow motion highlights from Danish TV show “Dumt & Farligt”.  

Kracie – happy kitchen number 4 – miniature hamburger

Just add water hamburger kit. I want to try this sooo baadly. Hamburger candy from Japan.  

Tron – Uprising on Disney XD

A new animated series about Tron on Disney. Setting up to record now… or well… in June anyway.  

Crazy Steampunk Kung-fu movie trailer: Tai Chi 0

This looks pretty awesome!  

We’re Not Young Parody

If this had been done by Weird Al it would have been 15% better, but 20% less true. I feel pretty good about my current station in life, but this still cuts a little close to home.  

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