Archive for June, 2008

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Foo Fighter @ Farmer’s Market

June 30, 2008

All I have to say to this article is yes, yes he did.

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A Sad Day Indeed

June 29, 2008

This video of a walrus masturbating was one of the first things I saw on the internet that made me realize what a positive force for social change the internet could truly be. Much like a grandparent with an urban legend, I rickrolled that self-gratifying walrus to everyone in my address book, to the point where people became afraid to click on links like “hey, check this out, it’s an awesome clip of something great happening and I swear it’s not that walrus masturbating this time.” That walrus was like the football, I was like Lucy, and everyone I knew was Charlie Brown. For a while, whenever I got a new media playing device like a PSP or an iPhone, I broke it in by queing up the video of the masturbating walrus for good luck.

So it’s with a heavy heart that I must pass on the news that Ayveq, the self-gratifying walrus in question has passed away. Aquarium director John Dohlin said of his passing ““He was an absolute delight. He had a magnetism and a charm that was totally his own. He loved people and he knew how to work a crowd and entertain guests.” Given that Ayveq was a compulsive masturbator, it’s understandable that Dohlin followed with “He did have a raffish charm, no doubt about it,” proving once again that what is raffish among our walrus friends is a misdemeanor for you & I. Nice double standard, world!!

Here’s to you, Ayveq, may you live forever among the dancing kittens & guys getting hit in the nuts videos of YouTube.

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links for 2008-06-28

June 28, 2008
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links for 2008-06-27

June 27, 2008
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I Can’t Stop Playing With My Neocube

June 24, 2008


I bought one of these a while back, and it took a couple months to arrive, but now that I have it, I can’t stop playing with it. Very fun, A+++ WOULD PURCHASE AGAIN.

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links for 2008-06-23

June 23, 2008
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Japanese Commercial

June 20, 2008

To be honest, this fits my preconceived notions of what ALL Japanese television is like.  If they have shows that AREN’T about women being sexually menaced by tentacles, then I have certainly never heard of them.

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Pioneertown Yes, Integratron No

June 17, 2008

Pioneertown is a movie set built in the Mojave desert in the 1940s for quickly shooting crappy Westerns; eventually, they stopped making movies there but by then locals had moved in, turning the crappy facades into actual homes, and people have lived there ever since. This was all I needed to hear to send Patrick & I on yet another road trip out the 10 FWY East. Hat tip, by the way, to the good folks @ Ask Metafilter who suggested this trip.

After Pioneertown, we hit up the Integratron, an “acoustically perfect tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert.” Based on that description I have no idea what the Integratron is or does, and sadly I still don’t, as it was booked for a private party that day, and will have to wait for the next time I am one hundred and thirty seven miles away from my home and wandering the mojave desert in need of a geomagnetic acoustic vortex.

Finally, the day wrapped up with a quick stop @ Tio’s Tacos and outrageous folk art museum in downtown Riverside, where my digital camera ran out of batteries before I could document the really bizarre sculpture garden weirdness.

For details of the entire event, please feel free to click through to this Flickr set I made of the journey.

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Ricky Jay is Coming to Town

June 17, 2008


w00t! The greatest sleight of hand artist/con man ever is coming back to L.A., and I am totally going.  For further study:


All right, one more – but only because I can’t help myself:

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links for 2008-06-15

June 15, 2008