Song of the Moment: “TAOS” by Menomena

TAOS” by Menomena

The full album, “Mines,” is goddamn incredible; I have become transfixed, standing in time at the command of this music. It’s quite good.

WIZARD PEOPLE, DEAR READER

This is one of my absolute favorite pieces of media from the past half decade. I’ve synced/watched it at least four times, and have listened to the audio twice as many as that (most of those being flights, which I highly recommend after having watched it once). Quite simply, I think this is one of the best written pieces of modern comedy I’ve encountered.

Wizard People, Dear Reader is Brad Neely’s re-recording of the entirety of the dialogue from 2001′s ugly “Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone.” Neely is also one of the premier brick-layers at what used to be www.SuperDeluxe.com, where he produced a shit ton of stellar animated shorts

extensions of the style developed in Creased Comics

God, I’m so tempted to just start quoting lines, but I can’t rob any new-viewers the pleasure of going in uninformed. Just, trust me; this thing is brilliant. On the extra-omnibus, this thing would be riding first class.

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WIZARD PEOPLE, DEAR READER (mp3′s)

Iran’s Supreme Leader Outlaws the Teaching of Music

In a program called “No Child Left Enriched,” the Ayatollah of Iran has banned the teaching of music. Quickly, we must summon and deploy Kevin Bacon. From The Guardian:

“Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said today that music is “not compatible” with the values of the Islamic republic, and should not be practised or taught in the country.

In some of the most extreme comments by a senior regime figure since the 1979 revolution, Khamenei said: “Although music is halal, promoting and teaching it is not compatible with the highest values of the sacred regime of the Islamic Republic.”

Khamenei’s comments came in response to a request for a ruling by a 21-year-old follower of his, who was thinking of starting music lessons, but wanted to know if they were acceptable according to Islam, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. “It’s better that our dear youth spend their valuable time in learning science and essential and useful skills and fill their time with sport and healthy recreations instead of music,” he said.”

Whatta piece-a shit!

I deliver that comment from a vast bank of ignorance re: both Iran and Islamic values, but the music-slam in the third paragraph! This guy’s got a real turd in his punchbowl!

And Now, It’s Time to Learn the Theremin

I’m not posting these for the purpose of derision (at least, I think I’m not…), I’ve just always found the theremin strangely compelling, the same way I find this individual strangely compelling. It’s metaphysically analogous to the way dog owners resemble their pets, only it’s this guy and a theremin. Again, not necessarily derision, just…slack jawed fascination?

Also want to put in there that, after blasting through a few of these, the theremin looks like a bitch to play. That’s probably what’s continually stopping me from deriding; base respect. (?)

BONUS KILL STARE VIDEO

Ghengis Kahn, Marriage Counselor

From a 2006 artificial-intelligence independent interactive-story game, this fucker is extra funny. Starts to lose steam a minute or so before part 2, but the ending is strong enough to bring it back in the black.

I CAN FIX YOUR AWFUL LIVES!

BLOGUPDATE: Creator of “Adventure Time” wrote and storyboarded “Flapjack”!!!!!!

PENDLETON WARRRRRRRRD

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Not only that, but he also wrote one of Flapjack’s greatest episodes – Gone Wishin’!

To celebrate this once-scorned now-shared heritage, the Omnibus proudly presents a host of “Adventure Time” episodes, compiled by some awful anime website.

in addition to this sweet art press set for the show, from Frederator Studios!

Algebraic!                 Mathematical!

Song of the Moment: “The Story of Hip-Hop” by The Books

The Story of Hip-Hop” by The Books

The album tends to dip a little too far into “bullshit” sometimes, but there’s extensively astounding track for every Future Clav Steve Reich exercise. Plus, don’t nobody sound like the goddamn Books, homie!

Hey – It Turns Out “Adventure Time” is Pretty Goddamn Good!

When I first watched the pilot oh so many months past, I had relegated this show, shunned it, as a cheap cash-in on the success of Flapjack. But these episodes – they’re quite stellar! It’s got a different flow than the ‘Jack; if Marvelous Misadventures is the ego, Adventure Time is the id. What? I wedged that metaphor in as one would cheese (what?).

Anyways, Finn is not Flapjack, just as Jake isn’t K’nuckles, and that is perfectly wonderfully fine.

The show’s willingness to deploy “butt” as a vitriolic curse is also endearing.

Two (Oldish) Frontline Examinations Focuesd on the Social/Recursive Ramifications of Modern Advertising

THE MERCHANTS OF COOL

THE PERSUADERS

These took the form of my read this evening. It required far less effort. Oh no! I am a product consumer seeking immediacy of  satisfaction nooooooooooooo!

This is a b-side to the requisite viewing of Adam Curtis’ Century of the Self. Oh! And Mad Men. Nice to consider Mad Men through all this as well.

Gimme a Bitty

Forget the category, I will not.

What? Names for my daughter?

Following in line with a muppet posting, I have just purchased the following lithograph

a purchase I couldn’t be happier with. Look to my walls, omnibus; look to my walls and despair!