I’m just baffled. Part of me wants to know what the hell she’s singing about, part of me thinks it would ruin things. This is amazing though; the CG monsters, the set, the faceless fat dancers, and the creppy-cute lead singer who farts static out of her ass. If I met an alien, and wanted him to understand what Japan was, I’d show him this video.
And then we’d all be boned.
Morning music videos: “Ponponpon” [I ♥ Chaos]
Okay, it’s been ages since I posted. I drink, okay? Anyhow, here’s a very funny parody of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way about mutants and the X-Men. You kids like the comic books, right? No, never mind, the only people who read X-Men are over 30. Fuck. Whatever, Mystique is pretty damn hot for a blue chick, and there’s a cute bit where Jean goes all Dark Phoenix when she sees Scott making moves on Emma.
Fuck, X-Men is a soap opera for idiots. Whatever, enjoy the video.
Magneto: Still Born This Way (In Case You Were Wondering) [Topless Robot]
When your sex-ed teacher is named Ms. Lovecraft, you know yr in for some strange shit. Tentacle sex and mother-of-pearl streams, you know? An official selection at Sundance 2005, this short film by Craig MacNeill and Clay McLeod Chapman is the very sum of every pubescent child’s most antediluvian fears.
Sex Ed with H.P. Lovecraft [Topless Robot]
Easter is this weekend, and with Easter comes a 1000-rabbit-strong Bunnarchy march in Seattle. In honour of my lovely Merkin friends and their lepusophiliac frolics, I present to you MC Bunny’s The Bunny Bounce. With more shaking bootys of both genders than you can shake a carrot at, it’s a good way to think about the original meaning of Easter.
Yes, I’m talking about fucking.
MC Bunny $ and the Drill Team Bumps You into Easter Weekend [The Stranger]
Once upon a time, Orson Welles taped a pilot for a talk show. This show, unfortunately, did not get picked up, but we do have an amazingly creepy little clip from it here, where he waxes all profound on Kermit & Co. while interviewing the late, great Jim Henson, and Frank “Yoda” Oz. One can only imagine how much better reality would be if this had gone through.
Orson Welles Creepily Interviews Jim Henson and Frank Oz [The Stranger]
I don’t know if I’m turned on or creeped out. Both, I think.
Frankly, I’m not really sure how I feel about this video; the music is a bit weak, and the geek references seem forced. On the other hand, it’s got Tinkerballa from The Guild in a Ghostbusters outfit, and that’s damn hot.
Courtesy of the fine folks at Aperture Labs, we here at frankie23.com are happy to help spread this wonderfully informative look at gift-buying practices on this most corporate of holidays. Enjoy!
Oh, man, now this is the way I want to spend my post-zombie-apocalypse days… Gently sailing down the river, clockin’ zombies in the head from the safety of my giant fucking boat. Make sure you click on the image to see this thing in it’s full, grand beauty. The SS Huckleberry, winner of the 2010 Zombie Safe House Competition, (I didn’t even know such a thing existed!) is secure, has it’s own food production facilities, and is powered by diesel fuel made from decomposing undead! I mean, how wonderful is that? You stay alive, healthy, and your carbon footprint is vastly reduced! There is absolutely nothing I don’t like about that.
Man, even my jaded soul fucking loves this. YouTube user radialaxis went and arranged Lateralus by Tool for an eight-piece koto group; this video is from their first performance. He also shares with us something I did not know; the song is actually partially based on the Fibonacci sequence, which means it’s related to the Golden Mean, which means that it is mathematically beautiful. See, now even if you don’t like Tool, you can blame liking this song on nature! Here’s a chunk of his very verbose write-up for the song, from the YouTube page:
The first 6 steps and the 15th step (6=1+5) of the Fibonacci sequence for the numbers 0 and 1 feature prominently in the structure of this piece:
This is reflected, for example, in the rhythm of the second section, 9/8-8/8-7/8, 987 being the 15th step of the sequence, as well as in the structure of the 3rd section. While the underlying rhythm of this section is 5/8 (the 6th step of the sequence is 5+8=13), the lead melody progresses back and forth through a series of phrases of length 0 to 13, again the first 6 steps of the sequence plus the root numbers, separated by pauses of length 1 to 5, the 1st 4 steps of the sequence. Together the melody phrases and rests form the image of 2 interlocking spirals. The lyrics of the song at this point also reflect the mathematical structure, the first words being ‘black then white,’ i.e. 0 and 1. The lyrics later in the song make use of extensive spiral imagery.
In my arrangement I tried to incorporate this element of the original composition as much as possible. There are 8 instruments in the group, 6 koto and 2 bass koto. The 6th step in the sequence is 13, which is the number of strings on a koto. The 2 bass kotos together have 34 strings, 34 being the 8th step of the sequence. In the first 9/8-8/8-7/8 section the 8 players are subdivided into 2 groups, one of 5 and one of 3. The groups play the 9/8/7 figure 3 times, with a variation in the 3rd iteration subdividing it into 3=2+1. The 2nd time through the 9-8-7 figure the groups themselves subdivide into smaller groups of 3+2 and 2+1 for 2 iterations before subdividing again in the 3rd iteration (3=2+1 again).
I just must say, thank you sir; this really made my god-damn week. Cheers!
Is life getting you down? Do you need a new way of seeing the world? Hey, why not try the Necronomicon? New, horrible vistas of reality will upon unto your eyes, driving you either insane, or causing you to fall on your kneews in anticipation of the dark times. It’ll be great!