Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Getting Geeks All Riled Up...

The first image on this post is for you, so Happy Festivus, Meredith. But here's a hint of what's in store...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Twin Beaks



Via Kev

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Have you read any good books lately?

Monday, December 06, 2010

Too much free time is a dangerous thing



It's the Rainbow Conspiracy!

Via Janet

Transitions are important



Via J-Lo

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Is-ra-el in the hizz-ouse!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Kim Jong Il Looking at Things


Just what it says.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hipster DIY



Even if the FDA bans caffeinated alcohol (boooo!), hipsters will still be able to enjoy their caffeinated beverage of choice (yay!). It just won't be nearly as convenient. Four Loko 4 Eva.

More.

Via Justin

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Master Chef Finale



Brilliant.

Via Ms. Court

Monday, November 01, 2010

Yes on 19


Not trying get all political on you, dear PoFers, but srsly, Californians need to do the right thing on election day.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Costume and activity guides for PoFers



All of the above is acceptable. Also, the CW has really improved their programming.

Via His Excellency Daniel K.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Violet Hipster Horcruxes FTW



More.

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's time for the Percolator!



Via Erin R

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bayified

With many thanks to the AV Club's "Great Job, Internet", I am pleased to share the Bayifier.

But when looking for an image to 'splodify, I was torn. It could be a look at the quiet street in New York City's West Village where I work, a photo of my precious kitty, or even a mutha-fuckerization of my own portrait. But on the wall of my office hung the answer.



Chagall's work frequently featured the sleepy Slavic city-scape of Vitsyebsk, Belarus, his birthplace and where I had the pleasure of living for eight months while I finished my grad work. But Belarus is a tragic country, where the people have endured centuries of war, dictatorship, and cultural oppression. Only a visionary like Michael Bay could tell us another, more empowering story. With the Bayifier, Belarus is a land the Bolsheviks would fear to tread upon and Hitler would bypass on his way to Moscow.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Good law school advice



Via Ms. Court

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More candidates like this please



First off, the guy has serious credentials. Not only is he a karate expert, but he looks like he's placed in the World Beard Championship at least once. Secondly, he stays on message and yet, isn't afraid to delve in to controversy. I, for one, plan to vote for Jimmy and any other RITDH Party affiliates even though I don't live in the Empire State.

Via pretty much everyone.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A tribute to entertainment multi-threat Thor

A few years back, being a diehard Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan, I had the pleasure of seeing the acting talents of Jon Mikl Thor in Zombie Nightmare.



I remember that one of the strongest impressions that movie made on me was that the Cure poster in one character's room was also in the room of my good friend from high school, Mark. It wasn't until years later that the same friend, in an unrelated sequence of events, reminded me of Thor's greatness with this epic fight scene from Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare.



Thor occupied a place in my subconscious from then on. Mark then recently shared on Facebook crucial documentation establishing that Mr. Thor's middle name is not, in fact, Mikl:



Apart from his Heavy Metal magnificence and movie acting prowess, it wasn't until this past week that the full scope of his talent became apparent. As you can learn from his Wikipedia article, Jon Mikl was also the first Canadian to win Mr. Canada and Mr. USA bodybuilding titles. But I owe my greatest debt of gratitude to the AV Club for unearthing footage of Thor that really completes the picture: Thor as Vegas-style showman for Merv Griffin.




Yes, truly, Thor accepts the challenge.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Smell Like a Monster

Friday, October 08, 2010

Twin Suns of Tatooine



Yes. More.

Via SageFats

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Pigs and Monkeys-what the kids are into these days



Sorry for all the cutesy stuff lately. I promise to find something sick, twisted or otherwise disturbing in the near future:) I do hope this song gets stuck in your head though.

Via Ms. Court

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The Pillow Song



Via Victor Lams the Great!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Fallon has talent?!?



This is way better than it has any right to be.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Broccoli Hands



That's it.

Via BunBun

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Baby loves smallgantics



Mark Everett miniaturizes London out of spite in the new Eels video: "It's my way of saying 'thanks for making me feel bad by accusing me of being a terrorist in Hyde Park this June. I'll show you. I'll make your city look like a toy.'"

Thom Yorke's "Harrowdown Hill" video is credited as the first to use this technique. You can check out more about miniature faking here, and see some example shots from Harrowdown Hill director Jim Clark here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bill Murray at Odds with Technology



Speaking of high-tech stuff nobody wants, might digitally-animated comics voiced by actors who should know better be included?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The (Anti?) Breakfast Song



Two things:

1. These folks have a very expansive definition of breakfast.

2. If there's no bacon in Heaven, then i don't wanna go.

Via Christa S.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

BH2HB

Barry Hannah

Given that it has now been at least 6 months since author Barry Hannah passed away, it is time to consider how publishers can cash in on his work.

Since no one else appears to have suggested it yet, I offer the following suggestion: the world is ready for comic book adaptations of short stories such as "Get Some Young," and who better to undertake this effort than Hannah Berry? Berry is probably in need of a new project after Britten and Brülightly anyway.

As always, financial expressions of gratitude can be sent to the Pieces of Flair team.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I think there must be some kind of club...




During the social media Q&A for his film My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, director Werner Herzog fielded a question from fellow director David Lynch. Lynch asked Herzog via Twitter to tell the story about the time he saved the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix near the director’s home. First Look Studios, who hosted the event, was later approached by animator Sascha Ciezata about producing an animated short using audio from the interview.

via my new site du jour Collider.

Gettin funky in the DPRK



Kim Jong is the illest! When life give's you the world's most repressive regime, what else can you do but dance?

Via Mr. Blanks.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Dolphin Bubbles



Via Ms. Court

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Teenage Dream



Via Michael J.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bed Intruder!

I can't believe that not one of your humble POFers has yet to weigh in on the Antoine Dodson phenomenon. I'm especially to blame since I live in the same state. First watch the original, then the auto-tuned version (extended epic version) and then the punk version:



While attempted rape isn't funny, Antoine Dodson sure is. Someone give that man a show!

Another fine product from Hillsdale, MI

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Marcel the Shell

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.



Via BunBun

Who would Jesus vote for?

Probably no one, but definitely not for this guy:



Via Jerry

Monday, August 23, 2010

Oregon Trail trailer



Via ze frank.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yoga for Black People

Another entry in our series on alternative yogas.



Put your junk up in the air as if to say "Fuck you, white man."

Thanks to Rob on FB.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bearforce One


and, yes, there are more.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Maths



Via Court

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bad Romance ft. British guys with Korg synthesizers



Via Xaq

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I miss '70's Sesame Street



I don't know why this has been stuck in my mind for the past few weeks. There are just some things you can't un-remember, I guess. Does this still haunt you from your childhood? It's certainly stuck in the dark places of my mind. So conventional, if you don't LISTEN to it. The music and vocals approach the avant garde. It's like if you showed a video of me stirring uncomfortably on the sofa, then cutting back and forth between shots of me and shots of bread being baked and sliced, a pig getting butchered, and mayonnaise getting processed, while the music track was some chick screaming "SANDWICH!!!" over and over again. Seems like something Victor Lams could compose.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Best. Quit. EVER.



Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office

Just fine indeed. Via PDA-247.

Friday, August 06, 2010

I like to wear bright socks!



Via Jerry

Monday, August 02, 2010

National Bagging Championship

Thankfully not what many of you were probably thinking:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

35mm

35mm from Felix Meyer on Vimeo.



Via the man who needs no adjective, Blue Derkin

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Star Wars Subway Improv



A thousand kinds of awesome.

Via the unstoppable Ms. Court

Meet Chompie



Well played, Discovery Channel.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The End of History and the Last Beer

The End of History from BrewDog on Vimeo.



I would give up quite a lot to work at BrewDog. BrewDog has actually been warring with the German brewery Schorschbrau to come up with the world's strongest beer. Unless Schorschbrau can come up with a way to make a stronger beer, this may indeed be the end of the road for ridiculously strong beers. The Germans may love David Hasselhoff, but they're also pretty crafty, so don't count them out yet.

Yes, each bottle of the End of History actually does come encased in a taxidermied varmint, so there's that. But since it costs $765 a bottle, I doubt that stoats will end up on the endangered species list. Plus, the run is limited to 12 bottles and all the critters were roadkill.

For the political philosophers out there hoping for a Fukuyama tidbit other than the reference in the video, your humble blogger is a distant cousin by marriage. Seriously. On my Dad's side.

Via the lovely and talented Ms. Court

More on the history of extreme brewing.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Soviet-era Polish film posters



"The image is one of many hundreds that were created in Poland during the country's Communist era, when film distributors were unable to get hold of original publicity material from Hollywood."

Story

More images via Google

Steve Reich's "It's Gonna Rain" the Family Guy version



Via Crystal P

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lesbians Who Look Like Bieber



Also known as Biebians.

Credit: my hairdresser.

I always thought the Hilton was a hooker friendly hotel...


I thought I would share this gem from a yelp review of a hotel near my home:

I am a traveling ESCORTcompanion i travel to many cities around the US for business and needed a nice hotel at a reasonable price to stay at and found the burnsley hotel on a hotel website and liked the pictures plus the fact that it was an older boutique style hotel with a great rate of $150 a night and reviews and thought why not get a room for a week.Every thing was fine until i set up an appointment with a client and he was stopped on his way up to the room and asked what room he was going to,for his id and to sign in.I can appreciate the fact the hotel has security I am glad the hotel has security for the safety of it's hotel guests but as long as nobody is making any trouble for the hotel WHY stop a visitor to the hotel on his way to visit a hotel guest? As you see the burnsley has different kinds of people staying at it's hotel.I have stayed at many nice hotels and never experienced this kind of problem as i needed a nice relaxing place to host a discreet location for my clients(They come to me) and being stopped by the front desk staff really made my clients feel uncomfortable as they are business men looking for a nice "Discreet Encounter" not looking to be stopped walking through a hotel lobby as this really made my business trip to denver a total mess and inconvenience.Escorts i do not recommend this as a hotel choice for those of you needing a nice place to entertain your clients while visiting from outta town Stick to the more disreet hotels such as the hilton,embassy suits and hyatt ect i have stayed at those hotels many times and never once had any kind of problem as the one my client and my self experienced at the burnsley.I will say i actually liked the hotel better than the top chain hotels as far as it's boutique style i found it to be a cute cozy little hotel.The hotel staff are friendly and helpful.They also have an excellen restaurant with great food and a lounge that plays live jazz music on different nights of the week.I am a fan of jazz.This hotel would have been a #1 choice for me everytime i visit denver but not now.i also would of gave a 5star if not for all that...What more can i say it's a lovely hotel.

The Unsung Hero of the WorldCup... Blendtec

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

God bless those Anonymous 4chan kids



"Now those Internet wisenheimers over at 4chan have a new solution. If you can't get Bieber off the Internet, send him to North Korea! It seems those zany pranksters up and bombed the " Justin Bieber My World" contest, making North Korea ahead by a furlong in the singer's Web vote to choose which country he'll take his tour to next.

"Last week, the 4chan website's puckish /b/ message board members posted invites and even a detailed mission plan to make this prank a reality. "North Korea" quickly soared to the head of the pack late last week, as /b/ boarders bombed the Bieber site with votes. North Korea stands at 602,827 votes at the time of this post. By comparison, Israel is second, with 596,257 votes."

More

Via Gil

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Not too late for an Independence jam



Via my brother-in-law Paul:)

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Related to Scott Stapp by Chance?


Thomas Kinkade, the self-described "Painter of Light," was arrested Friday night outside of Carmel on suspicion of drunk driving.... Kinkade appears to have a dark side. He has been sued by former gallery owners who say they lost everything trying to sell his prints in their now-defunct stores. And a pair of stories published in the Los Angeles Times in 2006 recount incidents in which an allegedly drunk Kinkade heckled illusionists Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas; cursed a former employee's wife who came to his aid when he fell off a barstool; and palmed a startled woman's breast at a signing party in Indiana.
In the late 1990s, he is reported to have urinated on a Winnie the Pooh figure at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. "This one's for you, Walt," he is reported to have said.
Kinkade's arrest occurred less than two weeks after one of his companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The petition by Kinkade's production company, Pacific Metro of Morgan Hill, Calif., was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Jose.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Brahms und Ravel auf Vuvuzelas



Via the inestimable Dr. Palmer

Conan: The Musical



Via Sullivan

Monday, June 28, 2010

Weird Al's Cover of Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues



How did I miss this? And is it wrong to like this version much more than the original?

Do the robot!



I, for one, welcome our new dancing robot overlords.

Via the charming Court.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Get your free Orrin Hatch Hanukkah song while you can



That's right, Amazon is actually GIVING AWAY this gem.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Groovy



Thanks to Melissa.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Doestoevsky train station less than uplifting

Dostoevsky station mural

"The station, called Dostoyevskaya, is decorated with brooding grey and black mosaics which depict violent scenes from the nineteenth century writer's best-known novels.

"One controversial mural re-enacts the moment when the main character in the novel Crime and Punishment murders an elderly pawnbroker and her sister with an axe.

"Another shows a suicide-obsessed character in Dostoevsky's novel The Demons holding a pistol to his temple. If that was not enough to darken the mood, shadowlike characters are shown flitting across the cavernous new station's walls and a giant mosaic of a depressed-looking Dostoevsky stares out at passengers.

"The artist responsible for the murals, Ivan Nikolayev, said he was unrepentant and had trouble understanding his critics. 'What did you want? Scenes of dancing? Dostoevsky does not have them,' he said."

I'm voting for Clint Webb



Via: Mr. Blanks

Chipping in for donuts

Increase the donut budget

Via Liberalismo. More fun over at Cop Block.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Vuvuzela Hero

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I don't care if it rains or freezes

'Long as I got my plastic...oops. Looks like lighting rods would've been prudent because evidently the Lord's not a fan of tacky roadside statues of Himself. The question remains whether "Touchdown Jesus" will be, um, resurrected?



Obligatory

Monday, June 14, 2010

Stop-motion Post-it Mario



More

Via Xaq

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cool in Blue

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hitchcock: That's what she said



Alfred Hitchcock demonstrating an early version of the that's what she said joke: "...as the girl said to the soldier":)

Via The Agitator

BP spills coffee



Via Paula

Friday, June 11, 2010

"Wax On, F*ck Off" with Ralph Macchio

With the renewed interest in the classic "Karate Kid" and following on the AV Club's recent interview with PoF favorite Billy Zabka.



Thanks to Casey F. on Facebook.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Genius

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Twin Peaks Rap



Via the unstoppable Jerry Brito.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Toyota rehabs its image

No one's worried about unintended acceleration in a Swagger Wagon:



Via the lovely BunBun

Friday, May 21, 2010

Weird Island



Dana Carvey's 'Lost' Spin-Off

Not that pagan yoga



Thanks, Courtney!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Get crafty with your diva cup

Strawberry diva cup holder

Diva cups need not be purely utilitarian - add some style with a strawberry, whale, or squid pouch.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Billy Zabka, All-American Bully

Not normally one to pay much attention to the HuffPo, but dear friend of PoF Casey F. clued me in to this brilliant supercut of 80's bully excellence on FB. It could have used a little more from "Better Off Dead", but I can't complain.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Paper or water?

Bidet

From The Big Necessity: "In toilet customs, the world divides, roughly speaking, into wet (flush) or dry (no flush). In anal-cleansing terms, it's paper or water, and, as with driving habits, cultures rarely switch.

"Paper cultures are in fact using the least efficient cleansing medium to clean the dirtiest part of their body. This point was memorably demonstrated by the valiant efforts of a Dr. J. A. Cameron, who in 1964 surveyed the underpants of 949 men of Oxfordshire, England, and found fecal contamination in nearly all of them that ranged from 'wasp-colored' stains to 'frank massive feces.' Dr. Cameron, though a medical man, could not contain his dismay that 'a high proportion of the population are prepared to cry aloud about the footling matters of uncleanliness such as a tomato stain on a restaurant tablecloth, whilst they luxuriate on a plush seat in their fecally stained pants.'”

Monday, May 17, 2010

Because what else are you going to do...

with your ex-wife's wedding dress:



Offer more suggestions here.

Via BunBun

Have allergies? Try worm therapy

Hookworms!

"You’ve probably used antihistamines or nasal sprays for your allergies but have you tried worms? Helminthic, or worm therapy, involves purposely putting parasites into your body to treat allergies, asthma and other diseases."

Ok, sounds good so far, but how much does it cost?

"Cost varies, from $2,900.00 for hookworm, which will last on average for five years. Or, whipworm therapy which lasts on average for two years. Combination therapy is $3,900 and includes a treatment with hookworm and whipworm, and retreatment with whipwom after the first dose dies off around year two. Discounts are available for people who buy together."

Monday, May 10, 2010

Brontë Sisters, Power Up!

Super X-Treme Mega History Heroes!



Via The AV Club

Friday, May 07, 2010

Pieces of Flair, Back in the Day

Take a magical trip through time to see what Pieces of Flair looked like when the bloggers were fresh-faced Chargers, eager to share their interests with the amazing new World Wide Web:

Pieces of Flair on Geocities

Courtesy of the Geocities-izer

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Awesome.



Lin Yu Chun, you have arrived.

Via DW.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Politickin'



Sadly, it's political season here in Bama and this year we get to choose from among candidate like Roy Moore, the Ten Commandments guy, and Tim James, the man who's made national headlines for his absurd English-only campaign ad.

Normally, I wouldn't bother you fair folks with any of this, but there's a certain commentator in these here parts whose winsome charm and outright dandified mannerisms deserve note. He's also the creator of the above proposed ad for one of our candidates and many others. His identity remains shrouded in mystery, but he styles himself King Cockfight and his writing reflects a certain T. Herman Zweibel sensibility and flair. He's certainly one of the most entertaining writers to come out of this state in a while.

Enjoy.

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Tudyk Obsession Continues...



Can you blame me? Pure awesome. [Warning - Spoiler Heavy]

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Expose children to technology early and often



According to internationally recognized brain development authority Dr. Bruce D. Perry, "The technologies that benefit young children the greatest are those that are interactive and allow the child to develop their curiosity, problem solving and independent thinking skills."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Gospel of Cottontail

A Little Solidarity...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Smartphone Domino Machine

Vodafone Italy makes their pitch.



Via PDA-247

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Alien v. Pooh




Alien, Predator and maybe those bugs from the Mummy vs. Pooh and Friends. Pretty great, thought the ending makes no sense, IMHO (according to John "The ending makes perfect sense").

Monday, April 19, 2010

The (possible) Lovecraftian origin of 420



Cthulhu hits the pipe. Buy this print for the stoner Lovecraft fan on your Christmas list here.

Origin theory. Lovecraft's "In the Walls of Eryx"

No idea what any of this is about? 420

Happy 4/20 everyone. Beware of Cthulhu!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Jim Henson pays the bills



More

What happens after you save the princess



Via Joseph

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Similac makes better stool

Here's the proof:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Star Wars Uncut

Star Wars Uncut "The Escape" from Casey Pugh on Vimeo.



More: You can help finish this film!

via Kyle

Friday, April 09, 2010

Exit Through The Gift Shop



Via Sullivan

Thursday, April 08, 2010

This.



More

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Off to never neverland



Here's a little smooth jazz to cleanse that last post from your palate.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Magnificent


Yvette's Bridal Formal is located in beautiful Panama City, Florida. Yvette's is open till 6 P.M. Yvette's was established in 1980. Yvette's has Garters & GLOVES!!

Elder Futhark
Visigothic Gaul
Land of Mist
Light the Hall
Kronus Magnus
Lead onward fro
Flickering Shadows
Dimming Low

a thousand and one Thank
Yous to the young woman who
loves the NightQueen,
Antressa the Theophlosser !!~*

For all this, some Old Timey Country Cookin' Recipe's [sic], a chance to order a portrait of President of the United States Barack Obama by World Famous Artist Sean Terrence Best, and a virtual concert of public radio scraps (without a pause button), be sure to visit Yvette's.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Attention Robert Smigel!



This is just asking for the Smigel treatment

Via Nikki

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Forget the thrills, dope kills:)



Via JP

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Weird



This one's for every guy out there who, like me at 12 years old, knew more parody songs than originals. I think Patton Oswalt is probably in that club with me.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Grade School Scarface



When I was in *high school*, I played a detective who tracked down the school's litterbug and made him "clean up"-- fudging kids these days, don't know how good they got it.

Via Jonathan Blanks

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Tesla was the electric Jesus"



I had to complete the Jesus post trifecta, even if in a very tangential way:) If history was actually taught this way, more people would become historians, but they would all die young.

Via Xaq via /.

UPDATE: Evidently, high schools don't take kindly to this type of pedagogy.

Friday, March 19, 2010

"Jesus-beats bangin' in my trunk"



Credit to John.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The wrong mushroom?


Dead Mario and Crucified Jesus

Thanks to Neil L. on Facebook

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fashion must be destroyed



Not railing against size zero models or Kate Moss' coke binges, this is a horse of a different color. Not sure what to make of it actually.

Via the irrepressible Jerry Brito.

Before LOST, Ben Linus: Prison Counselor



Via the lovely Erin R.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What do you mean we?



Via the magnificent SageFats

Academy Award-Winning Movie Trailer



So very meta.

Via the glorious Dan Kennedy

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Tokyo/Glow

Tokyo/Glow HD from Nathan Johnston on Vimeo.



More

Via Xaq

Although not remotely related, I also wanted to highlight the NPR remixes of Church of the SubGenius "congregant" F. Le Mur.

Via Reason

Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Age of Humbert

Via Slate

I'm probably bringing Pieces of Flair dangerously close to relevance, but I don't doubt that there will be a post about a graphic novelization of the life of Godzilla creator Tomoyuki Tanaka or the like in the near future to compensate.

Regardless, as I find myself firmly in the "Hell, that's messed up" camp, and as PoF has previously highlighted the disturbing without ignoring the pedophilic, I thought I could give this a go. It also helps that I believe that Brazil's rising international clout makes them the successors of Japan and Russia as international purveyors of cultural unease.

So, with that in mind, I thought I'd seek commentary on Brazil's 8-year-old Lady Gaga, which, while double-take inducing, doesn't lack for camp value:



A frightening new stage in the sexualization of pre-pubescents, or is nothing new under the sun? As Shirley Temple shows us:



OK, with that, I'll start hunting regretsy for a follow-up post.

Smells like Teen Spirit - The Ukulele Orchestra



It is finished.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Speaking of abusing Smells Like Teen Spirit....



Via BoingBoing

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

You've been badly whipped...



For more of this general brilliance, visit Nate Bloch's site.

Thanks to Mike N. at FEE, and Tom, in his own nagging way...

Monday, March 01, 2010

Politico Editorial Meeting



It's possible that i find this funny solely because i used to live in DC. Possible, but I think it's pretty funny:)

Via Dave Weigel

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nirvana, Rick-rolled



There really are no words.

via CNet's The Social

Monday, February 22, 2010

Terrifying moments on Sesame Street



More here--from the good folks at Mental Floss.

The Olympic Spirit



At times, Shabalin led Domnina around by her ponytail. They mugged, stuck out their tongues and mimicked the hand over mouth gesture that was once associated with American Indians. (See it here and judge for yourself.) After the dance ended, the crowd gave the Russians what could generously be called a lukewarm reception.


The picture hardly does it justice. If it weren't for NBC's super-douchey video restrictions, I'd post it here. The best I can recommend is to google and watch at your leisure. The part where he appears to drag her by her hair is a particularly nice touch. Don't miss the eskimo tard kiss at the end.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chocolate Shop

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Faith in humanity = restored

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

All Creative Work Is Derivative

In honor of how much the D word has been thrown around on PoF:



Via Stephan Kinsella at the Mises Blog.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

How English sounds to non-speakers

Evidently, to Italians it sounds like this:



Via this blog full of fascinating things i recently happened across.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day



I think this is Jimmy Fallon's Mike Myers impersonation. That's really all I have to say.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Beaker's Ballad

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Your Super Bowl moment of Zen

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Selleck Waterfall Sandwich



Exactly what you're thinking and one of the most brilliant gems hiding in the internets rough. The best use of the tumblr platform to date.

Take a listen to the theme song.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Haloscan's demise

Bad news... Haloscan, the awesome free software I've used for the blog to manage comments has just given me its two weeks notice. There are two options: (1) export and save the comments and hope that a third party vendor develops something to import Haloscan files, (2) sign up for Echo ($12/yr), which may or may not be as functional as Haloscan, or (3) ditch the old system altogether. Any thoughts on this matter of vital importance are welcome. Please note that the quote bin will not be affected, as these comments are saved on blogger.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Best news story ever



Via Ivan O.

Rock-a-bye



From the defensive, to the offensive, to the macabre, and everything in between. If you've already exhausted other means of using your child to broadcast your personal aesthetic, consider one of these to ensure everyone out there knows how truly non-conformist you really are.

Baby Carriages of the Damned.

Thanks to Xela B. on Facebook.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Finally! Econ Rap



Just another reason to love Russ Roberts.

This has me thinking about dusting off my "Income elastic, unitary" (set to the Beastie Boys' "Intergalactic") rap i composed in undergrad. Nah, that's still a terrible idea.

Via: every free-market/libertarian/economics peep i know.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Werner Herzog read Curious George



Via Andrew Sullivan

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Late Night War



Via Adam Mueller.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I get the news I need from the weather report



Though currently on hiatus, the David Lynch Daily Weather Report is worth the subscription. It's not daily of course and some episodes are more Lynchian than others.

Also, if you're semi-obsessed with Lynch as many of us here at PoF are, this interview project, aptly titled: INTERVIEW PROJECT, deserves a gander.