Tuesday, March 30, 2010


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 HD from Nathan Johnston on Vimeo.


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