Posts Tagged ‘video’

Colin Furze’s Insane (Yet Functional) Turkey Cooking Device

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

This is from last year, but I thought it would be perfect to save for Thanksgiving.

Bon appetit, and Happy Thanksgiving!

The Annual William Shatner Warning Not To Set Yourself on Fire Frying a Turkey

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

In the now-annual tradition, I bring you a public service announcement from William Shatner: try not to set yourself on fire while frying a turkey.

Behold the Shatner!

For those with low Shatner thresholds, the advice is:

  • Don’t overfill the pot with oil.
  • Turn off the flame when lowering the turkey into the oil.
  • Use the metal dingus to lower it in.
  • Always fry your turkey away from your house.
  • Properly thaw the turkey before cooking.
  • Use a grease-approved fire extinguisher.
  • If you’re going to fry a turkey, this is pretty sound advice.

    Live Action Ghost in the Shell Trailer Drops

    Monday, November 14th, 2016

    I was pleasantly surprised to get to the end of the trailer and not automatically think “Boy, this is going to suck.”

    It might still suck, but it looks like they’re making a good-faith effort to capture the postcyberpunk vibe at the heart of the franchise. Never mind that I’m a much bigger fan of GitS:SAC than I am of the original movies, and that the movie leans much more heavily on the latter. (“No Tachikomas for you!”)

    Mood: Cautious optimism.

    Shoegazer Sunday: Japanese babY

    Sunday, November 13th, 2016

    Japanese babY [CIC] hails from Krasnodar, Russia. Here they are with a live version of “Твое солнце.” No, I don’t know how to pronounce that. The sound’s a little raw, as you might expect from a live club recording, but the riffs are tasty.

    Influences seem to be Jesus and Mary Chain, Sigur Ros, and maybe just a tiny hint of Laibach.

    Because Everyone Else is Posting “Hallelujah”

    Thursday, November 10th, 2016

    Leonard Cohen dead at 82.

    Shoegazer Sunday: Curve’s “Horror Head”

    Sunday, October 30th, 2016

    For your Sunday-before-Halloween dose of Shoegaze, here’s Curve’s “Horror Head”:

    Shoegazer Sunday: Dead Leaf Echo’s “So.Wrong”

    Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

    New York City-vased Dead Leaf Echo was another band at the Luscious Heaven shoegaze event last Saturday. Here they are with “So.Wrong”:

    Halloween Horrors: 20 Scary Urban Exploration Videos

    Monday, October 17th, 2016

    Here’s some nice creepy viewing: 20 scary urban exploration videos:

    I’m not the sort of person to poke around abandoned buildings any time, much less at night, but here are some creepy, scary, and unexplained things that urban explorers have chanced across doing just that.

    In Honor of Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize…

    Saturday, October 15th, 2016

    …here’s Weird Al Yankovic’s palindromic tribute to “Bob”‘s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”

    And here’s the original to compare it with:

    Hat Tip: Derek Johnson on Facebook.

    Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    Not a headline from The Onion. A real headline from the world of 2016:

    Bob Dylan, the brilliant, iconoclastic musician who has for decades defied people’s expectations, was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday morning.

    Dylan was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the American song tradition.”

    One of the most prominent musicians of the last half-century, Dylan had long been rumored to be considered for the prize, but literary watchers considered his name among those in the running a novelty. He is the first American to win the prize since Toni Morrison in 1993.

    The room of watchers at the Swedish Academy seemed shocked by the announcement, one calling the decision “radical” when asking Sara Danils, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, about the choice.

    She compared Dylan to the poet Sappho, and then suggested the interviewer begin with Dylan’s record “Blonde on Blonde.”



    I never put any stock in the Nobel Prize in Literature (or Peace, for that matter) and can conceive of worse choices. But I was unaware that Jack Black’s character from High Fidelity was on the Nobel Prize committee.

    So here’s the opening track of Blonde on Blonde:

    Perhaps the lyrics offer a glimpse at how the committee came to its decision…

    File under: 2016. This year…