Wednesday, April 29, 2009

We Are Sequential Hermaphrodites

Isabella Rossellini is back with more Green Porno. The original series was all about insects. The new series deals with marine life. Now you can finally see how whales do it.

Rossellini is hilarious, and she brings a sensibility to the show that is whimsically insane. Where else can you hear her say such gems as, "Different penises, all trying to get as close as possible to my eggs. But I would have a tunnel. And it would be a labyrinth...It would be species specific, so that I'm not screwed by a bear."

Animal Planet should take a page from Green Porno. It might make something like The Planet's Funniest Animals actually watchable.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


This is a great short film featuring a moment frozen in time. Whether it was intended or not, it works perfectly as a Dark Knight fan film.

It also works as an endless loop, which is a nice touch.

Man Man - "Rabbit Habits"

I went to see Man Man perform at The Square Room last night. It was every bit as awesome as I hoped it would be.

Here's a video from their latest album:

And here are some phone pics from the show:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Raisin Brahms!

This PSA for arts education is beyond awesome:

It's the power of the arts!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Special Prayers

From the "Stories" section on my niece's website:
"Abigail's 'special prayers' before bed continue to leave Carl and I laughing. She says her regular prayers ("God bless mom, God bless dad"... and so on), and then she picks someone to say a special prayer for... and it's completely up to her who it's about and what she prays for. One night recently she picked Great Gpa Carl to say a special prayer for. I can't remember her exact words, but essentially she prayed for Great Gpa Carl to not throw Gpa Gary off the edge... Carl and I had a hard time not laughing... we don't know where she comes up with it. Last night, she picked Uncle Jordan for her special prayer. She picked him several days in a row a few weeks ago after he fell off the roof of his house, and so when she picked him last night we figured it would deal with the fall again. No, last night she prayed, 'Dear Jesus, please help Uncle Jordan to not have fire coming out of his head.'"

Also I'm not sure if I'm comforted or worried about this recent exchange:
Abigail: "God's not at our house today."
Amy: "He's not? Where is he?"
Abigail: "With Uncle Scott in Tennessee."

And here's a good one from February, before her visit:
Amy: "Are you going to visit Uncle Scott?"
Abigail: "Yes, but not today. Tennessee is closed."

It's nice to know that I'm in her thoughts. And that her thoughts resemble mine in their amusing surreality.

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Painter's Sign

This is a fantastic stop motion animated short film, based on the game World of Goo. It builds nicely on the world developed in the game.

[via offworld]


I love a good, brainy sci-fi film of the things-don't-blow-up variety. Unfortunately they just don't come out very frequently in this country. Movies like Primer and Solaris are few and far between, while abominations like Transformers spawn entire franchises. So I'm encouraged by the new trailer for Moon:

I love Sam Rockwell, and he's quite capable of carrying a movie by himself (especially if there are two of him). Moon looks like it will have some similarities with Solaris, which I think is an underrated film. I'm really looking forward to this one.

It has a great poster too:

[via io9 and AICN]

The Cool Kids - "Black Mags"

Fantastic fresh hip hop at its old schooliest. Buy the album and kick it in your high tops.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Enviro-Bear 2000

The only time I ever regret not owning a PC is when some little nugget of interactive joy is released that, for whatever reason, chooses to ignore the vastly superior Macintosh. So, unless I finally snap and get Windows for my Macbook, I won't be playing Enviro-Bear 2000: Operation: Hibernation any time soon.

Which is a damn shame. Because judging by this screen shot alone, it could very well be the best game ever made:

Saturday, April 04, 2009

I Continue To Love The Japanese

What happens when you pretend to shoot random strangers on the streets of Osaka? Exactly what you would hope, apparently: