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They sold everything from Earthquake Pills (caution: not effective on Road Runners) to Trick Balls (warning: explode on contact!). They may be the world's most diverse goods & services company, with the possible exception of Wal Mart. I speak, of course, of the fine folks at ACME, whose full catalog is finally available online. Go, now, read! Don't make me use my Ultimatum Dispatcher!
posted by jonson (20 comments total)

 
And it's being hosted on a RoadRunner cable modem...
posted by dmd at 3:37 PM on June 28, 2003


Dang, no Space Modulator.

They have the Time Space Gun, though.
posted by jokeefe at 3:52 PM on June 28, 2003


Hmmm... maybe the Space Modulator wasn't made by ACME? Not everything was, as I realized when I found the AJAX listing on this other, and more disturbing (in an obsessive/compulsive way) page on the same site.
posted by jonson at 3:55 PM on June 28, 2003


Matt, delete this obvious advertisement!
posted by Hildago at 4:34 PM on June 28, 2003


And do it quick before Space Coyote sees it!
posted by wendell at 4:46 PM on June 28, 2003


I heart-symbol jonson.

That list of lists should also include a listed list of all cartoons featuring the song "Powerhouse." Carl Stalling rocks.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:16 PM on June 28, 2003


That list of lists should also include a listed list of all cartoons featuring the song "Powerhouse." Carl Stalling rocks.

Stalling rocks indeed, but "Powerhouse" was written by Raymond Scott, a true genius.

Check out his MANHATTAN RESEARCH INC. 2-CD set if you get the chance.
posted by Ayn Marx at 6:01 PM on June 28, 2003


The irony, of course, being that this is hosted on a RoadRunner personal site.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:53 PM on June 28, 2003


Stalling rocks indeed, but "Powerhouse" was written by Raymond Scott, a true genius.

But Stalling picked it. And, given his oddball tendencies, likely because of its title.

But I'll look for that disc. ta m
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:23 PM on June 28, 2003


Some of these products could cause public panic if they get in the wrong hands. Fun site, jonson!
posted by madamjujujive at 8:58 PM on June 28, 2003


I heart-symbol jonson too. I have already ordered a lifetime supply of anvils. You can never have too many anvils, I always say.
posted by bedhead at 9:35 PM on June 28, 2003


Thats a pretty cool link Jonson
posted by WLW at 9:46 PM on June 28, 2003


ROU: If it's "Powerhouse" you're looking for, the CD you want is called "Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights, " not "Manhattan Research," which is from a very different era of Scott's career. Also, there are also two CDs of Carl Stalling's music, "The Carl Stalling Project" Vols 1 & 2.
posted by pmurray63 at 10:56 PM on June 28, 2003


I agree about the anvils, bedhead. Too bad anvils.com went under after it started offering Free Shipping.

re: "Powerhouse", Raymond Scott's original recording is the only totally instrumental song I ever heard played on Dr. Demento's radio show. And it actually contained TWO musical themes used in Looney Tunes, the "chase music" and the "industrial/factory theme".
posted by wendell at 11:05 PM on June 28, 2003


Hey, bedhead - apologize for the egregious mis-use of this thread, but I followed your user page URL and eventually ended up on a page about the Brewery ArtWalk, which is one of my favorite events in Los Angeles; can you email me (address on my user page) and tell me what your association with that artwalk is? Do you own a loft in the artwalk? I've always wanted to talk to one of the artists there but have been too shy. And yet, here, I'm not too shy to derail my own thread to pursue this whimsy. Go figure.
posted by jonson at 11:42 PM on June 28, 2003


jonson, there's a big painted X in the middle of the desert highway where it passes between two plateaus... I'll bet you'll meet bedhead there; just kick the dish of birdseed out of the way and wait...
posted by wendell at 12:32 AM on June 29, 2003


I ♥ jonson too.
posted by O9scar at 10:45 AM on June 29, 2003


O9scar doesn't really heart symbol me, he's just showing off that he can make the heart symbol!!!
posted by jonson at 10:54 AM on June 29, 2003


An excellent CD containing "Powerhouse" and a lot of other fun music by Raymont Scott and other composers is Bug Music by Don Byron. Lively performances and excellent recording.
posted by kindall at 3:11 PM on June 29, 2003


Yep, I'll second kindall's recommendation. Bug Music is a neat disc. (And even the title has an animation connection -- "bug music" being how the Flintstones derisively referred to a certain very popular British musical group of the time.)
posted by pmurray63 at 9:16 PM on June 29, 2003


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