Five years ago, the dinosaurs of Ryan North's Dinosaur Comics
discussed writing a short story about a "Machine of Death" that would predict your fate. It sparked a forum discussion
, which snowballed into a book project
headed by North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki
to create an anthology of short stories about the Machine of Death. Stories were submitted*
, and illustrated
. Alas, no one was willing to publish an anthology that didn't feature Stephen King, Dave Eggers, Neil Gaiman or Nick Hornby. So they published
it themselves and set out a challenge for their fans: "We want Machine of Death to become a Number One bestseller [on amazon.com] for exactly one day — October 26." And it happened! Meanwhile
, unbeknownst to our heroes
, October 26 was also
the release date of a new book by a fellow called Glenn Beck (if you've not heard of him, a quick Google seems to indicate that he’s some sort of Ron Popeil-like infomercial huckster
). And he's not happy
about missing out on the #1 spot.
posted by alopez
on Oct 29, 2010 -
Right Wing Radio Duck "Donald's life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments. As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck. "
posted by Arthur Phillips Jones Jr
on Oct 2, 2010 -
, the former chief of the CIA's "bin Laden Station", and the initially anonymous author of Imperial Hubris
, pulls an O'Reilly
on yesterday's Glenn Beck broadcast
"The only chance we have as a country have right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States [...] only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them [...] with as much violence as necessary." [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jul 1, 2009 -
Beck intends to record cover versions of selected albums in a day, unrehearsed, with guest musicians and then to release them on his website. Pitchfork announced it yesterday here
. The first song is Sunday Morning
posted by tawny
on Jun 19, 2009 -
Founded in 1947 and surviving today both as a relic of the psychedelic 1960s and a continually groundbreaking troupe, the Living Theatre
found a national spotlight during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a "nomadic touring ensemble"
performing anarchist, sexually-liberated, audience-participatory, collectively-created, sometimes nude or semi-nude productions like Paradise Now
, the Legacy of Cain
, and Frankenstein
, under the direction of founders Julian Beck
and Judith Malina
. Beck died in 1985, but Malina, now 81, remains both an inspiration
and a leading actress (currently starring in the company's Maudie and Jane
posted by beagle
on Feb 6, 2008 -
It's time for some Friday Flash Fun! (Well sort of, since even though this video was probably created in Flash, it's delivered in crap-tacular streaming format) Anyway, everyone's favorite white-boy (or "guero"
) hip-hop superstar is back in action with a new video [rm
] for his forthcoming album
. The video was created by Flash maestro Mumbleboy
, and for those that found Beck's last outing
a little vanilla for their tastes, it signals a welcome return to the man's Chunky Monkey
posted by idontlikewords
on Jan 28, 2005 -
10th anniversary of Mellow Gold, Beck's
first major label release.
Marked by streaming of entire album
. Over the next two weeks there will be more about the history and making of Mellow Gold, featuring interviews from those associated with Beck and the record.
[Registration required but they are quiet happy with a bogus email address]
Learn how to play along with Beck here
and read lyrics to and story behind all his songs
, including Loser '....I started the song by writing the verses, and attempting to rap like Chuck D [of Public Enemy]. When [Carl] played it back I thought, ‘Man, I’m the worst rapper in the world—I’m just a loser.’
posted by kenaman
on Apr 21, 2004 -
Martin Beck's Last Ten Years:
How interesting to be able to look at a painter's work
year by year: patterns and even stories seem to develop, disappear and change before (and after) our eyes
. Are there any other good chronologically-arranged artist's websites out there? Or do painters habitually avoid them to prevent the detection of similarities and obsessions?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Dec 26, 2003 -
video (with the Muppets) here
(it's a RealMedia file).
single here in WindowsMedia
and here in RealAudio
Feel free to argue the artistic merits of these three performers as well as whether this post is worthy of a front page post in the thread (like you people wouldn't do that anyay).
posted by Reggie452
on Jul 10, 2002 -