Pull My Daisy
Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie - 1959. Written and narrated by Jack Kerouac. Featuring Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Larry Rivers. An account of the making of: The Making (and Unmaking) of Pull My Daisy
by Blaine Allan.
“According to Leanne Payne’s 1985 classic Crisis in Masculinity
, the main reason men become gay is because they’ve lost touch with their masculinity. This causes a void in their souls, which they then attempt to fill with other men’s dicks. To rectify this situation, I gave my life a full heterosexual makeover
. . .”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt covers an iconic song
that does not belong to him. [via Katie West's NSFW tumblr]
People should have more protection than a necktie, their shirt or paper towel to cover their mouth, nose and eyes. They need Moist Towelettes too. [via]
YouTube user lightning49
has 160 of videos of French singers
which she has subtitled with her translations. Her biggest collection is of Jacques Brel videos
but there are also songs performed by George Brassens
, Charles Aznavour
, Edith Piaf
as well as a smattering of other stuff. To start you off with a few songs here are three of my favorite songs by Brel, Je suis un soir d'éte
, Le moribond
and La valse à mille temp
along with Charles Aznavour's La boheme
, Edith Piaf's Milord
and Georges Brassens' Les passantes
Before instant messaging, before chat groups, before IRC... there was Diversi-Dial
. As the eighties became the nineties, the internet grew, and DDial died. Or did it? More than 20 years later--still at 300 baud and on an original Apple ][e--DDial lives on
! [more inside]
Rare Exports, Inc.
They deliver the impeccable, well-mannered, and extremely rare original Finnish Father Christmases to nearly 150 countries every Christmas. Exclusively. [YouTube, NSFW.] [more inside]
Music to perk up those Monday-blunted ears of yours.
I like music that puts an expression on my face similar to the this dog's. Fortyone
is in "Waynesboro [PA] living right across the street from a park into which he'll occasionally Frisbee-toss some of his CD's for some unsuspecting strangers to stumble upon." [more inside]
Photographs Of Unknown Origin [NSFW]
HelpMyBabyLive.com It comes down to this. If we can't raise the $50,000 in the next 3 months, we'll have to choose abortion.
And you thought Save Karyn
was bad. Via
is a sort of celebrity hot or not.
Modest, yet fashionable.
It may be February, but you'd best get an early start finding the perfect modest swimwear. Onesies are probably best left the domain of christian harlots
. A two-piece is right out. How about a four-piece
The fine folks at Haşema
can hook you up with the hottest styles
this season. After a refreshing swim, why not go for a jog
"Window in the Sky"
is a YouTube style video synch mash-up done on a professional budget with the magic of copyright clearances. "It's a triumph of postmodern reconstruction"
says the Washington Post.
"See his pug-nose face."
David Bowie, from Extras
second season, which premieres tomorrow
in USA. Stephen Merchant
(from today's RADAR) and Ricky Gervais
have been mentioned here before, but I think the David Bowie clip is worth it.
La Planète sauvage
- based on the novel Oms en Série
by Stefan Wul, and known to the English speaking world as Fantastic Planet
, is a wonderfully psychadelic animated Sci-Fi film from 1973. An international production between France and Czechoslovakia, the movie has a cult following, mostly from viewers who saw it on USA's Night Flight
in the 1980's. Although it has languished in obscurity for some time, Hollywood has decided it's time for a live action remake
. For those who haven't seen it, or for people who haven't seen it in twenty years, some kind soul has uploaded the entire film to Youtube
. You'll never look at your pets the same way again.
was there just a second ago...
Cop Watch LA, a police watchdog group, posted the video on YouTube, said
organizer Joaquin Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos said the video was shot by a neighbor of Cardenas with a cell phone camera. The neighbor gave it to Cardenas' family, who then gave it to Cop Watch, according to Cienfuegos.
At a certain age, young people get seemingly uncontrollable urges. But, in accordance with God's plan, these urges
must be controlled.
Should a politician's "artistic endeavors" come into play when voters go to the polls? George Allen thinks that parts
of his opponent, Jim Webb's, novels are demeaning to women
and contain depictions of incest. Also, Republican candidate for Texas Comptroller, Susan Combs, is being accused of writing porngraphy
because of excerpts like these
from a romance novel she wrote 15 years ago. And they're not the only politicians
who've written naughty things.
Pet Peeves in Customer Service
Why cellphones are so proprietary, why PA systems sound terrible, why rental companies gouge on gas, and answers to other vexing questions.
18DoughtyStreet Talk TV
- 'the home of anti-establishment TV' launches today (they do seem to have fallen a bit behind on their blog though). [trailer]
The two main presenters are Tim Montgomerie
and Iain Dale
Coup leaders urge Thai soldiers to smile
Military coup leaders in Thailand — often called the "Land of Smiles" — apparently don't want to ruin that image. They've ordered soldiers to smile. Army radio broadcasts are reminding soldiers to be friendly and courteous, especially to children. Many Thais have described this as the friendliest coup ever seen in a land with a history of violent coups.
What's Liberal About The Liberal Arts? The Graphic Novel
. Downloading only one .pdf file this year? Make it this one. (Not credited in the file. It's by Chris Clark.).)
Here are the NASCAR-style uniforms
they would wear if companies were proud of their political donations, and if running for senate required a flame-retardant suit.
What do you get when you take a ton of dominos, insert a lot of creativity, and put it online in a non you tube format? Genius
still hasn't found Don
Remember this picture?
Arguably the most famous flag raised since this one
was, and apparently its now gone missing
. And now the three firefighters who didn't know they were being photographed won't talk to the press about a flag appraised to be worth over $500K
Anyone interested in climate change
or is still wondering about it's potential effects and possible solutions should check out this must-read Special Issue of Scientific American. Here is a freebie article they have posted online called A Climate Repair Manual.
Jason Toney at Negro Please says, "This is officially the whitest thing I have ever posted."
I didn't know what Metal School was, and I still don't know.
Have extreme sports have reached their pinnacle yet? Apparently not. Travis Pastrana shows how motocross just got a bit more impressive
. What's next? Apparently, stupidity and 720's
. Watch at about 1:41, and just press mute. Both links: YouTube)
The Nickel Under The Foot
is one of the most important songs in the history of the American theatre. The back story.
has denied any connection between his new movie, "You, Me and Dupree," and '70s supergroup Steely Dan, a spokesman for the actor said Friday.
The band recently posted a letter on their Web site claiming that Wilson's Dupree character was based on their Grammy-winning song, "Cousin Dupree," about a couch-hopping houseguest.
In a statement released by his spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, Wilson said: "I have never heard the song `Cousin Dupree' and I don't even know who this gentleman, Mr. Steely Dan, is. I hope this helps to clear things up and I can get back to concentrating on my new movie, `HEY 19.'"
The anti-globalisers are flakes, Samuel Huntingdon is all about the decline of white hegemony, Bin Laden is ‘the illegitimate child of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan’ – Fred Halliday
tells it like it is. (via
, but you might well have filtered it out on the assumption that it's one of the
tedious right-ring rants that they seem obsessed by nowadays.)
The Asian Giant Hornet
is cool, unless it's baked. Japanese honeybees can detect the hornet's secretion and they attack en masse. With approximately 500 honeybees surrounding the hornet in a tight ball, the temperature within the cluster rises to 47 degrees Celsius which bakes the hornet alive.
My earliest memory was when I was three. I had a fever and my mother was wiping a cold wet rag on my body. There were fish swimming in my room, as though I was underwater, but I could breathe just fine. That's why I was surprised to find this
. "The contemporary art in Japan
) is naturally influenced by the world contemporary art. But the power of the Japanese traditions, the oppressive presence of a dense urban environment and the various traumatism undergone by Japan for 60 years (defeat of 1945, Hiroshima, earthquakes, economic crisis, etc.) involve a production very rich
and little known