game show logo library|
wow! seriously, wow!
from the game show zone which has gameshow news that i care about not at all--mostly i'm just totally loving the video captures, like these magic gameshow moments.
Mr. Merlin KICKS ASS
Bert Convy kicks ass bigtime. especially on TattleTales.
he kicks ass. he takes names. he kisses a woman in the audience.
Elain Joyce on Hawaii 5-0
with Ned Beatty! If it happened on TV or film between 1970 and 1980, you can bet Ned Beatty was there.
NED BEATTY KICKS ASS.
oh god no.
the all new dating game
couldn't possibly be more 1986.
make a story
very cool interactive story thing from children's television workshop. (grover kicks ass with a vengeance.)
[from Chisato: "I think this shockwave story is cool, it's fun and I like grover and I think sesame street is cool."]
a powerpoint presentation in flash for the poodollar corporation. don't skip the intro.
kind of funny--even though mislabeled stuff on Napster is irritating, if you want people to find stuff, maybe just add the word 'sex' at the end of the file name.
i missed the whole CBS vs ECC thing as it was going on a while back.
download the mp3s. and listen to the realaudio and buy all the stuff. yes, do.
|Don't do this in Georgia|
"26-4-89. Any person who shall sell or dispense drugs by the use of vending machines shall be guilty of a misdemeanor."
[from Pete, Esquire.]
tiny knives and axes|
i was this close to committing a decade or two of my life to collecting tiny knives and axes, but ultimately it would just be another distraction, keeping me from my dream of becoming a karaoke video star.
game show tape trading
nice screengrabs of game shows from the 70s--the golden age of glittery game show opener graphics.
looks like we all survived the hollywood squares bug.
the original hollywood squares
includes strategy tips.
(the new whoopi goldberg hollywood squares is crap. but you know this.)
|a life lesson about cubicles and hair care products|
here's something i learned today: don't put hair products on in my cubicle.
my office is so insanely quiet. it's really freakish actually, how quiet it is. And today I put some gel or something in my hair.
(the guy that cut my hair in new york kept referring to "product." it'll do this or that "when you get some product in there." as if it could be any product--pomade or mousse or spam or 7-Up, etc.)
anyway, this particular product i was putting on in my cubicle comes in one of those tubes that when you squirt it out it can, if you're unlucky, make some weird nasty body-sounding noise. so that happened. and there's no way you can cover up something like that or make it clear where the noise actually came from.
like, you can't sort of stretch and say afterwards, "well, i'm just putting some product in my hair, yessir, yep." and if you try to cover it up too late with a cough or something, it only makes you seem more "guilty."
so don't apply "product" to your hair in your cubicle.
"A Scotch-Guard coating ensures easy cleanup." eww.
goes well with the vulva bed.
the continuous commute
in september 2001, two drivers will spend 7 days commuting around the Bay Area--168 hours of non-stop driving in the 3rd most congested urban area in the US. The Continuous Commute is a product of South to the Future, makers of weird good things.
poems from cuddleland
mad props to everyone checking in from cuddleland. peace.
the greatest invention ever. usagi means rabbit.
here are over 60 photos of people wearing the usagi helmet.
i don't have anything else to say about how great and awesome it is, but i really want you to click the link and go there because it's so great. okay?
some running tigers
great page. Swiss.
cool site. Great chat-folio. Also Swiss.
still on the Swiss tip, bureaudestruct fonts. includes some nice desktops, starring fonts. Swiss.
cnn article on courtroom art exhibit in San Rafael
"It's not the kind of art you might want to hang in the family room because it features assassins, child killers, bombers and bad guys as seen through the eyes of Stewart, a professional courtroom artist."
some fun japanese mac icons.
mac has a much more significant market share in japan than in North America and Europe, by the way.
k-dog has more icons and desktops and fonts and stuff.
super-cute japanese site with really nice illustrations and even more mac icons, desktops, etc.
awesome page featuring Domomode's character, Domo-kun. corporate and cute and japanese. also check out the goods. (the 3/4 sleeve baseball T looks pretty great. too bad it's over $40.) and the domo-kun art gallery.
Annie's Lovely Christian Ladies pages
running salariman gif
in japan, if you live outside of a city, and you don't drive, then you have to worry a lot about "last train." like, say you live an hour train ride from the city, then your last train is probably 10:30 or 11:00 pm or so. and if you miss that train then you're committed to staying up all night.
if you're doing it for, say, a coworkers going-away party, then you might be told 'gambatte' (work hard/good luck) at the beginning of the evening and then 'otsukare sama deshita' (thank you for your hard work) at the end.
also all-night drinking and dancing is not so much looked down-on here, but is maybe seen more as proof of your ability to perservere.
the first morning train is mostly poor souls who have to work (even on saturday and sunday), but usually there are also some red-eyed smokey-smelling all-nighters crashed out as well.
i ordered pizza. on the phone. my japanese is terrible and extremely limited, so the ability to do this is really exciting to me--so much so that i have to dance and jump up and down for 10 minutes afterwards.
pizza here (from Pizza-La at least) is better-tasting and about the same price as most pizza that you can get delivered in San Francisco. (I'm not sure what's wrong with SF, but the pizza situation there is abysmal. SF's Mr. Pizza Man simply sucks. And North Beach Pizza is okay if you don't mind a greasy cheese pond on top of bad undercooked dough.)
i got pizza with a side order of potato sticks (hash browns). the potato sticks came with fancy sauce.
bj & the bear's truck
from antiquetrucks.com. Also they have an mp3 of the BJ & the Bear theme song. awesome!
Greg "BJ" Evigan's own BJ & the Bear pictures
small but nice.
japanese indie music
scrounge around and maybe find some good stuff.
[from lil' fishstick.]
that 'true, true' thing
this is weird. that bud commercial was an independent film before it was an ad. it's exactly the same except it doesn't have the word "bud" in it.
(no, they don't show that ad in japan. i've just seen it on the web. that's kind of weird too--oh, but you can buy bud here. it's an expensive imported beer. ha.)
[finder = Chisato.]
bernie stevens' fair performers
rocking good "on-grounds entertainment":
hours and hours of audio collage
from Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar. pretty fun in moderation, but if you listen to too much you turn into the monkey-beast from Altered States.
great photo album
Paul Lynde filmography
also Paul Lynde discography.
"Stuff That I Think is Phat"
you can tell a lot about a person by looking at what they think is phat.
bonus link: swingset trauma.
spaghetti sauce and other delights
so far, cherry blossom buds have been spotted in 5 places nearby, according to the big chart at the train station.
Despite what my resume might say, I am neither a self-starter nor a team player.
Dreamboy and the Clam trailer
the trailer for the new dreamboy movie.
JAPAN NOT FOR SALE allstars webcast
you have until March 31 to check this out. I recommend Puffy, of course. They do a Jet CD song that's a really good Who rip-off and then one from FeverFever. Polysics are fun too--Devo-esque. (I managed to catch Polysics in NYC, he bragged.)
speaking of Puffy, the new issue of Tokyo Pop Magazine has them on the cover. The accompanying article is pretty lame though. And they don't have it on their site.
While we're still talking Puffy, they have a new single coming out April 5. I will not be buying it. I'll be renting it, courtesy my local Tsutaya Culture Convenience Club.
what the hell is this?
oh, it's something to mess up spammer email harvesters. nice.
good nonsense sentences too.
strange death archives
apparently it's a popular thing to collect.
how to harrass people
maybe skip the intro and jump straight into the lessons.
Freaky Strange Exclamations: "Do you know where my slush puppy is?", "Guadelupe, is that you? It's me, Pip Smear!", etc
[from bulgy of bulgy pitas. good old infrequently-updated bulgy pitas.]
weird/shocking videos from shareyourworld.com
there's some okay stuff here. Particularly good is the basketball mascots fighting.
also they have that Reverend Tilton parody video and part 2, which i'd heard about a bunch but never actually seen until now. sometimes the recipe for a comedy feast is a simple as a few hundred well-timed fart noises.
pet turtle pictures
also knit turtles.
dining bar Oh My God!
a couple rooms at Cliff Hotel (a love hotel)
There's nothing more romantic than spending an evening with the person you love, playing Frogger or Ms. Pac-Man or whatever in room 202 with sit-down 2-vs. arcade game. Oh, except maybe a night in a room with 5 TV sets and a slot machine.
There was an ad on tv here where a baby's bottom is compared to a boiled egg. And it's all soft lighting and blurry and peaceful. Some product makes the baby's butt so soft and pleasant that you want to bite into it just like you would bite into a hard-boiled egg. So they show the mother doing just that--she's biting into the bottom, then it suddenly dissolves to the egg. Egg, bottom, bottom, egg--you won't know the difference! You won't even care! My god it was strange.
Art Truck Club
on my way to work today I saw a semi with the front decorated in a Hello Kitty motiff. if I recall correctly, Hello Kitty had a magic wand, and was sitting on a crescent moon. (The truckdriver was a man. I don't think I've ever seen a female truck driver in Japan.)
America has art cars and art cars rule, of course; however, this truck also had a sign on it proclaiming itself as a member of the Art Truck Club. for whatever reason, the idea of an art truck is an order of magnitude cooler than an art car.
|gimme a bagel|
i like that you can just say "gimme" in New York. And it's not rude. and the person behind the counter can say, "Hold on a minute, buddy." And it's not rude, either. Or maybe it is.
i don't think Californians say "gimme" or "hold on, buddy." They say, "wowie zowie" and "is it cool if I, like, get into your head space, man?"
No, not really. At least not the ones I talk to. But it's different on the different coasts, no?