Archive for April, 2006
According to SelectParks.net, where this video is being served, “physics are the new black”. I can see why. It’s pretty mesmorizing. By the end of this, Pitagora Suicchi will be stuck in your head. SelectParks.net is also proving to be a great source of time killing content.
I’m no expert, but I estimate the word “Pitagora” is named after Pythagoras, and “Suicchi” is the romanized term for “switch”.1 comment
The girls in the background kinda freak me out, despite sunny Aya Matsuura in the foreground. It’s the way they’re cocking their heads back and forth and gliding across the floor.3 comments
(paraphrased from site) “The Danceland Ballroom of Cedar Rapids, Iowa booked rock-and-roll acts from 1957 until 1969. The ballroom was located on the second story. At the top of the stairs, patrons were greeted by a beautiful one-of-a-kind poster advertising the next upcoming concert. These unique 28″ x 44″ cardboard concert posters were hand-painted by graphic artist Andy Jennings. Keep in mind, only one of each was ever made…”
I can’t decide what I admire more; the masterful hand-lettered typography, vibrant color combinations… or that a garage band from Iowa was proudly (and inscrutably) “Flipper Styled”.5 comments
From an [adult swim] press release:
Death Clock Metalocalypse: Dethklok is a Norwegian heavy metal band. They are incredibly talented and insanely popular. But Nathan Explosion, William “Murderface,” Skwisgaar Swigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles are also stupid… dangerously stupid. No matter what they do, be it playing sold-out festival gigs or going to the grocery store, Dethklok leaves a path of destruction and murder behind. The series Death Clock Metalocalypse will debut in August. Brendon Small, known as for his role as Brendon Small on the Adult Swim series Home Movies, and Tommy Blacha are co-creators and executive producers. Mark Hamill joins Small and Blacha on the voice cast. James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica make guest appearances. Blacha and Small also write and perform Dethklok’s extensive oeuvre of heavy metal music for the show. The series is being produced at Titmouse, Inc. in Los Angeles. Twenty episodes have been ordered.
Rabbit, Jeff Koons, 1986