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Copyright

 Well it took 9 years, but my past has finally caught up with me. I got an email asking me to take down a  photo of the Smiths I used in a blog post that was literally about nothing.

I have removed the photo and replaced it with a far superior sketch. I also put a note on the post to explain the situation.

Check it out here.

I'll start sketching all the other images I hotlinked and soon this entire blog will be a testment to the comic book artist career I never persued.

 

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Jeff Letterman, 1990

Tonight (May 20) is the final Late Show with David Letterman. I started watching Letterman in the summer of 1989. We had one "time shift" channel back then, that being WDIV Detroit, an NBC station, basically the best station to have two hours early. NBC had all the good sitcoms (Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends, Veronica's Closet, Caroline In The City... I feel like this list has gone on far too long) and on top of that, they had The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman. I used to always watch Carson and I would record Letterman. 

I got my PXL-2000 around the same time, a black & white Fisher Price camera that records onto cassette tapes, 5 minutes per side on a standard length cassette. Noisy as hell and terrible picture quality. But it was cheaper than my parents having to develop several rolls of film a month I took of my GI Joe guys and stuffed animals, creating narrative through a series of too-close blurry photographs. Typically the developer would take pity on my Mom and give us most the blurry prints for free, since they looked like nothing.

I don't remember if I filmed multiple episodes of Jeff Letterman but I found this one in a box. I just plugged the PXL-2000 into my iMac via a Firewire cable and voila!

No actually, I plugged an RF Modulator into a VCR, plugged that into the PXL-2000. Then I used video-out from the VCR to a Sony Handycam, and recorded it onto Digital 8 tape. Then I used Firewire to get it to my iMac. Simple as that.

This episode had all the Letterman elements: a monologue, a top ten list, self deprecation, and 3 guests. The guests were Chatbot (a Tomy robot who never actually appears), Pee-Wee Herman who was played by my neighbor Tim (who also played Paul Shaffer and was the camera man), and Pelly the Elephant was his stuffed elephant.

Good luck sitting through it all. I didn't plan any of the jokes which is why there aren't any. The audio is ear piercing!

 

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Beach Jamz 2015

 

I am going to Mexico again soon.

Here is my list of music that I like to listen to whilst surrounded by palm trees and ocean and sand and free drinks and banging bikini bods.

Beach Jamz 2015 Edish

Palace: West Palm Beach / Gulf Shores 7":

Although these songs are I guess about Florida, they work in any tropical climate. West Palm Beach is my favorite Will Oldham song and these two were clearly recorded in the same session, both dreamy and amazing. "I can't get the sand out of my shoes", indeed. 

 

Destroyer: Kaputt

Sax has never sounded so good. Literally. I hate the saxaphone, except on this record. This is the only record with good sax. Again, a dreamy record perfect for reading a book by the ocean. I also like that it reminds me of the Ecco The Dolphin Sega CD-ROM soundtrack.

 

 

White Wires: Let's Go To The Beach

Too on the nose? The whole "WW:II" album is great for the beach. I suggest listening to it after breakfast as you get ready to head to the ocean.

 

Throw Me The Statue: Creaturesque

Definitely some island friendly percussion on this record. Good chill vibes.

 

Cayucas: Bigfoot

New to the list, I'll be testing this one out. Similar to Throw Me The Statue, I think it will work out fine.

 

Lord Huron: Lonesome Dreams

Loads of reverb and bongo-like(?) persussion. This album is best enjoyed in warm weather. Fuck I love reverb.

 

 

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Ok those are my main go-tos for tropical vacations. Please use responsibly.

 

 

 

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Silent Knight

 

Here I made this, Merry Xmas! 

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Fundew 2014

Here are some pics from Fundew 2014, another successful fondue xmas party.

Cheese, chocolate, babies, beer. Festive.

 

It begins.

 

 

More babies than usual 

 

How is babby formed?

 

Etta and pals 

 

Radam gets the large part of the Hamstar, blessing him for the next 365 days

 

Pbone sighting!

 

 

Ceremonial photo of people leaving.

 

 

I made $450 in empties

 

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Winfry

 

 

For nearly 4 years there existed a Twitter account called @oprahwinfry.

It started the precise moment the real @oprah Twitter account was created, in April 2009.

Which was the real Oprah? Who can tell? Who can really say? Well, Twitter can, because they suspended the account in 2013.

The Oprah Winfry account was featured on such lists as this one on XFinity.

Or Inside Technology 360.

Or of course everyone’s favorite “Her Campus”.

Or whatever this site is.

Deutsch Die Liebe der reichen schwarzen Dame!

Or how about this very humourless posting on a “Wealth Management” site about the dangers of not claiming your online identity?

“Yet there is potentially greater danger in inertia because not claiming your identity online leaves you open to impersonators which can be very hard to shake off, as proven by fake celebrity accounts on Twitter – like @oprahwinfry - having tens of thousands of followers even after the genuine accounts have been authenticated.  “

Awesome right?? It had amassed several thousands of followers; primarily people who can’t read.

Even Nardwuar talked about it with everyone's favorite band Fist City (at 37 minutes, with some lies about it being a hoax account?).

They shut it down in 2013, ending everyone’s good time forever, despite several requests to the fine folks at Twitter dot Com asking to have it back. “But it’s funny?” didn’t sway anyone over there.

No one will ever know the hilarious Lance Armstrong doping scandal tweet Ms. Winfry had prepared, which failed to post one cold January 2013 morning. The end of an era.

So why not now relive the good times, with this archive of every Oprah Winfry tweet?

Enjoy the time-sensitive humour (hope you remember the 2010 US Election).

Cry at the missing images because Twitter blocks suspended user’s pictures (jerks).

Grow tired of the endless weight jokes which really aren’t all that clever upon reading them all in succession.

Scroll to the bottom and read along!

OPRAH WINFRY TWITTER ARCHIVE

 

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Bloag

 I have a blog?

People still blog?

It's almost 2015, surely nobody "blogs" anymore.

They post status updates on Facebook calling for attention.

Or they tweet a funny joke and/or thinkpiece on feminist racism in gaming.

Or they Instagram soup.

Or they start a fight on a youtube video about Barack Obama or Jews.

Nobody blogs anymore.

But it's December 1st so I guess I should blog.

Here's a blog post.

 

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Get Ripped

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2013 In Memoriam

We lost a lot of good ones this year, folks.

And even more bad ones.

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Hey! Guess What? Santa's On The Coke Cans Now!

Back in 1996, Lethbridge's greatest punk band Channel 01 recorded an original holiday Xmas classic for Jeff n Steve's CKUL radio show Analog Dog.

Here it is for your enjoyment.

 

 

Sing along!

 

 

Hey

Guess what

Santa's on the coke cans now!

(x3)


Hey 

Guess what

Santa's on my coke!



Santa Claus. Jolly old saint nick,

Merry Chris Kringle.

Father Noel.

you're the greatest in the world.


Santa And Coca Cola yeah!

Its gonna be a great christmas,

It is a special omen

to see you on the can.



(chorus)

 Santa's on the coke cans now!

 Reeally REally. Yeah!

 Santa's (sitting/standing) there so proud

 Really really, oh yea.


Santa Claus on the Coke cans means 

its nearly christmas time.

Time to put up coloured lights

and time to buy a christmas tree.

    


I love my santa coke

I'd drink it all the time

but santa claus only

comes but once a year.


<chorus>

 Santa's on the coke cans now!

 Reeally REally. Yeah!

 Santa's (sitting/standing) there so proud

 Really really, oh yea.



Santa Claus is the world's greatest man

on the red aluminum can.

Which is the world's greatest drink

Coincidence? No, what do you think?


Santa Claus was made for Coke

It Is No Joke

because Vise-Versa

It was made for him.


(chorus)

 Santa's on the coke cans now!

 Reeally REally. Yeah!

 Santa's (sitting/standing) there so proud

 Really really, oh yea.



Last year and the year before

santa claus was missing.

But this year he's back and so

Its gonna be a good one.


Santa claus is a registered 

trademark of coca cola industries

Oh yea. Coke is the one 

who made christmas what it is.



(chorus)

 Santa's on the coke cans now!

 Reeally REally. Yeah!

 Santa's (sitting/standing) there so proud

 Really really, oh yea.


< bridgges  X 2>


Santa.

Coke and Santa Claus.

Much to my applause;

They have brought him back.

With his goodies sack!


santa.

Coke and Santa Claus

Cheery old St. Nick.

Takin' a big sip

of sweet coca cola.


(chorus)

 Santa's on the coke cans now!

 Reeally REally. Yeah!

 Santa's (sitting/standing) there so proud

 Really really, oh yea.



Santa, bring us good tidings

and a 12-pack please

of that sweetest drink

...coke.


So people, while you are shopping

Why not start sipping

that favourite yuletime drink

Classic coca cola.

(chorus until fade away)

 Santa's on the coke cans now!

 Reeally REally. Yeah!

 Santa's (sitting/standing) there so proud

 Really really, oh yea.




 

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