Sunday, December 28, 2008

Quruli - Bara no Hana

This is one of the songs on the promo for Nippon Music Champ on Album 88. I heard that promo on the radio one time while driving away from a difficult situation and the song has burrowed into my psyche now. I really like international music since I don't understand all the backstory that goes along with it. I can just sit back and enjoy the music without having the banal lyrics or the artists' latest TMZ scandal ruin it for me. Maybe that shit is only a problem in American pop music anyway.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Obsessive Blake's 7 Post

Back in the '80s the local PBS station showed British Sci-fi on Saturday nights. I used to watch a ton of Dr. Who but occasionally they'd show a second show like Tripods or Blake's 7. I freaking loved Blake's 7, I even started taping the episodes after a while. It went off the air though and I've never been able to find it since save for one lonely episode on VHS at Media Play for thirty=five bucks. Thanks to the magic of YouTube however, I can now see snippets of my long lost favorite show mashed up with something from one of my other favorite shows...

Of course there's also some '80s Blake/Calvin Harris goodness:

Ok, real '80s music with the Pet Shop Boys and Avon being naughty.

This is also highly amusing:

But of course, someone always has to take things too far.

I can find Region 2 DVD sets of this stuff pretty easily, but nothing I can play on my own DVD player. I guess the BBC just wants me to get it for free online instead of having me give them my money...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

RIP Eartha Kitt

Bettie Page and Eartha Kitt in the Same Month.


Godspeed, Catwoman.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Goodbye, Productivity

95 Old School Games You Can Play Online.

I've already got my all-time high score on Donkey Kong Jr. Only 94 more games to go....

Friday, December 12, 2008

RIP Bettie Page

Forget the striptease, forget the bondage stuff, just look at that smile.

Everyone cool is leaving us this year.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Damn, I miss this cartoon

Ren & Stimpy's top 5 moments:

I mostly agree with this although I'd bounce #1 and #2 and replace them with History Eraser Button and the bit that makes me laugh harder than anything else in that series: Wilbur Cobb.