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Links for 1.6.10: 15 Ways to Better Abs

*Notice: The listenerd has a new style for titling posts. Henceforth, each post will have a title reminiscent of a Men’s Fitness cover cutline. Today’s title, you’ll notice, is 15 Ways to Better Abs. The next round-up post will be titled 16 Ways to Better Abs. The next, 17 Ways to Better Abs. And so on, until I tire of this practice. Please note that there is some accuracy in this headline, since laughing uproariously is the ideal way to get better abs.

*Interviews: The Onion A.V. Club talks to prop comedian Gallagher. And finds him to be one of the most ill-tempered, angry, rancorous subjects in recent memory. Incredible. [mefi]

*Visuals: This is a blog to watch – A Collection a Day, 2010. [swiss miss]

*Metal: Actor Christopher Lee has apparently made a symphonic metal conquest album about the life of Charlemagne.

*Ads: Kraft sponsors the destruction of Texas Stadium. KFC sponsors fire hydrants. The surprising thing here is that the fire hydrants do not shoot out gravy.

*Art: Picasso’s “little guitar” has been found in a shoebox. I have always liked Picasso as an artist due to his extreme baldness.

*Literature: Salon urges everyone to read a book they’ll hate this year. I have been thinking a lot about this one, and now believe the best-case scenario would be if Bono could do a “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote” experiment with Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code.” THEN, I would read it. Let’s make this happen. Let’s make this happen.

*Music: The Tapeworm releases music exclusively on cassette tapes. I like it. [psfk]

*Today’s links: F.

Videos: Man vs. Enema, Self-potato and Cowbell

I can go not a moment longer without posting this video of Bear Grylls giving himself an enema. [movieline]

Ditto, the two videos that follow. In a way, this series is like a kind of music. Horrible, horrible music.

Also: Wait for the self-potato.

Also: Intense cowbell. [Editor’s note: It has been pointed out to me that that cowbell player may have been blind. Which I was not aware of. Also: I’m an asshole.]