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Tag: muppets

Links for 11.24.09: I am going away for a bit.

*Mashups: This Flickr photo set shows album covers as pages in an IKEA catalog. My favorite part about IKEA is the lingonberry underwear.

*Religion: “I guess Jewish Metal is something that has always been a part of me.” That’s not me; it’s a quote. [harper’s]

*Pets: Boozecats is a site that photoshops cats into pictures where booze used to be. This is why I joined the Internet.

*Video: The Muppets cover Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” [everywhere]

*Note: I am going away on holiday. I will return with a Stormy Kromer. All the best.

Video: Xylopholks – A Muppet busker playing xylophone

That dude can sort of shred on the xylophone.

[morning news]

Video: Kermit singing LCD Soundsystem

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Links for 9.23.08: Bono vs. Palin, Gay Aiken, hip-hop Muppets…

*Gaywatch: Clay Aiken is gay. AND he is attracted to men. For reasons sexual.

*Politics: U2’s Bono will meet with Sarah Palin tomorrow. Perhaps you are waiting for me to make an inappropriate joke about two human beings whom I dislike intensely. When I have a couple beers in me, people. When I have a couple beers in me. Ugh. [daily swarm]

*Furniture: Who wants to sit on Hercules’ face? [apartment therapy]

*Ubiquitous: Kanye West is working on a pilot of a Comedy Central show that involves PUPPETS, somewhat like a “black Muppets.” FWIW: I would recommend the classic Muppet Show episodes to even the most adult viewers. Excellent television. [everywhere]

*Lodging: Red Roof Inn taps the power of country music, using music from Phil Vassar and Little Big Town as its telephone hold music and to otherwise promote the motel chain. Personally, I’m a Motel 6 kind of guy. Sometimes a tent. [licensing plate]

*Music biz: DRM-free tracks “[haven’t] moved the needle” according to music execs.

*Local: A contributor to the blog Perfect Duluth Day helps DIY geeks make their own instruments on MAKE. [mnspeak]

*Hodgman: John Hodgman has a new book coming out – “More Information Than You Require” – and Wired has interviewed him about it, as is warranted. I corresponded with Mr. Hodgman for my regular job once, and he was exceedingly polite. That was my brush with fame for 2007.

Links for 8.3.08: Lollapalooza 360s, music video search, Rickrolling again…

*Digital: “Computer music” pioneer Paul Lansky returns to primitive instruments. “To create the sound of a violin — wow! I can’t do that on a computer.”

*Lollapalooza: Check out the 360-degree views of this weekend’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. I see white people!

*Lyrics: Lyrics websites suck. Sure, they may suck for finding the words to songs, but they are useful when it comes to spyware and pop-ads. [medialoper]

*Tools: Find music videos with Cleepr without having to sort through the dross normally found on YouTube. [lifehacker]

*Old things: The Muppets Rick Roll. Personally, I like the Muppets. Well. Most of them. [heavy critters]

*Off topic: I saw some guys LARPing in the park by my house yesterday. With swords. And shields. And, I assume, with talismans. GOODBYE.

Links for 7.22.08: A Lennon movie, Miley goes green, amazing movie mashups…

*Movies: John Lennon’s childhood is to be depicted in a forthcoming movie, Nowhere Boy.

*Moneys: TicketLeap is a platform that allows event organizers to sell tickets to their concerts or events. The venture has recently received $2M in funding.

*Mashups: Kottke collects a number of YouTube mashups that combine movie scenes (often poignant) with music that doesn’t fit them at all. I don’t even like Monsters, Inc, however I guess I like juxtapositions such as these.

*Things I Did Not Even Know: Miley Cyrus’ single “Breakout” is an eco-anthem. Despite covering both the music and sustainabilities spaces extensively, I did not know this. [grist]

*Local music: Jayhawks Gary Louris and Mark Olson talk about a forthcoming Jayhawks reunion album. I listened to the Jayhawks a lot in college. I’m not sure what that says about me, but if you know, please contact me with your analysis. [heavy critters]

*Off-topic video: Groverfield. Would a St. Elmo’s Fire muppet mashup be too much to ask for?

*Off-topic video: Watch a man kick himself in the head for about a minute straight. [esquire]

*Upcoming: I have read a lot of hate about LISTS on the internet recently and I am now currently preparing a vigorous defense. Please look for it. (In short: lighten up.) GOODBYE.

Video: Elmo does “Casino”

A follow-up on the Bert and Ernie “Casino” dialogue run previously.


Video: Kermit singing Elliot Smith’s “Needle in the Hay”

Along the lines of Mr. Frog’s rendition of NIN’s “Hurt” that circulated many months back.

[daddytypes; yeah, weird]

Video: Ms. Piggy covers Peaches’ “Fuck the Pain Away”


Video: Johnny Cash sings with the Muppets

[daddy types]