Before they became The KLF, they were The JAMs, and they managed to get into quite a bit of trouble. So much so that they had to withdraw their album What the Fuck’s Going On? from sale, and destroyed all but five of the copies after failing to meet with ABBA and arrange a detante. Luckily, despite its near-complete destruction, it can be downloaded, and may now achieve ubiquitous appreciation.
Does anyone know where to get the Glassbreaks mashup collection anymore? I only managed to download two very impressive songs before it got cease-and-desisted into oblivion. A web location or even a drop at yousendit.com or dropload.com would be just swell. Swollen, in fact.
It looks like the masher is still at it; I’ll be looking for The Beastles next...
The advertisements for Nepia brand tissue are only moderately weird by Japanese TV ad standards, with their box-headed, animal printed hosto-man type characters. I just find it sophomorically funny that the only female character is a sexy woman for the “wet” line of moist tissues. These run Windows Media only, sorry. (And not friendly with the last edition of Microsoft Windows Media Player for Mac and Firefox, to my experience.)
As Go Home Productions’ Rapture Riders has become popular enough to remove from free circulation and into paid, it is worth noting that 99X’s mashup page still has it (and many others) for free download.
Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong has played host to some of the most dramatic landings outside of a warzone. The approach appears to have required a banking turn before approaching a very short landing strip on what appears to be a reclaimed land island in the harbor. Check out the last portion, the on-strip course adjustment of this landing. Or this barnstorming flight over a park. Worst of all, imagine yourself as a passenger on this flight.
Gorillaz’ Feel Good, Inc., and whatever Madonna is doing (her legs are too distracting for me to parse her music) were performed at the Grammy award ceremony. This is particularly impressive when the fact that the Gorillaz are a virtual band of cartoons that appear onstage with the arguably real Madonna. Check out Madonna vs. Gorillaz.
These tunnel accidents appear to be non-fatal (or I’d not post them), and are hopefully only injurious to the pride of the at-fault drivers despite their dramatic nature. Ignore the music in this clip; in fact, put on the theme to The Benny Hill Show; it’s more appropriate. (thanks, timk)
In case, like me, you missed them, all the Super Bowl XL Commercials are on Google Video. The unaired GoDaddy ones are some of the most pathetically groping and misplaced use of sex to promote goods and services that I have ever seen outside of a beer commercial. Pepsi might well have noted that “brown and bubbly” is also an accurate descriptor for explosive diarrhea. On the other hand, the MacGyver ad is cool.
My friend Andrew, over at Yukihime, notes some not-so-united states as represented in a Japanese-developed game. His description made me laugh:This map is basically what would happen if you got a bunch of Japanese guys in a room, got them drunk, and then asked them to draw what they could remember about America on a bar napkin.Make sure to check out the actual map; it looks like it would be a fun place to live.
I think I’ve met the gamers represented in Fear of Girls at various times in my gaming life. It might have been at one of the three or so gaming conventions I attended; I have not played with these types, but I know they exists. I know how they smell as well, unfortunately. (lj gamers)
I am usually against people who use the “-san” honorrific on themselves, but Eugene Ciurana’s Sushi Eating HOWTO is full of good tips: Warning signs that you probably won't get good sushi The fish and other seafood are not on display at the sushi bar The fish and other seafood on display look dry The sushi chef or (worse) a food server wants to take your order for all sushi items at once The sushi chef doesn't give you a chance to order "one or two pieces at a time", Japanese style The restaurant advertises "all you can eat sushi" for a fixed price The menu items are not listed in Japanese followed by a translation; they appear only in your native language The menu consists mostly of rolled sushi with names like California Roll or Oriental Delight More than half of the available ingredients are cooked The sushi chef hasn't the vaguest idea of what you're talking about if you ask for kazunoko, shiso, inago, chirashi, or yama gobo The morsels of fish atop nigir…
Unclaimed Baggage Center: That stuff you forgot on the plane? It’s for sale now. You can buy it back. Or you can buy other people’s property. The prices aren’t great, but the content is fascinating. (mefi)