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Better Advertising Through Radiation

American Digest asks the question– “The Japanese: Nuked Too Much Or Not Enough?”

As the Digest put it, “Lots of dancing, singing, video games and the selling of noodles. Complete with a Surfing Tommy Lee Jones working for a BIG payday at 3:16.”

And cats.

So, nuked too much or not enough? The answer is “Yes.”

It wasn’t nuclear radiation that affected them. Rather, it was radioactive exposure to the West, which left their physiology and intellect intact, but severely mutated them on a cultural level. They’re still Japanese, but with a strangely and deeply warped American element mixed in.

Still, they seem happy with it, and I find it highly entertaining.

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2018

End of another year. Hope everyone has a terrific New Year!

Added more songs to the list, including a new Steely Dan performance from this year.

 

 

Is It NYE Already?

The future is very soon indeed.

Will the New Year bring self-aware Ratlicants? As if the original isn’t bad enough…

 

Goat must have a rosy view of the future with those beer-colored glasses.

Steely Brown

Or, I suppose, “Snoopy Dan” –

Rocktober Final Friday 2018 – COWBELL!

 

I had no idea this existed. H/T to Ace of Spades HQ –

A thing of beauty!

If this existed, I would buy it –

Christopher Walken very briefly mentions Cowbell, and talks about his other famous SNL skit –

If you are one of those extremely rare and broken people who has never seen the Cowbell skit, well, now you can.

Notice how even the cast members, including Walken himself and especially Jimmy Fallon, can’t keep from laughing.

Just watch –

WARNING! DO NOT CLICK UNLESS YOU ARE HARDCORE!

Faketober Friday Night Videos – Smells Like TOTP Spirit

“Load up on drugs, kill your friends”
– Kurt Cobain, 1991

Nirvana was set to perform their recent hit single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the British music chart television program “Top of the Pops.” …What resulted was, and still is, one of the greatest middle fingers and live performances ever

That Time That Punk Rocked

 

Kurt doing his best(?) Morrissey impression. Kinda wonder what a Nirvana cover of the Smiths would have sounded like. Or vice versa.

Rocktober/Friday Night Videos: “…Let Slip The Pigs Of Jazz”

It’s that time of year again, Rocktober. And to celebrate, let’s have some…. not rock.

Andy Rehfeldt posts a rare video of Black Sabbath performing live –

 

The music rather suits the video, given the Mod outfits (especially Ozzy’s fashion disaster) and the stage set. Seriously, a big rainbow over your stage screams “Lounge” far more than it suggests “Metal.”

Andy has been at this for a long time, and a lot of his songs are improvements over the originals.There are also a few mashup in there that are fun.

Happy New Year!

Happy 2018!

Is it really 2018 already? Seems like that far-flung future year of 2000 just arrived. And every year since has been getting stranger and stranger. Dave Barry does his usual year-end review

Looking back on 2017 is like waking up after a party where you made some poor decisions, such as drinking tequila squeezed from the underpants of a person you do not really know. (At least you hope it was tequila.)

The next day finds you lying naked in a dumpster in a different state, smeared from head to toe with a mixture of Sriracha sauce and glitter. At first you remember nothing. But then, as your throbbing brain slowly reboots, memories of the night before, disturbing memories, begin creeping into your consciousness. As the full, hideous picture comes into focus, you curl into a ball, whimpering, asking yourself over and over: Did that really happen?

That’s how we here at the Year in Review feel about 2017. It was a year so surreal, so densely populated with strange and alarming events, that you have to seriously consider the possibility that somebody — and when we say “somebody,” we mean “Russia” — was putting LSD in our water supply. A bizarre event would occur, and it would be all over the news, but before we could wrap our minds around it, another bizarre event would occur, then another and another, coming at us faster and faster, battering the nation with a Category 5 weirdness hurricane that left us hunkering down, clinging to our sanity, no longer certain what was real.

Personally, I thought 2017 was just about the Most Entertaining Year Ever!

2017

I don’t know if this will post with a December 31st date ’cause WordPress is screwy…

Hope you all had a wonderful 2017 and have an even better 2018. Here’s some music for your New Year’s Eve party!

Clowning Around With The Who, Johnny Cash, And Elton John

Just listen –

That’z some talented clowns.