November 30, 2007
a great clip from the comedy alliance blerds ::
in the long line of prank calls that for me begins with the underground recordings of the 1970's Jerky Boy pranks and continued through crank yankers, the fonejacker has once again brought me back to an adolescent chuckle ::
a nice but rough series by elise harris on vegetable facts :: good for Sunday afternoon browsing ::
a slightly disturbing rant from gord submitted to keep us company ::
i've been playing around with widgetbox, a well made and simple site to create portable widgets out of almost any sort of content you can imagine. as a test you can add the miniracer game to your facebook page. just log in and click here.
you can play the original game here
November 29, 2007
although i have yet to find video of them online that do them justice ::
he certainly has a way of going off topic :: made me smile ::
November 28, 2007
i'm on jury duty for an indeterminate amount of time...during this period of civic duty and eating of snacks from vending machines, some of keeping us company duties will shift to you :: please send me links to things you think other people might enjoy
a bit cute for me, but that shouldn't stop you ::
Music's latest hitmaker :: they come for the weather and stay for the smooth.
Advertising Slogan Hall of Fame :: by adslogans.com, an ad slogan database whose own slogan is "it pays to check"
November 26, 2007
this is from a while back, but i recently revisited it when i recommended bob to a company doing a documentary on strange and fascinating people ::
a great little piece on the writer's strike from 94 year old Irv Brecher :: "he only said it because i wrote it" ::
Boeing Spying On Its Workers :: interesting mirror to the privacy issue in corporate america
November 25, 2007
perhaps i can entice you to peruse to holiday songs :: santa ain't fat and santa must have been drinking
three movies to keep us company :: awed job on a search :: jon gets warm and fuzzy :: fillupmonkee gets some great reactions out of on the street interviews (bell ringer is my fav)
November 24, 2007
Dear Mobby :: Crowd Sourced Advice :: a call for cheap and inexpensive balms for a mid life crisis.
NPR reports that early episodes of Sesame Street have been reissued with a warning that the contentis not suitable for children :: the audio version of the story is a bit more compelling :: click below for an unsuitable clip about cows ::
an awful little vid that exposes the practices of hotel cleaning crews :: from our darlings at Fox News
November 23, 2007
reminds me of a more intuitive version of the sodaplay constructor ::
November 22, 2007
looks like fun
November 21, 2007
never saw it coming from scotty :: PublicAffairs Books: WHAT HAPPENED
a video for "scared" by bumblebee
awed job responds to dave, and britdawg talks blood ::
a pretty awesome flashback to J.C. Penney's 1975 catalogue.
November 20, 2007
two fun items starring the legendary jazz drummer buddy rich :: a clip from the muppet show :: and a link to some famous underground audio of buddy insulting his band with his infamous temper...
Click Here For Buddy Rich Berating His Band :: fixed link
November 19, 2007
two "the show" episodes pertaining to the upcoming holiday ::
fun video by NY comic aziz ansari ::
another from dave, rebecca's puppet, and a link to quin's periodic table
November 17, 2007
consumatron responds to dave's story :: trick reads us a story :: and meghan talks bridesmaids
a link to the E8 rotation that they mention in the article :: very pretty video
note to creepy robot maker: if you are trying to get corporate attention, do not include sexual harassment in your robot demo ::
November 15, 2007
dave keeps us company
The Vega Science Trust - Richard Feynman :: a series of lectures that put my college professors to shame
Steve Martin and the RockBottomRemainders ::
November 14, 2007
a wonderful vid from jim henson circa 1965
three stories to keep us company submitted this week
ariel and bumblebee on growing up
awed job on thievery
donal on chris locke / rageboy
November 13, 2007
:: edited version
:: more penis::
November 12, 2007
very charming, although a bit hard to read (he also played the guitar)
Firebrand TV - Commercials As Content :: i like the idea :: commercials without all that annoying television content in between them
Vanae responds to Josh's story with her own!
November 10, 2007
November 9, 2007
please tell us a story (record yourself telling it, ideally)...send it (a link to video or text) to email@example.com (and keep sending me links to other stuff too) :: also, if you have a problem in your life, let Dear Mobby try and fix it.
bumblebee and carina keep us company by submitting the following :
Clap Your Hands Say Heah - Is This Love? :: a video featuring the beloved vacuum cleaner (yes...even dressed up)
someecards.com :: a wonderful collection of clip art e-cards that certainly fits with the theme of "songs you already know"
The Online Photographer: Approaching Art :: a fun little essay in reaction to art blather
I lived on the Moon :: a remarkable music video about a father who tells his son a story about precisely that :: a direct link to a high quality avi :: link to the streaming myspace video
a video for "scared" by bon ami!
a video (and cover) of "scared of something" by Caroline!
November 8, 2007
a song i made for when you are scared
when else do you wish you had a song? let me know.
another story (submitted by Josh) to keep us company:
send a story to firstname.lastname@example.org
photoshop tennis has been around for a while, but coudal partners have upped the ante, creating this site ::
prominent designers, illustrators and typographers are invited to play against each other, while another guest provides (often quite funny) commentary to each volley.
check out: Bantjes vs. Vit and Taylor vs. Santa Maria
November 7, 2007
a video i received yesterday :
i like this idea, let's tell each other stories, send me more at email@example.com
a follow up to CreativeTechs Tips: Make The Logo Bigger. The Song.:: which i love :: Make My Logo Bigger Cream :: i hope that they break this out into a collection of smaller clips, its pretty long and some of the best jokes are in the middle. (submitted by mark)
a guy allegedly found some keystroke logging hardware in his brand new computer that sent data to the DHS. i'm wary of the website name "fearthegovernment.com", and the potential of this story resulting in many mangled laptops :: i wish he showed a pic of the original laptop. (submitted by Sephrik)
(submitted by nader)
November 6, 2007
for all of your comments, i missed you too :: during the strike let's keep each other company :: from time to time, i'll post a video, and maybe you could send interesting things to firstname.lastname@example.org which i can post as well :: P.S. the lights are the same as they always were, but i put up a big piece of white paper behind me :: very professional
November 5, 2007
in related news the 2 billion franktv commercials will be changed from "hippos don't do impressions, franktv does" to "hippos don't do impressions, neither does franktv"
November 2, 2007
Paul Gilmartin has created the fictional character Representative Richard Martin of Ohio at askarepublican.com. He has a collection of videos on youtube, some of which are quite funny. My favorite bits are taken from his standup routines, which appear to be partially/mostly improvised :: Big Oil vs Poor People
November 1, 2007
Indecisive in Itasca sent in the first official Dear Mobby :: Indecisive in Itasca (which could be Minnesota or Illinois) :: and "Gus" sent in the second pertaining to the need for professional advice
Texas Department of Criminal Justice :: a timely but morbid fascination :: the last statements, the clinical presentation
i'm currently reading Fooled by Randomness :: a book on the markets, statistics, and yes...randomness :: a bit controversial and delightfully arrogant.
Here is a video posted on youtube entitled Iraqi Army Training :: I don't know if its real, but for me it engenders a number of conflicting emotions :: first the basic physicality of it is funny:
my instinct is to paint the non-conformist soldiers as buffoons. but i can't help think that the motion of the traditional jumping jack is no less ridiculous than any of the approximations, and that its application to the business of war is a bit silly. At least everyone is moving, exercising: no one is standing still.
The motion, however, is irrelevant. This clip is also about following orders. The drill sergeant could be doing any one of those antics and we would expect the rest to follow. Thats what you do in an army. Something about that expectation, or maybe the fallacy of that expectation, makes me feel sad. Its reminder that we missed something important very early on; that we think its as simple as standing in a courtyard flapping our arms like a giant bird, waiting for everyone to do the same.