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by Christopher Grant Harris

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

One More Fools Play Show in November This Saturday!

Last chance... for now!

Last chance… for now!

This coming Saturday (11/29) is Fools Play Improv’s last show in Tacoma in the month of November, so all y’all should really get on over to the Tacoma Youth Theatre to see it. Who knows when Fools Play will be back around Tacoma again? Just look at that poster up there; the 29th is the last date listed on it! CASE CLOSED.

Actually, look at that poster up there again. I’m not even on it! BOOOOOO! Well, here’s a better photo that has a much more handsome person in it:

Fools, all of 'em.

Fools, all of ‘em.

Yeah, that’s better.

Details:
Fools Play Improv in Tacoma
Saturday, 11/29 8:00 PM
@ Tacoma Youth Theatre
924 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)
All-Ages, $10

We shall see you there. And we shall remember you, Skyfire. We shall remember.

Categories: Fools Play, Tacoma.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Tiny Musicians & a Sad Phone: The Official Music Video for The Jesus Rehab’s “Sallie”

The Jesus Rehab: Sallie

TINY TJR!

Yesterday The Jesus Rehab (aka the best rock band in Seattle right now) released a music video for their song “Sallie” from their 2014 album The Zoo at Night (which I reviewed in-depth here). The song itself is a joyous celebration of death after a life well-lived, and the video is a funny little skit about a sentient phone punctuated with a tiny version of TJR appearing here and there via the magic of low-fi special effects. Seriously, the retro bluescreen effect is charming, as is the jittery stop-motion animation. It captures the playful spirit of the band excellently. Take a look-see:

Now everyone wants to recycle their electronics, right!?

Categories: Music, Videos.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Mario Kart 8 Error Code 104-1852

Hey, so, I was GOING TO write an awesome article over the weekend about the 8 new tracks (as well as the new characters and vehicles) that were just released as DLC for Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. I was GOING TO upload highlight reels of each track to YouTube so you could see them in action.

But, well…

Something seems to have gone wrong ever since the DLC was released. I can’t upload any clips to the YouTubes anymore! The Nintendo support website is no help, only saying, “We are currently reviewing this situation. If you are experiencing this error code when uploading a video, please try again at a later time.”

And it seems like I’m not the only one with this problem…

I guess we’ll all have to wait until Nintendo patches this problem up. In the meantime, I guess you can read these old articles I wrote about video games:

4/25/06
The Diary of Dr. Kick: Mysterious Stone Archaeologist

10/13/05
Chris Houlihan’s Ticket to Immortality

11/27/04
Mikie: Headbutts and Heartbreak

6/17/04
They Did “The Bash”

5/31/03
What Ever Happened to Chef Peter Pepper?

And here’s an old highlight reel of an old track that I uploaded many a month ago:

C’mon, Nintendo, Get your [CENSORED] together!

Categories: Updates.

Friday, 14 November 2014

More November Wins: John Oliver’s Salmon Cannon

Lock & Load!

Lock & Load!

You know how earlier this week I made the claim that November was winning the internets with all of its awexome videos? Well, add another one to that list: Last Week Tonight did an unbelievable segment on Washington State’s very own Salmon Cannon invention. Watch this and be amazed:

Sometimes I’m very proud to be a Washingtonian.

Categories: Videos.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A.L.I.T.E. by Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount has been Released to the Wilds!

ALITE in the Darkness

ALITE in the Darkness

Quick update: my “Album of the Month” has now been released (only almost halfway through the month, so not bad) on the internets for you to partake and enjoy! So now…

PARTAKE & ENJOY!

Direct link to git it:
http://juliamassey.bandcamp.com/album/a-l-i-t-e

Categories: Music.

How November is Winning the Internets

The Best 11th Month of the Year!

The Best 11th Month of the Year!

So far the month of November has turned out to be a surprisingly awesome month not just because it contains my daughter’s birthday (and my wife’s as well), but also in one other regard: internet videos. Yes, these last couple of weeks have seen the release (or viralization at least) of a whole bunch of fantastic video content.

Not just the fact that TWO music videos were released for songs that were written for my daughter (1 and 2), or the fact that Tim & Eric have made a commercial for Totino’s Pizza Rolls that is more like an experiment in terror than a commercial. No, even beyond that we have some exceptional gems:

Last Week Tonight’s Home Depot Commercial

In which we learn the true purpose of Home Depot employees (played admirably by Ron Swanson):

Bonus points for including Coach McGuirk himself, H. Jon Benjamin.

Camera in a Weightless Water Orb

Some astronuts on the Internation Space Station grew a rather large orb of water, then decided to stuff a waterproof video camera into it, with some entertaining (and scientific!) results:

Too Many Cooks

And then finally we have the ultimate TV introduction parody… that goes completely off the rails. This is one of the greatest pieces of comedy satire to hit the internets in a long, long while:

Whew! That was quite an experience, wasn’t it? Too Many Cooks originally aired quietly at about 4:00 in the morning on Adult Swim before finding its way online.

AND MORE…

That’d be enough awexomeness right there for a whole month, right? But there’s more on the horizon! GASP!

TableTop Season 3

Later this month will see the return of one of my all-time favorite webseries:

Baman Piderman Season 3

A promo for the third season of Baman Piderman has premiered! HOOWAY!

There’s no indication that the third season is actually gonna premiere in November, but still just getting this preview video is pretty awexome.

New Video from The Jesus Rehab!

No details, but it looks like it’s for the song “Sallie Came Home” from The Zoo At Night based on this one promotional screenshot:

That should be coming out on November 18th!

GO NOVEMBER! YOU’RE THE BEST!

Categories: Round-up, Videos.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Fools Play Thanksgiving Day Special This Saturday in Tacoma!

Saturday, Nov 15th!

Saturday, Nov 15th!

While there might not be a lot of popcorn and toast at this Thanksgiving Special, you should still show up because there is gonna be a metric tonne of hilarious improvised comedy courtesy of Fools Play Improv.

Also, did you know that the tradition of improv comedy came to the Americas from Europe with the Pilgrims? Of course the Native Americans had been practicing improv for centuries before white man showed up. You’ll learn all about the fascinating history of improv in the New World at the Fools Play Thanksgiving Special!

Details:
The Fools Play Thanksgiving Special
Saturday, November 15th 8:00 PM
@ Tacoma Youth Theatre
924 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)
All Ages (though no guarantee of clean content), $10

And guess this: I’ll actually be performing at this show! That’s right, T-Town, get ready for some Purple Foolishness!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Tacoma.