Posts from October 2013

Thursday, 31 October 2013

New Article: Mummified Punkins with the Ocean Shores Pirate!

Ocean Shores Pirate = Mummy!

A Very Mummified Halloween

Well, today is Halloween, so it’s time once again to do some sorta Halloween craft with our friend the Ocean Shores Pirate! More… »

Categories: Articles.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Happy 30th Day of Halloween: The Crazy Boy Floyds’ “Haunted House”

haunted house

Original (much less creepy and non-pixellated) Photo by Gordon Werner

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Tomorrow is Halloween!

Let’s celebrate with one of my all-time favorite Halloween Songs, “Haunted House” by The Crazy Boy Floyds! Here are all 31 of the monsters that grace this song:

  1. Skeleton
  2. Boogeyman
  3. Black Cat Without Any Hair
  4. Werewolf
  5. Headless Man
  6. Zombie in a Wheelchair
  7. Mummified Mr. Hyde
  8. Scarecrow Still Stuck on Its Post
  9. Cackling Bat
  10. Severed Rat
  11. Phantom Possessed by a Ghost
  12. Vampires
  13. Swamp Creatures
  14. All Things that Menace and Lurk
  15. Devil Dog
  16. Creeping Fog
  17. Putrid Ghoul Caked in Drool
  18. Mad Scientists and Their Work
  19. Grim Reapers
  20. Eye Spiders
  21. Owl
  22. Witch
  23. Goblin and Friend
  24. Red Diablos
  25. Gibdos
  26. Stalfos
  27. Giddy Goons
  28. Empty Pants
  29. Future Blob
  30. Man-Eating Plants
  31. “Them”

All the monsters ‘neath the moon join their awful tentacles
Raise their hard-to-stomach heads and form a Hellish chain
Howl a horrid song, it’s a glorious bad dream
May the whole world sing along
To our 8-Bit Halloween!

Play the song:

Right-click here and “Save As” to download the song:
Haunted House

Enjoy! For tomorrow is Halloween!

Categories: Holiday.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The Holiday House: Halloween 2013

I drove by the Holiday House recently and snapped a bunch o’ photos of it. Here’s the animated result!

Holiday House Halloween 2013

Flashing, Scary Lights!

Are you tired of me making these animated GIFs? Well, tough. I like them a lot!

Categories: Holiday, Pictures, Tacoma.

Monday, 28 October 2013

A Very Happy Fools Play Trick or Treat 2013!

Last Saturday was Fools Play Improv‘s annual Halloween spectacular: “Fools Play Trick or Treat!” All the Fools dress up in costume, and we encourage the audience to do the same:

Fools Play Costumes Halloween 2013

Fools Play Costumes Halloween 2013

From left to right:

  • Kalum as: The first black astronaut to land on the moon (who was subsequently edited out of all the footage)
  • Andre as: Casey Jones from TMNT
  • Josh as: a Sim
  • Michael as: Huey, Dewy, and Louie pretending to be a completely normal adult
  • Hilary as: Hipster Ariel
  • “You” as: a Jack-o-lantern
  • Me as: A Yip-Yip alien from Sesame street!

I really like the way my costume came out. I don’t think it was the most original idea; I’ve seen photos of other people dressed up in Yip-Yip costumes. Personally I think Mike’s costume was the most creative of them all, but mine was more impressive from a production standpoint.

The Fools Play Audience Halloween Costumers 2013

The Fools Play Audience Halloween Costumers 2013

From left to right:

  • A very sexy witch
  • “Happiness” (the emotion)
  • A woman who is putting herself through veterinary school by stripping in the evenings
  • Judge Red Devil (a recurring Fools Play character)’s daughter
  • Herbert I. “Hi” McDunnough from Raising Arizona
  • A steampunk lady
  • A crazy doctor
  • A were-Wolverine

The H.I. McDunnough costume was uncanny, just spot-on, so it won the audience costume contest. The diapers and the pantyhose on the head and everything!

It was a very entertaining show (I thought) and everyone seemed to enjoy it. It was so good to see Hilary there; hadn’t seen her since she had her son a few weeks ago!

Three Ninjas came down and also seemed to have a great time:

Three Ninjas at Fools Play

LL Cool Threeni

And, weirdly, the Yip-Yip alien seemed to be quite a hit with the ladies:

Yip-Yip & Devil

She-devils love themselves some aliens

Sexy Vet Stripper & Yip-Yip Alien

Veterinary student strippers love them some alien

And it was a show that was enjoyed by all ages, even babies!

No, that isn’t Hilary’s baby; it’s just a random baby from the audience

Hooray for Halloween! It was a great evening. It will also probably be my last Fools Play for several weeks, what with my own wee beb on the way and all. ^_^

Categories: Fools Play, Holiday, Pictures.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Mix CD: November 2013

Mix CD: October 2013

I’m Missing a Bunch of Album Art!

Still no baby! Everything’s ready for her (including us), but no birth over the weekend. Instead, I made a couple of Mix CDs. Yes, actual, physical CDs. Yes, I still do that sometimes, though it has actually been a couple of years since I’ve done so. So because it’s been so long, I decided to make a double-disc. I also threw out my rule about trying to have only one repeat from previous discs (there are a lot of repeats on these).

For this set I just arranged my collection alphabetically by artist and started at the top. I tried not to use more than 2 songs for any given artist chosen. I got down to the “P” artists before I filled up two discs! I fudged the order a couple of times (Julia Massey shouldn’t be on the first disc, for example), but whatever.

So here are the track lists. Wherever possible I tried to link to somewhere where you could download the song, or at least to a place where you can listen to the song. I was actually able to find them all… except for the songs that I wrote myself…

Anyway, enjoy! There are some good stuffs on these:
Mix CD: October 2013
Disc 1

  1. Ducktails – Moon by The Advantage
  2. Black Velvet by Alannah Myles
  3. Paradise by Ana Laan
  4. Airbrushed by Anamanaguchi
  5. All the Same to Me by Anya Marina
  6. Title Screen Music from the Animal Crossing OST
  7. Around the Bend by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  8. Search for the Giant Squid by Ballzack
  9. Draw a Crowd by Ben Folds Five
  10. Stay the Same by Bonobo with Andreya Triana
  11. Avantcore by Busdriver
  12. The Story of the Earth, So Far by Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount
  13. The Factory by The Crazy Boy Floyds
  14. Photograph by Def Leppard
  15. Mercy by Duffy
  16. Lazy Bones by Esquivel
  17. Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
  18. The Frug by Rilo Kiley
  19. Little Fighter X by Fighter X
  20. Skeleton by Jimes
  21. Queen of Wishful Thinking by Saucecore
  22. Me and My Brother by Ballzack
  23. Haunted House by The Crazy Boy Floyds

Disc 2

  1. Spin Around by Josie & The Pussycats
  2. Spaceships by Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount
  3. Take It Like a Man by Kay Hanley
  4. LonLon Ranch by Koji Kondo
  5. Awake by Leeni
  6. Nice Weather for Ducks by Lemon Jelly
  7. Chemistry by Locust Street Taxi
  8. Just Another Day from the Lost Viking OST
  9. Bucky Done Gun by M.I.A.
  10. Good Morning Moon by Marian Call
  11. Over and Over by Leeni
  12. Crashman Stage from Mega Man 2 OST
  13. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Us by Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount
  14. Daybreak by Michael Haggins
  15. No Myth by Michael Penn
  16. Lollipop by Mika
  17. Zanac – Area 2 by Miyamo Shant
  18. Taste the Bass by Mono Puff
  19. Dear Carbon Nanotubes by Locust Street Taxi
  20. Starry Eyed Surprise by Oakenfold
  21. Experimental Dream FLCL by Open Mike Eagle
  22. Things I Think About On Planes by Palmdale

Categories: Links, Music.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Go See Tangentbot, Three Ninjas, & The Old Salt in Seattle!

Tangentbot, Three Ninjas, & The Old Salt LIVE!

Tangentbot, Three Ninjas, & The Old Salt LIVE! Artwork by Jamie of Modest Comics.

This is a good chance for Seattle peeps to go see some good musics. I recently saw both Three Ninjas and The Old Salt down in Olympia, and that was a good-time show. I haven’t actually seen †∆ϞǤΣƝϯßθ† live in quite a long while; he’s progressed from his older beep-boop music into a darker, more “witch-house” style. It’d be interesting to see.

The show is at The Josephine, which is a strange music venue that is basically just someone’s garage. It’s also BYOB.

Unfortunately the chance of me being able to make this show is almost surely zero, what with wee beb et al. BUT YOU SHOULDST GO!

Details:
Tangentbot, Three Ninjas & The Old Salt (Facebook Event)
Monday, November 4th 8:00 PM
The Josephine
608 NW 65th St, Seattle, WA
$5 (I think)

Categories: Concerts/Shows.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Fools Play: Esa the Animated GIF

I surreptitiously took a series of photos of last Saturday’s episode of Fools Play Improv. Then I let Google stitch them together into an animated GIF. The results are comical! Watch as Esa the Periwinkle Fool gets animated (and Josh the Maroon Fool cracks up). I believe he was encountering a bidet in this scene:

Fools Play Improv Animated GIF

Esa’s Animated Bidet Explorations!

Anyway, all y’all should come see Fools Play this Saturday (10/26/13) because it’s our big Halloween show: Fools Play Trick or Treat! There’s an audience costume contest, all the Fools will be in costume, and there’s a bunch of candy and prizes given out!

I might see you there. It kinda depends on when a wee beb happens. Y’know.

Categories: Fools Play, Pictures.