I’ve decided to do something new and HUGELY important in my life: I’m going to try seasonal beards. From Thanksgiving to Valentimes Day, I’m not going to trim my beard (except to shape and clean it up). That’ll be the Winter Beard, or “The Skywalker.” Then from Valentimes Day to my birfday I’ll have the Spring Beard, which will be a neatly-trimmed but full-face beard (except the neck—nobody likes neckbeards). This video is a hugely romantic transition between the two, captured for all posterity.
Musicians of the Month:
The Crazy Boy Floyds
Full disclosure: The Crazy Boy Floyds is my band. I compose music and (rarely) lyrics for it. Therefore I think it’s completely awesome. We’re steadily releasing content for four albums simultaneously:
I’ve posted much about The Crazy Boy Floyds and will continue to do so. Check it all out at The Crazy Boy Floyds Tag on this here blog on the computer website.
YouTuber of the Month:
“Dashie” is a guy who films himself playing video games and uploads it to YouTube. So what? Thousands upon thousands of people do that. Well, none of them have quite the… enthusiasm that Dashie does. Dashie is so over-the-top energetic and excited that I find him to be incredibly, infectiously entertaining. His shouting, screaming, and swearing might seem like it’d be annoying, but it comes across as charming. It’s fun to watch someone do something so damned enthusiastically. His facial expressions and reactions when things don’t go his way are priceless. I have exclusively watched his Super Mario Maker series, wherein people make insanely-difficult levels for Dashie to beat and he does his damned best. I made a level for him but he never ended up playing it. But you should still watch these Mario Maker videos. Watch out, though: he uses the cuss words quite a bit! Not safe for work and all that.
Link of the Month:
LiarTownUSA is the excellent Photoshop work of Sean Tejaratchi, wherein he makes phony images of phony things, and they’re all frikkin’ hilarious. He’s perhaps best known as the creator of the insane supermarket “Apple Cabin” (which now has a calendar available of all its bizarre advertisements)
Who wouldn’t want to shop at Apple Cabin?
But LiarTownUSA is also chock full of phony book covers, magazines, albums, View-Masters, commemorative plates, calendars, rock show posters, as well as things like phony screenshots of fake YouTube videos and Netflix movies. Like Ghost Prawn:
2000 R 1hr 45min
A routine hunt for microscopic bits of food lures Ghost Prawn into a web of seduction and deceit.
Recurring gags abound, such as a series of tributes to a seagull named Glenn that died in 1974:
Be warned, though, there is much that is NSFW in these images (such as fake porno mags and video covers).