Posts from September 2017

Friday, 29 September 2017

Oh, Hey, Come See Warren Dunes in Ballard Tonight

Yup, they'll be there.

Yup, they’ll be there. SO CAN YOU!

Oh, hey, yeah, sorry I haven’t been doing much bliggity-blog-blogging lately. I have a three-year-old. Keeps me kinda busy. Also I own a Nintendo Switch. Y’know. So I kinda missed a few things in the last couple of weeks, like how there were two Fools Play Improvs last weekend.

But I did wanna jump on here real quick to say that my wife and I will be heading up to Seattle tonight to see Julia, Jared, Dom, and Matt as Warren Dunes plays Conor Byrne Pub! You shouldst join us all up in there!

Oh, also, I guess this is going to be Matt’s last show as the bass player (for quite a while at the very least), because he suddenly got a job on a cruise that’s gonna last at least six months! Surprise!

Details:
Warren Dunes, DangerBird and Niagara Moon (Faced Book Event)
Friday, September 29th at 9:00 PM
@ Conor Byrne Pub
5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (map)
$8, 21+

Do it for Rey!

Do it for Rey!

Why is there a picture of Rey as the event photo? I DON’T KNOW! 😀 😀 😀

Categories: Concerts/Shows.

Friday, 15 September 2017

The Most Adorable Feud Ever: Sir Fatrick Poowart vs Thomas Middlebitch

Sir Patrick Stewart is by most accounts an hilarious and delightful person to be around. He was recently involved in quite the spate with his Shakespearean-actor colleague, Thomas Middleditch. I’m not entirely certain what set off the row, but Thomas was the first to fire a (rather unintelligible) shot:

P-Stew thinks he's all that? Well NOT ANYMORE. Line in the sand, DRAWN. @sirpatstew

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It took Sir Patrick about a week to respond (perhaps because he didn’t even notice to begin with), but then it was off to the races:

The insults became more and more sophisticated:

Shots. Fired. SIR. @sirpatstew

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The two soon discovered the joys of Photoshop, and went to town creating scenarios for their heated feud. On Stewart’s part, he painted Thomas as “Middlebitch,” his personal servant:

Car Washer Middlebitch

Car Washer Middlebitch

Personal Chef Middlebitch

Personal Chef Middlebitch

Smells-of-Farts Middlebitch

Smells-of-Farts Middlebitch

Hedge-Trimming Middlebitch

Hedge-Trimming Middlebitch

Wood-Chopping Middlebitch

Wood-Chopping Middlebitch

Middleditch, for his part, painted Sir Patrick as “Sir Fatrick Poowart,” a doddering oldie-olson on the brink of inevitable death:

Not-Long-Now Stewart

Not-Long-Now Stewart

Sir Fatrick

Sir Fatrick

There was also this miscellaneous insult:

Poowart

Poowart

Things seem to have cooled down as of this week, though, which is a minor shame. It’s always a joy when two people with such obvious affection for each other decide to publicly delight each other and us by extension.

Even Lower, Middlebitch.

Even Lower, Middlebitch.

Categories: Celebrities.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Help Open Mike Eagle Out and Buy a Damned Ticket, Wouldya?

The man is a professional, after all.

The man is a professional, after all.

Hey, listen: Open Mike Eagle could use your help. See, he’s trying to put on a independent tour to promote his upcoming album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (which comes on on Friday—pre-order it RIGHT FRIKKIN’ NOW). It’s… not going so well. Just watch this premiere episode of his new reality show, “Dead Ass:”

But it’s easy to help him out! He’s coming to Seattle in early October, so all y’all gotta do is buy a damned ticket (and as an added “bonus” you’ll see me at the show, ’cause I’m going too).

Details:
Open Mike Eagle with Billy Woods (Faced Book event)
Thursday, October 5 at 8 PM
@ Barboza
925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 (map)
21+, $12

Help his Dead Ass out.

Help Mike go from this…

…to THIS.

…to THIS.

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music, Videos.

Friday, 8 September 2017

“Of the Month” September 2017

Show of the Month

The Tick

I’m surprised at just how well the Tick always seems to work. There have been 4 iterations of the character and premise and they’ve all been great (though later comics that weren’t written by Ben Edlund didn’t quite grab the mustard as mightily as they might’ve). This latest version on Amazon Prime has much of the same absurdity and humor as the other versions (see: Very Large Man), and Peter Serafinowicz’s performance in the blue suit is full of the blind, enthusiastic gusto that you expect from the Tick. But this is the first version where there is actually deep, psychological development of some of the more “regular” characters, especially Arthur. For the first time these characters aren’t just send-ups of superhero tropes (though they are still that), but they’re actually fully-developed characters that have real lives. I’m also very surprised that Edlund decided to go for a much more mature-rated program: there is lots and lots of realistic blood and quite a but of foul language. But somehow the contrast between the Tick himself and this more-realistic world makes the character even more himself. Also: I <3 Dangerboat.

Link of the Month

I Went Gaming

A pair of people, the Lundy brothers, who make video games. They’re in the midst of a “game a month” spree throughout 2017 (though they’re a month behind). Are the games any “good?” It’s… hard to say, but the appeal lies in their absurd and funny themes and aesthetics. All the art is hand-drawn by Laramie Lundy (the Olive Fool of Fools Play Improv) in his signature disturbing style (he’s one of the artists behind The Abyss art book that came out last year). There’s a menu-based street fighter game, a punk Guinea pig racing game, a door-to-door knife salesman game, a game about joining a cult, and the like. They’re completely unpolished and rough, but there’s something irresistible (for a few minutes at least) about the worlds that they create.

Podcast of the Month

The Official Steven Universe Podcast

This podcast, all about the best TV show on the air right now, is actually recorded at the Cartoon Network offices and hosted by an intern there. As such, it has unprecedented access to all the people involved in the show; they mostly work literally just outside the room where this is recorded. It’s full of amazing insight and anecdotes and behind-the-scenes work about making the amazing Steven Universe.

Categories: Of the Month.