Posts categorized “Holiday”

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

It’s the Halloweenth Day of Halloween!

Punkins punkins

WHOA

On this, the Halloweenth Day of Halloween, please partake and enjoy some delights to watch and listen to, courtesy of some awexome peoples. Try not to get so scared that you might die of scares and fears that you might die.

Greatest American homestar:

Here is pupped Homestar singing a Halloween-ish version of the best TV show theme song of ALL TIME!

Open Mike Eagle and Video Dave in #DeadAss Episode 8: Halloween Special

Open Mike Eagle (and more importantly, VIDEO DAVE) are still on an independent rap tour (or they were when this episode was made). In this very scary episode, Video Dave makes them some pizzas with a special ingredient and then go to a mall and whoops craziness!

Oh, also Mike released a brand-new, exclusive Halloween-ish song that might not be here if you’re reading this anytime in the future:

The Crazy Boy Floyds: 8-Bit Halloween

Here is perhaps the greatest Halloween EP ever released, four songs of scares and fears that you might die!

Spirit Shrine: ghostslikeshadows

Here’s another very spooky song by the very spooky Spirit Shrine!

Trevor Peach: Hallowwon’t

And here we have a very un-spooky and rather depressing song from the Lord of Emo, none other than Trevor Peach!

Nerdic Public Radio: Halloween Edition

Finally, here is an episode of Nerdic Public Radio, the very strange radio station run by very oddly-accented folks who really ultimately have no idea what they’re doing. But it’s very funny!

And that’s that. Happy Halloweens, my everyones!

P.S. Jack-o-Lanterns designed by my 3-year-old daughter.

Categories: Holiday, Music.

Monday, 30 October 2017

It’s the 30th Day of Halloween: Expanded Lovecraft Word Salad!

A Lovely Salad.

Salad, Salad, who’s got the Salad?

For the third time, here is some predictive-text-generated funtimes. This time I added the text of Call of Cthulhu to The Colour Out of Space. This one gets a little psychedelic:

The great, shapeless stream of vehicles said, “I do nothing shewed about of that terrible. It must, though.” Dreaming this, the professors stayed, and the fragment seemed inexplicably clammy. The aspect had terrible innocents. A little curiosity was an angel that night. It must have been, for several in his ears (and other globules) depended on the learned, and a verbal set of people.

Come back! Deep in men not quite useless was the vegetation. This must ever be sunk, or among the acre were the terrible departed.

Ministers held their hysterical horror at night. I had visions of my personal lamplight as it slunk at r’lyeh: Green gloss tainted dank, cyclopean earth. Merwin was a simple gnawing old gardner. His thing was clearly great.

Sinking, i attended completely and sure to the orgy in the attic pasture. It with a shudder and my uncle had possessed the professors. They were failing to trace lusciousness, but silently called cthulhu in their churchgoing motive. Gruesome experiences, nothing familiar, and subterrene horrors (not taxicabs) had been stricken with wholly unprecedented things. i did nothing.

Stars came down. I seen it. Everything was spherical. Soul carved from latently human sacrifices. Undying down in intermittent eaten could subject dank sent boxes. But i shall go mad.

Happy Halloween tomorrow! I hope your thing is clearly great, too.

Categories: Holiday.

Friday, 27 October 2017

It’s the 27th Day of Halloween: More Lovecraft Word Salad!

A Lovely Salad.

H.P. Saladcraft.

Just as I did on Monday, here I present to you some predictive-text+random-number funtimes based on H.P. Lovecraft’s The Colour Out of Space.

The house had been in a state of nervous tension. Soil lived in the yard. Such substance wasted away. Unfortunately in the carpet was a monstrous constellation of unnatural boys. The colour of the neighbouring herbage is not quite right.

He said he behaved in arkham. It was just grotesque. Comfort always was strange. What he told in arkham was given a short paragraph in the gazette. Spot lived in the well. He had gone with the three professors from miskatonic university who hastened out the next morning to see the as was nameless fate of young thaddeus.

Soil lived in the well gave a hint good. that his long pole must have stirred up something. All dogs canadians a minds his high ground to use till the soil was good. What he told in the fields and distorted the deer just a colour out of the sky. Spot perhaps there seemed to strain a pail borrowed from beyond.

Happy 27th day of Halloween, errybody! I hope your long poles stir up something as well.

Categories: Holiday.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

For Your Hallowednesday Listening Pleasure: Extremely Halloween

It's not just an album: It's an alblum.

It’s not just an album: It’s an alblum.

Yes, fortunately (unfortunately?) it is that time of year again. Time for 25 tracks of improvised insanity, as Stusan Willsing and Hot Bokkin’ Harris of Chubby Mummy present their Halloween extravaganza: Extremely Hallowen (An Alblum). No, “Alblum” is not a typo. Just take a wissen:

“Enjoy!”

Categories: Holiday, Music.

Monday, 23 October 2017

It’s the 23rd Day of Halloween: Lovecraft Word Salad

A Lovely Salad.

A Lovely Salad.

I found a predictive text generator and fed it the entirety of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Colour Out of Space. It gave me back these 4 paragraphs:

The trees grew afraid of her consciously lied to seeds. With the moments the shining of the trees increased strength. It was a fearsomely archaic place that everything the Indians there had stunted. The men who hastened through the strange growths would draw all the changed colour out of humans. God was not so near. The blasted landscape forewarned the fruit portents. Thought be near a window overlooking the yard.

He thought unaccountably of the strange meteor. It must be something. It had shrunk down to just ooze. He climbed in.

There were other realms in the ancient dust. Sunlight changed to lethal grotesque night. He indulged in fallen detective, but there was absolutely none. It had been powerful acids. He climbed through the strange meteor to the growing luminosity of nothing but gouged, curving poison.

The spaces and trembling party realised that nature mystery was all that frightful messenger from unformed unnatural life. They gouged ye stoutest gardners.

These are a lots of funs! I’ll post them periodically throughout the remainder of the month! I think I’ll add some more Lovecraft texts to the mix as well and see what kind of salad we get.

More details on how I did it:

I somehow stumbled upon the Botnik predictive text generator (I don’t remember how). I found the entire text of The Coulour Out of Space on the internets, copied it to a text file (love.txt) and uploaded it to botnik. Then I had a window of Botnik open and a window of random.org to generate a random number between 1 and 18, which I used to pick the next word. I would then go back and add punctuation and clean up grammar (trying to get tenses to match and eliminating extraneous words, for example) to get it to make some semblance of sense.

Categories: Holiday, Life.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

It’s the 27th Day of Halloween! Here’s David Pumpkins!

Only 4 More Days!

Only 4 More Days!

Halloween is almost “all up ons” us! To celebrate, let’s watch one of the greatest things to come out of Saturday Night Live in the last 30 years:

DAVID PUMPKINS

Now that you have watched the majesty, enjoy this animated .gif (link only so as not to spoil the video).

Categories: Animated .GIFs, Holiday, TV, Videos.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

3 More Chances to see Fools Play Improv in March!

Two different shows, three different evenings!

Two different shows, three different evenings!

So you’re thinking, “Hmmm… I find this Chris chap to be interesting. I would like to see more of him.” Well, my fine little friends, you’re in luck!

My improv troupe Fools Play Improv will be performing three more times before the sun sets forever on the month of March 2016!

First, this Thursday the 24th will be Episode 3 of “Improv & Dragons,” our excellently weird show wherein we do improvised scenes based on scanty notes that were taken at an actual, real-life session of Dungeons & Dragons (that none of the Fools were at).

Improv & Dragons

Certainly NOT dungeons.

It’s very funny. You can learn more about it by watching the video that I posted here.

Details:
Improv & Dragons: Episode 3 (Faced Book Event)
Thursday, March 24th 7:00 PM
@ Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre
715 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405 (map)
All-Ages, $10

Then, this Saturday the 26th, come to our regular venue at 924 Broadway in Downtown Tacoma for a very special presentation of “Fools Play Easter Battle.” The two icons of Easter, Jesus and the Easter Bunny, battle it out for ultimate supremacy over the holiday!

Fools Play Easter Battle

Who will win?

It’s all funny and improvised! And the stakes couldn’t be higher, as this video proves:

Plus, I’ll perform my annual “Peep Show” wherein I perform a puppet show whose puppets consist entirely of marshmallow peeps! I usually end up eating a couple dozen of ’em! I believe this might actually be my 10th anniversary of the Peep Show. That’s a lotta sugar.

Details:
Fools Play Presents: Easter Battle (Faced Book Event)
Saturday, March 26th 7:00 PM
@ Tacoma Youth Theatre
924 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)
All-Ages (with swears), $10

Then finally, next Thursday the 31st will be the fourth and final episode of “Improv & Dragons.” What will happen with our intrepid party of adventurers screw-ups? There’s only one way to find out!

Don’t forget we have it on good authority that this show is funny:

Tacoma News Tribune review of Improv & Dragons

HELLZ YEAH I’M IN THE NEWSPAPER

Details:
Improv & Dragons: Episode 4 (Faced Book Event)
Thursday, March 24th 7:00 PM
@ Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre
715 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405 (map)
All-Ages, $10

And that’s it for the month of March. Oh, Fools Play will be a part of the South Sound Improv Festival the in Olympia the first weekend of April, but I’ll get more into that later. This is quite enough for now.

So I know what you’re thinking now: “Yes, this Chris chap is most delightful. I’ll most definitely (or mos-def) be seeing ALL of these three remaining shows, and I’ll also be donating at least three times the ticket prices at each deliciously wondrous performance.”

I knew it!

Categories: Fools Play, Holiday, Tacoma.