Posts from April 2011

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Can’t Keep Johnny Down

They Might Be Giants: Join Us

It's a monster truck hearse!

This summer, my all-time-favorite musicians They Might Be Giants are releasing a new album. To tide you over until then, you can download and listen to this “leaked” song from it:
Can’t Keep Johnny Down.



Categories: Music.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

“Of the Month” April 2011

Link of the Month:
Link of the Month My Birfday
It’s my birfday next month. Here’s my Wish List. SHAMELESS PLUG.

DVD of the Month:
DVD of the Month Max Headroom: The Complete Series
A unique and fascinating 1980s cyberpunk TV show, where the dominant technology is television broadcasting, not computers (though they do play their part). It’s truly a fascinating world where ratings are king, and your boss at the network is sometimes your enemy and sometimes your supporter. Unusual production design and strangely low-budget production values give this show a real alien feel. Not every episode is a hit, but there aren’t very many, and it is endlessly intriguing.

Game of the Month:
Game of the Month Sketch Online
Here’s the premise: imagine playing Pictionary over the internet with strangers, only there’s no board; just drawing. And you have to draw with your finger on a smartphone screen. It may not sound like it, but Sketch Online is ridiculously fun. Sure, every now and then you get some schmo who doesn’t play by the rules or draws something obscene, but for the most part everyone involved seems to actually be trying their hardest. Look for me online: my username is angrybeef (of course).

Categories: Of the Month, TV, Video Games.

Friday, 1 April 2011

“Of the Month” April 1st 2011

Link of the Month:
Link of the Month Housewife Alert
Finally, a website that’s a news aggregate that meticulously follows the most important, newsworthy subjects of all time: the Housewives of the ALL various “Real Housewives” shows. Truly, these good, honest, decent, intelligent, level-headed, sane women are deserving of all of our time and energy and adulation, and this website makes it so that you can now spend ALL of your time focusing on these women, who truly represent everything that is good in the world.

Book of the Month:
Book of the Month Dude, What Were You On!? by Richard Lockhart
An hilarious treatise that uses detailed speculation about what drugs the creators of any form of art that is slightly outside the rigid confines of conformity must have been on, because we all know that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to be at all creative if you’re clean and sober! My favorite section is on all the crazy drugs that They Might Be Giants must be on to write such WACKY and WEIRD music!

Movie of the Month:
DVD of the Month Remember that Rain in November Falls Too Soon
This movie is absolutely, hands-down the best-ever movie in my favorite of all genres, the romantic film where a sensitive guy falls in love with a beautiful girl who is slowly dying of a mysterious disease that doesn’t affect her physically in hardly any way up until the beautifully romantic scene where she dies at the end. This movie, starring Joel McHale and Anne Hathaway, puts such films as Sweet November, A Walk to Remember, Autumn in New York, and Here on Earth (to name just a few) to SHAME! It’s so romantic, especially when Anne Hathaway dies at the end!

Categories: Of the Month.