Jake of the Web Time Wasters And Then Some

6May/140

If Arnold Schwarzenegger Had Voiced Darth Vader

26Apr/140

Frozen and Michael Jackson Mashup

Elsa singing Michael Jackson's Thriller and the main characters from Frozen dancing like Thriller zombies? Sure, why not.

21Aug/120

Stars Wars Gets 30 Rock Intro Treatment

The synchronization is uncanny.

 

Here's the original viewed side-by side with the mashup:


 

16May/120

Avengers Spoiler

 

This was totally my favorite part of the movie.

13Apr/120

The Kinks – Strangers

I've been trying to expand my musical tastes, and have recently tried listening to a few albums by The Kinks - a band, which by my calculations is the Rock 'n' Roll equivalent of Nikola Tesla; the largely unsung geniuses of their fields compared to the better-marketed Beatles/Rolling Stones and Thomas Edison, respectively. The album that so far has stuck with me is their 1970 release, Lola  Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One.

Despite the cumbersome title (often truncated to "simply" Lola Versus Powerman), this is a fantastic album. It's full of buzzy and catchy guitar hooks, a distinctive dobro/resonator guitar sound in several of the songs (the metal guitar featured in the video below of  Lola), and an overall mockery of the record industry as a whole.

One song that particularly reaches me is Strangers. Instead of being written and sung by Ray Davies, as with many of the more well-known Kinks songs (You Really Got Me, Lola) was written and sung by his brother, lead guitarist Dave Davies. The vocal performance in particular is urgent and extremely moving.

 

Only after looking into Strangers a little more did I realize that it was featured in the beautiful Wes Anderson film The Darjeeling Limited. I absolutely loved that film, but had only seen it once and had forgotten this (along with This Time Tomorrow, another excellent song off this album) was ever in it.

 

8Apr/122

Famous Faces In Their First Movies

It's fun to see some of the famous people that you may not have noticed the first time you saw these films...

6Apr/120

Timelapse Of The Entire Film Of Rear Window

Rear Window Timelapse from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.

25Oct/110

Ormie The Cute And Hungry Pig

Ormie from Ormie Pig on Vimeo.

24Oct/110

Pixar Lamp Halloween Costume

How would you go to parties with this? Would your girlfriend carry you around on a moving dolly like you were Hannibal Lecter?

 

17Oct/110

Floppy Drive Duet: Imperial March