TV criticisms by rabbits; Buns and Chou Chou, Rabbitbites:
Truth in advertising? Check this (anyone know who did this?) mock radio spot for Baltimore’s “Big Bill Hell’s Cars” (1:00 mp3; and definitely NSFW– Sensitive Ears Shouldn’t Hear This):
via Art da Nipper.
This week’s HV cast: A Labor Day Dialectic: A more realistic approach to spiritual awareness: how yoga might help relieve stress at the office, or not. Produced by Rebecca Flowers. A story by Rebecca Flowers, “Office Yoga” (2:16 mp3):
(Want more P-Man?: “Eye of the Tiger.”)
OK, I’ll try not to post an FoTC vid every week, but just had to embed this French lesson from last week’ show, Flight of the Conchords “Foux Da Fa Fa:”
Pinky Show, “Cats with Guns”:
This was sent me years ago, when MT was home to assorted newsworthy wackos. Not sure of the source other than it was a Billings radio station, “Come to Montana” (1:05 mp3):
My bud and WFMU Blogger, Lukas posted the source of many of the samples in The Avalanches‘ classic audio collage “Frontier Psychiatrist.” They appropriated a 1959 comedy piece of the same name by Canadians Wayne and Shuster, “Frontier Psychiatrist” (mp3 at WFMU Blog). The Avalanches’ vid for their song is about as good as MTV ever got, “Frontier Psychiatrist:”
The 365 Days Project at WFMU also recently posted one of the most heavily sampled LPs of all time: “Virginia Belmont’s Famous Singing & Talking Birds.”
Oldie but goodie Paul Harvey cut-up (1:24 mp3):
Editor unknown. I’m guessing Bose and fire-alarm commercials provided the audio fodder. There’s a musical vers at DIYmedia.net – Paul Harvey Collage.
(Heard at Some Assembly Required.)
WFMU’s blog has mp3s of Head and Leg’s In Your Dreams, a spoken-weird, oddio art, musicollage. I suggest you buy the CD, as I did, from Seeland, Negativland’s mail-order label, if only for the exquisite artwork inside by Pauline Lim:
“Your ___ Is Only Momentary” © Pauline Lim
Oil, alkyd, acrylic on canvas. 22″ x 28″ 2004
From Head and Leg In Your Dreams…
“Poke You in the Eye” (1:09):
“The Womb Room” (2:54):
This 2003 performance won the the annual Japanese show Kinchan and Katori Shingo’s National Costume Competition (欽ちゃん＆香取慎吾の新！仮装大賞); a ping-pong game played matrix-style using kurokos — stagehands in kabuki theatre — to hold up the actors and props:
The Terminator calls Gateway (1:56 mp3):
Found at Some Assembly Required.
From the Witchita Eagle 20 May 2004
(Snopes sez True):
Bill Driver was standing on the deck of his house near 119th Street West and Central when he saw an eight-inch ball floating in Sandalwood Lake.
Noticing the ball wasn’t floating normally, Driver wandered to his dock for a closer look. A catfish had its mouth stuck around the ball.
Driver hollered for his wife, Pam, to get a camera while he unrigged the sail from his nine-foot boat, wading into the lake and corralling the fish toward shore with the sail as a seine.
Several times, the flathead tried to dive, only to have the ball buoy it back to the surface.
The fish appeared to be exhausted and offered little resistance once in the shallows.
Things may have gone easier had the fish the strength to struggle.
“I just couldn’t pull that ball out of its mouth,” Driver said. “I was lifting up out of the water as best I could by the ball. I finally sent my wife to the house to get a knife.”
Driver carefully deflated the ball. Estimated at 50 pounds, the fish swam toward the deepest part of the lake.
NPR’S Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, alerted readers to this Richardson ad-for-Prez, the funniest so far:
I know everyone’s mother, brother and cousin’s dog has seen this already, but just in case some straggler hasn’t:
Film by Javier Prato.