Friday, May 27, 2011

For a Lovelier You



I've seen that one on the lower left somewhere before....


Gimme a moment...




Yep.  It was still ugly in 346 BC.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Run the World

So this happened.



And this is her performance at the 2011 Music Billboard Awards, even if it was just a remix and polishing up of a 2010 performance by Lorella Cuccarini it was some nice eyecandy:



My first impression of the song?  "Heyyyyy.... this is like that one thing that Malvado posted that one time... Which has since been deleted... Fuck."

And to make matters worse, Major Lazer's AWESOME MUSIC VIDEO cannot be embedded.  Probably because it features people miming a vigorous sexual act with their clothes still on throughout the entire video.  It's here, but I warn you: it's people miming vigorous sexual acts with their clothes still on, so if you're under the age of "My mother will write Beryllium an angry email", then listen to this version instead:





So big music is appropriating and remixing stuff done by smaller artists.  I'm okay with that.  One of the guys from Major Lazer is listed in Beyonce's production credits, and thanks to the power of the internet the Billboard performance's techniques can be easily traceable back to Cuccarini.

But ohhhhh how my feminist little heart weeps.  Run the World is a BAD SONG.  It's catchy but it's BAD.  It perpetuates the stereotype that because women can tap into mens' evolutionary drive to mate, that means we run things. It wasn't true when the Lysistrata was written, it wasn't true when Anne Boelyn hit a slam dunk with Henry the VIII, and it still isn't true in your time.

I'll let NineteenPercent point out why.






You're Not Special: #1,943


One we get this drilled into our heads, life becomes much easier.  Not foolproof because a lot of people's introspections lead to horrifying consequences... but it's a start.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I'd Watch This

Majoh has been contemplating what a "dark and gritty" reboot of Sailor Moon would look like.  This is what she came up with.














See the rest (including Chibiusa, who still looks like an obnoxious git) at Majoh's Deviantart Gallery.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cat of Five Tails


For when the sysadmin has been a very very naughty boy.  Or if he's just into that sort of thing.

via

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One-Step Juggling




For those times when you have to be really really impressive... but don't have the time to toss something a second, third, or dozenth time to get the point across.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

AAAAURGH



No 21st century profanities can adequately express my outrage that this is being considered valid "history".

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Your WTF of the Day




Not content to simply tell her grandchildren when she's old and wrinkly that she was once a terrifying performance artist, Jillian Mayer used current technology to save a message for the future.

To give them nightmares, presumably.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Nikola Tesla




Amanda Palmer singing with 8in8, and to hear it is so weird because that's how I met Nikola too.  See, Tesla  had a thing for chrono-curious redheads at this point in his life.  Ask Milla Jojovich the next time you see her,  she got it baaaaad.  We all felt so special with the cotton candy thing.  Like we were the first to see it... but no.  I wasn't the first, Amanda wasn't the first and neither was Milla the first, in all probability.

Sigh.

We miss you Tesla, you marvelous jerk.

Jet City Reacts to Bloggerpocalypse 2011



Spotted on the corner of Broadway and Pine by local media personality Kelly O at roughly 10pm last night.

Blogger is back and no one can find the guy now!  Coincidence?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Optimism


I think I might try this for a while and see if my blood pressure goes down a bit.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Angry Pompaloose



The violence is adorable.  Seriously, Nataly, is it humanly possible for you do to do something and NOT MAKE IT ADORABLE?

She probably even looks sweet when she's throwing up tequila shots.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Automatons: 1880



My only regret is that this isn't in HD.  Then you could see her gears whirring in that busted shoulder, and just behind that, a thousand captive souls forever ground against the burrs of a music box wheel to produce her haunting song.

I saw this thing on display back in the 20s, folks.  This is what that doll has always looked like.

Just don't look into her eyes and you'll be just fine.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

#MyMomIsNuts



Thankfully, my mom won't be this nuts.  At least, not yet she won't be.

LOVE YOU, MOM!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tychonian/Copernican Universe Flash Toy


Bonus: You can grab the time-keeper arrow with your mouse and pretend to be a turntable DJ, scratching with the solar system as your vinyl.

Play with the solar system HERE

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Time Traveler's Bar Crawl



The good thing about this bar crawl is that even though I have to work late tonight (evil data entry-- why don't we have interns for this???) I don't have to say "Aw man, I'll try and catch up with you guys at The Winchester, tell Lucy I said 'Hi'."

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sun in Jet City

Phoenix Jones might delight in making Seattle seem harsher than it really is by claiming it rains all the time when facts suggest something quite different, but it's May 1st and the mercury is slowly rising to a refreshing high in the mid-60s, where it will more or less stay for the next four months, give or take a seasonal storm or two.

Soon, we will start bitching about how it hasn't rained in a while, and the dryness will make us crankier than the wet ever did.

Such is life on the grey-but-not-always-grey coast.


brb, enjoying the sun.