Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Is watching the Onion News Network good for you?

The secret to being a cable news announcer is to yell your script. That's just one of the things I learned from Bob Garfield's interview with Will Graham and Carol Kolb of the Onion News Network. It occurred to me as I listened to the piece, that watching the Onion News Network might make you a savvier consumer of the cable news shows.
The Onion News Network does for video what the Onion newspaper does for print – satire of current events and the media themselves
Listen:


qv: On The Media

Thriller! MTV Videos now available online

If you are as old as me then you'll remember that MTV was once all about music videos. The channel was mesmerizing, is added compelling video to popular music in a format that for any years was absolutely addictive. You could turn on the channel, sit down in your bean bag chair and lose hours at a time.

In the spirit of Halloween, I'll embed here a video that is also vintage. It's the long version of Michael Jackson's Thriller:



qv: MTV Music

Making this blog entry a double feature, here is the first video I played when checking out the new site. The music, video, and artist are are beautifully frozen in time:


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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Getting emotional with your Pizza


It seems that people love good Pizza. I stopped by Happy Pie the other day and the pizza was simply great. I decided to do a quick post to Brightkite and was amazed at the quick response by those around me. Of course, this ended up on Twitter and then Facebook as well. It's pretty clear that we have a real emotional attachment to tasty, affordable eats.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

The Red Elvises on Saturday!



We WILL be at the Handlebar on Saturday to hear our favorite band, the Red Elvises!

Red Elvises 6306The Oktober Revolution returns with the Stooges of the Steppes - the Red Elvises! And they've got a new album, too, Cooking With Jesus. The surf rock/rockabilly madmen have 10 studio albums, a double live album and have been featured in TV and movies, including Six String Samurai, Mail Order Bride, VH1's Behind the Music and Melrose Place. An addictive combo of high-octane rock, hilarious lyrics and vodka-accented crooning, the Red Elvises are incapable of anything but an amazing show. Nutso psycho-billy, their outsized balalaika, wild animal-print suits, pelvic gyrations and on-demand crowd participation has created a worldwide Rokenrol Revolution. One of our most-requested bands, the Elvises are a guaranteed good time. If you haven’t seen this band, cancel what you have planned and get your glasnost on! AND WHAT COULD MAKE IT EVEN BETTER: YES FOLKS, A FUN RED BULL PROMOTION -- making that vodka-infused fun ...

Photos from Last Year:

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via: The Handlebar

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Birthday to Aunt Cindy

Here's a Birthday Greeting shot and sent with the Flip Mino.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Video: Harvey Crickets

Just a bit of silliness with Harvey and the crickets in my back yard.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Argiope 200810-132


Argiope 200810-132
Originally uploaded by Yanov.
Argiope writing spider. I love seeing these spiders. They let me know it's fall, time for apple cider and pumpkin pie, Halloween, cooler weather, and the county fair.