Friday, November 30, 2007

Jukebox Friday: All Around the World.

More clips from international artists to get your weekend started off right!

Performing "Leh Jani," it's Syrian music legend Omar Souleyman, who is obviously big pimpin':

Verka Serduchka is the flamboyant creation of Ukranian comedian Andriy Danylko. This song, "Dancing Lasha Tumbai," was the Ukraine's entry in the 2007 Eurovision contest:

Speaking of Eurovision, here's the 2006 winner, Finland's Lordi doing "Hard Rock Hallelujah":

What's better than Russian surf music? How about Russian sci-fi B-movie surf music! Here's Messer Chups with "Swamp Surfing":

Finally, here's something a few years old but still good -- "Par Chee Tah" by Suiken from Japan:

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Audiophile Porn.

This is what you get when someone has an inordinate love for electronics and too much time on his hands...

[via WFMU's Beware of the Blog.]

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Millard Fillmore, American Douchebag.

(As opposed to Mallard Fillmore, another type of douchebag entirely.)

Here's a look at the real story behind our 13th president. (With a big thanks to my buddy Generik for sending this along):

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jack Bauer, Find Mah Bukket!

The new season of "24" looks like the best yet. (I can has moar plz?)

[via I Can Has Cheezburger.]

Monday, November 26, 2007

Bollywood Monday: The Lovely Sonali.

Since last week's Chiru post also featured the wonderful Sonali Bendre, let's follow that up with a clip that shows her front and center. From the 1999 film "Dahek," here she is with "Sawan Barse":

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Break.

The loyal minions at DesukoTube will be taking a hard-earned break this holiday weekend, so look for new posts to resume Monday. But first we leave you with this, an object lesson to celebrate Thanksgiving in moderation, lest you end up like Oliver Reed here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

14 Easy Steps.

I'd get one of these (lord knows, I need some way to play my Ronnie Milsap and Eddie Rabbit tunes) but being able to use the Internet probably disqualifies me from owning one.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Bollywood Monday: Chiru Strikes Again.

Chiru, our man on the subcontinent, is at it again. This time he's bustin' some strange dance moves for passing motorists in a mountain town, then he hooks up with a bevy of brightly-clothed white chicks. All for an oddly downbeat number. But it's Chiru, so it's all good. This comes from the 2002 film "Indra: The Tiger." I don't know the name of the song, but it's a duet with Sonali Bendre.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


I'll go out on a dorkiness limb here and admit that I like watching curling. I guess there's just something about it that stirs my Scotch-Canadian blood. And if you're still living in '80s-era Manitoba, here's you chance to join in!

[via Monkeys for Helping.]

Friday, November 16, 2007

Jukebox Friday: Camp From Across the Pond.

For no particular reason other than that I'm hopped up on cold medicine and feeling loopy, I'm declaring this Wacky Euro Day for this week's Jukebox Friday. Just keep in mind that we have the Eurovision Song Contest to blame for much of what follows.

From Finland, it's Armi & Danny doing "I Wanna Love You Tender":

La Bionda also wants to love you up. Here's an Italian television performance of "I Wanna Be Your Lover":

Live from the '80s, it's the French synth-jazz of Jean Michel Jarre doing "Zoolookologie"!:

Fredi Miller and his unibrow share some Slovenian lovin':

And as a bonus, here's Japan's own Pink Lady doing "S.O.S.":

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Oiled-Down Japanese Comedy.

From a Japanese sketch comedy show comes this classic of physical comedy. No subtitles, but who needs them?

The original:

The sequel:

[via TV in Japan.]

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Funny Pages Come to Life.

Recently, Josh (the mad genius behind the Comics Curmudgeon) and some cohorts got together to bring the surreal adventures of "Mark Trail" to life for theater audiences in Baltimore. Here's the result, "Mark Trail Theatre: Kelly and the Bear." Except for the helpful info on bears in the middle, all the rest of the action and dialogue comes straight from the strip:

As a bonus, here's a view of the insanity of "Gil Thorp" as filtered through mumbo jumbo of "The Matrix":

[via the Comics Curmudgeon.]

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

This Post Goes to 11.

It seems to be a rule of thumb in viral videos that adding heavy metal music to anything automatically makes it funnier. To wit, the ubiquitous "Apache" video:

Or this climactic scene from "Back to the Future":

Monday, November 12, 2007

Bollywood Monday: Teesri Manzil.

Today, we've got two selections from the 1966 film Teesri Manzil. First is "O Mere Sona Re":

And here's "Tumne Mujhe Dekha":

Friday, November 9, 2007

Jukebox Friday: Big Japanese Megapost.

Here's a bunch of videos that have only two things in common -- they're cool, and they come from Japan.

"Early Riser" by Plus Tech Squeeze Box:

"Wake Up Dodo" by the Pillows:

A live TV performance by Maywa Denki using a bunch of homemade instruments:

"Brightdown" by Takami Nami:

"Akero" by Hifana feat. Twigy:

"Boys Be Stylish!" by Boystyle:

And finally, a trio of songs from the punk goddesses of 54 Nude Honeys. Unfortunately, embedding is not allowed. Bastards!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hey Ladies!

When it comes to art, it's always been all about the ladies -- century after century of evolving representation of female subjects. They've been idealized, fetishized, glorified and deconstructed. Muse or object? You be the judge. Here's a quick survey of 500 years' worth of female portraits in Western art:

From the same user comes this look at a century of women in film. Same rules apply:

[via WFMU's Beware of the Blog.]

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Can two pseudo-Germanic superheroes make it together in this crazy, mixed-up world? Find out in this episode of "Get Off Mein Cape!":

Monday, November 5, 2007

Bollywood Monday: Bombay Kung Fu.

You know, Indian filmmaking is more than just joyous Bollywood dance moves or Satyajit Ray's humanist touches -- it's also cheap knockoffs of other nations' cinematic traditions. For instance, there's this unidentified clip that tries to do Hong Kong's quickie kung fu and wire work flicks one better:

Sunday, November 4, 2007

(Don't) Fear Da (Toothless) Tiger.

It's Sunday, which means football day in America. And where there's football, there's bad music. Who dey think dey gonna beat dem Bengals? Pretty much everyone at this point. Not even Bootsy can save their season now:

Friday, November 2, 2007

Jukebox Friday Might Make Me Crazy.

It's been a crazy busy day, so let me serenade you with some "Crazy."

First, it's some robot hip hop from Lev the Thereminbot and his pal Thumpbot, playing the Gnarls Barkley tune:

Then it's Paul Dateh and Inka One, giving us a hip hop violin medley, including "Crazy":

And I can't let you go without seeing the original, one of my favorite songs:

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Hip Hop Lives!

It's like a YouTube comment section come to life. Word!