Friday, February 29, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Dancefloor Fillers.

It's the weekend – time to dance!

Justice, "D.A.N.C.E."

Armand Van Helden, "I Want Your Soul"

The Chemical Brothers, "The Salmon Dance"

Freaks, "The Creeps (Get on the Dancefloor)"

Kylie Minogue, "The One"

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Everybody Knows Shaq's Name.

I love Shaquille O'Neal -- behind all that mumbling and slow, aging play lurks a brilliant comic mind. I should've posted this when he was traded to the Suns, but somehow I suck at being timely. Anyway, here he his from back in his glory days with the Lakers, doing his famous "Sacramento Queens" comment one better by using his freakin' ringtone to dis Vlade Divac and the Sacramento Kings.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Holy Youth Movement, Batman!

From Valenti Vision Films comes this wonderfully detailed recreation of the 1960s "Batman" TV series with an all-kid cast. It's "The Amazing Adventures of Little Batman."

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

[via Way Out Junk.]

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Blue Skeletons in the Closet.

Everyone's done a few things in their past that they're embarrassed by, and for the Dodgers this is one of them. It's not enough to erase their long, proud tradition, but it sure makes you think twice. I've been a fan all my life (including 1986, the year in which this was made) and yet somehow I'd never heard of it until now. I'm sure the people involved would have wanted to keep it that way.

(Usually I wouldn't link to anything on YouTube that doesn't allow embedding, since that seems pretty fascist, but this seems to be the only way to share it, and I just can't resist.)

[via Blue Notes - A Dodgers Blog.]

Monday, February 25, 2008

Bollywood Monday: Everybody Was Kung-Fu Dancing, Part 2.

Holy shit, I need to see this movie. I don't know what it is (YouTube's pathetic lack of background strikes again), but anything that mixes Bollywood dance numbers, karate fighters, gymnasts and Studio 54 disco decadence has got my vote. Hi-keeba!

[via Monkeys for Fighting.]

Friday, February 22, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Back to the '80s.

Here are some very forgotten gems from the wonderful world of the '80s. I'll forgo any further comment since I had to live through the era.

The Fibonaccis, "Purple Haze":

The All-Sports Band (yes, they really existed), "Jet":

Toyah, "Thunder in the Mountains":

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Can't Sleep. Bacon Will Eat Me.

Once you've sufficiently prepared yourself and prayed to the diety of your choice for deliverance, then watch this silent short from France. Be sure to stick around for the last 10 seconds or so.

[via PCL LinkDump.]

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Joe Beimel! No. 97!

Now that spring training is here again, it's time for hope to spring eternal once again. Things look good for my beloved Dodgers and I'm excited for the new season. Someone else who's excited is troyfromwestvirginia, who loves a certain Dodger reliever just a little too much:

That prompted this response:

Which in turn prompted this:

Whew. After you digest all of that, check out Troy's elegy to the gone but not lamented Brett Tomko:

[via Blue Notes: A Dodgers Blog.]

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

You Look Sensational in That Dress.

Well, that long holiday weekend was refreshing, so let's get back to 'tubing.

Ever wondered how the Japanese learn to speak English? Apparently it involves aerobics and chanting. Here are some handy phrases you can use to romance the girl of your dreams:

[via TV in Japan.]

Friday, February 15, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Quickie Edition.

Not much time to update today, so I just leave you with this -- "From Da Space" by DJ Slade, with video provided by Gordie.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hope Springs Eternal Today.

...and not just because it's Valentine's Day. More importantly than that -- pitchers and catchers report today! Spring training officially starts, which means that baseball is back baby!

So, to commemorate the day when everything still seems possible and we diehards look ahead to a rosy season (and not more Congressional hearings), I offer you this.

In 1999, Major League Baseball offered the (now mercifully forgotten)"Turn Ahead the Clock" promotion, in which several teams futuristic uniforms from the far distant year of 2029. Consider it a cautionary tale of how looking ahead can go horribly wrong.

[via UniWatch.]

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Everybody Loves Europe!

The 2008 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is coming up, which always brings out the weird and wondrous. It's given us treats like Dschinghis Khan, Verka Serduchka and Lordi. One of this year's hopefuls is Sweden's Christer Sjögren and his made-for-Vegas extravaganza, "I Love Europe," which rightly deserves a place alongside those greats:

[via PCL LinkDump.]

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Si Se Puede.

Not to get all political on y'all, but I found this pretty inspiring -- and when's the last time you could say that about a political campaign?

And, because you're nobody online if there isn't a parody video/site of you, here's a rebuttal:

Monday, February 11, 2008

Bollywood Monday: Bombay Deewana.

This week's Bollywood Monday brings not a movie clip, but a music video. While it's not Bollywood per se, it is a tribute to it -- the video of Hard Kaur's new single, "Bombay Deewana":

Friday, February 8, 2008

Jukebox Friday: All Around the World 2.

Let's take another international trip in black and white with some vintage performances from overseas television.

Indorock was a uniquely Dutch subgenre of rock which combined American-style surf guitar twang with Caribbean folk rhythms. Here are two good examples. First, it's the Jokers doing "Tabu":

And the Crazy Rockers with "The Carioca":

From Quebec, Canada, comes the wonderfully-named Jenny Rock, singing "Douliou Dou St. Tropez":

Hong Kong gives us Nancy Sit, covering the Herman's Hermits hit "No Milk Today":

And finally, Caterina Caselli of Italy sings "Il Gioco dell'Amore":

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


No time to get elaborate today, so here's a pointless clip that needs no explanation.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Face is Strange.

I don't know about you, but where I live it's Super Tuesday. That means if you haven't gotten out to vote yet, hop to it!

But isn't it odd how many candidates are promising "change" this year? (Gee, you'd think everyone hated the Bush administration or something...) Why, it's almost enough to make them sound like David Bowie:

[via WFMU's Beware of the Blog.]

Monday, February 4, 2008

Bollywood Monday: Aishwarya Rai.

Well... another week, another Bollywood Monday. This is the incredibly gorgeous Aishwarya Rai dancing/lip synching in the film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" (1999). I believe the song is "Nimbuda," sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Shuffle Mode.

Not much time to post today, so not fun theme. Just a random assortment of fun things.

Gnarls Barkley, "Gone Daddy Gone":

A fan video for Reunion's "Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)":

Thomas Truax, "Prove It to My Daughter":

Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, "Thou Shalt Always Kill":

The Bumblebeez, "Dr. Love":