Monday, December 31, 2012

Forbidden Planet (The Deeky Mixes)

Richard O'Brien : Science Fiction Double Feature (Deeky's Special Edit)
David Bowie : Boys Keep Swinging (Deeky Mix)
Sigue Sigue Sputnik : Aliens (Gort Mix)
David Bowie : Weeping Wall (Absolute Power Mix)
Tubeway Army : When The Machines Rock (Robby the Robot Edit)
Les Baxter : Saturday Night On Saturn (Star Sapphire Mix)
MC 900 Ft. Jesus : UFO's Are Real (Time Travel Mix)
Can : Hoolah Hoolah (Mix)
Pray For Rain : Plutonium Card (Altair IV Edit)
Pete Shelley : Homosapien (Homo Superior)
Sigue Sigue Sputnik : Suicide (Short Edit)
Gary Numan : Metal (Nexus-6)

Available here: (link) (pw: deeky)

Monday, December 17, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy this stuff!

Remote controlled flying zombie shark! Remote controlled flying zombie shark!

A Rule Is to Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy. I'm getting this for all my friends with kids!

From the Warner Archives: Korg: 70,000 B.C.: The Complete Series.

Modernist Cuisine at Home by Nathan Myhrvold, because I have shit to cook!

The coolest book this year. Maybe this decade. Building Stories by Chris Ware.

Parklive: Deluxe 5 Disc Book Set. Because Britpop Rules.

A real human skeleton with a full compliment of teeth. Because, why not?

Candwich: The official Sandwich in a Can. Official? Okay.

Steaks. From Omaha.

Uranium 238. For all your Uranium 238 needs. Obviously.

Lightweight vinyl Inflatable Cthulhu Beard. Spring is just around the corner!

Glenn Beck brand jeans! (For men only.) Or.

A glow in the dark dildo? A glow in the dark dildo.

The Tin Drum director's cut DVD. 163 minutes. 163 minutes!

You want a lifesize Paul Ryan standee, don't you? I do!

Song Reader, the new album from Beck. Available only in sheet music format.

I want to meet the person who invented this. The person who decided the world needed this product. Let me shake your hand, sir!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tweet of the Day

Dream of a Rarebit Fiend

Directed by Wallace McCutcheon & Edwin S. Porter, based on the comic strip by Winsor McCay. Edison Studios 1906.

Music: "Le Voyage du Reve" by Angelo Badalamenti.

The Beautiful Ones

Suede: "The Beautiful Ones"

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Deodato: "Also Sprach Zarathustra"

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Satan At Play

Directed by Segundo de Chomón. Pathé 1907.

Monday, October 29, 2012

This Is Just A Really Great Tweet

Friday, October 26, 2012


"There has storm clouds come over the United States. There is thunderstorms over Europe. There are hail storms – and I mean major hail storms – in the Middle East. There are storms brewing through China, through Asia, through everywhere, and there’s only one man that on the other night when President Barack Obama, God bless him, said to Mitt Romney, "The Cold War is over." I have never heard such a thing in my life. The man needs to understand Putin and Russia. So I want you to know that there is one man who will stand tall in this country and fight the storm and bring the United States back to what it should be – Governor Mitt Romney!" — Meat Loaf, delivering the best endorsement ever

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Atlas Shrugged Part II Trailer

President Leland Palmer appears on the Times Square jumbotron and says: "To protect the security of our fellow citizens [On-Screen Text: IN THE NEAR FUTURE] for the duration of the national emergency [SOCIETY IS COLLAPSING] that the statutes of directive 10-289 shall remain in effect."

There is very dramatic music. Lots of pensive people look on. Pensively.

[DRASTIC GOVERNMENT MEASURES] Papers are signed. Briefcases are stuffed. Leland continues: "All copyrights shall be transferred to the federal government. [HAVE BEEN IMPOSED] All wages and other forms of income are hereby frozen." [FOR THE COMMON GOOD]

Men in hard hats shake their heads. Also, it seems to me that the authors don't know the difference between copyrights and patents. Or maybe the government really does want to rake in money from all those Jason Mraz MP3s iTunes sells.

White Dude in a Suit: "It's all happening so fast." White Woman: "I won't be a slave." That's nice. Don't be a slave, you!

[BASED UPON ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL NOVELS OF OUR TIME] Hallways! Trams! Disembodied voice: "You say you and Henry Reardon found it?" Secret passageways!

Just FYI: Most of the dialogue in this trailer happens off-screen, so I can't ever tell you who is speaking.

[A DISCOVERY THAT COULD SAVE US] Ummm... "Us"? There is no "us" in Objectivism, is there? I thought it was all about selfishness, all about "me." And by "me" I mean "Randian dildobrains."

Wait. What the fuck is that?! That white woman who will not be a slave has Christopher Collet's bomb from The Manhattan Project. That can't be a bomb. There are no bombs in this, are there? Disembodied voice: "A device harvesting limitless energy without fossil fuels." Yeah, that doesn't clear it up. Still sounds like an atomic bomb.

White (non-slave) Woman walks with White Man: "We're so close to having something they won't be able to fight." [A SYSTEM THAT WANTS TO CONTROL US] Slow motion guys in suits, who are definitely not the Reservoir Dogs. (Probably Washington Fat cats.) Oh, look, Michael Gross!

Disembodied voice: "They will try like hell to stop you." Dr. Robert Romano of NBC's beloved medical drama ER: "Miss Taggart, I think everyone agrees that capitalism doesn't work."

White Woman looks pissed. I guess she's Dagny. Wait. Whut? That's not the same woman from the first film. Oh, good lord. The entire film has been recast. Nice. That'll be good for continuity. Different actors in every role!

Trains. (Finally!) Bridges. Arches. Bad CGI. Dagny looking pensive. Lots of pensivity in this. Pensivity! Government documents. Disembodied voice: "You don't understand the power they have."

Arye Gross: "The government takes what they want and taxes what they leave behind." Arye Gross! Tru-Fact™: I used to have a major crush on him. Remember when he was on Ellen? I do! *faints*

Documents. Pens! PENS! (A product placement deal from Cross?) That frowny white dude Dagny was with earlier. (I guess Henry Reardon? Let's just say it's Henry Reardon.) [A STRUGGLE THAT WILL CHANGE US] Protesters. (Signs read: "10-289 Sucks", "10-289 robs us BLIND", "Ten Two-Eight SWINE". Oh, they're Teabaggers.) Is this Jason Mraz's cameo?

Henry Reardon: "One of these days you're going to have to decide what side you're on." Boardrooms. Smelting. (Finally some fucking smelting!)

Disembodied voice: "It's obvious that drastic measures have to be taken." Explosions! Or maybe one explosion with some terrible continuity. [ON OCTOBER 12]

Disembodied voice: "If you saw Atlas, knees buckling, arms trembling, but still trying to hold up the world with the last of his strength, what would you tell him to do?" Hardhats! Mops! (Mops?) Esai Morales! Slow-motion Dagny!

Some guy running toward a private jet. Hotel room. Train station.

Dagny in a Limo: "Where are they? Anyone who could make a difference?" Her assistant (maybe): "I'm sitting next to her." [WHO WILL STAND]

Scientific formulas! On glass! Always with the formulas written on glass in movies. Disembodied voice: "I've only got one thing left worth fighting for."

Arye Gross points to his temple: "This." Whut? Hallways. Pensivity. Dramatic music. [WHO WILL FIGHT]

Henry Reardon at a city council meeting: "And if you feel you have the right to use force against me bring guns." Guy (ethnic looking) with a gun! Cheering white people! Trains. Protestors. Disembodied voice: "Time is running out." That guy running for the plane again. He has Weezer glasses.

Jet buzzing some tree tops. [WHO IS JOHN GALT?] Trains! Planes! (No automobiles?) Kissing! Sciency looking shit. Explosion!

Disembodied voice, which I will assume is Dagny since she appears to the only woman in this: "Who or what is John Galt? Is he even a man?" Plane crash! Eep! Disembodied male voice: "Or an idea?"


A hand reaching out to Dagny. Disembodied voice: "Are you ready?"


Showtimes here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I Want Candy!


Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Crystal Blue Persuasion

Tommy James & The Shondells: "Crystal Blue Persuasion"

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tweet of the Day

So, this happened:

See My Jumper Hanging On the Line

R.L. Burnside: "See My Jumper Hanging On the Line"

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mercury Blues

David Lindley: "Mercury Blues"

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tweet of the Day

That's Mark Lodes, Republican candidate for US Senate, calling ‏@birdgehrl a cunt. Stay classy, Mr. Lodes!

Sign Me Up!

Note: Do not sign me up.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Offshore Banking Business

The Members: "Offshore Banking Business"

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Thomas Holm: "Nitten"

Monday, August 06, 2012

아름다운 밤이야

Beast: "아름다운 밤이야"

Friday, August 03, 2012

This Does Not Make Me Want To Buy Your Ice Cream

Lag Jaa Gale Ki Phir Ye Haseen Raat Ho Na Ho

Lata Mangeshkar: "Lag Jaa Gale Ki Phir Ye Haseen Raat Ho Na Ho"

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

To My Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Bi, Intersex, Queer Friends

To my Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Bi, Intersex, Queer friends:

I love you.

I know it's been a rough day.

A lot of people went out of their way today just to show us how much they hate us: How much they support discrimination, inequality, bigotry. These people are your friends, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers. I know it hurts. I know it sucks.

But here is the thing: It will not be like this forever. Progress is being made. At times the pace seems glacial when we'd rather it poured forth like the Niagara, but attitudes are changing.

And while their hatred and fear helps them sleep at night, I have something else that keeps me going: Hope.

Hope for the future, for my family, for you: Because you are my family. We will get through this and we will get through this together. There are brighter days ahead. Days without bigotry, days without discrimination, days without violence. It won't be tomorrow, it won't be this year. But it will happen.

I promise.

Jaan Pehechan Ho

Mohammed Rafi: "Jaan Pehechan Ho"

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tweet of the Day

Nindiyan Na Aaye Sari Raat

Asha Bhosle: "Nindiyan Na Aaye Sari Raat"

Monday, July 30, 2012

Brimful of Asha

Cornershop: "Brimful of Asha"

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tweet of the Day

Good god.

A heavily armed gunman attacked an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater early Friday, tossing tear gas before opening fire on the terrified audience and killing 12 and wounding 71, authorities said.

Only Talking Sense

The Finn Brothers: "Only Talking Sense"


Neil Finn: "Sinner"

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tweet of the Day

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sea Urchin

Sea Urchin statue, Mt. Vernon Park.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Cómo Puedes Vivir Contigo Mismo?

Alex Anwandter: "Cómo Puedes Vivir Contigo Mismo?"

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Get Out Your SPF 1,000,000!

It's gonna be a real scorcher next week in the Midwest.

p.s. I am starting a parasol business. Who wants to invest?


Sunday, July 08, 2012

I Want A Boy For My Birthday

The Cookies: "I Want A Boy For My Birthday"

Thursday, July 05, 2012

John Eager Howard

John Eager Howard statue, Mt. Vernon Park.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Military Courage

Military Courage statue, Mt. Vernon Park.

4th of July

Dave Alvin: "4th of July"

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Roger B. Taney

Roger B. Taney statue, Mt. Vernon Park.

Taney wrote the majority opinion in the Dred Scott case. Which makes him kind of a dick. Not sure why he has a statue.

Monday, July 02, 2012

George Peabody

George Peabody statue, Mt. Vernon Park.

George Peabody was a philanthropist who founded the Peabody Institute, which stands to his right.

Severn Teackle Wallis

Severn Teackle Wallis statue, Mt. Vernon Park.

Sunday, July 01, 2012


Order Statue, Mt. Vernon Park.


Peace Statue, Mt. Vernon Park.


Force Statue, Mt. Vernon Park.


War Statue, Mt. Vernon Park.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I Don't Know

Is this real? I don't know. Maybe. Poe's law isn't helping. This purports to be from Page A19 of the June 14, 2012 edition of the La Jolla Light:

Ummm... What? I don't know.

BUT!: Chester ALL-MAN! Moon bases! Atomic bombs! "Whites on reservations"! Is this an episode of The Twilight Zone? (No, that was better written.)

Why don't they have Fox News on the moon? (Or any news for that matter?) If Michael hates polygamy why does he have five wives? Is this set on one of those white reservations? What is the deal with the atomic bombs?

Patricia, really, you should have workshopped this more. Just sayin'. Also, you seem like kind of an ass.

Walk Like A Man

Divine: "Walk Like A Man"

Monday, June 11, 2012

Torch It!

Wire: "Torch It!"

Memories, events, moments in our lives can become attached to music in a way that is unique to the form. This song is one of those for me. This song is a summer night, vodka and cigarettes, sweaty skin and humid air. "Torch it with you on top."

Let Me Down Easy

Anna Deavere Smith's amazing one-woman show Let Me Down Easy.

Through her chameleon-like virtuosity, Anna Deavere Smith creates an indelible gallery of portraits, from a rodeo bull rider to a prize fighter to a New Orleans doctor during Hurricane Katrina, as well as boldface names like former Texas Governor Ann Richards, legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong, network film critic Joel Siegel, and supermodel Lauren Hutton.

Via PBS.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The Munsters Being Rebooted

There are already at least five things wrong with this idea:

1) Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster.

2) The new version will be a one-hour drama.

3) The show will be called "Mockingbird Lane."

4) Mason Cook.

5) The pilot episode will be directed by Bryan Singer.

There Should Be More Commercials Like This

Monday, June 04, 2012

Tweet of the Day

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Super Morrissey Bros.

Lazyitis: "Super Morrissey Bros. (This Charming Man)"

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Harvey Milk Day!


News coming out of the Kapow comic convention in London is that DC is planning to switch the sexual orientation of one of their characters.

Holy Continuity Crisis, Batman, I bet Fredric Wertham is spinning in his grave!

DC co-publisher Dan DiDio said the newly queer character will be "one of our most prominent gay characters." Neat!

I know nothing about comics*, so I won't speculate about a hypothesis on who the newest rainbow warrior will be. Wonder Woman? Superman? Thor? Iron Fist? Could be anyone! I'll leave that discussion up to you.

Also. Important question. (Not really important.) Who will freak out more? Rightwing dirtbags who are prone to freaking out about all things gay? OR: DC fans who believe there is nothing more important in the universe than canon? I don't care. They can both shut up!

* Full disclosure: I never much liked comic books and/or superheroes. I tried once, in earnest, to "get into them" but had no luck. (The only comic I ever really liked was Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children, which was exceedingly unpopular. Whoops.)

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Weirdest TV Tie-In Ever

Fitz and the Tantrums have a sort-of cameo on Criminal Minds. Their music video is intercut with a gruesome murder. Okay then.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Million Miles Away

The Plimsouls: "A Million Miles Away"

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tweet of the Day

Friday, March 16, 2012

Westboro Baptist Church Preparing Ad for Limbaugh Show

[Content note for: misogyny]

Never missing an opportunity to ride on someone else's hateful, bigotted coattails, Westboro Baptist Church announced yesterday they would throw their hat (a pus-filled, hate-infested hat, no doubt) into Rush Limbaugh's ring and begin filling the void left by the show's lack of advertisers by prepping some jingles and whatnot of their own.


"The ad's message will be that America is doomed because Americans have cast aside the standards of God, and won't quit their proud sinning."

I guess that's pretty much on-message for the WBC. So, good for them, I guess? Seems a little nice, though. By WBC standards.

"That lady [Sandra Fluke] basically believes she wants the government to pay to kill her babies. That implies a certain level of promiscuity. She wants to fornicate her brains out, but she doesn't want a child. Sounds like a slut to me, and God hates sluts."

Oh, okay. I stand corrected.

Premiere Networks has said any ads from WBC would be rejected. Whoops again. Is that censorship? Sounds like censorship to me. (It doesn't.) Censorship! (It isn't.)

Anyway, you know, the internet is a weird place, isn't it? A few (bazillion) people tweet Limbaugh's advertisers and next thing you know he's broadcasting dead air.

Also weird: I posted about this story yesterday on Twitter, and it was retweed by Margie Phelps, Rebekah Phelps-Roper, Fred Phelps Jr, Rebekah Phelps-Davis, and Abigail Phelps. Phelps-Roper even noted "It's going to be Biblical."

To which I could only reply:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

He-Man Sings 4 Non Blondes

Four minutes of undiluted awesome: The cartoon edition of He-Man singing a cabaret/techno version of 4 Non Blondes' "What's Up?"

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Everything's Groovy

Gaye Bykers On Acid: "Everything's Groovy"

On Youtube, the video's creator Flux Lasers wrote this:
A video I made on a particularly boring day during the summer of 1991. It was made using a Hi8 video camera and a domestic Sony video recorder.

It features the first laser I ever owned.... and stuff from my flat, including my cat.

I love this video.

About that same time I was making similar videos. The rubber skeletons, the plasma ball, the candles, the Grebo music. I used every one of those. This person may as well have been my doppelganger.

I love this video so hard.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Garbage Treasures: The Movie

The reviews are in:

"Four and half thumbs up!" — Roger Ebert

"Tropetastic!" — Elvis Mitchell

"★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★" — Leonard Maltin

"Wevs." — Pauline Kael

Time to walk down the red carpet, Shakers! Here it is, the world premiere of my first (and likely last) animated short film. Emphasis on short; it's only a minute long.

Cue the paparazzi, I'm wearing my finest Jean Paul Gaultier tux and snockered on rum. And tune in for my exclusive interview with Leeza Gibbons after the gala! Do people still use the word "gala"? Let's all pinky swear to use "gala" in conversation at least once today, okay? Okay!

Anyway, press play, if you want to watch me and Liss in animated action. In the meantime I'll be collecting all the Oscars. And Grammys. Take that, Foo Fighters!

Garbage Treasures: A Liss & Deeky Adventure

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I Wanted To Tell Her

Holy Ghost!: "I Wanted To Tell Her"

Wednesday, February 08, 2012


Listen to this. It's a little weird.

Liquid Liquid: "Cavern"

Monday, January 30, 2012

I Am A Pig

2wo: "I Am A Pig"

Directed by Chi Chi Larue.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Zombie vs. Shark

From the movie Zombie. Unless you're in Italy, in which case this is from Zombie 2. (Click above.)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Wednesday From Coffin Joe!

Coffin Joe in At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul. Click to get a better look at his unibrow.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Movie Facts!

There are no children in Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things. Click above to get a good look at those pants.

If There's One Thing I've Learned...

...It's that Ron Paul supporters are terrible at Photoshop. Ergo, i.e., e.g. and vis-à-vis:

Holy moly! What is going on here? A page from a coloring book and Ron Paul pointing and red boxes and another, smaller Ron Paul and a tea cup and maybe an American flag in there somewhere? Layers of flavor!

Ron Paul Photoshop disaster

Wigs! And something about cigars. Huh? Yeah. I dunno. Does anyone want to discuss dressing a black man up like one of the Founding Fathers? No? Me either.

Ron Paul Photoshop disaster

A flag in this one, for sure. And some text (poorly rendered) that admits voting for Ron Paul is throwing one's vote away (no doy) but that's okay because The Republic is at stake. Or something. There is also more text underneath that I can't read, so it's like a flashback to Raygun, but without any talk about Soundgarden.

Ron Paul Photoshop disaster

Time Magazine! Yeah, Paul's supporters really like to put him on the cover of Time. There are lots and lots of variations on this out there, all of them are pretty terrible. I like this one because it features the Constitution. Ron Paul looooooves the Constitution. Too bad marriage is between one man and one woman and he can't marry it.

Ron Paul Photoshop disaster

Whut? Sunday Sunday Sunday! This one is really in your face, isn't it? "Have we lost America?" Did you check behind the sofa? I'd check there. Stuff always gets lost behind the sofa. Also: "What's the deal with airplane food?!"

Bonus image!:

Ron Paul Photoshop disaster

Ron Paul looking verrrry presidential. Oof. Seriously. It's like someone in the office took a picture of Del up in accounting because they were going to put his picture in the newsletter to celebrate his 15 anniversary with Tedelco Condensers Corp. (Just FYI: Tedelco Condensers Corp's motto: "Service, Selection, Value.") Next time, pick a better picture, that's all I'm saying.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ron Paul Action Figures!

Ron Paul action figures

Ron Paul action figures! Only $94.95! Each! Fully clothed!

Comes equipped with mini US Constitution (the "good parts" version)!

Hey, Remember Cyberpunk?

Johnny Mnemonic

Friday, January 20, 2012

Concept Art From Return of the Living Dead

Click 'em. They get bigger.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Leif Garrett in Devil Times Five

Click it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bogart and Lorre in Beat the Devil

Humphrey Bogart, Marco Tulli, Robert Morley, and Peter Lorre in Beat the Devil.

Click image to enlarge.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jon Mikl Thor!

Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare!

Monday, January 16, 2012

The City of Lost Children

Villains. Click them. They get scarier.