Thursday, June 23, 2011

Distraction 179: Panique au Village

Panique au Village (A Town Called Panic) is a GREAT and very silly stop-motion animation film currently available streaming via Netflix.  


Distraction 178: Sulic & Hauser

It's not often that the terms "bad ass" and "celloists" are used together in the same sentence, but Sulic & Hauser are some BAD ASS CELLOISTS!!!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Distraction 177: Green With Envy Trailer [HD]

Ooooh, can't wait!  Can't wait!  Can't wait!


Distraction 176: Fair Today

"Pardon me... Have you seen my little boy?"

All of the puns and the timing make it hard to believe that Tex Avery wasn't involved somehow.  This cartoon is so similar to Avery's "House of Tomorrow" and "Car of Tomorrow."  Walter Lantz is great too though.


Distraction 175: Oldest Art in Americas

The first teaser I saw about this said something like "The oldest art in America has been found in Florida" to which I was wondering "which America; north, south, both?!"

Leave it to National Geographic to properly specify it by simply adding an 's'; the above image is the oldest art in Americas found to date.

Read more here.


Distraction 174: Stefon

Do you know who Stefon is?
Saturday Night Live - Weekend Update - Stefon - Video -

A bunch of silly websites have popped up where you can create your own Stefon club promo.  Here are a couple:
Stefon Mad Libs
The Stefonator!


Distraction 173: Run-D.M.C. - "It's Tricky"

Not much is more fun than singing along to this with a 6 year old.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Distraction 172: The Death Set - "Can You Seen Straight?"

I've always been a sucker for power pop punk songs, and this is no exception.  La-la-love it!

It's slightly reminiscent of "Ca Plane Pour Moi" (but this video is way better and I suspect won't look nearly as dated 20 years from now).


Distraction 171: Breakfast at Tiffany's

I've read the book and heard the song, but have yet to see the movie!  Below are some of my favorite lines from the book.

"Oh, you get used to anything," I said, annoyed with myself, for actually I was proud of the place.
"I don't.  I'll never get used to anything.  Anybody that does, they might as well be dead."

"It may be normal, darling; but I'd rather be natural."

"Never love a wild thing, Mr. Bell," Holly advised him.  "That was Doc's mistake.  He was always lugging home wild things...  But you can't give your heart to a wild thing:  the more you do, the stronger they get.  Until they're strong enough to run into the woods.  Or fly into a tree.  Then a taller tree.  Then the sky.  That's how you'll end up, Mr. Bell.  If you let yourself love a wild thing.  You'll end up looking at the sky...  Good luck:  and believe me dearest Doc-  it's better to look at the sky than live there.  Such an empty place; so vague.  Just a country where thunder goes and things disappear."


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Distraction 169: Chris Isaak - "Wicked Game"

Eee-yow!  Still one of the sexiest songs/videos ever.


Distraction 168: Chewing Gum Art

Ben Wilson paints gobs of bubble gum stuck to sidewalks in the UK.  Check out a small gallery of his work here.


Distraction 167: Asobi Seksu - "Trails"

I stumbled on Asobi Seksu a few years ago while putting together a list of songs with titles featuring the days of the week.  I couldn't think of a "Thursday" so on a whim searched for it on iTunes.  Sure enough, there it was.  


Distraction 166: Geocaching

Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide & seek containers with other participants.

Owings Memorial Grove (aka Redwood Gulch), off Hwy 1 is the location of a geocache spot... but I didn't know that until after I spent the afternoon climbing the waterfall.  Regardless of missing out on treasure, there was a ton of great nature-made monkey bars to play on.


Distraction 165: Yurts

As a general rule, I don't like round buildings; they waste space.  However, a half-week's stay at Treebones Resort has made me much more tolerant to round buildings.  Treebones features furnished round tents called yurts in addition to traditional camping sites and a human nest.


Distraction 164: Best Judge Judy Ending Ever

Where to begin?  This clip is ridiculous, it's really ridiculous OBVIOUSLY, I feel like my whole life is ridiculous really.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Distraction 163: Kobe Levi's Wearable Sculptures

Kobe Levi designs creative heels that even I would wear!


Distraction 162: The Stone Roses - "She Bangs The Drums"

Still not sure why "I Wanna Be Adored" got more attention than this song; this one is SO MUCH BETTER!!


Distraction 161: Volcanic Lightning Storm

"Illuminated and electrified by lightning, a roiling ash and gas plume rises over Chile's Puyehue volcano (map) Sunday.

There may be as many as three distinct types of volcanic lightning, volcanic seismologist Steve McNutt told National Geographic News in 2010.

Large, spectacular "natural fireworks" sometimes accompany eruptions, along with an intermediate type, which shoots up from a volcano's vents and reaches lengths of about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers), and finally bolts that can be as short as about three feet (one meter) long and last just a few milliseconds."


Distraction 160: Harland Williams

Harland Williams is silly.  

He had the best line in "There's Something About Mary:"
"7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 dwarves. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby."


Saturday, June 4, 2011