Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Spittin' Wicked Randomness, Vol. XXXVI

Some cool shit to share:

Last Man in Blackface: an AMAZING account of the life and career of Pigmeat Markham.

Musical tributes to Billy Beer.

INCREDIBLE pre-LSD Jack Kirby cartoon!

Transcript of UCLA's 20th anniversary reunion for Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

Graffiti on polar icebergs.

Bill Waterson's Pre-Calvin & Hobbes cartoons from college.

Misheard lyrics (lots of them!) made their way into The Anthology of Rap. When Ice Cube says "your plan against the ghetto backfired," and it gets turned into "you're playing against the ghetto black fly," more has happened than just a simple error in transcription; you've made an important song perplexing and impenetrable—while staking a claim, backed by institutional power and market presence, that your version is canonical.

Choice quotes from Pauline Kael. You can watch her favorite film, Menilmontant, here.

Andrew Sullivan on the Spousal Diaspora. This is a good example of why the libertarian copout of "getting government out of marriage" is not a very good solution.

Let There be Light: John Ford's long-supressed 1945 documentary on shellshock, free to watch on Google Video.

1976: Ebert interviews John D. MacDonald.


Golden Age Robocop!

Victor Banana's soundtrack to Dan Clowes' Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron.

Transylvania is a weird place.

And here come the videos! Kathleen Hannah explains the origin of "Smells Like Teen Spirit":

Reconstructing the music of ancient Sumeria:

Into the Cosmos, animation by Chopsy.

INTO THE COSMOS - Architeq/Chopsy from Chopsy on Vimeo.

Skating in Kabuhl.

SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL from Diesel New Voices on Vimeo.

Billy Barty's Liberace impression.


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