Brats Behaving Hilariously

One of my favorite things about the internet is the way it allows creative people to compile examples of people behaving badly and simultaneously embarrass them into (hopefully) being a little more self-aware and create clever social commentary.

Like this hilarious indictment of both the ungrateful and the banality of social networking in general, and Twitter in particular.

Awesome.

The Possum Posse Hunts Up a Big Batch of Win

A post in which we demonstrate that:

a guy on a buffalo + great music + social networking =  awesomeness.

It all started when I came across these hilarious videos.  Seriously, if you can watch these without howling, dial 911 immediately, because your brain isn’t working right.

I haven’t laughed that hard since that iPhone video.  Straight-up got mauled by a cougar.  Epic.

Being the curious sort, I discover that those videos were made by The Possum Posse, an Austin band, as a way to generate interest in their music, and to finance a record.

That led me to their SoundCloud page, where I discover some fantastic music, including the excellent Pocket Dial.

This is some seriously great music.  Going through this discovery process was reminiscent of the day I stumbled onto the Wrinkle Neck Mules, who remain my all-time favorite alt. country band.

From there, I went back to The Possum Posse’s YouTube page, where I see even more audio video excellence, in the form of a video mashup of another one of their excellent songs and a really old Tom & Jerry cartoon.

Humor in songs, especially humor that doesn’t rise to the level of complete stupidity, is an under-utilized tool, that works.  Remember this song, one of my favorites from last year?

Ultimately, I ended up on The Possum Posse’s Kickstarter page, where they are seeking funds for their next record.  Having just kicked in for my upper case Friend Mary Lou Lord’s (I’ve not met her IRL, but we have mutual musician lower case friends) next record, I gladly pledged a few bucks.

Any time we can reward hilarity, great music and smart marketing, we should do so.  It’s like the anti-Twitter.

And, finally, for an added bonus, here’s the entire Buffalo Rider movie, that helpfully provided the raw materials for the (much better) Guy on a Buffalo videos.

So, I just fixed you up for humor, music and movies. Enjoy.

And support these artists:

The Possum Posse

Mary Lou Lord

All the Dead Horses

Here’s the thing with tablets.  None of them that don’t have an Apple logo on the back are worth a crap.  All of the other OS’s suck, except Android.  And the haphazard way Google and the hardware makers administer (or not) versions and upgrades cripples Android to the point of logical irrelevance.

There are only two possibilities for tablet alternatives.  Amazon, who will subsidize the hardware and probably has enough sense to maintain some control of the versioning process.  And Microsoft, who would be a major player, if it would only get in the game.  My guess is that Microsoft is so busy thinking up stupid names for its non-core applications (and then changing them over and over) that it hasn’t realized there is a tablet space, with the second seat open and available.  Even so, Microsoft will, one way or another, eventually be a player in the tablet game.

Everyone else is just throwing away money, and hoping that consumers will do the same thing.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t love to read about other entries into this one-horse race.

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Take the exciting, if not so new, Maylong M-150.  Somehow I missed the buzz that surely surrounded its release last year.  And I don’t think I’ve seen one in my many trips to the local Walgreen’s, where they are- or were- on sale for $99.00.  Maybe Walgreen’s has dumped them for one of the other dead horses.  But courtesy of a post at Mac Forums today, I had a good laugh.  Take a look at this review by Ars Technica, from last year.  I don’t read Ars Technica because the name sounds too pretentious (like pre-owned cars and whatnot), but if this is how they roll, then I’m in.  Even better, take a look at the follow-up by… wait for it… the Best Buy blog.  Best Buy has a blog?  For real?  That’s sort of like a dinosaur having a Segway.  It reads like it was written by a dinosaur while riding a Segway.

Anyway, based on these reviews, it looks like a Maylong may make you long for the days of DOS.  Somebody could make bank by starting a humorous review site.  I still miss Mirsky’s Worst of the Web.

There’s no competition in the tablet space- yet.  But at least there’s a little humor.

We need more of that.

Deacon Blues: I Can’t Dance

I thought we were done with Season One of Deacon Blues after the big season finale, but recent events have mandated another episode.

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In this highly informative and much anticipated episode, Ron Wellman and PhDeac hold a joint press conference behind a Motel 6 in Durham, NC.

Episode 1 is here.  Episode 2 is here.  Episode 3 is here.

Note: All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional.  All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly.  The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Obviously, this is satire and humor.  No offense to any person, real or fictional, is intended.

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Deacon Blues: The First Rule of Deacon Fight Club

The third episode and season finale of Deacon Blues has been released.

In this tense and thrilling episode, a prospective new member inquires about the Deacon Fight Club and its purposes and challenges.

Episode 1 is here.  Episode 2 is here.  There may be future episodes, if WFU continues its downward spiral and the show gets renewed for another season.

Note: All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional.  All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly.  The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Obviously, this is satire and humor.  No offense to any person, real or fictional, is intended.

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Deacon Blues: It’s All in the Name

The second episode of Deacon Blues has been released.

In this action-packed episode, our hero visits the digital lair of the guardian of the karmic vibe.

Episode 1 is here.

Note: All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly. The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Obviously, this is satire and humor.  No offense to any person, real or fictional, is intended.

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Deacon Blues: It’s a Wonderful Post

Now that Boardwalk Empire is on hiatus, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter turned their attention to some real drama: the 2010-11 Wake Forest Demon Deacon basketball season.

Inspired by the creative writing at the DeaconSports WFU message board, Scorsese and Winter have produced Deacon Blues, a mini-series about the highs and lows of being a WFU sports fan.

As a holiday gift to all, the first episode was made available for free, on the net.

Note: All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly. The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Powerful stuff, that.

Obviously, this is satire and humor.  No offense to any person, real or fictional is intended.

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