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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

http://flameape.org!!!

http://flameape.org

This is my new blog's location- I look forward to you all reading and so on. The old posts that are here will serve as archive until I get them all moved over to the new location. Blogger was the first blog service I used, back when it was Blogspot. It introduced me to the concept and in a weird way I'll miss it.

Goodbye Blogger, hello new blog!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

the LONG GOODBYE... or, HELLO WP.

http://filmtracks.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/the-long-goodbye.jpgSigh. This is sad, hard, and a bit choking me uppy. After being on blogger since it's inception as blogspot, I have finally called it quits.

I really love the idea of integration with flickr, picasa, in fact, MY WHOLE GOOGLE ACCOUNT! I like the IDEA of being all snug and cozy and integrated. It's nice. It's web 2.0...It's... safe.

But the last year has taught me the hard way what blogging pals like Matt Paradise and Bill Simmon and NTodd have been saying a long while ago- that pre-fab hosted blogging can suck. Alot. Blogger- also for it's improvements and so on, is not meeting my needs anymore.

Between server down and template hell and too many "blogger-modding" -hell experiences that are just annoying, I have decided that like old Bilbo, I must go on holiday.


Now don't fret. I won't burn this old house down. I will serve up the big fat "redirection" posts soon- this will stay up forever- a web version of an footprint.

FYI- you can see the new blog under construction at: http://flameape.org more later.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Garfield Minus Garfield



Few things achieve this level of genius. I am ordering you to go to http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/ now. I quote the site:

Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfieldfrom the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angstof a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mindof an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle againstloneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.




I am officially addicted. So you should all be.

AMY MEETS BILL O'REILLY

HOLY SHIT- this video just got yanked 3 hrs after i posted it here. must investigate...

OK here it is again- glitchboyadvance? you are a genius.

JOEL WATSON'S DIGITAL CARTOONING PROCESS

Time-Lapse Video with Commentary

Here’sa time-lapse video I made of the comic-creation process with ablow-by-blow commentary detailing various Photoshop and tablet tips.The 10-minute video is condensed from 6 hours.

-Joel

This post was submitted by Joel Watson.

Friday, November 28, 2008

JESUS RULES, HANUKKAH "DRIBBLES".

oy doesn't even begin to cover it. the end of the world has already happened.

Nut Sack


Nut Sack
Originally uploaded by Gleeful Things

HEHEHEHEEE

WTF??? Mark 15:40 - the Cruci-fiction Party

WTF?? Slow Motion boob manipulation porn or outsider art.?

UM. I really gotta stop drunk flickr-ing...



I realized this post needed clarification- YES i'm a PERV. YES, I regularly do things like drunk-searching for "boobs" on FLICKR. this search ...I did not count on this. crescenthead, amateur producer of pics and vids of floppy, buoyant and lactating breasts, is not your father(or mother's) prolific purveyor of passion. It's not that the videos & photos are that original or weird or perverted per se (unless of course you find lactation weird or perverted); It's just that they're odd.

The oddity comes from the juxtaposition of the closeups of jiggling,wiggling and acrobatically manipulated bosoms, in SLOW-MOTION(wtf?) with oddly cheerful and muzak-y soundtrack!

In the old days of tape bootlegging and trading this kind of thing would end up on some "mondo video" collection. Or maybe my friend Matt paradise's Public Access show, SUBTERRANEAN SINEMA (we shall miss you Matt). Anyways, what I like about Crescenthead's ouvre is that it has a kind of outsider art sincerity to it. A weird, peverted(yay perverts!!) sincerity- but sincerity nonetheless.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BLUE BEETLE: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Floppies- via Kung Fu Monkey

Reading  John Rogers' Kung Fu Monkey article, BLUE BEETLE: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Floppies,
He brings up many good points about self publishing, web-based comics publishing, etc. 
"... On the business side, there are a million great stories out there that aren't being told, because of a.)the high cost of breaking into the business of storytelling in mass media and b.) the high cost of producing and distributing those stories once you've broken in.My point being -- a lot of those great untold stories make the best sense told in a serialized nonstandard page length, with accompanying art. When I was working on Blue Beetle, the final two issues originally plotted out to 50 pages. A tight fifty pages. They had to fit into 44. Now, setting aside that it's always better to edit, we can still ask -- was the book better for losing those six pages of character and story? I don't know. But it seems damn silly to bend storytelling to a format sold almost exclusively in low-attendance, often creepy specialty shops scattered across the nation.

Will you get even the paltry tens of thousands of paying customers that
comics now get? I don't know. But without the publishing overhead, you
may not need that many. Let's put it this way -- stripping out
distribution costs and our share of the rent for those nice DC offices
in Mahattan, Blue Beetle could have cost fifty cents an issue at its worst sales level, and still paid Rafael and myself more than we made on the run of the book.
..."
YO- click and read the link in John's article to
this interview with Clay Shirky.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

POMPEII! VESUVIUS! NEATO!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: RAWHIDE

Possibly one of THE coolest country theme-songs sung by one of the coolest "non-bands" of all time.

sigh, ackroyd and belushi... RIP.



Blues Brothers - 'Rawhide'. This is the album cut, I believe, cleverly edited into the film with best-of cuts etc.