Monday, June 6, 2016

Stanley Cup 3-Pack

Because sometimes half a sixer is all you need ...

The NHL Finals are well under way, and with their Game 3 overtime win there's hope for the San Jose Sharks (aka not Pittsburgh). Rooting interest or not, the NHL playoffs are always enjoyable. So too are these hockey related songs straight out of the great white north.

First up is Calgary, Alberta, Canada's own Belvedere with their tribute to former Flames center Joel Otto, "Two Minutes for Looking So Good." Next is The Tragically Hip with "Fifty Mission Cap," which offers a bit of history on the seemingly unrelated topics of former Toronto Maple Leaf Bill Barilko and WWII bomber pilot hats. Last is Propagandhi with "Resisting Tyrannical Government," off of arguably the greatest punk album of all time. If you don't get the Steve Smith reference, here ya go.

Enjoy, and remember to play the man, not the puck, kids.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving 3-Pack

Because sometimes half a sixer is all you need ...

Is the proper forum to call out Wawa for running out of hot turkey at the Jenkintown and Glenside locations simultaneously? That should never happen. I can only hope some regional supervisor got reamed out for that, but I digress.

Here are three tunes to rock during Turkey Day, whether you're 47th in line at your aunt's Thanksgiving dinner buffet, or going solo with an MTO from Wawa (assuming they haven't run out of hot turkey) or anywhere else. First up is "Thank You" by the Descendents, followed by "Gratitude" from the Beastie Boys, and then a cover of Andrew Gold's "Thank You for Being a Friend" by Cynthia Fee, AKA the theme to The Golden Girls.

NOTE: That last one, as interpreted by Fatal Farm, kinda needs to be seen more than heard.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Like a glove

Alternative poster design for the movie Gravity by helloMuller, commissioned by ShortList Magazine. Best of the bunch, in my opinion.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Solstice 3-Pack

Because sometimes half a sixer is all you need ...

Do you celebrate the Winter Solstice? Well, that's a little weird. But here's three tunes to help you celebrate anyway. First up is a cover of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, followed by Damnation A.D.'s "Another Day of Darkness" and then "Shame on the Night" by Dio.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Dead and Buried and printed

I like this print a lot. It's inspired by Dead and Buried, which is a pretty fun '80s horror movie, so check that out too.

The print was designed by Jay Shaw for his "Don't Go Out Tonight" show (I guess, I mean I just randomly came across it on the Mondo site). He has a lot of other nice designs on his site, as well. Go view.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween 3-Pack

Because sometimes half a sixer is all you need, Orange Whip offers up the new 3-Pack feature. It's three songs, all related to a theme. First up: Halloween.

We've got The Distillers with "I Am a Revenant," Bluetip with "Haunted House," and the Ramones with "Pet Sematary."

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Next level food maneuvers

These guys have millions of views on most of their vids, so maybe you've already heard about Epic Meal Time. I had not until this week, when I heard Kevin Pereira briefly mention them on a recent Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

The above is one of my favorites I've seen so far. If you want the gist, watch and enjoy. It's a cooking show, of sorts. Basically, a bunch of Canadian (Montreal?) dudes redo all sorts of meals using massive amounts of meat, especially bacon. Lots of bacon. Then more bacon. And "souss." Booze too.

I think I've watched half of the 100 or so vids in the last two days. I'm not sure because I've lost all sense of time and space, but these things are hilarious so screw it. I should warn that watching these guys eat their epic meals can be pretty gross. At first anyway. You strangely get used to it.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Cool Uniform Props: Powder blue MLB throwbacks

Most Major League Baseball teams trot out throwback uniforms a couple times each season. Recent years have seen the Phillies, Blue Jays and Brewers all reach back to a time when powder blue was prevalent — the 1980s. And joining them recently were, as pictured here, the Cardinals and Rangers.

Throwbacks are cool and all, but I think the time is upon us for some team (hopefully the Phillies) to commit full time to a powder blue uniform. In the case of the Phillies, I'd keep the home white w/ red pin stripes, as well as the the cream day game-only uniforms, and sub in the powder blues for the gray road uniforms. Everyone wears gray on the road now, and it's boring. Someone, preferably the Phillies, needs to lead the way into the powder blue yonder.

And before you say it, I know the Royals are wearing light blue jerseys on Sundays (I think) this season, but they're just jerseys and button-down jerseys at that. I'm talking about shirts and pants, with the jerseys being 80's-style pullovers. Who needs buttons?

Friday, May 4, 2012

No sleep 'till Glasgow

I remember watching this when it first aired in 1999, and I just watched it straight through again. Beastie Boys performing in Glasgow, right after Hello Nasty came out. Excellent. R.I.P. MCA. [H/T @KenTremendous on the vid.]

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin bombs away

"Rockwell Spiderman" by Luke Radl, a superhero/Halloween take on Norman Rockwell's "The Runaway."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The beautiful game, some sweet graphics

Bosnian artist Zoran Lucic created a really rad set of poster images featuring current and old-school soccer greats titled "Sucker for Soccer." Some of the graphics look like magazine or game program covers, and the rest are just cool.

Sadly, it doesn't look like these are for sale as prints yet. Lucic will be getting some of my money when they are, though. See a bunch more of his soccer designs here. [via WITC]

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Looks Refn good

Drive has some things going for it that will require a viewing.

1) The film is about a criminal underworld driver which, as we all know, is the best job in the criminal underworld. Or at least the most entertaining. I guess "boss" would be better.

2) It's directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, who's done some good stuff, including Bronson and the awesome Pusher trilogy. He's not averse to getting weird, as well, which might account for this visual.

3) Hooded-out Hendricks.

4) A synth/80s-style soundtrack in the mode of Michael Mann and Tangerine Dream.

5) Albert Brooks in Scorpio mode.

Peep the trailer.