It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...
derspatchel

bits and pieces: the "we got more gongs than the breakdancing robot that caught on fire" edition

Anyang!


001. Courtesy byrneout and YouTube comes the most awesome and frightening thing I've ever seen without dosing first: The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo on the Gong Show. The consensus from the comments is that Danny Elfman's on trombone. The most frightening part of the whole thing, I think, is Buddy Hackett's hair. By the way, the Gong Show's grand prize, $516.32, was SAG minimum in those days for a speaking role on television.

010. Give a cheer! Matinee at the Bijou is coming back to PBS! I think this may have been when I first got a taste of old films, cause I remember watching it when I was but a wee lad enrolled at the hippie elementary school. It was a weekend show on PBS, and it pretty much was a bill of fare as would have been seen at a movie theatre back in the 1930s and 40s. They'd show an episode of a serial, a newsreel, maybe a comedy short, and a feature film. Well, apparently it's coming back next year and Debbie Reynolds will be hosting. That's awesome.

011. Check out the latest reason why I like my cameraphone:

Kelly's Diner neon sign

The camera caught the "excited" neon gas pulsing in the sign. That's awesome, too.

100. File under Wikipedia Will Eat Itself: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson_suicide_note

Yes, they're arguing over whether suicide notes are copyright protected or in the public domain. So when you end it all, be sure your "Goodbye, cruel world!" is distributed under the Creative Commons license, 'kay?

101. And finally, before I leave for the weekend and do cool things, I'll let you know that I'm gonna develop a sitcom set in the early 90s featuring a cute and spunky indie film actress and all her slightly surreal adventures in high school. It'll be called Parker Posey Can't Lose.

Goodnight, everybody! Tip your waitress!
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