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‘If Heaven was real’: OFF!, Melvins and Dinosaur Jr. interviews by a 10-year-old kid


 
Last spring, we told you all about Kids Interview Bands, a web series featuring two young ladies from Central Ohio talking to members of Mastodon, Slayer, the Pixies, and even ICP. Well, perhaps predictably, the boys are on the case too: a young fellow named Elliott conducts musician interviews for littlepunkpeople.net, and he’s doing a fine job. (He’s the son of the site’s masterminds, Daniela and Justin Fullam—the site is basically a family art project. Cool family, I must doff my cap to them!)

Here he is getting Keith Morris of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and OFF! talking about the go-for-it ethos of early So-Cal hardcore, what he’d do if he were President, and other critical subjects like “the government or Dracula?” And Morris is plenty awesome here.
 

 
Much more after the jump…

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Clean, cute and cruelty-free knitted dissection specimens are cuddly and gross!
11.07.2014
09:29 am

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I seem to remember being one of the kids that refused to dissect a frog in Biology class, but I wonder if I could have swung a passing grade if I had offered to do a mock-dissection with one of these beautiful knitted specimens from aKNITomy. Look at those lovely little felted innards! My first concern was actually that I might not be able to remove the creatures from their mounts for fun pranks, but no!

He comes pinned into his actual dissection tray (never used!), but he is not glued down, so you can take him out and cuddle him if you wish.

Fantastic! In addition to hiding one of these ghastlies in your infantile roommate’s childhood teddy bear display, you can actually cuddle with these disemboweled stuffed animals! A cute touch I noticed was the dead-as-a-doornail “x’s” over all the eyes ... all except the alien.. who stares at you, all blank and lidless. The description says “alien autopsy,” but are we dealing with knitted extraterrestrial vivisection here? Because I just don’t think I can ethically support yarn-alien cruelty.
 

rat on dissection tray
 

fetal pig on framed cork
 

bat on framed foam core
 
More, including the alien autopsy, after the jump…

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Evil genius hacks that awkward Amazon Echo commercial
11.07.2014
08:42 am

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Yesterday Amazon posted its commercial for the Echo, a new hands-free device that’s voice controlled and offers music, news and weather and blah, blah, blah. None of this matters, it’s really all about Amazon’s lame commercial for the product: It sucks. Anyway, the Internet couldn’t get over just how cheese-tastic the commercial was. What was Amazon thinking? They actually had to disable the comments on YouTube. Gee, I wonder why?

YouTuber Barry Mannifold decided to modify Amazon’s Echo commercial with some pretty entertaining results. Consider me sold on Echo after watching Mannifold’s version.

 

 
Amazon’s original commercial, below:


 
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12-year-old Christopher Walken in clown makeup will make you hate clowns a little less (or will it?)
11.06.2014
12:28 pm

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Here’s an amusing (or is it just straight up American Horror Story: Freak Show territory?) photo series of a 12-year-old Christopher Walken applying and then sporting some clown makeup. These were shot in 1955.

As many of you already know, Walken’s been acting since he was child. He started in 1953 with his first film Wonderful John Acton.

You can read more about Walken’s early Hollywood acting career here.


 

 

 

 
More of Walken after the jump…
 

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Siamese Dream: Billy Corgan on the cover of a cat magazine
11.06.2014
08:33 am

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I’m posting this for no other reason than here’s Billy Corgan on the cover of a cat magazine!!!

Corgan sure loves his cats, wrestling and starring in local Chicago commercials for the Walter E. Smithe furniture company!

Below, Corgan shilling for the furniture store in 2013:

 
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‘I Have Come to Kill You:’ Henry Rollins parodies Queen
11.05.2014
08:59 am

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In 1987, Henry Rollins, fresh from Black Flag’s breakup, released his first two solo records, Hot Animal Machine under his own name, and the six-song EP Drive By Shooting under the name “Henrietta Collins and the Wife Beating Child Haters.” I should probably specify that these were his first musical solo records—he’d already released two spoken word albums by then.
 

 
Both were recorded during the same month with the same backup band, but Drive By Shooting is by far the goofier record. It opens with the title song, a ridiculous travesty of surf-rock tropes. It’s not ALL silly—the album also boasts a great cover of Wire’s “Ex-Lion Tamer.” But then there’s “I Have Come to Kill You,” a send-up of Queen’s distinctive hit “We Will Rock You.” The EP, by the way, isn’t particularly rare, and the original vinyl can be found online at quite reasonable prices. It’s also included with the CD version of Hot Animal Machine
 

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Karen Black fronts L7 and Exene Cervenka reads her conspiracy poetry in ‘Decoupage 2000’


 
Decoupage! was a fever dream of a public access show cooked up in 1989 by visionary amateur producer Kathe Duba and drag queen Summer Caprice (Craig Roose, if you want to get technical). Envisioning a kitschy 70’s variety show aesthetic, Craig and Kathe scoured thrift stores to furnish elaborate sets—an episode could take as many as twelve hours to set-up, videotape and break-down (those are Cecil B. DeMille terms for public access). The show attracted counterculture legends like “all-American Jewish lesbian folksinger” Phranc and Vaginal Creme Davis (appearing with her “mother,” Susan Tyrrell). Caprice exuded a fun atmosphere of irreverent, arty, DIY weirdness, and the guests really seemed to enjoy themselves. 

I’d argue the “jewel” of the Decoupage series was actually Decoupage 2000: Return of the Goddess—a 1999 retro-futurist sci-fi version of the original show coordinated after a five-year hiatus. Check out cult queen Karen Black singing Sonny Bono’s “Bang Bang,” with grunge goddesses L7 for her band! If you didn’t know, Karen Black has a fucking amazing voice, and her chemistry with L7 is golden.
 

 
The most compelling segment though, is Exene Cervenka (using her actual surname, “Cervenkova” here) performing a spoken-word piece, “They Must Be Angels.” Themes of alien visitation and abduction, psychic abilities and metaphysical spirituality make the monologue a perfect fit for Decoupage‘s retro-futurism, but as Exene expounds, her tangents become more conspiratorial, and you’re left wondering if work like this was the germ of her eventual Alex Jones-levels of delusion. You can never be sure how someone got from Point A to Point Raving, Vicious Crackpot, but man does this piece feel like a red flag; and still, Exene is magnetic, and the performance is mesmerizing.

I’m unsure of exactly how many episodes of Decoupage! were made in total, but there is a Decoupage! YouTube channel with some great clips.
 

 
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Barking mad: Man has sex with tree (NSFW)
11.05.2014
05:16 am

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Imagine a man who gets up every morning and goes out to his local park or leafy sidewalk and humps his favorite tree. Well, if this video is to be believed here is that man.

According to the uploader on Live Leak who filmed this tree hugger, the man claims having coition with a tree “gives him pleasure.”

He does that every morning when he wakes up from bed. He also says that a tree doesn’t reject anything, he has full control over it. Just he says that if it was possible he’d take it back home lol.

“Lol” our culture’s answer to everything. Well that or “YOLO” which would also fit here, one would suppose…

The man may be mentally ill, lonely, or just a garden variety dendrophile, but he certainly seems unperturbed by the possibility of splinters, a dose of woodlice, or even total strangers filming his tree-loving activities.
 

 
H/T Daily Star

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Russell Brand’s revolutionary bubble burst by Blur’s ‘Parklife’
11.04.2014
01:45 pm

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It has taken just one word, one word to burst Russell Brand’s revolutionary bubble of being some kind of modern day “Che Guevara.”

One word, and all his pompous verbosity and over-weening self-aggrandizing vanity is turned to great comic effect.

The word is “Parklife” as in the in the 1994 hit song by Blur.

You may recall that tasty toe-tapper—the one where actor Phil Daniels spouts a lot of self important nonsense about nothing much in particular—the kind of drivel that could so easily have splurged out of Russell Brand‘s own mouth:

Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as…

(There’s a game here—spotting which is Brand and which is Blur.)

It all began in response to a tweeted quote from Brand’s book Revolution about the “significance of consciousness.” Earthman Johann tweeted “Parklife” and suddenly Brand’s revolutionary zeal was undone. 
 

 
Mr. Earthman Johann tweets that “Buzzfeed and the Independent is all very well, but I’ll not rest until Slate have dashed off some hurried analysis of the Parklife meme.”

This was followed on November 2nd by another tweet form Dan Barker:
 

 
 
From such small beginnings a viral revolution was unleashed. Next up, was a Vine by Alan White that merged song and revolutionary in near perfect harmony.
 

 
From then on, nearly everything Brand tweeted was ridiculed by “#Parklife.”
 

 
And lo, of course, the inevitable YouTube videos.
 

 
Another video after the jump…

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Shit Express will send poop to your bitter enemies
11.04.2014
10:19 am

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Sometimes, when someone—your boss, your neighbor—really pisses you off, only a box full of poop sent to their home or office will really satisfy your need to inflict revenge. But so far, at any rate, there isn’t a tutorial on sending your enemies poop in the mail on eHow or Instructables, and until there are, you’re either going to have to do it yourself—yuck—or rely on the good people at Shit Express.
 

 
Shit Express is an online company that specializes in, well, sending shit to your enemies (hearing the lamentation of their women is not included in the service fee). It turns out that there are a lot of complex variables to having someone send your enemies poop. The poop of what animal? What should the packaging be? Here’s the step-by-step process, according to Shit Express:
 

1. Choose an animal.
2. Give us an address.
3. Choose how to wrap your package.
4. Pay anonymously with Bitcoin.

 
About seventeen bucks will get you a box of horse poop sent to anyone of your choice. At press time, the only poop available was horse poop. Packaging comes in “plain,” “cute,” and “ceremonial.” Apparently one of them, probably “cute,” features smiley faces. Shit Express insists on cryptocurrency like Bitcoin to ensure your anonymity. It’s actually illegal to send certain substances in the mail in some nations, so Shit Express has to navigate the laws in the various countries they ship to (this appears to be unlimited).
 

 
via Death and Taxes

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