Sept. 21, 2001

Gonads and Strife
What can I say? This is one of the funniest little music videos I've seen in a long, long time. How can you go wrong with a cute squirrel singing "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" all the time? I just hope this talented rodent releases a CD sometime soon. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Be sure to check out their store if you want a cute little squirrel T-shirt.

Found magazine
Ever walk down the street and come across a crumpled up photo on the ground? Have you been waiting for the bus and on the seat next to you someone has left a poem scribbled on a napkin? Found magazine collects everything from found photos, birthday cards, telephone bills, to-do lists and various bits and pieces. And lucky for you, there's no need to keep your eyes on the pavement to look for it all. Just browse the many sections of Found for scraps of paper that reveal people's weird personalities. My favorite so far is the angry note posted in a laundry room about stolen soap.

Adult Swim
French fries that fight crime? Brak in a sitcom? A superhero who moonlights as a lawyer for other cartoon characters? This isn't your normal Saturday morning lineup. Nope. This is Adult Swim, a series of cartoons meant to attract an older cartoon audience on select evenings on the Cartoon Network. You won't see cartoon characters getting it on, so to speak - but you will see a few plot lines and comments you're not used to hearing. On "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law" you'll see Shaggy from "Scooby-Doo" go to trial for possession. On "Aqua Teen Hunger Strike" our heroes often yell at each other and whine about mundane activities like looking for clues after a tricked-out car is destroyed by a huge robotic rabbit. You heard me right. So if you want to have a good chuckle, or a nice confusing scratch of the head, watch Adult Swim video clips on this site. And see for yourself.

Fling the Cow
Before I begin, let me just say I don't condone cruelty to animals - not even evil cows. But as cartoon games goes, it is pretty fun to catapult a smiling cow towards a bullseye while a sacrastic farmer standing the field mocks you. Moo.

Weird New Jersey
I always thought New Jersey was a bit odd. I just couldn't put my finger on the bizarre pulse of New Jersey until now. Thanks to Weird New Jersey, I have a backalley guide to everything unusual dwelling in the Garden State. Read about the spooky histories behind the Albino Village, the Elizabeth Orphanage, ghosts of the Union Hotel and the Lady in White. Check out the Weird Animals section, especially about the Hoboken Monkey Man. And don't miss any of the other equally entertaining sections such as Weirdly Ancient, Cemetery Safari, Local Heroes & Villians, Jersey UFO's, Unexplained Phenomena and so much more.

Bunny Hunter - Un Lapin
There are times in my life when I wish I had paid closer attention in French class. This is one of those times. Watch a music video of cheerful French children singing about a deadly bunny. At least I THINK that's what they're singing about. It doesn't matter if you don't understand what they're singing about. You'll giggle, and that's what's most important. Non?

Waking Life
Movies these days fall into three categories:
(1) Action-adventure with guns, guns, a few models, trite dialog and more guns.
(2) Feel-good romantic comedies either featuring Jennifer Lopez or Julia Roberts.
(3) Teen horror flicks with plotlines from the 70s and a soundtrack found from the latest Warped Tour.
Waking Life doesn't fall into any of these. That's why you need to visit this Web site and check out the film clips. The unique feature of this film is that it's completely animated using an unusual techinque called Rotoscoping. Directed by Richard Linklater (Slackers), starring Wiley Wiggins (Dazed and Confused), Linklater's daughter Lorelei, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, among others.

Shoes of the Fisherman
How cool would it be to walk around on the beach and leave foot prints that say "Jesus Loves You" everywhere? Well, if you're into that sort of thing you can buy such sandals here. They come in all sizes. I'm crossing my fingers that other sandals that say things like "Where am I?" and "Follow me to the money" are made.

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