Remote Controlled Quicksand

Alberto Ponticelli

Alberto Ponticelli

Deadman by Jill Thompson, from this collection.

Deadman by Jill Thompson, from this collection.

Sunday, 13 - 04 - 2014

Promo art for the completely bananas Toonstruck CD-ROM game from 1996.

Steve Rude Red Skull trading card art from this collection.

Steve Rude Red Skull trading card art from this collection.

Thursday, 10 - 04 - 2014

In all the appreciation I’ve seen for the late Lorenzo Semple, Jr., I haven’t seen many references to his fantastic YouTube series Reel Geezers with producer Marcia Nasatir. I’m obsessed with these. Semple is obviously leaning into the joke of a gruff old guy reviewing modern films, but he makes really solid points as well. Semple probably knew more about writing than anyone; he’s my favorite non-directing screenwriter because of the way he seamlessly split his time between absurdist camp classics and tightly constructed cerebral thrillers. These reviews are the closest we get to a how-to book.

Nifty promo art from Tom Herpich for the classic Adventure Time episode “The Other Tarts,” jacked from the Adventure Time wikia.

Nifty promo art from Tom Herpich for the classic Adventure Time episode “The Other Tarts,” jacked from the Adventure Time wikia.

Truckstop movie theater in Georgia.

Truckstop movie theater in Georgia.

Friday, 4 - 04 - 2014

Letterman, man.

comicsreporter:

adhouse has officially announced a hardcover collection of street angel for summer; whoa, nice cover

Yessssss

comicsreporter:

adhouse has officially announced a hardcover collection of street angel for summer; whoa, nice cover

Yessssss

paulmaybury:

Tiny Steve Martin sketch I found on my phone.

Hey, guess who has this sketch? I have this sketch. It’s from my ongoing comedy sketchbook.
Also, check out my friend Adam’s recent interview with Paul Maybury at the Dollar Bin podcast.

paulmaybury:

Tiny Steve Martin sketch I found on my phone.

Hey, guess who has this sketch? I have this sketch. It’s from my ongoing comedy sketchbook.

Also, check out my friend Adam’s recent interview with Paul Maybury at the Dollar Bin podcast.

Monday, 17 - 03 - 2014

endlesssound:

Yesterday I heard that Gary Burger of legendary proto-punks THE MONKS passed away. They released one album in their existence but the music contained within it has influenced more people than they could have ever imagined. They were touted in some corners as the anti-Beatles and their music bears that out. Instead, they carved a very unique sound for themselves with their use of feedback, repetitive rhythms and vocals, and a striking visual identity no one else dared imitate.

This live clip of “Oh, How to Do Now” was shot for German television in the mid-1960’s.

RIP Gary Burger, one of the original game-changers.

Monday, 10 - 03 - 2014

I’ve been digging through Harold Ramis rarities since he died, and finally got around to watching Rodney Dangerfield’s 1981 special It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me (not to be confused with his later special of the same name). Produced and co-written by Ramis, it’s a little surprising how obscure it is, mainly because Bill Murray is all the fuck over it. That’s how it got on my radar originally, but I assumed Murray would stop by for a quick hello in between Dangerfield bits. If you think you’ve basically exhausted the filmographies of Murray and Ramis, make sure you didn’t miss this one - they have their hands in pretty much every sketch, and Rodney is great as always.