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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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Archive for the ‘Apropos of Nothing’ Category

Happy Jack

Posted by shanoah on March 26, 2010

Not sure how long we can stay on zombies, so just to get things rolling again, since there haven’t been any posts in a few days, I thought I’d post something totally unrelated. No yoga involved. Don’t think I can claim the musicians as Zombies, either. Shining Happy Zombies Holding Hands? Nah, we’ve done enough REM here for the moment.

In any case, I thought I’d play a song by the Who named Happy Jack. This is the official music video for it, featuring some thieves, some cake, and a policeman.


Posted in A Thought from a Sticky Mood, Apropos of Nothing, Batty, Blogs, bulldada, fnord, From Shanoah, Funny, I Tunes Not U Tunes | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Ogden Edsl

Posted by shanoah on March 1, 2010

Well, Gotham to Gothic isn’t a big jump anyways, Sean. But you said that Cady bought and slaughtered a puppy in front of his daughter.

Well, besides being a cruel and sadistic thing to do, that also reminds me of a song, namely Ogden Edsl’s Dead Puppies. You may be familiar with it from the Dr. Demento show.

Ogden Edsl, being a bunch of very strange chaps, have written other bizarre songs. Here is one of them, Kinko the Kid-Loving Clown. No, I’m not making this up.

Talking about slaughtering puppies, and molesting young children, of course, makes me think of politics. And you all know my opinions on politicians. Especially politicians who signed a one-year extension on the patriot act on Saturday. And news reporters who don’t put it on the news. Grrr. I’d better post this before I get into my own rant…

Posted in Apropos of Nothing, Batty, Blogs, From Shanoah, Funny, Gooey Gummi Goodness, I Tunes Not U Tunes, I'm probably going to hell for this, Not Work Safe, Politics and Other Things In Which I'm Not Qualified | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Eat Starch

Posted by shanoah on February 4, 2010

What are you talking about, Sean? I’m not going to object and go off on a tangent. I have no issues with Nuclear Bunnies.

So I’m going to go off on my own tangent without objecting. In this case, I’m going to play what is probably one of my favorite Jefferson Airplane songs. Sung by Grace Slick, this is titled Eat Starch Mom. Many of the opinions raised are opposite of my own views. But it is still completely awesome.

Posted in Apropos of Nothing, Batty, Blogs, bulldada, From Shanoah, Funny, Gettin' Yer Freak On, Gooey Gummi Goodness, I Tunes Not U Tunes, I'm probably going to hell for this, Politics and Other Things In Which I'm Not Qualified, Wenches For Your Toolbox, Wrenches for Your Toolbox | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

12-16-09 Quite Bizarre Factlets… Like Hentai Jesus

Posted by Sean on December 16, 2009

I came across this post recently over at a blog called Listverse, which is a collection of Top 10 and Top Integer Other Than 10 lists: 15 Quite Bizarre Factlets. I take it that this is a Top 10 15 list of the most useless information in the world.

But we here at One Neat Thing a Day don’t think any information is useless! We’re the Island of Misfit Toys for data, dope, knowledge and lore of every race, creed and color. And three of the factlets listed in 15 Quite Bizarre Factlets struck me as rather appropriate for the holidays, such as:

6. Did you know that santa has a special friend that travels with him? His name is krampus and he beats people with sticks – especially females. He is pictured above. The story of the krampus has been used for centuries to frighten children into behaving before Christmas.

Actually, it’s “Krahm-poos”, according to this commercial.

7. A surprisingly large number of people believe in the Ancient Astronaut theory in which aliens are said to have come to earth in pre-history and given man knowledge (or, in some cases, to have bred with man to give us intelligence). Some proponents of the theory believe that all major religions on earth were started by these visiting space-creatures.

That’s right, Spock died for your sins.

But my favorite useless little factoid in this post is didn’t even crack the Top 10:

13. Shingō village (Japan) claims to be the last resting-place of Jesus, buried in the “Tomb of Jesus.” According to the local lore, Jesus traveled to Japan at the age of 21, where he studied theology for 12 years, after which he returned to Judea at the age of 34. He did not die on the cross at Golgotha. Instead his brother, Isukiri, took his place on the cross, while Jesus fled across Siberia, Alaska, and finally to Mutsu Province, in northern Japan, where he became a rice farmer, married, and raised a family near what is now Shing ō.

I find the thought of a Japanese Jesus strangely compelling. I mean, think of the possibilities. Samurai Jesus! Cat Girl Jesus! Kaiju Jesus (“Ah! Run! It is Jesus-ra!”)! Chibi Jesus! Manga Jesus! Shonen Jesus (“Hey, you money-changers are in my father’s house! KA… ME… HA… ME… HAAAAAAAA!”)! Shojo Jesus! Bishonen Jesus! Hentai Jesus! That’s right, The Da Vinci Code with tentacle rape!

Okay, I’m going to stop now before I’m struck dead by lightning.

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12-4-09 Big Dong

Posted by Sean on December 5, 2009

Tim Maloney of Naked Rabbit (site here) has a talent for making films that make you go, “Hmm”. Big Dong – or as it should be titled, “Beeg DAAAHHHNG!” – is one of those films. Words truly fail me, so I’ll give Signor Maloney a shot at it:

Coming soon to a theatre near you, ”Big Dong” is a film from… somewhere – it’s not exactly clear from what country it originates. Kooky Hijinks, Wacky Fun, Slapstick Violence – “Big Dong” seems to have it all!

My only addition is that 2:25 is just… wrong.

Oh, and if you think you’ve seen Tim Maloney on this channel before, perhaps you have.

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