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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!'"

    Shanoah Alkire is our Discordian at large. "Born in Santa Cruz, I grew up in Grass Valley and the Bay Area, and now lurk in Las Vegas. My literary influences include Ray Bradbury, Lewis Carroll, and Douglas Adams. I also program as a hobby, and currently maintain the Gtk port of Angband. You can find a rather old bio of me here."

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Archive for the ‘cats’ Category

3-21-10 Cyriak and Sarah Brown – Meow

Posted by Sean on March 21, 2010

You can go have brain damage if you want, Shanoah. But if I’ve got to be a braineater, I’m gonna do the shambling undead abomination thing. That’s right, I’m gonna be a zombie.

A kitty zombie.

And I shall lead the Kitty Zombie Apocalypse.

Music by Cyriak. Art by Sarah Brown. Pay music download here.

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2-14-10 Hentai Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Sean on February 14, 2010

We interrupt this David Byrne and Brian Eno theme to bring you a catgirl being eaten out.

Do we even have to mention that this isn’t work safe?

From Hime Kishi Lilia or Princess Knight Lilia. Courtesy of MarcusSaide.

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1-15-10 Simon’s Cat – Fly Guy

Posted by Sean on January 15, 2010

We continue our themeless theme today with another Simon’s Cat short (site here) by Simon Tofield: Fly Guy. Anyone who has or once had a cat can probably sympathize with poor Simon.

And if you think you’ve seen Simon’s Cat here before, perhaps you have.

And while we’re on the subject of egwegious wittle Bwitish kitty cuteness… here’s a bemusing little short featuring Cyriak Harris‘ cat entitled, appropriately enough, Meow Mix. Again, if you think you’ve heard that name here before… again, perhaps you have.

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Cats, Birds, and Ghymes

Posted by shanoah on October 30, 2009

Sorry about the delay on a post. I just haven’t really been inspired to write anything here. Here are a few things I’ve been listening to in the last few days:

Found this on last.fm’s Irish Coffee radio station. This is Regölés by Ghymes, and don’t even ask me to pronounce that. Really cool music, though. I don’t really get a chance to hear Hungarian music that often.

This is for everyone who was having trouble pronouncing the last song name. It’s listed as “Колыбельные мира. Идиш.”. I was able to find a translation of the lyrics, and they were listed as “Oyfn Veg Shteyt A Boym”. Nice Yiddish folksong, in any case, and the video seems to correspond pretty well to the song. Wish I could tell you who created the video or who the musician is.

This one is for anyone who is curious what the Cat Stevens song Wild World would sound like with lyrics in Zulu. And this is sung by Cat Stevens Steven Demetre Georgiou Yusuf Islam Yusuf.

It might be easiest to just call him the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens. He’s back to creating cds as Yusuf as of 2006, after his whole thing of changing his name to Yusuf Islam in 1977, converting to Islam, and abandoning music.

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Smooth Criminal

Posted by shanoah on August 31, 2009

Well, I’m sort of continuing with the mashup theme.

This isn’t actually a song mashup but a video mashup, though.

It starts out with a scene from the Fred Astaire movie Daddy Long Legs (1955), and then switches to scenes from The Band Wagon (1953). The music, however, is Michael Jackson‘s Smooth Criminal.

So the overall effect is that of Fred Astaire dancing to Smooth Criminal. And, surprisingly, it works very well. And you can tell that Michael Jackson got inspiration from Fred Astaire…

The video was done by AbejaMariposaJr.

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Cat and Fiddle

Posted by shanoah on August 24, 2009

Well, keeping going with the theme for now. I may diverge into Japanese Shakespeare shortly, given the strange stuff I’ve been finding, though.

This next song, Cat and the Fiddle, I first heard on one of Heather Alexanders albums called Life’s Flame. I’m assuming it’s on the album Cat and the Fiddle, too, but I could be wrong.

It’s just a nice, light-hearted, fun song.

Dance all day with the cat and the fiddle; come and lay with the heather on the hill…

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Overdrive

Posted by shanoah on August 8, 2009

Sometimes I have no idea how I got to a video. Or even if I do, it’s from a strange enough route that I have to wonder anyways.

This is a case in point. However bizarre it was, earlier I was looking at a Japanese cast singing “Jesus Christ Superstar” (and that was very cool. Too bad it didn’t allow embedding.). And later, I was watching parts of Andrew Lloyd Webers “CATS” in Japanese.

None of that explains how I got to this odd fan made video, titled Overdrive, by IOSYS. After watching a purely Japanese version, I grabbed a version with subtitles. It didn’t help, though I’m assured this features Reisen Udongein Inaba, the Moon Rabbit.

Warning: this video may cause insanity in laboratory rabbits in clinical studies. And it’s not worksafe, besides that.

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The Exorcist

Posted by shanoah on May 10, 2009

You know, it’s almost a shame that I don’t really have time today to come up with something on theme. Though, given that the artist name on this says The Scientist / DJ Hype, and you were doing The Rocketman, I suppose this is close enough.

This song was on the record label Kickin Records in 1990, and is titled The Exorcist. And the record label name sure is accurate. Really catchy piece, and fun to listen to.

And given the things you’ve posted in the past, thought I may as well post another piece by The Scientist, The Bees.It’s worth noting that both these videos were posted by rockyfistscats. And whatever he may do to cats, he appears to have a huge collection of records posted…

PS: As a footnote, I had just gotten up when I was typing this post up. After posting, I went to get a shower, and when I looked in the mirror, realised that I had total, absolute mad-scientist hair going. That doesn’t really happen to me that often. It was sticking in all directions, and curling around at eldritch angles.

In a way, it was a shame I had to wash it. If I’d had hair spray, I might have just sprayed it in place, and left it like that. But I thought I’d note that, since it’s always interesting when there’s a tie-in to real life in your posts that you don’t realise is going on…

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Old Games

Posted by shanoah on April 25, 2009

Well, I didn’t really play with an Intellavision that much, Sean. (Though I’m fairly sure it didn’t have Grand Theft Auto…)

I did play a bunch of old mac games, though. As far as RPGs go, I used to like Taskmaker & Tomb of the Taskmaker, and I still play them in emulation occassionally with Basilisk II. Or, did you ever play Dark Castle? I died a lot, but the sound effects were great:

I wasted a lot of hours with Scarab of Ra, too, finding treasure, and being harrassed by monkeys, and chased by panthers, and mummies:

And that’s not even to mention Fool’s Errand. I don’t even know how many hours I wasted on this classic game. A Tarot based storyline with lots of fiendish puzzles. Cliff Johnson wrote 3 in Three[1], and At the Carnival, too. He even has them on his site for free download:

[1] You are wrong! This cannot be! There is no 3 in Three! And therein lies a tale.

I loved this game. Only other puzzle game I played that approached one of Cliff Johnson’s games was Systems Twilight. But then, I’ve always loved Andrew Plotkins games, too.

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That Lady

Posted by shanoah on March 23, 2009

Glad that I turned it up then, Sean. Makes sense that Solaris and Stalker had the same director. They did seem to have the same style.

Wish I had something equal to follow up today’s KID606 post. I looked around, but eventually just found myself chilling out to the Isley Brothers song “Who’s That Lady?”. Not that that’s at all a bad thing, of course. That song is a great jam.

No movie to this one, but I listened to a couple youtube videos of it to find one with good sound, so picture wasn’t really top priority.

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