Archive for October, 2007

Over my head

October 31, 2007

A guy came into our office a few weeks ago and dropped off these comic strips he made. I don’t find them funny, and they’re only mildly provocative, but the weirdest part is the guy who made them is at least 60, but he didn’t seem senile or retarded. He seemed totally normal.

I’ve got about 50 strips on my desk and I’ve just scanned 6 of the early ones in the series.

They remind me a bit of Cerebus, because of the dark overtones and talking animal/human hybrid interacting with people.

Early 80’s Cartoon Themes + Turmoil In The Toybox

October 29, 2007

I watched these old 80’s cartoon themes last night and explosions were going off in my head. I haven’t seen these for years, but when I was a little kid I was obsessed with cartoons, especially Saturday morning cartoons.

The theme songs are almost in a genre of their own. They’re like surreal music videos.

It was only kindergarden and grade 1 that I was home on Saturday mornings, since I was out recycling papers by grade 2, but the memories I have of being so obsessed with the characters and storylines are still really vivid to me. Two of my favorite were HeMan and Thundercats, which I wasn’t allowed to watch because He-Man got his powers from GreySkull instead of God, and Thundercats were people mixed with animals which reminded my dad of pagan gods so they were off limits too.

I remember this book Turmoil in the Toybox being in our church library. It’s about the world being terrible and evil instruments of wickedness meant to indoctrinate your children into worshipping Satan. You can buy it on starting at 1cent.

I’d never heard of this other book, Fourteen Things Witches Hope Parents Never Find Out until today, but it’s along the same lines and is pretty amazing. It just goes to show you, no matter how crazy and half-assed the idea you’re promoting is, there will always be someone out there who will buy what you’re selling.

Gino Marcus Community Center Halloween Hardcore 2002

October 29, 2007

In the spirit of all these halloween posts of I’ve doing, I scanned these pictures I took from Halloween 2002 in Windsor.

Songs From A Room were called From the Room back then. Brayden looked like Dracula.

This guy had an amazing costume. If I remember correctly, he didn’t like me very much because I took a set of nude pictures of the girl on the right (which happened 6 months later, not at the Halloween show). From what I gathered they “hung out” a lot and she wanted to be his girlfriend but he wanted to keep seeing other girls. She probably just wanted to make him jealous, because she showed him the pictures after and then he hated me, but I was the innocent 3rd party! As if he would’ve done any different than I did.

I have a lot of old black and white pictures of Brayden in a speedo. He was really into that speedo for a year or so.

Videodrome 3

October 28, 2007

A bunch of us went to Videodrome 3 last night. Jon dressed up as a mummy with a boner, and I was Freddy Kreuger remixed aka Teddy Kreuger. I wanted to be Freddy, but when I put on the makeup I looked more like the Wolfman that Freddy and I needed a hat. Nick was a ninja, and for some reason I don’t have any pictures of Melissa. She was in a showgirl lepricon dress made of money aka the Root of All Evil.

Videodrome took awhile to start so I was abandoned by two groups of friends but I stayed until the bitter end. Everyone else I was with were ready to have fun and laugh but the noise soundtrack and WWI stock footage that was running for the first 2 hours of the event was killing the happy-go-lucky vibe a bit. It was worth it for me to stay though.

Videodrome is an annual video re-mix battle that the guys in Famefame put on. I like it because you never know what sort of footage they’ll use or where they’ll go with it. I appreciate how time consuming it is to edit this stuff together in the first place, especially for something that’s uncommercial that they’re not doing to make money. The clip below is a few years old but it’s an example of the style of editing they use. The only problem is these youtube videos are so compressed it misses more than half the tiny edits you see in the live versions.

And how awesome is this Championship belt?! It is my goal to win Videodrome 4 next year and you will be sure to see me wearing that belt around town if I do. I think they should engrave the names of the winners for each of the past 3 years and start a tradition. They engrave the names of the winning team on the Stanley Cup each year so why not this?

My roommate and her friends couldn’t think of costumes to wear, so on my suggestion they went out as Destiny’s Child. Nobody would look them in the face the whole night and they got a bunch of lectures on the history of blackface.

This morning I called Deirdre and we went for breakfast at Mitzi’s. They served corned beef with my eggs bennie instead of bacon. What a fresh change! My coffee was served in this trophy cup. I’ve never seen anything like it before. I want to have an awards show and give out useful trophies like this as prizes. The engraved plaque is key.

We went to this store at the corner of Brock and Queen after and I showed her all the wierd voodoo stuff they have.

This is a very small selection of what they carry. Tons of bizarre oils and incense and candles and I don’t know what else.

I want one of these moped with a trailer things. This looks like it would be really helpful for carting stuff around. I wonder how fast it goes?

We went to Price Chopper after and I noticed they have Kleenex dispensers in the frozen meat department. They don’t have them anywhere else in the store though.

Found Photos 1

October 27, 2007

I found all these pictures today at a bus stop. I noticed a huge stack of photos sitting next to the garbage bag on the bench as I was biking by. I had to make 2 trips to get them all, the picture of the garbage is in between the first and second trip. There was nobody around, and it was about to rain too so I figured if I left them there the photos would all be ruined anyways.

I assume a hobo was going through this a big bag of garbage looking for treasure and then took off to find some crack.

I’ll post some more tomorrow.

Japanthers Dick In A Box

October 26, 2007

Nick went to his work Halloween party last night with his dick in a box.

Teenanger played their second show last night, opening for Japanther at Whipper Snapper Gallery

I’d never listened to Japanther before. They were really good.

The pictures that are showing until October 28th at Whipper Snapper by Megan Kemshead and Kristy Robertson are worth checking out too.