Monthly Archives: June 2011
When I said I have new shoes yesterday, I meant I personally have new shoes and not just new shoe links to bore you with. It’s a totally different kind of boredom! Okay, look: I’m not home yet and can’t get to my pre-saved links so you’re going to have to deal with my shopping stories for now.
So I have new shoes, yay! ‘What kind?’ you may ask. Converse. I have had a pair of Converse for several years, but they are brown and starting to show their age. They are made of tough leather, though, and have stood the test of time. I’m hoping to get as much use out of the new ones, but these are made of canvas. I don’t care. I just couldn’t resist them!
They look like Space Shoes! And since I got them at Marshall’s they were cheap. (Okay, so my *Mom* got them at Marshall’s since I’m broke. Thanks Mom for the early birthday gift.) The weird thing is, this image is from Shoebacca (awesome name for a shoe site), not the main Converse site. I couldn’t find them anywhere there. Apparently Converse rotates their styles so this isn’t that “cool” anymore which explains the price tag. I still think they’re awesome.
I have returned from my elongated vacation with more ideas, more creative energy, and more shoes. Unfortunately, I still don’t have the ability to destroy my new town, much less the Tri-State Area. After seeing hours of Phineas and Ferb I at least know what not to do.
If you watch daytime cartoons in the summer you may notice that the Disney channel thinks Phineas and Ferb is the bees knees. I have come across several marathon runnings of this show. (Seriously: I turned on the T.V. this morning wondering if it would be on and low & behold!…) The weird thing is that once I start an episode I can’t help but finish it. Even if I’ve seen it before I like to check if I’ve missed a secret (or not so secret) adult joke.
This isn’t so much a kids’ show as an adult cartoon well-disguised. It isn’t crude, though, like Spongebob and brilliantly works as healthy kid cartoon material by giving out the lessons of working together (even if you are an ambiguously gay bully), getting outside (instead of watching T.V. like you’re doing right now), and being creative (rocket science isn’t that hard).
For me, the biggest attraction is Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Not just because he’s the evil, attempting-to-be-genius mastermind, but because he represents the sad, lonely failure in all of us. I want to be his friend and tell him it’s alright. Is that weird?
Now for the media I like to tack on: The show is always fun and random, especially when it comes to Ferb. (What *is* that short for?) And, of course, there’s a flood of P&F fan art over on DeviantArt. (I apologize. You don’t have to go there.) I ~definitely~ recommend (as a fan of this kind of crap) the Hipster Phineas and Ferb tumblr. Here’s one of my favorites:
General funny moments:
And if you are just a fan of Doofenshmirtz:
Extra fun fact: Richard O’Brien (of Rocky Horror) plays the voice of the Dad.
I couldn’t figure out a good video to wrap this week up. Okay, the real delay was because I ended up wasting my day on FFX-2 again. My bad. Anyway, I have one more video from my collection that has stuck with me for years. The problem is you need about 40 spare minutes to indulge in it. I present The Most Important Video You May Ever Watch (it demands full screen):
This is going to be it for about two weeks. I’ll be going up to Mom’s in a week, but next week will just be a personal week because it’s good to take a mental break from the blog every once & awhile. If I feel like updating, I might.
Today is a double dose of old videos I have kept in my YouTube account that I keep going back to watch every so often. They are an excellent way to enliven your day. I hope you understand why:
To assuage any confusion about that second one: he’s not speaking Italian. He’s speaking gibberish. He’s an Italian artist who wanted to sort of… mimic the way he heard Americans speaking on T.V. and came up with this. There’s a related vid that does a “translation” that’s pretty hilarious.
I’ve posted this in a couple of places, but it’ll be a first for the blog. I can’t stop watching it. It haunts me.
This is an old favorite that I was introduced to back in college. It is hard to explain the video, you just have to watch and learn. LEARN. Young’uns today don’t understand that you don’t need those digital animatrations to depict crazy.
I’ve enjoyed doing theme weeks because they help me focus and allow me to write less. In order to show my utter laziness I’m just going to post videos with a musical theme this week. Most of them will be kind of head-trippy, but not too disturbing. This is odd because I was inspired by watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
This week’s favorite comes from Russia. Someone remixed Russian soldiers doing some sort of dance-off (and perhaps as a method of keeping warm) to a Run DMC song:
Once again this showcases Russian superiority when it comes to physical prowess. Sarah and I also joked that they are probably so damn good because what else was there to do in the U.S.S.R.?