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Creature Comforts - What is Art?

I absolute love Creature Comforts. Besides having an irrational boner for (well done) claymation, I really think the personifications in these characters is spot on. The clip that starts at 4:05 seriously had me on the floor.

(Thanks to my homeboy Dan Bruce (Bruce) Boardman for reminding me that such gems exist)

Men kissing more offensive than "A graphically severed human head"

According to last week's poll on What They Play a site dedicated to 'informing' parents about video games from a rating standpoint declared that "A man and woman having sex" was the most offensive thing that you could put in a video game. Two men kissing, a graphically severed human head and multiple f-bombs followed, respectively.

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass

Am I the only one that thinks this beat sounds like something Goblin would have come up with for an Argento soundtrack? It's completely eerie, and the song itself slays. Anyone that could come up with the line "Who are we to heart huckabee art fuckery suddenly?" is ok in my book, not to mention the fact that I have a colossal chub for Jeremy Fish's wacky illustrations. Enjoy.

Box Office Boner - Horton Hears a Who

After months of listening to Jon blab about "THE BOX" on the Podcast, I've taken it upon myself to occasionally go out of my way to see at least one blockbuster a month and report back to the Bloody Good Horror nerd cave about whether or not it in fact deserves its accolades. Stay tuned for more!

Horton Hears a Who

Somewhat Relevant Thematic Tie-Ins:
Book Adaptations
Remakes
CGI

The Skinny:

Making the perfect Muxtape

No, that's not a typo, it does actually say Muxtape. If anything is stroking my nerd chub right now, it's this, hardcore. The concept is extremely simple. Pick a user name, upload up to 12 songs (that you have permission to use, of course), and share away!

Paranoland

This bad boy was featured on the front page of YouTube today, and I thought it was worth posting.

Aside from the maddening over-narration, I was really drawn to this. The animation is beautiful and imaginative, and the concept draws some pretty blatant "Twilight Zone" parallels. I'd really like to see more of the animations/live action shorts from Phylactère Cola the Canadian TV show that this short was first played on.

Al Jaffee's MAD Fold-Ins

Anyone that's picked up a Mad magazine in say, the last 50 years (and if you haven't, what the hell is wrong with you?!) has no doubt tinkered with one of Jaffee's fold-ins. The concept is pretty simple, match A's and B' by folding the page in half, to reveal a new image and generally, a punch line for a joke presented on the full page.

By The Numbers - Horror Hound Weekend

This weekend was a lot of things, and most have them have been said in Eric and Casey's blogs, so I decided to do a comprehensive breakdown of just what Horror Hound meant to me from a numerical standpoint. Keep in mind, these are approximations with an over/under of 6 or so beers.

Friday, March 28th

5 - The hour at which I awoke to turn over the new site.
0 - The number of delays I had on the way to Indy (this becomes important later).
1 - The number of times I nearly shit my pants when Casey, clad in a pink shirt, snuck up on me in the airport.

Feedback on the New Site

As promised in the podcast last week, I wanted a place for people to post issues/ideas revolving around our brand new site. We've been doing all we can to nab every little thing that we can, but we really need YOUR help. I'll be checking this regularly to post updates on your concerns. Register (if you haven't already) and leave a comment on this here page. I'll be checking it regularly for the next week or so to compile a list of things that still need to be taken care of. Please be wary of the following before you comment:

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Goodnight, Sweet Prince (WHOOOO!)

In his last RAW as active wrestler, Ric Flair proves why there will never be another "Jet flyin', limousine ridin', wheelin' dealin' son of a gun," quite like him. It's obvious his best days in the ring are far behind him but in terms of personality and what he stands for, he's one of a kind.

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