Thursday, December 31, 2009

2000 was ten years ago

I've only been alive for seventeen years, and I already feel old.

Ah what the hell, happy new year.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Nickellenium: A look back

Yesterday YouChewPoop user "NAveryW" (who most people probably know as WalrusGuy from YouTube) posted an interesting thread on something I nearly forgot about.

In 1999, when the new millennium was almost upon us, Nickelodeon held a special event called "Nickellenium". They aired a series of promos that featured kids talking about what they thought the future was going to be like. (I remember one kid saying that in ten years people would be riding around in flying cars, whatever happened to THAT?) Finally, at the end of the year, Nickelodeon played an hour-long special celebrating the new year, and looped it over and over the entire day. As a 7 year old, I wasn't too happy about it. I couldn't live without my Rugrats, All That, Kenan and Kel.

EDIT: Someone posted the original video on YouTube. I can now die a happy man.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I officially hate Nickelodeon...

for not picking this show up.


Nickelodeon is going on my bad guy list.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

An in-depth analysis of New York radio stations

92.3 Now- it's like z100 except even gayer

102.3 WBAB- more like 102.3 W-Hey I hope you like Pink Floyd because if you listen to us you're gonna hear a lot of it

1019 RXP- TOM PETTY AND THAT ONE SONG BY SILVERCHAIR PLAYED OVER AND OVER AGAIN OH MY MY OH HELL YES

Z100- no.

Hot 97- no.

Fresh 102.7- Matchbox Twenty, Dido, and other shit you'd expect to hear on VH1 eight years ago before they turned into another MTV




AND THIS IS WHY SATELLITE RADIO EXISTS

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I found the mother lode

So you guys all know about Homestar Runner, right? Of course you do.



Well before Homestar hit it big, the site's co-creator Matt Chapman ran another site called ThoraxCorp, which was a tongue-in-cheek parody of corporate scams and the dot-com-boom of the late 90s. (It hasn't been updated in 7 years!) Hidden deep within the site, there is a directory of mp3s you can find here:

http://www.thoraxcorp.com/mp3s/



Most of them are rap songs Matt did when he was in late High School early College. Think "Check Your Head"-era Beastie Boys. Methinks this was an early inspiration for Coach Z's amazing freestyles.

These peoples try to fade me!





But the directory labeled "TNY" is filled with awesome indie rock songs Matt recorded with his old band The New You. "Drunken Astro" seems like a Pavement-inspired song, and "Here's Where Things Turn Around" takes a page from Superchunk's book (lots of Mac McCaughan high notes)

No wonder their parodies of Indie and Hip-Hop culture are so dead on!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Starting anew

I deleted my old posts because they were stupid OK MOVING ON

Just recently I got chosen by TRMario (a YouTube user that makes some hilarious Chowder parodies) to do Mung and Shnitzel's voice in a Chowder spoof he's working on. He already finished the first few seconds, and you could watch it hyaah:

http://choderproductionblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/video-update.html

I'm not going to spoil it to you guys, but let's just say it involves Chowder getting wasted, and leave it at that.