Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving Dessert

Thanksgiving fell on November 22 this year, inspiring me to make a cake resembling a turkey dinner resembling Dealey Plaza.

All the savory foods/structures are made from dessert items (the gravy roads are caramel syrup, the triple-underpass mashed potatoes are frosting, etc.).

Sunday, August 05, 2007

I Love To Singa

Al Jolson and Cab Calloway, from a fantastic repository of jazz and big band video clips from the 1920s to present, redhotjazz.

The footage above is from the 1936 Warner Bros. film The Singing Kid, and the song was obviously used in the Merrie Melodies cartoon that came out later that same year (titled I Love to Singa), the plot of which was loosely based on Jolson's much more famous film from 1927, The Jazz Singer:

Watch the cartoon here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Grungy Bruce

I contend this TV clip of a man performing on stage at the Apollo Theater earlier this year does not feature a homeless feel-good character, but instead Bruce Willis in disguise. No one in the mainstream media seems to have picked up on this. Most of my friends do not believe me.

Willis has convinced people that he is "real life homeless man, Brad Prowley, who makes a living singing classic R&B songs on the streets of major cities not just to get by, but out of a true, life-long passion for music."

I suspect this is some sort of gambit by Willis to demonstrate that he can "act," and that he is more than just an action star. I suppose it also gives him a chance to sing, like he used to, and to be appreciated (so to speak) on his vocal merits alone.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


The end of civilization is hereby officially heralded by the drone of robotic bagpipes.