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I don’t know much about Amanda Palmer.
I remember hearing the song Coin Operated Boy and thinking it was highly entertaining and more than just a little bit different. Beyond that, I don’t know if I could identify any of her music.
Based on this video, I’m going to go ahead and say she’s pretty damn awesome.
I’ve been thinking about That Thing You Do lately, which means it’s time for a re-watch.
I fell down the Wiki rabbit hole and discovered that the person who wrote the title song was Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger. (Don’t know Fountains of Wayne? Go watch Stacy’s Mom and Hey Julie and then come back here.)
Schlesinger and Mike Viola are who you actually hear singing in the movie and you can see them sing it in the clip below.
Here’s a clip from the movie of The Wonders playing a big crowd after they’ve started to gain a following.
You guys look great in red, have I told you that?
When I was looking up the song, I discovered that there have been several covers. I know some people can’t stand covers (hi Mom!), but I love them.
Next up, let’s check out a boy band covering a fictional boy band’s song. Be sure to bask in the glory of the velvet pants worn by NSYNC.
I know that sometimes, you just need to go punk. Am I right? Sadly, there’s no footage of New Found Glory actually playing, so enjoy the cheesetastic picture that appears to be from some time around the late 90s.
Ever heard of Shakalabbits? Me either, but they’re a Japanese rock band who decided to make a video of their cover. I have to say, this was the cover I was most unsure about, but I actually like it quite a bit.
Last, but not least (we’re going to give the title of least to New Found Glory) is Bubblegum Lemonade, a Scottish Indie Pop group who has a slightly dreamy feel.
Every year, I put up a link to my wishlist, in the hopes that someone will buy me something shiny.
Or, as I told a friend earlier today, “Happy Yam Sham Day!”
If you’ve not seen this episode of Buffy, go look up Pangs, which is from Season Four. If you don’t watch Buffy, I’m sad for you. At least watch this clip:
Now, I know that some people prefer to think of Thanksgiving as Slapsgiving, and I’m cool with that and wish you a happy Slapsgiving.
But perhaps you prefer Friends?
I still think they should release DVDs of just the Thanksgiving episodes.
Some people may notice that I have thus far left out my favorite Thanksgiving tradition–listening to Alice’s Restaurant while driving to wherever I plan on eating turkey that year.
So just remember…you can get anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant! (excepting Alice)
Nearly every week, I head to my local comic book shop, Pop Culture Comix, to pick up a comic or two.
I read Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel + Faith and Captain Marvel on a regular basis and occasionally pick up additional comics. Just in the past few months, I’ve picked up Uncanny Avengers, Spike, Willow, Deadpool and a Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover.
I have a great time reading the comics and I always enjoy how the artwork and storylines. However, I’ve come to discover a problem.
What do I do with the comics when I’m done with them? Currently, they’re piled up all around my apartment and I’ve been trying to avoid piles and clutter.
(We’re taking a moment here for Mom to stop giggling.)
Do I go further down the rabbit hole and buy a storage box, bags and boards and start storing them properly after I’ve read them? If so, what is my ultimate goal? Am I hoping that someday someone will want to buy them or read them? Will I read them again?
Or do I start giving them away or discarding them or selling them after I’m done with them? Will I regret it if I get rid of them? Will it feel like a waste of money?
What do you think?
Ah, Clover needles. I hardly knew you. Turns out I’m out of practice on what cats do and do not consider nummy nibbly treats.
A lot, really.
Please note there is some cussing, so put in your headphones if you’re at work.
Please also note this video does not pass the Bechdel Test.
It’s below 50, I think that means it’s OK to start bringing out the wool.