Sunday, August 12, 2018

General Relativily

And scientists tonight are giddy about the Time Warp!


Monday, August 6, 2018

How to make Fake News in Chrome

Speaking of dummy headlines-- many people (i.e., no one) have asked me, "Say, Old, how do you make your own headlines with today's modern hi-tech equipment?"  Nothing could be easier.

1) Open an internet page.
2) Left-click and drag to highlight the text you want to change.
3) Right-click, and select "inspect".  This will open an editing window.
4) Right-click the highlighted part and select "edit as HTML".
5) Make the changes you want.
6) Click the X in the upper right corner to close the editor.
Your computer should now be displaying your altered story, all ready to go.
7) Hit "print screen" and paste it into Paint, GIMP or whatever.
8) Amaze your friends.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Woodwright Meets Mr Magoo

This was on the site a few years ago.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Broken Record Sale 2003_02

I was going to post one of the tracks from one of the CutUpSound albums available at Bandcamp (linked on the right side over there).  But this one's never been published in a collection, so here ya go.


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Building Code Under Fire

The "Building Code Under Fire" collection of fine dummy headlines is available in the "Other Pages" section, on the right side under the Blog Archive, or through this link.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Celebrity records...or are they?

Take the test: which of these 3 album covers is made up, and not actually a celebrity LP at all?  (Hint-- two of them are real.)

Is it... "Alan Hale's Roman Orgy"?

"Art Linkletter Presents Amphetamine Party"? 

or "Lee Marvin at the Mighty Wurlitzer Sings About...", well, you know.


The answer is...

"Alan Hale's Roman Orgy"!

This magnificently cheesy record jacket, complete with cartoony dancing girls, is the work of Cris Shapan-- who has a great eye and a sure hand when it comes to getting the look exactly right.  The lettering, the colors, the wear-and-tear-- it's perfect.  Inspired.  When it appeared on Facebook a few years ago, people thought it was the real thing.

There's more of his work at Dangerous Minds-- an all-too-scanty hint of the possibilities inherent in this new art form-- which I'll leave for you to discover on your own.  Except for this one:

I swear I've seen this at Goodwill.  It's not just weird, it's weird in precisely the way old records are weird-- a collision of non-sequiturs with a famous face to sell it.  Your free gift from Uncle Jemima Soap.  Beautiful work.

...OMG, he does paperback books too!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Rocket Man fireworks

The real deal.