Really, Japan? REALLY?

These are real. Really.

These are real. Really.

I’ve heard it told that all the really strange stuff we see out of Japan is even odd to the Japanese. So explain this. Who’s going to buy this stuff? One of the labels is someone getting crotch-stomped, for crying out loud!


Ta heck with Gillette’s “Gamer” edition razor…

I’ll even put this head of the Grape Tentacle soda.

If you’re going to sell out to the gamer geek market, this officially wins:



Stoner Rant The First

If I had the choice of bringing back one dead musician who died before his time, my answer would be the lead singer for Sublime. Not because I enjoy their music, but because that one album, 15 years later, is still severely overplayed on the radio. Had he had a few more years, we would have gotten the opportunity for crappier and crappier albums until he disappeared into obscurity. And I wouldn’t have to keep flipping stations every time Santeria comes on the radio.


Claiming the Name

Tijuana Trips

You heard it here first. Spread it amongst your friends ( the name, not the flu)


Greatest Hits

Most bands who have at least moderate success manage only one great album in their career. So if you were trapped on an island (or any Dharma Initiative Isolation Installation TM) with your favorite band’s greatest hits album, what is the one other essential album you must also have? I’ll start:

Easy to decide:

Nirvana – Nevermind

Boston – Boston

Beastie Boys – Ill Communication

Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction

Moby – Play

The Amazing Royal Crowns -The Amazing Royal Crowns

Alice In Chains – Dirt

Portishead – Dummy

Gorillaz – Demon Days


Beck – Odelay

Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To the Head

The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust

Daft Punk – Discovery

The Who – Who’s Next

Morphine – Cure For Pain

Bjork – Post

Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland

The Black Crowes – The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion

Radiohead – OK Computer

Hard to decide:

U2 – Joshua Tree vs Achtung Baby  —— Bono Fight!

The Beatles – White Album? Sgt. Pepper’s magical acid trip?

AC/DC – they are all the same so flip a coin?

Grateful Dead – which album is most flammable for your signal fire?

Incubus – CD may be sharpened so as to end your time on this miserable island.


Not to go all “angry old man” on you, but…

…leave my childhood alone.

Star Trek was fine on it’s own, I don’t need marketers tinkering with it all to make it more appealing to todays 18 to 30 year-olds. The reselt has me refering to it as “Dawson’s Trek”

And I’m not even going to touch the ad for “C.G. Joe” I caught the other day on TV.


Slogans Id like to see

First in an occasional series. Slogans for, well… anything really, that I’ve though up and need to get out there so they actually exist.

First up:

Life: It keeps meat fresh!