So, I was talking to some folks recently about the goth aesthetic, and I mentioned that I'm Rainbow Gothic. "What," they inquired with great puzzlement, "is Rainbow Gothic?"
"Imagine," I said, gazing dreamily at the horizon as I gestured airily with both arms, "driving a hearse--"
"Shush," I said mildly. "It would be very handy for lugging around film equipment--"
"And it would have a lower center of gravity than an SUV, which would also be practical." This was from the member of our group with an engineering degree.
"Yes," I agreed, whereupon I resumed gazing at the distant horizon. "And it would be shocking pink with airbrushed hearts and rainbows and unicorns all over the chassis, and rhinestones around the windows, and the upholstery would have zebra stripes, and there would be a disco-ball skull hanging from the rearview mirror."
"I could get into that," said the engineer.
"No WAY," another burst out. "Dude, there were DEAD PEOPLE in that thing. I mean, I could get used to it if I had to, but still, gross."
Anyway, there you are -- Rainbow Gothic. I'll try to think some more about what else would be Rainbow Gothic, but I'm also open to suggestions.
Moving right along, I need to air out my brain, and share the media wackiness I've seen lately on teh internets. (Yes, I can has cheezburger, thank you very much.) The bulk of the below is from warrenellis.com, but in case you already follow his site, you'll still see some surprises below. Or so I'd hope. Welcome to my brain...on DRUGS! (And by "drugs," I mean "too much Web surfing. And caffeine.")
Human All Too Human (49:30) -- a terrific film about the life of Friedrich Nietzche
A fascinating excuse for a shoe
"It comes down to this: I love money. I love success even more. But I worked very hard to get money so I can pay for things myself. That's what turns me on and makes me happpy. Having shit handed to me by surly hipsters, or people whose mouths smile but eyes don't, is bad for the soul." -- Patton Oswalt
The Original Seven -- NASA
I feel like this sometimes, pretty pink ribbon and all.
Internets Ouija Board T-Shirts!
Corey Lewis - "Kid Girl Khameleon"
Kefitzat Haderech -- man, we Jews think of everything.
Civil Disobedience at an Oil Conference -- hooray for the Yes Men!
Knitted Viking Hats for Babies -- why do babies get all the fun?
Greatest Survival Trick Ever, assuming you're hanging out in the wilderness with steel wool and a 9-volt battery
Double Your Gas Mileage!
How Make Glowing Printer Ink -- poor English, awesome technique
Human Tetris -- from Japan, of course.
I love lamp
Shampoo Ads -- but why?
fun retro media files, courtesy of Mr. Bali Hai
INCREDIBLE shadow art!
The most thorough description of the film biz ever -- by Oliver Stapleton BSC, a very amusing guy
If "Bonanza" Were Edited Like Friends -- brilliant!
"Problem" Light -- for fans of the Venture Bros.
Coolest-looking office ever