December 31, 2007
December 28, 2007
December 25, 2007
December 24, 2007
(Originally posted as The Holy Grail of Crap, 12.23.04)
A long time ago (1978), in a galaxy far, far away (Hollywood), there actually was a conspiracy led by a cabal of Jews -- including Chewbacca (known to his friends as "Jewie"), Carrie Fisher (1/2 Jewish), Harrison Ford (1/4 Jew) and the biggest Jew of all, George Lucas -- to destroy Christmas as we know it. Yes, I'm talking about what is affectionately known among geeks everywhere as "The Holy Grail of Crap": The Star Wars Holiday Special:
I was "fortunate" enough to receive a bootleg DVD copy of this special as an early Christmas gift. The reason it's a bootleg and a "Holy Grail" of sorts is because Lucas has forbid this special to ever officially see the light of day again. After watching it, I can see why: I have never screamed "Make It Stop! Make It Stop! Make It Stop!" more in my life. The experience was not too dissimilar to this:
So, because I love you, I've decided to share some "highlights" from this one of a kind holiday experience. I'm sure you'll enjoy meeting Chewbacca's family, Mala, Itchy and Lumpy, as well as special guests Art Carney, Harvey Korman, Diahann Carroll, The Jefferson Starship and Bea Arthur. Happy Life Day Everyone!!!
Want to see more? Okay, it's your life. Go here.
December 23, 2007
When I was a young, Jewish, Christmas-loving tyke, my favorite part of the Holiday Season was, with out a doubt, the multiple showings of Laurel & Hardy's March of the Wooden Soldiers (originally known as Babes in Toyland) on New York's WPIX. This film is perhaps the scariest/creepiest/weirdest family film ever made and I'm sure it informed my more "mature" film sensibilities (it's should be no surprise that I'm a huge fan of David Lynch as well as Tod Browning's Freaks). I've been looking for it online the last couple of Christmases, and now, at last, I've found it. Hope you dig it as much as I do:
For more info about Babes in Toyland/March of the Wooden Soldiers, go here.
December 20, 2007
December 19, 2007
Gosh, he looks so darned comfortable in that sweater and over-starched shirt.
Your humble servant Krup is currently hosting the 58th Annual Six Degrees' Traveller Holiday Music Extravaganza (streaming, I believe, until January 2nd or 3rd). Here's how the Six Degrees website is hyping it:
"On this week's edition of Six Degrees Traveler we bring you our annual holiday radio extravaganza with your special guest host, Krup! Krup has THE most extensive and eclectic collection of holiday music on the planet so you know this isn't going to be your typical holiday show. Krup rocks the season Traveler style with rarities, mash ups, white label mixes and madness galore- so let us help you ring in the season with this year's special mix."Oh trust me. It's all that and more.
To listen, simply click the Six Degrees Records logo below to go to the Six Degrees channel on live365.com (or go to iTunes where you'll find the show under the Electronica and/or Eclectic categories on the radio page -- just scroll down to Six Degrees Traveller). Oh, and did I mention it's FREE?
P.S. - And don't forget these downloadable Krup mixes, available here.
(Scary Santa pic "courtesy" of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.)
December 17, 2007
December 14, 2007
December 10, 2007
'Tis the Season when it's almost impossible to walk into your favorite ______ (Starbucks, clothing store, tattoo parlor) without hearing really bad Christmas music (Friday I was forced to listen to some god-awful Josh Groban Christmas gunk). To personally remedy this, I began making alterna-Holiday Compilations for my friends and family many, many moons ago (back then, they were called Comp Tapes...now they are CD Mixes). Since you are all now my friends (except for those of you who write things like "eat shit you fagget terd muncher"), you too get to "enjoy" these festive mixes through the miracle of the internets. Click this year's Christmas Tree (we put it up last night...Toast & Wahoo are not quite used to it) and get into the holiday spirit:
Click to listen (complete with playlist & bonus video)
or right/click download.
And here's last year's mix (I fixed the "broken" mp3) along with part one and part two from 2005.
Note: I've noticed that the Safari browser has trouble with these links. Send your complaints to Steve Jobs.
December 07, 2007
I thought I had heard it all from Dick Cheney ("we will...be greeted as liberators," "we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons," "I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency") but he just seems to have a way of topping himself:
Vice President Cheney warned in an interview Wednesday that a premature withdrawal from Iraq would invite “further attacks” against the United States and said he has been surprised by the weakness of the Democratic Congress.Yes, Dick. I think we know what kind of stick you are talking about...
Most striking were his virtually taunting remarks of two men he described as friends from his own days in the House: Democratic Reps. John Dingell (Mich.) and John P. Murtha (Pa.).
In a 40-minute interview with Politico, he scoffed at the idea of two men who spent years accruing power showing so much deference to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in the big spending and energy debates of the year.
Murtha “and the other senior leaders … march to the tune of Nancy Pelosi to an extent I had not seen, frankly, with any previous speaker,” Cheney said. “I’m trying to think how to say all of this in a gentlemanly fashion, but [in] the Congress I served in, that wouldn’t have happened.”
But his implication was clear: When asked if these men had lost their spines, he responded, “They are not carrying the big sticks I would have expected.”
____ on that, Nancy Pelosi.