Jim’s Useless Ramblings

My new favorite thing in the whole of… yesterday, actually

My favorite black metal band who covers 80s pop hits, Necrocomiccon (of whom I’ve previously written) apparently snuck a new release out earlier this month without me noticing. They had released a 3-song EP called “Welcome to Hello” last month but apparently these guys are workaholics and dropped Mjölnir for Nothing while I was still recovering…

Nerding out / Geeking out / Wigging out

The internet has been a little weird this week (subjectively speaking, as some of these things may be older internet phenomena of which I have only recently become aware). I guess the internet is a little weird every week but today it seems to me like it might have been a little weirder than normal.…

My new favOH HELL SHATNER SHATNER SHATNER

Many of you may wish to ignore the existence of this video. But it is far too powerful, and demands a reaction. Fear the captain, for he is an angry god, or weird uncanny valley Mufasa-style talking head in the sky dispensing gibberish and cavorting with psychedelic constellations.

My New Favorite Thing – Daffy Duck, The Wizard

On my birthday yesterday, the internet brought forth its bounty. And that bounty was good. I posted about the behind-the-scenes look at Shatner recording Iron Man yesterday, and I couldn’t possibly have a new favorite thing in the whole of that day, as it was spoken for. But today, I will show you the awesomeness…

My new favorite thing – WILLIAM SHATNER IS IRON MAN

You know, after I posted earlier this year about the new William Shatner album and how it was going to be the greatest thing ever, I haven’t heard anything else about it. I’d started to wonder, hey, what the hell, is this thing going to happen or not? Well happy birthday to me, and thank you…

My new favorite thing in the whole of today

In case you didn’t know, I have a birthday coming up next week. “What do you get the guy who has, well, a lot of stuff, but also would like a lot more stuff?” you may be asking yourself. And you may be answering yourself, well, Jim’s TV just stopped working recently; maybe he needs…

Suicide By Rollercoaster

Not that I’m ready to barrel-roll off this mortal coil, but if you had to go, this thing might be pretty cool. As I was saying in a twitter conversation with a friend a few minutes ago, I’d probably take this over being shot by robot Yul Brynner, given a choice of theme park deaths.…

St. John of God update–A pile of rubble and a backhoe

I was riding my bike north on Racine yesterday when a well-dressed guy waiting at a bus stop yelled, “Hey! How much you want for that bike?” as I rode by, reaching into his pocket. “Good morning,” was my somewhat irrelevant response, and it wasn’t until I was past the guy that I processed what…

St. John of God

I saw this post on the Chicagoist blog the other day and realized the church in question was right along the route I’ve been taking when doing the full bicycle commute lately. So this morning I stopped and took a picture. The area is fenced off and does not look safe so I doubt I’ll…

I am not Philip Seymour Hoffman either

…but it’s OK with me if you stop me on the street and say “Hey, it’s that guy from the Big Lebowski! Come on man, say ‘Dude’ for us, like in the movie!” It would be a change anyway. I keep seeing those posters for The Hangover 2 and I know the Zach Galifianakis comments…