This just now got on my radar, even though it was released way back in 2010. Whatever! You can’t put a date on fun. Fred Schneider (of The B-52’s, of course!) & the Superions made a kind-of-sexy, but also perfectly kitschy and weird, super low-budget music video for their song “Fruitcake.” Yes, it’s a song about fruitcake. I won’t say another word, just watch it. New holiday favorite born.
screenshot via Fruitcake
Allee Willis with psychedelic Fluffernutters It’s never fun to report that someone in our tribe has passed. That’s especially true when that person is also someone you know and love. Allee Willis, Happy Mutant Extraordinaire, died just after 6 p.m. on December 24 of cardiac arrest. She was 72. My friend Heather was in tears […]
Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix (previously) has been busy this year. He’s written a book: Holiday Jubilee is loaded with original eye-popping “test kitchen” recipes and over 500 vintage images, serving up an intoxicating, action-packed extravaganza of America’s favorite seasonal traditions past, present, and future. Your imagination will be inspired and your spirit will soar! […]
If a Bob Ross TOASTER isn’t gloriously leaping over the “officially-licensed Bob Ross merchandise shark” with red, white, and blue streamers, I don’t know what is! Don’t get me wrong, I love every inch of its modern-day kitsch aesthetic. From Bob’s smiling mug and signature on the toaster’s front to the feature that actually chars […]
Drones are fairly ubiquitous these days. It doesn’t take much to get a piece of plastic off the ground — and, as our smartphones have proven, decent cameras don’t have to take up space. Attach one, and voila! You’ve got some fun, if shaky, footage. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone is a whole other […]
There’s no shortage of turn-based strategy games on the market. But few of them have the scope of Sid Meier’s Civilization, whose title says it all. Your goal is nothing less than the shepherding of an entire nation from its first village to global dominance — and beyond. The Civ series is now on its […]
Thousands of businesses use Cisco as the platform for their network, and there’s a good reason for that. As data and security needs evolve, Cisco evolves to keep up with them — but that means the administrators and IT professionals that implement it have to evolve, too. That’s not just a figure of speech. As […]