Friday, January 21, 2011

30 random lols for the day

1. Futurama owls.

(We're OWWWWL exterminators!)

2. Tachikomas.


3. Kids saying the darndest things at rallies for marriage equality.

4. Terrible puns.

5. Your mom, your face, and your mom's face.

6. Lesbian Spank Inferno.


("As an optional test protocol, we are pleased to present an amusing fact. The device is now more valuable than the organs and combined incomes of everyone in [subject hometown here].")

8. The entire game of Portal.

9. The song at the end of Portal.

10 The fact that said song was written by Jonathan Coulton.

11. The fact that said song is also downloadable on Rockband.

12. DaVinci's Notebook. Best. Band. Ever.

13. Yoshizawa Hitomi's impression of Matsuura Aya...priceless.

14. Imagining Commander Shepard singing "Don't Fear the Reaper" on karaoke night.

15. My cat, especially when she sleeps on her head.

16. Lolcats.

17. Minions from Despicable Me.

(Good're a suppository.)

18. Calvin and Hobbes

19. The band geeks episode of Spongebob Squarepants.

20. Ponyo eating ham :D

21. Weapons-grade baloneyum

22. Banana hammock.

23. Old Jews telling jokes :D

24. The massive number of people who have seriously asked me if I'm Jewish :P

25. Cracking ass during yoga.

26. The Bloody Mess perk in Fallout
27. Killing zombies.

28. Garrison Keillor's "Pontoon Boat" monologue. Classic.

29. Cats, laser pointers....etc.

(I would so do this if I were a cat.)

30. This:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

J-music anonymous: Bahashishi

Let me just start by saying OH MY F*CKING GOD HOW DID I NOT FIND THIS GROUP BEFORE?!?!?!?!?

Bahashishi is a very unique "pop" group (I don't think I'd call them pop, but whateva) under Victor Entertainment that has been out and doing it since 2006. If you need a break from idol music (I know I do sometimes), this group is a great vacation.

This is another group I would consider to be "hipster-friendly." They have a gorgeous instrumental sound, and their vocalist sounds like a glorious combination of Norah Jones and Amano Tsukiko. I spotted their latest single video on my YouTube subscriptions today, and I was not disappointed in the least.

Their latest single, "Koe wo kikasete" ("Let me hear your voice"), whose PV was shot in a kind of documentary style, is part of their newest album, "Luminescence," set to drop on 1/19. And you should buy it in some form. Seriously.

"Koe wo Kikasete"

And here's an earlier single of theirs I really dig, "Kiseki."

Friday, January 7, 2011

My new K-pop addiction: Introducing the Piggy Dolls!

This week, the K-pop world was rocked by the debut of these three lovely and talented plus-size ladies, Kim Min Sun (20), Lee Jiyeon (20), and Park Jieun (17), on Music Bank, and they call themselves the Piggy Dolls. I could go on and on about the name, but I'll just say that while I'm not super fond of it, I think it's hilariously honest of them at the same time. Affectionately called, "the super-heavy idols," these girls are proving they have what it takes to make it in music.

We all face problems with our weight, whether we're over, under, or in between, whether we're male or female, whether we're African, Asian, Caucasian...yadda yadda. There are so many social factors that play into our perceptions of "the perfect weight," and they are all different depending on what culture you come from, what kind of food you eat, and how douchebaggy (or not) your friends, family and significant others happen to be. So how the hell are we supposed to figure out our magic number when all these factors play a role?

We can't. So get over it. (I'm hardly the one to say that, but maybe if I say it more often, I'll believe it myself :P)

South Korean men and women are subjected to countless unrealistic ideals of beauty, and the fact that these girls are stepping up to the plate and opening up the discussion of what is beautiful is fantastic.

They are also doing one more important thing: showing our shallow world that you do NOT have to be majorly skinny to be incredibly talented. I'm looking forward to supporting their release, which you should all listen to below--these girls are just incredible. So now, I have only one thing to say:


Sunday, January 2, 2011

9th generation Momusu finally revealed!

Ok, first of all, I would like to say...I TOTALLY CALLED IT!!!

What did I call, you ask? Well, sadly you will have no proof that I called it, because I only thought about blogging about it and then school got in the way. Silly, silly me. OK, there's another New Year's resolve for me--I'm totally going to get into this blogging thing more. Anyway...

I totally called Fukumura Mizuki being in 9th gen!!! How? (Now this is where my retroactive blogging comes in.) Remember the girl in the earlier part of the auditions that everyone really really liked?

Exhibit A:

Now, Exhibit B:

When you look past the photoshop in the second picture, these pictures look very similar, no? Now, granted, this is probably a conspiracy theory and I may totally just be blowing hot air out my ass, but seriously--they look alike (edit: except for the bangs...didn't see that before. I'ma chalk this one up to my psychic powers).

I'm glad to see that Tsunku ended up picking the best finalists from the audition, too. I kind of wanted to see all five girls get in (totally nostalgic about the 10+ -nin Momosu days, eh?), but I must admit, Erina, Kanon and Riho were my favorites.

Riho was by far the best dancer, Erina was the best singer, and Kanon has a whole bunch of drive and cuteness.

Let's get a happy group shot!

(l-r: Suzuki Kanon, Sayashi Riho, Ikuta Erina.)

(A hilarious snapshot from Tsunku's blog.)

Plus, I think the fact that there's now a girl in MM named Suzuki Kanon is hilarious. Come on, now.

Congratulations to Kanon, Riho, Erina and Mizuki!!!