The Human Horn.
I would like to direct all of you to Shooby.com, an online repository for all things Shooby Taylor (aka The Human Horn). Shooby aspired to be a scat singer, and he had a very, erm, distinctive style. Here is the only known video of him performing. It was filmed at the Apollo.
Shooby recorded a handful of tracks in the 80s (which are available here – check out “Lift Every Voice”), but he never quite made it into the industry. He died in 2003, but his legend lives on. You know – on the internet.
Rest in peace, Shooby.
In The Future, Stairs Will Be A Thing Of The Past.
Mostly because our new robot overlords will have no idea how to walk up and down them.
– ASIMO eats shit
– ASIMO eats shit again
(p.s. why are all these robots playing trumpets? is that last one wearing a kimono? japanese people are weird.)
Shriners: Wearing Fezes, Kneeling Next To Handicapped Children.
Friday October 27th 2006, 12:38 pm
Filed under: failure
This billboard used to be up a few blocks away from my apartment. It’s gone now, but I will now immortalize it through the amazing (and permanent – no, seriously) power of the internet.
Shriners: Having Fun & Helping Kids. That’s Shriners – a.k.a. the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Having Fun & Helping Kids.
Oh, wait. According to this page the Shriners own a network of 22 hospitals that offer free care for children. Also, the third sentence in the Wikipedia entry for Shriners is this: “Established in New York City in the 1870s, the Shriners are best known for having fun.”
Wow. This post was a complete failure, but I still think it’s kind of a funny billboard. Even if it’s, you know… completely 100% true.