The Human Horn.
Thursday June 14th 2007, 10:53 am
Filed under: bizarre,failure,music

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.

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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.
Wednesday December 13th 2006, 1:29 pm
Filed under: failure,internet crap,technology,videos

Mostly because our new robot overlords will have no idea how to walk up and down them.

ASIMO eats shit

ASIMO eats shit again

(via geekologie)

(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.