7.29.2007

LINK PICTURE LINK PICTURE (m-m-murkville, too)

Hello friends. It's been a while, no? Here I am back with a computer - your July Santa Claus - and I have many, many e-treats for all the children of the world.

Consider this YOU-ME-GO blog my sleigh.



On Prancer!

First of all... Murkville.
What is it? A children's story.
Does this video help explain it? No.
Am I giving it to you anyway? Yes.



I am probably just as confused as you are.

But!! Anathallo was given part of the Murkville story and we were asked to write our own musical version (topic: murderous bluish purplish berries). You can listen to it here.

For those of you (MOM and DAD?!) clamoring to sing along in your own falsetto:

"Scary Berries"

Do you see what I see?
A sweet lil berry
It looks sorta tasty
Let's (eat it)
OH NO

You're turning colors
Let's not eat the others
Cause I've got my druthers
About those

Bluish purple scary berries
Swallow em and things get hairy
Drink the juice and some will stare
I've heard that you can lose your hair
Change a color so obscene
It starts with yellow, changes green
You're better off to be unseen
OH NO

Once a boy on a dare
Put the berry on his tongue
Just for fun
But he screamed OH NO
What have I done?
That's the last he said to anyone.

First his tongue shrivelled up
He spit his teeth into a cup
His lips had puckered, face went sour
Countenance completely dour
His breath a stench to wilt a flower

Bluish purple scary berries
Swallow them and things get hairy
Drink the juice and some will stare
I've heard that you can lose your hair
Change a color so obscene
It starts with yellow, changes green
You're better off to be unseen
OH NO

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There you have it. And no, the new album will not be filled with two minute carnival songs.

Now for some more presents!

We've been writing on this thing for nearly six weeks now (THAT'S RIGHT) and it's pretty clear Anathallo has a predilection for scientists, pictures of scientists, and the work that has brought them (mild) fame.



With that said, Jonathan Schaeffer (ABOVE) and fellow miracle-workers at the University of Alberta have... get this.... SOLVED CHECKERS. The Machinist says it much better than I could, but let me give a try at an abridged version.

Jon is smart.
Wants to beat checkers. For good.
Starts work in 1989. I am seven years old.
Creates machine to analyze all 500 billion billion positions.
Yes. Double Billion.
Names machine CHINOOK.
---The word Chinookan refers to several groups of Native American tribes from the Pacific Northwest.
---They are the Native Americans that Lewis and Clark encountered on their expedition.
---I don't know if they played checkers frequently.
Back to Jon and friends (and machine).
It is 2007.
500 billion billion positions later.
THEY BEAT CHECKERS.
Jon discovers a perfectly played game results in a draw.
A tie is like kissing your sister.



Here is your own chance at giving Chinook a smooch.

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More?? Of course there's more.

This is Oscar the Cat.



You might not want him cuddling up besides you.

And while I hope you don't find yourself at the Steere House Nursing And Rehabilitation Centre in Rhode Island anytime soon...

...if it can't be avoided, try to keep your distance from Oscar.

(I hate clicking links as much as anybody else, but maybe you'll make an exception for articles entitled "Grim rea-purr: The cat than can predict death")

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Finally.

I want to see how many hits we can get from people googling the name JESSE LACEY.

If that was you, don't be disappointed! Afterall, it IS Christmas in July.

Why not take a peak under the tree? You didn't come all this way for nothing:



Hmmm... let's see if this won't do the trick:

JESSE LACEY VINNIE VINNY VIN VINCENT ACCARDI BRIAN LANE GARRETT TIERNEY TOM GATES BRAND NEW NETTWERK DEGAUSSER ANDREW ELLIS WENDY IN THE SUN GOD DEVIL TOM LACEY LYRICS TO SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN JESUS LACEY OMG

Search engines will love me.

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I think that's it! Bye!

5 comments:

Kristin Brownsword said...

Oscar would get along well with Garfield, I bet.

BW said...

But would he get along with Odie? Or NERMAL?

I spent many a Saturday morning with those three. And Jon Arbuckle. Of course.

Anonymous said...

this is all hilarious.

brilliant post.

Julia said...

haha that was the most random nonspecific post of awesomeness ever.

too bad i'm at a work computer and cant listen to the song yet.

ps. don't know if you'd remember me but i'm one of the girls that came to canada from colorado.

Kristin Brownsword said...

Nermal is more enigmatic. Nermal the enigma. Try saying that 10 times fast.

I bet Odie would try to get Oscar to play with him. Silly Odie... and Jon... well...