Archive for the monsters Category

Beach Creatures

Posted in animals, art, monsters, poetry, technology, the ocean, tubes on September 3, 2010 by John

This is a few years old, but worth digging up. Beautiful machinery. Great, great, great.

Waka Waka

Posted in film, monsters, tubes with tags , , on April 14, 2010 by John

Vodpod videos no longer available.Camera tests from Muppet Movie featuring Jim Henson and Frank Oz improvising. This made me very happy.

Part 1


Orange Monsters

Posted in film, monsters, news with tags on March 19, 2010 by John

A great article on why Hollywood is turning orange, and the parels of having complete image control with digital color correcting. After the jump is a video tutorial showing just how effective and how easy the technique is.


Also a fun fact about my new home, and local news in general: 22 seconds of the 11 o’clock News here in LA is on local government, the rest is about out of state dog rescues.

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The Dead Zone

Posted in EAST COAST, monsters, occult, WEST COAST with tags , on January 22, 2010 by John

“Freaks, geeks, and rebels have got a very, very strange advantage. In most things we’re sort of disadvantaged, but society needs us very badly—we’re its eyes and ears, we’re its antenna, we’re the way it stretches out and finds new things.”

Coast to Coast AM is a show that often gets laughed at. Yes, it is about x-files stuff, but I think some people are missing the point. Putting on George Noory at night is a different type of “suspension of disbelief”.

There is no chupacabra? Then what about this?

Coast to Coast is always a case of believe it or not, and many times it’s best not to. Blurring the line between real life and entertainment is a big part of the fun with Coast. In a dark recording booth down a quiet hallway in the dead of the night, anything is possible.

The moody new Atlantic article does a wonderful job of finding the appeal of and the problems with coast (George Noory might be the most non-committal host in radio). Read it, then take the time and listen to the show tonight. It’s thrilling, bizzare, and maybe true. Find your station here.

Blogs, Something I want to see.

Posted in 2009, blogs, food, monsters on January 8, 2010 by Shiv

Some of the blogs I read when I’m looking for some good internet fun are blogging about blogs lately. Mainly in the form of lists. Lots of great stuff. Check them out. One blog I liked from these was Eat Me Daily, a silly blog with fun links about food and eating and such. It’s neat, like this picture shown above of fishes and crabs. The lists are great too. I got this one at Fimoculous.

By the way: The Millions is awesome! whoever posted the link.

Also, I would so see this

Sea Blobs

Posted in monsters, nature, the ocean, tubes on October 10, 2009 by John

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Sea Blobs“, posted with vodpod

It’s like a big underwater booger.

Put It Up has found it’s identity being a blog about the arts and monsters, and I’m comfortable with that. This post falls into the latter category. They carry e-coli and are up to 124 MILES long.  LINK

Finally, A Summer Monster

Posted in monsters, the ocean, WEST COAST with tags , , on July 17, 2009 by John

alaska blob

Here we go. Alaskan blob.  It’s twelve miles long and of unknown origin.  It contaminates the ice it touches, traps jellyfish an has an indescribable “odor.”

“If it was something we’d seen before, we’d be able to say something about it,” says Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer.

The official start of summer.



To get you excited about the imminent release of my two disk soul summer mixtape, I present this.  I shit you not, two songs from the legendary Thomas Bailey.

Wish I Was Back (Just listen to the soul on this one)

I Need You (Most of All)

A cult figure in deep soul circles, THOMAS BAILEY only seems to have released a tiny number of 45s. But they are all considered “Holy Grails” by fans of the deep genre.

All true.