Which is why I’ve stopped eating them…

     Posted on Wed ,25/04/2018 by candybowl

Rescued octopus comes back a day later to chill with its rescuers

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Needle!

     Posted on Tue ,17/04/2018 by candybowl

as we cry in our beer over tax day today – remember that many years ago, a much more joyous occasion was had…

Groundbreaking for the Space Needle is held in Seattle on April 17, 1961.

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hard to believe…

     Posted on Sat ,14/04/2018 by candybowl

but must have been even harder for STING to believe….

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Right. Meow. (April 20)

     Posted on Fri ,06/04/2018 by candybowl

..as in, I wish April 20 was Right. Meow.

From the Seattle PI:
In certain smoke-filled dorm rooms across the land, this may be the spring’s most buzzed-about movie. It’s a sequel to the cult 2001 comedy about Vermont Highway Patrol troopers who refuse to let crime get in the way of a good time. Here they venture into French-speaking Canada and pretty quickly test that country’s reputation for politeness. As they say in Quebec: Stupide mais drôle. April 20

The Darkness – Rocks!

     Posted on Wed ,04/04/2018 by candybowl

Went to see The Darkness at Showbox Seattle last night. While they aren’t on the level of Flight to Mars or Fishbone musician-wise, they still definitely put on a good show.

We skipped the opener, Diarrhea Planet – both of us watched a KEXP clip of theirs on YT earlier in the day and concluded they weren’t for us (if the band name wasn’t enough deterrent to begin with?).

So I’ve liked The Darkness for some time, but mostly the first two albums, hadn’t heard the latter 3 until just recently (right after I got tix) so wasn’t as familiar with that material, but either way, they delivered it well.

Among other silliness seen were a constant rotation of hats thrown up from the audience; the audience banter with Justin Hawkins (singer and band leader), a bit of actual crowd surfing by same, and (sadly) some actual mosh pit action by the end….

Justin Hawkins may be many things, but it’s clear he’s definitely influenced by glam rockers such as Bowie, Marc Bolan and likely Mick Jagger, possibly even The Sweet (which may be closest to the pop rock of The Darkness, sound-wise) – witness the full-body ‘leopard skin’ slinky outfit he had on (the rest of the band looked fairly normal, barring the bassist resembling a rougher fro-headed Borat).

But that crazy falsetto he has is still in good shape, even at 43 years old (he opened the show last night by insisting they were all 28, but later Jeff Carter (math wizard) correctly noted there’s no way they were that young, and it turns out that’s how old they were when they started.

Speaking of when they started, their biggest hit was the last song of the night, which some Seattle nerd captured on their phone and posted on YT (of course) – enjoy! Their albums have also largely made it onto YT also, and the second video below is a full 2015 concert from Chicago, many of the same songs….enjoy! candybowl

David O’Doherty…

     Posted on Tue ,03/04/2018 by candybowl

he hasn’t done a ‘My Beefs‘ segment in some time, but still has the Casio – too funny!

also, the latter two bits from Would I Lie to You are very funny, especially the ‘umlaut’ discussion in the first one, and David Mitchell losing his mind in the second…

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SIFF short sci fi films, 2018…

     Posted on Sun ,25/03/2018 by candybowl

In what’s become something of an annual tradition, a buddy and I went to the SIFF SFF Encore film festival today. While all the films were well made, many this year weren’t really as ‘sci fi’ as in years past.

Here’s the films I was able to find online – pretty much my faves from the show – enjoy!

FTL:

M.A.M.O.N (Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide):

Time Chicken:

GEAR:

Dead Hearts:

Strange Beasts:

Jiminy:

The Privates:

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Funny….

     Posted on Sun ,18/03/2018 by candybowl

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Surprisingly funny!

     Posted on Mon ,12/03/2018 by candybowl

I don’t think much of Jimmy Fallon’s interview skills, but he can definitely do impressions….!

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funny….

     Posted on Sat ,10/03/2018 by candybowl

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