Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Best New Sub-Genre

The Lisztomania Tribute video.

The original:


The Tribute:

Even more awesome.

The Tribute to the Tribute:

Super Awesome!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Oh wow, I haven't written on this blog in so long. Lately the blog has pretty much turned into video clips from things that I think are cool -- so I decided I will continue along that thread with the current blog post.

The Book of Jer3miah is awesome. It is an online show co-created by a former student of mine (Jared, can I say that? You were in my Doc history class.) at BYU. From what I have seen and read, the purpose of the show was to play around with narrative texts and the means by which they are told. Initially, clues about the show were scattered around BYU campus and even placed in episodes themselves. I, however have self-diagnosed ADD and can't be bothered looking for clues, so instead I just got hooked into the narrative that the show has to offer. It has a great feel like LOST meets 24 meets The Phone Call ("How are the Oranges in California?")

At first the show was just a curiosity to me, but as the episodes wore on and on I became enveloped into the storyline and by the Season finale I was patiently waiting for episodes to appear.

The show is well made considering that it is made as a class project -- if only I could get my students to make something so intricate and involved. And I applaud Jared for running with an idea and being totally successful at it.

I would highly recommend that you all go and watch it. It is one of the most interesting things to happen in Mormon cinema, and I am glad to hear that it is getting recognition outside of the school (I wonder if it is getting more recognition outside of the school than in).

Here is a sample episode:

03: DETOUR from The Book of Jer3miah on Vimeo.

The whole season can be watched here

Monday, March 9, 2009


but I won't join your Facebook group that is calling for the boycott of HBO because they are showing Temple stuff on Big Love.

I never know how to feel about situations like this...does it mean that I am apathetic?

But I do like the answer that the Church's PR machine has churned out:


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My favorite part about working til 7...

...Actually, I don't like it that much. But I do get to listen to this great radio show on the way home. It's called "TBTL", which is short for Too Beautiful to Live. It is called so because it is a show mostly about Pop Culture and it runs against Delilah, and it's on Mormon-owned KIRO FM, so it is bound to get cancelled one of these days. Anyway, you should take a listen. It grows on you. At first I was wondering when they were going to get to the meat of the show -- I always think they are taking tangents, but soon I realized that the whole show is 3 hours of tangents.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oh Conan

I haven't watched you religiously in 10 years.  But I hope you will still do classics like this: