Thursday, July 17, 2008

New JibJab Election Video - Time for Some Campaigning

The new JibJab video lets you put your own head in at the end. Neat little Sendable tech.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Shy + Air Guitar - Practice = FAIL. (Plus, Frozen Yogurt)

So, while I enjoyed participating in the Air Guitar regional in Brooklyn tonight, I realized that I'm not able to enjoy things purely on kitsch factor. Thing is, turns out I'm competitive, not just with others, but with myself, and if at any point I think I'm not doing something as well as I should be, I get rather morose inside.

Plus I apparently had the entire weight of the Asian race on my shoulders as two of the most recent world Air Guitar Champions have been Asian AND from Brooklyn, so, yeah...

Granted, I only had 2 1/2 days to prepare as I only got late entry accepted on Sunday morning at 5am, but I really needed to research more, figure out what they were looking for. Still, it was a lot of fun. Started off really well too, just went in the wrong direction for the judges, and they slaughtered me.

In any event, I wasn't even remotely as upset as the guy who came in second - he crashed into the dressing room, shouted, "Where's my fucking bag," and stormed out. It's like, "Wow, air guitar man. AIR guitar."

The girl who won had a rocking first set, and for the second part with the surprise song, she didn't actually play much, but she did run up into the balcony, climb over the railing and play on a glass roof over the sound booth. Gutsy. Made even more so by the fact that on the way there she BROKE HER TOE on a chair and tore the skin off, so the bone was sticking out. And she finished her set. Clearly deserving of the win.

Oh well, at least I can cross it off the life list.

ADDENDUM: As a bit of a segue, let me just say that frozen yogurt fucking SUCKS and in no way provides cold comfort in the way that real, Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie does. Every few years I forget the fact that frozen yogurt is a joke of a food and make the mistake of buying it when the real thing is sold out. I'd be better off sprinkling sugar on an ice cube.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

US Air Guitar Regionals - Brooklyn

So I decided, rather last minute, to enter the US Air Guitar regional competition in Brooklyn, but it's Wednesday, July 9th and they were closed for entries. However, the website said "... if you can provide evidence that you have Norse God-like abilities" that they may be able to squeeze us into competition.

I promptly emailed them to see how I could prove my Norseness. Video of me air guitaring? Video of me dressed up as Samurai from the Superfriends?

I only had one of those at the moment to send them, but apparently it was enough, because at 5am today they accepted my entry.

Which leaves me 3 1/2 days to edit my song, choreograph, make a costume and practice. Brilliant, Shy.

If you want to come out and show your love for SuperKiller Fragalisticexpialidocious (that's me), by all means, join me!

US Air Guitar Championships: Brooklyn Regional
Wed 7/9 (8PM) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Cost: $16
Official Site:

Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North Sixth Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Being Sold in a Charity Man Raffle

I'm being sold off in a Charity Man Raffle this Thursday, July 3rd, so if you’ll be in New York this holiday weekend, you should come to Deacon Brodie’s on Thursday night for this fund-raiser my friend Melanie is hosting.

to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Thursday, July 3rd from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Deacon Brodie’s
370 West 46th Street
(between 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

$1 raffle tickets buy you a chance for a date with a man from Melanie’s harem. Each date includes tickets to a show and/or dinner for two.

All of the tips for the bartenders and all money generated by the raffle directly benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Here's a short video I made explaining this all in greater detail. With puppets:

If you’re unable to attend and would still like to donate, click here.

For more information about the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, click here.