Hello everyone, and sorry I'm late. I promised I'd post by Friday, and I've obviously failed in keeping that promise. I won't waste more time--let's get to it!
First, I'd like to mention a couple of new favorite links. Please welcome Ladytink's blog Up Close and Personal. Ladytink is a frequent reader and commentator of this site, so I returned the favor and checked out her three--THREE!--blogs. The one I'm linked to now discusses her current goings-on and mentions what's happening at her other blogs, so I figured that one was a good place to start for new Tinkaphiles (I made that word up myself!). Thanks Tink!
I'd also like you to check out I'm Learning to Share, blogged by The In Crowd (but he's one person). That blog just celebrated its one year anniversary, but there seems to be ten year's worth of awesome material. Want to read about comic books? Check. Like to enjoy rips of 78 RPM vinyl records? Check. Do you admire commercial art design of the last century? Check again. That just scratches the surface of the wonderful stuff you'll find there. There's even a brand new podcast now, which I enjoyed very much yesterday.
Please check these and all of my favorite links. They're Geek-approved!
As for programming of my own, to be honest, I'm winging it today. No special theme or anything, although these clips do have something in commom--they'll all related to Japan in different ways.
First, enjoy the most amazing kitchen appliance commercial you'll see all day. From Japan, here is: Panda Toaster!
Next, and in a way a throwback to my strange McDonald's commercials posts, here is a remix of a Japanese McDonald's ad. It runs about five minutes, but if you only watch the first minute or two, you get the idea.
Finally, what I'm about to showcase is probably the strangest thing I've personally come across on the Net. This is a series of visual non-sequitors set to the original closing theme song to the Japanese version of Pokemon. It's been around since 2002, so you may very well have seen it before, as it was a Net sensation when it debuted. Don't even try to make sense out of it, because there is none to be found. Simply watch and be amazed.
When I post again (Tuesday-ish?) I promise I'll be better prepared. Thanks!