Monday, December 25, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
An update on all things Dethklok from Mr. Explosion :
... I will answer 3 questions.
1. The DETHALBUM.
We went in the studio on Tuesday to begin laying it down. What to expect: Your favorite songs from the show in FULL LENGTH- No more 1 minute songs with a fade out but FULL LENGTH SONGS in all of their brutality- (with new sections you've never heard). There may be some new surprises on the CD (more to come on that). Also a couple key words in putting the CD together: Gene Hoglan (if you don't know him then do some research and begin buying his entire library). Release date: Summer 07. Yes you will have to wait. But it will be more than worth it. I will leak more info as I have it including track listing etc. . . So start looking fwd to the summer.
2. The DVD. also summer. Yes It's going to kick ass.
3. Is there going to be a second season. I can't tell you. But watch the end of tonight's episode and pay close attention to the last words uttered.
also people ask often about merch. we have it. Go online and find it. It's out there. and there will be much much more of that to come.
On a final note as the season ends I wanted to say you people kick ass, me and toki, skwisgaar, pickles, and murderface appreciate the hell out of you supporting us. THANK YOU. We're gonna see each other soon. Keep supporting all the metal bands out there and help us to make everything metal.
You may now go die,
But don't die too soon,
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
I'm full of great ideas by accident sometimes.
Maggie was telling me about this new commercial for Outback Steakhouse that has an Of Montreal song in it. This conversation walked me down the path to hilarity where I discovered a great album title, "Let's Drink Until We Can't Remember Our Faces".
Now that's an album title you can hang your hat on and leave it for a while.
Available now on ebay!
I don't mind telling you that I wish I owned these.
Monday, December 11, 2006
If you've been around here any decent amount of time, I think you've know doubt taken notice of the fact that I like coloring things.
I don't think I'm particularly adept at it, but it's fun, so I keep at it.
Here's some things I've colored lately.
A picture of Robin by Joe Madureira that I colored and turned into an icon for live-jay.
A picture of Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) by Patrick Gleason I colored today at work.
Friday, December 08, 2006
So here's where I tell you about what I've seen or read or heard lately that's been worth talking about...
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
I was upset with myself for not seeing this flick sooner, but now that I've seen it I'm even more upset. Pretty much non-stop goodness. I don't feel like I really need to say that much about it. It was of course very funny. Great performances. Great cameos. Songs I can't get out of my head. Some of the best rock 'n rolling I've seen or heard in some time.
Oh, and of course THE DEVIL!
Superman : Secret Identity
Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen deliver one of the best Superman stories of all time. Secret Identity tells the story of a teenager in the real world who happens to be named Clark Kent. As you can imagine he gets teased and bullied a lot at school, and year after year receives Superman toys, t-shirts, comics, you name it for his birthday. As you can also imagine, he hates the presents and he hates being named Clark Kent.
Then one night, everything changes.
The story is fun and funny and exciting and moving, all while still feeling very real.
Then there's the art.
Stuart Immonen's work here is absolutely incredible. Breathtaking at times. I'd be hard pressed to imagine him ever doing something that would replace this as his legacy to future generations. And that's something he should be pretty proud of, even though I'm sure he wouldn't like to hear that.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Pretty amazing stuff.
I think one of the scariest things about life is not that no one can tell us what's going to happen, it's that no one can tell us anything.
Everyday we wake up and even if we go through our regular routine and it all runs like clockwork we're still stuck in the middle of a mystery we may never solve.
All of us.
I was thinking about the trailer for that movie "The Invisible", and as often the case in those kinds of movies, eventually the protagonist meets someone who can explain what's going on to him. In this case, the old man explains to the kid that if he can solve the mystery of his own death he gets a chance to live again.
Sometimes the "hero" doesn't have the aid of an old man to spell it out, instead he stumbles across all the right clues or finds a book or some other convenient plot device that helps the movie have something resembling forward momentum.
We never get that.
Maybe we do at some point and no one's told me.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Via Stereogum.com (which got it from somewhere else)..
1. "Beat It" - Michael Jacksons
I a huge fanny of this new song by dancing negro, Michael Jacksons. We have many major exports in my country -first is potassium, second is apples and third is small boys to Michaels ranch. Why not? Is niiice!
2. "You Be My Wife" from Borat Musical Listenings....
This is romantic song that I wrote about a woman's in my moviefilm, whom I wanted to make romance inside off. This feature Belinda Bedekovic, our famous keytar player and was produced by Korki Buchek!!!
3. "Throw The Jew Down the Well" from Borat Musical Listenings for Make....
This is most popular children's song in Kazakhstan. It is not in my moviefilm, but was record for Kazak television in cowboy bar in Arizona, which in US and A. I have hear this song have upset some peoples - I think it because my guitar playing not so good. I sorry.
We play this party song at my first wife funeral. Happy times.
5. "It's a Kind of Magic" - Queen
I like very much the lead singer - ladies man Frederick Mercury. It great shame that he die in that car crash. Many peoples say I looks like him, infacts, last month I come 7th in Almaty's annual 'who look most like Freddy Mercury' competition. This out of over 843,000 entrant!
6. "Leader of the Gang" - Garry Glitter
This one from convicted sex criminal Gareth Glitter. He very much admired in Kazakhstan and his music is also popular. Infact he second most popular sex criminal in Kazakhstan. Our most popular Urkin the Rapist who become big star after appearing in my moviefilm 'Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan'
7. "Elokeinu" on Album One Three Seven - Zohar
It is Jew music. You must listen to this, so you know what your enemy is think.
8. "Candle in the Wind" - Elton John
I very much like this song about crushed princess of Wales written by bald homosexual Elton John.
9. "Rock Me Amadeus" - Falco
Me and my producer Azamat Bagatov like listen to this.
10. "I Wanna Sex You Up" - Color Me Badd
This favourite of my 11 year old son, Bilak. His wife and childrens like it too.
11. "Holiday" - Madonna
I liking very much this new song by singing transvestite Madonna. He is very convincing, the only thing that gives him away is his big hands, and the bulge around his chram.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
This is a Superman redesign by Jon Morris that I decided to color up in this style I'm finding myself very fond of lately.
Originally the "S" was just red and black, but that didn't look quite right to me, so I added the yellow back.
I wasn't sure which way looked better, but Dean Trippe agreed that it needed the yellow, so that's more than enough for me!
Monday, November 20, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
A quick sketch I did of a teenage Superman (whom we can no longer call Superboy due to pending litigation).
Anyone else watching that Legion of Superheroes cartoon?
I think it's outstanding.
I mean, there've only been five episodes so far, but all the pieces seem to be in place for greatness.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Civil War #4: Worse Than You Thought
I know I've been a bit M.I.A. as of late, and I'm sure there probably aren't that many people reading this that are into comics (or at all), but if you're in that select circle, that link is worth a read. It made me laugh several times.
Posted by chrishaley at 10:14 AM
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
That's a link to a folder full of great Sloan songs.
A gift from me to you.
Posted by chrishaley at 4:26 PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
A sketch of Scott Pilgrim by Nate Bellegarde that I inked and tightened up a little.
I love it a lot.
I think Nate is a god among men.
In my opinion, he's the next Frank Cho.
That's very high praise as far as I'm concerned.
I think this is one of, if not the best inking job I've ever done.
Posted by chrishaley at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I just found out Bryan Singer and I have the same birthday!
Not the same year, of course, but same day.
That enhappies me for some reason.
Oh, also, should any idiot that said Superman Returns hasn't been a financial success be reading this, as of September 10, the flick has made $179 MILLION in PROFIT.
I'll repeat that..
Posted by chrishaley at 3:42 PM
Monday, September 11, 2006
Saturday, September 09, 2006
So I just saw my first episode of the new Fantastic Four cartoon on CN.
All the familiar story trappings and dialogue of crappy American action cartoons wrapped in the slick (but generic) trappings of 21st century anime.
I'll still give it a few more episodes to see if it grows on me, but I'm very doubtful it'll get much better.
I'm sure their target audience of boys 10 and under will love it though.
I also wouldn't be surprised if halfway through the season Reed and the gang have to try to catch all of the highly collectible Skrull-e-mons and start fighting with magical cards instead of their superpowers.
Posted by chrishaley at 1:21 PM
Friday, September 08, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
You've got to watch this before it disappears from the internet again!
The picture quality is terrible compared to the version that was on and then taken off of YouTube, but at least you'll get to see it.
This pilot was made for a Plastic-Man series for Cartoon Network, but CN didn't pick it up... because they're stupid.
Posted by chrishaley at 1:19 AM
Friday, August 25, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
So it's exactly one month until my birthday.
I didn't even realize that until someone else pointed it out to me.
That's all I've got on that.
I saw Brick last night, and I loved it. If you have even a passing interest in mysteries, crime-noir, sharp dialogue, great scores/soundtracks, brilliant camera-work, well directed movies, you'd be doing yourself a big favor by checking this flick out.
Here's a picture of April and I that I vectorized..
Posted by chrishaley at 10:49 AM
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Nintendo Wii news from Infendo.com : A Japanese financial prediction for Wii's pricing suggests a $200 launch price. IGN writes: "Current exchange rates would put an equivalent US price at $170.00. However, console prices rarely convert according to exchange rates. At most, we can probable take this report to indicate an anticipated US price of under $200."
Posted by chrishaley at 3:41 PM
Monday, August 14, 2006
The (as-of-right-now) confirmed list of launch titles for the Nintendo Wii..
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
Blitz: The League
Call of Duty 3
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors
GT Pro Series
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Madden NFL 07
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Metal Slug Anthology
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Monster 4x4 World Circuit
Need for Speed: Carbon
Rayman Raving Rabbids
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Posted by chrishaley at 11:09 AM
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Edward and I used to take root beer seriously.
In much the same way that Corey and I used to take everything with which we endeavored into very seriously, so was Edward and I's gusto and forthrightness towards the beer of roots.
Reflection on this subject made me miss the kind of girlfriendless camraderie he and I used to share.
This is not to say that I wish to be emancipated from the bonds of serious-relationship-hood and flung back to those days long past.
Far from it.
It is only to say that the days when he and I could seriously consider a trip to Nashville or a trip cross-country with equal vigor and plausability are missed.
I don't know if you know this about me, but I enjoy driving. Not your everyday to work, ho-hum, back home kind of driving. Not your, "Why don't we go to the mall?" driving.
No, I'm enamored of real driving. Interstates. Nothing but blacktop in front of you, and the yellow lines behind you. Nothing on either side of for as far as the eye can see.
Road signs and rest stops and tourist traps.
That kind of driving.
I miss the idea of he and I being able to do that some day.
Posted by chrishaley at 9:56 PM
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
So Matt and Tracy and April and I spent about 8 hours (in-game) playing Dead Rising for the 360 last night.
That's really all I can say.
The game was like a dream come true. Or a nightmare come true. A zombie nightmare.
I cut a zombie in half with a scythe Grim Reaper style.
I smashed the window out of a music store and then knocked a zombie's head off with a Stratocaster.
I crushed a zombie's skull with a sledgehammer.
I can't imagine what else you need in a game.
Posted by chrishaley at 8:54 AM
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Friday, August 04, 2006
I don't know why I can believe in/have faith in just about anything except relationships going well/working out/not going wrong.
Posted by chrishaley at 3:25 PM
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Homer: Do you sell toys?
Shopkeep: We sell forbidden objects from places men fear to tread. We also sell frozen yogurt, which I call frogurt. Homer: Well I need something for my son's birthday.
Shopkeep: Ah, perhaps this will please the gentleman (points to a talking Krusty the Clown doll). Take this object , but beware it carries a terrible curse.
Homer: Oh, that's bad.
Shopkeep: But it comes with a free frogurt.
Homer: That's good.
Shopkeep: The frogurt is also cursed.
Homer: That's bad.
Shopkeep: But you get your choice of topping.
Homer: That's good.
Shopkeep: The toppings contain potassium benzoate.
Homer: (blank stare)
Shopkeep: That's bad.
Homer: Can I go now?
Posted by chrishaley at 11:46 AM
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
• Physicists at the University of Wisconsin estimate that Superman would be 1.09 percent stronger during winter than compared to summer because of Earth's elongated orbit.
• Warner Bros. also announced that the official title for the next Batman flick is The Dark Knight.
Posted by chrishaley at 11:05 AM
In case you're interested, Warner Bros. officially announced yesterday that Heath Ledger will be playing The Joker in the sequel to Batman Begins.
Having said that, I'll try to post some Batman sketches up here later today.
And now, a list of comics (etc.) that are coming out this week and worth a damn to me :
Mouse Guard #4 (Of 6)
Dave Johnson Fc Sketchbook 2006
BPRD Universal Machine #5
52 Week #13
Absolute Kingdom Come Edition HC
Detective Comics #822
Ex Machina #22
Y The Last Man #48
Hi Fructose Toysploitation Magazine Quarterly #3
Nat Turner Vol 1 TPB
Agents Of Atlas #1
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #11
Moon Knight #4
Spider-Man Visionaries Kurt Busiek Vol 1 TPB
I Am Going To Be Small GN
Hellboy God Machine MMPB
Posted by chrishaley at 8:10 AM
Monday, July 31, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
If you're like me your name is chrishaley and you love Superman.
You're also fond of barbershop quartets.
Maybe you'll enjoy Azure Ray's song If You Fall.
An awesome Japanese commercial for Mario Hoops : 3-on-3 for the Nintendo DS.
SDCC picture gallery of the Speed Racer Minimates! Also of interest is the new website Speed Racer Lives!
Trailer for The U.S. vs. John Lennon.
Posted by chrishaley at 7:08 PM
Thursday, July 27, 2006
So I draw on a lot of Post-It notes at work as they are what's readily available for my scribbling pleasure.
Here's an alien, possibly the Martian Manhunter..
Okay, so have you ever seen on Aquaman cartoons or in Aquaman comics how sometimes he'll ride on a giant seahorse? Not so much in more modern or recent comics or cartoons, but back in the older stuff he'd do that.
I think he even named the thing. Stormy? Does that sound right?
My point is if your one big thing was that you were a great swimmer wouldn't you want to avoid riding something that makes your powers totally unnecessary?
I mean, that'd be like if The Flash decided to start riding some really fast horse.
He'd look like an idiot. People would laugh their asses off if The Flash showed up to a crime scene or whatever on a horse.
At the very least, he'd look incredibly lazy.
Neither of these are positive scenarios for a superhero.
Posted by chrishaley at 5:32 PM