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It’s like X on acid

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It’s like James Joyce on acid
It’s like Mario on acid
it’s like Nigella on acid
It’s like vampires on acid
it’s like Walmart on acid

it’s like the Grammys on acid
It’s like reggae on acid
it’s like Mel B on Acid
it’s like a mix of M.I.A. and Lana Del Rey on acid
it’s seriously like awful elevator music on acid

It’s like Glee on acid
it’s like Stargate on acid
it’s like Art Attack on acid
It’s like Grey’s Anatomy on acid
It’s like The Antiques Roadshow on acid

It’s like Disney on acid
It’s like the Disney Channel on acid
It’s like Mickey Mouse on acid
it’s kind of like the The Powerpuff Girls on acid
it’s like being a toddler on acid

It’s like Citra on acid.
It’s like Mother Nature on acid
It’s like Vegas on Acid
it’s like Robin Hood on Acid
it’s like work but on acid!!!!

http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/it’s%20like%20on%20acid
More Twitter search poems here.

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February 16th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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It’s like X on steroids

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It’s like a ballerina dress on steroids
It’s Like Chinese Food On Steroids

it’s like iPhoto on steroids
It’s kinda like Powerade on steroids

It’s like texting on steroids?
It’s like Chuck-E-Cheese on steroids

It’s like a bucket list on steroids
it’s like Michigan weather on steroids!!

It’s like jogging on steroids
it’s like a chocolate croissant on steroids

It’s like techno on steroids
it’s like Tumblr on steroids

It’s like a college campus on steroids
it’s like period cramps on steroids

It’s like love on steroids
it’s like Glee on steroids

it’s like social networking on steroids
It’s like butterflies on steroids

It’s like a convenience store on steroids!
it’s like Kenny G on steroids

It’s like work out music on steroids
it’s like halo on steroids

It’s Law and Order on steroids
it’s like stupid on steroids

It’s like the devil wears prada on steroids
it’s like a garbage disposal on steroids

it’s like Stevie Nicks on steroids
It’s like Dr Pepper on steroids

It’s like Photoshop on steroids
It’s like chocolate milk on steroids

It’s like chicken soup on steroids
It’s like PANTERA on steroids

it’s like Animal Planet on steroids
It’s like waffle house on steroids

it’s like aerobics on steroids
It’s like jaws on steroids

it’s like iMovie on steroids
it’s like a long island iced tea on steroids

it’s like PowerPoint on steroids
It’s like Christmas eve on steroids

It’s like New York City on steroids
It’s like snow cones on steroids

it’s like Ziggy Stardust on steroids
it’s like ‘Dawn of the Dead’ on steroids

It’s like honesty on steroids
It’s like Tai Chi on steroids!

it’s like Fox News on steroids
it’s like marijuana on steroids

It’s like infomercials on steroids!!!
it’s like a honey butter chicken biscuit on steroids

It’s like twitter on steroids
It’s like a paper cut on steroids

It’s like Excel on steroids
it’s like s’mores on steroids

It’s like Nyquil on steroids
it’s like bud light on steroids

http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/it’s%20like%20on%20steroids
More Twitter search poems here.

Written by Craig

February 16th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Posted in Blah blah,Silly

Pizza Hut

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awesome!
awesome!
awesome!
awesome!

cool!
cool!
delicious!
Enjoy!!

Hope you enjoy!
hope you enjoy your pizza!
hope you all enjoyed your meal!
we at Pizza Hut are looking foward to you enjoying your meal.

we appreciate the feedback!
we appreciate the feedback!
we appreciate the feedback!
we apologize for the way your food arrived.

we apologize for the inconvenience.
we apologize for the inconvenience.
we apologize for the inconvenience.
great! hope you enjoyed!

we apologize for the inconvenience.
we apologize for the inconvenience.
we apologize for the inconvenience.
glad it was up to par!

this is unacceptable!
this is unacceptable!
this is unacceptable!
let me tell you…it is yummy!!!

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The above is all taken from Pizza Hut’s tweets during January.
http://twitter.com/#!/pizzahut

More Twitter search poems here.

Written by Craig

January 27th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Posted in Blah blah,Silly

Reign in Blood

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Long time readers, all two of you, may remember that I once cobbled together an mp3 with all of the songs off Pet Sounds playing simultaneously. This is what it sounds like. My friend Delme and I were emailing today and the topic came up and, him being a particularly big fan of heavy metal, it got me thinking. So I did the same thing with all of the songs off Slayer’s Reign in Blood, which you can listen to here.

You are welcome.

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November 21st, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Posted in Music,Silly

The dog who hates golf

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Some of you may realise this, some of you not, but Flip Flop Flyin’ has existed as a web site since May 1999. That’s twelve-and-a-half years. As with anything that has existed for that long, things have changed. Looking at the home page, there are things in the “Ongoing” section that, really, if I’m completely honest, aren’t ongoing at all. Minipops, for example. Those little buggers are the reason why the site had a certain amount of success in the first place. They are probably the best idea I ever had, even though, and I will always insist on this fact, someone would’ve come up with the idea of drawing famous people really small eventually. I just happened to be the person who did it, and that was pretty cool. I doubt there’ll be a time when I lock the door of Minipops and say definitively that I am not doing any more of them, but I just don’t feel Minipoppy much any more.

I’ve been reflecting on the site a wee bit of late. Mostly because I spend a heck of a lot more of my time working on Flip Flop Fly Ball, the baseball-themed site, these days. Part of that is due to my seemingly never-ending obsession with the game, and also partly because it’s nice to have that thrill of people liking my stuff. And that happens more with the baseball stuff than with the bloggy or arty stuff. I’ve come to realise something, and I came to realise this because I recently looked at an old version of FFF that I have archived on my hard drive, and clicked on some of the links from the FFF links page that existed in 2001. Some of those links contain wonderful work. Wonderful work that I haven’t looked at in many many years. People still keep working, but I have, sadly, stopped looking. And maybe it’s strange that it took that to make me realise that my twelve-year-old site is one of those sites for a lot of people, too.

But the main thing I thought about was that over the past five years, there has been a slow decline in the level of joy and silliness that I’ve put on Flip Flop Flyin’. But in truth, I’m probably not as joyful and silly as I was back then. It’s still there, though. And while ideas and the sparks that create ideas are important, working at that joy is something I’ve not devoted any time to of late. I’m kind of in the mood to change that. Partly because I’m going through a period of cluster headaches at the moment, and they make me so damn miserable. They’re painful, they ruin my sleep, I’m tired as hell, and find it tough to do anything other than sit in my room all day long. And the best way for me to start feeling the joy is opening the “Ideas and Sketches” folder on my hard drive and looking at some of the older ideas that never got made, and seeing if there’s something good there that can help kick start some joy on the site again. There’s, even if I do say so myself, quite a lot of good stuff in there. And that folder’s purpose is for times like this, when I feel like doing something but don’t know what to do. Just because they’re old ideas, doesn’t mean they’re sub-par. Some of them are, but some of them were just things I never got around to making.

Of course, it’s entirely possible that I’m not capable of doing that again. It’s difficult to see within yourself, I think. I mean, I’m sure when a band releases a new record and say it’s the best thing they’ve ever done, they do genuinely mean it. But you listen to it a couple of times, try to like it, but really, it’s nowhere near as good as their first, second, and third albums. Maybe I am at that point with the silly stuff. Which is all a very long way of saying that I’ve made a new silly animation. It’s short, it’s childish, but it makes me giggle. Which is pretty much all I want it to be. The first drawing within this particular folder is called “jellydog.psd” and was created at 4:36 am on 11 February 2004. It was just a drawing. So I added a couple of elements, a tiny slither of a story, and here it is: The dog who hates golf. It’s not the best thing I’ve ever done by any stretch of the imagination, but when I was making it, I enjoyed doing so, and I smiled. And that, for now, is enough.

http://www.flipflopflyin.com/thedogwhohatesgolf/

Written by Craig

September 19th, 2011 at 2:03 am

Posted in Artwork,Silly

Chocolate Kling Klang

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It amuses me that the Google advert that I got over this YouTube clip of Kraftwerk playing Pocket Calculator is for “Chocolate Kit Kat.” It just seems perfect in so many ways.

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August 30th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

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Sexy

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Childish, I know…

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August 25th, 2011 at 11:08 am

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Snigger

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July 9th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

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“Walk of Life” video edit

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I edited Dire Straits’ video for their 1985 single Walk of Life, taking out the band performance and all non-baseball sports footage, leaving only the baseball bits. That’s 15.87% of the whole video. And 40 minutes of my life that I will never get back.

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January 13th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

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An old thing

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January 11th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Tinker

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January 10th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

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Parrot

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January 8th, 2011 at 12:45 am

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New Year’s resolutions

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December 28th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

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Zapata

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Here’s a drawing of Mexican Revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata. There’s something about the photos of him, with his moustache, belt of bullets, and his rather beautiful eyes, that always makes me wonder: what would he look like were he a Village People-style leather-wearin’ gay man. So I did a drawing.

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December 16th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

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A very short film about Florida (update)

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In an effort to get it online as soon as possible, I kind of ignored my instincts, and decided to make the animation simpler. That was a mistake, so I spent this morning doing what I’d originally planned. So here, again, but properly this time, is A very short film about Florida, the second in a series of
Very short films about the states of the United States

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November 19th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

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A very short film about Florida

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The second in a series that may or may not reach 50 episodes. The first part is here:
Very short films about the states of the United States

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November 17th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

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A very short film about Minnesota

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November 13th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

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A little audio intro

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I made a wee audio intro for my talk at Centro art school yesterday. It goes a little something like this.

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October 28th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Posted in Blah blah,Music,Silly

I Wouldn’t Walk 500 Miles

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I wouldn’t walk 500 miles.
And I wouldn’t walk 500 more.
Not to be the man who walked a thousand miles to fall down at your door.

Because, well, a thousand miles is a really long way. I mean, if humans walk at around 3 mph, then that’s, what, 330-odd hours of walking. Even if I walked for 12 hours a day, that’s still 28 days of walking and with all the will in the world, luv, that’s very unlikely to happen. Apart from anything, I only get 20 paid days off work a year, and it would use up all of them, and that means we won’t be able to go to Mykonos in July. It seems—no matter how much I love you, and I really really do love you, so don’t take this the wrong way—a bit of a waste of my time, and of time we could spend together on holiday in Greece.

Plus, if I was walking for a month, I’d have to either carry camping equipment which would slow me down or it’ll be really expensive to pay for four weeks of hotels. If you really want me to travel a thousand miles to see you, it’d be way quicker to fly. Take the train or the car, at least. It’d only be a few hours on the plane. And I could drive it in three days or so. That’d be fine.

Aside from anything, petal, it’s not possible for me to actually be a thousand miles away from you in Britain without having to cross water. Would those miles count? Or would I have to walk a thousand miles and add the ferry journey on top?

A thousand miles.. that’s like Helsinki, Warsaw, Vienna or something. So, my dear, light of my life, considering we’re both sat here on the sofa right now, couldn’t we just agree that in theory, I’d walk a thousand miles? Couldn’t we agree on that? And I’ll make us a cup of tea at the break. And if you want I could give you a foot rub, too.

Any idea if there’s anything good on On Demand?

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October 18th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

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Pool

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August 25th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

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