Monday, October 2, 2023

Musical Monday with Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams pokes fun at gonzo-style bands like Kiss and Alice Cooper in this nice tune (and even better video).

Let Me Entertain You (1998)
Starring: Robbie Williams
Director: Vaughan Arnell
Rating: Six of Ten Stars

Sunday, October 1, 2023

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Flapper Fanny by Ethel Hays

Flapper Fanny is here to make you smile, and everything about her is good fun. What isn't fun, however, is real-life domestic violence.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month--an all-too-real horror that many are living through even as the rest of us have fun with imaginary horrors. We as a society tend to still ignore than men can be victims of domestic violence and other forms of spousal abuse. 

So, while we can smile at the puns and truths dished out by Flapper Fanny, we can also take steps to understand the causes of domestic violence, learn to recognize victims and abusers, and how to take steps to help them. A good place to start is at this webpage, but the important information can be found here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

A word of caution

 Dancers are very territorial. If you come upon a dance-off for dominance, make no sudden moves, but back away slowly and in as non-graceful a fashion as possible. Also, be sure to walk without rhythm.

When Dancers Attack!

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Come stand in the Culture Corner!

 Shades of Gray now proudly presents another installment of Culture Corner, with insight from Coucher K. Conk, our Queen Old Coot in recidence. We hope this will bridge the ever-widening gap between the Boomers and Millennials, and Zoomers. (Generation X, as usual, doesn't give a shit.)

Click on the cartoon for a larger, more readable version.

Culture Corner by Basil Wolverton

Monday, September 25, 2023

Musical Monday with Tove Styrke

Tove Styrke

Swedish singer/songwriter Tove Styrke has been performing her peppy, poppy (although sometimes a little dark and creepy), 1980s-flavored, synth-infused pop music since she was in her teens. Her rise to fame began with a third-place finish on "Swedish Idol" and she's been climbing upwards ever since.

Since the video for her 2011 single "High and Low" is in black-and-white, we are able to bring you a sample of her music that is set to some very interesting visuals.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Checking out a Moon Girl

We've once again trained our powerful, specially constructed telescope upon the Moon... and as we watched a lounging Moon Girl, we noticed that she was watching us right back! Who can say what this development will bring?!

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!

 This is our annual post in observance of Talk Like a Pirate Day. This year is a special one, because it's the tenth anniversary of NUELOW Games NOT getting its long-planned follow up to ROLF: Pirates vs. Fairies. To mark the occasion, here's the character who may some day star in something. Maybe. We hope...

Meet Captain Kidd (Kandy Kidd), as given form by artist North Stuart.

Captain Kandy KIdd, by North Stuart

Monday, September 18, 2023

Musical Monday with Zeinapur

Zeinapur is a musical duo that delivers pop music with an alternative edge and an almost operatic quality at times. And then there's the excellent guitar work. In this video for their 2021 single "Miracle", they also demonstrate this blog's unifying theme.