Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Damn. I hate when my blog gets all dusty and cobweb-covered.


Yeah, the latest poll only adds up to 98%. Blogspot gets a C- in math.


Marc Webb, our friend who directed the Days of the Phoenix, Leaving Song II, Miss Murder, and Love Like Winter videos, has a new movie out:

























It's his first feature length film. I went to see it, just because it's Marc, but I ended up enjoying it immensely. If you enjoy stuff, you should see it.
Marc also directed the mysterious, unreleased Stiff Kittens video.



On an unrelated note, what's the general feeling on internet memes? I have to admit I'm a fan of some of the more obscure ones:












But I have this sinking feeling that this is increasingly becoming the dominant expression of creativity





















































And our culture will eventually end up as one big failgull

102 comments:

goodbyes4good(DF)er said...

Ummmmm Stiff Kittens vid, does anyone know why it wasn't released, please do tell

Haras said...

I still snort at keyboard cat, and I still love rickrolls even though no one else cares about them anymore.

verushka said...

I agree. And thanks to you and Wikipedia i know no what meme is.

Karlye said...

I heard about Marc's film directing success! The movie looks really good, I definitely want to see it.

I enjoy the good internet meme from time to time, until it becomes overkill, or if it's just that good. I see your point on how it's becoming the "dominant expression of creativity". There are tons of vloggers out there, trying to "make a name for themselves". But when you think about it it's like "How is that creativity?" Or some of the videos you see on youtube that are absolutely ridiculous, yet people find it hilarious.I can't grasp my mind around it, I don't understand how someone can think of something (which often times can be a ridiculous something), make it into a video, then post it on the internet for others to see. It's not like making or directing a short film or making music videos, it's just an internet video. I truly fear for the creative sake of my generation. They'll all be walking around with FAIL stickers attached to their foreheads.

michelle. said...

http://i32.tinypic.com/21ndy06.jpg

http://www.yodawgyo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/xzibit-yo-dawg-response-twitter.jpg

favourites.

and I might check that film out, but it's not out in the UK until september.

helen099 said...

this is why you'll always be a misfit, jade. only 1% of the rest of the world shares your level of intelligence. (i wouldn't have you any other way).

i haz made a few lolcats, i admit!

i hope you still like me.

♥♥

Anonymous said...

I think the heat's getting to you. You'll have no brain cells by the end of summer. The seagulls will have taken them all. =P

iLovefool said...

I was just watching At The Movies, and Mark Lyons just recommended to watch this movie, he also noted it is the best romantic movie of 2009 so far. I didn't know Marc Webb directed that and all those awesome AFI. I'm totally seeing it now!! Thanks Jade. The more you know huh

Tara said...

:(

Tara said...

=( Fail gull.

Caitlin said...

man, i could spend hours on ask.com just typing in different questions and seeing what answers i get. you should try it sometime, it's fun. ha ha

-Caitlin

p.s. i wanna spell my name Caetlen

p.s.s. i cant wait for the new album!

Anonymous said...

Nice.

Kara said...

Good Lord Jade, how I love it when you update your blog. The motorcycle picture you had there made me laugh so hard, thanks for that. Can't wait for Crash Love, heart you Jade!

allmylove said...

you know jade....you always find a way to brighten up my day:)
i'll definantly look into that movie cause i enjoy stuff lol but on the note of unreleased things... i like it when unreleased things become newly released;) yup yup yup!!
especially when they have to do with music. SUPER especially when it has to do with afi or blaqk audio music!!!
sooooo you should think about what i've said.
its so true how come the parents of this age look so down upon having music be a childs main interest? i mean music has done more for the world than any one person really..
FAILLLLLLLL!!!!
circle crossXD that one was my fav
love you lots darlin:)
keep us up to date
<33

LadyJinx_DF said...

You always make my day with your blog, What is up with the no right click? I wanted your "Om Nom,Nom,Nom" picture!

p.s.
Screenshot it is! :P

JoeMama said...

My absolute favorite that makes me giggle and twitch uncontrollably:

http://img100.imageshack.us/i/lolkio.jpg/

Kinsey said...

What happened with that Stiff Kittens video anyways? I was just thinking about that earlier today...

Kera said...

Honestly, I don't really get a lot of them... :/

JoeMama said...

And this is my second favorite Smith....I mean Radiskull video.

http://www.joesparks.com/radiskull/episodes/e03/rdd_e3_songplay_384.htm

We roll and rock! And rock n' roll and roll n' rock!

Profound.

Jessica said...

Yeah - what ever happened to the Stiff Kittens video? Can it be leaked to youtube?

Pasta! The Pelican said...

Memes can be awesome.

Gillian said...

internet memes?
did my brother hack your account or something?
cuz those things are like, his life.
moving on.
i like 'em.
they're pretty entertaining.

Evalia England said...

I REALLY WANT TO SEE 500 Days of Summer....because the amazing Joseph Gordon Levitt and the LOVELY Zooey Deschanel are in it. I didn't even realized Marc Webb was the same person who did the music vids until a few weeks ago. Good for him. It looks like a wonderful film.

Really hope I get to see this soon without having to travel to NY.

and Jade, why are you updating on TWO Twitters? Stop being confuzzling.

Anonymous said...

gosh you are so freakin funny!!!! and yes your blog was all dusty and cobwebby =) good thing you updated =) (thnx for that btw)

<333 u and afi to no extent jade!

ThisSideUp said...

I have to admit, I do kind of love Failgull. He's pretty great.

Brittney said...

I saw an ad for that movie and really wanted to see it. It's pretty cool that Marc Webb directed it.

Yeah that's pretty much how I pend my summer days is on those websites. I should get out more.

DNoahD said...

Your blog is white..I thought my connection was being shitty. I believe the polls don't add numbers less than one in their percentages.

I will definitely find time to see 500 days of summer. He's the same one that directed 30 days of night....huh maybe someone should help him make titles for his work.

someday all of our music, movies,magazines, and television shows will be pictures and clips of other peoples work all cut up, and drawn all over. Oh wait it already is...I guess it's time to move....Jupiter maybe.

Anonymous said...

will Marc be doing the video for Medicate, too?

MJ said...

I enjoy things. I think I'll watch that movie so I can enjoy it too.

But I do agree with the lack of creativity in today's youth. I've met a lot of people I'd like to punch in the face. But I do enjoy Guitar Hero, haha. It's a fun game for parties. I am currently teaching myself how to play REAL guitar, and it certainly isn't as easy as it looks. My fingertips are so very tender and red.

Anyway, I always thought our culture was going to end up as one big failgull, too. But there are some very talented and inspiring and wonderful people out there hidden among the ignorance and stupidity and uncaring hatefulness of today. I like to have hope.

any_mouse said...

Hey Jade, we know that the Stiff Kittens video is a lost cause, but is there any raw footage that you can share? Or can you at least tell us what the original concept was? I'm sure we're all dying to know what that oatmeal-like face mold was for and why Davey was walking around in blue undies and slathered in oil.

crampedstyle said...

Let's try to think of another description of your neglected blog. I think you've used that "dusty and cobweb-covered" phrase in a previous post about your myspace page. (But who's noticing, right?)
How about "stale" or "archaic"?
Or "gray and moth-eaten"?
Or maybe you could post more often to avoid such scenarios.
<3

GermaricanMix said...

I must admit, an internet meme started on ohnotheydidnt is the theme of my birthday party this year.

Anonymous said...

omg i really would like to see the unreleased stiff kitten music video by any chances if possible!

JessicaXHavok said...

xDD Nice.

Rezrath said...

Hmm, looks cool, I'll have to check it out.

I'm a bit of a fan of the memes because of my brother who lives on his NIN forum. Needless to say, his random stupidity thread is full of them.

Dominic said...

with individual numbers its likely that all the numbers come to decimals and round it off to the nearest whole number.so i think that poll gets an A actually. why does it have to be 2 months before the release when its already done? the artwork and manufacturing takes that long or what?

Sally, Sweden said...

Hahah! The pictures made my day! :)

Kayleigh Control said...

Jade.
We all hate it too when your blog gets all dusty and cobweb-covered. It's disheartening.
This made me laugh; I agree with the latest 'internet art' thing. It's literally: Steal a photo that already exists and write something on it in Impact font. Lash.
I prefer Cyanide & Happiness.

I might have to watch that film, for the same reason you did: Just because it is Marc.
Will we be seeing the Stiff Kittens video anytime soon? I must say, you and Davey dolled up in suits is something I'm quite partial to.

Is it sad that I'm already counting the days down til 'Crash Hearts'? Yes? Oh, ok.

Hope everything's peachy and you're well. Say hi to everyone for me :)


Kayleigh.

brian le said...

1st, awesome!

i am not disappoint

Anonymous said...

I am firmly against what the hive mind tells us is funny.

endless december said...

agrreed *nods* thing like these are fun to read and stuff while browsing the internet, but it had bcome the more dominant form of creativity, an absolute shame, so much talent in the world, so much wasted....

on a different note, can't wait for the new album release in september, why does it have to be so far away? thanx for the update jade, good luck, u guys f*cking rock, byes! ^^ <3

CRASH<3!!!!

Boo_Baby_Doll said...

This blog made me happy. :D

havokisthecure said...

hahaha the last picture is like "u know what? I GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE LAW" haha...awesome...

And I will look forward Marc`s film...

Caitlin said...

As my generation gets older who know what we are going to think when reminessing about music in our child/teenage years.I will probly be horrified unless the future's music is so much worse then I might thnk it was good in comparason. By the way I am 13 so I know I have along way to go to listen to the crap. luckily you guys are still around. I'm gonna be heart-broken when I find out that you guys (AFI) are dead. I know you probly dont want to think about that but it's true.

-Caitlin
or as i prefer, Caetlen

Anonymous said...

There was always dadaism - maybe a questionable time for art. There are always times when art will seeem too commercial and bland. It goes in cycles. Then the cycle goes around the other way and it becomes radical and induces positive changes and growth to the culture. :)

kristin bjornsen said...

i take your keyboard cat meme and raise you:

http://www.threadless.com/product/1960/Three_Keyboard_Cat_Moon

i definitely bought it last night.

Emme said...

where is this Stiff Kitten video N you had the audacity to mention it N think all Lah deh dah bout it - Knowing full well we are goiN to ask to see the video.

I saw (500)Days before it even "officially" came out - FanfukNtastic!! Gordin does these kinda movies so well (slight crush on the guy)

HI 5 fer Memes N where the hell are yours?

Hey your tweet was epic; had a few giggles escaped. where the heck were you goiN dressed up like that

Crimson Butterfly said...

wtf on the pics

MAV-tastic said...

i need to see this video...seriously!

Susie said...

I've seen the commercials for his movie on TV for awhile and was wondering if I should see it or not. Seems like a good movie :)

Anonymous said...

hi...hehehe ~_~ the pictures u put up are soo funny. espiacally the seagull picture..i didn't see the Stiff Kittens vid.. i tried searching it but it wudn't come up..anyway if u find it can u pleaseeee put it up??.

-Natalie

Anonymous said...

And the movie was awesome..
watched it !!

-Natalie

Anonymous said...

hi..lol "son, I am Dissapoint" lol i'm using it with my friends lol

miscelaineous. said...

I most definitely want to see (500) Days of Summer. I just can't seem to find a place filming it, near San Jose.

Will the music video for Stiff Kittens ever be released? I'm sure it's superb, lots of us wish to see it!

JoeMama said...

I hear they're making yet another remake of "Friday the 13th". This is what you'd look like if they offered you the part. Interested? haha

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Can't wait for Crash <3!

Jude said...

You finally changed the layout! It was really hard on the eyes.

The movie seems mildly interesting but all the newer movies have been disappointments, no?

Mandy said...

I didn't see 500 Days of Summer yet. I'm planning to though! The picture of the bridge eating all those cars... haha, cutee :D

KnighTimeSoccr said...

omg... i love what you typed at the top of your blog =) lol that rocks...

<333 u and AFI to no extent

NoiseElectric said...

Thanx for the recommendation.

And lol @ those pix. Man, you spend a ton of time on the 'net for a seeerious musician.

IMO, internet memes probably need to die unless they're hilarious.

Jemmeh said...

The AFI myspace account had something about that film.


I think it said "300 days of summer" and gave a link that lead to nowhere....




Okay, I know you have right click disabled, but I can totally overcome this in Firefox! O___O I'm an avid right clicker, and being able to thwart your coding may be evil for you but it's good for me. ;D




These are all good memes.


You should look at the tapestry meme. It memes all the other memes!







I was so sad that the blog was getting dusty. ): Maybe that it would be forgotten while you get all busy.



<3.4.joo

americanGOTHIC said...

you are hysterical... truly.

chaoskitten[DF] said...

Yes the mysterious Stiff Kittens video... ?

Lol! Failgull! <- stealing! :P

Hooray for Marc! He's directed nearly all my favourite videos! :)

Nice to see you back on the blog!

d'anna said...

Doesn't he know he's supposed to be on the bike for that trick to count?

How about that Stiff Kittens video?

:)

cilliii said...

Ok, I never heard of that movie ever before, but it seems nice. :)
And I love that one pic the bikers :D

Love you

a little noise said...

The reason the poll adds up to 98% is that each result has been rounded down for some reason known only to whichever idiot programmed it.
211/1257 = 16.7859984% (should round to 17%)
67/1257 = 5.33015115% (should round to 5%)
979/1257 = 77.8838504 (should round to 78%)

Basically, for a poll with c choices to add up to n less than 100%, n/c must be less than 1/2. In other words, c must be atleast 2n; the number of choices must be at least twice the amount less than 100%.
So in this case, c = 3 and n = 2. 2/3 is not less than 1/2, so it can't work.

Holding My Breath said...

Marc clearly has amazing directing skills. I love those videos!

I seriously watch Miss Murder every day, and every day it has new meaning. All of your music does. It's nice to have amazing music with videos to match. I will definitely check this movie out!

And if I don't sound creepy enough, I really do to marry someone as well-read and talented as you. <3

(And I am as impatient as you. I have a countdown for Crash Love)

CaughtBetween said...

Hmmm. The oh so mysterious Stiff Kittens video. Any idea's when that will become un-mysterious? I wanted to see That movie -.- And oh noes. A failgull! Run for your lives!!!

Gracie said...

oh jade. that was exactly what I needed. :) I laughed so hard. and, I wanna see the Stiff Kittens vid. please? *puppy eyes*

dezzo! said...

you are so cute, jadey!

Mia said...

I just read about that movie today! I want to see it...

Dominic said...

JADE! YOU SHOULD THANK ME SO MUCH FOR WHAT IM DOING FOR YOU GUYS! I STARTED A CRASH LOVE GROUP ON FACEBOOK AND IN JUST 2 DAYS IVE GOTTEN IT TO GROW TO 130 MEMBERS AND COUNTING!! I SOOO DESERVE SOME BACKSTAGE TICKETS!! =) BRING ON CRASH LOVE!!! OH OH AND ANYONE ON FACEBOOK TYPE IN "CRASH LOVE" IN THE SEARCH TEXT AND ADD THE GROUP, ITS GROWING FAST! FEEL FREE TO POST PICS AND VIDEOS OF THE BAND!!

Jessus said...

You're doing it wrong!

Jessus said...

Ps. that guitar hero comic actually made me a little sad.

Jemmeh said...

I already commented on this post.


You 4chan, don't you? XD



It seems like something you would do.

Anonymous said...

Just saw 500 Days of Summer and it was great. Marc is clearly going to be huge in hollywood over the next few years

Pasta! The Pelican said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEoukapdWSw

Cherol said...

I'm usually a big fan of the "OM NOM NOM" ones.

Anonymous said...

300+ members and growing for CRASH LOVE group on facebook! wooooooooot!

Gilded said...

Will we ever see the Stiff Kittens video? I want to know if I should give up hope or if someday it will see the light of day. :/

folkedforlife said...

I'm 99.99% sure the fans would be good money at this point to see the Stiff Kittens video. Maybe it can be subliminally injected into the first showing of 500 Days of Summer??

books_and_coffee101 said...

i liked the picture of the bridge eating the cars. if i was in the comfort of my own home, i could laugh as loud as i wanted to..... but... since i'm using a computer in a hotel in the middle of japan and japanese people are soooo quiet... i could only LIS (laugh in silence) LOL.

Dani said...

WOOO! i dont know what that was.
I LOVE THE FAILGULL THING.

um....

nice to see that you arent as serious as your songs may project!

still cant wait for crash love.

and i recently became a fan (FANGIRL. OMC OBSSESSED) of Blaqk Audio.

yeah. i got curious. although im not used to davey's low voice in the beggining of stiff kittens. its not that its BAD its just that its not high like it usually is....

OKAY ENOUGH ABOUT DAVEY THIS IS YOUR BLOG!

okay okay okay. so i now love blaqk audio. 3rd fave band.
AFI being my FIRST.
and Death Cab For Cutie my 2nd...

mmmmmmmm

okay

INTERWEB MEMES ARE WIN.
except for the ones that are FAIL.

i just noticed that memes that incorporate the word FAIL somewhere in it tend to be pretty WIN. how ironic.

OKAY IM SAYING TOO MUCH.

goodbye magical guitar playing ninja :D


<3

kirstie said...

There you go again being a tease with the Stiff Kittens video. Why so selfish, Jade :( We want to enjoy it too. And I will probably see that movie. It looked good on the commercial.

(Lawl at the other pictures xD )

emilierose said...

ahh! youre such a tease jade.
i wanna see the video :(

Noah said...

Wow, the on nom nom thing made my day.

undeadhomeskillet said...

Who misguided you into believing seagulls ever fail? Seagulls are filled with nothing but truth and justice, and they are everywhere.

ninjasareflippinsweet said...

LOL I love the I AM DISAPPOINT ones. I also enjoy these

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n149/XiwantmilomoreX/Macros/1236845411863-1.jpg

and these

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n149/XiwantmilomoreX/Macros/Sup_dawg_bikes.jpg

My-le and Jasmin. said...

You never cease to entertain me Jade.

Chelsea said...

if you like "fails"
you should look at failblog.com
it always makes me laugh :p

Larissa said...

http://shamone.felafel.org/albums/MACROS/IKNOWBITCH/30wl2yw-1.jpg

Check that out Jade lol

ET Scene said...

Heh, I never get to check my blog so like the last 20 posts or so seem relatively new.

Bravo. I think you've outwitted this site.

Nice pix by the way. I like the road. He got a full helping of asphalt/cement and cars. That's healthy for a growing road.

Hurry up and make Crash Love come out sooner. My phone requests new songs and so does my ipod.

I'll have to check out Marc's movie, it seems to be a success.

Did you/the band get an account on blingee.com?? I'm pretty sure its just another person trying to make friends on the internet by pretending to be famous people.

Well whatever. See you whenever you get to Cincinnati/Chicago since Smith didnt fricken make plans to stop in Michigan for a show. *emo tear* You guys forgot about us...

BellaDawna said...

I am so thrilled y'all are touring! When I couldn't walk, and was told I never would again, seeing AFI live for the first time was big on my "to do" list for when I would recover. Now you are going to Minneapolis, the town I grew up in. SO, I get to fly in, see friends I have not seen since I recovered, and see AFI!!! Now I can relax with a smile :) I can't wait. I wish it were tomorrow!!! Oh yeah, another thing was try a new hair color. Blonde my whole life, so black for this Summer. Knocking my to do list out one by one.

Anonymous said...

Hello jade... um this is just a desperate cry for friendship ... I've run out of friends to talk to so I was hoping to give you a try ... I have a fiancée but he doesn't talk much ... My bestfriend disapeared on me and I'm lonely and in need of a person to talk to ... So I thought I'd try giving you my number ... Please don't post this ... I don't expect you to respond I know how busy you are ... But it doesn't hurt to try ..... 361*244*4324 ... Love you guys ... Can't wait for the new album I'm so excited <3 charlene

Ariz said...

Many of the persons that you find in this world are searching for someone who wants them, that estimates them and that says to them how them makes happy that they exist, tell me ¿how feels to know that great people estimate you and loves you even before knowing yourself?

If your music reflects a bit of what you really are, consider me to be a part of these persons who estimate you

I don't really know english at all so if you get miss sorry, I am fucking mexican :P

you're not better than me and I'm not better than me, but what you doing in this life, makes my life soooooo good

take care

needle in the hay said...

ok so i finally got acid pro after wanting it since i was like twelve or thirteen and first read about you talking about it. i cannot figure out how to really use it. any tips? i don't have a midi controller.

JoeMama said...

Hey....John Hughes passed away. As someone being the same age as you I know you'll be as equally as bummed. I feel like my 1980s childhood has died. :(

Hannah Quigley said...

i finally saw 500 days of summer. its really good. right in between sweany todd and whats eating gilbert grape on my list of fav movies =)

Cassin8er said...

Cute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxtYT9pOOCA

You must know this from somewhere, and if you don't, I'm not the only one who needs brain surgery.

Anonymous said...

Please, no more seagulls! I live in the coldest damn part of Southwestern Ontario, which has no beaches, lakes, oceans, coves or outdoor swimming pools, so I have no idea why there are so many damn seagulls flying above my head!!!
What the %#$@!!

Shy Girls Win said...

I liked the last one with the bird.

Btw, when I told my parents, my brother and his girlfriend about the time some guy pulled out Jade's iPod and said 'Wot thees? Alarm clocks?'. They all laughed alot.

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