St. Vincent Delivers Amazing Cover of “Bad Tina” from Bob’s Burgers, Could Be First of ManyThe consensus here in the Geekosystem office is that Bob's Burgers is among the best cartoons going right now. And as of right now, we're officially also huge fans of Bob's Buskers, a behind the scenes extra brought to you courtesy of Behind Bob's Burgers, a blog maintained by the show's writers, who brought in Annie Clark -- better known by her stage name, St. Vincent -- to cover the "Bad Tina" song from earlier this season, and it's amazing. Even better news? The video is marked as Episode One, meaning we can hope for more covers coming down the road.Read on...
The 8 Best Nose Flute Videos
So, you may be, well, you probably are asking yourself what a nose flute is. Technically, it's a whistle that has its air intake at the nose and uses the mouth as a soundboard. Change the shape of your mouth and it changes the pitch of the whistle. But that's not the important part. The important part is that your typical, consumer model nose flute, is neon colored and plastic, so when you hold it up to your face, it's not unlike holding up the end of your nose to look like a little piggy. That's not the only option of course. If you need your hands free, you can wear it with a strap, resulting in a nuanced, fake pig-snout, Hannibal Lector look. Did I mention it sounds sort of like the wheezing of a stuffed up, out of breath asthmatic prancing through a pollen smog? Well, it does. Kind of like a recorder. Makes you wonder, what is the best possible use for such a unique instrument. That's right: embarrassing covers of theme songs and songs from 30 years ago.
Nose fluting certainly isn't all the rage (yet), but if you search the annals of YouTube there are some lovely, lovely hidden gems to be discovered, and that's just what we've done. Check out some soul-wrenchingly beautiful covers of "Stayin' Alive," the James Bond, Mario and Star Wars themes and more after the jump.Read on...
Comic Covers Trick Us into Reading Classics
Dickens and Chaucer didn't write about superpowers, but a new approach to modernizing literary classics and endearing them to a new generation might have us believe they did. Among the latest releases of Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition books lie a few titles which sport cover art reminiscent of graphic novels. Great Expectations (cover by Richard Sala), The Canterbury Tales (cover by Ted Stearn) and the Communist Manifesto (cover by Killoffer) will release in October of this year and may garner new readers who might be sorely disappointed at the lack of pretty pictures between the beautifully designed covers showcased below.Read on...