Funny Things

Friday, October 8, 2010

User Content Fridays: The Art of Noise

I think it's Dave of N++ week here on the HoP.  Not only did he win the haiku contest, but he's getting his own Friday article feature.  A few weeks back Dave was kind enough to send in some articles that he wanted re-posted and this one rather tickled my fancy.  Being a noise oriented, musically active kind of guy this topic is near and dear to my heart.  Hell, right now I'm giving the old def techs a workout, blasting a rough mix of my band's upcoming EP (which I've been dicking around with for a good week and a half now, hence my recent disappearance from the blogosphere).  Crap, I'll stop self-promoting right now and give Dave the floor.  Take it away Dave....

I don't know about you, but when I paint, I need a distraction. Perhaps it's for the other parts of my brain that won't shut up, or maybe just painting needs a little more excitement. Now, that doesn't mean I want an evil monkey constantly pointing at me while I work or a marching band stomping by my desk every five minutes, but something in the background that other parts of my mind can pay attention to.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Where in the World is Lantz - Lantzing, Michigan

The Magnet Pro is back!  Once again, we have Lantz in all his splendor:

Lantz ses: Her name is Marianna, and we're very happy together
I don't know about you guys, but I am still stoked about people we've never met allowing us to post pictures of themselves.  ~I'm totally stoked about this series too for some reason, but we need to be careful;  man-lamp love is illegal in most countries.

With that out of the way, its time for the results of the House of Paincakes Super Bad-ass Haiku Contest and Not-at-all Shameful Grab for Filler Content.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Weekly Top X: the Dark Depths of Our Souls

Lauby here, bringing you another installment of the only blog series I've been able to keep running in my entire career as a shoddy journalist.  Its the Wednesday and its the Weekly Top X!

One of the big challenges of this series is to keep it fresh and interesting.  If not for you, then at least for the writers!  So, every week, Brent and I put our heads together and come up with some new ideas for the angles, themes and literary devices we're gonna make use of.  It keeps it fun for us and it keeps the series from becoming as repetitive as the entirety of's archive of list based comedy articles.

Brent: Okay folks, we have ourselves something a bit different today, as I’m sure Lauby has explained in the introduction. Basically, I pick three, he picks three, and we have at the other’s choice. Now, I know I picked my three choices with a ‘grand theme’ in mind... it wasn’t just, “Hey, this is nifty!” The three of mine are linked in a rather obvious way - maybe too obvious? Point is, I can’t help but think of Lauby’s choice in the same way, so I’m going to examine them one by one then take a stab at guessing why Lauby picked the three he did.

Monday, October 4, 2010


As promised, its time for your Monday Update on the House of Paincakes scene.

First up, general site news... or, in today's case, the lack thereof.  That being said -

Article Submissions
Keep sending those in!  Friday would be a sad, lonely place if we didn't have anything from our members' to promote.  Remember, anything you wrote that you think is awesome is fair game.  Just please refrain from suggesting posts you didn't write and/or are on blogs outside of the HoP membership.  Also keep in mind that new and original content gets first consideration and repeated awesome original submissions may be a way to get added as an author at the HoP.

House of Paincakes Super Bad-ass Haiku Contest and Not-at-all Shameful Grab for Filler Content
We've gotten some good entries so far, but we could always use more.  So check out this thread, gaze in awe of Lantz and write a damn haiku, already!  The winner will be presented this Thursday - with or without a new picture of Lantz (we hope there is a new one).

And now, the first installment of a new feature:

New Member Monday
A Monday event within a Monday event!  It's CRAAAAZY.

OK... woah.  Let me dial it down a notch and present (in no particular order) all the new members who've joined the House since last Monday.

Eldar Addict

The Painting Sanctuary


Defending Humanity

Combat Tactics

Crew Shaken, Not Stirred

Terminal Nerdocity

Each one of them a precious stone buried in the porn-soaked flesh of the internet.  So tear yourself away from the boobies and check 'em out!  The blogs, that is.