Bill Corbett

Corbett's tumbly-thing

zoekeating:

On May 13 an MRI found 20 tumors in my husbands brain. On May 15 he could barely breathe and was in a lot of pain. A CT scan that day revealed he had a softball-sized tumor in his lung, tumors in his other lung, his liver and possibly his bones. On our way home from the imaging center our primary…

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Zoe Keating and her family as fellow performers on the Jonathan Coulton cruise.  Zoe is a lovely person, and her live cello performance simply blew me away. I think it’s fair to say that I wasn’t alone in being floored by her music.  It filled the ship’s huge theater with palpable waves of emotion I rarely feel from live music, and at the same time it was geekily fascinating to watch her perform it.  Zoe uses live electronic sampling and repetition to create the sound of multiple cellos: it is all performed, recorded, and layered in live onstage. She is a true artist.  It was a privilege to spend time with her.

So it was heartbreaking to read recently that her husband Jeff (who I was also lucky enough to meet) had been diagnosed with cancer, and then INFURIATING to read just today that the insurance company is playing evil games with their family.  Details in Zoe’s blog, link above.

Zoe and her family could really use a break at this time.  One thing you can do to help is BUY SOME OF HER MUSIC.  You will not regret it!  Here’s her website: 

ZOE KEATING

And if, like me, you feel like letting Anthem Blue Cross / Wellpoint know what you think of them causing a suffering family EXTRA pain, I support your choice! 

ANTHEM BLUE CROSS

Thank you. 

 

uncalar:

X-Pew: Pepe as Gambit. Not a new idea but one I’ve been meaning to do for myself for a long time. Tonight just seemed to be the time for it :)

uncalar:

X-Pew: Pepe as Gambit. Not a new idea but one I’ve been meaning to do for myself for a long time. Tonight just seemed to be the time for it :)

Our live version will RESTORE 100% of the Matthew Broderick.  

rifftrax:

"Brilliant" via @AdamFrazier
RiffTrax Live: GODZILLA coming 8/14/14


"Godzilla - Now with 100% less Matthew Broderick"
Our live version will RESTORE 100% of the Matthew Broderick.

rifftrax:

"Brilliant" via @AdamFrazier

RiffTrax Live: GODZILLA coming 8/14/14

"Godzilla - Now with 100% less Matthew Broderick"

FAMILIAR

FAMILIAR

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve taken over five thousand portraits of people in New York, and I find out a little bit about everyone I photograph…""Well, you’re not finding out a thing about me!"

my hero

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve taken over five thousand portraits of people in New York, and I find out a little bit about everyone I photograph…"
"Well, you’re not finding out a thing about me!"

my hero

rifftrax:

Our new VOD Cyborg Cop 2 is now available! (And don’t let the title fool you - the main character is neither a cyborg nor a cop.)

Get the full movie here.

RiffTrax CYBORG COP 2!

Our guarantee: contains zero cyborg cops!!

Robin will do anything to show off his gams

Robin will do anything to show off his gams

The judge’s reasoning is sound. 
hodgman:

I hope you will click HERE today and consider supporting MaximumFun during this, the once annual #MaxFunDrive. 
Doing this show for the past three years has been an amazing journey for me. I am constantly astonished, honored, and surprised to talk to so many funny and interesting people from all over the world and to tell them they are wrong (or sometimes: RIGHT!). 
I am proud to say I don’t think there is another podcast where you will get to hear two brothers fight over whether to smash a bat with a dictionary, a father try to talk his daughter into talking to Eugene Mirman, or hear dispatches from a man selling bananas at I-95 Southbound Service Plaza in Kennebunk, Maine.
Meeting all you people is payment enough for me, but unfortunately it’s not enough to keep producing the show, even with our meager ad revenue. And so once a year Jesse and his team turn to you, the listeners, and ask you to consider giving what you can to a thing you like. 
It’s never fun to ask for money, but the consolation is that you really don’t have to give a lot to make a huge difference; and plus, there is some pleasure, I hope, in paying for content that you like, and knowing your dollars go directly to the people who make it. 
So please: DON’T DON’T DONATE; DO DONATE if you can, by clicking HERE.
That is all. 

The judge’s reasoning is sound. 

hodgman:

I hope you will click HERE today and consider supporting MaximumFun during this, the once annual #MaxFunDrive. 

Doing this show for the past three years has been an amazing journey for me. I am constantly astonished, honored, and surprised to talk to so many funny and interesting people from all over the world and to tell them they are wrong (or sometimes: RIGHT!). 

I am proud to say I don’t think there is another podcast where you will get to hear two brothers fight over whether to smash a bat with a dictionary, a father try to talk his daughter into talking to Eugene Mirman, or hear dispatches from a man selling bananas at I-95 Southbound Service Plaza in Kennebunk, Maine.

Meeting all you people is payment enough for me, but unfortunately it’s not enough to keep producing the show, even with our meager ad revenue. And so once a year Jesse and his team turn to you, the listeners, and ask you to consider giving what you can to a thing you like. 

It’s never fun to ask for money, but the consolation is that you really don’t have to give a lot to make a huge difference; and plus, there is some pleasure, I hope, in paying for content that you like, and knowing your dollars go directly to the people who make it. 

So please: DON’T DON’T DONATE; DO DONATE if you can, by clicking HERE.

That is all. 

paulftompkins:

The one where a movie got mentioned was probably the best of these Oscar™ tweets. Nice culling, Slate!

paulftompkins:

The one where a movie got mentioned was probably the best of these Oscar™ tweets. Nice culling, Slate!

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