Santastic No 9: more Xmas mashups for the holiday season


dj BC writes, "It's the 9th annual Santastic Holiday mashup collection. Contains much Beatles, Mariah Carey, AC/DC, Flula, Ella Fitzgerald, The Staple Singers, various holiday bad guys, DMX..."

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Tabletop Superheroes: remixable RPG


The Parkes Library in NSW, Australia mashed up my Dungeons and Dragons variant for toddlers with School for Supervillains, creating a superhero game for kids of all ages for its Fun Palace week,

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David Cameron raps the Tories' nasty party manifesto

Casetteboy's "Cameron's Conference Rap" is a spectacular piece of work -- virtuoso mashupry worthy of Cecil B DeVil.

(via Waxy)

Princess Leia/Haunted Mansion tee: today only!


Karen Hallion has turned her brilliant Princess Leia as Haunted Mansion stretch-gallery character illustration into a limited-edition t-shirt from Teefury. You can only buy it today! (There's also a poster!)

(via Wil Wheaton)

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Olaf as Disney princesses


Olaf, the living snowman from Frozen, is pretty much the greatest comic-relief sidekick in animated history. Tortallmagic has made him even better by imagining him as an ambulatory misshapen snowman cosplaying Disney princesses. They're the roles he was born to play.

Olaf as some of the Disney Princesses!!!!!! (via Neatorama)

Disney characters as zombie hunters


Deviant Art's Kasami-Sensei has produced a series of illustrations that mashup The Walking Dead with Disney characters, recasting the familiar lighthearted animated figures as post-apocalyptic zombie-hunters.

The Walking Disney (via Neatorama)

Garfield without Garfield's thought-bubbles


You've probably seen Garfield Minus Garfield, a collection of Jim Davis Garfield strips in which Garfield himself has been removed, transforming the strip into a sinister portrait of Jon Arbuckle's descent into irretrievable madness.

But there's a good case to be made for Garfield without Garfield's thought-bubbles as the true standard-bearer for disorienting and unexpectedly great Garfield remixes. With this view, Jon Arbuckle is cast as a man who carries on detailed conversations with a cat, which is arguably weirder than the idea that he's merely wildly hallucinating.

Garfield without Garfield’s Thought Balloons (via Pipe Dream Dragon)

Father Jedi: the mashup you're looking for


Q4nobody on B3ta has come up with the maship I'm looking for: Father Ted meets Star Wars, AKA "Father Jedi."

# "For the last time Dougal, the droids out there are far, far away"

Back to the Future meets Knight Rider

Knight Rider to the Future

Sesame Street video mashed up with Beastie Boys's "Sure Shot"

The Sesame Street/Beastie Boys mashup from summer 2011 was later expanded to a full 3:44 version, and the additional material is even better than the original. What a piece of work!

Sesame Street vs Beastie Boys - Sure Shot mashup (whole song) (via MeFi)

HOWTO shift any song into a major key

If you liked the REM's Losing My Religion shifted to a major key post, check out Eliot Van Buskirk's Evolver post on recreating the effect using Celemony Melodyne, a package that sells for $99 and up.

“Losing My Religion” is in A minor. I want to make it A Major, the same way Major Keyed did.

Luckily, I didn’t have to go through and change every relevant note manually, although you can do that too. Melodyne has a scale editor, so I simply switched the whole song to A Major and exported it, which took a few clicks and fewer minutes.

How Major-Key Version of R.E.M.’s ‘Losing My Religion’ Was Made (Thanks, Eliot!)

Galactus Goya


Marvel meets Goya in Matt Buck's "Galactus Devouring His Herald," available for pre-order for a $20 11"x7" print now.

Galactus Devouring His Herald (print) (via JWZ)

Monkey Ikea Beast Jesus


Naturally, once a monkey in coat visited an Ikea in suburban Toronto, it was only a matter of time until the image was combined (to excellent effect) with Monkey Jesus by @Justin_Ling.

New image of #ikeamonkey. I knew I recognized him from somewhere. http://twitpic.com/bkls2s (Thanks, Christian!)

Grey Album remastered by golden-eared engineer


Sound engineer John Stewart has never fallen out of love with DJ Danger Mouse's genius 2004 Grey Album, a mashup of the Beatles' White Album and Jay-Z's Black Album (and neither have I). He's got a golden ear, and over the years, the little audio infelicities in his copy have been niggling at him, so he undertook a complete, crisp, and beautiful remaster of the album. You can download the tracked-out album from MediaFire, or listen on SoundCloud.

It’s got plenty of advantages too: Revisiting The Grey Album with an expert ear gave Stewart the ability to pinpoint its audio flaws, and his professional experience gave him the agency to do something about it. Stewart says he first got the idea to remaster The Grey Album on Wednesday, Nov. 21, but it didn’t really click until that Saturday. On Sunday he set out to improve the album’s audio, tinkering with various faders in ProTools until he achieved the desired effect: “I just kind of put the sonics on steroids,” he says. Stewart knocked out the entire project that day and uploaded The Grey Album (Remastered) to SoundCloud and MediaFire on Monday. In the few passing days since releasing the updated version of The Grey Album it’s been covered by sites such as The Source and FACT Magazine, and a swarm of fans have reached out to Stewart to thank him. “A lot of people have thought that it needed to be remastered,” he says. “So it worked out.”

Stewart says he’s seen people from around the world flock to him—he said his website received about 200 hits from Hungary on Tuesday alone—though personal fame wasn’t the goal. “I wasn’t putting it out to be discovered,” Stewart says. The digital artwork for The Grey Album (Remastered) does include his name on the back cover (“I’ve always enjoyed seeing my name in credits,” he says), but that’s also part of what he considers a pragmatic move. “I wanted people to be aware it was something different,” he says. Among the subtle changes Stewart made to the artwork is a bold border, which also covers up the lower half of his name. It’s more or less a reminder that this is Danger Mouse’s original product, just with a new polish.

EMI mercilessly censored the original release, chasing down people all over the world for having the audacity to share what Danger Mouse had freely given, and which Paul McCartney and Jay-Z had endorsed. I wonder if they'll do it again?

The Story Behind The Newly Remastered Version Of 'The Grey Album' [Forbes] (via Waxy)

Death of a cyborg


Here's Shorra's "Death of a Cyborg," and it's lovely.

(via Kadrey)