Dave Shumka

I co-host Stop Podcasting Yourself.
I'm on Twitter.
I suppose I run kidcasting.
I'm an occasional host on CBC Radio 3.
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But enough about me.

March 13, 2014 at 6:55am
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I asked a physicist about how realistic this scene is, as well as a few other powerful guitar scenes. You should read it.

I asked a physicist about how realistic this scene is, as well as a few other powerful guitar scenes. You should read it.

October 22, 2013 at 3:37pm
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I just created this animated GIF. I believe it’s the from the rumble at the end of The Wanderers. I didn’t actually watch the whole movie.
Please take this GIF and use it for reactions in your blog posts. Maybe you need a GIF for your post, “What Black Friday is really like.” This is your GIF. Maybe you need it for your post, “10 GIFs that are more Machete Kills than Machete Kills.” You know, whatever. Maybe you’re doing a blog post about “15 tough guys in slacks.” Who’s to say? I’m not the boss of you. This animated GIF is merely an empty vessel to be filled with your blog post — whether it’s a blog post about how your day could get worse, growing up with an older brother, or the objectification of men. Feel free to use this animated GIF for any blog post, even one titled “What you think of when you hear the phrase ‘slammin hotties.’” It’s up to you.

I just created this animated GIF. I believe it’s the from the rumble at the end of The Wanderers. I didn’t actually watch the whole movie.

Please take this GIF and use it for reactions in your blog posts. Maybe you need a GIF for your post, “What Black Friday is really like.” This is your GIF. Maybe you need it for your post, “10 GIFs that are more Machete Kills than Machete Kills.” You know, whatever. Maybe you’re doing a blog post about “15 tough guys in slacks.” Who’s to say? I’m not the boss of you. This animated GIF is merely an empty vessel to be filled with your blog post — whether it’s a blog post about how your day could get worse, growing up with an older brother, or the objectification of men. Feel free to use this animated GIF for any blog post, even one titled “What you think of when you hear the phrase ‘slammin hotties.’” It’s up to you.

October 7, 2013 at 7:13am
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Reblogged from cbcmusic

cbcmusic:

WebMD diagnoses music’s biggest songs.

Sometimes at work, they let me do really dumb stuff.

July 2, 2013 at 12:44pm
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Pyro.
The couple overpronounced their own vows.
The wedding band? Theory of a Wedman.
Middle finger wedding rings.
Rockstar Energy toasts.
More speeches mentioning the word “rock” than a geology conference.
The wedding theme was “With Arms Wide Open.” Oh wait, that’s Creed. Nevermind.
The officiant opened with, “He was a groom, she was a bride. Can I make it any more obvious?” to tepid laughter.
Vows co-written by the Matrix.
The cake was inedible due to the decision to put actual metal studs on it.
At the cake cutting, Chad said, “You look so much cuter with frosting in your mouth,” to tepid laughter.
The photographer was heard to remark, “What the hell is on Joey’s head?”
Tuxedo provided by Edward Hardleston, the classy Ed Hardy.
These were the cake toppers.

  • Pyro.
  • The couple overpronounced their own vows.
  • The wedding band? Theory of a Wedman.
  • Middle finger wedding rings.
  • Rockstar Energy toasts.
  • More speeches mentioning the word “rock” than a geology conference.
  • The wedding theme was “With Arms Wide Open.” Oh wait, that’s Creed. Nevermind.
  • The officiant opened with, “He was a groom, she was a bride. Can I make it any more obvious?” to tepid laughter.
  • Vows co-written by the Matrix.
  • The cake was inedible due to the decision to put actual metal studs on it.
  • At the cake cutting, Chad said, “You look so much cuter with frosting in your mouth,” to tepid laughter.
  • The photographer was heard to remark, “What the hell is on Joey’s head?”
  • Tuxedo provided by Edward Hardleston, the classy Ed Hardy.
  • These were the cake toppers.

June 27, 2013 at 9:45pm
20 notes
Just watched a 4-minute corporate video for the International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors for no reason.
Well, for this thing on the history of ice cream truck music.

Just watched a 4-minute corporate video for the International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors for no reason.

Well, for this thing on the history of ice cream truck music.

June 24, 2013 at 7:21am
6,060 notes
I threw my keys into a cauldron filled with molten steel!
I threw a cactus at a blimp!
I stuck my butt into a geyser just to feel relief!
I brushed my teeth and ate an orange!
I stared into that melty-face ark from Indiana Jones!
I bought some meat out of a van!
I gave my address to a charity!
I ate a bug!
I changed my password to “password”!
I shared a milkshake with a guy who had some open sores!
I let a dude photograph me eating a banana!
I clipped my nails on the bus!
I replied-all to an all-staff email!
I threw a Mentos at a can of Coke!
I sent a pizza to a ghost!
I cut my own bangs in a bumper car!
I gave the middle finger to a shark!
I told my dentist to go nuts!
I tricked a very famous horse into marrying me!
I went to a biker bar and made fun of their beards!
I signed a contract with a cloud!
I gave a weak handshake at a job interview!
I stole a nightstick from a cop!
I went swimming right after eating lunch!
I launched a Roman candle at a bag of snakes!
I barbecued a hat!
I didn’t use my hand to cover my PIN code at the ATM!
Get your votes in for dumbest thing ever written. I don’t care. I love it.

  • I threw my keys into a cauldron filled with molten steel!
  • I threw a cactus at a blimp!
  • I stuck my butt into a geyser just to feel relief!
  • I brushed my teeth and ate an orange!
  • I stared into that melty-face ark from Indiana Jones!
  • I bought some meat out of a van!
  • I gave my address to a charity!
  • I ate a bug!
  • I changed my password to “password”!
  • I shared a milkshake with a guy who had some open sores!
  • I let a dude photograph me eating a banana!
  • I clipped my nails on the bus!
  • I replied-all to an all-staff email!
  • I threw a Mentos at a can of Coke!
  • I sent a pizza to a ghost!
  • I cut my own bangs in a bumper car!
  • I gave the middle finger to a shark!
  • I told my dentist to go nuts!
  • I tricked a very famous horse into marrying me!
  • I went to a biker bar and made fun of their beards!
  • I signed a contract with a cloud!
  • I gave a weak handshake at a job interview!
  • I stole a nightstick from a cop!
  • I went swimming right after eating lunch!
  • I launched a Roman candle at a bag of snakes!
  • I barbecued a hat!
  • I didn’t use my hand to cover my PIN code at the ATM!

Get your votes in for dumbest thing ever written. I don’t care. I love it.

June 13, 2013 at 7:04am
61 notes

My job is weeeeeeeiiiiiiiird!

May 7, 2013 at 2:23pm
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
A version of Jay-Z and Beyoncé ’s “’03 Bonnie and Clyde" with the lyric “Me and my boyfriend” replaced with “Me and my slow friend.”
A theme for Curley, the villain with the glove full of Vaseline: Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas performs a hip-hop version of Sublime’s “Caress Me Down” over a sample of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Vasoline.” But, y’know, dubstep.
Whenever Lennie kills an animal, Deadmau5 (get it?) does a mash-up of “Oops!…I Did It Again” and Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, a reference to Elmer Fudd’s “Kill the Wabbit.”
Gwen Stefani doing a version of the Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up,” over sampled ukuleles. The song foreshadows Lennie’s ultimate undoing, and it’s a winking reference to the Prodigy album, Fat of the Land, which echoes George and Lennie’s pipe dream.
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Obviously, Moby would be invited to co-produce the project.
A reinterpretation of Blondie’s “Call Me” by Sleigh Bells with Fred Schneider of the B-52s yelling out “Ishmael” whenever the title is mentioned.
A fish-themed Girl Talk mash-up medley featuring obvious picks like Phish, “Barracuda” by Heart and the theme from Jaws, but also some more obscure picks like Ghostface Killah’s “Fish” and something off Neh Neh Cherry’s Raw Like Sushi. You know, for the big dance sequence.
Because of the nautical theme, the soundtrack features plenty of yacht rock performed in a shanty style, possibly by Ashanti. Songs include Kenny Loggins’s “I’m Alright” to give a good Caddyshack vibe — that gopher is kinda like the white whale of the golf course, and 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love” for the love scene between Ahab and the whale. It should be noted at this point that I’ve never read this book and it’s a miracle I can even write a sentence.
Etc.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

  • A version of Jay-Z and Beyoncé ’s “’03 Bonnie and Clyde" with the lyric “Me and my boyfriend” replaced with “Me and my slow friend.”
  • A theme for Curley, the villain with the glove full of Vaseline: Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas performs a hip-hop version of Sublime’s “Caress Me Down” over a sample of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Vasoline.” But, y’know, dubstep.
  • Whenever Lennie kills an animal, Deadmau5 (get it?) does a mash-up of “Oops!…I Did It Again” and Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, a reference to Elmer Fudd’s “Kill the Wabbit.”
  • Gwen Stefani doing a version of the Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up,” over sampled ukuleles. The song foreshadows Lennie’s ultimate undoing, and it’s a winking reference to the Prodigy album, Fat of the Land, which echoes George and Lennie’s pipe dream.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

  • Obviously, Moby would be invited to co-produce the project.
  • A reinterpretation of Blondie’s “Call Me” by Sleigh Bells with Fred Schneider of the B-52s yelling out “Ishmael” whenever the title is mentioned.
  • A fish-themed Girl Talk mash-up medley featuring obvious picks like Phish, “Barracuda” by Heart and the theme from Jaws, but also some more obscure picks like Ghostface Killah’s “Fish” and something off Neh Neh Cherry’s Raw Like Sushi. You know, for the big dance sequence.
  • Because of the nautical theme, the soundtrack features plenty of yacht rock performed in a shanty style, possibly by Ashanti. Songs include Kenny Loggins’s “I’m Alright” to give a good Caddyshack vibe — that gopher is kinda like the white whale of the golf course, and 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love” for the love scene between Ahab and the whale. It should be noted at this point that I’ve never read this book and it’s a miracle I can even write a sentence.

Etc.

March 26, 2013 at 2:37pm
239 notes

Names that aren’t quite Channing Tatum

  • Tanning Chatum
  • Charming Taintbomb
  • Pâté Wingspan
  • Lady Chatterley’s Drainbung
  • Tranny Shamewang
  • Shammy Diphthong
  • Tuning Forkman
  • Fanny Manhunt
  • Fleming Chaisson
  • Chauncey Trachea
  • Chevy Chase-um
  • Chummy Timtams
  • Charlotte Trumpston
  • Thad Catfat
  • Saxby Chambliss
  • Henning Mankell

November 8, 2012 at 10:10am
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I got a couple of the graphic designers from CBC Music to dissect a bunch of official lyric videos. They’re great and I really enjoyed it.
Read it here.

I got a couple of the graphic designers from CBC Music to dissect a bunch of official lyric videos. They’re great and I really enjoyed it.

Read it here.