In which a group of graying eternal amateurs discuss their passions, interests and obsessions, among them: movies, art, politics, evolutionary biology, taxes, writing, computers, these kids these days, and lousy educations.

E-Mail Donald
Demographer, recovering sociologist, and arts buff

E-Mail Fenster
College administrator and arts buff

E-Mail Francis
Architectural historian and arts buff

E-Mail Friedrich
Entrepreneur and arts buff
E-Mail Michael
Media flunky and arts buff

We assume it's OK to quote emailers by name.

Try Advanced Search

  1. Seattle Squeeze: New Urban Living
  2. Checking In
  3. Ben Aronson's Representational Abstractions
  4. Rock is ... Forever?
  5. We Need the Arts: A Sob Story
  6. Form Following (Commercial) Function
  7. Two Humorous Items from the Financial Crisis
  8. Ken Auster of the Kute Kaptions
  9. What Might Representational Painters Paint?
  10. In The Times ...

Sasha Castel
AC Douglas
Out of Lascaux
The Ambler
Modern Art Notes
Cranky Professor
Mike Snider on Poetry
Silliman on Poetry
Felix Salmon
Polly Frost
Polly and Ray's Forum
Stumbling Tongue
Brian's Culture Blog
Banana Oil
Scourge of Modernism
Visible Darkness
Thomas Hobbs
Blog Lodge
Leibman Theory
Goliard Dream
Third Level Digression
Here Inside
My Stupid Dog
W.J. Duquette

Politics, Education, and Economics Blogs
Andrew Sullivan
The Corner at National Review
Steve Sailer
Joanne Jacobs
Natalie Solent
A Libertarian Parent in the Countryside
Rational Parenting
Colby Cosh
View from the Right
Pejman Pundit
God of the Machine
One Good Turn
Liberty Log
Daily Pundit
Catallaxy Files
Greatest Jeneration
Glenn Frazier
Jane Galt
Jim Miller
Limbic Nutrition
Innocents Abroad
Chicago Boyz
James Lileks
Cybrarian at Large
Hello Bloggy!
Setting the World to Rights
Travelling Shoes

Redwood Dragon
The Invisible Hand
Daze Reader
Lynn Sislo
The Fat Guy
Jon Walz


Our Last 50 Referrers

« Podcast Finds | Main | Townes Van Zandt »

January 12, 2006

The Dormitory Boys

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Have y'all caught up with the oeuvre of The Dormitory Boys? In the very competitive webcam-karaoke field, they seem to be the guys to beat. (UPDATE: make that "webcam/lip-synching field." Thanks to Robert for the correction.)



posted by Michael at January 12, 2006


I think the Milk & Cereal guys came first, followed by their legion of imitators. But the two Chinese guys seem to be dominating the field ever since, proving all of Pat Buchanan's worst fears.

Posted by: Brian on January 12, 2006 9:54 PM

Sublime stuff, good for a genuine laugh. Technically speaking, though, isn't this lip-synching rather than karaoke?

Posted by: robert on January 13, 2006 5:24 AM

Brian -- Thanks again. I wonder if some prof is at work writing the history of the form.

Robert -- Right you are, tks. Lip-synching, karaoke -- all these new-media forms confuse me. It's too much for my poor brain. I'll go correct now.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on January 13, 2006 11:19 AM

I still love the numa-numa kid, but the genius of the Chinese boys lies in their use of the silent third party. What the hell was that other guy thinking while this was going on?

Posted by: communicatrix on January 13, 2006 12:35 PM

Post a comment

Email Address:



Remember your info?