jonathan coulton

  • Let’s Be Happy And Listen To Portal Songs

    GlaDOS, the artificially intelligent computer system from Portal, is one of the greatest video game villains of all time, but she’s an even better singer. Nothing picks me up on a dreary morning like listening to a trio of upbeat tunes from a robotic lifeform that’s spent countless hours trying to kill me.

  • Glee Egregiously Rips Off Jonathan Coulton

    Glee made its name on enthusiastic unoriginality. The hit TV show, in which high school teens sing syrupy-sweet covers of famous pop tunes, has never really relied on new musical material. But the cover arrangements on the show are often very original — smart, interesting reharmonisations and mashups that often make even the tiredest pop…

  • Laser Sings Portal’s ‘Still Alive’ Off-Key

    If Portal taught me anything, it’s that any machine possessing even the most rudimentary degree of artificial intelligence is a potential threat, so I think I’ll just sit back and quietly enjoy the Automated Laser Corporation 20-watt fibre laser’s rendition of Jonathan Coulton’s “Still Alive”.