Monday, September 29, 2003

This is a bit dark even for me.... villian action figures from the war on terror, including the corpse of Uday Hussein:

I'll take my class action fees with sprinkles on top, please. If I ever practice mass tort litigation, someone feel free to set me on fire.
Here's a great article on Vernon Smith and experimental economics and another by Smith on how to give Iraq back to the Iraqis. Good stuff.

Sunday, September 28, 2003 finally finished their series: 10 Degrees of 80's Separation. Scroll down for links to the best of 80's movie nostalgia.

Saturday, September 27, 2003

An interesting article on the origin of "Murphy's Law".

[Chuck] Yeager responds gruffly, “That’s the way rumors get started, by these people…who weren’t even there... Guys become, if you’ll pardon my expression, sexual intellectuals. You know what the phrase is for that?” I have to admit no, I’m not familiar with the term. Sexual what? “Sexual intellectuals. They’re fucking know-it-alls, that’s what.”

Friday, September 26, 2003

The hotel where Nicole G-C had her wedding reception is being sued for copyright infringement on the Dewey Decimal system. Personally, I think the Library Hotel rocks, but as this blog has clearly established, my coolness credentials are not all in order.
World Beard and Moustache Championships 2003

What else is there to say?
Nick clarifies the Russian currency thing:

The funny thing is that it probably wasn't taken down for reasons of public decency. In Russia, its illegal to advertise using other currencies.

However, as with most laws, this hasn't prevented Russian businesses from using dollars as the price. Instead of writing $50, they write 50 y.e. (pronounced "Oo-yeh") is Russian for "conditional unit" and that miraculously means the ruble equivalent of $50.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

I just can't get enough of this bandwagon... David Blaine Assasination Game.
For all your non-sequitur soundbite needs. Just in case that wasn't enough.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Although I believe The Brunching Shuttlecock scooped em by several years (damned if I can find it on the site though...), I still find this Onion bit on Idaville Detective 'Encyclopedia' Brown pretty "fits-of-giggles" funny. I read way too many of these stories as a kid and have many fond memories of the live-action HBO show.
Apparently, even the Russians have standards.
Short on cash?

Sell your soul.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Only you can prevent forest fires.

Monday, September 22, 2003

Nothing to say about this, really.

This is a great story.
Bee + Timberlake = Car crash.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Here's that Ford commercial that was yanked for insensitivity towards flying rats.
The Wave asks the only question that matters: which San Francisco mayoral candidates are replicants? (Credit to Todd for the link.)

Friday, September 19, 2003

The internet comes through for me.... a site dedicated to Blaine baiting.
Maybe all those globalization critics are right, another gem of foreign culture is being lost as China now faces 'Open-Crotch Pants' extinction.
Here's a collection of some of the video bits that have been circulating the web lately. I recommend "The Bus" and "The Bear."
It's Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Thursday, September 18, 2003

A great article in Salon about the lameness of David Blaine.

Magicians are historically a sorry-assed lot, who keep company with flame-retardant midgets and frog-swallowers...
...Blaine, a fraction the card shark, looks like the kind of swarthy danger boy that old rich homos would go all the way to Morocco to buy for outlandish sums... He's pulling cigars out of Bridget Hall's bikini and making cognac disappear with Leo DiCaprio while superior magical geeks are honing their skills and trying to be louder than the children's birthday party, trick-shuffling in a vacuum with nobody paying any attention.
From my inbox this morning:

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Just thought I'd share this map of Europe with the country names in their native languages. ...Ok, so I'm a dork.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Some guy tried to cut the water line going into David Blaine's box. I think it's great that the people taunting Blaine are much more interesting than Blaine's actual "stunt." I predict paintballs will be next...
When you care enough to send the very best: Bloody Finger Mail.

Monday, September 15, 2003

Kaiju Kitten! (Credit to Todd for the link)
Another addictive time waster.... identify movie scenes with invisible characters at FilmWise.
Meatshake update: It's a big meaty lie! (Thanks to Michael Malice for pointing out this hoax .)
By day he's an office clerk... but by night he becomes Angle Grinder Man!!!! Saving parking violators everywhere by sawing off tire boots free of charge.

You just know if this guy lived in the States he'd be running for some kind of office on the LP ticket.

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Test your powers of observation with this surprisingly addictive game.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Though I am a meat fan, this just sounds repulsive... apparently there's a bunch of these out in Brooklyn though. So anybody out there have first hand experience with MeatShake?

Friday, September 12, 2003

Click at your own risk... someone's made a Bush mosaic out of assholes. Don't say I didn't warn you.
What's next? Dogs?

"Cambodians are being urged to eat more dogs as part of a crackdown on stray mutts wandering around the capital of the southeast Asian nation.

"City governor Kep Chuktema says it is now time to draw up a special pooch policy to control the growing problem of pavement-fouling strays, and for city-dwellers to throw off their traditional snootiness toward dining on man's best friend.

"'Come on, dog meat is so delicious,' he was quoted as saying in Thursday's Cambodia Daily newspaper. 'The Vietnamese and Koreans love to eat dog meat.'"

First worms, now raccoons...

"[Shaker Heights] City regulations allow employees to request so-called 'scavenge' material, but they must ask each time before taking something.

"But DiPietro added that others in the department told him that the practice of taking raccoons home to eat had been permitted for many years.

"'I was advised that it had happened in the past,' DiPietro said. 'It was something that was done in the department.'

"DiPietro acknowledged that ordinary citizens might find the idea unappealing, but he said the employee making the request was a hunter.

"'Everybody's got their own taste,' he added. 'But these are hunters who are into wild game. . . . They eat raccoons. They eat squirrels.'"

Johnny Cash is dead at 71.

Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
And things need changin' everywhere you go,
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
You'll never see me wear a suit of white.

Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
And tell the world that everything's OK,
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Looks like Christian Bale is set to be the next Batman.
Time to revisit an old favorite. I give you Lobster Magnet!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Nihilist Bear
Nihilist Bear

Which Dysfunctional Care Bear Are You?

Here is an interesting poll of Iraqis that's worth a look.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Isn't it odd that Nick is the one to send me this find...
More David Blaine torture: a FARK group plans to attack him with laser pointers.
From Today's NYPost:
POOR David Blaine. Everybody's favorite magician is being treated like a human piƱata as he hangs suspended over the Thames in a Plexiglas coffin for what he says will be 44 days without food. Blaine's box has so far been pelted with eggs, golf balls and even fish and chips. Security guards have been chasing away Blaine's mostly teen tormentors. Two girls even tried to get Blaine's attention by baring their breasts.

Monday, September 08, 2003

I am really looking forward to Bubba Ho-Tep.
A bunch of videos from the Matrix Ping-Pong/Magic Shadow folks.
I just love this title: Jesus Christ Beyond Thunderdome

Sunday, September 07, 2003

I remember hearing an MP3 of this a few years ago. Now someone's turned it into an amusing 8 bit D&D video clip.

Saturday, September 06, 2003

ASCII movies galore.
Cartman's boombox, a Southpark soundboard.
Meet the ten year old who can kick your ass. It's just wrong.

Friday, September 05, 2003

Where's Kiefer Sutherland and a sniper rifle when you need him?
The short-lived series, Firefly (damn you Fox Network, damn yooooouuuu!!!!!), will be making its way onto the big screen. Also, the DVD of its first and only season is due out in December, which includes the missing 3 episodes that never aired.
Despite the 'endorsement' picture and the fact that this is being bankrolled by Rosie O'Donnell (who convinced Boy George she was serious and not 'pedestrian' by shaving half her head for this), I can't recommend Taboo enough. Laughed myself silly in London last year....
After 2 years, the democrats' filibuster of Estrada's nomination to the D.C. Court of Appeals ends with his withdrawal.

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

The Onion has a feature interview with P.J. O'Rourke this week:
...anyone who's talking about libertarian ideas and certain basic conservative principles will get people who nod politely and say, "Oh, yeah, we knew that already." It's a pain in the ass.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Wasn't there a kids' book about this? Somebody has to eat a worm a day for a month to win a bet for a bike and discovers that they taste best when fried? Eww.

Anyhow, in real news... for NYers, be sure to check out a Jinx Society debate featuring Michael Malice tomorrow night. As I understand it, Malice will be arguing that terrorism is a legitmate political tactic. His opponent will be a bartender. Should be fun. (See his site for details.)
Speaking of shooting through digestive tracts, check this out:

"'One day, I was sitting there waiting for a fish to eat my bait for hours and was starving. Suddenly, I realized fish don't die from eating worms so I shouldn't either. I ate them until I was full,' Paisit said in a telephone interview.

"He now loves worms, and has become accustomed to chew them instead of swallowing them whole.

"The father of two credited his good health to this dietary supplement, saying a mild flu was the worst illness he's had.

"His co-worker Thepnakorn Kongwien, 28, said Paisit often digs for worms in the area near the fire station.

"'We're used to that. But we still think it's strange and disgusting,' he said.

"Paisit said eating worms was like 'eating mushy sticky rice.' He was referring to chewy glutinous rice, eaten as a snack and sometimes a staple food in parts of Southeast Asia."