Sunday, October 31, 2004

Mike and Stephen finally have their cd online. You should check it out, even if musicals aren't your thing. Good stuff.
Why? Why not?

Costumeless? Forbes to the rescue!
I was all set to just chalk this Carl Lewis music video up to another lame 80s mistake a la rapping football players, until the totally disturbing old fat crone blowing bubbles arrived... then this became truly flair worthy. Credit to Mr. Victor Lams for bringing this to my attention.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Thanks goes out to Michael Malice for noting that the Tard Blog is back online. Be sure to check out its meaner, older, and abused sibling, Slow Children at Play.
Domino Artwork

Friday, October 29, 2004

Giant Douche or Turd Sandwich?

Finally, someone understands my position on the issues. Thank you, Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Thank you.

[I was somewhat torn today, however, as I realized that if I were to cast a vote for Dubya that would effectively nullify P. Diddy's vote. If I actually thought that someone would inform him of this, I would feel pretty compelled on November 2.]
I once tried to explain to someone why it is that most of my friends are likely never to join Friendster on principle. My explanation didn't really do the trick because he just looked at me like I was insane. I'll have to send him this link.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

The joys of an election

Communists for Kerry

Enjoy the Draft

Also, who has the better story - Ashley or Brooke?
You want a finger? I can get you a finger.

If at first you don't succeed...

"An unemployed ex-gangster in Japan in love with a 15-year-old girl chopped off his little finger and mailed it to her father twice in an unsuccessful bid to prove his commitment, police said.

"Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, 36, was arrested Monday after the teenager's father told police the finger had been sent to him again, after marking it return to sender the first time, a police spokesman said.

"When he first sent the finger, Yoshikawa allegedly enclosed a note: 'Please let us go out in exchange for this finger. I will send it again and again until you accept my request.'

"The father, 43, opposed the relationship -- and was unpersuaded by the finger.

"Japanese gangsters known as the yakuza commonly chop off their little fingers to atone for such defects as betrayal or defeat in turf battles."

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

419 Spamologue. - more great stuff from zefrank.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

What makes weightlessness even more fun? Cat tossing.
Dubya and crew sing the Mighty Mouse themesong.

How did we ever survive elections before the web?

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Hank Makes it Flat - I'm speechless.
Some good brain teasers.

Friday, October 22, 2004

You just can't top FARK headlines: "Men arrested for throwing pies at Ann Coulter; apparently were unaware that the only way to unmake her is to throw her back into Mount Doom." The Smoking Gun is there.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Blogger is on crack, so I'm reposting...

My favorite cd store (which conveniently happens to be about 50 feet from my front door) made this year's "Best of" Village Voice list. I've been supplementing my piracy with a number of recent purchases:

The Stills - Logic Will Break Your Heart
Scissor Sisters
Cake - Pressure Chief
R.L. Burnside - A Bothered Mind
The Magnetic Fields - The Charm of the Highway Strip

I've also had a couple of other cds on heavy rotation lately:

Green Day - American Idiot
The Thrills - Let's Bottle Bohemia
The Thrills - So Much for the City
Bjork - Medulla
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
Muse - Absolution (and everything else by Muse)

So what have you been listening to?
A little moment of Angel nostalgia... because this never gets old.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

One of the funnier Onion bits in quite a while: Jacques Derrida "dies"
John Kerry supports desecrating the memory of C.H.I.P.S.
One good idea deserves another

Relationship advice from the internet:

Step 1. Find the best way to meet your future spouse.

Step 2. Express yourself! Once you've rounded up the perfect partner, don't let convention stand in the way of incorporating your interests, pastimes and hobbies into your ceremony.

Step 3. Wedded Bliss.

Ugly Dolls

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

A Pox on all Your Sportsbars

This little gadget will make the whole Yankees v. Red Sox thing a lot more entertaining.
Giving a whole new meaning to "rock the vote"

From Division of Labour:

"Elections officials knew something was wrong when they got voter registration cards for Mary Poppins, Dick Tracy, Michael Jordan and George Foreman."

"A Defiance County man has been arrested for allegedly filing more than 100 false voter registration forms in exchange for crack cocaine from a Toledo woman working on behalf of the NAACP’s voter registration drive.

Chad Staton, 22, of Stratton Ave., faces a fifth-degree felony charge of false registration after sheriff’s deputies said he filled out the registration forms by himself — using either fictitious names or addresses — and gave them to Georgianne Pitts, 41.

Toledo police searched Ms. Pitts’ home and discovered drug paraphernalia along with more voter registration forms. Police said that Ms. Pitts admitted to paying Mr. Staton in crack cocaine, in lieu of cash.

Ms. Pitts, working on behalf of the NAACP National Voter Fund, submitted the forms to the voter fund, which in turn submitted them to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections."

Beats underwear and ramen, I guess...

Monday, October 18, 2004

Just because it's a cheap shot, it doesn't make this clip of "the Breck girl" fussing with his hair any less funny.
Pimp my Lando

I'm sure there are at least 4 or 5 doctoral dissertations lurking here.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Perhaps the best use of a webcam ever: shakeskin
(this is less of an endorsement than a commentary on webcams...)
I think this may be better than the Peter Pan guy

Apparently, Oklahoma's been keeping this little gem all to itself.... (via

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Summer Camp for Atheists

Welcome to Camp Quest - "It's beyond belief."
(blatantly stolen from Tim's blog)

I was all set to mock them for having a unicorn as their mascot and for being located in Kentucky, but then I noticed that they featured a corn maze in '99. All is forgiven. Sign me up for some of those thrilling "Scientific Method and Critical Thinking" activities. I'm so there...
The taint of the Harding administration

Recent scholarship has attempted to vindicate the much-maligned Warren Harding. Nevertheless, Stephen Colbert chooses to side with the more traditional view in The Daily Show's latest book:

"Warren G. Harding was a worthless piece of shit. Fuck him. His presidency was a taint, not just in the sense of a 'stain on the office,' but literally a taint -- the anatomical area between the anus and the testicles."

Friday, October 15, 2004

Pooh on the verge of Tourette's

A topic of discussion for the next meeting of the A. A. Milne Society: Does Winnie the Pooh's comorbidity of ADHD and OCD necessitate a course of Ritalin treatment?

Thursday, October 14, 2004

This kid is my hero.
Here's the Eminem video that was banned by BET at Michael Jackson's request. I know this will be of particular interest to all our readers who watch BET and nothing but BET.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Eugene Volokh of "my blog links to him" fame will be speaking at Fordham next Monday (Oct. 18) for the Federalist Society thing I somehow ended up in charge of. If you're in the vicinity, I've probably spammed you already. Attend or suffer my wrath.
Communication breakdown

Kayti Didriksen is getting all the media attention for her painting "Man of Leisure, King George," being the cause of the City Museum of Washington shutting down its latest exhibit.

"Myra Peabody Gossens, a public relations consultant for the museum, said the exhibit was not what had been expected.

"'The museum is not an art museum,' she explained. 'It gets mostly groups of children, with teachers trying to tell them something about history.'"

Other artists selected for the "Funky Furniture" exhibit are likely feeling left out. Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow are just as kid-friendly and politically neutral.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Someone has combined two of my favorite geek distractions: Thief: The Brick Project
Anyone heard from the McCalls lately?

I get the feeling if I took the time to look through these, I probably know some kook who's started one of these Unusual Churches and Cults.

Friday, October 08, 2004

This ranks high on my list of unintentionally funny websites: Project Hello

(Reminds me of 419 Eater...)

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Maybe it's just spillover affection for my great uncle's octogenerian band that plays at every family reunion, but I can't help but dig the oldest punk band ever.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

When you care enough to send the very best

"I got diagnosed with Crabs and Scabies since we played. You might want to get checked too."
More fun with chocolate

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Disco invades Eastern Europe, creates havoc

"A Romanian village was left deserted after its inhabitants fled in panic after mistaking disco lights in a nearby town for an alien invasion.

"Villagers in Cristinesti, eastern Romania, thought they were under attack by aliens when they saw bright, multicoloured lights in the sky and started leaving the village en masse.

"But police who were called out to investigate discovered the lights were coming from an open air disco in the town of Herta near the Ukrainian border, the daily Adevarul reported."

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

The Zoomquilt
This reminded me of MST3K's Master Ninja Theme Song. Classic.

While googling MST3K, I ran across this nifty site. Now to catch up on all those Max Headroom episodes I missed....
Good news about your faith-based tax dollars

As long as we're on the subject of mainstream religion...

Tax time will be here before you know it. It's good to know that when you check the box that reads, "Yes, rather than directly supporting faith-based groups, I would prefer that the federal government tax me and then divert a portion of those funds to support them" on your 1040, the money will be safely funneled to perfectly normal groups holding perfectly normal coronation ceremonies in a Senate building.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Now you can relive the history of the Mormons with your very own action figures from Latter Day Designs.
In case you need to brush up on your history...

Moroni: Yes. Long ago all Native American were white. We all came to America from Jerusalem. And while we were here we were visited by Christ.
Smith: Jesus live here in America?
Moroni: Yes. Eventually, my people were all killed by the other tribe of Israel, and as punishment, God turned their skin red. These are the Native Americans you know today.
Singers: Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb
Moroni: There is an ancient book buried near here, written on gold plates that accounts my people's lives. Also buried with the book are two seer stones, the Urim and Thummim, which will allow you to translate the writings. Find it, and fulfill your destiny.
Smith: Wooww...
Singers: Joseph Smith was called a prophet
Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb

This is excellent. Rockfish (credit to Todd)