Sunday, February 29, 2004

It's Lego Trogdor! Yeah, I know. I take no pride in posting this.

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Seavey has been scooped: Conservative Punk Magazine
A few weeks ago, one of my law professors shared a fun little conspiracy theory with the class. After watching the president in that TV interview he gave, he was convinced that the based on Bush's facial expression when asked when Bin Laden might be captured that A) Bin Laden had already been captured and that B) the announcement would be timed to fit the November elections. At the time, everyone in class had a good laugh, but what if it was true?

Friday, February 27, 2004

Local TV News station allows businesses to call in and post weather closing notices. Childish pranksterism ensues.
Long before American Idol made this kind of atrocity possible for the average dimwitted nobody, there was Cory Feldman.
It sure is... something.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Who says there's nothing to do in North Dakota?

"Lacey Lafromboise, a fifth-grader at Turtle Mountain Elementary School in Belcourt, N.D., tested the saliva of her cats, Jasum and Daisy, and her pet dogs, Copper and Lady. One of the dogs spends most of its time outdoors. She said that dog has more bacteria in its mouth, probably because it chews on things outside.

"'On the other hand, the indoor cat is dirtier than the cat that spends most of its time outdoors,' Lacey said.

"She hypothesized that the indoor cat's habit of eating table scraps created more bacteria."
Drag queen becomes professor

Who's running Hillsdale's CCA lecture series now? This would make for a great Imprimis...

"A German drag queen has been given an honorary professorship from the University of Hamburg's faculty for Gender Studies to teach Queer Theory.

"Oliver Knoebel, better known in Germany as drag queen Olivia Jones, has said he feels honoured to have received the title of professor."

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

This has nothing to do with anything, I just found this image over at FARK and couldn't stop giggling.

The Cyborg Name Generator - stolen from Victor's blog.

Friday, February 20, 2004

This blog officially supports William Hung for president.
I usually try not to post anything of real substance, but I'm making a slight exception here. I've noticed in the last week the tide turning in lots of subtle and not-so-subtle ways in favor of John Edwards. Between one of my law professors boldly announcing he had just met the next POTUS and volunteering in the NH primaries, The Onion choosing to lampoon Kerry, the whole Kerry non-scandal getting a lot of play, this thread over at Plastic, the request in my inbox to join his campaign, a separate invitation to hear him speak at Columbia, the fact that the media seems to have nothing bad to say about the guy (but plenty to say about Kerry, Bush, Dean, etc.), the prediction that many moderates and republicans will prefer him to Bush, and now the additional support of Aaron Bailey(?!?), it all makes me think that it's gonna be a very interesting end-run.
Cleaning out my inbox:

The Conan O'Brien 'Apology' to Quebec for the Triumph scandal. (credit to every major news source, Nick and Todd)

The engineering student who posed as an economics professor well enough to deliver 9 hours worth of lectures to grad students and is now catching flak for it.

The "brown-skinned kid who showed up at the Nazi rally wearing a "WHITE POWER" tee shirt" (credit to Todd)

I can just see the number of site hits for "nazi flair" quadrupling already.. I should introduce them to the folks who get here via - a special thanks goes to Malice for keeping the dream alive.
More dark humored flash toons:Lenore: The Cute Little Dead Girl - along the lines of Happy Tree Friends and Making Fiends.

Update: Lenore is a complete sociopath.
I have a new hero.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Here's a nifty gallery of surreal images. Fair warning: not for the easily disturbed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

For those dying to know.... the puppet episode of Angel was one of the best this season. And next week, we get to see Fred die!

The concept of the "I Can Eat Glass" Project is simple-- to compile a list of ways to say the phrase "I can eat glass, it doesn't hurt me" in various languages.
(credit to Nick)

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Another post for an oddly puppet-themed week: Disney buys Jim Henson's Muppets which apparently includes Kermit, Animal, and Fozzie, but does not include Big Bird, Cookie Monster, or Elmo. I never thought my muppet loyalties would be so divided. Whatever would Statler and Waldorf think?

(Incidentally, what a fun site!)
George W. Bush had Michael Jackson arrested so that Ann Coulter could kill welfare recipients.

The George W. Bush Conspiracy Generator

Monday, February 16, 2004

This is just a nifty trick. Works with IE: DubDub.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

What is going on this week? Angel is cancelled. The Tard Blog has vanished. And I actually wish I'd spent the last week at Hillsdale. Can someone please turn the world right side up again?

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Ok, last V-day related post, promise. From an article in The Economist:

The results were surprising. For a start, a relatively small area of the human brain is active in love, compared with that involved in, say, ordinary friendship. “It is fascinating to reflect”, the pair conclude, “that the face that launched a thousand ships should have done so through such a limited expanse of cortex.” The second surprise was that the brain areas active in love are different from the areas activated in other emotional states, such as fear and anger. Parts of the brain that are love-bitten include the one responsible for gut feelings, and the ones which generate the euphoria induced by drugs such as cocaine. So the brains of people deeply in love do not look like those of people experiencing strong emotions, but instead like those of people snorting coke. Love, in other words, uses the neural mechanisms that are activated during the process of addiction. “We are literally addicted to love,” Dr Young observes.
I may have to check this out: Movieoke.

Credit to Victor for the link.

Friday, February 13, 2004

Some fun anti-valentine cards.
Happy Valentine's Day.
No, Bruce, I think they're just laughing

"Slaughterville administrator Marsha Blair received a letter from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, urging the town to change its name from Slaughterville to Veggieville.

"The town was named after a grocery store run by James Slaughter in the early 20th century.

"'People find our requests amusing, and they chuckle,' said [Bruce Friedrich, director of PETA's vegan campaigns]. 'But when they're laughing, they have the opportunity to consider the animal abuse it brings up.'"
Just when you thought public transportation could smell no worse:

"A prominent Israeli rabbi has proposed hanging bags of pig fat in buses to deter Muslim suicide bombers who may want to avoid contact with an 'unclean' animal, an Israeli official said on Thursday."

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

I couldn't get this to post in the Angel thread, so everyone gets to enjoy it. Promo photo for next week's Angel:
Geek overload: Once More with Hobbits: A Lord of the Rings and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Musical Adventure - all this needs is some filking furries in Star Trek costumes and the apocalypse will officially be upon us.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

I try to avoid posting games, but I just really dig the creativity of this flash game: Grow
The Brick Testament is now available in book form. Well, Genesis is, at least.

Monday, February 09, 2004

It's cruel. It's wrong. It's the Ronald Reagan Memory Game.

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Retrocrush gives us the 50 Coolest Apes of All Time.

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Reminder for NY'ers - party tonight!
Too many great things to bother stealing over at low culture this week. The Village of the Damned bit is wickedly funny...

Friday, February 06, 2004

Kurt Vonnegut on the state of the asylum:

"Only a nut would run for president. As far as that goes, only disturbed people ran for president of my class in high school."

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Remember the Cubans who built the boat out of a Chevy pickup? They're baa-ack.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

It's not up on Reason's site yet, but keep your eye out for an article in the March issue. There's a brilliant debate between Epstein, Barnett, David Friedman, and James Pinkerton (?) about the limits of liberty with respect to taxation and eminent domain.
Jerri Blank eat your heart out. 33 year old woman poses as a 13 year old boy to enroll in middle school.

Monday, February 02, 2004

I'm sure I could come up with some kind of crack about toilet capacity regulations and the illegal Canadian toilet smuggling ring, but I think the picture says enough about the Toilet Car.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

When the Ritalin just isn't getting the job done, there's the Squeeze Machine.

Fallen Rapper PEZ

Other interesting bits at Illegal Art.