Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Mr. Malice must not be getting enough attention these days if he's taking the time to disparage my fondness for Dave Barry on his allegedly defunct website. Well here's what I think of that.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

I think I missed my calling...

Hans Solo in Carbonite in Lego

You should also check out Liberty Jedi, Alfred Hitchcock, and the World.

Derren Brown is a fun find. He's pretty excellent without all the self-congratulatory annoyingness of a Copperfield or Blaine. Like Penn & Teller, he’s also out to debunk a lot of cons a la John Edwards. He has way too many pictures of himself on his website which suggests that he could develop one of those bizarrely overblown magician/con-man egos, but I am hopeful that he will avoid that dark and evil path. These nifty video clips have enough material in them to fill an entire season of Bullshit. Good stuff - especially for the anti-new age crowd.

Monday, March 28, 2005

PSAs for the day:

- Don't even bother renting The Ring Two or I ♥ Huckabees
- Do bother to check out RadioDavidByrne

The Old Negro Space Program

Friday, March 25, 2005

Social Theorists in Lego
I guess Michel Foucault is as close to the philosophy set as I'm going to get... I can dream.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Just when I think the internet was starting to run out of surprises, something like this rolls along: Mariko Takahashi's Fitness Video
We Have Decided Not to Die - an experimental film that doesn't suck.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Celebrate the opening of "Melinda and Melinda" with your very own piece of courtroom art

"Woody Allen/Mia Farrow Custody Trial - trial date 1993

"Allegations of sexual misconduct with his step-daughter, led to the judges awarding custody of their children to Mia Farrow, but he was granted visitation rights for his biological son."

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

More dating help is on the way

"Welcome to Libertarian Passions!

"A free online dating site specifically for Libertarian singles. If you believe in free will, individual liberty, and personal responsibility, Libertarian Passions is the site for you."
As much as I love the movies, I just can't bring myself to approve: Lord of the Rings, the Musical set to Open in London.
Happy St. Urho's Day!!!!

One of the lesser known, but extraordinary legends of ages past is the legend of St. Urho - patron saint of the Finnish vineyard workers.

Before the last glacial period wild grapes grew with abundance in the area now known as Finland. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of this scratched on the thigh bones of the giant bears that once roamed northern Europe. Th wild grapes were threatened by a plagud of grasshoppers until St. Urho banished the lot of them with a few selected Finnish words.

In the memory of this impressive demonstration of the Finnish language, Finnish people celebrate on March 16., the day before St. Patricks day. It tends to serve as a reminder that St. Pat's day is just around the corner and is thus celebrated by squares. At sunrise on March 16. Finnish women and children dressed in royal purple and nile green gather around the shores of the many lakes in Finland and chant what St. Urho chanted many years ago: "Heinasirkka, heinasirkka, menetaalta hiiteen." (Translated: "Grasshopper, grasshopper, go away!")

Adult male, (people, not grasshoppers) dressed in green costumes gather on the hills overlooking the lakes, listen to the chant and then kicking out like grasshoppers, they slowly disappear to change costumes from green to purple. Th celebration ends with singing and dancing polkas and schottisches and drinking grape juice. Though these activities may occur in varying sequences.

Color for the day is royal purple and nile green.

I'm off for spring break for TWO WEEKS (WOOT!)... posting may or may not happen....

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Buddy Rich vs. Animal at the Muppet Show

Monday, March 14, 2005

Just when you thought Joan and Melissa Rivers had sucked all the humor out of fashion: Go Fug Yourself

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Summer is on the way

Don't get caught on the beach without the latest fashions from WholesomeWear.
"The True Adventures of Chad, The Guy Who Was So Into Super Monkeyball Deluxe That He Decided to Live in a Ball"

Friday, March 11, 2005

Better than a magazine subscription...

Unfortunate Animal of the Month Club
(fair warning - this is the least disturbing part of this site)

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Great music, stylish duds

From Jim Wirt, the artist who created the incredible DVD box art for Nicole Kidman's classic BMX Bandits, comes the multimedia experience that is Coloring Book.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

McCain hate blogs! Free speech bad!

From Division of Labour, FEC Commissioner Brad Smith explains to CNET magazine what the future holds for online politicking if McCain-Feingold stays on course:

CNET: "If Congress doesn't change the law, what kind of activities will the FEC have to target?"

SMITH: "We're talking about any decision by an individual to put a link (to a political candidate) on their home page, set up a blog, send out mass e-mails, any kind of activity that can be done on the Internet."

CNET: "So if you're using text that the campaign sends you, and you're reproducing it on your blog or forwarding it to a mailing list, you could be in trouble?"

SMITH: "Yes. In fact, the regulations are very specific that reproducing a campaign's material is a reproduction for purpose of triggering the law. That'll count as an expenditure that counts against campaign finance law.

"This is an incredible thicket. If someone else doesn't take action, for instance in Congress, we're running a real possibility of serious Internet regulation. It's going to be bizarre."
Take the Fat Guy Shirts challenge

"Nobody wants to see you naked, but we guarantee people will picture it immediately upon seeing this shirt. And if you're lucky, they'll dream about it too."
Would a Satanic Eucharist Use Sour Grapes?

Following the blowup over the truly tasteless Pope bit that ran in the NY Press, editor Alan Cabal resigned. Now Hit and Run picks up the fun twist that Cabal is a satanist and a whiner to boot:

Gone are the great iconoclasts... What fills the space? Bullies like J.R. Taylor and dickless juveniles like Matt Taibbi, whose hack tendencies clearly run in the family. Daddy does Michael Jackson on NBC, Sonny Boy trashes the Pope in a meaningless cat box liner. ...

Lightweights all, desperately striving to be dangerous while leaving open the possibility of some safe and secure upward mobility in the defanged world of mainstream media. I'm a certified Satanist, and our current issue featuring Taibbi's adolescent assault on the Pope embarrassed me. It was a waste of paper, and a mere insult, not in the least bit challenging, to the city's Roman Catholic population. He could have gone into P2, Marcinkus, and the assassination of John Paul I, but no, the lazy brat just ran off a stupid and ugly list that a 12 year old Marilyn Manson fan could have done better.

I should also add that having met J.R. Taylor and heard postive reviews from Todd, he hardly strikes me as a "bully." Although, admittedly, my first-hand knowledge is limited here...

Monday, March 07, 2005

Telling it like it is

In this video from Milk and Cookies, Televangelist Benny Hinn's wife Suzanne lets women know why they need to trade their high heels for combat boots. But not, of course, before their "holy ghost enema."
Bunch of cute toons over at Kozo the Sumo Hippo - I liked The Snowman in Particular.
Best Comic Ever...

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes Archive

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Heironymus Bosch Figurines
Here's a PSA I bet you never thought of: beware of upper-decking.

(Yes, I know, I'm sorry for even posting it - but if I have to live with this knowledge, so do you.)

Friday, March 04, 2005

Gothamist has a nice interview with John Stossel posted along with a plug for his 20/20 special tonight on colorism.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

When Billionaires Attack...

The NY Post reports that a feud is brewing between George Soros and Richard Mellon Scaife, two of the best mealtickets currently tinkering with politics.

Left-wing billionaire George Soros claims right-wing billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife is trying to smear him by posting an embarrassing story on the Internet. Soros is being sued for $6 million by a carpet installer who claims the investor's Labrador attacked him in 2004 when he came to work at Soros' Westchester estate. Yesterday, Cybercast News Service ( posted a story claiming that Soros and his son, Gregory, acted negligently. Soros' rep, Michael Vachon, told PAGE SIX that Scaife funds the site through his Media Research Center and called the story a "smear attack" Scaife has launched against Soros. But CNS's Scott Hogenson denies there was any agenda, and sniffed: "Soros knows a thing or two about smear campaigns, having spent $23 million on them in the last election."

This so needs to be an episode of Springer.