Monday, August 29, 2005

Viral #4: Session 165

Some quick and dirty webtoons from Flying Iguana Productions. The audio is from old government atomic energy propaganda films.

Awful Gas
Wonderful Sight
Wind Direction

Sunday, August 28, 2005

If the Cryptkeeper had a dog...

Friday, August 26, 2005

The Colorado State Fair which takes place each year in my hometown of Pueblo actually made FARK. I may have to cancel my hiking plans for the day so I can attend the Road Equipment Rodeo. Of course the Pet Rock Olympics sound pretty excellent as well... decisions, decisions.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

I have tried to refrain from posting case mods because once you venture down that path you and your blog are pretty much doomed (the same rule largely applies to linking to political blogs), but this one is just too much fun not to post. Behold, the Bender mod:

Another Serenity viral, Session 22.

And in case you missed my comment below, the guy who is killed in the first viral, Session 416, is Joss Whedon. - And if I'm not mistaken the voice in Session 22 is his.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Bill Moyer, 73, wears a "Bullshit Protector" flap over his ear while President George W. Bush addresses the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Idaho yesterday.

Get your very own bullshit deflectors here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Some fun videos over at ifilm:

Thousand-hand Bodhissatva

Balancing Point

The South Will Rise Again (spoof trailer)

and the second viral for Serenity, Session 1.

Monday, August 22, 2005


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"I stumbled upon this picture after doing a Google image search, probably for 'shih tzu' or something equally ridiculous. I love the idea of taking your dog to a professional photographer, but what made this plucky pet parent decide to dress her fur-baby up like a bee? And the photographer actually had an appropriate background setup! Amazing.

"I began to find more and more pictures of beedogs on the web, much to my delight. After a while, I took to saving the pictures I found. And now, dear reader, I share the beedogs with you."
Ahhh... Sweet Nerdvana

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Saturday, August 20, 2005

This is just the beginning. It's only a matter of time before we start seeing Catholic recruitment commercials to join an "Army of One."

Friday, August 19, 2005

My most recent online obsession (Firefly/Serenity notwithstanding) has been looking through tons of art websites, primarily illustrators and CGI gurus. I usually check out what they have for sale and occassionally find something worth adding to my Christmas list. I think you'll agree, this t-shirt is a must have:

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Mr. Malice has a very nice write up about his site, overheardinnewyork, over at Slate. I think I've read nearly every post on that site since it began. Great stuff and great headlines. I'm sure Mike is well on his way to securing himself a place on the talk show circuit. I, for one, am looking forward to it.
Creepy new viral for Serenity... no doubt more of these will appear in the next month.
Two from ZeFrank

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ZeFrank falls for Condoleeza Rice

Skaters have some large-scale bubble-wrap fun for Nike

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Charles Ross has a big mouth and a lot of energy

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Which are important things if you're acting out the entire Star Wars trilogy in an hour.

Check out sample videos here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Drew comes up with a plan to unload junk

This seems like an excellent way to put Hillsdale's new alumni directory to good use:

"i gathered everything i didn’t want into one pile. compact discs, broken keyboards, books i never finished, old lamps, torn-up blankets, cans of tuna fish, and all the other crap that was just sitting in my house, taunting me. i separated it out into about fifteen different boxes, and then hit the internet.

"after searching around, i found that the high school i went to had a special page for alumni to list their current occupations and whereabouts. this was perfect. i copied down a bunch of addresses from people i didn’t even remember attending school with, and then set to work writing letters: DEAREST _____ (this is where i put the person’s name), THIS LETTER MAY COME AS A SURPRISE TO YOU, BUT I AM PLEASED TO MAKE YOUR ACQUAINTANCE. ENCLOSED ARE SOME ITEMS WHICH YOU WILL FIND EXTREMELY VALUABLE. FOR THESE ITEMS, I HUMBLY REQUEST A FEE OF $70.00 (SEVENTY US DOLLARS) IN EXCHANGE FOR THEM. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PAY FOR THESE ITEMS, PLEASE RETURN THEM POSTHASTE TO ____ ___ (and this is where i put the address of one of the other people i went to school with!!). THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND I HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY THESE ITEMS TO THEIR FULLEST. YOURS, DREWEMBE MULATTO MARIMBA.

"then i put the letters in the boxes, addressed them, sealed them up, and dropped them off at the parcel-shipping office, instructing them to collect cash on delivery from the addressee. i put a fake return address so none of my crap would accidentally come back to me.

"i can not believe how well this strategy worked. i am sitting on my new couch right now, in my new house, with my dog sitting on the floor next to me, and there are exactly zero boxes full of thrift-store trophies or computer magazines from 1998. the internet helped me move in ways i never thought possible!"

Stephen Lynch is one of my favorite guilty pleasures - not for the easily offended. Or anyone who's capable of being offended for that matter....

Why Mommy Left Us

Special Fred


Monday, August 15, 2005

This really needed a Tron guy cameo.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

I am so behind on internet fads. Check out these YTMNDs.

The one that started it all, You're the Man Now Dog

What is NES love?

Iron Chef Grenade

What is Half-Life?

Advice from Mr. T

And of course:

I believe you have my stapler.

Or Did A-Ha take it?

And What is A-Ha completes not one, but two threepeats for a PoF cliche first and a double word score for six points. Yahtzee!

I don't know what else to say about this, except that this link belongs here: Walken 2008

Friday, August 12, 2005

A tribute to the South.
I thought Scott Stapp had already hit bottom, but apparently not...

So I'm curious and ask one of the guys what's going on. He tells me the background story: Apparently, one of their friends met Scott Stapp (who, because I find no problem with conflation, will for the rest of the story be referred to as "Creed") at an airport bar and the girl pretended to be interested. At the end of their conversation, he asked for her number and because she was going to Amsterdam, she gave Creed her friend's number instead. The girl then calls her friend and warns her that Creed might be calling her sometime in the future for a hook-up.

Which he does. Friday night. He flew into Orlando and gave the girl a call. The girl, thrilled at the prospect of making Creed look like an idiot, plays along. "You should drive up to Gainesville tonight to see me!" she says. Creed, because his star has fallen quite a bit recently (if you hadn't noticed) eagerly accepts the offer to drive 2 hours to get some pussy. I guess the groupies aren't lining up outside the airport like they used to.

I heard through the grapevine that night that Creed had actually kicked Scott Stapp out of their band. I don't know if this is true or not as no one on the Internet has any stories about it. But I googled him recently and found out that his solo career isn't taking off nearly like he expected, despite being the first released single off the Passion of the Christ Songs CD-- songs inspired by the movie. Mel Gibson hand picked him for a special screening, and he wrote a song after he was so personally affected by the movie. Douche.

Anyway, so the guy who was so spiritually affected by The Passion of the Christ is now hightailing it to Gainesville to tag a piece of ass he met in an airport bar. And he's having his ghettotastic hootchie skanky Jersey girl sleaze of a sister drive him. Yes, Creed is making his sister drive him to the Gainesville Denny's for a booty call.

And now, the rest of the story.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Classic Kids in the Hall: Dr. Seuss Bible

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Beautiful the Musical finally has a website. Check it out and go see it at the Fringe!


A while back I posted a rumor about Tim Minear adapting Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress for the big screen. Looks like the project is still in limbo, but that Minear is taking is seriously.

There’s a lot of talking in the book – theoretical talking about Libertarian ideals and political structure and that sort of thing – how do you take that and make it immediate and dramatic and emotional? How do you say that stuff through scenes and action, as opposed to characters sitting around and having a conversation? That’s difficult. The other thing that is difficult is that there is also a certain amount of psychological pressure that I am trying to remove from myself when you’re adapting something like Heinlein. This book is so important to so many people and you don’t want to f*ck it up. So there’s that. You want to keep true to spirit of it, and you want to take this enormously long book, that takes place over a long period of time and try to do a version of it that will play for two hours on a movie screen. The other thing is to make sure the powers that be in Hollywood don’t force you to turn it into some Marxist screed on socialism, when Heinlein was a Libertarian and it’s about free-market capitalism. You want to try and not make it about an evil corporation. That’s the trick.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Office Assistant/Project Manager/Secretary

Date Posted: 07/18/2005

Job Type: Full Time

Description: The "Lost Liberty Hotel Project," (a movement to seize Supreme Court Justice Souter's home and turn it into a hotel for the "public good") is looking for an office assistant/project manager to start immediately. This is a project of Free Star Media, a freelance video production company seeking to eventually have a nationally broadcast TV newsmagazine. They are seeking a motivated individual who can take initiative.

No special skills required other than to be motivated, smart and resourceful. However, strong preference will be given to Objectivists (fans of Ayn Rand), libertarians or those that favor maximum freedom and minimum government.

The company uses a Mac computer so copy your resume and paste it into the body of your e-mail. Explain why you'd be a good fit for this job and include a photo.

The whole Firefly/Serenity libertarian thing in a nutshell.

The series' central theme seems to concern the ineptitude of strong central government and its tendency to oppress and stifle rather than free or secure. As Mal says, "That's what governments are for, [to] get in a man's way."

Sunday, August 07, 2005

"I'm crazy. Crazy like a fox motherfucker!"

Mike Tyson - Wikiquotes

"One morning I woke up and found my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died. I was devastated and was gonna use his crate as my stickball bat to honor him. I left the crate on my stoop and went in to get something and I returned to see the sanitation man put the crate into the crusher. I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple with a titanic right hand he was out cold, convulsing on the floor like an infantile retard."

"When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books - that Tolstoy crap. People shouldn't read that stuff. When we read those books, what purpose does it serve in this day and time?"

"Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent. Do you know what I do sometimes? Put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters."

“[He] called me a ‘rapist’ and a ‘recluse.’ I’m not a recluse.”

And many, many more.....
(via Cynical C)

Saturday, August 06, 2005

We're overdue for a "how not to smuggle things" PSA....

Investigators say a bad toupe tipped them off to more than $100,000 worth of heroin hidden underneath -- superglued to the man's head.

Customs and border protection officers say the man, arriving on a flight from Columbia, glued 40 packets of heroin to his head.

"Because he used superglue, they took him to a medical facility to have it removed," said Officer Jennifer Conners. "Even at that, it pulled out the hair wherever they removed a package, so he ended up looking like a spotted cat."

Agents said they knew something was up because it was strange to see a 19-year-old wearing a toupe, and he was acting very nervous.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Psychiatry for Abused Stuffed Animals

Strangley addictive. I think I've driven all of my test subjects over the edge.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Liberality for All

America’s future has become an Orwellian nightmare of ultra-liberalism. Beginning with the Gore Presidency, the government has become increasingly dominated by liberal extremists.

In 2004, Muslim terrorists stopped viewing the weakened American government as a threat; instead they set their sites on their true enemies, vocal American conservatives. On one dark day, in 2006, many conservative voices went forever silent at the hands of terrorist assassins. Those which survived joined forces and formed a powerful covert conservative organization called “The Freedom of Information League”, aka F.O.I.L.

Shouldn't there be a rule about having a sense of humor before you're allowed to write a comic book?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

If you're looking for something new to listen to, check out the many summer mixes that have been contributed over at Yewknee.
More fun with Morgan Spurlock

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30 days on nothing but whiskey.