Friday, September 30, 2005

If my rabid fandom hasn't convinced you to go see Serenity tonight, perhaps the hefty 80% rating over at Rotten Tomatoes will. Feel free to post all thoughts and spoilers here.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Todd sends along this brilliant spoof trailer for the original version of The Shining. (and I swear I hadn't gotten his email before posting the Stewie pic... these memes just happen.)
Stewie Live!

It's subservient chicken all over again, but this time it's Stewie from The Family Guy and not some weirdo in a basement wearing a chicken suit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Let's just get this creepy mime thing out of the way and move on... Mimeistry. ("ministry"+"mime" = brilliant!)

p.s. - Has anyone seen my co-blogger recently? Perhaps he's been abducted by one of these all too pervasive Christian mime cults...
Laura Bush is making an appearance on reality TV, Anna Nicole Smith goes to Washington... what the hell? I mean really, what the hell? Did Nostradamus have something to say about this?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Some of you may be wondering why my Serenity-obsession has yet to hit fever-pitch level on this blog given that we're only days away from the premiere. Fear not. My obsession remains intact, I just choose not to post every little Serenity-thing that floats across the web or into my email inbox - mostly because there's too much to post and it would get real boring real fast. So I'll just sum it all up with this: Serenity opens on Friday. Go see it. See it again. Make me proud and go a third time. Why? Because if the box office does really well in the first week, there will likely be TWO sequels. And I WANT MY SEQUELS DAMMIT!!!!!

Monday, September 26, 2005

What religion do I need to convert to to stop this... I think we may be headed for another threepeat. Here's Christian mime entry #2: K & K mime

Christian Mime Ministry scripts equip Christian drama ministries to provide sermon illustrations that bring scripture passages and contemporary parables to life through the ministry of pantomime.

Mime comes from the word, "mimesis," which means to "recreate." This ancient, graceful art form will bless your congregation as it opens their imagination to "see" the Word of God materialize invisibly.

They've conviced me. There clearly is no god.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Which Historic General Are You?

..better than most stupid quizzes, for the record, I am Colonel Tarleton.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Just when I thought the Japanese could get no weirder...

... they give us live lobster vending machines. via BoingBoing
An interesting story on our incessant need to acquire useless crap. (Credit to Nick)

Armed, six-legged robots may one day work alongside man's best friend on the southern side of the Korean DMZ.

South Korea will spend 33.4 billion won (18.2 million pounds) over the next five years to develop the robots for the heavily fortified demilitarised zone that divides the peninsula, the Communications Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

South Korea envisages the robots performing roles on the battlefield now done by dogs, such as sniffing for explosives and catching intruders, the ministry said.

The robots will stand knee-high to the average adult, mounted on wheels for road missions or on as many as eight legs to get them over uneven terrain, it said. Equipped with firearms, they will be able to carry out combat missions via remote control.

It's only a matter of time before Rupert Murdoch buys them out and Skynet becomes fully operational.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Gift shopping? Check out Toothpaste for Dinner: Hipsters, Hamsters, and Other Pressing Issues

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Hail to the Chief

(not actual product picture)

The former US president is known for many things among the Chinese public, including his sexual peccadilloes and promotion of AIDS awareness and prevention.

But he may be surprised to know that his monicker is now being used as a brand name by a condom manufacturer in southern China - together with that of Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern with whom he had an affair.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

All good amusement parks go to heaven, the rest are left to rot in South Carolina...

Welcome to Jim and Tammy Faye's Heritage USA

Monday, September 19, 2005

Avast ye scurvy dogs! It's international Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Update: I think you'll all appreciate the fact that somewhere out west, in one of those square states, the entire law clerk staff of a certain state supreme court are running around with eyepatches flinging piratey phrases at each other.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

I really likes the first Grow. Grow Cube lives up to its predecessor.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

I'm sure this has been around for awhile, but it hasn't really lived until its been posted here: Harlan McCrany, Speechalist

Thursday, September 15, 2005

As long as we're on a theme: 1337 Jeopardy

..but can I make it a threepeat?

Update: Yes, yes I can. F3110W5h1p of teh R1Ng in 1337speak

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

A clip from Penn and Teller's Bullshit reminding us all to hate Peta.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

"We are very excited to work with Mr. T and Lions Gate on 'I Pity The Fool,'" says Sal Maniaci, head of development for TV Land. "By putting Mr. T in an unfamiliar environment, viewers will have the experience of seeing him back up his famous words and attitude with concrete actions."

"I Pity the Fool" will find Mr. T acting as a "motivational guru" helping people improve their personal and professional lives. Mr. T will use his own varied life experience as basis for his strategy to help others.

If its anything like his Mother's Day message which we featured a while back, I'm sure I'll be tuning in.

Monday, September 12, 2005

The Serenity site is finally something to be proud of. I still question the wisdom behind some of the movie posters however...

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Skeptic's Annotated Bible, Quran, and Book of Mormon

Of course, nothing beats Ken's Guide to the Bible.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Why Alice Cooper is My Favorite Radio DJ

So once a week or so, I make a 2 hour drive down to Pueblo in the evenings. I scan through the typical crap radio stations and inevitably find myself drawn to the Nights With Alice Cooper show on the classic rock station. Now, I'm not a fan of Alice Cooper's music, really. I would be hard pressed to name more than a few of his songs - but as a DJ, Alice Cooper kicks ass. The last three times I've listened, he's played something totally unexpected and excellent with commentary that doesn't suck. The first week it was a track by R.L. Burnside. Last week it was a Frank Zappa three-peat. And this week he tossed out an AC/DC track from his set and replaced it with King Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man. This was not only the correct aesthetic choice but one that made me think the man must have a good moral ethos at work. It also helps that he is not a moron. And for those of you keeping score at home: his real name is Vincent Furnier, his dad was a minister, he was born in Detroit, and his band was originally signed by Frank Zappa.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

All the ammo you'll ever need.

New Orleans puts the "D" into dysfunctional. Only a sadist would insist on resurrecting this concentration of poverty, crime, and deplorable schools. Yet that's what New Orleans' cheerleaders—both natives and beignet-eating tourists—are advocating. They predict that once they drain the water and scrub the city clean, they'll restore New Orleans to its former "glory."

..."New Orleans naturally wants to be a lake," St. Louis University professor of earth and atmospheric sciences Timothy Kusky told Time this week. "A city should never have been built there in the first place."

If you haven't already checked out PostSecret, it's a great way to kill some time.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Looking for the next diet trend? Try Hufu

What does Hufu TM taste like? Does it taste like human flesh?
HufuTM is designed to resemble, as humanly possible, the taste and texture of human flesh. If you've never had human flesh before, think of the taste and texture of beef, except a little sweeter in taste and a little softer in texture. Contrary to popular belief, people do not taste like pork or chicken.

More sad than amusing: Dictator of the Month
(although the photo galleries are something of a treat)

Of course, if you're looking for a worthy charity this month, there's always Tim's favorite charity, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

It is my solemn duty to inform you that Baker Smurf has been smurfed... Se7en Smurfs.
[fair warning - the longer it goes on, the more disturbing it gets.]

Monday, September 05, 2005

The fifth (and final?) viral for Serenity: Session 416, first excerpt

Sunday, September 04, 2005

As if the floodwater wasn't foul enough already...

EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak.

Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina's flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch. The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup.
Asked what he had hoped to achieve in the waterlogged city, the actor replied: "Whatever I can do to help."

With the boat loaded with members of Penn's entourage, including a personal photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: "How are you going to get any people in that thing?"

Friday, September 02, 2005

My internet connection is not yet up (Damn you Comcast! Damn You!) but posting should resume soon...