Sunday, September 30, 2007

When Video Games = Over-Exertion...

Get your own Halo 3 Asmthma Inhaler! Blatantly stolen from Dan Radosh who has a number of Halo3 posts up over at his blog (partly in response to his NY Times piece on the same) and a nice post on the efforts by Christians to co-opt the game for its clearly Christ-inspired themes.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Increase your posting efficiency

Via Drawn!: Do you find yourself having difficulty explaining complicated subjects - such as how Superman shaves - in your blog posts? Perhaps you should consider Sketchcast, which adds all the efficiency of Pictionary to your online journaling.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


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Mattel's been doing a lot of apologizing of late, but that's not the only company that owes us an explanation.

In an apparently acid-induced moment of inspiration during the 1960s, Hasbro inflicted upon the youth of America a half-woman, half-dog toy figure named Peteena. An understandably disturbed public failed to buy into the concept, and Peteena was quickly removed from the shelves. According to Peteena's website, to this day the company refuses to acknowledge their role in the debacle.

Thanks for the heads up, Brian.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Hulk Hogan to unite America with towels

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Heedless of the effects of butterflies flapping their wings and causing hurricanes, backers of unity in the U.S. are pushing a national towel-waving day:

"Bruce Johnson, a former disc jockey who delivers local fruit and vegetables, and John Maielli, who has a silk-screening and painting business -- came up with a wildly ambitious plan for national reconciliation.

"What the country needs, they thought, was a unifying, rally-like event that would be free from politics and in which everyone could participate. Waving a towel seemed perfect. 'A certain amount of energy is released when you wave a towel,' explains Mr. Johnson. It's democratic. It doesn't require skill or money. Wavers feel kinship with fellow wavers.

"As the event was envisioned, millions of Americans across the country would participate in a National Wave, simultaneously twirling above their heads a red, white and blue towel called the 'Official Uniting Towel of America.' Organizers picked Friday, July 4, 2008, when people are more inclined to feel patriotic.

"'We needed a spokesperson,' says Mr. Johnson. The group wanted someone not associated with a political party, popular with young and old, and known for helping charities. Several names were bandied about. Michael Jordan and Terry Bradshaw were two. 'The one we kept coming back to was Hulk Hogan,' says Mr. Johnson."

Via the WSJ.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Live Action Donkey Kong

I dunno if this is all that great, but it gives me an excuse to put in a good word for King of Kong. Although I wouldn't call it a documentary for the same reasons I wouldn't call a Moore film a documentary, its still a good time.

Friday, September 21, 2007

God responds to lawsuit

"God has apparently responded to a lawsuit filed by a Nebraska lawmaker, and one of the filings seems to have dropped in from the heavens. 'This one miraculously appeared on the counter. It just all of a sudden was here -- poof!' said John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha.

"The response was one of at least two to a lawsuit filed against God last week by state Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha, the state's longest-serving lawmaker.

"Signed by 'God,' the response filed Wednesday argues the defendant is immune from some earthly laws and the court lacks jurisdiction over God."

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Will Chuck Norris Blend?

Untapped Calvin peeing niche

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Think The Message is a travesty? Hate the NRSV? Then it's time you sent those bible translators a message of your own: slap a sticker on your car window of Calvin taking a leak on their misguided effort.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Homeless Karaoke

Putting the Barry White "Anyone Can Be Sexy If They Can Sing Sexy" Principle to the ultimate test.

Blow it out your yard arm... er something

It's that day again. You know the one.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Hydrocolloid recipes - eat up!

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If you've always wanted to know how to make Hot lobster gelatin or Foamy hot ginger mayonnaise foam, then this is the book for you:

"In the recent years there has been a tremendous interest in molecular gastronomy. Part of this interest has been directed towards the 'new' hydrocolloids. The term 'new' includes hydrocolloids such as xanthan which is a result of relatively recent research.

"A hydrocolloid can simply be defined as a substance that forms a gel in contact with water. Such substances include both polysaccharides and proteins which are capable of one or more of the following: thickening and gelling aqueous solutions, stabilizing foams, emulsions and dispersions and preventing crystallization of saturated water or sugar solutions."

Friday, September 14, 2007

Leave Chris Crocker Alone

Yet one more reason to love Seth Green and The Soup.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Because she's not well right now...

via Cruel.

UPDATE: Crocker signs reality TV show deal, claims he is "the key to world peace."

Yet another singer-songwriter

"Reminiscent of Led Zeppelin's atmospheric, raga-style acoustic music and Nick Drake's ruminative guitar excursions, [Scott] Matthew's songs soothe and charm, like a warm wind off the Ganges. Indian tablas, Middle Eastern-flavored strings, and his own, rootsy slide guitar cast a spell that, happily, doesn't let up until the final track fades. Standout songs include the rocking title tune, the winsome 'City Headache,' and Matthew's lovely 'Elusive,' recipient of Britain's coveted Ivor Novello Award for Best Song of 2007. Time to make the acquaintance of this gifted stranger."

You can check out the album "Passing Stranger" here.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Kleenex experts conquer human will

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"Each year color experts gather to identify new palettes that will influence the mass market. Today's popular colors... citron, melon, aqua, violet... are more complex than previous primary colors and are often juxtaposed into unexpected and intriguing color combinations."

The above description, printed on every box of new Kleenex Expressions tissues, may lead you to ask the following:

- Who are these "color experts"?
- Where is it that they gather?
- How do they "identify new palettes that will influence the mass market"?
- Why would any company print this statement on their product?

Don't bother asking, though. Mere reason cannot compete with the seductive lure of such unexpected and intriguing color combinations.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Designer Waterbutts

The new Butt Butt has been designed for Straight plc by Gerardine & Wayne Hemingway. Keen to develop something new and contemporary the Butt Butt was conceived, which has the unique feature of being in the shape of a human bottom.

The Butt Butt, however, has the advantage of being both a practical rainwater collection container and a fun eye catching feature in any garden.

via Presurfer

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Mayo Margo

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Whip up a batch of this sure-fire crowd-pleaser for your next gathering: "'Mayogarita,' a white drink with a hint of the creamy dressing, is one of several cocktails Nakamura serves in his 'Mayonnaise Kitchen' restaurant in suburban Tokyo, which features mayonnaise on everything from toast and spaghetti to fondue.

"Despite its Western heritage, mayonnaise has become the condiment of choice for many young Japanese, who add it to everything from sushi, noodles and tempura.

"While older Japanese might gag at the thought of mayonnaise on rice or savory pancakes, the young are slathering it on.

"They even have a name for mayo fanatics: 'mayolers.'"

Via Grow a Brain.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Maasai Hands Free Phone