Waffling in THREE dimensions.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Nude Models On Strike

Why isn't the Nude Model's strike getting more play? I am very concerned about this. I hope Italy can get this resolved in a timely manner.

Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

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More Mad Libs!

Why does this exist? The show is already a fill-in-the-blank celebrity non sequitur comedy format. I suppose it's necessary if you can't get enough of giant yellow chicken fisticuffs.

Amazon.com: Family Guy Mad Libs: Books: Roger Price,Leonard Stern
Book Description
Family Guy is the absurdly funny, unbelievably popular cartoon sitcom from Fox. The show chronicles the lives of the Griffin family—Peter, Lois, Stewie, Brian, Chris, and Meg—a tight-knit but nutty family from Quahog, Rhode Island. And now, Family Guy combines comedic forces with Mad Libs for an absolutely hilarious time that no fan will be able to resist!

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Delicious Heartache

This pair of shirts is pretty adorable in the geekiest way imaginable. It's much better than this one my old roommate Rick bought. I am in much more of a situation to buy these. And these Adult Madlibs just sound enjoyable, as all Madlibs are. I never imagined there was a need for adult Madlibs because you could just use more sophisticated words, although I haven't played Madlibs since age 10 in Ms. Russo's class, so maybe I'm wrong...

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How did I not know about this?

A Canadian zombie comedy? Where was I? Although it seems to largely disregard zombie cannon (the zombies appear to have some form of intelligence), it still looks interesting.

Fido (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Swedish Pirates Arrested

Wired has a story up about the arrest of the operators of The Pirate Bay. They face a possible year in jail although they promise in their blog that the site will remain unchanged. Also from the Pirate Bay Blog:

Sharing is caring - to care for us please share even more then before!
(and btw - Thanks to Pepsi for the AMAZING logo on the frontpage!

This is the logo, and it is awesome. Although Mount Sharemore is apparently so large it eclipses the north shore of the island.

Pirate Bay Future Uncertain After Operators Busted | Threat Level from Wired.com

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Wade Wilson is My Hero

Now playing: Andrew W. K. - Party Hard
via FoxyTunes

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My Speakers are Freakers

The audio keep coming in and out. At first I thought it was something wrong with the podcast of the Rick Emerson Show, but it isn't and it's preventing me from watching the last episode of the first season of Primeval which includes the following creature made of win:

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Articles on Wikipedia about Jeopardy are very informative

Aside from a mild fear of rejection (one year waiting period before reapplication ftl) and the gaping knowledge hole that is potent potables, it's the stupid anecdotes that provide the greatest deterrent for me. I don't feel I'm quite interesting enough yet. I want to make a good impression on Alex. Please follow that last link; it directs to the American Mustache Institute, proudly protecting the right of, and fighting discrimination against mustached Americans by promoting the growth, care and culture of the mustache. Before you get all up-ons about calling Canadian-born Alex Trebek an American, remember he has dual-citizenship and became naturalized in 1998, so there!

Jeopardy! recurring categories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jeopardy! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jeopardy! audition process - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tryouts for regular play games are administered to groups of people at scheduled dates and times. Upon arriving, contestant applicants are asked to fill out information sheets with their names, etc., and are asked to provide five anecdotes that may be used during the contestant interview portion of the show.

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If I wasn't so alone, I would totally get these. Hell, I'm tempted even with no one to give them too.

And this product gives me more questions than answers.

It's called as Spiderman Mold Candle. I don't know what that is, well, that apparently. It is a molded candle or a mold for a candle? I am intrigued because I love to play with candles. I wonder if it has spider scents...

Dreams and Music

I had weird dreams last night; there was a radio playing for the duration. I had one dream about about a camp for polydactyls, and one participant had 1 finger and 4 thumbs. That was odd, since that isn't polydactylism. All of them were like that to some degree. Perhaps there is a new radio commercial about people needing specific digits to eat a pizza or something. I wouldn't know, because I was asleep. I suppose these sorts of dreams are slightly more desirable than those I had yesterday morning where I dreamt I had gotten out of bed and into the shower, only to awaken a half hour later still in bed.

Anyways, this morning I woke up to this song, which is a nice song. I enjoy it as much as I enjoy anything they play. I'm not usually one for popular music, but I'm not prejudiced against it. I like to imagine the song contains some grain of truth and the pearl is built upon some experience where she actually was asked to write someone a love song, perhaps a boyfriend or just a music executive, and refused.

But she still wrote the song! It just contains the stipulation that it is not a "love song," aside from the title. I don't know, but if I was that dude and got a top 40 song written to/about me, I'd still be pretty happy, even if it wasn't a love song. Especially if I had asked.

I was going to embed a video of the song, but youtube says no. Here.

Love Song (Sara Bareilles song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I am going to link to this blog because it is very interesting and topical. I enjoyed this video very much:

Monday, January 28, 2008

Earth Passes Asteroid

If I was an astronomer (never got that merit badge; didn't do the required star gazing), I'd look for this.

Asteroid to Pass By Earth Tonight, Visible Though Home 'Scopes | Wired Science from Wired.com

I am a tad concerned.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Men of Austen

Is Mr. Darcy a total dreamboat? This is why PBS is awesome:
We've created online dating profiles for these memorable "Men of Austen." Who's a dream, and who's a bore, and who's a scoundrel? You decide!

Masterpiece | The Complete Jane Austen | The Men of Austen | PBS

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Deadpool +1

I called it. He was 97, so it wasn't a hard one to predict. I believe I am winning now.

Gordon B. Hinckley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Marriage Gift

I recently learned a friend of mine is getting married. At age 20. I know, right? It gets worse: I learned about this through Facebook.

Motherfucking Facebook!

Anyways, supposing I decide to go (it would be all sorts of awkward!) I would probably be expected to bring a gift and whatever. There are any number of awkward gifts I could get, but I think this one would be the most socially responsible:

Costco - ONE® Condoms

If only they came in larger packages than 40 yield...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

The Ebay of Bricks

I know I should be pumped, but I don't know how pumped to be...

BrickLink - The Unofficial Online LEGO® Marketplace

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Anonymous Raid T-shirt

Well, this is a horrible idea for a t-shirt. By definition, you would cease to be anonymous if you wore this. Perhaps I'm crazy, but I feel that things on the internet should stay on the internet.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Teeth Stains

A very unflattering picture of my teeth stained by the methylene blue. The stains last longer on skin than teeth, which is fortunate. I don't know if I'll be able to get a decent picture of my sclera. Methylene blue tastes pretty disgusting. This will be my last trial for a time...probably...

Hotel Beds Getting Abused

Here is a blog consisting entirely of pictures jumping on hotel bed rooms. This is my favorite:

BedJump.com - Bed Jump - Hotel Bed Jumping

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Michael Cera in a Funny Or Die video

Did you know Michael Cera was the voice of Brother Bear on the cartoon version of the Berenstain Bears? It's true!

Anyways, I don't frequent Funnyordie.com often, but I really should, because this had me giggling:

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis from Comedy Deathray, Zach Galifianakis, and Michael Cera

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Caffeinated Candy

Knife Fight on the Bus

It's Hard to Overstate My Satisfaction

This photo was taken approximately 23 hours after ingestion. There is still some color left, but it appears to filter through almost completely within a twenty-four hour period. I have noticed no ill effects.

But it looks like I may have stained the toilet.

This was a triumph

I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS!!

Disregard how messy the bathroom is for a moment and realize how awesome this is. I ingested 1 tsp of methylene blue with two 12 oz cans of Mountain Dew and waited a few hours and BAM! So far, I've noticed no discoloration of the sclera.

This 500th Post is Awful

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Species of Pitcher Plant

This one, with the bad-ass name Nepenthes tenax, grows to be a full meter tall and can digest small rodents. I love me some carnivorous plants. My little sister has had a few pet Venus flytraps; she managed to kill them all through overfeeding them, although they are quite fickle to begin with.

Cryptomundo.com » Rat-Eating Plant Discovered

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Teen Titans Lost Annual

I just got this in the mail and am pretty pumped, despite all the bad things that have happened today. It has a SHOCKING PRESIDENTIAL GUEST-STAR!

Protip: It's JFK!

Oh, I, err, uhh, am pumped.

Cleanse the pallet with Robot Action

This made me smile, even after all the gloom of super villain deaths.

BotJunkie » Rampaging Industrial Robot Destroys RV With Bowling Balls

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Dark Knight Status

People keep asking; I don't have answers. There probably are no answers yet. All I have, at the moment, is what IMDB says: Post-Production. Which means it could have no effect on the movie, but who knows yet. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Will the viral marketing continue?

The Dark Knight (2008)
Production Notes/Status:


Status Updated:
11 November 2007

Because this project is categorized as being in production, the data is subject to change; some data could be removed completely.

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Not on my deadpool

Drug abuse is the worst way to go. Such a waste.

I sent out a text to people; My sister texts me back, "Omg. Are they done filming batman or will they find a new one?"

Actor Heath Ledger Found Dead In NYC, Police Say - Entertainment News Story - WNBC | New York
Ledger was found by his housekeeper in his Broome Street apartment with pills strewn all around him, according to police.

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Joker, Dead

Goodnight, Sweet Prince

Heath Ledger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heath Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on January 22, 2008. No details have been released aside from the cause of death, listed as "Martin Luther King Day." In early 2008 Ledger was reported to be seeing Gemma Ward after media articles linked the two together at end of 2007 holiday celebrations.[18]

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Do Want

Cloverfield Monster Action Figure? Yes, please.

But waiting until Sept. 30th is pretty lame. At least it won't spoil anything. Will the movie be on dvd by then?

I'm still waiting to get a weighted companion cube...

Hasbro toys with 'Cloverfield' monster - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

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Monday, January 21, 2008

The Lobotomist

Thank you, Public Broadcasting.

I just watched an hour-long documentary about the inventor and greatest proponent of lobotomy as a surgical procedure. It don't think it was intended to be disturbing, but given the subject matter, could not escape it. My immediate response to anything unnerving is, of course, to write about it on the internets. You can watch the entire episode, nay, the experience online (nevermind, they don't have The Lobotomist up yet, although they do have that episode about The Mormons that got everyone in a tizzy). It was undeniably interesting; they had an actual lobotomy survivor patient interviewed. Given that the procedure was largely discontinued by the start of the 70's and he's still around... he was only 12 years old at the time! His story was covered by NPR's All Things Considered back in 2005 (you can see it here).

Also, they go in through the eye and make a windshield wiper like motion to sever the nerves (see below)

American Experience | PBS

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Blue Monday

Today is the most depressing day of the year? But I'm enjoying the holiday!
I heard first on Morning Edition, and then later in a report by Tim Riley, that today is the Gloomiest Day of the Year. They call it 'Blue Monday,' which is a pretty awesome title. There's some research to back it up from a leading psychologist. You can do the leg work if you're interested. I really just wanted to find this soundbite of advice Mr. Riley shared from said psychologist:

"Focus on the good things you do have in your life. If one of your limbs does not work, focus on the three that do."
Ananova - Blue Monday

Enjoy this picture I found using The Search which I felt was appropriate (source):

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cloverfield breaks records

How could it not? Television has stagnated. What is there to compete with it? 27 Dresses? And with a three-day weekend, it can only get bigger. Like the monster! See what I did there? I've been trying not discuss it, because I don't want to spoil it, but come Tuesday, oh man...

I enjoyed it.

Cloverfield's Record-Setting Rampage Continues | The Underwire from Wired.com

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Tingly Feeling: Post Counts!

I've generated more posts this month than I did in the entire year of 2006. My blogging style has departed dramatically from these times. This can largely be explained by the format change I introduced early in the month and my use of ScribeFire. No longer are the days when I had to login to Blogger manually and use their (rather poor) applet to update posts. I also had more posts in 2005 than 2006, although I've nearly reached this amount this month as well, and this blog had multiple contributors for parts of 2005. And there's still another 10 days left!

This realization makes me feel strange. Tingly, perhaps? That sounds just sensual enough.

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I'm more of a cat person, but I'm watching this show on PBS and loving it. I especially like learning what behaviors are hard-wired into different breeds. Some of them look so ridiculous! Ridiculously cute!

NATURE . Dogs That Changed The World . Selective Breeding Problems | PBS
Immune system disease
In autoimmune disorders, an individual's immune system, which normally works to fight off foreign invaders, launches a misguided attack against its own tissues and cells. A number of inherited diseases compromising the immune system have been noted in dogs, including primary severe combined immunodeficiency (a dog version of the "bubble boy" disease) among Basset hounds, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, and Dachshunds. Addison's disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the hormone-producing adrenal glands, occurs more frequently among several particular breeds, including the Bearded Collie, Portuguese Water Dog, and Standard Poodles. Diabetes mellitus, an autoimmune disorder affecting the body's response to sugars, shows up more frequently among Samoyeds and Australian Terrier dogs.

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Doctor Who + Dinosaurs?

I'm interested in seeing this series. I looked on Blockbuster to see if I could rent it on DVD, but it doesn't look like it's available. Does anyone know anymore about it? I'm intrigued by it. An exgirlfriend of mine thought that Prehistoric Park was nonfiction, so I'm already in love with any series ITV makes for that.

Primeval (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Invasive Species

Invasive species are a real problem, but it's hard to take it seriously when they are referred to as Nazi Raccoons. It makes it sound like they deserve it.

Cryptomundo.com » Nazi Raccoons

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Things which freak me out

Things like this, freak me out.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Movie about vagina dentata

There's a movie at Sundance right now about the vagina dentata myth, an idea which creeps me out on a very base level, like the lotus seeds. It's called Teeth which is a great title. The website is also great, because it makes me incredibly squeamish, but I am in general a very squeamish person. The whistling only makes it worse.


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Valentine's Day

I have a pair of Heelys. I am horrible on them. I think it it is because I never had anyone help me as advised in the training video. In any case, they make some very tedious tasks very, very fun. Shopping is one such example. I use the cart like a pair of training wheels and zoom around like I'm 7 (my brother's age who can use his Heelys aptly). Anyways, I saw this gruesome display when I was stocking up on Dew. I wouldn't say that I'm glad to be single, but I am relieved that I won't be obligated into any such purchases.

Book Recommendation

I just pulled down my copy of How To Be A Superhero(see below) to scan in a picture of the hysterical tiger pose, a mainstay of superhero posture, when I was struck by how well done this book is. I've read several books of this variety (or is it a genre?) and this is probably the best I've read. I noticed at least a few new entries to the field when I was at a bookstore last month, and I can't say this is better without having read them, but it's marked down on Amazon and might be worth a look. The fashion tips alone are priceless. I even highlighted things as I went along, until I realized, who was I kidding? I don't spend nearly enough time at toxic chemical dumps.

Amazon.com: How to Be a Superhero: Your Complete Guide to Finding a Secret Headquarters, Hiring a Sidekick, Thwarting the Forces of Evil, and Much More!!: Books: Barry Neville

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Pink Ranger's Myspace

It's not as cool as the Black Ranger's myspace, because she didn't completely fade into obscurity following the show (remember Suzie Q with Jimmy Olsen?) and makes music or something. Eh, I'll probably still send a friend request.

Here's how she describes herself in the About section:
I fluctuate from happy to sad more than five times in one day and I always enjoy the ride… When I want something I focus my entire being in that direction and either it’s a win or it’s a failure but at least I definitely tried… I do better alone than with a partner… I hope for magic and live in a daydream… I love to break the rules for the sake of an interesting life… I do nothing small… probably because I am… I flow with creative passion and jump from project to project chasing the wave of inspiration… Happiness to me is an important part of this great adventure… happiness to me is when I am in the flow of living in harmony with my insides… Happiness to me is when my brain doesn’t run the ship… is when I am on autopilot… when wisdom is silence.

Oddly, that's sort of what I expected.

MySpace.com - Amy Jo Johnson - Cape Cod, US - Folk Rock / Indie / Folk - www.myspace.com/amyjojohnsonmusic

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The Black Ranger's Myspace

I love the internet! This is the personal website of Walter Emanuel Jones, best know as the Black Ranger of Mighty Morphin fame. It bothered me intensely that he had the power of the mastodon, which is not a dinosaur. Neither is saber-tooth tiger. And a pterodactyl is a pterosaur.

His profile picture:

MySpace.com - Walter - 101 - Male - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - www.myspace.com/walter_jones

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Green Lantern's Head Injuries

I don't even read comics regularly; how has this happened? I am posting a link to a Flickr pool of scans featuring the Green Lantern being hit in the head. It's no Superdickery, but still pretty great.

Green Lantern: Hal Jordan Head Injury Project - a photoset on Flickr

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Cloverfield Reviews

Spider-man Film Series Future

Oh fuck. I didn't even think this was a possibility!

Spider-Man film series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Flash Movie

The greatest problem I see with making a decent Flash movie is, which one? There are four Flashes. Secondly, who does he fight? Flash has doesn't have the rogues gallery that other heroes have. He has a super-genius gorilla he fights, but really? Maybe Mirror Master.

Adam Brody will be the Flash in the JLA movie, if and when it takes off, but in a stand-alone Flash feature, Ryan Reynolds is considered.

This is Adam Brody:

This is Ryan Reynolds:

Here's some guy talking about this. Here's a the wikipedia article about it with the quote pertaining:

The Flash in other media - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


In December 2004, David S. Goyer was attached to write and direct a superhero filmfictional DC Comics character The Flash.[2] Goyer expressed interest in having actor Ryan Reynolds portray Wally West,[3] with Reynolds expressing his own interest in the role.[4] In June 2005, Goyer was still developing the first script draft for The Flash and had yet to finalize negotiations with Reynolds.[5] In February 2007, Goyer departed from the project, citing creative differences with the studio.[6] Goyer's script was considered dark-themed,[7] including both Barry AllenMike Baron, Mark Waid, and Geoff Johns.[8] based on the and Wally West as The Flash and drawing on seminal comicbook runs by

Later in February 2007, director Shawn Levy was announced to be attached to The Flash and to oversee the writing of the new draft, which would use elements of Goyer's script.[7] Ryan Reynolds expressed interest in the role once more of The Flash if the new script's incarnation was Wally West.[9]

In October 2007, director David Dobkin said that he was signed on to direct The Flash, replacing Shawn Levy. Dobkin said that the film would work as a spin-off from the upcoming Justice League of America film. He said that the incarnation of the Flash would be Wally West.[10]

Justice League

It has been reported that Adam Brody will be portraying the Flash in the upcoming Justice League film.

Nerd Alert

Aside from being an excellent Aquabats song, a nerd alert is what you would hear if I had sound effects on this blog. I am currently checking out this wikipedia article for gossip about upcoming superhero films, after which I will probably complain and make my own pithy suggestions for who should be playing Plastic Man (NEIL FLYNN)

Superhero film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Blue Man Group Tour

I saw them on their The Complex tour. Good times. I'm really tempted to go see them again. I don't think they have new songs, but the songs are only part of the experience. It's really about getting an endoscope down your throat.

How To Be A Megastar Tour

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Clip from the IT Crowd

I'm having a sort of gay day, I'm even wearing slippers, so I felt this clip from The IT Crowd was appropriate. Unfortunately it cuts out before Moss says, "I'm questioning every value I've ever had, and loving it."

Screenshot that made me giggle

I just grabbed this screenshot of the AP News feed on NPR (cropped and emphasis added):

Dinosaur Sex

Gay Moment

I'm totally gay for The Office. I haven't seen the new GAP advertising campaign featuring John Krasinski, but when I saw there was a facebook group for it, I couldn't resist joining it. I am now a member of the group I walked past The Gap just to see the picture of John Krasinski. I need to reaffirm my masculinity in someway now.

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Nerd Moment

I had a huge nerd moment this morning. I often (see: always) sleep through my first alarm, which is set to NPR. News softly diffuses into my dreams and I'm followed by an acute sensation of deja vu the rest of day. Occasionally I'll wake up, listen to a story and drift back to sleep. I had a particularly weird experience this morning. I can't remember what the story was, but it was discussing Obama, I think. I suppose it doesn't really matter, because it doesn't have an relevance to my little story, but they mentioned Jon Stewart and the nerd in my immediately thought of John Stewart, a Green Lantern. I'm not sure how I confused the two; it was a low moment for me. Enjoy this picture of Jon Stewart as some sort of giant Superman swatting jets on top of a skyscraper:

Dinner Theatre

I just saw a commercial for this. I was intrigued and since my laptop is here, heating my genitals, I decided to check it out. I've never been to anything like this, and it looks like fun, although that would be somewhat dependant on the food. If I knew someone interested in going, I'd look into it more, but since I haven't found anyone to go see Walking with Dinosaurs (live!), it's unlikely. However, I will share this find with you, the Internets.

Who Stole My Dead Husband - Welcome!

Also, this came up when I typed "who stole my dead husband" into YouTube search. I'd never heard to words to Mission Impossible before.

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It turns 7 today. Wish it a happy birthday on a page of your choice!

Jan. 15, 2001: Enter Wikipedia, for Better and Worse

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Blade Runner will not run

Wired Magazine just did a piece on Oscar Pistorius. It's unfortunate timing, really. He was just declared ineligible for competition in the Bejing Olympics. He's already a paralympic champion and was looking to be the first to crossover. The wording they used in the declaration seems...loaded:
"any technical device that incorporates springs, wheels or any other
element that provides a user with an advantage over another athlete not
using such a device"
I'm not an expert, but it looks like that could be construed to exclude anyone with an artificial limb, or whatever, from competing if it gives them an advantage over any other competitor, even if the other person sucks.

At least he has a cool nickname: Blade Runner.

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Geography of the Internet

This is an old xkcd strip. I disagree with some parts of it, although it is incredibly clever. I'm only mentioning it because it was used as an example (of a map!) in my Human Geography class. I asked the professor if he read the comic regularly, making sure to pronounce "X-K-C-D" clearly and methodically, with special attention paid to the order of the consonants. A particularly nerdy girl, as I have gathered based on a shirt that described bears as The Enemy and overhearing a reference to Snakes of a Plane, seemed to sequel as she heard my mention. But He said no. He said that he had, however, met the author or PBF, which is perhaps more exciting. Apparently, the man is deranged (surprise!). Excellent!

xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall Munroe

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hairless dogs

I just watched a show on PBS, Dogs That Changed the World. It was kind of neat, but one thing really stood out: The Xoloitzcuintli. It's an ancient breed of dog that they Aztecs used in ritual sacrifices and whatnot. It looks... it looks like Satan's pet.

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Teen Superheroes team up with JFK

I'm hesitant to post this, as I kind of wish to purchase it for myself. It looks like pure, crazy comic goodness.

Teen Titans Lost Annual # 1 (New NM/M) - eBay (item 310013906696 end time Jan-20-08 06:07:23 PST)
Don't miss the TEEN TITANS LOST ANNUAL, featuring the original Teen Titans: Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Speedy and Aqualad! Classic Teen Titans writer Bob Haney sends the Titans into space to rescue President John F. Kennedy in this story illustrated by Jay Stephens (The Land of Nod) & Mike Allred (Madman, X-Statix)! Meet new alien races, witness a startling betrayal, and more! It's a secret space adventure that couldn't be told...'til now!

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Another Best of Craig's List

I'm going to have to check out Craig's List more often, as this is hilarious:

best of craigslist : Star Wars Guide to the Candidates

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Nixon's Enemies

I was watching Pioneers of Television on OPB and they mentioned that one of these pioneer talk show hosts made it to Nixon's enemies list. I wondered, who else was on that list? I'd heard that Bill Cosby was on it, but was he? Wikipedia seems to have the answers!

Here's my favorite quote from the original memo:
John Conyers, congressman, Detroit: Coming on fast. Emerging as a leading black anti-Nixon spokesman. Has known weakness for white females.

Nixon's Enemies List - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Master list of Nixon political opponents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Post Mortem Photography

Someone sent me this link, supposedly because I'd enjoy it, or something. I find the concept fascinating: propping up still-borns, bending corpses before rigor mortis sets in for one last keepsake. It's no longer common practice, at least I don't imagine it is, making the photos that much more haunting imagining the circumstances that dictated the photographs. Of course post-mortem pictures are still taken, one of Anna Nicole Smith circulates the web, but for an entirely different purpose, the reason viewed the same as the one for which this flickr pool exists. On the brighter side, at least there was no difficulty getting the subjects to remain still for exposure time. Honestly, I couldn't finish the set, I stopped after this one, recoiling back, Dear God!

I apologize for the rambling nature of this post. I've got a bad case of the jibblies now.

Post Mortem Photography - a photoset on Flickr

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Ellen Feiss

Years ago, there was a commercial. It was a really good commercial. You probably remember it.

She sorta looks like this girl I had a crush on in middle school.

I exercised a little search-fu, quickly learning her name was misspelled on that Youtube video and that she was in an French short film called Bed and Breakfast. She's approximately the same age as me, and thus likely to be socially networked. It probably wouldn't be to difficult to find her actual dox, but I always find the fake stuff so much more interesting. Her top friends include Carl Winslow and Mr Skin. There were several fakies, as there often are with (in)famous individuals (I have Gob from Arrested Development on mine) like Stephen Colbert, but this was the most substantial of the lot:

MySpace.com - Ellen - 20 - Female - San Jose, California - www.myspace.com/ellenfeiss

Ancient Pole Position Commercial

I've been a big fan of Lore Sjoberg since his ratings back at The Brunching Shuttlecocks. The site is sadly abandoned, but not derelict, although I can't say with any certainty how maintained his blog or other projects continued. I imagine the ratings stopped shortly after his book was published. In any case, he is now a contributor to Wired. His latest piece is wonderful:

Video Gallery: Best Vintage Tech Commercials

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From the wikipedia page on Vulcanology. I found this amusing:

Volcanology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christian mythology

The study of volcanology was not advanced much between the days of Plato and Hutton. The Christian world explained volcanoes by a multitude of prescientific notions, but it was also thought they were the work of Satan or the wrath of God, and only saintly miracles could avert their wrath. For this reason the relics of Saint Agatha were paraded in front of lava advancing on Catania in 253 A.D., and miraculously the lava clove in two (down two valleys) and spared the town. Unfortunately the relics of St. Agatha proved ineffective in 1669, with the loss of much of Catania to Etna's lava.

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Venn Diagram Jokes

It's been a while since I checked out Indexed, a very clever webcomic of sorts, although it remains on my RSS the same way Dinosaur Comics do. It doesn't use art, but rather witty graphs. A few made me chuckle. This one made me laugh:

indexed: Clearly unbalanced.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

President Bush's silly grin

I think the proper emoticon is :3

Also, he has a sword.

NPR : President Bush Seeks Closer Persian Gulf Ties
US President George W. Bush, left, holds up a sword that was presented to him by Bahrain's king, Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, right, during the arrival ceremony in the courtyard of Sakhir Palace, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, in Manama, Bahrain.

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Italian Mafia involved in waste management

Emphasis added.

NPR : Many Think Mafia Involved in Naples Trash Crisis
The small-business federation says organized crime is the biggest business in Italy — it accounts for 7 percent of GNP. This means that in an area where no one invests, organized crime is a major provider of jobs and controls votes.

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How Spider-man Became Single

Most people don't care, or know, but Peter Parker, Spider-man, was married. Some news outlets are reporting about this awful retcon, retroactive continuity, that Marvel has recently enacted. I don't read comics, but I probably would if I had the means.

Spider-Man: One More Day - Steve Duin - OregonLive.com

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Worst Myspace Ad I've ever seen

Turn Urine Blue

Methylene Blue is an amazing chemical. From my crude understanding, it's a dye with mild anti-fungal properties that make it useful for aquaculture. If ingested, in small amounts, can turn someone's urine blue. It is available for purchase on Amazon in case your fishes get a case of the ich. Update: I've purchased 4oz of methylene blue after mistakenly ordering 1oz of methylene green. What a mix up that was! Stay posted.

Amazon.com: Methylene Blue - 4 oz.: Kitchen & Dining

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The Onion describes my friend Chris

To be fair, probably a tenth of mine are in some way related to various video games, if not more.

Half Of 26-Year-Old's Memories Nintendo-Related | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Best Onion Headline Ever

One of the greatest tools EVER

Follow the link to find out more about what may become the most perfect tool for a most imperfect future.

Toolmonger » Blog Archive » What Do You Get The Last Guy On Earth For His Birthday?

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Game Show .wav sounds

Back in the day I used to watch a lot of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? When was that show on? I was in like 7th grade, so like, 1999 or 2000? Long time ago. I think it's still on as a daytime game show. Lately I've been really getting into Jeopardy as the penultimate intellectual smack-down available on television. Not that Who Wants to be a Millionaire was ever that intellectually demanding, certainly not the same way Jeopardy is, but it had an element of suspense that I loved. I really think it was that mustache Alex had which really prevented me from enjoying Jeopardy before. Also, that I only recently realized I knew enough to hold my own watching the show.

Anyways, I found a teacher's website where he had created PowerPoint presentations as a teaching tool based off these two game shows. What really interested me were the sound clips included that would make for, I think, a pretty fun ringtone, if you were so inclined.

Downloads and Links

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Green Pigeon

Check out this green bird. It's from a cryptozoology website which often documents new species. This falls under that category. It's a very pretty bird.

Cryptomundo.com » Green Pigeon: New Singapore Species?

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

What Kind of Taxpayer Are You?

This is a capture from an email I just received from Amazon. Wonderful!

Early Review of Cloverfield

Now I want to go see this, but I think I'll need someone to go with me. I scare easily.

Harry knows what CLOVERFIELD is!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

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Tom loves Craigslist

Tom Leykis (whose wikipedia entry has recently been butchered) loves talking about Craigslist and Myspace and how they are used to facilitate sexual encounters. Tom Leykis is reading this on air right now. It's pretty funny. I'm glad I didn't turn the radio off right away like usual. His monologues are always the best part of his show, aside from the occasional listener smack-down, although that was what turned me off his show to begin with. I began to notice how he'd start talking over people when they disagreed with him, and suddenly he was not-so-different from Bill O'Reilly and the experience was ruined. Most all of his callers agree with him (and then continue to testify on how often he is right and how listening has changed their life), so after the first ten minutes, you've heard the remaining 50 before the next monologue. Most of the things he talks about are true, to those to whom such truths apply, or I must assume so as I have no contradictory evidence to disprove or refute his claims and he seems credible. Even so, I imagine there's some self-filtering of opposing arguments, because the next 5 callers will probably rail against you after you've been talked over by Tom, and who wants that? Thus it seems that the only opposition he receives are from new listeners who aren't familiar with all of his stances (he speaks in broad terms and never says always) and outraged women. Although I don't listen to him often anymore or agree with some of his positions, or follow the lifestyle he advocates, he is a very successful broadcaster and I suggest anyone who hasn't heard him, or heard of him, to check him out. It's hard to compare him to any other broadcaster, so far as my knowledge permits, although comparisons could be made to a secular televangelism program with it's proclamations of truth and life changing testimonials. Here in Portland he is on AM 970 from 3pm-7pm.

best of craigslist : It's me! Every girl ever.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Dewey Cox

John C Riley is much easier to listen to than look at. The interview is over 20 minutes long.

NPR Music: John C. Reilly Sings Dewey Cox

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I will watch this

It's a great concept. I look forward with great anticipation! It's apparently coming to NBC at some point, but I couldn't find anything on their website yet.

The Baby Borrowers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I was really hoping he'd do better, but this is still just the first primary. I really like that Ron Paul fared nearly as well as Giuliani.

NPR : Election 2008

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Gladiator from Hell

This man will haunt my dreams. He is made of fear and hair.

Hollywood Yates

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