Friday, November 30, 2007

Beer Bandit

Wish I had the cunning and foresight for this...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ok ok one more Theremin...

So CRAZY cool!

Anything on a Theremin is Cool

Especially if it's the "Legend of Zelda" theme song. Viper this is for you.

Who's gay today?

Trent Lott and Hillary Clinton.

Giuliani deals with corruption charges as mayor

"You're all a bunch of morons! ... If you accuse me of corruption, the conversation is over."

Never imagined it'd come to this

I just saw a clip of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader". That's what I never thought would happen. What I more or less imagined would happen was what happened on it. Hey kids, that's our electorate.

What do you get...

when you take some awesome writers and tell them to write the worst show ever made... possibly about a hospital where supernatural goings-on go... on...
well, you'd get Garth Merenghi's DarkPlace
i'll post some clips later. my roommate's asleep so i can't choose discernibly.

Saving the Baby
The Argument
Chased By a Stapler
Reading an Excerpt from His Book
you should really just watch an episode if you've got half an hr to spare. or read the wikiquotes page.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Time for a heartfelt ballad

May I present: Riskay. I'll leave the song title to those brave enough to follow the links.

First, the original.

Next, an acoustic cover.

Thanks (?) to Gustav.

A good note from Ben Stein.

You may have seen this before but it is worth reading again. There is a lot of truth in this! I'm not trying to turn this blog into my personal platform for religious views but this was too good to pass up. The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on a CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against.. That's what they are: Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship Brittany and Kevin and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where Brittany and Kevin came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking...

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Katrina) Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'

In light of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found recently) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves. Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding God, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it. Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us. Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards,

Ben Stein

We must protect

Our precious bodily fluids!

Just in time for the holidays....

a cute, yellow, dancing robot. No seriously, it's cool.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Remember the Bulwer-Lytton?

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, author of the immortal, "It was a dark and stormy night..." is often hailed as the worst writer of all time.
Charles Dickens, author of the equally immortal, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." is often hailed as the best writer of all time.
Can you tell the difference between their prose?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Procrastination flowchart

I was going to just post this later, but Casaubon talked me out of it.

Back To Our Roots

A refresher in Charles Piazzi Smyth's Pyramid theories. Happy Thanksgiving.

"Smyth claimed, and presumably believed, that the pyramid inch was a God-given measure handed down through the centuries from the time of Israel, and that the architects of the pyramid could only have been directed by the hand of God. To support this Smyth said that, in measuring the pyramid, he found the number of inches in the perimeter of the base equalled one thousand times the number of days in a year, and found a numeric relationship between the height of the pyramid in inches to the distance from Earth to the Sun, measured in statute miles. He also advanced the theory that the Great Pyramid was a repository of prophecies which could be revealed by detailed measurements of the structure"

I'm willing to bet...

That most of us (the readers of this blog) are fans of Everyman's Library. Well, wouldn't it be great if they published whatever you wanted in Everyman's Library form?
Wouldn't it?!?!!?
yep yep.

Philosphy in Video Games

Oh, it's SO true! One world, one nation, one religion (video games). Teach us thy ways!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Great idea for a facebook app

"Honest box"

In almost every way, identical to the anonymizing "Honesty box" app, except it isn't anonymizing. Fun for everyone!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Two fun graphs

First, a comparison of money spent on the war in Iraq vs. funding for various kinds of energy research. Second, the Food Pyramid vs. the Food Subsidy pyramid (the more surprising one, in my opinion, but they're both on the same blog post and that one is second).

Friday, November 16, 2007

The next time somebody says "Dinosaurs SUCK!" you say....

"You're right! They do!"

Then point them to this article and laugh in their face. Oh sweet victory!

Important Nudity Related Issue of The Day

Topless Bathers Fights For Rights

A network of female Swedish activists is leading the charge to win women the right to swim in the country's pools sans bikini tops.

The group, Bara Brost -- which translates to Bare Breasts and Just Breasts -- was incensed by an August incident that involved two young women who were asked to leave a pool in the city of Uppsala when they refused to cover their breasts, The Local reported Tuesday.

"It's a question of equality," said Ragnhild Karlsson, 22, one of the women asked to leave the pool. "I think it's a problem that women are sexualized in this way. If women are forced to wear a top, shouldn't men also have to?"

"We want our breasts to be as 'normal' and desexualized as men's, so that we too can pull off our shirts at football matches," Bara Brost spokeswomen Astrid Hellroth och Liv Ambjornsson told Ottar, a magazine published by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education.

The group has since staged two topless swims in southern Sweden pools. In both cases, the women were asked to leave.

Sweden's Equal Opportunities Ombudsman is scheduled to decide this month whether to back the women's cause. (c) UPI

Link to article

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Harry Potter Sneak Peak!!

Movie number 6 is going to rock!

Now this is a fine example....

of a responsible adult looking out for her nephew-friend-son-whatever.

Fat Kid on Rollercoaster

It's not really funny to laugh at someone else's terror but... oh wait... yeah it is. Janice should definitely win "Caring Adult of the Decade" for her fine performance.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

ren and stimpy

who knew they'd take on such awesome issues!!!
really really good. watch it now!


Can't wait to fly through here again.

transformers, my ass!

The Incredible Change-Bots by Jeffrey Brown looks like a scathingly brilliant comic. just thought i'd pass it along.
the change-bots have names like balls and soupy.
i'd like to flip through a few pages to know for sure, but so far all i've heard are good things.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

It was a dark and stormy night...

by friggin snoopy... bitch...

have you ever been afraid of lamps?

how bout laundry folding machines?
how bout vending machines?
check this list of ridiculous horror movie villains and know the meaning of fear.

update: the killer baboon part may be the greatest thing... ever crafted by human hands. ever. shakma!
flinthearted: turn off scripts before you click the link. just to save you some heartache.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

And speaking of "So what"

There are so many things I love about this video:

1) The music
2) The fashion (nobody looks cooler than a young Miles)
3) The fact that it is in black and white
4) Watching these masters create their art

So enough of my yabbing! Here you go: Miles Davis & John Coltrane- So What

I wish real music like this was still playing on popular radio stations instead of the piles of crap that get shoved our way on a daily basis!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

If only for the music video

This sketch from The Mighty Boosch will blow your freaking mind.


So what.

(sent this way by Viper).

Monday, November 05, 2007

Wow, this is some great playing!

I always did love stide piano, and this guy doesn't I always did love stide piano, and this guy doesn't disappoint! Watch that left hand fly! Enjoy!

Do-Re-Mi (stride piano version)

If Dreams Come True

Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Next President

Please allow me to introduce: Brunswick County Commissioner Cap Fendig.


This may be the worst site on the internet. The Christian version of YouTube. Here's one typical example of a Christian video. And another one wondering if Nicole Kidman is promoting atheism.