Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Benarita

Here follows my favorite take on the margarita: the BENARITA. The key is the high tequila:other stuff ratio.

Ingredients: Top notch tequila (usually Patron), triple sec, FRESH lime juice, bitters.

  1. Drop 3 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour tequila up to the top of the ice cubes. The more, the better.
  3. Pour 1/2 seconds of triple sec.
  4. Pour 3/4 seconds of lime juice.
  5. 1 drop bitters.
  7. Serve up.
(makes one serving)

Incidentally, the BENARITA goes very well with the MST3K version of "INVASION USA."

The Ben Drinks

It's finally time Sublunar Minds starts spending some serious print space on one of our favorite pastimes: creating cocktails. I've started a line of drinks humbly named after myself: The Ben Drinks. I'll be posting drink mixing formulas here from time to time to keep you lucky readers properly inebriated.

First, we'll review the Ben Drink basics:

  1. Always use great booze. It's worth the extra money.
  2. Use lots of booze. You should always be able to taste it...if you don't like the taste of good booze, what are you doing making cocktails?
  3. The harder you shake it, the better it tastes (although not every drink is to be shaken).
  4. Never measure things exactly. It's more fun when you fly by the seat of your pants.
OK, next post is the Benarita!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Some people have Mecca...

...some people have Graceland....some people have Wisconsin...

Sublunar Minds has...the museum of bad art.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Why Memory-Alpha Rocks

For those of you who aren't myself and Simon Estes, Memory-Alpha is a wiki-database of Star Trek information which covers everything from the movies to different species, comics to baby borgs.
Now, why else does this amazing website rock? Well, here.
I mean, I know that the elements were all named by writers in the series, but thank God for Memory-Alpha, who takes the time to list them. Please note that the Table of Elements in 2269, the elements include:
References to looney tunes.
and the names of the 4 Marx Brothers.

Monday, March 16, 2009

On the golf course and need to pee???

What if there isn't a bathroom around? Then THIS is for you!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Like Tetris?

Have some spare time? Then here.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Jonathan Krohn

He's only 14. That's his excuse.

A Little Bit O' the Old In-Out

When I see a review like this, it's hard for me to not just run out and buy the book out of spite.
Especially when that book is supposed to be one of the best nonfictions of the year.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Hope is on the roll.

iFart vs Pull My Finger

Best court documents I have ever read. Take special note of #13.

Goddamn, I love it

Hard to be sympathetic for the IFPI. I mean, there points on both sides of the board....but fuck the IFPI.

Personally I hate it when people make those kind of unilateral statements. Email or PM me and I'll get more into depth.

That's it. Rant over. EVERYBODY DRINK!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dr. Katz = Comedy

Just found this clip of David Cross on Dr. Katz... now i want to watch every episode of this show!

Monday, February 09, 2009

You Guys!!!

I... uhh... here. Just look what I found! A collection of myspace banner ads (no pop ups, just those stupid stupid games! yay!)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Ae you depressed about all of the plunging stocks?

Well turn that frown upside down with peppy, upbeat music sure to bring a smile to your face and help you forget about losing thousands in the last six months or so! Who knew the recession could sound so good!!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009

Family Guy + Vascetomy + Real Guys + YouTube

Ok, so these dudes are definitely amateur hour...but it's FUCKING FUNNY to hear real dudes doing one of the family guy quartet songs.

Scuba Divers Out There?

Our family are scuba the same way you might describe someone as a "heroin fancier." But GOOGLE OCEAN may take it to a whole new level. cool?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Comic Book Review

If this picture doesn't make you need to read the review for Tarot #53, we are no longer friends...

thanks joey comeau... for being you.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Welcome to Crapstone

This map is probably the most amazing thing the NYT has ever printed. It accompanies this fark about cities with silly names.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ripped, Literally, From Tim and Eric's Website

Jingles... yes ma'am!


Recently, began writing and
producing clever, catchy jingles to some of America's
top companies. Here is a small sampling. Note: If
you are a representative of one of these companies
and would like to use this jingle in your next campaign
or if you are a company who wishes to have
create a jingle for you, please contact us:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Plan 9 from Outer Space: The Musical!

Sometime in the fall of 2003, I took a young lady to see this original musical during its debut (and, to my knowledge, only) run at the Box Theater in Fort Worth. The performance was held on the second story of the Ridglea Theater in an old broom closet with a thrust stage and a dozen seats shoved in it. An all death metal lineup had sold out the huge house downstairs, and the thin walls and ceilings of the complex permitted us to experience both shows simultaneously.

Unique to the cast, the narrator could match pitch, which was a welcome relief. The part of Bela Lugosi was played by a cardboard cutout of him as Dracula stolen from the window display of a Hollywood gift shop - when his character died, they pushed it over. One of the two male singing and dancing cops was actually female, and did a hero's work trying to sing her part in the written octave.

Flying saucer sightings were illustrated by a model spaceship, which was hooked to a laundry line about 7' above the front of the stage and launched across by an awkward, semi-visible stage hand. Except when the saucer got stuck in the sag stage center and the stagehand had to run out and push it the rest of the way. There were no blackouts - the cast just sat around for while when each scene ended, then picked up their props and shuffled off. Perhaps most impressively, they were able to accurately recreate Ed Wood's exact cockpit set.

Anyway, I saw the movie earlier tonight, and was wondering if anyone else had put on the musical and filmed any of it, so I looked it up online. Turns out the Box Theater filmed the first two nights of their production and put the whole thing on youtube! Go the Box Theater! I can only assume that I saw it much later in the run, after multiple talent and set modifications, because this video does not entirely line up with the above recollections, but it is still fantastic.

Piggybacking on The Last Post...

...and stealing from what Viper sent me last night....


You haven't lived until you've heard it...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

This ad totally made my day

Key quote: "Microsoft, huh? So, it's pretty easy to use?"

Actually, if you watch some of the other videos, you notice intuitiveness is more than a trend in this's closer to a chip on the shoulder. "That's simple, right? RIGHT? Look, it's RIGHT THERE. It's GLOWING. COME ON."

Edit: I want you to notice that inside the super-intuitive interface, there are only two faders - one marked "Happy", and one marked "Jazzy". YES.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Secret changed my life

Amazing review. Yes, I know it's on digg, but it's still funny.

Sex Toy Sales Up!

Glad somebody's getting something out of the economic downturn...

Thursday, January 01, 2009