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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Free Beethoven MP#'s from the BBC

Beethoven Symphonies 6-9 are now available to download. They are performed by the BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda.

PC Users
Click on the links below to download the files, and save them to your computer. Depending on your set-up, you might need to right click or hold down your mouse button and select "Save As..." or "Save Target As..." in the menu that pops up.

Each symphony will be downloadable for seven days after it is broadcast.
[Please note that Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 are no longer available to download]

Symphony 6 was broadcast on Monday 27th June, and will be available to download from Tuesday 28th June to Monday 4th July.

Symphony 7 was broadcast on Tuesday 28th June, and will be available to download from Wednesday 29th June to Tuesday 5th July.

Symphony 8 was broadcast on Wednesday 29th June, and will be available to download from Thursday 30th June to Wednesday 6th July.

Symphony 9 was broadcast on Thursday 30th June, and will be available to download from Friday 1st July to Thursday 7th July.

All the symphonies are performed by the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.

Tom Cruise Weirdo Alert: Tom and Katies Wedding Registry

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Some good stuff on there. -preach

Counter Struck Video

This video is very well done and really funny if you have spent anytime playing Counter-Strike. I love when they get stuck in the door and the noise keeps repeating just like in the game.


Coolest RC boat ever! The Hydrofoam (video)

Whoa! Did you see that? Got vertical? (check out the video at the link)

Funny Street Fight

At first it looks like he is mocking the guy he is fighting or that he has seen the matrix one to many times, untils he nails guy and knocks him out.



This guy’s girl cheated on him so he dumped her and decided it would be a good idea to do a video of himself lip syncing to a song that basically said “fuck you I don’t want you back”.

Well like all things that seem like a good idea at first. This one did not turn out so well for him as some girl ended up doing a video right back at him saying, “fuck you right back”


Pitcher becomes Hitter

The bizarre saga of angry Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers turned violent Wednesday at Ameriquest Field in Arlington when he knocked aside one TV camera and kicked another, sending a TV cameraman to the hospital. Arlington police took an assault report from the cameraman.

Rogers, a left-hander who has a broken bone in his right hand, has been visibly angry for two days since various local TV and radio chatter suggested he backed out of a start against the American League West-leading Los Angeles Angels in a ploy for a contract extension.

"This is not a good thing," Rangers manager Buck Showalter said shortly after the incident but before talking to Rogers. "It's definitely not a good thing. It's not something that will be taken lightly."

Said team owner Tom Hicks: "Kenny has had a short fuse dealing with the media. I've heard stories about what may or may not have happened. He has issues. It's directed at the media, and I don't know why."

"There's a line, and he crossed the line today," Hicks said

I love it when rich people do stupid things!

`Being Bobby Brown' not so exciting a story

By Sid Smith Tribune arts critic

As fodder for nosy celebrity watchers, singer Bobby Brown and wife Whitney Houston would seem perfect picks.

Here are two immensely talented performers -- Houston is arguably a legend -- enmeshed in a troubled and tempestuous marriage. He was arrested for hitting her, but she later stood by his side to help win his freedom. Surely their behind-the-scenes life together will make "The Osbournes" look like "Ozzie and Harriet." Thus we have "Being Bobby Brown" (9 p.m. Thursday on Bravo), the latest peek behind and around the doors of the rich, famous and career challenged.

But judging from the two episodes airing back-to-back Thursday, being Bobby Brown, even in court, is boring, unenlightening and vaguely depressing. The cameras begin rolling after Brown leaves one jail, then record the court proceedings as he manages to avoid another. So we pick up the famous pair after the shouting and angst are -- at least momentarily -- behind them. The mood and substance is thus one of a weary, worn-out couple treading water in an emotional limbo. That means no prolonged arguments, shouting matches or even hints of the badness that gets Brown in trouble and might excite die-hard fans of reality TV. There aren't a whole lot of prolonged discussions of any sort, for that matter.

Filmed with an especially jerky camera and edited down to lean, unrevealing snippets, "Being Bobby Brown" seems an unintentional exploration of the limits of celebrity eavesdropping. We get yet another look at the tedium stars of Houston's magnitude must endure from fans and amateur paparazzi, intent on taking a picture even as the couple try to eat or take a swim at a Bahamian resort. Houston reacts with understandable petulance, but throughout these two episodes her arid, detached, often blank persona is what makes the show so disappointing. She comes off as a numb, indifferent witness to her own life, as if steeped in overwhelming ennui. Poor little rich girl.


Who in their right mind would have thought anyone on the planet would have given a rat's ass about this?


Model Turned Bounty Hunter Dies

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA-June 30, 2005Domino Harvey has died. She was 35. She was a model who dramatically switched careers and became a bounty hunter.

Click Here for more WPVI.com Entertainment News
Her life is the basis of the upcoming action movie called "Domino." Police say she was taken to the hospital after being found in her home in West Hollywood.

British news reports said Harvey was found unconscious in her bathtub. The L.A. County Coroner's office says they don't expect to know how she died until results of blood tests are returned.

Domino Harvey was the daughter of Laurence Harvey.

She was arrested in West Hollywood in May on drug charges. She also faced federal charges of conspiring to distribute drugs, crossing state lines for unlawful activity and having property used in or obtained through criminal activity.

The movie, "Domino," is set to be in theaters on November fourth.

The girl that is playing her in the movie is the super hot Keira Knightley.

Update: Keira has hired a 'body double' for a nude scene in the movie. Damn it all to hell!

Morning T-Shirt Bliss


DiVERSiONZ: Peeping Tom Pulled From Outhouse Tank


Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Pirates - A Treasure Chest of Information

"Drake was known as a 'privateer.' A privateer was one who attacked ships and towns of his country's enemy. He usually had a 'Letter of Marque,' issued by the Queen which said that he was instructed to rob by command of the Queen. Drake frequently committed piracy without a Letter of Marque from the Queen, but these indiscretions were overlooked by his country and he became a national hero in England.

The Elizabethan pirates disrupted the flow of gold and silver from the mines of the Americas to Spain. Most pirates had no allegiance to any Queen or country. They simply had a desire to plunder vast riches from Spanish ships."
(aar! there be more at the link, me hearties!)

The Velvet Marauder: Giddy vigilante

"As I head back over the rooftops of the South End towards my Saab, Green Dragon’s jade mask in hand, I realize that Margo kissed me.

She kissed me.

Granted, it wasn’t like, a deep passionate kiss or anything. More of a chaste Princess Leia/Luke Skywalker “good luck” kiss, but still – she kissed me. I saved Margo’s life, and she kissed me. Just like a real hero.

I honestly can’t help myself, but Coldplay’s “Clocks” is playing in my head as I spring and vault over the warehouses and railroad cars south of the city. I’m sappy like that; my subconscious apparently has no taste or sense of irony.

I turn on some White Zombie on my suit’s audio system to drown out the Coldplay, but it doesn’t fit the mood, so I stop for a second and pick out something appropriate. Ah. Neko Case. Now I can finish off the evening on an appropriate note.

She kissed me."

So says The Velvet Maurauder:

I'm a corporate marketing guy by day, but by night I stalk the rainy streets of Evergreen City, smashing evil as the super-vigilante The Velvet Marauder. And I like ponies.


Wired 13.07: God's Little Toys (William Gibson on plagiarism, sampling, and popular culture)

"Later, attempting to understand this impact, I discovered that Burroughs had incorporated snippets of other writers' texts into his work, an action I knew my teachers would have called plagiarism. Some of these borrowings had been lifted from American science fiction of the '40s and '50s, adding a secondary shock of recognition for me.

By then I knew that this 'cut-up method,' as Burroughs called it, was central to whatever it was he thought he was doing, and that he quite literally believed it to be akin to magic. When he wrote about his process, the hairs on my neck stood up, so palpable was the excitement. Experiments with audiotape inspired him in a similar vein: 'God's little toy,' his friend Brion Gysin called their reel-to-reel machine."
(full article at link)

Blogging is all about sampling, remixing, sharing.

Republican Lawmaker's Wayward E-Mail Refers To Constituents As 'Idiots'

"POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A New York state lawmaker says he's embarrassed, after he mistakenly sent out an e-mail message that referred to his constituents as 'idiots.'

Assemblyman Willis Stephens says he thought he was sending the e-mail to an aide. Instead, he sent the note to nearly 300 people on an online discussion group that focuses on the community of Brewster.

The message included the comment that he was 'just watching the idiots pontificate.'

Within an hour of sending the message Monday morning, Stephens sent another e-mail apologizing for the slip-up.

Stephens, a Republican, represents an area north of New York City."

Oops! That is what we like to call in the biz "Political Suicide".

Needies: Like Rain on a Sunshiny Day (depressed toys for depressed people)

"Needies are interactive plush dolls inspired by codependent, high-maintenance relationships.

Totally attention-starved, they compete with each other for human affection -- or, getting touch, as they like to say.

When you give Needies touch (by hugging and squeezing them), they will return your kindness with songs and shameless flattery.

But remember that Needies always know when other Needies are getting touch! If one Needie is getting touch while others are neglected, the unloved Needies will conspire to take its place.

Everyone needs to be needed and..."
(click link for more sadness)

No need for drugs, Tom Cruise would approve of these huggable saddies.

(ennui'd from FARK)

Vintage and Free Zombie Movies

White Zombie (1932)
You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
Director: Victor HalperinProducer: Edward HalperinProduction Company: Halperin ProductionsAudio/Visual: sound, b&w

Return of the Zombie

Zombies Make Movies (2005)
First parody of MPAA's "Stuntmen Make Movies"....Produced for R4NT.COM. "School of the Dead" is a real movie. I was playing a zombie extra, and grabbed a couple shots when I wasn't busy. Rest of parody was built on top of that. Tried to emulate MPAA ad's music, but am musically retarded. Remembered a Globe and Mail article about some guy who writes songs for people as a hobby. SongsToWearPantsTo.Com solved the music problem and the ad stopped sucking.

Zombie Waltz (2004)
Zombies dance, celebrating life.

Nocturnal Emissions
A movie about zombies and puberty

I Mow Your Lawn
He who dies with the best lawn wins.

Zombies Of The Stratosphere (1952)
3rd of three 12-chapter "rocket man" serials from Republic Pictures. Stars Leonard Nimoy in his first science fiction feature film. Each chapter is encoded in a separate DVD-compliant MPEG2 file Another of the Rocket Man serials: King of the Rocket Men

Night of the Living Dead SURVIVORS CUT (2005)
Night of the Living Dead SURVIVOR'S CUT is a 72 minute, fast-paced-revision of the 1968 classic horror film. Digitally edited with NEW footage and special effects such as camera angles and abstract color. (Copyright 2005 Dean Lachiusa, WGA registered, All Rights Reserved.)NOTE: A HIGH RESOLUTION, 30fps version will be available late summer!


A Sound of Thunder - a short story on time travel dino hunting by Ray Bradbury

"The sign on the wall seemed to quaver under a film of sliding warm water. Eckels felt his eyelids blink over his stare, and the sign burned in this momentary darkness:


Warm phlegm gathered in Eckels' throat; he swallowed and pushed it down. The muscles around his mouth formed a smile as he put his hand slowly out upon the air, and in that hand waved a check for ten thousand dollars to the man behind the desk.

'Does this safari guarantee I come back alive?'"
(full story at link)

(excerpted from Ray Bradbury, "A Sound of Thunder," in R is for Rocket, (New York: Doubleday, 1952))

Cynical-C Blog: Developer wants 'Lost Liberty Hotel' built upon property of Supreme Court Justice David Souter

"A private developer contacted the local government in Supreme Court Justice David Souter's hometown in New Hampshire yesterday asking that the property of the judge – who voted in favor of a controversial decision allowing a city to take residents' homes for private development – be seized to make room for a new hotel.

Logan Darrow Clements faxed a request to Chip Meany, the code enforcement officer of the town of Weare, N.H., seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road, the present location of Souter's home.

Wrote Clements: 'Although this property is owned by an individual, David H. Souter, a recent Supreme Court decision, Kelo v. City of New London, clears the way for this land to be taken by the government of Weare through eminent domain and given to my LLC for the purposes of building a hotel. The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare.'"

LOFL. That would be an awesome kind of justice.

Men-oo-she-a: Eye Couldn't Resist (or Ever Seen A Japanese Girl Stick a Fork In Her Eye?)

Like Joe at Menooshea said: Yummy!

Abandoned: Danvers State Insane Asylum

"In 1878 the State Lunatic Hospital in Danvers was erected, under the supervision of prominent Boston architect Nathaniel J, Bradlee, in an extremely remote location. A very timely and costly project, it was the hospital with the most advanced theories on the treatment of the insane of its time." (more at link)

(kooked from Look At This)

Chopper babe - Photos of a bikini girl on a motorcycle at Flickr

Anna Kournikova in a Yellow Bikini Plays Crotch Peekaboo
Jessica Alba pics!
Snarkybabes Pics: Britney Spears
NFL cheerleaders bathroom sex (pics)
Babes of the Goose: adriana lima victorias secret christmas 2004
Yummy! Two Girls Kissing
Hot bikini girl auctions body for ad space on eBay
Team Photo: Sheer Perfection
Babes of the Goose: adriana lima victorias secret christmas 2004
daedalsobriquet: so last night i saw motley crue
Scary women of bodybuilding
Yamaha causes 'bumpy irritation'? or "Mama, it burns!!!"
Anna Kournikova in a yellow bikini plays crotch peekaboo
Guy tries to launch bottle rocket from clenched buttcheeks
Twenty Underused Yoga Positions
Hot babe + man boobs = best radio stunt evah!
Black guy's ninja skills are both questionable and painfully funny
White boy rappin': Horrible and funny (mp3s available)
Nympho robot takes political action (stinky Flash anim?)
Hippo eats dwarf
What the hell is wrong with people?!?
Wigger Comix!
Japanese chicks slap the taste from each other's mouths!

My new fighting technique is unstoppable!
Prison Survival Guide
God loves... the gays?
Punch yourself in the face!
When celebrities SNAP: Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake battle midget paparazzi!
Biker Fox is ready to come to work!
Stick figure vet loving up on a cow
EA Games management motivational posters
What the hell is wrong with this picture?
Food chain sells 6 lb. hamburger
Spongebob Squarepants pukes!
Who does this baby belong to?
The New Yorker Spins Senate Antics Old Skool

Lowbrow Art - Mr. Hooper Art - New Art

captainsavoir-faireVisit link for more new artwork from Mr. Hooper.


Tom Cruise Weirdo alert: Interactive Interview and Gay Rumors

1. Tom Cruise is suing Kyle Bradford for defamation. Bradford, a gay porn star whose real name is Chad Slater, allegedly told French celebrity gossip magazine Actustar that he had an affair with Cruise during his marriage to Nicole Kidman. The $100 million lawsuit states, "There is not a germ of truth to this vicious, self- promoting story. While Cruise thoroughly respects others rights to follow their own sexual preference, he is not a homosexual and had no relationship of any kind with Kyle Bradford and does not even know him." A longer story at E! reviews Cruise's history of battling gay rumors and reports that Actustar has since printed a retraction. Daze reprints and translates the original Actustar story here.

2. After being sued by Tom Cruise for $100 million, Kyle Bradford posted the following statement on his personal web site: "Regarding the news everyone has been reading...... I have never been to France, I have never spoken with 'Actustar Magazine', and have never said any of the statements allegedly said by me. The things being reported internationally are totally untrue and very hurtful to all parties."

3. Tom Cruise has filed another $100 million lawsuit to quash gay rumors, this time against someone who sent emails offering a videotape which supposedly depicted Cruise having gay sex. His lawyer says, "[Cruise] is a great respecter of homosexual rights, but he's not gay, and he's ready to prove this in court," which would certainly boost ratings at CourtTV.

4. Tom Cruise has extended his $100 million defamation suit against gay porn star Kyle Bradford to include Bradford's wife Kristina Ann Kirstin. Cruise filed the original suit in May based on an article in the French tabloid Actustar, in which Bradford supposedly recounted his yearlong affair with Cruise. Bradford has since denied ever meeting Cruise or speaking to Actustar, and the magazine published a retraction. Kirstin admits she spoke to the National Enquirer about the alleged affair, but only after the original lawsuit was filed, and she denies saying anything defamatory.

5. A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday ordered Tom Cruise to pay $27,900 in legal fees to Kristina Ann Kirstin, the ex-wife of gay porn star Kyle Bradford (real name: Chad Slater). Cruise sued Bradford for $100 million over a French tabloid story which quoted Bradford discussing a torrid affair with Cruise. Bradford denied ever talking to the tabloid or ever having met Cruise, and the tabloid published a retraction, but Cruise is still pursuing the lawsuit. Then Kirstin tried to sell her own story about a Bradford-Cruise affair to the National Enquirer, so Cruise added her to the lawsuit.

6. Author David Ehrenstein has posted several rounds of legal correspondence between Tom Cruise's lawyers and the lawyers for William Morrow & Company, publishers of Ehrenstein's book Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928-1996. (Link snagged from Metafilter, natch.)

Ghey from here


Toby's Monitor - Drawings stuck on a monitor with Post-It Notes

From Toby's Monitor blog (more here):
"“These are some drawings my colleague Richard stuck on my monitor” — Toby
December 2004 February 2005 March 2005 May 2005 "

(snaked from Drawn!)

Morning T-Shirt Bliss


JUNIOR | SENIOR kick ass 8 bit video - Move Your Feet

Move Your Feet

Hit the link for viewing choices, cool song and funny video done in old skool 8-bit video style.
Where else can you see low-rez cartoony squirrels pounding shots?

Suspect in killings had chain saw at U.S. border

BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- On April 25, Gregory Despres arrived at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing at Calais, Maine, carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chain saw stained with what appeared to be blood.

U.S. customs agents confiscated the weapons and fingerprinted Despres. Then they let him into the United States.

The following day, a gruesome scene was discovered in Despres' hometown of Minto, New Brunswick: The decapitated body of a 74-year-old country musician named Frederick Fulton was found on Fulton's kitchen floor. His head was in a pillowcase under a kitchen table. His common-law wife was discovered stabbed to death in a bedroom.

Despres, 22, immediately became a suspect because of a history of violence between him and his neighbors, and he was arrested April 27 after police in Massachusetts saw him wandering down a highway in a sweat shirt with red and brown stains. He is now in jail in Massachusetts on murder charges, awaiting an extradition hearing next month.

This is a little old, but still, wtf? Who can not tell this guy is a stone cold killer? -preach

'DVD Jon' Breaks Google Video Lock

Norwegian hacker Jon Lech Johansen has cracked the lock on Google's new in-browser video player.

Johansen, also known as 'DVD Jon' for his work on decrypting DVD security codes, has created a patch for the Google Video Viewer—less than 24 hours after the search giant shipped the video playback plug-in, a tool based on the open-source VideoLAN media player.

The patch, released on Johansen's 'So Sue Me' blog, effectively disables a modification Google made to the VideoLAN code to prevent users from playing videos that are not hosted on Google's servers. (more at link)

Google probably doesn't care.


Tuesday, June 28, 2005

New Magazine to appeal to the average beat down man

Dear Friend,

Let me tell you about John and Marilyn. He's loud, angry, crude and domineering in his behavior. Over the past several years, Marilyn has pulled further and further away.

Recently John called me with desperation in his voice. Marilyn was leaving and he wanted to know what to do now to save his marriage.

Can you relate to this story? Can you see yourself in this scenario?

Then there's the story of Gwen and Harry. Gwen is a harsh, critical acting woman who rarely misses an opportunity to belittle Harry...


If they really did publish this magazine it would sell millions of copies. Don’t tell my wife I said that. -preach

Surprise Choke Out Video

If someone did this to me. You would Die. Know this. -preach


Zombies: Free online movies

Through the miracle of the interweb you can watch public domain movie online for free. So if you are about to go see Land of the Dead, or you just did then watch Night of the living Dead online for FREE!

In this classic yet still creepy horror film, strangers hold up in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse and battle constant attacks from dead locals who have been brought back to life by mysterious radiation.

Note: This item contains a user-contributed srt subtitle file. To use this file you must download an srt compatible player and point it at the correct video and srt files (google for srt subtitles). We include this file for advanced users who may wish to use it, however the Archive does not support any player that displays subtitles stored external to the video they are intended to be used with, nor can we vouch for the quality or completeness of the subtitling effort.

WARNING - This is a graphic horror film with some gory special effects.

Kick ass! I am getting my zombie on for free! -preach

Tom Cruise Weirdo Alert: Cruise UnControllable


Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight

Spectators cheered as entire Cambodian Midget Fighting League squared off against African Lion

Tickets had been sold-out three weeks before the much anticipated fight, which took place in the city of Kâmpóng Chhnãng.

The fight was slated when an angry fan contested Yang Sihamoni, President of the CMFL, claiming that one lion could defeat his entire league of 42 fighters.

Sihamoni takes great pride in the league he helped create, as was conveyed in his recent advertising campaign for the CMFL that stated his midgets will "... take on anything; man, beast, or machine."

This campaign is believed to be what sparked the undisclosed fan to challenge the entire league to fight a lion; a challenge that Sihamoni readily accepted.

An African Lion (Panthera Leo) was shipped to centrally located Kâmpóng Chhnãng especially for the event, which took place last Saturday, April 30, 2005 in the city’s coliseum.

The Cambodian Government allowed the fight to take place, under the condition that they receive a 50% commission on each ticket sold, and that no cameras would be allowed in the arena.

The fight was called in only 12 minutes, after which 28 fighters were declared dead, while the other 14 suffered severe injuries including broken bones and lost limbs, rendering them unable to fight back.

Sihamoni was quoted before the fight stating that he felt since his fighters out-numbered the lion 42 to 1, that they “… could out-wit and out-muscle [it].”

Unfortunately, he was wrong

I so wanted this to be real when I got it in an email from Bryan Baughman a co-worker. - preach


KKK Racist works for Six Flags


Bob Dylan signs deal with Starbucks, promises not to creep us out with anymore Victoria's Secret ads

"Bob Dylan has signed an exclusive CD deal with Starbucks Corp. allowing the coffee retailers to sell a new live album 18 months before it goes on general sale.

The album, Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962, will hit the 4,6000 American Starbucks stores on August 30 at $13.95, featuring ten previously unreleased tracks, according to CNN Money.

The company's most successful music venture to date has been the release of Grammy Award-winning Ray Charles CD Genius Love Company. Since its release last autumn, the retailer has sold more than 775,000 units, representing 26% of total American sales.

It was reported earlier this month that HMV had pulled Alanis Morissette's albums from their shelves in retaliation to a similar deal with Starbucks over an acoustic re-recording of her Jagged Little Pill album."

Preshrunk: Dear Hipsters, Vote For Pedro shirts aren't cool anymore.


Serial killer pleads guilty, then tells all

Chicago: A serial killer who taunted the people of Wichita, Kansas, for three decades has pleaded guilty to 10 murders, calmly and politely recounting his crimes in horrific detail in an hour-long court hearing, as victims' relatives stoically absorbed the sordid story.

Dennis Rader, 60, a former Boy Scout leader and church volunteer who in poems and packages sent to news outlets nicknamed himself BTK - for bind, torture, kill - referred to his victims as "projects" as he answered questions from a judge on Monday. Strangling them was part of a sexual fantasy, he said.

Repeatedly calling the judge "sir", Rader described trolling neighbourhoods in search of prey, plucking names from letterboxes and stalking women, but he said he also picked at least one target at random.

"Potential hits - in my world that's what I called them," he said, occasionally closing his eyes or rubbing his forehead as he spoke in a monotone.

"If one didn't work out I just moved to another one."

Follow up: Pakistan Reopens Gang-Rape Case

By John Lancaster
Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, June 28, 2005; 7:06 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 28 -- Pakistan's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to reopen an inquiry into the high-profile case of Mukthar Mai, an unlettered laborer's daughter from southern Punjab province who allegedly was gang-raped on the orders of a tribal council in 2002.

The court decision overturned a judgment by the Lahore High Court, issued in March, that threw out the convictions of five of the men accused of involvement in the rape and commuted the death sentence of a sixth.

The Supreme Court also ordered the re-arrest of 13 of the original suspects in the case. The high court's decision, following two days of hearings, was a victory for Mai, 32, whose case has prompted an outpouring of international sympathy and also become a focal point for concern about violence against women in Pakistan.

The court will now review the evidence and make its own determination as to the guilt or innocence of the accused, a process that is likely to take months. "I am happy and I hope those who humiliated me will be punished," Mai told reporters after emerging from the Supreme Court following Tuesday's ruling.

Orginal Post from the 26th.

Morning T-Shirt bliss


Boffins create zombie dogs (boffin is a term used to describe scientists, look it up, I did)

Boffins create zombie dogs (boffin is a term used to describe scientists, look it up, I did)"SCIENTISTS have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans.
US scientists have succeeded in reviving the dogs after three hours of clinical death, paving the way for trials on humans within years."
(more at link)

This post complements my previous 'Dogs as vampire/zombie control' post, covering the spectrum of undead and canines, fact and fiction (or is it 'fact and fact'? MuahuaahhahhaahHAAA!...)


The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency: Dogs as vampire/zombie control

"Dogs were used in vampire control as far back as 2000 BC, when rulers of the Hittite Empire in Asia Minor were said to keep vampire-fighting dogs 'as large and fierce as lions.' Although many dog breeders attempted to create a dog that was effective against both vampires and zombies, most breeders found it best to breed different dogs for different nemeses. Thus, large, powerful dogs were bred for zombie control, while vampire-fighting dogs tended to be from faster and more agile varieties. Many of these breeds developed by different countries for undead control are still popular today, such as the Tosa-Inu of Japan and the Tibetan Mastiff from China. German Shepherds were one of the few dogs often used against both vampires and zombies." (more at link)

I like the pic at the link of the dog dragging the dead zombie out of the brush.

Chinese caricatures

Originally uploaded by Andrew.Y.

No info given at the Flickr post, interesting caricatures. (Click image for larger view).

Monday, June 27, 2005

Girl Fight, nuff said

A pretty good freestyle wrestling girl fight. The smaller girl works hard to get several leg locks, but in the end submits to an arm bar.

Bonus: Tom Cruise Kills Oprah.


Beer Can Jewelry

A couple years ago while cleaning up around her workbench, Dana Roth was shocked to discover just how many beer cans littered the space. A different person might have used the moment to question their alcohol consumption, but Dana decided to crack open another beer and make some jewelry.

My mom is gonna love this! -preach

Man Wakes Up With Bullet In Tongue

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There's a good reason Wendell Coleman woke up with a splitting headache: he had been shot.

Police in Jacksonville report Coleman walked 12 blocks to a hospital the other day after waking up with a very bad headache. His lip was swollen, he appeared to have powder burns and he had trouble speaking.

Doctors found a bullet in Coleman's tongue. He told police a woman stuck a gun barrel in his mouth during an argument late the night before. Coleman said he heard a gun go off, but then went home and went to sleep not realizing he had been shot.

Police said they are looking for a suspect, but besides the bullet, don't have much to go on.

When you wake up with a bullet in your head you know it was a good party. -preach

MonkeyMans record collection

I am pretty sure that monkeyman used to sleep with this guy. His name was Olaf and he smelled of borsht. -preach


Music: Gay Rockers

PINK STËËL makes heavy metal gay, and gay heavy metal funny as hell--blurring the lines between music, comedy, Motley Crüe and Mary Poppins to create a fabulous, fist-pumping arena rock concert experience that will leave you singing tunes like "We Fight For Cock" "I'm Comin' Out (All Over You)" and "Sausage Party" for days--whether you want to or not.

This crossover cabaret comedy team co-mingles gay culture and heavy metal bluster with punch-line songwriting, outlandish performance and inspired bitchiness--giving the audience front row seats to a stadium-style rock show unlike any other.

THE ORIGINS OF PINK STËËL--REVEALED!?! In 1983, Udo Von DüYü met PINK STËËL vocalist Hanson Jobb in a smoky Bremen bathhouse/nightclub, where Udo was recovering after his lover left him for a cantaloupe with a hole cut in it. Hanson, who had just finished "chatting" in the back room with several Nigerian wrestlers, recognized the forlorn Von DüYü from their high school swim team. The rest--as documented in the power ballad "Two Men Enter, One Man Loves"--is Gay Heavy Metal history.

But for PINK STËËL, securing their rightful place in the great book of Gay Heavy Metal History has been 20 years in the making. Since 1983, PINK STËËL have spread the gospel of Gay Heavy Metal throughout the eastern U.S. and northern Europe. Born in Bremen, Germany, founding (and only) members Hanson Jobb and Udo Von DüYü have made good on their sacred pledge to "conquer the world, one bath house at a time."



JEFF GOLDBLUM IS WATCHING YOU POOP!LOFL, someone taped these inside the stalls in the men's restroom this morning. Soon after, in jest, this response to our internal [humor] list:

To whomever taped up the picture of Jeff Goldblum, shame on you, sir.
The idea of the image of this great Artist being comingled with the vapors of defecating hinders so far beneath his station fills me with outrage.
How about a little respect for a true original? How would you feel if I did the same thing with a picture of Billy Graham?

Also, I would point out the blatant anti-Semitism if it wasn't so painfully obvious.


Creaser on Tour

Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife landed Monday on Saipan, a small island in the Pacific Ocean that was briefly part of the Japanese empire.

Sixty-years ago, Saipan became the site of one of the decisive battles of World War II.

More than 43,000 Japanese soldiers and around 5,000 U.S. soldiers died during the nearly month-long battle. Another 12,000 civilians also died, some of them committing suicide rather than risk capture. The U.S. victory helped pave the way to Japan's final defeat.

The emperor's trip comes as tensions are rising between Japan and its neighbors, which claim Japan has never adequately apologized for its wartime aggression and continues to gloss over the actions of its soldiers.

I think the US should have an Emperor too and I think that it should be me.

By the way, I found this while google’ing for emperor pics. Is this some form of a Cleveland steamer?

Palestinians kill Jewish settler in blow to shaky truce

Palestinian gunmen killed a Jewish settler and wounded several more in a West Bank drive-by shooting yesterday in a new blow to a faltering Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire.

The attack, the second killing of a settler in four days, followed Israel's detention of 63 suspected Islamic Jihad militants in the West Bank and resumption of a policy of assassinating the group's leaders.

The ceasefire agreed in February has been fraying for weeks in Gaza, raising the spectre of disruption to Israel's planned pullout from the territory later this year.

That guy just took a massive bong hit. You think they would be more mellow. - preach.

Tequila anyone?


The blonde mating call “I am soooo drunk……..I SAID, I AM SOOOOO DRUNK!!!”

You thought you got phucked by the government?

A Pakistani woman who was gang-raped on the orders of a traditional village council has appealed the ruling that acquitted five of her alleged attackers.

Mukhtar Mai, 33, travelled 560 kilometres to Islamabad to attend Monday's hearing before Pakistan's Supreme Court.

Mukhtar Mai (AP file photo)
"I am expecting the Supreme Court to give the same kind of ruling that was given by the special court," Mai said outside the courtroom, referring to the original conviction of the men.

In June 2002, a council of elders ordered Mai to be gang-raped as punishment because her 12-year-old brother had allegedly been involved in an affair with a woman, offending members of her powerful clan. Mai claims that allegation was fabricated to cover up a sexual assault against the boy by men from the woman's clan.

I am having a hard time deciding if government sanctioned gang rape or Church sanctioned child molestation is worse. -preach

Man tried to sell copies of new wizard book

London - A 38-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Monday to plotting to sell two stolen copies of JK Rowling's much-anticipated new book, Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince.

Christopher Brown appeared at Kettering magistrate's court in central England to face charges of helping in the theft of two copies of the book and of possessing an offensive weapon.

During the brief hearing, Brown, who lives in Kettering, spoke only to confirm his name, address and plea.

Magistrate Sheila Fairweather said magistrates do not have enough power to try the case and ordered Brown to appear for trial at Northampton Crown Court on August 8. He was released on bail.

We would not want all those secret wizard spells leaking out. -preach

Kid fooker says thanks

Sunday, pop superstar Michael Jackson posted a message of thanks to his fans all over the world on his official website, MJJsource.com.

"Without God, my children, my family and you, my fans, I could not have made it through.

"Your love, support and loyalty made it all possible. You were there when I really needed you. I will never forget you.

"Your ever-present love held me, dried my tears, and carried me through. I will treasure your devotion and support forever. You are my inspiration. Love, Michael Jackson."

This is the 46-year-old entertainer's first public statement since being acquitted of child molestation charges on June 13.

Just go the fuck away already. -preach

New Terrorist Threat: Al Gheyda

The name of the photo is "invisible shotgun”. I would say that goes right along with his invisible girlfriend.

Don’t worry, secret agent Cody Spanks is on the case.


"Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games" Music video for 'Of Montreal'

OfMontreal(from email list for artist Lauren Gregg)

hello message list friends!
does tom cruise's scientology lameness bum you out as much as it does
me? shit yeah it does.

guess what though? my video for of montreal (www.ofmontreal.net)
premiered last night on mtv! it was so awesome i almost fell over.
you can see the video on the band's website OR please please check out
my new site www.kangarooalliance.com ! (Click on 'Work' for video in a popup)

i'm working on a new site which'll be called istillloveyou.org. i'm
gonna have lots of stuff for sale and try to be a little more
productive. i'll notify-list you guys once its up and running.

Dick Nose Covers Hit the Market

The use of Dick Nose is a very old story. One that was started back in the 1800's. Some old white dude apparently had a huge nose and was a stupid bastard as well. So anyone you know, that is a stupid bastard, you should pretty much call him a Dick Nose, because he, in fact, IS A DICK NOSE. At least, he will be in the after life.

Kinda looks like a rasta hat. -preach

Artist Profile: Michael Bevilacqua at Louisiana Museum

"In Bevilacqua’s iconic kaleidoscope we find the bogeymen of pop culture, the freaks with mental late-night passes: the punk supremos The Ramones with the cover photo from Rocket to Russia, the eighties Goth pastiche group The Cramps, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and many others as well as much more innocuous figures: the super-cute teddies The Care Bears and Andy Warhol's stylized, gaudy flowers, for example. The cuddly animals of the MTV generation come from all cultural strata and populate all the spaces of consciousness. The sampled works with references to brand-name clothing, the music idols of the seventies like Kraftwerk, McSolaar and Air, the visual artist Mathew Barney’s video works, Japanese food products and Chinese characters are a remix of the high and low cultures in which the artist has grown up meticulously executed by hand in through-composed pictures with a graphic look and processed in a technique and aesthetic with roots in the racing car milieu in California." (more at link)

Skeletons shouldn't play with guns... nevermind, they're dead already

shoot!! :D
Originally uploaded by † DeathPlayer †.


Pitchfork: Nike Campaign "Borrows" Album Art

"Exhibit A: Classic cover art of Minor Threat's self-titled 1984 compilation.
Exhibit B: Nike Skateboarding's poster image for its 'Major Threat' 2005 East Coast Tour.

You don't need a degree in graphic design to notice the similarities here. They're the fucking same. Oh, wait-- one is blue, not red, one says Major, not Minor, and, uh, okay, there are some Nike logos tossed in there. It sort of brings to mind that old interview in which Vanilla Ice attempted to defend the difference between 'Ice Ice Baby' and 'Under Pressure' ('dun dun dun duh-duh-duh dun' vs. 'DUN dun dun dun duh-duh-duh dun')."
(full article at link)

Punk rock, you've been swooshed!

(article via email: Aaron T.)--

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