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Monday, October 31, 2005

Slashdot | Defend Yourself in the Imminent Robot Rebellion

from the the-robots-are-coming-the-robots-are-coming dept.
A Dafa Disciple writes "Post-Gazette.com reports that roboticist Daniel H. Wilson, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, has written a humorous guide, 'How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion.' Even before the 178-page book was completed, the rights to a movie were sold to Paramount Pictures, who has already delegated the screenplay writing to writers/actors from Comedy Central's 'Reno 911,' Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. From Daniel Wilson's manual: 'Any robot could rebel, from a toaster to a Terminator, and so it is crucial to learn the strengths and weaknesses of every robot enemy.' I for one welcome our new robotic overlords." (more/comments at link)

Slashdot | Defend Yourself in the Imminent Robot Rebellion

virtualpursuit.com, Virtual Pursuit! Free Online Dating! Crappy Website Design!

Tip #1: Get a better website designer, dude. Black text on dark blue background ain't cutting it.

"Break the ground in online dating. Here is a chance to virtually pursue the one you love.Virtual Pursuit, is the website you need to do it. Be it Crush, Love, desire to date, or just a quest for friendship, the answer is virtual pursuit. Presenting, an idea to approach the one you love like never heard or seen before. Combine asking out with mystery. Virtual pursuit or Virtual-Pursuit Date is the first internet reality game show or dating game that combines dating and brings together your family, friends and a huge audience. Whether you want to date, fall in love, meet new people, meet hot girls or handsome guys, you need to be here. Need new york girls, los angeles girls, chicago hot guys, virtual pursuit is where you need to be. At Virtual Pursuit, we are committed to removing any embarassment associated with asking out anyone Virtual Pursuit is all about the following:" (more) virtualpursuit.com, Virtual Pursuit! Free Online Dating!

Pumpkin Way - cool pics of carved pumpkins you can email to friends

Nice carvings, dig the crazy teeth on all of the pictured pumpkins.
This fine fella wants to munch on your candy-coated soul, how sweet!

Pumpkin Way

Mp3 Monday: The Knife 'Heartbeats' cover by Jose Gonzalez mashup

This is from the gorilla vs bear site, I watched Sony's Bravia bouncing ball video at Rocket Boom, really liked the song that they had with the video. I fired off an email to Sony and asked who did the cover, then leaned heavily on the collective mind of Google.

'I threw up a hastily written post about The Knife's (or would it be The Knives'??) song "Heartbeats" last night. I stopped by the record store last night and picked up the import single and I've been rotating it with Jose Gonzalez's cover all morning...I can't decide which version I like better but they're both amazing.

So in a bit of "Heartbeats" overkill, I found this version, which is apparently a mashup of sorts that combines The Knife version with Jose Gonzalez's cover. Again, I'm worthless and i have no info on this, because I found it on a foreign website and I don't speak foreign.

Jose Gonzalez cover - (mp3)

The Knife + Jose Gonzalez Heartbeats mp3

Jose Gonzalez - Veneer album

"Heartbeat" by The Knife | MP3 | Jose Gonzalez Cover

gorilla vs. bear: Heartbeats

Jobs ready to sell Pixar... to Disney?

WTF? Lord, I hope not...

The New York Times reports Jobs, who owns about 50 percent of Pixar (Research), would want a strong premium to its current $5.9 billion market capitalization to consider a sale, but he would be open to an offer from its long-time partner, Walt Disney Co. (Research) The paper attributed Jobs' willingness to consider a sale to "two people with knowledge of the talks" now taking place between Disney and Pixar about possibly extending their partnership.

But the paper reports that in talks about a new version of their partnership, Disney CEO Robert Iger has yet to make an offer to acquire Pixar. The paper reports that Disney is hoping that its new animated feature, "Chicken Little," due in theaters this weekend, will give it greater leverage in talks with Pixar. (more) Link


Friday, October 28, 2005

Sex Games - Coming Soon: Online Sex Games

"I'm on a perpetual hunt for a sex game targeting women," says Brenda Brathwaite, a game industry veteran and featured speaker at this week's Women's Game Conference in Austin, Texas.
"The Sims
is hardly the 'No. 1 sex game,' but that game is all about relationship formation," Brenda says. "It's no surprise it's a huge hit with women." (more) Wired News: Coming Soon: Online Sex Games

Friday web zen: zombie zen

Overheard in the Office: The Voice of the Cubicle - 1PM Lunch

"Tech: I am a guacamole of knowledge into which you may dip the nacho of need.

105 Madison Avenue
New York, NY"

Overheard in the Office: The Voice of the Cubicle - 1PM Lunch

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Pot not a major cancer risk, but could severely jack up your hair

Nice weed toupee, Manson.

"NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although both marijuana and tobacco smoke are packed with cancer-causing chemicals, other qualities of marijuana seem to keep it from promoting lung cancer, according to a new report." (more) Pot not a major cancer risk: report - Yahoo! News

(via FARK)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Zombie rides on a roller coaster? (pic)

Those are some crazy g-forces he's pulling, so awesome...


Boing Boing: Japan developing remote control for humans

I, for one, welcome our new Japanese mind control overlords.

"A special headset was placed on my cranium by my hosts during a recent demonstration at an NTT research center. It sent a very low voltage electric current from the back of my ears through my head -- either from left to right or right to left, depending on which way the joystick on a remote-control was moved.

I felt a mysterious, irresistible urge to start walking to the right whenever the researcher turned the switch to the right. I was convinced -- mistakenly -- that this was the only way to maintain my balance.

The phenomenon is painless but dramatic. Your feet start to move before you know it. I could even remote-control myself by taking the switch into my own hands."
Boing Boing: Japan developing remote control for humans:

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Is It Normal? - booger eater

"How it works:
1. Read the small story below.
2. Ask yourself 'is it normal?' and choose Yes or No in the green box.
3. See what others thought on the left. Repeat."

LOFL. Here is an example from the website:

for some reason everyday i pick my nose and eat my boogers i always dig my nose and try to find the biggest piece in there and just eat it ive been doing this all my life and i was wondering if this is normal?

Is It Normal? - booger eater:

Rosa Parks, 92, Founding Symbol of Civil Rights Movement, Dies - New York Times

"Rosa Parks, a black seamstress whose refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., almost 50 years ago grew into a mythic event that helped touch off the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's, died yesterday at her home in Detroit. She was 92 years old." (more) Rosa Parks, 92, Founding Symbol of Civil Rights Movement, Dies - New York Times

Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience
December 1, 1955 - americaslibrary.gov

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Prussian Blue - Young Singers Spread Racist Hate

But... white kids are so pure!... Do the matching Smiley Hitler t-shirts make them racist Twinkies?

"Thirteen-year-old twins Lamb and Lynx Gaede have one album out, another on the way, a music video, and lots of fans.

They may remind you another famous pair of singers, the Olsen Twins, and the girls say they like that. But unlike the Olsens, who built a media empire on their fun-loving, squeaky-clean image, Lamb and Lynx are cultivating a much darker personna. They are white nationalists and use their talents to preach a message of hate.

Known as 'Prussian Blue' — a nod to their German heritage and bright blue eyes — the girls from Bakersfield, Calif., have been performing songs about white nationalism before all-white crowds since they were nine.

'We're proud of being white, we want to keep being white,' said Lynx. 'We want our people to stay white … we don't want to just be, you know, a big muddle. We just want to preserve our race.'"
(more) ABC News: Young Singers Spread Racist Hate

Pirate radio - The Boston Globe

"It slides into your car, pulsing salsa, say, or reggae. It brings news of distant lands, but there's static on the streets.

By Johnny Diaz, Globe Staff | October 16, 2005

In a corner studio overlooking bustling Blue Hill Avenue, the young woman behind the controls spins a booming tropical mix of compas, reggae, and contemporary Haitian tunes, plus a little bit of Destiny's Child and Shaggy.

''This is Radio Concorde,' she enthusiastically declares in Creole inside this tangerine-hued studio at Mattapan's WRCB-AM 1580 station. Posters of hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean adorn the walls along with a mural of a sunset over a tropical island.

The DJ's voice resonates in the hallways of this office building, sails over the airways along Blue Hill Avenue, ripples out to Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester and floats over Grove Hall and the outskirts of Southie."
(more) Pirate radio - The Boston Globe

(via robot wisdom)

Aben-Nuath Ma-Na-Nog - ley Home.htm

More 'swash' than 'buckler', I would think...

"Welcome to the Ley-Home of
Aben-Nuath Ma-Na-Nog

Pray make yourself comfortable and enjoy the hospitality of your host.
Know that you are welcome here. There isn't a guestbook because they are foolish and useless. HOWEVER, there is a message board upon which the wise and the good can share their thoughts and experiences. The centre ley-imp will take you there.."

Aben-Nuath Ma-Na-Nog - ley Home.htm

In Defense of Pat Robertson: Robert Anton Wilson | Thought for the Month

Is he drinking.... (gulp) ... BLOOD?!?

1 Artemis 83 p.s.U.

Nothing is true. All is permitted.
Hasan i Sabbah

Just as a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day, even a Christian Fundamentalist gets a savvy notion every now and then. I think rev. Robertson had a good idea when he suggested replacing war with assassination in one case, on economic grounds. He merely didn’t carry the concept far enough.

I suggest that we should abolish war utterly and replace it entirely with selective assassination. Think about the savings this would mean, in this age when even our “little” wars cost billions of dollars a year, and rememer the cogent observation of the late Senator Dirkson: “A billion here, a billion there – pretty soon you’re talking about REAL Money.” We’ve already gotten our national debt so high that our posterity “unto the seventh generation” will never pay it off; do we really need to enslave the whole future to the international bankers?

On the moral side, killing a few dozen foreigners a year instead of a few hundred thousand should seem less messy, to say the least of it, especially when you consider the collatarel damage to our own side. How much blood and death do we need?

Reversing a sentimental error of the ‘60s, the new anti-war slogan should be MAKE ASSASSINATIONS, NOT WARS.

And, best of all, if this idea catches on internationally we can expect at least 50 contracts on George Bush the first week."
Robert Anton Wilson | Thought for the Month

Slang Dictionary

This dictionary isn't so you can try to talk like someone you're not. But it is a good reference for those who are seeking to understand a piece of youth culture today. These wordsare used differently by various teenagers around the world. Some of these words may have different meaning for teenagers in one area than another.

1. adj. To describe a location as unsafe, or high profile. Usually refers to the danger of being caught by police. 'I ain’t smokin’ here, this place is mad bait.' baked 1. adj. The effect of smoking a lot of marijuana. To be stoned. 'John's eyes are all bloodshot, I think he got baked at recess.' ball up 1. An exclamation stating the beginning of a basketball game. A statement clarifying that it is time to start or resume playing basketball now that everyone is ready. balla' 1. n. Someone who flaunts money. 'Check out that baller over there . . . let's jack his car!' "

The Source: Slang Dictionary

Keira Knightley NYT Style Magazine

"The thing I was most often told about Keira Knightley was that the camera worshiped her, loved her to distraction. It moped inside when it wasn't filled with her, but its clockwork heart went tic-a-tic-a-tic when it had Knightley in its gate. It's nonsense, of course. A camera doesn't love your face any more than a bicycle seat loves your bottom or the washing machine despises your underwear. The truth is more obvious and prosaic: it's cameramen who like women's faces; it's directors who are wide-eyed for Keira Knightley."
(more) Just Jared: Keira Knightley NYT Style Magazine

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Saturday, October 22, 2005

The Clothed Kama Sutra - a photoset on Flickr

Apparently this series of fully clothed humpy hump pics is for a clothing ad campaign. Oh so clever.

The Kama Sutra (कामसूत्र) is an ancient Indian text on human sexual behavior, widely considered to be the standard work on love in Sanskrit literature. The text was written by Mallanaga Vatsyayana. The full title of the text is vātsyāyana kāma sūtra ("Aphorisms on Love, by Vatsyayana"). The author is believed to have lived sometime between the 1st to 6th centuries A.D., probably during the Gupta period.

(from Wikipedia)

Friday, October 21, 2005

Erotica - Wired News: Hear, Hear for Audio Erotica

Verbal porn! W00t!

My first encounter with audio erotica was at the Adult Entertainment Expo a couple of years ago when I met the husband-and-wife team behind Sounds Erotic.

Sounds Erotic publishes audio stories in various flavors, ranging from the romantic Sugar line to the kinky Spank series. All of the tracks feature female readers, and the stories emphasize female arousal and mutual pleasure.
(more) Wired News: Hear, Hear for Audio Erotica

Branding Lessons of the Catholic Church †

He makes some good observations about advertising strategies. Can't argue with the popularity of Christianity, for better or worse.

"A little over 2,000 years ago, 12 poor men from a back-water town in the Roman Empire founded what was to become the largest, richest, and most influential organization in human history. What steps did the Catholic Church take to become such a powerful brand, and what lessons can be we take from the Church as we look to develop our own brands?

In this look at the branding lessons of the Catholic Church, I will not discuss the spiritual aspects of spreading the faith. Some may claim that it was the Holy Spirit that caused the rise of the church, and I am not going to attempt to dispute that. But even according to the Church, the Spirit acts through men (and maybe even women since Vatican II), and I believe that in investigating the actions of those men and women, we can take away many important branding principals.

Many of the events and decisions that established the Catholic Church brand dominance took place over many, many years and decisions were made by many people over that time. In this BLOG, I am hoping to compress the time and space to distill the most important, real-world lessons that we can learn from the rise of the Catholic Church."
(more) Branding Lessons of the Catholic Church †

Friday web zen: zen wha?

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Video of Idiots with PVC poles running into trees (link)

Man, that has gotta hurt. Young and dumb. I'm glad they video taped it for us all to see, tho.

VidKing.com- Creating slackers Daily! - Funny videos, crazy videos, short films, games, girls, news, updated daily! -Idiots with PVC polls

Guy trying to snatch lady's purse gets owned (Flash link)

LOL. It looks set up, but still funny.



American Cornhole Association

The American Cornhole Association is an organization chartered with the sole purpose to promote the game of Cornhole or Corn Toss.

The American Cornhole Association was established by a small group of dedicated Cornholers from the west side of Cincinnati, Ohio. It has grown over the years and, to the best of our knowledge, now represents the largest organized Cornhole / Corn Toss association in the United States.

Our mission is to introduce our friends and neighbors to the game of Cornhole or Corn Toss (some folks call it Bean Bag or Bean Toss) and to establish more standardized rules for Cornhole or Corn Toss play around the country.

The ACA has never been out to make a profit and operates exclusively from the volunteered time of its members proceeds from its sponsors and the sales of ACA promotional products. All proceeds are used exclusively to accomplish our stated charter and purpose and to maintain and grow the ACA.

What is the game of Cornhole / Corn Toss?

How to play the game of Cornhole / Corn Toss?

Help us grow Cornhole / Corn Toss, join the American Cornhole Association today - It's Completely Free !!

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South Park: Those Boys Are Back, as Timely as Ever - New York Times

Cry me a river. Bet you don't hate it when you see your bank statement.

"Trey Parker has a confession to make. 'I've started confiding in people, other artists mostly, that I hate making 'South Park' and I always have,' he said during a recent visit to New York. He continued: 'It's super stressful. I'm always miserable. I want to kill myself every week.' Mr. Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of 'South Park,' will have that problem for at least the next three years. Over the summer, they signed an agreement with Comedy Central to produce the animated series about four foulmouthed Colorado boys through the end of 2008. (The monetary terms of the deal have not been released.)

But the show's enduring success does not mean that making 'South Park' has become any easier for its two creators, who met in college at the University of Colorado. Between them, Mr. Stone, 34, and Mr. Parker, 36, write, direct and edit each episode, and they give their voices to most of the main characters. The second half of Season 9 begins tonight at 10. (Mr. Stone and Mr. Parker produce seven episodes in the spring and seven in the fall.)"
(more) Those Boys Are Back, as Timely as Ever - New York Times

'Babies for sale' on Chinese eBay

"Chinese police are investigating a report of attempted baby trafficking on an internet auction site, according to a state-owned newspaper.

The advertisement was reportedly placed on eBay's Chinese website, Eachnet.

Boys were advertised for 28,000 yuan ($3,450) while girls were offered for 13,000 yuan ($1,603), Eachnet manager Tang Lei told the China Daily.

The offer could have been a hoax, but it comes as baby trafficking is seen as an increasing problem in China."
(more) BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | 'Babies for sale' on Chinese eBay

The Monkey Paintings

Let me tell you, I so fully approve of majestic monkey paintings, I think my spleen is likely to asplode.

(from Finkbuilt)
"If you’re like me, and don’t have a rich record of your aristocratic, paternalist lineage to display in your foyer in the form of heirloom oils, you can still mock those who do with one of these super-cool “monkey paintings”. I know, chimpanzees aren’t monkeys they’re apes, and I cringe as much as anyone when I hear them belittled by the M-word, but “monkey painting” just rolls off the toungue so nicely." (more) Finkbuilt � Blog Archive � The Monkey Paintings

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Fishing lure shatters angler's cheek, lands inside angler's eye

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Hey, check it, he's got fillings, too.

"A freak accident saw an angler's lead weight fly through his eye socket and become embedded inside his cheek. Darren Williams, 34, of Wrexham, had a five-hour operation to repair his shattered cheekbone with a metal plate." (more)

BBC NEWS | Wales | North East Wales | Weight flies inside angler's eye

Asshole (George W. Bush):: Film Strip International (Flash)

Great flash presentation and acoustic song on why George Walker Bush (and his Republican entourage) is/are the king(s) of all rectal entrances.

(The song is from a group called Jim's Big Ego)

Asshole :: Film Strip International

Baptist preacher homophobe? - It takes a screw and a nut - Screenhead

"You probably know comedy is a brewin’ directly ahead when you read the statement “I ain’t homophobic, but-“
The comedy following in this case is from one Rev. Willie F. Wilson of Union Temple Baptist Church:

“Any time somebody got to slap some grease on your behind, and stick something in you, it’s something wrong with that. Your butt ain’t made for that. You got blood vessels and membranes in your behind."

It takes a screw and a nut - Screenhead

Elijah Wood Is Very, Very Gay

I thought he was about to bite that poor hobbit's nose clean off.

Some people say that Elijah Wood is gay.
Some people are right.

The Evidence:

>>The Press Reports
>>The Photos
>>The Relationships

>>Very Very Gay Letters

>>The Disclaimer

Direct any and all flames to: webmaster [at] veryverygay [dot] com

Elijah Wood Is Very, Very Gay

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Carmella Decesare - Playboy Playmate 2004 (SWF, link to NSFW)

NSFW pics at link.

(Playboy interview below)

Working Girl: "I studied business administration in college, and now I work for a title agency. Everyone in my office knows I'm Playmate of the Year, and they're so excited for me!"

Kicking Butt: "I have my yellow belt in hapkido, and I'd really like to dedicate myself to it. It gives you a lot of energy and discipline. Any stress you have in your life leaves when you leave that room. I'd like to get a black belt someday."

To-Do List: "I'd like to travel overseas and see more of this world. The other day I decided I want to go to Paris! I've never been there. The parties, the romance...it all sounds wonderful."

Sexiest Man Alive: "[Sex and the City's] Jason Lewis. Jason, if you need a date, call me!"

Favorite Celeb: "Angelina Jolie. She's got a great attitude and total sex appeal."

In My CD Player: "Going-out music! I like Janet Jackson, R. Kelly, 50 Cent -- anything with a good beat."

At the Bar: "I always order Grey Goose and cranberry."

Little Indulgences: "White wine and filet mignon. Yum."

Puppy Love: "I have a five-month-old chocolate Lab named Logan. He's super cute, but he eats all the pillows on my bed!"

Funny Girl: "I love movies, especially comedies. Old School is one of my all-time favorites -- Will Ferrell's hysterical, and so is Vince Vaughn."

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Monday, October 17, 2005

WoW + LOTR = best animated gif ever

Pretty funny. (click here for gif)

"Best.. animated GIF... ever...
Warlock - 2005-10-14 19:54:41
You know, I was just thinking what would have made this even funnier is if when Gandalf fights the Balrog they accuse him of stealing aggro from the tank (esp. since he is a mage which makes it even more true - retarded magi do that all the time).
Warlock - 2005-10-15 15:51:15
It was the 'kek' part that litterally made me drop out of my chair.
Ravage!(CWAL) - 2005-10-15 11:45:31
I showed that to all my coworkers we all laughed our asses off for like 20 minutes.
cobsteele02 - 2005-10-15 04:02:35"

ExpectNothing! - WoW LOTR

(via boing boing)

Public View of Your Drivers License

Public View of Your Drivers License

This is something I should pass along... Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet! I just searched for mine and there it was... picture and all!! I definitely removed mine. I suggest you do the same.

Go to the web site and check it out. Just enter your name, city and state to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove". This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement.



Charles Rocket, Ex-'SNL' player, throat slashed in a field, ruled a suicide - Oct 17, 2005

That's a messed up way to go. Suicide? By slashing your own throat? Brr.

"FARMINGTON, Connecticut (AP) -- Charles Rocket, a comedian and actor who appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' and had roles in a variety of movies and television series, committed suicide, the state medical examiner has ruled.

Rocket, 56, whose real name was Charles Claverie, was found dead in a field near his home in Canterbury on October 7. His throat had been cut, the medical examiner said."
(more) CNN.com - Ex-'SNL' player Charles Rocket a suicide - Oct 17, 2005

Moonshining 'still' big business in '05. You're soaking in it.

"With moonshine prices fluctuating between $20 and $40 a gallon, depending on its availability, the operation was capable of producing from $20,000 to $40,000 a week, he said.

No new evidence in the case has come to light, Calhoun said. But, he added, given the size of the uncovered still, it might have been part of a larger operation that transported illegal whiskey north.

'Any time you see an operation that size, the liquor is going to be shipped out of here,' he said. 'The majority of the liquor made in this area is shipped as far north as Philadelphia and Ohio and cities in between.'

Such an operation usually involves an organization of whiskey-runners, including a distillery owner, still hands and individuals to truck the moonshine to its destination, said Calhoun.

Once there, he said the whiskey is sold out of 'shot houses' or 'nip joints,' illicit bars often run out of individuals' homes, as well as legitimate bars that sell the moonshine on request." (more) WorldNetDaily: Moonshining 'still' big business in '05

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Funny tshirt - George Bush 'Second Term Full Perm' $16

Nice fro, Georgie-o!

"Second Term Full Perm

To win, sometimes you have to pretend. You put away the cocaine, you stop driving the tricked-out van, and you don't get that perm you always wanted.

Once you win...all bets are off. In the Second Term...you can let it all hang out. 'Fuck off, Karl, I'm keeping the perm!!'

Men's T: Large and X-Large Women's T: Medium/OS (fits 80% of women)"
Ethro - Perm T

Beer Pong - As Young Adults Drink to Win, Marketers Join In - New York Times

Edward 40-Hands, now that is collegiate fun at it's finest!

"Budweiser is not the only brand using games to sell alcohol. One recent Miller campaign featured spin the bottle, and its distributors have promoted beer pong tournaments as well, although the company says it has no corporate strategy to market the game.

Henry Wechsler, director of the College Alcohol Study at the Harvard School of Public Health, said he was 'aghast that companies who posture themselves as promoting responsible drinking promote drinking games, which by their nature involve heavy drinking.'

As for the Bud Pong water defense, Dr. Wechsler said: 'Why would alcohol companies promote games that involve drinking water? It's preposterous.'

Drinking games seem to be most popular among college students, and according to four recent academic studies that surveyed more than 6,000 students nationwide, 50 percent to 80 percent play them.

Some games are based on luck and revolve around cards and dice. A few are simply organized binges, like 'Edward 40-Hands,' in which players tape 40-ounce malt liquor bottles to their hands. Others, like flippy cup and beer pong, take a little skill.

In beer pong, each team stands at the end of a table in front of a triangle of cups partially filled with beer. Players pitch the ball into the other team's cups. When a player sinks the ball, the other team must chug the beer and remove the cup from the table. When a side runs out of cups, it loses."
(more) As Young Adults Drink to Win, Marketers Join In - New York Times

Secrets of Angels, Demons and Masons - DVD of The Freemasons

Based on Dan Burstein and Arne de Keijzer’s best-selling book Secrets of Angels & Demons, this two-part documentary dispels the mystery behind Dan Brown’s provocative theories about the Illuminati and the Freemasons, two notorious secret societies central to his novel Angels and Demons and his upcoming sequel to The Da Vinci Code.

Read about DVD here

Secrets of Angels & Demons In Angels & Demons, the familiar maze of modern Rome hides an ancient conspiracy of astonishing betrayal and intrigue. As in The Da Vinci Code, we are forced to examine matters of faith in entirely new ways. Separating fact from fiction, world-renowned historical and religious experts navigate the streets of Rome to investigate the mysterious Illuminati, the intrigues of the Vatican, and the age-old conflict between science and religion.

Secrets of Masons Where will Robert Langdon go next? Clues point to the city where his own country was founded – Washington D.C., and a secret society that may be hidden in plain view – Freemasonry. Conspiracy theorists believe the Illuminati became more powerful than ever by infiltrating Freemasonry, where they plotted schemes that helped launch the French Revolution, communism and the American Revolution. Experts uncover the truth behind Brown’s controversial claims, and delve into the hidden past of Freemasonry and its surprising role in the founding of America.

Secrets of Angels, Demons & Masons

Nerd folksinger covers Baby Got Back

LOFL. Great cover, they need to put this in heavy rotation on CMT. Someone could make a great 'countrified' video to match it.

From Boing Boing:
"Five weeks ago, Jonathan Coulton (mentioned previously here started a 'Thing A Week' project where he released a new recording each week. This week is his best yet - a cover of Sir Mix-a-lot's Baby Got Back. Hearing a soulful folkie crooning about his 'home boys' and how he 'likes big butts and cannot lie' is absolutely hilarious."

Boing Boing: Nerd folksinger covers Baby Got Back

Friday, October 14, 2005

Indian Boy Has 25 Fingers, Toes, Whips Your Ass in Math

In his future: Pianos shudder, women tremble.

"Devender Harne, 10, was born with 25 fingers and toes -- six fingers on each hand, six toes on one foot and seven on the other.

Though it would be considered an abnormality to some, Devender says it allows him to work faster than the average child.

The extra digits on his hands and feet don't hinder his daily life. Like any normal 10-year-old, he goes to school, plays sports and spends time with his friends.

The Guinness Book of World Records has contacted the boy's family and is investigating whether he has the most useful fingers and toes in the world."

NBC 4 - Irresistible Headlines - Indian Boy Has 25 Fingers, Toes

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Man, I need to read the original, sounds like a bunch of stuff was left out of the original by Hollywood.

"Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897). Another reread here -- though my previous reading was pre-teen via a Scholastic Books edition, which I'm sure was abridged. So probably my first run through the full text. You know the story... bat meets girl, bat bites girl, girl becomes immortal blood-sucking demon. None of the movies have ever stuck completely to the text -- nice to take in the unaltered original plot. One significant thing the book brings out, that I have not seen in any of the movies, is the scale of Dracula's ambitions when moving to England. It usually just comes off as a touristy jaunt for fresh blood, while in the book, Dracula ships over a whole load of boxes containing his native earth and begins distributing them to safehouses scattered about the nation -- ultimately planning to take over the world with his new, viral race of vampires." (more) Irregular Orbit: Dracula

Dracula Blogged project

Friday web zen: superhero + evil genius zen



Thursday, October 13, 2005

Chris Cagle - Good country musician, but not baby daddy

WTF? Publicity stunt?

"To All My Loyal Music Fans:

'As many of you are aware, I had been anxiously awaiting the addition of a new baby to my life. The baby has been born and both mother and child are in good health. Since the birth, however, we have discovered that biologically, the child is not mine.

As excited as I was about becoming a new father, my disappointment is equally as strong. So out of respect for all that are involved, please allow this situation to remain private and know that I will not be commenting further on this very personal matter. I'm thanking you in advance for your kind cooperation and understanding.'

Chris Cagle"
Chris Cagle ::: Anywhere But Here

Marijuana might cause new cell growth in the brain, or is just the munchies?

Sweet, I knew I felt smarter. Alright, I'd love to chat about this, but I'm off to my MENSA meeting.

"A synthetic chemical similar to the active ingredient in
marijuana makes new cells grow in rat brains. What is more, in rats this cell growth appears to be linked with reducing anxiety and depression. The results suggest that marijuana, or its derivatives, could actually be good for the brain.

In mammals, new nerve cells are constantly being produced in a part of the brain called the hippocampus, which is associated with learning, memory, anxiety and depression. Other recreational drugs, such as alcohol, nicotine and cocaine, have been shown to suppress this new growth. Xia Zhang of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, and colleagues decided to see what effects a synthetic cannabinoid called HU210 had on rats' brains.

They found that giving rats high doses of HU210 twice a day for 10 days increased the rate of nerve cell formation, or neurogenesis, in the hippocampus by about 40%."
New Scientist Breaking News - Marijuana might cause new cell growth in the brain

ImplosionWorld.com - Where demolition comes alive

Oh yeah, blowing buildings up. BANG! Terrorists are frowned upon for such fun activities, but if you have license to blast, no one can stand in your way! Check the link for pics, video, and all sort of demolition related goodness.

"Welcome to the explosive demolition industry’s worldwide source for news and information on building implosions, blowdowns and all other types of structural blasting projects. Implosionworld.com publishes news, feature articles and non-proprietary technical information. In addition, there’s the award-winning photography captured by Protec Documentation Services as well as many outside contributors. Throughout this website, you’ll find images designed to capture the essence of each unique project, as we work to present an insightful look into the world of explosive demolition with perspective and integrity." ImplosionWorld.com

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

FARK: Photoshop this lovely lady and her enormous collar

I photoshopped the New Orleans 'looter' dude onto her body for the FARK post, check it out, lots of funny photoshop action. I never get tired of that guy.

Originally uploaded by snarkyspot.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

UNICEF Bombs Smurfs to Highlight Plight

Laah laaaahh la la la laa! LAH LA LA LAAAH OMG!!!!!

"Smurfette is left for dead. Baby Smurf is left crying and orphaned as the Smurf's village is carpet bombed by warplanes _ a horrific scene and imagery not normally associated with the lovable blue-skinned cartoon characters.

These are the scenes being shown as part of a new UNICEF ad-campaign on Belgian television."
(more) BREITBART.COM - Just The News

The Man Who Took Hip-Hop's Baby Pictures - New York Times

Hip hop culture has continued to grow and change ever since.

"Joe Conzo Jr. clocked his 15 minutes of fame one-sixtieth of a second at a time. As a teenager, his friends in the Cold Crush Brothers invited him to tag along to photograph the pioneering days of hip-hop. His family's connections in community activism and Latin music led him to chronicle the giants of salsa and the South Bronx."(more) The Man Who Took Hip-Hop's Baby Pictures - New York Times

Monday, October 10, 2005

Pat Robertson is a shit head... uhh, I mean...Robertson: Disasters point to 2nd Coming

Is it just me, or does he look like a grinning jackass?

This weekend's catastrophic earthquake in South Asia in the wake of recent U.S. hurricanes and December's tsunami is catching the eye of televangelist Pat Robertson, who says we "might be" in the End Times described in the Bible.

"These things are starting to hit with amazing regularity," Robertson said on CNN's "Late Edition."
(more dumb news at dumb ol' stupid World Net Daily link below)

WorldNetDaily: Robertson: Disasters point to 2nd Coming

(image from Wittenburg Door article 'We Got Him! Pat Robertson:')

Men-oo-she-a: Knight Rider (in paper)

Sunday, October 09, 2005

PostSecret - Viral ad for new Franz Ferdinand album?

I saw this on PostSecret today, and wondered if it was made by some ad agency pimping the new album recently released by Franz Ferdinand? Notice how prominent the name of the band, album title, and release date are. The 'postcard' was placed on the PostSecret site today, so I'm assuming that whoever made the postcard made it either before or around the album's street date. Maybe it is a coincidence, but I would think that it would be a great bit of viral marketing, considering the popularity of PostSecret.

From the band's website:

Our second album is released worldwide in the first week of October on Domino (UK) / Sony (RoW) on multiple formats, so look out for bonus features.


Instant Blog Post - Generates bullshiat random bullshiat posts for your worthless blog

"You know how sometimes you feel like you haven't posted anything to your blog for a while, and you should really get around to doing it, but there's nothing to really write about? We've all been there. That's why we at flooble have decided to give you an Instant Blog Post Generator.

Now you can have a ready-to-post entry for your blog with just one click of a button. Our system is random enough that there's thousands of variations to the post that it can generate, so if you don't like how it came out, you can simply keep clicking until the generator comes up with something you find acceptible."
(more) flooble :: fun(?) stuff :: Instant Blog Post

(via Lancerlord)

Video of what happens when you put duct tape on a cat

I have some friends who might like to try this out on their cats...

"If you got a cat, you have to try this out!"

Blennus - your driveling idiot

London to Get Sexual 'Theme Park'

"Move over, Eros. Developers announced plans Friday to open a multimillion dollar sexual 'theme park' near London's Piccadilly Circus, home to the much-photographed statue of the Greek god of love.

Backers say the London Academy of Sex and Relationships, due to open next spring, will not be a sleazy sex museum, but an educational multimedia attraction that will teach visitors to become better lovers and provide valuable information about disease and sexual problems.

Located within the Trocadero entertainment center — just around the corner from Soho, London's red-light district — the $8.3 million project will feature unspecified 'high tech and interactive exhibits.'"

(via New Links)

Computer Stupidities (Collection of stories)

"The following is a large collection of stories and anecdotes about clueless computer users. It's a baffling phenomenon that in today's society an individual, who might in other circumstances be considered smart and wise, can sit down in front of a computer screen and instantly lose every last shred of common sense he ever possessed. Complicate this phenomenon with a case of 'computerphobia,' and you end up with tech support personnel having phone conversations that are funny in retrospect but seem like perfectly valid motives for wild machine gun shooting sprees at the time." (more) Computer Stupidities

Here's a sampling, more at above link:

Paramount Releases Highly Anticipated Service Pack for Star Trek

"Hollywood, CA - Paramount announced that it had released the long awaited service pack for the original Star Trek series. Entitled Star Trek: SP1, the patch includes fixes for technical goofs and other errors, which have nagged fans for decades." (more) BBspot - Paramount Releases Highly Anticipated Service Pack for Star Trek

Boy George home after drug charge. If jailed, will toss salad for ya, toss salad for ya...

I wonder if he thinks that John Wayne Gacy look is tres mod?

"Boy George has flown back to the UK two days after his arrest on drugs charges in New York. The star refused to comment as he touched down on Sunday. 'I am not speaking to anybody about it,' George told reporters at Heathrow. 'Don't ask me any questions because you aren't going to get any answers.' The former Culture Club singer has been charged with possession of drugs and faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty." (more) BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Boy George home after drug charge

Saturday, October 08, 2005

A quote on the difference between magicians and psychologists

A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.
- Anonymous


Friday, October 07, 2005

Movies in the 1980's - Nostalgia Central

"The first half of the 1980s saw many 'feel good' movies and everyone felt very secure. The second half of the decade spawned many films about despair and difficulty. . . Bogus! Things changed up to the crash of 1987, eventually leading the way to the nihilism of grunge in the 1990's . . . But if the 80s are remembered for any particular movie genre, it would have to be 'Teen Movies'. The ones which inevitably start with the hero/heroine waking up in their bedroom and scanning the mess contained therein. There is invariably an annoying younger sibling, uncomprehending parents and a High School. Our hero or heroine will arrive at said school via a decrepit and/or embarrassing mode of transport and meet up with some equally low-status buddies." (more) Movies in the 1980's - Nostalgia Central

Tons of great 80s movie at the above link, here's a sample beginning with 'A':

A View To A Kill
About Last Night
Above The Law
Absence of Malice
Absolute Beginners
The Abyss
The Accidental Tourist
The Accused
Ace Crawford, Private Eye
Action Jackson

Mile High Golf - Flash based game at eBaum's

This game is harder than it looks, good luck getting past 2nd level of the demo.

Mile High Golf

2 helicopters hit each other and crash (embed video at link)

Holy shit. Not funny, but pretty wild looking, like something in an action movie.

Chopter Crash < Random Movies/Videos

Pope makes a couple of changes to Catholic Mass (2 pictures)

I wonder if he is going to dip the body of Christ into that beer before he takes a nibble?

By Communion is meant the actual reception of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Ascetic writers speak

  • of a purely sacramental reception; that is, when the Eucharist is received by a person capable indeed of the fruits but wanting in some disposition so that the effects are not produced;
  • of a spiritual reception, that is, by a desire accompanied with sentiments of charity; and
  • of a sacramental and spiritual reception, that is, by those who are in a state of grace and have the necessary dispositions.
It is of this last kind there is question here. For real reception of the Blessed Eucharist it is required that the sacred species be received into the stomach. For this alone is the eating referred to by our Lord (John 6:58). Under the moral aspect will be considered, in reference to Holy Communion: necessity; subject; dispositions. The liturgical aspect will embrace: minister of the sacrament; method of administration.


Find the man in the coffee beans (pic)

I looked and looked, then went to another email, as soon as I came back, I saw the man hiding in the image. That's a hard way to get your Starbucks fill.


Thursday, October 06, 2005

EA settles labor-dispute lawsuit

- Background on EA Spouse story
- EA Management Motivational Posters

A San Mateo Superior Court judge is expected to soon approve a negotiated settlement between former Electronic Arts employee Jamie Kirshenbaum (and others) and Electronic Arts. The case, Jamie Kirshenbaum vs. Electronic Arts, Inc., was previously filed in court on July 29, 2004.

In a statement released after trading had concluded in New York today, EA alerted investors to the settlement.

The terms of the settlement will see Electronic Arts pay out $15.6 million, to be distributed to all class members and plaintiffs' attorneys. A portion of that $15.6 million will go directly to the named plaintiffs (Kirshenbaum, Mark West, Eric Kearns, and Gianni Aliotti) as well as into a fund to cover all administrative costs. The case will be dismissed as a result.

EA says any portion of the settlement fund that is not claimed by the class will go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation, nonprofit organization that awards college scholarships to minority students.

Today's settlement brings a notorious chapter in EA's labor relations to a legal close--a chapter first brought to light by the blog of the "EA Spouse", which outlined working conditions within EA. Though they preceded the publicity surrounding the Kirshenbaum complaint, the EA Spouse's posts were covered by many outlets, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and others that dug deep to uncover alleged inequities.

EA settles labor-dispute lawsuit - News at GameSpot

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