Monday, December 22, 2008

We Call It Scotch




Amazing Cellotape sculptures by Japanese artist Ryo Sehata.

More info on the current exhibit (in English) here : http://www.tokyoartbeat.com/event/2008/55C1.en

and more images here : http://cellotapeart.web.fc2.com/exhibition.html

ITN newsblip here:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Finger Lickin' Good!


Three employees of a Kentucky Fried Chicken have been suspended for bathing in a deep sink used to clean dishes.

-redding.com

Somebody call the health department!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Secret Service Codenames in Recent History


1976: "Deacon" (Jimmy Carter)

1980: "Rawhide" (Ronald Reagan)

1988: "Timberwolf" (George H. W. Bush)

1992: "Eagle" (Bill Clinton)

2000: "Tumbler" (George W. Bush)

2008: "Renegade" (Barack Obama)

Yes, TUMBLER

anyone care to speculate???

Friday, November 07, 2008

Special Dedication Time



This one's for Caribou Barbie - I miss you all ready...

(h/t to GGILBERT for the awesome link)

Poli Kawaii 101

I realized that the result, or this situation was something HUGE.
cause the new pres. might be the FIRST black president...
Just thinking about it might make me faint. That's how big this is.


- Ami

Rest of the post here

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Out Come The Knives



Too bad she will never get to meet the President of Africa now.

BRING ON 2012!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Deja Voodoo


This just in:
Virginia is the new Ohio.
Which was the new Florida.
And Florida is the same old Florida.

I smell litigation afoot...

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Seriously?!?



Evidently a vote for Obama is a vote for holocaust.

Call me soft-headed, but it seems to me it is actually "strong and decisive" leaders that are behind genocides.

I also remind the "Republican Jewish Coalition" that FDR was neither weak nor naive, and the Holocaust still occurred.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Browse a Mile in their Shoes



Install this nifty Firefox plugin, and experience the joys of Chinese "little d" democracy first hand : http://chinachannel.hk/

All the fun of political oppression, none of the prison time...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Getting Better All The Time

McCain Campaign Pushed Hoax:


John McCain's Pennsylvania communications director told reporters in the state an incendiary version of the hoax story about the attack on a McCain volunteer well before the facts of the case were known or established -- and even told reporters outright that the "B" carved into the victim's cheek stood for "Barack," according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.

John Verrilli, the news director for KDKA in Pittsburgh, told TPM Election Central that McCain's Pennsylvania campaign communications director gave one of his reporters a detailed version of the attack that included a claim that the alleged attacker said, "You're with the McCain campaign? I'm going to teach you a lesson."

Verrilli also told TPM that the McCain spokesperson had claimed that the "B" stood for Barack. According to Verrilli, the spokesperson also told KDKA that Sarah Palin had called the victim of the alleged attack, who has since admitted the story was a hoax.

The KDKA reporter had called McCain's campaign office for details after seeing the story -- sans details -- teased on Drudge.
-tpm

Oh, That's Better

Palin, who is John McCain's vice presidential running mate, said the clothes were not worth $150,000 and were bought for the Republican National Convention.

Most of the clothes have never left the campaign plane, she told the newspaper.
- ap

Yeah, just what Joe the Campaign Donor wants to hear...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Paging Lt. Columbo

Ok, so we see how the nets - broadcast and broadband - are going to wallow tomorrow:



as they will go hogwild over this crime story as McCain Campaign talking point:

Woman Attacked At ATM, Assailant Scratches Letter Into Her Face
Woman Robbed, Attacked With Knife At Bloomfield ATM

...
Police spokeswoman Diane Richard said the robber took $60 from Todd, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim's car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter "B" into her face, Richard said.
...
Todd declined to comment to the Tribune. Friends said she is in Pittsburgh volunteering for the McCain-Palin campaign.

Richard said the woman refused medical treatment after the assault, which happened outside the view of the bank's surveillance cameras.
-- WTAE TV

Now color me cynical, but doesn't anyone wonder why the robber scratched the "B" backwards?

Like it was done in, say, a mirror?

Or does the Pittsburgh press routinely print all their photos in reverse?

Update:
Police: Campaign Worker Admits Making Up Story
Source: KDKA Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter B in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.

Well, that was fast...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Zero Tolerance: New IP Edition!!

Following arrests across six states and a three year investigation, the notorious Mongols motorcycle gang faced a new and unexpected penalty: loss of trademark:

"U.S. District Court Judge Florence-Marie Cooper granted an injunction requested by prosecutors that prohibits gang members, their family members and associates from wearing, licensing, selling or distributing the logo.

"If a Mongol is wearing a vest or jacket bearing the Mongols patch, that item is pursuant to seizure based on this order," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Welk.

It is believed to be the first case in the nation in which the government has sought to take control of a gang's identity — via its logo — through a court order."
- AP

Now call me a worrywart, or at least a "Yes, Minister" fan, but this reeks of 'thin end of the wedge' to me.

Seriously - how long before the government seeks to seize IP control of "Dissident Works" created by "Enemy Artists" in the name of Public Safety?

Is this not yet another example of how gross and distorted the Limited Artistic Work Monopoly has become in the era of Intellectual Property?

First the government spends decades in collusion with the copycartels, making Copyright more sacrosanct than private property, and now it strips trademarks as a tool of law enforcement, as if a logo were a Cadillac stuffed with locoweed nabbed at the border?

And who granted a criminal enterprise Trademark protection in the first place? That's right...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Multiple Choice?



McCain reminds Biden he's been tested in crisis

Republican John McCain told voters in this key electoral state Tuesday he was personally tested by the same kind of crisis that Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Biden warned Barack Obama will almost certainly face if elected president.

McCain recalled being ready to launch a bombing run during the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, which Biden said over the weekend tested a new President John F. Kennedy and was the template for the kind of "generated crisis" the 47-year-old Obama would face within six months of taking office.

"I was on board the USS Enterprise," McCain, a former naval aviator, said in the capital city of Harrisburg. "I sat in the cockpit, on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise, off of Cuba. I had a target. My friends, you know how close we came to a nuclear war."
-AP

If by "tested" you mean "sit and wait for someone to tell you what to do," that is...

Hey - he IS a lot like Bush!

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Kids Are Koming For Your Kopyrights

Comics For Obama


http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/comicsindustryforobama08_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ

Quick - get over to Ebay and Bid!

Only 5 days of bidding!

Too Bad The Debates Weren't Like This



Garbage In, Garbage Out

A McCain source said Thursday that the campaign read about Wurzelbacher on the Drudge Report, while another campaign aide confirmed that he was not vetted.

--Politico

100 Days, 100 Errors : Day 95

FBI Investigating Charges ACORN Committed Voter Fraud, AP Says


Iglesias: "I'm Astounded" By DOJ's ACORN Probe

...Iglesias called such changes "extremely problematic."

The way in which the news was revealed today -- Associated Press sourced its report to two "senior law enforcement officials" who "spoke on condition of anonymity because Justice Department regulations forbid discussing ongoing investigations particularly so close to an election" -- is also raising eyebrows.


--TPM

96...

Monday, October 13, 2008

God War!



Rama currently favored, 4-1.

100 Days, 100 Errors : Day 98


President Bush on Monday signed into law an intellectual-property enforcement bill that would consolidate federal efforts to combat copyright infringement under a new White House cabinet position.

The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act establishes within the executive branch the position of intellectual property enforcement coordinator, who will be appointed by the president.

The law also steepens penalties for intellectual-property infringement, and increases resources for the Department of Justice to coordinate for federal and state efforts against counterfeiting and piracy. The so-called Pro-IP Act passed unanimously in the Senate last month and received strong bipartisan support in the House.


- CNET news

100, 99...

Personally, I think the Shrub is gonna beat 100 errors before he leaves...

Stocks Rise Sharply After News of Krugman Nobel



Well, they did!

There's your treasury secretary right there, mr. secret muslim who was trained by kenyan terrorists!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

100 Days, 100 Errors : Day 100

Two weeks after persuading Congress to let it spend $700 billion to buy distressed securities tied to mortgages, the Bush administration has put that idea aside in favor of a new approach that would have the government inject capital directly into the nation’s banks — in effect, partially nationalizing the industry.

As recently as Sept. 23, senior officials had publicly derided proposals by Democrats to have the government take ownership stakes in banks.

The Treasury Department’s surprising turnaround on the issue of buying stock in banks, which has now become its primary focus, has raised questions about whether the administration squandered valuable time in trying to sell Congress on a plan that officials had failed to think through in advance.


-New York Times

99 to go!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Amend This!



Keating to Johnboy McCain:
"I'm yours...
'till death do us part!"

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ramyeon Western!


THE GOOD
THE BAD
THE WEIRD

Supposedly coming to select US cities this winter...
And it stars the always awesome Kang-ho Song!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

No Caption Needed


Watch CBS Videos Online

Smart as a Whip, She is!


"Reducing taxes has to be accompanied by tax reductions."

Don't Use Facts, Use Threats!


The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

This Just In Plus 24

Contrary to the pundocracy's acclaimations of "Masterful,""Gamechanging," and "Momentum Stealing" (see Palin/miserable failure) McCutandRun's "Time Out" whine has resulted in scenes like this:


Kudos to DL for taking the lipstick off the pig.

Highlight to be found @ 6:35 mark, but 'tis all good.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This Just In


McCain Suspending Campaign Because Of Financial Crisis

"Tomorrow morning, I will suspend my campaign and return to Washington after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative. I have spoken to Senator Obama and informed him of my decision and have asked him to join me."


When everything else fails, just quit campaigning.
Talk about CUT AND RUN! Who knew the P in POW stood for PUSSY(cat)?

Every Four Years


I find myself having to post this:

Heinlein circa 1953 writes the following in the afterword to "Revolt in 2100" (which dealt with the 2nd American Revolution -masons, again-liberating the US from the theocratic state it had become in the early 2000's under Nehemiah Scudder, a tele-evangelist turned politician:

"As for the second notion, the idea that we could lose our freedom by succumbing to a wave of religious hysteria, I am sorry to say that I consider it possible. I hope that it is not probable. But there is a latent deep strain of religious fanaticism in this, our culture. It is rooted in our history and has broken out many times in the past. It is with us now; there has been a sharp rise in strongly evangelical sects in the country in recent years, some of which hold beliefs theocratic in the extreme, anti- intellectual, anti-scientific, and anti-libertarian."

"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. . . . The custodians of the True Faith cannot logically admit tolerance of heresy to be a virtue."

". . . Could any one sect obtain a working majority at the polls and take over the country? Perhaps not -- but a combination of the dynamic evangelist, television, enough money, and modern techniques of advertising and propaganda might make Billy Sunday's efforts look like a corner store compared to Sears Roebuck. Throw in a depression for good measure, promise a material heaven here on earth, add a dash of anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism, Anti-Negroism, and a good large dose of anti- furriners' in general and anti-intellectuals here at home and the result might be something quite frightening -- particularly when one recalls that our voting system is such that a minority distributed as pluralities in enough states can constitute a working majority in Washington."

". . . Impossible? Remember the Klan in the Twenties and how far it got without even a dynamic leader. . . The capacity of the human mind for swallowing nonsense and spewing it forth in violent and repressive action has never yet been plumbed."

Just cause they're far right libertarians, don't mean they can't be right.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

They Keep Doing It


Newspapers Deliver Millions of 'Terror' DVDs to Subscribers -- In 'Swing States'

Because you keep falling for it...

More here:
Muslim group seeks probe of 'radical Islam' DVD
and here:
Who Is Funding Distribution Of DVDs About Radical Islam In Campaign Home Stretch?

There's Still Time


FBI probing Fannie, Freddie, Lehman, AIG: report


To add that ol' retroactive immunity to the bailout bill...

Name Your Children Well


Evidently, I am ticking time bomb...


There I am, catching up on the latest Bigfoot posts @ Cryptomundo, when my day is ruined by this charming little factoid:

As has been noted by various Fortean researchers, for some strange reason many violent criminals share the middle name “Wayne.”

Chuck Shepherd, the creator of “News of the Weird,” is perhaps the major source of a detailed database on this phenomenon.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Palin Pals With Witchhunter: UPDATE: Now With Original Blessing!

(Gabriel Devil Hunter TM & C Marvel Ent, Ltd)

He anoints future Governors and drives out Witches, and best of all - He's For REAL!



“And I’m thinking, this guy’s really bold, he doesn’t even know what I’m going to do, he doesn’t know what my plans are. And he’s praying not “oh Lord if it be your will may she become governor,” no, he just prayed for it. He said “Lord make a way and let her do this next step. And that’s exactly what happened.”
...
The pastor speaks of his offensive against a demonic presence in the town in a trailer for the evangelical video “Transformations”, made by Sentinel Group, a Christian research and information agency.
...
According to the Christian Science Monitor, six months of fervent prayer and research identified the source of the witchcraft as a local woman called Mama Jane, who ran a “divination” centre called the Emmanuel Clinic.

Her alleged involvement in fortune-telling and the fact that she lived near the site of a number of fatal car accidents led Pastor Muthee to publicly declare her a witch responsible for the town’s ills, and order her to offer her up her soul for salvation or leave Kiambu.

Says the Monitor, “Muthee held a crusade that “brought about 200 people to Christ”.” They set up round-the-clock prayer intercession in the basement of a grocery store and eventually, says the pastor “the demonic influence – the ‘principality’ over Kiambu –was broken”, and Mama Jane fled the town.

- Times Online





trailer for the De-Demonizing can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBvxWl7jXr0

Monday, September 15, 2008

Clueless Morons


"Mourning Commute?" Are you kidding me? WTF?

Does the AP style guide really allow for obvious tasteless puns when covering a tragedy?

Disgusting.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lehman Bros Inspired Thought of the Day



On paper, Free Market Capitalism makes sense; but then again so does Communism.

In one case greed trumps common sense; in the other, greed trumps common welfare.

You pick the case.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

FYI Dept.: iTunes 8 Genius Test Results, Ad Frank Edition

So, contrary to my "Let the suckers do the beta testing" instincts, I upgraded to iTunes 8 in order to check out its new "Genius" function, a 'smart filter' that will take any song selection and "create a playlist of other songs from your library that go great together"(while also recommending songs to purchase from iTunes store).

Naturally I decided to push its limits and ignore the obvious. Being lazy and unscientific I limited the test to three playlists.

Playlist One tests how well Genius handles Nerd Soundtracks choices, with trigger song being "Captain Scarlet Main Theme (Stereo Version w/Narration)" (click images to enlarge):





Playlist Two tests how well Genius handles Cult Rocker Personal Friends From Boston:



Test Three is a triple bind - how well can Genius handle a selection that could either be JPop,Anime, or Superhero Muze?:



As you can see, Genius come out with a score of "Not Bad." For example, Playlist One's rather superb matching of Ifukube, Goldsmith, and Morricone goes seriously awry with the jump to Bernstein (and not Elmer).

Playlist Two disappoints with the obvious yet appropriate matching of Ad Frank and Bowie, but segueing from "Everything Counts" to "Atlantic City" gets points for ballsiness.

Finally Playlist Three resolves the Triple Bind by maniacally shuttling back and forth between genres resulting in such awesome song selections as "Take The Skinheads Bowling" into "Imperial March" from Star Wars into "Spider-man TV Theme" by the Ramones. Astounding.

Who wants to trade Genius Playlists?

Smart Dog Tricks



Escape de Sofía!

Best Straight Dope Ever ?



straight dope: how would the U.S. military fight attack by a zombie army?


Cecil - you're the greatest!

Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm gonna go with unintentional...

Many Versions of 'Bush Doctrine'
Palin's Confusion in Interview Understandable, Experts Say

By Michael Abramowitz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, September 13, 2008; A01

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin seemed puzzled Thursday when ABC News anchor Charles Gibson asked her whether she agrees with the "Bush doctrine."

"In what respect, Charlie?" she replied.

Intentionally or not, the Republican vice presidential nominee was on to something.

Isn't it swell when the wolfpack liberal Palin hating sexist press write entire articles devoted to proving that ignorance and insight are equivalent?

Tat for Tit

Every time a Republican refers to "the Democrat Party," be sure to refer to "the Repuglican Party."

anonymous meet Anonymous



"Please continue your informational war against the truth."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

So THAT's what you meant!

GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, "Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God." Are we fighting a holy war?

PALIN: You know, I don't know if that was my exact quote.

GIBSON: Exact words.

PALIN: But the reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln's words when he said -- first, he suggested never presume to know what God's will is, and I would never presume to know God's will or to speak God's words. But what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that's a repeat in my comments, was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God's side. That's what that comment was all about, Charlie.

Sure, that's what you meant, sure....


"I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's side."

-Lincoln (apocryphal)

UPDATE: Here are some verifiable Lincoln quotes, maybe she meant one of these:

My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures, have become clearer and stronger with advancing years and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.

What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.

The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession.

The only person who is a worse liar than a faith healer is his patient.

Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes his aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not that we be not judged.

It is an established maxim and moral that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him.

The United States government must not undertake to run the Churches. When an individual, in the Church or out of it, becomes dangerous to the public interest he must be checked.

When the Know-Nothings get control, it [the Declaration of Independence] will read: "All men are created equal except negroes, foreigners and Catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty -- to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.

Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure....
If today he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, "I see no probability of the British invading us," but he will say to you, "Be silent; I see it, if you don't."


UPDATE II: Transparency Edition
In order to clear up any further charges of creative editing, the full video of Palin's remarks is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZihQ7X9rzlM&feature=related
Iraq comments start at the 5:35 mark.

Not to be confused with Mark 5:35, "While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?"

Here's the real full transcript:
GOV. SARAH PALIN: Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending them out on a task that is from God. That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan. So bless them with your prayers, your prayers of protection over our soldiers.


This is her attempt to sum up what she thinks the (apocryphal) Lincoln quote is:
That’s a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words, when he said, first he suggested, never presume to know what God’s will is, and I would never presume to know God’s will or to speak god’s words, but what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that’s a repeat in my comments, was, let us not pray that God is on our side, in a war, or any other time. But let us pray that we are on God’s side. That’s what that comment was all about, Charlie.


Here's the real, fake Lincoln quote:
"I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's side."


Anyone who claims that the middle statement tracks with either the above or below quote is either lying, a moron, or both.

Secondly, if you are going to claim context distorting edits, then you probably should not leave out final sentences as you accuse others of doing, cuz that final sentence actually clarifies what she is asking them to pray for, as her main statement when listened to is an extemporaneous mess without any clear meaning delivered in her rhetoric. That final statement, left out by "anonymous" commentator and pasted from Fox news is
"So bless them with your prayers, your prayers of protection over our soldiers."


and is not "So pray that we are actually fighting a just war and doing as God wishes" nor any variation thereof.

And it sure as heckles ain't a quote of Lincoln's, real or apocryphal. You might recall that he viewed the war dead as an atonement for Slavery and the war as the result of that sin, and God's punishment to both sides.

Or you could just make crap up.

Whichever.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

SNAP!

"The National Enquirer's coverage of a vicious war within Sarah Palin's extended family includes several newsworthy revelations, including the resulting incredible charge of an affair plus details of family strife when the Governor's daughter revealed her pregnancy. Following our John Edwards' exclusives, our political reporting has obviously proven to be more detail-oriented than the McCain campaign's vetting process. Despite the McCain camp's attempts to control press coverage they find unfavorable, The Enquirer will continue to pursue news on both sides of the political spectrum."


PWNED BY THE ENQUIRER!
That's gotta sting...

Ticket to Ride!



PRICELESS!

Monday, September 01, 2008

That's The Ticket, All Right!

On Monday morning, Ms. Palin and her husband, Todd, issued a statement saying that their 17-year-old unmarried daughter, Bristol, was five months pregnant and that she intended to marry the father.

Among other less attention-grabbing news of the day: it was learned that Ms. Palin now has a private lawyer in a legislative ethics investigation in Alaska into whether she abused her power in dismissing the state’s public safety commissioner; that she was a member for two years in the 1990s of the Alaska Independence Party, which has at times sought a vote on whether the state should secede; and that Mr. Palin was arrested 22 years ago on a drunken-driving charge.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Somebody's Been Learning Photoshop...



If the overall direction of his campaign is like his art direction, McCan't is gonna get trounced...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

They Didn't Get The Memo!

"It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman's memory of war from the comfort of mom's basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others. "

- McCain staffer Michael Goldfarb titters on McCain's 'Web Log'

He better watch out, or somebody gonna open up a can of Dark Knight on his sadly out-dated frat boy posturing azz...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Speaking of Tools...



Can't wait to see Team España's photo for the 2020 Nairobi Olympics...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I Can Haz Classicz?




Lolcat Homer:

I can has song story of teh rox0r fer srsly, Odiseos. He liek went to teh bases of Troi fer pwnage and super LOLz. Den teh Ceiling Cat, Poseiden put sme srs pwnage on him and his kittehs. AND FER TEN YRS ZOMG!!! he did faceplants wit Calypso lolz. kthxbai.


more HERE.

Thanks to mz white!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Somewhere Over the Sea


There is a land where they still take their theme songs seriously.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Good Morning, Kaiju!



NASA wakes the astronauts of STS-123 with a unique clarion call...

Friday, July 11, 2008

ATTN: US MEDIA



This is what journalism looks like.

Funny we never saw this in 2004. Stupid internets.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Firefox 3 Gets Colbert Bump



Mozilla's servers crash.

Maybe the Colbert Bump is answer to the 250,000,000 Zombots that await their instructions.

Anyway, it's Zittrain. Just Click It!

Irony as Condition of Truth

What?

Multicorp,Inc. execs direct and distort the news?

Surely you jest!

Good thing you are on a comedy show.

Phew.
thx to C&L

Harrumph


AFI comes up with YET ANOTHER "Top 10" list, and for the first time ever, I agree with it.



Dammit.

It's amazing




How even 22 years in the wilderness does not touch the sweet sweet sound of "Lakers: YOU SUCK."

Reminder: I live there now.

Monday, June 16, 2008

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

LSD Saturday

Yeah, Yeah - I know there hasn't been much twixt these. Should have some more post time soon. In the meanwhile, part three in our ongoing series:

Lost Nowhere Man Version:


Mando-mania:


Antonio Navarro Creeps You Out:



Speaking of creepy, pure 'roke cinema:


The Little Sister of the Girl Hiding from John Belushi:

Friday, June 13, 2008

Revamps are NOT about Relevance


Today's NYT has an article about corps "revamping" familiar franchises in order to make them "relevant" to the mythical iPhoneperpetualtxt'n'kewltweenerdemo.

Filled with such *yawn* inspiring quotes as:

Even Mickey Mouse is getting an update, although the Walt Disney Company is still mulling what tweaks to make.

“I love classic Mickey, but he needs to evolve to be relevant to new generations of kids,” Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive, said in an interview.


Which we seem to hear about every 5 years like clockwork these days.

The real reason behind such obviously wrong-headed revamps is not at all about "out of touch" execs failing to reach the kewlkidz, it's that the corps are desperate to maintain all possible TM and Copyright as they can, just in case crazy people like Cory Doctorow and Larry Lessig ever succeed in educating Congress on the purpose of Idea Limited Monopoly Law. (Don't call it Intellectual Property. Once you do that, you've all ready lost the fight.)

And so, they tweak, change, revamp and register just to make sure they end up with something more to own.

And we get to suffer through "Loonatics."

Saturday, June 07, 2008

LSD Saturday

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Friday, June 06, 2008

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Life on Uke



Great song.

Greater BBC series.

Let's hope the US don't screw it up too much. At least it will have Colm Meaney, best Star Trek actor EVER.