Oct 30, 2008

Monster Mash - I Thought It Was Evil Whiskey

Here's a cool video someone did for the Boris Pickett song, 'Monster Mash', just in time for Halloween. Since I'll be in Jacksonville over this most sacred holiday, I'll have to front load the material of the blog. There's also a new Angry Video Game Nerd video on Frankenstein posted online.

The Shining Street Art

Oct 29, 2008

God Hates Signs

This has been a month replete with pictures. I've become obsessed with finding strange stuff on the web and posting it here (mostly from Reddit.com). The picture at the bottom is just another in a long line of strange photos I'll be posting in the future.

These people - save for the smart one - are from Westboro Baptist Church, an organization that puts homosexuality at the top of its sin hit list.

Oct 28, 2008

Funny Church Signs

On 'Spreading the Wealth' and Adam Smith

In an article on The New Yorker Web Site - I know - the author, Steve Coll, points to a paragraph in Adam Smith's writings to back up Barack Obama's Socialist new tax policy:

The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. . . . The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. . . . It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.

John McCain's campaign is just desperate to paint Obama as The Other. Well, I guess the campaign is just desperate in general. But there are only a few epithets left, man. The Klan members who make up the audiences at Palin rallies have begun calling Obama a nigger, as opposed to terrorist or socialist or Muslim or whatever backhanded racist term they can come up with.

Small town values, eh?

N-Word At Palin Rally

...And even MORE racism!

Just When You Thought It Was Save to Vote...

Oct 27, 2008

Ferocious Battle: Puppy V. Lion Cub

Me In Fifth Grade

Sarah Palin: 2012

If you thought next Tuesday might bring an end to the 'you betchas' and 'pitbull hockey mom' nonsense, then brace yourself. People are already talking Palin 2012. She's begun to distance herself from the McCain campaign so that she's not singlehandedly to blame for its (seemingly) eventual crash-and-burn.

Fear and Respect that Roller Coaster

Oct 24, 2008


Apparently, she just made all this shit up.

Oct 23, 2008

Friday the 13th - Remake Teaser Trailer

Friday the 13th Teaser 2009

Cute and Cuddly Animals!

Giant Spider Eats Bird:
Below is a giant spider eating a bird in Australia. I didn't need to tell you that, though, did I? You can read the entire story here. Not that you probably need to be told this, either, but spiders catching and eating birds in the wild is extremely rare. And unsettling.

And a seal eating a shark...Just kidding. I hope no one has an aversion to this sort of thing, but I found it to be infinitely interesting. That shark's got some ups, man. I don't know that I've ever seen a shark go quite that high in the air. Next step on the evolutionary staircase: Flying Sharks. Holy shit that would be scary!

I saved my favorite for last. I call this, Leopard Completely Dismantling a Crocodile. That's what you get for being out of the water, bitch!

Oct 22, 2008

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My Favorite Three Seconds. Ever.

Dexter - Awesome

I Can't Imagine A President Being Named Obama

And as names, Grover, Teddy, Ulysses, Rutherford, and Millard are all okay?

The gist of this woman's argument is that, being lower-middle class, she's afraid that the Obama economic plan would raise taxes and not give some relief on capital gains for her investments, and overall would devalue the dollar in the country and around the world, resulting in a stagnant economy that might take a decade to repair with Public Works project she herself wouldn't support.

Nah, she's a xenophobic racist evangelical. NJoy.

Oct 21, 2008

Will Ferrell & Dave Grohl

It's Almost Getting Sad

Now, I know that there are ignorant Obama/Biden supporters, but apparently Republicans don't have video cameras.

I only posted this video because of the redneck asshole who put an Obama sticker on a stuffed Curious George doll.

Nothing in the video is anything you haven't seen before, but it makes comments on the subject almost unnecessary. The video says it all.

AND, to put a finer point on it, Southerners don't account for all the ignorance in this country. There are plenty of idiots in the US, even ones above the Mason-Dixon line. But, it's like the Drive-By Truckers say, "because of George Wallace, it's easier to play it with a southern twang."


Oct 19, 2008

Thank You, Colin Powell

Just for the record, I've always respected this man. This just amplifies the amount of respect I have for him.

Oct 18, 2008

What I'm Reading

Charlie Huston
No Dominion: A Joe Pitt Novel

The second in the series about a vampire detective in NYC. It is SWEET.

Six Signs You're About to be Attacked by Zombies


As an added bonus, How Zombies Work. Excellent.

Oct 17, 2008

Doug - The Lost Weekend

I'm hoping to have one of these, too!

For those who don't remember (or are too young to appreciate the divinity of Doug), this episode is about a guy getting a new game system and then forgetting life for a few days. Sounds awesome, but lo! There is peril.

CleanFlicks - Movies You Can Trust

This might be misconstrued as an anti-religion post, but it's really just an amusing site I found (through reading about its premise in The Year of Living Biblically: one Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.

Clean Flicks is a site, much like Netflix, in which you sign up, put movies in an online queue and then have said movies shipped to you. Except, unlike Netflix, these movies have no swearing, sex, or sviolence.

Do they only offer Veggie Tales? No, in fact. What they do is cut out the bad parts so that you don't have to view them whatsoever. AJ Jacobs, in The Year of Living Biblically, talks about renting Kill Bill, thinking it wouldn't be but about five minutes long. He was disappointed to find it actually does break the hour mark. (Which I, too, find amazing. That movie obviously isn't as depraved as I remember.) :(

I have mixed feelings toward the service. Censorship is high on my list of 'To Don'ts', but I also understand that, someday, I might have a little one running around who doesn't want to see Asians eviscerated (which should be a band name). Or, similarly, a wife who doesn't want me to show a toddler Asians getting said treatment.

So, to that extent, I can understand Clean Flicks.

***I can give 'em one thing: they don't spell anything strictly phonetically (see: Netflix)

Oct 16, 2008

Dennis Quaid Wants Coffee!!!

Lewish Black Lashing Out - Big Surprise!

Oct 15, 2008

More on Those Good Ole Small-Town Values...

For those who can't watch the video, here are the highlights:
[Note: even though the syntax doesn't make sense in some of them, I tried to keep the quotes as similar as possible]

...I don't like he thinks we white people is trash...because we're not.

...When you got a [negra] running for president, you got to have a first-stringer. He's a second-stringer.

...The whole Muslim thing. Lot a people's forgot about 9/11.

...Obama and his wife, I'm concerned they may be anti-white.

Do these people not realize cameras can be hooked up to computers [and then the internet]?

To go a little bit farther, I would like to quote an article that was in the New York Times (Boo! Boo! Boo!) the other day. Or yesterday. Sorry.

Oh, New York Times, trying to maintain a modicum of professionalism with the content of this article. I actually feel sorry for the Rube who had to go to Alabama and get these quotes.

“I would think of him as I would of another of mixed race,” said Glenn Reynolds, 74, a retired textile worker in Martinsville, Va., and a former supervisor at a Goodyear plant. “God taught the children of Israel not to intermarry. You should be proud of what you are, and not intermarry.”

Now, honestly, these people are making the South look even worse than it already does. Not everyone in the South believes this 1950s Jim Crow-ish racist nonsense, but I can't really say that's not true, since we don't get another perspective. The 'trailer park after a tornado has come through' contingent of the Southern population is much more fun to interview than the one with brains.

“I’ve always been against the blacks,” said Mr. Rowell, who is in his 70s, recalling how he was arrested for throwing firecrackers in the black section of town. But now that he has three biracial grandchildren — “it was really rough on me” — he said he had “found out they were human beings, too.”

The Things You Own...

...end up owning you.

Oct 14, 2008

I Wanna Be the Guy

While cruising Games Rader, I stumbled across a video for a DIY game called I Wanna Be The Guy, which is a TOUGH-looking composite of elements from several games, including Super Mario World, Street Fighter II, and Mega Man.

Please watch this video, if for no other reason than to marvel at how difficult this game absolutely has to be. If you get your hands on it, then let me know what you think of it. I'm too much of a chicken to even try it.

Green Zangief is awesome.

John Cleese on Sarah Palin

To paraphrase, basically he says that she's a pretty parrot, without any inkling of what she's saying.

Oct 13, 2008

I'm Not the Only One

Oct 12, 2008

Now That's More Like It

The sorts of attacks leveled on Barack Obama over the last week pushed the wrong kinds of buttons in the American people. Political attacks are by nature nasty, but these are fucking ridiculous. All the GOP needed to do last week was hand out pitchforks and tree branches wrapped in gasoline-doused toilet paper and then point to Barack Obama's headquarters. Everyone there would be dead today. Oh, I betch ya [wink].

John McCain finally showed some reticence at this nonsense yesterday. When some backwoods granny called Senator Obama an Arab - kudos for being wrong on even that front, woman - even McCain had to step in and say "no. No, he's a decent man. A family man."

Is it too late? The fucking mouth-breathers at that rally booed him, and I'm not so sure that the attacks will stop. By painting Obama as a terrorist-dating Other, the McCain campaign has stirred up a very distinct and unsavory kind of vitriol in the minds of Americans.

Sure, most people know the difference between political theater and real fear. If John McCain thought Barack Obama really wanted to turn American into Islamastan (or some kind of other nonsense), then he probably wouldn't get on stage with the man.

But some people don't. And it's the ones who still call African-Americans 'colored' and 'boy' who don't realize the distinction between political positioning and real, honest racism.

So that's why I was absolutely delighted to see that, today, the McCain campaign is going to start its line of attacks on Barack Obama's position on abortion. And spending.

After a week of increasingly nasty rallies in which John McCain and Sarah Palin hammered Democratic rival Barack Obama over his "association" with a 1960s-era radical, the Republican candidates changed tactics Saturday during campaign swings through two presidential battleground states. Palin launched a new front in the culture wars here, attacking Obama on abortion, while in Iowa, McCain concentrated on a critique of Obama's spending proposals.

YAY! Now that's more like it.

Oct 10, 2008

Universal Day of the Jedi

I missed the whole lolcat thing until it was too late - wow, I can't believe the spell check underlined it. Anyway - but I'm determined to make sure I don't miss Universal Day of the Jedi's 'Why So Imperial?'. It probably won't be an online hit like those cute, furry idiots, but it's funny. Damn funny. And doubly funny if you're an Original Trilogy geek like me.

Here Are Those Small-Town Values I've Been Hearing So Much About

...and I really hope we got some of that in the White House.

Oct 9, 2008

Regarding The Negative Attacks...

What I Want My Library to Look LIke

This is internet mogul Jay Walker's library. You can read the source article about it over at Wired.Com

Oct 8, 2008

Eleven Life Lessons of The Big Lebowski

If you're like me, and you go through life trying to make sense of things and just can't seem to do it, then maybe you need a little guidance.
Bible not work out for you? Think Krishna is not the way to go? Scientology making you feel very stupid?
Then how 'bout The Dude?
Screen Junkies has compiled a list of the essential life lessons in The Big Lebowski. If your life lacks direction, then give it a shot.

Here is a link to the eleven most essential life lessons taught by The Big Lebowski.

Oh, [sigh] Stupid People...

Oct 7, 2008

I'm An Astronaut!

African Cichlids in the Act of Evolution

Perhaps for the first time ever, scientists have discovered a species actively evolving due to negative environmental effects. African cichlids in Lake Victoria in the Mwanza Gulf area of Africa are diverging into two different varieties almost right before our eyes, and the overt cause is over-fishing and pollution of the lake itself.

I'm amazed that we're able to find these sorts of things and be able to recognize them so easily. Like, oh, yeah, well here, obviously this fish is transforming right before our eyes. It's really something. It may be a small occurrence to many of you out there, but think of the poor bastard who's spent his entire life studying the Pundamilia nyererei. This is his fucking Woodstock, man. He's been swimming around in Lake Victoria, checking out these nuclear fish, wondering if something's gonna happen. And then bam! here it is. Evolution on a small scale.

Oct 2, 2008

The Best Palin Headline Yet

I think that this writer unintentionally made the most unfortunate headline yet. Click on the link and think about it.

That is One Tasty Burger

LA Po-po are looking for a dude - a grown man - who beat up a sixteen year old girl at a McDonald's. I couldn't figure out a way to embed the video, so below is the link.

Click Here to See the Mayhem

Kid Impersonates Bill O'Reilly

I hold a special place in my heart for swearing youngsters and a special place in my colon for Bill O'Reilly. Mash 'em up, and what do you get? Swearing demagogues. Awesome! Now, since he's not as popular anymore, Bill O'Reilly doesn't cause vomit to rise to the back of my teeth, but he still sucks.

I found this video over at Reddit. Enjoy.