30 September 2005

katamari cake

For mani / all you katamari demacy fans out there...


Pituitary gland.

29 September 2005

Anyone else insanely obsessed?

200GB of music on an iPod nano

The Fund For Ribbons

Every twelve minutes, another cause suffers from lack of a ribbon.

Flowers, by Junko Yanagida

"Junko is in the back ground of Peoples's court, and BET road shows. Also, she is doing a lot of stand-up to fix her speach these days. She is getting better to speak English. And she just recorded other two songs, so it will be out soon!" -- Nagi

Also, you might enjoy Sea Turtle Wireless.

Via Concrete and Clay

27 September 2005

The Outer Limits Of Fan Fiction

So how about some Smurf's fan fiction? Or Krull?

Doomed bananas

I might have some of the details wrong, but I'm pretty sure that Farty McTootlepants once told me that Harrient Tubman dug the Suez Canal so that bananas would always be cheap.

26 September 2005

not not fat's Trojan-Horse Mixtape of Love

Reader not not fat contributes a musical revue of the highlights of Troy's mixtape, at the bottom of the comments to the Troy item.

WTF, Flipper?


Bill O'Reilly vs. Economic Sense

For those of you who don't like Bill O'Reilly...

Animal Pictures

Do those hurt when they come out?

25 September 2005

Ronette McDonard

Den Fujita, the first McDonald's Japan president, declared: "The reason Japanese people are so short and have yellow skins is because they have eaten nothing but fish and rice for 2,000 years. If we eat McDonald’s hamburgers and potatoes for a thousand years we will become taller, our skin become white and our hair blond."
You can't make this stuff up. I want to see the paper issue the obvious correction: "We inaccurately reported the name of the first president of McDonald's Japan. His name was in fact Torbjorn Kekkasakkamolainen."


Photographs of drops and splashes. "Several people ask if these images are Photoshop trickery. No. I might clean up the background (my cat likes to leave little hairs in the water), and sharpen the image. Sometimes I increase the saturation of the colors a bit. Otherwise, the colors and shapes are from nature, I just recorded them."

24 September 2005

How to make signs funnier

Carry around stickers, of various font sizes, that say "FUCK". Place them strategically on signs. Take pictures and put them on the internet. Earn the admiration of connoisseurs of juvenile humor from around the world.

23 September 2005

What would Brian Boitano do?

I've had this song in my head all dang day, for no apparent reason. (Hint: click the heads)

22 September 2005

The Situation

So I was dirtying my nest this evening, when I came across this gem from the Akron Freakin Journal.


Apparently Raccoon Mario was based on a Tanuki - a mythical Japanese creature.

Here's a: "Semi-traditional representation of tanuki, drunk and with its kintama (golden balls) dragging."

Seems right in line with the earlier Mario thread. I hope he stars in the next episode.

Men of the Internet

Fine lookin' fellas.


Truly, this is the nadir of professional musical performance.

in honor of the recently passed talk like a pirate day

here's a webcomic that contains exactly two space-pirate jokes.

21 September 2005

Evil Clown Generator

Hours of fun!!

Troy's Mixtape of Love, by request

For what it's worth, I thought posting this was coldhearted, but I didn't want to get tasered. Troy sounds like a nice enough fellow to me.

20 September 2005

18 September 2005

C programming language board game

Unlike Candyland, you probably do have to know how to read or count to have hours of fun playing c-jump. Watch out for buffer overrun swamp as you try to free the mallocs.

Poodle oven

What the french want...

X-wing metro tickets.

SEPTEMBER 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day

Yarr, don't forget.

17 September 2005

he's got the...

...beat, he's got the beat he's got the beeeeat. Yeah. He's got the beat.

Ossuary Decorated with Human Bones

Just huge.

For some reason this spam amuses me

Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 15:20:35 -0800
From: Heather Bland
Subject: communicate
To: rlm3@po.cwru.edu

Imagine a new huge D1ck full of energy. Just huge.
Smash the ladies like crazy!

If your a lady, take a "monster!"


(copy and paste link above in broswer)

Not for you now then continue.

Accept no substitute

"The premier online repository for pictures of dogs in bee costumes."

16 September 2005

Who's that peering into your bathroom window?

Russ likes cover songs

How about Arcade Fire covering Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

OMG! No coffee for Fox in Iraq

plastination street

Saw the plastination exhibit last night at Great Lakes Science Center. Both more and less creepy than I was expecting. For those who have not yet been, I would definitely recommend it. You can handle a real human brain, with your real human hand! It's now legal!

There is also an interesting sense of the macabre in the exhibit (seems hard to believe, but true). E.g., there's a figure skating duet exhibit called the "Death Spiral". There are also lots of penises, for people who like those.

Also amusing: there's a desk where you can sign up to be plastinated. Apparently 5 people in Cleveland have done this. Without being able to contractually specify my own pose, I declined the opportunity.

15 September 2005

Cellular ring tones generated by cellular automata

Via GeekPress.

Google knows everything

1) Go to google
2) Type in "failure"
3) Hit "I'm feeling lucky"
4) Ah... sweet google

14 September 2005

Dinosuars Fought with Angels


I realize that, for the sake of brevity, the Bible tends to skip around the historical timeline, but wouldn't dinosaurs duking it out with the armies of heaven merit a sentence or two?

“There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. But the dragons got all uppity, so God smote their asses with a fiery ball from the heavens.”


Sheep painted, dressed in bra, left in dormatory

While the chicken is unharmed, Babineau said, the sheep seemed distraught from the experience.

Baby Bottom Fans

For parents too lazy to dry their baby's bottoms the normal way.


Blimps and Aeroplanes

i quote their website:
"Just in off the presses, this New Planet Trampoline EP is something of a misnomer at about 50 minutes long. This CD features 6 of our longer and more noise laden songs, many of which were going to be on The Curse of The New Planet Trampoline but just didn't fit, style-wise or time-wise."

since i don't get to talk to my big bro that much anymore cause im on cali and he's on tour, i don't know when it'll be in stores or when it'll be on iTunes. I guess just keep checking.

i heard some of the song before i moved, nice stuff.

For people who love iTunes and Music Videos

I love that i can integrate videos into my iTunes library. Its one of my few joys. Ever wish you could save one of the really nice high res videos that are hosted on iTMS? This little tool makes it possible. Its generates the HTTP URL and you can save the .mov to disk. Then just add it to iTunes and name it accordingly.

Very nice indeed.

And the award for most awesome military unit nickname goes to ...

The 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion, part of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles (AASLT).

13 September 2005

12 September 2005

Angling for the disgustingness championship

"A gross creature which gobbles up a fish's tongue and then replaces it with its own body has been found in Britain for the first time."

Simpsons Movie

Now has an IMDB entry, giving it an air of officialness.

11 September 2005

10 September 2005

TC2K: Telemarketer Interception System

"The Telecrapper 2000 (TC2K) is a computerized system designed to both intercept incoming Telemarketing calls on the first ring, and then carry on a virtual conversation with the telemarketer." Listen to the example conversations!

09 September 2005

Mystery Solved

It was the Yakuza

Web bot predicts hurricanes?

Fairly fabulous site discussing many contemporary concerns. Just who is steering the hurricanes? And are they using lasers or scalar waves?

Also, you can get access to a web bot that predicts disasters. "This is based on extremely subtle changes in language sampled from the internet on places like public discussion boards and such - as how people reference the future seems to change subconsciously prior to big events."

Actually, I'm receptive to a lot of this crap. In my defense, I still don't buy the 4 simultaneous days theory yet.

No whammies...

...no whammies, no whammies... STOP!

Who remembers fatmouse?

Shapes of baseball fields

97. Brown Willy, Cornwall

"Rude Britain is a 100-long list of the country's most double entendre-riddled towns, villages and streets."

Flying Spaghetti Monster: The Game


Baked Body Parts

Puts me in mind of the Tom Lehrer song I Hold Your Hand In Mind.

Dewey, this made me think of you

How to Bet on the Horses

08 September 2005

Take that, people with diabetes

I've got a meeting with the Bobs in a couple minutes.

Bob Slydell: You see, what we're trying to do is get a feeling for how people spend their time at work so if you would, would you walk us through a typical day, for you?

Peter Gibbons: Yeah.

Bob Slydell: Great.

Peter Gibbons: Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door - that way Lumbergh can't see me, heh - after that I sorta space out for an hour.

Bob Porter: Da-uh? Space out?

Peter Gibbons: Yeah, I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch too, I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.

Nerd Time

Sorry to nerd out with slightly dated material, but this made me SOL (smirk out loud):

Situations like these make me feel sorry for the spacebar. So big and strong... He totally rules over the other keys, and yet all he produces is... nothingness. I hope I never find myself in the situation of having to explain to aliens what the LARGEST KEY ON THE KEYBOARD does. »Well... this key? Right over here? Ah, the chubby one! It.. spaces... kind of... leaps.. a tiny bit. In the text... See...? Nothingness! Hey, I know how this must sound... Hey! Wait!! No!! Come back!! But we just met!! COME BACK!!«

07 September 2005

Billick and the Ravens are a Bunch of Blanks

Brian Billick on the Match Game

Time Cube Swag

I thought that there were 4 simultaneous 24 hour days within a single Earth rotation and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.

Who to Blame?

Feel the need to point fingers - I'm looking at you Olbermann - about Katrina? Here's the list. I'm going with Nicola Tesla (damn kids with their death rays...).

I'm dragging this blog down with me

The antepenultimate thing anyone needs is another screed against intelligent design. But these surprised me with the quality of their argumentation. Now you must suffer through them and their non-silliness.

  • Richard Dawkins and Jerry Coyne explaining why teaching "both sides" means the intellectual terrorists have already won. (Dawkins of "The Selfish Gene".)
  • John Paulos (he of "Innumeracy") on similarities between biology and economics.

06 September 2005

Crispin Hellion Glover's: What is it?


It may not be safe even in private. God I hope he's the Joker.

before wikipedia, there was everything

I thought about this site randomly while reading the excellent wikipedia article on cats (a group of cats is called a clowder). Actually, that wasn't a random thought at all. There was a clear rational connection. Thank me. I'm welcome.

I remember looking at this site when in college (in a prior incarnation) (of the site). Turns out, it's still kicking.

Here's the wikipedia entry on everything.

Here's the everything entry on wikipedia.

Olbermann lays the Katrina smack down

I used to think Keith Olbermann was a sports-only dude. I used to be wrong. Turns out he can deliver a delicious rant on newsy news too.

FEMA for Kidz

You've got to be ready - so your heart don't break.

Gilligan dead at 70

Trusting Harry Potter

"The Harry Potter books provide some excellent illustrations of some important issues in relation to Trust and Security."

Baby-havers, rejoice!

You can now print your Flickr photos as a book!

03 September 2005

Gorgeous Pod (dot com)

I don't get it.

Rock Fashion

Does anyone else think tormp's frilly jacket makes him look like Adam Ant?


another hilarious cat picture, sorry.

only the emperor can drink your ESSENCE

Great News!

Waste of time

Coolest thing I've heard this year

02 September 2005

Say droogie don't crash here

Who else thinks tormp's current haircut makes him look like David Bowie?

You knew it was coming...

I accidentally walked in on Drew

Boy, do I regret it.

Now that's how to get a knee down