12 December 2008

Monkey disguised as fetus fools no one

Woman stuffs sedated monkey up her shirt before boarding plane, claims to be pregnant, gets busted.

26 November 2008

Just in time for the holidays.

I can not help but like couple number one.

16 November 2008

youtube as t -> ∞

as recently my blood curdled into boiling black hate while subjected to gap's "jingle bells" commercial, i retreated into fond memories of nintendo's battletanx commercials (late 90s?). and lo, they are available on youtube:


youtube commenter "tnitro81" really demonstrates an aptitude for the "sports radio" school of internet commentary:

I like the part when the bear put his head up then the doctor put it back down and when the tank hits the bear! I love this commercial!

More art inspired by snugglebear:

14 November 2008

Drunk History

Various people get drunk and narrate historical events. Their narration is reenacted word-for-word in soft focus. Fantabulous. Here's the first of (so far) five:

07 November 2008

Dorothy spells Spells Spell's

She knows how to manipulate the universe to bring your lover back, but punctuation is not her strong suit. Awesome animated GIFs on every page.

31 October 2008

Fruitcake Lady

Jif suggested the fruitcake lady for an anchorbutt post. What do you think? Should I post it?

Another Funny Clip From The Tonight Show - Watch more Free Videos

A good DIY attitude

29 October 2008

my new thing

i would like to abbreviate "motherfuckin" as "muffin" in daily speech. please discuss.

28 October 2008

Further support for internet completeness

Horrible People, the web series

Follow the "This is a video response to" link beneath each video to (counterintuitively) see the next in the series

escape from Pen Island

26 October 2008

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

By Joss Whedon, with Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day. Long, but funny :)


09 October 2008

01 October 2008

both children and adults enjoy the muppets. NSFW.

Courtesy of matt. NSFW, or anywhere else. Even the internet shifted uncomfortably in its chair when this was uploaded.

14 September 2008

RIP David Foster Wallace

I'm not deeply versed in his canon or anything, but I've been greatly affected by what I've come across and was surprised at how bummed I was reflecting on news of his death. Plenty of blogs and newspapers are filling up with eloquent obituaries so please go check a few of them out. The obit on salon gives a good general account of the sort of writer he was, if not an exhaustive survey of his contributions (which would be nearly impossible in a reasonable space, he was so prolific).

Wallace was probably a genius, Infinite Jest making with Ulysses intimidating literary bookends for the 20th century. More than an entertaining writer, he was engaged with the world. He wanted us to reclaim language for communication beyond amusement; he appreciated irony but feared that it was subverting our ability to be brave in making connections with each other. His writing is both rich in craft and a vector for important ideas; it is technically overwhelming and often prodigiously long, but not imprecise, usually hilarious, occasionally profound, and possibly hopeful, as no one would give us anything like that without suspecting that we deserved it. I don't know what he was like as a person, but he was clearly a man of enormous intellectual generosity. It is good news for us that such people can exist at all; and as they are rare it's sad that we have such a hard time keeping them here.

10 September 2008

Amazon is Hiring

Any of you suckers looking to change jobs? My group at Amazon is shaking us down for referrals. You all would be fun to work with again, and I might win a Kindle!
Seriously the place is, so far, an excellent one to work. The attitude is laid back but there's a million things going on. Some really cutting edge technologies, some strange archaic in-house stuff. There's a huge call for Java developers especially right now.
One of the things I love about it so far is that each small team is trusted to use the tools that's right for them, and do the right things so that the company as a whole is run the right way. There's no big cheese manager telling the teams what to use. Think state law instead of federal law. This can also be an issue when each group has their own ways of doing things, of course.

If anyone is interested, let me know.

Further distractions from work

Has anyone thought about squatting on an irc channel? Might I suggest #anchorbutt on freenode?

19 August 2008

Women, know your limits!

(This is from idle.slashdot.org - if y'all already saw it, I'll avoid posting anything from there in the future.)

15 August 2008


I want to to re-think your views of Bob Saget.

Adult content, and so very very not safe for work.

08 August 2008

nay chur

update: fixed with a repost of the same video.
apologies if this video was already cool in 2007 or something

21 July 2008

Ode To Joy


I really like the ending.

13 July 2008

A new look for anchorbutt

I think anchorbutt would look much better if it looked like this.

10 July 2008

07 July 2008

I ain't gonna work on Larry's farm no more.

After 7.75 years, I'm cashing in my chips and going to work with dcass and MLV at their place. MLV was kind enough to welcome me to the operation with the following picture and an invitation to group hugs.

26 June 2008

16 June 2008

Superbomba's photostream

I am grooving on this flickr photostream of pics from the middle chunk of the 20th century.

06 June 2008

31 May 2008

go fly yourself

kyl and i went to the Boeing Museum of Flight today, which is currently running a (frighteningly entertaining) retrospective on flight attendant wardrobe. we saw these highly progressive vintage commercials there:

"go fly yourself" was printed on posterboards held up in protest of the creatively despicable "fly me" campaign by national airlines.

28 May 2008

Machine Girl

You couldn't ask for more:

(I haven't seen the movie)

23 May 2008

The Internets may implode

Tom Waits -- good or whack?

Sometimes, the stuff Tom Waits says is completely cool.

Q: What is a gentleman?

A: A man who can play the accordion, but doesn’t.

Sometimes he seems like a parody of a Tom Waits-type character.

Q: What’s heaven for you?

A: Me and my wife on Rte. 66 with a pot of coffee, a cheap guitar, pawnshop tape recorder in a Motel 6, and a car that runs good parked right by the door.

via Rubber Room With A View

20 May 2008

How did you know Mr. Mabe?

Did we already blog this? I can't remember.

16 May 2008

Go West, Young ChiliCon

Hey all,
A bit of personal news - I'm moving to Seattle and starting a job with Amazon. My girlfriend Theresa is also going. We've got a going-away weekend planned for Memorial day weekend, and I'd love to have some of you locals there. We did the evite thing.

Let me know if that doesn't work.
I don't know if there's enough room in that town for the both of us, Trump.

07 May 2008

The Results were Phenomenal !

I'm not really sure you want to click this link. For some reason GMail keeps trying to direct me to these people's gruesome services.

23 April 2008

NAS at home?

are any of you guys doing some fancy NAS backup thing on your home networks? got hardware or software you like for it? thinking about doing some of that myself.

20 April 2008

18 April 2008

20 March 2008

Stuff White People Like

On St. Patrick's Day:

Most of the time, white people consider celebrations of European heritage to be racist unless they omit large swathes of the 16th through 20th centuries. But since the Irish never engaged in colonialism and were actually oppressed it is considered acceptable and encouraged to celebrate their ancestry. For this reason, 100% of white people are proud to claim that they are somewhat Irish.
And dozens more things white people like, such as #88 Having Gay Friends, #80 The Idea of Soccer, #4 Assists, and #22 Having Two Last Names.

18 March 2008

buckle your hatbelts

happy st. paddy's day

03 March 2008

Star Waaars... Nothing but Star Waaaars...

Star Wars has gone lounge before, but this is nearly as awesome.

02 March 2008

weird Izzard-Walken hybrid

Lizard Man Attack

Lizard Man attacks are awesome. This victim has 20 plus cats. If you have 20 or more cats, that's as good a having a blog full of center tags.

I can't let a good lizard man story go with out bringing up David Icke. Here's a video:

01 March 2008

"very rare"

apparently this is the real deal.


Steve, don't eat it is just simply amazing. Really, the hilarious writing is only eclipsed by the beautiful photography. i read the whole page from top to bottom in one sitting.

29 February 2008

What if Garfield was Just in Jon's head?

then its a lot more funny, that's what.

22 February 2008

5 Comic Books You Should Read (my opinion, in response to two posts ago)

The Dark Knight Returns
Frank Miller's (300, Sin City, Daredevil, etc...) telling of Batman coming out of retirement and somehow losing his mustache

Cerebus: Church & State Vol 1 & 2 (counts as one)
Dave Sim's 2 phonebook masterpiece
(I have re-read this almost as much as DKR, its really good)

Alan Moore is almost good at everything (League of Extraordinary Gentleman, V for Vendetta, Killing Joke, From Hell, etc...)

Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron
Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, David Boring, Art School Confidential ?!?, etc...)
By far the weirdest of the lot. If this were ever made into a movie and was true to the book, it would be the best thing ever... ever)

The Amazing Screw on Head
Mike Mignola (the Hellboy guy) its a single comic... never made any more to the series because its perfect and they didn't want to ruin it. Alas, its kindof hard to find :(
ALSO, WATCH THE DVD. They made a pilot for it (Paul Giamatti as Screw on Head, David Hyde Pierce as Emperor Zombie). They never made any more. Once again it came out so perfect they were scared they'd ruin it.

Here are some more goodies to check out:

From Hell
Alan Moore (About Jack the Ripper, a very "grown up" comic book... i would estimate Jason would like it)

Cerebus: High Society (book 2, leads up to Church & State)

All of the Runaways books (you can get by with only knowing a little Marvel uni)

Daredevil #1 by Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada

The Hellboy Books

New X-Men Omnibus

19 February 2008

Watchmen is a Wrap

Anyone who hasn't read Watchmen should pick it up now. The movie should be good (the 300 guy is doing it). Its one of the "5 Comics Everyone Should Read"

24 January 2008

23 January 2008

Fine reporting by Mike Smith...

about Mike Smith reporting on a potential job for Mike Smith.


18 January 2008

Garfield Comics Live Action

Here's this set of YouTube videos that take Garfield comic strips and make them into a live action performance. The Garfield and Odie suits are pretty lame, but the computer effects used are good in a trippy Dr. Who sort of way. The live action recreation is followed by a view of the real comic, and then a short music video.
I've been getting a good laugh since WebSphere and RAD are ruining my day.

Here's one of my favorites. The link above takes you to the Lasagna Cat website who is making these on You Tube.

It's sometimes hard to tell if Jim Davis is simply being made fun of or if the creator sort of likes him, too.

15 January 2008

Movie Date?

Whaddya say folks? Friday, 7:10pm at Regal Richmond?