Monday, December 27, 2010

Chinese Lightning

"Too Fast, Too Much" from Nathan Mauger on Vimeo.

Very cool time lapse project. Thanks Unique Daily!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Beginning Texter on Board!

Chlupabot strikes again!

BBC: 200 Countries, 200 Year, 4 minutes

Brilliant visualization of a complex topic!

Thanks Chlupabot!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sol Cinema

Check out what must surely be the world's smallest movie theater, which runs entirely on solar power!

Click here to visit the Sol Cinema website.

Thanks Unique Daily!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Farewell Irvin Kershner

Director of The Empire Strikes Back, the greatest of the Star Wars films.

Friday, November 12, 2010

All Time Great SNL: Celebrity Jeopardy

Click here for a LOL montage of Celebrity Jeopardy featuring Will Ferrell and Darrell Hammond!

All Time Great SNL: Point - Counterpoint

This is a perfectly written sketch and still hilarious to this day, as well as a nice piece of political satire.

Thanks Grimmbot!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

"This is us!"

Jon Stewart's closing speech at the Rally for Sanity was very powerful, a moving end to an event was wonderful - good cheer and friendliness with no problems that I could see. Amazing given the sea of people in attendance!

"We live now in hard times, not end times."

This was my view of the event:

I was right in front of the prominent white tent in the previous photo.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Big Cat Halloween

I love that these giant cats play in the exact same way as my four house cats.

Thanks UniqueDaily!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


The last thing she said raised all the hairs on my arms.

My Girlfriend Destroyed My Life - Watch more Funny Videos

Thanks to, where this was part of a collection titled 13 Sexiest Psycho Girlfriends in Internet History.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Atari Storage System

Here are some pics of an Atari display system I just made from Masonite, trim material and hot glue.

This is my original "Light Sixer", purchased with funds I earned over the course of an entire summer at a rate of $1.00 per hour circa 1981 or so. It no longer works, but I cannot stand the idea of parting with it after all the hours spent earning it and then playing on it. Its a tangible artifact to a childhood long gone.

The cartridges also date from that era, representing the best of the best, IMHO. In the order I came to acquired them, they are:

Air-Sea Battle
Space Invaders
Missile Command
Ms. Pac Man
Video Pinball
River Raid

Honorable mentions for cartridges that seem to have been lost over the years include:


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bravo Cleary & Harding!

If this does not put a smile on your face, nothing will!

Its in the same league as the always-amazing Daft Bodies' Harder Better Faster Stronger.

More hypnotic hilarity at UniqueDaily!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"I have read and agree to the terms of service."

funny graphs - That's Illegal!

Sorry for the whack format. I'm too ignorant to know how to adjust this one.
See tons more at Funny Graphs!

That is one BAD MO-FO!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Not Just for Job Quitting!"

Thanks UniqueDaily!

Three Songs That Play in My Head

over and over and over and over....

Beastie Boys: "Intergalactic" from Hello Nasty.
Click here for this all-time-great, must-see music video.

Jazz and Awol that's our team
Step inside the party disrupt the whole scene
When it comes to beats well I'm a fiend
I like my sugar with coffee and cream

Click for more lyrics!

Beastie Boys: "Just a Test", also from Hello Nasty.
Attached here to some random cloud footage.

Like sand in one hand You can't hold for long
Like scheming on a plan that goes all wrong
Like fudge and caramel they're not the same
And it's a shame all you talk is game

Click for more lyrics!

MC Frontalot + Optimus Rhyme: "Very Poorly Concealed Secret Track" from Secrets from the Future. Song ends at 4:57.

Every ball is branded, serve it left-handed
O.R.P.P.R.B. see the label in demand

Click for more lyrics!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

‘Back door, huh? Good idea!’: Star Wars Speed Dating!

'Star Wars' speed-dating: A three-minute shot at the chance to stop flying Solo

By Alexandra Petri
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, August 21, 2010

ORLANDO -- Deciding not to wear my inflatable Jabba the Hutt suit was tough. But, I reasoned, I wanted guys to like me for my personality, not just my appearance.

So a week ago, I donned a skirt and "Star Wars" T-shirt and stepped into line with 54 other women at the entrance to a conference room on the third level of the Orange County Convention Center. We were among more than 250 fans of the sci-fi saga who showed up to participate in the first-ever bout of speed-dating at a "Star Wars" convention.

Read the story at The Washington Post.

Other lines that I bet were exchanged:

‘Get in there you big furry oaf, I don’t care what you smell!’

‘Luke, at that speed do you think you’ll be able to pull out in time?’

‘You’ve got something jammed in here real good.’ ‘

‘Look at the size of that thing!’

‘I thought that hairy beast would be the end of me.’

‘Size matters not. Judge me by my size, do you?’

‘There’s an awful lot of moisture in here.’

‘Possible he came in through the south entrance.’

‘Control, control! You must learn control!’

‘Hey, point that thing someplace else.’

‘I never knew I had it in me.’

‘There is good in him, I’ve felt it.’

‘Hey, Luke, thanks for coming after me — now I owe you one.’

‘She’s gonna blow!’

‘Pull out! You’re not doing any good back there!’

‘YAHOOOOO! You’re all clear, kid. Now let’s blow this thing and go home. ‘

“Oh. I thought they smelled bad on the *outside*.’

Thanks to RadarBot for the story!
Thanks to Myconfinedspace for the list!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Picnic Basket Playhouse Presents:

Spying on the Order of Hoofstock

Sunday, July 25, 2010


So far the other Auto-Tune posts are equally delightful.

Thanks again to Grimmbot!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thor and Captain America!

Wow! This concept artwork looks great! They are definitely playing up to Captain America's WWII origin-era birth as an American super-soldier built to created to dismantle the Nazi war machine. Could this carry the tone and intensity of Band of Brothers, except where one of the brothers is Captain America?

I love the Wagnerian scope and tone of this battle between Loki and Thor! I can hear the score booming in my head - an entire legion of tubas, baritones and trombones belting out Branagh's vision of Sigfried's Funeral.

This artwork looks great. It will be amazing to see all this realized in lavish productions. I hope they remember to breath some life into them as well.

These are from MTV's coverage of Comic-Con.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Why Women Stay Single

More hilarity at!

Star Wars Personal Transport Prototype

Wow! Its a cross between a Phantom Menace racing pod and a Return of the Jedi speeder bike! You know, except for the slow speed.

Thanks Grimmbot!

Picnic Basket Playhouse Presents

"Barnyard Ballet"

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

He survived!

...which is amazing.

Thanks to!

The Backyard Lazy River

How cool is that? Now in reach of the well endowed homeowner thanks to the good folks at RiverFlow!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Travel Photos: #0003

Check out this groovy lost temple at the zoo in lovely Audubon Park in New Orleans, from a visit on May 6, 2008.

Perhaps it was all those Robert E. Howard stories I read as a teenager, lost cities in desert, island and jungle - all populated with gibbering, toothy-mawed horrors and/or the last perverse shreds of humanity - repugnant charades of civilization drenched in madness and orgy - and all soon to know the business end of Conan's mighty hewing sword! Or perhaps my dad and stepmom were right - that the living energy that is the true meaning of each of us returns to wear the mobile meat box over and over again, that for each of us there are past lives to which images like these might speak. Whatever the reasons, scenes of lost civilization really resonate for me, whether Detroit 2010 or the truly ancient - long and then almost countless generations to reach the times of the Khmer Empire (1,200 years ago), Greece (2,800 years ago), Ancient Egypt (5,100 years ago), Sumeria (7,000 years ago!). Indeed, any one of us is only dust in the wind - like one of so many ants.

In the meantime, that fountain feature in the last photo would make a great and do-able centerpiece for a ruins-themed backyard micro-pool/patio/hot tub area. Where this one has stone eyes I'd leave a hollowed out chamber where you could light a fire.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Alternate Ending to Willy Wonka

Thanks to The Coderbot!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Leprechaun Remix 3X

Does everyone remember the Leprechaun sighting in Mobile, Alabama, a few years ago? Check out these remixes!

I want the gold! This one comes equipped with a monster booty-shaking riff/beat/hook.

I love this one's driving beat and trippy echoes.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Conan the Barbarian: The Musical

Thank to Aerobot!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Travel Photos: #0002

Tax dollars hard at work in southern Utah on July 21, 1998!

I seem to remember the fellow being annoyed by our gales of laughter.

Travel Photos: #0001

We took these in 2001 in the famous Sedlec Ossuary near the medieval mining town of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic, where the remains of thousands of black death and Hussite War victims were arranged by a local woodcarver in 1870.

Here's The Bride posing under the chandelier.

Here's the Coat-of-Arms of the local lord - the Schwarzenbergs - reproduced in the same materials, followed by a more pedestrian rendering of the same for comparison. And yes, that is a 20 or so foot tall mountain of skulls and femurs in the background.

Of special interest is the lower right quadrant, wherein is depicted a raven plucking the eye out of the corpse head of a Turk - a little shout-out to the Schwarzenberg conquest of the Turkish fortress of Raab in 1599. This is badass even on the painted version, but especially when lovingly rendered in human bones. Here's a closeup I found on the googleweb:

As soon as we arrive the woman manning the door asked if we minded if she ran a small errand for a few minutes, leaving us alone in the place. We looked at one another, then answered, "Uhhh... We guess so?" And with that she closed the heavy wooden doors at the top of the stairs and locked us in behind them. Of course nothing came of it, but we were definitely hoping she looked both ways before she crossed the street on her errand lest an accident leave us forgotten to eventually become a part of the exhibit!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Great Ozzy Interview!

Most interviews with Ozzy Osbourne ask the same boring questions or are cut to highlight the damage he has sustained. Chris Hardwick delivered an in-depth, conversational interview that allowed Ozzy to make his points, which were witty, candid and down-to-earth. As a framework are the top 10 questions submitted by Digg subscribers, some of which are quite thought-provoking.

Click here to see for yourself!

Thanks Rowebot!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

So... who pays for it?

Congressman Joe Barton from Texas (R), the ranking Energy Committee member, has apologized to BP for the deeply shameful act of President Obama "shaking down" a corporation to the tune of $20 billion for Gulf region repair and restitution. This is surprising, since the only realistic alternative is for the American Taxpayer to foot the bill for most of the cleanup and countless lives ruined, the kind of bailout he bitterly opposed two years ago. Check it out!

Or perhaps Congressman Barton imagines a third path, in which no one pays and the Gulf Coast can go f$ck itself?

Just for fun, here is Secretary Chu failing to explain plate tectonics to Mr. Barton, who smirks like the high school oaf who thinks he has just stumped the brainy kid.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A message of some kind?

From the AP:

A six-story-tall statue of Jesus Christ with his arms raised along a highway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm Monday night and burned to the ground, police said.

The "King of Kings" statue, one of southwest Ohio's most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Civilization in Decay

Click here for a cool collection of photos of abandon subway stations at The Infrastructurist.