Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Coasters I Rode at Busch Gardens Tampa

Kwazi - Tiger
Wooden coaster was quite violent in the nest of tight curves after the opening hills. My mother complained, "It shook me up like a milkshake!"

This was terrifying. The long pauses and not having a floor or an enclosure made the terror intense.

This is a great coaster! Despite being a true danglefoot, Montu delivers the feeling of flight over a long, loping, looping ride. Fast!

Another smooth and fast coaster that totally rocks - like riding on a rocket ship or a vehicle in a Star Wars movie.

Sand Serpent
Much scarier than it looks! The wheels are under the car, so each of those tight 180 curves it felt like we had flown the track and were headed for the parking lot.

Despite small coaster the ride is intense as the loop, the curves and the helix are all very tight.

Cheetah Hunt
This was brand new so the line was too long to ride. It looks amazing! Note the power launch and boosters along the way. I love the canyon and trench runs - just like being in an X-wing Fighter!

Mountain Biking on Myst Island

Who new places like this existed? Amazing!

Triple Crazy Transport

In Soviet Russia, Soda drinks you.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"Steamy Hot Yoga"

I thought this was an ironic/joke video. You know one that was also hot. Silly me! Its actually a company that produces totally non-ironic videos of women doing yoga in a steamy hot manner. Also interesting to note that apparently light FM jazzy jazz is the porn music of the 21st century.

Plenty more for sale at Steamy Hot Yoga!

Thanks Grimmbot!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Songified NASCAR Religious Endorsement

This is amazing on many levels, not the least of which is the incredibly catchy chorus/hook. WARNING: You will continue to sing sheer nonsense after the video has ended!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Slug Rider

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Portal + Oldboy = I want more!

Very few short films leave me burning to know what happens next! Great opportunity for Hollywood if they can get their remake-making, sequel-spewing heads out of their a$$es.

Flipbook Mortal Kombat

Thanks Grimmbot!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Oh No!

Thanks Cracked.com!

Friday, August 12, 2011

That bitch can RIDE!

Thanks Grimbot!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Orphan Family

All these little brothers and sisters are being cared for at a local wildlife park. So cute!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Portal Cake Recipe

I always forget the adjustable aluminum head positioner, slaughter electric needle injector, cordless electric needle injector, injector needle driver, injector needle gun, cranial caps, and it contains proven preservatives deep-penetration agents and gas and odor control chemicals that will deodorize and preserve putrid tissue!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Atomic Essential Audiovisual Hypnosequence

After my pal Andy showed me Half-Life for the first time, I spent a lot of time exploring the ruins of the Black Mesa Research Facility, a giant military research facility buried under the Nevada desert that is rocked apart when energy experiments rip a whole between the fabric of parallel dimensions.

You can see the original Half-Life trailer by Valve Software here, but the trailer that truly captures the whacked out brilliance of the original Half-Life game is this one, made by the equally brilliant James Benson. Check this out!

It was in the height of my enthusiasm for Half-Life that I joined Essential Clan - a fighting team taking on all comers in the Half-Life deathmatch arenas running on servers around the world. These free, public slaygrounds existed to host the 15,000 or souls per week that were looking for a fight. The performance of all individual players was captured and charted by independent ratings systems, compiled, and published on an ongoing basis, with rankings posted weekly. My best-ever individual performance as Sgt.Rock was 93rd in the world for a week, and I consistently placed in the top 250 in any given week - in the top 2% of players in the world.

My player name was a nod to my real-life service as a Sergeant in the Marines, my years spent in the mining industry and my boyhood love for the WWII-based DC comic book hero of the same name. After I joined the clan, the [Essential] tag on my Half-Life character name allowed the statistics of all of the members of the clan to be compiled as a group and compared with the many other clans that fought together and separately in the deathmatch arenas. We also fought organized head-to -head deathmatches with other clans on dedicated, private servers.

Around this same time I had been turned on to Fatboy Slim by my badass in-law sis Laura and had been listening to his albums day and night for two years straight. Then my Clan Leader revealed how easy it was to play around with the sounds in the Half-Life audio library using programs like SoundForge and buddy, the game was on!

The best of the samples that came out of these projects was the mp3 Atomic Essential in March 2000. It had been lost for years until it reappeared on Wednesday, found lurking in an old laptop. To get it on YouTube I had to add a visual component, so what follows is the original Atomic Essential upgraded with the Audiovisual Hypnosequence.

It true, I can no longer remember any of the names of my fellow besweatpantsed intoxicants. And even the countless hours we fought side-by-side in bloody and thrilling combat are but hazy nightmares to me now. But I'll always remember how great it felt to be at the top of the charts on a regular basis in 2000, fighting with a team of contenders - always in the top 10 and was sometimes the #1 Half-Life deathmatch clan in the world.

The Atomic Essential Audiovisual Hypnosequence is my anthem to that distant glory, when I was one of the best in the world at something.

Long live Essential Clan!

The foundation for Atomic Essential is the brilliant Stan Kenton song, 23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West from 1953's New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm. The rest is all from the Half-Life library of audio files that provide every sound heard in the game.

Googling revealed that to post it on YouTube I needed to process it into another format, which I could do with Microsoft's Movie Maker software - pre-installed with Windows 7 on my PC. Movie Maker required me to add at least one image to the audio file before processing and one thing quickly led to another.

I was really pleased with what I could accomplish with Movie Maker
without ever reading any instructions. So easy! The entire Audiovisual Hypnosequence was built the very first time I tried the software - all in one sitting - then posted in the middle of the same night that I first found the mp3. Not bad, Microsoft!

All right reserved to elements of the Sequence.
Images, audio and designs by Stan Kenton, Valve Software, and DC Comics, with boundless credit to Fatboy Slim for changing how I listen to the world. Thanks also to EpicBrew for the route to James Benson's amazing Half-Life trailer. All rights reserved and much love intended for all original owners of content!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Valerie's Summer Shave

Most of the year Valerie looks like this:

Here she is with her summer shave!

I love her gogo boots! And the rest of her, for that matter. She's my precious princess!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Critic's Response!

Thanks UniqueDaily!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Very nice! Well done Eire247!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Statement from a Witness

As always, click to embiggen.

...and so the witness said, "I don't know who those two people were, but the woman was sitting on top of Willie Nelson!"

Very amusing Ms. Rivenbark!

Thanks to the Chlupabot for sending this my way!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Meet Me in the Diabetes Ward

Learn the recipe for Cadbury Cream Egg Brownies at Gingerbread Bagels.

Badass MoFo WTF

Thanks Unique Daily!

Do Not Want!

Thanks Knuckles United!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


If you've never seen Adult Swim's Superjail!, you are in the for the craziest 8 minutes of your life.

Beatles Cartoons

I hadn't seen any of these since I was a kid. They are hilarious - random and surreal thanks to the shameless recycling.

I Am the Walrus

Strawberry Fields

Day Tripper

Many more at YouTube.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Log Annihilator

The cool thing is this seems to be an optional accessory for use with a regular skid-steer loader. Sure beats splitting them by hand!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Jeep Teardown

A team of soldiers tear down and then reassemble a jeep in under four minutes.

Thanks to Chlupabot!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hottie Body Hump Club

She was a disgusting hippopotamus before Ho Bo!


Monday, February 28, 2011

Five Funny Fotos

Thanks to the Funny Pic Dumps at PleatedJeans.com

Great Moment in Sports History

Me So Horny!

Thanks UniqueDaily!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Funny Signs from Asia

Oh Asia, you crack me up!

Thanks to Weird Asia News!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Adorable Porcupine!

Must be seen to be believed. Click here to check it out!

Friday, January 28, 2011

She's a precious princess!

USMC vs Swedish Recruitment Ads

An amazing contrast and testament to the power of Hollywood. All the better to devour our children, our pretties! Shred their bodies and scramble their brains with bombs and bullets - the jaws of the insatiable global military industrial profit machine. At least the Swedes are more honest about what they are getting themselves into.

Only such a small step to Paul Verhoeven's classic I'm Doing My Part campaign.

Thanks Grimmbot!

Onion Statshot: What Are We Day Dreaming About?

The Onion!

Marc Maron's WTF podcast!

Recently the NY Times did a fascinating piece on Marc Maron - a seasoned comic whose career is interwoven with a huge pool of today's great comics and creative talent, the folks that deliver a big part of the popular culture.

He knows seemingly everyone through the incredibly braided work histories of the comedy, television and movie worlds, so he sits down with a fascinating mix of people, exploring their careers and talking about their projects and their coworkers. He's one of them, so the conversations slip seamlessly between providing an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the nuts and bolts of how our entertainment is made to the sharing of hilarious and revelatory anecdotes about themselves, the projects, the other artists and the industry.

Maron is willing to steer these discussions into bracingly frank and personal explorations of each others lives. Whether he's known the guest for decades or is meeting them for the first time, he manages to achieve a level of comfort and revelation that is sometimes riveting, with seemingly nothing off limits.

The biggest surprise for me has been hearing all the practical strategies for dealing with the stress and craziness of life. What it takes to be a good friend. How to heal a relationship that has been damaged in the past. The biochemical ways in which the body amply rewards the male for touching his penis.

Hilarious, talented people having amazing, deeply personal conversations - check it out!

WTF with Marc Maron

Monday, January 17, 2011

Minnesota Death Star

I love the intro...

Thanks Unique Daily!