Saturday, March 31, 2007

284 - Mencia?

1. Mencia vs. Rogan

2. Mencia vs. Radio

3. Mencia vs. Kinison

4. Mencia vs. Cosby

5. Mencia?


Friday, March 30, 2007

283 - with Links!

That's Not Perrier

1. That's Not Perrier
I'm sorry to inform you that any health benefits you received from soaking in the pure mineral water at the Saratoga Spa State Park in New York were imaginary. For the last 17 years operators of the spa have been pouring regular city tap water into their tubs. It's seems it is just to expensive to heat up all that mineral water.

Saturn is Creepy

2. Saturn is Creepy
Think there is something weird about the giant hexagon shaped storm pattern rotating around the north pole of Saturn? Well just take a look at the creepy human eye at the south pole.

Jesus F'n Christ

3. Jesus F'n Christ
Another reason why roadside memorials are a bad idea.

The Last Dragon He Ain't

4. The Last Dragon He Ain't
In case you need more evidence that chi power is bullshit, take a look at this "mystical" old man getting the crap beat out of him by a young guy. I feel kind of bad for the guy. He seems so surprised when his opponent is able to reach through "the flow" and punch him in the nose.

Big Stranger Rodeo

5. Big Stranger Rodeo
You see a big stranger. You jump on them, like it's a rodeo.Stay off ground for as long as possible. When you've fallen off...Leg it!


Thursday, March 29, 2007

282 - Magalodon!

Full Throttle Now!

1. Full Throttle Now!
In 2002 a movie was released by Lions Gate Home Entertainment. Until yesterday I had never even heard of it. But now I just can't stop thinking about it.

Shark Attack 3

2. Shark Attack 3
Twenty-four million years ago, Megalodon was a 20 ton killing machine with a 10 foot gaping bite. When two researchers discover a colossal shark's tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface - the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path. Now they must hunt the fierce killer and destroy it... before there is no one left to stop its reign of terror!


3. Megalodon
Megaladons are giant, scary killers. Steer clear if you ever see one.

Sharks DO Roar!

4. Sharks DO Roar!
Before you start jibber-jabbing about how megalodons are extinct, take a look at the evidence.


5. Clips
And then have a look at a couple more more clips from the movie.

Do not miss the PIECE DE RESISTANCE.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

281 - Googles

Kirk Cameron Becomes a Genius After Being Electrocuted

1. Kirk Cameron Becomes a Genius After Being Electrocuted
Since google started recognizing this site, I've had a lot of fun seeing what kind of searches bring people here. So here's another round of some of my favorites.

Obviously, this guy was trying to remember the name of a movie that he saw on the Disney Channel. This forgettable TV movie was actually a remake of an equally forgettable movie. At least it featured Kirk Cameron before he went totally crazy.

The World's Fattest Pony on Earth

2. The World's Fattest Pony on Earth
Not content with information about the world's fattest pony, this diligent web surfer refined his search to include only those ponies which are currently on earth. i refined that search a little further and found the Overall Fattest Pony of the Inglewood Gymkhana, whatever the hell that is.

Where Are You Most Likely to Get Electrocuted

3. Where Are You Most Likely to Get Electrocuted
I have to assume this guy is trying to settle some kind of argument he had with somebody he works with. I'm not sure what the real answer is, but popular opinion would probably conclude; the golf course.

Interbreeding Between Them and Us

4. Interbreeding Between Them and Us
This is the only result that come up from this particular search. I'd imagine that is because of the weird, poorly structured grammar of my sentence which probably should have ended with "us and them," rather than "them and us." Sorry.

What Is A Common Household Tool Good for Masterbating?

5. What Is A Common Household Tool Good for Masterbating?
I'm really not sure what brought this guy here, but I'm surprised at the low number of visitors that come looking for self-gratification aid.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

280 - Timothy O'Sullivan

Wahington Crossing the Delaware

1. Wahington Crossing the Delaware
Prior to the invention of photography, and then the American Civil War, images of warfare were usually allegorical representations of the glory of battle. Emanuel Leutze's famous painting of Washington had very little in common with actual events during the Revolutionary War. Occasionally, artists used their work, to to glorify war, but to condemn it. For instance Goya's Execution of the Rebels, and Picasso's Guernica. But again, these paintings are more about composition and style than depicting reality.

Mathew Brady

2. Mathew Brady
Timothy O'Sullivan began his career as an apprentice to Mathew Brady. Brady was a world class portrait photographer raised in the art community and especially influenced by the artist William Page, Brady yearned to create great art, but photography had not yet attained a level of respect in the art world. Brady himself felt photography was inferior to the classical arts. In order to justify the importance of his work, Brady aspired to record history as it happened. He photographed all of the greatest leaders of the time.

Bull Run

3. Bull Run
Then the war broke out. In 1861 Brady assembled a group of assistants, including O'Sullivan, to travel with him to the battle of Bull Run in order to photograph a more extreme case of history in the making. The experience was harrowing for Brady and he never went out into the field again. He was, however, dedicated to capturing images of the war. Brady assigned traveling darkrooms to a selection of his assistants and sent them out into the field with the military, while he stayed in New York and continued making portraits.


4. Photojournalism
Of Brady's assistants, Timothy O'Sullivan, along with Alexander Gardner, was the most successful. O'Sullivan had slightly different aspirations than his employer. While Brady wanted his work to be artistically important, O'Sullivan was arguably the very first photojournalist. He captured events exactly as the appeared in front of him with little or no interpretation. He never attempted to manipulate the viewer using the traditional tools of the artist. His compositions are almost always straightforward, and he never altered the scene to make it more appealing than it was in reality.

The Moved Body

5. The Moved Body
O'Sullivan's colleagues, on the other hand, were not above viewer manipulation. Most notoriously, the famous works of Alexander Gardner, A Sharpshooter's Last Sleep and Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter are suspected of major alteration. The rifle seen in the photos was not Confederate regulation and is thought to have been a prop included by Gardner. The bodies seen in the photos are also in question. Researcher's claim that both photographs depict the same dead soldier. This implies that Gardner actually moved and posed the body into position for multiple shots


Monday, March 26, 2007

279 - with Links!

Vova Galchenko

1. Vova Galchenko
I've posted before about the Galchenkos. They are awe inspiring jugglers to be sure. On top of that they are super smart kids. Vova recently became a permanent legal resident of the United States. This can only be a good thing for our country. We need more rational thinkers. If they can also juggle five clubs behind their backs, well then, that's just a bonus.


2. Brick
The making of a lego brick.

Jay Ryan

3. Jay Ryan
I love Dianogah. Even more than that, I love Jay Ryan's awesome screen printed rock show posters.


4. Wavy
I'm sure you've seen this already. It was all over the internet a while ago. Still it is pretty cool and I wanted to look at it again, so here it is: The Folding Chair.

Digital Bird Watching

5. Digital Bird Watching
A very specific number of this site's visitors should know about this innovative use of the ipod for aid in the bird watching process. You probably know about it already, though.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

278 - Zombies

1. A Hard Day's Night of the Living Dead

2. A Town Divided Part One

3. A Town Divided Part Two

4. A Town Divided Part Three

5. Romero's Resident Evil Ad


Saturday, March 24, 2007

277 - with Links!

Chatroom User: Dead

1. Chatroom User: Dead
The death of his father, the dissolution of his marriage, and a recent debilitating car accident all conspired to send Kevin Whitrick into a deep depression. Mr Whitrick decided to take his own life. However, he wasn't content to keep his death anonymous. Whitrick logged onto a popular internet chat room, plugged in his webcam and proceeded to hang himself live via streaming video. This is the fist incidence of "cyber-suicide" in the UK, although a young American performed a similar act in 2003. I'm not going to look for the video of Kevin Whitrick's suicide, but I'd imagine it is out there if you really want to see it.

Chicken McButane

2. Chicken McButane
I once read that the Chicken McNugget contains absolutely no food value. I think that was an exaggeration. Obviously, there is at least some chicken in them, so that's food, right? However, this guy claims that the nugget is 56% corn. I think he is playing with the fact a bit because he includes "ingredients...that can be derived from corn" such as corn-fed chickenas well as the chicken broth that comes from the afore mentioned corn-fed chicken. He also reports one very interesting ingredient that I doubt you'd really want to be eating; butylhydroquinone, supposedly a form of butane. That's right, lighter fluid. Considering his assertation that chicken is derived from corn, it seems the author has a pre-existing bias against McDonalds. Maybe the butane issue shouldn't go unchallenged.

11 Spring

3. 11 Spring
The building at Eleven Spring Street has been a sort of Mecca for street artists for decades. Although their work wasn't really sanctioned, no one ever bothered to remove the layers of graffiti that continued to appear on the building's walls. When the building was purchased by a property developer, the story could have come to an end. However, the developer, Caroline Cummings, recognized the significance of the building and decided to allow a huge street art display in the building prior to remodeling.. Dozens of artists from around the world traveled to New York to be a part of the exhibition.

Stormy Kromer

4. Stormy Kromer
After retiring from baseball, Stormy Kromer became a railroad engineer. The high winds whipping through the locomotive engine were constantly flinging the hats off of Stormy's head and then freezing his ears. On one particularly cold day, Stormy asked his wife to modify one of his old baseball caps to protect his ears and stay firmly in place. The modification was a huge success. In fact, it was so successful that Stormy began manufacturing hats for other engineers and for anyone else that need to stay warm though the long, cold winter. Over 100 years later the Stormy Kromer hat is still made according to the original design.


5. Watchmen
I've wondered for a while now if it really necessary to make a movie out of Alan Moore's classic comic Watchmen. The project has jumped around from one filmmaker to another for years. Terry Gilliam (once attached as director) notably claimed that the comic was totally unfilmable. Others have suggested it would be best suited for a 12 part miniseries on HBO. After all these starts and stops it looks like Zack Snyder is actually going to get the movie made. After seeing Dawn of the Dead, which I loved, I still was doubtful. 300, on the other hand, made me feel a little more hopeful. It really seems like Snyder understands what makes the original comic great. Keep your fingers crossed.


Friday, March 23, 2007

276 - Calvert DeForest


1. Larry "Bud" Melman: Dead
Calvert DeForest became an icon of late night television with his many, many appearances on the Letterman show throughtout the years. He opened the very first episode of Late Night on NBC and then did so again after the move to CBS and The Late Show. Mr. DeForest died this week at the age of 85.

2. First Appearance

3. Bear Suit

4. Hot Towels

5. Meat Locker


Thursday, March 22, 2007

275 - with Links!

Pastry Avalanche

1. Pastry Avalanche
A rare combination of snow texture and air temperature conspires to create giant, rolling, mountain doughnuts.

Stringfever Bolero

2. Stringfever Bolero
Ravel played by four dudes on one single cheesy see-through cello.

Do Not Fly/Read List

3. Do Not Fly/Read List
One guy banned from two different flights on the basis of his in flight reading materials; Hayduke Lives! by Edward Abbey, a novel about an environmental terrorist and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the story of a young wizard coming of age.

Planned Squares

4. Planned Squares
Another one of these damn games that looks like it should be easy, but is actually pretty difficult.

Correlation Does Not Neccessarily Imply Causation

5. Correlation Does Not Neccessarily Imply Causation
It seems likely that Debbie Bird really does have some kind of allergy, but her conclusion that electromagnetic fields, microwaves, and gamma rays seems pretty far fetched. Unsurprisingly, "doctors say there is little scientific evidence to back up a link between EMF and poor health" and smart commenters on the article have suggested means of determining the cause of her condition.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

274 - with Links!

Rhino Rumpus

1. Rhino Rumpus
Disney's Animal Kingdom black rhino exhibition was the scene of a strange spectacle when two workers had a bit of an argument. By the end of the altercation one worker brandished a shovel while covered with gasoline and his opponent threatened to strike a match. At least one of them was arrested.

Mr. Tumble

2. Mr. Tumble
BBC children's show presenter, Justin Fletcher AKA Mr. Tumble, refuses to stop telling deaf viewers "I'm fucking you."

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

3. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Jonah Spangenthal-Lee of the Stranger details the best way to make and serve bacon-wrapped, cheese-filled, beer-battered, and fried hot dogs as seen at Stuff Magazine


4. Intestinal
Here's a weird looking game that reminds me of a tape worm working its way through the digestive system. Even the levels that are supposed to be easy seem pretty hard to me.

Illusion de Opticale

5. Illusion de Opticale
Being in the right place at the right time really paid off for some of these photographers. Pay no attention to the touristy crap photos though.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

273 - Support Our Magnetic Ribbons

Support Our Troops

1. Support Our Troops
The ribbon-shaped, "Support Our Troops" magnets so popular with the SUV crowd in the last few years is finally running out of steam. The major manufacturer of the magnets reports a drop in monthly sales from 1.2 million down to only 4000.

Support Our Gas Stations

2. Support Our Gas Stations
I've wondered for a while now if any of the money collected selling these ribbons actually goes to "supporting our troops" or if it just filling the pockets of magnet companies and gas station owners.

Support Our Magnets

3. Support Our Magnets
The designers at Strk/3 seem to wonder the same thing.

Support Our Third World Sweatshops

4. Support Our Third World Sweatshops
This guy definitely feels the same way.

Support Our Tropps (For Real)

5. Support Our Tropps (For Real)
I guess it is too late to start now, but Fred Clark at Slacktivist has a good idea. he suggest using the magnetic ribbons as a modern version of the war bonds that were successfully used to finance America's war efforts in the past.


Monday, March 19, 2007

272 - with Links!

Got It Bad

1. Got It Bad
The recent statutory rape trend popular among young female teachers has taken a tragic turn. When Eric McLean, husband of Erin McLean, a student teacher, heard rumors of a relationship between his wife and a student, he allegedly gunned down the 18 year old while he sat in his car. Mr. Mclean was handily captured and is waiting for his hearing on march 27th.

Vote Abductee

2. Vote Abductee
Instead of blaming her recent election loss on the fact that she believes that she was abducted by aliens, former recorder-treasurer of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas is suing the mayor and police chief for somehow preventing her re-election. Place the blame on the citizens that refused to vote for your crazy ass, says the Judge presiding over the case.


3. Boomshine
There really is nothing to this game other than clicking your mouse randomly and waiting to see what happens. However the music, sound, color and simplicity of design all elevate it to the level of art.


4. Manhunt
A tip for those readers that might enjoy breaking into a home and having a wild party when the owner is not at home: If you would rather not get busted, don't take a shitload of photos of yourself in the act and forget to take your digital camera with you when you leave the scene of the crime.

Star Chart

5. Star Chart
I don't really know how this thing works, but it is pretty cool to play around with, and I'm sure that any amateur astronomer would be able to get some use out of it.