Thursday, September 30, 2010


Empire Of The Sun - Country

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Whereupon you will find the single greatest comment ever made in the history of internets;
I listened to this song taking a dump. It changed my life forever. The unreality of my dump.~unicornrida4life

Bonafied Lovin - Chromeo

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This next one was so good, I almost gave it its own post. Do yourself a favor and watch it in HD.

Ametsub - Repeatedly [Mille Plateaux]

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Found here

San Diego pays $35k to settle unloaded open carry case

BIG win for the Calguns Foundation, and gun owners in California!

Full recount of the story


Suck it Lori SaldaƱa! We owe it all to you being outfoxed by Ca Republicans at the end of the last legislative session!

Boxer campaign hires day laborers to hold Fiorina protest signs

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From Big Government

War is hell.

Sample panel of the whole comic.

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The nanny.

Democratic Congress: Alright Barack, we're going to go on recess to go campaign! Be good while we're gone!
Barack Obama: Geez! Don't worry guys, I told you I'm old enough to work without congressional oversight!
DC: Yeah, well, you haven't exactly inspired a lot of confidence lately.
BO: I can't believe you're saying that! I have too been responsible!
DC: Really, young man?
BO: Well I may have slipped up a few times, but obviously you trust me now, because you're leaving me home alone!
DC: ... Not exactly.
DC: Yeah, we're having the neighbor keep an eye on you, and if he sees anything we don't like, we're coming right home.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Slide (Day) - Minecraft

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Same slide at night, different music.

The law of unintended consequences

El Reg: Car wrecks rise after texting bans imposed

Larry Elder had a better idea for why texting bans increase accidents.

Tell people the cops are looking for them texting, and instead of texting with the device high up on the steering wheel where they won't have to move their eyes so much, people will text with the device down in their lap where they have to take their eyes further from the road.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Quote of the trains to where exactly?

My biggest worry is that, in times of national crisis, when nobody's working and everyone's afraid the currency will blow up, people want to vote for someone who promises to make the trains run on time without ever asking where exactly those trains are headed.

I knew Tam had some serious snark skills, but that last line is godlike.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Recession is dead! Long live the Recession!

The Recession is over!*

*What you are experiencing is a very Recession-like period that is exactly like a Recession in every way except it's not called a "Recession." Any further Recessions will be entirely unrelated to the previous Recession, and will be formally announced by the newly appointed Recession Czar, who will decide when Recessions that feel like Recessions and act like Recessions are actually Recessions.

The job is very similar to the also recently appointed Duck Czar, who has the final word on whether things that look like ducks, walk like ducks, and quack like ducks are or are not, in fact, ducks.

Welcome to the world of minecraft

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Perfect fit with the Inception music, because Minecraft feels suspiciously like Limbo. In fact, I'd wager this ends in Tycho entering Gabe's world to tell him it isn't real, and he has to leave.

Meanwhile Minecraft has drawn me in in a way that I never thought a game that makes Duke Nukem look modern could.

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Sure, I like my Roguelikes, but with them, it's ALL imagination. When there is already a 3D world for you to look at, I thought it would be distracting. I found that it never really had anything to do with the graphics or lack thereof, because the amount of fun is dictated 100% by the gameplay.

If the game is fun, engaging, and challenging, it doesn't matter that it looks like you made it out of legos.

When you die, and have to make it from your spawn point to your shelter in the dark, you feel afraid.
When you are busying yourself with some task, and you hear the hissing of a creeper behind you, you jump in your chair.
When you dig deeply into the world, busied with your task, and a creepy measure of music plays, the hairs on your arms stand up, and you take a break from the depths and return to the sunlight.
When you stand at the foot of an astonishing randomly generated land feature, you stare.
When your mine breaks into a dark underground cavern, lit only by a small magma pool, you feel the exhilaration of discovery, and the cautious excitement of exploration.

In spite of this game's hilarious graphics, it is tremendously immersive, and that is no small feat when your avatar looks like a stack of ABC blocks.

Could this game's unprecedented popularity herald a return to games that are truly fun, instead of 5 hour $50 polygon eyefucks?

The world is not ready.

But you might be.

PS: as of today, minecraft is free to play, the incredible popularity basically DDoS'ed his server, so he turned off the paid registration. Play now, pay later.

"All the depth of dwarf fortress without the complexity."

Great review for Minecraft.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dude, you HAVE no koran!

First vid is the news story, second video is the auto-tuned remix of the dude.

A few notes on the content of the first video;

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" ~Evelyn Beatrice Hall
"Where one burns books, one will soon burn people." ~Heinrich Heine

It's bad mojo to burn a symbol of someone's faith, but it's even worse mojo to tell people that they can't voice their disapproval of someone's faith.

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HotAir warned me, and I will warn you, the second video is one HELL of an earworm.

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From HotAir

The Calguns Foundation: Throw 'em a bone...

...and they bite your arm off!


GodDAMN it feels good to be on the offensive!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Really Google?

No special graphic for September 11th?

So you just happen to miss 9/11 and Memorial day, when you make graphics for all the other insignificant days?


Just wow.

Never Again

Friday, September 10, 2010

Still busy, I'll make some time, I promise

I've got a bunch of drafts backing up.

Particularly annoyed because they're good posts that I know people want to read, but I just haven't been able to sit down and work through them.

Business eased a bit, but work got more exhausting. Been going like this for a while. Might be time for a change.

Trim - Underworld

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An interesting track from Underworld.

Thursday, September 09, 2010


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Close up 1 (large!)
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Quote of the free speech vs violence

No, burning the Koran does not "endanger our young men and women in uniform who are in Iraq, who are in Afghanistan." The reaction to burning the Koran is what endangers our men and women in uniform (and everyone else) ... When you blame a speaker for the violent response to his speech, you absolve the violent actor of the moral choice he made in deciding to act. If you think it’s Jones, rather than some Taliban suicide bomber, who’s a mortal threat to the troops, then presumably you also think Theo Van Gogh got what was coming to him. After all, he knew the risk when he made "Submission," right?

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Free speech is free speech is free speech.

The AP: Pentagon chief endorses call to cancel Quran burn

The burning of symbols such as flags, books, and garb is one of the purest forms of free speech.

It is not to be regulated or stopped by any government action.

Aside from the fact that it's legal, it's a negative way to build support for your cause, by destroying symbols of that which you oppose, instead of doing something positive like building more symbols of what you support. People want to be positive, not negative.

Obviously, this is an action meant to create a reaction that will be so unequal as to draw further opposition to the target. Whether this course of action will be judged in hindsight to be worth it, will probably depend on the feelings of the headless torso that will likely result.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Amazing video of a rare DOUBLE KFC TACOBELL

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If you don't know what the fuck is going on, click here.


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Once the wave of relief at the possibility that the GOP may have actually LEARNED something from the TEA party is over, this is pretty fucking cheesy. Found it at HotAir, where they linked to an MSNBC show where one of the pundits said it looked like something the daily show would do, and goddamnit, he's right.

The whole thing shows the personality gap the GOP has with the country. Their economic ideas are evergreen, and will always stand on their own, but for god's sake, get some more new blood in there! Even during my first viewing, through the excitement of the idea, I still had to chuckle at how hokey the whole thing was.

Hey GOP; find whoever produced and directed this video and FIRE THEM. And while I have your attention;

You guys had better have a plan to remove your heads from your asses by 2012.
But if you'd like a cheat sheet, I'll give you one:
Get behind Paul Ryan, and give him everything he wants. Put him on teevee as much as possible. And most importantly? Tell the dinosaurs to shut the fuck up.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

America's awkward phase continues...

Don't shoot the bastards.

I'm proud of California Republican legislators

For once.

Not noted in the article;
AB 1810 (Long gun registration) FAILED!
AB 2358 (further ammo restrictions) FAILED!

Video of the Assembly Floor session in question.
Fast forward to about 3:15:00 for the start of AB 1935 discussion, there's some good stuff in there. To keep Republican filibustering on the bill from running out the clock, Dems push off debate to hit some HIGHLY important issues like lead paint chips.
Fireworks start at 00:16:30 on video 5/5. Gets crazy around 00:25:17. At 00:28:30 Republicans literally pull out the rulebook, and put a stop to this cram session, effectively killing all bills that were pending.