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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Jack Bauer meets Santa Claus:

(via TBT)


Rudolph!

(via Failblog)


Sketchy Santas

 Ho. Ho. Ho.

 Click for more Christmas fun!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Video Update: December 23, 2009

A few videos to watch while you're at home, avoiding the parents...

Carpenter Throws Saw Blade Through 2x4

I can't tell if it's fake or not... but it still looks pretty sweet.
(via TBT)


Iron Man 2 Trailer

I can't figure out anything about the plot, other than: there appear to be two Iron men, Mickey Rourke is the villain, and Scarlet Johansson is still hot.
Good enough for me. This movie will be awesome.


Contestant Fail

She's speaking out her whole thought process, and you know there's nothing else going on in that head of hers.
(via Failblog)


*edit*

Here's another video I wanted to share of a computer rendered mapping of the entire known universe.
I always find them extremely fascinating, but I still cannot begin to process how big the universe truly is.


(via PopSci)

Monday, December 21, 2009

I got nothing...

No witty (corny) title today folks. Just a few things to share:

Oh dear....



 (via failblog)


Very cool map. (Click for full size)
I don't know about you, but I greatly underestimated the number of explosions I though have occurred.

(via Neatorama)


It's not a discount!
It's a SALE!

(via Probably Bad News)


More after the break!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Videos

To keep you entertained on a Friday afternoon...

Canadian Fishermen
A little too much winter up there...

(via TBT)


Touchdown Celebration?

(via failblog)


I'm Yours
Awesome kid. Though those lyrics seem a little suspect to me...



Jersey Shore on Leno

(thanks to Melissa)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Beelzebubs on The Sing-Off

Obviously I have to plug the music group from my dear alma mater...



Vote for the Beelzebubs on NBC's The Sing-Off!
Call: 1.877.674.6401
or visit: http://www.nbc.com/sing-off/vote/register.shtml
You can vote up to ten times per email/phone number!

And an example of their awesomeness:

Morgan Freeman

I just saw Invictus the other night.
Excellent movie. I recommend seeing it, if you were thinking about it.
You can add "Nelson Mandela" to Morgan Freeman's resume.

Numerous people have been sending this around:
Pretty cool, but I would have put: God > Pimp > etc...

[The-Morgan-Freeman-Chain-Of-Command.jpg]
(many people have sent it to me, but the original is from Maxim)

Hope the break for the Invictus trailer!

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

In the News: December 10, 2009

Warning: This is a long post
It's been a busy couple weeks!


I have to lead off with this:
Pee-Wee Herman comeback!


"Pee-Wee Herman's ready for a comeback -- and he's starting in Los Angeles with a stage play.


"I'm opening a big show in January -- 'The Pee-Wee Herman Show' -- based on my original stage production, but completely new and rewritten," Herman, played by creator Paul Reubens, said.

The play could lead to a national tour and maybe another Pee-Wee Herman movie, show producer Scott Sanders told CNN."

"All of the original actors from the TV show will reprise their roles for the stage play, except for Laurence Fishburne, who played Cowboy Curtis."

You read that right. Laurence Fishburne was on the Pee-Wee Herman Show.
Before there was Morphius.

 There was Cowboy Curtis.



Florida woman accused of hitting man with raw steak

"A 53-year-old was arrested after alledgedly hitting a man in the head with a raw steak. According to a Marion County Sheriff's Office report, the man told deputies Elsie Egan repeatedly hit him with the uncooked meat and slapped his face after he refused a piece of sliced bread. The man said he wanted a bread roll."

Egan denied hitting the man with the steak but did admit to slapping him, saying she did it "so that he could learn.""

So he could learn!


Jones wants to play in WNBA

Yup. That Marion Jones. (Who could tell she did steroids?)

"San Antonio Silver Stars coach Dan Hughes confirmed Monday night that Jones has been training with his assistants to possibly play in the WNBA, more than a year after the 34-year-old was released from federal prison for lying about doping."

""I thought it would be an interesting journey if I decided to do this," Jones said. "It would give me an opportunity to share my message to young people on a bigger platform; it would give me an opportunity to get a second chance."

Jones played college basketball at North Carolina, where she was the starting point guard on the Tar Heels' national championship team in 1994. She told the Times that she hopes to play in Europe this winter and in the WNBA next season."


More after the jump!

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Wednesday Quickie

A few tidbits wandering around those darned internet tubes...

It's not racist when you're making fun of your own people, right?

 (via Lamebook)


Sigh....
Did you know New Moon had a bigger opening weekend than Dark Knight?

  (thanks to Adam)

 A few more after the break!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday Stuff

Facebook: Now serving 350 million sex offenders?

At least according to this grandma.
(via TBT)


Cops: Woman makes threat to help boss make flight

"A South Florida woman has been charged with calling in a bomb threat to keep her boss from missing a flight. An arrest report said a 31-year-old woman was charged Thursday with making a false report of planting a bomb. Miami International Airport officials received a call and an e-mail Wednesday claiming that a bomb was on an American Airlines plane. Police searched the specified aircraft but didn't find a bomb.


Investigators tracked the e-mail to the woman's computer.


During questioning, the woman reportedly told police that her boss had been booked on the flight to Honduras, but she had caused him to be late for the flight. She thought the bomb threat would give her boss time to make it."

Not that is job dedication.
Of course, I wonder what kind of activity was involved that caused her to make her boss late...
(via Lowering the Bar)


More after the break!

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Autocomplete Me

I can't remember who I got this site from, but props to them!The premise of the site is to post the weird, seemingly random, phrases Google suggests to us when we're typing in a search.
For example, when you start typing "Musings of"... "a Mechanical Engineer" should fill in.
Unfortunately, my site is popular enough for this to happen yet. But soon!

The autocomplete feature is pretty fascinating, it gives you a good indication of what people are interested in nowadays.

For example:

Trust me, you don't want to because, as everyone knows, they're afraid of the dark and will keep you up all night.

Unless the answer to this is 'yes'.

In which case, you should go right ahead and get yourself a Canadian midget.


Unfortunately many of these will also make you very sad to be a member of a society that asks questions like this:



And being curious, I actually looked many of them up to see if those were actual suggestions from Google.
In doing so, I found out many are book titles like this one by George Carlin.

Which takes away some of the humor, but I soon forget about that and go back to reading them in ignorant bliss.

I got a little carried away, but take a look at some more after the break!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Obama Speech: December 1, 2009

In case you missed it:



I thought it was an excellent speech. Maybe the best I've heard from him, although it may also be because for the most part, I was in agreement with most of what he said.
 
Some might say he was trying to appease too many people with it, but I think his choice was the most logical, balancing left/right politics, actual military needs, and citizens' concerns.
He will not send the full 40,000 troops as requested, but compromised with 30,000 and anticipates additional troops from NATO allies. Democrats against sending any troops will be disappointed, but he also implemented a timetable for withdrawal. Republicans will be upset about the timetable, but I truly believe Obama is competent enough to reassess the plan as milestones are achieved.
For example, as much as I disagreed with the "immediate" closing of Guantanamo, which obviously isn't going to plan, I like the fact that Obama is accepting the schedule slip and not rushing to meet his stated deadline. I believe he will take similar steps with Afghanistan.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Comics

Here are a few:
(Click to see larger version. I try to keep them smaller for my viewers on the go!)

Cyanide and Happiness


Zits

 
Comics are funny, not much else to say.
 More after the break!

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Song of the Moment: Michael Bublé - Haven't Met You Yet

This is the latest single (and only so far) from Michael Bublé's latest album Crazy Love.
Not a huge fan of the song selection, but this song is great:

Monday, November 30, 2009

SF Ballet Contest

OK, so a little promotion here.
A couple of friends are in a competition to win tickets to San Francisco (and other prizes).
Maybe if I post it they'll take me along.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

In the News: November 29, 2009

Most of this stuff isn't terribly recent, but I've been meaning to post them for a while.


Belgian pleads guilty to US-Iran arms sales charges

File photo of Iranian F-5 fighter jet, June 2009
Officials say Jacques Monsieur planned to export parts for F-5 fighter jets

"An alleged Belgian arms dealer has pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally export jet engines and parts from the US to Iran, officials say.


The suspect, Jacques Monsieur, now faces a maximum prison sentence of six years and a $250,000 (£150,000) fine.


Mr Monsieur, a resident of France, was arrested in August in New York."

"They alleged the defendant had wired $110,000 (£68,000) to a bank account in Alabama in July as payment for jet parts and had promised another $300,000 as down payment for two engines. 

The parts could have been used as replacements in the aging military jets sold to Iran by the US before the 1979 Iranian revolution."

I'll admit it, though the case is important because of the potentially deadly outcome had he succeeded, I was more amused by the man's name.
Jacques Monsieur. In France you would have to call him Monsieur Monsieur. I wonder if he gets confused when people are calling out to each other in a polite fashion....


This is pretty awesome.
Federal judge cites Adam Sandler's "Billy Madison" in order

"In what is surely a first for the federal judiciary, a Texas bankruptcy judge has quoted from the Adam Sandler film canon in a recent opinion. Dismissing a motion due to "incomprehensibility," Judge Leif Clark cited a scene from "Billy Madison," Sandler's 1995 comedy, in a footnote to a February 21 court order."

Excerpt from the motion dismissal:

Follow the link for the full order.
(thanks to Nithya)


More news after the break!

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Movie Trailer: Babies

Adorable.

(link thanks to Nithya)

Saturday Screenings

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!
Vacation is almost over, so here are a few videos to take your mind of that thought.

Let's start with something light and fluffy.
And what's lighter and fluffier than a kitten?

(via Neatorama)


On to the heavier stuff.
Jennifer Lopez falling at the AMAs. (Not that I'm calling her heavy...)

(via Gawker)




More vids after the break!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

And now, demonstrating the real story behind Thanksgiving, as only kids can.


(link thanks to Zach B)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

lunchbreath

I forget where I first saw lunchbreath, but he's pretty awesome.
(I'm assuming it's a 'he' because of the little avatar next to his username).

Anyway, here are a few favorites:

He's solved the country's health care problem:



Mastered foreign policy:


And figured out the meaning of life:

Elect this man president!


Possibly my favoirte:


And a few more after the break!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Awesome Portrait: Joseph Ducreux

This is actually why I started the post on awesomeness, but it was getting too long and this guy actually deserves a post to himself.
I'm pretty sure he created the word 'awesome'.

French painter Joseph Ducreux created this awesome self-portrait way back in 1793:
 
I had a hard time believing that it was an actual portrait until I looked it up on Wikipedia (which we know always has correct information).

Naturally, with a portrait like that, the internet embraced the 18th century painter as one of their own and the Joseph Ducreux meme was born.

Down the rabbit hole for more....

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Super Awesome Stuff

The Simpsons are awesome
Therefore a real house that is modeled after the Simpsons' is awesome.

 Compared to the 'original':


Even the interior is replicated:

Although as cool as it is, I'm not sure I would want to live there.
(via Neatorama)


History is awesome
Amazing graphic representation of the decline of the British, French, Portugese, and Spanish empires from 1800 to 2009.



Seriously, how cool is that?!



More awesome stuff after the break!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Stuff

This Cat Betrayed His Girlfriend
A little cheesy, but I just couldn't stop watching the drama! 

(thanks Derrick)



Risky Business Fail
It seemed like such a good idea...




Star Wars Weekend Ads at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Some of these are pretty funny.











More after the jump....

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

TDC Flashmob



Picture Post: November 19, 2009

There is something wrong with our school system...

Note: despite the completely wrong answer and language, the teacher still gave him half a point.


Twilight: exposing homosexuality since 2005


Break it down!
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In the News: November 18, 2009

Let's start off with the important stuff:

Darth Vader Robotic Arm
Quite possibly the coolest Star Wars toy ever. I actually don't know how it works (that kid is turning knobs of some sort), but it looks awesome.





Plastic chemicals 'feminise boys'
This is pretty crazy...

"Chemicals in plastics alter the brains of baby boys, making them "more feminine", say US researchers.


Males exposed to high doses in the womb went on to be less likely to play with boys' toys like cars or to join in rough and tumble games, they found.

The University of Rochester team's latest work adds to concerns about the safety of phthalates, found in vinyl flooring and PVC shower curtains."
No washing vinyl floors or showering for my baby mama! It's gonna be a smelly 9 months...

"The same researchers have already shown that this can mean boys are born with genital abnormalities.


Now they say certain phthalates also impact on the developing brain, by knocking out the action of the male hormone testosterone."

I learned that I can put a break in my entries!
So here goes....
Read on after the break!

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Movie Monday: November 16, 2009

The ever escalating Prank Wars continue:

Visit CollegeHumor for past pranks. Playing with someone's life might be crossing a line, but this one is just cruel.



Kitty Red Light, Green Light



Oli Lemieux of Cirque du Soleil
Gymnastics: Not just for underdeveloped little people anymore.

(via Neatorama)


Manu vs. the bat
Old, but still awesome.
Although apparently the pest-control agent thought the bat was dead (it wasn't), the bat flew away, and Manu had to get several rabies shots just in case.



Carl Sagan: The Musical
One of the only appropriate uses for the auto-tune:

(link thanks to DiP)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday

Eh... here are a couple things to keep you entertained:

A few of you may have heard about this woman before.
People in Korea, watch out!

Korean Woman Passes Driver's Test on 950th Try

"It seems like only yesterday that Cha Sa-soon was failing her 775th written driver's test, but in fact it was February. Cha, a 68-year-old grandmother from South Korea, had been taking the test every two days or so starting sometime in 2005, but had never been able to score the required 60 percent.


Turns out, the 950th time is the charm."

"Officer Choi also said that now that Cha had passed the written test after four years of trying, all she would need to do in order to become licensed was pass the actual driving test. He didn't say when Attempt No. 1 in that series would take place."
I wonder how many times she'll try the driving test...



Cop Fail

The newsperson cracking up in the background is priceless.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day 2009

Thank you to all our veterans, past and present, for your service and sacrifice.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Picture Post

A few images to delight your rods and cones.

Interesting label swap:

(via Inspire me, now!)


I could totally see this happening... the boxes are so close to each other!
http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Search-and-Destroyed.png
(Lamebook)


The Dog Gets Quite Jealous

"Live-in ex-wife" sounds like such a bad idea...

Canadians...

They need the flashlights since they're afraid of the dark.


Yang Liu created these images depicting one's perception in West (blue) and East (red) cultures.

In the restaurant

Just a bit louder...

Punctuality

That red line should extend to the half-hour mark.

Queue when Waiting

Those little old ladies are always cutting me off!

What's Trendy

(via Inclusion Paradox, click for more!)