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Friday, December 31, 2010

Breakdown of the Blogosphere

Hmm... Suddenly I don't feel so special.
I seem to be in the majority is almost all these categories...

(intac via Barstool)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pixar is Awesome

How awesome?

Awesome enough that the USPS will be issuing five commemorative 'Forever' stamps featuring Pixar films/characters:
(Pixar Blog via The Daily What)

And if that doesn't convince you, watch this mash-up of over 500 scenes set to some pretty groovy music.

Then go watch all the films.
[List of all the films and songs used here.]
(via Neatorama)  

Video Update!

Nom nom nom
The internet loves cats:

(via The Daily What)

Usher ripped off OMG from The Simpsons?
I wouldn't doubt it.


Monday, December 27, 2010

December 3rd: Boo Radley Day

Dammit! I missed it this year!

(White Ninja)


There's a blizzard going on in the Northeast!

Maybe we'll get enough snow to recreate the whole Cantina!
Snow Jabba:
(via The High Definite)

Soo... that's a "yes", right?

'Fallingwater' in gingerbread!
(via Neatorama)

A few items more to keep you entertained while trapped in the house...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Santa's coming!

I know him! I know him!

An oldie but goody:

(thanks Felix)

And something from last year:
You must never forget this Bob Dylan classic. 

(Oddly enough, doesn't it remind you of the Animaniacs' International Friendship Song?)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas: Werner Herzog Style

Werner Herzog reads and interprets 'The Night Before Christmas'

(via The Daily What)

Christmas: Ricky Gervais Edition

Great article (op/ed piece) by Ricky Gervais on atheism for Christmas the holidays.

A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I’m An Atheist
By Ricky Gervais
Why don’t you believe in God? I get that question all the time. I always try to give a sensitive, reasoned answer. This is usually awkward, time consuming and pointless. People who believe in God don’t need proof of his existence, and they certainly don’t want evidence to the contrary. They are happy with their belief. They even say things like “it’s true to me” and “it’s faith.” I still give my logical answer because I feel that not being honest would be patronizing and impolite. It is ironic therefore that “I don’t believe in God because there is absolutely no scientific evidence for his existence and from what I’ve heard the very definition is a logical impossibility in this known universe,” comes across as both patronizing and impolite.

Arrogance is another accusation. Which seems particularly unfair. Science seeks the truth. And it does not discriminate. For better or worse it finds things out. Science is humble. It knows what it knows and it knows what it doesn’t know. It bases its conclusions and beliefs on hard evidence -­- evidence that is constantly updated and upgraded. It doesn’t get offended when new facts come along. It embraces the body of knowledge. It doesn’t hold on to medieval practices because they are tradition. If it did, you wouldn’t get a shot of penicillin, you’d pop a leach down your trousers and pray. Whatever you “believe,” this is not as effective as medicine. Again you can say, “It works for me,” but so do placebos. My point being, I’m saying God doesn’t exist. I’m not saying faith doesn’t exist. I know faith exists. I see it all the time. But believing in something doesn’t make it true. Hoping that something is true doesn’t make it true. The existence of God is not subjective. He either exists or he doesn’t. It’s not a matter of opinion. You can have your own opinions. But you can’t have your own facts.

Why don’t I believe in God? No, no no, why do YOU believe in God? Surely the burden of proof is on the believer. You started all this. If I came up to you and said, “Why don’t you believe I can fly?” You’d say, “Why would I?” I’d reply, “Because it’s a matter of faith.” If I then said, “Prove I can’t fly. Prove I can’t fly see, see, you can’t prove it can you?” You’d probably either walk away, call security or throw me out of the window and shout, ‘’F—ing fly then you lunatic.”
Continued after the break

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Two Map graphics

The New York Times always has some fun interactive graphics.
Here's one that shows the planned changes in House seats:
Be sure to visit the actual site to view the changes with each decade!
Interesting: New York and Pennsylvania used to have 43 and 36 seats each in 1920. They are planned to be reduced to 27 and 18, respectively. Meanwhile, Florida, which started with 4 seats, will soon have 27.

And here's a very cool comparison of the DC Metro's simplified vs. actual map representations:
It looks like it fits so nicely in that little octagon!
(via Chart Porn)

The 'Radical Homosexual Agenda' is upon us!


The only thing I was confused about...
1. To be protected against violent crimes driven by bigotry
2. To be able to get married
3. To be able to get a job
4. To be able fight for out country

Rep. Frank said "two down, two to go".
Considering he spoke yesterday, I assume 'one down' is the repealing of 'Don't ask, don't tell'; and 'one to go' is clearly gay marriage.
So either he believes he is unsafe from hate crimes or he still can't get a job...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Coke Ad and Music from 'Inception'

This has been all over the place lately, and considering my affinity for Coke, I thought I'd post it as well:

It does fit eerily well...

And if you have an Android phone, you can get a Coca-Cola themed live wallpaper!

Scan the QR with your BarcodeScanner to get it!

Christmas: Shaq Edition

Shaqa Claus conducts the Boston Pops:

He's even trying to get the head wiggle in there. Amazing.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas: Trololo Edition

"The Gifford Children’s Choir of Racine, Wisconsin perform Trolololo as a Christmas gift to the people on the internet!"

What an awesome meme... I'm proud to have been a part of the internet community when Eduard Khil was rediscovered.
(via Neatorama)

Yellow Cards

OK, everyone just needs to chill out.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Week!

Short work weeks this week and next!

Here's a Christmas related post (first of many, I'm sure):
And the battle quickly intensified as Kwanza-man joined in....

'030' by The Good The Bad (NSFW)

If you've heard about/seen this video already, you already know it's quite 'not safe for work'.

Here's the censored version on YouTube:
(Jump the break for the uncensored version)

(via Barstool)

How bad is it?
Bad enough that ChristWire.org wrote an article about it:
WARNING: The following image video media shows a Satan possessed guitar using its vibrating sounds to fornicate a normal woman. Immediately dictate your wife and children leave the room and lock the door before reviewing for your parenting council/group.

Every week, each and every one of you know your child is exposed to Satanic music. I cannot stress enough how this music is bringing the destruction of not only the American culture as a whole, but also your precious son and daughter.

Satan loves a cheerful sinner, because it makes it easier for him to slip into their life and get them addicted to very dangerous habits.

Satan’s main vice is sexual fornications and his second favorite music after black rap, which is rock and roll (rock n’ roll). The music perverts standard church music progressions by adding accidentals and diminished 7th bridges, then adds the rhythm of drums so women will gyrate to the beat of Satan’s pelvic thrusts.

Women are already morally weak enough as it is, so by the time Satan adds guitar to a rock musical score the game is already over. He’s already won and his prize victory lap is getting women to do sick things on his searing sin lap.

If your wife or daughter has attended a rock concert or gone over to friend’s house where the music is playing, guess what? She’s probably cheated and fornicated on you because that’s how Satan works and why over 50% of marriages are divorced from guilt.

Liberals will lie and say its not true. They will say that MTV and Top 40 radio is not bad for especially women to listen to. They will say it is okay for your daughter to go to the latest ‘rock glam’ concert with her boyfriends. They will say it’s okay for your wife to have a ‘girl’s night out’ with her friends and a few of their guy friends without you around.

If such is the case, then why does this following video exist! Why is a woman being tempted to do gyrations on this guitars vibrating crescendos! Flangers and Wow boxboxes, tremolos and high-toned capos! Satan licks his chops when all of these are employed,because women are easy and also tricked by his rockabilly tones.

Devil music. People laught at me and try to say it is not true, but we see that all you have to do to get a women going is play some rock music and gyrate a phallic symbol guitar on her bed and she will do whatever Satan desires. Beware men and keep and yes on your wife and daughter, because this is the reality and the video proves it all.

This is someone’s wife. This is someone’s daughter. Satan has them and it is because rock and roll music. (christwire)
And then they post the uncensored version.
You know, so daddy can do research on the evil temptations of women and rock & roll music. Be sure to close the door behind you little Rosie, daddy needs some alone time to battle Satan.

Click for the good (bad?) version
(Beware: you will be tempted by Satan's second favorite music, after 'black rap' of course)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Weekend!: Video Edition

Extraneous Lyrics

"You should go procreate with yourself"
(via TBT)

Short film directed by Nicholas Gurewitch of The Perry Bible Fellowship!
(One of my favorite comics- Very sad that it's not updated much anymore...)

Wait for it...
(via The Daily What)

Best MMA finishing move ever

Off-the-wall kick to the head, anyone?
(via Deadspin)

Muppet-Themed Proposal
Pretty awesome (and complex) proposal.

"The Proposal is a short film I created to propose to my longtime love, Sara. Filmed and edited like a movie trailer, the proposal was shown in a real movie theater at the Red River Theater in Concord New Hampshire on 12/12/10 at 4pm. Dear friends and family snuck into the theater after the lights went down and were present when the trailer debuted."
(via The Daily What)


Lonnnng week. This is a much welcomed break.

I want this poster-sized:
Instant classic.
(via Deadspin)

Also classic, but much less athletic and a little more Jewish:
"Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis and Francis Ford Coppola, celebrating Lucas’s 50th birthday at Skywalker Ranch, May 14, 1994."
(via The Daily What)

How different generations use the internet:

(via Chart Porn)

What a Goofball
Yes, I may have thrown this in here just to use that pun...

So they may have found a cure for HIV... but still a little too soon?

 Good ol' autocorrect.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Check out this new site!:

I know the coupon/freebies site thing is a bit played out, but I have to agree with the concept.
Brbfood is a site to help you figure out what to eat when you just can't decide. Everyday our site will feature a different restaurant for you to consider. To help you save money we will try to post coupons and deals we find for the featured restaurant as well.
I'll admit I've resorted to coin flipping and even had a restaurant-selection-wheel at work before to help decide what/where to eat.
Plus, today there's a Quiznos coupon! Mmm... toasty...

I want to see this movie: Fast Five

AKA: The Fast & the Furious 5

I'll go see it, but the fact that they were in cars for less than half of the trailer worries me a bit.

In theaters April 29, 2011.

My very own QR code!

Check it out!
Honestly, I still don't fully know how these things work.
Create your own at Kaywa.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nice try Facebook virus

Apparently there's been a virus going around Facebook.
Fortunately none of my friends actually speak like a teenage girl...

Also... what's up with the poor grammar?
"You have to love this"?
No, no I don't.

You'll have to try harder than that ESL hackers!

Post-Class Post

Done with my class!
Here's a post.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: IRL

So incredibly cheesey and low-tech that it's actually enjoyable.
In fact, I almost wish I was part of it. Almost.
(via 9gag)

Clever, but no one likes unlabeled axes...
(via 9gag)


Freudian slip: n. A verbal mistake that is thought to reveal a repressed belief, thought, or emotion.


In the News: December 15, 2010

Just a weird, weird week...

Parallel park attempt on Appleton Street turns vehicle upside down
To evade the wrath of many, I will not comment on the gender of the driver.

The dangers of parallel parking...

"A woman who was reportedly attempting to parallel park her car on Appleton Street was transported to Mt. Auburn Hospital Sunday, Oct. 31, police said. The extent of her injuries was unknown, authorities said."

"Witnesses at the scene told officers that the 41-year-old Everett woman appeared to be parallel parking when the car flipped over. Police said upon further investigation, they determined that speed was not a factor in the crash but that human error was most likely the cause. Officers believe she may have accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing the rear end of the vehicle to jump the curb and climb a tree, resulting in the car flipping over. Another parked car at the scene sustained damage."
(via Barstool)

Joba Chamberlain Had The Best Winter Meetings Of Any Yankee
Not really a news story, but this picture (and caption) is awesome.

"Chamberlain's living it up at Disney World as we speak, and the husky manchild appears to have made a new friend."


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gawker's 50 Most Popular Passwords

In case you didn't know, Gawker was hacked Sunday and a whole bunch of user data was released to the public.
Among the interesting tidbits gleaned from the data? Passwords!

Here are the top 50:
Hmm. I don't see love, sex, secret, or god anywhere on that list!
Although the information I had might be a little dated...

Also interesting: 'monkey' at #8?!
(WSJ via David Chen)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Three (Slightly) Related Videos

They're all Christmas/wintery...ish.

Snow path prank:
Totally should have done this in college.

(via Neatorama)

Simon's Cat in 'Santa Claws'

(via The Daily What)

Not really sure what's going on here, but I think they just saved Jesus from a fire?

OK, maybe I'm reaching on the 'theme' with this one.
(via Picture is Unrelated)

I want to see this movie: Thor

As opposed to Season of the Witch (which I will see, mind you) I am actually truly looking forward to this movie:
Thor was never one of my favorites, but it looks interesting enough and I guess Marvel had to make it to continue the Avengers' back-stories.
(via The Daily What)

Awesome or Terrible?: Season of the Witch

I don't know about you, but I get excited with each Nic Cage release.
They can either be awesome (Kick-Ass) or beyond terrible (Ghost Rider- apparently they're making a sequel???)

The description sounds pretty awesome: "14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague."And in this one, he brings Ron Perlman along for the ride. Also awesome.
Nic Cage as a warrior and period actor: not quite as awesome...

Time will tell if it will be a hit or miss (from the trailer, my guess is 'miss), but I think this one is an opening night showing for me.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A TBT Update

It had been a while since I checked Today's Big Thing.
Here are a few of its latest gems:

Double Dream Hands
Time to learn the dance!

The Worst Person in the World
The more I watched, the worse she became...

Pneumatic Prank
This just seems horribly dangerous.... Yet hilarious.

Enough about people, Dogs are Awesome Too

Friday, December 10, 2010

In the News: December 10, 2010

It's been a while since my last ItN... Let's kick this off with a bang!

Or child pornography...
FBI: New Barbie 'Video Girl' doll could be used for child porn

"The FBI is warning law agencies that the new Barbie "Video Girl" doll could be used as a tool by pedophiles to make child pornography.

In an alert entitled "Barbie 'Video Girl' a Possible Child Pornography Production Method," the FBI said the doll has a built-in hidden camera in the chest and a small LCD screen for video display in her back.

Fitzhugh turns down Jets to keep job as conductor

Now that's a good son

"Keith Fitzhugh chose operating trains over a shot at a Super Bowl.

The free-agent safety turned down an offer to join the New York Jets to remain a conductor with Norfolk Southern Railroad and stay on track financially while helping support his parents in Atlanta.

"I've got something now where I know every two weeks I'm getting a paycheck," Fitzhugh told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday night. "That's what helps out the most right now. I don't knock the Jets at all. I highly appreciate them."

"Fitzhugh's father, Keith Sr., is disabled and unable to work, while his mother, Meltonia, has been struggling to make ends meet."

The teenager who sleeps for 10 days

Strange, strange condition...

"While most teenagers struggle to get out of bed in a morning, Louisa Ball might take 10 days to fully wake from her slumber, due to a very rare neurological disorder. So what's it like living with Kleine-Levin Syndrome?

Louisa has slept through holidays, friends' birthdays and half of her GCSEs.

In 2008, aged 14, she had been suffering from flu-like symptoms. She was at her school in Sussex when she started nodding off in class and behaving strangely.

"I didn't know what I was doing, what I was saying, everyone thought 'hey this isn't right,'" she recalls.

"I was hallucinating and after that I don't remember anything. All of a sudden it just went blank and I just slept for 10 days. I woke up and I was fine again."

Westboro Baptist Church says it will picket Elizabeth Edwards' funeral
I hate these people...

"Members of the Westboro Baptist Church announced Thursday plans to picket Saturday's funeral for Elizabeth Edwards in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Kansas-based Church - monitored by anti-hate groups such as the Anti-Defamation league and the Southern Poverty Law Center - is known for its extremist opposition to homosexuals, Jews and other groups.

The church members also oppose the War in Iraq.

According to the church's website, members will hold a protest from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Edwards, the estranged wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year battle with breast cancer.


Friday Selection

I have no doubt in my mind, Kim Jong Il loves 'The Sound of Music'.

Awesome t-shirt packaging:
I'm getting hungry...
(via inspire me now)

Most predictable: Oregon Trail
Worst: Any state with just their local university
Best: Montana Fishburne
(via Neatorama)


Thursday, December 9, 2010


Enchanted was on the other night and reminded me of this part of the movie:

Obviously it's funnier with a little more context, so I recommend watching if you haven't already seen it!
(Especially if you're a Disney child like me).

Happy Un-Channukah!

Technically Channukah's over, but here's a video to keep the Jews celebrating:

Oddly catchy...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Watch this Movie: Tangled

Born in the 80s, my childhood was filled with the Disney animation classics (Little Mermaid, Lion King, Aladdin...), so naturally I still go see Disney movies.
I'll admit, Disney animated movies were terrible for a while there, but it's seeing a revival with John Lasseter as Creative Director.

Long story short (too late!), go see Tangled!

It's also Disney's 50th animated feature film.
To commemorate, here is a count-up of all of them:

(via The Daily What)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Presentation: Done

Well, the powerpoint for my presentation is done.
To celebrate, here are some videos!

Here comes winter...

(via The Daily What)

OK, that was a little depressing.
Here's a cat hugging a teddy bear:

More animals!, you say?
Ducks being blown off their feet

(via Neatorama)



Oh yea, it's Channukah.

(via The Daily What)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thanks Friends!

Old man dances to Lady Gaga

(thanks to Adam)

Japanese Precision Walking
Japan: still leading the world in exporting weirdness

(thanks to Matt)

Friday, December 3, 2010


It's been a long week...

Check these out:

Apparently Steve Johnson's dropped pass is God's fault...
 Thx tho...
(via The Daily What)

I knew cameras were racist...

Who am I kidding... It's probably a Sony.

So simple and elegant.

(Brothers Brick)

Catch a few more after the break!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner: In Real Life!

I was always a fan of Looney Toons.
Here's a pretty cool take on the classics:

(via Neatorama)

Men Want Android, Women Prefer iPhone

This isn't very surprising to me.

Not to be sexist but... (obviously with the preface, I will be)

Women like pretty, but sometimes useless things (like: manicures, pink Uggs, and buying things on sale that they don't really need); while men like items of utility and over-the-top features (like: all-in-one tools, 500HP luxury cars, and over paying for things they want/need right now)
According to a Nielsen survey released this morning, there's a distinct gender gap when it comes to phone platforms. Based on a survey of 9,200 people in the U.S. conducted in August through October, Android is the most-desired platform among men, with 33% of male respondents saying they want one. The iPhone was a close second, with 29%.

But among women, Apple rules, with 31% of respondents saying they wanted an iPhone, versus a paltry 23% who said they'd prefer an iPhone [sic- think they meant Android?].
(Business Insider)

Better than the real thing

No joke, these look better than the actual production:

Hulk: The Musical

Conan's take on Spiderman

(via The Daily What)

Monday, November 29, 2010

I want to see this movie: Iron Sky

As opposed to the Spiderman musical, this movie looks awesome.

With a description like this, how can you lose?:
Towards the end of World War II the Nazi scientists made a significant breakthrough in anti-gravity. From a secret base built in the Antarctic, the first Nazi spaceships were launched in late ‘45 to found the military base Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun) on the dark side of the Moon. This base was to build a powerful invasion fleet and return to take over the Earth once the time was right.

Now it’s 2018, and it’s the time for the first American Moon landing since the 70’s. Meanwhile the Nazi invasion, that has been over 70 years in the making, is on its way, and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom. (Iron Sky)

With a premise/description as ridiculous as that, I half expected the title to be more like "Nazi Aliens for Hell" or something similar, but "Iron Sky" is good too...

Trailer 1:

Trailer 2:

(via Neatorama)

I wouldn't hold my breath for a Tony...

This TV spot was recently released for Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, Bono and The Edge's new Broadway musical:

So far, the show has cost $65 million to produce and, as it was pointed out, Bono's Product Red has just pass the $150 million mark, over the past three years.
I know it's different, but I think it reveals where Bono's true priorities lie. (Feeding his own ego, "Look everybody, I'm just as good as those Green Day guys. I can make musicals too!", and making money).
(via The Daily What)

Wong Fu Productions presents: "Agents of Secret Stuff"

Over the summer Wong Fu Productions embarked on creating a unique type of internet video entertainment.
As they put it: "a special project, something that had yet to be done by a major YouTuber; create a long form film, of mainstream quality, and release it on YouTube for the fans."

Here's the trailer to entice you:

(via Mashable)

And the feature film, when you set aside time to watch it:
(It's 35min long).


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Comics (and a Postsecret)!

Hope you all had similar Thanksgivings!
(Doghouse Diaries)

Ahh... Not much better than the suffering of others for the sake of a joke.

Is it just me, or has White Ninja been more nonsensical as of late?
(White Ninja)


While I'm all for smaller government, sometimes I fear the public is just to stupid to take care of themselves...

Can't We All Just Get Along?


Saudi school lessons in UK concern government

"The government says it will not tolerate anti-Semitic and homophobic lessons being taught to Muslim children in the UK.

BBC Panorama found that more than 40 Saudi Students' Schools and Clubs are teaching the official Saudi national curriculum to about 5,000 pupils.

One text book shows how the hands and feet of thieves are chopped off.

"Education Secretary Michael Gove said there was no place for the Saudi teachings with regard to Jews or homosexuals in Britain: "To my mind it doesn't seem to me that this is the sort of material that should be used in English schools.""

"One of the text books asks children to list the "reprehensible" qualities of Jewish people. A text for younger children asks what happens to someone who dies who is not a believer in Islam - the answer given in the text book is "hellfire".

Another text describes the punishment for gay sex as death and states a difference of opinion about whether it should be carried out by stoning, burning with fire or throwing the person over a cliff.

Arguments to take place in Oklahoma over ban on Islamic law in courts
I was not aware Islamic law was gaining a foothold in Oklahoma...

"A federal judge will hear arguments Monday on a temporary restraining order against an Oklahoma referendum that would ban the use of Islamic religious law in state courts.

Oklahoma voters approved the amendment during the November elections by a 7-3 ratio. But the Council on American-Islamic Relations challenged the measure as a violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange issued a temporary restraining order November 8 that will keep state election officials from certifying that vote.

"The entire U.S. Muslim population is about 2.4 million -- less than 1 percent of the country, according to a 2009 survey by the nonprofit Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

But supporters said a New Jersey case, in which a judge refused to grant a restraining order against a Muslim man whose wife accused him of raping her repeatedly, made it necessary for Oklahoma to take action to keep Islamic law from being imposed there.

The New Jersey decision, in which the family court judge found the husband was abiding by his Muslim beliefs regarding spousal duties, was overruled by an appellate court.

Dancing Penguins Singing Christmas Carols

Could there possibly be anything better??

(via The Daily What)

Tufts Beelzebubs on Glee (Again)!

There was a reported second song recorded by the Bubs for Glee.
Apparently the reports were correct!

Glee (and the Bubs) do Train's 'Hey Soul Sister'

Not bad... though not a huge fan of the song choice (most overplayed song, ever) and 'Teenage Dream' was definitely better.
(thanks Rachelle)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Black Friday!

In honor of Black Friday, I will be sitting at home and avoiding all shopping centers/stores.

Also, I will be avoiding TLC:
(Doghouse Diaries)

Very cool graphic on NFL Parity. Each team has been the next by the score between them:

Your guide to Small Talk throughout the year:


And another example of men vs. women: