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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two GIFs

Utter chaos.


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).


Enjoy!

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.
(C&H)


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


Agreed.
(SMBC)


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

Can't We All Just Get Along?

(failblog)



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.
"
(BBC)


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.
"
(CNN)

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:
(deadspin)


Your guide to Small Talk throughout the year:
(GraphJam)


Wow.
(failblog)


And another example of men vs. women:
(9gag)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's to hoping yours is less confusing than Monique's.
(lamebook)


And here's to hoping you have a better Black Friday than the Taiwanese predict:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

3 Great Rants

In honor of the Patriots vs Lions game tomorrow, here is a game prediction/warning to Mr. Tom Brady:

(heard this morning on The Sports Hub)


UCF Professor's lecture on cheating

Totally on the students' side on this one. If a professor copies an exam that's readily found online, I think it's his own fault.

Basically what el pres said:
"I don’t get how UCF is just discounting the fact this professor claimed he made his own tests from scratch and then used the cookie cutter one? That seems pretty fucking cut and dry to me. Like how could they think they were cheating if he specifically said he didn’t use those ones? But let’s ignore that overwhelming fact for a second here. The bottom-line is that any college professor who uses a textbook produced midterm exam deserves to get “cheated on” or better yet fired. I mean how fucking lazy can you be? Obviously tests in test banks are going to be available on the internet. Duh. As a student you’d almost have to be an idiot not to practice with them. So spare me the righteous indignation here. If anybody should be mad here it should be the students for paying 10′s of thousands of dollars to go to a school where the professors half asses it. Not to mention the fact the way they are handling this is total bullshit. Basically either admit what you did was wrong regardless of whether you believe it or not and get a free pass or stick to your guns and fail even though you did nothing wrong. Seems fair."
(via Barstool)


And you can't have a blog about rants with out Kanye:

His 9-minute monologue on George Bush, Katrina, Taylor Swift, the Matt Lauer interview, and more!
(via The Daily What)

Nicholas Cage Losing His Shit

4 Minutes of Nic Cage madness/genius(?)

Gotta say, I'm a little disappointed his end scene in Kick-Ass wasn't in there...

24hrs until Stuff-Your-Face Day!

My favorite holiday has to be Thanksgiving.
What's better than a day celebrating family, friends, and food?


To celebrate, here are some vids:

Spray on hair or yarmulke? In this case, I might take the kippa.

(via The Daily What)


In Soviet Russia, rat chases cat!

(via The Daily What)


Dramatic eagle.



Hot Wheels scaled model of the LA traffic

Pretty sweet.
(via The Daily What)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Periodicals do the Internet

Periodicals are fighting to stay current in the digital era (and stay alive amidst falling subscriptions).
Here are two fun and interactive examples:


The NY Times allows you to solve the deficit problem!

I don't know, seems pretty easy to me... Check out my solution here.


USA Today predicts which generation you were born in.
It's surprisingly accurate. I took it twice (it changes questions) and it guessed my year of birth exactly the first time and off by a year the second.

NKOTBSB

New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys perform at the AMAs.

Just a little sad I missed this...

Pretty epic. Unfortunately, they're horribly out of tune.
(via Barstool)

One and Done!

In no relation to the post title, here are four images from far reaches of the world wide web.

Golden-fleece diapered Baby Jesus would be proud...
(SMBC)


He can also bless you!
If you believe in him...
(C&H)


Off the topic of religion, Tom Brady looks like a Caveman.
"Beating Peyton Manning: So easy a caveman could do it."
(TLL)


The holiday shopping season has just about started.
May your holidays be white-man-in-underwear free!
Seriously, what's going on here?
(failblog)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Part 1 of the seventh book is out in theaters. What a great way to prolong a money-making franchise...

It's ok, we just get to see more of him:
(failblog)

*Edit* And the cast learning to speak American:
*Edit* Clearly I had that wrong the first time, here's the correct video:

(thanks to Erin)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I'll let you decide which is which.
(Hint: They might all be bad)


Harry Potter: The X-Rated trailers

(via Funny or Die)


Angelina, from Jersey Shore, releases a pop song

(via Barstool)


5 Minutes Of Crazy Oprah Audience Reactions

(via The High Definite)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Almost there...

Hopefully this will get you through the rest of the week:


Yay sequins!

(Barstool)


Who are the two people you'd think would do a PSA about safesex together?

If you answered Bristol Palin and The Situation, you're right!
Yea, whaaaat?
(The Daily What)


Cars 2 trailer!
I didn't really picture Cars having a sequel, but apparently this was John Lasseter's favorite.
And when you're creative director of Disney, you can do pretty much whatever you want.




Girlfight.
Initially I wasn't going to post this, but the inordinate number of flying kicks deemed it necessary.

(deadspin)


Annnnnnd...
At least you're not in this Cornell professor's class.

(The Daily What)

The Beatles on iTune

So apparently The Beatles are finally selling music on iTunes.
And for some reason they're topping the charts for sales on iTunes, which leads me to ask this question:
Who are these people that don't own Beatles music already?
(GraphJam)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In the News: November 16, 2010

Lots going on people! Let's get to it:

Panic as Ohio tower falls in the wrong direction



"The planned demolition of the Ohio Edison tower in Ohio in the US went wrong after a malfunction caused the structure to fall in the wrong direction.

The tower brought down power lines, leaving at least 4000 householders without electricity, and sent spectators scurrying for cover.
"
(BBC)


Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan
Normally I would back the woman going up against ridiculous sharia laws, and not that I think the punishment is just or fair, but this woman has to be more aware of her surroundings.

"A Christian woman has been sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, two police officials told CNN Thursday.

Asia Bibi was convicted of insulting Islam's prophet, Mohammed, while working in a field with several Muslim women in a village southwest of Lahore.

She told them the Quran was "fake" and made comments about one of Mohammed's wives and about his health in his final days, the police complaint against her said.

She said that "the Quran is fake and your prophet remained in bed for one month before his death because he had worms in his ears and mouth. He married Khadija just for money and after looting her kicked her out of the house," local police official Muhammad Ilyas told CNN.
"
(CNN)


Kinect Camera Data Could Be Sold for Ad Targeting
Sounds scarier than what would really happen, but you never know...


"When the multinational corporation began tempting us to purchase a network-connected camera to place in our living rooms, the Orwellian parts of us should have predicted this: Microsoft is hinting that it would like to use the Kinect to better target its content to users. That means gathering data from the camera – everything from basic demographics to what shirt you’re wearing – and use it to tailor its media offerings. That is, to better cater marketing to you by allowing marketers access to Kinect-driven data.

That’s not to say that Microsoft is toying with ideas that other companies like Facebook don’t already employ, nor does it mean your Kinect is spying on you right now (although it could be – it’s probably best just not to think about it). But at a conference last week Microsoft’s Dennis Durkin, a VP in the company’s interactive department, said at a conference he would like to use the Kinect to better target the media and advertising it presents to users.
"
(PopSci)

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Monday, November 15, 2010

People Vids

Clearly, we're the more evolved...

Man forced to eat his own beard

(via Deadspin)


Rajon Rondo brought his talent to Miami

(via Barstool)


Just like stomping on a puppy...

(9gag)


Lebron 'gay' commercial

(via deadspin)

Animal Vids

For your viewing pleasure:

Penguin robot leads flock of real penguins

(via Neatorama)


More Maru!
For some reason this cat loves playing in boxes... Even if they're way too small.

(via TBT)

Happy Monday!

Here's to kickin' it off right:

Guaranteed, Heather's American...
(lamebook)


Just a little bizarre...
(failblog)


A stereotypical view of the world:
(someecards)

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Racist Woman from Hingham

This woman is nuts...

From the postman:
"This woman is outrageous -- I am still waiting for US Postal Inspection Service to investigate this matter. it has been a year since postmaster fired me for this racist lady, and Hingham court let her go free, no trial."





Luckily, our friends at 4chan are on it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In the News: November 10, 2010

It's been a while...

Here's what's been happening since the last ItN:


Women Prefer Men With Yellow, Red Faces
Score one for the Asians and Native Americans.


"Men, take note: A healthy glow is more attractive to women than a strong, masculine face, a new study says.

Women in a recent experiment preferred men with yellower and redder skin tones, both of which can signal good health, a crucial factor in choosing a mate, scientists say.

For instance, people of any race who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables tend to have yellower hues, and people who are physically fit have more oxygenated—and thus, redder—blood and skin.

By contrast, pallid skin with lesions is generally considered unattractive, perhaps because such traits betray a weak immune system, said study co-author Ian Penton-Voak, an experimental psychologist at the University of Bristol in the U.K.

Unexpectedly, the women in the study showed no preference for men with traditionally masculine features, such as a prominent jaw and high muscle mass, the researchers say."
(NatGeo via Neatorama)



Google Gives All Employees Surprise $1,000 Cash Bonus And 10% Raise
Time to get a new job...
"Google has given all of its employees $1,000 cash "holiday bonuses" and 2011 salary increases of at least 10%, a loyal reader tells us.

The 10% company-wide raise will take effect on January 1, 2011.

In addition, Google will also give each employee an additional raise equivalent to 1X the employee's target bonus for the year. And employees will be eligible for additional "merit increases" based on their individual performance.

In another nice gesture, Google will pay the taxes on the $1,000 holiday cash bonuses, thus allowing employees to keep the whole thing.

(You can sniff that $1,000 isn't much, but it's a lot more than nothing, and spread across 20,000 employees, it's costing the company $20 million. A 10+% raise on a total cost base of $20 billion, meanwhile, will probably cost the company $1 billion a year, assuming a third of those costs are compensation. Judging from an internal memo, the new salary costs will be somewhat offset by reduced bonuses and stock option grants.)"
(Business Insider)


Lightning bolt kills Wild At Heart giraffe
I don't really know what show this was. I just thought it was tragic (and a little funny?)
There's really no place for a giraffe to hide in a thunderstorm...


"A giraffe that appeared on the ITV drama Wild At Heart has died after being struck by a bolt of lightning."

"The thunderstorm, which killed Hamley, took place on Monday on the Glen Afric reserve in South Africa."
(BBC)

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Why I Don't Cook at Home

Exactly.

(The Oatmeal)

Stuffers

Why didn't they come up with this sooner??
(inspire me now)


Now you too can feel like a homeless person, in your home!
(Neatorama)


Might as well have said, "I can bank while I wait for a work truck to come by and take me to do manual labor for the day!"
(failblog)

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The Paper is Done!

10-pg paper for class is finished!

That means more videoooos...


Did anyone else see this video on Sunday?
Andy Reid, Eagles head-coach, was a massive kid!


This is approaching Baby Huey sized ridiculousness...
(via Barstool)



More football...
Greatest trick play ever?

(via The Daily What, and everywhere else on the internet)



"I wanted to go to Dick's house!"

What is wrong with kids these days?
I cannot imagine what's at Dick's house that makes it better than Disneyworld...

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Michael Jackson - Breaking News

So... 'Breaking News' of the day is that Sony Records is releasing a new MJ album next month and posted this new song from the album:



As with most things Michael Jackson, this release was not without controversy.
Members of Jackson's family doubt the authenticity of the vocals and believe it is someone else singing the song.

I'm not convinced that it's not him, but I can easily see how its authenticity could be doubted.
1) His voice is deeper (which happens with age, see: Elton John)
2) The mixing is awful and it's obvious that sample breaths and signature MJ shouts were cut in
3) Very seldom can you hear him singing alone, it's always heavily layered
4) Then there's the fact that it's just a downright terrible song
Many people have likened it to Britney Spears or other generic factory pop.

It has the MJ backbeat, but compare it to the last song he worked on, 'This Is It':


This was also released posthumously, but he was obviously involved in producing it and it was near completion since it shares the name of his would-be tour (which I had tickets to and am still sore about).

Anyway... this might be the only time I quote (and agree with) Will.i.am, but I think he sums up the feelings of many:
"He was a perfectionist and he wouldn't have wanted it that way," he said. "Now that he is not part of the process, what are they doing? Why would you put a record out like that?"
(BBC)

*Edit*
Side note: Cirque du Soleil has a show featuring MJ music!

Who wants to go?!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tufts Beelzebubs on Glee

My dear Alma mater's most prominent a cappella group, the Beelzebubs, will be featured on Glee tomorrow!
(At least their voices will be... apparently they're not pretty enough for prime time).

I've never seen Glee before, but I may have to tune in to support. Especially after that tough loss on The Sing Off.
(via Tufts)

*Edit*
Hear the second song here!
*End edit*

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Quick Pics

A baby... dressed as Kim Jong Il.
Awesome.
(The Daily What)


Bob Marley, apparently.
I would have loved to be this guy's tattoo artist...
"I'm a huge Bob Marley fan, I want his name and face tattooed on me forever!"
"Sir, this is not Bob Mar..."
"Hey! Who's the Bob Marley fan here? You just do your job.   hehe... Wait til the guys at the fan club get a load of this."
(Ugliest Tattoos)


"And just like that, all of Josh's long years in therapy were undone."
(Cake Wrecks)



Now there's an actor accepting his role in life. Well, that and Reading Rainbow.
[Side note: Apparently Reading Rainbow 2.0 is in the works!]
"Nice try, Geordi, but we both know you can’t fix coolant leaks worth a damn."
(The Daily What)

Sunday Comics

Just a few:

I really miss my dual-monitors at work...
(Dilbert)


Genius.
(SMBC)


His first problem was naming it the 'sperm whale'. The childhood teasing was endless.
(SMBC)

 
Read the whole thing here. Really doesn't make sense without it...
(Hyperbole and a Half)


Harsh.
(Bizarro)


"Last week was National Oatmeal Day and to celebrate I asked my readers to leave comments which I would then draw. From the 2,000+ comments I picked five of my favorites and turned them into the comics you see below."

Beware the vagina MiG.
(The Oatmeal for more)