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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

While I'm watching 'The League'


Thank Jesus for this post.
(via TDW)



And nothing else matters...



Find the author who is focused more on ideas than promoting themselves.
(via Shades of Purple)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Man, it just got really dusty in here...




Side note: I had no idea what BERNAS was before this.
(via TDW)


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Divisional Gameday Videos

Now that the Patriots are back on their way to the Superbowl, I can relax and post.


To start, here's a behind-the-scenes video showcasing Andy Serkis' work on 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

(via /Film)



From last week:
Sad Packers Fan

It was totally the sparkles and Clay Matthews jersey.
(via Barstool)



How to Move a Barn:
With some extra steel and 350 friends.

(via Neatorama)

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Internet Blackout Day

So the internet's been all atwitter (haha, get it?) about the online protest of the SOPA and PIPA legislations by several websites.

Obviously I'm against the bills (all I do is repost content).
But if you're unfamiliar with them, here are a couple good primers:


(Khan Academy via Business Insider)


(via graphjam)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Video Game, Little Brother

Usually I don't like to just copy/paste entire entries (I usually post snippets and figure readers will click the links and visit the original source for more info), but this is too good not to share in its entirety:


Dear Customer Who Stuck Up For His Little Brother
Kristen Wolfe | 1/7/12
You thought I didn't really notice. But I did. I wanted to high-five you.

Yesterday I had a pair of brothers in my store. One was maybe between 15 and 17. He was a wrestler at the local high school. Kind of tall, stocky and handsome. He had a younger brother, who was maybe about 10 to 12 years old. The only way to describe him was scrawny, neat, and very clean for a boy his age. They were talking about finding a game for the younger one, and he was absolutely insisting it be one with a female character. I don't know how many of y'all play games, but that isn't exactly easy. Eventually, I helped the brothers pick a game called "Mirror's Edge." The youngest was pretty excited about the game, and then he specifically asked me, "Do you have any girl color controllers?" I directed him to the only colored controllers we have, which include pink and purple ones. He grabbed the purple one, and informed me purple was his FAVORITE.

The boys had been taking awhile, so their father eventually came in. He saw the game, and the controller, and started in on the youngest about how he needs to pick something different. Something more manly. Something with guns and fighting, and certainly not a purple controller. He tried to convince him to get the new Zombie game "Dead Island" and the little boy just stood there repeating, "Dad, this is what I want, OK?" Eventually it turned into a full-blown argument complete with Dad threatening to whoop his son if he didn't choose different items.

That's when big brother stepped in. He said to his dad, "It's my money, it's my gift to him. If it's what he wants, I'm getting it for him, and if you're going to hit anyone for it, it's going to be me." Dad just gave his oldest son a strong stern stare-down, and then left the store. Little brother was crying quietly. I walked over and ruffled his hair (yes, this happened all in front of me). I said, "I'm a girl, and I like the color blue, and I like shooting games. There's nothing wrong with what you like. Even if it's different than what people think you should." I smiled, he smiled back (my heart melted!). Big brother then leaned down, kissed little brother on the head, and said, "Don't worry, dude."

They checked out and left, and all I can think is how awesome big brother is, how sweet little brother is, and how Dad ought to be ashamed for trying to make his son any other way.
(HuffPo)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I Want One: Rhino Iguana

I've considered getting a lizard pet, but the problem is they're all just so small...

Now that I know these guys exist, problem solved.


(via TDW)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Post


Win.
(lamebook)



The phrasing is perfect.
(via THD



Totally going to start doing this.
(thanks to Johan)

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Song of the Moment: Elton John - This Train Don't Stop There Anymore

I was turned back on to this song because I read about a proposed Elton John biopic.
And Elton John's personal choice to portray him? Justin Timberlake. Yeah.

Anyway, turns out JT has already had a little trial run.
That's him in the official music video:




Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Anyone remember 'Young Hercules'?

Either way, I bet Ryan Gosling hopes you don't remember it.



That's right! That's little Ryan Gosling donning the sheepskin(?) vest and trousers.

I never watched the show, but I do remember changing the channel every time it came on!
(Huffington Post)

Monday, January 9, 2012

I believe!

Hope you all watched the Steelers/Broncos game last night because Tebow did it again.

This time with an overtime, first play, 80-yard TD pass.

Ridiculous.

On top of that (I heard this on the radio but had to verify for myself) check this out:

Tebow threw for 316 yards.
With 10 completions, that's an average of 31.6 yards/completion. (NFL)
And the Nielsen rating during the end of that game was 31.6. (bizjournal)

Why the 316 hype?

John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Yea. Believe, bitches!



But there's a conflict of interests next week...

Jesus Leaves Broncos, Signs with Patriots


"Tired of living in quarterback Tim Tebow’s shadow, Jesus Christ left the Denver Broncos today and signed as a free agent with the New England Patriots, who will face Denver in an intriguing AFC playoff game on Saturday.

New England denied they signed Jesus specifically to counter Tebow, insisting their starting free safety, Patrick Chung, was inexplicably raptured late Sunday. Moments later, Christ appeared with His agent at the Patriots’ training facility and offered to fill the defensive role. Previously, Jesus had backed Tebow during the Broncos’ miraculous run to the playoffs, including an overtime victory Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Christ Himself said he enjoyed his time with Denver, but felt He needed to make a move.

“I’m getting on, and at this stage of my career I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to start with a title contender,” said Jesus, who will wear the number 1 jersey. “I may be the King of Kings, but I need the ring of rings, baby. Jesus needs a Super Bowl ring.”
"


"If Jesus does get an interception, it sets up a theological conundrum for Tebow. Will the faithful quarterback be willing to make a tackle?

“I pray that never comes up,” said Tebow. “But if it did happen, I think Jesus would understand that I was put on this Earth to play football, and that would include me having to tackle Him.”

Jesus, however, has a more nuanced view of their relationship.

“I love Tim Tebow. I am his Lord and Savior and through me he will know love and peace everlasting,” He said. “But if that kid so much as lays a finger on me I will go all Herod’s Temple on him, you know what I’m sayin’?

“That’s gonna be a sweet, sweet ring,” he added. “People they’ll come to me and be like, ‘Jesus, can I enter Heaven? I’ve been good.’ And I’ll be like, ‘Maybe you been good, but you ain’t got one a these!’ Oh yeah. Some bling for da King.”
"
(SatireWire)


A Post to Keep AMPS Happy


Official Trailer for the 84th Academy Awards:

Billy's back!
(via /Film)



Clever Ron Paul Campaign Ad:

"You may not know it by name, but even non-type-geeks know it when they see it: Gotham, the typeface designed by Hoefler & Frere-Jones, which the Obama campaign used to brand the president during his 2008 campaign. Now it's 2012 and we're gonna be seeing a lot more Gotham from the Obama camp. But not just them. Ron Paul's political action committee has dramatized an incendiary, Obama-criticizing speech that Paul gave using animated typography . . . and the whole thing is set in Gotham."



"The actual content of the video, as one would expect from a PAC trying to get a libertarian cartoon character elected leader of the free world, is basically nuts: an elaborate recasting of Obama's nation-building policy as a "what if it happened here?" Red Dawn-esque apocalyptic fantasy, with a psychotic voiceover performance to match. And the animated typography style is an unimaginative rip-off of Cee-Lo's "Fuck You" music video (which itself was a rather unimaginative rip-off of a 2007 typographic visualization of Samuel L. Jackson's Pulp Fiction speech). But setting the whole thing in Gotham? That's some branding jujitsu right there.

Nowhere in Ron Paul's speech does he say "the president" or "Obama," but as soon as this video begins, the visual association with Obama is subtly seeded in the viewer's mind. Not because most people have ever heard of Gotham or Hoefler & Frere-Jones, but because that typeface was so distinctive and so ubiquitous at a specific time and place in our political history. It's like a sense memory. And setting the vivid, horrifying imagery of an America occupied by foreign invaders in animated "Obama font" for three minutes recasts the typeface's associations from "HOPE" to something much more menacing. Man, we'd better vote that dude out of office pronto!
"
(via Fast Co)



Shit White Girls Say... to Black Girls

(via TDW)



And...
29 Ways to Stay Creative

(via Fast Co)

Song of the Moment: Seal - A Change is Gonna Come

You can't beat the original Sam Cooke version, but this one is pretty awesome:


Official version (embedding was disabled for some reason...)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sesame Street: "Engineer"

James Marsden and Elmo explain the word "Engineer":



OK, not the best explanation... but in a country that is already starting to face a shortage of engineers, I'll take it.