Tuesday, November 4, 2008

McCain Tongue Redux

From the McCain Tongue Photoshopping Contest.


When social networking bites you in the ass.

Science vs. Religion

You may laugh, or it may piss you right the fuck off. Just a warning.

The Jackal

In honor of The West Wing being one of Mr. Logic's favorite TV shows, I present:

The Jackal
by Ronny Jordan (and performed marvelously by Miss CJ Cregg)

Did I ever tell you about the man who changed my life?
The one I thought, ohhh. Lord, when I saw him walkin' back in that bar, all tall and
lean with them broad shoulders, sweeeet lips, I knew that I had died and gone to. . .
Chocolate Heaven. . .
He had a real deep voice, white pearly teeth, his shoe was always shiny.
Long slender fingers manicured perfectly.
The man wore 800-dollar Italian suit, straight from, I dunno, what would they call it,
Milan or Rome or someplace like that?
I knew it wasn't local.
I said, I got to get next to that.
I haven't seen him in a long time.
The man was so fine, he could get any good girl into trouble. . .
Can you guess what his name was?. . .
Well. . . 'The Jackal'. . . 'The Jackal'. Say. 'The Jackal'. . .

He was fat back cat cool like a Friday afternoon martini, chillin' at a quarter after 5.
Twist of lime, Coke on the side.
The brother loved the high life.
Had a Ph.D. in street stride.
They called him 'The Jackal'.

He was big Mack daddy super black stylin' a diamonds in the back Cadillac.
Fur-lined boards, white wall wheels, cruise control, built for speed, chrome on evray-thang.
And stereophonic speakers, though he really didn't need them.
When they called him. . . 'The Jackal'. Say. 'The Jackal'. . .

Fly boy was in the buttermilk, hard, livin' fast, livin' large, 6 foot 4 and not an ounce of fat!
When women asked, 'is you a Cat?' He said 'I did more that that.
I'm the firmest of the firm
And in case you, hadn't known, they call me 'The Jackal'.

Served the 18-year bid First Reicker's Island then they hid him in the state
penitentiary. Said the charge was Grand Larceny.
That was 1975, and today, if he's still alive, he'd be living in the park.
Hm. The brother whose claim to fame was that they called him 'The Jackal'. 'The Jackal'. . ."

Bust a Move

Oh dear... I laughed so hard.

Current State of Mind in Politics

The New York Times has a visualization up representing McCain/Obama supporter's current state of mind. I think we can all guess which color corresponds to which candidate.

My Favorite TV Shows

  • Arrested Development
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The Daily Show
  • Deadwood
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • The Simpsons
  • The Sopranos
  • South Park
  • Twin Peaks
  • The West Wing
  • The Wire
  • The X-Files
What are yours? Am I missing anything important? I fully expect Ticknart to show me the light on a few shows.

Oh my!

Anonymous anger.
The life-blood of the idiot internet.
(Do yourself a favor: don't stay long.)


Positive thinking or dementia?

McCain Caption Roundup III

Add your caption in the comments.

Obama has an Arts Platform

(and a posse)

Check it out, if only for the painting of Barack emerging from a filthy metropolitan river, sparkling clean, looking like he wants to kiss you; oh, and don't forget the white steed.

It is sort of amazing that there are so many images evoking hope, that depict Obama, whereas McCain seems to evoke the types of captions we've given him. However, I'm a little uncomfortable about how unabashedly worshipful some of the art seems to me.

Helping Them Help Us Help You Help Them

Google knows too much.
Here's an article that lays out a picture of what Google might be able to know about you if they tried mining their data to find out.

We are helping them by drawing you here to this google-hosted site and then tracking you with Google Analytics.

There are some interesting points in the article, which includes a picture summary, in case you didn't feel like reading the whole article.

Everyone . . .

Anatomy in History

Historical Anatomies on the Web is a digital project designed to give Internet users access to high quality images from important anatomical atlases in the Library's collection. The project offers selected images from NLM's atlas collection, not the entire books, with an emphasis on images and not texts. Atlases and images are selected primarily for their historical and artistic significance, with priority placed upon the earliest and/or the best edition of a work in NLM's possession.

I have the Zodiac inside me. What do you have?The history of medicine is iinteresting and frightening.

They have title and images ranging from th 1300s to the 1800s. Some are incredibly detailed and others are like the picture over there.

Personally, I think it's cool how some of the artists try to tell a story with their images.

Making Future

I wonder how Nate Silver's projection system will do at predicting the election results.

Google Visualization API

This is a bit of a re-release. Looking at it briefly, it is much more customizable (and thus demanding coding skillz) than Many Eyes, but the visualizations are more homely (see gauges).


This is almost as bad as waiting for the day you can finally take an early pregnancy test. I find myself always searching the internet for early symptoms and signs. At least with politics there are some. Maybe.

A Good Return

Wallace and Grommit are returning in a special for Christmas on BBC called A Matter of Loaf or Death.

Unfortunatly it looks like the penguin from The Wrong Trousers will not be returning to wreak his revenge, but I can live with that.

This Fucking Election

A Visual.

Remember People...

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
- H. L. Mencken
US editor (1880 - 1956)

McCain Caption Roundup II

Add your caption in the comments.


I'm excited. It's hard to concentrate.