Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Whedonverse Circle of Life

Former 'Buffy' star gives birth on her own birthday.

Terrible Awesomeness, set to music

For some reason, spanish speaking You Tubers have a love affair with terrible meteor videos. This is one of my favorites. I especially love the music, the swerving meteor/missiles, and the sound effects.

Dramatic readings of message-board posts about atheism from Christian fundamentalist message boards


Andy Hallett, who played Lorne on Angel, passed away last weekend due to heart failure. He was only 33.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Xtranormal III

Another One More on Watchmen

"Leaked" video game footage.

Not safe for work, but really funny.

xtranormal Part. 2


This is a site where you type in your own script and then the animated characters speak it. You could make them say something really interesting and profoundly philosophical, but I know you're going to make them say dirty stuff. I know because I would.

Israel ≠ All Jews

The Anti-Defamation League calls this cartoon anti-Semitic.
Pat Oliphant's outlandish and offensive use of the Star of David in combination with Nazi-like imagery is hideously anti-Semitic. It employs Nazi imagery by portraying Israel as a jack-booted, goose-stepping headless apparition. The implication is of an Israeli policy without a head or a heart.

Israel's defensive military operation to protect the lives of its men, women and children who are being continuously bombarded by Hamas rocket attacks has been turned on its head to show the victims as heartless, headless aggressors.

To me, the comic is anti-Israel, not anti-Semitic.

I know it's hard for people to separate people following a religion and living all over the world from a nation based on that religion, but, come on, they're not the same thing. Ever.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

To Boldly Sit in a Minivan

Fox has a trailer for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode of Family Guy episode airing on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Ideas Worth Spreading"

An interesting "lecture series" type site with lots of different speakers and subjects: TED.

Where the Wild Things Are

Clearly there's been a lot added, but still...

I can't wait.

(Thanks to Mamapop for the heads-up)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Ninth Corps

In brightest day, in blackest night,
Not my problem, I’ll be alright;
No cause you name is worth a fight,
Though if I’m bored, then yeah, I might.

They even have t-shirts. Oh, and here's the ring design.

(Explanation, sort of, here.)

Just One More Watchmen Post?

Watchmen Back Story Unspools in Under the Hood DVD

Long Wired article/interview about all the features of the Black Freighter DVD. It looks great and includes a bunch of things that had to be left out of the 2.5 Hour movie.

I hope I get time to read this article.

The Next Batman Villian!

Monday, March 23, 2009



Oh my...


Just... go. GO.

98% Of Babies Manic-Depressive

NEW YORK—A new study published in The Journal Of Pediatric Medicine found that a shocking 98 percent of all infants suffer from bipolar disorder. "The majority of our subjects, regardless of size, sex, or race, exhibited extreme mood swings, often crying one minute and then giggling playfully the next," the study's author Dr. Steven Gregory told reporters. "Additionally we found that most babies had trouble concentrating during the day, often struggled to sleep at night, and could not be counted on to take care of themselves—all classic symptoms of manic depression." Gregory added that nearly 100 percent of infants appear to suffer from the poor motor skills and impaired speech associated with Parkinson's disease.

(From The Onion)

Fuller and Star Trek?

Bryan Fuller, creator of the excellent Dead Like Me and even better Wonderfalls and even better Pushing Dasies, would like to create a new Star Trek series.

"I would love to return to the spirit of the old series with the colors and attitude. I loved Voyager and Deep Space Nine, but they seem to have lost the ‘60s fun and I would love to take it back to its origin." (From an iF Magazine interview.)

"I would love to do it in the same era as the J.J. Abrams movie, but on another starship on a completely different adventure. But it really is a dream and there is nothing official about it at all." (From Ain't It Cool News.)

Fuller wrote for both DS9 and Voyager, and produced Voyager's final season, which was the best one since Jeri Taylor stepped back from being in charge.

And, hell, if Fuller's great original series don't stick around for long (Although they should!), maybe a Fuller run Star Trek can.

Vanilla is Sorry

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Superuseless Followup Vid

Bored Men Play with Sheep

Or it's an elaborate ad. You decide!

Via Topless Robot

Superuseless Superpowers

Among the Aces, there are Jokers*:

Your gaze isn't strong enough to burn through anything, just strong enough to point things out. Makes prolonged eye contact particularly awkward and painful during romantic dinners and job interviews.
* Does anyone get this reference?

A Poster

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

For My Dear IT Guys

I didn't understand all of it, but- DUDE- that looks awesome. I can haz?

Math Can TOO Be Funny!

I especially like the memo line. Thanks, Failblog.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sci Fi Channel to Change Name to ‘Syfy’

I thought that it was just an early April fools joke, but apparently the Sci-Fi channel is changing their name to SyFy. Lame! Check out their new home to be.

LCARs for the iPhone

The definitive site for human achievement.

The Universal Record Database
People upload their videos of their achievements, and other people can choose to let them stand, or beat them.
Examples include:

  • "Most giraffe tattoos on a shoulder (3 giraffes)"

  • "Most images of fish sandwiches looked at in one minute (60 fish sandwiches)"

  • and the ongoing challenge of longest "shh".

Monday, March 16, 2009

I Heart Threadless

There's a Spring Cleaning Sale going on at Threadless this week. Lots of T's for $5 each.


Skinny, white, Belgian kid can really beatbox.

The layers! My gahd! He's a beatbox parfait.

Friday, March 13, 2009

50 Worst Cars EVAH.

Time Magazine's 50 Worst Cars of All Time. It takes a while to read, but it's HILARIOUS. For instance, did you know that there was a car whose failure to be popular was blamed on its front grill resembling a vagina? Seriously. Worth a read, especially if you're a car-enthusiast, but even if you're not.

Oh My...

In an effort to elevate the tone of this blog, I bring you the following:

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Grass Mud Horse

So here's a fun story about using immature humor to annoy censors. Lenny Bruce would approve.

BTW, the NyTimes story can't quite bring itself to spell it out, but Grass Mud Horse is pronounced "Cao Ni Ma" - a synonym for "Fuck your Mother" (used like "Fuck off" in English).

Ricky Gervais and Elmo

As much because it's funny to hear Kevin Clash laugh for real but still in Elmo's voice as to get that frakking Calvin slash crap off the top of the page.

Get this webpage back! Get it back!

Is This Creepy?

They seem to think this strip is over at Robot 6. (And they think this other one is saccharine.)

So, is it creepy?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Plea

If the film made you think. Or argue with your friends. If it inspired a debate about the nature of man, or vigilante justice, or the horror of Nixon abolishing term limits. If you laughed at Bowie hanging with Adrian at Studio 54, or the Silhouette kissing that nurse.

Please go see the movie again next weekend.

You have to understand, everyone is watching to see how the film will do in its second week. If you care about movies that have a brain, or balls, (and this film's got both, literally), or true adaptations -- And if you're thinking of seeing it again anyway, please go back this weekend, Friday or Saturday night. Demonstrate the power of the fans, because it'll help let the people who pay for these movies know what we'd like to see. Because if it drops off the radar after the first weekend, they will never allow a film like this to be made again.

NPH is The Doog

Thanks Brandi:

Rating Site for People

In what must surely be the last gasp of Web 2.0 insanity we report the launch of PersonRatings, a site where visitors can rate people, anyone, with complete anonymity. Just enter their name, tick some boxes and leave a comment or two, which should in no way be driven by personal animosity or thirst for revenge.

- From The Register (www.theregister.co.uk)

Here's the site: www.personratings.com

I'm not condoning its use.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

If you weren't at Gothla...

I'm looking at you Brandi! (on opposite day)

The rest of you, watch this.

Open Watching the Watchmen Post

Good movie, fine movie or sacrilege?

I liked it. There are some false steps, but not enough to spoil a good effort.

*Opening sequence
*Lack of giant squid
*Rorshach largely handled appropriately
*Mostly made sensible choices about what to exclude

*Soundtrack choices often distracting
*Some of the speechifying came off as overwrought
*Contained most hilarious sex scene in the history of movies

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Watchmen Cartoon

Aww, no!

Also, have you checked out Scott Kurtz's Watchmen parody, Ombudsman?
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Is Futurama Coming Back?! :The Sequel

David X Cohen, co-creator and producer and writer, gives it even odds:
The good news is there seems to be a genuine fact that the powers that be at Fox are discussing more Futurama. The bad news is they’re not discussing it with us. They are only talking among themselves, and I don’t know what they’re thinking. I place the odds at 50/50.

Jon Stewart Destroys Rick Santelli And CNBC

Hat tip to Josh G.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


OMFG- SPINAL TAP IS ON TOUR. I seriously just got chills. CHILLS.

What's everybody doing on April 22nd?

[Elex Edit: Tour has been cancelled]

Dwarfed Punk

Somehow I never tire of Daft Punk remixes mashups....

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


For Elex, from passive-agressive notes.

Monkey Jesus

Mmm... sacralicious!

Monday, March 2, 2009

nerd hijack

Check out what's winning NASA's "name a part of our space station" contest.

Myself, I've always thought that "Serenity" had a vaguely funereal sound to it.