Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sort of sad

Microsoft Encarta really is a dinosaur...but its a cute little guy that you'd let curl up in front of your fireplace on a cold night. Today Microsoft announced that they are killing off the Encarta product line....sigh.

Back in the day CDROM drives were mainly a novelty but Encarta was one of those applications that was simply amazing. I'm sad to see it go.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sorry dude.

Rick Wagoner was a GM lifer, working for the company for 32 years in various positions. That's pretty rare these days to find an executive that hasn't jumped from company to company like a whore looking for the best corner to work.

As honorable as Wagoner's history with GM has been he is still getting the boot at the behest of the Obama Administration. I'm not saying that he doesn't deserve to loose his job, ultimately the company's failures are his responsibility, but I hope that people realize he inherited a decades long mess to fix. From a quality and product standpoint GM has come a long way during his tenure.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Don't miss it.

If you are a Star Trek fan you may want to catch this weekend's Family Guy. They are bringing in the complete cast from The Next Generation series...looks awesome.

Can you believe that Star Trek:TNG has been off the air for 15 years? WTF! When did I get so fucking old?

She's a winner.

First Place at this year's primary school Intolerance Fair.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I'm finally coming to grips with the fact that Battlestar Galactica is over. Here's a great list of things to miss about BSG.

Now I'm sad again.

Thank you Mr. President

It looks like the Obama Administration's stance on Net Neutrality is a good thing. This means at least we will all have decent Internet access for all those unemployed recession days to come.

Two sides to every coin

Elevate yourself above the screaming rabble.....read both sides of the story. Of course it is a sad commentary on this country that someone takes an MIT education and goes into finance. It's no wonder our Space Program is so fucked up.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A reasoned approach

Why are certain drugs illegal? Why are they categorized differently than alcohol? Here's a great view point about the nature of prohibition....which really is a very undemocratic system when you think about it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Credibility -25HP

Looks like we can all stop worrying about AIDS...the Pope has got it all figured out.

Sweet home Indiana.

Got to love it when your home state makes the big 'net news sites......

This will depress the shit out of you.

FED, TARP, CDO, CDS, Toxic Assets, "Bad" Bank, Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (ABCPMMMFLF)......WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT!!

This article from Rolling Stone is without doubt the best description of our current financial meltdown. It will open your eyes to some scary shit and it should really piss you off.

I got in a huge argument with someone about how some of the zombies of AIG deserved to get the bonuses that they were contractually promised. The crux of this person's argument was that even if I didn't agree with the imensity of the bonuses these people had still "worked" their asses of for that money with long days, ulcers and divorces in their wake. These people were paid with MY money....the government took MY money and used it to pay off the people that set fire to the entire global economy.

The idea that you deserve to be compensated for you work a core value of the American people, I cannot disagree with that. However, if you are under the impression that manipulating a financial system and using money to manufacture more money constitutes "work" then you need to be donkey punched and raped.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Six Years

It's been six years since Bush launched the War in Iraq...does that even seem real? I vividly remember sitting and watching the first days of the war and it feels like that was so much longer ago than six years. Here's a photo collection showing six years of war....

If only....

Check out this picture. The arrow is pointing to a young (and total KGB agent) Vladimir Putin.

So basically on the right you've got the two men that ended the Cold War (Reagan and Gorbachev) and on the left is a former spook that wants to take us back to those good 'ole days.



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Damn you internets!

I'd love to think that this video is real and not just a big faked marketing exercise because it is really awesome. Sadly....I can't find anything to confirm that these guys REALLY did this.


To the non geek people out there the news of IBM potentially buying Sun Microsystems is no big deal. But for those of us with long tech memories it is the merging of two formerly bitter rivals....it almost seems dirty.

Here's a quarter

Here's yet another awesome game review by Yahtzee. However, this one is more than just a game review...it's a social critique.

Don't be evil

Google's unofficial motto should be Do some good. Check out the new feature that they have added to Google Earth, historical photos. Now you can use Google Earth to see how parts of our planet have changed over the last few decades. It's really cool.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

No balls

How sad is it that Jon Stewart is now the most credible journalist out there? I'm not trying to say the Stewart doesn't deserve it because even though he makes a living telling "dick" jokes I think he's brilliant. This is more of a sad commentary on the state of journalism and just how beholden to advertising dollars today's news outlets have become. John King would never confront Dick Cheney in a meaningful way because if he did he would get frozen out by Republicans, douchebags and CEOs. Who's going to sit down with the guy with a spine when there are a thousand starving dog journalists out there that won't say "boo" to you.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The best thing

What is the best thing that has ever happened to Democracy in America? Two Words: Dick Cheney.

Things are always darkest before dawn and it appears that Dick Cheney may end up being the root of evil that reminded the American people just how important the Constitution really is. Mr. Cheney operated the Executive Branch of our Government like it was the ONLY branch that existed. He also believed that the Executive Branch had the authority to ignore the rights of every American at will. The sad thing is that the other two branches, which are supposed to be the check and balance, were either blind or totally ignorant for eight years.

I'll give him credit for being devious enough to essentially circumvent the preceding 224 years of Constitutional Democracy....now let's try him for treason.

Faster Pussycat

Sometimes animal cruelty really kicks ass!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ahhhhhhh Yeahhhhhhhhh.....

This one goes out to Kirby.


Has love died? When two people that were so perfect for each other can't make it work.....what hope is there left?

LOFL! I love that the split happened "a few weeks ago." It was over on November 5th.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

You're so important

I'm a democrat now....I guess. Every once in a while though I have a Republican relapse, these episodes are usually brought on by Nancy Pelosi or other long serving Congressional Democrats.

Remember when Congress was all shitty with the CEOs of banks and auto companies for showing up in their fancy private jets to ask for bailout money? For shame you corporate fat cats! I guess Nancy Pelosi thinks that if a Gulfstream G5 has an US Air Force crew it doesn't make her a hypocritical idiot.

Hey...who pays for that US Air Force G5 anyway? You know the answer to that.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stand and be counted

It is finally becoming more acceptable to not prescribe to a particular religious faith. That's not only fine with me but long over due IMHO. So come on...don't be afraid to say it...

Just because I don't believe in religion (not just yours but ANY religion) doesn't mean that I'm a Satan worshiping Nazi. You see, even the worship of Satan should be considered a religion and deserves all the same rights, protections and consideration afforded to "mainstream" religions. WOW! Somewhere an uptight, born again, evangelical "Christian" just had an stroke at the thought of that....and there lies the problem.

All religions can do good as well as evil....often in the same thought or action. The problem is that once you buy into a religion's dogma then you become a slave to it. It forms a rigid shell of inflexible ignorance around you and prevents you from being able to accept the fact that what you believe may be not only wrong but incredibly naive. There are good things about religion IF YOU CAN KEEP AN OPEN MIND ABOUT THINGS. If you feel the need to have religion in your life then respect other people's rights to disagree with you. Respect their rights to practice their religion....even if they choose to NOT HAVE A RELIGION.

Monday, March 9, 2009

You want me to save what?

Yes, man is destroying the planet. Yes, we MAY be contributing enough to global warming that we are destroying the ecology that thousands of species rely on to survive. But always remember this...Polar Bears are apex predators and If they ran the planet humans would come in easy to carry snack packs. You save the bears...I say fuck 'em.

My new hero

First off, NSFW for language.

This guy is hilarious....

Friday, March 6, 2009

Your reality is a joke.

Watch this hilarious shit, it's apparently the instructional video shown to some grocery store employees on how to deal with intoxicated customers.

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That's the friendliest drunk I've ever seen. Here are some of the things that I have seen intoxicated people do when you tell them "No".

  • I was once whipped with a leather belt for not taking a drunk bastard to get a burrito.
  • Yes, I will take you to Steak & Shake....put down the knife.
  • You can put the gun away now....I'm sorry.
  • Go ahead and sleep in the bush I don't fucking care.
  • Yes...that is a dead squirrel that you just stepped on with your bare foot.
  • I had to take a room mate to urgent care following a tumble down some concrete steps.


Schizophrenia (pronounced /ˌskɪtsəˈfrɛniə/ or /ˌskɪtsəˈfriːniə/), from the Greek roots schizein (σχίζειν, "to split") and phrēn, phren- (φρήν, φρεν-, "mind") is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental disorder characterized by abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality.

Anyone associated with the Stock Market,Banking Industry or Real Estate are totally freaking out right now. They have finally realized that Barack Obama really does intend to pull the curtain completely back and reveal just how shady most of the financial sector has become. Not so long ago, say 20 years, you had a small number of unscrupulous investors that would screw anyone for the money (the Gordon Gecko model). But thier damage was well offset by the relative sanity and conservative nature of the banking industry and the fact that they were always fucking each other over for the same pile of money.

But in 1999 large portions of the Glass-Stegall act were repealed in a move spearheaded by then Senator Phil Gramm. This made direct competition between banks, insurance companies and securities firms possible. This allowed previously risk adverse companies like large banks (Citibank, Bank Of America) and Insurance companies (AIG) to use their huge piles of well protected capital to dabble in securities trading and hedge funds. These insititutions fueled massive gaines for securities trading giants like Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns that were more than happy to "create" special securities for the previously risk-adverse insitutions. These CDOs appeared to be low risk which the bankers liked because they really shouldn't have been leveraging their capital as much as they were but the money was just so good....and everyone else was doing it. Besides Congress had already given their blessing by passing the Commodity Futures Modernization Act that basically said to the market that we trust your judgment on these matters and don't think you should be bothered by something as annoying as Government oversight. It's not like the whole will collapse under its insanely over-valued weight and we'll have to spend trillions sorting the mess out.

So who do you blame? Congress for passing legislation that turned loose a bunch of money crazed lunatics allowing them to run their own asylum into the ground? How about Bill Clinton, he signed the legislation into law that kick started this whole nightmare. What about Alan Greenspan? He slashed and burned interest rates to insanely low levels which allowed lenders to give loans to anyone with a hearbeat. How about everyone's villian George W. Bush? He wasted the relative prosperity left by his predecessor on two foreign wars which have netted us absolutely nothing except a black eye in the international community and a mountain of debt. What about you? You've probably lived beyond your means for the last ten years you ultra consumerist prick. Your wasteful spending is hardly the paragon of fiscal responsibility.

I say we go back to something familiar that reminds us of when we were young and didn't worry about money. Let's blame the Russians! Bring back the Cold War, living under the threat of nuclear annihilation will really put this whole finacial crisis into perspective.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

About time

Warner Brothers pushed back the release of The Half Blood Prince from last November to this July. The movie has been "in the can" forever yet no one has leaked a copy....bitches. The full new trailer just dropped....it looks awesome.

What the smush?

Warning....graphic link contains pictures of a deer turned into sausage, the hard way.

This is the most bizarre thing I have ever seen. This BMW has basically eaten a deer. They must have tiny little deer in Germany or that BMW was hauling some serious ass. I bet even after they fix this car it will always smell like sausage.

The Herp

This is one of the the funniest bits from The Colbert Report ever.....Beer Pong Herpes.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Damn you Christian Bale

I thought Christian Bale was an awesome actor long before he put on a Batsuit. If you've never seen Empire of the Sun or Equilibrium then you need to start renting some shit and find out for yourself. Add American Psycho and Reign of Fire to that list (fuck you if you hate Reign of Fire it's got dragons in it.....FUCKING DRAGONS.)

Personally I think every movie franchise deserves to have the "Bale Effect"....he's done Psycho, Batman and now Terminator.

That looks sweet Mr. Bale but what's next? Christian Bale as Indiana Fucking Jones? Christian Bale in a new Aliens sequel that does't blow goats? Christian Bale as Luke Skywalker but not a raging, whiney pussy? Christian Bale as the Godfather!!!!!! Bring it on!!

WTF! Mr.President?

How can you possibly choose someone that lacks the critical animal husbandry knowledge necessary to manage FEMA? This guy has been spending his summers managing the emergency agency of the most hurricane prone state in the union....how is that relevant? You may as well waste money monitoring volcanoes or something.

Who will care for FEMAs beautiful horsies?

That is what friends are for

In case you forgot, the guys that run Collegehumor.com have been in a pranking competition for years now. It's been more than a year in the making but Streeter has finally got his revenge...and it is hilarious.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Road trip

I've been on some bad road trips before but this is ridiculous...

I think they're pissed because they have to chip in for gas.

Free fallin'......

Is today the day of reckoning for Wall Street? AIG lost $61 Billion in the last quarter despite our government's attempts to shore them up. And what action did that loss induce from the Government? They're throwing more gasoline on the pyre, another $30 billion in tax payer dollars.

If the DOW closes below 7000 today then the rest of the week will be a race to find the true "bottom" of the market....

How bad is bad enough?

The funny thing about Americans is that we think being poor means we may have to live without cable television or high speed Internet. The fact that in India being poor means living in a metal shack while being constantly dogged by pestilence and starvation should put that into perspective nicely. Of course everyone wants to feel sorry for exploited Indian children that didn't get paid for their 15 minutes of fame even while there are children in this country living in metal shacks and starving as well.

I think Danny Boyle is a kind person and really didn't intend for any harm to come to these children but I think it was wrong to drag these kids to America for the Oscars. Hey kid look at all this great stuff we've got, have some good food, new clothes and a trip to Disneyland.....now back to the slums for you.

That's just wrong....his award winning movie didn't end that way.
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