Friday, May 28, 2010

Coolest kid ever.

This is the coolest kid in the world. I f I could have one just like him it might change my mind about not wanting kids.

Everyone is so uptight about this kid smoking, fucking let him be. Don't you see how happy he is? A hundred years ago P.T. Barnum would have had this kid under a tent charging people a nickel to see the amazing smoking kid!

To hell with your moral objections. Why don't you start worrying about something important?

Now that sucks

It must really suck to be rich enough to afford an Aston Martin DBS but not rich enough to afford off street parking in London.

The Angry Dwarf

RIP Gary Coleman.

In latter years he was known as an angry man with a really big chip on his shoulder but I grew up with him as Arnold the precocious kid.

Super Hyperbole

The radical right is up in arms about a proposed mosque that will be built very near to the site of the World Trade Center. The Jesus freaks are claiming that it will insult the memory of those that died in the 9/11 attacks to have a place nearby where Muslims can practice their faith. They didn't seem to think that spending trillions to invade a country(Iraq) that had nothing to do with those attacks to be so egregious.

Of course all Muslims are evil and all Christians are good....right? It's racism and bigotry at its finest. Activate Constitutional Sanity check.....Separation of Church and State stupidity shield activated.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wait for it....

May be NSFW, you may want to get a bucket.

Memorial Day

Link may be NSFW.


The ultimate douche move

Read this fun little article.

Anyone that has ever worked for a large corporation knows what a total bullshit statement this shit is. All that "we empower our employees" corporate PR speak is what ALL companies say but the truth is so much different. What they really mean is go ahead and stop work an cost us a shit load of money but if you're wrong it will be your job and your ass. If you're right about stopping you'll must likely still get fucked because if there was an existing issue that should have been prevented then your boss, who you just went around, is going to bend you over his desk and show you his gratitude. Not to mention the fact that working in offshore drilling is a very macho business so what are the odds that someone is going to risk looking like a pussy because they are scared.

So go ahead BP and Transocean rape the corpses of the employees that died in service of your company. Assholes.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Still sad.

Check out this awesome time lapse of preparing a Space Shuttle for flight.

Now that you've watched remember this: In less than six months all of this infrastructure, experience, equipment and technology will be decommissioned. How many of the dozens of people in this video will still have jobs once the Shuttle is grounded for good?

The more I think about it the more upset that I get, if there was a viable alternative in place maybe I wouldn't be so pissed but this could very well be the end of NASA's manned flight program. Nearly fifty years of exploration, science and pushing the limits of technology comes to an abrupt end.

To me the Space Shuttle IS space exploration, the only manned flight system that I have known in my life. I remember the horror of watching the Challenger disaster from my grade school class room and the triumph of repairing the Hubble Space Telescope. There was a time in my college years that I had horrible insomnia and I would spent an entire night, sometimes nights on end, watching the live NASA broadcasts of missions in progress. I'll never forget the early morning hours of February 1, 2003. I was playing Mech Assault on XBOX Live when someone in game gasped that the Shuttle had burned up on re-entry. Everyone in game stopped what they were doing and turned on their TVs to watch the news but we all kept the chat going and talked about how sad it was.

While there have been two spectacular failures resulting in the loss of 14 crew members in its service life there have been 132 successful manned flights that have put hundreds of people into space. To put that into perspective there were only eleven manned Apollo missions and of those two were failures with one resulting in the loss of three astronauts. That's a less than 2% failure rate for the Shuttle versus 22% for the Apollo.

The Space Shuttle deserves to have a legacy, it has been a stunning success for nearly thirty years and if it turns out to be the end of manned flight for NASA it will be a sad statement of our Government and it's lack of commitment to science.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Game Changer.

Apple made a half-hearted stab at cracking into the living room with the AppleTV. It was great in theory but in practice Apple couldn't (or didn't want to) make a usable interface for their iTunes store that worked on a large format TV. You can still buy an AppleTV today, connect it to your TV and watch your content purchased via iTunes. It doesn't really innovate the TV experience, it just changes where the content comes from. You buy the shows from Apple via iTunes instead of buying them from your cable/satellite provider whether it be by monthly subscription or on demand. It seemed that when the iPhone came out Apple made a very conscious decision to let AppleTV twist in the wind and focus on the mobile platform. That choice certainly hasn't hurt Apple financially.

Now along comes Google which announced today their Google TV platform. The only similarity between AppleTV and Google TV is that you will buy a box that connects to your television. The Google box will connect IN BETWEEN your cable/satellite box and your television. The box will then be connected to your internet connection and allow you to overlay the Internet on top of your TV signal or vice versa. Think of it has having picture in picture with the TV and the Internet. You can pull content from online providers like Hulu and watch shows streamed from the Internet or services like Netflix.

For me this is just awesome. I usually browse the Internet on a laptop while watching TV so this just combines that into one simple interface. The implications could be huge.

Star Trek nerds only.

This video with Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis is awesome.

Dance Monkey!

Rand Paul is infuriating. Watch this:

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All he really cares about is the theory of the Constitution and ideal that the Government should be completely true to EVERY ideal set forth by the Constitution simultaneously. No exceptions, no interpretations, just the clear rule of the law. I think he may want to become a Marxist because his pipe dream of Democracy could only exist in the fallacy of a Socialist Utopia. Sorry Dr. Paul but laws exists because people lack morality either through their own ignorance or poor upbringing. The Constitution is a living document and our Government was designed to allow that document to be changed as society demanded. To embrace the Constitution is to embrace and champion change, not to fight for it's fundamental literal meaning.

In a perfect world there would be no need to "force" private citizens to not be racist but we do not live in a perfect world.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I hit this picture on Stumble and it just made me sad.

Tomorrow is the final officially scheduled flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. It will be her 32nd trip into space and puts us one step closer to having no manned space program in this country for the first time since 1961.

Update: The Boston Globe's awesome blog called "The Big Picture" has some fantastic high resolution pictures of what it takes to prep a Shuttle mission. The end of an era is nigh....

Why is that a surprise?

It amazes me that people are surprised to see Sarah Palin "writing" another book this year. If I could slap my name on a stack of my own bullshit and make $5-10 million then I would write a book every week. She'll probably have a cookbook out eventually....

As long as there are uninformed, uptight and ignorant people out there she'll keep selling her ghost written trash. I really hope she runs in 2012 if for only one reason. She was completely eviscerated in her one debate with Biden so can you imagine what it would be like to see her on stage with Obama? Talk about out of your depth.

Credit where credit is due, Sarah Palin has found her true calling as a media whore.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Running Amok?

How is it possible that the four biggest banks in America all made money for 61 days straight in the worst economy in decades? The sad fact is that these institutions are still solvent in large part by the enormous amounts of tax payer dollars that was shoveled into their coffers by the US Government. Still think that reforms in financial regulation and corporate governance are a bad idea?

Of course since we now longer have a manufacturing industry in this country we better cling to the few successful business sectors we have left. Now if they could just learn to fuck other countries out of their money while NOT destroying our own economy in the process. If that happens then we could be an economic powerhouse again. Of course without decent paying, low skilled jobs we are going to have huge amounts of unemployed for years to come...what are the social implications of that?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


TomTom has made a brilliant commercial for new custom voices for their GPS devices. I give you Darth Vader....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The real thing

I had to watch this twice because I could not believe just how fluidly this guy moves. Check out what a REAL Kung Fu master looks like in action.


No-talent, teen heart throb/douchebag Justin Bieber really needs to be in school.

Seriously? Doesn't know what Germany means? Give this kid a map of Europe and a DVD copy of fucking Schindler's List.

Fucking Pixie Dust

NSFW (language)

Adam Carolla can be a blow hard sometimes but I usually like what he has to say. This video diatribe is absolutely priceless and 100% right.

All those granola eating hippie posers that protested nuclear power plants in the 70's and 80's should be publicly ridiculed. Better yet they should be forced to pay for the CO2 offset of all the coal and gas that was burned to generate power instead of using nuclear.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Once bitten....

Watch this video of a girl getting bitten by a Rattlesnake in her garden. Make sure you watch the last 30 seconds when the girl's British friends talk about how much it cost for her to be treated in an American hospital.


Check out Trent Reznor's first post-NIN project called How To Destroy Angels. It's a collaboration with his wife....she's got a great voice. Here's the first single titled A Drowning.

Made me realize that I have a real preference for electronic music with female lead vocals. Goldfrapp, Hoverphonic, Bjork, Portishead, M.I.A., and Snake River Conspiracy to name a few.

Blame game

Who's responsible for the Deepwater oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill in The Gulf of Mexico? A better question is who's going to pay to clean up what is most likely going to be the biggest oil spill in history? Personally, I hope that Halliburton finally gets taken to task for something considering the insane shit they got away with during the Bush Administration. We'll see how they fair against BP's massive army of lawyers and enormous pockets.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Guard Cat

I hope this video is real because it is hilarious. Don't mess with this kid because his kitty will kick your ass!

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