Thursday, July 30, 2009

Twitter Twailbag Twendsday

Every Wednesday I take the time out of my busy schedule to answer your Tweets.

dannysgirlsg1: RATIKI mourns?!? Ummmm, can't spell much Pip, can ya? (should say RAFIKI)
@dannysgirlsg1: Look I am a horrible typer.  I have been using computers and modems since the '80's and I have never bothered to learn how to type.  My wife makes fun of me for it all the time.  Someday I'll take the time to learn.  Just not today.


JackBauerManBag: @lucky_ number_6 Pip is prolly the man to clarify all this for me. Pip doesn't know how to fail.
@JackBauerManBag: You don't know me very well do you?


tildaPettersson: For those of you that doesn't know PIP stands for Putte i parken (english: Putte in the park)

@tildaPettersson: No!  No, it does not.


Saraelise11: We got fishes together, pip and kaboom! How fun :)  
 http://twitpic.com/c68xa

Saraelise11:




ZeusTheCat: I move into my own bachelor pad today!! oh im letting Pip come too, she can be my housekeeper :)

ZeusTheCat: 1) I am a he. 2) I already housekeep for 2 cats.  


tw1ggy666: : Congratulations to Pip and Richard on the birth of baby Cai =D xxx

@tw1ggy666:  Um....thanks.  I did not even know I was pregnant.


alexjs: @pip I'll give you a quid for it.

@alexjs: 2 quid, final offer.





I know, it's not Wednesday but I realized I needed a Wednesday gag, and realized this gag needed a home.  Came up with and AWESOME name and voila!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

USB Tuesday: comes in handy....

I had other things to use this week, but I saw this and had to use it.  coda



How messed up is that?  Especially since this piece of handcrafted art is USELESS!  You can't plug Luke's hand into anything because it is the cover.  It's his bloody stump that is the drive.  Sick! Sick! Sick!  AWESOME!

This person is messed up, but in just the right way.  He could have stopped at the sculpture and had a good piece of art, but he goes all the way and fucks with our heads.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Music Monday: 8-bits of Heaven

The other day I came across this.  And I went on an 8-bit trip through music.  I decided to share my bad trip with you.

Thriller - coda

Smells Like Teen Spirit - coda  with 10 others! (I should add that to the list of 100 topics, I bet there are over 100 covers worth  posting about..)



You knew I was going to do that too, didn't you?  (I'm sure there are also 100 good RicRolls....)

The Cure - Just Like Heaven



See like an abusive boyfriend, I am mean and then nice.

Journey - Anyway You Want It


And then mean again


Lady Gaga - Pokerface


Yes, that felt dirty, but the song is everywhere so...


Oasis - Wonderwall



G'n'R - Sweet Child 'O Mine


Only because I love my wife.  What was that dear?  If I loved you I never would have made you listen to that?  Well that's what you get for actually reading my blog.  I also did not force you to hit play, did I?


Rihanna - Umbrella


Cheesy pop, had to go there.


David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust/Suffragette


I double dog dare you to listen to all 7+ minutes of that.


Wow, I went nuts here.  I usually don't use this many songs.  You can thank me later.  Also, and you can verify this for yourself, The Final Countdown sounds exactly the same on 8-bit.   Honest.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I love you Twitter. #Pip

Search for me, and see how much I rule.


hairlessheart @KirstieMAllsopp Pip's rubbish at tweeting!

@Hairlessheart: I just started two days ago!  Give me time to get used to this!


 ModryDesign @nodavelo heard that Pip screwed up her shoulder 4 hours into the ride. #sucks

@ModryDesign:  *blush*  What can I say, I play rough.


N__JAY Morning, i plan to do my pip until my boyfriend comes over..
@N_JAY: Don't tell me wife!


ZeusTheCat Pip put a collar on me (grr) which made a bell noise, i was sure it was trying to get me! Pip made the bell noise go away today tho, yay!about 1 hour ago from web
@ZeusTheCat: My cats hated the bell collars to. They figured out how to take the collars off though, damn choke resistant collars with the breakaway feature.


KirstieMAllsopp Fell asleep over laptop must go to bed, well keep Tweeting tomorrow, with Pip.about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

@KristieMAllsopp: 1)  I'm working tomorrow.  2) My wife does like that I Twitter at all, never mind with another woman.


stevehensleyy parents bicker. oh well, gaming with my dad and then watchmen with the parents and PIP!
 


@stevehensleyy: Dude I hated Watchmen.  Go read the fucking comicbook loser.

Top Ten Friday Night: Right Now!

Rare afternoon coffee, cat in lap and ready to post my often late weekly countdown dump.  Why am I obsessed with these lists?  Because it is the only way to keep me from bombarding you with stupid lists of my own creation.  We are not talking the lesser of two evils, we are talking about one evil being the size of a cockroach, and the other being the size of a whale.  I have been on twitter less than 24 hours and I think more people have read my tweets than my blog.  2 squared by 5 by 7 = readers???   Thanks to Twitter I may have a new source for your weekly countdown of countdowns.  This is only the beginning of my selling out.  Time to stop pretending I have a soul, or values, or morals, or ethics.  If I want to be a writer I need to whore it up!  Or maybe I am just relaxing a bit so as to enjoy life a bit more.

Kudos again the usual suspects: The Great Geek ManualNerdcoreSuperpunch and AlyK.

100.  8 different Ways to Get Nutted.   A cartoon ode to Bob Saget and Tom Bergeron.



98.  Top 10 Famous Film Guns.  We will take my views on guns out of this and just laugh at the sheer and utter lameness of this list.

No.1 - .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29

Dirty Harry, 1971
It’s a fact of science that nobody has ever handled a firearm without uttering either the “Do I feel lucky?” speech or the famous line: “Go ahead, make my day.” We know, the second line is from Sudden Impact, which features another gun (the .44 automag), but the image of “Dirty” Harry Callahan brandishing this monster revolver remains the most famous firearm in cinema. Both quotes were in AFI’s top 100 movie quotes of all time, with “Make my day” taking sixth spot, and “Do I feel lucky?” at No. 51. In fact, in a poll of movie weapons by FOX, the .44 came in second to only the lightsaber. Among guns, however, this handcannon to end all handcannons reigns supreme, nearly 40 years later.

 



92.  8 Moon Landing Myth's Debunked.  By National Geographic, not the now science free Mythbusters.

Strange patterns of light partially obscure the upper left part of a picture of Buzz Aldrin setting up a foil sheet for collecting solar particles near the Eagle.

You can tell Apollo was faked because ...those mysterious reflections come from studio lights on a production set.

The fact of the matter is ... it's highly unlikely NASA would make such an obvious blunder if they had spent millions of dollars to fake the moon landing, Plait said.

"Okay, let's take a step back. NASA's going to release a picture showing studio lights? Hello!" The odd lights in the picture are simply lens flares," he said. "There's a big fat pentagonal one right in the middle that is from the aperture of the camera itself."



87.  Top 40 Badass Movies of the last Ten Years.  Not bad, but how does Battle Royal not end up in the top 5?

Battle Royale






18. Battle Royale (”Batoru rowaiaru”) (2000)

The strength of Battle Royale is one awesome idea. The film focuses on what happens when a group of high school students are sent to an abandoned island to kill each other. And you thought your high school years were rough! In the end, there can be only one, so it’s literally survival of the fittest.


86.  21 Artists who changed Comic Books.  I include it just because.  But it lost all credibility here:

15. Rob Liefeld
One of the most polarizing figures in the modern comics industry, Rob Liefeld is the punching bag of choice for many discerning comics fans. But he’s also the man who defined what the 1990s looked like in superhero books, so he’s crying all the way to the bank. For every detractor who thinks he’s the worst thing to happen to comic books since Fredric Wertham, there are a dozen ravenous fanboys ready to snatch up whatever he does next. Liefeld burst onto the scene in the late 1980s, and became a star with his distinctive work on several X-titles; his visual style was so recognizable it instantly became self-parody, with tiny feet and heads, gargantuan muscles that had no analogue on the actual human body, and pouches, pouches, pouches. He had legions of fans, even though he couldn’t actually draw; when he—along with Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, and other controversial artists—helped form the creator-owned Image Comics in 1992, the world learned that he couldn’t write, either. Since then, it’s been revealed that he can’t do much of anything else. Still, there’s no denying that the guy owned the 1990s. It was a strange decade.


85.  10 Species of Angry Commenter You Encounter on the Web.   Ah Cracked, have you ever let us down?  Nope!  And they do not this time either!


The Angsty Unfunner
This is the most common of haters, and what most people picture when they picture hate mail. The Angsty Unfunner has spent too much time interacting on the Internet and has learned that thinking anything is funny is a sign of weakness. What makes him special, though, is that he tries to be funny himself. Let's take a look at this note from, sigh, PuddleofAids:

PuddleOfAids Says:
Uck.....that was tenfold cunty factor. You should publish "Learning with Super Mario - Shoving Your Dick Into a Meat Grinder". It would probably be much more entertaining and intuitive than that article. I officially stamp it: EPIC FAIL! Sorry der Chet, better luck next time.
Being funny is harder than it looks, isn't it, AIDS? Here's a fun fact: When amateur funnymen in Internet forums try to describe something they don't like with a comical analogy, there's a 63 percent chance that they're goint to put a penis into some whirling blades. I think it's because we all grew up with such bad similes in our music that our analogy centers got stifled. With lyrics like cuts like a knife, burns like fire, hungry like the wolf... we're lucky our brains can even relate two disparate concepts together.
Over the years, I've received hundreds if not thousands of emails like this, both kind and fussy, who think the secret of comedy is ground dick and MADLibs. I actually have a folder called "Cheese Weasel" that searches for emails that contain the words "cheese" or "weasel" and keeps them safely away from important ones. Those words literally appear in every stream-of-consciousness sentence that "hilarious" people have ever typed at me. You probably won't be able to use this knowledge until you start your life as an Internet writer; I'm simply letting you know that people like PuddleOfAids are miserable black holes of joy even when they're in good moods.



77.  A Crapton of Moon Links.  Not a list, but damn there is enough there to keep any Luny occupied for hours.

"The Apollo 11 Conspiracy": 6% of Americans Still Believe It Was Faked: "After a successful touchdown of Apollo 11 on 20th July 1969, the Pope asked for a color television to be installed in his summer residence, while West Germany announced they were calling the day of the landing 'Apollo Day' and school children in Bavaria were given the day off Meanwhile some 40 years later some still think the landing was filmed on a Hollywood Backlot. "


67.  Top 30 Zombie Movies as of RIGHTNOW!!!   If you have heard of more than half of these, then I am impressed, with your hunger for brains.



Boy Eats Girl#25. Boy Eats Girl
Seventeen year-old Nathan is in love with Jessica but he just can't pluck up the courage to ask her out. To make matters worse, Samson the school bully is convinced that Nathan is making moves on his flirtatious girlfriend, Cheryl...
75.71% Approval
(Based on 7 Reviews, Write one )


66.  Best Movie Moon Landings.  While we are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the moon landing, the movies have been landing on the moon for over 100 years.


Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)
Armstrong and Aldrin may have found nothing more than a barren landscape when they landed 40 years ago, but the space men of Cat-Women of the Moon found, well, cat-women, wearing black leotards. And giant spiders, too! Though the acting here was entirely two-dimensional, the movie was originally made in 3-D. The lunar approach begins at 5:09.


59.  12 Very Disturbing Paintball Teams.  When I start a cult we are having a paintball team.  Which will be too scared to play any of these teams.




57.  10 Completely WTF SIM Deaths.  I have never played this game, and I need to say that Death having a cell phone is creepy.



47.  Top Ten Most Expensive Movies Ever Made.  Shockingly there are a couple decent flicks on this list.


7. Quantum of Solace (2008), $200m

Craig’s second outing as Bond may not have seen temperatures rise quite like the first, but the costs certainly went through the roof. However, after earning £50 million in product placement and grossing $1.8billion at the box office, it proved to be the highest earning Bond film to date.
40. Enjoy your Brand New Camaro!

Ok, So I'm tired of seeing people with issues this far into production and after so much qaulity control! WTF, right? But I've witnessed worse with 1st year model from other makers. So somone earlier had a post saying something about making a CHECK LIST for issues with our new cars(to be in my case). So here we go people let's start posting all known issues that we as new car buyers/owners need to beware of and check on when we recieve/'d our car(s). Please I would appreciate it if people did not start random discussion I would like to take this thread seriously and make a solid CHECK LIST this will help all people who actually care about their new Camaros. THANK YOU...


37.  The 40 Most Beautiful Hollywood Women (Right Now).   The numbering of this list was done by somebody blind or they were picked from a hat.  At least they got this one right.  Sienna Miller is a top 10.

9. Sienna Miller

Present Hotness: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Past Hotness: Factory Girl
Future Hotness: Hippie Hippie Shake

27.  10 Most Amazing Rapper Yearbook Photos.  Truly awesome.


7. Snoop Dogg
What? Did you expect cornrows, and a spliff in his mouth? Snoop didn't have time for all that. He spent all his time in the Young Businessman Club.


21. Top Ten Evil Geeks in Movies.  Now that it is cool to be a geek we should remember that geeks can be bad guys too!

theo9. Theo (Die Hard)
Mercenary nerd, serving as a combination hacker-safecracker. One thing’s for sure, he can’t take a lick — Argyle the chauffeur takes him out with one punch.
Geek Cred: Cracked the multilayer security protecting Nakatomi’s vault.
Villain Cred: Too nerdy to kill, but happy to be an accessory to murder.
Quote: “All right, listen up guys. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except … the four assholes coming in the rear in standard two-by-two cover formation.”


17.  Ten Things Your iPod Won't Tell You.  My posting of this may soon become ironic.

2. “Customer service is a privilege, not a right.”
Customer service isn’t what it used to be. According to Ross Rubin, director of industry analysis at the NPD Group, companies across the board are pushing “more self-service” to cut costs. But even so, he says, Apple is “pretty aggressive in terms of the consumer electronics industry.” IPod buyers, for example, get just one call to customer service during the first 90 days of ownership; each one after that will cost you. (If you want more phone time, the AppleCare Protection Plan offers unlimited calls for two years and doubles the one-year warranty.)


11.  10 Memorable Comic Book Ads.  Comicbook Ads sure have changed a ton over the years.  They are light years from what I saw as kid in the '80's.  Viva La Mego!
Mego Action Figures The world’s greatest superheroes helped make Mego a memorable company in the 1970’s.  Their ads for their line of 8-inch figures were everywhere in the pages of DC and Marvel, and the toys were widely popular.  Ads in comics were used to both tease us with future releases of popular characters and to encourage us to run out to stores to pick up Shazam, Batgirl, Iron Man and the Green Goblin.  Sadly the company folded in the early 80’s, but the toys, and the comic books featuring their ads, live on.






1.  Top Ten Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes.  I could debate this list over and over, but #1 was a no brainer and they got it right.  I do however love this episode and the way they justified the song and dance routines.  And of course Buffy would end up in the #1 spot!  SMG = Teflon!

6. Once More, With Feeling 
Season 6, Episode 7 (2001)
I'll admit I am a big musical theatre fan and when they announced there would be a musical episode of Buffy, I'll admit I did go a bit fan girl over it and Joss Whedon really did manage to pull it out of the bag.
On a routine patrol Buffy can see that something is up when all demons she comes across are singing and dancing, and she is soon belting out her own number. The next day, the gang all confess that the same thing happened to them, and while trying to figure out what's causing this to happen, they see the entire town is infected and singing to the world about their innermost feelings. While Xander, Anya, Tara and Willow have plenty of fun dancing and singing around town, Dawn is kidnapped by the demon, Sweet, who is the cause of all the hoopla. As he believes she summoned him, he wants to make her his queen.
Singing about your feelings isn't all it's cracked to be, though, and soon Tara finds out Willow cast a spell on her, Buffy finds out Giles is leaving to go back to England and the gang find out that, rather than saving Buffy from hellish torment, she actually was in Heaven. With everybody's secrets out and Xander admitting he summoned the demon because he thought it would be fun, Sweet leaves. As the spell starts to wear off, the gang sing about where they go from here, but it ends on a kiss between Buffy and Spike.


Next week: A new source of lists.  I think.  I got from it today and I hope this is a regular thing.  I will be so happy since the source is 1000% awesome.  I'm not jinxing it by saying anything else.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursdaytron: SpongeBob SquarePants

Is he a cartoon hall of famer?  Is he up there with Bugs, Mickey, Tom and Jerry, the Flintstones and the rest?  Or is he a generational fad like the Smurfs?

Consensus I have gotten from informal polling has suggested that he is close but needs to go through the "waiting period".  In sports an athlete needs to be retired for 5 years before consideration of hall of fame status.  So Mr SquarePants is still in production of new episodes so even though he has lasted 10 years he needs to stop making new episodes and then wait 5 years before he makes it.  \

I say he's in.  The current generation of kids loves him and we can safely assume the enxt generation will as well. Parents of this generation, the Gen Xer's love him, so that gives him three generations of fans.  He'll be on the air for the next 30 years without fail.  Skip the nonsense and call a duck a duck!  Fire up that clarinet Squidward and play that marching tune SpongeBob and the gang should go straight to the Hall of Fame.





Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ear Bleeding Country

That is what my favorite band, Dinosaur Jr, had refereed to the sound they were going for when they started.  And if you listen to their first album you can almost understand.  But over 20 years later for this to happen is as unsurprising as it is awesome.




They had their latest album, Farm, recalled for being too loud.  Fuck yeah.  If you have seen them live then you understand completely.  It was actually a technical mistake and they explain it on their site.   The phrase "If it's too loud you're too old" will never be the same for me.





Enjoy an old classic cover of theirs:


Wallet Wednesday: For those who don't have money in there wallet......

here's a wallet made of money!  Totally DIY too!


Learn how to make something out of your money.




How To Make A Wallet Out Of Dollar Bills!!! - Funny home videos are a click away




Of course the variants on this idea are as cool as they are endless.  Make one for yourself and enjoy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

USB Tuesday: Guess the Search Term

Seriously, I typed in "USB" and one word to find all of these.  Guess that search term!

Turtle


A turtle USB Hub with storage, under his shell.  Very cute.

Buy  $13.99 is not too bad a price.


Butterfly Knife



2GB Flash drive that is legal in all 50 states.  <---- Totally original joke.

Buy  $60.  Is this really that cool?  If you want the Logo, then yes.


Microwave Oven



It does what it says it does.  It is a USB powered mini microwave oven.  It is testing, by Heinz and it may or may not ever be actually produced.  If they do make it for sale, it will come in at $160.  Charge a buck to reheat people's Coffee and Tea at work and you'll turn a profit in 6 month.  News Article


Engine


Yes, it is a loud, obnoxious  Motorcycle Engine that serves as a hub.



Buy  $55.95, well worth it, just to piss people at the office off.


Food Warmer


A food warmer that plugs into a USB port.  I want.  It is that simple.  Not for sale.  :(  But look at all the pretty specs.


Coins

4GB or 8GB flash drives.  Much thicker than real coins but I like the simple concept of these.

Buy  $31.99 and $41.99 respectively.


Wine Cork



Flash Drive in the shape of a wine cork.  Available in various storage sizes and comes in a cool little case.  Actually made from cork.

Buy  $64 for 2GB is pricey but it's real cork and we are running out of that stuff.


Note: Logic will fail you in guessing.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Music Monday: Ukelele Beatles 23-26

I Saw Her Standing There

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The opening lyric is one of the sexiest in Rock History:

“Well she was just seventeen. You know what I mean.”

Here you get to insert your imagination. The second line is a front for all the things you could not say in a pop song in 1963. She is seventeen, but she may also have enormous tits, or an amazing ass, or best of all, an unspeakably filthy reputation.
I really do love the work these guys do, both on the music and the essays.



It Won't Be Long

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How did the Beatles get to the apex of the tippity-top? And stay there for 40+ years?        


It came from John Lennon’s head.

He just made it up. He believed it. And it happened.

Certainly it is an open question how much of reality is a function of just believing in it. To look at a girl, like her, and think, “she’ll be mine.” Then God punishes you and grants your wish and now she's your girlfriend. Great.

It is easy to call John Lennon one of the most important people of the 20th Century.  But it is also true.   It is also true that John is dead while Paul lives.

Don’t Fuck With Paul McCartney!



No Reply

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No Reply is a crappy song, but you have to admire Lennon’s honesty. It wouldn’t occur to me to share such ugly, insecure behavior and sentiments with my millions of teenage fans. I would tend to put on a pretend positive public face, despite my shaky, icky personality, like Michael Jackson.

Bad example. Back to the song:

We imagine a poor pretty girl is hiding in her house, tormented by a penniless jilted ex-boyfriend who’s skulking around, keeping close watch on her every movement.

At least our hero isn’t a homosexual pedophile. Uh oh, I just checked the lyrics.
The gender of the love object in No Reply is never mentioned. It is only “You.” "You" at one point is seen walking hand in hand with another man. This tells us nothing. The love object could be Daniel Radcliffe for all we know.

I cannot stop laughing at that.  And I nearly clipped three other bits of this of this essay instead of that one.



For No One

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For No One is a Paul McCartney song about a fight with his girlfriend. Her name was Jane.
Jane was cold as ice. Not very nice. Paul said he wrote For No One in the bathroom at a ski chalet in the Alps on an unhappy vacation. I believe him. He sounds positively miserable.

Ooh, I’ve been there brother. Jane is so pissed at Paul that he has to abandon the bedroom to her festering rage and go sit on the toilet with an acoustic guitar just to get some peace and write this little masterpiece.

Remember kids, not everything about the Beatles revolved around John.  Paul was just as big a gun, and a pain in the ass, as John was.

At some point, probably 2 years from now, you'll realize how early I jumped on the Ukelele Beatles bandwagon and wonder why you never bothered to take me seriously about it.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Top Ten Friday Nights: Hates Monday Mornings as Much as You

A little late.  With 4 other posts cutting ahead of it.  You waited, you longed, you worried for it, but here it is in it's absolute lack of glory, or readers.   Thanks to the regulars  The Great Geek Manual, Nerdcore, Superpunch and AlyK.  Not only providers of content but inspirations as well.


100.  Best Close Calls from GI Joe.  Holy crap did this carton suck.  I loved it, but it was horrible.  HORRIBLE!

Timber saves the day.


98. 30 iPhone Apps With Sexy Interfaces.  All flash and no substance, wait it's an iPhone there is no Flash.











Tipulator ($0.99)

Take the guesswork out of restaurant tipping. Enter the bill amount, select a percentage, and Tipulator will calculate the tip. And it’ll split the check among friends.
Tipulator
Tipulator
I'm sorry, completely retarded.  Tips in your head for dummies: Look at your bill, move the decimal point over to the left on place.  If you liked the service double that number and that is you tip, tip more or less depending upon circumstances.  If that does not work, USE THE FREE CALCULATOR THAT COMES WITH THE DAMN iPHONE!  Once again, the "i" stands for idiot.

91. 26 Life Affirming Movie Deaths.  A twisted but touching list.  Part of our cultural heritage, all of these are.

Bambi - Bambi's mother dies
Don't look back. Keep running Bambi, keep running!!! Dear god this couldn't be a more traumatic experience, I cried tears of venison over this when I first watched it, I was 25. It's devastating stuff, when Bambi turns around and...*sniff*...his cries for mother fall to the uncaring ground just like those snowflakes. WHY-HY-HY!!! I felt like Charlton Heston at the end of Planet of the Apes. It's a hymn to loss, a lament to the cold cruel hands of death that snatch away our beloveds. But don't let it depress you.


88.  Ten Cars that Brought Down Detroit.  No the car that brought Matt Millen into town is not one of them.  Overall a good list although the last two are flat out wrong.  The Grand Cherokee and Explorer were not bad for Detroit, not using the money generated from them to compete in other ways was.  Warning, slideshow.  But worth it for the write-ups.











Pontiac Aztek










3. Pontiac Aztek

Once GM truly lost its way, there was some discussion by management about the best path back to relevance. Upon reflection, the automaker’s managers decided that making its mainstream brands appealing to young consumers was the answer. While this was a shrewd concept in practice, the idea was garbled in execution, like a room full of kids playing the telephone game, passing on a message that eventually loses its meaning.
Management ordered up an adventurously styled crossover SUV for Pontiac, the GM brand with the youngest customer demographics. But what emerged was the most uniformly pilloried vehicle since the Edsel: the 2001-2005 Pontiac Aztek.
With time running out on its finances, and just as the crossover SUV boom was taking off, GM missed its chance to convert a new generation of buyers to its cause by producing a car design that repulsed its target audience. Instead of capturing the imagination of America’s youth, the Aztek has gone down in history as one of the ugliest cars ever made.

86. 100 Geeky Places to Take your Kid this Summer.   I've spent many a field trip at ...

Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Experience early New England life at one of the largest living history museums, with a large staff of historians in costume, 59 historic buildings on 200 acres.

78.  50 Proofs that God is not Real.  Warning I do not take this site seriously and did not read more than 3 proofs.  Your beliefs are yours, and if I have an issue, I'll take them up with you directly.  None of this "all religions are wrong" crap.  However, this was funny, and kind of true:

Proof #39 - Realize that Jesus was a jerk
Most Christians have a warm, loving image of Jesus. Jesus is the "Prince of Peace" and the "Lamb of God" in their eyes. Jesus is a perfect, sinless being. But is this image accurate? If you had never heard of Jesus before, and you decided you wanted to learn about him by reading the Bible, what sort of person would you discover?
The dictionary defines a jerk as a "foolish, rude, or contemptible person" [ref]. Another dictionary throws in the word "fatuous" as well, and then defines fatuous as, "vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish". [ref]
Given these definitions, can we make the case that Jesus was a jerk? Let's see what we find when we look at God's word.

70.  How 16 Electronics Companies Got Their Names.  Spot the filler.  Some of these anecdots are cute and may win a bar bet in the future.

14. Coleco: The video game kingpins of the 1970s and 80s (and the people who brought you Cabbage Patch Dolls!), Coleco was originally a company that sold shoe leather. The name Coleco is a shortening of “Connecticut Leather Company.”

68.  10 Smartest and Dumbest iPhone Apps.  My wife bought herself and iPhone this week, forgive my pandering to her, she's not reading this anyway.  And for some reason they left the tip app from above off their stupid list.  That was dumb.



Rate a Fart 2.0 screenshotStupid: Rate a Fart 2.0
They say: "We are confident that this is the best fart app available on the app store to date."
The Reg says: "Best fart app"? Talk about damning with faint praise. Rate a Fart, though, is a highly versatile gas-manager: relish a library of over 700 farts, then record and upload you own farts and share 'em with your friends. Web 2.0 meets intestinal discord.
But despite its farty finesse, this app is for folks who either find stupidity diverting or have embraced it as their lifestyle.
RaF's FAQ, for example, includes this stupid Q&A: "Q) Is a poop a fart? A) No. Don't record your poops." C'mon, we could have told you that.
Price: 99¢

$600 piece of high technology turned into a glorified fart joke machine.  Isn't mankind special.  Jr High never ever ends, I am fully convinced of this.


59.  25 Reasons Non-Douchebags Still Watch Entourage.  Apparently a show I have never watched nuked the fridge somewhere along the way.

To feel good about being taller than every person in Hollywood.


58.  6 Movies with far more Depressing Alternate Endings.  Oh my, some of these completely change the whole movie.











2. First Blood

A 6-disc special edition box-set released in 2008 of the original Rambo film featured an alternate ending that could have changed the entire course of Sylvester Stallone’s rise to fame, then fall from it, then rise and fall and rise again. The original cut ended with Col. Trautman tracking down a blubbering Rambo who begs for death so he won’t have to be arrested. The Colonel refuses, but Rambo thrusts the gun into his belly. The Colonel fires. Rambo dies in slow motion.











53.  Top 5 Surprises of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.   I'm a book perosn, but it's a big deal so here it is.










There will be a lot of talk about the humor of this film, how it focuses on teen romances and even pratfalls rather than the usual dark meditations on evil and coming-of-age. And while Rupert Grint's the best comedian in the bunch-- look forward to seeing him struck by a love potion-- the real surprise is Daniel Radcliffe, who gets to cut loose when Harry takes another kind of potion that makes him feel, well, a little drunk. In the book Harry was full of purpose and energy after drinking the potion, but Radcliffe's version is a bit more manic, and way more fun, than we've ever seen him before. It's a brief scene, but maybe the freshest of the whole series.


48.  Top 10 Supporting Characters from Harry Potter.  Missing Peeves, they must not have read the books.










Dobby the House-elf
Yes, well. Where to start with Dobby, who has to rank up there with the Jar-Jar Binks and Scrappy Doos of this world as one the most insufferably irritating comedy sidekicks of all time? Perhaps some of the blame in this matter should go to Chamber Of Secrets director, Chris Columbus who must have seen the little dork as pure merchandising gold, and ramped up his screen time to the max accordingly. Going head-to-head with Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers' Gollum in 2002 - both films were released within a month of each other - for the Groundbreaking CGI Goblin-Thingy Award of the Year didn't help the poor bugger much, either. And yet, love him or loath him (with most people firmly in the latter camp), Dobby's legacy within the Potter saga is beyond dispute. He is, without doubt, one of the series' most memorable turns.
However, the Dobby backlash and (relative) commercial trouncing by LOTR(estimated at around $100 million at the US box office) not only signaled the Potterfilms' switch to an eighteen month release schedule (Azkaban was thus released in the summer), but saw the directorial reigns passed over to less saccharine-obsessed hands. Providing the catalyst towards the high water marks of Prisoner Of Azkaban and Goblet Of Fire. Also, the rumour persists that Dobby's face was modeled on ex-Russian president, Vladimir Putin, which, if you look closely, can just about be seen.


38. Top 10 Model Moon Rockets.  The Satrun V was an impressive thing, wasn't it?










Saturn 5 Rocket Model 1/48 scale





















28.  5 Direct-to-DVD Sci-fi Sequels that Never Should Have Happened.  They should have just done the Trilogies you were not aware of list instead...

3) The Butterfly Effect 2  
 Two years after The Butterfly Effect did nothing to challenge the perception of what an Ashton Kutcher movie could be, an unsuspecting video renting public with time on their hands was graced with The Butterfly Effect 2, which, like the other entries on this list, has little-to-nothing to do with its predecessor. While the original entry in this "series" wasn't necessarily anything to write home about, The Butterfly Effect 2makes Ashton Kutcher's Donnie Darko wanna-be look like a joint venture between Orson Wells and Charlie Kaufman. 

19. The Most Badass Female Pilots of All Time.  Such a damn good list.  Most of the women listed are tougher than any guy in their show/movie.








Starbuck fromBattlestar Galactica.
As I said before, these are in no particular order — but if they were, Starbuck would be #1 in any list. She's clearly the best pilot among Battlestar's flyboys and -girls. Adama always refers to her as his best pilot, and she pushes herself harder than anyone else. Kat may have tried to challenge Starbuck's impressive kill rate, but she never really had a hope.





18.  Top 10 Worst Superhero and Villain Costumes.  So very true on all of these.  Especially....









6. Scarlet Spider

Laziness rears its ugly head again as we get to another ‘90s offender. Imagine Spider-Man’s costume without the fancy webbing--r the blue. Oh yeah, and he’s got a ripped up, midriff-bearing sweatshirt on and in a nod to the 1970’s Spider-Man TV show, he wears his webshooters on the outside.
Any costume that allows a villain to defeat you by pulling your drawstrings until you choke is one that shouldn’t have made it out of Aunt May’s basement in the first place.



11.  101 Frightening Ice cream Flavors. 3 interesting ones and many puke worthy ones.









52. Squid Ink Ice Cream. If the idea of Squid Gut Ice Cream seems unpalatable, perhaps Squid Ink flavor is more of a tentacled taste-bud tantalizer.
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8. The Daily Show's Best Harry Potter Moments.  Video removed because Viacom sucks and they don't know how to code their embeds properly.  And I am not fluent enough nor patient enough to figure it out.  The vids are worth watching though.



1. 50 Fattest Players in MLB History.  The best part about this list is how many of these guys you know due to there athletic acomplishments.


I had to go with Mo Vaugn.  Come playoff time he always displayed his Mike Greenwell power.