Thursday, March 30, 2006

Need some bad news?

Reporting on this issue makes me sad:

WASHINGTON - A one-two punch of bleaching from record hot water followed by disease has killed ancient and delicate coral in the biggest loss of reefs scientists have ever seen in Caribbean waters.

Researchers from around the globe are scrambling to figure out the extent of the loss. Early conservative estimates from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands find that about one-third of the coral in official monitoring sites has recently died.

"The mortality that we're seeing now is of the extremely slow-growing reef-building corals. These are corals that are the foundation of the reef ... We're talking colonies that were here when Columbus came by have died in the past three to four months."

Coral reefs are the basis for a multibillion-dollar tourism and commercial fishing economy in the Caribbean. Key fish species use coral as habitat and feeding grounds. Reefs limit the damage from hurricanes and tsunamis. More recently they are being touted as possible sources for new medicines.

"The big problem for coral is the question of whether they can adapt sufficiently quickly to cope with climate change," Crabbe said. "I think the evidence we have at the moment is: No, they can't."

"It'll not be the same ecosystem," he said. "The fish will go away. The smaller predators will go away. The invertebrates will go away."
Here is a link to the (above) article if you want to depress yourself. Here is a link to things that I can do as a person to help the coral reefs? Here is a link to the bleaching going on in Australia. Here is a link to a National Geographic article about bleaching way back in July of 2001.

Here is a tiny bit of good news.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Robot dance off

Since when did the robot become such a cool form of dancing?

Just another Pink Floyd afternoon

Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour recently decided against playing this song at the Live 8 concert because he felt the message of the song, "We don't need no education," and, "You can't have any pudding until you eat your meat," were not appropriate for a concert about hunger in Africa. Here is the video from way back:

Here is a link to Pink Floyd's video, "Money."
And here is a link to the rare video, "Welcome to the Machine."
Here is a link to the video, "Hey You."

Another damn webcam

This one is actually really cool! It is a webcam set up to view a mother Bald Eagle in her nest! It is located on Hornby Island in British Columbia, Canada. It even has sound!

Here is a link to the Ant Cam and the Hen Cam.

Technorati tags: Eagle, Canada, Webcam

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Radio controlled fighter jet

This is the coolest toy ever, and that's not just my opinion! After watching this video clip the only thing I could say was, "I want one!"

Toby the devil

Who said dry British humor isn't funny? Here is a very funny video of Mr. Bean playing the devil. He has great words for the aetheists and the Christians!

Who's running the ship?

I don't understand why we are getting so worked up over the "Dubai Ports" deal? It is very clear the our ports are not under our control:
WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere.

The administration acknowledges the no-bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American customs agents present.

Hutchison Whampoa is the world's largest ports operator and among the industry's most-respected companies. It was an early adopter of U.S. anti-terror measures. But its billionaire chairman, Li Ka-Shing, also has substantial business ties to China's government that have raised U.S. concerns over the years.

Three years ago, the Bush administration effectively blocked a Hutchison subsidiary from buying part of a bankrupt U.S. telecommunications company, Global Crossing Ltd., on national security grounds.

And a U.S. military intelligence report, once marked "secret," cited Hutchison in 1999 as a potential risk for smuggling arms and other prohibited materials into the United States from the Bahamas.

Wilkes, the National Nuclear Security Administration spokesman, said the Bahamian government dictated that the U.S. give the contract to Hutchison.

"It's their country, their port. The driver of the mobile carrier is the contractor selected by their government. We had no say or no choice," he said.
We (the U.S.) had no say in this matter. The great Bahamian government is dictating to us what we should do. I just don't get it.?.

To be forewarned

I found this article today when I visited the Whitley Strieber website. I refuse to believe anything until it happens but this is kinda spooky:

According to Welch, a nuclear device made in the former Soviet Union has been transported on a ship which is now docked off Galveston, Texas, and it is scheduled to be detonated during the Easter holidays, "to maximize the illusion that the world is involved in religious conflict."
Whitley Strieber is an author and apparently now a conspiracy theorist. WS wrote the book Communion: A True Story which I read in college and I remember it scared the holy SHIT out of me!!!


Monday, March 27, 2006

Tree sweaters

I was talking to myself the other day and I was saying, "The world would be a much better place if we had more tree sweaters." Then I told myself to shutup and get back to work.

Superbowl 38: The best one ever!

Superbowls come and go, but the best Superbowl, by far was Superbowl 38 in (my hometown) Houston, Texas. First we gave you the famous half-time scene where Janet Jackson stripped out her right tiddie! Then, right after that half-time "wardrobe malfunction," this happens!

This guy's name is Mark Roberts and he is a professional streaker. His nickname is, well, "The Streaker." He's all over the place! Here is a link to his website.

Presenting the Ant Cam

Earlier this month I brought you a posting about my friend with the Hen Cam. Great website and he appreciates all the support!

Now I bring you the Ant Cam! Just click the link where it says, "Watch the Ants Live!"

I've actually seen these Leaf Cutter Ants at work on a tree in Cali, Colombia. It's quite impressive!

Resident alien

This lady is (hilarious) standing right next to a cop with a sign that shows exactly how they do it in East LA. The cops were paralyzed to do anything because if a riot were to have started it would still be going on out of control!

The reason this bothers me is because it proves that a "terrorist" could get an identification card very easily after coming across the border and slip through the country unnoticed. I mean that is fine with me if that's what you want to do, but didn't we pass the Patriot Act to protect against all this? Was that Patriot Act to protect us or to just give the President the right to do anything he wants?

What does Gov. Schwartzeneger have to say about all this? And what about Vicente Fox? Go here to read more about the discussion.

This land is your land, this land is my land

Translated (loosely) into English this sign reads:
"Yes, because I am Mexican they say that I am "illegal." Review the real history because I am in my birth land."

He's trying to say that since Mexico was once part of the United States many years ago (geographically) that he has some right to be here illegally, and not be considered illegal.

Look, I don't have a problem with a person wanting to live in another country, but there are rules and laws we must all abide by. If I wanted to live in Mexico I wouldn't expect to act like an American or be treated like one.

Los Angeles, Mexico

I didn't realize it had gotten this bad. Here is a real billboard proudly proclaiming LA as a part of Mexico. I guess it makes sense, I mean if the Americans don't want it, let them have it. This is from a great online discussion:

That's for damn sure. My x girlfriend moved to LA from NYC 10 years ago. She tells me it's a nightmare there (her being blond with blue eyes) She's treated like dirt because of her race. She got very sick in class at UCLA and was refused medical treatment at the school clinic because she was a gringo capable of paying for her own medical care. Most of her professors preach anti white/pro Hispanic rhetoric . She know many many non citizens who get free books and dorm rooms while she ( the gringo) works 2 jobs to stay in's over for us . This is how all great civilizations crashes. When language and culture are diluted it's all over.
Here is the link to the discussion.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The great Ronaldinho

Here is a Nike video featuring the great Ronaldinho doing some amazing tricks with a soccer ball. Either he is the greatest footballer in the world, or those are some pretty amazing computer adjustments!

Here is a video poking fun at the great Ronaldinho. Don't ask me what it means, or why, but I think shit like this is hilarious!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Really cool tank

This guy built a radio-controlled tank. Pretty cool!

Here is a link to a previous post about a guy that built a tank for his kid.

Way too much power

What the fuck is a "signing statement"? Apparently our leader is making up ways to become more and more disconnected with the people of America:

WASHINGTON -- When President Bush signed the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act this month, he included an addendum saying that he did not feel obliged to obey requirements that he inform Congress about how the FBI was using the act's expanded police powers.

Bush signed the bill with fanfare at a White House ceremony March 9, calling it ''a piece of legislation that's vital to win the war on terror and to protect the American people." But after the reporters and guests had left, the White House quietly issued a ''signing statement," an official document in which a president lays out his interpretation of a new law.

The statement represented the latest in a string of high-profile instances in which Bush has cited his constitutional authority to bypass a law.

And when Congress passed a law forbidding the torture of any detainee in US custody, Bush signed the bill but issued a signing statement declaring that he could bypass the law if he believed using harsh interrogation techniques was necessary to protect national security.

Past presidents occasionally used such signing statements to describe their interpretations of laws, but Bush has expanded the practice. He has also been more assertive in claiming the authority to override provisions he thinks intrude on his power, legal scholars said.

David Golove, a New York University law professor who specializes in executive power issues, said the statement may simply be ''bluster" and does not necessarily mean that the administration will conceal information about its use of the Patriot Act.

But, he said, the statement illustrates the administration's ''mind-bogglingly expansive conception" of executive power, and its low regard for legislative power.

What pisses me off the most is that we allow him to get away with this shit.

For all the pranksters

I love Chinese food and I would never play a prank on someone because I would never want anyone to play a prank on me, but this is a cute prank to pull on the unsuspecting take out Chinese place if you feel like being cruel.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Blueberry Yum-Yum

I don't know what rap is and I wouldn't know Ludacris from Nilly Vanilli, but I know what I like. I like it when music artists film videos in marijuana factories. And I like it when he gets the munchies:

Transparent butterfly

It's called the Glasswing butterfly:
It comes from central America and is found from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in its zone, but it not easy to find because of its transparent wings, which is a natural camouflage mechanism.
I had no idea anything like this existed.

What is the opposite of excited?

Damn, I guess I had better get started living!?! I plugged in my information into Deathclock and this is what it told me: "Your Personal Day of Death is... Monday, May 23, 2022." Geez, I thought I had more time.?.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

A nation in fear

I read City Rag because I am always kept well aware of what is going on in NYC. This is a frightening and creepy story from 60 Minutes about what the city is doing to keep us safe from another terrorist attack:

One common sight in the city's fight against terror is a counter-terrorism operation called "a surge." About 100 police cars from all over the city swarm into an area like Times Square. These happen unannounced all over the city.

A "surge" is a simultaneous deployment of about 200 cops to potential terrorist targets — and a visible demonstration to terrorists and New Yorkers of the widespread changes the NYPD has implemented since 9/11. Giordano says these swarms of police officers go to locations all over the city.

Mayor Bloomberg says the purpose of it all is to intimidate. "You'll see surges of police officers all of a sudden, heavily armed, that appear in one — in a quiet, nice neighborhood. And you say, 'What are they doing here?' And then they disappear. Every once in a while, you'll see this stream of police cars go zipping down the street, lights and sirens. And you say, 'What's happening? What's happening?' Nothing! I hope."

Sheehan acknowledges the NYPD has its own informants working undercover in the city. "The key to counter-terrorism is intelligence," he says, "and the key to intelligence are informants".

And every day, helicopters with high-tech cameras monitor the city, looking for anything out of the ordinary.

And I thought Chicago was bad? Here is an article from the NYTimes way back in 2004. It seems that some people (like me) are freaked out about the "swarms" and some people just don't get it:
Indeed, what must a surge look like to a tourist? Do the police turn out like this for every little thing? Is there really any place safer than New York? Roger and Ann Wright, visiting the city for the first time with their children, asked one of the officers what was happening.

"He said they all gather at one point and then swarm an area," Mrs. Wright said the officer told her. "See if there's any terrorist activity going on."

His girlfriend, Daniqua Gallier, 17, said she had the creeps. "I felt weird, like something was really going wrong. Like there were terrorists around," she said.
We already discussed the fact that "terror" is not an easy target to guard against (here). I (personally) would feel very uncomfortable living in a city where this goes on daily. To be honest I would rather live with the thought that there might be a terrorist, than live in a city of storm-troopers.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Amazing maze!

Here is a great maze for all you gamers out there. What you have to do is use your mouse to guide the small square to the "red" zone. Sounds simple doesn't it? See if you can make it through all four levels. Remember, don't touch the sides!

Actual footage in Iraq

Whiiiiiiizzzzz, KAPOW! How would you like to be standing around when all of a sudden mortar rounds come flying in from nowhere. This is pretty incredible shit of what these guys go through in Iraq.

Technical Illustrations

This is a link I got from Boing-boing. Here is a brilliant demonstration showing exactly how to render a cruise ship in Adobe Illustrator:
The actual ship was still in Germany being completed when I started the project. There was no photography or CAD reference to work from, only the paper blueprint you see below. In order to have the brochures completed by the time the ship went into service, the final illustration had to be finished in under two months.
Here is a Link to the website.


"Running water never goes stale"

This is a beautiful interview with the talented martial arts expert Bruce Lee way back when life was simple:
This interview will give you a very high respect form Bruce lee as you see how truly genuine he is as a person and while also showing humility and being a real person, and sharing some of his thoughts and piously and how his discipline caries over positively into his life.

“Empty your mind, be shapeless, like water… Flow or crash.”

Do you like figure skating?

My friend sent me this from Taiwan this morning. It is a clip of the Olympic Figure Skating from Torino '06. I didn't watch the Olympics so this video is new to me and I think it is pretty fucking incredible! This is what it means to have the guts, and determination, to be a champion.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Meet Ashley Wood

She is an incredible artists/illustrator living in Australia, and unfortunately she has a boyfriend...


Straight from the horse's mouth, Fox News:
Contrary to news reports, the great writer, singer and musician suffered a stroke on Jan. 17. At the time it was said that he was hospitalized and suffering from exhaustion.

It’s also absolutely ridiculous to think that Hayes, who loved playing Chef on "South Park," would suddenly turn against the show because they were poking fun at Scientology.

Friends in Memphis tell me that Hayes did not issue any statements on his own about South Park. They are mystified.

“Isaac’s been concentrating on his recuperation for the last two and a half, three months,” a close friend told me.

Hayes did not suffer paralysis, but the mild stroke may have affected his speech and his memory. He’s been having home therapy since it happened.

That certainly begs the question of who issued the statement that Hayes was quitting "South Park" now because it mocked Scientology four months ago. If it wasn’t Hayes, then who would have done such a thing?
This is a great article and it makes me wonder if the writers of SP (Trey and Matt) aren't up to something themselves?

Continue reading the article for a great recap of the SXSW Festival in (my hometown) Austin, TX.

Here is a link to my previous post about the situation.

Secrets revealed

This is actually good news everywhere for nerds like me:
It turns out that a man's dips, spins, twirls and glides may be telegraphing to women their genetic superiority, reports The Columbian newspaper of Clark County, Wash. Dance is a courtship signal not only among human beings, but also in the animal kingdom, a sexual selection theory first posited by Charles Darwin. This latest study is the first time the effects of dance on human courtship have been verified by science.
Now I am a very smooth dancer on the inside, it's the outside that needs some work...

Inside Information

Classic video of a man under pressure:
This is Bill Gates before Microsoft was declared an illegal monopoly in 1998. In this video Bill Gates is apparently being grilled by a tough government lawyer. This video was thought to be scrubbed off the Internet after 1998 by Microsoft -- so someone must be an insider to get this.
Why was he bouncing back and forth like that?

Thanks Cynical-C

"It's just business"

Finally, somebody sees it the way that I do:
Just look the other way

News Headline: "China jails dissident teacher for 10 years."
News Headline: "Wal-Mart poised for major China expansion."

It's just business, understand.
From the (sometimes) brilliant Chicago Sun-Times.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Learn to fly

If you ever wanted to fool your friends and make new enemies, here's your chance. Superstar Magician Chris Angel reveals his trick/secret of levitation!

It's about time

I don't know why it took so long for this to come around?

Thanks to the Plusdeck 2, a cassette deck for computers, we can bring it back to life. All we do is slide the internal drive into the CD drive bay, pop in this plastic rectangle known as the cassette, and we can listen to the tape through our computer.
Wouldn't you think that this would be one of the first pieces of hardware available for the PC? Here are all the specs.

Thanks to Cool Business Ideas

The cycle of life

Okay, well here's an article with some more unfortunate news:
SYDNEY (AFP) - Parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, treasured as the world's largest living organism, were probably killed by Cyclone Larry on, an expert said.

The storm caused widespread destruction when it hit Australia's northeastern coast and the damage would extend below the waves, said David Wachenseld, director for science at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

That storm caused little damage when it came ashore in a very sparsely populated part of the coast, but damaged coral over a 160 kilometre (100 mile) wide path, with destruction highest in the centre.
Here is a related story about the bleaching of the coral reefs in Australia, and here is a story with some good news for a change.

Classical Guitar

In case you were wondering, this is what real guitar playing sounds like:

I only wish we had the whole song!


Blues guitar lesson

Here is a great interview/guitar lesson with blues guitar legend B.B. King. If you are into the blues this is definitely worth a peak.

Just don't do it

Jogging in LA will kill you:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two men, both veteran law enforcement officers, suffered fatal heart attacks while running in Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon, marking the first deaths in the event since 1990, organizers said on Monday.

Reyna collapsed 3 miles into the race. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Leone was stricken less than 3 miles from the finish line and died at a local hospital, officials said.

A third man had a heart attack about seven blocks into the race but survived.
Was there something in the water?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Funny snow angel

Some people make snow angels, some people make things that are so funny I can't even describe it!

Pot tarts

Marijuana is a narcotic so it's illegal. I just don't understand why we can't treat it like other illegal presciption narcotics:
March 17, 2006 — Federal drug enforcement agents in Northern California shut down an elaborate "marijuana candy" factory that produced drug-laced snacks called Rasta Reece's, Pot Tarts, and other parodies of popular products.

"This can be tragic. A young child or adult could eat one of these and drink one of the sodas," said the DEA's Javier Pena.
And what, get really, really mello? If we would treat marijuana like mature adults maybe it wouldn't make people look like idiots in the news.


This kick-ass website shows the articulations of all the facial muscles and how they affect facial expressions. Perfect for artists as well as medical students!

Ali G interviews

British television is much more mature than US tv. Big ups to Ali G as he interviews Posh Spice and her husband soccer star David Beckham:

This was filmed before 2002, before he went to play for Real Madrid (and before Posh Spice got fugly).

World's Tallest Woman

The word "Yao" in Chinese must mean "Fucking tall"!
YAO Defen is every inch a lady — all 7ft 7in of her.

Support Hen Cam

Neil owns the "Hen Cam," a real-time web cam focused on his three chickens, "Milly, Tilly, and Penny, going about their chicken life in the coop! (Milly is the big fat white hen, Penny is the cowardly chicken and Tilly is the ruler of the roost!)"

Well, it seems that this bloke over at Scottish Eggs woke up on the wrong side of the bed and wrote a scathing article condeming Neil and his web cam, going so far as to call Neil a, "Con man."

Now Neil wants to shut down the Hen Cam. I say Bollocks to the wanker at Scottish Eggs! The world needs more hen cams.

The new Ninja

Your friends would think you were pretty cool if you came pulling up on one of these!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Just because

There is no way you can watch this and be in a bad mood.

Real life Spiderman

Watch this bastard jump from building to building like a goddamn monkey. He only needs a cape or a mask or something? It may take a while to load in your computer but trust me it's worth it!

Guitar gently weeps

I'm not sure if it's a ukelele or if it's just a tiny damn guitar, but this guy plays the shit out of it!!! You won't believe how something so small could sound so beautiful!

Bad-ass Houston band, Drop Trio

Here is a little update on the SXSW (South by Southwest) festival in Austin:

This was the best show of my night. When the band started playing, there were guys in the audience laughing because it was so good. Just laughing and shaking their heads and moving their feet. The sound was great, the playing was tight, and everyone in the place dug it. Dan Workman, who was sitting behind me, called out for an encore as they were trying to leave the stage and he got one. This was the one show of the night that felt like watching a band that is on the verge of bigger things.

Wear a dress, get a fine

That must have been one hell of a dance???
Kerry Lofy, a senior at Badger High School, will plead not guilty and ask the city to dismiss the ticket, which carries a $249 fine, his lawyer said. Lofy was suspended this week after wearing the dress to the May 7 prom and dancing provocatively, officials say.
Welcome to Wisconsin.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Little known facts

I know the feeling:
Before cops threw the book at him, Jakub Fik threw something unusual at them -- his penis.

Fik, 33, cut off his own penis during a Northwest Side rampage Wednesday morning. When confronted by police, Fik hurled several knives and his severed organ at the officers, police said. Officers stunned him with a Taser and took him into custody.

"As long as the penis is placed on ice and reattached within a few hours, the success is usually pretty good," (Dr.) Bales said.
Don't go getting any ideas.

What has happened to us?

Welcome to the city of fear!

Chicago Police confirmed Thursday that they have launched investigations into suspicious activity outside Sears Tower and Boeing's world headquarters in recent months.

Even though:

...they have found no evidence of preparations for an attack in Chicago after examining more than 100 reports of suspicious activity since 9/11.
Are you scared yet? Keep reading:

"Law enforcement authorities have told Sears Tower officials that they have found no credible threats against Sears Tower since 9/11," said Mark Spencer, a building spokesman.

Chicago Police are continuing to investigate another report of a man standing outside Boeing's world headquarters and making sketches in early February, Caluris said. The man told security officials he was an art student. Caluris said police still want to find the man and interview him.
I can remember a time in America when it was perfectly legal to sit in public and sketch. Now it seems that "sketchers" (or artists that sketch) will be hunted down and "interviewed." Is this really happening? Is THIS what it has come to?

UPDATE: This article has been removed from the Chicago Sun Times database. So much for fair and balanced, unbiased reporting.

Goodbye free world

The jack-asses in Washington voted against this less than a year ago, but they just recently realized that it is a great way to censor an otherwise free country!
US Department of Commerce to exclude sexually charged content from established website domain names such as .gov, .com, .org, .net, and .edu. "This bill will section off a piece of the Internet neighborhood and confine adult sites to one location," the Montana senator said.
That means if your blog contains "pornography," or a link to pornography, the government will have the power to banish your site to the .xxx domain ,or you will pay a "hefty fine"!
"While the Internet is an exceptional learning tool, it allows children the same easy access to websites about space shuttles as it does for pornography," said Baucus, adding that violators would be subject to a hefty fine.
Trust me, I would rather have my child learn about the realities of pornography than the FARCE that is the goverment's Space Shuttle program!
"It will give parents more tools to protect our kids. Parents should not have to worry about their children surfing into websites for adults -- either on purpose or by accident."
If I were a parent (and thank God I'm not!), the last fucking thing I would want is the goddamn goverment trying to raise my kids!!!

Why are we at war?

Is it because of 9/11, WMD's, Saddam Houssein? Why? Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to war, or us being trapped in the middle of one. Hey, I'm an American and if our President decides we need to be in a war, and if children want to give their lives fighting for their country, than I am behind you 100%! But I would appreciate the courtesy of knowing why we are fighting and why we are dying?

WHAT really alarms me about President Bush's "war on terrorism" is the grammar. How do you wage war on an abstract noun? It's rather like bombing murder. Imagine if Bush had said: "We're going to bomb murder wherever it lurks. We are going to seek out the murderers and the would-be murderers, and bomb any government that harbors murderers."

On top of all this, you have no idea who the terrorists are. It's in their nature not to be known until they've committed their particular act of terrorism. Otherwise, they're just plain old Tim McVeigh who lives next door, or that nice Mr Atta who's taking flying lessons.

Nobody seems to have told the President that the horrors of September were perpetrated with little more than a couple of dozen box-cutters. I suppose the US could bomb all the stockpiles of box-cutters in the world, but I have a sneaking feeling that it's still not going to eradicate terrorists.

The instigators of September 11 must have been popping the corks on their non-alcoholic champagne. They had successfully provoked America into attacking yet another poor country it didn't previously know much about, thereby creating revulsion throughout the Arab world and ensuring support for the Islamic fundamentalists.

I couldn't have said it better myself. Go here to read the full article.

The Root of All Evil

The world is black and white, there is no "gray" area. As a result of this black and white world, we as human beings easily accept the idea of fantasy because it is much more pleasing to live in a "dream world" than live in the reality of a "black and white" world.

It's easier to accept that Oswald acted alone rather than face the reality of what really happened. It's easier to accept that terrorist with boxcutters caused 9/11 than face the reality of what really happened. And with religion, it's easier to accept the notion of an all powerful being than face the reality of knowing that we are all in this world ON OUR OWN!

Richard Dawkins is a Professor at Oxford and a confirmed aetheist. He doesn't come out and say it but the message of this documentary is basically that all religions are the same. A religion is a belief based on a story that has been repeated over and over again until people accept it as truth.

GO here to check out this BBC special: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Part two is the best part. Of the religions discussed, the only guy to get defensive is the Christian guy! Go figure?

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Metallica hates downloading

Metallica headlining at the Download festival? Am I the only one that sees the irony in that?

Click here for tickets!

Alright China

Watch it or we're gonna have to spank you:
BEIJING (AFP) - Forget the Mao suits of a generation ago. Actually, forget about any clothes at all. Naked wedding photos are the hot new trend among young couples in once deeply conservative China.

You don't want to live here

Or do you?
If Domino's Pizza founder Thomas S. Monaghan has his way, a new town being built in Florida will be governed according to strict Roman Catholic principles, with no place to get an abortion, pornography or birth control.
They should change the name of the town from "Ave Maria" to "Who The Fuck Wants To Live In A Town Without Porn?"

“Victoria” punks Pruitt

This is a great story. Looking forward to the matchup!
It turns out that a couple of mischeivous little bastards from the Cal student section had been IM'ing with Pruitt all week under the identity of "Victoria," a fictional UCLA hottie, and Pruitt was eagerly anticipating a date with this nubile co-ed back in Westwood after the game.
Here is a link to another blog reporting the incident from EVERY angle.

Toothbrush sex

This is definitely not safe for work. Especially the last picture, Eeewww!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Tiny bibles

Too bad they don't have regular books this small...


Poop back and forth

This shit is so damn funny I just had to post it again!


Where do they come up with this shit???
By the end of this video you'll be asking every girl you meet if she wants to poop back and forth, forever.

America the beautiful

Every licensed driver in the United States of America will have to pay double the cost of getting a driver’s license in order to "thwart" a handful of terrorists:

The cost of obtaining a driver's license could double, and renewing a license by mail would end by 2008, according to state officials responsible for enforcing a federal law aimed at thwarting terrorists and discouraging illegal immigration.

"The 9/11 hijackers used multiple driver's licenses and birth certificates ... to live openly in the United States while they planned their deadly attacks. Real ID is an effort to prevent that from ever occurring again. We gave (states) three years. This is a priority, and it needs to be treated as such," he says.
In other words, because 9/11 occurred, we all have to pay a greater price to be safe. The tail is truly wagging the dog!

Losing weight is easy

These 5 foods really do control your appetite and suppress cravings--without adding calories:
1. Water or broth
2. Green leafy vegetables, including lettuce, cabbage, and bokchoy
3. Homemade instant banana pudding
4. Pickles
5. Apples
Go here for all the yummy details.

Prepare to be amazed!

This entire aircraft carrier and all the details were created with LEGOS!


Did you know?

You don’t have to be a nerd to be a genius. Einstein was a man after my own heart:
8. He Equated Monogamy With Monotony

"All marriages are dangerous," he once told an interviewer. "Marriage is the unsuccessful attempt to make something lasting out of an incident." He was notoriously unfaithful as a husband, prone to falling in love with somebody else directly after the exchanging of vows.
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More furniture

This is kind of creepy and kind of awesome at the same time.
The Feel gathers all positions in one object. The shape of the stunning seating system is inspired by a molecular structure. The feel seating system is made of 120 soft balls covered with elastic fabric. The molecular structure allows the chair to create multiple positions that you can’t even think off!
It’s the couch of the future!

Google is evil

They didn’t start off that way but it has certainly gotten to that point. They are now turning over information to the government and who knows where that could lead?

Well now it turns out there are group of ex-Google employees, many of whom were high-level managers, who cashed out their millions in stock options after working there and quit for greener pastures, and who now don't give a shit what anyone thinks. And they're speaking their minds on the Xooglers blog.

This past Friday after the market closed they basically posted "Anyone buying Google stock now is a moron. You have no voting rights, no dividend claims, no nothing. Google's stock is designed from the ground up to be the largest scam job in the history of Wall Street." (slightly paraphrased, but you get the gist)
This guy has created a website to keep you up to date on the latest happenings at the world’s worst company (besides Wal-Mart of course).