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Friday, June 30, 2006

The Beverly Hills 90210 Ten Year Class Reunion


Remember Scott from 90210? Maybe you don't... Well, he's the one guy they couldnt find for the 90210 10 year reunion update... If you were a 90210-o-phile like me, you'll remember the preview - "Next week, someone will die!!!"... Well, of course, it couldnt have been a character anyone liked... Instead, poor Scott blew his brains out (by accident) right in front of David... That sucked...

Best Week Ever » Blog Archive » The Beverly Hills 90210 Ten Year Class Reunion

Al Gore on The Daily Show

Al Gore making a visit to the Daily Show...

Crooks and Liars » Al Gore on The Daily Show

The Colbert Report: The NY Times want you and your family dead!

Stephen Colbert is very funny... The great thing is, he doesnt have to do shtick to be funny... He just takes the Republican talking points and does them straight... Here he is talking about this NY Times thing the Republicans are stuck on at the moment...

Crooks and Liars » The Colbert Report: The NY Times want you and your family dead!

Right-wing is goin down...

Interesting article explaining how traffic to right-wing blogs has decreased, and certain left-wing ones have increased at the same time... change is coming...

U.S. Newswire : Releases : "Web Traffic to Washington Times, Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh.com Is Down..."

I can't wait a whole year for this movie!!

The teaser trailer for the Transformers movie is up on the site... It keeps looking better and better every time I see something about it (there was that picture of Bumblebee mid-transformation floating around the Internet but the studio has chased it down)... Check out the trailer...

Transformers Movie Website (with trailer)

BadBoss - My Bad Boss Contest, Tell Your Bad Boss


This site gives prizes for people who have the best stories about bad bosses... Fun reading even if you don't have one to submit... If you don't have one to submit, you're one lucky SOB...

Workingamerica.org: BadBoss - My Bad Boss Contest, Tell Your Bad Boss

List of deaths at Disney parks since 1989

This is a pretty long lists of deaths at the Disney parks... Though it does look like a lot of them are related to pre-existing conditions...

AP Wire | 06/29/2006 | Boy, 12, dies after riding Disney World roller coaster

STAR WARS Drunk Driving PSA Commercial

Back in 1979, the bar on Tatooine was the setting for a great Star Wars drunk driving PSA (guess that applies to flying spaceships too)...



Wolverine script review

Well, the movie may still be quite a ways away, but according to FilmWad, the Wolverine script is great, so lets hope whoevers directing that one does a good job (will Bryan Singer go back to the X-Men?)...

Filmwad - Movie news, trailers, galleries and box office! Wolverine Script Review

Congress is stupid...

Daily Show has an interesting segment on Congress talking about violent video games... These guys are such morons... Video games dont make people violent and more than giving girls shots to prevent cervical cancer encourages them to have sex... Oh wait, they believe that too...


So Much Fanfare, So Few Hits

Google really isnt that great... Let's face it, they launch product after product and no hits, except for search (OK, Gmail is good but still not threatening anyone)... Let's stop the Google ass-kissing... Support Yahoo or some little guy instead...

So Much Fanfare, So Few Hits

This is so sad...


So there was this site, called CouchSurfing... They had the great idea that, when you travel, instead of shelling out tons to stay in hotels, you could find people who had a spare couch/bed/etc and crash with them... You'd not only get to have a place to stay, but you'd meet locals and have a great time... They had tons of members and people loved it... But their site had a problem, their database crashed, and I guess they hadn't backed everything up very well, so they've lost everything and they're gone... Probably wont have the strength to rebuild it again... Very sad...

Couchsurfing is gone...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Guy Wanted For Murder Walks Onto Live Broadcast Video

Crazy news story... This guy is reporting on a murder suspect, when the suspect shows up on camera... In the interview, when the reporter asks where he was, he answers "Jack in the Box" :-)

Guy Wanted For Murder Walks Onto Live Broadcast Video

Now that's Man furniture!


I know the wife would never go for it, but what's cooler than a sofa shaped like a Dinosaur tail? Not much!!!

Dino Sofa at MenDNA.com

Spider-Man 3's gonna kick ass!


How come all the movies this summer blow (although I'm hearing Superman is good)... Next summer's gonna kick ass! Transformers is gonna be awesome, and this preview makes Spider-Man 3 look pretty amazing too...

Spider-Man 3 Trailer at FilmWad.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

PLAY-DOH COLOGNE SPRAY


Remember the smell of Play-Doh? I do... Do you want to smell like that? I don't... but apparently someone does...

PLAY-DOH COLOGNE SPRAY

First iPod Ad Ever

Now this is cool... the first iPod ad ever... They've come a long way...



Monday, June 26, 2006

The YouTube Hall of Fame

This is great... Bill Simmons, from ESPN's Page 2, pulled together his favorite sport-related YouTube clips... Lots of good wrestling stuff in here...

ESPN.com: Page 2 : The YouTube Hall of Fame

Minor League manager goes C-Razy!

This is a hilarious clip... The manager of a minor league baseball team just went bat-shit! (He was pissed off cuz Roger Clemens little son Koby was called safe on a rundown)...

Disneyland Pirates of Caribbean reopens: video, review

BoingBoing.net has a full write-up of the rehabbing of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland... From the sounds of it, they did a pretty good job...

Boing Boing: Disneyland Pirates of Caribbean reopens: video, review

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

Charles Darwin's tortoise dies

The oldest animal in the world died today... Very sad...

Charles Darwin's tortoise dies - Top stories - Breaking News 24/7 - NEWS.com.au

Skype is allowing censorship on its software in China

If you live in China, when you install Skype, you get a lovely piece of censor-ware on your computer too... If you're lucky, maybe they send all the bad things you say to the government, so they'll be able to throw you in jail...

ICE: Internet Censorship Explorer » Blog Archive » Tom-Skype Filtering in China

Connie Chung is Insane!

I know this has been all over the Internet, but Connie Chung did some crazy song and dance on the last day of her show with her hubby, Morey Povich...



The Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

The Tiki Room had a b-day today! Disneyland is cool, and the Tiki Room may be a bit retro, but its still one of the few places in the 'Land where you can sit down and relax while getting a show... Happy bday!

Tiki Talk - The Enchanted Tiki Blog - events, mugs, music, merchandise, and more » Blog Archive » Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room’s is 43 today!

Americans Lose Touch, Report Fewer Close Friends

Interesting article on the fact that Americans have fewer close friends than 20 years ago...

LiveScience.com - Americans Lose Touch, Report Fewer Close Friends

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Web 2.0 Site of the Day: Etsy.com


This is a neat little website where small sellers can sell all their handmade stuff... And its fun to browse and look at stuff too...

Etsy - Your place to buy and sell all things handmade

The man who takes off clothes within ten seconds.

This guy can get undressed really really fast...



I'm going to see Superman!

Since my wonderful wife works for the WB, I get to go to an early screening next Thurs!!! Woo-hoo!!!

Worst leg injuries in sports

Man, you gotta have a strong stomach to watch these... But if you're into watching really gruesome stuff, here's a link to videos of the worst leg injuries to ever occur on the sports field... I've seen a couple of them myself, but couldnt bring myself to watch these... Watch at your own risk...

YesButNoButYes

Study finds no marijuana-lung cancer link - May 24, 2006


A study was done to see if smoking pot heavily on a regular basis increases your chances of lung cancer... I'm assuming whoever commissioned the study was hoping to find that there was, so they could create another fake reason why pot is a killer drug... What they found is the opposite... Marijuana smoking does not increase lung cancer risks...

CNN.com - Study finds no marijuana-lung cancer link - May 24, 2006

Friday, June 16, 2006

Spiderman outs himself to the press


Yes, there is a Civil War in comic-book-land... Some guys with super-heros killed a bunch of people and now the heros have to register with the government... and Spider-Man is at the forefront... Outing himself publicly after 40 years (amazingly he still looks about 20)...

Spiderman outs himself to the press - Yahoo! News

Bush is a moron (part 1,237)

So our fantastic president, George W, was teasing a reporting about wearing sunglasses while asking a question... Turns out, the reporter was blind... Way to go, prez!

BREITBART.COM - Bush Apologizes to L.A. Times Reporter

Car for people in wheelchairs...


This is so F-ing sweet! It's a little car for people in wheelchairs... now that cool part... the back opens up so they can roll right in and drive the car without leaving their chairs...

the cool hunter - HOT WHEELS 4 WHEELCHAIR USERS

Monday, June 12, 2006

Deadwood scores 1.96 FPM!


One of the best shows on TV, and one with the most swear words too... I haven't watched the season premiere yet, but apparently it has 1.96 Fucks Per Minute (times the F word was uttered)... What more reason do you need to watch?

YesButNoButYes: Deadwood Season Three kicks off with score of 1.96 FPM

Friday, June 09, 2006

I knew pizza was good for me!

BBC NEWS | Health | Eating pizza 'cuts cancer risk'

Boy do I hate Cousin Oliver...

Here they are... The characters you hate from the shows you love (or you might hate the shows too)... but if you ask me, Cousin Oliver is the worst...

Inventory: 13 Memorably Unpopular Characters From Popular TV | The A.V. Club

Yo quiero a helmet!

The title really says it all...

WMUR.com - Local News - Police: Woman Beats Dog Breeder With Dead Chihuahua

Google wants to listen to you...

Google is really scary... They are testing a product where you activate your microphone and let them listen to what's happening at your place... Based on what they hear, they'll serve you content and ads... Don't give them anything!

TechCrunch » Blog Archive » Google Research prototypes ambient audio contextual content

Find the best airline seat...


Tired of thinking you got a good seat on a flight and finding out you got short-changed on the legroom, your seat doesnt recline, you cant see the movie, etc? Check this site first and they'll help you pick a good seat...

Welcome to SeatGuru!

Record meteorite hit Norway


Cool! A huge meteorite hit Norway the other day... Impact the size of a huge bomb... Wish I coulda seen that...

Record meteorite hit Norway - Aftenposten.no

Thursday, June 08, 2006

China Pulls 'Da Vinci' in Wake of Protests


Good old China... They're really concerned about offending people's feelings... They pulled Da Vinci Code from their theaters because of Catholic protests... Of course, if you're Chinese and protest you go to jail (if you're lucky)...

China Pulls 'Da Vinci' in Wake of Protests - Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Into the Closet

Interesting story on closet organization, and how it can be an anti-depressant... Also tells you how to know if u should keep something...

Into the Closet - New York Times - New York Times

We were evil, Google founder admits

Told you they were evil...

We were evil, Google founder admits

Stop kissing Google's ass!

I couldn't have said it any better than Mike did on his blog... I'm tired of people kissing Google's ass everytime they launch something... They're not that great... Their search results are not the best out there... And they have yet to launch a product that gets any market share, other than search...

TechCrunch

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine


Anyone else as excited to see this movie as I am? I love Steve Carell, and would see just about anything with him in it, and this one's got amazing buzz...

Apple - Trailers - Little Miss Sunshine

Snakes on a Blog » Snakes on a Sequel… For Real?

Snakes on a Plane has not yet been released (I'll be there opening day), and already they're discussing sequels and where they'd be set... I vote for Snakes in Space (or maybe Snakes in a studio apartment?)...

Snakes on a Blog » Snakes on a Sequel… For Real?

YouTube - Who Killed the Electric Car trailer

New Scientist Breaking News - Drinking coffee makes you more open-minded

Good news... Coffee makes you more open-minded... Now I don't need an excuse to enjoy...

New Scientist Breaking News - Drinking coffee makes you more open-minded

Monday, June 05, 2006

Gemini by Subeo - The recreational submersible


I'm gonna park this in my garage, right next to the Segway I'm gonna get... These guys sell a personal submarine... I don't know what it costs, but it's worth it...

Gemini by Subeo - The recreational submersible

Ultimate Thing costume...


This guy loves the Fantasic Four, and the Thing to be specific... He spent a lot of time on this costume... but at least it looks good... Follow the link to see how he created it, step by step...

Cop drives thru a wall...

Nice video of a police chase... The perp makes the turn but the cop doesn't quite...

Hedonistica - Pleasure Yourself

William Shatner Rocket Man

This is hilarious... William Shatner singing Rocket Man...

Take a one minute vacation...

QuietAmerican.org has compiled sound recordings from a number of vacation spots... Each one is only about a minute long, but can help you take that one minute off per day and make it really relaxing...

quiet american

Find out when MySpace friends become single or taken!

This is hilarious... Some guy developed an application that lets you find out when the relationships status of any of your MySpace friends changes... So you can get the ladies right when they are on the rebound...

SingleStat.us - find out when MySpace friends become single or taken!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth - Movie Review

One of many good reviews about Gore's new movie "An Inconvenient Truth"... Haven't seen it yet, but I want to... For anyone in LA, Gore is signing books at Borders Westwood on June 8 (I believe) at noon, so go get one... He said today he won't be running for president in the next election, but we'll see...

An Inconvenient Truth - Movie Review

Funny comedy clip from the temp from "The Office"


Funny video clip from the guy who plays Ryan, the temp, on The Office about terrorists and their virgins in heaven... The guys name is BJ Novak and this is really funny...

BJ Novak Comedy

TV shows on YouTube

There are a bunch of full-length TV shows available to watch on YouTube... The entire season 5 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the 1st 10 episodes of Lost... and a bunch of other stuff... Good to watch if you're bored at work... And if you figure out how, you can download them too... But I'm not telling you how, cuz I don't want to get sued...

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Homemade Transformers outfit

OK, I know this is the 3rd Transformers post on this blog, but I swear this is not becoming a Transformers blog.. There's just a ton of good content out there on Transformers... This guy made his own Transformers costume... Wish I'd thought of that... And not been too lazy to do it...

AllDumb

DNA ties UM prof to Genghis Khan


They went looking for descendants of Genghis Khan and found this guy... Classic quote from him:

"I think I do have a certain number of administrative skills," Robinson said, noting he was once president of a local financial analyst society. "I haven't done any conquering, per se."

MiamiHerald.com | 06/03/2006 | DNA ties UM prof to Genghis Khan

Bush isn't sincere? Who'd believe it?

So, after Bush gives his big speech saying he wishes he didn't rely solely on western movie cliches when giving speeches about terrorists (dead or alive, etc), someone caught this great picture of him showing his true colors...

Crooks and Liars

How to Disappear Completely

This is really cool, though completely impracticle... It's a collapsable metal box you can carry with you... And, when in an urban setting and you want to disappear, you assemble it around you and sit down and can be completely inconspicuous... Not sure how it would work out on the farm but someone spent some time on this...

Cool Hunting: How to Disappear Completely

Brad reviews X-Men 3 in 10 words or less...

I haven't been seeing many movies lately, because most of them seem to suck (and there's much better things on TV these days), but I did make it out to see X-Men 3... So, I'm going to start on my new movie review format... 10 words or less... So here's my X-Men 3 review...

"Not as bad as they said it was."

I'll do my next review when the next movie worthy of my time comes out... Perhaps Nacho Libre?

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Is MySpace Fading?

It seems inevitable, but perhaps MySpace is losing a bit of steam... They built on what Friendster started, made it a bit better and grew amazingly well... But, they have never learned to make good money of the volumes of traffic they have and other companies are launching better products right and left... Are they losing it?

MySpace No Longer Their Space? - New York Times

Video games in Congress' crosshairs

Once again, Congress shows they have no idea what they should really be working on... With all the problems going on right now, should they really be wasting their time trying to censor video games?

Video games in Congress' crosshairs | CNET News.com

Choose Your Own Adventure is Back!


Bout time! Choose Your Own Adventure books are back! I used to live for those suckers... Now we just need versions for adults...

Wired: Choose Your Own Adventure

The Lost World...

Cool stuff... Scientists just dug into a cave in Israel and have found a bunch of species never before seen... According to this article, they've already found 8 types of creatures and they are all new... And they're just scratching the surface... Just shows, that there's tons of exploring left to do....

ABC News: Prehistoric ecosystem found in Israeli cave

Friday, June 02, 2006

Is it possible Clerks 2 won't suck?


I loved the first Clerks movie... Went to a midnight show on opening day not knowing what to expect and thought it was the funniest thing ever... So when they announced a new one coming out now, i was sure it would suck... but early word is exactly the opposite... Now i have to see it...

My Boring Ass Life » An 8 Minute Standing Ovation!

Insane Soccer Goal

OK, I may think Soccer is as boring to watch as the next guy, but even the most boring sport has amazing stuff happen from time to time... here's an example...




Thursday, June 01, 2006

Emergency Neck Puncturer?


OK is it just me or is it really disturbing that someone's selling a product to poke holes in people's throats, just in case? Does this happen a lot more often than I think it does?

Lifestat Keychain Emergency Neck Puncturer - Gizmodo

Host Gets Distracted By Halle Berrys Breasts

This is funny... The host of this show is interviewing Halle Berry and gets distracted staring at her breasts... Can't really say I blame him...


As seen on Break.com

Web 2.0 Travel Site of the Day: Kayak.com


I can honestly say I've used every travel search engine, but this one's the best... Where the other ones have to reload, reload, reload to show you anything, this one uses AJAX to let you narrow your search and show you the results in real-time... The only thing it doesnt have is Southwest Airlines, but noone has them...

Web 2.0 Travel Site - Kayak.com

Macho macho man...


VH1 must have my number... The Macho Man, Randy Savage will be on the next Surreal Life... How did they know I can't resist a show with any wrestler from the 80s (wait, Hogan Knows Best disproves that)... Well anyways, I wanna see the Macho Man... Oh Yeah!!!!!

reality blurred: Surreal Life 8 reportedly includes Randy "Macho Man" Savage...

Prototype car runs 100 miles on four ounces of water as fuel


The headline says it all... Apparently this guy has developed a car that runs on water... Let's get this one fast-tracked... (Note: above picture is not the actual car I just couldnt find a good picture of it)...

Prototype water-fueled car

Poop-Freeze


Poop-Freeze. The name says it all... Tired of picking up soft and steamy poops? Here's the solution... It freezes the poop so you can pick up nice hard frozen poops and leave them to defrost slowly...

Amazon.com: Poop-Freeze Aerosol Freeze Spray

Another thing for my wish list...


It's an ATV! It's a Jetski! It's both! The ultimate gift for the white trash guy who has everything (not meant to offend, just to be funny)... From Engadget, a very cool blog if your a gadget-o-phile like me...

Aquada maker unveils Quadski ATV / jet ski combo - Engadget

Grass Chair


For those of you who have yards (unfortunately I am not one of you), this is a great product... It's basically a cardboard frame that you plant in your lawn, and it gives you a chair covered in grass (no not that kind)...

Fitzsu.com: Grass Chair

The American War on Science

Very interesting article talking about how we have a dependence on foreign science talent similar to our dependence on oil and how the Bush White House's assault on science combined with that dependence is not a good thing for America... Sad but true and a bit scary...


Seed: The American War on Science

Boy blows up house with deodorant

Oops... Gotta be careful with that stuff... Sometimes it might be better to just smell...


Boy blows up house with deodorant

Strap-on jet pack flying wing

Almost makes you want to join German Special Forces...


James Bond-style strap-on jet pack flying wing

Best Baseball fights ever

Descriptions of the best baseball fights ever, including video of some... Nolan Ryan is still the man!


Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Just Don’t Forget to Duck

Homeland Security still full of idiots

So, Homeland Security decided New York had too much money to defend against terrorism... So they cut 40% from NY's budget and sent it to other cities with very low chance of getting hit...


New York Daily News - Home - Feds to city: drop dead

Cool but not new...

So a robot hand has been developed that respond to human thought... Cool, but Luke had one a long time ago...


Researchers Make Robot Hand Controlled By Human Thought - Gizmodo

I'm gettin a Segway!

I've been wanting a Segway... Yes I know how dorky they are, but I want one... And now I can lease it instead of forking out $5000...


Techdirt: Segway's Brilliant New Strategy? Leasing!

Castles for Sale...

Anyone in the market to buy a castle? Want to buy me one? Here's your shopping list...


Wists: Castles for Sale

How this blog got its name

I'm not exactly the best when it comes to things like naming blogs... so i named this one the first thing that came to my mind, which was based on the term "Choc-o-tastic" coined in the Simpsons... for those of you who haven't seen this before, the Wikipedia list of new words made up by the Simpsons is great...


List of neologisms on The Simpsons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia