Jan 31, 2008

lookin' ball show : volume 9

dinosaurs
put on the thinkin' cap
1 year ago today, people in boston sucked
256k fashion
obama has a posse
elephant shrew
when psychotic episodes strike, take thorazine! courtesy stay free! magazine
fun! squirrel lamp!
baby do's and don'ts ... larger
money in politics
even if this is tongue-in-cheek ... why ?
good one

odd couple

the nice thing about the internet is that just when you least expect it you find yourself watching Frank Zappa on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1989

Jan 30, 2008

those sexy icy ruskies n slavs ...

Russia redesigns military uniforms! ... she can court marshal me any day! scroll through the pictures to see some awesome haircuts! ... to be honest, i have no idea what these picures are of, but military uniform redesign sounds good, right ?

ok, and now these are just wrong ... 1, 2, 3 ... these have to be a joke right ? i mean, if anything this just gives more fodder to the sex-goof-balls they are fighting against ... plus they're just creepy ... pimpernel! i don't wanna catch you lookin at those for that long ...

my new favorite band, Rainbowdzhigits' new album "Osloebian Winter" ...
Tracklist:
1. Immortal Mountains Of Osloebia
2. Black Cloud Over The Churkestan

never has Osloebian Black Metal been so ... colorful ?

Jan 29, 2008

more fonzarelli

local milwaukee italian boy makes good !

the fonz had quite a marketing team back in the day ... a sampling of things i could find on the web were a fonzie walkman, superball, pinball, animated kids shows, action figure, trading cards, halloween costumes, book "the truth about fonzie", giant puzzle, board game and garage playset

he was also a guest on the ill-fated short-run cartoon series "Laverne and Shirley in the Army" which ran for one season in 1981 ... scroll about half way down on this page if you don't believe me ...

thankgod the internet exists.

Jan 28, 2008

in case you forgot

JOURNEY ROCKS!

things i never thought i'd want ... then i saw this video ...
1. wall mounted keyboard
2. package revealing jeans
3. trashy jersey chick
4. headless bass
5. oil can drum set
6. air-keyboard lessons
7. dude, wall mounted keyboard!!

sorry for my unannounced sabbatical ... caught the flu or pneumonia or somethin real bad ... all i knows is i was sick ... sick with disease .... real sick .... brah ....

link courtesy citro

food for thought

my gal sent this to me via email, and i couldn't find an associated website or anything, so unfortunately i don't know what group conducted this study ... the pictures, however, are pretty killin ... i do know this is an average, so i assume (which i know i should never do) that these family sizes are average for the country they are representing ... things to notice ... the amount of beer the german family has, the amount of bread the italians have, the amount of coke the mexicans have, the lack of hat-style-choice in ecuador, and ... just how much more fresh fruit and vegetable EVERYONE ELSE HAS compared to the american family ... USA! USA! USA! i mean, comon! the folks from chad have just as much as you! 2 tomatos and a couple bunches of grapes !? you gotta be kiddin me!

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07


United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week $341.98


Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11


Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09


Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27


Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53


Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55


Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03


Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23


and speakin of the fonz ...

black fonzie for president!


They Got Everything in Cali

L.A. is now home to two 24-hour pot AVMs . . . But keep in mind: in California, just because you can get most any hokey doctor to say it's fine for you to smoke your sickness away doesn't mean you can't be fired for it. You gotta love a newspaper that sites Futurama.

Jan 22, 2008

Race or Gender?

Yeah, more election posts. You're going to keep getting these for almost another year, so save your whining. It's gonna be a long winter . . . .

Gender or race: Black women voters face tough choices in S.C. There's a couple of problems with this article: 1) it assumes that voters can't get past either race or gender; 2) being a white male, I also face the same "problem" when deciding over Obama and Clinton; 3) CNN is already saying Edwards is the last man on a sinking ship of a campaign; 4) I guess there are no black female Republicans in S.C. (quit your laughing, there's gotta be at least a couple, right? A female Clayton Bigsby? You might not want to click on that link if you're at work.)

Jan 19, 2008

who's dead ?

Sam the Butcher
Allan Melvin, best known for his role as Sam the Butcher on The Brady Bunch, died of Thursday night (January 17). Melvin died of cancer in his Brentwood home in Los Angeles. He was 84 years old.

Melvin even played the voice of Magilla Gorilla for the Hanna Barbera cartoon as well as several guest appearances on The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle: USMC and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Is Sam enjoying a last glass of Champale in this photo? The world will never know.



Hydrox the Cookie
In 2003, without warning or announcement, Kellogg Co. killed off the cookie -- by then rechristened Droxies -- after failing to gain ground against the dominant Oreo, one of the country's best-selling snack foods.

While aware that Hydrox cookies were becoming harder to find, many of their fans are learning only now they are gone.

How would Hydrox stand up when dunked in Champale? The world will never know.



Gaikwad the Teacher
It can be an illustrative case of lapse in administrative functioning. The Chandrapur zilla parishad's school education department issued an order on January 1, 2008, regarding promotion and appointment of an official as block education officer (BEO) in Nagbhid panchayat samiti.

Nothing wrong with it, except that the official - former education extension officer Natthu Dashrath Gaikwad - passed away about six months ago

Would Gaikwad have enjoyed a glass of Champale? The world will never know.



Ike the Musician
The late rock 'n' roll pioneer Ike Turner died of a cocaine overdose, the San Diego County medical examiner said on Wednesday.

Turner, 76, was found dead on December 12 at his home in San Marcos near San Diego. He had a history of cocaine addiction stretching back more than 30 years.

Is it safe to say that Ike enjoyed the Champale? The world will never know.





Aussie the Smuggler
Three young Australians on death row in Bali say their Indonesian lawyer's instructions to "play dumb" with Indonesian police and judges may have cruelled their chances of evading the firing squad.

Tan Duch Tanh Nguyen, Matthew Norman and Si Yi Chen were sentenced to life in prison by Denpasar District Court in 2005, but their sentences were upgraded to death in 2006 by Indonesia's Supreme Court.

Would these three have gone on to reinvigorate Champale with a new marketing blitz? The world will never know.


Oak the Tree
Sudden oak death syndrome has arrived in force in San Mateo County, and local, state and federal officials will hold a public meeting next month to inform residents about its impact.

The Sudden Oak Death Mortality Task Force ... yeah The SODMTF is on the case!


oh, and this

Jan 18, 2008

Maybe it's the Champale talking, but I think you're pretty sexy

A collection of Champale Ads

It pours so smooth

Rerun says, "Drink Schlitz!"

Champale Breaking News! Serious, check the date.

Clownin' with Champale!

Santa's gonna mix you up!

an open letter to bogardus

Dear Bogardus,

While the image you posted is "intriguing" in the purest sense of the word, it is neither amusing nor poignant. First off, your thesis states no citation whatsoever! It will not be hard to dismantle the proposed hypothesis which I will summarize for you, as you provided none. "That in early 2006, internet instances of "anal fisting" (from here on AF) increased roughly 500% while internet instances of "ass to mouth" (from here on, ATM) stayed on track." In this case, an "internet instance" is limited to web searches and news articles. Now, one might make the obvious conclusion that in January of 2006, Samuel Alito was sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. This was of course hastened by the leaving of Sandra Day O'Connor, who we all know, loved the ATM. With yet another conservative on the grand stand, it would seem obvious that the country was doing as much internet research on AF as they could, to be prepared for when Bush's judges repeal Roe v Wade, Brown v The Board of Education, the 13th amendment, et. al. However, I offer a different suggestion to the increased interest in AF. A quick "Google Trends" search of simply "fisting" shows the same trend as "AF" does.1 The correlation isn't obvious yet, until one starts to think in a slightly more abstract way about "fisting". First, the increase in the evangelical movement seen in America through 2005 and 2006 might have led to this increased presence, as is evident by this Christian's account of the "Fist of Might". As the shroud of mystery is raised, we see a trend amongst the conservatives to address fisting straight away, perhaps intimidated or intrigued by the prospect. Well, whatever the real reason, I just wanted to get that image off the front page when you first click to the blog ... bogardus, comon now! save that kinda stuff for a forum or something, lets try to keep the 13-year-old-sex-is-funny-jokes to a minimum and WTF humor also to a nill ... or if you must, at least make it ironic, or point out how idiotic it is ... please, pretty please, pretty pretty please ... with an LOLCAT on top ...

Yours truly,
Driznastic

ps I'm not saying that "trend" isn't weird, it is ... very weird ... and disturbing ... something i could have lived without ...

and ...

we used to spit on the one in our neighborhood, but these fine folks have decided to do something creative with their hatred of Hummer H2s.

also ...


champale? champaign malt liqour!? where have you been all my life!?
i tried that line on my girl once, that guy had better luck apparently

Dood still looks scary

Bin Laden's braided peacenik son on a mission.

Goose Island has a new beer! This is a beer that should be reserved for rites of manhood, secret society initiations, mythical quests or road trips of Hunter Thompsonesque proportions. If Bourbon County Brand were a planet, it would have lesser bottles of beer orbiting it.

Trends

Jan 17, 2008

an open letter to william parker

in response to

Dear William,

Well, I do hope I am not being presumptuous by calling you by your first name! Mayhaps Mr. Parker Jr., or Mr. C.E.O. would be more appropriate! Oh, I kid with you Bill, but I am glad you did decide to get a hold of me! I have been thinking about partnering our fair publication "The Bluntest" with another periodical of the "electronic" variety. You see, for it is my dream to one day be held up as a magnate, a Blog-Baron of sorts within the confines of our fair republic. I did take a trice or two and perused your fine addition to the Blogdom, and I must say! Your excellent coverage of scholarships is something i can certainly sink my teeth into (especially that burger king one! hahaLOLWTFROFLBBQFBICIAVHSBETAJAHHHHHRASTAFLOURIDEINIWANCLEANTEETHFEHGWONALIKKLEBURGAKINGCROWNONDEMHEADS!!!!!!!!) It's actually quite a bit of amusement as I have been looking for an electronic pamphlet that covers discovering job information, news, travel recommendations, the latest workplace fashions, transportation reports, cutting-edge technology trends, dating, health and personal finance tips! I was so sick of having to go to 9 different blogs to get that information. So, indeed, a hearty "HUZZAH!" is extended to you Willy for saving me so much time! Please allow me to cite how helpful your digital compendium has been to me. For example, I learned from reading your informative lexicon that "The belt's buckle has to be silver or gold.", "Of course you’ll need a fabulous new bag to go with all this gorgeous outerwear.", and "Even with a casual dress code, avoid short skirts, low-cut necklines, too-high heels, too-tight clothes, and anything bordering too sexy." Thanks to you, joboja.blogspot.com, I'm going right home to throw away all my non-gold and non-silver belt buckles, picking out a fabuuuulooooous new bag, and getting rid of all my too-tight-bordering-on-too-sexy clothes! Phew! My face would have been as rouge as the Star of Phoebus if I had showed up to the office wearing any of THAT!

On a side note, I am a huge fan of your work with Cecil Taylor and David S. Ware. I haven't yet been able to pick up a copy of your book "who owns music?" but it sounds intriguing. However, I must implore you to stop this masquerading as a Blog CEO and get back to what you do best, free-jazz double bass playing!

Sincerely,
Driznastic
CEO, Editor-In-Chief, Arts-Correspondent, Music-Correspondent, Donkey Handler, Well-Wisher, Free Cupcakes, Complimentary Samples of Margarine, Cartons of Lik-M-Aids, Hotwheels Collections, Mint-Condition Death Masks of Italian Royalty, Tar-Windshield-Wipers, Poutine, Simulcasts of Ethiopian Rugby, Giraffes on the Moon, Vegetarian Bacon, Life-size replicas of St. John's Basilica, Ballpits, Laugh-Outs, Indian Masala Tea made with Gatorade, Christmas in July, Chuckfacing, Jimmychucking, Horseliptieing, Hooptywrecking, Crowheading, Hate-crimes against Atlantians, Cattle rustling, Chocolate-covered mosque mold-design, Pogo-stickin', Giant-Bird-Face-Replica-Restraints, et al.
The Bluntest
driznastic@yourmom.com
(773) i aint givin you my damn phone number

Jan 16, 2008

lookin' ball show : volume 8

SHADOWpuppets
PRETTYlibraries
bjork
drinking beer with a straw from a ludicrously large glass (i know its not her)
THISis
the weirdest episode of sailor moon yet
gah!
Ihate
the expression, but wtf
Ihope
this is a real photo
KILLERdesign
from "tubes" on flickr ... check his illustrations as well ...

looks like the internet got its act together to provide me with more crap to serve you!

Jan 15, 2008

News

"It comes to a point where there are certain things you just can't do. And putting testicles on the back of a truck is just too much."
I almost peed myself

Jan 14, 2008

people who make me laugh

-author and actress, Amy Sedaris
-stand-up comedian, Zack Galifianakis
-writer, director, and actor, Ricky Gervais
-internet famous musician, Jonathan Coulton
-pimpernel and his band, Bear Force One

Jan 12, 2008

and its come to this ...

seriously, i'm either desensitized to the internet, have a sever case of bloggers-block, or there jus aint nothin happenin anymore on the world wide web ... so its down to me posting old stuff that im pretty sure i havent posted before ... but is by no means "fresh" (i mean, its fresh but its not new)

rappcats ... lord quas killa site ... watch the video for rappcats (fresh!), d/l the journey into fresh diggin mp3 (+ the album artwork), or watch mos def cover madvillian ... and check out all the fools straight bitin quas/madlib/stones throw ... they cover them also

this makes two blog entries of me postin links to things that been out for at least 6 months ...

Jan 11, 2008

"A" for effort

i spent about 30 min today in my various internet depositories of the strange and came up with nothing worthwhile to showcase on the blog ...

see, we have standards here, and unlike some bluntest bloggers whose names start with "b", i won't post comic strips or LOLCATS to pad out some space ... (ohhhh ho ho ho, SICK BURN!)

the only thing i did find i liked was these blokes The Wilcannia Mob ... they are "on" MIAs latest release "Kala" which i can't stop listening to ... my girl has been really into her for years, and i always kinda dismissed it as some silly brit-electro-house stuff ... but the girls alright, more then alright, political, sexy, intelligent and comes with the ill beats ... anyway, so the Wilcannia Mob are aboriginal kids from a real rough city in australia, and they did this track "Down River" that blew up down under, MIA used pretty much the whole tune and just added some verses and a different beat at points ... pretty hot track ...

aight, im out! i tried!

Jan 10, 2008

34+72=awesome

courtesy chicago's own hyde park records (admittedly, i haven't made it down there, but i've heard good things)

and the angels sang ...

have a listen

more on perry's musical career
As Fat Boys become fat men obviously some of the magic that came from their unadulterated youth began to fade. That particular magic had never really been in Stettler’s plans, however. He was a plugger, and he was looking for blatant, shameless ways to cash in, crossover and get that money. The first desperately blatant cash-in project was the 1985 single "CHILLIN WITH THE REFRIGERATOR" (Sutra, 1985). That record seemed more natural than forced, however, as William Perry, star of the media-darlings Super Bowl champ ‘85-86 Chicago Bears, was a joyful, youthful, mammoth novelty star himself. It’s not surprising that they made him "an honorary Fat Boy" on the record, as they sang his praises and honored him by offering Perry "pizza, spaghetti and a pound of veal." Perry posed with the boys for the cover, but doesn’t rap on the record...
info courtesy rocktober
here's the cover
pimpernel, i'm gunnin for yer job as sports-guy of this blog

baby mama drama

and back to politics ... i have a feeling ol' mitt has been left off the bluntest hating because he is just so freakin crazy none of us feel compelled to ridicule ... so i'm doing right by ol' mitt ... especially if you live in michigan, please click that link ... because the GOP deserves the very best

Campaign Ad

I hate negative campaign ads

Jan 9, 2008

things i learned from pimpernels post

betty boop is italian
or maybe jewish
that when skeletons drink, they turn black
that when skeletons drink, they die
that when skeletons die, their spirit leaves their body
ghosts are usually rotund
capital punishment is fairly ineffective against ghosts
when mammals breastfeed their bodies are consumed in the process
that when scared, some people invert their colors
giant witch tonsils have faces
ghosts reproduce asexually

great! but what's the song all about?

well, first off it was written by cab calloway (duh), but based on a song written by frankie "half pint" jaxon titled "willie the weeper" (recorded in chicago in 1927) ... don't believe me?
check out the lyrics
Have you heard the story, folks, of Willie the Weeper?
Willie's occupation was a chimney sweeper,
He had a dreamin' habit, he had it kind of bad,
Listen, let me tell you 'bout the dream he had:

listen to it here
as you can hear, minnie and willie have quite a different melody, but the words are quite similair in their structure ... to my ear, minnie sounds an awful lot like "st john infirmary blues", but anyway ...

all still pretty innocent, however, i found these lyrics ... sung, and possibly written by ernest rodgers .... also recorded in 1927 (presumably in atlanta georgia as that was rodgers home)
Have you ever heard of willie the weeper
had a job as a chimney sweeper
Had the hop habit and had it bad
Listen and I will tell you about a dream he had

listen to it here
hop habit=opium

so the original version of "willie the weeper" is all about an opium addicts hallucination and the jaxton version is all about a guy who just dreams alot ...

as should be obvious, calloways's version is all about a a gal named minnie and her druggie boy friend smoky joe ... who was awful "cokie" (cocaine) and took her down to china town for some "kicking the gong around" (opium) and while on an opium high, minnie has a dream about the king of sweden who gave her a million in "nickels and dimes" (nickel/dime bag usually of marijuana)

bottomline

drugs. in your music since 1927.

Jan 8, 2008

Obama

His concession speech from the NH primary.

If this guy isn't our next president, I really have to question what is going on in the heads or over 50% of America

from the east

courtesy of our unofficial east coast operative "amelia"




old greg




green team


Who is Mike Huckabee?

Besides having a decidely un-presidential name, who is this man? Sure, he's got some nice endorsements, but where does he stand on these (not so) talked about issues? So, let's go straight to the source . . . .

Here's the one that caught my eye: taxes. So he says he wants to do away with the IRS and all income/payroll taxes. So where would the government be getting the revenue to provide for things such as Social Security, Medicare and also pay for the ever expanding cost of Iraq and Afghanistan?

Answer: The Fair Tax! (If you're too lazy to read the article, it's basically a federal sales tax.)

Ok, so we get that it's fair or it wouldn't be called the Fair Tax. Just like the Patriot Act was the essential act of patriotism, right? (Sorry, too early in the post to start getting snarky.)

To determine if it really is fair, lets see what the consequences of the Fair Tax would be:
All revenue previously acquired by the Feds by the IRS would have to come from the federal sales tax. What does this mean?

The amount you pay in taxes will no longer be determined by how much your total income is, but by how much you spend. For example, if an household makes $50k a year and another household makes $200k a year and they both spend $50k that year, they'll be taxed for the same amount. Household 2 would end up saving that $150k a year without any tax implications.

I pay sales tax at the store everyday, so what?

Well, the intention is to encourage people to save money and invest it rather than spend it on the house built of golden steel or the diamond car with the platinum wheels. (Yeah, that's a mean sousaphone in the back.) There are two problems with this: 1) when a household cannot afford to save or invest; and 2) there are already tax incentives to save and invest.

When a Household Cannot Afford to Save/Invest
Say a household brings in an income of the poverty level. Under the Fair Tax, the household would receive a check from the federal government each month for the amount of taxes they would pay if they spent their entire income. Every household receives a check for the taxable amount of the poverty level, regardless of their income. The problem is, however, that until they receive that check, they're being taxed. So, for simplicity of math's sake, let's say that the poverty level is $20k and the tax rate is 30%. (The 30% tax rate is what is suggested by Fair Tax proponents, but opponents suggest that it will need to be 34% to equal the same amount of revenue brought in by the government.) Each month they'd be taxed as they make purchases and have to wait for their refund check so they can get by. Essentially it'll create a lower class that is dependent on receiving their tax reimbursement check to get by. Any problems receiving this check could have dire consequences, especially since 30+% is such a large percentage.

Oh yeah, and this whole system would create a RIDICULOUSLY HUGE bureaucracy to mail out checks to every household, figure out who is in what household, when someone has moved, when someone has died, etc. And they'll have to keep this going every single month. I'm guessing that'll be pretty expensive for the taxpayers.

There are Current Save/Invest Incentives
If you have an IRA, 401(k) or any similar defined contribution plan with your employer, you are already taking advantage of some of the tax advantages offered to individuals to encourage saving for retirement as well as encouraging investment of these funds. The money deposited into your 401(k) account is withdrawn from your paycheck before being taxed and deposited in your own personal account where it gains interest without being taxed. It is only taxed when you retired and take the money out of your account.

Now, if you have a Roth 401(k) or a Roth IRA the Fair Tax is pretty much the worst situation. You've already paid your taxes, probably cause you thought that the income tax rate at the time you were going to withdraw your retirement funds would be higher than they are now. Well, with the Fair Tax, the rate would be 0.

As for investing, currently money made through investments are subject to a lower tax rate than ordinary income. Money made through the sale of investment properties are subject to the capital gains tax.

So the Fair Tax is different than the Income Tax. Does that make it bad?
I'm going to say yes. Most people make their money the old fashioned way: getting their ass to work and getting a paycheck at the end of the week. All that money you've saved up (if there is any) has already been taxed by the IRS. If we get this fantastic Fair Tax, as soon as you spend that saved money, you'll get taxed again. And you'll probably get taxed at a higher rate than you did when you first made that money.

The Fair Tax Double Tax
Say you're just some dood who makes his $45k a year. You try to be good and have been squirreling away a little here and little there, trying to get that sweet sweet house in the 'burbs you've always dreamed about. According to the 2007 IRS tax rates , about 25% of your money has already been taken through income taxes by the IRS. Now that you've saved up your 20% of that $200k house, you're ready to make a downpayment. Oh, but wait. The Fair Tax is gonna charge you a 30% take on that downpayment. So get ready to cough up another $60k for that house. Yeah, you've already paid your dues to the IRS, but tough crapola. Thanks Fair Tax!

How has the Fair Tax worked so far?
So former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee thinks the Fair Tax is a much better way to generate revenue for the government. So how has it worked for Arkansas? What's that you say? Arkansas still has an income tax? Maybe it was the AK legislature. What's that you say? Huckabee actually raised income taxes in his state? Makes you wonder why he's trying this grand experiment with the whole country when he wouldn't/couldn't do it with Arkansas.

Conclusion
This post is getting long, but I think you get the point. The Fair Tax is pretty whack. Sure, no one likes the IRS or paying taxes. Sure, paying income tax can be pretty confusing. But it works (kind of). Do you really want to roll the dice with our countries finances? Especially since we're now running a ridiculous deficit? Is this really a good idea or a ploy to get votes?

One thing is for sure though: the duty free section of the airport would be the most popular place to shop!

For some reference sites:
A Pro-Fair Tax Site
An Anti-Fair Tax Site

paultard-o

if you read wonkette, you know what it is ... the kind of person who thinks ron paul would make a really really great president.

i hope this is a joke ... even if it is, i still don't get it

ron paul: racist.

man with monkey in love with ron paul ... the video is set up as a joke, but its much sadder/funnier then intended when you realize how much work went into covering this guys house with everything "ron paul" ...

this has got the stank of a farker all over it ... still, i concur ...

stay up to date ... wonkette's continuing coverage of all things paultardish

and now for something completely different

the art of spam

and

LOLTAPIRs ... yeah, i know ... but ... tapirs!

and again ...

why japan? WHY!?

a rare unaltered photo of the one called "ron paul"

Jan 4, 2008

and we're back

welcome back everyone! .. well, me, anyway ... i had all of last week off, and i'd like to say i didn't look at a computer once, but fact is i pretty much only watched tv and dicked around on my girl's laptop while she was at work (got some freelance work out the way, but all i had to work in was photoshop 9 and i can't do that much with only the PS) ... watched a whole bunch of marathons ...
not having a working tv for several years now, i'm kinda outta the loop when it comes to the ol' antennaed oracle ... not only with programs but programming ... and, well, what i learned was that most channels opt for showing one program allday,
which was both cool and kinda annoying, cause variety is the spice of life right ? so i pretty much watched the discovery channel, well, more accurately, i had the discovery channel on allday for 3 days straight ...
the marathons played were mythbusters, dirty jobs and man vs nature (? i think thats the name of the show) ... anyway, since this paragraph was tedious and boring, i've tried to make it at least look interesting ... maybe the links to other people's content will be more interesting


methinks its time for a new look for the ol bluntest ...

but in the interim

ray guns! ... From the subtle to the sublime, these pieces of cold-war (and pre-coldwar) sculpture capture both the innocence of childhood imagination and the lingering fears of a generation venturing into a unknown (possibly sinister) future.

maps of africa ... This site features digital copies of 113 antique maps of Africa and accompanying text dating from the mid 16th Century to the early 20th Century. All scanned maps are authentic and originally collected by the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies (or the Africana Library) at Northwestern University.

uhhhh ... can someone who is a bigger nerd then me explain once and for all wtf this is all about ? i see this on livejournal alot, and i don't understand a single thing about them ... is this people setting up sim worlds and then letting them run and seeing what happens? are these their sim "lives" ? just what in the holy name of the jolly green giant is goin on !?

aha! ... i almost had this right last nite ... just how does duck hunt work anyway !? in america, you shoot gun, in russia, gun shoots you!

tofu robot ... is there a law in japan now that states nothing can be made unless its uber-cute or so dark you ponder suicide ?

no one should be so excited to have just recieved a UB40 record

Jan 2, 2008

Happy New Year

And now that most hang overs have subsided, Have a drink!