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12.31.2003

This is a really cool flash animation.

12.28.2003

What NOT to do during the Return of the King I did some of those!

12.25.2003

12.20.2003

Wow, this is horrible.



PETA’s New Comic for Kids - a Real-Life Horror Story!

PETA activists - including cuddly, costumed raccoons and foxes - are making guest appearances outside performances of The Nutcracker across the country this holiday season with a cheeky message of compassion. As children arrive to see the "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy," some will be unaware that their mothers are already starring in a real-life horror story! PETA will be there to greet any fur-clad moms and their children with their newest anti-fur leaflet-PETA Comics presents..."Your Mommy Kills Animals!"

Kids will see the bloody truth behind their moms’ pretentious pelts. Accompanied by graphic photographs of skinned carcasses and animals languishing on fur farms, children will read: "Lots of wonderful foxes, raccoons, and other animals are kept by mean farmers who squish them into cages so small that they can hardly move. They never get to play or swim or have fun. All they can do is cry-just so your greedy mommy can have that fur coat to show off in when she walks the streets."


That's traumatizing for the kids, why would they do something like that?

12.19.2003

Penny Arcade, an awesome video game web comic, has raised $125,000 in toys, games, and money for the Seattle Children's Hospital.

Yay robots! Like this Sony running robot, which is the first humanoid robot that can run, as far as I know. I figure in 20-30 years, robots will be as common and necessary as personal computers are today, with growth similar to what we're experiencing now. Here's Sony's page on the robot, named QRIO.

12.18.2003

The 11 minute Mario 3 video is fake.

12.16.2003

Once again showing that we're missing out on all the cool toys kids have today, My First DNA Sequence. Yes, thats right, kids today can sequence DNA. This beats those little chemistry kits anyday.

Newly released Winamp 5! Now available

12.11.2003

This treehouse rocks. Looks just like a battle mech.

12.09.2003

12.06.2003

The fusion of soda and video games brings you, Santa Mario.

Super Elf Bowling! A new version, just in time for the holidays. Be sure to uncheck the "extra" software bundle.

What every self respecting prankster needs this Christmas, a cell phone jammer.

12.05.2003

Some great Simpson's jokes. "Burns: Oh, meltdown. It's one of those annoying buzzwords. We prefer to call it an unrequested fission surplus. "

Apparently you aren't supposed to be in office in these 7 states if you don't believe in God? And in this state a Catholic bishop is actually threatening Catholic politicians to support the church's views...

Interesting. Go to Google and type in "miserable failure". Then hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button - via Pleasant,

Poor weasel

12.04.2003

Heres a really fun flash game to try out.

11.25.2003

Japanese scientists develop world's first two-legged walking chair

"MORE than 100 staff were evacuated from a city centre bank HQ after the bomb squad were called in to detonate a chocolate Santa." Commence the insanity!

"Boy declared dead by hospital rushed to second hospital, which upgrades condition to "alive"" - via Fark

11.24.2003

Genetically engineered fish are soon to be on sale. They are a nice fluorescent red colour, originally developed to detect pollution. Apparently they have a sea anenome gene that gives them the nice red look. Kinda reminds me of the beginning of the Hulk movie, where it shows what genes went into him:)

Here's a Top Ten list of some pda's that I found.

11.04.2003

Woman gets a ticket for doing 480 mph.

When I was checking my bank account balances earlier, I noticed that I'm poor. So I set up a PayPal Donation button in the bottom left-hand corner for my "Starving College Student Fund". I also stuck my Wishlist there (hint hint) ;-)

Here's some nice video game commercials.

10.27.2003

Fun new bone conducting headphones. What will those koreans think of next.

10.20.2003

Ever seen a 1,385 pound pumpkin? Yeah, me either.

Here's a fun game where you're supposed to throw the paper into the wastebasket.

If anyone's not seen this yet, heres my double, Steve Marmel. Or I guess I would be his double, since he's older. Either way, he looks very much like an older representation of me apparently.

Cooking with squirrel. "Veovode laughs when people call her a gourmet but she admits it's a shame people limit themselves to pork, beef, chicken, turkey or fish when "there are so many other tasty animals.""

10.18.2003

Kids of today review the classic videogames of the past, like Pong. What do they have to say? It's kind of....not good.

10.16.2003

Ugly car, ugly frog, a cute penguin game, and a nazi dog.

The Penny Arcade Halloween Special!

How to make a ninja mask for Halloween.

10.12.2003

Something that may be a yeti foot has been discovered in Siberia. Should be interesting to figure out what it actually belongs to and whether or not it isn't extinct by now.

10.08.2003

Pocket PC "Supercomputer". I'd like to make a program that works over bluetooth and uses all the cellphones, laptops, and pocket pcs in the vicinity to compute things.

10.03.2003

Invasion of the Sony robots! Seriously though, Sony seems to be bent on world domination, they're already trying to make every electronic device imaginable, I'm surprised there isn't a Sony car yet. I could just imagine an army of these robots and a bunch of Aibo's taking over the world. Reminds me of a Penny Arcade cartoon, of course. I hope one day Sega starts making robots. They're my favorite company and the only one I'd support for global domination:)

Here's an Ibook mounted in a car and a tablet pc in a car, respectively. Jake and I have been trying to figure out how to do this properly so that we can use Winamp instead of car stereos.

Awesome James Bond lighter that functions as a digital camera.

9.29.2003

The Credit Card Prank and also The RIAA Prank.

I added a link to my Xanga site. It features some comics I draw. I was heavily inspired by Penny Arcade. I wouldn't of started doing them if it weren't for that site, they have some hilarious comics.

9.23.2003

Super huge monitor. Now I need to figure out how to get in onto my Amazon Wishlist ;-)

Cat Bowling. Weee, via AMCGLTD

9.19.2003

Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19. Arrrrr, finally, today ye be talking like a pirate and 'aving less weird stares from the folks around ye. Well...probably not.

9.18.2003

I showed this to a few people, but I figured I'd post it here in case some of you haven't seen it. "Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. ceehiro." Makes you want to think twice about fixing typos ;) The most disturbing part of that thing is that somehow my brain added the missing "the" and made the "is" into an "are" in the "iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae" part.

"They're like the KGB of Hamburger Town"

Osama's Liquor Store. You get to shoot at Osama a lot. Not sure if there's a point otherwise, but as Keanu would say in Speed, "Shoot the hostage" if you have to :)

9.16.2003

Did you know filesharing in Canada is legal? It's all due to them just charging a tax on blank media like tapes and blank cds. This means you can copy cds, download whatever you want, etc. Much nicer system if you ask me. Then theres this article, recounting the past times the music/movie industry has freaked out over some new technology and profited off of it. Also explains how they're basically crooks themselves, which anyone that paid $22 for a new cd that cost less than 1 cent to stamp can tell you. I mean honestly, how is it that multi-million dollar movies get onto DVD's sold for $12 at Walmart, but the new crap-ass cd by the latest "in" band is $22?

9.15.2003

Talk to Everyman. Tell me what doesn't work or what he doesn't respond to well so I can update him. I want to enter a bot into the Chatterbox Challenge, but I haven't settled on one yet. If anyone can help me with some searching code in C++ it would be greatly appreciated.

9.14.2003

Ahhh, Ramen. Staple food product of the average college student.

Recording industry's missteps: "While movie companies escort happy customers to newly-installed recliner stadium seats, the music companies escort their biggest fans straight to the courthouse. There is only so much time for entertainment in a busy day, and people will spend their leisure where they meet the path of least resistance."

9.11.2003

Yellowstone Super Volcano Update. Hold on to your butts.

9.09.2003

Japan is holding a national holiday to celebrate the elderly after announcing there are 20,000 people aged over 100 years old in the country.
Holy crap, I'm moving to Japan.

The RIAA is suing a 12 year old girl and also a 71 year old grandfather whose grandchildren downloaded music. This needs to stop. It's getting ridiculous. If only counter-RIAA organizations like EFF had more power.

9.08.2003

Finally, I found all of those old Jeff Goldblum ads where he sputters on about iMacs and all you can think of is his Jurassic Park dialogue. It ends up blending together so you go off about dinosaurs eating iMacs and such when you're trying to repeat them. If that's not enough, here's most of the "Switch" ads and a few more if you click the link at the top.

9.06.2003

Some really cool ASCII Movies!

Chilling Effects. "The website offers background material and explanations of the law for people whose websites deal with topics such as Fan Fiction, Copyright, Domain Names and Trademarks, Anonymous Speech, and Defamation."




9.05.2003

A review of everything on the Wendy's 99 cents Super Value Menu. Best quote: "I felt it was my duty to review Wendy's "Super Value Menu," a feat that'd only truly be accomplished by going to the drive-thru window and placing an order for everything on said menu. You'd think this would be a fairly commonplace thing considering all the late night stoners and whatnot, but my order was met by a reaction of total hysteria."

Ski Everest? That should be interesting...

New, from Intel, the Wi Fi Chair.

Produce 100 cds instantly! Make new friends, show support of your favorite band, or just generally piss off the RIAA. Note: Instantly, here, apparently means 5 hours

This company is making an amphibious car that can go 100 mph on land and 30 mph in water. The tires even fold up like the DeLorean from Back to the Future II. I need this car.

Machinae Supremacy is a cool band that is based off of old Nintendo game theme songs. With songs available for download on their site, you can't go wrong.

9.04.2003

Possible Matrix: Revolutions spoiler/plotline. I definitely can't guarantee the validity of this link, but a lot of it seems plausible based off my info.

9.02.2003

Off-road wheelchair. It can shift into four-wheel drive and even go up and down steps. Sounds like it'd be a good robotics platform.

9.01.2003

Talk Like A Pirate Day - Sept. 19 Rapidly approaching yet again, this has to be the best idea for a holiday yet:)

"A magnificent 150-year-old farmhouse on Spruce Street suffered heavy damage on Friday, August 22 when a four-alarm fire -- possibly caused by a squirrel carting a lit cigarette into the attic -- consumed much of the structure's third floor. More evil squirrels.

Robotic Freedom, by Marshall Brain. Pretty interesting article on what will happen when robots or machines displace all of the low-skill, service-sector jobs. Kind of like my theory on a society that will allow people to do hobbies or nothing as opposed to working, due to simple robots and machines. Not self-conscious robots, otherwise we would have one of those lovely doomsday scenarios Terminator and Matrix love to tout around.

Slashdot: "Yahoo!/Reuters is reporting that Toyota has released a car for sale in Japan that is able to park itself: 'Toyota's new hybrid gasoline-electric Prius sedan uses electrically operated power steering and sensors that help guide the car when reversing into parking spaces.''

8.29.2003

I think you this is a site you can click links on forever and still have no clue whats going on or where you are - via Idletype

8.26.2003

My dream of New Jersey breaking away from Pa might finally come true. Now all I'd have to do is buy up some property around the NJ border so the value goes up when it becomes beachfront property.

Mars Will Not Kill You. Also, it will NOT be as big as the moon, nor will it crash into us. Thank you for your cooperation. Have a nice day.

8.24.2003

Since Beth, Shannon and Alyssa like NoFX as far as I know, I thought they might like this. Found it in some quasi-flame war in Fark

Top 50 Worst Bands of All Time

8.22.2003

Awesome robot assisted suit intended for the ederly...although I'd like to get my hands on one :)

8.20.2003

"The penguins at the St. Louis Zoo are eager to make new friends - perhaps too eager. A few of the cute and curious oceanic birds have launched themselves over the plexiglass wall that separates their man-made habitat from the public walkway. Several have even struck unsuspecting Zoo patrons since the new Penguin & Puffin Coast opened in May. "We designed the exhibit to be fairly interactive," said Mike Macek, the Zoo's curator of birds."

Parents who bring squalling brats to R-rated movies
Circle I Limbo

Rednecks
Circle II Whirling in a Dark & Stormy Wind

General asshats
Circle III Mud, Rain, Cold, Hail & Snow

Goths
Circle IV Rolling Weights

PETA Members
Circle V Stuck in Mud, Mangled

River Styx

The Pope
Circle VI Buried for Eternity

River Phlegyas

Uday Hussein, Qusay Hussein, Saddam Hussein
Circle VII Burning Sands

Scientologists
Circle IIX Immersed in Excrement

Osama bin Laden
Circle IX Frozen in Ice

Design your own hell

8.19.2003

Behold, the power of airbrushing. Kind of scary actually. She looks like an entirely different person.

Mr. T vs Everything. I pity the foo that messes with Mr. T. Especially noteable is the Mr. T All Your Base movie.

Zombie Infection Simulation. Pretty neat little thing...the humans run around like scared sheep and the zombies always win.

Russia Plans Martian Nuclear Station
"The BBC reports that Russian scientists have announced plans to build a nuclear power station on Mars. They say that all the necessary technical drawings have now been completed, and all will be ready for the construction work to begin. The power plant should be up and running by 2030." via Slashdot

8.18.2003

Infinium Labs has updated their Phantom Game Console Website. Apparently the specs are pretty impressive too.

Standard Features:

- Fits in any 19" entertainment center
- Custom OS on Windows XPe kernel
- Up to 3.0 GHz processor with 256MB DDR RAM
- High-performance nVidia video card
- High-performance Intel motherboard
- Dolby Digital™ 7.1 Surround Sound
- 100+ Gigabyte internal storage device
- On-board RF wireless modules
- S-Video, RCA or component video and PAL
- 10/100 baseT Ethernet
- 1 wireless controller
- Wireless keyboard and mouse
- 2 USB ports
- 4 controller ports
- 12" Port Extension Cable

It's supposed to cost roughly $400, which is pretty high for a video game console...however, it would be cheap for a high-end computer, which I'm hoping system hackers can make this into. It'd be nice if it could emulate some of the other consoles too, with some sort of hacked/modded optical drive, since it doesn't have one. Should be an interesting thing to read about once it's released.

Aluminum PowerBook 15 Confirmed for This Week. Apparently theres going to be an update to the Apple Powerbooks this week, heres some of the specs:

-Ports on right side
-1.25GHz G4 processor
-Firewire 800 on board
-nVIDIA video cards across the 12, 15 and 17

Sega accepting preorders for The Sega Foldable Bicycle: Stylish Sega Blue, with Logo. Sega is an awesome company, always had the best games and systems.

Crash Different. In honor of the new G5s shipping, even though they sound pretty spiffy. Definitely can't afford one either.

8.17.2003

Aaarrrggg.com. It's a big interactive world.

Bombs Away! The top 10 biggest box office failures. This is going to be the day for top 10's.

Decade of Rad: The 10 Eightiest Movies

8.16.2003

Hahaha, crazy parody of the south. Plus, it has a squirrel in it.


Oh boy...

8.13.2003

Postal Experiments. "We sent a variety of unpackaged items to U.S. destinations, appropriately stamped for weight and size, as well as a few items packaged as noted. We sent items that loosely fit into the following general categories: valuable, sentimental, unwieldy, pointless, potentially suspicious, and disgusting. We discovered that although some items were never delivered, most of the objects of even highly unusual form did get delivered, as long as the items had a definitely ample value of stamps attached. The Postal Service appears to be amazingly tolerant of the foibles of its public and seems occasionally willing to relax specific postal regulations."

8.01.2003

Artist seeks internet-enabled third ear. It seems you don't have to make up funny headlines for things anymore, it's done for you.

I sent an email to street-team@bubbahotep.com to ask if Bubba Ho Tep will be shown anywhere in this area and if I could help promote it if it was. Hopefully I get a response back. Here's just one of the many reviews that can be found.

7.31.2003

Bruce Campbell is my hero. How do I get to see Bubba Ho Tep. This movie looks awesome. Dang not-living-in-a-major-metropolitan-area problem.

7.30.2003

Code Red Blues. Ah well, I stopped drinking it awhile ago...felt like my teeth were rotting out of my head. Btw, this is my first post from a pda:-)

7.29.2003

7.28.2003

"A Canadian teenager has launched legal action against classmates who put a video of him online, saying that the publicity has left him mentally scarred. Ghyslain Raza became known as the "Star Wars Kid" after a video of him using a golf ball retriever to emulate the light sabre slinging tricks of Darth Maul was posted on the net." [SNIP] "The lawsuit filed last week alleges that four classmates of Mr Raza stole the video from the cupboard in which it was being stored, digitized the clip, posted it online and then invited people to view it and make insulting remarks. Since the original was posted on the Kazaa file-sharing system, it has been downloaded and passed around to millions of people and Mr Raza's story has been featured in newspapers all over the world. Now there are about 38 versions of the original video that add all kinds of effects to his stick twirling tricks or mock Mr Raza. One site has started a petition to convince George Lucas to feature Ghyslain in the forthcoming Star Wars film."
Heres a nice website chronicalling those 38 versions. They even managed to stick him in the Hulk. I viewed the video and I'm not quite sure it could be so bad that someone's life is ruined over it. There's faarr more embarrassing things that could of been that film.

Batman: Dead End. This is a short film that is very surprising. Jake and I were sitting there watching it and then suddenly just dropped our jaws. You really have to see it.

Bamboo Bicycle. Bamboos great. Apparently it has other uses than just sword fighting with your friends!

Crazy Monkeys. "In Taitung County, located at the eastern end of Taiwan's Central Mountains, an owner of a chicken farm complained that the monkeys often harass his chickens. And he said they aren't doing it for food, but instead are just playing monkey games such as plucking the feathers of roosters and placing hens on branches high up in the trees." I guess monkeys may just be more evil than squirrels, if that's possible.

7.24.2003

Cubans try to 'drive' over Florida Straits
. I think they watched a little too much 'Junkyard Wars'.

7.23.2003

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