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A spot for the voices in my head to speak out

Thursday, December 14, 2006

THE NEW DIGS!

Hey everyone,

I am slowly moving my blog to it's new home:

http://www.chonksworld.com

Update your bookmarks - and start showing up over there instead of here.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Happy Holidays

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Holiday Shopping Coupons

Doing some Cyber Xmas Shopping?

Here is a place called CouponChief.com that has online coupons for all your favorite stores. Target, Old Navy, Buy.com even KB Toys. There are new offers added everyday also.

Save a few bucks and shop in your underwear from home. I'm saving $25 off my Wii purchase with Best Buy coupon codes.

Hell, I do…..and in fact, I am.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Water Powered Car

Stan Meyer invented a water powered car that estimates showed could travel from one US coast to the other on 22 gallons of water. He shows the in car in operation in this old news clip. So what ever happened to him? He died after eating at a restaurant on March 21, 1998. An autopsy report showed the cause of death to be poisoning.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Toy tattoo gun for kids

The GR8 TaT2 Maker is a toy tattoo gun for your little budding skin-artist: "Open up your very own pretend play tattoo parlor. This easy-to-use tattoo maker kit includes an electronic tattoo pen and funky stencils. Using soft, safe pulsating action, the tattoo pen creates realistic, washable designs with dramatic effects."

Get your here

O’Reilly: iPods Are Endangering America

Here is an excerpt from Bill o'Reilly's radio show:

"I don’t own an iPod. I would never wear an iPod… If this is your primary focus in life - the machines… it’s going to have a staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America… did you ever talk to these computer geeks? I mean, can you carry on a conversation with them? …I really fear for the United States because, believe me, the jihadists? They’re not playing the video games. They’re killing real people over there."

Uy yuh yuy! Where do I start?

Remember, if you want to defeat the jihadists, don’t buy a premium membership on billoreilly.com. From his website:


Also, don’t subscribe to O’Reilly’s free “Talking Points Podcast.” If you listen, the terrorists will win.

The “machine” that's Bills primary focus is a phone he can hold with one hand.

Oh, and Bill, if you can't carry on a conversation with these "Computer Geeks" (a moniker I proudly wear BTW), maybe you should revisit your high school english class for some proper "lernin", or better yet, just keep your white trash racist republican-speak dummied down to your listeners IQ level.

Heres a word you should understand.

Jackass!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

An Open Letter to the Evangelicals

--a heavily adapted/edited comment from Hammer of the Blogs:

Open Letter To Evangelicals (and Other Brain Dead Advocates of The Continued Disaster of The Republican Jihad)

Dear Religious Zealots and Republican Enablers,

It has come to our attention that you have been bamboozled once again by one of those hypocritical baboons you periodically kneel before in pale faced trembling and contriteness, and regale with the title of 'spiritual leader'. As the infamous rock critic and ostensible President of the United States once tried to say, "Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on...um, won't get fooled again." Please take note, he apparently wasn't talking about you.

At this point some words about the magnificent wasteland that is our public educational system should properly be deployed, but one suspects, deep in the thicket of moral midgetry that votes Republican and calls themselves Evangelical in the same breath, mere education would never suffice. There is at bottom a failure to understand something crucial and simple that gets beyond mere facts and figures and all that ciphering, as Jethro would have it. There is simply this: you and your ilk are following a long and fine American tradition. The tradition of the sucker. You are being duped by hucksters and liars and hypocrits. Again and again and again.

It was as long ago as the westward expansion that two different, yet similar, types of hucksters began to take root -- P.T. Barnum and dispensationalists. Both, in the end, operated under the same moral code -- it is morally wrong to allow suckers to keep their money -- but Barnum at least had a conscience.

So the dispensationalists have recklessly infiltrated the points where US government policy intersects with everything from scientific research to the making of foreign policy. Stems cells that can cure are now banned, evolution is just another creation story, and fags can be converted just like the Jews. Shazam! Or something like that. And you, the mental midgets of the Lord, have dutifully followed along, never asking, never even bothering to look up and think for yourselves for one bright second.

Ah, yes, good mental midgets of the Lord, forget that "blessed are the peacemakers" nonsense that actually is in the Bible. Listen to your leader, Ted, the meth snorting, gay prostitute banger, what Jesus really had a problem with was -- fags getting hitched.

As Hammer of the Blogs has noted, you would do yourselves and your country a tremendous favor by trying out a few of his bullet points:

Travel. And I don't mean from the special school to the megachurch to the Christian bookstore. Go somewhere that you think rubs against your grain. Go to New York City, and deal with swarthy Central Asians careening cabs through the streets and selling suspect meats on a stick. Go to San Francisco and watch those awful dirty homos holding hands as they walk down the street. Notice how once you take a deep breath, none of it really has anything to do with the emotionally stunted impulses you've grown to know and love like a deep grudge: a nasty grudge that you have been using the political process to project all these years.
Read a book other than the Bible or The Purpose-Driven Life. Read a newspaper other than the Washington Times or that craven conservarag in your local market. Watch something other than Fox News for once. The Bible (at least the New Testament) is fine for seeking some sort of moral grounding in the constant tumult of life. Rush Limbaugh is great in gaining some insight into how hypocritical drug addicts think. For understanding the interdependent complexities of running a safe, secure, efficient superpower that comprises only 5% of God's most exalted creations, not so much. God gave you a brain; use it or lose it.
Stay home next Tuesday. Seriously. Just do us all a favor and sit this one out. You have demonstrated quite clearly that you either don't know or don't care that you've been had. Your leaders are toxic loons -- Pat Robertson, James Dobson, Ted Haggard -- who know nothing about anything other than which of your emotional buttons to push to get your wallet open. Homophobia appears to be one of the buttons. Stupid Presidents, the other. Your choice of political leaders is even worse then your choice of religious leaders, by the way. They have not gotten anything right, and have wasted tens of thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars chasing their tails, pissing off the rest of the world, and -- wait for it -- lining their own pockets in the process. Are we starting to see a pattern here yet?
That's about as nice as I can possibly put it. You were wrong, the consequences have been catastrophic, and the rest of the world can't and won't take much more of this silliness, this willful ignorance. The world is not 6,000 years old; Bush is a liar and a fool; evolution is scientifically provable, except in the case of Ann Coulter.

So take a break from the muck of worldly concerns. Go back to church, not in abject regret, but in the spirit of humility and curiosity and intellectual honesty. Quit worrying about what your neighbors might be doing and mind your own business. You are not God's lawyer; if He really does have a problem with The Gay, then He will handle it. Beyond that, I suspect you're going to have enough problems wedging your own silly souls into heaven without worrying about the condition of anyone elses.

In the end, like the rest of us, you are on this planet to learn. At some point, you should really start.

Love,
Everyone Else.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

James Dobson Offers To Help Counsel Ted Haggard, Then Reneges, Saying “I don’t have the time”

Wow! He doesn’t have the time for something of this magnitude, not even when it’s someone he has described as a friend of his? Is the flock naive enough to take his words at face value? Give me a break!

Focus on the Family founder James Dobson on Tuesday backed out of joining a panel of evangelical leaders responsible for further investigating and counseling fallen evangelical leader Ted Haggard.

“It is with great regret - and after much prayer and discussion with friends and family - that I have had to reconsider my involvement in the panel overseeing Ted’s restoration,” Dobson said in a statement. “Emotionally and spiritually, I wanted to be of help - but the reality is I don’t have the time to devote to such a critical responsibility.”

By “after much prayer,” I take it that God told him not to help Ted.

Oh.. and he’s still blaming the media for everything:

“You know, the media is just salivating out there, it seems, over yet another example of what they see as hypocrisy.”

Friday, November 03, 2006

I got paid!

So if you haven't noticed, I've been using a service called PayPerPost that pays me to blog about items, sites and services. It matches up advertisers with bloggers.

It's a great service and although a bit controversal, its making me blog more and allowing me to get paid. Now I don't do it every day (I should) but rather only when I'm inspired or a opportunity comes around that I endorse. But still it's nice to get that email saying "You've Been Paid".

Some people have already made up towards $3K in cash, paid directly to their PayPal account. I'm not at that level yet, but it will pay for a new computer sooner or later.

If you blog - you should check this out!

Voice mails are from Haggard says voice expert

The Pastor Ted Haggard scandal now includes sex and drugs. (See previous post here.) Richard Sanders, a voice expert who worked on the Oklahoma bombing, JonBenet Ramsey murder, and Kobe Bryant cases, says voicemails left on a gay escort's answering machine belong to megachurch pastor and Bush ally Ted Haggard.

The voice mails for from a man who calls himself "Art." It should be noted Haggard's middle name is Arthur.
The first voice message, left on August 4 at 2:18 p.m., says:

"Hi Mike, this is Art. Hey, I was just calling to see if we could get any more. Either $100 or $200 supply. And I could pick it up really anytime I could get it tomorrow or we could wait till next week sometime and so I also wanted to get your address. I could send you some money for inventory but that's probably not working, so if you have it then go ahead and get what you can and I may buzz up there later today, but I doubt your schedule would allow that unless you have some in the house. Okay, I'll check in with you later. Thanks a lot, bye."

The second voice message, left on August 4 at 5:10 p.m., says:

"Hi Mike, this is Art, I am here in Denver and sorry that I missed you. But as I said, if you want to go ahead and get the stuff, then that would be great. And I'll get it sometime next week or the week after or whenever. I will call though you early next week to see what's most convenient for you. Okay? Thanks a lot, bye."

Jones claims Art is referring to methamphetamine in the messages.

Also, according to the Non-Prophet blog, the New Life Church Board of overseers has sent an email to members of the church mailing list that states that Haggard has confessed to at least some of the charges:

Since that time, the board of overseers has met with Pastor Ted. It is important for you to know that he confessed to the overseers that some of the accusations against him are true. He has willingly and humbly submitted to the authority of the board of overseers, and will remain on administrative leave during the course of the investigation.

Video of Haggard speaking to Channel 9 in Denver | Video with voice mail allegedly left by Haggard

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Lose the Race, Lose your Ride



I love this show! Drag racing for pink slips! Lose the Race, Lose your Ride! Watch dudes lose control when they lose a race!

Speedtv is having a "PINKS" all-day marathon followed by premiere of PINKS All Out on Nov 23rd - check your local listings for channel and click here for Drag Racing Clips.

This opportunity and post is paid for and sponsored by Speedtv.com

Leviticus 20:13

RING-RING!
"Hello pot?
This is the kettle,
You're black"

The Rev. Ted Haggard stepped down as president of the influential National Association of Evangelicals on Thursday after being accused of carrying on an affair with a gay man.

Haggard also stepped down as head of his 14,000-member New Life Church pending an investigation by a church panel, saying he could "not continue to minister under the cloud created by the accusations."

The investigation came after a 49-year-old man told a Denver radio station that Haggard paid him to have sex.

Haggard is a firm supporter of President George W. Bush, and is often credited with rallying evangelicals behind Bush during the 2004 election. Jeff Sharlet reports that Haggard "talks to… Bush or his advisers every Monday" and opines that "no pastor in America holds more sway over the political direction of evangelicalism…"

According to a Wall Street Journal Article:
Ted Haggard, the head of the 30-million strong National Association of Evangelicals, jokes that the only disagreement between himself and the leader of the Western world is automotive: Mr. Bush drives a Ford pickup, whereas he prefers a Chevy. He is one of the most vociferous critics of the abortion and gay movement. Even though he alegedly slept with a male prostitute once a month for the past three years.

UPDATE:
Today he's gone from denying the charges to stating that "Maybe he did it".

MAYBE?

Custom Signs, Banners and Magnetics

Cha-Ching!

Ever have the need for professional signs, banners or magnetics ?

BuildASign.com is a site similar to like CafePress, only for signs. You can design your own Custom Banners, Yard Signs, Magnetic Signs or what ever and they custom print them up and ship it to you. It would be especially great for small business or even realtors.

And their prices are very reasonable.

Jobs couldn't have done it without me - Woz

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gives Steve Jobs credit as the driving force behind the conception of Apple, but he doesn’t think Jobs would have met with success if it hadn’t been for him.

When Steve Jobs persuaded Steve Wozniak to start up Apple Computers back in 1976, Wozniak really wasn’t keen on the idea. “I never wanted to start a company, I think Steve was much more important in getting the company going,” admitted Wozniak.

“Steve had the vision of reaching the masses and changing the world much more than I did, so he deserves credit for that more than anything.”

But Wozniak doesn’t believe Jobs could have done it without his own “special genius”, the special genius that made it possible for Wozniak to conceive of and build a personal computer with a keyboard and a monitor and its own programming language, at a time when computers still had front panels with switches and lights. He told Macworld: “I had the vision for a computer that was useable, that was low cost, that was an incredible thing of its time, and that would amaze people.”

“I created my vision. The Apple II was so far ahead as a product of all time, it was the best product ever, better than anyone could ever imagine,” he added.

“Would they have been able to go out and purchase engineering like it’s a commodity, or was my engineering a very special genius?” Wozniak asked. “I think Steve [Jobs] found the right person and I did too. I didn’t go looking, I didn’t really find, as a matter of fact I tried to avoid it, I tried to avoid it!”

“I think it took both of us, it was a really lucky combination. Because he had the goals and he had the drive and the ambition. Both of us being young also helped. And the fact that the big companies didn’t foresee what it would become,” he said, describing his surprise that companies, such as HP, for whom he worked at the time, didn’t believe that personal computing would become as popular as it did.

“How come we could see it when the biggest, smartest companies and financial analysts couldn’t see it? They were saying we’d be nothing, but we believed in it. I believed that the industry would happen.”

“I wanted to be a part of that changing the world for everyone, but not in a profiting way, not in a company way, not in a where I have to make decisions way,” he confessed.

Find out what Steve Wozniak thinks about the success of the iPod here.

Muscle Car Marathon

Cha-Ching!

So, if you get sexually aroused by the sound of a GTO, Shelby Cobra or any other Muscle Cars, than you 'll be happy to know that the Muscle Car Marathon will air Nov. 24 at 9am EST on Speedtv.

If not, than you probably are female or born after 1983. If so, than move on, you won't understand.

This post sponsored by Speedtv.com


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Deconstructiong the New Bush Talking Point: Do You Want The US to Win the War in Iraq?

by John C. Dvorak

I did a little too much driving yesterday and in the process listened to a little too much right-wing talk radio. This included Bill O’Reilly’s show as well as Rush Limbaugh. Later last night I saw O’Reilly on Letterman. I also listened to a slew of wannabees.

Curiously I stumbled upon a new common talking point. Everybody who was obviously connected to the White House (Limbaugh in particular since he appears to vehemently defend anything done by the government no matter how onerous) kept harping on one question always worded exactly the same way, “Do you want the US to win the war in Iraq?”

It may have slipped past me if O’Reilly hadn’t thrown it at Letterman numerous times getting him to say something. Letterman refused to give O’Reilly the requested yes or no.

Limbaugh in the morning kept badgering guests who were even a little critical of Bush and Iraq with this exact same question.

The idea behind this question is obvious. It’s a no-win question for the hapless critic who actually answers the question with a yes or no. If you say Yes, I want the US to win the war in Iraq then you have to let things continue to go the way they are going so the US can “finish the job.” (Finishing the job is another ditty commonly used to shut up the opposition.) If you say no you do not want the US to win the war in Iraq then you are obviously a terrorist or a bad person. I mean you simply cannot answer no.

It’s a trick question.

So I thought about how you address this question for real results. One correct answer is the following:

“The US has already won the war in Iraq. Saddam is in chains, his sons dead. The army is dissolved. We are now occupiers fighting a peace and losing because we simply overstayed our welcome. There is no war to win now. We won. Mission Accomplished.”

Then to turn the question around ask the questioner. “Did we not know we won? Is that why you ask this question? Let me ask you a question. Do you think we should remain as an occupation army in Iraq forever and essentially bankrupt our own nation? Yes or no?”

You can add salt to the wound by asking them “How do you define victory?” Isn’t deposing the entire government and military enough to call it a win? Are they supposed to be writing poetry about us saying and how great we are before we declare victory? Exactly who are we fighting now? Seems to me that just capturing the leader is a win if you ask me.

Any thoughtful person should be able to defuse the specious “Do you want the US to win the war in Iraq” question if they see it coming.

That should shut them up I’d think.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Hey? Wait A Minute?

Super Greg.

So I was just reading a review of Sacha Baron Cohens new "Borat" movie, and did a wikipedia search only to learn theat he was "SUPER GREG" of SG fame years ago.

Never heard of Super Greg? he was part of an early viral marketing campaign for Lee Jeans

Here is a mirror of the site, and make sure you check out the link to the videos towards the bottom.

Other videos in this campaign where "Curry" and "Roy"

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Music is not a loaf of bread, it can’t be “stolen”

Grammy Award winnner/singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy is part of the growing group of artists that understands that there’s more to music than selling pieces of plastic, and suing your fans.

In an interview with Wired Magazine, Tweedy said:

"A piece of art is not a loaf of bread. When someone steals a loaf of bread from the store, that’s it. The loaf of bread is gone. When someone downloads a piece of music, it’s just data until the listener puts that music back together with their own ears, their mind, their subjective experience. How they perceive your work changes your work."

Jeff Tweedy is the leadsinger of the popular band Wilco, that won two Grammy’s back in 2005. He doesn’t consider copying and remixing as evil, but as a way to facilitate creativity.

On the official website of the band from Chicago we even see a link to the BitTorrent tracker where Wilco fans actively share high quality recordings.

"Treating your audience like thieves is absurd. Anyone who chooses to listen to our music becomes a collaborator. People who look at music as commerce don’t understand that. They are talking about pieces of plastic they want to sell, packages of intellectual property. I’m not interested in selling pieces of plastic."

For those who are interested in the copyright debate, here’s a presentation by Larry Lessig titled “Who owns Culture“. The presentation served as an intro to conversation about p2p and free culture by Jeff Tweedy and Larry Lessig (audio link).

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

CDC ALERT!

The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a virulent new strain of Sexually Transmitted Disease. The disease is contracted through dangerous and high-risk behavior.

The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim and is pronounced “gonna re-elect him.”

Many victims contracted it in 2004, after having been screwed for four years. Cognitive characteristics of individuals infected include: anti-social personality disorders, delusions of grandeur with messianic overtones, extreme cognitive dissonance, inability to incorporate new information, pronounced xenophobia and paranoia, inability to accept responsibility for one’s own actions, cowardice masked by misplaced bravado, uncontrolled facial smirking, ignorance of geography and history, tendencies towards evangelical theocracy, and categorical all-or-nothing behavior.

This destructive disease originated only a few years ago from a bush found in Texas.

Happy 5th Birthday iPod!

They grow up so fast don't they?

Monday, October 23, 2006

Republicans are starting to save money in Washington by not buying bookmarks anymore.
They recommend you just bend over a page.

Don't Be A Douche! Stop Piracy!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Another Puzzle Piece

So here is another puzzle piece for the new PayPerPost.com contest entitled “payperpostbluemonster”. I post it and get $10. I collect all the pieces and make $500.
It’s like taking candy from a baby I tell ya. Easy cash!

PayPerPost.com is where bloggers make money through blog ads and posting of reviews for products. I just made a quick $10 for like 2 minutes work. You just made squat reading about it!

Michigan Gubernatorial After Party

Like so many others I watched the gubernatorial debates of Dick DeVos and Jennifer Granholm. Later that night I was at a local bar and in walked Dick DeVos. I asked if he woud like to join us. He said that he would be happy to but it would work like this, I woud buy two drinks and give him one, then I would have to get two of my friends to buy two drinks and they would each give me one and I would pass one of those up to him, then they would get two of their friends and so on.

Well, not happy with the "plan" and noticing that Jennnifer Granholm had also walked into the bar, we decided to ask Jenny if she wanted to join us. She said that she was worried about how well we could hold our liquor and didn't want to be with a bunch of lightweights. I said "Lightweights, What are you talking about?" and Granholm said "I've seen it before, we all go out... and in five beers you're gonna be blown away!"

Guess you kinda gotta live in Michigan to get the joke.

PayPerPost Contest

So here is a puzzle piece for the new PayPerPost.com contest entitled “payperpostbluemonster”. I post it and get $10. I collect all the pieces and make $500.

PayPerPost.com is where bloggers make money through blog marketing and posting of reviews for products. If you haven’t signed up yet, I suggest you do.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Dirty Car Art

Like any reasonably creative and curious human, Scot can't resist a dirty rear car window. We suspect that Scott started off with clever sayings, like, "Wash Me". Probably his first image was thhe uubiquitous smiley face. Unlike most folks however, Scott lives on a mile and a half of dirt road - caliche, as the locals call it, road-base: a blend of limestone dust and gravel and clay. Driving over this surface results in a fine, white dust that billows up behind any vehicle driven faster than a galloping turtle, coating the rear window. Being an experienced artist (and let's face it, a little...different), it wasn't long before Scott was experimenting with techniques to achieve these amazing detailed and shhaded drawings.

More here

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Wow! Teaching Science in Science Classes. Thats a Concept.

"The State Board of Education on Tuesday approved public school curriculum guidelines that support the teaching of evolution in science classes — but not intelligent design.

Intelligent design instruction could be left for other classes in Michigan schools, but it doesn’t belong in science class, according to the unanimously adopted guidelines.

Intelligent design has also become an issue in the Michigan governor’s race.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos, a conservative Christian, said last month that he approves of intelligent design being taught along with evolution in science classes, though he said the decision should be left up to local school districts.

Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who is Roman Catholic, said Michigan schools need to teach evolution in science classes and not include intelligent design. She said school districts can explore intelligent design in current events or comparative religions classes."

The Future Of Computing - 1981

1 Sheet Of Paper Experiment

So, if you havent seen these email picture going around, they are a series of paper creations made with a single piece of paper. The entire series can be seen here if you haven't been already bombarded with it in your email by all your office buddies.

Thus the basis of my experiment.

I have taken the pictures and added a small banner with my blogs URL on every picture. I am going to send these out to a select group of people to hopefully see how quickly they travel and propigate.

If you've arrived here via the banner on an image - please leaave me a comment and let me know who sent it to you.

Listen To These Guys

You know, when I first got into advertising Lee Clow was already a rock star in the advertising world as then CD and now Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of TBWA\Worldwide. I have followed his career over the years and always admired him not only his eye for design and sense for what's cool, but also his philosophy on creative and the creative process. he also holds a special place in my heart for creating the Apple Computers "1984" ad.

On the other hand Alex Bogusky is the new rock star of advertising. he is the Creative Director of Crispin Porter +Bogusky and is the mind behind the Burger Kings Chicken Ad, Slim Jim and Sprite ads.

So, AdCritic.com got the 2 of them together to talk about advertising and life in general.
Listen to these two.

Wired News editor turns up 744 sex offenders on MySpace

"Five months ago, Wired News senior editor and former hacker Kevin Poulsen whipped up 1,000 lines of computer code that scoured MySpace’s 1 million plus profiles for 385,932 registered sex offenders in 46 states.

The code turned up many false or unverifiable matches. Poulsen worked part-time for several months sifting the data and manually comparing photographs, ages and other data. In all, he was able to confirm 744 sex offenders with MySpace profiles. Of those, 497 are registered for sex crimes against children. Of these, six are listed as repeat offenders.

MySpace told Poulsen that it would like to ban sex offenders from the site but is waiting for new laws that would make it easier for them to do so. The company is lobbying Congress for legislation that would require sex offenders to register their e-mail addresses with a central database.

Wired News will publish the code Poulsen used under an open-source license later this week."

Read the complete story here

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Fat Lady Has Sung!

Both actually (see picture) and figuratively (see below):

CBGB hosted its final concert Sunday night after a 33-year residence in downtown New York as the iconic, grungy bastion of punk.

The concert, headlined by rock poet Patti Smith, and a featured guest appearance by Blondie was to be the final note sounded in a drawn-out battle to preserve the legendary club. A homeless advocacy group that owns the property, the Bowery Residents Committee, is not renewing CBGB's lease, which expired in August 2005. The club will close Oct. 31.

The club's run may be ending at its Manhattan location, but it will continue in different ways, Smith said.

"CBGB's is a state of mind," she said at pre-show news conference. "The new kids have to have their own places."

CBGB's closure has prompted protests, tributes and vigils for more than a year - a cycle ended when CBGB's owner, Hilly Kristal, gave up his legal fight to stay.

Scheduling and Asset Tracking Software

Cha-Ching!

So do you need to keep track of all your stuff?
Do you need a solution to keep employees from fighting over conference room schedules?

Me too.

Luckily, NetSimplicity.com has Scheduling Software that can help you do all of that. Go check it out and try their 30 day trial offer.

The Lost Art of Eephing

The eccentric Southern tradition of "eephing" is best described as the hillbilly equivalent of the hip-hop human "beat box" vocal style -- a kind of hiccupping, rhythmic wheeze that started in rural Tennessee more than 100 years ago.

Just like human beat-box artists of the 1980s rendered perfect imitations of drum machines with their mouths, the original eephers of the 1880s imitated the hogs and turkeys living in their backyards.

The odd music genre -- variously spelled "eefing," "eeephing" or "eeefing" -- appealed to a young Memphis producer named Sam Phillips, who recorded "Swamp Root" as one of his first singles. It didn't really catch on, but another of Phillips' offbeat performers -- a fellow named Elvis Presley -- would.

More here

Inexspensive Home Security

I’ve tried the whole X-10 home automation and home security thing and canned it because of it’s flakiness, and main stream home security like Brinks and ADT can be quite expensive. So I’ve been hearing a lot lately on the radio about this LaserShield Home Security System, and thought I’d check it out.

The nice thing about this system is that it is portable and you can take it with you if you move. It’s also easy to use, activates in seconds and still has 24/7 professional monitoring if you want. It’s even pet friendly with special attachments to block out your animal from setting it off. Best part is that it is even available at most retailers like Comp USA, Home Depot, Costco, Kmart, etc.

Flying Saucers from Hell

Are UFOs actually the devil's minions sent not from the stars above but the fires of hell below? Over a Fortean Times, Sheffield University folklorist David Clarke surveys this odd niche of ufology literature identifying ETs as demons or, if we're lucky, angels. From the article:

"On the one hand there is a group of evangelicals – mainly Americans, such as Dr Billy Graham – who have said the UFO occupants may be angels sent by God to watch over us. The best-known exponent of this idea is the Presbyterian minister Rev Barry Downing, author of Flying Saucers and the Bible. Downing appears to be open minded about aliens as part of God’s creation and to look to the scriptures for evidence of early ET contacts. "

At the opposite end of the spectrum are some members of the Christian Orthodox Church 1 who find it impossible to accept that there is any goodness in the elusive and contradictory nature of UFO behaviour. The most extreme expression of this view is that there can be no ETs because life on other planets is not mentioned in the Bible. It’s a point of view that leads its proponents to a further conclusion: if there are no aliens in the Bible and the UFO occupants aren’t angels, then UFOs can only be demonic in origin.

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High Cholesterol Nutritional Supplement

Cha-Ching!

Luckily my Cholesterol is in check, however, I'm always on the lookout for nutritional supplements as alternatives to over the counter medicines. Here is a new product called Vascor, which claims to lower cholesterol by up to 20 points.

Thats pretty impressive. Especially since you supposedly only need to take it once a day and at just over $1/pill it’s still much cheaper than any OTC prescription.

From Model To Billboard in 60 Seconds

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Dirty Hippy Halloween Costume!

Because they are.

Link to 30 days of Halloween Costumes

Friday, October 13, 2006

Sometimes God Throws Us A Bone!

I told him 3 times to stop messing around with the laundry hamper.

Then shortly thereafter I heard him crying downstairs. When I went to see why this is what I saw.

And what was my first reaction? Grab the camera!

RIP CBGB'S!

"The captain goes down with the ship, and when famed Bowery club CBGB closes Sunday night, it'll be with a final send-off by Patti Smith. You can imagine how the cultural obits will read: CBGB, the scrappy and scraggly home of art-punk, dead of palpitating rent payments at 33. But the most sensible paean has already come via Smith's guitarist Lenny Kaye. Doing some quick napkin math in the Village Voice, Kaye reckoned that at three bands a night, 365 days a year for more than 30 years, the club hosted somewhere around 50,000 bands and 200,000 musicians. Even allowing for repeat performances, that's an army, mostly drawn from the ranks of the pretty good drummers, the not-so-bad bassists, and the promising guitarists you never hear of again. The club will always be connected to famous names like Smith, but its real glory was in nourishing the infinitely branching root system of the good to indifferent musicians—the schlubs, the schmucks, the shredders—that underlies any rock ecosystem. I know: I was one of them."

Read more here and here and here

Johnny Ramone is rolling inhis grave, oh and PLEASE HILLY, don't turn it into another "house of blues".

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Nice ebay Listing software

Here is a new eBay listing tool that really simplifies the whole process of listing and selling something. It would be the perfect tool for elderly neophites (thats NOT a bad word!) who need an easy and quick way to sell things on eBay.

It features:
-A completely new AJAX enabled keyword search to help you find the right category.
-Unlimited free image hosting
-A partnership with Photobucket
-Templates that actually make your listing look good

They have been perfecting this tool for over 5 years and its all web based, which means it'll work with my parents Mac!

Monday, October 09, 2006

MyHeritage.com face Recognition

So the guys over at MyHeritage.com have a neat free face recognition program where you upload a photo of yourself and it scans it's database and show you matches that look like you. I did this and had a collage made to post below.



Now a couple of these I guess I can see a little resemblance, and the nod to Iron Maidens drummer Nicko Mcbrain is pretty cool. Hell, I don't even mind the Madonna reference....But GW?

C'Mon?

I mean, throw a picture of a monkeys ass up there and I'd be less offended.........oh wait.........they did.

My bad.

Auto Loan Refinancing

Cha-Ching!

Wow, I'm not sure a financial expert would reccomend that you refinance a car loan considering the depreciation of a car plummets as soon as you drive it off the lot. However, the guys over at RateGenius.com have Auto Refinance plans to do just that.

I've bought several cars where I've felt taken advantage of by the smoth talking salesman shortly after walking out of the showroom, and this service would allow me to change that if I think I had been had. they also have very competitive initial rates if your shopping BEFORE you buy.

Kinda like a Geico for car loans. great idea!

Check out this Ass!

This guy Jason over at calacanis.com (no I WON'T link it, wait, well ok, yeah I will) is spewing about PPP and how evil it is.
I guess thats his right to do so.

But Evil? Geeesh!

What's with this trend of ill-informed Jackasses who are allowed to spew untrue slander without really understanding what they are talking about? I hear it all the time on conservative radio, and it seems to trickle down everywhere, including unfortunately the web.

I guess his biggest issue is the fact that most bloggers don't disclose their paid posts from their non-paid posts. Big F'n deal! Oh and as you know if you read my blog - I DO DISCLOSE - AND I ONLY BLOG ABOUT THINGS I SUPPORT! I turn down opps all the time because it A: dosen't interest me or B: Is shit!

I'm not gonna reccomend something if it's shit.

Oh and how about the fact that there is a checkbox within PPP that allows you to send your post profit to a charity?

Blog Advertising!.Evil my ass. Bite me.

Where was this when I was taking Physics?

Tigers Win

Well,

The Tigers proved again that good pitching will beat good hitting. But by the time they were done with the Yankees, they were better at just about everything.

The Tiger beat the Yankees in 4 games to win the 1st round. If anyone saw the game it was incredible. The team came out of the locker room with bottles of champaign and celebrated with the fans for the better part of 30 minutes - Unheard of - and defintately not something you would have seen in New York.

With all the million dollar contracts, doping scandals, and other blemishes on the game, it was nice to see the team humbly acknowledge the fortitude of the Tiger fans. Considering that the lions lost and are now 5-0.

CAD File Security

Cha-Ching!

If you are a CAD design firm you know how valuable not only your actual CAD files are, but also the intellectual property contained in those files. Unfortunately those files are often available for people, including your competition, to view or even steal.

The guys over at Pinion Software have come up with a File Security that not only allows them to secure your CAD files but other files also. This allows you to set restrictions on how the recipient uses your file.

Shredding!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Fast Track to Effective Contract Management

Cha-Ching!

Although much of todays healthcare and law practices are using digital media to record their contracts and information, most still have file cabintes full of paper information. In most cases manually converting these is time consuming and costly.

Finetooth.com has Contract Management Software that can not only automate the process, but give yiou a searchable database to properly mine the information you have.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Battle of the bands

Live ACC Sports Webcasts

Cha-Ching!

Hey sports fans! the guys over at AccSelect.com have live webcasts of all the ACC Sports you can't get on television...Like Hockey!

Go watch Boston College kick some butts!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Blame Game

So now Republican Mark Foley has not only checked himself into rehab because he's "an alchaholic" but he has also divulged that he is "gay" (duh!) and the latest, that he was sexually molested by a catholic clergy when he was a child.

Uy Yuh Yuy!

Our children should be safe in the US Congress....oh shit wait!
Our children should be safe in Church....oh shit wait!
Our children should be safe in School....oh shit wait!

Here is a NSFW dramatic recreation of Mark Foley's instant message conversation with the 16 year old boy taken directly from the transcript - this guy is a real pervert.

Oh and Dennis Haster needs to go too.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I'm going to hell for posting this one.

Okay, let me preface this by asking NOT to send me emails about being racist.
This cracks me up because of the blatant un-PC nature of it.
Wonder Showzen pushes the limits sometimes and gets away with murder.
If anything, send yer hate mail to MTV for airing it.

A Bag Full Of Butts

The Guys over at TechCrunch.com produced a podcast of the interview with PayPerPost.com's Ted Murphy and Josh Stein.
Once again, their biased, condesending interviewing where on the verge of insulting. Why these guys hate PayPerPost so much is beyond me. I understand all the ethical reasons, but they fail to see that the bloggers are all individuals with alot of creativity and ideals. Most of the PPP bloggers, myself included, only blog about opportunities that we believe in or have tried out personally.

In his podcast, and elsewhere, Michael Arrington has sited that his one big dilema with PP is "if someone is taking money to write about a specific product or company or whatever, particulary if their not disclosing that they are taking money to do that, that this is unethical"

Hey Butt Munch, it happens everywhere.

And again, the people are smart enough to filter that information, and the bloggers are smart enough not to blog about it if they feel strongly about it.

Geesh!

Get paid for blog advertising

Monday, October 02, 2006

Nice Pair of Sp-Oinkers... Well, snort of

Oink lang syne? I'd like to think that this piggy speakers would have the chops for it. Available in either pink or white and able to snort at 2.1-channel output, I am all ready to bring this little pig home. Do the ham radio thing by tweaking its ears. And if it's not squealing loud enough, well, feel free to give the tail a tug (volume control). Just don't go telling animal welfare on us unless you fancy pork knuckles in your face.

Get yer own set for $12.99

Chicken Dinner Factory

Okay, here is another great video from the guys at WonderShowzen. These guys contiinually push the taste boundaries and are about as non-PC as you can get. I don't know who allows their kids to be recorded saying those things either, even still, it's hillarious.

The season 2 DVD will be available shortly and you can buy it on Amazon.com

NOT FOR COPYING MOVIES!

This device is not for copying movies?

Heres another product by Epiphan Systems.
VGA Recorder Pro provides a simple, innovative means for users to simultaneously record VGA, Video and Audio Signals into a single .avi file. But it's not to be used for copying movies.

Unlike VCR's, this device allows you to record both Audio and Video for any VGA output without any loss in quality and at 100% resolution. You can also seamlessly switch between multiple VGA signals without interrupting the video and/or audio recording.
But by all means, do not use this for copying movies.

The device would be great for capturing live video feeds or teleconferences, or even animations.

Actually at a price tag of $ 7,999.95, you could buy a whole lot of DVD's at Wal-Mart!

VGA Recorder PRO. Technical Specifications.