So it’s been a month in which lots has gone on with a new baby in the house and I’ve had a chance to collect more than my fair share of links that may or may not interest, astound and amaze you, so, you know, watch out! Links to follow!
I remember Name Lastname — he was one of my favorite Vikings linemen ever.
Cats in zero G = Spinning Corkscrews Of Claw-Filled Death:
By way of Philly Future, we have word of Geekadelphia, your Philly-local source for all things geeky.
Speaking of Philly, “The Curse of Billy Penn” pretty accurately captures the
tragedy hilarity of Philadelphia sports chokage:
How many of the following 100 movies can you name?
Continue reading “Holy Cow!”
Apologies for the lack of posting — it’s been crazy ’round these parts. I’ve got a post cooking detailing the why’s and wherefore’s, but for now, won’t you accept some humble links from Yours Truly?
First up, I think the entertainment studios are learning a hard lesson in not ticking off the talent (that can spell and practices wordcraft for a living, i.e., the writers):
Also, do not mess with Metal Storm. Ever.
Continue reading “A Bitovaketchuppost”
Time for another mega-sized link dump courtesy of Y.T.
Important things first: Capcom is producing a sequel to Bionic Commando for the next-gen consoles. Awesome. I loved the original NES title, even though its callous lack of save codes or battery backup made it impossible to finish under my parents’ old “only 1 hour per day” limitation on all things Nintendo… (Official site is here, if you’re interested.)
Mac OS Leopard has a ship date, finally: 10/26. Why not glance at the list of 300+ new features Apple has helpfully compiled to help you pass the time?
You may have seen the spectacular explosion of a life-sized X-Wing fighter, but are you sure you’ve gotten the whole story? Here’s the video The Empire doesn’t want you to see:
Continue reading “Raincheck-Cashin’ Time”
It’s that time again — time to sum up a few days’ worth of browsing in a single, massive post.
Richard Scarry 1963 vs. Richard Scarry 1991, a study in the P.C. Police.
Oops. Somebody’s getting fired, so fired:
A less than… glowing review of Halo 3, featuring a wicked Australian accent and a healthy dose of cursing (i.e., very NSFW language). Not for the faint of heart.
The award for “Stupidest Name For A digg Competitor” goes to thoof.com.
Continue reading “Happy Thorstag Omibus!”
…Cause I’m only playing catch-up.
See, because it’s a homonym with… Bah, never mind. On with the Friday Link Dump!
Hollywood is definitely out to retroactively destroy my childhood. How else can one explain their insistence on changing G.I. Joe from hard-charging defenders of America into a namby-pamby “international” strike force under the auspices of the U.N.? Gah! At least TNR has a funny take on the liberal NERFing of Jack Bauer Fox has planned for this next season.
The Top 10 Stadium Anthems That Must Be Retired. I could not agree more with the selections, although the suggested alternatives simply have to be jokes.
Sad news: Madeline L’Engle died yesterday. Funny resultant referential/reverential Fark headline: Tessa-wrecked: Madeline L’engle dies at 88.
Continue reading “Don’t Call It A Condiment”
Guten Abend, meine Damen und Herren. Welcome to “Doug’s Brauhaus von Linkenarbeitsgemeinschaftigenluftenwarnungsteinen”. Tonight we are featuring a sumptuous feast of the finest in hand-picked links, personally selected by the owner. Please won’t you consider the menu?
First off, we have two exquisite examples of technological cluelessness, the first of which, “Shut Up I Hack You“, features self-inflicted “haxx0ring” spiced nicely with some inappropriate l33t language and mild cursing. Next, we have the finely-aged Attack of the Repo Men, resplendent with paranoia, legal threats and a near-obsession with Russian hackers. I would suggest a nice hearty red wine to go with either link.
For those of you whose tastes instead run towards a more refined videogames-centric list, we have a wonderful preview of the Wii-specific controller developed for Guitar Hero III, freshly-picked news of a forthcoming “Beirut”/”Beer Pong” game headed for the Wii, a piquant “Jane Goodall among the Geeks of Penny Arcade”-esque article from WIRED and, of course, the trailer for Penny Arcade’s upcoming computer adventure game, “On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness”:Also of interest on today’s menu is a photo gallery of Goth Day At Disneyland 2007, a freshly-caught copyright infringer infringing on infringers who infringed upon him and word of the tarring and feathering of a known drug dealer in Northern Ireland.
Should you find the need to use our extensive, ahem, facilities, I might ask you to brush up on Male Restroom Etiquette:
For dessert, we have a lovely selection of Geeky Wedding Cakes. (I particularly like the Homestar Runner one, personally. Seriously.)
If I may be of any further assistance to you this evening, please don’t hesitate to call me back over to your table. Enjoy!
I were sick yesterday and thus had nary a moment to spare in posting to the blog.
To make amends, may I present America’s team at the World Beard and Moustache Championships, SturgeonFace.com, the Internet’s only collection of photos of people caught with lower lip extended, sturgeon-like, a coffee mug designed to allow you to precisely pour a perfect cuppa with a color pantone swatch, how to hide an aircraft factory from Japanese bombers, and, last of all, Flight of the Bumblebee “ported” to Guitar Hero 2:
[Yes, the post’s title is an invocation of a certain Futurama episode. -ed.]
Presenting, with very little fanfare, a collection of (mildly) amusing links, etc. collected lo these many days.
The USS Robert A. Heinlein? Too cool for school.
Every friggin’ Transformer, like, ever sold on eBay for a cool $1 million. Fark Photoshoppers envision what classic toys are due for a big screen incarnation in The Quest For More Money.
LOLMETAL: a very Goth-y, very unselfserious extension to the LOL* meme.
Money magazine came out with their Top 100 “Best Places to Live”; Horsham, PA, right in my back yard, scored spot #15 on the list. Horsham residents collectively scratched their heads in confusion, chuckled slightly and then resumed waiting in infuriating MontCo traffic.
Duke sci-fi nerd takes university paper invocation of Star Trek “cloaking devices” way too seriously, gets roundly made fun of and most likely pantsed. (Greg Filpus, we salute you!)
Continue reading “Anthology Of “Meh, Could Be Interesting””
It’s that time again — time to free myself of a bit of mental clutter expressly for your edification. That’s a win/win situation if I’ve ever heard of one.
Chinese-manufactured sedans: deathtraps on wheels and headed to a dealer near you, ‘twould seem.
It seems as though prior to the British-hostage-sailors incident, the Iranians tried it once before on some Australians. It seems the Aussies reacted a bit differently:
The BBC has been told the Australians re-boarded the vessel they had just searched, aimed their machine guns at the approaching Iranians and warned them to back off, using what was said to be â€œhighly colourful languageâ€.
I bet they did. Wonderful cussers, the Aussies.
Scientific validation of my place in the birth order, at long last. 1st born rule, all others drool!
Pro-abortionists are puzzled by the fact that calling pro-lifers nasty names and insulting their humanity remains a horrendous way to win votes for the Democratic cause. Go figure.
If architects had to work like web designers, would the blink tag still be seeing use in Las Vegas?
Brits call for the return of creative invective to public life, you excrement, you whining hypocritical toadies.
MNF-I is taking the fight to the enemy in Iraq. Good. ‘Bout time. Now witness the power of this fully-armed and operational
Democratic Senators’ solution to speech they don’t agree with: raw censorship. Hooray for the First Amendment!
The Team Fortress 2 preview over at Shacknews? Breathtaking. I cannot wait for HL2:Ep. 2 to drop.
I salute our brave NASA astronauts who complete daring missions even when pursued by T.I.E. fighters.
Three celebs tell multi-culti victim hounds where they can shove their victimhood. Good.
Could this mean the end of Toucan Sam, Snap, Crackle and Pop?
RIAA asks for legal recourse against Bush twins for creating Prez. mix CD for Father’s Day. Slashdotter’s collective head explodes from decision on which side they hate more — Bush or the hated RIAA.