Wednesday, December 4, 2013
And not all of them were punks.
Still think Canadians are "nicer" than Americans? How about William Feldhoff?
Did you know there's a new manufacturer of pinball machines? Yes kids, this "obsolete" and "archaic" game is getting a new lease on life in the 21st century. Jersey Jack only makes a Wizard-Of-Oz themed game at present, probably because the licensing fees were really cheap.
Don't complain about the cost of your airline ticket. You're helping to pay for that aircraft, which prices are rising faster than inflation. Consider Boeing's price list for some current examples.
That stupid Volvo ad was a meme two weeks ago, and now it's already a t-shirt.
Insane Artist Corner: what an evil, disgusting, perverted, vile and degenerate Frenchman: David Besnier. His blog takes a long time to load, if you want to see the top animation by itself, load it from here. Mouse over the characters to get the full effect. You will regret it.
(I'd tell you about Phil Jackson's cutesy comic work, but naaaah.)
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
"Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force Commander Rich Russell
estimates that half of Mendocino County's 87,400 residents are engaged
in growing, distributing and preparing pot for market." Sounds a bit low to me.
Got old railroad junk? Just dump it in Long Beach harbor. Whatthehell.
One of the most obsessive bloggers I've ever seen is Ken Shirriff. He recently did one of his hyper-detailed analyses of the ranking scheme used on Ycombinator Hacker News, perhaps the world's most self-regarding "news" site. (Normally, Ken reverse-engineers microprocessors, a hobby for the truly OCD.)
And it's no wonder Ken worries about his blog's ranking there. Just for illustration, on the day I looked at Hacker News, the top stories included things even Reddit or tech-news sites would not deal with:
- "Someone just made a $147,239,214 Bitcoin transfer"
- "Id Software founder John Carmack resigns"
- "Walmart Node.js Memory Leak" (I guess this is a flaw on Wal-Mart's website?)
- "Magnus Carlsen Is World Chess Champion"
- And "Pencil", which.......
And that is Hacker News. It's not even hacker-related, so much as it is simply a stiff dose of Asperger's.
If you still aren't satisfied with horror stories about magical sunny Arizona, have another one.
And a programming note, the infamous meme factory LiarTown has moved to Tumblr. But they're still grinding out the subversive garbage they became famous for years ago, usually uncredited.
What does $142 million look like? It looks like this:
Ever wondered what turkey-and-stuffing vomit tastes like? You're about to find out.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The world's most expensive bottle service is at a nightclub inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It's only $500,000. Think about that the next time you decide to vote for a multimillonaire (or lose your job).
And then, think about that legendary fuckhead Henry Blodget. Harder.
What's the saddest, most depressing Twitter account you've ever seen?
How about this one?
Sometimes, Cringely says something interesting or useful. Not often, but sometimes. (And tell me again how "cool" Japan is.)
Meanwhile, one of America's worst hedge-fund operators is getting a big government fine. That fat head belongs on a pike, IMO.
Yeah, Vlad, that's a really great idea. Thanks.
Bad things happen in the UK, but at least he wasn't ass-raped repeatedly. By doctors.
If you ever need some evidence that Arizona is a joke, consider how they handled Daylight Savings Time.
And here's a happy little story courtesy of Henry Blodget's website.
You still suck, Henry.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Scroll Down To Riker is moronic.
But not quite as stupid as Shit Rough Drafts.
Metafilter Is Shit: Terry Pratchett, the poor hapless bastard, gives an interview to the Telegraph, and the basement-dwellers whine pitifully. Sappy little fucks.
The funniest part of Jimbo Wales objecting to paid editors on Wikipedia: the place is saturated with them. And he pretends otherwise.
Plus, "Rand was an amphetamine-addicted writer of trashy potboilers". Don't ever forget that.
Okay, assholes, your turn to do something. On Thursday Colbert called for Nevada assemblyman Jim Wheeler to punch himself in the nuts. So now, there is a change.org petition. Sign it, dammit.
And Ratcave is still thataway.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Think your local highways are too expensive? How about the monster they tried to build in Portland recently? It go splat. (Yes, you read right, the current I-5 bridge over the Columbia River was built in 1917. They ain't got no money, man, because they're spending it all on weed. Man.)
Insane Artist Corner: because anyone who constantly sticks Grumpy Cat into Disney cartoons can't be all bad: Eric Proctor.
lose their shit. And if that's not whiney-pussy enough for you, try this.
Don't like it? Move to Maryland! Hah!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Not disgusted enough by your daily dose of human stupidity? Have a long look at Bitcoin Mining Rigs.
Read this. And please do not buy their damn magnetic balls. Brooklyn hipsters should die.
Still think Japan is a cool place? Watch this video. More background here, plus a copy the Japanese Nuclear Agency tried to delete. Sorry fools, it's the Internet. There are multiple copies on YT. If plutonium is not a monster, why is the Fukushima plant surrounded by 40 km of forcibly depopulated land, eh?
This ran yesterday, about 5 pm Eastern time.
More Snowden NSA leaks, about "targeted killings".
And two hours later.......NSA head Keith Alexander turns in his resignation. (As many people have said, many, if not all, of Snowden's documents could be phonies. No way to tell. And this is still only the beginning. American politics are now going to be "heeled", just like Facebook and Reddit and Twitter and Wikipedia were heeled. With sockpuppets.)
Insane Artist Corner: it appears that Josh Ln has had too much junk culture to eat. Someone put him on a diet, please.
Thank you. And fuck Twitter. (And don't forget to repost that photo elsewhere.)