Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Even more bad album covers

Just a quick post today, as I'm swamped with schoolwork the next few days...I might be slow with the posts for a few...

If you come
here often you must know I truly enjoy awful album art. And good pics that are truly horrible are hard to find. I just a found this flickr set on Geisha Asobi today that has alot I'd never seen before. Here are my favorites, for your viewing pleasure:

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(found here via Geisha Asobi)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Picture Of The Day

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"Hello Cloud City!!! Are you ready to ROCK?"

(thanks Gabe!!)

Make the music with your mouth

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Beatboxing is something I always wished I could do but totally can't. I love it. Besides vocoded robotic voices and Dub Reggae echoes, it might be my all-time favorite sound.

So here are some quick links because I got beatbox on the brain today...

Now check out these awesome boomboxes from the golden age of hip hop:

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(Click boombox to check em out!)

Ok, now imagine you got one of those bad boys on your shoulder..Check out this page of awesome beatbox mp3's and videos from the 80's and beyond...awesome cuts from the fat boys, Doug E Fresh, Rahzel and more...

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(Click Doug E Fresh for mp3's!)

On a lighter note, check out this video of Michael Jackson beatboxing to Oprah...Oprah busts out the wack dance moves..priceless.

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(Click pic to watch Mike rock the mic!)

And finally, you have to watch this 27 minute video from one of the world's illest beatboxers from the UK named Kila Kela. It's amazing what this guy does with a mic. (Link is a direct link to Real Player file.) Trust me, If you click anything, click this!

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(Click pic to watch!)

World's First "Smart Arm-Wrestling Robot" Unveiled

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Professor Chul-Goo Kang and his colleagues at Institute for Robotics and Intelligent System (IRIS) of Konkuk University successfully developed an intelligent arm-wrestling robot, named ‘Robo Arm-Wrestler’, for the first time in the world and unveiled it to public at the Future Tech Korea 2005 festival, held in COEX.

Robo Arm-Wrestler automatically adjusts its strength for the challenger while diversifying the muscle-flexing pattern each time. This makes the counterpart feel like he is matching against a real person and keep himself concentrated. The smart robot also considers its competitor’s attitude and reflects his will and tenacity in deciding who wins.

The intelligent Robo Arm-Wrestler greets people when they are approaching by saying “Hello”, “Nice to meet you”, or “Please take a seat for a match”, and so on.

Professor Kang said, “Our achievement will allow the elderly to keep up their physical and metal health by utilizing the fun robot.”

(Found here via J-Walk)

Monday, November 28, 2005

Picture Of The Day

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This is an amazing hand built fortune telling robot from Bangalore. If I was there, my fortune would read "You enjoy discovering the time of day by gazing into crotches of robots".

(found here via Boing Boing)

Some Facts About Chuck Norris

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Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.

Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

Chuck Norris can piss into gale force winds.

Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.

The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain.

Chuck Norris can make a woman climax by simply pointing at her and saying "booya".

Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

Filming on location for Walker: Texas Ranger, Chuck Norris brought a stillborn baby lamb back to life by giving it a prolonged beard rub. Shortly after the farm animal sprang back to life and a crowd had gathered, Chuck Norris roundhouse kicked the animal, breaking its neck, to remind the crew once more that Chuck giveth, and the good Chuck, he taketh away.

(More random Norris here, and check out the top 30 here)


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Our good friend and respectable blogarian from Kangaroo country BourbonBird "tagged" me with a meme, and I have decided to reply out of respect for her and her infinite awesomeness (And go read her blog if you haven't already). So here goes:

Ten years ago:

I graduated from high school. I just missed the 10 year reunion. And by miss it, I mean I didn't make it.

I watched "The Usual Suspects", loved it so much I named my dog Keyser, and then ruined the ending to the movie to Kid Dammit by explaining to him why I named my dog that. Way to go, stupid myself.

I started to enjoy the college experience, sans class.

I looked like a much younger, beardless version of myself. Old sucks. I'm not quite old yet, but I can feel old knocking at the door. The other day I got cut off in the car by some rowdy teens driving to school and I shook my fist and said "Damn you fucking kids! Slow down!" They laughed at me. Godamned kids. I hope that Mountain Dew they drink extremes their Abercrombie asses off a open drawbridge.

Five years ago:

I was in music school, where I enjoyed the college experience, and this time went to class.

My car was stolen.

I did alot of Astral Projection and managed to freak myself out quite a bit.

I lived with the Mantis, Yadig, and a few other nomads in a dilapidated house in a godawful neighborhood in Boston with a mumbly landlord named John Darling who looked like the illegitimate love child of Mahir and Gallagher.

I was convinced that the Apocalypse was coming at any time.

One year ago:

I was caught inside the Capitalist struggle.

I was a much more jaded music industry victim than I am now.

I was living in NYC.

My car was stolen (again).

Five Yummy Things:

*Note: I officially am declaring blog jihad on the word "Yummy." Not even Teletubbies talk with such appallingly gay vocabulary. That being said, here are 5 delicious things instead:

1- Coca Cola Slurpee

2- Capirinha

3- Chicken Tikka Masala

4- Ropa Vieja

5- Sweet peppers

Five songs I know by heart:

1- The montage song in the movie "Bloodsport" (Fight to Survive!)

2- Fugazi "Waiting Room"

3- Stevie Wonder "As"

4- Kraftwerk "The Robots"

5- Paul Simon "Graceland"

Five things I would do with a lot of money:

Gamble on everything.

Pay people to exercise for me.

Become a full time UFO hunter/Paranormal Enthusiast.

Dig a laserfied moat around my house, Fill it with electric eels and rare jewels, and hire Shaolin Monks to serve as my guards and to get drunk and do Karaoke with me.

Wear a monacle like the Monopoly guy.

Five things I would never wear:

A beret of any kind. (Not for all the wine in France.)

Wraparound sports glasses.

A doo rag.

A beard of bees.

A Columbian necktie.

Five Favorite TV shows:

The Sopranos

Breaking Bonaduce

The Office (UK)


Daily Show

Five things I enjoy doing:


Seeing friends.

Figuring out which of my dogs is stupidest.


Video Games, Internet, blogging, and other assorted nerd activities.

Five people I want to inflict this on:


Hungry Hyaena




heheh... have fun guys!!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Picture Of The Day

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I now have a dream. To make this bathroom humor into reality.

Mr. Oizo "Flat Beat"

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I just bought Mr. Oizo's old album "Analog Worms Attack" after not hearing his stuff for a long time, and remembered how the video for the song "Flat Beat" was one of the absolute best I'd ever seen. So I thought I'd share.

It has a head banging puppet performing random office tasks. 'Nuff said.

Check it out HERE.

Wax Off

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Dammit. Mr. Miagi is dead. This is a sad sad day. If anyone wants me, I'll be down by the docks practicing my crane kicks..crying.

"Karate Kid" actor Pat Morita dies age 73

"LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pat Morita, the Japanese-American actor who gained fame as the wise Mr. Miyagi in the "Karate Kid" movies and on the television show "Happy Days," has died in Las Vegas at the age of 73.

The Las Vegas Palm Mortuary home said Morita died of natural causes on Thursday.

Morita, who was born in California and sent to a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, won a supporting actor nomination for his portrayal of the witty karate mentor of a young boy in 1984's "The Karate Kid."

Morita played the wise handyman, Mr. Miyagi. who befriended a new boy in town, played by Ralph Macchio, and helped him stand up to bullies by schooling him in Eastern philosophy and martial arts.

The film proved to be a box-office sensation and earned Morita the distinction of becoming the first Asian-American to be nominated for an acting Oscar. He lost that year to Haing S. Ngor of "The Killing Fields."

Morita appeared in the three "Karate Kid" sequels, the last of which, "The Next Karate Kid," gave double-Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank her big break in 1994.

The quick-witted Morita worked as a computer programmer but by the age of 30 had entered the world of entertainment full time as a stand-up comedian.

His first break came in the early 1960s when was introduced to Sally Marr, the mother of comic legend Lenny Bruce, who began managing his career and touring him around the country. Throughout that decade, he appeared in TV shows like "Laugh-In" and "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour."

In a 1994 interview with Reuters to promote "The Next Karate Kid," Morita said he had lived a joyful life.

"I've learned what it is funny and the first word of funny, is fun," he said.

After his years doing stand-up and guest appearances on TV, Morita gained wide fame and a recurring role playing restaurant owner Arnold on the hit 1970s show "Happy Days."

He briefly had his own TV detective series, called "Ohara," and appeared in many movies, including "Do or Die" and "Honeymoon in Las Vegas." Morita lent his voice to the Emperor character in the Disney animated movie "Mulan" in 1998.

He received a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame in 1994.

Morita is survived by his wife of 12 years, Evelyn, and three daughters from his previous marriage.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Picture Of The Day

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The ironic part is that as soon as I saw this, I immediately wanted to put it on my electronic diary. So what does that make me?
(On second thought, don't answer that..)

(Thanks Dr. Nanda for this!)

Wing Sings!

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This is Wing. She is a singer from New Zealand. Apparently she was featured on South Park recently, and after hearing her music I can see why. She could be one of the worst singers I've ever heard in my 28 years. And by worst I mean terrific.

Imagine the voices of Ms. Piggy and William Hung rolled into one. That kind of gets close to the Wing sound. But don't take my word for it..

Check out here rendition of AC/DC's "Back In Black"

Or ABBA's "Money Money"

Or her ovation worthy "Phantom of the Opera"

I told you. Wing ain't nothin to fuck with!

Here are the rest of the samples..And here is her main page..

(Via Linkfilter)

Swank Signs

This is a huge gallery of strange signs from around the world just "begging to be mocked". Some of these are fantastic. Here are a few I enjoyed:

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(Click Vampire Monkey for more!)

(Via Metafilter)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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If anyone can get me a XBox 360, this statue is yours.

Damn you, X-Box 360

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Me and Edna got alot in common. I just spent the last 5 hours wasting my life looking for the current holy grail of nerdery: the XBox 360. I wanted one pretty bad yesterday, but refused to hold vigil with my geek brethren for one at 12:01. I figured they wouldn't be sold out everywhere. I was so wrong. Judging by the punchable faces on the countless store attendants I saw, I had a better chance of running into a tuba playing Yokozuna than finding one today.

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(fig A: Yokazuna w/tuba)

I went to at least a dozen stores. Some kid at Best Buy who looked like a Gelfling from The Dark Crystal
literally laughed at me when I asked him for one. Not a nerdy sarcastic laugh either. This was a real, heartfelt belly laugh. He then smiled at his equally awesome co-worker and said, "yeah, um.. no. Sorry, pal, you might want to try..." but I don't remember what else he said because I was too caught up in choosing which DVD box set I wanted to use to smash his skull in with. But then I realized he most likely spends his days stocking ipod batteries and alphabetizing Barney tapes with his bluetooth headset on, hoping that at least one person will call this week so he can finally show the pretty girl at register 5 that he actually has friends. There was no need to be mean to him. Life had beaten me to it.

One clerk who wasn't a douchbag told me that there were people lining up outside the store at 11 pm last night, and they didn't open until 10 this morning. My friend at Microsoft (who is having trouble getting one for himself!) told me that they are going on Ebay for ridiculous prices. Check these out.. Some are going for more than a grand! Upon hearing that I promptly gave up. Oh well, I guess I'll get one eventually. It would be nice to have one, but I suppose I can wait.

So did anyone get one? And is anyone going to get one after the madness calms down?

Monday, November 21, 2005

Picture Of The Day

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Let's just hope some robot genius rubs off on him.

(found here)

Interview With L. Ron Hubbard Jr.

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I won't waste your time bashing Scientology. We all know it's a crazy cult based on a pyramid scheme with an extraterrestrial creation myth invented by a dead sci fi writer that causes celebrity twats like Tom Cruise to jump up and down on talk show couches and play grabass with Oprah Winfrey.

That being said, I came across an awesome interview with L. Ron's son from a 1983 article in Penthouse. Here's a telling excerpt from it:

Penthouse: Didn't your father have any interest in helping people?

Hubbard: No.

Penthouse: Never?

Hubbard: My father started out as a broke science-fiction writer. He was always broke in the late 1940s. He told me and a lot of other people that the way to make a million was to start a religion. Then he wrote the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health while he was in Bayhead, New Jersey. When we later visited Bayhead, in about 1953, we were walking around and reminiscing --he told me that he had written the book in one month.

Penthouse: There was no church when he wrote the book?

Hubbard: Oh, no, no. You see, his goal was basically to write the book, take the money and run. But in 1950, this was the first major book of do-it-yourself psychotherapy, and it became a runaway best-seller. He kept getting, literally, mail trucks full of mail. And so he and some other people, including J. W. Campbell, the editor of Astounding Science Fiction , started the Dianetics Research Foundation in Elizabeth, New Jersey. And the post office kept backing up and just dumping mail sacks into the building. The foundation had a staff that just ran through the envelopes and threw away anything that didn't have any money in it.

(Check out the whole article Here..)

And for those of you allergic to reading, here are some snaps from an old Scientology pamphlet, and one pic from the newest version..

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Peep the Andre 3000 poster on the wall. Outkast are so hip they were even cool during olden times.

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Worst Mini mart ever. Any kid shopping there deserves a black eye.

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No patrons, eh? The problem might be the fact that that color of orange is even more horrifying than the one I use as a background on this site. I wouldn't paint a vomitorium with it.

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I'm not going to lie. This one almost had me sign up.

and finally...

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POW!!! Right in the Thetans!!!

(Article via Metafilter)

Hooked! The Anti-Heroin comicbook

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To those of you about to try heroin for the first time, please read this informational comic book from 1966 NYC methadone clinics first. You owe it to yourself to be informed of the major decision you are about to make. And what better way to learn the mortal dangers of narcotic abuse than a comic book? Here are a few of my favorite parts:

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Man..You know times are rough when you resort to Goofballing....

Friday, November 18, 2005

Picture Of The Day

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This is why I'm a dog person. Cats just don't have that kind of moxy.

(Thanks Matty for this!)

Cassette Jam

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This is a huge collection of pictures of different cassette tapes that Mog sent me.

It totally got me reminiscing about how awesome tapes are. For some reason, making a mix tape felt so much more rewarding than making a CD does. There is something warm about anything analog. That's why vinly still runs shit. Plus, you scratch a CD, it's a wrap. If your tape gets messed up, you can pull MacGuyver moves and fix that thing with nothing more than tape, a pen, and a little screwdriver.

Makes me miss the days of having a radio show and listening to crackly DJ mix tapes..

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(Click tape to see the gallery!)

(thanks Mog for sending me this!)

Space Cadets Hoax Reality TV show

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A new reality TV show is aiming to pull off the biggest hoax in TV history - by persuading a group of Britons that they have been blasted into space.

The new Channel 4 series Space Cadets has been under wraps since the idea first came about 18-months ago.

Nine people will be told they are set to visit the final frontier as space tourists and that in preparation they will undergo intensive training in Russia courtesy of the Space Tourism Agency of Russia, but in reality the groups will be "trained" for space in a disused airbase in a secret location in the UK.

Unbeknown to them, their shuttle will be a Hollywood creation, made originally for the film Space Cowboys.

A giant custom-built screen positioned just outside the shuttle will, it is hoped, provide the illusion of a view of Earth from space including a hurricane over Mexico and a glimpse of the UK on one day when cloud cover parts.

The launch sound has been created by a Hollywood sound specialist while the shuttle will tip and rock in the process.

Channel 4 admits that the joke could be on them if the participants, who are currently being selected from a group holed up in a secret location with no contact with the outside world, cotton on to the stunt.

Three actors have been placed in the group and will be able to report back on whether there are any suspicions.

(Found here via Coast to Coast)

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Picture Of The Day

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I used to think the 29 dollar "Shinsonic" DVD player my Dad bought from Walmart was the bossest of all. This one blows it away. Craptacular.