Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Website of the Week

Failblog.org.

A Sample:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

You Think You Know....

I don't care what you think of magic tricks or Criss Angel, after you see this, you will have to tip your hat to the man.

This is one of the top-3 best tricks I've seen.

Awesome.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Pimp My Logo

The NFLs worst team, the Lions, unveiled a new, more hard-core version of their logo last week.

ESPNs page two has some fun with the concept:

(Click to enlarge)


(Hat Tip: Rich O.)

A Gift For Your Nightmares



From our friends at Oddee.com:

Perhaps we would never --or rarely-- have heard of such a creature if it was not because of the tales and photos the United States Servicemen in the Persian Gulf War and afterwards the Iraq War carried back home. It was said that a giant camel spider crawled into the sleeping bag of a soldier, biting the man while he was asleep. Fortunately, the giant desert camel spiders native to Iraq aren't venomous. It uses its claws to catch its prey, which is never bigger than the arachnid itself. They are also known for being fast. Giant Camel Spiders have been known to run around 10 MPH. This creature real name is Arachnid Solifugae. "Solifugae" means, in Latin, "flee from the sun".


A giant spider that runs 10-MPH??? That would be ehough to send me AWOL....

Happy Monday

A lesson to us all: No matter how unpleasant, mundane, or uninspiring our circumstances may be, there is always a way to brighten the experience.

Find it.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

T-Pain the News

Wait for Kaitie Couric's turn. I suspect she's been practicing...

Quote for the Day

"As a senior interrogator in Iraq, I conducted more than three hundred interrogations and monitored more than one thousand. I heard numerous foreign fighters state that the reason they came to Iraq to fight was because of the torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay. Our policy of torture and abuse is Al-Qaeda’s number one recruiting tool. These same insurgents have killed hundreds, if not thousands, of our troops in Iraq, not to mention Iraqi civilians. Torture and abuse are counterproductive in the long term and, ultimately, cost us more lives than they save," - former senior military interrogator Matthew Alexander.


What else you got Hannity?

Mock This, Cont....

Uh.... not so much.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Song for Saturday



God spoke to this man.

Close your eyes when you listen to this, when you open them you may find that you're floating in mid-air.

Devine stuff.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Mock This



OK. In honor of the NFL draft Saturday , I'm posting my Mock top-10. I'm not going to pretend any projections beyond that are worth anything, because they're not.

Feel free to mock my selections.

1. Detroit- M. Stafford (Full disclosure: they just signed him before I sat down to write this)
2. St. Louis- E. Monroe
3. Kansas City- A. Curry
4. Seattle- M. Sanchez
5. Cleveland- M. Crabtree
6. Cincinatti-J. Smith
7. Oakland- B. Raji
8. Jacksonville- J. Maclin
9. Green Bay- A. Smith (As a fan I'd like Orakpo here but Smith is a better pick under this scenario in my opinion. )
10. San Fran- B. Orakpo

If I get six right I'll be shocked.

Can you do better?

No Debate

There has been a lot of debate nationally over the actions that were taken under the Bush administration to extract information from accused terrorists. Last week CIA memos were released documenting what we did and who authorized it. The defenders of the techniques used argue two things: 1) What we did wasn't torture and 2) Even if it were, it worked. So, stop complaining. The second point is absurd on its face. If it worked is hardly the point. Torture isn't only illegal when fruitless. But the first point is worth examination. What has the position on Water-boarding (The most famous of the many tactics used) been historically? Have we always been cool with it? What happened to people (Foreign and domestic) who did it in the past?

As it happens, those who say Water-boarding isn't torture are arguing against about a century's worth of a little thing lawyers call "legal precedent".

Take it away Keith:



Now you know. Act accordingly.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mitch Hedberg

I've heard this guy on the comedy station on Sirius a few times and I get a good belly laugh every time. He passed away in 2005. Its a shame, he had talent.

I honor his life with my laughter.

No. I'm Not Kidding...

PetAirways.

Dogs fly first class. No humans allowed.

If this company lasts 3 months I'll be stunned.

Unreal...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Daily (Must See) Show

Stewart, again, invaluable stuff:

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We Don't Torture
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Waterboarded 183 Times In A Month

Its Official:

We are a torture state.

I wonder what we learned on the 183rd session that we didn't know on the 182nd...

Do the right thing, Barack.

Yes you can.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Picture of the Week


(Armed pirates stand over French hostages aboard the yacht Tanit off the coast of Somalia. Five French tourists were on the boat when it was seized on April 4.)


(A young hostage is taken to safety by French naval forces after they stormed the vessel. Two pirates and the boat's captain were killed in the shoot-out. Three pirates were captured.)

A Song for Saturday

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Bruce Springsteen - Working on a Dream
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Didn't think I knew about the Boss, did ya? Well, I showed you!

Well, actually, you were right.

I was watching The Daily Show one day and had just picked up the remote to fast forward through this performance but I decided that I'd give Bruce 4 bars to keep me interested. I didn't move a muscle for 3 minutes.

This song touched something deep in me. If all this guy's stuff is this good then I've got a lot of catching up to do.

I hope all of us keep working on our dreams. They're important.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tea Party Like its 1999

What are we protesting again?






More pictures here and here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This Actually Happened To Someone

May none of our luck ever be this bad:

A man who landed a plane with the assistance of air traffic controllers after the pilot fell unconscious and died said Monday he was "still in a daze of adrenaline."

White recalled watching and listening as the pilot, Joe Cabuk, conducted his "climb checklist" upon takeoff from Florida. After the checklist was complete, he said, Cabuk laid his book down.

About a minute later, White told WINK, he looked at Cabuk, and "he was just sitting there. He had his chin on his chest, looking down at his lap, but there's nothing in his lap that he needed to be looking at."

"That's when I kind of looked at him for a minute, probably two, three seconds, and I touched him on the shoulder. I said, 'Joe! Joe!, and that's when his head rolled over to the side, and his eyes rolled back in his head, and his arm fell off the armrest ... and I knew if he wasn't gone then, he was in deep distress, but we were in trouble."


Amazing.

I imagine that without Leslie Nielson there, this plot was a lot less funny.

A Lesson For Us All

Susan Boyle is all of us in a way. A heartwarming moment.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Monday




What an idiot:

A polar bear attacked a woman at Berlin Zoo Friday afternoon after she climbed a fence and jumped into its habitat during feeding time, police said Saturday.

One polar bit her several times after she plunged into the moat, police said.


And my favorite part of the story:

...police issued her a citation for trespassing.


Just for good measure, I suppose.

More photos and the amazing rescue video here.

May your Monday be better than her Saturday was.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I'm Rubber, You're Glue....

Sounds like a perfectly sane argument to me:

Earlier this week, CNN's Rick Sanchez accused Fox News — namely Glenn Beck — of creating an environment of fear and distrust that has led to a surge in gun , in particular tying last week's Pittsburgh to "Fox News and right wing radio."

On Beck's radio show Thursday, Beck and staff lashed out against Sanchez, calling Sanchez "the one guy who shouldn't accuse other people of being responsible for " over his 1990 drunk driving incident, in which Sanchez struck a pedestrian who would be paralyzed and later die from injuries sustained in the .

"Maybe if you're one of the very few people in our society that has actually been responsible for someone," Beck's producer Stu Burguiere ranted, "maybe you should be the one guy who shouldn't accuse other people of being responsible for ."


I'm sure glad he was able to clear up that up. Aren't you?

A Song for Saturday

The most fun video you'll see in some time. A fun game: try to identify and list all the celebrities mocked. It'll take you a while. Eminem at his finest. Welcome back, Marshall. You've been missed.

Kanye West Humbled

Don't let anyone tell you South Park never contributed anything good to the world.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Lyrics I Love

Justified Candy!
Brandy for the nerves,
Eloquence belongs,
To the conqueror.

You and me will all go down in history,
With a sad Statue of Liberty,
And a Generation that didn't agree.

-"Sad Statue"
System of a Down

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Picture of the Week

You may think you've seen this scene a hundred times, but it was either archived footage or a movie because showing the return of the war-dead was forbidden by President H.W. Bush and was overturned recently. Now, with the family's consent, we will be allowed to see these images. This was the first in 18 years. We need to see this stuff. The cost of war...


(Members of the U.S. Army carry a flag-draped transfer case holding the remains of a U.S. soldier at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware. This photograph was made under a new policy that overturns an 18-year ban on news coverage of the remains of fallen U.S. service personnel.)

Dark Side of Dubai

This will be my final post on Dubai. What is going on there is shameful. It'll soon be all gone.

"The thing you have to understand about Dubai is – nothing is what it seems," Karen says at last. "Nothing. This isn't a city, it's a con-job. They lure you in telling you it's one thing – a modern kind of place – but beneath the surface it's a medieval dictatorship."

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Your American Idol

This guy will win. Take it to the bank.

John Gets Em Again.....

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Baracknophobia - Obey
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Is it me, or does this guy make more sense than most on the TV machine these days?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Three Steps Forward.....


(The bi-annual Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot, right outside of Louisville, Ky. Gun enthusiasts of all stripes were there.)


Two steps back.

We've still got a lot of growing to do.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Why Elections Matter



Try to picture John McCain going to Turkey and delivering this message:

When President Obama declared Monday that the United States "is not, and will never be, at war with Islam," he was addressing Turkey's parliament. But his audience was the wider Muslim world.

The president's ringing affirmation of partnership with Turkey, which he described as a vital bridge between East and West, was interwoven with a highly personal appeal for a change in the tone of discourse between the United States and the world's Muslims.

Let me say this as clearly as I can," he told lawmakers, assembled officials and dignitaries. "The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam. In fact, our partnership with the Muslim world is critical."

Yeah, I couldn't either.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Song for Saturday




Busta Rhymes. Before Eminem cam along and stole my musical loyalties, it belonged to him. His energy while rapping is unparalleled, in my view. Another hot one.

Friday, April 3, 2009

More Man Than I....


(A competitor runs through fire during the Tough Guy Challenge 2009 in England. The biannual event, which raises cash for charity, challenges thousands of international competitors to run through a grueling set of 21 obstacles including water, fire and tunnels.)

Stat of the Day

The U.S., while only representing 5% of the World's population, has 25% of the World's prisoners.

Why do you think that is?

Obama-Man

Michael Moore is in love:

I simply can't believe it. This stunning, unprecedented action has left me speechless for the past two days. I keep saying, "Did Obama really fire the chairman of General Motors? The wealthiest and most powerful corporation of the 20th century? Can he do that? Really? Well, damn! What else can he do?!"