Sunday, December 25, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
He isn't one?
...you're implying he isn't?
Well, he is the reincarnation of St. Paul.
Well, he already IS a saint.
I know who that is, it's the infamous Dr. Nyet!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
This is the first time have seen a car crash test with a antique car. When tests are done are done with production models or prototypes nothing much is lost. But this test has flushed a little piece of the past down the memory hole.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
My bad public bathroom habit is to sing a version of this song as:
A place to stand
And a place go
A place we call
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Thursday, November 03, 2011
You see, life is a big jerk. It punches you in the face over and over again. You have fight back or it will knock you out.
I was appalled (mildly) that Firefox assumed that I would support a Montreal team. Looking a little more deeply through the choices only a 7 NHL teams are listed as having "official" themes, including the zombie franchise Phoenix.
Still I'm not a fan of the Habs despite how many of their "ethnically cleansed" fans I meet in Toronto.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
- You've had a personal tragedy.
- Unlike everybody else you look better than you did 20 years ago.
- And you have a cool job.
- Put all those things together and it makes you...
Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
When you run the numbers it starts looking very attractive.
The point of historical fiction is too insinuate a fictional character in to real events. Or in this case fictionalized conservation about getting into the drug business by two people who were involved in narcotics after the end of prohibition.
Bad taste can be a serious matter.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Here is a mashup of the above song with Rammstein.
Here is acoustic cover, the guitar tabs are here.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
There is something else going on in this piece because companies may have different and mixed motives to be promote their brand, themselves or products. At such times companies may engage in advertising and marketing even when when they don't nurture a diverse ecosystem of commissioned sales.
Here is an interview with Vincent Kartheiser, Q&A: Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser on High-Speed Rail, where he discussed the above piece. There is a great scene in Yes, Minister, where where he meets three different civil servants, who in case of regulatory capture all champion different modes of transport (road, rail and air).
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
My mind was simply blown away!!! The dear leader is an author par-excellence. Given that it was written in 6 hours flat, this book is nothing short of a masterpiece. It is sad that the biased western media has not recognised the great man's writing abilities. Nor have the reindeer eating ignoramuses in Sweden considered the master for the Nobel Prize for literature. Not that the great man needs one.
In this book, his greatness discusses, in depth, the fine intricacies of various aspects of film making from kidnapping directors and their wives, to ordering people in to movie theatres.
As the person who solely invented 3D cinema, digital projection and bullet time photography, his Kimness can teach a thing or two to posers like Speilberg. But his shortness's abilities are not limited to film production techniques. He directed what is the undoubtedly the greatest movie of all time, Dairy of a Girl Student and also lesser known movies like Star wars, Saving Private Ryan and God Father 1&2. Godfather 3 was not directed by Lil Kim and hence sucked big time.
The Kim man also reveals in the book, his dabblings in alternative cinema, directing and starring in masterpieces like Kim goes South, Interracial Kimming and Kimm until she's Ill, which although is widely considered to be the greatest adult movie ever made, is not available outside due to privacy concerns. Fears of leaking these masterpieces to the western devils is rumoured to be the reason why North Koreans don't have access to the internet. But the movies can apparently be bought on BetaMax in North Korea for an average monthly salary of a North Korean or 1 piece of bread.
To summarise read this book or face the firing squad when the revolution comes.
Mark Twang's review of this book, On the Art of the Cinema: April 11,1973, has been able to capture the stilted rhetoric of a Red Guard. Admittedly we have fewer examples of North Korean communist rhetoric but this seemed as similar to Maoist writing for one person to consider this review "racist". Proving to me at least to me that those who charge "racism" are the true morons of our age.
I found this in a Foreign Policy article about the lousy literature that dictators inflict on the world, Bad Politics, Worse Prose. The article examines the conditions that prevents dictators from producing good work, namely a subservient, adoring public and a complete lack of professional editing. This is also a good explanation for how the Star Wars prequels were just so lousy. The generalissimo Lucas may have been a great director in his day.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
|$20.70||using the Consumer Price Index|
|$17.90||using the GDP deflator|
|$51.60||using the value of consumer bundle|
|$63.80||using the unskilled wage|
|$77.40||using the Production Worker Compensation|
|$129.00||using the nominal GDP per capita|
|$317.00||using the relative share of GDP|
That's not too bad.
Monday, April 04, 2011
I came across this company because of odd turn of phrase by stalkere in an AH.com post.
I still think it's going to be a desperate fight. But 5.56 only? That's going to be sporty. Mighty sporty. In my opinion, more than a few of the Marines are going to go "All the way to Ontario" - a saying we had - the M-16 bayonet was made by Ontario Cutlery Company.
The fact that we're arguing 5.56 wound ballistics on Orcs and Orc armor brands us as incurable geeks-a-zoids, you do realize that?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
...The irony was having avoided - courtesy of his mother - the years of strict military training that a normal Hohenzollern might expect, Wilhelm had none of the disciplined mental habits of a Prussian officer. Or rather , he looked and played the part - perfectly turned out, moderate if not ascetic in his eating and drinking - but he had no habit of application. Just as he had been a dilettante student, so he was a dilettante soldier. His adjutant, Adolf von Bülow, the experienced soldier seconded to see him through the army, admitted that after five years in the 1st Foot, Wilhelm had completely failed to learned the true values of soldiery.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Monday, March 07, 2011
Since it all a matter of a degrees of dark gray the Dictators Contest was created. The Dictators Contest and Secound Dictator's Contest are in a playoff system. So that the ultimate outcome depends on the bracketing of the various contestants/perps/criminals.
There is no credit as to the creator of these contest, the home page of the for the site is disabled. The link came from Jokerang on the AH.com thread Dictator Come Back.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Personally, I heard/read of liquid sun(shine) as a metaphor for nuclear fire.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I got this link from a thread in AH.com, Maps Of Stereotypes. Naturally some more biased maps were created my favorite of which is Beedok's Canadian view of Europe which lists the Ukraine as Old Saskatchewan and Russia as Hockey Enemies.
Does anyone else just feel worn out by all political BS in the U.S these days? I mean, it seems like Congress is nothing more than a group of professional trolls at this point. They never, ever seem capable of doing anything useful, or beneficial for the citizens of this country anymore. It's exhausting. Every single time a story pops up (on Slashdot or anywhere else) that involves politics or a political decision, you can basically just assume that it's going to screw over everyone in the country that isn't already a politician.
Being a U.S. citizen today feels just like playing the role of Sisiphus [wikipedia.org], consistently pushing a boulder uphill (trying to improve the world by being a responsible citizen, voting, jury duty, etc.) only to realize that you have to push it up again when you reach the top (Congress critters keep passing bills that fuck things up even more). It's exhausting, to keep reading about how those folks we elect to power just stumble around and fuck things up so badly....It's so consistent that it very nearly serves as a dataset to debunk that old meme of, "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence."
Our leaders are just fucking terrible. It's exhausting.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The drawing are from a set from clement777's account, Traveller Motivational Posters.
Here is another one of clement777's Traveller drawing that gets appeal of the game.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Years ago there was a bug zapper ad featuring Vincent Price. As the bugs were consumed he would chortle an evil laugh. Unfortunately I can't find it on Youtube. These innovative designs are part of an experiment in "predatory cyborg furniture". The only design that seems really gross is the coffee table that eats mice.
This is also got a mention on NPR, Meat-Eating Furniture, and slashdot, Designers Create Meat Eating Furniture.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
The Devil's Brigade
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
See also Ray's Music Exchange in the Blues Brothers
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Things that look like alternate history, but aren't
- I Claudius/Claudius the God: These are written in the form of the autobiography by the emperor Claudius. The first book is life up to be acclaimed as emperor by soldiers. The second book is his life as emperor as well as the telling of the life of friend Herod Agrippa. Well worth reading.
Sci Fi and Alternative History
- Lest Darkness Falls: An American in Rome stumbles through a hole in"the space time continuum" as they would say and ends up in a post imperial Rome of the 6th century.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
In the documentary by Charlie Brooker
Tapping The Wire promoting the worth
of the TV show The Wire.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Mind your business.
₤10 a year and a bed in the basement.
The cost of employing a junior maid in 1904 for a year plus room and board in today's values:
using the average earnings
using the per capita GDP
using the share of GDP
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
This was posted on Adfreak last February. I only noticed it today.