Archive for June 20, 2008

Mo’ Iron Man!

June 20, 2008

Yeah, I still think about that movie, even now. I never did get around to writing the post about the genius work they did in making us like Tony Stark, who we would otherwise despise.

Seventeen Things I Learned From IRON MAN

I don’t buy #12, though. I thought about that. There has to be some sort of interior shock — and sweat! — absorbing material.

Previously here:

Invincible Iron Man
PAY To See Iron Man, Dammit
Game Sale Towers Over Iron Man
Iron Man: The Legal Viewing
It’s Iron Man Sunday, Baby!
How Good Is The Movie Iron Man?
Nikki Finke’s Nightmare Is Becoming Real
Marvel Comics: Some Great Vids

Get Your Heart Checked, Dammit!

June 20, 2008

Even if it means going through a cardiac catherization!

Here’s someone who died at only forty-eight from a heart attack!

Previously here:

R.I.P. Tim Russert
Statin Drugs: Pain For Nothing

The Long Tea Time Of The UK Internet

June 20, 2008

Blogs at Telegraph UK

Now Nothing Will Be Restrained From Them

June 20, 2008

Shortest ever flash of light snaps image of laser pulse

Watch a video of a pulse of light lasting just a fraction of a second.


Fastest-ever flashgun captures image of light wave

In the future, Goulielmakis hopes to produce light pulses of 24 attoseconds, the atomic unit of time, defined as how long it takes an electron to travel from one side of a hydrogen atom to the other.

Emphasis added by me.

And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Genesis 11:6

Right. Let’s Break For Some Cat Good News!

June 20, 2008

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Obama Will Lose. And Might Already Have.

June 20, 2008

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Jive-Ass Turkey Loser

Spike Lee backs Obama, sees “Chocolate City”

“It’s going to be before Obama, ‘B.B.,’ and after Obama — ‘A.B.’ — and some folks need to get used to this,” Lee said. “And I’m going to be at the inauguration — getting my hotel reservation now.”

Keep up this line of bullshit to secure the Presidency for someone else.

America does not like assholes who count their chickens before they hatch.

America does not like someone who thinks he’s “getting over.”

If that jackass McCain winds up winning, look to yourselves, Democrats.

You lot have no class.

You also don’t know your own country. But that’s no surprise!

Previously here:

Obama-Nader 2008? Never, I Say!
Jive-Ass Turkey
And People Are Going To Vote For This Eejit?
The Trinity Of Hell
Why Democrats Lose
Pastor Manning Asks A Valid Obama Question
Follow-Up To That Obama Video Post
“He Was Born Trash,” Pastor Says Of Obama
In The Meantime … Some Anti-Obama
Blow Soda Out Your Nose With These
Something More Not To Like About This Election
Presidential Campaign V.D.
Something Is Just Plain Screwy Here
Barack Obama: Whose Money Is This?

What Is This? Science Fiction?

June 20, 2008

How can any man fall asleep with his arms wrapped around Scarlett Johansson?!!? And with Scarlett wrapped around him?!!

What is wrong with this guy?!

Is he stupid? Insane? Gay? It must be all three!!

Oh, that’s right. It’s only a movie.

Um, I forgot.

If that scene from Lost In Translation is lighter than you recall, it’s because … uh … I lightened it up. Because, all right? Just because!!

And by the way, over at Hulu, they’re doing a bunch of premieres. One of which is that movie.

I can understand Bill Murray walking away from her. She’d kill that old man!

Oops. Me too!!

Previously here:

Speakers UP! For Scarlett Johansson

Obama-Nader 2008? Never, I Say!

June 20, 2008

A poll at Japan Today asks: Would you like to see Hillary Clinton as Barack Obama’s running mate?

And someone left this comment:

How about Ralph Nader as running mate?

This would:

1) Never work

2) Be my personal nightmare

I don’t believe Nader would accept. It would compromise his values. It would crush those of us who believe in him for real change.

The next thing I want to type would get me a free trip to Cuba!


“I don’t think we’re in Cuba, Toto!”

Vote Nader 2008 website

Previously here:

Ralph Nader In NYC Tonight, June 18, 2008
Ralph Nader On Democracy Now!
Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #126
The People Have The Power
John McCain: Fascist For President
He’s Not Spoiled. Our Political System Is.
Jive-Ass Turkey
And People Are Going To Vote For This Eejit?
The Final President Of The United States
There’s Only One Choice For President
Meet, Support Ralph Nader For President!
The Deserved Fall Of General Motors
Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #112
Ralph Nader: Activist Presidential Candidate
Why Democrats Lose
Ralph Nader Now Has A Merch Store
Wordless
East Coast Corporate Liberal
A Civics Quiz
Vote For Ralph Nader To Take Back America!
Ralph Nader: The President We Need
Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #017
Another Reason To Vote For Ralph Nader
Lincoln, FDR, Nader
Ralph Nader Tomorrow, March 9 2008, In PA
Just Say Yes: To Ralph Nader!
Ralph Nader On The Daily Show Tonight
Nazicrats
Weasels, Part Three
Weasels, Part Two
Ralph Nader’s Big Birthday
Exxon Can’t Hide
Happy Birthday, Ralph Nader
To Name Three: McCain, Hillary, Obama
Now I Can Vote This Year: Nader Is IN!
The Presidential Candidate You Laughed At

I Weep For Cape Cod

June 20, 2008

I was right. I can’t go back to what I remember it as being.

Park officials target sex in the dunes

In the past decade, the number of complaints about explicit, open public sex in the Provincetown and Truro portions of the national park has more than tripled, Seashore acting chief ranger Craig Thatcher said. The activity ranges from flashing to masturbation to men’s outdoor orgies, he said.

Emphasis added by me.

The saddest people in the world are those whose lives are ruled by their dicks.

Grow up.

CD Sales In Meltdown

June 20, 2008

CD sales falling faster than digital music sales rise

Global music sales dropped 8 percent to $19.4 billion in 2007, according to a report from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Revenue came in at its slowest pace since at least 1997, the first year for which the body issued figures. Physical sales of CDs and DVDs fell 13 percent to $15.9 billion. Sales of downloaded songs and mobile-phone ringtones rose 34 percent to $2.9 billion.

Well, let’s see … if I go into a rotten, stinking, filthy, noisy, and disorganized Virgin Megastore to buy a soundtrack, I see the $20 price tag:

and I walk out. (And don’t kid yourself; the in-store price is higher than the struck-out one!)

I go home and call up the iTunes Store:

Now which one do you think I’m more likely to buy?

Even a “Mega” store doesn’t deign to stock everything:

Gee, they really want to make some money, huh?

Meanwhile at home:

Now, could it also be the more realistic prices at the iTunes Store accounts for some percentage of the drop in overall profits?

Is all of this enough of a clue, or would you also like to buy a vowel?

Take your time. This quiz has no deadline.

You can wait until your entire industry drops dead before supplying an answer, in fact!

And when you’re dead? Don’t expect flowers or tears — from anyone!