Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Bull

The human ear has an amazing detection system for bullshit. Unfortunately, the evil people know this. They disable our built-in systems with our greatest weakness, fear. In this case it's Fear of looking stupid or being wrong. When someone says "disintermediate extensible infrastructures" or "benchmark proactive ROI" we nod and and try not to show fear as we 'calmly' walk away. Just the same as if they were to say "emmient terrorist threat."

Here is another of my favorite forms of bullshit, the Post-Modern Essay. This computer program makes nearly perfectly randomly non-sensical essays. I personally find it vindicating. Pomo bites all.

Since this(automated creative sensible 'text/thought' generation) is kinda what I'm going to do when I grow up I thought I might share.

Today's Song of the Day is "True Colors" by Cindi Lauper off her 1986 album "True Colors"

Crazy Fact: Cindi Lauper filed for bankruptcy in 1980.


Monday, August 28, 2006

Disturb me right out the door.

NSA Wiretapping Whistleblowers Found Dead in Italy and Greece

What the hell?! I think, maybe the joke is over and it's time to move into the mountain with a truckload of shotguns and fear. This is pretty scarey to me, especially the lack of press on the subject.

This shit makes Hugo Chávez’s paranoia seem grounded. He has good fuckin' reason to be scared. He'll be the next iraq.

I think I'm about to be welcomed into the paranoid world of the survivalists. Ulo... is that you?

Today's Song of the Day is "Tomorrow, Wendy" by Concrete Blonde off their 1990 album "Bloodletting."

Crazy Fact: In 1987 Dream 6 signed to I.R.S. and changed its name to Concrete Blonde at the suggestion of labelmate Michael Stipe.


Sunday, August 27, 2006

Laughing at is funnier

Maybe it's anything with a humiliation that's funny, I don't know, but what I do know is
I wish people would get it in there head that good taste and humour have nothing to do with each other. They aren't opposites they aren't even on the same plane of existence. For example people getting hurt (especially tripping) and hurting themselves is funny. So funny in fact that the japanese have a funny as hell show Most Extreme Elimination Challange based entirely on, and exploring every nuace of this facinating subject and it fucking kills me.

But this video is my point (click this and laugh you're hole off)

Some people think it's funny as long as they don't get hurt.
Some people think it's funny as long as someone doesn't get seriously hurt.
Some people think it's funny as long as someone doesn't die.

Whatever pick your flavour, but the Darwin awards are funny for a reason.

Today's Song of the Day is "Le Pain Perdu" by Cibo Matto off thier 1996 album "Viva! La Woman."

Crazy Fact: This whole album, Viva! La Woman, is about food.


Friday, August 25, 2006

Slow Ninja Theatre

This is an Interesting bit of theatre and pretty funny too. 225 people went to Home Depot and shopped in slow motion. There's lots of video on you tube.

Back in the day this is the stuff I liked to do. It's not stale like the rest, this is the kind of theatre that won't be over taken by a better way to tell stories (ie movies, TV, and in some cases video games.) These forms have made theatre into a history lesson for the mainstream population. But the employees of Home Depot had an intense reaction was, this reached them in a way a movie can't, same for the performers. Here, they are all participants, audience and performer, theatre done to them not for them, that's the stuff baby, that's what I like.

Today's Song of the Day is "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell off his 1984 album "Somebody's Watching Me."

Crazy Fact: Rockwell aka Kennedy Gordy is the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy, and friends with Michael Jackson, wow that a tough life, how could you ever fail in the music industry with family and friends like that? Well after this single he found a way.


Thursday, August 24, 2006

Comic Commentary

Do have any idea how many times I had the phrase "War is hell kid. Dyin' is easy, it's livin' that's hard." I wonder what kind of effect the war comic Ethos has had on my ethical development. The more i read of these comics the more i see how anti-war they really are. Comics taught me that unless you have super-powers or are a viking or a cool name you are going to get killed and it's gonna suck. Maybe that's why I'm a Pif now? Hmmm...

On a side note I can't believe the New York Times made an analogy between the morning after pill and Lollipops:

"Both sides are wrong, studies suggest. Couples in the United States have so much unprotected sex — half of all pregnancies are unplanned — that even if the pills were passed out like lollipops, they would be unlikely to cause a major change in abortion and disease rates."

Today's Song of the Day is "The Carnival of the Animals: 13. The Swan" Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Crazy Fact: Saint-Saëns had two children, they died within six weeks of each other, one from a four-story fall. very very shitty.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Smell my ass

"Hey do you wanna go for a long drive along the coast and smell my ass?"

Not very inviting, yet, being in a car for a long time with someone basically means you are going to smell there ass, as they are going to fart. Sometimes loud, most times foul and sometimes secretly, silently, with no remorse. You see I fart a lot and we travelled in a van, 6 of us. The smell factory was busy. Can you imagine how bad the Mystery Machine smelt?! Scooby and shaggie constantly eating, and dog farts to be sure are the foulest. No wonder they made them sit in the back.

My robot army won't fart.

Today's Song of the Day is "Mr. Roboto" by Styx off their 1983 album "Kilroy Was Here".

Crazy Fact: Dennis DeYoung was briefly ousted from Styx in the late 70s.


Monday, August 21, 2006

Newfs on the Beaches

The nazis didn't bomb the wedding I went to in newfoundland, but I'll tell you no weddings on public beaches.

No attempt made by parents to shut there kids up or stop yaking for a few minutes just too little material stretched over too much flesh and screaming kids.

The Marring them guy: Repeat after me...

Some kid: I pooped in the waaater!

Someother kid: EEEEEEeeeeeee!

And so on and so forth. But the weather was beautiful. And truthfully Mark and Laurie were too blissed-out/nervous to notice.

Today's Song of the Day is "The Streak" by Ray Stevens off his 1974 album "Boogity Boogity."

Crazy Fact: In 1963, he played with Elvis Presley himself on the sessions for the Fun in Acapulco soundtrack.


Thursday, August 17, 2006

I KNEW that Superman was a Dick!

This is just the proof we need. It's also a key piece of evidence in my case the DC comics suck. Superman in his lameness and unbridled dick-dickery... I lost my thought. he sucks. and so does the boat he came to the crappy planet on. suck sucks sucky bites.

It seems that, for no good reason, I got my eye on comics, my brain has seized upon it and can think of nothing else.

Today's Song of the Day is "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor off his 1970 album "Sweet Baby James".

Crazy Fact: This is about the suicide of a fellow inmate of Taylor's at a mental institution.


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

a denial

I'm deep into some kind of a war comic mania.

If I go to one more wedding before my own I'm gonna snap. I'm going to Newfoundland for a wedding this weekend. I guess that means I'm gonna snap. I think I'll choose to think of this as just a glorious trip to Newfoundland. I'll title it "Our trip to Newfoundland." and oh look a wedding along the way. I think that's the best I can do, and I'm afraid it's not a very convincing form of denial. It definitely won't hold up under cross-examination. I'll have to ask for a continuance or a mistrial at this point, er, whatever... some sort of lawyer's tricks is necessary at this point in the courthouse of my mind, in the trial for my sanity. "Granted!" Court will have a recess for a week or so while the defendant comes up with a less shabby form of denial, and yes your objection has been noted on the record which the court reporter will shred momentarily. WHACK!"


I think this song was in every Vietnam War movie ever.

Today's Song of the Day is "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane off their 1967 album "Surrealistic Pillow."

Crazy Fact: The name of this band was suggested by there guitarist who had once jokingly been dubbed "Blind Thomas Jefferson Airplane" by a friend in reference to the blues singer Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

All-Out War!

I remember loving this ad. Drooling, staring at it, as if these items would materialize if I just stayed still long enough, concentrating on my desire for them.

You see, I found a site which had 2,891 DC comics ready to be downloaded in .cbr format. It was shutdown by noon. crappy. In that brief blissful glipse into my past. I saw this ad which transported me through time and space to rural nova scotia, digging under Bruces' bed for blesséd Kenner treasures and being richly rewarded. Oh the star wars branded pleasures were infinite then. (...sigh)

It made me kinda pissed off at the comics code er whatever for taking the ads out of comics. Those were some of my favorite parts. Whoopee cusions, disappearing ink, barf gum, all for only 10,000 bazooka joe comics... MAN! What a Steal!

It was way more interesting then 'the viking commando' and his catty supernatural companion 'Fey' adventures in war war war and *yawn* more war. I can't believe I read all those crappy war comics.

Today's Song of the Day is "Games Without Frontiers" by Peter Gabriel off "Peter Gabriel."

Crazy Fact: He has a three albums named peter gabriel.


Monday, August 14, 2006

Grandpa Internet

This is pretty sweet. A new internet star is born. known as 'geriatric1927'. He's an 79 year old man and is now the number one subscription on Youtube. He is known as geriatric1927. He has a collection of videos up.

I wonder if the internet will be the new cure for geriatric loneliness?

Today's Song of the Day is "Not From Hens" by Ivor Cutler off his 1997 album "A Wet Handle."

Crazy Fact: In 1967, longtime fan John Lennon cast Cutler as Buster Bloodvessel in the Beatles' ill-fated Magical Mystery Tour project.


Sunday, August 13, 2006

Mike, Castro and Danielle

This is the kind of anti-imperialist propaganda I was programmed with as a youth. It was well disguised as a Pro-war comic book titled, "All Out War." And yet you can see the saavy irony in this passage, pointing finger at the itailian facists as real savages. Ah, Castro would be proud. Or maybe it's an obvious and over-simplified version of the harsh and complex reality. Hmmm.

Speaking of segways... er Castro, it's his birthday today (probably his last) and Mikes' and Danielles'. I see the Mike / Castro connection... I'm not sure how Danielle fits into it though. Why they hell do we give a crap about birthday's anyway? Like it's signifigant at all that these people have anything in common because of their birthday's are on the same day.

Today's Song of the Day is "Little Girl" by Death From Above 1979 off their 2004 album "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine".

Crazy Fact: They broke up earlier this year.


Thursday, August 10, 2006


I wonder what he was thinking just before he made that very final very fatal swing. It lacks compassion to say "What is the last thought of a very stupid man?" But nonetheless I still wonder. It's unfortunately something I think all the time. Like:

"Should I do this? Fuck it." or
"Dude, this rules!" or
"I wonder what's inside? BOOOM!"

Welcome to the Darwin Awards my curious little dead cat.

And this is darwin's better side an austrailian bird that mimics chainsaws, (no shit!)

Today's Song of the Day is "Gully Low Blues" by Louis Armstrong off "The Best Of The Decca Years, Volume 2 - The Composer"

Crazy Fact: He signed over half his earnings to his agent.


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Eternal Geek uberquestion

Samurai fights Ninja, who wins?

A true samurai can never be caught off-guard and yet a true ninja can sneak up on anything.

This would be an essay question on the GeekSAT

samurai... very classy
ninja... B-movie

What say you?

Today's Song of the Day is "Please Me Like You Want To" by Ben Harper off his 1995 album "Fight for Your Mind"

Crazy Fact: I can't believe this album is 11 years old. That's nuts. Anyway I also think it's crazy that he opened for Radiohead Metallica and the Fugees could these bands be anymore different?


Friday, August 04, 2006

"You mother f****r. I'm going to f*** you."

Wow. Smell Gibson is a HUGE anti-semite just like his dear ole papa, the holocaust denier. He sucks, I've thought he sucked, since "The Passion of the Christ." Now we have proof of his turditude.

In case you don't know the story, He was arrested for Speeding and DUI and then went on a "Anti-semitic tirade" what a chump. Here is a link to a story which has a link to a copy of the police report.

Then there is apology. Lame. Unbelievable. clearly written by his publisist. I've worked at too many PR firm to buy this one.

There is a reason I don't get really drunk and say things like "Dennish I really reeeally wanna shuck yer cock." because I don't want to and I don't really think about sucking cocks. Who the hell does he think he is fooling? We've all been really drunk. We know what drunk does. I've repeated some terrible and tastless jokes, but never have I said "Fuck the Jews!" nor has anyone who isn't anti-semitic. I hope his career is an utter failure for the rest of time, but at the same time he keep trying so we can watch him blow all his dough in one failure after another. That would be cool.

Today's Song of the Day is "Jesus Is Just Alright" by the Doobie Brothers off the 1972 album "Toulouse Street."

Crazy Fact: Two Members of the Doobie Brother's were formerly in Steely Dan, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and Michael McDonald.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

It's not the band I hate, it's their fans.

I'm not sure what I think about this video.

My problem is that it is such an easy sell to ignorant american flag wavers. I don't every want to agree with these idiots on anything, they are just so offensive.

But, I kinda feel like she is going to die really soon for saying these brave words. And that might be her point. I think christianity is full of shit, I'm allowed to say that and I don't feel like my life is at risk by saying that, nor is anyone going to beat me up. There is more danger in saying the same thing about Islam, I feel like there is, maybe it's just me. maybe it's the political climate effecting me.

Anyway watch the video, she's is a powerful speaker.

Today's Song of the Day is "Strange Brew: by Cream off their 1967 album "Disraeli Gears."

Crazy Fact: This song was originally titled "Lawdy Mama".


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

100 Buck Laptop

I dunno.

It's a great idea in so many ways. Hell it's certainly better then selling them guns. It's nice to see rich countries buuilding a product with poor countries in mind, instead of as an after thought, if at all.

But..Will it fit? Is it a cultural arrogance to believe that they will want to use them? We, in the west, sit around alot. TV, Movies, Video games, internet, email, desk jobs, driving, eating out. We sit alot so we like to do this that involve sitting. Maybe they'd get bored or wouldn't get it. Like why play a video of soccer when you can just play soccer? We think the opposite. Why play solitare with cards when we can play it on the computer?

Watch the video and tell me what you think.

Today's Song of the Day is "Ce Matin-La" by Air off their 1998 album "Moon Safari."

Crazy Fact: Their soundscapes are composed on old-school gear like Moogeses and Rhodeses, not fancy new gear, dudes can you tell. get smoove bitches.


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

School's out

No school for a month. weird.

People keep asking me if I get burnt out taking classes all year around without a break. No way man, I'm too old. I want to get on with it. Why postpone life by 2 years. "But Pif...life is happening right now... look around, the world is-" Shut it, Yeah, I know, bite me. Don't give me that crap. Life is that time spent when you spending the money you are making, not the time you spend borrowing it, planning on making it and trying not to starve. That is the kindest of human hells, most tollerable of limbos, the quasi-life known to most as "the student lifestyle."

Why the HELL would I want to spend anymore of my life than is necessary in this cage, where most of life's oppurtunies are unavailable to me? GRRRrr.

I don't think I should've brought this up. I have to focus on my killer robots, that an my dreams of revenge will get me through this.

Today's Song of the Day is "One Way Or Another" by Blondie off their 1978 album "Parallel Lines."

Crazy Fact: Chris Stein became seriously ill with the genetic disease pemphigus vulgaris and broke up the band.