Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wow. Now THAT'S How To Do An AMV

Just came across this on the 'Tube, and WOW. My meager attempts an producing an AMV is NOTHING like this. Fan-TAST-ic work! Very moving, makes me a little teary-eyed. Anime is FLCL (one of the greats), song is Scientist by Coldplay (who I used to hate, but now I'm rethinking that position.)

And The Lord Did Smile Upon The GreatMoose...

Oh frabjous day! Callou Callay, he chortled in his joy! Fred Thomspon is running for President!

Suck it, Dems! Wha'choo got now, Hillary?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

You Too Can Be Big Hit At Parties, Thanks To GSK!

Apparently, GlaxoSmithKline's new diet drug has a side effect that should be a big hit at parties, the office, our when you're just lying around! Anal leakage!

Of course, GSK is a caring, compassionate drug company, so they offer this helpful but of advice:

"You may feel an urgent need to go to the bathroom. Until you have a sense of your treatment effects, it's probably a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work. "

Thanks, GSK!

Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 Review

From Ain't It Cool. There's actually like 6 or 7 reviews over there (I like Massawyrm's the best), but Harry's has the best summation, I think. I am so freakin' pumped for this movie. The first two are by far two of my favorite movies, as to me they set up a series that actually brings the magic back to Hollywood. For far, FAR too long, we have had so many hollywood movies that promised the movie magic of the past, and they ALL have failed to deliver (I'm looking at YOU, Matrix trilogy). Nothing in the past two decades save for Indiana Jones has given us what we really want in a movie epic: Awe. To me, the Pirates trilogy does that. It gives us the magic and sheer JOY of the original Star Wars trilogy. It delivers the adventure of the Indy movies. It brings the magic back to hollywood. Anyway, I recommend reading some of the reviews (if you can stand the salty language). Here's the end of Harry's review:

This is an amazing film.

And how does it work for – oh – let’s say a nearly 7 year old?

I took my nephew tonight – he’s been looking forward to it for… well, since the last film. The film never lost him, often times had him laughing gleefully and thrilling at each turn. After it was all over, I asked him if he liked it, he corrected my adjective by saying he LOVED it. And was so captivated by the film, that although he lost his front top tooth during the movie, he held on to it and didn’t even make mention of it, till the film was over. As he looked at me after the film and smiled that hilarious toothless grin of a child growing up, I could only envy the eyes with which he enjoyed this film.

For him, he could still grow up to be a pirate, to swashbuckle and derring-do. The world is filled with wenches and treasure and amazing creatures. There’s a wonderful scene on a beach in this film, with an astonishing creature washed ashore. Barbossa looks upon the creature and says something to the affect, that the world is getting smaller. To which Jack looks at the creatures lifeless body and says with an unmistakable feeling of regret, “No, the world is still the same, there’s just not as much in it.” Or something close to that.

I love that this film series exists, because as long as Jack Sparrow swigs some rum and navigates with his silly compass and continues to sail the seas – the world has some magic in it – and so do we. This is magic.

You know, it's funny. When the first movie (The Curse Of The Black Pearl) came out, I wasn't too excited. I mean, it's pirates (boring), and it's based off of a ride at Disneyland! How good could it be? But ever since the first movie introduced Jack Sparrow (sorry, CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow) by having him arrive in port on a sinking (nay, SUNK) ship, I've been in love with the Pirates. Even if you have ZERO interest in pirates or ghost ships or what-have-you, I highly recommend seeing these movies. You will NOT regret it. Ahoy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Who Dat My BabyDaddy?

So we've all seen a Jerry, Moprah, or "Dr." Phil that featured a "babydaddy" segment, right? Well, never underestimate the power of loose morals to put a new wrinkle in the good 'ole DNA test. Behold:

Twin brothers Raymon and Richard Miller are the father and uncle to a 3-year-old little girl. The problem is, they don't know which is which. Or who is who.

The identical Missouri twins say they were unknowingly having sex with the same woman. And according to the woman's testimony, she had sex with each man on the same day. Within hours of each other.

Ahhh, America. Is there anything we can't do?

My My, This Milk Is "Zesty"

RealSimple has an eye-opening article up about food and expiration dates. I face this a lot with my cooking; never knowing when to pay attention to the date on the label or not. Here's some of the most interesting:

--Diet soda (and soft drinks in plastic bottles)
Unopened: 3 months from "best by" date.
Opened: Doesn't spoil, but taste is affected. *That's true, we've got some old Diet DP, and it just tastes weird...

Indefinite shelf life

Unopened: 1 year (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)
Opened or used: 4 to 6 months (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.) *We're REALLY bad about this one...

--Peanut butter, processed (Jif)
Unopened: 2 years
Opened: 6 months; refrigerate after 3 months

Hope that helps some of y'all out.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Ace Makes A Really Good Point

...about republicans and the incredibly stupid illegal immigrant amnesty bill now working its way through the legislature. Our current republican "leadership", including the President (or as I'm sure he'd rather be called, "El Presidente") has been such a disappointment recently, I've pretty much given up on the Republican party. Anyway:

...I'm not voting for anyone supporting this sell-out [the amnesty program], and no, I am no longer worried by the threat of a Hillary! or Obama presidency enough to carry the water for the Republican Party. We've done the go-along-to-get-along thing for years, and it has earned us merely greater contempt and scorn and nonresponsiveness from our "leaders."

That's it for me. I don't give a f*** if Hillary is President. At least if a Democrat is pursuing liberal policies I don't like, I'm not responsible for that, and the conservative movement isn't damaged further by acquiescing to them.

If our Republican congressmen and President are carrying out the Democrats' agenda anyway, I say give the keys of government to the Democrats so that at least they'll be responsible for the consequences.

Sometimes a party needs to be brought to the brink of extinction before it changes its policies. After six years of Bush and the godawful overspending Republican Congresses, I think that time is just about now.

Here's what Fred "The Man" Thompson had to say:

"We should scrap this comprehensive immigration bill and the whole debate, until the government can show the American people that we have secured the borders, or at least made great headway.

"And then we'd give the proponents of the bill a chance to explain why putting illegals in a more favorable position than those who have played by the rules is not really amnesty."

Please God, let Fred Thompson run.

Help us, Fred Thompson. You're our only hope...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jerry Falwell's Not Dead, He's Pining For The Fjords

Drudge says he's dead, but he could just be pining. I can't decide if he'll be missed or not. He's done some great things for Christians and for this country, but he's also done more to hurt the imgae of Christians than anyone besides Pat Robertson. Let me think on it a bit...

If you're wondering what all the fjord pinin' is about, take a look:

It's True: Bruce Campbell Is A God

Thus I present to you, the newest Old Spice Experience commercial:

For a reminder of Saint Campbell's greatness, I invite you to view his earlier Old Spice commercial again (it's in the archives on the right of the page), and test your Experience on the Old Spice Experience site (which is, of course, temporarily down.) Ahoy, indeed!

UPDATE: The Old Spice Experience Test has returned! Feel free to post your scores in the comments section. Ahoy!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Iron Man Mk. III Suit Revealed!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! This is gonna be sweet. I gotta say, they sure are trying to do this right. I posted the original "grey armor" earlier, well here's the final version that Tony Stark will have in the upcoming movie. BEHOLD!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Part 2 Of My AMV Series: Asuka

OK, here's part 2 of the series I started a few weeks ago. I'm learning a LOT with each video I do. I hope they're getting better, and I really hope you guys are enjoying them.

Anyway, this is the second in a 3-part series of videos detailing the three main characters of the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Each video focuses on a specific character; Rei, Asuka, and Shinji. Each video is soundtracked by an Alter Bridge song that fits each personality. All three videos should tie together to hopefully tell a story.

This second video is of Asuka Langley Soryu. This for me, was the most fun video of the three, as Asuka is my favorite character in the series. The difficulty for me in this was to narrow down the footage, and make good decisions as to what to include. I did my best to stay away from some of the "Asuka AMV" cliches, but some are avoidable, as the footage is so good. Anyway, I hope this is a worthy character study, and a fitting tribute to everyone's favorite (or not) fiery red-headed german.

This video may be a little darker in tone than the others, but Asuka's story is a horribly sad one. This video also includes some footage from the ending movie End of Evangelion. The animation of EoE is just stunning (although youtube kinda kills it). You can download a much higher quality version of all my videos at

The music is again by Alter Bridge, in this cae Shed My Skin. At first, I didn't like the song, but once I listened to it all the way through, I fell in love with it. The tone change at the end is just fantastic. And it fits Asuka's (SPOILER ALERT) last stand to a "T". Hope you enjoy it.

Slight content warning: some disturbing images