Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Man of Constant Sorrow

Bob doing what he does best, although a little less harmonica blast like he does at 1:30 would find even greater appreciation with my ears. Maybe it is just due to lack of exposure of modern man to harmonica music meaning I need to work on my mouth-harp palette.

Boy


The new Noby Noby Boy update is up. It's free, adds tons of music options and multiplayer. Also: farts.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Before Tim Posts It


Nyle "Let The Beat Build" from Nyle on Vimeo.

Nyle, am optomistic NYU student plays live his classmates. Gawker, where I found the clip, makes the point that all NYU kids aren't whiny, trust-fund idiots. 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Planning on going to Contra Costa

"District Attorney Robert Kochly also said that beginning May 4, his office will no longer prosecute felony drug cases involving smaller amounts of narcotics. That means anyone caught with less than a gram of methamphetamine or cocaine, less than 0.5 grams of heroin and fewer than five pills of ecstasy, OxyContin or Vicodin won't be charged. "

Okay, that is a very reasonable stance in these economic times.

"People who are suspected of misdemeanor drug crimes, break minor traffic laws, shoplift, trespass or commit misdemeanor vandalism will also be in the clear. Those crimes won't be prosecuted, either."

Huh? Does this include traffic tickets? (major source of revenue) I got to say, if there is no risk of tickets, how many stop-signs in urban neighborhoods will get blown through without people reducing speed much at all? While I don't get my undies up in a bunch about a bit of tagging (misdemeanor vandalism) I suspect that once people figure out that shopkeepers cannot kick them out for causing a ruckus, and that shoplifting won't be prosecuted, there is going to be a big outcry.

"Kochly said prosecutors will still consider charging suspects with certain misdemeanors, including domestic violence, driving under the influence, firearms offenses, vehicular manslaughter, sex crimes and assault with a deadly weapon."

HUH? Sex crimes is a broad category, I admit, but that one is surprising. The fact that vehicular manslaughter may or may not result in charges, well, that is going dovetail really well with not worrying about bothersome traffic laws. Same with firearms offenses and assaults with deadly weapons, that is pretty surprising. Yes, technically, the prosecutors always reserve the right to not prosecute due to mitigating circumstances or lack of evidence or whatever, but this place sounds like it is going to be going to hell in a hand-basket at very high rates.

I also wonder why they bothered to announce it. Seems to me you'd not release that kind of info and most people would still think laws were in effect.

Maybe it's designed to get people to start committing all sorts of crimes, and all of a sudden 'hey, we decided to go back to the old way, here are your 147 speeding tickets!'

Hey Gus, is this where you plan on moving to?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2009%2F04%2F21%2FBAK9176EGO.DTL&feed=rss.bayarea

Little Daft Punk


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hosted By Tay Z

Shawty, be sure to click (more info) at the You Tube site for the lyrics.


Jedi Cops



Britain's first Jedi police woman harnesses the Force to catch criminals


Meet PC Pam Fleming - the first Jedi police officer to admit she is a devotee of the Star Wars-inspired religion.
PC Fleming, a beat officer who has patrolled the mean streets of Glasgow for the past 23 years, stepped proudly forward today - light sabre in hand - to say 'I'm a Jedi and I'm proud'.
She even admits to using Jedi mind tricks during interviews with suspects in 'an effort to achieve the truth', although she tells industry magazine Police Review that she does not use 'The Force' to influence what suspects say or do.

The rest can be found here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1172816/First-police-officer-admit-Jedi-follower-uses-mind-tricks-suspects-truth.html

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Not the movie

Not the original cartoon either.
Dayum Yo, Joe. Peeps be die-n and shit.

Can't embed; go here.

Toys!



Del Toro Trolls Twilight

Guillermo Del Toro will co-author a trilogy of vampire novels (starting with The Strain) with author Chuck Hogan. His next films, of course, will be the two upcoming pictures based on The Hobbit.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Internet 2.x

A means of discourse that can be summed up in a Billy Joel parody cries out for examination. Despite decades of trying, I haven't managed a similar feat pertaining to the Socratic Method.



Lovingly brought to us by the folks at College Humor, who also brought us "Minesweeper: The Motion Picture" and that font conference video.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Not really about food.

It is about sex, you see. Anyone ever listen to Bessie Smith? I'm kind of enthralled. Is there a word for when innuendo stops being innuendo?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thirst


Thirst stars Song Kang-ho (The Host - watch it now, J.S.A. - watch it now) and is directed by the amazing Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance). The poster is a photoshop by _dementia inspired by the NeoGAF thread about the movie. Turns out this imagery has been slightly modified after the original was banned in Korea.

Here's the trailer.

Independant lens

lets see if I can get this hulu video embedded






otherwise, here is the link.

I like both the content and the delivery.

Maybe that should be 'both contents'

It starts a tad slow, but once it starts depicting life in Prague it gets pretty good.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Let The Right One In

Disproving Tim's assertion that there are no good movies on Netflix "Watch it Now." Let The Right One In was just added. Easily one of my favorite movies last year. Like Adventureland, total bildungsroman.



Moon

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Finally! A Combination of Two of My Favorite Things!

Those things being Chivalry and Drilling. Continuing my intermittent endeavor to fill-out Tim's work week I give you KNIGHTFALL. In which you take control of a knight... well, you don't actually take control of the knight, you rather take control of his puzzly environment.



The point? Either maneuver your knight to the key and then to the door, or bring those things to him. The twist? Things only move downward (presumably acceleration due to the force of gravity acting on their mass). How do you get anything done, then? You can also rotate the whole board ninety degrees at will. Play around with it a bit until you get the hang of it and hopefully you'll be as delighted with it as I was. Oh- and click on all the little beasties for a description and a hint as to how they attack.

(Edit: typo)

No Excuses


The excellently awesome Brit-com The IT Crowd is now out in the states and available to watch now via Netflix. Please watch good television. I beg you.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

By Next Year I'd Better Have My Dolphin Tunnel Pool Thingy


This is for Dock, mostly. 2010 comes out on Blu-ray tomorrow.

Usually, We Can Count On Tim

...to deliver us news on all things Final Fantasy-related. He even dutifully notified us to the existence of the FF tower defense game, though whether or not that was an elaborate set-up for a chance to slam "Noby Noby Boy" is, as yet, unclear.

Why, then, are we still unaware that a goddamned symphony orchestra is going to be performing music from Tim's favorite franchise in Minneapolis (audio sample and ticket info in link) with only five days left before the event?



Good thing I've got his back, huh?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Molatovs Are For Pussies


Real anarchists bring armored personnel carriers.

Watch them trickle out of jail on Twitter.

via Arthur

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