Thursday, November 30, 2006

Improv Everywhere Mission: Best Buy

Improv Everywhere Mission: Best Buy:

Fortunately, Agent Shafer knew the law and kept turning the officer's statements back on themselves:
'I'm not trespassing until you ask me to leave. No one has asked me to leave yet.'
'Are you disobeying a lawful order?'
'Are you asking me to leave?'

haha - this is too funny

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Roddy Piper diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer


WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper made an announcement on his official website today stating that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma cancer.

The cancer was found after a tumor was removed from his back which has been causing him extreme pain. Initial tests of the tumor found it to be benign, but the additional test found the lymphoma.

Piper commented by saying: “It seems like I have been fighting someone, something, someplace, in some manner, my whole life. But this fight, is one I am gonna win!”

Iraq, Iran Reach Agreement on Security


Pawtucket Times - News from the Associated Press:

By NASSER KARIMI
Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iraq's president said Wednesday he had reached a security agreement with Iran, which the United States accuses of fueling the chaos in the war-torn country. Iran's president called on countries to stop backing 'terrorists' in Iraq and for the Americans to withdraw."

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I dont really want to comment on this topic overall, but this picture is a little odd to run. It looks like a moment from Lady and the Tramp and they are about to kiss after slurping up the ends of the same piece of spaghetti.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

GameDaily BIZ: Microsoft on PS3's HD Problem

GameDaily BIZ: Microsoft on PS3's HD Problem: "If you bought your HDTV a few years ago, there's a good chance it doesn't support 720p resolution. And unfortunately, if you hook up a PS3 to these TVs, the only image you'll see will be in 480p, not 1080i. Microsoft's Andre Vrignaud believes this may not be fixable either...

As you probably have heard by now, some owners of older HDTV sets have been having trouble getting proper high-def visuals from the PlayStation 3. The PS3 outputs HD visuals for PS3 games in either 720p or 1080p, and if your HDTV does not support 720p, the PS3 won't upscale the picture to 1080i either.

While Sony initially told us that they are working on a fix (and still are apparently) that would come via a firmware patch, the company has since retracted its statement. Worse yet, it's not clear if this problem even is fixable via a patch because the PS3 hardware would appear to lack the necessary scaler."

Saturday, November 25, 2006

My Shared News Reads

I just added a widget to my sidebar to see the RSS feed reads I am sharing from Google Reader. Just the stuff I find interesting and not necessarily worth a post about. Check 'em out off to your right.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Small nod to SONY

Okay for the record I am not a fan of SONY, but did realize something the other day about their controller for the PS3. And while I still think it's a half-assed attempt along with the PS3, I do have to give a slight nod to the controller's name.

I had orgininally dissed it until I realized it's a homophone: SIXAXIS is the same forward and backward and that makes it slightly less sucky. But only slightly.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Bush is such a slimey dick

Simply disgraceful.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Hell of Sand Falling Game

Hell of Sand Falling Game - Presented by AddictingGames

Wow this thing is just super cool.

Taiwan market: Only 500 PS3s available for launch on November 17

Taiwan market: Only 500 PS3s available for launch on November 17

Haha how embarrassing. Sony's a bunch of losers.

And now Circuit City is reporting that their ENTIRE line of 20GB versions of the PS3 have been totally canceled nationwide and they received no extra 60GB versions to compensate.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

This is sick.


From the Huffington Report: Huffington Post has obtained an internal Fox News memo written by the network's Vice President of news. The memo details Fox's game plan the day Democrats won control of both the Senate and the House.
Alan Wake demo on Intel Core 2 Quad cpu and Nvidia GPu

Coming for the 360 and PC - this video made me shit my pants for real! Wow this is amazing.

Monday, November 13, 2006

IGN: Sony Comments on Backwards Compatibility

IGN: Sony Comments on Backwards Compatibility: "Japan's Cnet.com reports backwards compatibility problems for over 196 PlayStation 2 titles. This figure counts multiple versions of the same game (budget versions, limited editions, etc.) as a single entity and includes the full range of problems, from simple sound issues to more dramatic freezing issues.

In response to these issues, Sony's PR department pointed out that it, from the start, expected backwards compatibility to be less than 100%. It was also good enough to point out that some people can put up with playing games that lack sound.

Regardless of this somewhat arrogant response, an official statement issued at the PlayStation.com site states that Sony will fix the problems with a future system update, and may even resort to individual patches for certain titles. When this will happen has yet to be specified."

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Sony is such an asshat. This is ANOTHER point they tried to use to deride the 360 that not all games are backwards compatible and then they have the same issue.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Worldometers

Worldometers - real time world statistics
Farewell, Douchebags

I had to post this on YouTube and share it with all of you. :)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Crackdown Co-op review


"The best part about Crackdown's co-operative mode is that you don't really have to work together with your partner if you don't want to. It seems odd that this is the best part of a mode that is supposed to be about helping each other, but that is part of the draw of Crackdown. Just as you have the freedom to choose which missions to do and in which order, the co-operative mode simply places two players in the world and allows them to do whatever they please. Just because one person is busy storming a gang base on a mission to take down one of the generals, doesn't mean the other person needs to have anything to do with it. He could be on the other side of the city trying to climb to the top of a building in search of an agility orb in an attempt to improve his jumping ability. Or he could be shooting you in the back of the head trying to kill you. Or he could help you. Right, like he's going to be helping you when he can give you a roundhouse to the face and send you flying off of the rooftop."


Egads I wish more games would do stuff like this. MMO's are fun, but playing a simple normal game with just one or two other friends really makes it a blast. Here's a good example of this. I dont need 800 more people running around. Even if you arent running together, it's good to know you arent alone in the world and can help each other out if necessary or just chat about stuff going on. Kudo's to this game for this - I hope more games explore this aspect.

Remembering Veterans Day



They shall not grow old,
as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember them.
A pool filled with non-newtonian fluid

Science is cool. Just simple corn starch and water.Read More about it here.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Hospital plans to set up baby hatch

Hospital plans to set up baby hatch "TOKYO, Nov 9 (Reuters Life!) - A Japanese hospital plans to set up the country's first 'baby hatch' where mothers can drop off unwanted babies, who could then be offered for adoption.

Jikei Hospital in southern Japan said it plans to install what it is calling a 'stork's cradle,' consisting of a flap in an outside wall which opens on to a small incubated bed.

An alarm bell would ring within minutes after a baby was deposited so hospital staff could come and care for the infant.

'By installing the hatch, we want to rescue both parents and babies,' said a hospital official. 'Maybe there are some people who are suspicious about it, but we should not pretend not to see them and let them die. Babies are innocent.'"

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

2006 Election

I cant express the joy and excitement I feel about how this year's election turned out. As I am writing this it is just being announced that the Democrats have secured the majority position in the Senate with Webb's win in Virginia.

So it's official, the Democrats now control the whole of Congress and as such have effectively neutered President Bush. He is now a lame duck and the rats are jumping ship (as seen by Rumsfeld today).

I'm proud of all the hard work we all put in at the local Democratic phone bank (even if our main favorite, Rick Siferd didnt get the win). It's an awesome feeling to know that in some small way you can help make a change.

A small pebble can send ripples across the whole pond.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Clinton on republican 'strategy'

I love Bill Clinton. This is great!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Newspaper gets slapped for sex story�|�Oddly Enough�|�Reuters.com

Newspaper gets slapped for sex story

"KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian government leaders have rebuked a local newspaper for publishing a frank expose of sexual attitudes among the country's youth.

The Weekend Mail gave detailed descriptions of favorite sex positions from its survey -- including 'spooning, galloping and tea bag positions' -- in three pages of stories that delivered on its front-page promise: 'You'll be shocked.'

'I received endless calls and SMS over the articles,' Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak told a ruling-party meeting Sunday.

'The media going overboard in exploiting sex will only worsen our social problems,' he was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times, a pro-government daily in the same stable as the Mail."
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They listed tea-bagging? The tea-bagging position? haha I cant believe that even made the top three.

Election Thoughts


I try to keep my blog from being all about politics and more about stuff I am interested in or find funny or just want to talk about, but as the midterm elections near I find myself being more political with every day.

As you've probably read, I've been doing Get Out The Vote (GOTV) phone bank work for the local Democratic party where I live over the past couple of days. I spent about 12 hours this weekend working the phones and about 30 hours total. We've called and re-called over a 1000 people to help remind them to get out and vote. You've probably received similar calls in your area - either from a human or a pre-recorded message or robo-call.

The lists we worked from were targeted Democrats and Independents who've either left their registration as Democrat or voted in the Democratic primary. Your vote is secret, but the fact that you did vote is not. Invariably, as with any system, it's prone to errors and you'll get the odd Republican who acts all shocked and disgusted that a Democrat is calling them. That's not really so bad, it's not disheartening it's not even the worst thing that could happen to you on the phone.

The worst thing is when people simply say, "I'm not interested" or "I'm not going to vote". I know it can be a pain to get calls from random strangers about shit that you might not want to hear about but this is different this is the future of your local city, state and national government. This is EVERYONE's issue this effects EVERYONE and men and women have died and continue to die for our right and privilege to participate in this process.

We have a duty as Americans to take this seriously. We have a duty to become informed and to go out and vote each time. And if everyone did do that, these calls would slow way down or stop. This constant barrage of vote, vote, vote stuff would dial back. People do this because (in midterm elections) only 38% of the registered voter base even bother to show up to vote. That's not even a simple majority of the people who bothered to register!

Do your duty, get informed, go out and take a few minutes to vote tomorrow November 7th and demand an equal, open and fair vote tally. That's the least you could do as an American - simply having a magnetic "Support the Troops" ribbon on your SUV or a flag out on the Fourth of July isnt going to cut it anymore.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Hacking Democracy

Watch the new HBO documentary Hacking Democracy for free on Google Video. Find out just how the voting machines from Diebold were actively setup to rig the elections they've been used in and how these machines are still being rolled out and used today.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The war is OVER. Our military commanders are refusing to follow Bush.

To publish this kind of scathing critique in all four US Military Times magazines, on the eve of the most important election in modern American history, will go down as the boldest statement our military has ever made. Make no mistake - this is as close to a coup as we have ever seen in this nation.

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Dick Cheney on Iraq

"It doesnt matter if the public thinks it's right..."

Last time I looked it was us in the public going over there and dieing - I think we are on pretty strong ground here.

Army Times: "Time for Rumsfeld to go"

The Ross Report: "An editorial scheduled to appear on Monday in Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times and Marine Corps Times, calls for the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The papers are sold to American servicemen and women. They are published by the Military Times Media Group, which is a subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc."

Friday, November 03, 2006

Brownie doing a heckuva job = Rumsfeld doing a good job

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Great Quote!

"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph."
Haile Selassie

Democrat Phone Banking Round 2

Well tonight I am working the phone banks for the Auglaize County Democratic Party. Pushing the Ohio Democrats - Rick Siferd, Sherrod Brown and Ted Strickland.

Just to remind my faithful readers that voting is this Tuesday, November 7th from 630am to 730pm and Ohioans WILL need a photo ID card to vote this year.