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Don’t be afraid

August 11th, 2006 at 11:50 pm

I’ve only recently started watching “the show with zefrank” but it’s pretty funny. The episode released today, titled “Don’t be afraid” is, however, a little more serious, but I think he makes some good points. So I’m sharing the video below.

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Profanity (&%*$@^$!)

August 11th, 2006 at 2:31 pm

Embedded below, Penn and Teller take on the history of Profanity in an episode of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (Embedded, at least until the video is taken off of Google Video)

Bullshit! (also known as Penn & Teller: Bullshit!) is an American, Emmy-nominated television series, running since 2003 on the premium cable channel Showtime. The series has achieved worldwide success, being shown in countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The series is hosted by professional magicians/comedians Penn and Teller. Four seasons have aired, and it has been renewed for a fifth season, currently in production.[1] The show reflects the atheist, libertarian stance of the duo, and inherits their characteristically blunt, aggressive presentation. (Source: Wikipedia: Bullshit!)

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Parade me around…

July 31st, 2006 at 12:54 am

I’m a little over-obsessed at the moment with “The Truth About Cats and Dogs (is that they die)” by Pony Up!. The video is up on youtube.com and embeded below.

Baby just sing about the groove

May 26th, 2006 at 9:21 pm

Blogathyant Recommends: Mid-Nov. 2005

November 19th, 2005 at 5:40 pm

I thought I might try something new… here’s a summary of some stuff that I’m into at the moment.

Music:

  • I really cannot get enough of this band. Some really great tracks on this album. Perhaps I’ll just provide you with a quote from a review that does better justice of summing things up than I can do:

    Jimmy Shaw lays down increasingly awesome guitar work over more maturely realized lyrics. And how’s our favourite first lady Emily Haines doing? Pleine forme, ma belle, pleine forme. While everyone is going on about their first single Monster Hospital, for me it’s Police and the Private that the band allows to stay in gorgeous mid-flight, and that really shows the huge potential of Metric. Ottawa XPress – Oct. 13th 2005

  • I know I’m coming in late on the Kanye train, but whatever, it took me sometime to hop on board, sue me. Anyways, we’ve been playing this album a lot around the house. It’s really great. Review except time:

    Diamonds From Sierra Leone is hot, no doubt, especially with the Jay-Z help on the remix; Touch the Sky is fun, as is Heard ‘Em Say with blue-eyed crooner Adam Levine. But my favourite verse on the album, somewhat inexplicably, is Paul Wall’s on Drive Slow, in which he steals the show from Kanye and GLC. Ottawa XPress – Sept. 15th, 2005

Online

  • CBC has been doing a pretty good job with putting up a lot of (unfortunately small resolution) video content from it’s (canadianized) answer to Comedy Central’s the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. My favourite segments are the comercial spoofs. Check out this one from the latest episode: A message from the Distillers of Canada (you probably wont get it if you haven’t seen the source for the spoof). They have pretty much every produced segment (i.e. non-monologues) from every episode available online, which is pretty awesome.

  • The place to get the latest Greasemonkey scripts, all served with all the fancy whiz-bang/hype features of Web 2.0. Here’s a link to my scripts on userscripts.org: [My] Profile! I just wish they could make their login system persist between sessions (Especially annoying, since their fancy AJAX login form doesn’t actually submit, so Firefox never prompts to save the password).

Steadman

November 16th, 2005 at 11:55 pm

The Band STEADMAN have the songs, the musicianship, the ENERGY and the ENTHUSIASM to BLOW THE TOP OFF any CLUB, or ARENA, and if given a listen, have that RARE quality — the ABILITY TO DELIVER!
I LIKE THIS BAND!! — P. McCartney

If thats not a ringing endorsement (a copy of the original quote) I don’t know what is. Don’t believe the hype? Feel free to judge for yourself, by downloading any of the 109 tracks this band has released online, for free, in unrestricted mp3 (Look under ‘Freeloads’).

www.steadmanband.com

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November 12th, 2005 at 11:29 pm


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Five things you didn’t know about the upcoming Transformers movie

November 7th, 2005 at 11:48 am

With the anticipated July 4th 2007 release Transformer fans all around the world want to know who will be the voice of Optimus Prime.Petter Cullen? Hopefully. I don’t think it will be quite as good if it isn’t.

Here’s my biggest WTF moment from the article: “Soundwave’s alternate mode as a cassette deck, for instance, doesn’t have quite the same appeal as it did in the ’80s, and he will instead change into a helicopter” [emphasis mine].

It’s interesting how they’re presenting the movie in this article like it’s going to be amazing, despite saying that the primary writer has left to work on another movie, and not only that, but his biggest claim to fame (according to the article) is having been a writer for “Cosby” (1996) (note, that’s not “The Cosby Show” (1984), but rather the other, later, Cosby show with Sanka from Cool Runnings) and having written 2004’s Catwoman. Wow. Just… wow.

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“Wyrd Sisters” cannot stop Harry Potter

November 5th, 2005 at 2:24 pm

An Ontario judge has dismissed a motion by a Winnipeg band that would have blocked the release of the new Harry Potter movie in Canada.

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Check out the color changing background algorithm

July 14th, 2005 at 12:02 am

Jeremy Parker has done a really neat bit of php-ery on his web gallery…

I have implemented a color-changing background algorithm for my photography website that is pretty cool. It’s an interesting use of PHP to calculate the average color of a given photo and use that as the background color. You can see it by viewing any of the photos on the site.

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