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"Those who go mad are merely thoughtful souls who failed to reach any conclusions." - Bloodborne

Monday, January 31, 2011

Recent ponderings...

Here's some stuff I've been wondering about lately.

If a manual or book has pages that say "This page intentionally left blank" on them... are they really blank?

Wouldn't it be awesome if commercials for restaurants that serve steak just featured really angry cows? "Hey... you... this place serve steaks. Yeah. I'm gonna fucking kill every one of you. I lost my brother yesterday, they said he was delicious... I fucking hate you."

If weebles wobble but they don't fall down then, what if you glued two of them together at each end? Would they float? What if you attach a brick to a weeble? What if you pulled the ground right out from under one, isn't that falling?

I have much to think about.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

NO to the internet kill switch.

I just received this email. Instead of forwarding it via email, I thought I would post it here.

David,


Are our leaders better than Egypt's? Governments know that the Internet is increasingly the lifeblood of democracy -- that's why Egypt's oppressive regime just shut down the Internet there.

But even as American politicians condemn Egypt for doing so, they've introduced legislation to give our government the power to do the exact same thing here at home!

Will you click here to demand that our leaders stand up for the First Amendment and fight this horrible proposal?

The so-called "Kill Switch" would let the president turn off our Internet -- without a court even having to approve the decision. The proposal passed through committee last year, and is poised to do so again unless we fight back.

Just click here to urge your Senators to protect free speech by opposing the Internet Kill Switch.

Thanks for taking a stand.

-- The Demand Progress team


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Minute to win it... meh

You know, America has been through a lot and is currently in some shit. Recession, wars, mass amounts of stupid people, etc. But never have I been more embarassed for my country than after seeing the game show, Minute to win it.

Seriously, who the hell thought of this shit? It's the worst gameshow I've ever seen by a large margin. The "games" involve stacking apples, pulling tissue out of a tissue box, tying a yo-yo to your waste to knock down cans and more.

It makes me wonder if we've run out of ideas for game shows.

Check it out for yourself. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Piracy > Inconvenience.

As I said in another post, content providers have to compete with free. That's the reality. Although not as grim as that might sound. All we need are good, legal alternatives and that will turn most people away from piracy.

I love the show House. I usually watch it on Hulu. There's ads, sure, but it's free and they aren't too annoying so that's where I watched House. I recently checked Hulu and saw a new episode was up, woot! I go to watch it and... fuck, it's a "Hulu Plus" thing now apparently. As I understood it, Hulu Plus is the option to pay for a much larger back catalog of shows, NOT new ones. But there it was, the new episode of House required you pay Hulu a fee AND watch the ads.

So... fuck that. I headed over to the Pirate Bay and grabbed the very same episode. I would have much rather watched it on Hulu, ads and all, but that's just ridiculous. So, I guess I'm pirating House from now on.

Thanks a ton, Hulu.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bad jokes

Here's some intentionally bad jokes.

Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because your mother is a whore.

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other starbucks.

How many jews does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Probably the same number as any other group of people.

Knock knock. Who's there? Orange. That's a strange name, but come in Mr. Orange.

A naked priest and two dogs walk into a bar and they were thrown out because naked people and dogs aren't allowed in that bar.

Astrology is still Bullshit.

Bah, all this talk about the astrology signs changing. Something about the suns pull on the earth, shifting the position of the earth slightly. Causing stars to appear in slightly different positions in the night sky or some such.

Does it matter? No. I'm not sure why so many people are freaking out about it. Astrology always was and always will be bullshit.

Astrology, to me, just seems like religion for people who don't want to go to church. Not that I don't understand that, but that doesn't make it any less stupid. Astrology does have ONE thing on most religions, at least the stars actually exist. But, as I said, still bullshit.

With a little help from my sister I made this T-Shirt for the occasion. Check that out.

What do you think about all this garbage?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Team Coco feels no pain. Knows no fear. Has no mercy.

Does anyone else love Conan O'brien's new show, Conan? Because damn, I do. I always loved his show and was reallly excited to see him get The Tonight Show. After being screwed over by Leno, he moved to TBS with a new show.

If you haven't seen his new show, you can view it on TBS (check your local listings, blahblahetc) and at TeamCoco.com.

I'll try and update more once I get my PC going again near the end of the month. Replacing/upgrading parts.

On another note, I made a couple more T-Shirts while learning Gimp.

98% Chimp

Honestly, at this point, evolution can't be disputed by anyone with half a brain. So I made this shirt because... why not?

Wild Thing

I was messing around with graffiti style text, asked my sister what I might do with that and she suggested this on a females shirt. So... there it is. Available in multiple colors and styles.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Messing with Gimp.

So while I wait for the funds to replace computer parts, I'm borrowing my mothers laptop to tool around on. I recently got a Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet and have been messing with that. I'm not much of an artist but I've tried some different things in gimp. Just for fun. Here's a few things I've done so far.

T-Shirts:

We Have Muffins!

A pretty simple one, just mostly messing with the smudge tool. Hey, I told you, not an artist.

ForEver Alone.

A joke t-shirt inspired by World of Warcraft. It uses a very similar font and style that's used in the title of the game. Hey, I play it too, it's all in fun :D

Chaos :-)

I kind of like the cute color/emoticon with the message of Chaos. Seems like it would be a funny girls t-shirt. But I was tired when I made that, so who knows.

And I've also made myself a signature for the mmo-champion forums:



See? I told you I played the game.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Random product review: Electric Shark Steamer

Things have been a bit slow for me lately because I've had some PC issues. I'll be replacing all of the major parts soon just to be absolutely sure. But here's a random product review.


So we recently got one of these little Shark steamers due to our house having hardwood floors that seem to love dirt.

Basically it's a little 3 pound plug in steamer. It's very nice looking. It comes with a 1 year warranty, features a nice long 20 foot cord and an ergonomic grip.

You fill the tank with water, plug it in and wait about 30 seconds for to heat up enough to produce steam. Then you pump the handle 10 - 15 times (very super soaker-ish) and start cleaning the floor. How does sit work? Well... fucking awesome that's how it works. I've never used a steamer until now but I wish I had. It does FAR better than mopping ever has, dries much faster and kills germs on your floor all without the use of any chemicals.

If you have hard wood/tile floors and don't have a steamer, you NEED one! I had no idea it would do such a great job until I used it myself. Highly recommended.

Shark steamer on Amazon.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Attention RIAA, MPAA and others.

You people just don't get it, do you? You're so afraid of people illegally downloading the media you protect but you just make things worse for yourselves with each attempt to stop it.

Let me lay out a few facts for you.


  • You are competing with free.



  • Yes, it's true. And you probably always will be. That sounds grim, doesn't it? It's really not. Competing with free is really a lot easier than you might think, and it's already being done quite successfully.

    Look at hulu. I watch a lot of TV there. I could very easily head over to my favorite torrent website and grab the episodes there, but even with commercials I find hulu to be faster and more convenient. I watch the Daily Show and the Colbert Report on their respective websites, commercials and all. Unless I lack a good way to view the shows I like legally, I'll probably avoid torrenting anything.

    This is the kind of thing you need to have more of. Easy, convenient ways to legally experience your content. AT the end of the day that's the only way you'll beat piracy.


  • Not all downloads are lost sales.



  • Of course not. You hear this all the time but it's just not true. Just because someone downloads something is no evidence that they would have bought it otherwise had the free option not been available. This is just spin and lies by copyright holders. Get this out of your heads.


  • Some people will always download illegally no matter what you do.



  • There ARE some people who, despite having money and ways to purchase content legally will always be cheap and download everything they can regardless of what you do. This goes back to my previous point. It does not matter how much DRM or copy protection you build into things, they'll just find a way around it.


  • DRM/Copy Protection is intrusive and only serves to make life more difficult for non-pirates.



  • If I download a movie and get the movie, but buy a DVD and am spammed with ads and trailers, what do you THINK I'll choose? If I download a PC game and am forced to have an active internet connection to play it or am limited by installs, why wouldn't I just pirate it and install a crack? You're just making things worse for the people that are trying to do right by you and purchase your content legally. Stop it.

    Taking the "lord"s name in vain.

    How many ways can it be done? Let's try a few.

    Jesus Christ!

    Jesus H Christ!

    Holy Christ on a stick!

    Jesus ButtChrist!

    Christ Almighty!

    Holy mother of Christ!

    Holy Christwaffles!

    Christ in a can!

    Christ and crackers!

    Christaroni!

    Holy Christcicles!

    Holy Christmobile!


    Can you think of any more?