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Improv Everywhere

| February 28, 2009

High Five Escalator: Spontaneous Food Court Musical at Baldwin Hills Mall: Improv Everywhere. Totally forgot about these guys. Their last antic I read about was the Best Buy one, which was pretty epic. They got maybe 100 people to dress up with blue shirts and brown khakis, the standard issue uniform of a [...]

Good vs Well

| February 26, 2009

Normally, I wouldn’t bother, because I’m not too much of a grammar Nazi. Maybe a mild one. I’m one of those liberal language folks who realizes language as a whole is gradually mutable, as determined by the masses. Then I saw this comment on /., and it inspired me to finish the post: Language is [...]

TaxCut vs TurboTax

| February 25, 2009

Use TurboTax. End communique. OK maybe not. I’ve always been a TaxCut guy. I don’t know when H&R Block got me, but when they did, I just stuck with them. Maybe their boxes and packaging looked a little more professional. Green geometric shapes on a white box. Huzzuh! Meanwhile, TurboTax just seemed like the ghetto [...]

Screenwriter Alex Tse Speaks About Watchmen

| February 24, 2009 It’s been a long time since I’ve read Watchmen. And to be honest, I wasn’t that impressed. I can’t remember exactly why, so I suppose I should read it again. But Alex Tse’s interview kinda jogged some memories. I think by the time I had read Watchmen, I had already been exposed to flawed [...]

The Sartorialist

| February 23, 2009

The Sartorialist So, I’ve been trying to develop a better sense of fashion. Not to dress myself, because as far as I’m concerned, I’m satisfied with my hobo look, and I can’t afford another financial sink. I’d rather put some new shoes on my car than myself anyway (see below and give me your opinion). [...]

Olivo Barbieri’s Model World

| February 22, 2009

Nifty. His technique results in cities that look like models.

Finite Simple Group (of Order Two)

| February 21, 2009

Oh god. Commence the groaning. It’s a Valentines-themed song using math lingo. It’s probably one of the nerdiest things I’ve ever seen. I seem like an uneducated barbarian (pre-fire era) before these guys. But it’s amusing. It’s kinda fun trying to identify which words are math keywords.  Once you start wiki-ing them, it kinda makes [...]


| February 14, 2009

As Wiki states, “Coraline is a 2009 animated stop-motion horror fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman‘s novella of the same name. ” It’s rated PG, and runs about 100 minutes. I hadn’t heard much about the movie before seeing it, other than that Gaiman was involved. So I was a bit surprised to discover that [...]

Rapelay Virtual Rape Game Banned by Amazon

| February 13, 2009

Oh, Japan. Thanks Ha. In Rapelay, gamers direct a character to sexually assault a mother and her two young daughters at an underground station, before raping any of a selection female characters. The game was intended for release just in Japan, but was on offer to British buyers through Amazon Marketplace, the section of [...]

Female Driver Compilation

| February 12, 2009

To be fair, I think the mini one is faked, and the bus one looks like it’s in England, which would mean the dude was driving. Don’t be mad, ladies. I know there’s lots of sexily competent women out there. But I had to post this. The one with the Mini-esque car and the BMW [...]