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Badass Surgeon

| January 22, 2010

This guy is the shiznit.  After diagnosing himself with appendicitis, being the only surgeon on the expedition, he operates on himself.  Pictures included. It takes a real man to poke around your own innards, without gloves. Ha, that could be misinterpreted lol. “I did not sleep at all last night. It hurts like the devil! [...]

The Destruction of Chinese Culture in the Mainland, Mainland vs Taiwan

| July 2, 2009

And…more personal musings… I started chatting with my friend regarding Chinese culture on the mainland. I’ve never been, but from what I’ve read and heard, it sounds like the culture as I know it, as I lived it through my parents and family friends, is rapidly disappearing in China. Humility, reservedness, politeness, looking out for [...]

Koreans and Asian Race Relations, USDM K-Rage

| July 1, 2009

OK, I’m going to have to be careful, since I have Korean friends, and I don’t want to offend. Well, even if I didn’t have any, I still wouldn’t want to offend. I should probably play it safe and say nothing, but hey, I’m an honest, blunt SOB, so I’m gonna write this. I’m a [...]

PSA: Cheap Floss

| May 7, 2009

If you’ve ever wondered if there was a difference between generic, cheap floss and the “good stuff”, well wonder no more, because I have explored the mystery for you. And there is, indeed, a difference. I bought the cheapo safeway floss and I kind of feel like I’m flossing with razor wire. I am actually [...]

ToneMatrix

| April 15, 2009

This is pretty cool. Make some music! Thanks for the heads up, Eric. http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrix Space bar clears it. You can also right click and copy paste. You can get extra creative by opening up multiple tabs. The creator’s blog post about it is here. Hmm so going off his blog, it looks like he based [...]

Billy Bob Thornton Interview, Kanye West [Updated]

| April 9, 2009

Wow, what a diva. So, instead of just saying, “Let’s not talk about my acting career”, he goes for maximum passive aggression. This one tops Bale’s flip out, to me. Embedded video from CNN Video http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/09/billy.bob.thornton.interview/index.html?iref=mpstoryview#cnnSTCVideo The interviewer, Jian Ghomeshi, rolls pretty well with it, though. Props to him. He’s a bit fazed, but he [...]

Women, Simpsons

| April 6, 2009

In light of recent news regarding the rape-your-wife law in Afghanistan and various others as seen here (flogged woman should be glad she didn’t get stoned, that’s not a pretty thing to see), I was going to write something about how irritated I was with conservatives, and how they’re all the same ’round the world, [...]

Miyazaki vs Pixar

| March 31, 2009

Ah, Miyazaki. His mama raised him right! I’m totally going to sound snobby, but I’m going to say it, “Pixar stuff is overrated” and Miyazaki stuff is underrated (in the States anyway). Uh oh. Maybe it’s the foreign factor (I suspect it’s a big factor). I was watching some youtube vids of clips/music from some [...]

The Unreliability of Memory

| March 19, 2009

This is fascinating: http://www.andreaharner.com/archives/2009/03/eyewitness_test.html It never ceases to amaze me how powerful asking for forgiveness can be, and in kind, forgiving. It equally ceases to amaze me how stubborn some people can be in refusing to ever admit being wrong. Because that would be weak. To me, it’s cowardice; it takes more balls to swallow pride, [...]

Good Idea, Bad Idea: Welded Differentials

| March 12, 2009

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=763645 [Update: Yeah, it's fake.] Wow. One can never be sure if people are being flat out retarded or if they are just trying to create a new internet meme.   This ranks alongside Direct Exhaust Injection (the guy thought if he routed his engine’s exhaust back into his intake, he would have unlimited, perpetual [...]