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Honest Movie Posters

Posted by ebowen On January - 31 - 2009

Over at Holytaco.com they have a bunch of satirical posters that would be if the movie studios were honest about the crap that they were pushing on us.  Click on the poster below to see more!

rambo

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How to make money in a recession

Posted by markb On January - 31 - 2009

Found this nice article over at the timesonline.co.uk.  Maybe it’ll give you some pointers on how to make some money during a recession.

How to make money in a recession.

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Where are You Going to Stick Your IPod

Posted by markb On January - 31 - 2009

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This is probably the most bad-ass, yet hide it when your mom comes over, IPod dock I have ever seen.

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Calvin Porn

Posted by ebowen On January - 31 - 2009

Man, I think Calvin Klein’s advertising is totally weird.  This new commercial is soft core porn…what the hell?  I mean after the controversy caused by the kiddie porn-like commercials in the 90’s and the Brooke Shields ads in the 80’s you’d think that they’d get the idea…at least this one has adults in it.  This is tame compared to the others…the one’s in the 90’s were really fucking weird…I put one at the bottom in case you aren’t aware.

Today…

the 90’s weirdness…

creepy as hell man…I need to clean myself, I feel dirty

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New Celebrity Sex Tape!!!

Posted by ebowen On January - 31 - 2009

Ok, ok it’s not an actual sex tape. It’s a puppet sex tape from the MTV UK show Fur TV. From what I’ve seen of the show it’s awesome. It may be a little much for some, but I like it. If our MTV had shows like this, I might not mind that they have no damn music on the crap channel. The movie does contain simulated puppet sex in case you are offended by puppetphilia.

I love the stuffing!

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Darktown After Dark

Posted by ebowen On January - 30 - 2009

A friend of mine showed me this video and I thought it was hilarious. It’s not very PC but I think political correctness is disgusting. This video is a remake of Darktown After Dark originally made in the 70’s as a parody of the a member of the Ford’s administration who claimed to know “what was good for negroes”. I can’t find the first one but this one is great. It’s a part of the skit movie “Loose Shoes” (similar to Kentucky Fried Movie).

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David vs. Goliath

Posted by ebowen On January - 29 - 2009

Holy Jesus! That guy is a freak of nature.


Another David vs Goliath – Watch more free videos

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A Sober Look at the Apocalypse

Posted by burritoincognito On January - 28 - 2009

Over at the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies INC.  (FAMSI),  Mark Van Stone Takes an interesting look at the Mayan prophecy of the end of the world…it isn’t your stereotypically sensational view of the date December 21, 2012, which has been cast as the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar.  It’s the honest scholarly view of what we ACTUALLY know about what the Mayans believed.  If you’re in to history or into apocalyptic things in general, take a look.

mayancalander

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Chicken Period?

Posted by burritoincognito On January - 27 - 2009

Following up on my man’s music snob post I had to post this because it’s so damn funny.  Once again I found it on www.xkcdb.com.  I promise…no more for at least a couple hours.

<Debaser> Guys
<Debaser> Here is an important life lesson
<Debaser> If someone comes up to you while you are eating egg at a mcdonalds
<Debaser> And says “You’re eating chicken period”
<Debaser> Do NOT go
<Debaser> “OM NOM NOM, CHICKED PERIOD”
<Debaser> And smear it all over your face
<Debaser> Thats ANOTHER damn mcdonalds I can’t go into

Traumatized yet?


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Oh My Damn pt. II

Posted by ebowen On January - 27 - 2009

Ok I can’t get enough of Reh Dogg…he’s my new favorite artist.  You have to watch this stuff.  I’ve noticed that while showing people his videos they all have the same look of amazement, confusion, and joy…EVERYONE has the same exact look on their face.  I know you’ll say “This isn’t real” or “This has got to be a joke,” but I assure you this is very real my friends.  And it is perhaps the greatest unintentional comedy genius at work.  I love the randomness of all of the videos…I’m addicted.  I watch at least 3 a day…over and over.  Could it be? Could I be obsessed?

“Your Feelings Show”

“Just Doesn’t Matter”

“Exploding Anger”

Man I love this guy…

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Music Snob Conversation We’ve All Heard

Posted by ebowen On January - 27 - 2009

As I’ve said before, I really love IRC conversations on bash.org and the like…I thought this one I found over at www.xkcdb.com was awesome because I’ve actually heard these conversations before.  The actual conversation of music snobs I can do without, but this is awesome.

<wjw75> I really like Obscure Album by Band You’ve Never Heard Of, because it gives me a feeling of smug superiority whilst allowing me to express my unique individualism.
<jmmcd> Yes but Earlier Stuff by the same band is far better.
<ABabyAteMyDingo> You should hear Solo Album the lead singer made under the name Pseudonym.
<buddhahat> What you really want (but can’t get) is the Impossibly Hard to Come By vinyl only recording of The Concert Only 3 People Knew About.
<munificent> I was at that concert. The recording doesn’t hold a candle to the live experience.
<postdarwin> Yeah, but the sound in the hall was crap.
<postdarwin> I was backstage at The Concert Only 3 People Knew About by Lead Singer (which was eventually released as Impossibly Hard To Come by vinyl) and I captured the unmastered output from the monitor mix desk.
<postdarwin> This was by far the best performance by any band ever. Unfortunately, I can’t remember what I named the file–something like CTX000118.wav I think.
<vkkim> Heh, I used to sell their drummer coke and I kept /my/ recording. I’ll trade you the FLACs for Lead Singer’s experimental work he did in college while tripping on acid.
<vkkim> That shit is so raw, you can’t even tell it’s music.
<vkkim> Rumor has it that he didn’t even plan on recording it, but left his 4-track recorder on accidentally while having sex. He even got the last of the Dying Lizards in on it too. Crazy.
<bitt3n> I am Lead Singer and I don’t know what the hell you wankers are talking about. I ripped all my riffs off of Boy George albums transcribed into 3/4 time.
<bitt3n> Hell, my most famous song, College Radio Sensation, is just “Karma Chameleon” played at 33 RPM.
<cedarzero> Dear Lead Singer, I am writing to say that rips of your band’s first three 45’s showed up recently in my feeds, and I listened to them without historical or cultural baggage.
<cedarzero> I found them enjoyable, and I think it’s a shame they’re out of print. It’s good work.
<cedarzero> Best, Amateur Musicologist
<infosnax> But did you get there in time to see Opening Band, who served as a real inspiration for all of BYNHO’s work? I did.
<infosnax> I’m pretty sure I was the only one there.
<munificent> I caught them playing acoustic in the back yard at the after party when Local Legend Who Split Up Just Before Getting Huge showed up and jammed with them.
<jmmcd> Only us true fans refer to them as BYNHO. High-five!
<Chthonius> True fans know that they changed the spelling to B!YNHO from BYNHO! to distinguish themselves from the Japanese movie of the same name.
<memsisthefuture> Man, Opening Band is such a ripoff. They stole most of their material from Dull Smoked Up 70’s Band, and what they didn’t steal just sucks.
<petdance> I call bullshit. If you were an actual hipster you would have said “show,” not “concert.”
<runeinalya> Solo Album wasn’t really all that great. Lead Singer’s old band was so much better on their first demo recording in their attic when they were all in middle school.
<kirun> Dude, they totally sold out when they released Next Album on Label That Once Signed Popular Artist.
<ibsulon> Dude, that was such an underrated album! Everyone hated it just because it was on a major label and had commercial production values. If the True Fans (TM) would have supported it, they wouldn’t have broken up and who knows what they would have come up with next?
<-J-> Well their last album title ‘”True /Fans/ (TM)”‘ was kind of sarcastic and is known as their “fare bad” album rather than their fare well.
<-J-> Kind of a slap in the face if you ask me.
<-J-> With songs like “It Was All Your Fault You Lazy Bastards”, and “You’re So Dumb (I Bet You Don’t Even Know What This Song Means)” to the tune of Carly Simons’ “You’re So Vein”, and “Did You Ever Even Hear Of Us?”, how could one not feel a little bit put off by their gratitude to their real
fans who you’ve never heard of?
<blankaccount> I really liked Less Obscure ‘Pop Outsiders’ That Are Worse than Band You’ve Never Heard Of But Which Allow Me to Maintain Superiority Even Above them by Complying With Certain Conformities.
<schneby> I like Comeback 80’s Band with New Lead Singer Guy.
<memsisthefuture> Pssh! Come on, gimme a break. They are ruining their good reputation. New Lead Singer Guy isn’t even half the man Heroin Overdose Dude was.
<toastspork> Oh, them.
<toastspork> Yeah, I knew them before anyone knew who they were. Even before *they* knew who they were.
<clearwaterlab> I liked their older stuff, especially the album recorded in a jail cell. That’s RAW.
<shootdashit> why won’t anyone mention this band’s name you’re all talking about?! it sounds fuckin’ awesome.


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Little Known Google Features

Posted by ebowen On January - 26 - 2009

Smashingapps.com has a cool post about all of the other feature of Google that most people overlook.  Check it out.

google-apps

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Mugger Got Mugged

Posted by ebowen On January - 25 - 2009

My friend sent this to me and I laughed my ass off.   I don’t know if this is true but I thought I’d share it for shits and giggles.  It’s from Craigslist.

“I was the white guy with the black Burrberry jacket that you demanded I hand over shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend. You also asked for my girlfriend’s purse and earrings. I hope you somehow come across this message. I’d like to apologize.

I didn’t expect you to crap your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket. Truth is, I was wearing the jacket for a reason that evening, and it wasn’t that cold outside. You see, my girlfriend had just bought me that Kimber 1911 .45 ACP pistol for Christmas, and we had just picked up a shoulder holster for it that evening. Beautiful pistol, eh? It’s a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head, isn’t it?

I know it probably wasn’t a great deal of fun walking back to wherever you’d come from with that brown sludge flopping about in your pants. I’m sure it was even worse since you also ended up leaving your shoes, cellphone, and wallet with me. I couldn’t have you calling up any of your buddies to come help you try to mug us again. I took the liberty of calling your mother, or “Momma” as you had her listed in your cell, and explaining to her your situation. I also bought myself some gas on your card. I gave your shoes to one of the homeless guys over by Vinnie Van Go Go’s, along with all of the cash in your wallet, then I threw the wallet itself in a dumpster.

I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cell. They’ll be on your bill in case you’d like to know which ones. Alltel recently shut down the line, and I’ve only had the phone for a little over a day now, so I don’t know what’s going on with that. I hope they haven’t permanently cut off your service. I was about to make some threatening phone calls to the DA’s office with it. Oh well.

So, about your pants. I know that I was a little rough on you when you did this whole attempted mugging thing, so I’d like to make it up to you. I’m sure you’ve already washed your pants, so I’d like to help you out. I’d like to reimburse you for the detergent you used on the pants. What brand did you use, and was it liquid or powder? I’d also like to apologize for not killing you and instead making you walk back home humiliated. I’m hoping that you’ll reconsider your choice of path in life. Next time you might not be so lucky. If you read this message, email me and we’ll do lunch and laundry. Peace!

– Alex “

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Outrageous Cat Abuse…or is it fake?

Posted by ebowen On January - 25 - 2009

I want to warn you right now that if you are squeamish about animal abuse DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW.   The video contains footage of kittens being used as bait for sport fishing…another video is posted on www.saveourcatsfromfishermen.com that gives slightly more detail about this practice. I highly doubt that the video is real or that this actually happens. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was dreamed up by someone to sell t-shirts. The preposterous claim that this is spurred by over-population of cats caused by global warming and the narrator’s other outlandish comments throughout the video make me question his veracity.  If it’s fake, I think it’s despicable that anyone would do this to prey upon people to get their money…if it’s real, it’s disgusting and needs to be stopped.  While there have been isolated incidents it’s not nearly as prevalent as this video and others like it would have you believe.  I think it is simply dishonest people trying to make money taking advantage of the sympathy of animal people that don’t look into hoaxes before they give their support…but you decide.  I will warn you again though, fake or not, the video will disturb you.

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Cheap New Personal Supercomputer

Posted by ebowen On January - 25 - 2009

Nvidia has come out with a new personal super computer…it’s called the Tesla.  They use 4 GPUs  (each with 240 computing cores each for a total of 960) that enable massive parallel computing in a small package.  Each core has 4GB of dedicated RAM.  The Tesla is capable of almost 4 teraflops (tera FLoating point OPerations per Second or One trillion floating point operations per second) of processing power…to put this in to context,  the average PC in 2008 can handle around fifty-one Gigaflops, which makes the Tesla 250 times faster than your desktop.  The Tesla is based on the NVIDIA® CUDA™ computing archetecture.  All for the low, low price of ~$10,000…this computer is thousands of times faster than the Cray super-computer which cost $15 million.  You can also build your own for about $8500.

Below are the tech specs of the Tesla as provided by Nvidia.  For more details on the Tesla check out the Nvidia Tesla home page.

Tesla Architecture

  • Massively-parallel many-core architecture
  • 240 scalar processor cores per GPU
  • Integer, single-precision and double-precision floating point operations
  • Hardware Thread Execution Manager enables thousands of concurrent threads per GPU
  • Parallel shared memory enables processor cores to collaborate on shared information at local cache performance
  • Ultra-fast GPU memory access with 102 GB/s peak bandwidth per GPU
  • IEEE 754 single-precision and double-precision floating point
  • Each Tesla C1060 GPU delivers 933 GFlops Single Precision and 78 GFlops Double Precision performance

Software Development Tools

  • C language compiler, debugger, profiler, and emulation mode for debugging
  • Standard numerical libraries for FFT (Fast Fourier Transform), BLAS (Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines), and CuDPP (CUDA Data Parallel Primitives)

Product Details

  • 3 or 4 Tesla C1060 Computing Processors with 4GB of dedicated memory per GPU
  • 2.33 GHz+ Quad-core AMD Phenom or Opteron, — OR — Quad-core Intel Core 2 or Xeon
  • Minimum system memory: 12 GB for 3 Tesla C1060s and 16 GB for 4 Tesla C1060s (at least 4GB per Tesla C1060)
  • 12GB+ system memory (at least 4GB per Tesla C1060)
  • 1200-1350 Watt Power supply
  • Acoustics < 45dbA

Supported Platforms

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP 64-bit and 32-bit (64-bit recommended)
  • Linux® 64-bit and 32-bit (64-bit recommended)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5
    • SUSE 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3

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