Andy Borowitz: Fox News - White House Merger Complete: "The merger between Fox News and the White House can be summed up in one word: synergy," Mr. Snow said. "The two entities have been working in lockstep for five years now and this merger is a formal acknowledgment of that fact."
"Our Timed Release Notification system enables you to share folders about contacts with family members and/or friends should the need arise. Our photo and document storage allows you to create detailed contact profiles to share as a safety precaution (your timed-release messages will be sent ONLY if you do not cancel them prior to the scheduled delivery time)."
"Well, hello there, little boy, don't be shy,
Step right up; I'm a reasonable guy!
Don't be frightened by the look in my eye,
I'm just your average evil meteor from out of the sky."
Fun to see The Silly Symphony Skeleton Dance
In the The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Hill Billy "Billy wants to learn how to juggle chickens, so he visits Uncle Chokey, the chicken juggler legend. Soon, the farm turns into that of a retro black-and-white cartoon."
When the black and white format overtakes Grim, he looks down at his altered bones and says in disgust, "Oh, great. There goes my whole design ethic!"
Then Grim goes on to do the the Skelly Dance!
Much nicer than the subscribe/inbox model that was there before ...
Yay! Death Monsters have to go away, far away, for to stay.
"Lee Anne is distraught -- she's teamed with "the big thinker" (Lex (a.k.a. Stephen), naturally) and the "no thinker" (Miguel). Chef Tom says that the competition ain't called "top sous chef.""
Amy at TVbloggin' sez: "Dear Joss --- Please come back to TV! We miss ya.
This was the obsession that started it all for me, and I will always feel that the television universe is not complete without a show from the Whedonverse included in the Prime Time TV listings."
Funny, the DVR suddenly started spitting out old Buffy's and I just can't seem to avert my eyes ...
Caught the end of one. Weird. Dunno if they're just going to expire off the the dvr before I get to them ...
HBO also busted out some Blogs
Jive Magazine sez "G4's four on-air promotional spots use stop-motion animation to bring Star Trek action figures to life in contemporary urban settings: a coffeehouse, a swimming pool, a karaoke bar, and Spock's "crib." In "Karaoke," the first of the spots to air on YouTube, Spock performs Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative" -- complete with Vulcan salute -- to an enthusiastic, jumping crowd that includes Kirk, Scotty, Bones, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov. The characters are voiced by comedic actors, including Craig Kilborn as Captain Kirk, and Charlie Murphy of "Chappelle's Show" as Mr. Spock."
My feed reader does the happy earthquake dance!
1906 Earthquake Centennial
SFgate: The Great Quake
Memorial at Lotta's Fountain, Market and Kearny Streets
Tuesday, April 18, 4:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.
Golden Hydrant Painting Celebration, 20th and Church Streets, Dolores Park
Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 a.m.
The Golden Fire Hydrant at Twentieth and Church was painted gold and returned to service, where it remains. Each April 18, it receives a fresh coat of golden paint. To this day, nobody knows where the water came from."
Muni is offering Free Service on All Lines 3am Tuesday, April 18, through 3am Wednesday, April 19, 2006. They'll even open the Metro subway at 3:00am!
Da Slickster has asked that any "places of worship" and fire departments to ring their bells in a citywide cacophony ensured to wake up just about everyone in the city at 5:14 am tomorrow morning.
Sheesh, bad week at bloglines. (wish that I could googlefight 'bloglines sucks' vs 'bloglines rocks'). Glad that I moved a stack of feeds over to rojo, even if their flag feature is a poor way of holding them until I can clip them to bloglines. Sheesh, they're even forcing me to blog. Bah!
"Either it's all okay, or none of it is," Kyle tells the executive. "Do the right thing."
It's all in the timing ... last week, South Park won US broadcasting's prestigious Peabody prize.
Researchers found that a new type of speech, influenced by a dizzying number of foreign languages and pronunciations, rap music and popular TV programmes, have altered traditional cockney."
the Daily Mail: "What has emerged is a distinctive inner-London patois which borrows heavily from Jamaican creole, lifting some words unchanged.
But it has been influenced by other speech patterns, mainly Bangladeshi and West African, with a little South American and Arab thrown in.
An analysis of vowel sounds has shown the traditional long Cockney vowels are becoming shorter. The word 'face' sounds like 'fice' in cockney but more like 'fehs' in Jafaican."
Heh, Social 2.0. I think that I've signed up for one beta a week for months now.
However, the CGW piece isn't just a romp into the underbelly of Second Life, but also looks at the real world cost of sex in Second Life. The article points out that for clients a penis, simply to participate costs L$1500, (that's Second Life's currency) or a little under six dollars. Similarly, the CGW piece points out that an online brothel collecting 20% per 'trick' would net roughly $47,608 dollars a year. And that figure isn't in Second Life money.
Tag: mmorpg, money
Someone with a brand clue rips the logo ...
SOCA are Go!
Snubster is among the latest in a series of sites created to poke fun at social networking. Others include Isolatr, a spoof site that claims to be "helping you find where other people are not," and Introverster, which bills itself as "an online community that prevents stupid people and friends from harassing you online."
The Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura latest release is 'Dante XXI,' an album based on the Italian poet's 'Divine Comedy.' And Mastodon recently became metal's newest stars with 'Leviathan,' a 'Moby Dick'- inspired album with songs like 'I Am Ahab' and 'Seabeast.'
Sepultura and Mastodon are only the latest metal bands to raid their Norton Anthologies for inspiration. Perhaps more than any other genre, heavy metal and the classics are joined at the hip.
With his clumsy prose and often meandering plots, H.P. Lovecraft still struggles decades after his death for respect in the literary world. But in the metal world, his weird tales blare from Marshall amps the world over."
Clawing to the top of the Lit-Core stacks, would be Bloodhag who even name songs after authors. "Our mission is to spread the gospel of Edu-Core. Bang The Head That Does Not Read. Everyone Smarter Than Everyone Else. Use Heavy Metal music to promote literacy and vice versa."
Mucked around with a Strange Food swiki. It's cool, but, takes a fair amount of care and feeding. Dunno if I'll ever really get it tuned. I use it for researching posts and I can see how it could sing if you had a few people banging on it ...