Friday, December 31, 2010

End Of 2010

Last post of the year...maybe?

I guess I would just encourage people to leave a comment here, and let me know who you are.  What you like, and don't.

Looking ahead; 2011 should be a better year, economically, here in the US.  I can only hope Obama can keep eeking out successes, maybe with some valid ideas from Congress (not scummy lobbyists). The big spending has got to stop though.  It's just a matter of a few years, before we CAN'T borrow all that money.  Then the shit will really hit the fan. 

Taxes have to go up, and waste/failed programs need to change, or end.  Once we get rid of the National Debt, we can cut taxes dramatically.  Hopefully Congress will pass a real binding balanced budget rule.  No more over spending..  I don't have a lot of hope though.  America won't fail because of its Constitution, but if it does, it will be because that document didn't account for greed.

Japanese Voyeurs

Rock out...

Die Antwoord

I don't advocate for this video, but it's pretty unique.

LMFAO

Funny...stupid, but funny.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

TV On The Radio

I can't believe this has less than a 1/2 million hits?

Interview: Michigan's Outgoing Governor, Jennifer Granholm


I have so much respect for the job Governor Granholm has done, to trudge Michigan through the mess of the last 8 years. The problems there started back around 1977. It's why I won't go back, except to visit.

http://www.freep.com/article/20101230/OPINION05/12300429/1318/Exit-interview-Jennifer-Granholm

Sad thing is, a whole lot of people in Michigan are too stupid to see what she accomplished.  That would be avoiding bankruptcy for the State...

The Continuing Resolution...

Since Republicans in Congress blocked the proposed 2011 Budget at the last minute (after working on it secretly all year), the branches of the Federal Government are stuck in time, right through March 2011. The time they are stuck in is October 2009 for them.

Because of what Congress did, NASA (just one example) has to continue funding a project that President Obama killed. They have no choice. It's only a $500 Million, no big deal.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-nasa-rocket-20101230,0,6784793.story

Funny, FOX doesn't lay blame on anyone?
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/29/nasa-spending-half-billion-dollars-canceled-ares-rocket/

The Last Roll Of Kodachrome??


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12095771

Hmm, I bet I have an old roll somewhere. Lets see if I can be the last...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Bloody Fish

Um, there is blood (lots) and fish, and I am confused. It's very well made though, and I always like the production shots at the end.

【血魚 The Bloody Fish】short film from D1 PRODUCTION on Vimeo.

Taking The Sexy Out Of Manga And Anime??

Millions of people will have no need to keep their computers, in Japan.


I can understand the big producers pulling out of the Tokyo International Anime Fair. If they actually have their own, it will be a lot more fun.

Full story: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20101229x2.html

Invisible Man

Nice body Art...see him??

Click to enlarge (a bit).

You can see the whole gallery here, pretty cool:

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ben Wlkins



The intersting thing about the video, is he practiced playing/singing at 1/3rd speed and they shot the video with no CGI, well done.

US FCC Net Neutrality Rules


My take on the FCC rules that came out last week:

"No big deal". It basically keeps things as they as now.  If you think of all Internet connections as pipes, you have a garden hose going to your house.  A company like NetFlix has a lot of 40 inch water mains connecting to their servers.  What these rules do is stop ISPs from charging one person with a garden hose connection, any more or less, based on how full it is on average.  The same for companies with larger pipes.

I don't mean to equate an intangible thing like data, to an actual commodity, like water, it's more to provide something that can be visualized.  This heads off ISPs plans to start charging a base fee (what you pay today) and increase that charge based on your usage.  So if two people have identical Internet connections, the one who watches a lot of video, won't pay more than someone who does not.
http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2010/db1221/DOC-303745A1.pdf

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Top 15 Albums Of 2010 (Countdown 5 to 1+1)

5 Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (City With No Children)

A re surprize that they don't have an official video for this song??
Hard to choose a song to share, a sure sign of a great ambum! Getting a lot of buzz too...

4.5 (Yes, I have no discipline) Broken Bells (The Ghost Inside)

Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside from Southbank Centre on Vimeo.
Another great debut album from early this year. I was not a fan of the CD's "small print", as it was unreadable.

4 Royksopp - Senior (The Drug)


3 The Books - The Way Out (Thirty Incoming)

Read up on this band/album, they are unique. My pick for Most innovative Album of the year. Best listened to with headphones and the CD.

2 Hot Hot Heat - Future Breeds (21@12)

Jump to minute 3 if you don't want to watch the unnecessary intro. Made me laugh though. BTW, if you like this, check out their Elevator CD. Canadian's can Rock eh?? We knew that, and this song name is a homage to Rush's 2112.

1 Eliza Rickman (Black Rose)

My number one newbie, she is in the studio right now (with a big assed piano) and I expect most people will know her name in the next few years. She sings like Lena Horne did, full throttle.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Corrs

This just blew my mind...

Star Wars Art

Click to enlarge
More here:
http://www.fanboy.com/2010/12/star-wars-posters-reimagined.html#more-20227

My Top 15 Albums Of 2010 (Countdown 10-6)

10 Darkstar - North:


9 Robyn - Body Talk (Indestructible)

Indestructible from Robyn on Vimeo.
She IS the next Madonna, if Lady Gaga can handle the competition?
Bonus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY04wR4zjw4

8 The Grates - Teeth Lost, Hearts Won (Aw Yeah) Still grating.

The Grates - Aw Yeah from Ewan MacLeod on Vimeo.

7 Super8&Tab - Empire (Empire)

SUPER8 & TAB : EMPIRE from Ian Gamester on Vimeo.
Great dance electronica/trance. Another CD I had a very hard time picking a single song off of...

6 Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11 (Hanuman)

It's a very 'linear' CD, lots of passion, but before it's over you want to smash damn the disk (small doses). They need some vocals, but a great debut.

Best Toilet Sign Ever

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wine Decanters

Obviously meant for wine at room temp?

More here:
http://freshome.com/2010/12/21/let-the-holiday-spirit-flow-exquisite-wine-decanters-from-etienne-meneau/

Spiderman FAIL

A Very Zombie Holiday



Watch this full screen...

My Top 15 Albums Of 2010 (Countdown 15-11)

My Top 15 Albums Of 2010 (Countdown 15-11)
Ok, shoot me, I couldn't keep it to 10. Be thankful I stopped at 15. As a bonus (number 16), go look at the Big Whup post from 12/17/10 to the left...

15 Band In Box - (This Fiction, from 2008)

This really is a CD you have to hear, and I haven't heard a peep from them since this. I expect they have moved on?

14 Meaghan Smith - (I Know) Beacuse she is just too cute.

Meaghan Smith - 'I Know' - Music video from Rawls on Vimeo.

13 CSS - Donkey (Left Behind)


12 Land Of Talk - Cloak And Cypher:


11 Kings Of Convenience - Declaration Of Dependence (Mrs Cold)


The next five will be posted tomorrow, and the finals on Christmas Eve.

Trash Humpers??

If you know where to look, you can download this. Hmm..

Monday, December 20, 2010

This American Life


They presented a nice collection of true Christmas Stories (I think mostly), very very much worth a listen..

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/sites/all/download.php?ep=422

Right click and select Save As, to save the MP3..

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Samurai Jack House?


http://freshome.com/2010/12/17/colourfull-and-oversized-parquet-flooring-inspired-by-nature/

Wow, The US Just Got A Little Less Shitty

The Senate authorized the military to repeal the law banning gay people to serve. It's not actually a "repeal" of the law, but authorization to implement the plan to do it.

Good deal, have a happy gay Christmas folks. Just for once.

The Loneliest Monk



Getting all Steam Punk on your ass...

Government Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Performance Improvement Act of 2010

Interesting, the House Republicans killed H.R.2142, GPRA Modernization Act of 2010. The want the federal Government to keep up wasteful spending and minimize Congress' oversight.


I guess this is what we voted for in November?

Here's the vote:

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll654.xml

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This Explains A Lot

About why I don't get about 1/2 the videos that come out of South America...


HOY-Delafé y Las Flores Azules from delafevideos on Vimeo.

NEPHICIDE


NEPHICIDE by JOGGER from Matthew Robinson on Vimeo.


Um, I kinda like the base of the song.  The video is well done, freaky, but well done.

I looked up nephicide, and it's made up, so I am on the fence.

How To Be Invisible


Invisibility from flight404 on Vimeo.


Very well done..the Kinect is going to open some doors!

Which Senators REALLY Worry About The US Debt??

http://senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00276

Bingaman (D-NM)
Coburn (R-OK)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Feingold (D-WI)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Ensign (R-NV)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Merkley (D-OR)
Sanders (I-VT)
Sessions (R-AL)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Wyden (D-OR)

Shame, only 5 out of 47 Republicans had the balls to "practice what you preach". The rest of them are dead (more dead) to me..

To the 42 Democrats who have no worry at all about the National Debt, your jobs are on the block in less than two years. Hear me Mikulski? I am personally starting a campaign against you, as of now.

Wow - More Video From Florida School Board..



So violent..

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Full Video - Florida School Board Shooting 12-14-10



I guess it's as much of the video as possible? Next thing was the shooter getting popped.

Why? His wife got fired. His unemploment ran out. He was mad about higher taxes (why? He was unemployed, duh). This is so, the product of Glen Bleak, Hannitduh and Rush Lamebaugh.

Then the "SWAT Team" shows up and breaks all protocols by not securing the room...

Voyager 1 Is Almost Done

What a fantastic career, and mission. As it left the known realm of our solar system, she looked back at Earth and snapped this picture.

So that's us, pretty miniscule.  Insignificant.  You would think, that with that kind of perspective, we would see how alone we are.  See the futility of greed, which most rich/powerful people don't understand until they are near death.  Guess what, you still died; And your greed did nothing to better life on the pale blue dot. See the futility of power and war, it only weakens us as a whole.

If anyone comes to see what we are all about, this is the first thing they will see.  They would probably pick up TV and Radio broadcasts first.  I would hope that would be enough to get them to turn around.

Projection Art Is Getting Real Good..

SEAT IBIZA from NERDO on Vimeo.


Commercial or not, very well done.

Some Cool Stairs


http://freshome.com/2010/12/13/18-select-ideas-for-modern-indoor-stairs-by-christian-siller/

Nice Photoshops..


More below...

http://designyoutrust.com/2010/12/11/amazing-photo-collages-by-daniel-polevoy/

Monday, December 13, 2010

Lord's Resistance Army

What we Christians won't do in the name of a "god"??

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11987543

Pretty nice planet you got here...

Investment 101


A lot of good (FREE) information for people who want to wade into investing their money.  Thanks FINRA!

http://www.finrafoundation.org/resources/education/modules/
Man. Tough time for big business in the US. GE, (who most of their manufacturing to Canada)seems to be doing ok, well enough to buy up a company in the UK. I bet they get a tax break for that.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11980938

Robyn Live

Sounds good live too. Man I have a crush on her...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Nazario Moreno Gonzalez is DEAD!

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/12/20101210203815165773.html

Well, he joins all of the ciminals he murdered, and leaves all of the innocents he killed safer now, than the days they walked the Earth.

Senator Bernie Sanders (of Vermont)

This dude spent 8 and a 1/2 hours talking on the floor of the Senate today. He was protesting a little tax break for people who live in mansions (more than one) and own planes/limousines/buildings/golf courses/whole corporations.

Twitter trend, at 7:15 EST Friday 10 Dec 2010:


If I had a personal saviour, he might be it..  Thanks Bernie..

PS (President Obama) getting slick willie to endorse your plan does nothing for us.  Cancel all of the Bush tax cuts!!

I Am Number FOUR

Um, well... have to say.. Hell yes!

Merry Christmas!

A HoneyHoney Christmas


Dave's Christmas (Funny)


Christmas Babes (Sexy)


The Impacts Of Don't Ask Don't Tell

I Have A Bid In On This House..

I am not sure $120K is going to win though..

http://freshome.com/2010/12/10/astounding-home-in-australia-surrounded-by-lush-vegetation/

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tron Leagacy (Insider)

All about the sound...

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of TRON LEGACY from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Meet Buck!

Best short I have seen all year...

Meet Buck from TeamCerf on Vimeo.

How Right Was I ??

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/09/wall-street-sees-new-prof_n_794245.html

After fleecing Americans on getting their homes, and now tossing them out, the Banks want the Assets! That way, when they let the economy improve, they can let us little people buy back into the houses the banks hold.

It's the tail end of a money making swindle that stands unmatched in all history. And the orchestrators are the same assholes that want extra tax breaks. I don't know what else to call this, but sheer "Class Warfare".

America is building a class of indentured servants (slaves), and all of us in the middle class are not long from being in the line.  No matter what "party" you support, we are all being played..

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Stand Up - A Night With You

Ok, I don't speak whatever the hell language this is, so please tell me if this is a Viagra commercial?

Sarkozy Versus Gypsy

watch in HD, very funny..

In case you hadn't heard, France exported as many Romanian's as they could find, earlier this year. They gave each person 300 Euros and flew/bussed them back to Roma.

Two months later, they were all back in France, just spread out a bit more.

The New $100 Bills Are Funny Money

I heard this and was afraid George Bush was involved...


http://www.cnbc.com/id/40521684/

Listen To Some Super8 & Tab, Free

http://soundcloud.com/super8tab/anjunabeats-worldwide-203-with-super8-tab-192/s-jjwuu

Best Coast = Cute

Monday, December 6, 2010

Barbie Threatens Kids

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11930727

Um, not proud to say this, but I have seen a Barbie Doll video (no kids involved) that would curl your toes. Some sick shit.

So putting a camera inside a Barbie Doll, will probably wind up with that toy being inserted into places (with the camera running) that should never be invaded. As I said before, there are sick bastards out there. Really.

A whole lot of sick fucks out there, please don't enable their perversions...

Hawaii Must Really Like God

Stripes!

This just inspired me on what to do with that hallway I have been avoiding...

http://freshome.com/2010/12/03/how-to-jazz-up-your-interiors-with-stripes/

Stealing Immigrant Babies

Pretty good country we live in...

http://www.theworld.org/2010/12/06/missouri-court-guatemalan-boy/

Operation Broken Trust


Pretty good, wonder why Bush didn't attack this?? Oh right, there was no oil money/profit involved.

http://www2.wjbf.com/news/2010/dec/06/united-states-attorney-announces-results-operation-ar-1175611/

Tour Of ISS Sleeping Quarters



Way more room than we had on the Submarine!

Dick Cheney Arrest Warrant??

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/03/dick-cheney-indictment-wikileaks_n_791502.html

Interesting that only one major news outlet is even mentioning this?

Robyn



The more I hear her, the more I like it.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Senate Votes On Tax Increases

So the US Senate had a vote to (two actually).  The first was to move to a vote on extending tax cuts to middle class American families making $250,000 per year, or less.  That failed.  Then a vote was taken on extending tax cuts to middle class American and families making $1,000,000 per year, or less.

All the Republicans and the following "Democrats" (including and back stabber Lieberman), voted no;

Durbin (D-IL),
Harkin (D-IA),
Rockefeller (D-WV),

This was not good enough, the billionaires can't pay more (the poor guys)!  And none of this is paid for, it will continue to drive the country into debt, while unemployment benefits run out for many people.  It runs out because the Republicans complained that it was not paid for.  Hypocrisy?  Ya think?

I hope America is happy?  Had a good time voting in 2010?  See what we have to look forward to?  Another round of middle class americans (and that is in lower case on purpose) being driven into or closer to poverty, while the rich, just get richer.  Well fucking done, people.  You shot yourselves in the foot, and the limping is just around the corner.  It starts in January 2011.

http://senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00259

Aruna & Mark Eteson

Milk Eyes - Grates

Madrid Rescue



Well done to the Cop that jumped in at the last second. Lucky no one got electrocuted.

Ivory Cost Has Two Presidents!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11919256

They both claimed to win and both swore themselves in.  Um, are you busy AU??

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Debt Commission = FAIL

Ok, you guys make huge "cuts". So huge, they can lower the deficit by $3.(something) Trillion over 10 years? Brav-fucking-o. We are running a deficit of over a Trillion dollars a year. This gets us NOWHERE, except $7 Trillion deeper in debt. It also gives big business huge tax breaks, but does nothing to pull jobs back from Asia and South America.

Thanks for your time, you are excused...

Since I despise complaining about a problem, without offering a solution;

Revise the tax code (Income Vs Tax) with zero deductions:
30-40K = 7% FLAT
40-60K = 11% FLAT
60-90K = 14% FLAT
90-200K = 17% FLAT
200-600K = 16% FLAT
600-2,500K = 15% FLAT (they are paying a lot more overall)
2,500k-INFINITY = 12% FLAT. (they can pay in gold ingots)

Some cuts:
Cut the Executive Branch 20%, FLAT (they will get just as much done, which is about zero)
Cut Defense 20% FLAT (close bases that are barely used and consolidate the rest, trim programs. Get out of Germany, South Korea and Okinawa.)
Phase out Social Security over 20 years (priceless)

Guess what? We have a balanced budget, plus a surplus! Once the National Debt is near nill, Congress can taper off all the percentages.  We can have some prosperity, for our kids and grandkids.

John Conyers' Crooked Family

Um, John. Why is your kid using a Congressional supplied vehicle? Why does he have $27,000 in concert tickets in the car? Why is Congress supplying cars to House or Senate members? They are all millionaires and make more per year than 95% of Americans?????

http://www.freep.com/article/20101130/NEWS15/101130045/1318/Conyers-son-reports-break-in-theft-from-congressmans-official-SUV

We REALLY need transparency in Congressional expenses, down to the individual and the dollar...

Dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.freep.com/article/20101130/NEWS06/101130024/1318/3-missing-boys-father-to-be-charged-with-kidnap-Morenci-police-chief-says

This won't end well, and it makes me sick..

Psst...Wanna Buy An Aircraft Carrier??

Snag the HMS Invincible today!!


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-11872743

XM-25 Rifle

It's a portable tactical Cluster Bomb....

Monday, November 29, 2010

.WAV Street Art

Wow...

.wav from .wav on Vimeo.

Michael Franti

You can listen to his album at the link below, pretty good.

http://michaelfranti.com/media/albums/sound-sunshine

Bye Bye Leslie Nielsen



Talk about finishing a career on top?  He would get that joke.

US Government Pay Freeze??

Um, a softball for sure. Most of these people are over paid, get health insurance dirt cheap and get a killer pension.

Try cutting into those costs, and oh; Teach these employees how to budget. Give them an incentive to save money, not just "spend it or lose it" every year.

Japan Goes Van Crazy


http://speedhunters.com/archive/2010/11/07/gallery-gt-gt-japanese-vanning-madness.aspx

Now they just need robot women IN THE VAN...

Why Doesn't ICE Stick To Deporting Illegals?

http://whatisthetrend.net/ice-shuts-down-illegal-file-sharing-sites-20105656.html

http://slumz.boxden.com/f5/nov-27-ice-seize-music-sharing-websites-1454166/

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Serbian Film

In the near future, this film will be making some headlines. As you might guess from this BLOG, I am not a prude, and I have no religion.

But this is the sickest piece of vile revolting shit I have ever seen. I only got 1/2 way through before I quit. That was when a doctor delivered a baby, and the mother watched and smiled while he fucked it. Still covered in her blood.

I am all for independent movies, but depicting this crap (even if it is based on a reality) is just vile. And spreads the seeds of evil deviant behaviour. So, um, just stop.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11846906

Royksopp - Vision One



Nice video, not sanctioned by the band.

Kinect Is Changing Things

The fact that it's open source is huge, and seeing what people are doing with it is something worth paying attention to.

NIN 'Only' Remix with Cinder and libfreenect from Benjamin Blundell on Vimeo.

CSS - Next Top Model



Too funny..

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Bickersons

This had me on the floor...
Jump to minute 5 if you don't want the nostalgic stuff.

Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod - Blanche's Expensive (7-17-51) .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine
The Bickersons - The Mink Coat .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine