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December 24, 2008

We wish you an evil Christmas

We've brought the super-awesome evil Santa Claus (Anti-Claus?) in to keep track of you while we are on vacation this holiday week. Dude doesn't use reindeer. He uses reinsnakes. That's not enough to demonstrate his awesomeness for you? Dude has dragons. So don't pout and we'll see you in the new year.

By fnord12 | December 24, 2008, 1:38 PM | My stupid life| Link

Not Mournful

Merry Christmas!

By min | December 24, 2008, 10:59 AM | Music| Link

Mini Mousse

My foray into making smaller versions of my mousse cake.

Now if i could figure out a good way of extracting them from their little pans that didn't involved super long fingers and 3 hands...

By min | December 24, 2008, 10:54 AM | My stupid life | Comments (7) | Link

December 22, 2008

Sounds good to me

Instead of layoffs, seems some companies are 'forcing' their employees into 4 day work weeks and things like that. I'm officially volunteering for that to happen to me.

By fnord12 | December 22, 2008, 3:04 PM | Liberal Outrage | Comments (4) | Link

December 18, 2008

Oh Sears Wishbook, How We Miss You

What the hell happened to the goddamned Sears Wishbook? Was it Toys 'R' Us? Is it their fault? Damn you, Toys 'R' Us!

Damn youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!

By min | December 18, 2008, 2:39 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (2) | Link

Foot on the Brain


A pediatric neurosurgeon says a tumor he removed from the brain of a Colorado Springs infant contained a tiny foot and other partially formed body parts.
Grabb said that while removing the growth, he discovered it contained a nearly perfect foot and the formation of another foot, a hand and a thigh.

"It looked like the breach delivery of a baby, coming out of the brain," Grabb said. "To find a perfectly formed structure (like this) is extremely unique, unusual, borderline unheard of."


The growth may also have been a case of "fetus in fetu" -- in which a fetal twin begins to form within another -- but such cases very rarely occur in the brain, Grabb said.

By min | December 18, 2008, 2:31 PM | Science | Comments (2) | Link

It doesn't take much to get Alan Moore spinning in his beard, of course.

Watchmen: The Video Game.

By fnord12 | December 18, 2008, 1:00 PM | Comics & Movies & Video Games| Link

Mephisto: He'll eat your marriage!

Mephisto eats Silver Surfer's marriage

By fnord12 | December 18, 2008, 10:21 AM | Comics| Link

Random Lyrics Thursday

The Workers Are Punished by Tsunami

The agents are talking
About a corporate cakewalk
The barons are stalking
Who they can put in a headlock
Its modus operandi
Acquire and diversify
Stockpiling resources
And steering a course

In this war of a sort
A marriage for control
Of a bigger piece of...

The public indifference
"Who cares if we're all Beatrice?"
When it is so convenient
And can be returned for credit

It's silent monolopy
In bed with attractive enemies
Its modus operandi
Acquire and diversify

War of the sword
A sneak attrack
For control

This is a
War of the sword
A sneak attrack
For control

This is a
War of the sword
A sneak attrack
For control

Of a bigger piece of you

By fnord12 | December 18, 2008, 9:00 AM | Music | Comments (3) | Link

December 17, 2008

What About the Galactus Contingency Plan?

If you were the incoming administration, would you trust any contingency plan the Bush White House came up with?

The White House has prepared more than a dozen contingency plans to help guide President-elect Barack Obama if an international crisis erupts in the opening days of his administration, part of an elaborate operation devised to smooth the first transition of power since Sept. 11, 2001.

The memorandums envision a variety of volatile possibilities, like a North Korean nuclear explosion, a cyberattack on American computer systems, a terrorist strike on United States facilities overseas or a fresh outbreak of instability in the Middle East, according to people briefed on them. Each then outlines options for Obama to consider.

The contingency planning goes beyond what other administrations have done, with President George W. Bush and Obama vowing to work in tandem to ensure a more efficient transition in a time of war and terrorist threat. The commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks, noting problems during the handover from President Bill Clinton to Bush, called for a better process "since a catastrophic attack could occur with little or no notice," as its report put it.

I mean, c'mon. This is the same group of people who used the terrorist attack on Sept. 11th to take away our civil liberties, pushing through things like the Patriot Act and using it to justify illegal wiretapping and invading Iraq. Is Obama really going to trust suggestions from Bush and Co. on what to do in case of a catastrophe?

And putting all that paranoia aside, who in their right mind is going to take the advice of the biggest bunch of screwups ever? Hello! New Orleans is still a disaster. What the hell kind of advice could these people possibly give that would be worth the paper it's printed on?

If anything, these contingency plans the White House is being so helpful in providing should be used solely as a way to understand what you should not do.

There is only 1 person Obama needs to consult on contingency plans - the Black Panther.

By min | December 17, 2008, 10:33 AM | Liberal Outrage | Comments (2) | Link

December 15, 2008

Marvel Sales


By fnord12 | December 15, 2008, 11:13 AM | Comics| Link

SuperMegaSpeed Reviews

Secret Invasion #8 - Well this really all fell to pieces in the end. I think the whole idea of super-skrulls mimicking the powers of just about every super-hero was the downfall. Not only is that implausible and opening a pandora's box, but it also was a distraction from the key appeal of the concept of this series: that skrulls can infiltrate all the powerful organizations on earth because of their shape-shifting abilities. To the degree that they did infilitrate, it was almost completely ineffective. There was very little done to play up the paranoia aspect or the fact that the skrulls could have been ordering in the army or various super-hero teams to fight each other. In the end we have just a big brawl with the Diminishing Threat effect in full display; super-skrulls that were previously unbeatable are now just disposable. Characterization was pretty poor and a lot of the dramatic moments just felt like little random elements to be developed further in the crossover books. And then there's the whole Janet-bomb thing; what the hell was that?

New Avengers #47 - This was a pretty good little backstory for Luke Cage, but it's kind of frustrating that the main "baby is missing" story was developed not one tiny bit forward. Also, if you're going to have Hawkeye prominently on the cover of your comic, with a picture of Mockingbird right next to him, and you've just brought Mockingbird back from the dead after 20 years, you should probably deal with that a little bit on the inside, even if it is just another skrullitized tribute picture.

Secret Invasion: Dark Reign #1 - Ugh, please tell me Maleev isn't going to be involved in Dark Reign. Yu's terrible art was a major contributing factor to how bad Secret Invasion was; Maleev's miserable sketches will be that much worse on any new crossover. Namor looks just absolutely terrible. Namor is not a balding, scruffy bum. The White Queen is supposed to be attractive, and i presume Loki-girl isn't supposed to look like an old hag either. Maleev's depiction of Osborn's breakdown in the end of the issue is not only weird looking and poorly drawn, but it's a terrible waste of space; taking an entire page to do what could have been much more effective in a few panels. I thought Bendis' depicton of Doom was very good, but other than that i'm really starting to think that Bendis is either doing too much at once or has passed his peak.

By fnord12 | December 15, 2008, 7:21 AM | Comics| Link

December 12, 2008

Why It's Important to Keep a Spare

From the Detroit Free Press

A Dearborn man learned this morning that when you handcuff your wife to the bed, you make sure you know where the key is first.

Dearborn Police officers responded to a call at 7:15 a.m. today by the man requesting help, Sgt. Ray Patrick said. They had to use a universal key to free the woman.

"I think it was more of an intimate relationship than an unlawful imprisonment," Patrick said.

By min | December 12, 2008, 3:51 PM | Ummm... Other?| Link

December 11, 2008

Random Lyrics Thursday

Better late than never.

Hot Hot Hot!!! by The Cure

The first time I saw lightning strike
I saw it underground
Six deep feet below the street
The sky came crashing down
For a second that place was lost in space
Then everything went black
I left that basement burning
And I never went back

The second time I saw it strike
I saw it at sea
It lit up the fish like rain
And rained then down on me
For a second that boat was still afloat
Then everything went black
I left it underwater
And I never went back

Hey hey hey!!!
But I like it when that lightning comes
Hey hey hey!!!
Yes, I like it alot
Hey hey hey!!!
Yes, I'm jumping like a jumping jack
Dancing screaming itching squealing fevered
Feeling hot hot hot!!!

The third time I saw lightning strike
It hit me in bed
It threw me around
And left me for dead
For a second that room was on the moon
Then everything went black
I left that house on fire
And I never went back

Hey hey hey!!!
But I like it when that lightning comes
Hey hey hey!!!
Yes, I like it alot
Hey hey hey!!!
Yes, I'm jumping like a jumping jack
Dancing screaming itching squealing fevered
Feeling hot hot hot!!!

By min | December 11, 2008, 5:04 PM | Music| Link

December 10, 2008

Recap #22

To Betaya, the Scenic Route

By min | December 10, 2008, 3:02 PM | D&D| Link

Representative Samples - CDBaby Editor's Pick

Our band's first album just became available on CD Baby for online sale, and we made it onto the "Editor's Pick" list.

Yay us!

Here's the link to our CD Baby page where people can buy the CD, listen to audio clips, and leave reviews. We expect the digital sales to be available soon.

By min | December 10, 2008, 11:54 AM | Music & My stupid life| Link

'Cat'-Astrophe? Really?

I don't know what's worse. The gross factor of this story or the awful puns run amok.

OSTON (AP) -- Me-ouch! Veterinarians on Tuesday performed an unusual surgery to reattach the face of a cat they believe was injured by a car's fan belt, probably because she tried to stay warm under the hood.

Edgar, a 4-year-old long-haired feline, went missing from her home in Winthrop for three days last week. When she finally came home, her owner found her in her litter box -- with part of her face dangling from her head.

''When her owner saw her face, she passed out,'' said Elizabeth Kendrick, a surgical technician at Angell Animal Medical Center.

The owner, who asked not to be identified, recovered from the shock and rushed Edgar to an animal hospital.

Remarkably, Edgar suffered no major blood loss nor any permanent nerve damage from her accident. She just needed to have her facial skin stitched back on during an hour-long surgery, according to veterinary surgeon Michael Pavletic.

Me-ouch? *roll eyes*

By min | December 10, 2008, 11:20 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (3) | Link

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