Monday, September 15, 2008

Honey Badgers Are Your New God

Honey Badger is insane. Insane in his awesomeness.

Ignore the stupid opening this is an awesome video showing another of Natures Gangsters. Also th guy at the 4:40 mark must have ice water flowing through his veins. That would be INSANE.

You have to feel sorry for this guy. Almost. I mean it's a pretty dumb mistake.

If you haven't got iTunes 8.0 i REALLY suggest getting it. iTunes is so close to becoming the perfect media player. The CD grid view is the way that a music collection is meant to be seen, no if, ands or buts about it.

Top 5 Songs of the week:
Death Cab for Cutie - Bixby Canyon Bridge
My Chemical Romance - Cancer
The Flaming Lips - Race for the Prize
Prince - Trust
Sweeney Todd - Pirelli's Miracle Elixer

What I'm Playing:
Hitman - Blood Money: Its just so much fun to walk around silently killing people.
GTA IV: I Have finished the main story, but am now collecting the cars and doing the most wanted, once those are done I think Ill hang it up. For now.
Madden 09: My Patriots after going 3-1 in the pre season lost a nail biter first game to the Chiefs.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I Got Soul. But I'm not a Soldier

Well, Well, Well.  It has been a while hasn't it.  Lets see, since my last post I have:
    Gone to the Snow:
        Went down on Thursday night, got stuck between Canberra and Cooma after a crash, but it was one of those cool experiences, hanging out on a road at eleven o'clock doing jumping jacks and just laughing, it was cool. 
        As for the snow it was incredible.  It snowed all day Friday, half a day on Saturday and was clear skies and sunny on Sunday.  The cover was surprisingly good, and more importantly I was able to make tracks on all three days.  Powder runs, in Australia, I was shocked.  Although I definitely needed a board wax. Damn turtle.
    Had My Birthday:
        I actually had it while I was at the snow.  It was good.  I got some cool presents, some work out gear and some DVD's.
    Started to Apply for jobs in New York:
        This has made it all ... (Yes I'm going for it)...real.  New York was always the oasis at the edge of the work day desert.  Something I knew I was moving towards but always seemed to be just beyond being real.  Now it's starting to take shape.  I can almost hear the gunshots and smell the bagels, and it smells good.

NEVER, EVER watch Southland Tales.  It is a stupid, rambling movie, but what do you expect from the guy who made unleased Donnie Darko on us.  It has one good scene, which I am providing for you, DO NOT WATCH THE ACTUAL FILM.

Don LaFontaine - THE voice of movie trailers died recently.  You know who he is, even if you have never heard of him before.  A true legend in his field.  He will be missed.  Here is a short vid about him.

    I'm not sure who these ad's are marketing too, but they get my attention.

Here are two fan made posters for the next Batman movie:

I much prefer the top one.  I think it fits in REALLY well with the Nolanverse.  However it seems like that Riddler might be a little too close to the Joker.  Some distinction would be needed.

I have broadened my horizons a little, in regards to webcomics and podcasts.  
My Weekly Reading List: (Inadvertantly In Order)
Penny Arcade Mainly about games, but damn funny.  C'mon who hasn't heard of PA
Questionable Content More story oriented, still a little geeky, but damn funny.  Pintsize is one of the best characters ever)
Zero Punctuation Not a comic, a weekly game review.  Worth watching even if you don't care about games, the guy can turn a phrase.
Ctrl+Alt+Del Half and half between games and story, more story and a little too realistic.
XKCD Basically each one is just a thought.

My Weekly Listening List:  (In no order)
1Up Yours The ultimate games podcast, interesting, informative, funny and with some real talent.
SModcast Kevin Smith and his producer ramble on.  Very funny.
Major Nelson The official podcast of Xbox.

Monday, July 28, 2008

You're Done Tipping Your Fuckin' Hat

The Sutherland to Surf is on this sunday, and I think the most important part of my training will be the music on my iPod Shuffle. As such, I want to share with everyone the list of songs that will inspire my every step.
WWE - Triple H Theme
WWE - Randy Orton Theme
Jay Z/ Linkin Park - Numb\Encore
Jay Z/ Linkin Park - Jigga What\Faint
Linkin Park - Lying from You
Linkin Park - Bleed It Out
Foo Fighters - The Pretender
Foo Fighters - Best of You
Foo Fighters - My Hero
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
The Fratellis - Flathead
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Killers - Leave the Burbon on the Shelf
Kanye West - Jesus Walks
Kanye West - Stronger
John Williams - Superman Theme
Timbaland - Throw It On Me
?? - Rocky Theme
Rob Zombie - The Great American Nightmare
Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl
Marilyn Manson - Lunchbox
50 Cent - I Get Money
Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings
The Beatles - Helter Skelter
Nine Inch Nails - Starfuckers Inc
Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole
Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Kind of Life
Bush - Glycerine
Dropkick Murphys - Captain Kellys Kitchen
Dropkick Murphys - Shipping Up to Boston
Dropkick Murphys - Kiss Me, I'm Shitfaced
Dropkick Murphys - Tessie
Diddy - Bad Boy for Live (Remix)
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Chris Cornell - You Know My Name
Flo Rida - Low
Kurupt - Its Over
Fall Out Boy - This Aint a Scene, It's an Arms Race
The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
My Chemical Romance - Mother
My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
Martin O'Donnell - Halo 3 Theme
Rancid - Ruby Soho
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
Nas - Ether

As usual, this post is after the fact. I FINISHED. I ran the whole 11km, and I did it in 55 minutes. I am so proud of myself. I didn't really plan to run it, Lan and I had just been running every sunday, and this came up. Seemed like a good idea, and it was.
The most I had run leading up to the event was 8km. I can honestly say that I am probably the healthiest I have EVER been.
At the very least I brake one stereotype of a computer scientist / gamer / comic fan.
The other thing about the run was that despite listing all these songs I ended up needing less than half to finish the race.

I have been thinking lately about the phones, and iPods and other things that I have with me or would like to have. I think the ultimate personal media device would be one that included these features:
  • A Camera - At least 5 Mega Pixels, a decent replacement for a real camera.
  • An MP3 Player - The bigger the storage the better, at least 250GB.
  • A portable hard drive - This is just as a secondary mode, much like the iPod can be used as a usb drive
  • A video player - For this you want a good screen on the device, which would also be used as the controls for the mp3 player and the viewfinder for the camera
  • A GPS - A full featured one.
  • A pedometer - A very good one, including software to monitor intake.
  • Software - A Calender, Email, Internet Browser, basic office package.
  • Wi Fi.
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT PART - A battery that will recharge as it goes, such as solar power, or biothermal. Something that doesn't have to be recharged each night.
I recognise that a lot of phones, such as the iPhone, or my own N95, perform most of these tasks, but you need an all in one.
Also this list is the bare essentials for the ultimate Personal Media Device. A number of other things should be included but aren't a must, such as an ebook reader etc.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Treat me good, I'll treat you better, treat me bad and I'll treat you worse

First and foremost, way to go Australia. We did it, it took a lot of McDonalds, a lot of TV and a whole bunch of fatso's but we are now the fattest nation on earth. Woo Hoo.

To: Fat People
From: The Divine Mathew

I Hate You All. But I will do everything I can to help, you just have to want it.

I don't think we needed a study to prove it, but it happened. After watching hot women, men are 'stupider', they act more impulsivey.

How to win at arguments

Funny Batman trailer spoof - it really only works if you have seen all the trailers.

Well it finally happened, my 360, which I thought would avoid it, finally succumbed to the red ring of death.
I looked on the MS website and it said I was out of warranty. I knew that all 360's had had a warranty extension of three years but I couldnt remember how long I have had it, so I thought 'whatever' and started looking for places that would repair it. Then I checked the manufacture date. It was December 06. I was still in warranty. Called up MS, got them on it, and am shipping it to them today.
As usual this post was sitting for ages, so it was returned in a week. Its a big problem, but the solution is so easy, they have done the right thing.

There should be more articles on the internet like this. Well thought out, well written discussions. (For those not bothering to read it, it is a long discussion between two game journalists on the pro's and con's of GTA 4). Not everything has to be top ten lists and three line comments. I am so sick short snips of junk that you forget as soon as you read it. Thats why magazines like Time are so good, they get in detail, they research, they interview and it provides for a much better article. The net needs more of it.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby.

The title is so INCREDIBLY true. You try getting candy away from my cousins. Impossible.

I am now on the first page of google, when you google the phrase "I'll stab you in the heart'. I consider that a great privilege. Now to become number 1.

Turns out even though he is 95 there are still some people I want to beat until I can't raise my arms. This guy is one of them. A war criminal, a Nazi, someone who should not be a part of society and is living free. I don't see how he was not killed by someone already.

For all those who want to be a sheriff but without the trouble of actually applying, here is an easier, but much more expensive way to do it. Buy a town in New Mexico. Then you can call yourself whatever you want. Mayor, Governor, Capo di tutti Capo.

Here are some of the funniest last words. I want to say something grand as my last words. Although it will be wasted, because when I die, the universe as we know it will have long since atrophied, the fires of hell will have burnt out and even the silver city will be ruins. I suppose that is the irony. The greatest last words ever, will never be known.

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

Monday, June 02, 2008

I Can Bench Press a Car, Im an Ex Football Star

This isnt just an excuse to post this video:

Who am I kidding, or course it is, but their is still a story behind it. Turns out, its really an ad for Wii Fit. Pretty damn good.

This is a great story. Kind of, it starts off cool/funny then turns sad.
A hippo in South Africa has wandered down to a beach and is hanging out in the surf, it has been moving south along the cost for two months. The problem is that hippos are dangerous, really, really dangerous. If it gets to close to a settlement they will have to move it. This presents a whole different problem. If they tranq it, it runs into the water and drowns. So they are hoping it goes home of its own accord.
I will try and follow this up as best I can.

A teacher in Utah has been suspended because she dared to teach children in years 7 & 8 about sex. But she taught them about masturbation, oral sex and homosexual sex. Since two of those are 'sins', the community, is naturally in an uproar. Unbelievable, parents want teachers to teach manners, to teach discipline, basically to parent their kids so they don't have to, but when they do so, when they teach them about things that are an everyday part of life, they are reprimanded.
The quote of the article has to be:
"I'm really angry right now. I want someone to apologize to those kids and say 'I'm sorry this is not part of the curriculum,' " said Sara Dewitt, a parent who said she first heard about the teacher's comments from her child last Friday.
Because I guarantee their have been children crying themselves to sleep knowing they were taught something out of the curriculum.
I do not get religious people. I just don't.

So Australia is out of Iraq huh.
"[K-Rud] said the Iraq deployment was making Australia more of a terrorist target."
So let me get this straight. Being there made us a bigger target, so rather than going after the 'bully' we retreat and hope they forget about us. It must just be a point of view thing, because to me, that is the STUPIDEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD. If someone is threatening you, and it is within your power to ensure they never threaten ANYONE ever again, wouldn't you do it?
I would, and thats why I have to back McCain, and thats why I voted for Howard. Stay the course. Finish the Fight.

I was at the gym last week, as I do. Anyway, they have a Fitness First music video channel there, I don't normally listen (Although I do watch a few of the clips, like this one, or this one) as I have my iPod. But I was listening to it last week and they were playing the usual top 40 stuff, Usher, Rhianna, etc. I don't really like this music (Umbrella-ella-ella was catchy and addictive though) as I have always considered it 'soul-less', over produced, manufactured, focus tested into perfection junk. However while I was listening they also played a Queen song.
This made me realise what I consider to be the harshest critisism of these songs:
Anyone of these singers could replace another and it would sound EXACTLY alike.
None have their own style, none bring anything unique to the table. Get someone other than Freddie Mercury to sing a Queen song and it sounds wrong, same with Lennon (The thought of Christina Aquilera singing Mother on this CD makes my blood run cold, and is cause enough for wiping earth from existence)

In an effort to lighten things up:
Here are 14 creative ads.

8 medical terms your doctor uses to insult you.

The funniest resume mistakes you can make.

Babe of the Day: Kim Kardashian