Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bundesliga am Sonntag - 31 October 2010

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La Liga 360 - Week 9 - 31 October 2010

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Match Of The Day 2 - Sunday 31 October 2010

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South Park Explains Inception

I found this little parody and funny video from South Park. If you've seen Inception, I think that you'll find this video pretty funny. If not, see Inception and then watch this video. By the way, Inception is still an awesome movie.

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The Football League Show - 30 October 2010

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

More Funny Tweets from Twitter -- Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian attending Maxim's 10th Annual H...Image via Wikipedia
I just thought that I would share some funny tweets from Twitter about Kim Kardashian. Warning: if you like Kim, don't read these. They're hilarious and mean spirited.

1. Kim Kardashian makes a sex video, becomes a millionaire. A poor girl makes a sex video, get $200 and an STD. Life is fair?

2. Kim Kardashian + Justin Bieber = Cougar on the prowl.

3. Some people call call Kim Kardashian "full figured". Others simply call Weight Watchers.

4. Now playing -- Kim Kardashian in "The Shallow Girl Strikes Back".

5.  Kim Kardashian has a nose for trouble. It also doubles as an umbrella.

So, what do you think: funny or over-the-top mean?

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Serie A - Highlights 30 October 2010 Highlights ::AS Roma v Lecce : 1st Half | 2nd HalfAC Milan v Juventus : 1st Half | 2nd Half

La Liga 2010-11 - Matchday 9 Highlights

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Bundesliga 2010-11 - Matchday 10 All Matches Highlights

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Bundesliga Highlights Week 10 - 29-31 October 2010

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Match Of The Day - Saturday 30 October 2010

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Manchester United v Tottenham - Countdown To Kickoff

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Football Focus - 30 October 2010

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Bayern Munich v Freiburg

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Premier League World - 29 October 2010

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

DFB Pokal Round 2 - 27 October 2010

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The League Cup Show - 27th October 2010

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Revista De La Liga - 26 October 2010

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Carling Cup Fourth Round - BBC Highlights

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Carling Cup Fourth Round - Wednesday 27 October 2010

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spain La Liga 2010-2011, Week 8 Highlights

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Serie A 2010-2011, Week 8 Highlights

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France Ligue 1 2010-2011, Week 10 Highlights

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Bundesliga 2010-2011, Week 9 Highlights

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Soccer AM - The Best Bits - 23 Oct 2010

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England Premier League 2010-2011, Week 9 Highlights

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Carling Cup Fourth Round - Tuesday 26 October 2010

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Why Writing an Article in 7 Minutes Make Us Dumberer

Paris HiltonImage by casasroger via Flickr
In his system, "How to Write an Article in 7 Minutes (or some crap like that)", internet marketer some-bozo-that-I-don't remember-his-name-and-it's-a-pseudonym-anyway has made up a system whereby people can write a 400 word article in 7 minutes (6 if you close all the porn windows on your computer first). The method goes something like this:

1. Google something and open up the first three windows that comes up on your subject. It doesn't matter where the articles source from (news, blog, hub page, 5 year old kid, prison inmate, etc.), just that the have something written on their article that is worth stealing.

2. Skim through the first three and last paragraph of the article. Don't try to do things like understand the article or verify the sources -- those things take too much time. For example, if the article tells you things like "Mercury is an excellent source of coloring for a food additive" or "When you're baby cries, just shake him or her to sleep -- the baby actually enjoys it", you should just repeat that in your article without question. After all, doing these things takes time.

3. Put the plagiarized . . . er, rewritten content that you find on those sites into a automated computer template and crank that article as fast as your little fingers can click the mouse button. Usually, your article comes out reading something like this (where the bold terms are your keywords that you've stolen from the article and the rest is computer generated drivel):

People are concerned about internet safety, but in this article, I teach you the tips to avoid internet safety and save your email passwords. By simply reading this article, you can safely experience internet safety and save your computer from internet attack. Blah, blah, blah . . . internet safety. Blah, blah, blah, . . . email passwords  . . . phishing scams . . . lazy readers.

Isn't this just riveting to read?

4. Take this craptacular article and put it on some craptacular circus-peanuts-for-bad-writing website -- like Associated Content. Make sure to  get all of your other desperate loser . . . I mean, writer colleagues on the site to click on the article, promising them that you'll do the same (even if you outsource it to India instead). Just think - this article could be worth $1.50!!!

Is this really what the internet has come to, this McDonalds version of information that writers seem to be proliferating everywhere online. Actually, I take it back, this isn't even McDonalds grade, it's more like a Jack-in-the-Box $0.39 burger that has been dropped at the drivethrough, run over a couple of times, found, and later half-eaten by a homeless man. Think: do you really want that kind of garbage clogging your internet?

P.S. No offense intended towards homeless men that eat burgers found on the street :)
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Celtic v Rangers

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Funny or Die Sucks -- Update

I thought that I would post an updated example of another not funny video from "Funny or Die" -- the unfunny Youtube video series that features a whole cadre of Hollywood stars. This particular one features Adam West (of Batman and Family Guy fame).

First off, the scene where the guy get robbed and killed in his own house. I've posted videos of people getting hurt on my blog before, and I've even posted vids of insurgents getting wasted by U.S. troops. I have no problem with violence in general. However, in this particular case, it comes off as much creepier. There is just something disturbing, even to me, about seeing a guy get shot in his pajamas. Of course, a lot of the reason why they show this is because it's a white guy getting shot by another white guy, which makes it perfectly okay. If it were, say, a black man shooting/getting shot by a white guy, that would be racist.

Second, the solution shown in the video is dorky. I was really hoping for some sort of "Bazookanator" or instant death ray gun to help protect the home owner. I would have even settled for a vampire dog. But, the eye hole thing is a piece that gets way too much usage in comedy shorts. Back in the days of Looney Toons, maybe it was fresh. But, after 80 years of seeing it, not so much.

Finally, Adam West is best seen and not heard. He's cool in Family Guy because his voice is so weird. But, on screen, he looks like some sort of pedophile grandpa. I guess if someone was really drunk or stoned, it might appeal to them. But, I'm sober and not so much.

Maybe I'm just nit picking here. But, I don't find these videos funny. What do you think?

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EPL 9th Round Review Show - 24 October 2010

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Bundesliga 2010-11 - 24 October 2010

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Match Of The Day 2 - Sunday 24 October 2010

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I love football, I love Real Madrid - 2010/2011 - HD

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Guy flips off cop, gets beat down

If you haven't seen this video before, this is one of the classic videos of Youtube. This guy flips off a cop on camera and gets the snot kicked out of him. It'll make you laugh because you're not him.

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Kid gets hit in the head w/shovel

I think that the title pretty much says it all with this one. By the way, couldn't this kill someone?

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

3 Videos of People Getting Pwned by Exercise Balls

I found some funny videos of people getting owned by exercise balls on Youtube that I thought I would share on my blog. The best one is the first one that I'm sharing where the kid gets hit in the head and falls back down a set of stairs. The next two are about younger kids getting pwned by an exercise ball, but they're still quite funny too. Enjoy.

1. Falling down a set of stairs after getting hit in the head by an exercise ball:

2. Kid bounces ball of wall into head (kindy of fake looking, but not too bad):

3.Little kid runs into ball held by adult and pwned:

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Guy shoots himself in the eye with a paintball gun

I think that the title to this video pretty much says it all. It's just one more example of dumb people doing dumb things -- this time by shooting himself in the eye with a paintball gun, next time with a real gun.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mario and Princess Fight over Sex

A little video from Seth Macfarlane -- Mario and Princess (from Super Mario Brothers fight over sex, and she gets eaten by Bowser. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

melbourne festival 2010: adapting for distortion & haptic; that was cool

Springtime in Melbourne can be an unpredictable affair. In the Malthouse foyer woolen scarves and red wine console ubiquitous festival punters against a snap return to weather reminiscent of a Melbourne winter. Seated inside the Beckett theatre, the house lights are exhausted by the measured twisting of a dial. On-stage, there appears dancer Hiroaki Umeda. The man's stout appearance is immediately overthrown by a computer generated projection of a blistering, white grid. This geometric classification of the human form consumes the stage area and is accompanied by a familiar sound design. Accentuated by rich production values and trembling portent, this audio-visual landscape overwhelms some in the audience. Several minor gasps and self-assuring vocal affirmations appear to confirm that this might be the show that will satisfy all festival expectations. But dance is a kinetic language capable of communicating a depth of resonance that is not dependent upon a six figure budget. Adapting for Distortion alludes toward the processing effect technology can have upon human beings. It is now expected that Umeda and his collaborators will examine this proposition. The interface between body and machine is a residual occurrence for most; just ask any IT worker, or, any domestic cleaner. How then will Hiroaki Umeda and his S20 company reinterpret in a fresh and exciting manner the overblown and now jaundiced relationship between viscera, vascularity, and the data-stream ?

Restrained by an overhead projector, Umeda's dance isolates specific parts of the body for the purpose of creating an illusion of movement. His feet move at a frenetic pace, while his outstretched arms ripple in accordance with variations in the audio-visual design. The rhythms are abrupt and disjunctive, and appear to reflect the title of the show. Most peculiar, is that apart from a vague reference to the dehumanising effect of technology, it quickly becomes clear that Adapting for Distortion has nothing further to express. The performance ends as it began. Umeda's body gyrates in relation to an impressive audio-visual landscape, then he exits. Never before have I encountered a performance that leaves such a minor impression. During interval, I consult with other members of the audience. In a lackluster tone, a man states he believes in the show "...110 %". Although unconvinced, it is possible that Adapting for Distortion has been an aberration. Perhaps, S20's second show Haptic might counter this paucity of meaning..?

All expectations are extinguished soon after the show begins. The one variation between the two performances is that Haptic, rather than being comprised of a computerised projection, is constructed from light. Melancholy blues, irradiated and angry reds. Azure backdrops suggesting a forlorn seaside, succinct strips of pinstriped side-light resembling that discharged from a barcode scanner. Common to both performances is Umeda's chosen form of physical expression: that same variation on rap-dancing that isolates specific parts of the body for the purpose of creating an illusion of movement. Otherwise, Umeda rarely moves in either a vertical or horizontal direction. Physically impressive, 'Popping' has nothing to say beyond its own gestural range. Also, it bears no relation to the three other mediums S20 use to construct each performance. Apart from Umeda's intimation that he is a robot, the seductive audio-visual landscape comprised of light, sound, and computerised projection, fails to reflect, or even counterpoint, Umeda's gestures. The word 'Haptic' is a specialised term used to explain tactility, and the manipulation of objects within a virtual environment. Using the term as the title for a show that in no way relates to its meaning, leaves Haptic vulnerable to an accusation of pretension. Never before have I encountered a show that looked so great, but meant so little. Perplexed, I enquire of an enthusiastic woman sitting alongside what she thought the performance might mean. Her response is that Adapting for Distortion and Haptic do not have linear narratives. I refrain from explaining that meaning is not dependent on narrative; linear, non-linear, emblematic or kinetic. Instead, I simply agree with the woman when she rattles her head, smiles and says 'That was cool". 

Adapting for Distortion & Haptic
Choreographer-dancer: Hiroaki Umeda
Sound: S20
Images: Bernard Baudry (Distortion)
Light: S20 & Herve' Villechenoux (Haptic)
October 14-17, Malthouse Theatre,
Melbourne International Arts Festival

melbourne fringe 2010: twin tongue of the bowerbird

There may be a million stories in the big city, but there are a zillion shows in the Melbourne fringe festival. When confronted by this aesthetic onslaught, my recommendation is that the punter excise from their festival guide one thousand or more blurbs, toss the multicoloured residue into a bowler hat, then do as the Dadaists did and make four emphatic choices. Call it Reck's theory of random selection, but embarking upon four chance theatrical encounters in four separate suburbs of Melbourne, is an eminent method for eliciting from the Melbourne theatre scene a glittering insight.

Upstairs in the Rehearsal Room at the North Melbourne town hall, (away from the fringe hub and its penchant for cheap laughs), a straitjacketed figure with back turned, one further restrained by a corridor of harsh light, turns and confronts the audience. Florid abrasions of infected make-up pollute his hollowed cheeks. His ramshackle hair is a spindle-set of crazed activity, and two embryonic horns protrude from his radiating forehead. His tale begins nowhere, and everywhere, for he is either a prophetic beast borne from an ancient Greek myth, or a simple man gone mad believing he is so. It is a tale constructed from soaring, incandescent metaphor, and the guttural linguistics of malevolent despair. Accepting or otherwise, the audience is branded by his derisive accusation that it is we who must pass judgement upon his collapsed anatomy, while simultaneously having no right to do so. His self-imposed trial extends across a period of seven days, adequately defined by the redundant technology of a lurid, overhead projector. A sequence of slides embellished with the numerical title of each day demarcates the relentless passing of time, while labyrinthine patterns knifed from the same material indicate the forlorn figure's mental state, and his inability to reconcile the wilderness without, with the wilderness within. Lost inside the mountain, his poetically charged testimony provides him with transient relief, while accentuating a gradual awareness that he will forever remain condemned by the society from which he demands redemption. Testimony is ferocious writing that is performed in a restrained and articulate manner, and is pragmatically directed. It will be dismissed by many, but its impact will not be diminished.

total football 
La Mama theatre, Carlton, is quite a distance from The Barbican in London, but Total Football acknowledges a commission from both theaters in its list of credits. Two retentive British males do their best to conceal themselves behind their prescribed 'scripts', as each is overwhelmed by the arbitrary phosporesence of a society in exponential transformation. Both appear to be engaged in bureaucratic roles in relation to the forthcoming London Olympics. But both men's personae, and their cultural identities, consistently evade definition, as expressed by a clever script that shifts in character, time and place, while examining the siege mentality of the average Anglo-Saxon Brit. Infiltrated by those emigrating from the 'sub-continent', or terrorised by the global presence of al-queda, the one haven left for the traditional British male is English football. That is, the collapse of imperial Britain may be complete, but boy, Wayne Rooney can still head a ball into the back of the net. Unlike the previous play Testimony, Total Football is serious theatre at its most ridiculous. A satire upon contemporary Britain and its inability to accept cultural change, it is formally adventurous in its attempt to hybridise theatre with stand-up comedy. However, it would benefit from further refinement and subsequent articulation. A free-form script and shifts in time, place and character, place extra demands on an audience. Accompanying this awareness, the performers must pace their delivery, thereby allowing the audience to experience each transition as it occurs. In Total Football, the recorded sound of a rewinding tape will fail to communicate a return to time passed, if it is not accentuated by the subtle shifts in place and character embedded within the complexity of its script. Further refined and articulated, I anticipate Total Football and its future iteration.

the she sessions
In St. Kilda, Angela Pamic and Theatreworks do a fine job of promoting contemporary dance, both mainstream and 'off-the-wall'. The She Sessions is comprised of three short performances that are consistent in there attempt to amplify the language of dance via interdisciplinary strategies. Undone is engaging performer Trudy Radburn as the ageing Hollywood diva mentally decentralised by too much dope and an absence of idolatry. During stylised efforts to rise from a debauched sofa, Radburn articulates the destructive effect of substance abuse and its subsequent melancholia, while alluding to a similar malaise as it applies to the external world. The Pane of a Filthy Window is also characterised by an inability to overcome a prevailing impediment prompted by an oppressive domesticity. Andrew O'Grady's smooth double bass accompanies Tirese Ballard's attempt to rise from a bed that is attached to her back. Once again, the external world looms throughout, via the monstrous rear projection of a sequence of dirty windows. But too much is made of this show's one-liner; that of Ballard and her attempt to disengage herself from her bed. Clinical depression can be contextualised as humorous, but its evidenced complexities also require a thorough expose' of its debilitating pathos. The Dawning-A Retrospective, similarly grapples with a desire to rise above life and its tedious inconsistencies. Less literal and more figurative, Sally Smith sparkles as the loopy dance teacher we all love to hate. Her introductory ballet is an entertaining but scathing attack upon the potentially dangerous desire among some performing arts teachers to 'hear the colours, and see the music'. Later, when Smith is joined by a billowing black sheet, an opportunity is lost. Her face momentarily concealed by the dark material, the archetype implicit within a quest for the transcendental is alluded to, but never explored. The singular emotional dimension evoked by a sustained attention to satire can become a seductive influence easily mistaken for an excess of hubris. But Smith has much to work with here, particularly in relation to her black sheet and what it reveals, once it conceals. 

the waiting room
Out of its kennel and off the leash, The Dog Cafe in Footscray is a haven for dishlickers of a similar theatrical bent. Unlike the prescribed dramatic structures of Testimony and Total Football, The Waiting Room is an improvised event. A woman wearing a svelte evening dress tentatively enters from a rear door. She sits on one of approximately twelve chairs, each arranged in horizontal rows that occupy the stage. What follows is the entrance, and passing parade, of a sequence of male and female characters nicely differentiated by costume, and physical gesture. Among others, there is the goofy retro-guy, fearful of stepping on everyone's toes; followed by an orangutan of a woman who may be effected by Down syndrome*. Immediately discernible is the necessarily loose dramatic structure often referred to as a 'performance score', that is the foundation for most, if not all improvised work. As the performance progresses via individual and collaborative routines of tension and catharsis, I am beset by the perplexing sensation that The Waiting Room is not communicating to its full potential. The underlying score is succinct, yet flexible enough to encompass a range of immediate emotional states. The performers themselves, regard one another with benevolence and respect. Even when the show is not firing, it is clear that the cast are confident in their ability to carry the performance through to its eventual conclusion... It is only when performers Penny Baron and Kate Hunter are defined by a serving window, that two reasons for this miscommunication become apparent. Previously smudged by a general wash of fluorescent light, the performance snaps into place once Baron and Hunter are contextualised by architectural space. Second, the performance itself is overly concerned with the skimming of intense emotional states, rather than vertical descent. By definition, improvisation is a risky form. Curtailing this risk also curtails a shows impact. That said, The Waiting Room is an instantaneous night in the theatre. Combined with its three predecessors, the four shows together demonstrate the remarkable diversity that characterises Melbourne theatre. 
* Descriptive purpose only: no offence intended to performer, or those effected by D.S.
Testimony: Writer: Graham Henderson, Director: Suzanne Chaundy, Performer: Matt Crosby, Design: Viviana Frediani-Massara, Rehearsal Room, North Melbourne Town Hall, September 22 - October 10, Melbourne.
Total Football: Writer-Performers: David Woods and Jon Haynes (Ridiculusmus), Dramaturge: Rupert Jones, Sound Design: Russell Goldsmith, Set Design: Tomek and Jade, Songs: Helen Chadwick, Choreography: Luke George, Photography: Glenda Roberts and Vivian Cooper Smith, Research Assistant: Graeme Farrow, Producer: Jo Crowley, La Mama, September 22 - October 10, Melbourne.
The She Sessions: Undone: Trudy Radburn, The Pane of a Filthy Window: Tirese Ballard, Musician: Andrew, O'Grady, The Dawning-A Retrospective, Sally Smith, Theatreworks, September 29 - October 10, Melbourne.
The Waiting Room: Born in a Taxi and The Public Floor Project, Director: Penny Baron, Sound: Michael Havir, Performers: Penny Baron, Andrew Gray, Carolyn Hanna, Kate Hunter, Nick Papas and Tamara Saulwick, The Dog Theatre, September 22 - 26, Melbourne.

Friday, October 15, 2010

How To Get The Best Value Out Of A Cheap Walmart Bike

Walmart sells some cheap, terrible bicycles. However, the cheapness and terribleness of Walmart bikes can be mitigated somewhat if you follow five simple steps when you buy a bike from Walmart.

1. Ride the bike around the store before you buy it: To me, if the bike doesn't even ride correctly when I'm in the store, there is no way that I'm paying money to take it out of the store. Specifically, before you buy a bike from Walmart or any of the other big box stores, check to see if a) both the front and rear brake work correctly and b) the bike shifts through all of the gears on both the front and the back. By far the easiest way to check this on a bicycle is to get on the bike and ride it down a couple of aisles. If it doesn't pass muster, look at another bike.

2. Take the bike to a shop and get everything checked and tightened: Before you ride the bike any further, I would take it to a local bike shop to get everything tightened and checked. The employees who assemble bikes for Walmart are usually the same people who assemble the patio furniture, meaning that they don't understand how a bicycle works mechanically or how tight they should tighten the bolts. The adjustments will likely only cost around 20 dollars or so, and it will save you from having dragging brakes, misaligned gears, etc. later.

3. Get the tires upgraded to road/hybrid tires: If you don't take your bike off-road at all and you want to spend about 30 or so dollars more, you can get the tires upgraded to road/hybrid tires. This will literally save you probably about 10-20% off your total trip time if you're riding on the highway or sidewalk. In fact, this is the easiest upgrade of which I am aware that you can make to a cheap bike that will make a significant, immediate impact on your commute time for a novice or average rider.

Well, I hope that this gives you some starting points for buying and making the most out of cheap bikes from a place like Walmart. Good luck riding!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

How to Beat Super Mario Bros. 3 in 11 Minutes

I just had to share this video about Super Mario 3. I used to think that I was bad arse when I played this game. Not so! This guy makes a speed run and beats the game in 11 minutes (ending with over 99 lives) and never even gets hit by an enemy. All that I can say is -- wow!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Video Proof: President Obama is a Muslim!

I have finally found video evidence of the fact that President Obama is a muslim. Just look at this interview he did during his presidential campaign.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Emperor Gets a Job - Star Wars

Star Wars Parody: The Emperor Gets a Job. This is one of the funnier Star Wars parodies that I've seen to date.

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The Jesus Christ Sponge (Shamwow Parody)

Another parody by the same guys who did the wtf blanket parody -- this time about the Shamwow. This is also very funny.

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WTF Blanket 2 (Designer Snuggie Parody)

Another funny parody of the snuggie blanket to follow the first one. I agree: wtf?

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The WTF Blanket (Snuggie Parody)

This parody made me laugh :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Gay Mormons, Elder Packer, and Three Myths about The Homosexual Lifestyle

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Elder Boyd K. Packer, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints created quite a stir over the weekend with a talk that he gave in that church's General Conference that, among other things, suggested that engaging in a homosexual lifestyle is ultimately a choice. Predictably, this upset a lot of members of the queer movement, many of whom felt that such a statement was offensive. To me, after reading Packer's talk, I couldn't agree more. However, I'm sure that this statement will be controversial. So, I wanted to discuss some myths surrounding the homosexual lifestyle.

Myth 1: It is not a choice to live the homosexual lifestyle.

Reality: Beyond eating, sleeping, and breathing, most things that people do in life are choices. I see no real reason why living in the homosexual lifestyle is any different. All of us have to make choices in life. For example, I choose not to take illegal drugs, sky dive, or go to the opera. All of those aspects of my life are choices, and I could have easily chosen a path where I did things differently.

Myth 2: It is not a choice to whom one is attracted.

Reality: When I was young and single and had much less experience with sex and the opposite sex, I might have bought this one. However, as I have grown older, I realize that this argument doesn't hold water either. People literally choose every day to whom they're attracted (or not). For example, this is why some guys prefer blonds and others prefer brunettes (or girls with black hair in my case). It's also why most guys, but not all, don't look at porn with fat girls in it and why some guys choose to be celibate and some choose to cheat on their wives. If you're going to claim that attraction in some of these cases is genetically based, why not in the rest of them? What is so different about a guy being attracted to another guy and a guy being attracted to a girl who is 300+ lbs? When the gay rights activists can explain that one to my satisfaction, I'll believe the arguments about attraction being an inborn thing that people can't change.

Myth 3: Homosexuals can't find a satisfying relationship with someone of the opposite sex.

Reality: Anyone whom has ever been married should realize that sexuality is a small part of the overall picture in a marriage. Sometimes the sex is good, bad, frequent, infrequent, hot, not, heavy, nonexistent, or none of the above. If you're married to someone you love, it doesn't matter much anway. Even in situations where the sex is less than ideal, married couples have many other things to focus on in life.If sexual relations were the end all be all of married or couple life, people would break up once the sex stopped.

I think that, in consideration of my personal experiences in life, Packer hit the nail on the head for this one. Lets get a discussion going here -- what do you think? Bring on the hate!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

5 Pictures of Hot, Sexy, Beautiful Women Surrounded by Money

Since these cheezy "beautiful girl" this and "sexy girl" that seem to generate so much of my freaking traffic, I thought that I would capitulate and write another one. To the horny, porny internet goers of the world: Five Pics of Hot, Sexy, Beautiful Women laying in, surrounded by, or otherwise enjoying piles of money. I hope that you enjoy.

1. Bikini girl covered with money:

2.  Girls playing with pile of money in a hotel room:

3. Sexy girl in bra and panties staring up from a pile of money:

4.  Sexy blond girl with stack of cash in her hand:

5.  Pretty girl in dress holding fistful of bills:

Okay, there you go, you horny men. I know that this is going to generate a butt load of hits. Somehow, it still feels cheap. Oh well.
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5 Ways to Make Money from Your Twitter Account

Many people are unaware that Twitter can be a powerful source of extra income each month. Here, I tell you the top 5 ways to make money from your Twitter account, including sponsoring tweets, selling your account, and more.

Foreword: The first thing that I'd like to point out is that all of the methods I'm going to mention here work much better if you have two things: a) A large number of followers and b) Followers who are highly interactive with your tweets. Depending on how interactive and focused your followers are, the level where your following is "large" can vary from person to person. However, as a general rule of thumb, I would highly recommend that you have a minimum of 2000 followers before you try to make money from your Twitter account. Generally, I personally don't worry about making money from my Twitter accounts until I have at least 5000 followers on the account if the account is targeted to a specific group or demographic and 10000 followers if it's not targeted. Here is an article where you can read more about easy ways to gain more followers on Twitter. 

Here are 5 ways to make money from your Twitter account:

1. MyLikes:MyLikes is a site that allows advertisers to use your Twitter account to send out tweets advertising a product. Basically, once you registers an account with MyLikes, you have the opportunity to approve tweets from different advertisers that will be sent out on your Twitter account. Once you approve a tweet, the tweet will be sent out (at a time approved beforehand by you) and the you are paid for every click on the ad by one of your followers. I only recently discovered the MyLikes website a couple of weeks ago, and I am pleased with the success I've had so far. The interface for their website is clean and easy to use, and payments are made weekly to your PayPal account, as long as you have at least two dollars or more in your account. Also, the payout rate can be up to $0.42 per click -- which is very generous in the world of advertising. Finally, MyLikes even has the option to double post your approved advertisements to a Facebook account or personal blog -- meaning that you have even more ways to earn money. All in all, MyLikes is like the Rolls Royce of methods to monetize your Twitter account. Click here to set up an account at MyLikes

2. Sponsored Tweets:Sponsored Tweets is another site that allows you to send out advertisements on your Twitter account and is very similar to MyLikes. The main differences are that you can't chose among a group of advertisers (as you can with MyLikes) and instead you have "offers" sent to your account and you can decide to approve or reject these offers. If you approve the advertiser offer, an advertisement is Tweeted out on your account and you are again payed for every click that your receive on your account. I am also very happy with Sponsored Tweets; although, I still like MyLikes a little better. The main difference for me is the fact that you can send out an advertisement on MyLikes whenever you want (instead of having to wait for ads to be offered to you by a sponsor). Even so, the opportunities to send out a sponsored tweet are very frequent (probably an average of 2-4 per day on my two Twitter accounts) and the money piles up quickly enough to keep me from complaining. Click here to read more or to set up a Sponsored Tweets account. 

3. is yet another service, similar to MyLikes and Sponsored Tweets, that allows you to send out advertisements on your Twitter account. The main difference between and the previous two services that I've mentioned is that they don't have a pay-per-click program in place. Instead, after you've registered, your account will be placed in a database where advertisers can see your account name and a small profile of interests that you fill out when registering. Then, if an advertiser selects your profile, you will have the opportunity to start a "campaign" for that advertiser where you send out a specified number of tweets at regular intervals and the advertiser pays you a lump sum in return. I haven't personally tried, but I have friends who swear that it's the best way to make money online with your Twitter account.

4. Sell your tweets on Ebay / Craigslist: If you're still looking to make more money beyond what the other three services can offer you, you can always put an ad on Ebay or Craiglist where you sell some tweets to advertisers privately. I have had some limited success employing this method. My major complaint here, however, is that it's a lot of hassle; especially since I can make more money per time invested with MyLikes or Sponsored Tweets and have them do all the grunt work. Still, if you want to squeeze that last penny from your Twitter account, this might be a good second option for you.

5. Sell your Twitter account: If you're tired of using Twitter and don't want your account anymore, you could always consider selling your account to someone else. I've seen a large Twitter account (10000+ followers) on Ebay or Craigslist sell for as much as $500. Even a smaller account can sell for $20 to 50$, depending on how targeted the account followers are.
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Kick-Ass: Hit-Girl - The Little Things

Okay, the last video for the night. This is a clip of Hit Girl, from the movie kick ass, well, kicking ass. Enjoy.

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Requiem for Star Wars

This is a cool remix of two of my favorite things -- Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell and Star Wars. I feel bad; Episode 3 was good but it could have been so much better. Still, this remix is the bomb!

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