Friday, May 30, 2003

holy crap. ham sculpture.

Thursday, May 29, 2003

damn. life is good. - Study: Playing video games not so mindless - May. 29, 2003 NEW YORK (AP) -- All those hours spent playing video games may not be wasted time after all: A new study suggests action-packed video games like "Grand Theft Auto III" and "Counter-Strike" may sharpen your mind.

Researchers at the University of Rochester found that young adults who regularly played video games full of high-speed car chases and blazing gun battles showed better visual skills than those who did not. For example, they kept better track of objects appearing simultaneously and processed fast-changing visual information more efficiently.

To rule out the possibility that visually adept people are simply drawn to video games, the researchers conducted a second experiment. They found that people who do not normally play video games but were trained to play them developed enhanced visual perception.

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

The Onion | What Do You Think? Gee, you make one little online inquiry into dripping wet teen pussies getting pounded by 12-inch horse cocks, and you're swamped for the rest of your life."

Thursday, May 22, 2003

pyroporn from

a fellow burnerFeature Shows With over 25 elaborate theme costumes my stage turns into a fantasy land, where I can share with each patron my love for being a pyromaniac.

Sugarzine: Television The Electric Company was like Sesame Street for the 6-10 age group - although I would have enjoyed it through my twenties if it were still available. Brought to you from the Children's Television Workshop (same folks as Sesame), the show was usually aired after Sesame Street on your local PBS channel from 1971-77. The series aimed to teach basic reading and grammar skills to its young viewers through a variety of skits, cartoons and games. The show taught us about the different sounds, punctuations and contractions. But it also gave us unforgettable characters such as; The Easy Reader (played by a suave Morgan Freeman), "Fargo North, Decoder" and Paul the Gorilla. Okay, maybe you don't remember that one... But do you remember "The Adventures of Letterman (with a Silent E on his sweater and voiced by Gene Wilder)? Or the live action "Adventures of Spiderman" (I never knew what a yette was before seeing Spidey catch this arctic big foot on one episode) Or how about Rita Moreno opening the show with..."Hey you guys!!!!!" Maybe I watched too much, huh? But honestly, The Company showcased a bunch of soon to be stars, including Bill Cosby, and Irene Cara, to go with Wilder, Moreno and Freeman. It was just an awesome show and it probably taught me just as much if not more then the ever-praised Sesame Street.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

a picture without the intensity/insantiy/insobriety.

White Cloud Workshop goes to Santa Cruz Dinner at Al Dente. Great food.
Great show by the Einstein lookalike cook/owner.

ah, Lucio, inspiration for Sergio. i should come and visit. so should you. flights are cheap to San Jose; let's go.

MetroActive Dining | Al Dente Fans of Fanni: At Seabright hangout Al Dente, patrons come for a booming-loud atmosphere and bounding chef Lucio Fanni, whose kinetic style is irrepressible.
Gastronomy In Hyperspace
The one-man show is named Lucio Fanni, and it plays five nights a week at the ferociously entertaining Al Dente

great - subviral marketing.

sounds like fun. | Media | Fwd: Have you seen this? Ping! A friend emails you a video clip parodying a well known advert. You watch, chuckle, and forward it on, presuming it to be the handiwork of some mischievous subversive. In fact, there's a good chance the spoof was made by the very brand it appears to bash.

Explaining the Puma Blowjob ad.

I think what offends me is that there would be anything on her leg.

Puma's Problem - The racy photo that's got a sneaker company steamed. By Rob Walker But what if Puma didn't want these images to fade quickly? Gawker, Felix Salmon, and others have noted pretty much from the beginning the speculation that the whole episode was actually engineered by Puma?a form of super-devious "subviral marketing"?and its denials and threats are all part of a scheme to keep the buzz going. This seems unlikely to me, but on the other hand it would answer the nagging question of why anyone would bother to satirize Puma. Nike is usually the culture-jammer favorite, and if someone wanted to go after a smaller shoemaker, why not Pony, which earlier this year started to use porn star Jenna Jameson in its ads?

Monday, May 19, 2003

Gay Bar by Electric Six - sung by flying Viking Kittens - animation by Joel Veitch

Thursday, May 15, 2003

The Perils Of Pauline (1914) The Perils of Pauline (1914), a silent film episodic serial, is considered the most famous suspense serial in cinema history.

Week after week, Pauline (Pearl White) evades attempts on her life. She fights pirates, Indians, gypsies, rats, sharks, and her dastardly guardian. Her most familiar plight is being tied to railroad tracks with a rapidly approaching train.

Iraq: That Joke Is a Killer A TV interviewer asks an American, an Afghan and an Iraqi, in turn: 'What is your opinion about electricity shortages?' The American replies, 'What's an 'electricity shortage?' The Afghan says, 'What's an electricity? The Iraqi says, 'What's an opinion?'

From Molly Ivins of 'Bush was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple' fame.
Bucking the Texas Lockstep (

Just because Texas always has this ridiculous pie-eyed quality of exaggeration (Ann Richards recently observed that the price of gasoline has gotten so high that Texas women who want to run over their husbands have to carpool)

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

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The world's one and only inflatable church is here to allow couples to get married wherever their hearts desire. This fantastic air filled building is 47ft long by 25ft wide & 47ft high. The attention to detail is heavenly complete with plastic "stained glass" windows and airbrush artwork which replicates the traditional church. Inside it has an inflatable organ, altar, pulpit, pews, candles and a gold cross. Even the doors are flanked by air-filled angels. The church can be built in three hours and dis-assembled in less than two.

Monday, May 12, 2003 | get your war on | page twenty-four

"Is our president still flying around in an S-3B Viking? I need to know how much longer to bang my head against this here wall."

"You still have a wall standing? Can I use it too?"

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things Teleobliteration engineer and software developer Karen Marcelo has served as resident Internet telerobotics specialist for SRL since 1995. She manages dorkbotSF, an event series for "people doing strange things with electricity," and her recent projects include creation of a 3D Prosthetic Head for performance artist Stelarc. Previously, she served as research staff member at Xerox PARC. The SF Bay Guardian named her one of the Bay Area's Ten Sexiest People, because "As every red-blooded San Franciscan knows, there's nothing hotter than a woman who says, 'I like to blow shit up.'"

Sunday, May 11, 2003

Baby Poi

it's even better once you set them on fire.

Friday, May 09, 2003 'it's *dot* com'.

Notice in the Spanish section that Homestarrunner says that 'Conoces a Miguel?'
Somos buenos amigos. Welcome Speech's readers, voted her the 'sexiest babe in Indie rock'.

Kutie Magazine | Dílana Kutie caught up with Neko Case minus her boyfriends the day before she pulled up stakes and moved to Chicago. Lucky for us she was in a playful mood, because, friend, this tiger from Tacoma can be as fiery as her flaming red hair. Next time you slip one of Neko?s cds into the player and fall into the beauty of her timeless voice of heartache remember the woman you saw here ? full of fun, yet ever a misplayed eightball away from a mood to burn bridges! Find out what Neko is up to by visiting Photos by Victoria Renard. See more of Ms. Renard's work at

Thursday, May 08, 2003

Telegraph | Arts | Sex in the shtetl Foer includes excerpts of the community's Book of Antecedents, which is really Trachimbrod's own Talmud. One entry reads: THE PROBLEM OF EVIL: WHY UNCONDITIONALLY BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO UNCONDITIONALLY GOOD PEOPLE They never do.

Miriam Parker Book Review of Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer He is much like Joyce's Stephen Dedalus in this way; not willing to work for the brilliance he knows himself to have but doesn't have the energy to explore.

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Is You Wicked? ames Woolsey was good-natured when Ali G brought up the grassy knoll and asked, "Who shot J. R.?" Richard Thornburgh was patient when Ali G misinterpreted the meaning of hung juries. And Brent Scowcroft didn't flinch when Ali G asked him, "Did they ever catch the people who sent Tampax through the mail?"

"It was anthrax," Mr. Scowcroft corrected pleasantly.

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

NIN/50 cent remix
Real player needed

"Be patient toward all the questions that lay unanswered in the heart,
and try to love the questions."
-Rainer Marie Rilke

Monday, May 05, 2003

take a bunch of 'e', sing about the sun on a sunny day, bliss out.

what more could you want?

polyphonic spree photo via

Fisherspooner. Fucking insane performance art.


Sunday, May 04, 2003

The Polyphonic Spree

We watched about half of The Polyphonic Spree's set before we had to run over and catch part of Ben Folds' set. They look like a giant, happy cult on stage. They were quite entertaining though. I'd like to see them again in a smaller venue. - Hazel