Archive for September, 2009

27
Sep
09

Roundup – Dogs Riding Bikes

Line O’ the Day:

“You listen to me, Jets fan. This ain’t your father’s Jets. Your father was a pussy. I’m sorry, son, but it’s true. Hell, these ain’t even your grandpas Jets. These are the fucking Rex Ryan Jets. We’re gonna fucking annihilate those fuckers. Then we’re gonna stomp on their heads. Then we’re gonna eat turkey drumsticks, drink Beam right from the bottle, sing Def Leppard karaoke, and bang 17-year-olds in the mouth. You ready? You gonna do some fucking?” [KSK]

Deadspin:

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26
Sep
09

OBR: When in the course of human events…

One of the truly frightening things in your life is when you write about dying in your apartment and how many days you’d be there and you get several very well reasoned (maybe sorta half-joking) responses.  Mortality is not something that bothers one if there is lasting memorial to their time on earth.  A monument, no matter how insignificant, is one way to achieve an extension of one’s life, or at least one’s effect within life.  I suppose this, more than anything else, is why people donate in order to have a wharf, science laboratory, alcove or men’s locker room named after them.  It was proof that once, they were here.

When I started a website, I retained very little readership, partly because I didn’t put much effort into it, but even more so because I very little recourse in how to track views.  When I switched over to a wordpress blog due to vagaries of the internet world, I was presented with a startling breakdown of views of my blog.  I saw that I was getting quite a few views a week.  And I felt pretty good about myself.  However, those feelings were misplaced upon further reflection.  I noted that most views were coming to one particular article I had written months previous on my old site and archived (https://heatdeathhour.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/highway-child/).  And I noted that most of the views of this page were a result of web searches, web searches focusing on:

Garbage Pail Kids.

garbage

I had included a photo of garbage pail kids in that article and that was drawing the attention.  The many hours I had spent on that article and scores of others meant nothing.  An image that I had copied from someone else had drawn the vast majority (85% to be precise) of the traffic to the blog.

My added value was possibly negative.

So I present to you the Thundercats video above that is my highest grossing youtube ever, by a wide margin and was merely the product of mashing together preexisting audio and video.  Here is my latest, and possibly most offensive video to date (not available in Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, or the United Kingdom due to copyright–I’m not even close to kidding), a similar mash of music and video from fairly random sources conglomerated in a growing haze of alcohol and eccentricity.  Starring Gary Busey.

But fuck that previous article.  Garbarge pail kids are moving to a new place.  Right here.  Right now.  If any post is getting traffic, it’s this one.  Enjoy folks.  I know there’s not enough of you out there listening to fill a Mazda Miata, but sometimes hearing your own echo is enough to realize that once you were here.

24
Sep
09

Roundup – Duck Hunt vs. Contra

Line O’ The Day:

“KHLOE KARDASHIAN – will marry LA Laker Lamar Odom this Sunday, even though they only met last month. “It will be a very detailed and classy affair,” a source said of the wedding. Unlike the divorce next month, which will be haphazard and bullet ridden.” [WWTDD]

Deadspin:

Sean Salisbury Saga:

HEAT DEATH NEWS VAN:

KHLOE KARDASHIAN – will marry LA Laker Lamar Odom this Sunday, even though they only met last month. “It will be a very detailed and classy affair,” a source said of the wedding. Unlike the divorce next month, which will be haphazard and bullet ridden.
24
Sep
09

Global Warble (Part 2)

More on Anthropogenic Global Warming:

Global Warming [Roy Spencer, PhD]

Global Warming Delusions [Wall Street Journal]

Leading Climate Scientist: “Democratic Process Isn’t Working” [The Guardian]

Psychological Barriers Hobble Climate Action [Reuters]

Aerosols May Drive a Significant Portion of Arctic Warming [NASA]

Rise of Sea Levels is the “Greatest Lie Ever Told” [The Telegraph]

Crops Under Stress as Temperature Falls [The Telegraph]

Green Bubble [fdalloveragain]

A Handbook for Deniers [LRC]

Climate Change: the Sun and the Oceans Do Not Lie [The Telegraph]

Could Australia Blow Apart the Great Global Warming Scare? [RealClearPolitics]

21
Sep
09

Roundup – Douchebagging It

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Line O’ the Day:

“But apparently I should have watched that because the awesome Neil Patrick Harris was awesome. That dude can do anything. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like him. He’s a more convincing cool ladies man than I’ve ever been, which is extremely troubling considering he’s gay and I’m not. Still the Emmys are fuckin retarded.” [WWTDD]

Deadspin:

Glenn Greenwald:

NEWSABOUND:

17
Sep
09

Roundup – So Maybe Cats Aren’t Smarter than Dogs

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Line O’ the Day:

“When I die my greatest hope is that it will be after a life well lived, with someone I love, and my final days marked with dignity. Instead of going to hookers and crying because I can’t get an erection, which is what I do now.” [WWTDD]

Best of the Best:

FJM takes over Deadspin:

Deadspin:

NEWS AIN’T TALKIN TO YOU:

12
Sep
09

Roundup – The Return of Football

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Here’s the part of the story I don’t understand: how did his friend she supposedly talked to not know he was in Europe and tell her?

Line O’ the Day:

“Audrina Patridge is on the cover of the new issue of Maxim, and I owe her an apology. I’ve often complained about her face looking kinda weird, but as it turns out, if your body is super-hot it makes your face prettier. And these pictures, while annoyingly small, are evidence that I very much would like to remove her clothes and fail to please her sexually.” [Warming Glow]

The Ballad of Mark Wicker:

Deadspin:

NEWS FROM ABOVE:




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