Friday, March 31, 2006

TSG Mug Shot: The "Lost" Girls

"Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros, stars of the ABC megahit 'Lost,' were arrested by Honolulu cops in December 2005 and charged with drunk driving. Rodriguez, 27, and Watros, 37, were nabbed minutes apart as their respective cars weaved along a highway linking Kailua and Honolulu. The actresses, both of whom failed field sobriety tests, were each charged with driving under the influence and released after posting $500 bail. Rodriguez, pictured directly below in a Honolulu Police Department mug shot, plays 'Ana Lucia' on the TV series. Watros, who looks pretty toasted in her booking photo, plays 'Libby' on the top-rated series. "

Is Marilyn Manson just a nerd in makeup?

Something just seems so sad when you pull away all the smoke and mirrors.

Thursday, March 30, 2006


So awesome, it's stupid!

Camels On A Submarine

Camels On A Submarine, originally uploaded by Grabthar.

Snakes on a Plane 2 - The Next Day

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Who wants to be a superhero?

The SCI FI Channel, Nash Entertainment (Meet My Folks, For Love or Money, Who Wants to Marry My Dad?), and legendary comic-book creator Stan Lee (Spider-man, Hulk, The Fantastic Four, X-Men) will produce a six-episode, one-hour weekly competition reality series that will challenge a lucky few to create their very own superhero and reward the winner with the best reality competition prize yet: immortality!All you'll need is an original idea for a superhero, a killer costume, and some real superhero mojo. The winner of this six-week competition will walk away with their superhero immortalized in a new comic book created by Stan Lee himself. It gets better: The winning character will also appear in an original SCI FI Channel movie!

Follow the link.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Coolio doesn't burn his toast

"I love to cook, and I'm pretty damn good at it. My enchiladas cannot be beat, my fried chicken in on top, my spaghetti will kick your spaghetti's a**, and I can put every Chinese food restaurant out of business with my egg rolls."

Isaac Hayes likes South Park?

Now I'm all confused. Here's a clip from Opie & Anthoy where he says "you can't take Matt & Trey seriously, they lampoon everybody". He also offers up a high quality real estate transaction. I'm still trying to get my people in touch with his people. I have a crisp $2 bill with his name on it.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Sam needs some Coke

Snakes on a Plane..the original mp3.

The Birth of Sean Preston

Thanks for coming. The internet is officially closed now.

"Britney provides inspiration for those struggling with the 'right choice'," said artist Daniel Edwards, recipient of a 2005 Bartlebooth award from London's The Art Newspaper. "She was number one with Google last year, with good reason --- people are inspired by the beauty of a pregnant woman," said Edwards.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


DUUUKE! meets

Snakes on a Plain

So much hype about Samuel Jackson's new movie. What's the big deal? Isn't this where snakes are usually found?

Snakes on a Plain Bagel

More Samuel Jackson Goodness

Mr. Jackson vs. Yoda

Photoshop me! or...

Caption this pic:

"Snakes on a Plane"

So I'm reading about "Snakes On A Plane" and I realize that, I too, like the rest of the world, LOVE this title. It is everything and it is nothing. I found it best summed up by Josh Friedman, who apparently worked on the script and had this to say, last fall:

"Now out of both loyalty to the sacred bond between studio and screenwriter and also a serious desire to keep getting hired in this town, I will not give away any of the plot details of SNAKES ON A PLANE. But know this. As the great Sam Jackson would say: There are motherfucking snakes on the motherfucking plane.

What else do you need to know? How the snakes get on the plane, what the snakes do once they're on the plane, who puts the snakes on the plane, who is trying to get the snakes off the plane...This is not for you to ponder. There are snakes on the plane. End of fucking story. "

You Play World of Warcraft? You're Hired!

"Gaming tends to be regarded as a harmless diversion at best, a vile corruptor of youth at worst. But the usual critiques fail to recognize its potential for experiential learning. Unlike education acquired through textbooks, lectures, and classroom instruction, what takes place in massively multiplayer online games is what we call accidental learning. It's learning to be - a natural byproduct of adjusting to a new culture - as opposed to learning about. Where traditional learning is based on the execution of carefully graded challenges, accidental learning relies on failure. Virtual environments are safe platforms for trial and error. The chance of failure is high, but the cost is low and the lessons learned are immediate. "

Into the Pixel

Now in its third year, Into the Pixel is videogame artists' one annual opportunity to receive recognition for their creative achievements by peers in both the digital and fine art worlds.Video games are an influential aspect of pop-culture and entertainment whose impact goes beyond the digital arts to influence perspectives in art, cinematography, literature and even fashion. And behind every game character and dynamic environment are artists whose talents birthed the image seen in the 3-D world.

The Bellagio

The Bellagio, originally uploaded by djfozzer.

more flickr (and Vegas) goodness

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, originally uploaded by Java Cafe.

more flickr goodness

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The watcher

The watcher, originally uploaded by Unobtanium.

Flickr goodness.

Monday, March 20, 2006

I hope it's dead when you do this...

Full size image here.

Swedish Orchestra Plays Ice Instruments

Miami, FL (AHN) – A Swedish orchestra playing unusual instruments carved out of ice had to cut a short a performance when a flute began to melt. Instrument maker Tim Linharts has been able to transform frozen water into functioning flutes, violins, and a double bass made out of ice. The instruments were played for the first time at a concert in a gigantic igloo; the concert was deemed a complete success aside from the early melting of the flute. Linharts says, "Next time I will keep ten ice flutes at hand in case it happens again." According to Linharts, the musicians will keep their instruments in the deep freeze and only take them out to practice or to perform.

Saturday, March 18, 2006


Saab Aero X Concept
Saab Aero X Concept

This actually looks to be a very cool car. Too bad it's only a concept.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Brian Quintana is a hypocrite

This is the guy who broke to the world the shocking news that Paris Hilton has herpes through his RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HER. Wouldn't that warrant some sort of self-control, where you take down the vanity photos when you HATE someone else?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Is it real? Looks like a motorcycle underneath...


From the wonderful world of cracked software came some amazing art, that led some of the programmers into the world of game development, working for the same companies whose games they had been cracking.

Pieces from The Plaza on the Block

NEW YORK (USA Today) – Eloise's ruby slippers, a red bellman's uniform and a Steinway baby grand piano are among items from New York's storied Plaza hotel that Christie's will be auctioning Wednesday. The landmark hotel, which opened in 1907, was sold in 2004, and its new owners have been renovating. Most items already have been sold, but the 1,000 or so left have estimated auction prices of $50 to $18,000.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Living Dead Win Oddest Book Title Award

LONDON (Reuters) – The living dead beat rhino horn to be named Oddest Book Title of the Year. Bookseller magazine gave the award Friday to a self-help book on being haunted entitled "People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It." In a close fight, the runner-up was "Rhino Horn Stockpile Management: Minimum Standards and Best Practices from East and Southern Africa." Previous winners have been "Bombproof Your Horse" and "Greek Rural Postmen and their Cancellation Numbers."

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Here is some amazing art from Ron English who did the paintings in Supersize Me!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Holy Christ Chex!

Cheese and Rice! Rob McKittrick is back with a new blog post. He has been chronicling the painstakingly slow process (8-years) that it took him to get the movie "Waiting" made, with himself at the helm. I think for storytelling parallel he is planning on telling the story in real-time.

Either way, enjoy the nugget of the moment as he graciously delivers another installment of dream following 101.

WARNING: Blog contains all kinds of big words that make mommies make ear muffs. Link above skips past the gay little warning, although I'm not sure why I did that, since I made it here anyway.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Quantum Mechanics fun house

So a article about Choose Your Own Adventure stories got me interested in Schrodinger's cat, which I come to find out is not dissimilar for Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, which I found fascinating in Stephen Hawking's book, A Brief History of Time.

The text below was linked fromthe wikipedia article linked above. I thought the poem was pretty clever.

Dear Cecil:

Cecil, you're my final hope
Of finding out the true Straight Dope
For I have been reading of Schroedinger's cat
But none of my cats are at all like that.
This unusual animal (so it is said)
Is simultaneously live and dead!
What I don't understand is just why he
Can't be one or other, unquestionably.
My future now hangs in between eigenstates.
In one I'm enlightened, the other I ain't.
If you understand, Cecil, then show me the way
And rescue my psyche from quantum decay.
But if this queer thing has perplexed even you,
Then I will and won't see you in Schroedinger's zoo.
--Randy F., Chicago

Dear Randy:

Schroedinger, Erwin! Professor of physics!
Wrote daring equations! Confounded his critics!
(Not bad, eh? Don't worry. This part of the verse
Starts off pretty good, but it gets a lot worse.)
Win saw that the theory that Newton'd invented
By Einstein's discov'ries had been badly dented.
What now? wailed his colleagues. Said Erwin, "Don't panic,
No grease monkey I, but a quantum mechanic.
Consider electrons. Now, these teeny articles
Are sometimes like waves, and then sometimes like particles.
If that's not confusing, the nuclear dance
Of electrons and suchlike is governed by chance!
No sweat, though--my theory permits us to judge
Where some of 'em is and the rest of 'em was."
Not everyone bought this. It threatened to wreck
The comforting linkage of cause and effect.
E'en Einstein had doubts, and so Schroedinger tried
To tell him what quantum mechanics implied.
Said Win to Al, "Brother, suppose we've a cat,
And inside a tube we have put that cat at--
Along with a solitaire deck and some Fritos,
A bottle of Night Train, a couple mosquitoes
(Or something else rhyming) and, oh, if you got 'em,
One vial prussic acid, one decaying ottom
Or atom--whatever--but when it emits,
A trigger device blasts the vial into bits
Which snuffs our poor kitty. The odds of this crime
Are 50 to 50 per hour each time.
The cylinder's sealed. The hour's passed away. Is
Our pussy still purring--or pushing up daisies?
Now, you'd say the cat either lives or it don't
But quantum mechanics is stubborn and won't.
Statistically speaking, the cat (goes the joke),
Is half a cat breathing and half a cat croaked.
To some this may seem a ridiculous split,
But quantum mechanics must answer, "Tough @#&!
We may not know much, but one thing's fo' sho':
There's things in the cosmos that we cannot know.
Shine light on electrons--you'll cause them to swerve.
The act of observing disturbs the observed--
Which ruins your test. But then if there's no testing
To see if a particle's moving or resting
Why try to conjecture? Pure useless endeavor!
We know probability--certainty, never.'
The effect of this notion? I very much fear
'Twill make doubtful all things that were formerly clear.
Till soon the cat doctors will say in reports,
"We've just flipped a coin and we've learned he's a corpse."'
So saith Herr Erwin. Quoth Albert, "You're nuts.
God doesn't play dice with the universe, putz.
I'll prove it!" he said, and the Lord knows he tried--
In vain--until fin'ly he more or less died.
Win spoke at the funeral: "Listen, dear friends,
Sweet Al was my buddy. I must make amends.
Though he doubted my theory, I'll say of this saint:
Ten-to-one he's in heaven--but five bucks says he ain't."


Choose Your Own Adventure photoshops

and one for myself...