Friday, November 09, 2007

80's Halloween theme costumes

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I came up with these ideas for 80's Halloween costumes.

Although not a comprehensive list by any means, these were ideas that I thought I could maybe make on the cheap. I pulled these from a few Youtube sessions and my sketchy childhood memory.

  • Functional Rubik's Cube
  • Twinkie the Kid
  • Connect 4 Game
  • Crazy Glue Guy hanging from girder
  • New Coke can
  • Wham! (CHOOSE LIFE...dye hair blond)
  • Freedom Rock Guy
  • Chia Pet
  • Optimus Prime
  • GI Joe (Obscure Shipwreck)
  • Marty McFly - Orange vest, skateboard
  • Kool-Aid Man

I ended up going as Indiana Jones because a friend of mine had access to an official costume.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Too much Red Bull

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this Red Bull video on YouTube.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

SQUIDOO for you

I just made this lens about my cafepress shop on SQUIDOO.COM. Check it out to see some great behind the scenes details for my shop designs.

Our shop is linked to the right, but just in case you are reading this in some other way, it's

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Most impressive Windows error message you'll see this week

In the middle of something? Er, what makes you think I was in the middle of something? What would I be in the middle of? I wasn't in the middle of anything.

Just because the movie's called 'The Shooter'...

I'd hit it.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Michael Vick's Dodge Nitro?

If Vick owned a Dodge Nitro, it would probably be this one.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Nashville airport

Nashville airport, originally uploaded by yojayy.

Win 98 - woohoo!

This picture was taken in June of 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Our new shop banner

Yes, I consider it news!

Monday, July 09, 2007

A Gamer's Wedding Cake

There's this wedding cake that's an Xbox 360, an Xbox, a PS2 and a GameCube on Top. Crazy Awesome.

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

Why most suicide bombers are Muslim, beautiful people have more daughters, humans are naturally polygamous, sexual harassment isn't sexist, and blonds are more attractive.

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Picture: The Zombie Food Pyramid

A top down representation of the zombie food pyramid. Definitely a keeper for future reference.

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Hilarious: Actual Airline Complaint

This is an actual airline complaint filed by a passenger. Absolutely hilarious.

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THIS is how you deal with lazy police [PICTURE]

"Going to bed the other night, I noticed people in my shed stealing things. I phoned the police.."

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How to build a sweet gaming PC for $538

The guys at The Tech Report have put together a new system guide, and in it they show how to put together a nice little gaming system with nothing but quality name-brand parts for just $538. There are also system recommendations for $1,000, $1,500, and $3,000 budgets.

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Addicted to Star Wars

So, when it comes to fan created content, anything goes these days. But Addicted to Star Wars may be one of the coolest fan-created projects ever. From what I can gather, someone with an online persona of WOOKIE GROOMER over at has been frustrated with Lucasfilm's lack of effort in releasing high def versions of the Star Wars trilogy. Since George and company have left the SW community high and dry, WOOKIE GROOMER decided to do something about it. Culling together as many high def sources of the movies as he could, he has single handedly reencoded and published all 6 movies in HD. He encoded each movie separately, even splitting out the different versions of each, like his DVD of SW:A New Hope (1977) vs SW:A New Hope (2004).

The catch is that you have to know how to download from alt.binaries.starwars. The coup de gras is Addicted to Star Wars, an 8GB encoding of all 6 Star Wars movies playing simultaneously on-screen. You can switch between audio tracks of each film, including an extra track with all 6 audio tracks playing simultaneously.

It's an amazing piece of fan content overall, and is one of those projects that turned out cooler than anyone could have anticipated.

There are screenshots below from Addicted to Star Wars and SW: A New Hope. If this looks interesting to you, good luck and happy hunting.


Thursday, July 05, 2007

Electronic Quarterback

Electronic Quarterback, originally uploaded by Petromyzon.

This is a great collection of shots of these old video games. Flickr has become a go to site for finding images. I go here before google almost every time.

Friday, June 08, 2007

90 minutes?!

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this article.

I can understand the creation of some form of entertainment, but a 90 minute musical...about Wal-Mart?!

At last year's annual shareholder meeting, Roehm oversaw the creation of a 1½-hour-long musical celebrating the retailer, which culminated in a ballad entitled "My Life Began the Day That I Met Sam," a reference to company founder Sam Walton.

Wal-mart image from

Monday, June 04, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

MXZ Saw = Worst product ever?

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this crappy knife.

I know this may be a weak article to mark our return to the web, but I fell asleep on my couch and woke up watching a commercial for the MXZ Saw, the only saw you'll ever need. I had a hunch this was a probably a REALLY crappy product with ridiculously poor potential, so I did a little digging. I didn't have to go far before I found this webgem hiding on

The good news is that you could probably let your little boy play with the MXZ SAW because I don't think it poses any genuine threat to "snails and puppy dog tails." And while a person probably could use this saw to commit suicide, unless that person was extremely young, chances are they would die of natural causes before the deed was done. I'd say that what you really have here is the world's largest nail file. And speaking of "file", someone probably should file a lawsuit against this company for misleading advertising. I'm sorry, but I can't even cut the MXZ SAW a little slack using the MXZ SAW.

Also, I am still totally awesome.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

I am totally awesome

There are couple of reasons for this post, but mostly, I was just sitting here thinking how awesome I am. I just realized, while I was reading about the evolution of bird genomes from dinosaur genomes on or some other news site, that I am actually a fairly awesome guy. I suppose the real test here will be how long it takes GSTDOG to find this post and ridicule it for it's clear message of, how shall I put it, YOJAY-AWESOMENESS. For those of you who don't know, and judging by the comments, that would be everyone and no one, GSTDOG used to be a regular contributor to this blog until he lost interest in posting relevant or interesting content a few months ago. In fact, I think it's safe to say we may have seen the last GSTDOG post on this blog...maybe...ever. Some say: it was time.

I'm not sure exactly what happened. Perhaps he found religion. Perhaps his new fiance doesn't give him permission to post anymore. Maybe he just became a huge pussy. No matter what the reason, I'm still required to plan and execute his bachelor party sometime in April. Who knows what that will entail? That's not rhetorical...I need some help here. I'm sure at this point he's not allowed to look at pretty ladies, so his single friends will all enjoy a long night of poker and a long day of deep-sea fishing as we send him off to a future void of the things he used to blogging.

You kids out there may think this sounds harsh, and saying it sounds harsh may sound like a cliche, but there are times in life when we all come to a crossroads. You may want to travel both paths, but you can't. At least not at the same time. You can always go down the road and come back, but who has time for that shit. Pick a road and go. Or just hang out at the crossroads and watch everyone else choose for a while. In the long run, no one cares but you. Just do what you need to do to be happy, or on top, or successful, or laid. Whatever you want. When time is up on this insignificant marble, it's just between you and your body. Eventually, however it happens, you'll exhale one last time and the inhale won't come. Will you have spent your days fighting mortgage companies, banks, bill collectors, and neighborhood review boards, or will you have spent your time exploring the purpose of any of it?

My guess is mortgages and that like, since those are the challenges presented to us in our lifetime. We fight the fights we need to fight. The rare person rises above the mundane and does something truly outstanding. Chances are, you're not that guy.

But I might be.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Ferrari Theme Park Starts to Take Shape

A bit of a stretch for this blog, but our reader(s) probably won't mind. This looks interesting.

ABU DHABI, UAE ( – We've already seen Ferrari's licensing skills produce a range of merchandise from sunglasses to laptops – and now it's taking on Disneyland with the prancing horse's very own theme park. The doors will open in 2009 in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. A large slice of desert on the island of Yas will be reclaimed to host the development, which will include 24 attractions, including a 70-metre high G-Force Tower and what's claimed to be the world's first F1-branded twin rollercoaster ride, allowing races between carriages. Budding Schumachers can try their hand at go-karting and dune buggy racing – and there are bound to be plenty of opportunities to snaffle up Ferrari-branded goodies, too. The plans by Benoy Architects even reveal plans for the Ferrari F1 pitlane experience. This is a massive scheme, including a motor racing circuit destined to host the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2009, posh hotels, apartments, villas, a golf course and marina, dozens of restaurants and shops... you get the idea. The whole thing is going to cost around £300 million (US$583 million), much of it stumped up by Middle East developers Aldar Properties. Ferrari CEO Jean Todt has called the site 'an important attraction for fans and car lovers worldwide.'

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this article about suing telemarketers. It looks like I may be up for this. He makes it sound so easy.

Suing telemarketers is not new, but Web-based court forms have made it much easier. Electronic filing is slowly becoming standard at small claims courts across the country, said Emily Doskow, editor of "Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court.”

"It's very consumer friendly," she said. "It's been growing in
popularity for the last five years."

"It's been growing in popularity"? I love the idea that suing people is popular.

Talk about a slam dunk! He put up a website ( to help other people get in on the action and apparently the MSNBC exposure is jacking up his traffic.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Inventor Dreams of Even Slices of Pizza

"Most of us are all too familiar with the common situation where, in ordering and eating a pizza, the size of the pieces contrast drastically in size. When this occurs, the large pieces are difficult to handle, often resulting in dropped sauce and toppings that can stain clothing and carpet. Furthermore, due to the fact that pizza is often hot, burns can result where the hot cheese, sauce and toppings drop onto one's person. Also, where the pizza serves as a meal for a number of people, the disproportionate pieces make for unequal servings and, as a result, further cutting is required to even-out the meal. From a business point of view, a poorly cut pizza relates directly to quality and workmanship in the food product. Accordingly, there is need for a means by which commercial pizza establishments and restaurants can ensure constant, evenly sliced pizzas on a consistent basis. The development of the present invention fulfills this need."

You know what? This guy's right. I can't stand it when I have to shave an 1/8th of an inch off of a slice of pizza in the name of equity. Oh sure, ignore it, you say! Well, that's the kind of talk I would expect from someone a few irregular stains on their carpet. More than one pizza chain has lost my business when slices failed to fall within my pre-subscribed pizza tolerance of 342 ± 2 millimeters.

Thank God for visionaries like Kenneth Morris. In 1999, he give us the holy grail of pizza making, the even-slice pizza cutter (U.S. Patent No. 6,557,260). From ancient steel first created in the wind furnaces of Sri Lanka in 300 B.C., to the rise of modern steel production in 1850, all of mankind's progress has led to the creation of such a glorious tool:

While this news caused a great deal of joy among the pizza eating community in 1999, shares of Procter & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser were sent crashing on the New York and London Stock Exchanges, respectively. Private shareholders incited a near panic as the rid themselves of what was sure to become "junk" stocks as the need for personal cleaning products vanished.

What? You saw this coming? Rubbish. Who could have predicted that the invention of the multiple pizza slice cutter in 1991 would have been a precursor to the even slice cutter of 1999. Sure, one could claim that these two inventions were really the same thing, but I think Mr. Morris ends that controversy.

"Patent No. D316,656 describes the ornamental design for a multiple slice pizza cutter."

Thursday, February 01, 2007

When tattoos look like this, sign me up

So much for Shadow Puppet theater. What can I say about this guy? These pictures are amazing. Guido Daniele takes making hand animals to a whole new level. There's not a whole lot left to the imagination about the animals here, and there's not much to say, except check them out. I could cut and paste the Reader's Digest article about him and these creations, but it's easier to just follow the link.

I'm sure I'll catch some flak from gstdog for the lack of a souvenir tie-in, and for a bit of a miss on an original angle here, but I can defend this post. First, I'm not even sure that gstdog even reads this blog anymore, judging by the fact that I haven't seen a post from him since about, oh, 1997. Secondly, if I wait any longer for gstdog to post his next fascinating insight into evenly sliced pizza or overzealous beer pong players, this blog will become even less relevant than it already is. So I thank you, loyal reader (you know who you are) for your patience in our content drought. I hope you find this exposure to a talented and original artist worthwhile, and maybe we'll see you again soon.


Sunday, January 07, 2007

All your beliefs are belong to nothing

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this awesome picture of the Earth.

Carl Sagan said it best when describing this life-altering photo of Earth, in his book Pale Blue Dot, taken by Voyager 17 years ago:

"We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

Of course, what blog post would be complete without a few links to Wikipedia? What is even more awesome is that Sagan promoted the ideas of space colonization and terraforming, (Thank you again wikipedia) the idea of turning an uninhabitable planet into an oasis for human life. But where will we go?

How will we do it? A lot of effort has gone into thinking about this. Thankfully, we finally have a true simulation of what to expect.

According to, giant mirrors could play into it:

  • Large orbital mirrors that will reflect sunlight and heat the Mars surface.
  • Greenhouse gas-producing factories to trap solar radiation.
  • Smashing ammonia-heavy asteroids into the planet to raise the greenhouse gas level.
That last one sounds AWESOME!
More precisely:

Scientists have thought about attaching nuclear, thermal-rocket engines to ammonia-heavy asteroids and redirecting the asteroids so that they crash into Mars and release the meteor's ammonia and water. The ammonia could raise Mars' greenhouse gas level. The rocket engines could be able to move the asteroids 3 miles per second, for a period of ten years, before they shut down and allowed the asteroids to coast into Mars.

So why am I bringing everyone down with this post about how insignificant we all are? The real answer is, why not? And that answer is a question, which is a bullshit cop-out. If you can view this photo and dismiss its impact and importance on how it should shape your entire philosophy on life, then you need to look at it again. Even if you agree that "Yes, we are insignificant in the grand scheme of things, so I'm going to just make a go of it here on Earth since this will always be my entire reality", well, then at least you're being responsible to yourself.

It's tough to comprehend infinity, if not impossible. To say "I get it" is all we can probably ever do. Until then I suppose we can all keep striving for the 5 bedroom house and HUMMER (or at least the means to own a HUMMER but then reject it outright since it such an unnecessarysuburban vehicle.) Contemplating the breadth and scope of the universe doesn't pay the mortgage..unless you're Stephen Hawking or the late Carl Sagan, et al.

I like living in a time when pictures like the one above exist. I like contemplating how many people will view that photo and dismiss it, because it represents an entire overhaul of their reality. That's a lot to ask of yourself. Are you up for it?

If you enjoyed the post, enjoy a souvenir. T-shirts available at the gift shop out front.