Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Personifications of Websites.

In 2007 xkcd made a map of the internet based on user populations rather than ownership, Online Communities. The amusing skit above is from Cracked and sees the internet major sites as personifications like god heads, It is easy to see why Pirate Bay is mistrusted in this setup. It is depicted as a group huddled around a copier.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Space is...

disease and danger
wrapped in
darkness and silence

Dr McCoy, Star Trek (2009)

Why Vulcan School Reunions are So Awkward

A Vulcan school is just like every other school.
Star Trek (2009)

Why Star Trek (Film 2009) is Science Fiction

Because in circa 2243 Nokia still exists as a company/brand.

The Value of Stories

Just stories.
Just stories.
The world begins and ends with stories.

Ragnar Lodbrok recruiting his crew. In Vikings S01E02

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Kal El's Prayer

Hail Superman, wearing tights
Clark Kent be thy name
One nation under Zod

Homer Simpson in Simpsons S24E15 

The problem with this is General Zod is an enemy of Superman so this makes little sense.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

What Turns On the Ex-Amish

Or what turns on one ex-Amish mob boss in Banshee S01E01

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Siskel and Ebert Archive

Stumbled across the archive for Siskel & Ebert. The 20+ year archive of the show as it was under different names/production companies.

Below is the very first episode of Siskel & Ebert from way back in 1975.


Friday, March 01, 2013

Credentials for Sale

This is little strange ad is from We Take Your Class.

Fringe Pope

Found this in a link from AH discussion, Why Papal Conclave is an affront to Catholic theology and a pathetic electoral system, posted by Enigmajones. Pope Michael, who has about "30 "solid" followers" is one of two existing American anti-popes, there were 2 others but they resigned or died.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Humble Pride

What you have to understand about my people [Scotch Irish] is that they are a noble people. Humility is their form of pride, it is their strength, it is their weakness. And if you humble yourself before them they well do anything you ask. 

Frank Underwood, House of Cards (US) S01E03

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Modern Study

More electronics than paper...

From House of Cards (US) S01E01

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bond at a Backyard BBQ

..you probably wouldn't be able to find out about his politics. He'd want to look at the meat cooking.

James Bond at a BBQ as imagined by Izzie Susie
 on Charlie Brooker Weekly Wipe S01E04

Real Youtube Video From Fictional Character

Sheldon Cooper fictional character from the TV show The Big Bang has posted a video on Youtube as part of his "Fun with Flags" series. This was released in April 2012 and at this point, February 2012, has less then 3700 hits. 

Personally, I do like vexillogy and designed my own flag, tat is own this blog. There is nothing nerdish at all about any of that.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Head of Sludge

Under the latest Alex is ad for what is euphemistically term "Head of Sludge".  Is this a job title and a cool new insult term?
"Our client is a water utility business seeking to appoint a Head of Sludge to provide specialist direction to their sludge treatment and disposal operations."

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lucas Defends His Artistic "Vision"

The Difference Between Fantasy and Economics

There are two novels that can change a bookish 14-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

SergeantHeretic in the thread,
at AH.com

Monday, February 18, 2013

Minecraft Style First Person Shooter

Back in the in ancient days of computer games there was a continual desire for better and better graphics. That was then. Now one of the biggest games out there is Minecraft. A game that is has low res graphics and animation.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How to Protect the World from the Universe

Do you you ever worry that SETI is needlessly exposing ourselves to alien civilizations? From Kickstarter comes a project to spend £20 million to design, not build, a working Death Star, Kickstarter Open Source Death Star. It is unlikely to get funded however a quarter of million has already been raised.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ripkoff Stories

Here is the latest from Ripkoff Stories.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Obligatory Wild Thing Video

In the memory of Reg Presley please enjoy enjoy this original video for Wild Thing in all its glory.

It Isn't Easy Being a Cop

For me, the worse job in policing is looking through the possessions of a murder victum. A lot of the time when a murders an open-and-shut case, which mostly they are, it's not necessary to do it,  but sometimes there's no choice, and it's a painful process, the reason being that it puts flesh and bones on people, gives you insigts into what made them tick, this only serves to make them more human. When you've trying to rational and objective, this is something you really could do without.

Bent cop DS Dennis Milne
in Simon Kernick's
The Business of Dying

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Haroon Siddiqui Unwittingly Condemns Jihad and by Implication Mohammed

In a oped at the Toronto Star, Siddiqui: Old foreign policy problems haunt Obama’s new term, Haroon Siddiqui unwittingly condemns jihad. In a the middle of a long essays smearing any attempt to deal with muslim terrorism as colonism Siddiqui has this gem.
The jihadists invoke Islam but they are brigands and terrorists, living off smuggling and extracting ransom from hostages.
The problem is that jihad and jihadists, from from the day that Mohammed went out with his gang to loot and rape, has primarily been about brigands, the terror they engender and the crimes they commit.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Todd Bridges - Classy Guy

At the end of the NY Times obit for Conrad Bain, Conrad Bain, Father on ‘Diff’rent Strokes’, Dies at 89. Todd Bridges reveals himself as a classy guy. Really.

Mr. Bridges, who remained in contact with Mr. Bain, said in a statement that “in addition to being a positive and supportive father figure both on and off screen, Conrad was well loved and made going to work each day enjoyable for all of us.”