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For those about to vote

Posted by Selbonaut On 2011-04-28 3 comments

Hey everyone. I was listening to CBC news and they were talking about this website that they developed through the news section called "Vote Compass". The short of what it is is a quick questionnaire of your views on certain topics, then shows which party you are aligned too. By no means is it showing you how to vote, but if you are unsure on which way you are leaning, this might help. It only takes about 5 minutes.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, even if you don't do this, get out there and vote on Monday if you haven't already.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/votecompass/

Breast Friends

Posted by James Davie On 2011-04-26 0 comments

I counter your political post with BOOBIES!

Actually this is from a fun little article on Gizmodo counting down 14 Thingamabobs for Your Boobs. Worth a watch and chuckle. Then you can go back to the political boobs.

For an evil fucking bastard...

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-04-24 5 comments

.. he makes some really valid points.


When did Trump become such a fucking clown? I can't wait to see him get torn apart in the real political arena. 2012 is shaping up to be one fuckuva year, you can take that to the bank (assuming there ARE any banks by the end of 2012).

Interesting Un-Factoid: If you look up all the synonyms for "Obama Administration" you find:
disappointment, dissatisfaction, disaffected, failure, lost cause, hopeless, dismay, dismal

(did I miss any?)

OMFG!! Mini-Crossbow? Yes, please!!

Posted by James Davie On 2011-04-21 4 comments

This thing is completely nuts. And awesome. And would totally complement my ninja arsenal!

You can send FLAMING mini-bolts!!!!!

It's Freaky Friday 2

Posted by James Davie On 2 comments

Oh wait, no it's not. It's some show called The Change-Up. It stars Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds, and while I'm not sure if I'll ever actually watch the film, I sure am glad I watched the following red-band trailer, cuz there are some classic lines in there, including one about taint that I'm sure will live in infamy for quite some time.

As noted above, this is a Red-Band trailer so if you're watching at work, wear headphones.

Ponies Don't Like No Nazis!

Posted by James Davie On 2011-04-20 1 comments

Now this is how you do My Little Ponies!

Mortal Kombat is back

Posted by Selbonaut On 2011-04-19 6 comments

So for those of you are not aware of the pitch that was made to relaunch the Mortal Kombat series, a year ago someone made this short.




The result was the following web series. There have only been two episodes thus far, but they are pretty good. Here are the first two, and well worth the time to watch.

Episode 1


Episode 2

Here comes the Rail Gun!

Posted by James Davie On 2011-04-18 1 comments

"We were launching hypersonic bricks at Mach 5."
Time to meet the newest entry into the Rail Gun game, a hot topic among defense contractors the world over. This video features the testing of a new gun and dear god the power of the thing is utterly terrifying! You can shoot through an inch of steel AND THEN kill a target up to 7 miles away!!!
I want one...

Via Defense Tech

Talk about a.... wait for it.....

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 2011-04-15 1 comments

GUITAR SOLO!!!!
Puns are the lowest form of funny stuff.



It all makes sense

Posted by Selbonaut On 2011-04-13 5 comments

my Legacy will live on

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 5 comments

Just wanted to share in the celebration of the unveiling of the first public instance of the use of my term 100%ing. I'm a bit disappointed, obviously, with the fact that the subject matter of the article is Pokemon and people who play Pokemon being insane but.... On the plus side, it's in an article (the title no less) by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw so in my mind it's still a win.



Just 100%ed Starcraft, now on to Brood Wars, shortly followed by Wings of Liberty.

Geeky Pillow Talk

Posted by James Davie On 1 comments

Suddenly I feel slightly less geeky...

Mildly NSFW for some suggestive language. So, like, use headphones.

All star cameo

Posted by Selbonaut On 2011-04-07 3 comments

This should be great, assuming that you like the group...

The Answer....no matter the question

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 3 comments


Someone made these and stuck them up everywhere one day. Best conversation ender ever.



Chapter & Verse

Posted by James Davie On 3 comments

I love audiobooks. Thanks to audiobooks I still manage to get through an average of 4 - 6 books each month. Both me and the Mrs. fall asleep to audiobooks every night. They make a walk go by quicker and mindless work more enjoyable.
I know that there are a few Schitt-heds out there who also enjoy audiobooks on their iDevice which is why I thought I'd share this awesome piece of FREE software I recently discovered.
It's called Chapter and Verse and it's the audiobook software you've been looking for.

Using this great little program you can take a downloaded audiobook (usually in mp3), merge the files, convert them to m4b (for iDevices), add chapters, add all the metadata you could want, and merge it all into one nice file ready to be enjoyed.
As an alternate, you may also like the piece of software I used to use before discovering Chapter and Verse. It's called Mp3 to Ipod and while not as feature filled, it is an excellent tool for creating audiobooks.
More questions about audiobooks and related resources? Chuck em into the comments and I'll answer what I can for everybody.
Happy listening!

George Takei should be Spiderman!

Posted by James Davie On 2011-04-06 0 comments

Oh hell yes!
If you haven't heard yet there is a Spiderman Broadway musical, with music by Bono and the Edge, and apparently it sucks ass. What a shock...
The production has had numerous problems with injuries, the director being fired, the debut being continuously pushed back, and as previously mentioned, a high level of suckage.
How to solve the problem? That's easy, hire George Takei! Here's his audition tape.

He has great insurance!

If you're not already crazy...

Posted by James Davie On 6 comments

...You will be after taking the Pierley/Redford Dissociative Affect Diagnostic. It's an odd test with a bunch of glowy, throbbing shapes and seemingly random questions.

I'm not entirely sure that I haven't been reprogrammed into the perfect assassin, so if I off someone important you all now know that it wasn't me doing the killing. Unless it was one of my clients, then yeah, it was totally me.

DIY Tilt-Shift - CRAZY

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-04-05 3 comments

SNAP!

Posted by James Davie On 2011-04-04 0 comments

I love that Bill gets the last word...

Too bad they aren't real ads.

Posted by Selbonaut On 2011-04-03 2 comments

I came across these in my internet journeys, they are from a graphic artist that was just playing around with a friend. Originally they had the logo and name of the Smithsonian Museum on them, but then the Smithsonian asked her to remove their name. Too bad real institutes don't have the balls to do ads like these.





Canadian Idiot

Posted by James Davie On 2011-04-01 2 comments

I didn't know Weird Al did a parody of American Idiot until today (the day I scared the new Scottish guy by playing Dare To Be Stupid at him Ninja Style from 3 inches away).
But Al did indeed parody the Green Day song, and it's probably one of the better pokin-fun-at-the-canucks songs I've ever heard.