Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Brilliant Sign Of The Day: Not In Use

Your tax dollars hard at work.

Could be Photoshopped but I give a shit.

News Story Involving Nudity Of The Day, Vol. 2

Another good one, this time from Kate.


PORTLAND (AP) — The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says an 88-year-old woman fended off a naked intruder by grabbing the man’s crotch and squeezing.

Deputy Paul McRedmond says the man got into the house Tuesday through a sliding door. He backed the woman into her living room and pushed her face down onto a chair.

That’s when the woman reached behind and squeezed. The man tore free and fled.

McRedmond says a county code enforcement officer who heard the police call on his radio spotted a car near the woman’s house and passed on the license information to authorities.

Troutdale, Ore., police arrested 46-year-old Michael G. Dick of Gresham, Ore. He has been jailed on accusations of burglary, harassment and private indecency. Bail is set at $110,000.

Source: (Tacoma, WA)

Classic Commercial Of The Day (video)

One I never saw. I would've remembered. "My wife would like that."

From my buddy, BLong.


Never mind the name. This thing is just all kinds of wrong. Slide the fish down the boner and it leaves only his smelly, denuded endoskeleton? No thanks. This thing does seem pretty efficient and quick, though. I wonder if the poor fish is still alive for a minute afterward, and feeling light and refreshed, like he just had a colonic. Oh, wait. You gotta remove the head first. In that case, I doubt the fish is still alive afterward.

2008 Movie Lists Of The Day

From, which calls this "The Best, Worst and Everything In-Between Movies of 2008"

I saw a grand total of two movies that appear on any of these lists: Kung Fu Panda and Quantum Of Solace, and I liked the panda better than Bond.


by Staff

Anyone Who Doesn't Choose This As The Best Movie of the Year is Just Being a Jerk
The Dark Knight

Best "Non-Dark Knight" Movies of the Year
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Gran Torino
Taxi to the Darkside
Role Models
Tropic Thunder
The Wrestler
Iron Man
Eagle Eye

Good Movies That Won't Make Any Best Lists*
The Incredible Hulk
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
The Wackness
Kung Fu Panda
Pineapple Express
Sex and the City
The Bank Job
Death Race
The Ruins

Movie That Should Have Made More Best Lists...Including Ours
Quantum of Solace

Best Movie For a Bad Mood

Best Movie Your Mom Drove You To

Best Chick Flick
Mamma Mia!

Good Movies We Forgot Came Out in 2008

Best Last Half Hour Of A Movie in 2008

Best Foreign Film
Rambo (It took place in Myanmar. Count it!)

Biggest Disappointment
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Franchise Killers
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Best Worst Movie Of The Year
The Happening

Movie That Officially Made Us Hate Star Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Movies We Wish We Could Unsee
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
10,000 BC
You Don't Mess With The Zohan
College Road Trip
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Bangkok Dangerous
Strange Wilderness
Speed Racer
The Love Guru

Absolute Worst F#@!ing Movie Of 2008
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Movies That Should Have Been A Big Deal, But Weren't
Righteous Kill

Movie That Made Almost Every Best-Of List That You Actually Saw

Movies That Made Every Best Of List That You Won't See In The Theater But Might Catch on DVD Or Cable One Day
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Meet The Spartans (just checking to see if you're still paying attention.)


Poor Bastard Of The Day

Damn. Wanna get away? You hate to laugh at this poor schmo, but then, you have to, because this is effin' funny. That's guy's nuts! He sure made an ass of himself. Ok, ok, no more cracks. Except his.

From The Courteous Chihuahua, Wendy in RI and The Smoking Gun.

Skier Suffers Exposure

Man left dangling upside down, pantsless after Vail lift mishap

JANUARY 6 -- In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Thursday morning.

The January 1 mishap apparently occurred after the male skier, 48, and a child boarded a high-speed lift in Vail's Blue Sky Basin. It appears that the chairlift's fold-down seat was somehow not in the lowered position, which caused the man to partially fall through the resulting gap. His right ski got jammed in the ascending chairlift, and that kept him upended since his boot never dislodged from its binding.

As seen in the photos (which were snapped by fellow skiers), the Skyline Express lift was stopped shortly after the pair's botched boarding resulted in the man dangling from the lift. The exposed skier was stuck for about 15 minutes before Vail personnel backed the lift up and successfully dislodged the unidentified man from the four-seat chair.

More photos and information at The Smoking Gun.


Cover Song Of The Day (video)

This is way cool: An a cappella version -- sort of -- of Michael Jackson's "Thriller," courtesy of a Frenchie named François Macré. I say "sort of" because there is musical accompaniment, but it's all done by voice. Don't miss his rendition of the Vincent Price dialogue at 4:20.


Notes from creator Macré on the vid's YouTube page, copied as is:
Here is a remake of the "Thriller" song that I've entirely recorded with my own voice, using 64 A'cappella tracks. There is therefore no instrument, synthetizer, beatbox, or even to sampler, but only the sound of my voice livened up with Reverb and slight Chorus on certain tracks.

Regarding looping parts, I've simply used the "looping" technique. Moreover, in the whole piece (which contains several thousand notes), I transposed 8 notes, which were impossible for me to sing in high-pitched. Because of my tessiture, I also must have resigned myself to sing certain parts in head voice, more particularly on the track corresponding to Michael Jackson's solo vocal.

I've accomplished this non-commercial project at home, only with a mobile PC, microphone, headphones and webcam - in nearly 350 hours. It's just an artistic challenge, accomplished during my hours of free time, whose purpose is to make smile my close circle and net surfers.

Nonetheless, I'll be happy to record in professional studio, original songs with this technique, if a label was interested to work with me on a SP or LP entirely based on this innovative concept of "Massively Multitracks A'cappella".

I hope you'll have as much pleasure to hear and watch it as I had to accomplish. Don't hesitate to leave me your comments or, for labels and composers, to contact me through my MySpace profile :

«THRILLER» original song :
Lyrics and Music by Rod TEMPERTON

350 hours? Damn. That's like a few days, right?


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