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Sunday, Apr 4, 2010
Arg! And here I was just sifting through the current news, looking for health care coverage, but got assaulted with this crap in the headlines.

Lt. Dan Choi in front of the WHite House,
handcuffed to the gate in his military fatigues,
discharged from being gay.


Wow, other people’s moral judgments just get sicker and sicker. Just goes to show that it never pays to ask a people to deny themselves.  Caution, when I watched this clip streaming on CNN.com, it was preceded by a candy bar commercial where a family father ogles over a trio of teen girls in front of his wife who stands next to him struggling with their infant. The sweet confection gave the man time enough to think of an amenable excuse for checking out the prepubertal set of scantily clad young maidens: “I’m looking at potential babysitters,” he finally blurts out after his candy-snack jack. He was gonna exploit them one way or another—or both! In the same warped universe around the same warped time, there was also story about an announcement made over the PA system in a retail shop in Jersey: “Attention Wal-Mart customers, all Black people leave the store now.” So, this should all situate the following clip about a military service woman being granted a marriage license by one state, outed to her government employer by the police, and dropped by the sidelines by our society in the same warped nation-state. Ask. Tell. And See this:


 


 


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Friday, Apr 2, 2010

Websites typically have a field day on April 1st, surprising unexpecting visitors with drastic revamps, sensational news stories, and fake company buy-outs.


Google, for instance, claimed they were changing their name to “Topeka” after the Kansas city decided to change their name to “Google.” ABC.com, on the other hand, unveiled a line of new shows like “Flasher Forward” and “Dancing With The Tsars.”


If you fell for any of these, you must be the office favorite this time of year.


The best of the bunch, however, had to be Funny Or Die, which appeared to be taken over by teen pop sensation Justin Bieber.


Visitors to the site were treated with a video greeting from everyone’s favorite moppet baby telling them he bought the site, now called “Bieber Or Die.”


The homepage was filled with Bieber-related videos, some of which were hybrids of familiar memes like Bieber After Dentist and OMG Bieber Vs. Chuck Norris Vs. Bear.


Say what you will about his musical style, but the titular tyke has a surprisingly knack for comic timing.


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Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010

The cult of Scarface has been known to permeate many corners of our society. Dorm rooms, Spencer’s Gifts, and Spike TV “best of” lists are usually places of worship when it comes to Brian De Palma’s 1983 drug epic, but it looks like elementary schools are also getting into the act. Check out some surprisingly talented child actors take on the story’s climax in this “fudging” awesome school play.


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Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010

Jetpack Jackass is a simple but addictive Flash game in the spirit of such mobile gaming favorites as Papi Jump and Doodle Jump. You play as Sam, the titular jackass, as you try to maneuver your way through the sky on using the awesome jetpack you invented to prove your girlfriend she was wrong.


The controls are basic and easy to use: guide Sam with the cursor, trying to get him to land and bounce off platforms and explosive items until you reach the top (or your new personal best). Just play it. It’s…. satisfying. The background music is “You’re the Best”, from The Karate Kid, just in case you needed one more reason to play.


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Monday, Mar 22, 2010

Ever since I was a wee child I’ve been a big fan of space combat games, all the way back to Wing Commander and Star Wars Tie Fighter. The virtual starfighter scene has been a little stale since Star Wars Galaxies added a space combat portion to the game. That is why I was excited to see that there is a new free to play Massively Multiplayer action/space combat game coming later this year. Black Prophecy is based in a universe crafted by sci-fi author Michael Marrack, and is being developed by Reakktor Media GmbH. The game sports some excellent visuals and what looks to be a robust upgrade system.



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