Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"The End" of Lost

So... what did lord Nodar think of the final episode?


I had originally believed, as I'm sure others did, that the season-6 off-island reality was a parallel universe which had forked off due to the H-bomb detonation. It's now clear that wasn't the case.

If the H-bomb detonation didn't create a parallel universe, did it do anything? It seems that the bomb was just a complete dud, otherwise it would have killed everyone near ground zero.

More Damage

Badmanting by cyrusfx

Hardhitter by cyrusfx

Monday, May 24, 2010

I eat skunk meat. So what?

Red Dead Redemption is a pretty solid game. I like skinning various animals. Once I shot my horse just to see what would happen and lost 50 Honor. Then I skinned him, and took his meat.

Then one time I was trying to help this mulatto feller who was running away from a pack of wild dogs, trying not to get eaten, and I shot him in the back of the head. It was an accident, but I still lost another 50 Honor. At least he had $4 on his carcass. 

Then one other time I got mauled by a mountain lion. That was sweet. Getting drunk in the bars serves no purpose but I do it anyways. The realism is striking.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Heavy Hitters

I dunno, just thought it was a good day to put up some pipe pictures.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In Memoriam: Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 - 18 May 1980)

We'll share a drink and step outside...

Local Financial Rap

Yo yo yo
So I put all da money in stock a month ago
It turn out da buggahs dependent on tha Euro
But what the fuck does Greece gotta do with Coke?
Column-building hippies think I'm jokin?
What piece of hashish y'all been smokin?

Friday, May 14, 2010

WoW Gold Futures & Commodities

Dude, we could totally do this.

1. Create our own WoW Commodity Exchange, starting with Gold for this example.
2. Stockpile a shitload of gold in the Bank of Warcraft or whatever its called, which we purchase at 2000 / $1 (or $0.0005 per gold) under the auspices that gold will increase in value upon the release of the Cataclysm WoW expansion pack in November.

Now, the actual value of gold will go down if more people start playing, as more money will be added to the overall liquidity of the realm, but my guess is that the demand for large quantities of gold will go up, due to all the people who want to do shit fast in the new realm.

3. So if you sold WoW Gold Futures contracts to people who were planning on the value of WoW Gold going up, and it indeed did go up, those contracts would be worth money, and they would sell gold to people in November for cheaper than they could otherwise buy it then.

The actual calculation of how much the contract is worth is the difference between the average price of gold in dollars now and in November, times the dollar amount that the contract represents. You would have to come up with some convincing statistical credentials to prove that your cost of the contract represents a "conservative" estimate of the likely rise in the value of WoW gold. Then you need to find investors willing to bet that the actual rise in gold worth will be greater than your "conservative" estimate. You would also have to assure people that you aren't just going to jack their gold and not make good on contract fulfillment obligations.

4. Profit!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


What did you think of the most recent episode of LOST?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Thom

I can't really understand the lyrics. Weird goo courtesy of Flying Lotus.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010

In the Pocket

Guru Drew and John Q. Tekno perform live, unplugged in Goleta, CA, hometown of the original Big Techno Fighter.