Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

National Mammal

Official pick:

Some other alternatives for the coveted 'National Mammal' spot:


I need to heat up some hobbies, because video games, movies, and TV--even quality ones--become boring at some point. The problem is that I'm just so damn lazy after work. I can barely summon the will power to make a sandwich, let alone use my brain in any creative or challenging way. I need a large-armed enforcer man to come along and scare me into doing things which are enriching and constructive. Without him I will always surrender to sloth. I was thinking that having children would probably make my life more meaningful and interesting, but it would also substantially cut into my slor time, and I'm not sure if I'm ready to give that up.

Friday, May 18, 2012

A ee a a a a a a ee, a uh uh uh uh uh, a uh uh uh uh uh

I remember playing this for my girlfriend back in Iowa circa 2004, nearly peeing my pants as I cried in a laughing fit, and she just kinda looked at me like I was crazy. But its perfect for youtube. It seems to be not as smooth as it once was, maybe I need a cleaner sourcefile. I accredit editing and concept to cherizo g. that can be a new pseudonym.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Speaker & Power Requirement Nerdery

 "Sound covers a range of ten octaves, and we've only got one with light which is the rainbow. So it's quite easy to get a full range of frequencies of light out of one light bulb because you've only got one octave, but in sound you have ten. So the differences between the top octave and the bottom octave in terms of wavelength and the amount of energy you need to make them is huge. The engineering requirements are almost contradictory between the top octave and the bottom octave, and that's why it gets divided between woofers, mids and tweeters—or even four or five ways. It's very hard to get all the frequencies out of one speaker because it's so broad." - Tony Andrews, excerpt from The esoteric art of great sound. 

I also liked this end paragraph:

"A human being's hearing is capable of more than we could possibly measure and understand. We need to treat audio and human hearing with the respect that it deserves, and we need to push it forward. All we can do is get the technological sound of it as perfect as possible, but there are still things we don't understand about how humans react to sound. The only thing we all agree on is that when's it's right, it feels amazing."
- Rich Cufley

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Monday, May 07, 2012

George Wallace has some amazing Tweets

He's this comedian from the south I've never actually heard, and I don't even have a Twitter account, but these are amazing.

Shout out to sepia tone. Makin' things brown since 1957.
Shout out to dungeons, but dragons need to get outta my face.
Shout out to hyphens, suddenly makin' any two words a word.
Shout out to the Cobra Kai.
Shout out to Tubbs. Crockett can take his little pet alligator and get the hell on.
Shout out to a tisket. But if I ever see a tasket I will punch it right in the facebone.
Shout out to ceasing. Desisting can go straight to hell.
Shout out to pencil fights.
Shout out to softened criminals.
Shout out to that movie with all those gremlins.
Shout out to that sitcom with all the hilarious miscommunications.
How come folks only wear catheters when they're hurt? I wear mine 24/7. At meetings. The movies. You see George Wallace,he's peein'.

And my personal favorite:

Shout out to hands, picking things up and pointing and whatnot.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Don't hork my Lindberger...

"Cheese carries a lot of value in a compact package. It's small, easy to slip into a pocket, and it's not traceable."

Important info for cheese enthusiasts.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Outstanding article about the political news culture...

"There's a petty, tribal satisfaction in seeing a member of our team really put the other team in their place. And there's a rush of outrage adrenaline when the other team says something mean about us. So, instead of covering pending legislation or the impact it could have on your life, the news media covers the dick-measuring contest."

Good points, good humour. (Beware the alien.)

In short, here are the 5 ways popular news headlines turn significant shit into the aforementioned 'dick measuring contest.'

5. The Headline Contains the Word "Gaffe."

4. The Headline Ends in a Question Mark.

3. The Headline Contains the Word "Blasts."

2. The Headline Is About a "Lawmaker" Saying Something Stupid.

1. The Headline Includes the Phrase "Blow To."

There's a rebuttal to be made against this article that pertains to the reality of politics, but I'll chill on that for now.