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The Top Ten Albums of the Last Decade - #1

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Arcade Fire - Funeral

They might not have changed music forever with this album or pioneer their own genre or won the Nobel peace prize, but Funeral was the best album for its unique ability to rock out when talking about death, for it's accessibility combined with its indie cred, for the fact that it never gets old despite revealing new wrinkles with every listen, and for the fact that no other band came out with rocking music with so much raw emotion combined so many interesting images that create a sort of post-apocalyptic childrens' book world. What other album can you find some much zaniness combine with so much authentic emotion, so much rocking, complex tunes about death? The bottom line is that if this record is not on your best of the decade list, you probably have bad taste in music.

Honorable Mentions
Appleseed Cast - Mar Vitalis - The Bear in park by the sea in my heart will never die Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust - Sigur Ros is always good, but it …

A Christmas Song Just For You

I noticed that you guys weren't really in this Christmas spirit yet this year (it's just around the corner like a crazed psycho killer, after all), I decided to make this special Christmas song just for you. May it make your heart pound in a way that does not induce vomiting.

Christ Kitty Web Comic Pt 5

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Christ Kitty does acid. AKA: Joey experiments with MS Paint.

Christ Kitty Web Comic Pts 1 - 4

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God lets loose Christ Kitty and his brother Bruce Springsteen upon the world.
Christ Kitty does some one's taxes for a nominal fee.

Christ Kitty works on getting his Pilot's License .

Christ Kitty returns the favor he owes Barack Obama.

The Top Ten Albums of the Last Decade - #2

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Outkast - Stankonia

In these days, the word masterpiece is throw around all the time (mostly by talking heads in the media who use it to refer to anything popular that happened more then 5 years ago--popular things less than five years old are called instant classics). Of all the great albums of this decade and on this list, I would say the top three on my list are the only ones that can be considered masterpieces (although Tryanny of Distance is close). However, few albums encompass the idea of a masterpiece better than Stankonia. This album is from a once in a generation artist creating their magnum opus. This album twists and bends so many other genres of music like mixing different colors of playdough together, except instead the ugly grey lump that was the outcome when I was a kid, Outkast created a playdough sunset of layered colors. This album is so many things at once: fun, thought-provoking, slick, sexy, innovative, accessible, danceable, intelligent, and socially aware. Many …

The Top Ten Albums of the Last Decade - #3

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Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway

I'm sure some critics would disagree with this album being on the list. In fact, of all the best of the decade lists I have read, none of them included this album on their list. This is downright criminal. It seems like a curse cast across Sun Kil Moon by an evil sorcerer that they are as unappreciated as their as music is breathtaking. Just like my father, I like to listen to music that I like over and over again often for years. But I make no apologies for this albums high placement on the list. If anything it is listed too low. Of all the many bands I've listened to repeatedly in this fashion, the album by Sun Kil Moon is the only one that can still give me chills at every listen. The songs, and especially "Glen Tipton," evoke a quiet, but beautiful nostalgia, the realization that time passes and life changes and learning to find comfort in this fact rather than sorrow. "Glen Tipton" should be considered one of …

The Top Ten Albums of the Last Decade - #4

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The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

It was a difficult choice between this record and Mass Romantic to represent the pornographers, but I've thought this album a bit more consistent and packing more of my favorite tunes. I really couldn't fault someone for preferring any of the other New Pornographers albums to this one; they have been one of the most consistently amazing bands of this decade. Here are the facts:

1. Aliens listen to The New Pornographers.
2. No one would give a shit about online colleges if it wasn't for The Bleeding Heart Show.
3. This album has a cool sort of post-modern story telling quality to it. These songs seem like stories and even if they don't make logical sense, you feel like you are leaving something behind at the end of the song just like at the end of an excellent novel.
4. When Justin first looked up this band he almost got kicked out of college for searching for them.
5. This album has a certain sweetness. Not like sweetness from eating too m…

The Top Ten Albums of the Last Decade - #5

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Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - The Tyranny of Distance

Throughout the decade, Ted Leo has stayed true to his sound and his vision to the point that some critics fault him for a last of originality and musical evolution. I don't understand this criticism of Mr. Leo considering the convicition and passion of his musical vision and the fact that his albums have been consistently amazing throughout the decade.However, no album was better than Tyranny of Distance, Leo's breakout album from 2001 which declared his purpose with the fervor of two hundred pygmy hippos. This album approaches music as if it is a life-sustaining force, like water or bacon, as if Leo and the Pharmacists would all shrivel up and die if music disappeared from the world. Aside from making modern pop punk bands look foolish, the urgency is this record combined with prophetic and poetic lyrics makes this album more like a declaration of existential purpose than mere entertainment. How many bands can you say tha…

The Top Ten Albums of the Last Decade - #6

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Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica

This album is an epic subconscious journey through the unconscious redneck-pop culture of today's average American. I've listened to these songs over and over since early this decade and they never get old, they never lose their freshness (damn that cottage cheese in the fridge). Just listening to 3rd planet makes me feel like I am flying through the sky observing people walking into and out of a shopping mall like it is all of hazy dream. How many other songs could you say this about? There are so many amazing songs on this album, it may just be that the 8th best song on this album is probably better than the 8th best song on an album in the last 20 years. Even as Modest Mouse slowly turns more and more into the Bare Naked Ladies with their more recent albums, it's hard to ever be mad at a band that made an album this good.

The Top Ten Albums of the Last Decade - #7

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TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

TV on the Radio is a rare example of a band in this modern indie age that sounds totally original, like their music is carving out beautiful new cross-genre, but still unique territory. Every song on this record is full interesting twists and turns that surprise and delight around every corner. From the post-apocalyptic hand-clapping doo woop lyrics to to the awesome howling guitars and enchanting piano to the hair styles of the band, everything about Return to Cookie Mountain sounds fresh and unchained. The creativity, craft and ambition drips from every pore of this record which makes me ache along with the songs and then ache to hear them again once they are over.

SAT Pratice Question Time

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According to the diagram above, which of the following statements is safe to assume?

A.  Fish sticks are only delicious on Thursdays.
B. Your mother doesn't love you anymore.
C. Only those who are resurrected from the dead can serve in the U.S. house of representatives.
D. Local Townspeople can be identified by their flaming hats.

The Top Ten Albums of the Last Decade - #8

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The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America

When I first heard the Hold Steady, I thought they were kind of hokey. And they were, but the more I listened to them, the more I couldn't stop listening to them. Once I got passed the initial impression of the lead signer with the prominent voice signing about sometimes goofy topics like your little hoodrat friend, I saw the kickass musical prowess and the epic Springsteen-like communities behind their songs. Then, a few years later, I heard this record and it blew me away at first listen. There were fewer throwaway songs and the lead signer's voice had been toned down so that the instruments could shine through. Every song rocked out, every lyric sounded inspired by a lifetime on the scene and "Stuck Between Stations" brought it all together like only great rock songs can. The best compliment I can give this record is that it makes my heart beat, that it makes me want to be part of the scene under the railroad bridge danc…

Meet My New Friend

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Today at work a coworker gifted me with the lovely face you see below.



His Uncle made this a long time ago, although he does not remember making it. Additionally, it is not his Uncle's normal artistic medium. He normally does 50s inspired paintings. There is one problem however, it does not have a name. So I'm holding a naming contest. If I select the name you have chosen, then you'll get a prize (I haven't decided yet what it is, although I suppose it will depend on the winner). Bonus points for historical names, i.e. names of real demons or monsters from history, especially if they come from the Ancient Near East. Also, if you can work in some association with goats and/or pigs (since it looks a little like both) that's bonus too. Each contestant can submit up to two names. All entries must be submitted by December 17th. Happy hunting!

An Online Petition

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Well, my online petition to get Hangin' With Mr. Cooper back on the air failed to get Hangin' With Mr. Cooper back on the air. I think it's time to wade into more important political territory. This is the online petition to change Lulu's name to Louis Louis. This is most definitely history in the making.

As many of you may already know, Louis Louis is a dog. I've always had trouble taking Louis Louis seriously. What with all the barking and lollygagging. I mean c'mon. Shut the fuck up! I'm trying to sleep here! But just recently it occurred to me that Louis Louis is hard to take seriously with a name like Lulu. If Louis Louis is ever going to make it in the world of Politics/Jazzercise, she needs a new alias: Louis Louis.

The name Louis Louis encompasses all notable Louis' from any time or place in the Universe. There were 20 or so French kings named Louis many of which were disliked but that's fine because they had power and they changed the World…

The Top Ten Albums of the Last Decade - #9

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9. Spoon - Girls Can Tell
How can you beat memories of listening to this cd on the way to GPF shows with a carfull of musicians and a trunk full of instruments? Running through fields of flowers while listening to walking on sunshine? No. Ice skating to Ice Ice, Baby? Absolutely not. The truth is GPF would probably have been arguing about setlists the whole way to their shows if it wasn't for this cd. They probably would have broken up after only a few shows, so Kyle could join The Broken Toys or something, and the world would be a darker place without hits like Young Grasshopper. The truth is spoon has more consistent and rocking pop songs than almost any band this decade and this record showcases them at their finest. It is pretty impossible to still be in a bad mood after listening to this record in its entirety.

The Sounds Set List: Seattle 2009

I saw The Sounds live here in Seattle on October 27th. Here's their set list for anyone interested:

1. Queen of Apology (Dying to Say this to You)
2. No One Sleeps While I'm Awake (Living in America)
3. Hurt You (Dying to Say this to You)
4. Midnight Sun (Crossing the Rubicon)
5. Rock 'n Roll (Living in America)
6. Night After Night (Dying to Say this to You)
7. 4 Songs and a Fight (Crossing the Rubicon)
8. My Lover (Crossing the Rubicon)
9. Beatbox (Crossing the Rubicon)
10. Dorchester Hotel (Crossing the Rubicon)
11. Painted by Numbers (Dying to Say this to You)
12. Ego (Dying to Say this to You)

Encore:
Tony the Beat (Dying to Say this to You)

The Top Ten Albums of the Last Decade - #10

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10. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
The album is epic in its longing, kickass in its intricate and smart lyrics and multicultural in its focus on world travel. This is one of those albums you can listen to again and again and appreciate something new in the feeling that you are being transported to another country full of new people and fascinating culture. So, rev up your motor scooters it's time for a new beginning. The only bad part is I really want to help that bird out and get him untangled from that string.

Tommy and Friends Episode IV Ideas

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So here is my rough idea for Tommy and Friends Episode IV: Ceaser Crosses the Rubicon



Tommy is busy playing mario party when Pa walks upstairs and demands that Tommy needs to stop playing and go feed his sea turtle. "How is Tiger supposed to reproduce and help me start my sea turtle farming business without it's alfalfa sprouts?" Pa asks. Tommy is about to get into the hot tub on the cruise ship with peach and toad and says he doesn't even like the stupid sea turtle anyway. Pa gets angry and takes away Tommy's Atari Jaguar for a week.

The next day at school, Tommy is still mad at Ma and Pa for taking away his video game system. So, he talks to the sea lion stuffed animal in his backpack and comes up with a plan to get even with Ma and Pa.During a spelling test in Ms. Trollbottom's class, Tommy gets up and says he has to go to the bathroom. His teacher says he has to hold it until the spelling test is over. Tommy walks over to another student's backpack an…

I shall call you...the Baconator

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Greetings friends and enemy (glare)! I've been lamenting the loss of my car since moving to Seattle. I need a mode of transportation that is both portable (i.e. I don't need to rent garage/parking spaces for it) and cheap (no gas hogs [pun intended]). I looked at mopeds, bikes, tricycles, segways, and piggy-back rides from strangers [more intentional puns]. But nothing fit my needs, that is, until I discovered the Baconator out back behind an Asian bistro.

It was love at first sight. It runs on 14 delicious pigs. They both power the car and provide delightful entertainment. Captain Piggles is especially eloquent and well informed on current events. We have had many enlightening discussions on philosophy, religion, politics, and whether Jesus rode dinosaurs (see answer below). Who needs satellite radio when you have intellect of Captain Piggles and the beautiful voices of MC Hammore and Pjork to tickle your ears. I picked up this beauty for the low cost of 15 cats, whi…

The Leftovers

So this has been a music extravaganza. In composing my Electroween mix there were a lot of cool (in my opinion) electro songs that couldn't make it. Here's a mix with some of the neat songs I discovered. It's not Halloween related although there are some songs that are remixes of songs on my Halloweeen 2 mix. I have a two recommendations for anyone listening to this mix. One, when listening to "Confused Phantom" it's best to shout "Confusion!" really loudly (because you're wearing headphones and don't have proper volume control over your voice) at work and have all your co-workers stare at you. Also, use this as a facebook status or tweet and no one will know what you're talking about and send you concerned emails asking if you are okay. Two, I don't know why but about 2:50 minutes into "DVNO" it all sounds like meowing to me. I know it's probably not, but I like to pretend some hard core kitties got into the m…

Halloween Part 3

Merry fucking Christmas you filthy animals! Or whatever. Anywho, here's my Halloween-esque mix for your enjoyment. It is composed of songs that I considered, but rejected for a variety of reasons. Usually because the tone wasn't quite right or the lyrics didn't match the mood.

Halloween-esque 2009:
1. The Ghost by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
2. Heads Will Roll by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3. Magic by Ladyhawke
4. Suicide by Raveonettes
5. I'm a Ghost by Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
6. White Shade by Lukestar
7. Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts by Wolf Parade
8. Ghost Mouth by Girls
9. Of Moons, Birds & Monsters by MGMT
10. So Haunted by Cut Copy
11. Skeleton Key by Margot & The Nuclear So and So's
12. Scarecrow by +/-
13. Cities beneath the Sea by Gravenhurst
14. Ghosts by Lightning Seeds
15. Padding Ghost by Dan Deacon
16. Skeletons by Locust Avenue
17. Fax of Death by The Laurel Collective
18. Bloodsport (109 Mix) by Official Secrets Act
19. Death by Everybody…

Halloween Part 2

Here's the sequel to last year's Halloween mix. Enjoy it, if you can! Muhahaha....oh wait, there wasn't really anything scary or funny about that. Never mind.

Halloween II: 2009

1. Haunted Disco by Chromium
2. Monster Hospital by Metric
3. One Eye Open by Baddies
4. Dead Cruiser by Kavinsky
5. Tree Full of Ghosts by Hungry Villagers
6. Bela Lugosis Dead by Nouvelle Vague
7. In the Room Where You Sleep by Dead Man's Bones
8. Ghosts by Ladytron
9. You're Out by Dead Disco
10. Closet Freak by Videeo
11. PARANOIA by Video Villain
12. Pick the Ghost... by Underground Railroad
13. Wish You Dead by Love Like Fire
14. Baulderdash by Ipso Facto
15. Tigerlily by La Roux
16. Black Magic by Magic Wands
17. Howl by Florence and the Machine
18. Thrill Kill by The Damned
19. Graveyard Queen by Zombie Ghost Train

Happy Halloween Charlie Brown.

Happy Electroween!

Trying to put together an all electro Halloween album with little previous experience with the genre turned out to be more difficult than I imagined it would be. However, it was fun, I learned a lot, and I came up with a list I enjoy. I tried, when possible, to include tracks from pioneers of the genre. Of course, any Halloween list is an exercise in subjectivity. There is kind of a bipolar tone/vibe when it comes to the holiday. It can be both chilling and truly horrifying and completely silly and over the top. Complicating this is the fact that everyone has different memories/experiences with the holiday so different sounds/tones will evoke the holiday for some and not others. Additionally, musical tastes can vary dramatically from person to person. All this to say, your "mileage" may vary, however, I hope you can find a few things to enjoy. Anyway, here it is:

Electroween Mix 2009:
1. Scary Tricycle by Silent Fish Heads
2. The Haunted House of Rock (Remix) by Whodin…

How To Make An Efficeftive PowerPoint Presentation

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Modern technology is so wonderful that now we are able to do amazing presentations with our computers. In the past are the days where we had to hold up a series of poster boards to help us with our presentations.Here are a few awesome tips for making your PowerPoint Presentations out of this world.

Part 1: The Setup
1. Make sure to use a lot of clip art in your presentation. Real photos are off limits because they Google images is too difficult to figure out and real pictures might scare your audience because they live in a fantasy world where all people have light bulbs or exclamation points above their heads.
2. Do not add any information to your presentation that is not clearly written in complete sentences. Nobody likes phrases and people watching you love to read long passages so that they can learn even more.



Part 2: The Presentation

1. Near the beginning of your presentation say something like, "I know you all can read, so I won't bother reading all of these slides to y…

For Your Edification

I submit the following for your edification:

"The Gideon's International is an Association of Christian business and professional men, banded together in more than 170 countries for fellowship and service. The purpose of the Association is the promotion of the Gospel of Christ to all people, to the end that they might come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

...The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.

It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter. Here Paradise is restored, Heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed.

CHRIS…

William's Bold and Unfounded Claims: Part 5

Lars Ulrich was born half boy, half grasshopper. He never stood a chance.

William's Bold and Unfounded Claims: Part 4

The French are really robots from the moon made entirely of cheese.

The Most Frightening thing at the Law School is...

Grover, from Sesame Street. Way scarier than any ghost. Or maybe it was this:

I'm working on my Greek homework when I realize the Law School is about to close down. I've been trying to lock up classroom 127 for the past two hours but some douche-bag student is in there using his laptop. I know I could go in there and kick him out and watch him pull an indignant face on me. Or I could just try to wait him out. I leave the back room to make my way to 127, when this woman begins to talk to me about the fact that the front doors won't close all the way. The air pressure in the Law School is too great and it keeps the doors open, floating on a cushion of air. I'd make a joke about all the hot air coming from the law students, but you would have seen it a mile away. Anyway, the "solution" to this problem is a paper sign on the door saying, "Please close the door behind you."

The woman moves from talking about the door to every bad thing that ever h…

Incoming: Smork

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Point - Counterpoint (Back to School Edition)

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Point: I wonder what those high school boys are doing on the back of the bus.
Those boys at the back of the bus sure are laughing hard and making a lot of noise. I wonder if they have the new Pokémon game or maybe one of them has cute puppy pictures on their cell phone. Oh well, I should just go back to thinking about daffodils and sunny days. La la la.
Oh my! What was that words one of those high school boys just said? I have never heard such a word before, but coming from his moth at such a loud volume, it must be something really special. Maybe he is declaring his love for his girlfriend. I have seen him and a high school girl kissing under the bleachers at a football game. It was only on the lips though and then he poked her in the stomach and she squealed before my mom told me not to stare. If I had a boyfriend, I wouldn’t kiss him--that’s gross. I would play my little ponies with him and then bake butter cookies in my easy bake oven.
Being a whole 6 years older than me, those boys…

Whoopsies!

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Public Service Announcement

After over 3 years, there are two new Friendbear comics. Go to http://www.friendbear.com/ and check them out. If you've already discovered this, then why the hell didn't you tell anyone else??? Selfish assholes!

Cacti From Around the World: Part 2

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Saw this while walking around Mt. Zion. It's a gnarly, phallus shaped cactus. Enjoy!

William's Bold and Unfounded Claims: Part 3

The president of Delta Airlines sucks the Devil's dick in hell, i.e. New Jersey, i.e. where GAC is from.

New Blog

New blog good? New blog bad?
I've got kind of a lemon lime thing going here. Is the title card too photo shopped? I was thinking posting a quote or something on it ("State Bird, The Mosquito"). Quote suggestions? Keep the color as is or change it all the time? Old title card? New title card? Title card with quote? If I add a quote it will take "X" work hours and I expect to be fully compensated in clam shells/beer. And finally, Should I cut my hair or grow it out? (Seriously, I need a comment from all 3 of you before I make my final decision.)

Keep Fucking That Chicken.

Wow, Guys: Sierra Mist

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Wow the world of religion really is crazy. It's great that we have this awesome blog to make light of it! You know, when I'm writing fictional letters to Jesus from little boys I always enjoy a delicious Sierra Mist. You know, Sierra Mist really gets my creative juices flowing! MMMMMmM!

I know all of us at this blog all love to see Shaq, the NBA's most underrated and hillarious player, in interesting photos. Well, sometimes when I get thirsty when I am composing a beautiful picture of Shaq endorsing something for the sake of a good chuckle, I reach for a refreshing Sierra Mist to help curb my Shaq obsessed thoughts. YeaY!

And finally, aren't lolz humanz great? They really do bring out the lighthearted nature of this crazy species we belong to. So, look guys, here's a new one:

So, wow guys, we've had some great times with these blog. Thanks Sierra Mist!

Introducing Lol Humanz: The Children's Book!!

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You will be happy to hear that my series of lolz humans has been so popular that a children's book publisher has asked me to create a lolz humans book for kids about tolerance and diversity. Here is the first page, which will help children understand older people.


William's Bold and Unfounded Claims: Part 2

On the ship of life, I am the boatswain.

Where's Waldo?

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Lol Humanz 4

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Cacti From Around the World: Part 1

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I saw this on Mt. Carmel in Haifa today. Possibly the King of Cacti. All hail your majesty! This one goes out to the infinitely irrefutable irrepressible, Joey.

William's Bold and Unfounded Claims: Part 1

Wet Hot American Summer is the Casablanca of our generation.

CELEBRITIES FLYING THROUGH SPACE V

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Celebrities Flying Through Space IV

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Lol Humanz 3

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Lol Humanz 2

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Edit: Oops, I made a mistake on that last lol humanz. Here is the correct image:

Lol Humanz

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Introducing the first in what hopes to be a glorious serious of internet memes: LOL HUMANZ!!!2!!3!!!


A Letter To Jesus

Dear Jesus,

I have recently read your bestselling book titled "The Bible." I have to say, I'm quite impressed with the character development of the fellow you have named after yourself in the new testament. I was a little bored with the old testament since it told me not to eat pork and well, I love bacon and you cannot take that away from me. Anyway, although overall your book was an immersible and thoughtful read, I'm writing to express my anger with your views on Spiderman II.

Jesus, how dare you compare yourself to Spiderman!! Spiderman is a superhero after all, you of all people should know this or are you illiterate and unable to read comic books? You might think that Spiderman II was just a movie comparable to your mundane life, but you're wrong. I masturbate to Spiderman every night. It made more money that you will ever have in 20 lifetimes as a carpenter. Just because you saved humanity from sin doesn't mean shit without money. In summary, Spiderman c…

Away Messages Pt 1

On this, the last day of August, I give to you some away messages I have compiled from my esteemed colleague who will remain nameless in the off chance that he may read this. The punctuation has remained the same as it was when I first recorded these wisdom nuggets. If you don't know who these nuggets (turds) belong to, then I will give you a clue: At parties, he likes to eat mashed potatoes. Alone. In a darkened room.

I was squeezed my anus gland!

Mmm, but it seems to be hard. And, your big head protrudes.

Your buttocks are denfenseless.

I bet you didn't know potatoes were so juicy"

Ghost Story from Afghanistan: The Phantom Flush

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After we arrived in Egypt, we were driven to our Hotel in Giza, the Mena House Oberoi Hotel. The history of the hotel dates back to the 1800's when it was built as a hunting lodge for the ruler of Egypt, Khedive Ismail. In 1869 Princess Eugenie of France stayed there for the opening of the Suez Canal. In the 1880's it was bought by two Englishmen and then turned into a hotel in the 1890's. During WWI the hotel was used as a military hospital. The hotel is located at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Cheops and to say that the view was astounding, would not do it justice.

The hotel is rich with history and places with this much history are known to pick up a quirk or two. After getting settled in, we heard a flush come from our bathroom. We went in to check and saw a little water swirling at the bottom of the toilet. We thought this was odd, but did not think much on it. A little later, the same thing happened again only this time the shower was dribb…

Syberia: Incomplete/Ambigious Game Endings

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So, I recently finished playing the adventure game Syberia, which in general is a beautiful and moving game with strong characters, decent puzzles and a great sense of intrigue and wonder. However, the ending of the game really bothered me. I don't want to give away the ending, so I will leave out the details, but essential the games ends without completing the arch of the story.

In the end, the main character, Kate Walker, comes to a realization and decides to follow the path the game has been leading her down as opposed to deciding to return back to her old life in New York City. None of the mysteries of the game are revealed, the train continues on it's journey and the player is still wondering where the hell do mammoths and Syberia fit in. How is it that movies and computer games are allowed to be considered complete without good endings?

Even if a game is planning to come out with a sequel, I prefer it to tie up the main arch of the story in the first installment. From the…

Game #19 . . .

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Moo Moo Randy Buehler

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