Monthly Archives: January 2011

Weekly Update.

– Boxing: On Saturday, Timothy Bradley (26-0, KO 11, WBO Champion) takes on Devon Alexander (21-0, KO 13, WBC Champion) to unify the WBO and the WBC junior welterweight belts (140lbs).  This match is a lot bigger than you think it is.  Here are some of the previous ten boxers to hold the WBC title: Roger Mayweather, Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya, Kostya Tzyu, Arturo Gatti, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Timothy Bradley.  Bradley was stripped of the WBC belt “less than a month after unfying” the WBO and the WBC in 2009, for failure to agree to fight the number one contender at the time, Devon Alexander (bwaaaaa!).  If this shit was going on in the heavyweight division, two American boxers fighting for the crown, e’ruhbuddy would know about it.  Alas, it’s two “boxers” (not fighters) fighting in the Silverdome (yes, it still exists) in Detroit (yes, it still exists) on HBO.  (Technically, the fight is really in Pontiac, Michigan, if you need driving directions.)

– Got Verizon? Want the iPhone?  Here’s “Everything You Need to Know About the Verizon iPhone and Making the Switch“.  Also, does everyone think AT&T is fucked?  From the article, here’s what it might cost you to switch:

At most, a $325 Early Termination Fee (ETF); at the minimum, something around $50, if you’re perhaps a month away from the finish. You can figure it out more precisely using Wolfram Alpha’s iPhone ETF calculator. Then there’s the $199 cost of buying a new iPhone which, while significantly reduced from the full unit price, is still no shake-off.

I dunno.  Sounds like a whole… thing.  Probably won’t be as bad as people think for AT&T.  Now getting cable and a cellphone plan cheaper if packaged together from Verizon (with the RedZone Channel, obvi)?  That could sway me.  (Gizmodo)

– Almost there: Let’s round up some seashells, because apparently they are being used to work on an invisibility cloak.  (Institute of Nanotechnology)

– Is this the Super Bowl forecast? Buchi is probably already taking over/under bets on this one:  (Brosnan)

– Muralo working on this? Touch-sensitive wall paint.  Touch it, and the lights go on.  I mean, go ahead and use it if you want to use inferior paint.  I’ll wait for Muralo’s version.  (Core77)

– Big knockers: Not tits, but a backyard pool game that was supposed to debut last year in California.  Never heard of it:  (The Daily What)

– Big Knockers: Yes tits.  Pornstar Sexy Cora died on January 20th after her sixth breast enlargement surgery.  RIP:  (CBS)

– T-Bell: I love Taco Bell.  There, I said it.  Anyway, someone in Alabama is suing the fast food chain because Taco Bell calls the stuff in their tacos beef.  According to the USDA, even “meat taco filling” should have at least 40% meat.  T-Hell?  36% meat (allegedly).  (Gizmodo)

– Self-sufficient: Want to make everything yourself?  Even a microwave?  Someone tried, and failed:  (Carpe Diem)

– He who smelt it gets stabbed in the motherfucking face: A man in Bristol, CT, stabbed four people (one fatally) after they made fun of his farts.  What a dick.  (Wooten)

– When’s the best time to buy shit? Here’s a link to an infographic that explains which months are best for buying shit you may or may not need.  February is best for tools, chocolate (after Valentine’s Day), and digital cameras.  (The World’s Best Ever)

– Ice: If you are in a warm climate and want to know what northerners are going through this winter, here’s some shots of ice by Gizmodo’s readers.  Like this one:  (Gizmodo)

– Fucking Florida: Five teenagers burglarized a home, stealing electronics and normal shit, but also ashes of the victim’s father and two Great Danes.  These geniuses then snorted the ashes, thinking them to be drugs.  Fortunately, the cops have recovered “most” of the remains.  (The Smoking Gun)

– Yup, this is my father: My dad’s a little pumped this week because the shit-transplant article he forwarded me, and I subsequently posted on this site a month ago, is starting to get picked up by real news sites.  Reuters interviewed the best shit-transplant doctor in the world, and then TIME and Fox News both picked it up.  So when you end up watching “Fecal Matters: How a pooh transplant is saving lives” on 60 Minutes, please think of the Blakes.  (Yup, when you think of shit, think of us… fuck, I need a better editor.)

– Penny on The Wire: My mom completed season one of The Wire last week (last I heard she was already four episodes into season 2) and absolutely loved what she saw.  I asked for her favorite character, she named three (The Bunk, Lester, and Omar), but no complete favorite (when I asked her to confirm this, she then named Daniels and Avon as well).  I asked for her favorite scene and she named The Bunk burning his clothes, D’Angelo explaining chess, “hey Mr. Nugget … I’m gonna write my clowny ass name on this big ass check for you”, and McNulty and The Bunk’s scene of “fuck”.  And that’s The Wire for you.

– Too many words: This post needs more tits:  (Fuck Yeah Brazilian Girls)

Probably needs ass for good measure:

And my mom wonders why I can’t keep a girlfriend.  This site cannot be helping.

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– Boxing: I’ve only watched the pilot episode of Lights Out on FX (Tuesdays, 10 PM), but it was good enough for me to watch again.  The Devon Alexander/Timothy Bradley fight isn’t until the 29th (I may have told some people it was this coming weekend.  I lied.)

– Air it out: Did you miss the East Coast Regionals of the Air Sex 2010 World Championships?  Bummer.  Here’s highlights from last year’s competition in DC:  (The World’s Best Ever)

– My homey Milt: Ice-T wants you to watch “this guy” as part of Ice’s “Daily Game” tweet the other day:

Unfortunately, Ice-T fails to mention that “this guy” is Milton Friedman, one of, if not the, most respected economist.  Milton was a great speaker, always calm and, seemingly, rational.  His basis for why drugs should be legal should be everyone’s belief, too, as long as you believe in freedom.  He is also known for challenging JFK’s famous line: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” with the following from his book, Capitalism and Freedom:

Neither half of the statement expresses a relation between the citizen and his government that is worthy of the ideals of free men in a free society. The paternalistic “what your country can do for you” implies that government is the patron, the citizen the ward, a view that is at odds with the free man’s belief in his own responsibility for his own destiny. The organismic, “what you can do for your country” implies the government is the master or the deity, the citizen, the servant or the votary.

The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country. He will ask rather “What can I and my compatriots do through government” to help us discharge our individual responsibilities, to achieve our several goals and purposes, and above all, to protect our freedom?  And he will accompany this question with another: How can we keep the government we create from becoming a Frankenstein that will destroy the very freedom we establish it to protect?

Bottom line: Friedman and I see eye-to-eye on a plethora of topics (and yes, I use that word because I do know what it means.)  (video, FINALLEVEL; book quote, Carpe Diem)

– I type like shit: Apparently you aren’t supposed to have two spaces after a period that ends a sentence.  Well here’s two more spaces for you.  Dicks.  (Any teachers still teaching two spaces?  Or just one?  Let me know in the comments.)  (Slate)

– This should make shopping easier for parents…: New cereal boxes that light up:

The shelves use induction, or something, to keep the boxes charged.  Meaning this would really only work while at the store.  You figure eventually, though, your box will be like a television (no ladies, not your box… well maybe.  What with vajazzling and all.).  (The Daily What)

– Fuckmaker: That is the name of this site that makes animated GIFs out of pornos.  I’d be stupid not to give a sample, so here’s probably the least offensive one:  (Kissing Suzy Kolber)

– You come at the King, you best not miss: Some dumbass crocodile thought he could eat a lioness’ cub.  Since lions are the king and all that shit, this is what happened to the croc:  (Wooten)

– Invisible tanks: Using electronic ink, which by now you probably know as e-ink, because we’re lazy like that (e-mail, e-book, e-etc), BAE Systems is trying to make an active camouflage for tanks and other vehicles.  If you are wondering what they call an active camouflage that uses e-ink, then you aren’t paying attention.  E-camouflage, is what they are calling it.  Here’s the concept:  (PopSci)

– Hot water: Here’s what happens when you drop water on a pan heated to over 374 °F:

It does that because of the Leidenfrost Effect, duh, which means a layer of vapor is essentially protecting the water droplet.  Science, bitches.  (After typing this up, I forgot that Mythbusters exploited this trick by dipping their fingers in water and then dunking their wet fingers into molten lead… and were fine.)  (Gizmodo)

– Rap Up 2010: Listen to Skillz rap about 2010.  (Lil Wayne came home like jail was a fad / they sold us big iPhones and they called ’em iPads)  (Yo! Japan)

– More street illusions: This:

Is really this:

You can go see more like these here.  (Unurth)

– Old-ass whisky: Whisky left behind by the Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907 expedition to Antarctica has been recovered.  More importantly, it will be “tested”.  Or drunk.  For science!  (Discovery)

– Fuck yeah: Brazilians:

– The Marks’ Financial Update:

  • MDH – After losing his first (and second) beer pong game of 2011, Harter is actually on a tear this year.  He started at $2.16 and closed on Friday at $2.69, taking his momentum from last year and running with it.  Still the only Mark not to be engaged, but at least he’s making money for his investors.
  • MFL – Mark Lee, on the other hand, has started this year off dropping from $12.75 to $11.92, not what we’re expecting out of this Mark.  Maybe it’s the saving up?  Maybe it’s living at Gigi’s with no DVR?  Either way, Mark better do some soul searching and end this skid he’s on and get BOSS’D UP already.
  • MAB – Like Mr. Lee above, Bunk can’t stop his slide.  He started at $13.03 and he now stands at $12.50, continuing his downward trend from 2010.  Bunk needs to get back to what worked best, even if that means convincing the other two Marks that they should live together again.  Or maybe just visit Mako’s.

 

 

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(WARNING: No naked chicks below.)

– Boxing: Besides Lights Out starting up tonight (Tuesday) at 10 PM on FX, we don’t have anything until January 29th’s Timothy Bradley vs Devon Alexander fight at the Silverdome (HBO).

– The Real L Word: The first season started in late June, so I’d expect the announced second season that they are still casting would air then.  (Harter summed it up best with, “you guys told me to watch it, you were like ‘this chick’s hot’, and I was like ‘eh’.  Then she just ends up taking a dildo.”)

– More reasons to love hockey: If 24/7 and the silky smooth voice of Liev Schreiber haven’t gotten you watching hockey, then how about this minor league team that put two other teams’ logos on their jerseys?  The Hershey Bears have the Manitoba Moose patch on their right shoulder, and a Texas Stars patch on their left.  These were the teams the Bears beat in the last two Calder Cup finals.  What a great “fuck you”.  (Uni Watch)

– Stanley Chow: Bunk used this artist as inspiration for the banner you see today (unless today is in the future and we have a different banner up, in which case you should go to the Banner page and guess which one it is).  The guy (Chow, not Bunk) does great posters, which you can buy here on his site (still Chow).  Bunk (er, don’t need this one) likes this poster:

You can get all three Mad Men related posters here.  The rest of the illustrations are anywhere from £15 to £40, which is like $5,323 if my math is right.  (Bunk)

– Brian Farm Cinema: You should go here to watch a dope ass video that is like Planet Earth with snowboarders, skaters, and Japanese people.  Just go hit play on this link.  (Bardon)

– Cats don’t talk: At least that’s what lawyers for Church & Dwight (makers of Super Scoop kitty litters) are alleging as they sue Clorox (Fresh Step) over Clorox’s ads that have talking cats explain why they choose Fresh Step over other brands.  (Wooten)

– Handerpants: Ever want underpants for your hands?  Then you can buy them here.  Or just watch this for ten seconds and move on:  (Jimmy)

– Tips for women: Want to look younger?  Hang with an older crowd.  People underestimate the age of 30 year olds after looking at older people’s pictures, while also overestimating after looking at younger people’s pictures.  Need more responses on your dating site?  Then try to get polarizing reactions of your looks.  Here’s Megan Fox:

The green bar represents how many 5s (hot) Megan received, the red bar how many 1s (ugly, what the fuck?).  If she was on OK Cupid, she’d receive a lot of responses.  More so than someone with only 4s (cute) and 5s.  So remember, it’s better to be consider beautiful or ugly, then to be considered cute or beautiful.  If you want attention.  And women always want attention.  (Seriously though, who actually thinks Megan Fox is ugly?  Sad world, sometimes.)  (age, Dad; looks, Gizmodo)

– One last tip: And I don’t mean my cock (ZING!  I DO mean my cock.  Because it’s just “a” tip).  Women should avoid Terry Allen Lester, who tried to rig an exploding dildo, then give it as a Christmas present to an ex-girlfriend.  You know Terry’s a winner when the best person a reporter gets a word from is the local liquor store owner:  (Dad)

Lester has been a long-time customer at Lindner’s Liquor.

“I am in total shock. I could not believe it when I read it for sure. He has always been nice when he has come into the store,” Owner Tae Borne said.

– 100 Things to watch in 2011: JWT, an advertising agency, put together this report that attempts to spot trends for the new year.  The intro gives their background and track record (Foursquare and coconut water were part of last year’s list), then it give its list in alphabetical order.  Interesting stuff, always good to know what’s next, like the growing African middle class or Jennifer Lawrence (she’s 20) or even Rooney Mara.  (Carpe Diem)

– iPad brush: If you’ve been using your iPad to paint, then you might want to get a brush for it from this site:  (The World’s Best Ever)

– Armenians been drunk forever: Scientists found a wine factory (minus the automation) that is roughly 6,100 years old.  (Gizmodo)

– Porn and CES: Not Cesnik, but the Consumer Electronic Show and the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo have always been intertwined.  The AVN used to have a booth or two in the basement of the CES’ expo, then decided that they could make mo’ money above ground so they started their own expo and made sure to coincide with the CES for old-times’ sake.  (Gearlog)

– Water sculptures: This is a cool slow-motion video of water in the air looking like sculptures:  (Boing Boing)

– Interference: You can read all about the National Football League’s pass interference rules here.  Unfortunately anything I say here about how defensive players can make contact with the receiver as long as they play the ball, summed up in rule (a) of what constitutes defensive interference (emphasis added):

(a) Contact by a defender who is not playing the ball and such contact restricts the receiver’s opportunity to make the catch.

will never determine if the play in question was or wasn’t pass interference.  But I take exception to being told I’m out of my mind when I say that a defensive player has an equal right to the football, summed up in “note 2”:

Note 2: Defensive players have as much right to the path of the ball as eligible offensive players.

All I’m saying.  I know people hate arguing with me because I don’t drop it and I act like I’m 100% right (ie a dick), but arguing those previous two points after tequila shots was frustrating.  Just remember that I may suck at fantasy football, but I know my fucking football.

– Sorry: And if the above hurt anyone’s fragile feelings, here’s some Marisa Miller:

Marisa had the longest running banner on this site since its inception.  So let’s all cheers her for a job well done:

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