Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Giggle, my pretties, giggle away...

Weebls have done it again. This time, it's one just for my Dad as it is all about dugongs.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

From Jar's message...

Turns out I'm Spiderman. Not a great surprise. The formatting plays merry hell with my blog, so I've just clipped it down to the basics.

You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Norris vs Bauer. The lines are drawn

Heading here will show you some fun Jack Bauer facts. Some of them are generic, just like the Norris Facts, but some are specific (and very funny).

Monday, June 12, 2006

Grot SMASH!!

Age 6 has begun!

Once more, the marauding warband of Grot The Discourteous lumbers forth to loot and pillage the peaceful settlements of... wherever it is Kings Of Chaos happens.

Please take a moment to click this link, or it's friend on the left, and add to my legions.

Nani desu - frickin' - ka?

I'm not sure if this is one of the coolest or lamest things I've ever seen. Either way, seeing Chewie hittin' the skins is pretty funny, and I suppose we all knew that the Stormtroopers were Nature's bass players.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Book 12 1/2

"Attack Of The Bacon Robots" by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik

It's no great surprise that Penny Arcade is one of my favourite comics, so when I heard they were actually going to bring out an printed book of their first two years of strips I was well chuffed. And also a little sad cause I was sure it wouldn't come out locally. I had resigned myself to paying $US Lots for postage and stuff when, on my visit to Melbourne, I found it in Minotaur for a paltry... I think it was about $25. Yippee!

And I loved it. Like Book 11 1/2, the Director's Commentary aspect was great. The introductions are funny, as are the notes themselves. Even Carmen laughed out loud while she was reading it! She occassionally had to ask me for an explanation or two ("Who's John Romero?"), but she did very much enjoy it! :)

For pure fun and entertainment value this one gets four and a half nerdcore gags out of five.

Book 11 1/2

"It's Not Funny If I Have To Explain It" by Scott Adams

I love to hear about the creative process, or creator's opinions on their work. My favourite aspect of DVD technology is the capacity for commentary tracks. I thought the best aspect of "On Writing" was King's views on, well, writing (creative and practical aspects) and when a creative person is interviewed and they start chatting about how the do what they do (not the old "where do you get your ideas? schtick, but actually talking about the nuts and bolts) it's almost always interesting. With that in mind, I really enjoyed reading Scott's little notes at the bottom of the comics in this.

Essentially, it's just a collection of Adams' favourite strips, but with the added bonus of - as I said - little notes under the strips explaining why he wrote what he did or how he wasn't sure he'd get away with a gag he had planned, but that the editors didn't get it so it was printed. Basically, it was a comic strip compendium with a commentary track. Very neat.

Four "I never thought I'd get away with this" comments out of five.

Representing Deutschland, yo!

Most of you will be aware of the work of Peter Stormare. You won't know this, of course, as he is one of the great HITGs[1] of our time. Seriously, you'll know him when you see him.

Anyway, I found these "Un-Pimp Your Ride" ads hilarious. Ratti didn't quite agree, but I'm used to finding things disproportionately funny.

The first one is what sells the series for me, with the "VW" hand jive and "Representing Deutschland!" pimp talk. I think these are as close to perfect ads as I've seen in a while.

Of course, the second ad features a similar gag (that's why they call it a series) and by the third, he seems to be enjoying the un-pimping to an alarming degree.

I should probably warn Cal and other lovers of shiny rice burners that the AOFLC has rated these ads "Noooooooo!" for violence against awesome cars.[2] :)

[1] Hey! It's That Guy!
[2] Of course, they haven't really. Thought I should mention that in case some credulous fool believes me. I don't want to get in trouble or anything.

Youtube, oh how I love thee.

Followed this link Sam put on his blog. Great vocal work, especially Keanu and Ah-nold. And so I sort of went bouncing around and found a hilarious PSA from Chris Rock advising his African-American brothers How Not To Get Their Ass Kicked By The Police (and a lot less "all white people are evil" than I thought it would be).

Want to see Bradley Whitford asking you to support George Dub-ya's reelection in 2004? It's there too, but not in the way you're afraid it might be.

I also found a bunch of hilarious ads for VW, but they get their own post.

Friday, June 09, 2006

My Bro has joined us!

He's got a blog!!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Too frickin' cool by half!

Want one!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Way too cute...

May the adorablest kitten win.