Zombie Movie Posters: The World is Theirs

Rob Sacchetto, purveyor of fine artistic zombification techniques (who we've mentioned before), now turns his attention to famous movie posters.

By |April 6th, 2007|Movies|0 Comments

Panama Creates World's First Weapon of Mass Caffeination

Giant Coffee Mug from Panama

That's right, Cafe Duran in Panama has created a 750 gallon cup of coffee.

This size will soon be available at your local 7-Eleven or QuikTrip for the low, low price of $1.29. Throw in an extra two bits and you could walk away with a donut, too.

Or...could this be the Non-Euclidean size the prophecies (or at least the previous post) foretold? Make peace with your gods.

Found via Slashfood.

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By |April 5th, 2007|Coffee|0 Comments

Why the Starbucks in Arkham Has No Drive-Thru

Starspawn Coffee mug

Because sucking down one of these while in the car is highly inadvisable. Although they do offer three sizes just like a regular Starbucks. Instead of Tall, Grande and Venti, you can have your coffee either Eldritch, Chthonic, or the mack daddy Non-Euclidean. They also have a very Short version called a Gibbous, but you have to ask for that special now--it's no longer listed on the menu.

Mug found via Dagon Industries.

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By |April 5th, 2007|Coffee|0 Comments

Guide to Writing Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers

Create automated agents with PHP/CURL to harness the Web

April 2, 2007, San Francisco--The Internet is bigger and better than what a mere browser allows. "Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers: A Guide to Developing Internet Agents with PHP/CURL" (No Starch Press, April 2007, http://www.nostarch.com/webbots.htm) is for programmers and businesspeople who want to take full advantage of the vast resources available on the Web. As author Michael Schrenk demonstrates, there's no reason to let browsers limit the online experience–especially when it's so easy to automate online tasks to suit individual needs.

This new book begins by outlining the deficiencies of browsers, then explains how these deficiencies can be exploited in the design and deployment of task-specific webbots--customized programs that aggregate different sources, filter content for relevant data, and automate online transactions.

Inside "Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers," readers learn how to write fault-tolerant webbots and spiders that:

-download entire websites and parse data from web pages
-manage cookies and decode encrypted files
-automate form submissions and send and receive email
-send SMS alerts to cell phones
-unlock password-protected websites
-automatically bid in online auctions
-exchange data with FTP and NNTP servers

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By |April 5th, 2007|Press Releases|0 Comments

ADV Announces June 5 Releases

HOUSTON, April 2, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the third volume of Air Gear and the thin-packed Diamond Daydreams Complete Collection. Both of these exciting titles will be available on June 5!

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By |April 5th, 2007|AD Vision, Press Releases|0 Comments

Fry and Laurie vs. Poetry

More National Poetry Month mayhem. Because everyone's a critic.

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By |April 5th, 2007|TV|0 Comments

Four Color Fury: What Do DC Comics Covers Say About Their Fans?

Robin 163

Well, I'm not here to give you a rundown on the latest Previews. Chris over at the Invincible Super-Blog does that much better than I could hope to.

I'm here because I still get Previews even though I can't remember the last time I found something while flipping through it that I decided I positively had to special order. And while flipping through, I noticed something. On pages 64-66 of the April Previews, you had one, two, three covers with blood on them. Batman #667 has a nice helping of blood and Robin #163 does as well. In fact, the Robin cover makes it look like Robin is in pain. Since we already know that DC Comics writers are not only passing off bad fanfic as writing but also are closet sadomasochists (since they never seem to lose an opportunity to inflict pain or rape or both upon their heroes--their heroes, mind you), I started to wonder: if I looked at all the DC covers, what would I find?

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By |April 5th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Ben and Jerry's Cinnamon Buns Ice Cream - 27 Second Review

It's like a street gang comprised entirely of Cinnabons ambushed you on a cold night, dragged you into an alleyway and took your wallet, leaving you for dead. But all of that in a positive, tasty and addictive sort of way.

By |April 4th, 2007|Reviews|3 Comments

Rik Mayall vs. Poetry: I Don't Know!

Rik Mayall, young

More National Poetry Month insanity. Here is yet again an example of what you can find at poetry readings across the country. No, I'm not kidding.

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By |April 4th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Brian Walker Wants to Say One Word to You

Brian Walker, as Cool Hunter tells us, is based out of Sydney. His works are basically what would happen if Hieronymous Bosch, four anime creators (of your own choosing), and the creator of the movie Mannequin decided to get together and do art installations.

Go check out his gallery. It's anything but ordinary. But some items may contain nipplage, for those of you at work.

By |April 4th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments