Boris Karloff for Ronson Lighters: Have Your Own Torture Test

Even though apparently Ronson Lighters aren't around anymore (from what I can tell), I have this terrifying suspicion after seeing this that Karloff will rise from the grave to come after me because I don't own one.

Regardless: eat this, Geico cavemen.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Found via VideoSift.

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By |March 4th, 2007|TV|1 Comment

Sliver (1993) - DVD Review

Sliver DVD cover art


Written by Joe Eszterhas, based on the novel by Ira Levin
Directed by Philip Noyce
Starring Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger

Released by: Paramount.
Region: 1
Rating: Unrated
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Rent something better than it. Which should be pretty easy.

After ending her waste of a marriage, Carly (Stone) is ready to make some changes in her life. Part of this is getting a new high rise apartment. Of course, she gets her new place the way a lot of New Yorkers acquire real estate: by someone dying. In Carly's case, the previous resident jumped off her balcony. In fact, everyone comments how much Carly looks like her. But she doesn't have time to consider this since she has two new suitors in her life. There's Jack (Berenger), a self-important macho cop-turned-author, whose attentions she's not thrilled with and Zeke (Baldwin), a young hot game designer, whose attentions she's very thrilled with. Thrilled multiple times, if you know what I mean. Zeke pushes Carly's boundaries and that is exactly what Carly is looking for. Even when he reveals that the apartment building has been turned into Zeke's private reality TV network, Carly doesn't look away. But when the competition between Zeke and Jack for Carly starts getting a body count, she needs to take a hard look at these two men. And herself.

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By |March 4th, 2007|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

Syd Mead: Glorious Retro Future Art

Syd Mead retro future art

The badass futuristic artwork of Syd Mead, some of it thrown onto Flickr. Even if you don't know the name, you know his work:Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Tron, Blade Runner, Aliens, 2010 and more.

And of course, his official website is here. And if you haven't checked out his book, Sentury, please do.

Found via Paleo-Future.

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By |March 3rd, 2007|Art|1 Comment

Scammers Perform Python's Parrot Sketch: Lovely Plumage!

Nigerian scammers Parrot Sketch

No idea whether this is real or not, but it's hilarious nonetheless. You can find the full story at VideoSift, where I found this. The dime version is this: a scambaiter, one of those intrepid folks who gets revenge against scammers on behalf of all humanity, duped a couple of scammers into re-enacting Monty Python's classic Parrot Sketch.

Again, whether it's real or not, it's still pretty damn funny. We've got the original below the break, just because we can.
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By |March 3rd, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Contest: Win Swag From The Silversun Pickups!

Well, I did say there was another contest coming. Surprise. We've got a vinyl copy of The Silversun Pickups, plus a shirt you can win. If you want it, go to it.

By |March 3rd, 2007|Contests|0 Comments

Geico Cavemen: The Series

Okay, it's official: television is so desperate that they're willing to stretch a sixty second gag into a sitcom. Best Week Ever reports that ABC is going to have a new series based around the idea of cavemen in the modern world trying to overcome prejudice and just get through the day.

While this sounds dumb as six hells, it could have been worse: just be glad nobody thought of doing this with those freaking Chick-Fil-A cows...

Found via Metroblogging Atlanta.

By |March 3rd, 2007|Headsup, TV|1 Comment

Black Snake Moan Winner!

Shannon Oliver of Tennessee walks away with the limited edition vinyl of Sam Jackson singing. Badass. Thanks for playing, everybody. More coming.

By |March 3rd, 2007|Contests|1 Comment

Comments Back Up; Feed Slightly Strange

Okay. Comments are back up. All over. I can see the spam coming but we're able to take it for the moment. As I've mentioned elsewhere, if the fit hits the shan, then I'll slam the door again. But for right now, welcome back to the comments. I've missed them, if you can but dig it.

Now--for your awareness, another issue I'm trying to work. For some strange reason, the feed will pop old posts back up as though they were new and/or edited. I've seen this on Bloglines and some other readers, but not on Google Reader. I believe this is because Google Reader will process a post once and if it changes later on, it just ignores it. I'm trying to nail down where the problem is at this point, although it seems to be [...]

By |March 3rd, 2007|Admin|0 Comments

Whitney Music Box Variations: Motion, Dots and Music

Whitney Music Box

The Whitney Music Box is a nifty little web-bit that spins dots around a line, triggering musical notes when the dots pass the line. There's several versions of it, and it sounds simple, but it's a timesuck of fairly staggering proportions. Be forewarned.

Found via Web Zen.

By |March 3rd, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Cocotte Minute: A Day at the Chicken Races

Cocotte Minute

There's very little one can say about Cocotte Minute, the brief, hyperkinetic short from some Gobelins out of Paris. Except, you know...where's the buffalo sauce?

By |March 3rd, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments