Wednesday, December 23, 2009

little brothers are the worst...

...and asian chicks are DIR-TY. enjoy..

(some kinda NSFW language...if your work is lame)

Monday, December 07, 2009


I try not to get too personal on here, but I really enjoyed this article by Shane Claibourne. Just a good article about Christianity. About what it should be. Enjoy.

To all my nonbelieving, sort-of-believing, and used-to-be-believing friends: I feel like I should begin with a confession. I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has been Christians. Christians who have had so much to say with our mouths and so little to show with our lives. I am sorry that so often we have forgotten the Christ of our Christianity.

Forgive us. Forgive us for the embarrassing things we have done in the name of God.

The other night I headed into downtown Philly for a stroll with some friends from out of town. We walked down to Penn's Landing along the river, where there are street performers, artists, musicians. We passed a great magician who did some pretty sweet tricks like pour change out of his iPhone, and then there was a preacher. He wasn't quite as captivating as the magician. He stood on a box, yelling into a microphone, and beside him was a coffin with a fake dead body inside. He talked about how we are all going to die and go to hell if we don't know Jesus.

Some folks snickered. Some told him to shut the hell up. A couple of teenagers tried to steal the dead body in the coffin. All I could do was think to myself, I want to jump up on a box beside him and yell at the top of my lungs, "God is not a monster." Maybe next time I will.

The more I have read the Bible and studied the life of Jesus, the more I have become convinced that Christianity spreads best not through force but through fascination. But over the past few decades our Christianity, at least here in the United States, has become less and less fascinating. We have given the atheists less and less to disbelieve. And the sort of Christianity many of us have seen on TV and heard on the radio looks less and less like Jesus.

At one point Gandhi was asked if he was a Christian, and he said, essentially, "I sure love Jesus, but the Christians seem so unlike their Christ." A recent study showed that the top three perceptions of Christians in the U. S. among young non-Christians are that Christians are 1) antigay, 2) judgmental, and 3) hypocritical. So what we have here is a bit of an image crisis, and much of that reputation is well deserved. That's the ugly stuff. And that's why I begin by saying that I'm sorry.

Now for the good news.

I want to invite you to consider that maybe the televangelists and street preachers are wrong — and that God really is love. Maybe the fruits of the Spirit really are beautiful things like peace, patience, kindness, joy, love, goodness, and not the ugly things that have come to characterize religion, or politics, for that matter. (If there is anything I have learned from liberals and conservatives, it's that you can have great answers and still be mean... and that just as important as being right is being nice.)

The Bible that I read says that God did not send Jesus to condemn the world but to save it... it was because "God so loved the world." That is the God I know, and I long for others to know. I did not choose to devote my life to Jesus because I was scared to death of hell or because I wanted crowns in heaven... but because he is good. For those of you who are on a sincere spiritual journey, I hope that you do not reject Christ because of Christians. We have always been a messed-up bunch, and somehow God has survived the embarrassing things we do in His name. At the core of our "Gospel" is the message that Jesus came "not [for] the healthy... but the sick." And if you choose Jesus, may it not be simply because of a fear of hell or hope for mansions in heaven.

Don't get me wrong, I still believe in the afterlife, but too often all the church has done is promise the world that there is life after death and use it as a ticket to ignore the hells around us. I am convinced that the Christian Gospel has as much to do with this life as the next, and that the message of that Gospel is not just about going up when we die but about bringing God's Kingdom down. It was Jesus who taught us to pray that God's will be done "on earth as it is in heaven." On earth.

One of Jesus' most scandalous stories is the story of the Good Samaritan. As sentimental as we may have made it, the original story was about a man who gets beat up and left on the side of the road. A priest passes by. A Levite, the quintessential religious guy, also passes by on the other side (perhaps late for a meeting at church). And then comes the Samaritan... you can almost imagine a snicker in the Jewish crowd. Jews did not talk to Samaritans, or even walk through Samaria. But the Samaritan stops and takes care of the guy in the ditch and is lifted up as the hero of the story. I'm sure some of the listeners were ticked. According to the religious elite, Samaritans did not keep the right rules, and they did not have sound doctrine... but Jesus shows that true faith has to work itself out in a way that is Good News to the most bruised and broken person lying in the ditch.

It is so simple, but the pious forget this lesson constantly. God may indeed be evident in a priest, but God is just as likely to be at work through a Samaritan or a prostitute. In fact the Scripture is brimful of God using folks like a lying prostitute named Rahab, an adulterous king named David... at one point God even speaks to a guy named Balaam through his donkey. Some say God spoke to Balaam through his ass and has been speaking through asses ever since. So if God should choose to use us, then we should be grateful but not think too highly of ourselves. And if upon meeting someone we think God could never use, we should think again.

After all, Jesus says to the religious elite who looked down on everybody else: "The tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the Kingdom ahead of you." And we wonder what got him killed?

I have a friend in the UK who talks about "dirty theology" — that we have a God who is always using dirt to bring life and healing and redemption, a God who shows up in the most unlikely and scandalous ways. After all, the whole story begins with God reaching down from heaven, picking up some dirt, and breathing life into it. At one point, Jesus takes some mud, spits in it, and wipes it on a blind man's eyes to heal him. (The priests and producers of anointing oil were not happy that day.)

In fact, the entire story of Jesus is about a God who did not just want to stay "out there" but who moves into the neighborhood, a neighborhood where folks said, "Nothing good could come." It is this Jesus who was accused of being a glutton and drunkard and rabble-rouser for hanging out with all of society's rejects, and who died on the imperial cross of Rome reserved for bandits and failed messiahs. This is why the triumph over the cross was a triumph over everything ugly we do to ourselves and to others. It is the final promise that love wins.

It is this Jesus who was born in a stank manger in the middle of a genocide. That is the God that we are just as likely to find in the streets as in the sanctuary, who can redeem revolutionaries and tax collectors, the oppressed and the oppressors... a God who is saving some of us from the ghettos of poverty, and some of us from the ghettos of wealth.

In closing, to those who have closed the door on religion — I was recently asked by a non-Christian friend if I thought he was going to hell. I said, "I hope not. It will be hard to enjoy heaven without you." If those of us who believe in God do not believe God's grace is big enough to save the whole world... well, we should at least pray that it is.

Your brother,


Amen, sir, amen.

Friday, November 20, 2009


i'm no artist, but do our senators even know what Georgia looks like? maybe they had their children draw them.


interesting to look through all the drawings. enjoy...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Simply awesome...

Please watch this. i laughed, i cried, it was better than cats. Enjoy...

(thank you to my roomie for pointing the way to this amazing story)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

great little short film...enjoy

its got Bodhi Elfman, Jenna Elfman, Kelly Preston, and even Ethan Suplee

watch this!

Friday, September 18, 2009

its too easy

i'm not that into politics, well, let me qualify, i don't get that much into political arguments. but living in new york you can't help but be dragged into the conversation with highly informed people. and since i also don't like being totally uninformed, i try to be well read on things both conservative and liberal. i stumbled across this gem today. it seems a little too easy to stump these people, with only the basic of questions concerning their ideology. enjoy.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


i love his reaction when he realizes that was on camera....enjoy

Monday, August 31, 2009









Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Very simplified but hilarious...enjoy

The financial crisis, as explained to a 14 year old, with a Pokémon analogy →

Kevin: Imagine that I let you borrow $50, but in exchange for my generosity, you promise to pay me back the $50 with an extra $10 in interest. To make sure you pay me back, I take your Charizard Pokémon card as collateral …

Let’s say that the Charizard is worth $50, so in case you decide to not return my money, at least I’ll have something that’s worth what I loaned out.

But one day, people realize that Pokémon is stupid and everyone decides that the cards are overvalued. That’s right—everybody turned twelve on the same day! Now your Charizard is only worth, say, $25.

At the same time, you’re having trouble paying back the $60 you owe me. So what would you rather do: try and pay me back the $60 or just default and give me your $25 Charizard?

Olivia: I’d give you the Charizard.

Kevin: Exactly. Who wouldn’t? Now, the bank — I mean me — has lost $25 when I expected to make $10. What’s the lesson here?

Olivia: Pokémon is dumb

Really, our economy would be in a much better state right now if financial institutions had traded in something more stable, like Meowth cards.

cool space stuff


Monday, July 13, 2009


Great PBS interview with a retired higher up in CIGNA. Great look inside private healthcare in the US.

it's 36 minutes long but worth the wait

Saturday, July 11, 2009

yes, please

with football season fast approaching, a man can dream...enjoy

Some of my favorite parts:
4 tvs
Home Theater Sound System
Full-size built-in beer refrigerated beer keg with tap
1000 watt microwave oven
2 cigar humidors (holds 25 cigars each) complete with gauges
32-bottle wine rack

link to awesome incarnate

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hammer Time!

This has been out for a little while, but for those of you that haven't seen it. My favorite part are the 2 guys at the beginning criss-crossing across the store. Enjoy...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Foreign Films

I'm trying to catch up on my foreign films. I'd like to watch these:

Maria Full of Grace
Let the Right One In
Paradise Now
The Class
Nobody Knows
The Best of Youth (I've heard this one is 6 hours long, so this is a maybe)
Y Tu Mama Tambien
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Amores Perros
The Lives of Others
Spirited Away
Talk to Her
City of God

I know I should have probably seen those last 8 already, but I'm trying to remedy that. But those others I need some opinions about. Chime in and let me know if I should avoid some. And let me know about some others that I should definitely watch.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

If you don't think this is awesome, we can't be friends

Its an awesome mashup, but once you see the side-by-side, you'll think its incredible. Enjoy...

Star Wars - Magnum PI mashup

The side-by-side comparison of the two

Monday, June 01, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009


Went to go visit my old college prof and good friend. Here are the pics!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Be jealous of me...

Sooo at the aforementioned beer and sausage festival, there were 32 breweries (on Saturday), that brought 3-4 beers each. They were arranged indoors and outdoors and scattered amongst them, sausage kiosks. here's what we had to drink:

Adirondack Brewery: Dirty Blonde Ale, Fat Scotsman
Brewery Ommegang: Ommegang White, Rare Vos
Butternuts Beer & Ale: Country Gold Saison
Captain Lawrence Brewing: Extra Gold American Tripel, Liquid Gold
Chatham Brewing Co.: Maple Amber
Chelsea Brewing Co.: Showers & Flowers Spring Wheat, Red Tail
C.H. Evans/Albany Pump Station: Blonde, Brown
The Defiant Brewery: Belgian Style Tripel, Prohibition Lager
Gilder Otter Brewing Co.: Dunkelweizen
Olde Saratoga Brewing Co.: Summer Ale, Red Tail
Peeksill Brewery: Sally Sweeney's Stout
Roosterfish Brewing: Hefeweizen, Original Nut Brown Ale
Sixpoint Craft Ales: Mason's Black Wheat, Apollo American Wheat
Warwick Valley Distillery: Doc's Draft Hard Pear Cider, Hard Raspberry Cider
Blue Point Brewing Co.: Hoptical Illusion IPA, Rastafar Rye
Brooklyn Brewery: Intensified Coffee Stout
Ithica Beer Co. - Don't remember what we had
Keegan Ales - Don't remember what we had

the Captain Lawrence Brewing: Extra Gold American Tripel was the only beer that "wow-ed" me. And the second best was probably, Sixpoint Craft Ales: Mason's Black Wheat.

more fun stories later...

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Damn amazing story....long, but good


The Soldier Who Wouldn't Quit

On December 17, 1944, the Japanese army sent a twenty-three year old soldier named Hiroo Onoda to the Philippines to join the Sugi Brigade. He was stationed on the small island of Lubang, approximately seventy-five miles southwest of Manila in the Philippines, and his orders were to lead the Lubang Garrison in guerrilla warfare.

As Onoda was departing to begin his mission, his division commander told him, "You are absolutely forbidden to die by your own hand. It may take three years, it may take five, but whatever happens, we'll come back for you. Until then, so long as you have one soldier, you are to continue to lead him. You may have to live on coconuts. If that's the case, live on coconuts! Under no circumstances are you to give up your life voluntarily." It turns out that Onoda was exceptionally good at following orders, and it would be 29 years before he finally laid down his arms and surrendered.

In February of 1945, just a couple months after Onoda arrived on Lubang, the Allied forces attacked the island, and quickly overtook its defenses. As the Allies moved inland, Onoda and the other guerrilla soldiers split into groups and retreated into the dense jungle. Onoda's group consisted of himself and three other men: Corporal Shoichi Shimada, Private Kinshichi Kozuka, and Private Yuichi Akatsu. They survived by rationing their rice supply, eating coconuts and green bananas from the jungle, and occasionally killing one of the locals' cows for meat.

It was upon killing one of these cows that one of the soldiers found a note some months later. It was a leaflet left behind by a local resident, and it said, "The war ended on August 15. Come down from the mountains!" The Japanese guerrilla soldiers scrutinized the note, and decided that was an Allied propaganda trick to coax them out of hiding. It was not the only message they encountered; over the years, fliers were dropped from planes, newspapers were left, and letters from relatives with photos. Each attempt was viewed by the soldiers as a clever hoax constructed by the Allies.

Lubang IslandsThe Lubang Islands, PhilippinesOnoda and his men lived in the jungle for years, occasionally engaging in skirmishes and carrying out acts of sabotage as part of their guerrilla activities. They were tormented by jungle heat, incessant rain, rats, insects, and the occasional armed search party. Any villagers they sighted were seen as spies, and attacked by the four men, and over the years a number of people were wounded or killed by the rogue soldiers.

In September of 1949, over four years after the four men went into hiding, one of Onoda's fellow soldiers decided that he had had enough. Without a word to the others, Private Akatsu snuck away one day, and the Sugi Brigade was reduced to three men. Sometime in 1950 they found a note from Akatsu, which informed the others that he had been greeted by friendly troops when he left the jungle. To the remaining men, it was clear that Akatsu was being coerced into working for the enemy, and was not to be trusted. They continued their guerrilla attacks, but more cautiously.

Three years later, in 1953, Corporal Shimada was shot in the leg during a shootout with some fishermen. Onoda and Kozuka helped him back into the jungle, and without any medical supplies, they nursed him back to health over several months. Despite his recovery, Shimada became gloomy. About a year later, the men encountered a search party on a beach at Gontin, and Shimada was fatally wounded in the ensuing skirmish. He was 40 years old.

For nineteen years, Onoda and Kozuka continued their guerrilla activities together, living in the dense jungle in make-shift shelters. Every now and then they would kill another cow for meat, which alarmed the villagers and prompted the army to embark on yet another unsuccessful search for the men. The two remaining soldiers operated under the conviction that the Japanese army would eventually retake the island from the Allies, and that their guerrilla tactics would prove invaluable in that effort.

Nineteen years after Shimada was killed, on October of 1972, Onoda and Kozuka had snuck out of the jungle to burn some rice which had been collected by farmers, in an attempt to sabotage the "enemy's" food supply. A Filipino police patrol spotted the men, and fired two shots. 51-year-old Kozuka was killed, ending his 27 years of hiding. Onoda escaped back into the jungle, now alone in his misguided mission.

News of Kozuka's death traveled quickly to Japan. It was concluded that since Kozuka had survived all those years, then it was likely that Lt. Onoda was still alive, though he had been declared legally dead about thirteen years earlier. More search parties were sent in to find him, however he successfully evaded them each time.Onoda and Suzuki But in February of 1974, after Onoda had been alone in the jungle for a year and a half, a Japanese college student named Norio Suzuki managed to track him down.

When Suzuki had left Japan, he told his friends that he was "going to look for Lieutenant Onoda, a panda, and the abominable snowman, in that order." Onoda and Suzuki became fast friends. Suzuki tried to convince him that the war had ended long ago, but Onoda explained that he would not surrender unless his commander ordered him to do so. Suzuki took photos of the two of them together, and convinced Onoda to meet him again about two weeks later, in a prearranged location.

When Onoda went to the meeting place, there was a note waiting from Suzuki. Suzuki had returned to the island with Onoda's one-time superior officer, Major Taniguchi. When Onoda returned to meet with Suzuki and his old commander, he arrived in what was left of his dress uniform, wearing his sword and carrying his still-working Arisaka rifle, 500 rounds of ammunition, and several hand grenades.Lt. Onoda Major Taniguchi, who had long since retired from the military and become a bookseller, read aloud the orders: Japan had lost the war, and all combat activity was to cease immediately. After a moment of quiet anger, Onoda pulled back the bolt on his rifle and unloaded the bullets, and then took off his pack and laid the rifle across it. When the reality of it sunk in, he wept openly.

By the time he formally surrendered to Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos in 1974, Onoda had spent twenty nine of his fifty two years hiding the jungle, fighting a war that had long been over for the rest of the world. He and his guerrilla soldiers had killed some thirty people unnecessarily, and wounded about a hundred others. But they had done so under the belief that they were at war, and consequently President Marcos granted him a full pardon for the crimes he had committed while in hiding.

He returned to a hero's welcome in Japan, but found himself unable to adjust to modern life there. He received back pay from the Japanese government for his twenty-nine years on Lubang, but it amounted to very little. He recorded his story as a memoir, entitled "No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War," then moved to Brazil for a calm life of raising cattle on a ranch.

In May of 1996, Hiroo Onoda returned to Lubang, and donated $10,000 to the school there. He then married a Japanese woman, and the two of them moved back to Japan to run a nature camp for kids, were Onoda could share what he learned about survival through resourcefulness and ingenuity. Reportedly, Onoda is still alive in Japan today.

Friday, April 24, 2009

What we're doing Saturday...Beer and Brats

In the quiet foothills of the Adirondacks, we will be attending the TAP New York Craft Beer Festival. Are you jealous? Here's the menu, enjoy...

The Breweries:
* Adirondack Pub & Brewery - Lake George
* C.H. Evans/Albany Pump Station - Albany
* Black Forest Brew Haus & Restaurant - Farmingdale, LI
* Blue Point Brewing Co. - Patchogue, LI
* Brewery Ommegang - Cooperstown
* Brick House Brewing Co. - Patchogue, LI
* Brooklyn Brewery - Brooklyn
* Brown's Brewing Co. - Troy
* Butternuts Beer & Ale Co. - Garrattsville
* Captain Lawrence Brewing - Pleasantville
* Cave Mountain Brewing - Windham - NEW!!
* Chatham Brewing Co. - Chatham
* Chelsea Brewing Co. - Manhattan
* Cooper's Cave Ale Co. - Glens Falls
* Cooperstown Brewing Co. - Cooperstown
* Davidson Bros. - Glens Falls
* The Defiant Brewery - Pearl River
* Gilded Otter - New Paltz
* Great Adirondack Brewing - Lake Placid
* John Harvard's Brew House - Lake Grove, LI
* Heartland Brewery - Manhattan
* High Falls Brewing Co. - Rochester
* High Point Wheat Beer Co. - Butler, NJ
* Horseheads Brewing Co. - Horseheads - NEW!!
* Hyde Park Brewing Co. - Hyde Park
* Ithaca Beer Co. - Ithaca
* Keegan Ales - Kingston
* Kelso of Brooklyn - Brooklyn
* Lake Placid Pub & Brewery - Lake Placid
* Market Street Brewing - Corning
* Middle Ages Brewing - Syracuse
* Olde Saratoga Brewing Co. - Saratoga Springs
* Pearl Street Grill & Brewery - Buffalo
* The Peekskill Brewery - Peekskill - NEW!!
* Rohrbach Brewing Co. - Rochester
* Roosterfish Brewing Co. - Watkins Glen
* Sackets Harbor Brewing Co. - Sackets Harbor
* Saranac/Matt Brewing Co. - Utica
* Shmaltz Brewing Co. - Saratoga Spgs. & Bklyn.
* Sixpoint Craft Ales - Brooklyn
* Skytop Steakhouse & Brewery - Kingston
* Southampton Ales and Lagers - Southampton
* Southern Tier Brewing - Lakewood
* Unibroue - Chambly, Quebec - Guest brewery
* Wagner Valley Brewing Co. - Lodi
* Warwick Valley Winery Hard Ciders - Warwick

The Food:
# Hungarian Raisin Sausage
# Sweet Spanish Sausage with White Raisin
# Spicy Chipotle & Cheese Sausage
# Sicilian Sausage
# Garlic and Pepper Sausage
# Hunter Sausage
# Andouille Sausage
# Chorizo Hot Sausage
# Hot Italian Sausage
# Sweet Italian with Wild Fennel Sausage
# Hot Spanish Sausage
# Sun-Dried Tomato Sausage
# Great American Hot Dog
# American Farm Sausage
# German-style Bratwurst
# Bavarian Knockwurt
# Caraway Sausage
# Cotechino Sausage
# Hungarian-style Beef & Pork Sausage
# Habanero Sausage
# Irish Sausage
# Portuguese Linguica Sausage with Spanish Sherry
# Cajun Chaurice Sausage

(the other food)
# Hunter Mtn. Kick-Ass Brown Ale Chili
# Vegetarian Black Bean and Corn Chili
# New Orleans-style Jambalaya
# American Harvest Ale Corn Chowder
# Szechwan Chicken and Sausage
# Homemade Jalapeno Cornbread
# Chicken Sauté with FDA-approved Peanut Sauce
# Stromboli
# Assorted Flatbread Pizza
# Gourmet International Sandwiches
# Ale Batter Shrimp
# Fresh Crudite, Country Pates
# Assorted Canapes
# Cheeses with Flatbreads and Crackers

# Hamburgers
# Hot Dogs

# Assorted Sweets
# Espresso, Cappuccino
# Cool Beans Gourmet Coffee
# Herbal Teas

Monday, April 13, 2009

saturday...was not a good day

Got into a accident. No one was hurt, but it was my fault...bc I'm retarded. Here's, basically, what the accident looked like. my misfortune:

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Too cute

I don't post a lot of sappy material, but every now and then something touches my heart. Watch and enjoy:

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Great start...

I saw this "stumbling" around the internet:

"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive. . . .” And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas. And a voice was screaming: “Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?”

Then it was quiet again. My attorney had taken his shirt off and was pouring beer on his chest, to facilitate the tanning process. “What the hell are you yelling about?” he muttered, staring up at the sun with his eyes closed and covered with wraparound Spanish sunglasses. “Never mind,” I said. “It’s your turn to drive.” I hit the brakes and aimed the Great Red Shark toward the shoulder of the highway. No point mentioning those bats, I thought. The poor bastard will see them soon enough."
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson

I read Fear and Loathing a while back, but reading the first two paragraphs of it again, reminded me of how much I like Thompson's writing style. This makes me want peruse that book again, right after I finish Callisto. Which is turning out to be a real page turner, I highly recommend it. I'll have a book review of it after I finish the last fifth.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Not quite accurate, but pretty close :-)

Sorry about these short posts, but I don't have a lot of stuff to say.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Ha! Look closely.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are good, but i don't know about all that... Enjoy.

Mmmmmmmmm goooood.


Delicious delicious sandwiches....scanned. For those who haven't seen it, this has been around for a while. Don't try to understand it, just enjoy:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Kid's Movie

Filmed a while ago. Rumor has it, it was too scary for kid's to watch. But it looks great. A classic come to life. Enjoy...

ps- I believe Crude Features is writing/editing/supervising/raising from the very earth some books to follow along with the movie. So some congrats to him!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Mash-up of Wizard of Oz and You Got Served. Enjoy...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Disturbing Movies

I don't watch a lot of disturbing movies (ie Gremlins), but I do love movies. So every once in a while I go on a freaky-movie-kick. What got me interested was an article on ign about top 15 most disturbing movies. I had seen some like Requiem for a Dream, Exorcist, Clockwork Orange. I haven't seen most of them, and the one's I had seen, it had been a while. So the list got me to thinking, I need to broaden my movie watching experience. Too many chick flicks, action movies, and indie films.

So here are a few movies that I picked up and will watch in the near future. Now these aren't scary movies per-se, but more disturbing ones. Ones that I'm told will stick with me and give me chills long after I finish watching. Awesome (there better not be any Gremlin in these movies)

I Spit on your Grave
Jacobs Ladder
The Strangers
A Clockwork Orange
Last House on the Left
The Exorcist
The Hills Have Eyes

Some modern ones, some old ones. Im excited. I will enjoy.

*update: here's the link to the article IGN

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Just some poignant pictures about the economy. Sad really. Enjoy...

This is the business section of a newspaper

New Detroit

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009


If you are my friend, and I see you wearing one of these I will punch you. No questions asked. After you get up, you will thank me.

Go home, you damn dirty hipster!

And I just want to re-emphasize how much I like this site:

Stuff you crazy white folks like...

I'm still going strong at about 10% of "whiteness" according to the list, Mrs. KTL, however, is at about 30-40%. But to her credit, she has been steadily declining in "whiteness" since the list came out, and she is white.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009


No not the terrible TV show. A true hero.

Now, I do not condone sex with minors, but this kid lived out every boys adolescent the same time.

And these teachers are sick. Enjoy:

Living the Sweet Life

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

couple of things

Found this incredible visual explanation of the credit crisis. Take a look:


Also, I had my 9th trivia tonight. It was relatively quiet, but I'm getting a steady stream of regulars. So things are looking up!

Here's the flyer that Max Anger made...pretty awesome and topical

I'll put up some more pics from actual trivia...later.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another smart are you?

Can't say this is very accurate. Probably some hipster made this up to make himself feels better about the music he listens to (eg Sufjan Stevens). But it's fun to see where your music ranks. According to this chart, I got about a 990 on my SAT, but I actually scored infinity +1 of whatever you got.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Callisto and Watchmen

Saw Watchmen over the weekend. Good not great. Dark Knight and Ironman, both were better. Rorschach was awesome, so were the fight sequences (300-esque). Very true to the original story. BUT the pacing was a bit slow, Dr. Manhattan's junk was a bit much, and one of my biggest gripes was that Rorschach's mask was constantly shifting, which was incredibly distracting. 3/5.

I take reading suggestions of anyone who loves Stephen King as much as me. So I'm starting this book...

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Snow day?

For some reason the schools had a snow day and there was only 7-9 inches on the ground. Mrs. KTL almost got on the train before she got the call that school was canceled. So since I'm up till the early morn and she gets up in the early morn, we headed out into the fresh snow. We ran into The Shonker on her way to work. Here are some pics of our outing. Enjoy

Fresh snow

On our roof

Snow angel

Shoveling snow in front of Postmark. She started...

I finished

Cat staying warm

Friday, March 06, 2009

New year for chinese people and too-cool-for-school white folks

We went out for Chinese New year in Chinatown. Didn't particularly want to go, but Mrs. KTL forced me to, and she usually gets her way. BUT I am glad I went. We got a pretty awesome spot, and I got some pretty awesome pictures. The day was really nice and it was fun letting off those giant confetti things. And ended up eating some delicious food. Enjoy...

Mrs. KTL and the giant confetti things. You twist them at the bottom and confetti and streamers explode out the other end. Seems like you could probably hurt someone if they got on the wrong end of things.

Danger Will Robinson! Danger!

Some of the confetti and whatnot in the air


"I know kung-fu"

Not sure who these girls are. They might be tourists...fucking tourists.

Parade float

I think this is a homeless guy, who dresses like this all year. But a broken clock is right twice a day.

Dragons your face!