Tuesday, December 31, 2013

On This New Years Eve, I look Forward to 2014 With Sherlock

On This New Years Eve, I look Forward to 2014 With Sherlock 

I'm really thankful for the end of 2013. It wasn't a good year. Like, not at all. Other than having Breaking Bad in there, I would have called it a wash. Many end of year list say there was a lots of highs and lows. Not here, this was all lows and very little to recover from before even more lows.

So I'm glad that it's over with. I look forward to a new beginning. And hey, it starts off with a nice sign in that we get new Sherlock. I mean, that's gotta be worth something right there. Here's the prequel.

So hey, Happy New Year and all that jazz.

Monday, December 30, 2013

World War I in Colour

World War I in Colour 

So this is a neat little thing. It's World War I in colour. Yes, I wrote that in fancy European style, cause, you know. It's a War in the Worlds.

It's well worth seeing, just so, you know, we could look at those historic moments.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 - A Year in Inequality

2013 - A Year in Inequality

As we kick 2013 out the fucking door because it's such a waste of a god damn year, let's look back for a moment at those... well, moments where we really didn't advance much in 2013 in those hard pressed issues.

Yeah, Fuck 2013. But then again, I doubt 2014 is going to be some ground breaking year for equality either...


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Well This is a Moffat Sandwich - Doctor Who Meets Sherlock

Well This is a Moffat Sandwich - Doctor Who Meets Sherlock 

We may have seen the last of Matt Smith in the Christmas special, but that doesn't mean that you can't get just a little more portioned out to you in terms of awesome Doctor Who action from Matt Smith. Take this little ditty some fan made up where he meets a fella who returns in just a few days.

For having dead eyes in some shots, it was entirely well made, if you ask me.

Friday, December 27, 2013

One For All The Haters

One For All The Haters

As we head right into the new year, I think it should be worth noting that in 2014, you probably shouldn't take the internet as seriously as you have in the past. For example, you should lay off the youtube comments and the hate. This video explains a lot.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Go Home, Santa. You're Drunk

Go Home, Santa. You're Drunk

So this is Christmas....  Yup, the time to get so shit faced because you don't want to deal with your inlaws and the people in your life you were born with, and thus had no choice to deal with. It even gets to Santa and he has to lubricate himself some.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus!

Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus! 

Yo, Baby J-Dawg. You know who I'm talkin' bout. The J-man, J. Christ. He rollin' 12 deep with a posse and always makin' that water flowing into wine, ya' hear. In any event, Congrats, dawg. It's yo birthday today. And I know we all celebrating in our own special way by bustin' them gifts all open and what not in your honor. See, that's why you my dawg, dawg. Even on yo birthday, you giving it out to all of us homies out here by getting us a gift.

So to you, J-Dawg, I say Happy B-day, yo

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas, and while I don't specifically celebrate Christmas for the religious reasons, I won't fault you for doing so or not wish you a happy one in itself. So hey, here's this little diddy.

Happy Doctor Who Eve

Happy Doctor Who Eve

Who cares about presents that are wrapped when you have a new Doctor Who to look forward to... Only, the sad part is that it's Matt Smith's last. But hey, here's some Christmas mash-up goodness just in time for this "Holiday season"

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Very Lobo Xmas

A Very Lobo Xmas

And thus, the true meaning of Christmas is shown to us... In the form of this old ass fan made Lobo vs. Santa video that, man, I must have seen it floating around on VHS way back in the day.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Have Yourself A Warm Little Christmas

Have Yourself A Warm Little Christmas 

Seasons greetings. As you prepare for the festive time of unwrapping shit and forsaking a fat man in a red suit for bringing you shit you didn't ask for, enjoy some quiet time by the fire place with your little fur friend you don't have to clean up the poop for.

Ah, winter.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Freakin' Christmas

Merry Freakin' Christmas

Yeah, blow it out ya ass! Who needs the Christmas spirit, I say. Ain't that right, Grumpy Cat. Not even Disney could cheer us up.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Creating Therapy Bills For Your Children - Christmas Newsletters

Creating Therapy Bills For Your Children - Christmas Newsletters

There's no way that this isn't talked about in that therapy that your children will eventually require....

In all truth, that video was pretty funny, but man are those kids, when already grown, going to wonder what the hell and be totally embarrassed by it. There's no way around that.

Breaking Bad - A Train Job

Breaking Bad - A Train Job

So with the corporate holiday right around the corner and as my hopes of getting a little black barrel full of video disc and a Los Pollos cooking apron come smashing into wall, I can't help but just wonder if I should buy it for myself. I mean, seeing the deleted scenes pop up on the internet like this cut scene from the Train Job....

Yeah, I'm really just going to have to bite the bullet and get this for myself from jolly ol' Saint Nicholas. Tis the season, after all.

Besides, what would Walter White do?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Chowing Too Much Bacon Can Fry Your Eggs

Chowing Too Much Bacon Can Fry Your Eggs

I guess the next time you're fumbling around with your new dance partner in the bedroom and you're wondering if you got your jimmy hat or not, perhaps you should think to yourself "Did I eat some bacon this morning?" If so, perhaps you have nothing to worry about in not slipping a condom on.

Not that I'm condoning sex without a condom, that is, but in a study by Harvard University, it found that men who consume a regular portion of bacon or a small amount of sausage daily are at risk of harming their sperm quality. The same study also found that to improve sperm, men should eat fish like cod or halibut. 

The study was presented a couple of weeks back at a meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Boston. And it compared the eating habits of 156 men going through in vitro fertilization treatments with their partners. According to the study, Men who consumed just half a portion of processed meat a day had just 5.5 percent normal shaped sperm cells. That was compared to 7.2% of those who ate less. Men who had dishes containing white fish at least every other day - or half a portion daily - had far better sperm quality than those who ate it rarely.

The basic sum up was that processed meat was bad and fish was good.

It should be noted that before you give up all your beef jerky, the chairman of the British Fertility Society, Dr. Allan Pacey, noted that
"The relationship between diet and men’s fertility is an interesting one and there is certainly now convincing evidence that men who eat more fresh fruit and vegetables have better sperm than men who don’t," he said. "However, less is known about the fertility of men with poor diets and whether specific foods can be linked to poor sperm quality.
"In this instance, the authors link men’s intake of processed meat with the size and shape of their sperm. This may be a real effect, but the study is small and we know that accurately measuring sperm size and shape in the laboratory is fraught with error.
"However, it is already known that high intake of processed meat is linked to other health issues and so advising men to limit their intake of processed food may improve their health generally as well as possibly be good for their fertility."
So hey, there's another reason to hate Boston,. As if their sports fans weren't fucking pricks enough as it was. Now their scientist are also taking a massive dump on the things you love.

But to be honest, it should come as no surprise. I mean, bacon makes even the best of us a little lazy. Those sperms are just too busy thinking about where they'll get more bacon fat - since it's addicting, and less time worrying about some stupid mission to get the egg. Why bother, there's no bacon there!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Stay Classy, Idaho

Stay Classy, Idaho

With Anchorman 2 coming out very soon, let's take a look back at what had to be one of the most classy of things a real local news man could have ever done on Halloween.

Stay Classy indeed.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Boy Dance Party

Boy Dance Party

Just in case you wondered, this is exactly what every group of guys does when all the ladies are gone

Yes. Believe that and NOT that we're at the strip club. yeeeeess.

Now time for some music;

Monday, December 16, 2013

Beer Aged 21 Years

Beer Aged 21 Years

I had someone ask me at a beer shop the other day what beer would age well for 21 years. And instantly I was confused. Why would you want to age a beer for that long? In any event, they just had a daughter and they wanted a beer that would be from when they were born. I mean.. that still seems stupid to me. Not only because 21 years for a beer seems like... well, like they'll be tasting beer that taste worst than Coor's or PBR.

Not to mention that it's a waste to not enjoy a good beer when its good. It seems like a waste to give to someone just turning 21. At that age you really aren't looking for GOOD beer, you're just looking for something to get fucked up at. Teens and barely drink legal kids are chugging shit like bud, coors and PBR without concern of taste.

It's sort of like giving a baby some lobster. That shit is lost on them and they just want mooshed together peas and carrots. 

If you're aging beer, another good style would be Gueuze. Or perhaps a sour like that, but let's be fucking honest here. Some new to legal drinking beer drinker is going to like a Gueze like a virgin will enjoy anal sex. That shit is just going to make them a wine drinker for life. Is that a crude metaphor? You're damn right it is, but it's only fitting since you're trying to force a hobby on to your kids, like a broken trailer trash living former high school prom is vicariously living their dreams on Toddler and Tiaras.

Your newly turned 21 kid isn't going to give a shit about how that beer has hints of barnyard funk and horse blank smells. Or if the lacing on the glass is clingy as fuck. Ya' know.I get the idea. You can enjoy something that was aged along with them, but unless you want your kid to think and associate "good beer" with something that more than likely taste like cardboard, it seems pretty foolish.

A better option would be to just invest that money you would have spent on those old beers... shit, with aged beers like that, you could easily turn them around and sell them for a shit load of cash. How about you invest that money into some sort of college fund for the kid. It'll be a lot longer lasting than having them swig back some beer that time has forgotten. Don't you worry, they'll appreciate "get-you-shitfaced" alcohol just as much as you do when they're chugging it back with their frat mates or dorm roomies. Only they'll gladly throw back those shitty beers you wouldn't touch.

I'm going to flat out say it. In general, the majority of beers, even cellarable styles like high ABV stouts and barleywines, just do not improve with age. Sure, if they're tasting hot out of the gate, they'll mellow out. But by and large, you're not going to improve a beer by aging it.

It gets to the point that cellaring a beer is really unnecessary. And in fact, cellaring wine is equally foolish. The vast majority of wine you buy over the counter isn't made with the mindset of laying it down for half a decade or more. It's made for pretty much immediate consumption.

Over all, you just have to realize that the whole fact of a beer "improving" is completely subjective. It's not a harda nd fast rule. Some beers will taste better, some will not do well over the ravages of time. Even if they are high in ABV to begin with.  At some point you just need to stop telling yourself you're cellaring a beer if it's simply just sitting there waiting to be drank when you get around to it or holding it for a special occasion that is coming up soon.

Forcing your children to drink something that old isn't going to do you any favors. I mean, most of the time kids like to rebel against what their parents like anyway simply to break out and have their own identity. So perhaps you shouldn't push beer on them, unless you actually want them to NOT drink. In which case, I think we just discovered the best way to prevent alcoholism in teenagers.

Have a craft beer parent.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Gun Training With Archer

Gun Training With Archer 

January can't come soon enough. If for nothing more than it'll signal the end of this god awful year.

Ooh Archer.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Joss on Equality

Joss on Equality 

When asked a billion times why he writes strong female characters in his story, Joss Whedon gave the answer that deserves to be repeated over and over again. Especially since that question keeps getting asked.

Enjoy this nine minutes of badassness.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Simpsons Do The Hobbit

The Simpsons Do The Hobbit 

It seems that the only thing that the Simpsons can do right now a days is get the couch gag just perfect. Never mind trying to get them to write an episode that doesn't suck donkey dick. But the couch gag, yeah that's the sweet spot.

Just look as they do a take on The Hobbit.

Which by chance, comes out this weekend. Oh man, I can't wait to see where they leave us off and waiting another year for the resolution of this book, which is so much shorter than Lord of the Rings, and yet gets a run time just about equal to it.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

How Could Liking Chinese Food Sound So Disturbing?

How Could Liking Chinese Food Sound So Disturbing? 

Alison Gold, the latest pedo target from the creators of Jessica Black's Friday music craze came out with yet another video that makes you wonder why parents leave their children with this music producer. Take a look at what could only raise red flags and amber alerts.

I'm not even sure where to start with that. How about the creepy black Mister Rogers who is creeping around the town looking through little girls' windows?

Then you have the course line of this song that takes the alphabet and just does some really raw and nasty shit to it. Lyrics like...
A - Anything you want to have      - Whoa, even Pedo bear is concerned here.
B - Be Comes when you believe   - I think B comes when you tweak their nipples, to be honest.
C - C will come when you take a chance - I don't even want to touch that one. Too much coming
D - When open up the door - yeeeeah, don't open up the door to strangers, kids.

But I guess this was foreshadowing, since the young little blonde girl decides to answer Black Mister Rogers' door knocking and rolling up in what could only be described as a straight up rape van. I mean, there's no sugar coating it. It may as well have FREE CANDY written on the side of that windowless van.

The video then continues as he takes her to a club. I mean, how old is she anyway? But there's one punch bowl in the party and he keeps on slipping unknown mixtures into it. Holy fuck, that's straight up pouring something into the Kool-aid.

I don't think it's that he put some puppet serum into, but that she's tripping balls with what she had to drink of his strange naughty sauce. He then starts rapping as a puppet. I have no clue why an older Asian fella wants to stick his arrow into the little dude, but I guess that explains itself.

Then ending with what is clearly a drug induced state as she's mad hungry for the munchies that she see's her crush as a plate of Chinese food.
I guess to "get" the ending in that she just chomps down on the Egg roll, you'd have to come into this knowing the singers past hit "I Like Chinese Food"  I do say hit very loosely there.

But what does it all mean? Other than they're slowly trying to make pedophilia sort of legal, I guess? I'm not even sure anymore.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Hang Over

The Hang Over

Let's be real here - It's the Holiday season and that means that heavy amounts of drinking will be happening very soon. So the problem with that is that you're going to have to deal with the lingering effects the next morning.

To better understand what exactly you're trying to cure, you need to know what exactly is happening to your body other than a marching band is stomping on your head and that decision to take another two rounds of shots.... was probably the wrong one.


You're probably wondering why your head feels so fucked up. Well, the real answer is that you're fucking dehydrated. The excess alcohol really fucked over your vasopressin production. It's a hormone that controls fluid balance. Meaning it told your bladder to dump all the water it had. Which does explain why you were going to the bathroom, like, 20 times in an hour after a you started drinking.

What this means is that you got to get a lot of catching up to do in the drinking water department. Or drink some coconut water. It's the latest trend. But anyway you can, you need to get hydrated. What is happening is that your brain lost a lot of water in the great dumping of fluids. It, in many ways has shrunk down like a sponge that has been ringed out.

And if that's not the case, then it's fucking with your immune system's cytokines. It's a chemical messenger system that triggers acute inflammation in your head. Ibuprofen may help, but then again, do you really want to put something in your system that will put strain on your already strained kidney?

Another reason why your head can be hurting is because you were drinking the liquors that come from the barrel. Vodka and other clear spirits are a lot easier on your head. the darker the liquors, the harder they are as they contain more congeners, which are chemicals that exacerbate hangovers.


Let's be frank. Your liver can only handle a certain workload before it's just too beat up. On average it could handle and process one drink per hour. So when you were throwing back those shots last night, you really fucked it over and dumped an extra workload on it. Painkillers could really put more strain on it -- more than it already has.


I don't know about you, but for me, I can never ever really handle food the next morning that is anything dense. Menudo.. most def. But anything solid is just going to come right back up. If you're anything like me it's because those mixed drinks and spiked drinks really fucked over your inner stomach lining. Making it super sensitive and irritated. Just take it easy on it in the early parts as it recovers.

On the flip side, all that nausea that you're feeling could actually be a sign that you're going through withdrawals on the sauce. Yeah, it's true. like most drugs, alcohol, when consumed like you did last night and like a person on a mission of self destruction, triggers a "give me more!" sort of symptoms once it's out of your system. This also accounts for feeling shakey, sweating and anxiety.


You're fucking tired. I know that. Alcohol disturbed your brain's normal sleep cycles. So what every sleep you did get, you were probably not getting anything near remotely good amounts of it. You may as well call the day a wash. You're going to be chilling for a while.

You may as well just relax and ride it out, because this may take a couple of hours to about 24 just to bounce back. But hey, you could be one of the lucky few in the 20% range that doesn't suffer from anything hangover related.

Those lucky bastards.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fly, You Fools - New Zealand: There and Back Again

Fly, You Fools - New Zealand: There and Back Again

One place I would love to travel to is New Zealand. It seems like the one untouched wonder of the world, unless you count being touched by the hand of Mordor to be tainted. Either way, it's such a majestic looking place and has a hobbit hole bar. What could go wrong with that?

In any event, to get there you'll need some Eagles or perhaps some help from Air New Zealand. Who seem to be all about helping you get to Middle-Earth

And once you're on that flight to New Zealand, be sure to pay attention to that in flight safety.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Better Call Kenny Loggins...

Better Call Kenny Loggins... 

Cause you're entering the DANGER ZONE!

This is far better than the entirety that is Top Gun. Holy shit, I can't wait till January to see more Archer.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Living Life A Quarter Mile at a Time

Living Life A Quarter Mile at a Time 

You know, I've made just about every Paul Walker joke I could come up with. It's really tragic what happened to him. I mean, it made for great material. It's not every day that an actor dies at the very hands of what made him... you know, famous. If he died in a plane crash it would be different. But with him dying due to a car crash while his buddy was simply practicing his Tokyo drifting, well then, that's a comedian's wet dream.

But you know what, I have much respect for the actor and for the franchise. As much shit as people talk about it, the whole franchise really did kick off something huge way back when and made street racing, an otherwise underground sort of thing, into a huge deal. Not to mention that it's really impressive that a movie made for that little made that much. 

While I didn't know him at the time, I realize that my half brother was really influenced by the films. At least that's what I recall when I saw a lot of after market race car gear with my pops. And later when I finally met him, the dude really really REALLY reminded me of Paul Walker's character in the film. Especially his looks. Man, that's got to be one of those most influential flicks for him.

In any case, after plowing through the franchise earlier this year, I'm a bit saddened by this whole thing. And, you know, the loss of human life and all that jazz. In any case, here's a little tribute music video

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Fires in Arcade

Fires in Arcades 

So this video by Arcade Fire is pretty fucking cool. You should watch it and enjoy it. Yes, you should.

Very cool indeed. It's also probably what you're dealing with in a relationship at this time of the year, what with the crazy amount of "their family" you may be dealing with or the arguments that dealing with their own family causes them. It's times like that in which you may feel like working it out via the screaming and shouting.

Friday, December 6, 2013

What Nerds Do During Football Games

What Nerds Do During Football Games

It's pretty clear that the real draw for nerds isn't the football game itself. So in true fashion of Ohio State football marching band, I guess they tried to reach out to the nerds to come to more games using some Hollywood Blockbusters.

Truth be told, Ohio State does a lot of these really impressive marching band acts, it's rather impressive... if you have the nose bleed seats.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Repeal Day

Repeal Day

On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment. This was the first time that an Amendment was repealed and it was for a good reason.  The 18th was the one that prohibited the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages. It was a happy day when that sucker was repealed and the end of prohibition was upon us.

Now we're here 80 years later and about to celebrate the end of prohibition once again. One simple question you need to ask yourself is what are you going to do and what are you going to drink to celebrate this occasion?

If I was a betting man, I would say that your best bet is to go hit up one of the Los Angeles bars that is owned by the 1933 Group. You know, it's only fitting since they are named after the year that the 18th Amendment was repealed. but some of my most favorite moments have been in their bars. From Big Foot Lodge to La Cuevita and even Oldfield's Liquor Room. The theme that the bars set are just perfect for the day of celebrating.

And if that wasn't enough, all their bars will be offering a very cheap $1 cocktail made just for Repeal Day between 7pm and 9pm.

So yeah, that's what you can be doing, I know I'll be celebrating it up some because it's a very special day for me

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hanukkah Honey, One More Night, Don't Be Late!

Hanukkah Honey, One More Night, Don't Be Late!

I'm not Jewish, but I play one for the sake that I work in Hollywood. But I did celebrate the first night of Hanukkah by eating some yummy potato pancakes, killing off a bottle of manischewitz and lighting a menorah. Yeah, I own a menorah. Go figure.

In any event, as we approach the last night of this festival of lights, I'd just like to post this video so I can properly insult everyone equally this holiday season.

Such a funny little ditty.  Besides, I'm busy on the actual last night of Hanukkah going out and celebrating Repeal day and Krampus Day

The Spices Must Flow - Sriracha Be Gone

The Spices Must Flow - Sriracha Be Gone

So after back and forth with your typical NIMBY's and a company that is creating a bit of a hot pepper smell, it appears that the makers of the popular Rooster sauce Sriracha will be forced to closed their doors.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Tuesday ordered a Sriracha hot sauce plant in Irwindale to partially shut down in response to smell complaints from nearby residents.
Judge Robert H. O'Brien ruled in favor of the city and ordered sauce maker Huy Fong Foods to cease any kind of operations that could be causing the odors and make immediate changes that would help mitigate them.
The injunction does not order the company to stop operating  entirely, or specify the types of actions that are required.
The city of Irwindale sued Huy Fong Foods on Oct. 21 after nearby residents complained of heartburn, inflamed asthma and even nosebleeds that they said were caused by the spicy odor coming from the hot sauce plant.
O'Brien acknowledged in his ruling that there was a "lack of credible evidence" linking the stated health problems to the odor, but said that the odor appears to be "extremely annoying, irritating and offensive to the senses warranting consideration as a public nuisance."
He also wrote that the odor could be "reasonably inferred to be emanating from the facility," and determined that the city is "likely to prevail" in declaring the odor a public nuisance, according to the ruling.
Irwindale officials applauded the judge's decision.
"We believe it's a strong ruling that acknowledges and is reflective of the concerns that the community has raised about the health impacts of the odor," said City Atty. Fred Galante.
Huy Fong officials did not return requests for comment Tuesday evening. 
The ruling will take effect as soon as the judge signs the injunction, which Galante says will be filed as early as Wednesday.

Forget all the rushing to black Friday sales. It's pretty clear that everyone was rushing out to the walmarts trampling over bodies left and right in order to get the last of their precious hot sauce.

I mean, it's pretty clear that the Irwindale officials don't give a shit about all the jobs that this is going to cost. And right before Thanksgiving and Christmas. How kind of them, wouldn't you say?  It seems that any factory is going to throw out a smell that isn't going to be all that pleasant.  Irwindale needs to take the good with the bad.

Let's face the facts here. Irwindale isn't your Sunnyville U.S.A or anything. The place boast the attraction of a race track. Yeah, I imagine that the smell of all those high octane cars burning gas isn't going to be pretty either. What with all that carbon dioxide put out there. How about you shut down that? Anyone who decides to live in that industrial slum deserves all the smells that any factory around there is cranking out.

But hey, who can argue with their sound logic. Sure, they don't need any more jobs in Irwindale. They must enjoy being poor and unemployed. They just want the company to relocate and find a new area that would like the tax revenue that a huge company that makes hot sauce would bring in to the community.

It's comical because the owners just spent millions building their factory based on the approval of the city. I bet it's about time to sue the city for granting those permits for the factory when they really shouldn't have.  They lured the company in with deferred payment schedules.

That's what really bothers me about this whole situation. It seems like Irwindale is just all happy that this happened. That jobs are lost and that they want to keep their tax revenue in the company, but want the bad element of the smell to just go away. As if a business owner is just going to do all the dirty work somewhere else and come here to bottle. Forget that, at best, you're going to see the plant go to another neighborhood that will be accepting of it and give it just enough tax breaks to make it worth not having to deal with anything related to Irwindale.

I'm not mad because I may lose out my breakfast sauce. Let's be real here, this is going to be made somewhere. Maybe not Irwindale, but the demand is there and this just puts it out there even more. Much like Twinkies. This stuff is going to be selling like hot cakes. The banned in Irwindale hot sauce.

Fuck them.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Letting A Little Joy into Your Life This Holiday Season

Letting A Little Joy into Your Life This Holiday Season

For many, this time of year is pretty much filled with depression and thoughts that are filled with negativity. I can't blame them. I have been there. The whole commercialization of the holiday and the consumerism really makes it a matter of putting it to your face that you need to be a consumer.

Then you have the crushing isolation that this holiday brings. For many who are away or don't have a family, this forced family functions just lends to the feeling of isolation. Even if you're in a relationship or have a family. You may not always want to be around so much cutesy shit.

Sometimes it's hard to get into the holiday spirit. Especially when it's been sort of hijacked by a lot of different meanings and causes. Either way, I would like to bring a little joy to you. Because it's amazing what something small could eventually lead to.

Just look at what a single quarter could produce in terms of public joy..

Happy Holidays. Try to survive them, will you now

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hey Guys, It's The Ice King

Hey Guys, It's The Ice King

Now that's winter is actually here and Thanksgiving is over, how about we focus on the real Old Man Winter.... THE ICE KING!

 These prints are simply amazing. I would hang that shit up on the wall. Gunther, get me a hammer and a step ladder. I said now!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Play For That Mother Fucking Money - Treme

Play For That Mother Fucking Money - Treme

Tonight is something special. Tonight is the start of the last season - if you could even call it that. It's more like a mercy killing of a show that has a little part of me. Back in 2006 I was coming from Florida back to California on a road trip and part of it was to stay in New Orleans... Let me put it this way... it was post Katrina New Orleans. In fact, it was just two weeks before Mardi Gras kicked off. The place was still a mess, but you saw a lot of hope around.

In any event, HBO's TREME comes back tonight for five more episodes to close off the series. It's been an amazing 3 seasons so far, I can only wait to see what is in store for our characters as we reach the end. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

This Is Every Relationship You Probably Have Had Summed Up

This Is Every Relationship You Probably Have Had Summed Up

Now that we're in the midst of the Holidays and you're either lamenting the fact that you're not in a relationship... or perhaps that you are in one, here's a video sum up of your history when it comes to your relationships of the past...

Yeah, that seems about right.

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Blackest of The Fridays

The Blackest of The Fridays

Hey Capitalist swine, CONSUME!!!!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

This Thanksgiving Try Not To Be A Consumer Whore

This Thanksgiving Try Not To Be A Consumer Whore

Originally this was just going to be an article about how Wal*Mart had put out a donation container begging for canned foods for their employees because they are pretty much borderline in poverty. 

 But let's move past that for a moment and let's tackle the bigger issue. As to why companies feel the need to undercut each other for Black Friday sales. I mean, we all know why, to turn that red mark on their books into a black one. Especially important in an era were it seems like the recession is still a major problem for those investors.

But hey, this story was pretty terrible, so read on;
A Walmart in northeast Ohio is holding a holiday canned food drive — for its own underpaid employees. “Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner,” a sign reads in the employee lounge of a Canton-area Walmart.
Kory Lundberg, a Walmart spokesman, says the drive is a positive thing. “This is part of the company’s culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardships,” he said. Indeed, Lundberg is correct that it’s commendable to make an effort to help out those who are in need, especially during the holidays.
But the need for a food drive illustrates how difficult it is for Walmart workers to get by on its notoriously low pay. The company has long been plagued by charges that it doesn’t pay its employees a real living wage. In fact, Walmart’s President and CEO, Bill Simon, recently estimated that the majority of its one million associates make less than $25,000 per year, just above the federal poverty line of $23,550 for a family of four. When the Washington DC city council passed a living wage bill requiring Walmart to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 per hour, the chain threatened to shut down its new stores if Mayor Vincent Gray didn’t veto the bill. Gray vetoed the bill.
Walmart’s low wages come at a public cost. Because low-income workers still need housing and health care, taxpayers end up doling out millions in benefits to bridge the gap faced by many of the store’s retail workers. They have also led to strikes at Walmart stores from Seattle to Chicago to Los Angeles in recent weeks.
Even if the canned food drive successfully gathers enough to help out the Canton store’s low-income workers, many of them might not even be able to have the food on Thanksgiving. That’s because Walmart is one of a group of retailers that will open its stores for Black Friday sales beginning at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving afternoon.
That last line cracks me up. Well, more to the point I have to laugh because if I don't, I may very well go fucking crazy in a mad rage at what society has be turned to. We've become a single minded cell that is all about consumerism. We must buy the latest toy to pacify ourselves from our sad existence that there's an actual demand that stores like Wal*Mart stay open on Thanksgiving to give us those door buster sales.

Instead of, you know, spending Thanksgiving with friends and loved ones and enjoying a meal of what you can afford, we pretty much have turned it into an excuse to buy that big screen television or new game console that will be replaced in a few years. When we should really be focused on the relationships we build and memories we developed over time, and most importantly, over a meal shared by your loved ones.

That's the real meaning that needs to be taken away from this day when we made up some bullshit about Pilgrims an Indians putting aside their uneasy trust for one another, especially when the Indian should have totally taken off those English bastards' head and put it on a spike to let other explores know they won't be fucked with.

Anyhow,  where was I? yeah, so I don't think that even Honest Abe could have expected what his lie of a day has turned into. When we can't even enjoy food with one another. That's the true level of sadness. Especially more so with the fact that we aren't even paying the workers of Wal*Mart a wage they could live on, let alone afford something like a turkey or some buck stuffers. I mean, don't they have enough Turkey's in the shopping center that they can't just take a few cents profit from a few dozen birds sold and just invest that in making sure that those poor employees that aren't even able to scrape by are taken care of for the one day of the year where it's important as to where you enjoy your meal?

But hey, I'm sure there' Hungry Man TV diners in the freezer section they could munch on, you know when they aren't being called into work on a fucking Holiday just so people could save a couple of bucks on shit they don't need anyway.

It's not like Wal Mart's shitty lack of a health benefit plan is hurting America, right? Oh wait, it is. But that's a whole other can of worms that I don't want to get into right now. I guess I shouldn't be all that surprised that society has fallen so far. 

Did you know that more than 50 large U.S. cities have an "anti-camping" or "anti-food sharing" law in their books over the past few years. What this law says is that you basically can't share food with the homeless. It's a tactic used to try to get the homeless population of that city to simply go away. How fucking heartless.

 The Los Angeles City Council recently decided to hear from the uproar from homeowners, decided to put up to vote a ban on feeding the homeless in public spaces.  Saying that if you give out free food on the street with no other services to deal with the collateral damage involved with feeding them, then you simply can't feed the homeless.

Apparently the neighbors of the area were complaining that the homeless would stick around long after the bread line was gone. They're complaining that it now feels like a mental ward to live in their neighborhood, what with all the homeless. All I have to say to that is, man, it's sure nice that they aren't living on the street or, for that matter, go without a meal and go to sleep fucking cold and hungry.

I'm a bit sick by this notion that in order to correct the problem, you simply brush it under the rug and tell those people to go away. It's pretty sickening.

Especially problematic when you factor in that there's around 54,000 homeless people in Los Angeles County. So the answer and solution they have to this is to simply not feed them. To pass the buck to the next area and tell these people, who have nothing already, that they should fuck off?  Wow. I mean, talk about being thankful on this day that you are so well off. 

So on this day just make sure you turn to those you are thankful for and the things in your life that aren't complete shit, and realize you've got it better off than most. So fucking enjoy it. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Chanukah

Happy Chanukah

Hey there, this year Chanukah lands early and takes over Thanksgiving. Who would have known. Still, while everyone is preparing one of them turkey's, you might as well master the art of your latkes.

Oh, Don't act like I need to teach you how to make Latkes. Your bubby should already have taught you that lesson. How else are you gonna land a man? You want to give your poor mother grandchildren, don't you? In any case. You take that already awesome recipe of latkes and you simply top it with some horseradish crema.

1/2 cup Mexican Crema. Go to the market with all them spanish speakers and get some.
add 2 tablespoons of freshly grated horseradish. Like you don't know where to get this?
add 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and mix it together.

If you want to spice it up some, then you take some jalapenos and you chop them up finely and put it on top of those latkes. Oh boy, you're gonna give your parents some grandchildren soon with this trick.

But hey, if you don't want to go all fancy smanchy and just want to be ol' boring betty. You can always just make your own apple sauce. Just think of the lines down at the bodega.

First you get 3 Golden delicious apples and 3 Fuji apples. Peel them, cored them, and quartered them. Set those aside as you get 1 cup of unfiltered apple juice, 2 tablespoons cognac, 2 tablespoons of butter. 3 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Put all that in a microwave container as well as the apples - shake it around and nuke it for 10 minutes with one side of the container just slightly open to let the steam out.

Smoosh all that together and then pour it on your latkes. Now for sure you'll bring home a good boy to your parents for your traditional Chinese food dinner on Christmas.

Oh, and here's the first of your Chanukah gifts. This little music video

Now isn't that a lot better than some erasers or pencils?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Dog and His Beer

A Dog and his Beer

A couple of weeks back Triumph, the insult comic dog went to the Great American Beer Festival. In which he had a really good time drinking. Surprising since he is a dog and, well, that shit would kill a dog. Though he's a puppet. No harm there.

In any event, enjoy the aftermath.

Which makes me think that I seriously need to get up there for a GABF event some time since they look like fun, even if it's filled with pretentious douche bag snobby beer drinkers. And being someone who enjoys a good brew, that's saying a lot if I can't even tolerate them sometimes.

Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot

Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot

As we approach the day of being thankful, there's one thing to be thankful about... being on this little pale blue dot in the middle of this vast galaxy and universe. Tell them, Carl Sagan!

Now don't you feel motivated for.. I dunno, something.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sometimes Drugs Won't Help the Holidays

Sometimes Drugs Won't Help the Holidays

We all know that the time between Halloween and New Years is pretty much a blur because of how quickly shit comes up. Within every three or four weeks, you have another situation where you're dealing with your family. That alone could cause you to try to trip out on many mind numbing drugs just to get through the day, but perhaps this video should teach you a valuable lesson about not wigging the fuck out and riding that dragon. Cause that shit can mess you up cray cray style.

All I want to know is what the fuck did she take so I can never accidentally try that. Shit was off the charts unreal. I may not dig on my family, but man, they are a lot better to deal with than having reality just bend and warp around me like what I imagine that chick is seeing the world like.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Putting The Ass in Classical

Putting The Ass in Classical

Well, this is a thing that happened... I guess you could thank Miley for all the ass twerking sort of things happening lately.

While I'm not sure what I just watched. I mean, that wasn't really burlesque, now was it? Just some gal walking out in a thong and bam, ass in yo face! Either way, I think it was worth realizing that it existed. Maybe now you understand some obscure Halloween Costume you saw at a party or something.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

50 Years of Who

50 Years of Who

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. In honor of the very special Day of the Doctor episode, here's this little set up that will make all you who enjoyed Paul McGann's Doctor Who for the entire one on screen Fox/BBC episode. Oh yeah, as well as those tons of audio adventures.

In any event, enjoy the shit out of this, man.

Now everyone is wanting more 8th Doctor's adventures. Which would and very well could make sense. I know I would watch it. It has to be a lot better than Paul's first and only television adventure. In it the 8th Doctor shows up on the mean streets of.... I want to say Oakland or Berkley, and gets shot walking out of the Tardis. But that's not what kills him. Nope, it's stupid medical malpractice that does him in.

Really, the lamest way a Doctor could possibly ever die.

You Gotta Split

You Gotta Split

This week two things happened. First off, Van Damme did some splits on some moving cars to some pretty soft inspirational music...

And then Channing Tatum pulled a parody on him and it was most epic.

Bravo, Channing. Bravo.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hot Cans

Hot Cans

While it may be winter, it's still perfect time in Southern California for some camping. Here's a handy little trick to convert a can into something that can cook your food with nothing more than an old 5 cent deposit can and some rubbing alcohol.

Sounds pretty legit. Though I'm sure there's going to be a lot of burned hands after this.

Wes Anderson Invites You To Stay at The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson Invites You To Stay at The Grand Budapest Hotel

I really don't think I need to set this up. It's yet another amazing looking Wes Anderson film that just seems like a fun adventure. I can't wait and this trailer does nothing but hype me up more and more about it.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Round Abouts Vs. Four Ways

Roundabouts Vs. Four Ways

While us American's aren't as used to them, I have constantly said that roundabouts are far more efficient than four way stops. I know what you're thinking, that's strange. As most of the times that you get to a roundabout, you're confused as all fuck about what to do. But those foreigners know a thing or two about them and here's mythbusters doing the dirty work for you

It's pretty clear as to why, the lack of stopping at all helps keep the flow of traffic moving. I don't know about how you drive, but I have known plenty of drivers who, when make the four way stop, take far too long to get going once again afterwards. It does take away momentum from the car. Imagine all the gas you're pissing away as well by doing the stop and go.

In any case, this just shows that we need far more roundabouts, but more than anything, we need drivers to get more use to them.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This Black Canary Sings a Song of Badassary

This Black Canary Sings a Song of Badassary 

On the CW show Arrow, which is probably the only good thing that DC has done right in the past few years in my eyes, we have been introduced to the Canary, which let's face it, unless they're saving up the name Black Canary for Laural's character, is the closest we'll get to seeing that song bird on the show.

In any case, they cast probably the most fitting, and I do mean fit, female for the role. Take a look at some of her stunt and other pretty fucking crazy action stunt work that just makes me love Caity Lotz even more.

Parkour  from caity Lotz on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

50 Years of Doctor Who

50 Years of Doctor Who

Up until now I really hadn't been paying much attention to news about the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. I had heard a little tidbit here and there, but nothing really that got me excited to seek out spoilers or anything of the such.

Even more so because Matt Smith was leaving and, well, until I see more of the newer, older Doctor, I really don't want to make any judgement calls. I originally thought Matt Smith looked way too emo and young for the role, but was proven wrong as he's been one of my favorites. In any event, about a couple of weeks ago, this little teaser for the 50th Anniversary dropped, and man did I drop a load in how excited I was for the upcoming special in another week or so.

Yeah, this is going to be some good shit.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Shit is Fucked Up and Shit

Shit is Fucked Up and Shit

Yeah, fuck America.

Fuck Capitalism

Fuck The System

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dogs And Water

Dogs And Water 

I'm just going to leave this here

Carry on with your day not suddenly getting ten times better.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lily Allen Straight Up Smacks You With The Patriarchy

Lily Allen Straight Up Smacks You With The Patriarchy

Enjoy this little melody by Lily Allen

I'm a little concerned by the irony that most will enjoy fetishlizing those backup dancers. I mean, is it really okay to objectify them simply because Lily Allen is making a feminist point. Though perhaps that's the whole point in the over simplified issue.

But the fact is that this is a good satire. It works on the levels that she wanted to highlight and show how fucked up our pop music media scene is.Jewel tried to do this way back when with this little video, that... well, to be honest, I enjoyed far more than I'm comfortable to admit to. But I'll say it proud and loud that I enjoyed Jewel's other music.

Now looking at that video again, I feel like I should apologize as I'm clearly the problem here. Damn you for being so gorgeous, Jewel! As for Lily Allen, you're cute and you know how to knock it out with those vocals. Keep on keeping on, girl.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tower of Poverty

Tower of Poverty

Well, if you've watched Homeland, perhaps this sort of strange mythical tower will ring a bell. And more horrifying is that it's actually real.

Pretty strange and creepy. But at the same time a symbol of taking back something the 1% rich had and giving it to the people.

This Holiday Season, Try Not To Drink and Drive

This Holiday Season, Try Not To Drink and Drive

A little reminder, that even though the family can be unbearable at times and you can only find solace at the bottom of a bottle, try not to destroy someone else's life by drinking and driving. This friendly UK ad should tell you all you need to know... 

Sure makes an impact...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Crack is Whack

Crack is Whack 

But don't let anyone fool you, even if you smoke it, you too can be come the mayor of Toronto.

Take me out with a bong rip.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

You'll Lose An Arm To Adventure Time

You'll Lose An Arm To Adventure Time

In Adventure Time you have Finn The Human, and he has a problem. It seems that every future and alternative universe version of himself simply loses his arm....

Only Fiona the Human, the female alternate version of Finn still has her arm. But the special hidden trick to all this is... is that Finn's arm in that tree? What the hell, man. Adventure time, you're cray cray.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

GoT: Medieval Happy Fun Time Place

GoT: Medieval Happy Fun Time Place

Now that Winter has finally come, I guess we should take a moment to enjoy some sort of Game of Thrones parody for as much as we can as we pass the time till the new season comes out. Because let's be real, we aren't getting a new book any time soon.

So here, enjoy Medieval Happy Fun Place or whatever.

Now for the outtakes

Enjoyable enough, I'd say.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sexy Teachers

Sexy Teachers

Every now and then you hear a story about a teacher who, for whatever reason wants to shoot fish in a barrel and fuck a student. I'm still confused on why a teacher needs the self esteem boast of awkward sex. But then there's situations where a teacher is so hot that they posed for Playboy before applying for the shitty paying position of being a teacher.
She's done "Naked Outdoors" and modeled in a simulated lesbian sex scene, but now one former Playboy model-turned-teacher just wants to be an educator -- and at least one parent seems to have a problem with that.

Even while Cristy Nicole Deweese was Playboy's “Coed of the Month” in February 2011, she intended to become a Spanish teacher. She discussed her future plans in a sexy, innuendo-laden video that was produced around that time.

Deweese, who modeled under the name "Cristy Nicole," was 18 when she posed for Playboy. She's 21 now, and has since achieved her goal of becoming a Spanish teacher, landing a job at a Dallas-area magnet school. But according to the Dallas Morning News, her modeling past isn't sitting well with at least one parent.
Some parents are going on about wondering if her male 16-17 year old students could study without looking her without picturing her buck-ass naked. And for female students, they question if this is someone they can respect as an educator.

Let's be honest for a minute. If we have to make teachers asexual, then you're doing it all wrong. Kids at that age are popping boners for just about anything. Hell, a gust of wind blows past their shorts and I'm sure they'll experience some surprising growth. They're just getting use to their bodies. You sort of need to accept that they're all a bunch of horny little bastards. So where does it end in making teachers completely asexual in order for them to NOT be a distraction - You know, aside from their usual distraction in one another?

If a kid that she teachers finds those pictures, then perhaps you should reward him for some excellent detective skills in using google. But why punish her for actions she did in the past long before she was a teacher?

Then again, she did know she wanted to be a teacher....

Which begs the question on what she was thinking when she was doing the easy money modeling thinking that it could never come back to haunt her. But I'm not that surprised that she has a mouth of a sailor. Most teachers are pretty rough around the edges in the teachers lounge. There ain't no one that is going to argue against that.

I think the lesson here is that you need to think ahead about your actions. Sometimes they're not worth the long term damage that they could. While people shouldn't look to the past to hold something against a person, you need to think of what you're doing and looking before you leap on all of this.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Apparently Even Bostonians Hate People From Boston

Apparently Even Bostonians Hate People From Boston

I'll gladly state it. I hate Bostonians. I hate them a lot. They're a bunch of fucking savages who talk shit about everyone else, but the moment they get a bombing in their marathon, they become... nay, they already were, but their true colors come out in how much of a piece of shit they all are.

Just look at these fine upstanding Bostons fighting one another during the Red Sox championship parade

Fucking disgusting excuse for human garbage. And it's not even that it's an isolated case. Bostonian's are the first to ask you where you're from and what race you are. They're fucking racist and it's all about status to them. Even if their fucking team sucked donkey dick for decades previous to the last one.

It's the picture of true white trash east coasters. For all that it matters to me, both Boston and New York deserve one another in how both are the lowest of the lows to me.

Fuck them.  #Bostonsucks #Bostonweak #Whatahyah #Fackingchwist #BwasthonSucks

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I Drink Your Water

I Drink Your Water

Water is pretty important, it provides life and gives women an excuse to wear swimsuits... no wait, that's just not the proper thing to say. In any event, Los Angeles would not be Los Angeles without water, and this weekend alone you can go visit where the majority of the water in L.A. comes from as The L.A. Aqueduct opened this weekend.
The cascade where Sierra Nevada snowmelt flows into Los Angeles by way of the Los Angeles Aqueduct will be open to the public this weekend in celebration of the waterway's 100th anniversary.
The Aqueduct Cascades in Sylmar at 17001 Foothill Blvd. will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The system of flumes, power plants, and pumps brings water 233 miles from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles, where it flows down a studded, concrete flume to aerate it.
On Tuesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Department of Water and Power officials marked the centennial of the aqueduct's 1913 opening, which gave the city the boost it need to grow from an outpost of about 300,000 into the nation's second largest city with a population of about 4 million.

Why is this Aqueduct actually important? Without it we wouldn't be living in Los Angeles. Hell, Los Angeles wouldn't be a city. The Valley would also be a land on its own. You see, when the water rights came about, Los Angeles annexed the San Fernando Valley in order to get those water rights.

You know what, there's a lot of interesting stuff to know about this and you should know where your water is coming from, so just go over there this weekend and check it out, okay? 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Loki Rocking Them Moves

Loki Rocking Them Moves

Oh that trickster, what ways will he win the hearts and minds. But now that we're on the day that Thor: The Dark World gets released, perhaps we should watch Tom Hiddleston rock them moves

No need to trick me, Loki, I'm on your side.You don't even have to act like Owen Wilson

But it wouldn't hurt.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Forced To Be A Weekend Warrior, Brah

Forced To Be A Weekend Warrior, Brah

It looks like the days are done for where a USC'er could be a USC'er. As the campus has just banned weekday fraternity parties after repeated hospitalization for alcohol-related problems.

Just recently eight people were sent to a local hospital from Thursday to Sunday. Clearly they don't have the chops to party with the true party animals, you hear, brah. Seven of the eight were USC students and one was a female student from Loyola. See what happens when you try to step up and break that beer pong record? You get served.

It looks like Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the real life Animal House. They've been slammed with double secret probation. Or in other words, they've been suspended pending an investigation. I didn't go to a school with the whole Greek life, so I don't think I ever really understood it, but you sort of have to register your parties to the Greek Organization for approval by the university administrators and LA Fire department.

I dunno, seems pretty preppy to me. But do I think this will do anything for this situation of very hardcore drinking? Oh come on now..Did Animal House teach you nothing?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013



Well, now that we're reaching the end of the season for Always Sunny, it's time to just enjoy some foreign love for this show with kids singing a song from a play about child molestation.

Now isn't that awwwwww inspiring.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Guerilla Public Service

Guerrilla Public Service

One day while going back home to his artist residency at the Brewery Arts Colony, Richard Ankrom noticed that the 5 freeway wasn't properly marked on the 110 north. This simple action would have cleared up a lot of confusion and slow down that happens in that specific spot. So he decided to do a sort of Guerrilla public service and the opposite of graffiti, the dude changed a chaotic freeway into a slightly more cleared up chaotic one.

Guerrilla Public Service from richard ankrom on Vimeo.

It's pretty crazy that the sucker stood up there for eight years. But hey, I guess when you put on a hardhat and a reflective vest, you could pretty much do anything on the freeways.

Makes you think that not all vandalism is bad. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

The State of New York Vs. Banksy

The State of New York Vs. Banksy

After a month of chilling in New York, Banksy's residency there has come to an end. But it doesn't end without some really amazing pieces being put up, a bunch of fucking New Yorker's going buck wild in showing how fucked up the Art world really is and a lot of social commentary and wacky hijinks

The bunch of it can be see at Banksy' website.But then you could just read a couple that I highlight riiiiiight now.

It was really interesting to read that he set up a street vendor in central park to just sell his work for pretty much peanuts compared to what it sells in an art auction house.

It's like hitting the lotto, and all that dude wanted was some art to hang on his wall. Go figure.

This next piece is one that I just love so much. Maybe because I do like the use of puppets whenever possible.

The audio guide for it is also hilarious in that the only creatures treated worse than livestock about to become food is... puppeteers.

There was a group of thugs blocking off one piece from being seen and charging $20 per person to view it or take pictures of it in this piece

Which, I'd like to think of as a pretty good social commentary about how the art world does hide their works behind buildings that many will never get past. A social and economic divide that many don't have access to museums because of the cost of admission alone. So hey, turnaround is fair play, right?

There's this little video piece that was produced, which was interesting in its own right;

Over all, it seemed like a good time for Banksy in New York. Perhaps he'll show up in L.A. and give us all some love... before it's stripped off the wall and sent to an art auction house. Boys got to get themselves some cheddar, you hear?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Game of Bones: Wait, Isn't HBO Essentially Porn Already?

Game of Bones: Wait, Isn't HBO Essentially Porn Already?

This is a slight bit delayed in reporting, because porn isn't really what I focus on anyway. At least not writing about it, that is. Besides, October was a busy month with Halloween news, mocking slutty costumes and drinking heavily. Oh yeah, and the Dodgers. But less of them, why not.

In the porn world, it seems like parody is everything. You gotta inject some sex into a story to make it interesting, or something like that. Which is why there's now a Game of Thrones porn parody...

I don't know, a throne like that would clearly only leave Renly as the one happy to sit upon it. Cause hurty is the ass of those who sit on the throne of dongs. I wonder if it's ribbed for Sensai's pleasure.

But that's all getting past the fact that there's a porn parody of Game of Thrones. A show that is in itself softcore porn. And that's putting it lightly. I mean, isn't HBO basically porn already? I think you know the answer to that.

The only difference is that it's not really socially accepted to watch porn with your parents. But man, HBO, now you got yourself some family drama night and talk about that water cooler conversation piece!

In any case, I'm not sure how much more sex you could be wanting if you already watch GoT, but for all of you who were complaining, here you go with some more dirty, cavern filled medieval renfaire style sex scenes! Cause you know nothing about sex, Jon Snow.

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Ghost of Roads Long Past

The Ghost of Roads Long Past

Today being All Hallow's Day and right before Dia De Los Muertos, I figured I would do a new spin on the reflection of the past before I get into a proper Dia De Los Muertos blog post tomorrow. Essentially today is All Saint's day, and I imagine if there was anyone more deserving of Sainthood, it's Huell Howser.

I also imagine that these road side attractions left long ago in the dust of the past would be somewhere he'd be haunting right now in pure amazement to what he found when he was exploring it for all eternity.

In any case, I came across these photos by Photographer Noel Kerns, who went around the Southern California hidden treasures of modern ghost towns and abandoned areas to bring us these amazing photos. He just published a book called "Nightwatch: Painting with Light," in which photos like these of abandoned buildings across the country could be found.

 A Joshua Tree sits next to an abandoned roadhouse / movie set out in the high desert of El Mirage, California

 Clouds move across the sky at an abandoned filling station in the town of Yermo, California, a sleepy little near-ghost town in the Mojave Desert

 The take-away window at an abandoned diner on the west side of Yermo, California, a little community out in the Mojave Desert that's as much ghost town as it is anything else

 The enormous Lockhart General Store sits gutted and abandoned in the virtual ghost town of Lockhart, California. Two stories high and with the roof missing, it looks more like a gymnasium or inner-city playground inside than a retail store

 Abandoned gas station across the CA-58 from Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert of Southern California
 If Roy's Motel in Amboy, California is only ONE of the most remote, desolate spots along Route 66, it's because 10 miles to the east, the Road Runner's Retreat is THE most remote, desolate spot on the old road
 Snow globes and plush toys long gone, all you find inside the souvenir shop at the abandoned Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark in the Mojave Desert of Southern California these days are a few toppled fixtures and walls covered in slotted pegboard.

 Roy's Motel & Cafe, perhaps the most ionic and isolated of all Route 66 roadside spots, in the tiny ghost town of Amboy, California. While the gas station and cafe were reopened on a limited basis in 2008, the motel remains closed, as restoration would present a fairly major challenge at this point, both physically and economically
 Inside the garage area of an abandoned gas station in Yermo, California

 Ludlow, California is a virtual ghost town in the Mojave Desert, and is home to a number of interesting abandonments, including this gas station on the north side of the old route, with Interstate 40 streaming past in the background.
 The Henning Motel sits abandoned along Route 66 in Newberry Springs, California, as the cause of her demise, Interstate 40, races past in the background

 Abandoned building at the Niland Marina, a forgotten recreational spot along the eastern shore of the Salton Sea in sunny Southern California

 A listing, decaying building sinks back into the mire at the post-apocalyptic-looking Niland Marina, Salton Sea, California

 Yermo is a small community in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. In Spanish, its name means "wilderness," an accurate depiction of what this area of the country is like, save for little towns like this one that dot the more remote areas of the Mojave

 The Mojave Tropico movie set, located near the western edge of the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Part of the massive Alta Wind Energy Center lies in the distance

 Abandoned gas station, Yermo, California.

 Abandoned shack along the main road on the eastern end of Yermo, California, a dying little desert community sustained only by the local Marine Corps Logistics Annex, seen here in the background of this shot

 The entrance to the abandoned Rock-A-Hoola WaterPark out in the Mojave Desert, northeast of Barstow, California

The abandoned Dixie Inn, a tiny diner wedged between the old and new CA-58 highways northwest of Barstow, California. That's the new divided highway streaming past in the background, with Barstow in the distance.

I find these images to be spookily beautiful and captures a piece of that modern exploration that happened in the 50's when people were moving west in far bigger and better cars. These once booming towns in Barstow, Yermo and the Salton Sea sort of represent a time long forgotten. They're, by all means, the most beautiful photos I have seen of the SoCal desert.