Archive for January, 2009

It’s Official, Coldplay Hearts German Rave Metal…

30 January, 2009



From the “Oracle”,

January 28, 2009 – submitted by daniel, Germany
Q. dear Orakel, are their any german bands you or the band know and/or like?
The Oracle replies:
They are friends and fans of Rammstein.

Nothing Lame is About to Happen…

30 January, 2009

I Just Can’t Hate the Guy…

29 January, 2009



Kanyeezie is one of my heroes and always has been. Here’s a quote from a message of his:

openquoteI’VE BEEN ATTACKED FOR BEING ME… FOR BEING BRIGHT RED IN A GREY WORLD….openquote

From Perezhilton.com… ew…

Haha, sweet…

29 January, 2009



From Maclife:

iPhoto’s Faces Recognizes Cats

closequoteA huge disappointment for pet owners, was word that iPhoto’s newest feature, Faces, wouldn’t recognize animals according to Apple employees on the show floor. We even did a few tests at Macworld Expo with images they had of the dog Luce.

Well, we are happy to say that we were able to get iPhoto to recognize Robbie’s Cat, Lola
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Its Only Facebook, Or Is It…

29 January, 2009



From the NYTimes:

closequoteA PERSON could go mad trying to pinpoint the moment he lost a friend. So seldom does that friend make his feelings clear by sending out an e-mail alert.

It’s not just a fact of life, but also a policy on Facebook. While many trivial actions do prompt Facebook to post an alert to all your friends — adding a photo, changing your relationship status, using Fandango to buy tickets to “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” — striking someone off your list simply is not one of them.
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Read On…

Unfriending people on facebook is a necessity of life. But, somehow, losing that connection to someone’s personal information is sometimes hard to do. Like if, one random day, you’re wondering what someone’s relationship status is and then, magically, you realize they live a block away and you can go talk to them face to face…

What?

29 January, 2009

FYeahRyanGosling is an interesting… You know what, I don’t think I can explain, just go to the site

Today’s Noelism…

29 January, 2009



I didn’t really plan on making this a daily thing but Noel is so full of vim, vigor and opinions that its hard not to…

closequote Now..I know there’s a world financial crisis going on, but I went for a Chinese the other night in Oslo, right – and guess what? No fortune cookie! What the fuck is all that about? How is anyone supposed to plan for future events pertaining to one’s personal situation if you don’t know what the future holds? If the Chinese can’t afford to put cryptic analysis of future events (with lottery numbers) on a strip of paper inside a bendy-biscuit then we are well and truly fucked!! I wonder if Obama can sort that?
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God I Hate Bill O’Reilly…

28 January, 2009




Bill O’Reilly is one of (if not) the highest paid anchor on TV today. He is looked up to by almost every conservative Christian on the block and he is seen as a credible news source on his show the O’Reilly factor, etc.

Why, then, does he care about what Jessica Alba says? Why do you care for that matter? Why do I? Because she’s hot, that’s why. But its still not a good excuse to make something she says news worthy…

“Last week, Mr. Bill O’Reilly and some really classy sites (i.e.TMZ) insinuated I was dumb by claiming Sweden was a neutral country. I appreciate the fact that he is a news anchor and that gossip sites are inundated with intelligent reporting, but seriously people…it’s so sad to me that you think the only neutral country during WWII was Switzerland. Check out: [Wikipedia link] if you want to see what I was referring to. I appreciate the name calling and the accurate reporting. Keep it up!!”

Sarcasm is awesome…

Todays Noelism x2…

28 January, 2009



closequoteStill trying to get to the bottom of who had 1 glass of Port and a packet of cheese and onion crisps in Amsterdam the other night. Everyone’s taking the 5th. The smart money’s on the guy from Q Magazine though. We may never know.closequote

closequoteGallagher says of his playing: “It facilitates what I do in Oasis, know what I mean? I’m unfortunate enough that two of my best mates are Johnny Marr of The Smiths and Paul Weller. Those two are virtuosos to me although neither of them would admit it. On the electric guitar they’re it. So if you’re asking me how do I compare to those two – and I like to compare myself to the greats – I’m average at fucking best.”closequote

Definitely a gift for melody…

Megawhat.tv is Good Stuff, ya?

27 January, 2009

The only youtube video I subscribe to is megawhat.tv. Its a british production about the newest gadgets and nerdtoys that I love. They have a video up about Twitter and it is genius.

I Can’t Stand This Redheaded Douche…

27 January, 2009



I’m sorry but Prince Harry is a totally insufferable douche bag, who knows nothing about the world around him and was probably that popular kid in junior high who made girls do things they didn’t want to do behind the bleachers after school…

This is Why I (platonically) Love JM…

27 January, 2009



You be you! John Mayer, retired astronaut…

P.S. Apparently TMZ found this in John’s “garbage”… funny stuff…

That’s… Interesting…

26 January, 2009



From Engadget:

New Zealander buys used MP3 player, finds classified US Army files in like-new condition

closequoteWhile used and refurb’d electronics have a long history of delivering more than the purchaser bargained for, like assembly-line photos, MI6 documents, or the phone number to Sarah Palin’s hair stylist, New Zealand man Chris Ogle’s surprise find is a little more troubling. He picked up the above unidentified MP3 player at a thrift shop in Oklahoma for $18 used. On it were 60 files, many of which appear to be US Army property of a confidential nature, including one that lists soldier names, SSNs, and phone numbers, and another doc that appears to be a mission plan. Sadly the Government is choosing to ignore this little security breach, but we think it should step up and make Mr. Ogle an offer. He’s likely to let the thing go cheap thanks to a second unfortunate discovery: it doesn’t even play music any more.closequote

On a Lighter Than Air Note…

26 January, 2009



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… holy shit…

I can’t Believe this is real…

On a Lighter Note…

26 January, 2009

This song kicks a lot of ass. I mean, Ringo, George and Clappy? I mean Clapton isn’t exactly spot on in the video, but still, good stuff, ya?

Life Imitating Art Fail…

26 January, 2009

Okay, movies, video games and other forms of media don’t make crazy people. Okay? They make people crazier, perhpaps, but if someone is going to go on some sort of insane baby killing rampage, ya, seriously, dressed kind of like Heath Ledger’s Joker near the anniversary of his death then the dude was bat-shit crazy to begin with. And not the cool kind of bat shit crazy, like Terje Haakinson or this girl, but the real kind that make me lose sleep at night sometimes…

closequoteThere were 21 infants in the creche and six supervisors. All of the victims were stabbed in the throat or head. Parents gathered in the Dendermonde town hall and, with psychologists in support, identified the victims using photographs. Nine children escaped unharmed. Three of the creche’s child care workers were injured as they tried to fend off the attacker.closequote

Not so cool update: The man charged with murdering two infants and a woman in a frenzied knife attack at a Belgian child care center is suspected of killing a 73-year-old woman a week before, prosecutors said on Monday

Full Story Here…

Today’s Noelism: Double Feature…

26 January, 2009



closequote I like doing interviews. I find myself having opinions on things I truly couldn’t care less about.closequote

closequoteMe and Cool Prophet were the last ones left at it – again! So I got left with the bar bill – which I’ve just found in my pocket. It reads as follows:

29 pints of Guinness
16 pints of Strongbow
6 pints of Jupiler (whatever the fuck that is!)
4 pints of Heineken
3 Gordon’s gin
5 Sauza Tequila
12 Bacardis
11 Vodka Stolis
14 Jameson whiskey
10 Bushmills Malt
16 bottles of Coke
7 bottles of tonic
4 7-Up

…and this is the killer: 1 glass of Port and a packet of Cheese and Onion crisps!!??

All came to a colossal €708.40. Bargain.
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See, I fucking told you guys…

23 January, 2009



I have, on more than one occasion to say the least, always been against certain corporations and other business entities disabling embedding with their Youtube videos. Why? Because its annoying for us bloggers and its throwing away free advertising for said corporations. Well, suck on this Universal Music Group:

From the boingboing.net:

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Monty Python’s free web video increased DVD sales by 23,000 percent

“We’re letting you see absolutely everything for free. So there! But we want something in return. None of your driveling, mindless comments. Instead, we want you to click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years.”
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Today’s Noelism…

23 January, 2009



Noel, erm, General Dread’s tour diary is a wonderful display of Noels wit and intelligence, yesterday’s entry is nothing less than awesome:

closequoteI’m not a massive fan of the ‘dam. It used to be pretty laid back and serene in the 80s. It just seems to be full of c***s these days. They all seem to be English and all. Ended up in some Irish bar last night (what would the world be without Irish bars?). Playing pool and getting pissed. It seems me and Cool Prophet are the pool masters.

Dunno what to do today. Go for a walk and get high, I suppose. Or get high and go for a walk?

Decisions, decisions…
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The Brew Session 1/22/09

22 January, 2009

Good Times…

Good Stuff…

22 January, 2009

Sting is an insufferable bastard, but somehow, like Kanye, I can’t hate him. His arrogance makes him even cooler somehow…

This is a rarity…

21 January, 2009



My actual AIM commentary while watching this:

is this for reals…
no fucking way
holy shit
i can’t keep watching this
this makes me want to cry…
tokens?
hooray for you?!

21 January, 2009

Pretty cool…

21 January, 2009



Check out this girl playing YYZ by Rush, she’s only 13, that’s pretty cool. It would be cooler if she were like 5 though, and she couldn’t see over the toms…

Skip ahead to about 1:15 for the good, odd-time-signaturey stuff…

That would be one wicked find…

21 January, 2009

Remember when you used to go digging in your backyard for fossils and old, long lost treasures from ancient inhabitants? Well, if you don’t then you had a terrible childhood no doubt void of any adventure, imagination and Berentsein Bear books. If you do, then think of what it would be like to find something like this:



From BoingBoing:

closequoteUrchin sez, “Researchers have found the oldest ever sample of weapons grade plutonium – inside a beaten up old safe at the bottom of a pit. The plutonium was the first batch produced as part of the Manhattan Project, but predates the first nuclear weapon test – Trinity – by seven months.”closequote