Archive for February, 2009

21 February, 2009

Swiss Family Robinson is a film that definitely affected my childhood. In fact its one of my earlier memories, watching the movie with my parents and older brother (I don’t think my other two siblings were even born yet).

This movie really has it all, for 1960 at least, its got Christian values; see when the family first lands on the island, the firs thing they do is not find food or build a tent, they pray (Seriously…). It’s got action, its got sex appeal (eh, kind of…) its got adventure, comedy. Its good stuff.

Good Stuff…

20 February, 2009

I was gonna post “That Great Day” by Johnny but I couldn’t find it because most of Johnny’s fan base is made up of Super-Christian girls that don’t like blues and don’t know how to use technology so here is another classic from Turn Around. Its the title track. Recorded live at the concert here from 2 weeks ago. That I missed. Because I’m retarded… 😦



Not-So-FreeCreditReport.com…

20 February, 2009



Below is from BoingBoing.net about freecreditreport.com, a website that gives you a free credit report. Actually, no, it doesn’t…

closequoteI clicked on the large bright orange button that said “Get your Free Credit Report & Score!” and was presented with a form. I filled it out. I hesitated for a second when the site asked for my credit card number, which it stated was “required to establish your account,” but the site assured me that my “credit card will not be charged during the free trial period.” Having done this before (or so I thought), I went ahead and entered the information. A shopping cart receipt indicated that the total was $0.00.
I got my credit report, looked it over, and forgot about it. A week later I was looking at my checking account register online and I noticed a $14.95 charge from a company called CIC*Triple Advantage. I didn’t recall buying anything from a company with that name, so I entered “CIC*Triple Advantage” into Google. The search results made my eyes bug out of my head. This was the name of the billing entity for freecreditreport.com. The thousands of search results were full of words like “deceptive practices,” “scam,” “ripoff,” “unauthorized billing!” and “beware!” In fact, all the top results were either from people complaining that they’d been conned into signing up for a $14.95 monthly credit monitoring service without their permission, or they were about how to cancel the service.
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Coldplay. The Killers, bono, Take That?

20 February, 2009



That image really says it all. Coldplay and the Killers took the stage together at The War Child benefit a day ago and it was cool (video below) and the bono came out and made it official (which I guess means its still cool… i guess…) and then that Barlow dude from Take That came out and made it not as official but still kind of cool.

Will didn’t play the drums and Guy didn’t play bass, and Jonny played acoustic, which is pretty blasphemous, but whatever. The Killers are alright to me. And, apparently, my opinion matters. Or, at least thats what they told me in pre school…

Seriously, Its a Tie…

19 February, 2009

between the Philippines and Thailand in which is more backwards and weird…

This:

is a picture of an Worcester’s Buttonquail that was thought to be extinct. It was filmed and photographed by Filipino TV crew and then slaughtered and sold at a market…

Yes, seriously, a bird that was quite possibly the last of its kind ever was found… and then immediately killed and eaten. Wow…

Noelism Returns, Hilarity Ensues…

19 February, 2009

Today’s Noelism let’s Noel’s ego shine, brightly. I wish I had the money and respect to back up being as confident as he is…

closequoteGave our disc-jockey a lesson in heavy psychedelic rock music in the dressing room afterwards. I really should try my hand at that dj’ing malarky. I’d be fuckin’ brilliant.closequote

WTF…

19 February, 2009

ABC news, via Yahoo, has a story about couples living together who are divorced… ya…

Check it Out Here

People are retarded… get a god damn apartment for 800 a month so your kids don’t turn out as effed up as you… seriously…

For Phil…

18 February, 2009

Paul Weller and Kanyeezy FTW…

18 February, 2009

They both took home some BRITs which is pretty cool. Weller’s getting some respect almost thirty years after his career started and Kanye gets some international recognition.



More Words from Ourkid…

18 February, 2009



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Asked who should win the British album gong, Liam said: “Personally, I’d go with the Ting Tings.”

But asked who would win, Liam said: “Well who do you think? Coldplay! They win everything don’t they? They’d win the best new female act won’t they!”
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Well put, and true…

This Is a New One…

18 February, 2009



According to the medical journal “Sleep Medicine” there have been records of people emailing in there sleep…

closequote The mails themselves were perhaps not up to the woman’s waking standard; each was in a random mix of upper and lower case characters, badly formatted and containing odd expressions. One read: “Come tomorrow and sort this hell hole out. Dinner and drinks, 4.pm. Bring wine and caviar only.” Another said simply: “What the…”

The writers of the report have dubbed this new variation of sleepwalking ‘zzz-mailing’. They say: “We believe writing an email after turning the computer on, connecting to the Internet and remembering the password displayed by our patient is novel. To our knowledge this type of complex behaviour requiring coordinated movements has not been reported before in sleepwalking. She was shocked when she saw these emails, as she did not recall writing them. She did not have any history of night terr ors or sleepwalking as a child.”

Unlike simple sleepwalking, they argue, the activities the woman engaged in required complex behaviour and coordinated movement, as well being able to remember her login details. She had no memory of the events next day. It’s thought that the somnambulistic episode may have been triggered by prescript ion medication.closequote

I’m not really surprised by this one. People do everything from eat and have sex to drive their cars and murder people in their sleep. Actually, this one time I was sleeping over at my friend’s house and in the middle of the night I awoke to find him not in his room. I decided to go exploring and find him and just as I walked past his sister’s room I heard her scream “hey, what are you doing?!”. To our surprise, he was peeing on his sister’s shoes in his sleep.

It was hilarious…

Article from Boingboing.net

Todays… Liamism!

17 February, 2009



Today’s Noelism will be replaced by a word or fifty from his little brother Liam. Liam had an interview at the Hot Desk with his wife and some other hot chick from England:



I like when she lays them out and she says:
“These… Are… Alll…

Liam: Classics…”

Good times…

P.S. Beard=cool…

Have You Seen This, Have You Heard About This?

17 February, 2009



From, sigh, Perez…

We’re so glad we’ve never uploaded any of our stuff onto Facebook!

You Facebook users are SCREWED.

Did you know that everything you’ve loaded up into your profile (personal pictures, etc.) belongs to Facebook, even after you’ve closed your account?

That’s what it says in the Terms of Service you agreed to when you opened your account, apparently.

The Consumerist recently uncovered this disturbing info and it’s causing quite a stir.

So, what does this mean?

Basically, Facebook can do whatever the hell they want with YOUR STUFF.

And, they can do so WITHOUT your permission.

For example, they can license your personal pictures out to companies, make a shizzle of money and don’t have to give you a dime.

Sounds really, really shitty and sooo shady!!!!!

Underrated Performances…

17 February, 2009

Talking about underrated performances from Robin Hood got me thinking, what other performances are legendary but don’t have a lot of recognition? So, I decided to dig some up. The first that came to mind was Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday in Tombstone. I don’t know anyone that has seen this movie who wouldn’t agree…

Good Memories…

17 February, 2009



I just recently watched Robin Hood Prince of Thieves: Two Disc Special Extended Version and, boy, was it extended. I mean, this was a completely different movie than the one I remember from when I was a kid. There were completely different plot twists, character arcs and stories. Usually I hate extended versions, there’s a reason some scenes end up on the cutting room floor after all, but, seriously, this one kicked ass. For example, instead of the “Witch” actually being a witch, she was just an effed up mom with issues and some peep-holes. There are plenty of other examples but it would just be better if you got this bad boy for yourself.

Another thing this movie got me thinking about was all of the underrated performances in here. There were three or four that stood out:



Morgan Freeman as Azeem



Michael McShane as Friar Tuck



Alan Rickman as The Sheriff (obviously)


And Kevin Costner’s mullet…

Good Times, Ya..

16 February, 2009

Peter Green was the real genius behind Fleetwood Mac , not those other douche bags. Unfortunately, his excessive use of LSD caused him to become a Schizophrenic and it all but destroyed him and his career.

Well, a few decades, a shit load of therapy and medication and much needed R&R later I’d say this is a comeback for him… Not the same, but then again, it would be damn near impossible to match what he did in the beginning…

Why WWTDD (and lily allen) Rules: Part II…

16 February, 2009

From WWTDD:

closequote Lily Allen relaxed in the Bahamas on Friday (as seen above) but today she’s back on tour and back on Twitter. In a response to the UK tabloid News of the World, who cited a Dutch newspaper and claimed Lily advocated parents giving their kids ecstasy, Lily wrote…

Phoning my lawyers and taking legal action, news of the world need a better dutch translator, as if I would say that. And they know it…

Perez of course rocked back and forth to push up off his frosting stained couch to write unfunny insults over this, even though she didn’t do it, part of his history of printing the worst stuff possible about her, regardless of whether or not those things are true. Almost one year ago, he said his sources told him Lily was on her way to rehab. Never happened. He said his sources told him her new music sucked. “It’s Not Me It’s You” debuted at number one, and “The Fear” is the number one single for the third week in a row. He said his sources told him her record label was “livid” with her. Hey guess who bought her this gold Rolex last week.

I’m not entirely sure what my point is to this. I think I’m just trying to show off in front of Lily. She can’t help but be impressed with my skill as a blogger, a talent on par with being able to stand still in front of a door to prop it open.
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Article is here, with pictures!

This, again, is why WWTDD is such a good celebrity-type blog. Not only can he rip on famous people but he also goes after his peers and himself, and in a way that isn’t attacking them/himself as much is lampooning them, if you will (and you shall)…

Okay, Now I Get It…

16 February, 2009

I can see where the whole puppet thing was going now…

Today’s Noelism + Number 1 Bonus Time!!

16 February, 2009


“Couple of Swedish friends of ours were in town (they’re DJs). Me, The Prophet, Romeo, Levi and a few stragglers went to some discotheque they were playing at after the show. A good night. If I remember correctly (which I don’t!).

Currently in Lisbon. Dunno much about the place. We don’t seem to come here often. Or do we? Fuck knows.

It’s a nice day thou”

Also, what the hell is up with the “last tour” and “About to split” rumors? They’ve said nothing to show that either of these might be possible. Also, Oasis are playing a mega stadium tour (that’s in stadium size, not length) this summer. Absolutely ridiculous and foolish if you ask me…

Makes Sense to Me…

13 February, 2009



I was wondering what the validity was to the age old saying “Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear…” and I finally found an explanation that makes sense:

From drinkbeer.com:

This isn’t a science website, it’s a Drinking website. So let’s cut to the chase. The only science needed is that 1.5 ounces of liquor is absorbed much more quickly than 12 ounces of beer, and they contain the same amount of alcohol. Oh, and the more alcohol you drink, the sicker you will be. Let’s examine both possible scenarios.

“Liquor before beer never fear…”
You start your evening enjoying delicious Gin and Tonics. After a couple of hours, the conversation is good, everyone is enjoying themselves. Your friend is going to get another beer and offers to grab you one. In your intoxicated state, this sounds better getting up, and you always enjoy a tasty import. So you take the offer and switch to beer. Now you are drinking beer at your previously established liquor drinking rate. You will consume much less alcohol then if you had stayed with liquor.

“…beer before liquor, never sicker”
You start your evening casually drinking beer. After a couple of hours, the conversation is good, everyone is enjoying themselves. Your friend is going to get another drink and offers to make you one. In your intoxicated state, this sounds better than going all the way to the cooler for a beer, and you always enjoy a tasty Rum and Coke. So you take the offer and switch to mixed drinks. Now you are drinking liquor at your previously established beer drinking rate. You will consume much more alcohol then if you had stayed with beer.

Examining these two scenarios it is pretty obvious why the “law” has persisted through so many college degrees. All the articles on the internet focus on the science behind the saying, but it has nothing to do with science. It is a rule of thumb that works.

I totally agree…

This Was Awesome….

13 February, 2009

Seriously, Noah Wyle, Kyle McLaughlin, Bob Newhart! And a sexy British lady, seriously, The Librarian: Quest for the Spear was like if the people behind Wishbone (awesome) were given the task of making Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. And there’s a sequel…



This was seriously the best Youtube had to offer…

Dating service for Terminally Ill People…

13 February, 2009



Really…

TillDeathDoUsPart.com

That’s a good idea, i guess…

Like a Needle in a…

13 February, 2009

Dakota Fanning at the NAACP awards..

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Please be Joking…

12 February, 2009

Some More Brewporn…

12 February, 2009

First Partial Mash brew: The Spend Your Days in the Sunshiiine Belgain Golden Ale…