Archive for February, 2010

Cool…

26 February, 2010

This is what Japans sewers look like…

Wow…

23 February, 2010

Clint Eastwood would have a word or two for the Indonesian government,

A teenager received a suspended jail sentence for posting insulting comments on a romantic rival’s Facebook page, the latest case bringing Indonesia’s tough defamation laws under criticism.

Farah Nur Arafah, 18, was convicted Tuesday by three District Court judges in the town of Bogor, 35 miles (60 kilometers) south of Jakarta, of defaming her 18-year-old Facebook friend Felly Fandini. Arafah feared Fandini was attempting to sour the relationship with her boyfriend.

Clint would probably say, “Everyone’s become used to saying, ‘Well, how do we handle it psychologically?'” Eastwood says. “In those days, you punched the bully back and duked it out.”

More on the Facebook thing here.
The Clint Interview Here.

Exhaustive…

22 February, 2010

I was looking for the definitive answer to flange and phase shifting and got what is probably one of the most exhaustive explanations ever:

Q. Whats the difference Between phasing and flanging

Definitely Cool…

22 February, 2010




Unreality: Awesome Picture Placements

Its taking photos from the past and placing them in their respective locations in the present. Cool.

Why Ed O’Brien is Awesome…

18 February, 2010

Part VI.

The atmospherics in this song are ridiculously awesome…

Das Grottenbahn…

16 February, 2010

This is seriously trippy. From Atlas Obscura:

Advertised as a nostalgic ride for grown-up Austrians, the Linz Grottobahn is a surreal 104-year-old Disney-esque ride through the world of European fairy tales.

Built in 1906, the little Grottobahn or “cave train” takes you on a trip through Mount Storm into a world of dwarves, dragons, and – in the words of one visitor – “Christmassy-sounding music sung by spookily voiced children.”

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Atom Punk For The Day…

16 February, 2010

I’m trying to keep it alive. This, technically, isn’t “Atom Punk” but it is Disney Land and it is the monorail and its from 1962 (a film called 40 Pounds of Trouble, I might add). So its a cool shot.

What is it about Disney Land in the late fifties/early sixties that is so visually appealing?

Image comes from: Disneyland stills from 40 Pounds of Trouble

Interesting…

15 February, 2010



The soundtrack to this spot is great. The editing… not so much…

Can’t Wait for the Snow To Melt…

15 February, 2010

Wow…

15 February, 2010

I guess its true, the loneliest people are the ones who speak the truth. JM, in all seriousness, was only trying to be clever and astute in making observations on his own public image and past. To support this, here is an excerpt from an interview with the guy who interviewed John for playboy.

If it’s OK, first let me answer a related question you didn’t ask: Mayer wasn’t “drunk” during the interview, as many people have written and presumed. Toward the end of our first interview, at his home outside L.A., we each had a “British pour,” maybe two ounces of Scotch. We met again a week later, for lunch in Brooklyn, and that’s when he discussed the idea of a “hood pass.” We weren’t drinking at lunch. He was sober.

In most cases, I didn’t have to bring up a sensitive topic because he beat me to it. He knows interviewers are going to ask these questions, so he brings them up voluntarily. It’s a candid approach. He mentioned Jennifer Aniston before I did; he mentioned Jessica Simpson before I did; he used the word “douchebag” before I did. Since childhood, he’s spent a lot of time inside his own head — that was one of the themes of our interview — and yes, it seemed as though he’d considered these matters before. Whatever I asked him, he seemed to have already asked himself. Ruth Shalit was very articulate about this when she profiled him: Ruth wrote, “Mayer takes self-awareness to new postmodern heights,” like a football player who provides “color commentary on his own career.”

Notice how I emphasize the word “excerpt”. This is because this is a snippet from a longer interview about the subject, unlike what most people have done over the weekend which is to generalize and call it verbatim.
John MAyer: The Writer Behind the Interview blah blah blah…

JM’s Words of Wisdom… Upated

10 February, 2010



This is why he is my idol and my hero and have been since I was in high school 8 years ago:

“If I have a conversation with a really hot girl that lasts all night and she says, “Wow, I had no idea I was going to like you this much,” that is the equivalent, for me, of getting laid.”

Once again, the words could have just as easily been taken out of my mouth…

Had to throw this one in as well:
[In reference to sex]Yeah. What that explains is that I’m more comfortable in my imagination than I am in actual human discovery. The best days of my life are when I’ve dreamed about a sexual encounter with someone I’ve already been with. When that happens, I cannot lay off myself.

Seriously? Come on…

9 February, 2010

Third-hand smoke also bad for you: study

The fact that these articles never make mention about the amount of cigarettes needed to create harmful amounts of “third hand smoke” are in the one pack a day and above range makes this all a bit pedestrian and banal.

I’m ok with not smoking in bars (especially in the warmer months, if its above freezing you can go outside to smoke) and second hand smoke is a definite reason for banning smoking in a lot of places, but come one. Third hand smoke? Seriously? I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a thousand times, moderation of anything is ok. If I want to have a cig or two on the weekends then let me do that in peace. Don’t give anti-smokers the ammunition of shit like “third hand smoke” to make me feel bad for one of my vices…

(Also, Alassandra Ambrosio smoking just made my week…)

Dude, That Sucks…

9 February, 2010

Toyota has to recall almost all of their Prius’s. That’s right, more than 400,000 cars. That’s a little more than a “oops” situation.

“I don’t see Toyota as an infallible company that never makes mistakes,” President Akio Toyoda said at a news conference Tuesday. “We will face up to the facts and correct the problem, putting customers’ safety and convenience first.”

With the Prius announcement, the number of vehicles recalled globally by Toyota Motor Corp. has ballooned to 8.5 million, including for floor mats which can trap gas pedals and faulty gas pedals that are slow to return to the idle position. The 2010 Prius wasn’t part of the earlier recalls.

Full Article…

This is Just Freaky…

8 February, 2010

Like, seriously freaky…

Ya, That’ll Fix Everything…

8 February, 2010

From BoingBoing

No commentary needed,really….

Today’s Noelism(s) and Liam’s Gem(s), etc…

8 February, 2010

Great video from the early “naughties” or whatever. I don’t think Noel ever got his confidence back after Be Here Now…

You’re Welcome…

2 February, 2010

I’d just like to say that quite a few months ago I posted something about Orianthi and she’s seems to be slowly erupting as a more recognizable, dare I say “pop” artist.

My 10 views a day probably had a lot to do with that one… you’re welcome, btw…

JM’s Words of Wisdom…

2 February, 2010



“Do you want Firefox to remember this password?” No. In fact, I don’t want it remembering anything I make it do.”

Awesome photo…

Today’s Noelism…

1 February, 2010

The first interview since the split. Next to nothing about it, though…