Posts Tagged ‘crap’

Ya, That Makes Sense… Part XXVII…

22 June, 2010

The Center for Science in the Public Interest says they’re going to sue McDonalds for using the toys in Happy Meals as a way to turn “children into an unpaid drone army of word-of-mouth marketers, causing them to nag their parents to bring them to McDonald’s”.

You mean, like every other toy, food or product ever made since the 1940s targeted at children. Its up to the parent to say no, for christ’s sake. Its not hard. Allow me to demonstrate”

Child: Mom, I want a happy meal, they have Justin Bieber toys that make him look even more like a lesbian/over privileged douche-in-training. Please, can we go?
Mom: No, I’m already making dinner and we ate at McDonalds two weeks ago, we can’t eat there all the time.
Child: But I want to! I’ll hate you forever if we can’t go.
Mom: Tough shit, kid. I’m in charge and I said no, you’ll thank me when you’re not a fat waste of life in 10 years. Now go outside and play until I tell you its time to eat.

Was that so hard?

The rest of the article here.


24 November, 2009

You suck Adam Lambert.

According to Access Hollywood, Adam Lambert’s performance on Good Morning America will be cancelled. Why? Because of his shitty performance at the AMA’s that was apparently racy. I watched it, I thought it was stupid more than anything else.

Anyone who tries to sing like he does isn’t that talented in real life anyway… I say real life because he was a contestant on American Idol…

So True…

30 July, 2009

From the Boing:

Glyn sez, “Buying DRMed content, then having that content stop working later is fair writes Steven Metalitz, the lawyer who represents the MPAA, RIAA in a letter to the top legal advisor at the Copyright Office.”

“We reject the view,” he writes in a letter to the top legal advisor at the Copyright Office, “that copyright owners and their licensees are required to provide consumers with perpetual access to creative works. No other product or service providers are held to such lofty standards. No one expects computers or other electronics devices to work properly in perpetuity, and there is no reason that any particular mode of distributing copyrighted works should be required to do so.”
This is, of course, true, but that doesn’t make it any less weird. The only reason that such tracks are crippled after authentication servers go down is because of a system that was demanded by content owners and imposed on companies like Wal-Mart and Apple; buyers who grudgingly bought tracks online because it was easy accepted, but never desired the DRM. To simply say that they are “out of luck” because they used a system that the rightsholders demanded is the height of callousness to one’s customers. While computers and electronics devices do break down over time, these music tracks were crippled by design.

I’ve got 78RPM records from my grandparents’ basement that play just fine today — and I’ve got Logo programs I wrote in 1979 that I can run today. I own a piano roll from 1903 that I can play back if I can clear the space for a player piano. I’ve got books printed in the 17th century that can still be read — and if they can’t be read, they can be scanned and the scans can be read. This is what an open format means.
It’s hilarious that the same yahoos who argue for perpetual copyright (implying that copyrighted works have value forever) also argue for time-limited ownership (implying that people who buy copyrighted works should be content to enjoy them for a few weeks or years until the DRM stops working).

Remember: when you buy DRM, you really rent, until such time as the DRM company goes bust or changes its mind. When you buy DRM-free, you get something your great-grandkids can enjoy.

This totally is true. Records can still work, papers can still be read, etc. if the user(s) take care of it. It shouldn’t be left to the servers/IT technicians/RIAA to decide when something will just “stop working”. That’s the problem with a lot of technology today. If something stops working, its not because of misuse by the user (well, not all of the time…) but because of ever-evolving views on what “quality” is. Not cool…

This. Is. Awesome…

24 July, 2009

…ly bad…

I didn’t even know they still existed.

For the full experience, read some of the awesome comments on the physical youtube page

Holy Shit…

22 May, 2009

I know some Evangelists, so I’m not even surprised this is real, to be honest…

You Lucky Bastard…

13 March, 2009


Here you can see pictures of Liam and his wife Nicole Appleton leaving The Ivy the other night. I usually don’t post a lot of paparazzi pictures and shit because this is a random blog about stuff I like, not another Perez Hilton wannabe site with 5 hits a day… (Don’t get me wrong, I don’t get that many hits, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t really matter…) Anyway, what was I saying, oh ya, I don’t usually post that crap but these images are special…

To clarify: She’s hot as hell, she can sing, she smokes a cig every now and then, she’s English and she has fuck-off attitude towards assholes like the paparazzi? Dear god, Liam, you hold on to that. You hold on and you don’t let go…

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.

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…

Oy, another…

20 January, 2009

Another post from Perez, that’s pretty interesting, I guess…

closequoteA horror movie night turned into a real-life slasher after a teenager was stabbed by a security guard in Long Island after a screening of the remade gore-fest let out.

A scuffle arose between the security guard and the moviegoer after the kid refused to leave the Sunrise Multiplex while he waited for his ride home. 24-year-old Ricardo Singh then stabbed the 16-year-old in the upper stomach area.

Death to Shaker Pints…

16 January, 2009

Drinking on the Last Frontier is an interesting beer blog, or “brog,” and they’ve posted an interesting entry about the use of “Shaker Pints,” one of those typical bar glasses that most draughts come in.

Apparently, they’re not really a pint and they suck…

closequoteEverywhere you go, you find them. They seem to multiply like wire coat hangers in your closet. Walk into almost any bar or pub serving craft beer and odds are that the beer you order will be served to you in one of them. They are the ubiquitous glasses known in the trade as “shaker pints”.

They are also an abomination.

Hey look!

15 January, 2009

a semi-intelligent person from Hollywood actually said something semi-worthwhile!

From (dear god, I know…)

closequote“We are all starting on the same page, which is, this is our president, this is our country, and we’re going to do everything that we can to support him,” said the even keeled Whoopi. “And this is why Elisabeth is unlike anyone else you’re going to meet, because she is willing to make the steps … That’s why I love her.”

She also shared her assessment of the bitchfest that was Mann Coulter’s appearance on the ABC chat show: “She (Mann) wanted to sell her book, and she was able to go off looking like she was really upset. So, we gave her what she needed, and I hope she sells her books, and God bless her.”

I keep saying it and nothing happens, but all Ann Coulter needs is some bedroom time. She’s so high-strung and uptight, someone needs to ease that tension, baby, come on… wait, what?