Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Offensive Comication

I’m not gay, and this offended me.

Gay superhero wears spandex: it's not exactly television and movies, but it is comic book-ish at least, right?

A brand new comic book is launching called Spandex that will make Superman want to find his own changing room.

The book will feature an entirely gay superhero team including a transvestite named Liberty, a lesbian Wonder Woman named Diva, a male dazzler named Glitter, and more.

Maybe we should stop there? Nah, here is everyone: Prowler absorbs the abilities of gay people, Indigo is a beautiful French teleporter, and two strong twins called Mr. Muscles & Butch.

And this isn't me saying this ... this is the press release: "Every issue you can see the team beating off such enemies as Muscle Mary, Pussy and the Pink Ninjas."

Hey, I didn't say it!

The first bad-guy, however, is not even a guy. It will be the 50-Foot Lesbian. I'm really not making this up.

"Gay people in comics are fairly under-represented, but this new comic aims to address that," said Martin Eden, the comics creator, who failed to add why this has to sound like the most stereotypical gay project since ... well, ever.

"'Spandex' introduces a whole bunch of fabulous new characters who are set to take the comic world by storm. It's a fun, experimental comic, full of drama, comedy, romance and action ... all done in the best possible taste."

Seems like a juvenile attempt to offend everyone in sight while hiding behind a shield of “diversity”, “tolerance” and “artful experimentation.”

Call me when it gets a Pulitzer.

Food for thought

Angeline Jolie breaks with Hollywood:

But don't expect to see the Salt actress rally against Democrats on Fox News like her staunch Republican father, Jon Voight.

"Angie isn't Republican, but she thinks Obama is all smoke and mirrors," the source says.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fantasy meets Reality

This is totally NSFW.

Group Hate Fest Targets wrong Target

Love her or hate her, Sarah Palin gets a reaction:

In its reader forum, The Fray, one supposed Palinophobe took dead aim at the former Alaska governor’s writing chops, excerpting the following sentence from her book:
“The apartment was small, with slanting floors and irregular heat and a buzzer downstairs that didn’t work, so that visitors had to call ahead from a pay phone at the corner gas station, where a black Doberman the size of a wolf paced through the night in vigilant patrol, its jaws clamped around an empty beer bottle.”
Other readers pounced like wolf-sized Dobermans on an intruder. One guffawed, “That sentence by Sarah Palin could be entered into the annual Bulwer-Lytton bad writing contest. It could have a chance at winning a (sic) honorable mention, at any rate.”
But soon, the original contributor confessed: “I probably should have mentioned that the sentence quoted above was not written by Sarah Palin. It’s taken from the first paragraph of ‘Dreams From My Father,’ written by Barack Obama.”

Talk about punked!

h/t: Instapundit

Saturday Night Live Grows Big, Hairy Ones

SNL has decided to corner the market on Obama humor.  Nobody else in the major networks seems to be willing to take on the task, so SNL is poised for either a disastrous crash or a precipitous success.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Numbers Game

The Android phones continue to nibble away at market share, but there are some interesting statistics regarding how Android is used compared to the iPhone:


Mobile Social Media Activities of US Smartphone Users, by Operating System, July 2009 (% reach)

Note that in many categories the iPhone and Android are very close, with iPhone having a slight edge.

But in the case of newer technologies that weren’t available on the iPhone originally Android has the edge.  Note that the capabilities weren’t present on Android 1.0 either, but the phones were much newer when video was introduced and there was a much shorter span without the ability.

Danger from Breast Cancer Over at 40

Whew! That's a relief. All you women can stop having your boobies run through a ringer.
Federal panel recommends reducing number of mammograms - "Women in their 40s should stop routinely having annual mammograms and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year, an influential federal task force has concluded, challenging the use of one of the most common medical tests."
Naturally, you realize that this is just a step away from not having it qualify for federal funding. I can't wait to see what other gems the public option will uncover.

The Other Gitmo

I’ve never seen this side of Guantanamo bay.  The statistics are interesting, since we rarely hear any context for the accusations.

The New Prohibition

First they came for the cigarettes. Now it's your drink. Pardon me for having a moment of Joy in my life.

Buzz Kill: The FDA Wants to Regulate How You Party.: "

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration notified 27 manufacturers of so-called “alcoholic energy drinks (AEDs),” that they have 30 days to prove the safety of such drinks. If the listed manufacturers fail to comply, or fail to prove the safety of their products, they will be forced to discontinue them. Many companies, such as Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, and Diageo have already stopped the sale and production of similar products, in anticipation of the FDA crackdown. Needless to say, in the midst of a recession this is not ideal.

This breathtaking power grab by the FDA is just another example of the dramatic overreach of government we're seeing in every sector. From healthcare, to banking, to the internet, to what jobs we can have and how much we should be paid and what we do with our free time.

It won't end until we're all criminals of one sort or another. The side effect is that when you have that many criminals, they sort of morph into a rebellion.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The West's Best Kept Secret

Shhh! Nobody tell them what "MILF" means:
Irish priest kidnapped in Philippines released by MILF | "Irish priest Father Michael Sinnott, who had been kidnapped by militants in the Philippines, was released Wednesday night to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which handed him to the Filipino government as a goodwill gesture."

No Safe Place

The Justice Department is attempting to mine the roles of Indymedia. I've never been a fan of the site or the kind of discussion that goes on there, but I think this is bad, bad, bad. - A Curious Subpoena: "
A Curious Subpoena
Posted 11/10/2009 07:36 PM ET
Big Brother: The Justice Department wants an online news site to hand over its visitor list. Why? No one's quite sure yet. But if this is just a fishing expedition by the government, it's a troubling precedent.

The unusual request for information, delivered via a grand jury subpoena to Philadelphia-based, also demanded that the Web site 'not ... disclose the existence of this request,' unless the Justice Department approves it."

Friday, November 6, 2009

Baguette Dropped From Bird's Beak Shuts Down The Large Hadron Collider (Really) | Popular Science

This is getting freaky.
Baguette Dropped From Bird's Beak Shuts Down The Large Hadron Collider (Really) | Popular Science: "The Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, just cannot catch a break. First, a coolant leak destroyed some of the magnets that guide the energy beam. Then LHC officials postponed the restart of the machine to add additional safety features. Now, a bird dropping a piece of bread on a section of the accelerator has, according to the Register, shut down the whole operation.
The bird dropped some bread on a section of outdoor machinery, eventually leading to significant over heating in parts of the accelerator. The LHC was not operational at the time of the incident, but the spike produced so much heat that had the beam been on, automatic failsafes would have shut down the machine."
I say freaky because some otherwise suspected physicists have a theory about the startup:
“A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.”

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Holiday Lighting Win

Some years ago, I posted the original "Wizards in Winter" clip and got a lot of traffic, so as we approach that time of year again, I thought it would be appropriate to post this:

Holiday Lighting Win: "

epic fail pictures

Picture by: JackBrimstone Submitted by: JackBrimstone via Fail Uploader


Monday, November 2, 2009


Defensive much?

iPhone Fan Makes Anti-Droid Commercial: "

If you watch television you've probably seen the anti-iPhone Droid commercial that Verizon is running (if you haven't, watch it after the jump first). Well this is an anti-Droid commercial in the same style, created by a crazed iPhone fan that doesn't like it when people bad-talk his girlfriend. TOO BAD THE HUSSY DROPS MY CALLS ALL THE TIME. Ooooh, burn!

Hit the jump for the original commercial."

The State of the World

Roland Emmerich isn’t just a disaster porn peddler, he’s also chickenshit:

But Emmerich was thinking of something even more explosive: The Kaaba, the cube-shaped building at the heart of Mecca, the focus of prayers and the Islamic pilgrimage called the Hajj; it is one of Islam's holiest sites.


"Well, I wanted to do that, I have to admit," Emmerich says. "But my co-writer Harald said I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie. And he was right. ... We have to all ... in the Western world ... think about this. You can actually ... let ... Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have ... a fatwa, and that sounds a little bit like what the state of this world is. So it's just something which I kind of didn't [think] was [an] important element anyway in the film, so I kind of left it out."