Weak Sauce About Nothing

Salsa débil sobre nada!

Flash artist feature: Bernard Derriman

Flash animation that is pretty damn funny: (to me)
http://www.arjandpoopy.com/ep2.html

Turn this one up and jam out:
http://www.squetch.com/tism.html

after that click on “two fish in a tank”

Next time: 
The next artist that I feature will blow you fucken mind.

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December 31, 2007 Posted by | technology, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Last Night

I went to Perkins to finish up the podcast, and got to distracted with good conversation.  Then I went to my room and got distracted by drama.  Someone will finish it up tonight.

December 31, 2007 Posted by | Podcast | , , , | 2 Comments

Our new podcast is coming promise.

Our new podcast will up sometime soon. Thanks for your patience.

-AwesomeKong out

December 30, 2007 Posted by | Weak Sauce About Nothing | Leave a comment

Is the can small or is my hand HUGE!

December 28, 2007 Posted by | It's So Huge Jokes, Weak Sauce About Nothing, Work | , , | 2 Comments

this made my day

funny pictures
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And the whole blog in general is funny as fuck.  Also this one if funny too:

funny pictures
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OK One more:

lolcat - this not so hard
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December 28, 2007 Posted by | Blogs/Blags, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , | Leave a comment

Ok here is the thing…

It always takes me a couple of days to get the show up so I think, even though we record on Wednesday, I’m not going to “announce” the new podcast until Friday, which means from now on the podcast will get posted on Friday. 

Still kind of working out the bugs on how to do all this.  Other than that, almost done with show notes.  I will for reals have the super long and rambling episode up today.

December 28, 2007 Posted by | Podcast | , , , | 2 Comments

Obligitory “Things I Think are *Cool* on the net” post.

So this is my first “official” post on this blog within the intertubes. As such this will be filled with crap I think is cool. (“Crap” is used here as a synonym for “stuff” rather then it more common connotation of “sucks”). In my future post you will encounter more and more of my horrific use if the “” and () characters. I just can’t stay away . . . Were was I? Oh yes, talking about things on the web that are cool. (as a side note I also feel the need to pace the reader as if they were talking to me. Hence the use of the (“. . .”) ellipsis. ) . Oh and if you are enamored with proper grammer and delight in foisting your elite English Fasism on my posts, don’t, I really don’t give a damn. Any way on to the madness.

Example, the First: xkcd: My lord is this site awesome. It follows in the proud tradition of the thrice weekly updated web comic. Some of the posts I really liked: one, two, three.

Example, the Second: penny-arcade: An excellent gaming web comic, which I am sure you are acquainted with (well most of you in any case). They have a podcast (which comes out only so often. This site, and their works directly influenced the podcast you see on this blog).

Example, the Third: somethingawful: What can be said about this site? Well hows about this: Horrors of Pornography. Just read the article. Thats is all I really need to say.

In the future I will be adding other things to keep you from working, watching your children, and otherwise being a human being.

— “Buck, Buck, wilst go my nine.”

December 27, 2007 Posted by | Blogs/Blags, technology, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What if . . .

Stephen King and Michael Crichton had a love child?  You’d get Scott Sigler.  Author of the books Earthcore, Ancestor, The Rookie and others.  The man can write.  Some of these books are available podcasts (via ITunes and Podiobooks)  or as paperback books.

A word about podiobooks, very cool site where one can download full length audio books for free and who do not appreciate free?

December 27, 2007 Posted by | Books, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , | 1 Comment

Snow

It is snowing pretty bad today, and as a consequence the rumor mill at my cubicle job is going insane.  “I hear they are going to let us off early.”  Yeah right.  I work for a huge corporation, and by the time the wheels get rolling on letting us go home an hour early, it will be a half hour till it is time to go anyways, so who cares. 

So instead of dwelling on it, I’m going to go to lunch in a few and try to think about my cheesy fries and how good they are, instead of how much I could be getting done, if I was at home today.

December 27, 2007 Posted by | Work | , , | Leave a comment

Benazir Bhutto

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated today.  A suicide bomber shot her then detonated himself.  Though it is sad for her friends, family and followers, I have very little pity for her.  As a leader of an opposition party in a country that is currently in a state of martial law she has done nothing but flaunt herself in a way that effectively begs people to try and kill her.

First example, on the eve of her return these preparations were made:

More than 20,000 police have been assigned to protect Bhutto and her entourage as she makes her way from the Karachi airport to the mausoleum of Pakistan’s founder on Thursday. Snipers will occupy rooftops and flyovers, and bomb disposal units have already started sweeping the route. It’s a journey that usually takes less than an hour. Police and party organizers are expecting an ordeal that could last up to eighteen hours, as fans coming as far away as Kashmir, in the country’s northeast, block her passage in an attempt to get a glimpse of their rehabilitated leader. Bhutto, who was greeted by a million-strong crowd when she returned from exile in 1986 to take up her father’s position as party leader, will be riding in a specially designed bulletproof glass container mounted on a trailer. It’s kind of like the pope-mobile, says PPP information secretary Sherry Rehman, “only without a top.”

  –TIME

So when she gets to Pakistan she spends hours in a crawling motorcade until a bomb goes off.  Her response:

Bhutto also wanted the government to focus on identifying the “sponsors and financers” of the terrorists who carried out the strike on October 19 that left 140 persons dead.

“It is my responsibility to take risks for the country. To save Pakistan, we need to protect democracy,” she said while addressing her second press conference since the attack at her home–Bilawal House. Bhutto said nothing will prevent her from reaching out to the people.   – Access My Library

An admirable sentiment, but holy crap, it doesn’t get much dumber than that.  I understand wanting to be in touch with “your people,” but you can’t single out “your people” from the people that want to assassinate you.  And why give them the extra time to plan.  For example when she first arrived in Pakistan, she was in the motorcade moving through the city for so long (literally hours), moving at a snails pace, that someone could have taken the time to build, strap on and detonate the bomb.  The bomber didn’t need to have a plan, he could have made the plan as he went and not run out to time.  The only thing that stopped the procession was the bomb.

BhuttoSo with that in mind she takes even more risks.  I understand that she wants to be this figure of dissent and vocal opposition.  But there is a smart way and a dumb way to do that.  She takes the dumb way.  Standing on top of cars, walking into throngs of people.  And now, that has gotten her dead.  Honestly it was only a matter of time.  And in a lot of ways she is no different than the suicide bomber.  She is willing to die for her cause and in a lot of ways it almost seemed like she wanted to die for her cause.

So now what remains to be seen is what effect her Martyrdom will have on the political climate of Pakistan.  The place is already a hot bed of political and religious riots.  What I wonder now, is how the Bush administration, who has sunk billions into Pakistan, is going to respond.  My guess is another war.

The part that really gets me in this whole situation is all of the people surrounding these situation that have been killed, just for supporting Bhutto.  In the first bombing when she got to Pakistan, there were 140 other people that died, in the bombing that led to her death today they are reporting that at least another dozen people died.  Seems a little sad that people who just want to support a political cause, have to take the same risks Bhutto did, whether they wanted to or not.

 

 

December 27, 2007 Posted by | News, Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast

I got through half of show two’s notes last night.  Finish that up and show three and then we will be all the way live.

December 27, 2007 Posted by | Podcast | , | Leave a comment

Podcast 3? Where you be at?

So i couldnt ride Gabe to make him post Podcast #3 last night do to the fact that i felt like i was going to die.  I suddenly got terribly sick and stil feel like shit like right now. I will not be going to work today and i am about to go strait back to sleep. Thanks for your patience all you mother fuckers living out there on the intertubes!  I promise it will be up soon.

_AwesomeKong out.

December 27, 2007 Posted by | Weak Sauce About Nothing | Leave a comment

Who in the whatsit.

So yeah im stupid sleepy and I cant wait for the podcast tonight. And don’t you worry all yous boys and girls I will hold Gabe to what he said about having it up tonight. If I do not fall over and die from pure, unending, unimaginable boredom.that is. Full figured womens clothing isnt offering up uch on the to do list today. Well thats all from me for now.

-AwesomeKong out.

December 26, 2007 Posted by | Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , | 1 Comment

Does it get any more ghetto than this?

Question: How much more can you prove your ghetto-worthiness than to show up at family Christmas dinner wearing a XXL airbrushed, glitter encrusted t-shirt of 2Pac?


Keeping it real. . .stupid.

I’m sure it was a Christmas gift from someone equally ghetto but do you have to wear it to a gathering where every other guy is going to be wearing sweaters, dress shirts and probably slacks? Or at least something dress casual? Can you imagine having a conversation with the fool?
“So, where are you working these days? Oh, still stocking shelves and/or making food at Taco Bell? No school? So. . .you dress like this all the time huh?”

I guess if it got confrontational he would claim he’s “keeping it real” but what does that even mean? Always threatening “I’ll kick your ass?” Having a police record? Getting naive little girls pregnant? talking rap slang everywhere? I’m not saying you have to buy a whole new wardrobe and it’s your business how you want to dress in private or even hanging out with your friends, but unless they dress and talk the same, how serious do you think your family, co-workers, potential employers, are going to take you when you show up dressed and talking like a “Fitty cent” roadie?

Not even your so-called rap stars keep it real. They move out of “the hood” into huge mansions in neighborhoods that have almost a 0% crime rate (that is until they move in, get drunk, get high, beat their wife, kids, neighbors, other rap stars and always threaten “I’ll kick your ass”) Sure they might claim that they’re headed back to the hood, but at this point it’s like visiting a foreign country; they won’t go without their “Peeps,” security, and a healthy set of photography staff. Maybe they need inspiration to write new swill because their last album about raping women in their mansions and playing “street ball” didn’t do well enough for them to get another escalade with gold spinner rims. I guarantee you it’s not “going back to the hood” to stay for very long. (oh yea, and when they call it “rape” they mean having consensual sex with their roadies, or women who want to be able to say “I had sex with that famous person”)


Local stockers union 5143’s finest: tailgating before the fitty cent show.

December 26, 2007 Posted by | Music, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , | 11 Comments

Day after Christmas.

This is one of those moments when you realize that you may have over extended yourself.  We are supposed to do the podcast tonight.  I don’t know if the rest of the crew knows, and I haven’t dropped the shownotes for the last episode.  Sometimes Christmas is more of a hassle then it is worth.

So here is the deal.  I’m sure we will record on some level tonight, and the show notes for the last episode will end up on the site tonight.  And when we do record I’m going to do my damnedest to get the shownotes up for this episode tonight.  That is all.

December 26, 2007 Posted by | Podcast | , , , | 2 Comments

Nice one Hilary

Comments were closed on this blog that I lifted this story from, but once again, some evedince that Hilary would be the same thing as Bush but with a bush, savvy.  Hilary sent out pledge cards that said, “I, [blank], pledge to support Hilary Clinton at my precinct caucus on January 14th, 2008.”  Sucks that the caucus is on the 3rd.  What a dope! 

December 24, 2007 Posted by | News, Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Green Street Hooligans

Green Street HooligansThere seems to be a theme in my movie watching over the last couple of weeks.  English Hooliganisim.  Last week I caught This Is England.  A movie more about English skinhead culture than football hooliganisim, but still a very similar culture.  Both really focus on that desire to be accepted, and loved by some kind of familial group, even if that group is totally disfunctional and driven by violence. 

The plot of Green Street Holligans revolves around Matt, he just got expeled from Harvard.  He took the fall for a rich ass hole and so goes to visit his sister in England.  As soon as he gets there he meets Paul, the leader of a football firm called the Green Street Elite.  Their basic day to day revolves around getting off of work, going to the pub, drinking a shit load, and then going to football matches and getting into fights with the other football firms.

And these aren’t cute fights.  They are really taking it to each other.  Matt gets caught up in it, because for the first time in his life he is part of something that is bigger than him, even if the goal is only to build street reputation, it means something to him.  Naturally everything goes poor in the end with the introduction of the GSE’s rival Millwall and a grudge that goes back over a decade.UNITED!::CLAP CLAP CLAP::

One thing that really tied This is England to this movie for me is a scene where they are about to go to a match, and there is a shot of the front of a building, hanging from the windows are two flags, one is the Union Jack, the other is St. George’s Cross, a really powerful symbol in This is England.  That idea that the Hooligan culture is very similar and has a lot of ties to that skinhead culture portrayed in This is England hit hard.  There is even a scene where some of the Millwall guys beat someone up in a restaurant and one wacks up to the other and says, “That Paki that owns the place called the cops, we need to fuck off right now.”  That kind of passive racisim could only be a hold over from the National Front movement portrayed in The is England.

If you can handle the violence, and you are just as fascinated with the hooligan culture, and football culture, you are in for a good movie, if a little predictable.  I recomend it, and if you want a double does of English tough guy, pick up This is england and watch them back to back.  Good stuff.

 

December 24, 2007 Posted by | Movies | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indexed

Adding a new blog to the blogroll because it is brilliant.  Here is a taste of the love:

Beer Circle. 

And far, far from home

 Small But Expensive

Check it out at:  http://indexed.blogspot.com/

December 24, 2007 Posted by | Blogs/Blags | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast Episode 2

Show notes later because it is the weekend and I’m fucking lazy.

**Edit**

Still being super fucking lazy, what with Christmas and all I just have had no desire to do the show notes. One drawback to the insane rambling conversation is that the show notes and tags suck ass to write. I will work on them and have them up before the next episode (Wed.) and I’ll stay up late to do the next episode on time. Sorry I suck, LOL!

**2nd Edit**Episode 2.

This time there are five of us.  Gabe, Doyle, Bobby, Steve and Frank…we are in a booth and that sucked.  Past that.

There is a short recap of the last episode, which was basically a waste of time.  The only part that was really worth hearing is that there was a round robin that never got back to Doyle.  Good stuff.

We get into Doyle’s job at a full figured women’s/babysitting store.  Just thinking about Doyle in the store makes Gabe spit water.  Our waitress is Stevie.  As we order food, the conversation turns to Transformers.  Specifically about whether or not Jazz dies in the movie.  Which he does.  We also touch on the people who do the voices in the film verses who did the voices in the cartoon.

That transfers into a conversation about the old Hannah Barbera cartoons, and how all of the shows that came out in the Scooby Doo era are voiced by the same people.  Kind of a pain in the ass when you are a parent having to watch it with your kids.

Large beers arrive.

Then we talk about some rock stars that didn’t age well.  Specifically Morrissy, David Byrne, and the guys from the Beastie Boys.  Which transfers directly into the Led Zeppelin reunion show.  Specifically about how even though they look ancient they still rock the fuck out.  Also we talk about the rumor that Zep may go on tour, and the line up of the band for the show.

Gabe also gets into his father’s experience seeing Jimi Hendrix at Red Rocks.  And some guy that wanted to fly.

Frank discusses his experience at the Police reunion show.  And drum sets that come up elevators.  And people that actually use their entire drumset.

Then there is a shitty buzzing noise.  I bet it is like a microwave in the kitchen.  Fucking plugs, Gabe needs a new battery for his laptop.

We also discuss Sting’s son’s band and its similarity to Dogstar.  Or Gene Simons’ son.

That transitioned into Powerman 5000, and the Summer Sanitarium Tour, and how bad fucking Kid Rock and Korn suck, then about how fucking Bad Ass Metallica was.  Total destruction.

Then we fuck around about Wikipedia [Citation Required].  And you ability to just randomly start reading about random shit.  Like Mogwai, and how pretentious they are.  And that Blur are shite.

Then we get into G. Love and Special Sauce, and lifting up your weed.  And then the cops came.  And how pizza is just way to fucking dry.

Then Frank said, “Do you remember V.A.S.T.?”  And everyone started to hate their lives.  “Explain to us all why V.A.S.T. is cool, so we all can all think you are a douche.”

Then we talked about how much better Linkin Park is with Rick Ruben as a producer.  And how Linkin Park wanted to evolve.  And in an epiphany we realize that they need more damn cowbell.  It is also pretty amazing that the album is just really well made as a whole.

Then ma-na-ma-na by Cake comes up.  And how that cover is the best cover on clear channel ever.  Bobbie calls it a comeback, when cake never really made a come back.  That comes back to bands that never really went away like Slayer.  Then we get to bands that really did go away, Silverchair, and how they killed Natalie Holloway.

Which of course turns into Frank telling us that Natalie Halloway deserves her fate.  That people that do dumb stuff deserve to disappear.  Then we talk how much we want Mel Gibson to go back to being the old Mel Gibson, instead of messiah Mel Gibson (AKA Charelton Heston).

Then we talk about how shitty King Kong was.  Especially the shitty CGI juggling scene.  Franko is called out on his judgmental nature when it comes to CGI juggling.  Doyle makes it clear that all the parts he likes involve dinos and giant apes kicking ass.

Steve then comments on lower jaw removal.  IN King Kong, some other movie that I didn’t catch and don’t want to rewind to, and then Golden Compass.

Which of course leads into the whole atheist controversy with Golden Compass.

Then we get into what a fucking douche Peter Jackson is.  Seriously how do you hold out on making The Hobbit, and how you can’t trust a skinny director.

Then, could any one else have played Neo?  Well at first people David Duchonvy could have been him, and that Harrison Ford was to old.  No need to explain in jokes, because no one listens to this shit.

What happens if this pod cast is the only audio record of our time.  Which naturally leads into Contact (the movie not the book).  Frank has a hard on for it.  Bobby get a little deeper than the special effects though.  Fabu.

Did I just say that?

Then we get into Killer Instict, and the combo breaker, and Mortal Kombat.

Then we talk about how you can’t bring switchblades, 19th century handguns, or round bombs with a fuse to the airport.  Which led into a short history lesson on the bomb.

Then we talkd about I am Legend some more, and how directors are obsessed with making a movei “their own.”  And how a movie can be it’s own without ruining a book, or just a great story.

Then we talk about Japanese panties, and then Japanese game shows.  Like people tetris, silent library, and rocket toilet.

Then we talked about how much bullshit it is that politicians can’t have corporate sponsors.

Then Doyle answers his cell phone, because he is that guy.

Then Gabe eats the rest of the food.  Like Fatty MacGee.  Which naturally led into a conversation about shitting your pants when you are drunk.

And then we go back to talking about the full figured women’s clothes store, and fun bags the size of a small geo, as well as alternate names for the store like Big Bitches.

Then we talk about stealing food, and illegal gambling.

Then shit gets silly and we talk about killing people.  Then we are done.

December 22, 2007 Posted by | Movies, Music, Podcast | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stocks…

So very recently I found a web site called Share Builder (which if you are interested, hit me up and I can get some free trades if you sign up and you get $25 to trade).  It is a place where you can invest like $5 at a time to slowly build up shares in stocks that you are interested in.  Very cool.  So far I have been doing ok on picking some decent stocks and all that.  But more importantly, as I’ve been doing research I’ve noticed something that I don’t understand.

On the charts that you can look at to see how the price of a stock has gone up and down, there are breaks.  In a line chart there will just be areas where there is no line.  I know a ton of people don’t read our blog, but I was wondering, does anyone know why that is?  Please internet answer my question magically.

December 21, 2007 Posted by | Finance | , , , , | Leave a comment