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03/08/09 12:15 - 38ºF - ID#47982

I love this ad

It makes me a terrible person in a way, but ever time I see this banner ad I crack up.

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First of all, it is your dads funeral kid, could you have at least not worn a brown sweater with your black jacket.

Second, what is up with the widow? This looks like a promo poster for a movie about a woman who seduces rich men and murders them to collect the inheritance. And what is up with those praying mantis glasses? Is she an aviator about to chase the Red Baron after the service lets out.

My sides hurt.
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02/18/09 05:58 - 34ºF - ID#47801

Dinosaurs Fucking Robots

I started getting misty eyed browsing this new site.

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Please, RSS Dinosaurs Fucking Robots. For the children.
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02/15/09 04:43 - 27ºF - ID#47757

Why the Buffalo News Sucks

I will keep this short and just give you two reasons.

The NYTimes has been giving Zilly Cakes more coverage for her Obama/Lincoln cupcake portrait than the Buffalo News.

And then I saw this on the Buffalo News. This is part of a 2008 retrospective of best cartoons.

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Buffalo Wings? That isn't even a clever play on words. Are you trying to say that Tim Russert's virtue is somehow related to bar food? It doesn't make any sense!

What is wrong with you?
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02/15/09 01:31 - 26ºF - ID#47755

Make My Head Grow

I have a new favorite game.

It is called Make My Head Grow. At a Nordic gaming festival game programmer extraordinaire, 2dboy, was given 48 hours to conceive, design, and program a game. And thus Make My Head Grow was born.

The game is simple. You are in a box and your opponent is in another box. You have to push his box off the ledge by pushing your own box against his. But you don't foolishly do it with your pathetically small arms. No, you have to do it by slamming your head against your own box. To get even more momentum you can slam your head into the ground to make it swell to even greater inertia filled sizes.

Take a look at the gameplay



It is simple, and enjoyable. But the real action is when you push your opponent off the ledge. You are then treated to the finest tune ever written.



super awesome
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02/13/09 01:51 - 26ºF - ID#47745

Zilly Cakes

The property management company who ran my last apartment has been renovating a house on the corner of elmwood and lafayette for a few years now, never quite finishing it seems.

Since the end of summer there has been a sign, saying that Zilly Cakes was coming soon. I thought that it might be some chain bakery I had never heard of. Every time I would walk by it I would think to go to the listed website, but forget by the time I got back home. Then I just happen to see an article on them for making an Obama cupcake portrait.

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So I go to their website and it turns out Zilly Cakes is owned and ran by Zilly Rosen in our own Buffalo. She has had the garage portion of the building rezoned so she can have a bakery and shop. Check out some of her work

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She won a gingerbread house contest in 2007 with this

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When she does open she will make cakes to order, teach classes, and sell baked yummy goodness. From the site:

Our retail line includes a fresh cupcake bar, icing shots, naked cakes (rated G of course) and cupcake flights in our special tasting booth that last 1 hour and that you can book in advance. In addition to cupcakes individually or by the dozen, we'll have a small but incredibly artistic and delicious line of decorated cookies, miniature cakes, and little stacked cakes for sale



Yum. Yum.
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02/11/09 09:41 - 52ºF - ID#47721

The Cure's LOLCatz

Thank you god and Al Gore for inventing the internet.


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02/08/09 10:16 - 29ºF - ID#47685

Hurrah!

Dear employment,

Thank you for paying a visit. We really should do this more often.

kisses.
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01/31/09 11:28 - 13ºF - ID#47580

Wii WTF

I just heard about this hot new game coming out for the Wii and I have to ask...

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WTF!

In this exciting game there are 30 minigames. In one, you use your remote to fill a bottle, then hold that remote like a bottle to feed a baby, and to finish it off you make the baby burp!

Then there is baby racing. Where you try to keep your baby standing as they race down an inflated bounce house. You can also jump (babies jump?) to knock down the other babies.


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I understand babies. They are cute, they make funny faces and noises. I get it. But this level of role play just creeps me out. At least with the tomagachi you could quietly feed them during math class. But frantically pressing a button to make a fully-customizable burp? That is just sick.
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01/30/09 01:19 - 22ºF - ID#47574

Songsmith

Have you heard of this bizarre product from Microsoft. Basically, all those budding vocalists out there can sing into your computer and Songsmith will provide the music. That is a pretty nifty idea. But, like so many nifty ideas Microsoft fails to deliver anything remotely like what we imagine. Instead of quality sound samples we get MIDI. MIDI? Yes, MIDI, in this day in age.

But what happens when you take the vocal track from some of the most iconic music? Just listen to the first minute if you can to see how horribly Songsmith hacks apart these classics.

First, Roxanne by the Police. This is as close as it gets to sounding good.


But it gets so much worse. SO MUCH. Listen to We Will Rock You by Queen


But the winner has to go to Love Shack by the B-52's. This doesn't even sound... like... what the fuck?



edit:

holy shit... Van Halen the lounge act.



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01/27/09 11:50 - 18ºF - ID#47535

Take on Me

If you are reading A-Ha I think this would make an excellent storyboard for your comeback music video.

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