31 December 2008

New Watchmen Featurette

Watchmen Exclusive

Drinky Crow

KO and I can't get enough of this new animated show on adult swim. The show is new...but their comic has been around since the early 90s. Let's just say the show is a long time coming.

So, grab an adult beverage and drown your sorrows with Drinky Crow and Uncle Gabby.

29 December 2008

Muno's new home

Muno has a new home @ the office. Check out the picture below:

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25 December 2008

Merry Christmas from Cory, Kirsten, + Zoe

Happy Holidays to you and yours this season.

Here's how our cat Zoe spends her favorite time of the year: because she gets loads of catnip...or as she calls it...crack.

Please to enjoy:

Zoe nips out / opens stocking on Christmas Day 2008 from Cory O'Donnell on Vimeo.

1 Guy, several beard styles

fantastic...if for no other reason...to educate the world the difference between a goatee and a van dyke. (note: i rock the van dyke)

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23 December 2008

The Best Colbert Report Kickoffs

It's kind of like watching about a hundred episodes of The Colbert Report in four-and-a-half minutes, especially if you're a heroin addict whose junk typically kicks in about 4 seconds after the show starts.

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Far Side Comics Reenacted in Real Life

Fantastic...A must see.

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21 December 2008

Aronofsky and Boyle: On Directing Style

THE WRESTLER director Darren Aronofsky talks with SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE director Danny Boyle about their directing styles.

12 December 2008

Rob Riggle Is Leaving The Daily Show: His Greatest Moments

It's Rob Riggle's last week on The Daily Show as a correspondent, and to celebrate his career in fake news, here are his greatest moments. We'll miss you, Riggles!

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Beer 101

A breakdown of the different styles of lagers and ales

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What People Are Thinking When You Travel

Traveling is always a pain in the ass, even more so during this time of year. So we decided to take you through your journey home, and show you what the people you deal with while you travel are thinking.

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11 December 2008

Gmail Enables Free SMS Messaging From Chat

To send a message, just type a phone number into the search box at the top of the chat window on the left side of the Gmail interface, and hit ‘Send SMS’. Numbers can be associated with contact names so you don’t have to keep manually entering them.

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09 December 2008

The 10 Best 80s Cartoon Theme Songs

I’m not too familiar with what’s popular now as far as cartoons go (Dora the Explorer?), but watching 1980s cartoons was the closest my pre-pubescent self got to an orgasm. Aside from the slick animation and great stories, it was the theme songs that made cartoons so enjoyable.

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08 December 2008

All Nightmare Long

Zombies + Soviet Spore Warfare + Metallica Filmreel Video = Epicness.

06 December 2008

The 5 Essential iPhone Drinking Apps For Social Cyborgs

Combining their forces, and allowing these apps to do the work for me is probably the closest I will be to becoming a cyborg, at least until Steve Jobs announces that we can get an iPhone implanted in our heads for Christmas in 2013.

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5 Life Lessons Taught By a Dying Computer

Essential life lessons taught by a dying computer, shared with you in the hopes that you never have to experience the horrible feeling of laptop loss for yourselves.

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How to Know When It Is Time to Leave the Bar (Flowchart)

This might come in handy this weekend for some people.

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The Remains of Detroit [Photos]

Photographer Sean Hemmerle finds an elegiac sign of America's fading industrial might in the crumbling urban ruins of the Motor City.

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05 December 2008

Want a Set of Gmail-Themed Stickers? You’re In Luck!

We don’t know how we’ve managed to live this long without a set of vinyl Gmail stickers for our computer. Finally, our prayers have been answered, and Google’s offering to give away these priceless keepsakes for free. Just them send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and you’ll get back a set of Gmail stickers.

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"Mobile" Version Websites on iPhone - More Harm Than Good?

Many websites automatically redirect iPhones to mobile versions of their sites. These mobile sites often deliver limited content, wasted space, and eliminate zooming.

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03 December 2008

"Prop 8 - The Musical" starring Jack Black, John C Reilly

A star-studded cast turns out for "Prop 8 - The Musical."

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See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

12 of the Best Kids Show/Rap Mash-Ups

I’m not sure what is it about kids’ cartoons that makes so many bored YouTube users want to remix them with obscene rap songs, but when they do, the results are more often than not hilarious. Here are twelve of the best mash-ups.

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Daily Show: Mumbai Work of M@#$herfuckers and Giant Assholes

John Oliver insightfully breaks down the recent terror attacks.

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Help Colbert take the #1 spot from Kanye on iTunes

There is only one way to stop Kanye West's arrogance, and that's with Stephen's arrogance.

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01 December 2008

Japan Airlines CEO Cuts His Pay, Earns Less Than Pilots

To him, it's nothing strange, but will you find anyone like him in the U.S.? Probably not. He isn't one who earns $1 and then makes millions in company stock and other bonuses. He's cut back on other company perks as well during these tough economic times.

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27 November 2008

5 Gadgets You Can't Skimp On (And How to Save Money Buying)

we've made a list of things you can't afford to cheap out on, because doing so will bite you in the ass later. Still, since we like you, we're also sharing how to save a bit of money in the process, so the whole not-cheaping-out thing doesn't hurt as much.

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26 November 2008

25 websites to sign up to before Christmas

What if you can’t stand your family, and would much rather be chomping your turkey dinner down in front of the green-ish glow of your computer monitor, instead? T3 pulled toghether 25 sites you should sign up to before Christmas, so you’ll have many networks of strangers to escape to when your aunties start arguing about how to make gravy.

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Why I switched from Firefox to Chrome

Sorry if it sounds like I'm drinking the Google Kool-Aid here, but I switched from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome as my default browser for the very reason Google's executives said we should: speed.

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21 November 2008

Einstein's Formula Finally Proven

Whattayaknow? The old bastard with crazy hair WAS right.It's taken more than a century, but Einstein's celebrated formula e=mc2 has finally been corroborated, thanks to a heroic computational effort by French, German and Hungarian physicists.

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30 Awesome Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials

Take a look at this new roundup of 30 Awesome Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials.

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20 November 2008

Happy Anniversary to Calvin and Hobbes!

Happy Anniversary to Calvin and Hobbes! It was November 18, 1985 (I know, I’m a day late), that the precocious little boy and his sage stuffed tiger/real tiger first hit comic pages across America. So, I thought I’d hit you guys with a little C&H trivia… I know, it’s not nearly enough to fill the void Bill Watterson has left us.

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19 November 2008

KO Pimps The Goodwill!

She's talking about Festival of Trees, Goodwill's big Xmas event starting Nov. 28th (Black Friday). Go check out the trees. More info here:

Photographer tries to capture Earth's artistry

NEW YORK - Environmentalists have long struggled with how to jar people into action. Greenpeace is known for its stunts, other groups file lawsuits and still others focus on community events.

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Is Recycling Worth It? The Economic and Environmental Impact

Americans haul 82 million tons of trash to recycling centers each year. But does it pay off—for the environment or the economy? PM has some real answers.

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18 November 2008

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time

well, actually, more than we believe in that joker who’s still on her cell. For this list, we’ve shunned biopics, which begin with a filmmaker’s mission to do justice to reality. Here we’re giving priority to people who never were—but who are always with us movie lovers.

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17 November 2008

The 100 Greatest Movie Lines

The lines that people love most come not necessarily from the most revered films in the canon (though Casablanca and Citizen Kane are represented), but from down-to-earth comedies or action films (Ahem, "I'll be baaack!") that grabbed the audience on a visceral level. Whatever the genre of the film, these small bits of dialogue are important:

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15 November 2008

MEG - PRECIOUS (Kittie Dance Clip)

This video is fantastic. Love the song. Love the cats.

Thanks to Chris and Melissa for this gem. Please to enjoy.

14 November 2008

Get Your War On: New World Order

courtesy 236.com

Please to enjoy.

Get the latest news satire and funny videos at 236.com.

New WATCHMEN Trailer is up!

Check it...or don't.

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12 Principles For Keeping Your Code Clean

Beautiful HTML is the foundation of a beautiful website. When I teach people about CSS, I always begin by telling them that good CSS can only exist with equally good HTML markup. A house is only as strong as its foundation, right? The advantages of clean, semantic HTML are many, yet so many websites suffer from poorly written markup.

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13 November 2008

RBI Baseball - Bunt Home Run

If you've played RBI Baseball enough, you've no doubt seen the rare but not unthinkable bunt home run. Thanks to the way that the fielders get glued to their bases so quickly, it's possible for a bunt to get past the remaining infielders and, RBI Baseball is played on not grass but green ice, the ball can make it all the wall. good times!

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12 November 2008

How 10 Famous Technology Products Got Their Names

From iPod and BlackBerry to Twitter and Wikipedia, we take a look at the processes and people who came up with the names for these iconic tech products.

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Gay Marriage: A Question of Love


11 November 2008

Google launches video chat for Gmail

Google is rolling out video and voice capabilities for the chat function that is embedded in the Gmail interface. It's a bare-bones voice and video-conferencing service, but it's simple to install and use and is a very good addition to Gmail.

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17 Free Photoshop Cheatsheets and Reference Cards

17 Resourceful Photoshop Cheatsheets and Reference Cards to Download for Free.

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Saving the Best for Last: 25 Great Closing Tracks

Although less relevant in the age of MP3s, an album’s sequencing used to be a vital part of the creative process. The order of the tracks was often mulled over as closely as the recording itself....check out these 25 great closers! Includes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Pixies, Radiohead, The Stone Roses, The Jam, Portishead, The Who...

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Primus Cut

Since I can't get this song out of my head...i'm sharing it with you. At least you get to check the video.

Plastic cowboys + insane bass playing = A whole lotta awesome. View the official video here.

Enjoy their David Letterman performance:

07 November 2008

10 Online Photo Editors That You Definitely Need to Bookmark

Online image editors are in a rage these days. Everyday, you hear about the release of a new online photo editor that claim to be the next big thing. From among the great number of online editors, we have hand picked some of the best ones that we found to be are noteworthy. With each site description, we have tried to tell you how or what feature

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10 Songs that Make Me Cry

[Great List -CO]I admit it. I’m kind of a sap when it comes to music and its ability to conjure a well of emotions…even tears. That’s right, I’m a grown man who’s sometimes moved to tears when I hear certain songs. Mind you, the stars have to be aligned and all the pieces in place for me to actually well up.

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05 November 2008

Barack Obama wins the 2008 Presidential Election

Greatest Digg Submission. Ever.

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03 November 2008

27 Indispensable Web Design & Development Firefox Extensions

A collection of extensions for your every Design and Development need, from Editing CSS and Database Management to Image Capture and Color Pickers.

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02 November 2008

Google's Gmail Gets Gadgets

On Monday Google opened Gmail to more extensive user modification by allowing users to embed Google Gadgets in Gmail's left-hand navigation bar.Google has provided two sample Gadgets - modular mini-applications.One provides a view of one's Google Calender agenda,along with meeting alerts........................................................

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31 October 2008

The 50 Scariest Moments In Science Fiction

A list of some of the most terrifying scenes from the most horrific scifi movies. Just in time for Halloween!

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40 Spine-Chilling Horror Photoshop Effects

It's that special time of year where we revel all things dark and creepy. To celebrate, we've collected 40 Photoshop techniques and effects to help you add a splash of macabre to your work. From twisted horror faces to ghosts, damned souls and zombies, you'll find it all here.

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30 October 2008

Don't Vote Part Deux

Steven Spielberg says "Don't Vote".

29 October 2008

15 Hot New Technologies That Will Change Everything

Memristor circuits lead to ultrasmall PCs. Intel and AMD unleash massively multicore CPUs. Samsung TVs respond to your every gesture. These and other developing technologies will fundamentally change the way you think about--and use--technology.

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40 Beautiful Grunge Photoshop Tutorials

In this collection, we present to you 40 excellent, high-quality grunge Photoshop tutorials. So fire up Photoshop and get ready to get your hands… dirty!

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Studio makes Redbox an offer it can't refuse, Redbox sues

Note: Walking out of the grocery store, I now understand the impact of Redbox. I myself have never used it...but the line that day (5pm) was about 15 people and winding out the door at the supermarket. I thought to myself: That company is making a mark. Read below for more proof.-COUniversal Studios is facing a lawsuit from DVD rental kiosk company Redbox over a predatory revenue sharing agreement. Universal has threatened to cut off Redbox's suppliers if the rental company refuses to stop selling used movies and give the film company 40 percent of its revenue.

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28 October 2008

Vote For Change

Kirsten and I voted on Friday. We waited an hour and a half to speak our voice.

Can you guess who I voted for? I'll give you a hint...

Vote Early. Vote November 4th. Vote for the other guy...I don't care.
Just vote.

Your Secret's Safe With We

I've posted about this before. But, every once in a while, I pass by this blog and it really moves me. Be it cathartic, inspiring, or inexplicable.

How many things can you and I truly say that about?

I heart PostSecret. Want to know why?

The founder wraps it up and mails it off rather nicely...enjoy.

Tax Plan: McCain vs. Obama

Are you like me....tired of hearing all the he said, she said about the tax plans offered by both candidates?
Do you want to see both plans side-by-side...shown within each income tier...with no spin...and in plain english...so, you can decide?

Have I got a video for you.

Please to enjoy.

6 Creepy Urban Legends (That Happen to be True)

Cracked brings you 6 more urban legends that'll make you think twice about taking that 'free carpet' from the alleyway outside your apartment, or really think twice about leaving your apartment at all. If you missed last year's, consider it a list of 11.

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First look at Windows 7

Microsoft has given us a first glimpse as Windows 7. The taskbar has changed significantly, and there are a number of other changes we have screenshots of.

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Only in America...can a baseball stats savant turn into a political powerhouse.

Check out this site.   
Even if you're not a stat geek, you can appreciate the man's success rate thus far.

Politics isn't an exact science...way too emotional.   But, Nate Silver is doing his best to change all that.

Below are 538 links to some key states in his "Road to 270" (IMO):

27 October 2008

The 10 Most Outrageous Opening Lines in Literature

#6 - Notes From The Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1864] -- "I am a sick man . . . I am a wicked man. An unattractive man, I think my liver hurts."

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Top 25 Scary Movies To Watch On Halloween

Ready to sh!t your pants? Please to enjoy.

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20 Inspirational Resources for Logos and Logotypes

If you sometimes feel like the worst logo designer in the world, and you are lacking the creative flair that is blessed to the few, then this is the post for you. A little sprinkle of inspiration may help from the best designers.

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Mike Singletary EXPLODES

49ers new coach Mike Singletary didn't mince words after his team lost at home to the Seahawks. Please to enjoy.

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Halloween Bash '08 - Pictures

The Dude and 80s KO in all their glory. Lotta Ins, Lotta Outs, Lotta What-Have-Yous.

View all the Halloween pics here.

26 October 2008

World's First ASCII Music Video In Excel By AC/DC

Check it.

Top 10 Web Tools for Election ‘08

Election Day is just around the corner. So in order to help you get informed about the candidates, the issues, the numbers and the process, we’ve pulled together a list of the top 10 election-related tools on the web. Enjoy — and get out there and vote!

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22 October 2008

Top Five Reasons Why (She) Wants Digg for Girls

CO: Girlfriend's got a point. Read on.
Anytime something gets made specifically "for girls," it can feel like a bad idea. Covered in pink and sparkles and adorable ponies, most girlie merchandise would make the smart women of Heartless Doll cringe. Okay, maybe not the pony part, 'cause they're just great. Anyways, I'm prepared to make a pro-girl exception when it comes to Digg...

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13 Free Online Tools Helping You Create And Host Your Site

These are 13 free web applications that helps you to create and host your website when you want to create a website for yourself or for your clients. To use these web applications you don't need to be a designer or developer and don't need any technical knowledge.

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GMail gets auto-replies

You can now save a reply you're writing as a "canned response" and then quickly select one of these responses when you're replying to a future e-mail.

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The Internet and the Death Of Rovian Politics

McCain is running a textbook Rovian race: fear-based, smear-based, anything goes. But it isn't working. The glitch in the well-oiled machine? The Internet. "We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics," Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google told me. And YouTube, which Google bought in 2006 for $1.65 billion, is one of the causes of its demise.

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21 October 2008

Ten Baseball Movies That Belong in the Hall of Fame

What baseball movies should you be watching to kick off the World Series? This article discusses the best filmic adaptations of America's past time.

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20 October 2008

Price is Right for The Rays

What a game.

Last night's Game 7 that catapulted the Rays into their first World Series was one for the ages.  No story sounds better that the old "Doormat a year ago...now heading to the Fall Classic" yarn.

That said, while the game was full of great storylines, for my money the one that'll stick with us is the baptism by fire of 2007 No. 1 overall pick David Price.

Only a year removed from mowing down batters in the SEC, Price continued his dominance through every level in the minors...earning a coveted spot on the Rays' expanded roster, and now...their postseason team.

As if that wasn't enough...now manager Joe Maddon calls his number for the most important inning of the franchise's history....asking him to hold a two run lead over the defending champion Red Sox.

The Sox (or should we say comeback kids?) showed why they've won 2 World Championships in the last 4 years...fighting back from the brink of elimination 3 days previous to win Games 5 and 6, forcing the decisive Game 7.

Jon Lester and Matt Garza battled brilliantly...two great pitchers and as my wife will personally attest from covering them the last 2 years...two of the best people in the game of baseball.

But, to me, this game...this series...and ultimately the cog that will propel the Rays to win the World Series rests in David Price.  That's the kind of stratospheric performance that transforms a good young player into a great superstar in the making.

I'm not going to pretend to know what will happen come Game 1 on Wednesday on FOX (insert shameless plug here).  What I do know is Coach Maddon NOW has the closer he's been searching for.  

I remember the same thing happening to a Cardinals pitching prospect 2 years ago.  Adam Wainwright had gone from promising prospect...to jilted minor league mainstay...to new life in the Cards major league bullpen in 2006.  In the postseason, injuries and ineffectiveness to Jason Isringhausen shoved Wainwright into the October spotlight.  He seized the moment, leading the Cards to an improbable run through the October nights to beat the mighty Detroit Tigers in 2006.

Now, David Price will move back to starter...probably winning a spot in next year's rotation.
But, for now, this is his Wainwright moment.  If he seizes it, he kickstart a career for the ages.

Just my two cents.

19 October 2008

How to catch hackers on your wireless network

And how to defend your Wi-Fi from future attacks

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17 October 2008

Real Ad Men Talk About Mad Men

Every week on AMC TV's Mad Men, the men and women at Sterling Cooper create and design retro 1960s ad campaigns, all while obsessively chain-smoking, drinking and womanizing.This week, Wired spoke with Mike Doherty, president of Cole & Weber United.

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Florida's Republican Gov Crist: GOP exaggerating voter fraud

Florida's governor says his fellow Republicans may be exaggerating claims of voter fraud. Crist said in the closing days of any campaign "there are some who sort of enjoy chaos." There may be more of that going on than fraud, he said.

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23 Most Incredible Photoshop Tutorials

must see photoshop tutorials...I love posting these...it really gets the creative juices...plus, KO is learning more about Photoshop by playing with the cool new effects.

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16 October 2008

Firefox 3.1 beta 1: Damn, this thing is fast!

Installing and running Firefox 3.1 beta 1 is a revealing experience. Just like Chrome reminded us a few weeks ago, the basics of a browser matter. We have been using Firefox 3.1 beta 1 for a day now and we have come to two conclusions: We refuse to go back to a previous version and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is in deep trouble.

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Fox News With A Laugh Track

Neil Cavuto and Bill O'Reilly with an added laugh track.  

The production value leaves little to be desired(ever heard of an audio dissolve...and bring the audio levels down)....but still video goodness.

Vote for Aubie in 2008

If you know me...you know how much i love me some mascots.

So...imagine my delight when my buddy brockp found the capital one mascot challenge.

they always have great commercials with mascots competing for the cream of the crop.

now...you can vote for your favorite.  Check out the widget on the left hand sidebar with Aubie for learn more or click here to vote.

15 October 2008

The Ten Creepiest Masked Killers of All-Time

The masked killer has become a staple image in our minds when we think of horror movies or serial killers, though despite that, there are actually relatively few menacing ones. Here are out top ten.

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91-0: A rout nobody's proud of

Soon after the game ended, his inbox began filling with angry e-mails, some from Estero parents wondering why so many points were necessary, some from Naples parents wondering why their kids didn't play more in an effort to pad their stats. "There's only one way to describe it," Kramer said. "Just bizarre."

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Take On Me: Literal Video Version

It's not very often that the lyrics of a song match up with the images in a music video. In this clever redo of the A-HA hit, that's no longer the case.

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14 October 2008

Take On Me: Literal Video Version

It's not very often that the lyrics of a song match up with the images in a music video. In this clever redo of the A-HA hit, that's no longer the case.

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12 October 2008

52 Things To Do With Google

You can do a lot more than search the web with Google nowadays, from reading newspapers in languages you don't speak to seeing the natural habitat of Komodo dragons.

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11 October 2008

15 Tools for Monitoring a Website’s Popularity

As a web designer or developer building a site, it’s helpful to first scout similar websites (i.e. the competition) to help you make design and development decisions. Knowing what websites work and which ones tank can give you insights and inspiration on what design elements, website features, and website content is effective.

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10 October 2008

50 Dirty, Filthy Grunge Photoshop Effects

The grunge movement in design combines rips, tears, decay, smears and scratches to form a dark and gritty result. Here we've collected fifty of the best ever Photoshop grunge tutorials for your enjoyment and education.

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20 websites that changed the world

The sites that revolutionised the way we lead our lives

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09 October 2008

25+ Incredibly Useful Twitter Tools and Firefox Plugins

Twitter is an amazing service that we all love, everyday we notice a new twitter tool or service that makes using it more easy and fun. Today we wanted to highlight more than 60 of our favorite Twitter add-ons, tools and services that won’t resist. Let us know your favorite twitter tool and why you like it.

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Apple to Launch an $800 Laptop?

The Inquisitr claims that some Apple retailers have already been given price lists for Apple's upcoming laptops and that there are 12 price points ranging from $800 to $3100. Current laptops are said to have only have 8 retail price points: 3 Macbooks (starting at $1099), 3 Macbook Pros and 2 Macb...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorials - Best Of:

Part Two of this amazing series after seven months from Smashing magazine.

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08 October 2008

10 Underrated Bill Murray Roles

Everyone loves Bill Murray, but folks tend to forget these great performances in movies both good and horrible.

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04 October 2008

50 Websites For Free Vector Images Download

Vector images have not fix resolution, so you can boost up to any dimension without losing the image quality. They're great for print ads, flash animations and give great flexibility. So if you are looking for clip-arts, icons or images for your next project, don’t settle for raster images. Here’s 50 Websites To Download Free Vector Images.

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41 Nicest Photoshop Photo Effects [Tutorials]

Looking at how powerful Photoshop can be in terms of photo editing, it’s probably not important if you suck at taking photographs or being labeled an amateur photographer. As long as you picked up a couple of Photoshop photo editing skills, it will still impress those who sees it.

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03 October 2008

The Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart

I know some folks out there might have had trouble following the Vice Presidential debate. Particularly, trying to parse meaning from the things that Sarah Palin said. With that in mind, here's a handy resource for your perusal.

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Breast cancer survivor competes for dream wedding

This is our friend Deb. Please vote for her so she can win a dream wedding!It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month-- so after you pin on that pink ribbon, check this out- a breast cancer survivor who's competing to win a wedding. Doctor's bills are expensive. So are Weddings.

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60 Beautiful Mac OS Wallpapers

If you're like me...and love to change your desktop every chance you get...

Have i got the link for you. Brilliant.

Also, check out this slide show filled with vivid desktops.

Happy WP Hunting!

01 October 2008

Please. Don't. Vote.

If you're registered, don't watch this video.
If you're not registered, definitely DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO.
It will seriously affect your apathy. Consider yourself warned.

A cavalcade of Hollywood stars give Americans a dozen reasons not to visit the polls this November.

Oh yeah...I've got 5 bucks for the first person to register on the toilet. That would be awesome.

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Hands on: NPR gets social with new community

NPR has taken a further step into social media by introducing NPR Community, its own social network wrapped around the organization's vast content library. Facebook and Digg certainly won't have anything to worry about, but what is a national public radio network is capable of when it meshes its content with worldwide community tools?

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YouTube Now Offering Second-by-Second Analytics

How cool is this?

YouTube announced today an interesting addition to its Insights analytics dashboard. Called "Hot Spots," the feature displays the "bounce rate" of viewers in any publisher's video on a second-by-second scale. Wondering if that joke you told went over well or not? YouTube will now tell you if a substantial number of viewers clicked away from ...

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6 Brainwashing Techniques Being Used on You This Election

Brainwashing doesn't take any sci-fi gadgetry. There are all sorts of tried-and-true techniques that anyone can use to bypass the thinking part of your brain and flip a switch deep inside that says 'OBEY.' Here are six that have probably been used on you already today.

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Top 100 Albums of the 1990s

Our perception of that decade are different now, our personal tastes have expanded, and our knowledge of the music has deepened. Revisionism ushers in new classics which had simply been forgotten or altogether undiscovered.

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29 September 2008

Top 20 Simpsons Episodes of All Time

To celebrate 20 seasons on the air, here are the best 20 episodes of The Simpsons.

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25 September 2008

Young voters, solidly behind Obama, registering in droves

A new national poll says young adults age 18 to 29 overwhelmingly prefer Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain in the race for the White House. Obama leads McCain 56 percent to 29 percent with 13 percent undecided and the remaining 2 percent supporting third-party candidates Ralph Nader and Bob Barr.

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23 September 2008

8 hacks to make Firefox ridiculously fast

Firefox has been outperforming IE in every department for years, and version 3 is speedier than ever.But tweak the right settings and you could make it faster still, more than doubling your speed in some situations,

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19 September 2008

The Best Worst Science Fiction Movies of All Time

Not every movie gets to be the Oscar darling of its time, but sometimes we love the bad movies the most. These movies exist to be found in the bottom of bargain DVD bins and are met with squeals of excitement. Here's our list of the greatest bad scifi movies of all time.

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17 September 2008

15 Most Artistically Awesome Advertisements

Some really cool advertisements in here. If you know others, please link them in the comments.

cory_note: My favorite (besides the iconic Apple 1984 ad) is Epuron "Mr. Wind" Ad . Absolutely brilliant.

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Top 10 Right-Click Tools

The right mouse button—beloved by geeks for its power, theoretically unnecessary on a Mac, and generally under-utilized on the average desktop. Right-clicking can be a powerful tool for automating file actions and saving yourself time and arm effort, but only if you've put your own stamp on the offerings of that secondary button

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Long range 2008 hurricane season outlook

Dr. Jeff Masters looks ahead to what's in store for the remainder of hurricane season 2008. He also gives his perspective (plus some amazing pictures) on the damage caused by Hurricane Ike on Texas on his WunderBlog.

submitted by moi to Digg.com

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16 September 2008

Every "That's What She Said" from The Office

I've got something that'll make you feel good. That's what she said.

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Metallica, Death Magnetic, and the Glory Days of Heavy Metal

Thankfully, with the release of Death Magnetic, Metallica has finally put an end to the debate over old Metallica and new Metallica. Death Magnetic is not only an album that sees the band return to their Metal and Trash roots as much as they possibly could over two decades removed from Kill 'Em All.

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15 September 2008

Movie Poster Censored by MPAA, Replaced with Stick Figures

Kevin Smith's movie poster for Zac & Miri make a porno was censored by MPAA. So the director replaced it,,,,with a stick figure drawing that no doubt will put more fannies in the seats.Good work, KS.

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14 September 2008

Ranking The Films Of The Coen Brothers

Check these Coen brother’s films Rankings – do you agree with this rundown?

CORY_O -- I love this. A very tough call.

Here's my personal top 5 list:
(addendum -- I still haven't seen No Country for Old Men...that said...this list could be amended)

5. Raising Arizona
4. Miller's Crossing
3. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2. Fargo
1. The Big Lebowski


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MySpace Sets Music Free

MySpace Music, scheduled to launch in September, promises to be the most significant rollout of a digital-music service since Apple's iTunes. It will enable MySpace users to listen to any song from the catalogs of the three music giants free.

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The 5 Most Baffling Spin-Offs in Television History

A TV spin-off is almost bad by definition: it's whatever is left when an executive draws a big circle around the characters people actually care about and says, "let's write a pilot without these people."

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Top 10 Movie Battle Scenes (Videos)

AskMen.com offers their opinion on the top 10 battle scenes.

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12 September 2008

Top 10 Minor Coen Brothers' Characters

Actors perennially name Joel and Ethan Coen when listing their dream directors. And they know when the Brothers Coen do come calling, whatever the part, big or small: You take it. It doesn't hurt that some of the most-memorable characters in the Coen filmography may have looked like insignificant cameos on the page.

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Metallica: Masters of YouTube?

Metallica, whose leaked album Death Magnetic is coming out on September 12, launched a promotion on YouTube today that features the band's favorite covers of their songs that have been uploaded to the site. Drummer Lars Ulrich introduces their selections.

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Fringe Benefits

Today, I’m creating some web banners for the work website. I’m in the process of tracking down some stuff for Fringe, the new JJ Abrams show on FOX.

While hunting for jpegs, gifs, and whatnot, we discovered a cool little marketing freebie today. One of our producers received a Fringe Promo Tool Kit a few weeks ago with the pilot on DVD and a neat little voice recorder that’s totally a JJ Abrams marketing ploy.

I could try to describe it…but it’s better to just show you.

Neat, huh? I like how they burned the leaf design right onto the recorder’s display.
Very Abrams, indeed.

BTW…I still haven’t seen the pilot yet. KO and I are catching up on other shows, but we are TiVoing the show (season pass, bitches!). So…no spoilers.

10 September 2008

The Daily Show's 13 Best Hurricane Moments

Ready a trip down Memory Cone of Uncertainty?If nothing else...it's fun to see that fledgling show called TDS way back when. ps keep an eye on that Stephen Colbert...that kid's goin' places.

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Ike Dumping Rain On Us

While I'm glad Ike has taken a good turn from Florida (esp. the Gulf Coast), we're still feeling the effects.

Rain bands are soaking the SWFL area...and driving to work was a chore.
Oh well. It's still better than driving in feet of snow back home in Missouri. I'll take this any day.

30 Beautiful Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

In this post, you’ll find 30 beautiful, high-quality Adobe Photoshop tutorials from top tutorial sites and designers like PSDTUTS, PSHERO, and Abduzeedo.

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09 September 2008

Coolest. Geek. Link. Ever.

For all you aspiring (and seasoned) web designers out there...
The best resource for cheat sheets you will ever find.
Plus...a great new website to help with all those as well.Happy designing!

Thanks to Digg

08 September 2008

Literary Goodness

Today I bring you a small slice of genius in the internet pie of minutiae.


if you've never heard the wonders of John Hodgman's brain droppings...you're sorely lacking.

note of little importance to you: I'll be stopping at the library on my way home to pick up his old book. New book on Amazon.

Thanks to Boing Boing for this find.

Fantasy Fallout

sometimes...i really love/hate this time of year.

sure....my b-day's just around the corner...which also means my favorite season is here as well (autumn).

also...my other favorite season swings into full stride....football season.

unfortunately, it's not all good.
with the football season comes an obsession i'm none too proud of: fantasy obsession.

the players, the stats, the winning....ohhh, the winning.

it's a problem.
a problem that i always think i have under control.
sometimes...i'm not so sure.

this year...i'm in 3 leagues...one of which i'm running for the first time.

i thought i was doing well today...even to the point that i didn't watch the Chiefs play the Patriots.
KO and i attended a friend's poolside barbeque in its place.
lots of beer. lots of fun.

then...when we got back home...i decided to check the scores from the 1pm and 4pm games.
so, i'm relaying the team updates to KO while she's lying down...

then...she falls asleep...so i keep looking....and looking...and looking...

one hour later...and i'm still perusing the wires...checking the leader boards....obsessing over who i should have started and benched.


i really need to nip this in the bud...before i can't be saved.

anyone know if there are support groups i can contact? maybe a hotline?

my sanity may depend on it.

gotta go. maybe i can add a new WR to my.....*slap across the face*

02 September 2008

I (Don't) Like Ike...or Josephine

Forecast Models courtesy Weather Underground.
Side Note: For a really cool site for graphic weather geeks, visit
Storm Pulse. Thx KO.


When are these storms gonna stop? 2 years and only one tropical storm rolls through SWFL (Ernesto...for all you scoring at home). Now, it's just a congo line of atmospheric terror.

I really thought Gustav was headed our way....instead it attacked our beloved Big Easy.

Now...it's Hanna...which looks like it's making a turn...but, it's too early to tell on 9-2.

Behind that is the real scary storm...Ike.

Let's just say i don't like what the spaghetti plots are telling me for this pattern.

That said...we'll just sit and wait...and blow to the east.

Oh yeah...and just when you thought it was safe...

Hello Josephine! Ugh...