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...