Friday, February 27, 2009

The Lucid Dreaming Dog

Reunion, Motherfuckers

Anything is possible.

*"the connection of LiveStrong-like wristbands to sports can be traced all the way back to Kevin Garnett of the NBA in 1998. Garnett began wearing rubber bands with printed sayings on them on his wrist when he was in high school."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Say What?

"It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion."

Anatole France

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Say What?

"To be is to do."
Immanuel Kant

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I hijacked this from a bill simmons story. But this is one of those "if you were stranded on an island and only had 5 videos..."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Journalism At Its Finest

Inglourious Basterds

MF News: Australia

SYDNEY (Feb. 11) -- A Navy diver fought off a shark Wednesday in Sydney Harbour, sustaining serious injuries to his hand and leg in the port's first attack in nine years.
Paul Degelder, 31, was swimming on the surface of the water with a police diver just off a Navy base when the shark attacked, Australian Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Nigel Coates said.
Degelder punched the shark a couple of times and it swam off, Coates said. He was pulled into a nearby boat, given first aid and taken to the hospital. The attack was over in seconds. There was no immediate information on the type of shark involved.
Degelder was in stable condition after surgery.
The attack happened during an underwater trial of new naval defense technologies. The trial was temporarily suspended Wednesday as Navy officers hunted for the shark, Coates said.
The last shark attack in the harbor occurred in 2000, said shark expert John West from Sydney's Taronga Zoo. The last fatal attack in the harbor was in 1963.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.

MF News: Mexico City

from aol
MEXICO CITY (Feb. 11) - Archeologists have found a mass grave in Mexico City with four dozen human skeletons laid out in neat lines that could reveal clues about the 16th century Spanish conquest that killed millions.
The investigators found the 49 skeletons, all lying face up with their arms crossed, as they searched for a palace complex in the Tlatelolco area, once a major religious and political center for the ancient Aztec elite and now a district in the north of the sprawling Mexican capital.
"We were completely taken by surprise. We didn't expect to find this massive funeral complex," Salvador Guilliem, in charge of the site for the government's archeology institute, said when the discovery was announced on Tuesday.
Historians think the Aztecs built Tlatelolco in the early 1300s along with the nearby city of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire and now the heart of Mexico City, which the Spanish founded after they conquered the Aztecs in 1521.
It is likely the indigenous people buried in the grave died in battle against the invading Spanish or fell victim to diseases that wiped out large swaths of the native population in 1545 and 1576, Guilliem said.
Many Aztec fighters died resisting the Spanish invasion and millions also perished during a four-year epidemic of hemorrhagic fever that began in 1545, killing 80 percent of indigenous Mexicans.
The 13-by-32-foot burial site differs from other conquest-era graves because of the reverential way the bodies were buried, following Christian customs of the time, unlike thousands of contemporary graves at other Aztec cities where bodies were thrown in at random.
"It is a mass grave, but they were very carefully buried," Guilliem said.
The burials were likely ordered by Spanish overlords but carried out by Aztecs since most of the artifacts found around the bodies, such as copper necklaces and bone buttons, are from pre-Hispanic cultures, he said.
The skeletons of two children, a teenager, and an old person wearing a ring that could signify higher status, were found along with 45 young adults in the tomb.
The scientists expect to find at least 50 more bodies as excavations continue at the massive Tlatelolco complex, home to 67 ancient structures, including massive pyramids.
"The discovery is filling us with more questions than answers at this point," Guilliem said.
Writing by Mica Rosenberg; Editing by Eric Walsh.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Smash Mouth

Fuck WMG.

Candidate Kilmer

Governor Batman?

Val Kilmer, the AP reports, is mulling a run for New Mexico governor:

"I'm just looking for ways to be contributive," Kilmer told The Associated Press on Thursday. "And if that ends up being where I can make a substantial contribution, then I'll run."

But there's no decision yet.

"It's really day to day," he said over tea at a local restaurant.

Kilmer, 49, grew up in Los Angeles but has called New Mexico home for more than two decades. He's currently registered as a Democrat and said he cast a ballot for Barack Obama from Bulgaria, where he was filming.

A Kilmer candidacy could throw a monkey wrench into the well-oiled Democratic machine of Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, who's already running for the job.

Kilmer's screen credits include Batman in "Batman Forever" in 1995, brash fighter pilot Lt. Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky in the 1986 hit "Top Gun," and rock icon Jim Morrison in the 1991 Oliver Stone film, "The Doors."

Kilmer said if he ran it wouldn't have to be a conventional campaign. While the actor decides, he's getting out and about and has been listening to people — something he says he's pretty good at.

"What I do for a living is listen," he said, making a bold prediction: "If I run, I'm going to be the next governor."

Tuesday, February 3, 2009