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November 28th, 2007


11:40 am - If I ran Disney's New Projects Department
Dude wrapping-up a pitch for a new project:

And the tagline will be "The real world and the animated world COLLIDE!"

Me, the VP:

Amazing! That's just incredible! Inventive! I've never heard anything more original in all my years with the company! Write this man a big check!

[Uncomfortable silence, while I smile obsequiously at the dude.]

Me, again:

YOU ARE FUCKING FIRED. GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY OFFICE. AND I'M HAVING YOUR DESK AND CUBICLE FUCKING BURNED PUBLICLY AS WARNING TO YOUR NOW-EX-COWORKERS. YOU ARE HEARBY  BANISHED FROM THE REALM OF CREATIVE EMPLOYMENT. GET THE FUCK OUT.

SECURITY!

Alas. Instead, we have this.

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March 6th, 2007


10:43 am - To what I have been up
For all y'all who've been wondering about what I've been doing in Dallas:

http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/VideoPlayer/videoPlayer.php?vidId=125849&catId=104

The "Wizard's Room," huh? Well, you know what that makes me?

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February 28th, 2007


12:31 am
Ohhhh... so THAT's why people don't mix their albums on airplanes.

Jez-Idioteque.mp3

What started as a test of a free vocoder VST ended up filling out the whole flight. The Beastie Boys sound way better when modulated in the frequency domain with these chords. Well, it sounded good on the approach to DFW, but my ears weren't at their best. Criticism welcome.

Please sing along loudly.

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January 25th, 2007


04:20 pm
"Fields, a Christian who originally speculated his sighting might have had something to do with End Time prophecies from the Bible, still wants people to remain vigilant."

So, those flares in the sky weren't actually signs of the apocalypse? It wasn't a warning from the cloud-man with the white beard? Well, it still could happen any day now. Keep an eye out for <creepyvoice>impending doooooooooom</creepyvoice>

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January 24th, 2007


10:39 am
From Wired:

"In 1997, scientists separated a pair of entangled photons by shooting them through fiber-optic cables to two villages 6 miles apart. Tipping one into a particular quantum state forced the other into the opposite state less than five-trillionths of a second later, or nearly 7 million times faster than light could travel between the two. Of course, according to relativity, nothing travels faster than the speed of light - not even information between particles."

This is what I thought famousleonard was getting at with his recent question about the "really long pole." In the blurb , linked above, follow the link about Bell's Inequality to find out how "The principle of special relativity is saved by the no-communication theorem, which proves that the observers cannot use the inequality violations to communicate information to each other faster than the speed of light." Special relativity is SAVED? Whew. We're all safe.

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January 23rd, 2007


03:38 pm - That guy stole my hat!
Convert the Beatnik Atheist and Get a free kick in the nuts!

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October 27th, 2006


12:47 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=412911&in_page_id=1773

How insensitive! I can't believe they would be so crass as to...

wait - I forgot the hat. I can't believe I forgot the hat!


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October 10th, 2006


09:45 am
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/challenges.php?id=320069&PHPSESSID=d35a93ece85f175af648fe4ce7df8378

Don't feel like you need to read this entire article. I did a search to find out what happened at the protest at Columbia last week, and this was the first "News" item on Google.

The reason I don't take issue with the contents of this opinion piece is that it's really so run-of-the-mill:

"Happily trading in robust philosophical debate and concrete ideas for catchy slogans and one-dimensional policies, liberalism endorses a lifestyle lacking of substance and discipline, a nihilistic and self-defeating sex that takes from both participants more than it could ever give."

I'm going to assume that they mean "Social Liberalism." Fine. This guy is right. The liberal's ideal is self-destruction and nihilism. It perfectly mirrors the conservative's ideal of slavery and fascism.

Really, it's the same end, only the conservative has not yet been introduced to the expression "I'd rather be dead."

Thank you, Luke Sheahan, for prompting such stimulating debate.

EDIT: In this post, I may have come-across as "misinformed." Yes, I know. I guess my sarcasm was not well-conveyed.
My whole point is that in light of the positions held by the framers of the debate, it's clear that being misinformed isn't frowned-upon. Thus, my dissertation might be called "Josh Shrugged."

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October 3rd, 2006


05:55 pm
In case you didn't see this posted on boingboing, it was cause for quite the explosive laughter emanating from a point about 3 feet above my desk chair:

From Blog.Wired.com:


I've been puzzling over the Republican bill to deny accused terrorists fair trials, and the seemingly-irrational language champions of the legislation have been using to describe its purpose.

The goal, "is to render justice to the terrorists, even though they will not render justice to us." -- Senator Lindsey Graham.

"We don't want (terror suspects) to have everyday rights of American civilians right here. These are war criminals." -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

It occurs to me now that the whole 94-page bill really amounts to a common, one-character programming error.
if (person = terrorist)
{
            punish_severely();
}
else
{
            exit(-1);
}
Can you spot the error? (Solution).

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September 29th, 2006


09:48 am
I don't usually watch Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. Not only do we not own a TV, but at the gym, I'm always so pissed-off at their jacking of Big Beeth's work for their theme song that I have to change the channel before I hear the man talk. But I do enjoy his critique of Monkey Boy and his "henchmen."

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go listen to The Ninth in its entirety to cleanse my palate.

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