Archive for May, 2009

Blockbuster: An Historic Tour

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

We’ve picked on Blockbuster before, but this is just too good to pass up:

(via Dan)

Moment of Humanity

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

(via Rebecca)

Two Haiku Movie Review: Terminator Salvation

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Terminator Salvation


Big explosions and
motorcycle robots!! Sweet!!
One-point-five thumbs up!

Good visuals and
mediocre plot. Nearly
Schwarzenegger free.

Totally Unrelated Note:
Hobo-Fighting Robots

Totally Related Note:
Terminator 2: Judgement Day Sweded edition

Photo of the Week: Atlantis-Hubble Transit

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

(Photo: Thierry Legault 2009)

Thierry Legault looks at the Sun so you don’t have to.

His most recent awesome photo:
On May 13th, the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope transited the Sun (passed in front of it). These photos of the transit are the only ones of their kind.

You rock, Thierry.

(via (Roughly) Daily, via

Anti-Terrorism: Now a Merit Badge

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

(photos by Todd Krainin for the New York Times)

The globe’s largest youth paramilitary organization (known as the “Boy Scouts“) is now offering “Anti-Terrorism Youth Training” through their Explorer Scouts program.

The current Imperial County (CA) program offers training exercises for:
• National border patrol
• Terrorism and hostage scenarios
• Sniper killing sprees
• Raiding marijuana fields

New York Times link and kick ass crime-fighting slideshow.

(via BLDG blog)

Famous Boy Scouts:
Neil Armstrong, Sir David Attenborough, Mayor Marion Barry, serial killer Gary Bishop, first “Afronaut” Col. Guion Bluford, David “Ziggy Stardust” Bowie, Jimmy Buffett, George W. Bush, Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson, Bill Clinton, Walter Cronkite, Michael Dukakis, Dwight Eisenhower, Harrison Ford, Gerald Ford, Bill Gates, Richard Gere, David Gilmour, John Glenn, John F. Kennedy, David Lynch, UK Prime Minister John Major, Branford Marsalis, actor Jerry Mathers, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Michael Moore, Jim Morrison, Ross Perot, Eddie Rabbitt, John Ritter, Theodore Roosevelt, Donald Rumsfeld, John “Bo Duke” Schneider, Steven Spielberg, Jimmy Stewart, John Tesh,

Satirated Fat

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Bay Area artist and industrial designer Lawrence Yang’s take on the new Pepsi logo:


His rendition has haunted me for months and I will never see the new logo the same way again. Well done Lawrence, hope you don’t get sued.

Yang’s design is available in t-shirt form (even in fat sizes).

It Is Better to Have Lost a “Love Land”. . .

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

(photo: AFP/Getty)

The giant thong-clad buttcheeks of China’s first sex-themed amusement park “Love Land” will remain forever silent – closed before they could ever open wide. Apparently China is not ready to go public with its rampant sexuality.

The Chongqing amusement park was intended to promote sex education: decorated with large statues of male and female genitalia, offering sex workshops and exhibits detailing sex across history and culture. Once again, the world will have to settle for Las Vegas.

Links: Oooh, Aaah, Oh