Yes, I am writing about my cat

I am having to control my comupter through my keyboard now, because my cat won’t let me touch the mouse. Why can’t the world be more like Cute Overload?

The cultural ramifications of My Humps

Today’s Dinosaur Comic mentions how modern culture is less culturally aware than in the 60s, where people were all about peace, drugs, ending suffering and drugs. I think the best indication of this trend is the band Black Eyed Peas, which went from being surprisingly culturally aware with the song “Where is the Love” to the glorification of excess and stupidity that is “My Humps.” While I have no business blaming them for everything that is wrong in the world, I am going to do it anyway. There, I’m happy now.

Greatist post ever – just how wong can a pundnt be?

The blog Cosmic Varance takes a statement from the blog Instapundnt that says four things but is actually wrong five times.

Nickelodeon on riot duty

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Rioters could soon be in for a slippery surprise. Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, US, are working on a new non-lethal weapon that could quite literally bring them to their knees – by sliming them.

I think I saw one of these things in a video game. [thanks daring fireball]

I read the Billboard top 10

Inspired by a horribly worded comment (welcome to the internets!) on indietits, Questionable Content's annoying little brother, today I'm going read the Billboard top ten. Wish me luck.

Billboard Magizine Top Ten, compiled 2006-05-06

  1. Artist: Rascal Flatts/ Album: Me And My Gang – I have only heard of this band in passing, but it is "a country trio known primarily for their pleasing harmony." Well thank god it isn't displeasing harmony, like those damn kids and their rock and roll music.

  2. Various Artists/ Now 21 – Able to drink beer legally, Now That's What I Call Music! can go to those over twenty one shows these days. He comes back to cooperate headquarters so drunk that the CEO is considering dumping him for the more reliable Hits!

  3. Soundtrack/ High School Musical – Never underestimate the power of singing, dancing teenagers. I, for one, will never make that mistake again.

  4. Toby Keith/ White Trash With Money – Yep, this guy is on the president's iPod. That said, I wonder if ODB is on Obama's iPod.

  5. T.I./ King – After becoming the number one name in graphing calculators, Texas Instruments went on to record two albums of hardcore rap, including the songs "Why You Wanna" and "Infinitesimals Can't Stop Me."

  6. Tim McGraw/ Greatest Hits Vol 2: Reflected – Looking at the review of this album on the site, this album is the best stuff from 2001-2004. For most bands that is how long it takes them to make a normal album, but the review also mentions that the rest of the songs on the albums this disk takes from are just filler. That’s pretty much the definition of selling out.

  7. James Blunt/ Back To Bedlam – The single from this album is entitled “You’re Beautiful” and has worked it’s way into the hearts of girls everywhere. This just proves the power of complimenting women. In the interest of proving every feminine stereotype I hope his next single is “You Look Fat In That” and he looses all of his fans. This will not happen. Oh, and for reference:

    bed·lam (bĕd’ləm) n.

    1. A place or situation of noisy uproar and confusion.

    2. An insane asylum.

    Awesome!

  8. Shakira/ Oral Fixation Vol. 2 – Looking at the review this is Shakira’s attempt at art, instead of the good ol’ dance pop of her previous efforts. All I can say is that she choose a good title.

  9. Daniel Powter/ Daniel Powter – First off, can I say that I don’t like self-titled albums. I mean, they can contain good music, but naming your songs after yourself makes it feel like the music is for you and not for me. No. You are performing for my benefit, not the other way around. Anyway, I hate everything. Moving on.

    This guy was featured on American Idol, meaning that he wasn’t good enough to get a recording contract on his own and had to use corny TV to get his name out there. That’s harsh, the one song I’ve heard from him, “Bad Day,” ain’t bad. But, as the review says, he is “reminiscent of a less idiosyncratic, streamlined Elton John.” In other words, boring.

    Oh, and you might need this:

    Id·i·o·syn·crat·ic adj.

    Of peculiar temper or disposition; belonging to one’s peculiar and individual character.

  10. Pink/ I’m Not Dead – Because I’m cheep and didn’t put album covers on here, you can’t see that Pink is screaming at the camera taking this album’s cover photo. Looking at it makes me feel like someones up in my face yelling “I’M NOT DEAD I’M NOT DEAD I’M NOT DEAD.” Well Pink, I’m glad you are still breathing.

My current favorite band, Spoon, hasn't charted yet, but they did get a car commercial.

You know what? Car commercials have embraced indie music more than the freaking Grammies. Compare that to the Oscars, where all but one of the best picture nominees this year were made outside the normal movie studios, and you realise what’s wrong. In other words, if the Grammy people did the Oscars The Island would have won best picture. You getting me?

Bush against Spanish Star Spangled Banner

Despite the fact that his good relations with the Hispanic population probably got him elected (along with rigged voting machines), Bush just came out against the Spanish version of the Star Spangled Banner. I guess he was tired of vying for support from both Hispanics and Immigration Reductionists. He just fell on the side that has been with the Republicans from the start. As for me, I don’t really mind the new song. It’s good to have an established translation of the song for when Spanish is the official language.

Wii

Ok, so the Nintendo revolution will be called Wii. Um, yea. Am I the only person in the universe who likes the name? People, get your mind out of the gutter.

High Quality Noise reaches version 4.0 ALTA

Cold, wet and scared, HQN leaves it's soon to be destroyed habitat and forges onward, looking for a new home. It finds one in the cuddily shleter of wordpress.com, free of server trouble and messing with the theme too much. Exspect more stuff soon.

Hemingway – Newsprint

Hemingway – Newsprint is a theme based on Hemingway but with

  1. Total post instead of summary. Due to side by side layout this means that it is better for posts no longer than a paragraph on front page, but you can use a more link.
  2. Next and previous post links on single pages.
  3. Style closer to a newspaper, including justified margins and centered titles.
  4. No menu functions in header, all reserved for bottombar™.
  5. Post info for single post on right instead of left, which is the more common placement.

And because it has the awesomeness of Hemingway behind it, the theme has

  1. The widget bottombar™.
  2. Two posts side by side..
  3. Usable archives.
  4. Slight pretentiousness!

The zip file for it is here. It is hosted by filegone. If no one downloads it for 100 days it disappears. In other words, it will disappear in 100 days.

A test installation of Hemingway – Newsprint is at my old hangout. I can’t guarantee that it is still there, sorry.

Anyway, a picture!

Big picture of theme

Click to see the big image, and thanks to Evera.

Mourning unfinished video games

The Idle Thumbs article Have You Seen This Hero? is a sad eulogy for unfinished videogames, where the last level left unfinished and he Princess is still unsaved. Keeping with the melodrama, he quotes Shakespeare. Anyway, I kinda feel this guys pain, I never completed Zelda 64 either. But I got to the shadow temple; this guy only got to water. Lame.