Friday, March 31, 2006

Cheese Friday: It's Cheesetastic!™




With a mouthfull of Goldfish® baked snack crackers, I wish you a very Happy Cheese Friday!


"Pepperidge Farm remembers"

Thursday, March 30, 2006

NASCARNE ASADA!!


Even though it sounds like a horror movie...
TASTE THE EXCITEMENT!

Where's my DADA-ism?










This sculpture is going on display in New York City in April. If you are lucky it will be in a gallery near you soon. I mean c'mon what's better ART than to see Britney Spears on all fours giving birth? Although not everyone is as excited about this tribute to Pro-Life as I seem to be.

"Artist Daniel Edwards intended the piece as a tribute to the pro-life movement.
But gallery owner David Kesting has been inundated with complaints from all sides.
He said: "We also got calls from Tokyo, England, France.
"Some people are upset that Britney is being used for this subject matter.
"Others who are pro-life thought this was degrading to their movement. And some pro-choice people were upset that this is a pro-life monument."

You can't please everyone can you?

link: London Daily Sun

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Better-than-average? Who isn't?

Damn Interesting is probably the most appropriately named site on the internet today (Booble maybe comes in a close second).

A recent post about our tendency to put ourselves in the 'better-than-average' catagory does a good job of crystallizing some thoughts that have been rattling around in my head for some time.

I'm not going to just copy/paste it here, but I really think that just about everyone I know will get something out of it.

thePrisoner (Above Average... kinda)

Barenaked Ladies... made you look!

I'm not going to bust out with a fan gusher post or anything so pedestrian, but let me share something that I thought was pretty interesting.

BNL (the hip-kids in the know refer to them as BNL) are currently recording a new album at some magical location in the Canadian wilds (Toronto). Progress is reported on their website and a podcast (available via iTunes).

A feature of the podcast that I thought was really cool appeared in episode 15. They played an early demo of one of their most well known songs The Old Apartment and a few subsequent revisions. I think the very first version is when the guy who wrote it is playing for the rest of the band for the very first time.

I'm not in a band, and I've had 'band-envy' for a long time, I'm strictly a non-musician. But this was really interesting to hear the development of a song with which I was already familiar.

Anyway, if you are remotely interested by any of this babble, here are the links that will connect the many spurious dots.


Barenaked Ladies - Barenaked Ladies Podcast - Barenaked Ladies Podcast
The link to the podcast.

Barenaked Ladies - Born on a Pirate Ship - The Old Apartment
The link to the song "The Old Apartment".

The Barenaked Ladies Official Website

thePrisoner (broke into the old apartment)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Represent!



This whole thing is getting pretty close to being played out.  Much like the Waasup!? craze of early 2000s... there's always room for 1 more.

thePrisoner (down with Muncie, Yo!)

Take the test...

Click on the pic and try your hand. I scored 7 out of 10.
From now on I'll just avoid anyone who looks like a computer programmer.


I saw this @ Jungle Jane's place

Monday, March 27, 2006

Time to waste more time...

Super cool flash games are super cool!!!

Play this game

Thursday Knights, et al: PLEASE CHECK IN

Let's be blunt, some folks are lurkers and some folks are posters, so be it.

If you are a regular reader please check in. Use the reply area or something, just make your presence known.  I'm just curious who is actually visiting the site.  If you are NOT one of 'the Knights', shout out also, we like to know who is reading this and has no idea who we are 'in real life'.

thePrisoner (does not exist in real life)

Saturday, March 25, 2006

You like the Pixies, right?



These girls do, and they made a video.

What have you done for the Pixies?


*UPDATE* This is "G" rated. The girls do not make out. There is no sex. There is no nudity.
It's just a couple of friends lip sync-ing along with a Pixies song. I thought it was, dare I say, cute.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Don't blame me, blame Toby

Yeah, I know the images on the top of the site are broken.

Toby thought it would be funny to remove my admin rights before I took his away as a joke. Of course, I never intended to actually remove his, but he did and forgot to turn them back on. So, as soon as I get them back, I will fix the images.

Thanks for ruining the site, Toby. :(

UPDATE:
If you couldn't already tell, the problem has been resolved.

Friday, March 17, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: Mr. Kamikaze busts nut

Debbie!
The car!

Debbie!
The car!

Debbie!
The car!

Debbie!
The car!

Debbie!
The car!

Debbie!
The car!


... and Scene!


thePrisoner (if you get it, you got it)

thanks to thesuperficial

Cheese Friday: I'm not Irish, but everyone thinks I am.



Happy St Patrick's Day/Cheese Friday.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Poopsi

Pepsi, why have you forsaken me?



Go on, I dare you.

I Am Dumb

How do you embed a video in a post here?

Every time I try I get the red x box or it just comes out as code.

Sometimes the intermanet confuzez me.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Harold Ramis is cool

Caddyshack, there I said it.

I just checked out this really good interview with Harold Ramis. Unfortunately I had always kinda thought of him as 'the other guy' in some of the best films of my youth. It turns out he's a really interesting guy. Don't take my word for it READ it yourself.

thePrisoner (like 'the other guy' in your day)

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

Thursday, March 09, 2006

DOUBLE JUSTICE MUTHA F'ER

BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST OVERALL PROGRAM
--thePrisoner (from Sidekick)

LCA BREAKING NEWS

JUSTICE!!
--toby wallwork (from Sidekick)

LCA

OF COURSE, IF ANY OF THIS WAS REMOTELY LEGIBLE...
--toby wallwork (from Sidekick)

LCA pt.4

SPEECHIFY!!
--toby wallwork (from Sidekick)

LCA pt.3

YOU NAME IT YOU EAT IT.
--toby wallwork (from Sidekick)

LCA AWARDS pt.1

Arrived safely, used a drink ticket right away.
At one time or another I have worked for 3 cable companies, a lot of my
bosses (ex-bosses) are here . Feh

--thePrisoner (from Sidekick)

LCA pt. 2

Mr. & Mrs. Hope,
Salad... Blah
--toby wallwork (from Sidekick)

I Love Craigslist

Even if you are satisfied with your current job, you might browse Craigslist idly.  After all, you never know what's out there.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/tfr/140282338.html">JOB LINK

Now you do.

thePrisoner (failed the physical)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Render Time is Art Time

Everyone doodles.
When you start working with colors... Maybe you've got a doodle
problem.
--thePrisoner (from Sidekick)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Taco Bell for dinner


--thePrisoner (from Sidekick)

Office Dilemma

So everyone is gone...
Except for the cleaners and two of them are cleaning both the bathrooms
at the same time.
I have to pee like nobody's business...
Tic...
Tic...
Tic...

Oh boy...
--thePrisoner (from Sidekick)

Render Time

A rocket-sled G5 is one thing, but approximately 20 layers of video?
Well that's gonna take a few minutes.
--thePrisoner (from Sidekick)

Fred Durst... I'm beginning to like him.



So, this clip is going around "tha internets" lately. Most people commenting on the clip talk about how lame Fred Durst is, and look what a loser he is, blah, blah, blah.
I've had the complete opposite reaction. I've never been a fan of him or his band. My general impression of him was that he took himself a little too seriously. Ya, I probably slammed him a few times too. I mean, why not? That's what famous people are for, right? But after I saw this clip, I just, got, happy! It made me smile. So I say thank you Fred Durst, thanks for making me smile.

Maybe it'll make you smile too.

Monday, March 06, 2006

TEASER

Another LIVE-BLOGGING EVENT is coming up in 3 days.
The last one was an incredible success and really got the site some attention (hello again >>CORPORATE IDENTITY REDACTED<<).
Here is the straight dirt: Thursday March 9th, the LCA awards live from the Disney Grand California Hotel.  I'll be there, and I'll be blogging.
It will probably be boring, but the last time I blogged for a boring place, all kinds of hell broke loose.

thePrisoner

Great, now Burger King is gonna sue us!


Actually it was just a little something I saw over on Jerry's site and it made me smile. Jerry is a longtime reader and sometime contributor to this site and maintains his own blog at Life is a bowl of Jerrys. Be sure and give him a lookiesee.

thePrisoner (I'll have a BK Veggie, if you're heading that way)

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Thomas Kincade, now everybody knows about you,


I have for some time held Mr. Kincade in some disregard. I'll be blunt, I think he sucks butt and his work is the lowest form of pandering slop.
So the LA Times recently decided to do a story on him. While they stop short of calling out for his immediate execution by a firing squad, (as do I, please don't sue) they do unearth some stuff about the 'Painter of Light' that makes me think he is just about as bad as I always suspected.
It's a good read.

thePrisoner

Doh'



So, umm, I guess in Europe and the UK, they like, ummm, have a really strong actors union, so like, ummm every show has to have like, real people and stuff... at least that's what that guy at my meth dealers house told me. And he's like, really smart, cuz he's got all these pamphelets about being a vetrinaryan and how milk is bad and stuff, so I think I'm just gonna drink pepsi.

Get it while it's hot!

Natalie Portman SNL Digital Short


If there's nothing here, blame the NBC lawyers.

Friday, March 03, 2006

I Can't Drive 55

Cheese Friday: Jessica Booth, evil idiot. UPDATE

Woman Pleads Guilty in Cheese Hit Man Plot

A woman pleaded guilty Monday to attempted murder charges for trying to hire a hit man to rob and kill four men for what she thought was cocaine, but turned out to be cheese.

click here for the rest

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Word of the day... Hyperbole

hyperbole |hīˈpərbəlē|noun
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion

Some recent posts have been removed by me.  This was done solely to prevent any further inconvenience to certain individuals and parties.

I sincerely regret any pain that this may have caused those individuals.

thePrisoner
Toby Wallwork

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Word Of The Day... Malaise

malaise |məˈlāz; -ˈlez|noun
a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify : a society afflicted by a deep cultural malaise | a general air of malaise.ORIGIN mid 18th cent.: from French, from Old French mal ‘bad’ (from Latin malus) + aise ‘ease.’

Love that Oxford English Dictionary!