Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Anybody Got Sixty Bucks?

Back To The Future DeLorean for sale on ebay.



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Monday, May 29, 2006

Thursday Knight Noise 3-D

Welcome to the third edition of Thursday Knight Noise.

In this edtion we dicsuss the following in no particular order:
Otter Pops, Diff'rent Strokes, worst injuries, car accidents, bicycles, skateboarding, people handcuffed to beds, sobriety check points



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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A 'Brief' Commercial Message?

These are a few tv commercials from the 1970s. Imagine this is a typical commercial break on a Saturday morning cartoon show.



How did they find time for the shows?

thePrisoner

Monday, May 22, 2006

Thursday Night Noise #2: Electric Boogaloo

The Thursday Knights sophomore attempt at a podcast. Herbert S. Flounder of the Beaver Creek Gazette says "At least it's better than the first one."



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Saturday, May 20, 2006

A Preview Scene From Spider-Man 3

I wonder who's gonna play Skip?
Man this is gonna be a great flick.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Scary Robots... Part IX




It's now time to just smash anything that looks like it could rise up and destroy you.
You'll thank me.

thePrisoner (salutes our robot overlords)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

You Heard It, You Cant Un-Hear It. (Well, we hope you heard it.)

As some of you may have heard, the Thursday Knights made their first attempt at a real podcast. We took a bunch of equipment over to Justin's last Thursday and recorded an hour of our incessant ramblings and cut it down to a 15 minute show for your listening pleasure. Let me tell you, this was no easy feat. For a first attempt, we are rather pleased with the result. However, we hope that this week’s podcast will go much more smoothly, bringing down the edit time exponentially in the process.


The following items are things we learned that may help others out there who want to try podcasting themselves.


  • 5 people + 4 mics = problem.

  • 3 minutes is about the longest people can stand the "helium voice" pitch bend.

  • Make sure all the mics are set at the same level and everyone is talking at the same volume.

  • When you have 5 people trying to do a podcast, have a moderator. It makes it really hard to edit when everyone is talking over each other.

  • Try to keep your topics on track. Finishing a story makes for a better podcast.

  • Don't stay up 'til 6:30 AM on Mother's Day editing your podcast when you have to be somewhere at Noon.


We were really hoping to get more comments and suggestions for the podcast. Please feel free to send us ideas of what you would like to hear (or not hear) and let us know what we can do to make Thursday Knight Noise better.


And if you haven't heard the podcast yet check out the previous posts and give it a listen. We'd like to hear from you about what you liked, what you didn't and what you'd like us to add to the podcast.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Charlie Chaplin Got Married On My Roof

BJ Novak is one of the guys on The Office, he plays the temp who is being forced into a relationship with a co-worker. He has a MySpace page, which is okay becasue he's under 30 (therefore, slightly less creepy). Anyway he had this on his blog the other day and it struck me as both funny and profoundly accurate.

Charlie Chaplin

In 1915, Charlie Chaplin won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
This anecdote is, of course, very amusing, ironic, and charming.
But imagine if he had won first prize.
Everyone would have said, "What a dick!"

There is a lesson to be learned from this. As soon as I guess what it is, I'll let you know


thePrisoner (what a... no, that's not it)

Get Skype Now, especially if your name is Justin

Skype is VoIP or internet telephony, or the phone but with your computer. I've been trying to get you guys to start playing with it for some time. Today I read this:

SKYPE OUT IS FREE


SkypeOut is the feature of Skype that would let you call a phone, a real phone, a landline if you will, and now it's free.

If you don't have a landline, or don't have long distance, it's worth a try.

thePrisoner (free is good)

Kooky Ads Part MMLXVIII

Covering wounds and helping you to clap in rhythm.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Can We Make It Any Easier?

"Making it easy to download was a piece of cake. Making it easy to listen to... not so much."
Mr. Kamikaze

If you REALLY have to see our ugly mugs in living color, this enhanced podcast is brought you you by YouTube... and of course Pepsi.

thePrisoner (R&D Budget $0)

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Mr. Kamikaze (hoping for a free iSight camera)

Our First Official Podcast

Now With Sound!!
A Mother's Day gift to all our friends. Fourteen minutes of prattle, but made with love for your ears (eyes optional). Please enjoy, comment, laugh, cry, and above all, stick it out past the first 3 minutes. You'll get used to the squeaky voices, I promise.

thePrisoner (Head of R&D)


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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Zombies Run/Walk Amok In America Jr.

Even the damn Canucks love the undead.

Toronto Zombie Walk

I Miss My Youth

After seeing Andy's post about The Great Space Coaster, I went to check out the site RetroJunk.com and found this. Click the image to watch the video.



I guess this could have been used for Cheese Friday. Sorry Guy, didn't mean to steal your thunder.

This Gnews Is Good Gnews




Dammit, I love(d) this show.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

If This Guy Can Do It...

This guy got people to donate $5000 to his site to buy a Mac G5 by promising to blow up his old computer once he raised the money. What can we get Toby to do so he can get a new G5? Leave your suggestions in the comment section or email them to us.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Uh Yeah...




I'm not even sure what to say. Toby and I saw this and figured it would fall under the category of "inappropriate" toys. Shame on you Ray Romano, shame on you.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Super Cool Tattoos

Click the image to check out some of the other Black Light Tattoos.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Please Be True

For Those Who Think Racism Is As Bad As It Once Was

Just Thought I'd Say...

This Sopranos show is boring as hell.

I have no idea how everyone watched this thing for years on end.

Also, Big Love (another HBO yawn fest) sucks butt too.

Anyway...

Friday, May 05, 2006

Cheese Friday Remembers: Cinco de Mayo

This is why America should celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Click here and learn.

Cheese Friday: My drug of choice.

From The Dallas Morning News
Drug dealers are mixing small amounts of heroin with crushed Tylenol PM tablets and selling it cheap at Dallas schools, the newest low-cost high available to kids.


Police have found the mixture, dubbed "cheese," at 11 Dallas schools, including several middle schools, this school year. Officials are investigating whether the mixture played a role in the death of an 18-year-old Monday.

Witnesses told police that the woman, who was to graduate from Pinkston High School this year, had been doing cheese and drinking, according to a police report.

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I love "doing" cheese and drinking. I can't think of a better way to start the day. Why won't the man just let me be.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

This just in...

Tom Cruise. Still not gay.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Apple Unveils Newest iPod Accessory

ORANGE COUNTY, CA- Today Apple Computer™ unveiled the new 'Scion Xa' a joint project developed with Toyota Motor Sales™. The Scion is a completely self contained music environment designed to utilize the enormously popular iPod™ digital music player.

"Forget portable, this mofo is mobile" declared beta tester Jason Turnbaugh at the unveiling.

The Scion is powered by a 1.5 liter internal combustion engine which far surpasses the iPod's internal battery life of up to 10 hours.

Self contained and weather resistant, the Scion can also be used as a passenger vehicle.

--thePrisoner (is jealous)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

For The Love Of Perverted Toys & Ads



oh....my....god

Clearly, some folks just don't get it.

Like this guy.
Not getting it.
Nice hat.


thePrisoner (that's a burn, amigo)

Totally Worth The Money.


Hey Kids,
as you might've heard, thePrisoner has been having some work done to the ole' sled. With the impending apocalypse and subsequent zombie hoards running rampant over much of north central Orange County I decided it was a good time to splurge on the 'good' tires, and a few extras to boot.
But like the man said "If my Urban Pacification Vehicle's a-rockin' don't come a knockin' "

If only it was available in Arctic Blue.

thePrisoner (sleep deprived since 3am)

Monday, May 01, 2006

What does this photo say to you?


Photo credit: Los Angeles Times

I know I'm setting this up for some snarky responses.
Isn't this what history looks like? I remember in high school we studied the Vietnam Moratorium (for about 10 minutes) it seems like a similar thing. Or will this be buried in controversy like The (Quarter) Million Man March and reduced to a footnote in the 2006 Yearbook?

It seems that history must always be happening, even while we are at work, or sleeping or sleeping at work. Only time will truly tell us when the history really in our lifetimes. However I'd like to think something important, and positive comes of this.