Saturday, February 28, 2009

Another arcade game good for trauma!

Uno Mas!

It's like DTD with resources, in space. I completely panic on the last mission level.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Loco Roco 2 sweepstakes

God do I want this pen! Oh yeah, the other prizes seem cool too. Enter here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

additional awesome by Nnenn.

Village Ruins set
Originally uploaded by nnenn

Just another sweet pic i thought y'all could enjoy.

Why Nnenn continues to dominate the world of microscale.

brown team
Originally uploaded by nnenn


Another treat for LC...

Chimps go for the face

I'm afraid of monkeys. When I was a kid, I liked monkeys just fine. It was only when I got older that for some reason I started to fear them. Not sure when it started, but I remember seeing this film called Monkey Shines during high school and it scared the bejeezus out of me, so it was at least that long ago.

Anyway, just for fun, a quick non-scientific poll:

Fate requires that you will suffer a grotesque injury at some unknown future point in time. Sorry, it's just too bad. Which of the following would you opt for:

A.) Chimpanzee: Face

B.) Grinder: Penis

C.) Box Printing Machine: Head & Torso (assume you survive)

I'm taking B & C at the same time before A. Damn you monkeys!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Robot Love

I know Valentine's Day has passed, but this post is not really about romance and love anyway. It's about robots and the giant prehistoric lizards who f*ck them.

I just read the site for the inspirational sayings. Certainly not the disturbing and hilarious pictures.

In unrelated news, even while California is about to lay off up to 20,000 state workers, I somehow managed to land a new job working for the Legislature. Which means me and the missus are moving to Sacramento next week. Excitement galore is expected.


I'm not really into the song, but I like the video-well, the cloud parts and drumming mushroom anyway..

Monday, February 16, 2009

News skimmer

I think the New York Times has figured something out here. I hope it helps them make money.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

"The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved"

I just finished finished reading "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson. So I googled "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved," the first time Thompson explored what was to become his signature style: telling a story by writing about outrageous experiences in the first person. (Gonzo journalism.) It's still a real joy to read even though it was written in 1970. These few sentences are among the best, but they're much better when read in the context of the entire piece. If you have time check out the full article. I think it may make you smile.

He had done a few good sketches, but so far we hadn’t seen that special kind of face that I felt we would need for a lead drawing. It was a face I’d seen a thousand times at every Derby I’d ever been to. I saw it, in my head, as the mask of the whiskey gentry–a pretentious mix of booze, failed dreams and a terminal identity crisis; the inevitable result of too much inbreeding in a closed and ignorant culture. One of the key genetic rules in breeding dogs, horses or any other kind of thoroughbred is that close inbreeding tends to magnify the weak points in a bloodline as well as the strong points. In horse breeding, for instance, there is a definite risk in breeding two fast horses who are both a little crazy. The offspring will likely be very fast and also very crazy. So the trick in breeding thoroughbreds is to retain the good traits and filter out the bad. But the breeding of humans is not so wisely supervised, particularly in a narrow Southern society where the closest kind of inbreeding is not only stylish and acceptable, but far more convenient–to the parents–than setting their offspring free to find their own mates, for their own reasons and in their own ways.

Smoke on the Water

Friday, February 13, 2009


Originally uploaded by r.izumi

Go see this in person at the First Hawaiian Bank Gallery branch of the Contemprary Museum! It is much shinier in person!

It is made by my fellow dude May Izumi who loves to put stitches on animals. Who can blame her?
Yeah, go.

All you non island living peoples. Come here and see it. Today. Now.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hawaii's Star Bulletin to go tabloid

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin is converting from a broadsheet newspaper to a tabloid and taking steps to deal with the recession. 

In publishing as a tabloid, similar in size to MidWeek [which is canned], the Star-Bulletin will join the ranks of the Chicago Tribune, which added a tabloid last month, and other, mostly newer, publications that publish as tabs.

The article states that there's lay offs for both major news papers here and the closing of neighbor island bureaus, as well. 

It's a darn good thing that nothing important has ever happened on a neighbor island. I'm trying to picture a Maui blogger picking up the slack between surfing runs, and all I see are posts like "lets boycott the ferry some more!" and "the top ten places to hide ur weed."

I have two already.

The end is what makes this story the kind of hard-hitting journalism I'm interested in seeing more of.

Mr. Jabble

Obama: the badass

Obama's reaction when asked how to get republicans to pass his economic stimulus package, here.

And in case you didn't know.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Twitter Fight!

Kamehameha Schools challenges a tweeting imposter.

Check out the war of words (or Tweets) that flared this month on between the official Kamehameha Schools persona (@KSNews) and a cyber squater that has grabbed onto a related name (@KSBE).

The official school site says:

Aloha. Please do not follow @KSBE. This is not an authorized representative of our organization. Thank you.

The imposter responds:

Do not trust @KSNews. KSBE is the only Kamehameha Schools news source.

One entry from the imposter last week:

As Pauahi’s will clearly states: “Fuck da haoles.”

11:01 PM Jan 26th from web

All Staff Meeting feb 2, 2009