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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Subject:Flying Pizza Kitty
Time:11:48 am.
It's Flying Pizza Kitty! From flyingpizzakitty.com, the best site about a flying cat on the internet by Ben. I'm not sure what else to say. I found a site full of 8-bit style art and animated gifs all about this little orange low res kitty. Some of the pop culture references in it are pretty funny.

Here we find Flying Pizza Kitty battling David Lo-Pan from Big Trouble in Little China:

Kind of cute actually.

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Monday, July 20th, 2009

Subject:Ender's Game Fanart
Time:2:50 pm.

Didn't expect to find this one tonight. It's an anime style fan art depiction of a scene from the novel Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Well done ~rubendevela!
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Subject:Awesome Pixel Animation Video
Time:11:38 am.


Rad pixel Art by Niina Koivusalo and Ville Konttinen. Sweet chip music and vocals by Leeni.

Be sure to check out Leeni's website too:
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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Subject:They Fight Crime!
Time:11:43 am.
He's a gun-slinging umbrella-wielding filmmaker who believes he can never love again. She's a high-kicking foul-mouthed schoolgirl with someone else's memories. They fight crime!


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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Subject:Hexstatic - Ninja Tune
Time:6:51 pm.

This is an awesome music video by Hexstatic using video footage and audio samples from a 1987 film titled The Ninja Showdown. If you like this sort of thing and you haven't heard of Hexstatic before I highly recommend checking them out for their often quirky yet grooving funky electro sounds and interesting music videos.

As for the ninja movie itself? I haven't seen it but it looks too corny to be true. Surely one of those 'so bad it's good' gems? Who knows, I may have to look into it but here is the plot summary from IMDB:
"A ruthless gang of Ninja marauders, a kidnapped maiden and a young man seeking vengeance set the stage for "The Ninja Showdown." Warlord boss Jing and his evil band of Purple Ninjas are unstoppable-hihgly trained assassins who ravage a peaceful town. But when the outlaw Ninjas abduct his girl, a wrathful Tony unleashes a furious assault with the help of Ninja Master Gordon. Together, these two men lay waste to Jing's army in a shattering battle to secure their honor and rescue the town from the clutches of a greedy and oppressive tyrant."
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Subject:Front Mission
Time:6:48 pm.

Wow, I've been playing Front Mission for the first time and it's pretty darn good and I'm wondering "How did I miss this?". Well I guess it's no wonder considering Square Enix (Square Soft at the time) never saw fit to publish the original game in the U.S. for the SuperNES and all I can say is it's a shame.
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Monday, May 25th, 2009

Subject:Star Control 2 Fanart
Time:1:50 pm.

New Alliance of Free Stars by *spacecoyote on deviantART

Wow. I was just looking around on Deviantart when I spotted this. I don't usually just stumble across Star Control 2 fanart let alone art this good. It's a great game and a legitimate free version called "The Ur-Quan Masters" is available, click the link here.
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Subject:The Atari ST can still rock your socks
Time:1:47 pm.

So I've mentioned before that I love pixel art so it may just stand to reason that I love chiptune music as well. I mean as far as I'm concerned chiptunes are to music what pixel art is to digital illustration.

Okay maybe not quite but in a way they share a similar spirit of boiling things down to their retro essentials while still tending to have their own flare and originality.

Anyways, here is a tune composed and synthesized on a good old Atari ST computer system by cerror. Sounds awesome right? Well it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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Subject:Pixel art dealing with sex?
Time:1:33 pm.
Another isometric pixel scene found on DeviantArt. Honestly this is kind of awesome. Apparently it was in GQ Magazine in a sex drive article. At least that's what I gather from the description.

Most likely this would've been spread out on the page background with text in front, but not having seen the article itself that's just my guess.

Aside from the unique subject matter this is a master piece in it's charming style and detail, from little Star Wars and Street Fighter action figures to the angry looking vacuum cleaner.

I kind of wish I could read the article just to see if there's an explanation for why the couple might be hanging out in the attic or the basement. Kinky?

As usual with pixel art you've gotta view it at full size to see it as it was intended.

(Click on the image to view in DeviantArt)

Here are some detail shots at double the normal resolution:

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Monday, January 19th, 2009

Subject:Freeman's Mind
Time:9:35 am.
When I first discovered this there was only 4 episodes out and for a while I was afraid the creator wasn't going to make anymore. But eventually new episodes started rolling in and it's been a blast.

If you've ever played Half-Life then you'll especially appreciate this but even people who haven't usually find it quite funny and entertaining as well. Of course there are major spoilers though because this IS the game, Half-Life, and we're just privy to Dr. Gordon Freeman's thoughts as he tries to escape from the Black Mesa research and development facility.

While the premise seems pretty simple and it may sound boring actually watching someone PLAY the game while acting out the part of a rather neurotic and comical version of the main character all I can say is that the execution is brilliantly pulled off and the pacing always keeps things moving along. There are a lot of laugh out load moments as nearly every situation in the game is turned on it's head from the rather skewed perspective of Dr. Freeman and it's often a pleasant surprise when he does the unexpected or even misses out on the obvious because he's just trying to escape and he doesn't get the video game tropes that his world is constructed around.

Freeman's Mind - Episode 1
Freeman's Mind - Episode 2
Freeman's Mind - Episode 3
Freeman's Mind - Episode 4
Freeman's Mind - Episode 5
Freeman's Mind - episode 6
Freeman's Mind - Episode 7
Freeman's Mind - Episode 8

So kudos to Ross Scott for such a thoroughly entertaining series so far. He also does another machinima called Civil Protection that is pretty good. If you don't know what "machinima" is just think Red vs. Blue which is probably still the most well known example of machinima to date.

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Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Subject:The Fast and the Superfluous
Time:10:07 am.
I find these cars hilarious. Ostentatiousness abounds!

The conversation with the production van driver afterwords is great. :3

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Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Time:4:46 pm.
Syke Makes Life Like a Video Game! 

Paul Robertson's latest animated work . . . at least as far as I know.

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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Subject:Vacuums that might be secret weapons.
Time:8:28 am.
Every time I see this hand-held vacuum by Dyson I think that it might be the latest ghost catching
device employed by the Ghost Busters or possibly some sort of alien ray gun.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Subject:Good Grief, Penfold!
Time:8:09 am.
It's quite cold outside this morning! (o_0)
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Subject:Stolen from Passive Aggressive Notes . . .
Time:4:09 pm.
Pretty funny entry from Passive Aggressive Notes.

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Subject:He sees you when you're sleeping . . .
Time:3:43 pm.
Has anybody else ever thought that the lyrics to Santa Clause is Coming to Town are kind of creepy?

Well anyways, I saw this web page of scary Santas and I figured I'd share. It's mostly just mildly amusing or funny.

I gotta admit that first Santa is almost up there with Burger King creepy.
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Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Time:5:39 pm.
Hey, want to listen to a dumbass who doesn't have clue about what freedom of speech is?

Boycott Youtube December 19th for Free Speech

You Tube is a privately owned website. They can't come to your house and tell you what you can and can't say. They can't go to another website that they do not own and tell you what you can say there either. They can't affect your right to free speech in any way. To say otherwise is to imply that the owners of You Tube do not have the right to control their own property and that users have a RIGHT to post You Tube videos. :?

When you go to a venue you must obey the rules set forth by whomever rightfully controls that venue. You don't go to a rock concert and get mad because the band won't let you get up on stage and play guitar with them.

Now the kid does have one good point. If you don't like the rules of the venue you don't use that venue. But that has nothing to do with free speech.

Now if the government was telling us what we could post on You Tube then that would a restriction on free speech and a clear example of censorship.

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Time:8:13 am.
Good morning.

I had a dream last night that I encountered a very proper Englishman who was on the street seeking company to have some tea with (stereotypical I know). I asked him if he was having trouble finding someone to have tea with and he pointed at some woman on street a few yards away and asked "Do you know her?" and I said yes even though I had never seen her before. Then he said "Come, we shall allay ourselves with some tea." which I didn't think was weird at all in the dream even though that's an odd usage for the word "allay". Then there was a group of us including the woman and we were saying "Allay! Allay! Let's go have tea!" and we went to some restaurant and had all sorts of food but there was no tea that I remember among the foods that were present. o_O

I even made sure to look up the word allay to make sure that I do understand it's meaning properly and yep, it is to curb, to delay, to reduce or diminish, or perhaps to relieve or to calm. But I've never heard it applied directly to a person. "We must allay the peoples' panic." might be a common usage but "We must allay the people." is not. :P
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Subject:Abstract Principals?
Time:7:56 am.
Five panel comic. It's quite tall so it's behind this cut.Collapse )
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Subject:Interesting bit of history.
Time:8:44 am.

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