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December 22, 2006

Sober Santa

Merry Christmas Everyone.

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December 21, 2006

Finally Home Ec Being Put To Use



A Comic By Mike Bannon
Poor Julie if she was only smarter...and older than 3


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December 20, 2006

More Glimpses of The New Transformers

Are you ready for some more epileptic glimpses of Transformers. Check out the new trailer.

I can't say I'm a huge fan of the tiny shard like transformation. It's probably because of my mechanical designer background it just feels like a cop out. I'd prefer them to be all big and clunky with distinguishable components moving around.

*warning it uses some crappy Vivadas applet that totally takes over your computer to play it full screen

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Posted by hypnobee at 11:56 AM

Sweet Lord That's a lot of Chickens

Savage Chickens hits 500 today. What better way to celebrate 500 comics about chickens on post-it notes than to put 500 chickens on a post-it note.

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Posted by hypnobee at 8:53 AM

Hodgmania

If someone asked me to recommend the best book I read this year about matters historical, matters literary, matters cryptozoological, hobo matters, food, drink, & cheese (a kind of food), squirrels & lobsters & eels, haircuts, utopia, what will happen in the future and most other subjects written by someone who is also a PC and a resident expert I would have trouble recommending something other than
John Hodgman's
The Areas of My Expertise.

Now for people who can't read or are too lazy it is now available in abridged audio format for free on itunes. Sadly it's only available in the American itunes store. I'll update if it becomes available in the Canadian store. Until then I'll have to resort to bootlegging the free version from elsewhere.

If you can't wait I'd suggest picking up the pulp edition.

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Posted by hypnobee at 6:05 AM

More Minuscule

In September I linked the pilot episode of the French animation series Minuscule. It is currently airing new episodes Sunday at 7:55pm. Here's a couple that Have found their way onto Youtube.

via Cartoon Brew

Posted by hypnobee at 6:00 AM

December 19, 2006

Spare



A Comic By Mike Bannon
Once you get it out you can never get it to go back in the same way


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December 18, 2006

Lost In Translation

Moronland lists the Top 13 Worst Slogan Translations Ever

I can't decide if I like the translation of "I saw the pope" to "I saw the potato" or Pepsi's "Come Alive With the Pepsi Generation" to "Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave"

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Posted by hypnobee at 2:31 PM

December 14, 2006

No One Eats Fruit Cake



A Comic By Mike Bannon
Those After Eight mints didn't even stand a chance


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December 13, 2006

Energizer Thinks You're Retarded

I normally record everything I watch on TV and fast forward through all the commercials. I'd seen this Energizer commercial a dozen times before at x16 speed but I just happen to be watching the commercial in real time when I noticed across the bottom of the screen "Dramatization" popped up as a pair of aliens were using the Energizer Bunny to boost their ship.

I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out what the disclaimer, "Dramatization" is for. Surely you can boost an alien craft using a stuffed animal and a pair of jumper cables.

It's probably that they added the trickery of computer animation to show electricity traveling on the outside and between the jumper cables for dramatic effects. Protecting themselves from the many future lawsuits from dissatisfied customers who's jumper cables don't arc like a Tesla coil when hooked up to a corporate mascot and a blatant rip off of a ship from a certain 1977 Steven Spielberg classic science fiction movie.

Here's a link to a crappy Youtube version of the commercial that doesn't have the caption on the bottom.

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December 12, 2006

Big Deals on Adult Swim at Amazon

While doing some Christmas shopping online I quickly got sidetracked and started looking for stuff for myself. I stumbled across some heavily discounted Adult Swim DVD's. I have most of these already but I thought I'd pass it along.

Check it out!

Posted by hypnobee at 10:26 PM

The Good Old Days



A Comic By Mike Bannon



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December 11, 2006

Charlie Brown Christmas - Performed by the Cast of Scrubs

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Here's a link to a little background info on the clip.

Posted by hypnobee at 10:04 AM

Top 10 CD's of 2006

It's almost the end of the year and with only greatest hits collection hitting the shelves I think it's safe to unveil my top 10 list of CD's for 2006 (in no particular order).


Islands - Return to the Sea.
I've been waiting for this album since I found out about The Unicorns in 2004, who had already broken up.

Built to Spill - You in Reverse
The guitar just seems to go on forever in most of their songs, an excellent album for the road.

Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
What's not to like about this CD.

M. Ward - Post-War
I love everything I ever heard of his. It sounds very minimalist but when I saw him live his hands are going a mile a minute. It brought a whole new light to the album.

The Decemeberists - The Crane Wife
Colin Meloy like M. Ward is a fantastic story teller. You'll have to give this album a few runs through before you fall in love with it. Decemeberists will be on The Colbert Report, December 20th to take part in a guitar solo duel against Stephen Colbert, it will be crazy.

Tapes 'n Tapes - The Loon
Early in the year they were being toted as the 2006 edition of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and the hype was pretty huge. At the end of the day does it matter, the CD is good.

The Thermals - The Body, the Blood, the Machine
My latest find of the year on this list and I haven't taken it out of my player yet.

Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
They fill the hole inside of my that was left by The Smashing Pumpkins. I love my distortion and they bring it.

Artic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
So many great lines, so many catchy songs. I love this CD.

Grandaddy - Just Like the Fambly Cat
The final album from Grandaddy does not disappoint. Where I'm Anymore is possibly the best song that uses "meow" as a chorus.

Other honourable mentions include:


My Morning Jacket - Okonokos
It's a live CD, otherwise it would've been right up there. The songs are more stretched out and really come to life over the studio recordings. Anyone who's on the fence about these guys do yourself a favour and get it.

Thom Yorke - The Eraser
I love Radiohead and this is close enough to it for me.

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
I originally picked this up for the great cover of the Traveling Wilbury's "Handle With Care" that I couldn't get out of my head. Jenny Lewis voice is so great you can't help but like the whole album.

If I were do redo this list in February one or more of these might sneak on to the list. I heard a few songs of each but I haven't had a chance to go through the entire disc yet.

The Little Ones
Sing Song
Viva Voce
Get Yr Blood Sucked Out
Tokyo Police Club
A Lesson in Crime
Malajube
Trompe-L'Oeil
Land of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

Largehearted Boy has a colossal list of the years best, be sure to check it out.

Posted by hypnobee at 6:00 AM

December 7, 2006

Winter Weight



A Comic By Mike Bannon
I'm sure it all balance out come spring


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Posted by hypnobee at 6:00 AM

December 6, 2006

Japanese Wii Manual

If you needed another reason to love the wii take a look at these actual scans from the japanese manual. My japanese isn't the greatest, actually I can only count to 3 (thank-you Sloan) and recite certain line, about a certain Mr. Roboto but I'll give it a try.

After winning the Super Bowl on Madden 07 do not pretend the Wii is the coach and proceed to douse him ice cold Gatorade. The Wii does not crave electrolytes.

The Wii wants you to think it's cool please don't let the Wii smoke, it's asthma is really bad.
The Wii is not to be used as Native American sweat lodge.
While marked Wii-Bag, Wii-Bag is not a state of the art virtual reality helmet it's just a bag and not part of the actual system.
No one wants to see you tie a knot in the twist tie in your mouth, come back when you can braid the entire power cord.
The Wii is not to be played with your single Aunt who likes to play softball and watch the LPGA because when you tell her she throws like a girl, her famous short temper will return and result in physical violence.
You won't need your lucky clover the Wii's cooling system doubles as a lucky charm using a 60/40 blend of liquified leprechauns and rabbit's feet.
Compatibility between your iheart; ipod-pacemaker and Wii Remote will not be available till summer of 2007

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December 5, 2006

Live Spud Show



A Comic By Mike Bannon
Will you ever be able to peel a potato the same way again?


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December 1, 2006

Everyday Questions

The tag line of Everyday Questions pretty much sums it up better than anything else.

"You ask the stupid question...
You give the stupid answers...
We make the stupid show"

Everyday Questions pretty much opens the floor to everyone out there with a question on their mind and lets them post it. Some people with time on their hands answer the question thoughtfully, others with even more time on their hands come up with ridiculous and sarcastic answers. People vote and the most popular gets animated.

Sounds like a great idea.

It's currently still in Beta phase but they've got two episodes up for your viewing pleasure:
"What Causes Air Rage"
"Why do bra sizes go A-B-C-D and suddenly double-D?"

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Posted by hypnobee at 5:01 PM

Apologizes - Site Downtime

I apologize to anyone trying to access the site between 9pm and 1:30am yesterday. I ran over my bandwidth limit from my hosting company. This is the first time this has happened. I figured they would've just tacked on the extra traffic to my bill. I guess the emails they were sending me every 6 hours for the last 3 days that, "The domain mordantorange.com has reached 80% of its bandwidth limit.
Please contact the system admin as soon as possible" should of been paid a little closer attention to. Oh well, now I know.

I've upped my bandwidth this month so hopefully I wont run into this problem again.

Posted by hypnobee at 9:31 AM