Friday, March 31, 2006

As much as I hate I-pods/I-tunes/I-anything for both their annoyingly "must-have"edness and the fact their own M4p format is INCOMPATIBLE with any other player out there, this accessory protective gadget is truly funny. If you don't get it, go to a NON-WORK computer, preferably alone, and look up "goatse" or "pink sock". Sick and oddly fascinating, it will give you a new respect for the people of porn.

Gotta have one? Click Me

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Jan Von Holleben is a photographer with a really neat series of pics...laid out on the ground and shot from above, they pull extraordinary from simple props and perspective/positioning.

His series can be

Here's an odd idea.... Got a secret? A thought? Too scared to speak it out loud? Have no one to talk to?

Make up a piece of art and mail it in to be anonymously published.

Seems a little pathetic to me, but, hey, pathetic people need love too. Or understanding. Or a hug. Or a kick in the head. Then again, if they got what they needed, they wouldn't be pathetic, would they. What a dilemma.

Anyway, there's a
Website for those of you who have to get your secret out now.

Or, Buy the
Book from Amazon.

Or, (Here's a newsflash...) tell someone. Alternatively, Get over yourself, suck it up and get on with your life. This is a pretty sad commentary on the collective mental health of the general public.

Always liked Escher's art... Mind twisting illusions that look simply odd at first glance, then impossible as you peer deeper.

More pics available

Ever feel like this guy? Staring at the screen?
I was typing "internet" into a search engine today, and it came out as " inertnet "
Seems more fitting, somehow.
Ever feel like you're awash in the effluvium of the net, unable to escape the constant barrage of new stuff that seems to expand everyday?

Sanity can be found
You're looking at Pimpstar rims
Available for your ride now, they have multicolor LED's imbedded in the dark strips, they're controlled by a microprocessor that'll take your wheelspeed into account, then modulate the led's so they show a stationary image. Now THAT's Pimpin"!!
P.S. Hope dose ho's are rakin in, these chunks o'bling are 13 G's.

If you're like me, every time you open the fridge, the little voice that hides in the back of your head goes... " I wonder if this is still good? ".

This website has a handy-dandy guide to some of the more common stuff that hides in your fridge.

What you're looking at are fuel cells... TINY ones that use a bit of hydrogen and room air to create electricity. Very nice tech, and a sign of things to come. Clean, efficient, energy from abundant hydrogen gas ( Yeah, I remember the Hindenburg... it's not like that...)

Here you can browse the wonder that will be the way of the future. Bye Bye batteries.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Ouch... a broken Femur. Bet it hurts...

Hope the photographer was using a zoom lens... nice shot.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Monday, March 20, 2006

My trike's bigger than your trike....

Anyone know what this thing is?? Be useful in rush hour.
The Idiot above is the prime reason people think all bikers are morons..

Stolen from Killboy, , this guy is simultaneously in the wrong lane, going around a blind corner, running another biker off the road, hitting the brakes while leaned over, and wearing a fricken Tshirt!!!! This is on the Mecca of twisty motorcycle roads, Deal's Gap.

Darwin will come calling real soon if you don't pull your head out. Anyone know this clown? Slap him in the head a few times for me, O.K.?

Don't get me wrong, I speed, I challenge myself on certain roads, but this guy is putting other innocents in danger because of his behaviour. What if that was a pickup truck in the oncoming lane? A semi? Another biker on a slightly different line?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Today I went on a group tour up to the observatory at Mt. St. Helens National Park today.

Thought it'd be a moderately large group, as the ride leader had posted it in several messageboards.

Got up this morning to a beautiful sunny sky. Rode south on the I-5 to get to the meeting point.

Uneventful, little traffic, and most people actually pulled over out of the fast lane to let me through.

Got to the meeting/staging area....Wow. The nice weather had brought many riders out of hibernation. Must have been 40 bikes there. Primarily cruisers, but a few sportbikes as well, a rat or two, and a few DP singles.
Here's but a slice of the lot...

Got the ride meeting out of the way, somehow I ended up leading the procession away. Mellow ride to start, I had with me a 'busa, an interceptor, a twin honda sportbike (rvt?), a FZ1, and a dude on a new sportster that surprised me how well he kept up, even on the 100mph+ blasts. We made up the fast group.

As we climbed up the flanks of the mountain, you could still see the path of destruction the mud flows took, creating their own valley.

The temp started dropping, the snowbanks along the sides of the road got thicker. The road remained bare, though. We got some high speed runs in, swapping places, trying to avoid the slight amount of silty dust between the wheelgrooves.

Amazing scenery, I'd never been up this side of the volcano before, I preferred the (closed for winter) twistier backside of the mountain, Windy Ridge.

These roads were well made, nice, constant radius sweepers, new pavement, bridge decks that were close in height to the surrounding asphalt.

We were buzzing along, we came to a long straight bridge, no oncoming traffic. I was doing about 110, when the busa guy decided to take point. Those things are fast.

Nearing the top, the road started to have the occasional rivulet of water running across it from snowmelt. Unsure of the actual temp (Gerbings heated gear insulates well) , I slowed, expecting a bit of ice. Nope, just water.

Got to the top, pulled off the helmet, and soaked in the view. Warm, sunny, no jacket required. Nice.

Shot the breeze with the guys for a while, then the main group arrived about 20 minutes later. Everyone milled around the lot, until a security dude drove up, stating this was a Fee area and unless we all were going to buy passes, we were unwelcome.

Self Portrait...
We suited up and left. The run down the mountain was cool too, but there was an increasing auto presence that made our progress more labored than before. Still fun, though.

Completely random shot of a fellow Valkyrie rider..

We blasted down a few twisty two lanes on the way home, then I and a buddy peeled off the main group for the ride home, dancing through the pylon course that is I-5 on a nice Sunday afternoon.

Got home, pulled off the gear, said a little prayer of thanks to the gods of heated gear, and had a coffee. Realized my arms were pretty sore from wrestling the beast up and down the mountain all day, but it was definately worth it. Nice ride.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Got a pessimist in your life? Get the gift of understanding....


F1 cars are the pinnacle of engine tech when it comes to internal combustion engines.

These things rev so hard that they use air springs to open and close the valves, as metal ones simply can't take the stresses involved.

The vid shows the sound and fury of one of these jewellike motors. Play it with the sound on, try to imagine those pistons racing up and down at unimaginable speeds.

The heat and blue flame are pretty cool, too. No wonder airflow is so imnportant to these beasts.

The Glowing Manifold

Thursday, March 16, 2006

So, a story....

Went to dinner this evening with my beautiful wife and another friend who we hadn't seen in a few months.

We laughed, got caught up on the latest gossip, news, etc. while enjoying a nice dinner at a restaurant we were all new to.

We were sitting at a booth, savoring the great food, when we heard a loud, " hMMmmPhffff....thud ".

I looked up, and the bar patrons were clustered around the bar, off their stools, looking over the bar at the floor.

Damn... no bartender in sight. I got up, realizing the bartender was probably on the floor. I said, " he's down " to my dinner compratriots. ( P.S...we all work in intensive care units, I'm also a paramedic. )

We all went to the bar. As I turned the corner, there was the bartender, jammed into a tight corner of floor space at the end of the bar, seizing.

I grabbed his ankles, pulled him out into clearer space, turned him onto his side, and supported his head until the seizing stopped. He has a good pulse throughout, and since I could feel his pulse in his wrist, had an adequate blood pressure.

He came to much like all seizure patients do, confused and combative. We got him to sit up, he started talking rationally just as the medics arrived. He had a little cut on his head, and his pupils weren't quite normal, but he was coming around.

We gave them a little report, and left.

It's only much later when I realized I should have made a , " Shaken, NOT Stirred " comment.

The guy above is Luke Chueh, his art is at once cuddly yet disturbing.

You can check his stuff out Here

I made a montage of his works that "speak to me"....Click the pic to make it big.

A page on his site I like as well, is....Twenty Monkeys with Hats
I don't much like cats.

I like this pic.

What you're looking at is some cool sidewalk art by Kurt Wenner

He uses an old trick, anamorphic perspective, to give the illusion of depth when there really is none.

Our old bud Leonardo Da Vinci used this, as seen in a short .mov file

Wanna know more? All you ever wanted (and probably more) is at
Generative Art

Personally, I just like the pretty pictures.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


A splenic pseudoaneurysm. Pretty.
Too Stupid to be President

Their Mission Statement....

Surely, there have been smug, duplicitous, rich whelps who have served as President of the United States. But, none of them have been quite as dumb as George W. Bush. The aim of this site is to demonstrate that the Republican nominee is not fit for office solely by reason of insufficient intelligence.

Perhaps, his brain was damaged by a 20 year alcoholic binge. Maybe it was all the alleged cocaine, or even a combination of both the former and the latter. He may have just started life with an inferior processor. A man of his pedigree would suffer from a lack of diversity in his genetic make-up. But, we will not address the possible reasons for his limitation. Such topics are the responsibility of sites like,, and

We will deal only with George W. Bush's present and potential mental capacity.

Some have said this site is mean. But if it's mean, it is only because of the sad truth that George W. Bush is dumb. If he were smart the site wouldn't be mean, it would be silly.

Perhaps as Dubya has said recently, "there ought to be limits to freedom."

Funny stuff.
Now for something completely different....

This is a custom made turbo DIESEL bike.

Think about it 1400cc's, 90hp, 175 torque!!!

You could probably spin the tire right off. For comparison, a Hayabusa only makes maybe 100 torque.

If you read German or enjoy the complete oddity that results from internet based translators, here's the site...

The North Shore Mountain bike site...

Their Front Page

Is running a photo contest. Some truly great shots of riding bicycles and the amazing progression of the sport. Here's a link directly to the pics archive section. Look and be amazed.

Who says the kids of today have no ambition....

Joie de Winter and Michael Leung had a great idea... a shelf that opens with a twist of a secret ring to reveal a secret compartment that you can hide your porn stash in...

Read all about it...

72 degrees

Too bad this wasn't advailable in my school days...on the other hand, I'd have needed 8-10 shelves and people would probably become suspicious of the ring-on-every-finger.

Wait a minute...we have the internet now... Are there even any magazines left?
O.K., this is another blatant display of
rampant consumerism...a battery powered pool toy...your'e too lazy to
paddle your bloated carcass to the edge to refill your large slurpee, so use the power of 12 batteries to cruise the pool.

Why? cause you can.


More oddness, stolen from the site of ... Ra

For those of you who can't operate a pair of's a pair with a "laser" < say it in a " Dr Evil " voice >

Maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't be playing with sissors at all if the concept of cutting something is just too much for you.

Let the dumbification continue.

I have no comment... but for your consideration....

The Popular Porno... ...and its lower grossing Hollywood equivalent
40 18 Year Old Virgins..... 40 Year Old Virgin, The
A Ho in the Dark.... Alone in the Dark
Aeon's Influx..... Aeon Flux
All Ass & Grundle: The Curse of the Bare Habits..... Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Almost Seven-teen.....
Almost Heaven
Are We Bare Yet?..... Are We There Yet?
Art of the Pegging, The..... March of the Penguins, The
Assault on 13 Pre-teens..... Assault on Precinct 13
Assifier, The.... Pacifier, The
Backdoor, The..... Baxter, The
Backside of Amber, The..... Upside of Anger, The
Bareback Mounting..... Brokeback Mountain
Batman's Big Sin..... Batman Begins
Be Carnal..... Be Cool
Bedding Thrashers, The.... Wedding Crashers, The
Bent..... Rent
Bi-land, the.... Island, The
Bondage.... Hostage
Breasts Like Heaven..... Just Like Heaven
Broken Cherries.... Broken Flowers
Brothers' Trim, The.... Brothers Grimm, The
Brown Water.... Dark Water
Car Head....Jarhead
Charlie in my Chocolate Factory.... Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Chicken Not-So-Little.... Chicken Little
Cinderella's Man.....Cinderella Man
Coach Harder.... Coach Carter
Cock Ring Two, The..... Ring Two, The
Cock the Line..... Walk the Line
Constant Hardener, The....Constant Gardener, The
Constant Teens..... Constantine
Corpse Ride.... Corpse Bride
Debbie: Fully Loaded..... Herbie: Fully Loaded
Derriere of a Mad Black Woman..... Diary of A Mad Black Woman
Descent, The: Going Down in an Elevator.....Descent, The
Devil's Erect, The.... Devil's Rejects, The
Domin-hoe.... Domino
Dykes of Hazzard, The.... Dukes of Hazzard, The
Elizabeth-goes-down..... Elizabethtown
Erectra..... Elektra
Fantastic Fornicators..... Fantastic Four
Fevered Twitch..... Fever Pitch
Fisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The.... Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The
Flingdom of Devin, The.... Kingdom of Heaven
Get Bitch With Thighs, Ryan!.... Get Rich or Die Tryin
Good Night, and Good Fuck..... Good Night, and Good Luck
Hairy Pooper and the Gonads of Fire Island..... Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
History of Virileness, A.... History of Violence, A
Hitch Dykes: Ride of the Galaxy.... Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Hobots.... Robots
Hooch.... Hitch
House of Racks.... House of Wax
Hustle & Blow..... Hustle & Flow
In Her Sheets.... In Her Shoes
Jizz Harvest, The.... Ice Harvest, The
King Dong.... King Kong
Kiss Kiss Gangbang.... Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Land of the Head.... Land of the Dead
Legend of Porno, The... Legend of Zorro, The
Licking & Reaming.... Kicking & Screaming
Like A Lotta Love..... Lot Like Love, A
Longest Hard-On, The.... Longest Yard, The
Lord of Score.... Lord of War
Mada-ass-car.... Madagascar
Matawhore, The..... Matador, The
Me and You and Everyone We Know Have Sex .....
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Miss Genitality 2: Armed and Flexible..... Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Monster-in-Bed...... Monster-in-Law
Mr. & Mrs. & Mrs. & Mrs. & Mrs. Smith..... Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Must Love Doggy-style..... Must Love Dogs
Nookieman..... Boogeyman
Penetration of Emily's Rose, The..... Exorcism of Emily Rose, The
Penetrator, The..... Interpreter, The
Ramityville Whore, The..... Amityville Horror, The
Revolve Her.... Revolver
Ride & Penises.... Pride & Prejudice
Rim.... Prime
Ronicles of Narnia, The: The Lion, the Witch, and Ron Jeremy.... The Chronicles of Narnia
Saw II Breasts.... Saw II
Sa-whore-aah.... Sahara
Score Brothers... Four Brothers
Serenititty.... Serenity
Shopping for a Girl..... Shop Girl
Skankin' is Key, The..... Skeleton Key, The
Sky Pie... Sky High
Slide n'Peak... Hide and Seek
Son of the Masochist.... Son of the Mask
Squid and the Tail, The..... Squid and the Whale, The
Star Whores: Revenge of the Sluts.... Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Swords of Hogtown.... Lords of Dogtown
Syrianus... Syriana
Trans-fucker 2.... Transporter 2
WeBitched.... Bewitched
WeNailed.... Derailed
Wet-Her Man, The... Weather Man, The
White Boiz.... White Noise
Whore of the Worlds..... War of the Worlds
XXX: State of the Poonion.... xXx: State of the Union
Here's a kid who's going to have issues....

A Bedford couple named their baby son Drew Peacock before realising that it sounded quite rude.

The baby's father, Russell, said he only twigged it when he put it in an Internet search engine looking for famous namesakes, and was asked: "Do you mean Droopy C**k?"

"It was as if I'd been smacked with a right hook. I started repeating 'Drew Peacock' over and over again. Then I thought - what have we done?

"I went numb and couldn't speak for two minutes. Then I couldn't stop laughing."

Mother Shetal Patel had also failed to spot their error despite being a registrar's assistant, says The Sun.

She said: "I thought Russell had seen a ghost when he came away from the computer. We decided on the name a month before he was born - we both loved it straight away."

The couple are now concerned that Drew's name will cause him problems in later life.

Russell said: "People at work are already saying, 'Hey, look there's Droopy's dad'. But we don't want to change his name. It's on his birth certificate and other documents."

Monday, March 13, 2006

I like these cars. 190 hp, tiny, shapely.

The above pic's stolen from

Nice ride, albeit pricey for what it is...


Be kind of neat to take off the windshield and wear helmets for a true " in the wind" feel.

Hey, Got some old, rank tighty-whities?

Reduce,reuse,recycle. Now you can have a cute little boybeater top for your honey with only a few minutes work...
That's just wrong.

" You only think I guessed wrong! That's what's so funny! I switched
glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha, you fool! You fell victim to
one of the classic blunders. The most famous is "Never get involved in a
land war in Asia," but only slightly less well known is this: Never go
in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line! "

Princess Bride

This just makes me laugh. I know, I'm sick.

If he gets stuck, you can use your mouse to drag him around.

Hours of entertainment.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

I found this site completely by random coincidence. His stuff is creepy, at first glance slightly odd, but it sticks in your head. No pun intended.


I have no clever caption for this pic.

Feeling bored? Want to play a game?

Here Kitty, Kitty.

The game


This is a MP3 player that vibrates in time to your music. OLED display and up to 1GB storage, tiny. Why a vibrating MP3 player? It doesn’t necessarily have to go on your hand.

A fellow blogger....

Damien's Blog

This guy's a doc working in a Thai/Burmese clinic... neat stories.

A bit medical for those of you who aren't, but nice pics, and an interesting commentary made it worthwhile.
Another video, This looks like a comedy festival act, good physical comedy. I liked the " new twist on a tired old trick " they pulled midway through.

Two videos I want to share....


is a compilation of Motogp riders showing what happens when it goes wrong....Usually I stay away from these " crash " vids, but this one's pretty good, not glamorizing wreckage.

This second vid is a talented Lotus 7 driver in some kind of timed run course. He does everything but make the car sit up and beg. Skills.

Click Here does it again..

No text required.

Bad Shirts
This small program is called Google Earth.

Google recently bought up Terraservers sattelite images, overlaid them with their mapping software, and tumbled it up into the addictive program here....

Google Earth

The COOLEST feature, though, is the " Terrain tilt " feature, where you can go down to ground level and fly around, seeing the topography... Try Mount St. Helens or Mt Ranier, fly around.

Now find your house. Depending on the sat. resolution, you can see pretty intricate details.

Somebody religious spent a lot of time on this, view it and tremble with amazement.
( Not really, but the effect is neat.)
Here's another freaky illusion. Click on it to enlarge, then watch it spin.

TO: Federal Aviation Administration

Our airline industry is in real trouble, and it's time to start fixing this
before it's too late. To that end, here are some modest suggestions:

Dump the male flight attendants. No one wanted them in the first place.
Replace all the female flight attendants with good-looking strippers! What
the hell -- the attendants have gotten old and haggard-looking. They
don't even serve food anymore, so what's the loss?

The strippers would at least triple the alcohol sales and get a "party
atmosphere" going in the cabin. And, of course, every heterosexual
businessman in this country would start flying again, hoping to see naked
women. Because of the tips, female flight attendants wouldn't need a
salary, thus saving even more money. Hell, I suspect tips would be so good
that we could charge the women for working and have them kick back 20% of
the tips, including lap dances and "special services."

Muslims would be afraid to get on the planes for fear of seeing naked
women. Hijackings would come to a screeching halt and the airline industry
would see record revenues. This is definitely a win-win situation if we
handle it right -- a golden opportunity to turn a liability into an asset.

Why the hell didn't Bush think of this? Why do I still have to do
everything myself?

Bill Clinton

Bring Back Bill.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Well, looks like the police are getting smarter just in time to be on almost the fastest thing.

Under this cop's cheeks is a Suzuki Hayabusa, up until now 1300cc's of the most potent motorcycle on the planet.

Here's the thing, though... Kawasaki, this year, has released the ZX-14, a monster of a bike that promises to be king of the hill until Suzuki pulls out it's rumored 1500 cc Hayabusa.

Kawasaki's ad... "Careful where you point that thing"... I sat on one at the International Motorcycle Show a few months ago. Huge long, wide, long and low. @200hp off the shelf. 600LBs. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Go directly to jail.