In ""For several years I haven't had a hair on my head, but since I started drinking my urine it's started growing again - it's extraordinary.""

I frequently use the drink-your-own-piss example on people who try to (almost literally) shove nutritional supplements down my throat. It's like madlibs on any over-hyped, under-scienced "remedy". In every marketing advert you see some person with nice teeth telling you: "For several years I [insert malady], but since I started [taking over-priced placebo] it's [completely cured] - it's extraordinary." Now if you'll excuse me, I'm working on a way to extract anal leakage from Panda bears and make it into an all natural health tonic.

In "Stephen Hawking to be launched into space."

fuyugare: He will be traveling through time at a rate faster than people on earth.

In "Santastic II"

No seeds for Santa...

In "ā€œVā€ Makes A Mark In DC."

Here's the skinny on these kooks:

  • They believe that there is no law that makes people liable for income taxes.
  • They want the government to answer their questions about the non-existence of the law.
  • The government (in the form of IRS press releases, bulletins and Tax Court convictions) has responded ad nauseum.
  • They don't like they government's answers, so they pretend not to hear them and continue their "demands".
  • Their leader, Bob Schulz, uses all of these activities to line his pockets, shaking down fellow right wing conspiracy-wingnuts.
  • For further reading, check out Bob's bio in the Quatlooser's Hall of Shame as well as a board with three threads on these events from people who take the time to expose con artists.

    In "Hot Dog Infused Vodka"

    *tucks vomit into a cheesecloth, infuses vodka* Wa-La! The SpewTini!

    In "Make that pussy work for its treats."

    ^^^^^^^^^ HuronBob's cat just saw goatse for the first time...

    In "Snakes On Your Phone!"

    After sending a few to friends, I had it call me - the phone rang right away. Except that it played someone else's message. So if you're reading this: Dana, your brother sent you a message about snakes on a plane. Skip your biotech job, don't mess with your hairdo and get in your junk car to see it. Although, taking the number you put in and making it the caller id number is cool, especially if you want to play two people against each other and watch the ensuing confusion...

    In "Google has existed for :"

    I remember using the web before a couple of guys set up a (hand-edited, non-searchable) directory at Prior to that, I was still far more impressed with all the great information you could find in one place using Gopher or WAIS. As far as I'm concerned, Google is still a baby, yet it certainly has changed my life.

    In "What?? What????"

    Is the John Lennon t-shirt a shout out to ?

    In "*Which* Ten Commandments?"

    What's far more interesting is the fact that a large swath of the evangelical population believe in dispensational theology. The essence of DT is that if a law isn't specifically mentioned in the New Testament, it was fulfilled / abolished through Christ. To take that theology to it's logical conclusion, goat-fucking is a permissible activity in the New Testament dispensation. (Good news for Pat Robertson!)

    I think this guy should leave the cause of advancing atheism to people a little more qualified. (As should most Christians.)

    I think this guy should leave the cause of advancing atheism to people a little more qualified. (As should most Christians.)

    Comparing the Catholic Catechism with the King James Version of the Bible is piss-poor scholarship if ya ask me. I think they broke commandment #9 (In any translation / transliteration / original Hebrew / summary.)

    In "Happy Mornings"

    Queso: I wasn't trying to go double-postal on ya - frankly I don't care - sorry if I gave that impression. I was trying to enhance the experience by pointing and laughing in the general direction of Mefi. Maybe it's the whole "meta" think to the Nth degree which irritates people - talk about the talk about the talk about the post. Wait... that's what I'm doing... nevermind... nothing to see here...

    BTW, I thought the video was the cat's ass. Not all mefites are in on the knee & circle jerk, but enough are, so that when they get together on a thread, it's a hoot to see them try to 1-up each other on pseudo-intellectual smugness. They also hate sunshine and puppies.

    What's far more interesting are all the clinched sphincters over at MeFi winding themselves into a tizzy about how awful such commercial manipulation is. (I secretly think they *like* being "manipulated"...)

    In " Curious George: Video editing PC system?"

    Well, I consider what I do to be "low-end" - I take home movies from my DV camera, edit them, author DVD menus and burn them to disc. My system is over 3 years old and does an acceptable job: AMD 1.6Ghz 512 MB Ram 4 x 160 GB 7200 RPM ATA-133 Hard Drives 16x DVD/RW Drive Adaptec 1394 Card (Most new motherboards have it integrated.) The only thing I would like it to do faster is render video. That's an "overnight" task for me, as it takes around 4 hours hours to render 120 minutes of video. If you want to maximize your performance and your budget is $1200 (not including software I hope), I would suggest a balance of: - A fairly high-end processor - for rendering video. - At least 1.5 - 2 GB of RAM - Fast Hard drives - 7200 RPM Serial ATA with at least 8MB cache on them. 10k SATA drives would be better, but are far more costly. I'd start out with about 500 GB. Otherwise, if your budget were, say, $2800, I would suggest taking it, in cash, to your local Apple store and saying: "I want a Mac with video editing software that costs this much." You would be set... ;-)

    In "Bum Wines."

    The history of Thunderbird is as interesting as the drunken effects the one experiences from the wine. When Prohibition ended, Ernest Gallo and his brothers Julio and Joe wanted to corner the young wine market. Earnest wanted the company to become "the Campbell Soup company of the wine industry" so he started selling Thunderbird in the ghettos around the country. Their radio adds featured a song that sang, "What's the word? / Thunderbird / How's it sold? / Good and cold / What's the jive? / Bird's alive / What's the price? / Thirty twice." It is said that Ernest once drove through a tough, inner city neighborhood and pulled over when he saw a bum. When Gallo rolled down his window and called out, "What's the word?" the immediate answer from the bum was, "Thunderbird." Priceless...

    In "Fuck yeah!"

    That's the latest single from Tool, isn't it?

    In "Pimpfants."

    Pimpfants is kinda lame, but I would totally dress my kid in this:

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