Wednesday, November 25, 2009

because I need youtube vids to express my opinion for me

A video from Jay Smooth about the Roman Polanski thing.

He gets a little wordy in the middle there, but basically, this is a really good and reasonably short primer on why the people who think Polanski needs to be held responsible aren't just prudish flyover American hicks who don't understand what the 70s were about. Because honestly, that's the vibe I get from the pro-Polanski people, and it's disturbing in about 50 million ways.

I tease people when they use YouTube videos to illustrate their own opinions instead of creating their own way to express it, but in this case so much has been said that I'm certain my own words don't need to be added to the 'net noise.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

you know it's awesome

You cannot deny the awesome. Click for superhuge version.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

this text is not very sub

The interior cross-section schematic of the famous JBL Paragon D44000 stereo system:

Tell me I'm not the only one who sees it.

For more about the JBL Paragon series, see the link above or the post at Pour 15 Minutes D'Amour. Which is in French, so you may have to translate it.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

because you'll need something to do Monday while you pretend to be working

About 3 1/2 years ago, some clever people on a clever forum did this:

MackJ on Truth and Beauty Bombs took full Garfield strips and removed Garfield's dialogue, creating some surreal masterpieces of comic art. By "full strips" I mean this was done without the randomizer, utilizing the panels from an actual strip and not 3 random panels. The entire Truth and Beauty Bombs thread is a glorious sight to behold. Don't make any plans for your day, just read the whole thread.

And yes, you probably did see this years ago, but awesome never dies.