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Digital debate to Deity debate: A day in the life of…(4/14)

Posted by goldwriting on April 14, 2008

1 – Here is the proof we all needed to believe that the printer in our home computer set-up is always a douchebag and doesn’t want to play nice with the rest of the network. [via College Humor]

2 – Yep, my life has gotten to the extreme height where someone could say to me, “You know what? A blind dude could play golf better than you?” And they would be right. So, so right. [via With Leather]

3 – I want to write into this pleasingly simple company and help them come up with more medical aid packs, like “help I’ve lost my way” and inside you find a compass and ten little sayings from various spiritual texts, or “help I can’t find the princess” and inside would be a pocket sized walk through to Super Mario Brothers. Gotta help people find those warp zones, man. [via JoshSpear]

4 – Helping to turn the tide on SNL, Ashton Kutcher actually showed up in good form over the weekend and took part in a number of funny skits, but per the tradition of the last couple of months, the show felt it’s high moment when Kristen Wiig showed once again that she is the most dedicated cast member on the show. Her characters are always completely over the edge, but gratefully she never lets go or breaks which helps push the comedy even father. Check out this clip from Weekend Update where she appears as the uncomfortably nervous travel reporter, Judy Grimes. [via Hulu]

5 – Evidently Kobe Bryant jumped a car for a commercial stunt. Here’s a video of what it would have looked like had he not succeeded. Honestly, I was not ready for what happened. [via GorillaMask via 13gb]

6 – I felt bad enough when I was a kid and lacked the skill or coordination to ride a real skateboard, but now the youth of today decided it was time to show off once again by proving their oodles and oodles of talent on invisible skateboards. Well good for you kids, I’ll just be over here building my invisible model of Westminster Abbey from invisible Popsicle sticks. Ow, oh god, ow, invisible brain freeze… [via GorillaMask via EJB]

7 – Someone with a lot of time and a high tolerance for vulgarity decided to create a montage of every use of the word “F*CK” in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. It’s funny because you can almost tell the plot of the whole movie this way. [via GorillaMask via Waxy]

8 – The Invisibles Quiz this week was obviously built to make me feel like I have never seen a movie in my life. I got 3 out of 8. If you need to find me for the next week, please send comments to Luke c/o Netflix or Local Theater. [via Filmwise]

9 – This trailer for the documentary American Teen pulls all the right strings, heartwarming, earnest, clique-filled, heroic, etc. I was fully on board up until the very last shot after the title card. Seriously, awkwardly funny and just plain awkward are two totally different things and that shot falls badly on the wrong side of the line. [via FilmDrunk]

10 – For those of you who watch the Compassion Forum on CNN with Obama and Clinton (McCain declined the invitation), I really have only one main issue with the whole discussion. It was plainly an avenue for the Democratic Party to reach out to those faith-based voters that have traditional fallen under the umbrella of the Republican Party. With that goal in mind this was a great success and a valiant effort, but in order to not shun or scare the moderate or non-faith-based voting block the forum was emblazoned with the moniker of “Compassion”. Here’s the sticky part. Too many people are still under the opinion that you have to be religious to be compassionate. That you have to be hearing the voice of a god, any god, telling you to be nice to someone or treat them with a decent level of respect. Obama lightly teased that idea when he said we were not just a Christian nation, but a Jewish nation, a Hindu nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation and an Atheist nation or a nation of non-believers. The fact is I can walk up to someone and treat them with every ounce of respect that I have in my body and mind and act only out of the belief that it is the right thing to do, not because a random deity has directed me to do so. Compassion should be universal, religious doctrine should not.

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Daily Musings 3/6

Posted by goldwriting on March 6, 2008

1 – Foamy is back, people. Let the rejoicing begin promptly. 🙂

2 – Maybe I find this amusing since I also have a line of t-shirts, but there is no doubt American Apparel’s advertising has always been borderline porn. The weird part is it’s really awkward 70’s style porn, like no one is happy to be taking part in it. So in essence, their awkwardness and possible repressed feelings from doing those shoots makes this parody video funny. I guess that’s something. [via FantasticBlognanza]

3 – You know what happens when races get too close to call? The person least confident of winning starts whining and complaining about the race being unfair. Hillary Clinton is pushing for Florida and Michigan to get their delegates in the race, which are at the moment not counted since both states violated Democratic Party rules and moved their primaries up into January. Both state knew what the ramifications were when they made the move and are only rallying about it now because the race is incredibly close. Clinton is stumping for the rights of the states and those “unheard voters” only because everyone else skipped campaigning there except her, so she won both those states. If they get added back into the count, Clinton will get a huge boost and it will also be completely unfair. The more I read about this, the more this sounds like a Bush move. Way to show you’re the candidate for change, Hillary. [via CNN]

4 – Possible good news, Swayze fans: His own doctors came out yesterday to confirm that he is battling Pancreatic Cancer, but they report that he is only inflicted with a small amount of the disease and the dire proclamations made yesterday are far from the actual diagnosis. In this case, I am in full agreement with Perez Hilton and I think we should all buy and download Swayze’s song She’s Like the Wind off ITunes and push it back into the Top 10 as a sign of support. Help perk up Dalton!!! [via People and Perez Hilton]

5 – These USB batteries could the coolest new tech trinkets I’ve seen in a very long time. The people who thought this up need to stop thinking so much and give me some of that brain power. Do they even know how long it takes me to type these things? IQ Hogs!! [via JoshSpear]

6 – Ashton Kutcher could be an evil mastermind. It turns out that he has been secretly filming a new show, in Punk’d style, but this time he is not trying to fool the celebs, but the paparazzi. The show will set up ridiculous things for the photogs to run around, freak out about and waste tons of money and time printing in their daily gossip rags, only to be exposed later as being completely duped. If you have heard rumors of Paris Hilton walking around with a spiritual guide looking like an extra from Enter the Dragon, that would one of Kutcher’s masterpieces at work. I hate to admit it, but he could be kinda brilliant. [via WWTDD]

7 – It turns out that Buffy may be gone from our TV sets, but she is living on in the comic book world and inside that six-color-press universe, she might be playing for both teams. If they had only made Sarah Michelle Gellar go down this road with Eliza Dushku on the show, honestly, rating through the roof! (not that I had any problem with Alyson Hannigan blazing the path for her, that was equally fantastic) [via Perez Hilton]

8 – This is my first attempt at posting multiple thumbnails in one post, but this is worth it. They have just released the first shots of the actors in full Watchmen costume for each of their characters. I am personally excited by this because I happen to have the honor of being friends with Malin Akerman, playing Silk Spectre. The pics are incredibly rad and only boost my confidence that Zack Snyder will make this film utterly bad-ass.

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9 – Another clever group of people have found a way to continue the parody cycle for The Bourne Ultimatum. Here’s the newest volley, The Waldo Ultimatum:

10 – I posted this video once in my old MySpace blog, but this is making the rounds again and I think it highly worth mentioning one more time. Here is the Latvian Cello Choir performing Europe’s rock classic “The Final Countdown”:

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