Tuesday, March 31, 2009

PS2 Price Drop Starts Tomorrow

As of tomorrow, $99.99

At least that's what Sony is saying. Let's hope it's not some sick April Fool's Day joke (I was thinking of getting one for my car.)

Source: blog.us.playstation.com

Remember: Tomorrow is April Fool's Day

And in case you were mulling over your options...

Keyboard DJ

Mess around and drop beats using your keyboard! Silly fun!

Thanks, Courtney!

Drill-O-Matic: The Ballad of Robert Jones

This story is fun.

Thanks, Kotaku!

Monday, March 30, 2009

One of the Finest Pieces of Music Video You Will Ever See: "Elektro" by Outwork (Featuring Mr. Gee)

Contagious mix: CHECK
Super-tight metallic bikinis: CHECK

I dare you to watch this video and not be 100% satisfied.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lady GaGa "Poker Face" Remix

The state of modern dance, right here. Remix by Jody Den Broeder. Just listen to this track and tell me this is not sick.

One of my favorite songs right now. What do you think?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Official U.S. Movie Poster Released For J.J. Abrams "Star Trek"

To me, it evokes a feeling of whiplash or something. It's clean and pure and dynamic. Pretty dope.

Interestingly, here's the teaser poster for Star Trek: The Motion Picture back in 1979:

The Enterprise is depicted at almost the exact same angle. A tip of the hat, maybe?

Not much longer, now... Star Trek hits theaters May 8th.

THIS JUST IN: ShamWow Guy Arrested

Apparently, Vince Shlomi -- the ShamWow Guy -- has been keepin' his pimp hand strong down in Miami.

The Smoking Gun reports:

Shlomi, 44, was arrested last month on a felony battery charge following a violent confrontation with a prostitute in his South Beach hotel room. According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi met Sasha Harris, 26, at a Miami Beach nightclub on February 7 and subsequently retired with her to his $750 room at the lavish Setai hotel. Shlomi told cops he paid Harris about $1000 in cash after she "propositioned him for straight sex." Shlomi said that when he kissed Harris, she suddenly "bit his tongue and would not let go." Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue. 

Maybe he should have given her a deal on some ShamWows or somethin'.

Here's a copy of the affidavit.

It was only a matter of time. Next thing you know, the Oxy Clean Guy will be brought up on racketeering charges.

One last thing while I'm at it. If you're one of the millions of idiots who bought a ShamWow, congratulations: you've contributed to this moron being able to afford an $700-a-night hotel room.

Thanks to The Smoking Gun

Awesome Fight Scene From John Carpenter's "They Live"

"Either put on these glasses,
or start eatin' that trash can."
- Rowdy Roddy Piper

One of the best, most relentlessly punishing fight scenes in any movie. Here's a clip from John Carpenter's sci-fi film, They Live (1988)
WARNING: Vulgar language, possibly NSFW

Fight scene from They Live

Friday, March 27, 2009

"Give Me Back That Filet O' Fish, Give Me That Fish" McDonald's Commercial

For no good reason, other than it's still pretty funny.

Bizarre Commercial For New Star Trek Toys

I have to say, this commercial is kind of weird. The transporter thing is pretty bitchin' though.

OnLive Demo Footage at GDC '09

This just in, courtesy of my buddy Eric and 1Up.com:

"A walkthrough of OnLive's on-demand videogame service, filmed at Game Developer's Conference 2009 in San Francisco. OnLive aims to bring videogames to you by streaming them to your house."

There are a lot of variables which haven’t been addressed -- primarily, public availability, strength, and proximity to servers -- so we’ll see what happens. I hope it works as well as we want it to!

Thanks for the lead, Eric!
Thanks, 1Up.com!

"Urban DJ" Portable Cross-Fader Looks Like a Cassette Tape

This little cross-fader is a trip. Retail is $30, which is reasonable. It even has a headphone jack.

Even though it could never suffice as a proper DJ mixer -- especially since it doesn't include pitch control for beat matching -- it might do as a last resort.

If you're ever hanging out with friends drinking, and wish you had some DJ gear to get the party happenin', all you need are a couple of mp3 players and this sucker. Well, and some speakers.

Volume control and connections (click for closer view)

Check out Gizmodo's little piece on it.

You can buy one at Amazon.

Thanks, Gizmodo!

Tesla Sedan Prototype Looks Extremely Hot

How hot does this look? It comes out next year!

So yeah, it's gonna cost around $50,000, but it will only cost $4 to fill the tank -- and it goes from 0 to 60 in about 5.5 seconds!

Thanks, Gizmodo!

100% Ghetto-Style Home Arcade Is Crappiest Ever

It really is.

Nothin' but cardboard and tape holding this bitch together.

At least he's gettin' his game on.

If You're 40 Years Old Or Younger, You Could Live To Be 1,000 Experts Say,

Okay, WHA - - ?

Awesome (And Tested) April Fool's Day Pranks

April Fool's Day is only four days away, and you know what that means: Be prepared to prank or be pranked. Here are some classics. I can attest to several of these, since I've either witnessed them personally, or pulled them off myself...



No, not that kind. Get up really early and sneak into your victims bathroom. Fill their hair dryer with baby powder. When they turn it on, their head will be pure white just like an old person.


Before one of your family members takes a shower, remove the shower head and place a Life-Saver candy in it. Replace the shower head with the candy trapped inside. As the person takes a shower, they will not notice anything -- but when they get out and start to dry off, their towel will stick to them. Then they'll get back in the shower to rinse off. Rinse. Repeat.


The night before you intend to pull this prank, fill a cereal bowl about 2/3 of the way with water and place it in the freezer. Offer to make your victim cereal in the morning. Grab the bowl. Pour their favorite cereal over the top of the ice, and serve.


Take a black Sharpie marker and draw a mustache on your sleeping victim. If you really wanna F with them, draw a set of eyes on their eyelids, too. When they look in the mirror first thing in the morning, they will freak out. The downside is, they will also come looking to beat the living shit out of whoever did this to them, so be sure to lay low.


Pack as many ping pong balls as you can get in a kitchen cupboard (at home or work). High cupboards are best.



Buy several boxes of aluminum foil and cover every square inch of your co-worker's cubicle (see photo at the top of this post). Of course, other materials could be used, such as fake fur, Post-It notes, or plastic wrap. Hell, you could even use bubble wrap, but that shit's expensive.


"Hello? Hello?" is my second-favorite office prank (my number-one favorite being "I Am Gay"... see below...) Before your co-worker/victim arrives at their desk, layer three or four small pieces of clear Scotch tape over the slits in the mouthpiece of their telephone handset. You must be sure there is solid blockage on the slits. Place the handset back in the cradle and walk away. Anyone who tries having a phone conversation with your victim will not be able to hear them speaking, and they'll keep saying "Hello? Hello?" Eventually, they hang up! The phone will keep ringing, and you'll hear your victim become increasingly enraged with frustration! Make sure you are within earshot as this is going down, because it is hilarious!


If a co-worker has a phone with a hook that presses down when the handset is in the cradle, tape it down with clear Scotch tape. Every time they go to answer a call, it will just keep ringing.


Another great phone-based prank! Slather a big glob of Vaseline petroleum jelly over the earpiece of your co-worker's telephone handset. The first time they pick up the phone, PWOIK!!


Stick a Post-It note under your friend's mouse so that the paper leaf covers the mouse ball - the mouse will no longer work! Align so that the sticky part of the note doesn't touch the ball. Costs next to nothing to do, and doesn't cause any damage.


Carefully pop off a few of the keys from the victim’s keyboard. Switch them around and replace them. Loads of confusion!


Find a box about the size of a cake and cover it with frosting, making it look like an actual cake. Put the "cake" out in the office kitchen, or wherever people leave free food. Sit back as one of your co-workers tries to cut a slice.


You will need a funnel, a coin, a couple of friends and a male victim. Start playing the "Funnel Game" with your friends as your male victim approaches. Explain to him that this game is a game of skill that involves putting the funnel down the front of your pants and balancing the coin on your nose with your head tilted back. Tip your head forward to let the coin drop into the funnel. The victim will ask to play too. Tell him to put the funnel in his pants and to put his head back so you can balance the coin on his nose. When he puts his head back, punch him in the nuts. Run.


Find a scrap of cloth. Place a dollar on the floor and stay nearby. When the victim comes by and bends down to pick up the dollar, rip the cloth loudly. Most people will reach back to see if they ripped their pants.


To pull what is perhaps the greatest office prank ever, click here.

Have fun! And hey, if you have some good ones you'd like to share, be sure to comment below!

EPIC April Fool's Day Office Prank

This April Fool's Day (which is only four days away, I might add) how'd you like to pull off one of the most hilarious, brutal office pranks ever? Read on.

1. Get on your co-worker's/victim's computer while they are away... you will need several minutes

2. Minimize all windows and push CTRL-PRT SCRN. This will capture an image of their desktop and copy it to the clipboard

3. Save that image file somewhere on their computer, and set the image as their desktop background

4. Right click anywhere on the desktop and deselect the "Show Desktop Items" under the "Arrange Icons By" thread

5. Right click on Start - click properties - click on the Taskbar tab. Deselect "Lock the Taskbar"

6. On the desktop, you should now be able to hide the taskbar leaving a carbon copy of their normal desktop

Your co-worker/victim will go nuts because NONE of their buttons will work... and it doesn't matter how many times they restart the computer!!

Thanks to eHow.com

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll" (Repeat)

Such a great old school song! And a newly-created video to go with it!

iPod Shuffle Repair Guy Gets Caught In Scam

Some dude in Michigan got carried away with an evil, greedy plan!

He's going to need to add "Love Hurts" to his playlist if convicted.

No More Consoles... Ever!

I always knew it was only a matter of time. Tapping into hardware off-site, versus a physical unit in your home. Virtual hardware, if you will.

Imagine this:

• No more having to shell out hundreds of dollars every three or four years for a new, "technically advanced" game console

• No more having to buy hardware accelerators for your PC

• No more having to go out and obtain a game you want to play -- simply download it -- any game for any platform

• You can play any game for any platform, and you do not need to own the game or the hardware

• You and your friends can play any online game together, for any platform, and none of you even have to own the same game system

• All you need is a broadband connection

At least, this is the plan. OnLive is a revolutionary new service aimed at fulfilling all of the above, and more.

And there are several big-name software publishers -- including Electronic Arts -- either onboard or mulling the prospects. It makes sense for third-party game companies to jump on this. It would circumvent all sorts of costs associated with publishing and/or distributing a game. No more bulky shipments of jewel cases, CD-ROMs, instruction manuals. No more in-store P.O.P (Point Of Purchase) display materials. No more physical production lines pumping out physical game discs or other materials. No more warehouses, no more trucking companies... the list goes on and on.

Imagine playing Call Of Duty 4 against your friend who has a PlayStation 3... and all you have is a crummy, six year-old PC. It is possible! How? Because you aren't using your hardware to run the game -- the game is being run off-site! You're only using your hardware as a connection... a portal, if you will.

It sounds too crazy to be true. But some gaming site personnel have actually played OnLive games via the service and have sworn up and down that the games run -- with little to no noticeable lag time!

The OnLive universal controller

The beta testing phase rolls out very soon. If all goes well, OnLive will be fully functional by the end of the year.

I'll be sure to follow up on this as more news develops.

Special thanks to Eric!

Check Out The "Anvil! The Story of Anvil!" Trailer

Think "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters," but replace the video
game geeks with creepy heavy metal dudes.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

NY Town Mayor Considers Declaration of Martial Law

Woah, looks like the mayor of some town in New York -- to coin a phrase -- "Ain't puttin' up with it no more..."

Martial law?! Really?! He's considering it! Check it out.

If you want to learn the specifics surrounding martial law, click here.

"They Live" Remake In The Works

I guess they're doing a remake of John Carpenter's 1988 sci-fi film, They Live. Check it out.

Clips From John Carpenter's "They Live"

I moved to a new department about a week ago. I don't want to get into specifics, but this is kinda how I'm feelin' right now.

Clip from John Carpenter's 1988 film, They Live

Here's another clip

The ShamWow Guy Is a Creep

I always thought the ShamWow guy was extremely creepy... there's something about him, I don’t know what it is exactly.

Here's what my friend Emily had to say about "Vince," the ShamWow guy:

"He looks kind of like a dinosaur, I think."

omg... he DOES!

Here's a ShamWow Guy Vs. Bill O'Reilly clip. Warning: Vulgar language, possibly NSFW

Thanks, Emily!

Anvil! The Story of Anvil!

Reportedly this is a pretty funny movie. Sort of in the vein of This Is Spinal Tap, except it's a documentary, so it's 100% real. Some say that's what makes it even funnier than Spinal Tap. I guess video games has The King of Kong, and heavy metal has this.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil! hits theaters April 10 (limited release). Check it out on Rotten Tomatoes.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Deepest Blue Tracks Make Me Happy

These mixes put me in such a good mood. When I hear them, I want to drive fast, crank it up, and take on the world!

"Give It Away" (by Deepest Blue) Club Mix

"Deepest Blue" (by Deepest Blue) Club Mix