Monday, November 30, 2009

Commerical Break

Viagra.ca - 2009

Currently my favorite ad campaign.

Growing old is awesome.

Friday, November 27, 2009

R.I.P. Mininova

It's still there, but probably not as useful as it once was to many.

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Hi all,

Today is an important day in the history of Mininova. From now on, we are limiting Mininova.org to our Content Distribution service. By doing so, we comply with the ruling of the Court of Utrecht of last August.

Unfortunately the court ruling leaves us no other option than to take our platform offline, except for the Content Distribution service. According to the verdict (Dutch link) we have to prevent uploads of torrents to Mininova that refer to certain titles or to similar-looking titles. We’ve been testing some filtering systems the last couple of months, but we found that it’s neither technically nor operationally possible to implement a 100% working filter system. Therefore, we decided that the only option is to limit Mininova to Content Distribution torrents from now on. We are still considering an appeal at this moment.

We launched our Content Distribution service in 2007. This service allows producers and artists to easily publish and distribute their content for free through Mininova. The launch of Content Distribution has proven to be a success. Countless content owners have used Content Distribution to distribute their content (e.g. albums and documentaries) for free to millions of users. For example, the Dutch band Silence is Sexy released their complete album on Mininova and received the Interactive Award 2009 for doing so. The Dutch television broadcaster VPRO decided to start using Content Distribution in 2009 in order to distribute documentaries.

We would like to thank you for your support. Especially everyone that contributed to Mininova receives a big “thank you!” for the effort! We hope to keep welcoming you on Mininova and our other projects (e.g. Snotr, Dispostable).

Thanks! The Mininova staff

Thursday, November 26, 2009

James Franco on General Hospital

Mind Blown.

This shit is awesome.

I wish more actors would do dumb shit like this.

The best part? His character is named Franco!

lolzy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Classic Film Moment

with shouts to the brother from another server, The Martorialist.

"RASS HIM CUT ME!"



It's a shame that since this movie was released 72, there has been little to no growth in the Jamaican film industry. The talent is there, and the country does produce a high number stage shows, but it would be cool to see more films coming from the motherland.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fuck Jones The Cat

There's a killer Alien lose in your cargo ship, and you're worried about finding the damn cat?

Not once, but twice a crew member ill-advisedly embarks on a solo mission to find Jonesy the cat. The first attempt results in the death of The Prophet, Roman Grant


here kitty kitty kitt...DEATH!
A few deaths later, the remaining members of the crew decide it's time to get the hell out of dodge. Following the rules of horror film playbook, they decide to split up again. It's Ripley's job to ready the escape ship, -which she does marvelously- while the others prepare explosives to destroy the ship and the Alien within it.

After completing her task, you figure it would be a good time for Ripley to check in with the remaining members of the crew. You're being hunted by an aggressive Alien, so you want to keep lines of communication opened right? Nope! She hears the damn cat, and decides the best move in this situation would be to find it.

While Ripley is playing hide and seek with Jonesy, Lt. Al Giardello and the crybaby meet up with you know who.


DEATH!

Of course in the end only Ripley and that damn cat survive. Jonesy even gets his own sleep chamber. Off they go, drifting through space until they are awakened by James Cameron, 7 years later.

I haven't watched the sequel in a few years, but doesn't Paul Reiser tie a ring of sausages around his neck, to use him as Alien bait?

No?

That's a shame, because that would have been awesome.

That damn cat.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Old School Video: Night and Day - Al B. Sure

Great song, but Al, you need to slow it down with the dance moves.

That hands over your head shit? Not working.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monosaic

Come on out and support the Toronto arts community.

Also, when the clock strikes 12, I'll be 34, so you can buy me some drinks.




Join us for the unveiling of Monosaic, a collaborative multimedia installation created by over 100 local artists.

Presented by Labspace Studio, Monosaic is an annual group show of little “monotone” artworks that collectively create one unified installation. For this project, over 100 artists have crafted close to 200 original “monotone” squares (6”x6”) using both traditional and digital mediums.

Join us on opening night as we unveil Monosaic: a single, unified and colourful installation that embodies both the large and organic, and the tiny and cellular.

Original 'monotone' artworks will be sold for $75 on opening night.

Opening - Saturday, November 21st
Sale & Viewing | 5-8pm
Mingle with monosaic artists over drinks & hors d'oeuvres while selecting from over 200 original art works.

Opening Party w/ Guest Musicians | 8pm-1am | $5 Cover
Open to monosaic artists, friends and family. Drinks, dancing & music into the late-night.

Featuring a collaborative installation in our Nook exhibition space
by “Created Independently”

More information here: Labspace Studio

GQ - November 2009



"I...like...fire. What am I even saying? These are just ridiculous sound bites that you're going to put in the caption next to me being naked"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Little Douche Coup



Sigh...

I'm all for having my children dress well, but this is a bit much. Kids need to be kids, and should be able to enjoy that period of their lives, without trying to emulate mommy and daddy's styleeez. Put on some track pants and go play in the sandbox or something.

I don't want my kids to think they are God's gift until they're out of high school. Otherwise they'll miss out on some good practice sex.



Mike Love = Big Douche

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mass Effect, Dialog Trees and How The Military Helped Me Become An Asshole



I'm not even going to bother with the Late Pass tag. I'm finding it more difficult to watch, listen, or play anything during its release window. There's just too much media being released.

Edmonton developer Bioware (Canada, stand up!) with Electronic Arts will be releasing Mass Effect 2 in January 2010. I decided now would be good time to give the first installment a go.

There are few things better - and fellow nerds can attest to this - than playing a PC game. Late night, in the dark, stereo headphones, Mass Effect is perfect for this. Space: the final frontier. Darkly lit ships, exotic planets, a moody score, sexy alien bitches. I'm very excited to immerse myself into this world.

One aspect of this game that I'm looking forward to is the dialog tree. Not a new mechanic in the world of gaming, but for those not in the know, its basic purpose is to present your characters with options on how you respond/react to other characters in your world.

Naturally, your interactions will have consequences. These consequences might change how a character interacts with you in the future, or determine the fate of the galaxy itself. I've heard that Mass Effect does an excellent job of balancing the consequences, so that everything isn't so black and white. Perfect for someone who might be a little morally ambiguous.

The last game I played that employed the dialog tree mechanic was Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. The game involves a bunch of high school kids wrapped up in Scooby Doo type murder mystery. Throughout the game, you are given the opportunity to improve your Social Link with the many characters of this fictional world. Of course in fantasy game fashion, the more you connect with people, the stronger your evil fighting powers become.

Getting started with this game, I put much thought into character I hoped to become in the game. This form of entertainment is about escapism, so what better time and place is there to get out of my shell a bit? Of course as the game progressed, I found myself playing it very safe. Looking back, I believe its a result of the game's setting, which - other than the aforementioned mystery, and summoning of effed up Arcana - isn't too far removed the life of a high school teenager. Basically, I got involved with as many school activities as I could, bonded with dudes, and tried to get girls to my bedroom.


Life as a shortie shouldn't be so rough

Enter Mass Effect. Once again, before playing the game, I thought about the possibility of changing it up a bit. Earlier on I was presented the opportunity to not take the nice guy approach, and gosh darn it, I seized it. At one point in the game I straight murked a dude because he annoyed the hell out of me. I felt good being an asshole. Why was it so easy for me to do it this time around? I suspect it's because my character is part of the military. A military man with rank at that. Look...if I'm gonna save the universe, stay in line, don't piss me off, and let me do my thing, m'k?


Let's see, A: Nice Guy; B: Get The Job Done; C: Cold Hearted Bastard

I wonder how long I'm going to be able to keep this up? At some point I think I'm gonna have to find a way to turn it down a notch. While it's fun being a Boss (word to Ross), I have to remember that there are more important things than being an asshole. Namely this

Saving the galaxy should have its rewards.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Yo, if Canibus don't want to freestyle...


...don't ask him to freestyle.

Da man will CUSS yuh out ta raaass.




Keith was dope btw.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Late Pass: 30 Rock



The balance of hype, praise and accolades has always kept this show on my radar, but for some reason I never set aside time to watch it. Perhaps it was an aversion to Tracy Morgan; or maybe it was because the show started to shine at a time I grew tired of network television. Most likely it was because I always seem to have a full plate of time wasting activities, and I just couldn't find room for it. One evening while surfing, I caught a short cutaway segment involving Black Frasier, a fictional BET show . That shit cracked me up, so I decided to obtain all of the Season 1 episodes (available on the iTunes store :P).

This show is HILARIOUS. Tiny Fey is the G.O.D. of comedy writing (but we all know this, right?) and she (along with her staff) bring it.

Had a conversation with a fan of the show, and she mentioned that within the cast, you can pretty much find a favorite for all types of people. I've only watched a small number of episodes, but so far the performances have been great. Timing and delivery is perfect, and they seem very comfortable working with each other.

My favorite characters (at the moment) are Jack Donaghy, who I imagine as what Denny Crane might have been like when he was younger and lucid; and surprisingly, Tracy Jordan. Tracy Morgan's performances have always bordered on one might describe as coonery, and to be honest, I was very prepared to be annoyed by him on this show. Well his character is pretty much what I hate about the portrayal of some black characters on TV (mostly BET), but for some reason it works here. It might be because his relationship with Donaghy has put him in a position of power, and it's fun to watch him create havoc with little or no consequences. Whatever it is, it works, and I love every moment that he's on screen.

Anyway, it's an easy show to watch (episodes are generally 20 minutes), and if you haven't seen it, i would recommend it.

EDIT:

Oh shit!, Lemon is dating Ryan O'Reily, my favorite character from Oz. I love this show even more.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Wu-Massacre - Trailer

Ghostface | Raekwon | Method Man

December 22, 2009

Put This On & Street Etiquette

Fashion blogs you should add to your favorite links list.

Put This On - Jessie Thorn & Adam Lisagor



Street Etiquette - Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbs