Lynx Hijinks

Found, The Internets / ,

18 March 2010


Lynx Hijinks

Not sure of the reason but I keep coming across Lynx related content on the interwebs.


Move Over Daddy Yankee – Adriansito (AKA Mini Daddy) Es En La Casa!

Culture / , ,

16 March 2010


The world of reggaetón brings us this cherub from Monterrey. Gracias mundo del reggaetón.


Do Not Mess With A Lynx

Found / ,

15 March 2010


As I have posted earlier, I dig large cats and have a fondness in particular for the Lynx (lynx canadensis). Check out the whacked out meowing and huge-ass paws!!


Tilt-Shift Genius – The Sandpit

Arts, Found / , ,

12 March 2010


Tilt-shift is a photographic style that uses selective blurs to give the viewer a sense as though the subject matter is miniature. Combine this with some fast-forward techniques and what you have is a movie that appears as though it’s been shot in a hobby shop.


Mississippi Public School Cancels Prom In Response To Same Sex Date Request

Culture, Editorial

11 March 2010


Mississippi is making news today. The ACLU chapter for Mississippi has filed suit on behalf of complaintant, Constance McMillen, who alledges discrimination by the Itawamba County School District as demonstrated by their cancelling this year’s prom. The prom cancellation apparently occured after Ms. McMillen made it known to school officials that she planned on bringing her girlfriend as her date and planned to wear a Tux.

Mississippi is just itching for a cultural fight it seems. There is a very vocal, Christian conservative population here that feels as though many of the social and cultural changes that have occurred over the past couple decades really have taken things too far. In my opinion, there is a very strong ‘enough is enough’ mentality.

A quick perusal of the comments published alongside the Clarion Ledger article showed me that this issue is getting really hot here in Mississippi – there were lots of more progressive minded folks that showed support for the teen, and then there were a host of individuals that quoted the bible as a defense for why the public school system has the right to cancel the event in response to one’s sexual orientation.

I expect this issue may garner significant national attention.

Further reading:


Charles Barkley Video Game

Culture, Found / ,

10 March 2010


Barkley, Shut Up & Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley Saga

Barkley ScreencapThis game looks quite promising.  From the publisher:

Flash forward 12 years to the post-cyberpocalyptic ruins of Neo New York, 2053. A Chaos Dunk rocks the island of Manhattan, killing 15 million. When the finger is put on the aging Charles Barkley, he must evade the capture of the B-Ball Removal Department, led by former friend and baller Michael Jordan, and disappear into the dangerous underground of the post-cyberpocalypse to clear his name and find out the mysterious truth behind the Chaos Dunk.


Check out for game info or head on over to wikepedia for a full explanation and back story.


McMashup Brunch Item: The Mc10:35

Culture, Found

9 March 2010



I’m a huge fan of fast food mashups like the McSurf’N’Turf, the McGangBang, and KFC’s entry, the Double Down. A new contender has entered the pantheon of food mashups – The Mc10:35 which brings together two all time McDonald’s favorites: The Egg McMuffin and the McDouble (Double Cheeseburger). This wonderful amalgamation of culinary delights is named for the time of day you’re most likely able to successfully order the dish – a mere 5 minutes after breakfast officially ends.

Via The Consumerist


SAAB Lives Again – Albeit With Dutch Owners

Culture / ,

2 March 2010



Swedish car maker SAAB has been sold to Dutch super-car manufacturer, Spyker.


Hot Wheels Launches Choose Your Own Adventure Promo

Found, The Internets / , , ,

2 March 2010


This is a really fun time waster and is certainly a novel use of online video / social marketing.

What Mattel (maker of Hot Wheels) has done is create a host of possible story directions and endings – shot  each one using stop-motion video techniques, and published each one as single video entities. Choices are displayed as large buttons which enable the contestant to select which way the story will go.

I wonder if you can cheat in the YouTube version of Choose Your Own Adventure like you could in real life with the books?


Colonel Reb To Be Replaced By Admiral Ackbar?

Culture / , , , ,

24 February 2010



Who will be the mascot of the University of Mississippi (aka Ole Miss)?

Will it be the nominally offensive Colonel Reb – or the current front runner amongst the Ole Miss student body, Admiral Ackbar of Star Wars fame?


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