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Soldiers
Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
The soldiers are lining up, bolstering their ranks. There are more of them than I can count. They march back and forth, readying themselves for the coming attack. Unchallenged, they would take over everything. Reinforcements are always just out of sight waiting for their orders. Disciplined, single-minded, and persistent they are. They fight to the last.  
 
But they will not win this battle. I have a weapon they can't resist.  
 
We're partying, we're drunk, we're upside down, we're sinking, we're dead.
Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
In spite of my journal's title, Poseidon wasn't bad. Unlike X3 (which was pretty bad) I would say go ahead and watch it.  
 
If you've seen The Poseidon Adventure, you'll be seeing quite a few elements from it used. However, it is not - I repeat not - a straight remake of it. The elements are shifted and transposed in a fairly interesting way.  
 
Character development was a little lacking. But then again you can only do so much of that before the people who paid $10 to sit in a crowded room to watch your movie start getting antsy wondering when the ship's gonna flip over.  
 
A few points:  
• I never knew Richard Dreyfuss had that in him.  
• Kurt Russell is no Snake Plissken here, but he fit into the part well.  
• The number of skinny dark-haired girls is a little confusing, and none "accidentally" lose their shirt even.  
• Man, I can't wait for you to fall. Yay!  
• I'm leavin, on a jet plane... oh, sorry, I'm in the wrong movie.  
 
And if anyone thinks there's spoilers here, I didn't outright give away anything that isn't over 30 years old.
Funny Spam Names
Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
I've been getting lots of spam with "full" names. They're obviously generated by word lists, but they make for the funniest names! Here are some examples:  
 
Sweetener E. Screwballs  
Mutineers L. Lester  
Nagging S. Mali  
Drill E. Hardiness
This is a test journal.
Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
Nothing to see here atm.
CHEDDAH! Sauce
Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
This is pretty much dead simple. Cheese Sauce of the Technological Gods!  
 
2 tbsp. butter (unsalted sweet cream of course)  
2 tbsp AP (All Purpose) flour  
1 cup warm milk (meaning warm the milk up now as you're reading)  
1 cup of your favoritest shredded cheese. Cheddar is the usual kind for this.  
0.5 tsp salt - you can skip the salt, but it's not going to taste like much if you do.  
 
Prep time is about 5-8 minutes, yields about 2 cups of cheesy goodness.  
 
Directions:  
 
In a 1 quart (I used a 2 quart) glass microwave safe bowl, melt the butter on high about 0:30 to 1:30 - the idea is to get the butter hot, not just melty looking. Remove from microwave (using an oven mit as most likely the bowl is hot!) and add in the flour one tbsp at a time, whisking the whole time until it's nice and smooth. If it clumps up you're fine, so long as the flour is all mixed in. Add the milk, still whisking the whole time. Now put the bowl back into the microwave for 2:00 - 3:00 on high, removing every minute to stir things around.  
 
At this point it should be pretty hot, to the point you're using an oven mit because you need to. Seriously, if you don't have one go get one because you'll need it. Add the cheese and salt, stir it around (gently) until the cheese is all melted in and the sauce looks even colored.  
 
Now is the time to doll it up too - cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, etc. Add salsa and hot sauce if you're Substandard aka Ss.  
 
Pour over chips to make instant nachos without those crusty nastified edges you'd get microwaving them, or pour over broccoli if you're one of those vegetabletarian weirdos. ;)  
 
If you really like cheese, add 2 cups instead of 1 - but be forewarned, it's going to be a *very* potent sauce!
Theme Day of 06/06/06
Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
Instead of it being National Emo Kid Beatdown Day here at LF, I (with some inspiration by a couple posts from ILuvNUFC) hereby suggest that it be Abandoned Day.  
 
Post all the cool abandoned stuff you can find!  
 
That person who bikes through Chernobyl has been posted already, as has Action Squad. FYI.
Would you like a frosty beverage?
Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
Hot day? Can't keep the ice in your drink from melting and watering it down?  
 
Take two stainless steel mixing bowls, one large and one that just fits inside of the first one, and put them together like that. Fill the smaller 3/4 to 4/5 with ice, leaving the bowls with a pocket of air between them. Use that to keep your drink cool.  
 
It won't last forever in the sun, but with the insulation that's just been created with one bowl inside the other it will last longer than the ice would in your drink. Inside the house it'll last for hours.
Balloons
Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
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Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
shigpit posted this link into the chatter:  
 
eBay: Britney Spears Real Wedding Invitation and Candle RARE  
 
I know where she bought the candles:  
 
 
 
This was going to be the first design:  
 
Friday Pseudo Theme
Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
Your objective is to find links which are described terribly. This could be long or short descriptions, as long as they're bad.  
 
Bad could be defined as inaccurate or grossly misleading, not enough information, far too much information about things unrelated to the post, etc.  
 
Links which are already deleted do not count. You cannot start until rollover time when it becomes Friday servertime. Naturally it ends at the rollover after that.  
 
This link may help you. Then again it might not.  
 
Judging will be done by Beag, AB, and Mac. Post your finds in a comment to this journal - if possible, try to avoid putting only one find in a comment so we're not wrecking everyone's comment scan. Also, there is a limit of about 5 now so choose wisely.  
 
Whoever finds the worst one wins at the Internet.  
 
Come rollover, happy hunting!
Now you're cooking with bacon!
Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
Lexx Music
Posted by deathburger 11 years ago
"I love the far reach of Lexx. People from all over the world are enjoying this show. And the mp3s allow my music to be shared and appreciated by people I normally would not have access to. So no, I don't have a problem with it; it's very gratifying to me."  
 
-- Marty Simon, composer of the soundtrack to Lexx, on the sharing of his music. [source]  
 
It's a turnaround from the last time I looked. Then he was dead set against it. There is another here where he says "Rock on".  
------  
 
Last.fm doesn't have the music available to listen to, but you can at least see a track list for the official ones:  
 
Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (UK version) Tales From A Parallel Universe (US version) (they are the same, but the UK version has a few tracks combined)  
 
Lexx soundtrack  
------  
 
VAIYO A-O  
(Fighters fight the fight)  
A HOME VA-YA-RAY  
(For their home and their heart)  
VAIYO A-RAH  
(We fighters will win or die)  
JERHUME BRUNNEN-G  
(Forever we are the Brunnen G)  
 
"...I am of Russian decent, but truthfully the song was composed without any  
specific influence. The toughest part was composing a lyric based on a language  
no one had heard before and getting my singers to sing convincingly and with  
great passion....words which they did not understand!" -- Marty Simon.  
------  
 
Brigadoom Soundtrack - yes, it's a bootleg. Straight off the episode in fact. No official soundtrack exists for that episode, which is very very vocal in nature as compared to other Lexx tracks. It's interesting to listen to by itself, but you really should see the episode too.. throw a few bucks at the second season on DVD. It's worth it even if Lexx isn't really your thing. I mean, I'm about the last one who would like a musical and it's probably my favorite episode.  
 
Almost forgot to mention, the id3 tags in those mp3s are screwed up, so if you want an accurate track list you'll have to edit them.
Post your User Number!
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
With seemingly everyone trading up for new handles like Oompaloompa Jonsonville and Horky McTootenfiber, it's getting a little irritating to conduct a conversation in private messages. (you can do /p ### to talk to a user by their number)  
 
So, post your user number! You can get it from the chatter message when you update your journal.  
 
116 - lagbnaft  
733 - deathburger  
999 - beaglebot (aka Beag the Stampede)  
1351 - couchdive  
1497 - Champthom  
1635 - shigpit  
1864 - testicle  
2039 - bozino  
2229 - blarp  
2811 - crataegus  
3571 - thatmikeykid  
3883 - Substandard (aka Oomplata Jones)  
3984 - Schauspieler  
4012 - Apocalyptic Blogger (aka AB)  
4667 - LowFlyingMule  
If Linkfilter were like the average blog
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
The code:  
body > * {width: 60% !important; border-left: 4px #963 solid; border-right: 4px #963 solid; position: relative; left: 20%;}  
 
 
The tool to use it with:  
http://linkfilter.net/?s=j;jid=17064  
 
 
The page to use it on:  
http://63.251.19.116/  
 
 
It's 3:30 AM and I'm bored. In case that wasn't obvious.
The Promised Funny
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
This is not a Photoshop. (but it's obviously not on the level either ;)  
 
 
 
I never tested it in any skin except Robot Dreams. Also, that skin has a lot of TRs and TDs so it WILL slow things down. This is for amusement, not regular use!  
 
19 Ways to maintain a healthy level of insanity
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.  
 
2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.  
 
3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with That.  
 
4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In."  
 
5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.  
 
6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Smuggling Diamonds"  
 
7. Finish All Your sentences with "In Accordance With The Prophecy."  
 
8. Don't use any punctuation  
 
9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.  
 
10. Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.  
 
11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go."  
 
12. Sing Along At The Opera  
 
13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme.  
 
14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play tropical Sounds All Day.  
 
15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party because You're Not In The Mood.  
 
16. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock Bottom.  
 
17. When The Money Comes Out of The ATM Scream, "I Won!, I Won!"  
 
18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking lot, Yelling "Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!"  
 
19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner. "Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go."
The Month of Foo
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
For the month of May, we have all this crap we're supposed to be worrying about in addition to everything else:  
 
Ultraviolet Awareness Month, Allergy / Asthma Awareness Month, Arthritis Awareness Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month, Better Sleep Month, Breath Easy Month, Correct Posture Month, Digestive Diseases Awareness Month, Hepatitis Awareness Month, High Blood Pressure Awareness Month, Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, Mental Health Month, National Barbeque Month, National Bike Month, National Comfort Month, National Community Action Month, National Egg Month, National High Blood Pressure Education Month, National Photo Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, National Salad Month, Neurofibromatosis Month, Older Americans Month, Osteoporosis Prevention, Stroke Awareness Month, Trauma Awareness Month, and last but not least Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  
 
While I'm sure all that is important stuff, do we really need to make our months so topheavy with guilt? I mean seriously folks. Be honest, how many of those were you actually aware of before reading this journal?  
 
I hereby declare June to be National Month to Tack On Pretend Holidays Month. Let's celebrate!  
 
List via Earth Calendar
05/14/06
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
To all (few though they may be) the LF mothers and mothers-to-be:  
 
If I only had a tree...
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
First, you should know this is real. I just scanned it in a short time ago. I have the actual paper it came out of. The only editing I did was to blacken out the phone number.  
 
From tc to bb
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
tomcat101147> Beag! You out there?  
 
tomcat101147> Beaglebot... if you see this... I remember tahy you were looking for an artists maquet (posing model) and I suggested previously using a 1/6th scale action figure sans clothes. There are generic well articulated dolls being sold at comic book shops and places of that ilk under the name Art S. Buck for that purpose. 19.95 each.  
 
tomcat101147> Probably cheaper to get an action figure on close out but I thought you'd be interested anyway.
Free Music
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
http://www.hannamadbak.com/  
 
It's different sounding. Interesting though.
Music, you idiots.
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
The theme song from "House, MD" is Teardrop by Massive Attack. If you find the clip of it they play on the show at all interesting, you'll like the whole thing.  
 
And if you have yet to watch House, get out from under your rock and come join us in this century.
No Parent Left Behind
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
These are real notes written by parents in a Tennessee school district. (spellings have been left intact.)  
 
1-- My son is under a doctor's care and should not take PE today. Please execute him.  
 
2-- Dear school: please ecsc's John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31,32 and also 33.  
 
3-- Please excuse Roland from P.E. for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.  
 
4-- John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.  
 
5-- Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins.  
 
6-- Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side.  
 
7-- Please excuse Ray Friday from school. He has very loose vowels.  
 
8-- Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust.  
 
9-- Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was his father's fault. {you know, this could be legit!}  
 
10-- I kept Billie home because she had to go christmas shopping because i don't know what size she wear.  
 
11-- Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday we thought it was Sunday.
Oh yeah...
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
They did it. It was something that popped into my head every once in awhile, but I never though it would actually happen.  
 
Alton Brown and Emeril. On the same show. Cooking together.  
 
Good stuff.  
 
edit  
 
It looks like I didn't give enough info in the journal. ;) This is the episode of Emeril Live. It was for different charities. The guests made a dish with Emeril, and he made one as well.
dvd bb ogm omg wtf lol
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
Reviews claim these two players can do ogm (divx or xvid video with ogg audio). I didn't do much searching to confirm or deny those claims.  
Pioneer DV-588A-S Slim Progressive Scan DVD Player (DivX certified)  
Pioneer DV-383S Multi-Volt DVD Player  
 
I did do a lot of searching for the Philips DVP-5500S which is DivX Home Theater Profile certified so it can play up to DivX 6. While the official docs don't make the claim that it plays OGM files, other tests and sites seem to say that it will. The official faq for the player does however say that it does not support Qpel or GMC but that test result page appears to contradict that.  
 
Sadly, I was unable to find the 5500S player available for purchase anywhere in the time I put into searching. Close may be good enough, but then again I'm fresh out of horseshoes. :)
For Kassi42
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
Don't be such a pussy!
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago


Free?
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
I was going to sign up to get a free t-shirt from a site listed in this post, because you know, free stuff. I decided to check out the company that was giving the shirts away, and I find out that they facilitate the outsourcing of jobs.  
 
The price of the shirt was too high, I had to pass.
Beeps vs Music
Posted by deathburger 12 years ago
Attention music industry slime:  
 
A MIDI is not the same as an mp3.  
 
A MIDI file is a sequence of notes, which may or may not play back as intended depending on how many "instruments" the user has available on their system, and even then it's not likely it will play back how the sequencer intended. Also they NEVER have vocals. Ever.  
 
An mp3 is an actual song with actual instruments and actual vocals that plays back exactly as it was encoded no matter what system or player is used.