Posted by AaronGNP in it's the arts 8 years ago
Too busy to watch Maury and find out who the baby daddy is? Well I provide to you the solution to your problem in animated GIF form.  
A love of baseball plus a love of infographics equals Flip Flop Fly Ball.
In case regular Truck Nuts aren't flashy enough for you, you can now get ones that light up when you brake.  
...There's my truck nuts post for the year
Like the Wu-Tang Clan? Like Chess? This is the site for you. Play live chess with people from all over the world and get your learn on. lets you get knowledge from REAL chess masters online, or train in chambers against the computer to refine your skills. Create your own chess clans to see who can build the highest ranking. Play in tournaments for prizes, or just for the joy of flexin' ya mentals. They also donate part of their revenues to Hip-Hop Chess Federation ("Using chess, music and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and non-violence). Now you can be a Grand Master in rap, chess and kung-fu.
Vulva - Fragrance OF Women
Posted by AaronGNP in vices 11 years ago
The erotic, intimate scent of an irresistible woman... The precious, vaginal odour filled into a small glass phial. The phial is shaken gently, only a tiny amount of the precious, organic substance is applied onto the back of the hand... and the irresistible smell that exudes from a sensuous vagina immediately intensifies your erotic fantasies and starts the film rolling in your head...  
Frankly, this scares me.
Items of historical significance can take many forms. We have always gone out of our way to stay away from items that we think are in poor taste or off-color. We also try our best to seize opportunities to document the history of the game and its relationship to American culture.  
Which brings us to a recent dilemma encountered by our office this past week.  
We were minding our own business, writing up lots, when a delivery arrived with a few odds and ends from the estate of baseball historian Al Kermisch. Almost all of his collection of circa 1900 era Baltimore baseball related memorabilia had already been sold in the May 2007 REA auction. A few additional interesting odds and ends were found for us to look at for potential auction. Among the items was the 1898 document pictured above, entitled “Special Instructions To Players,” regarding the use of obscene language by players at the ballpark, to intimidate umpires and opposing players, and to verbally battle with unfriendly fans.  
Absolutely hilarious look at the language used by baseball players in the 1890's. Marked NSFW, just because of the unsavory language.
As state tourism officials launched their new "Live Passionately" campaign Wednesday, a spokeswoman said they hoped a hand sign used in the marketing effort would "catch on and become a part of culture, especially here in Virginia."  
It turns out that the sign already has a following - among a gang called the Gangster Disciples that started on Chicago's South Side and now has a presence in a number of U.S. cities.
This is an inadvertent billdrafting error that clearly must be corrected for the best interests of Arkansas children,” Beebe said.  
He said his office is “examining all options to determine the most prudent way to go about correcting this technical misstep.”  
At issue is Act 441 of 2007, which was intended to set a minimum marriage age of 18, unless the girl is pregnant and has parental permission.  
The act contained what the sponsors say was an error that allows females of any age, even infants, to marry if they have their parents’ consent.
Do I hear dueling banjos?
Save The Spindle
Posted by AaronGNP in it's the arts 11 years ago
This website is dedicated to the preservation of the Spindle, a 50-foot modern art sculpture created by artist Dustin Shuler in the Cermak Plaza shopping center in Berwyn, Illinois.  
Commissioned for the Plaza in 1989 by its owner, David Bermant, the sculpture consists of a steel spike with eight cars impaled on it. Since its erection, it has become a unique and controversial tourist destination.  
The Plaza is now slated to be redeveloped and the current location of the sculpture is set to be re-purposed for a Walgreens store. Concerned citizens of Berwyn, Illinois are actively seeking to make sure the town does not lose this landmark and looking to work with city officials and the owners of the sculpture to ensure that the Spindle is not only retained, but also preserved and maintained for future generations of residents and visitors alike.  
Some of you might remember this from the "Wayne's World" movie
The Problem  
You've had the idea, you've built your emotes, you've put them all together in an animated GIF which you upload for the world to enjoy. The comments start coming in; "Sweet", "Cute", Love it", "Why is it so slow?". All well and good, apart from that last one.  
Good info on how to optimize the frame rate on spastic animated GIFs
Comedian Chris Rock's Top 25 Rap albums of all-time, and frankly, a great list.  
And surprisingly, Run DMC's "Raising Hell" was also the first album I ever heard where someone swore on a record (or in my case, a cassette tape).
Beer Drinkers in Space
Posted by AaronGNP in entertainment 11 years ago
In 1983, a group of friends who worked at Disney building EPCOT decided to make a movie. None of them had ever made a feature-length movie before, but they used their creative talents, project management skills and sense of teamwork from Disney to create Beer Drinkers in Space. The movie took nine months to complete and consumed their lives and their homes as they constructed spaceship interior sets in family rooms, bedrooms, and garages. Elaborate models and pyrotechnics were shot. The script was transferred to cue cards and the intrepid movie makers popped open a few beers and got in front of the cameras to shoot this camp comedy feature.  
I started watching this using Netflix's "Watch Now" service. Boy, if you love horrible movies, this one rules
So there you are... walking along, when suddenly you come to a big wall... and written all over it are ideas... ideas for songwriters.  
Along the way, most songwriters have some questions. Many of the questions have easy answers, but sometimes you meet one that looks like a mountain in your path.  
One of the biggest mountains can be described this way. Let's say we're writing a song. First we choose a key. Now here comes the mountain. Which chords are available in this key... and how do they flow from one to another in ways that sound good?  
These questions are very easy to ask, but it took me years to understand what I wanted to know. Now I can explain some of what seemed mysterious to me then. If you are asking questions like these, this web site may help you to understand more quickly. Have fun!
Maryland Delegate LeRoy E. Myers Jr. to truckers: If you've got 'em, you don't need to flaunt 'em.  
As the General Assembly debates global warming and the death penalty, Myers (R-Washington) has something else on his mind: the outsized plastic testicles that truckers dangle from the trailer hitches of their pickups.  
To some truckers, they are manly expressions of rural chic. But Myers, who says his Western Maryland district is brimming with giant fakes on the roadways, calls them vulgar and immoral -- and filed legislation this week to outlaw them.  
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Some of my favorites:  
Barkley on Turner Sports office having a betting pool on his weight: "That is starting to hurt my feelings. I don't mind skinny people making fun of me, we all do that, but I don't want fat people making fun of me."  
On Jerry Krause still being able to keep his job as GM of the Chicago Bulls: "Jerry Krause must have pictures of his boss's wife having sex with a monkey."