Werner Roeder posted this video of Azawakh among the Tuareg and vassal tribes in Burkina Faso and Niger filmed during the 2000 ABIS expedition. 

The Onion Mocks PeTA

September 5, 2009

This is not a new video. I’m late to the party but it was so damn funny that I actually laughed out loud.

We never have to say “I don’t know” ever again.

This is going to totally stun everyone!

via richarddawskins.net

We are a long way away from the Star Trek ideal of programming a computer via speech recognition. This is a hilarious video of some guys using Windows Vista software recognition to write  a Perl script.

Perl is a programming language which loosely derives syntax from C. It is case sensitive and has special meanings for lots of symbols like these: `'{}.,;:”()<>!?*&+-|^@/\~_#%=

Hilarity ensues.

On the other hand, maybe the great Trek future is not so far away.

Orwelian Propaganda

December 14, 2008

I heard this on the NPR news quiz, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”  bluff the listener game. I thought it was a joke, but it’s real: “Frosty the Coal Man”!

There is a coal industry lobby group that is attempting to “green wash” coal via new lyrics to the classic and beloved Frosty the Snowman song.

Disturbing stuff. It turns out that the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity received so many complaints about their desecration of Frosty, that they pulled the anthracite carolers from their website but not before they were immortalized on YouTube.

This is America, Jack. How dare you defile my childhood animated winter TV special?

Art from Paint

December 10, 2008

Paint is an extremely basic bitmap editor included in every version of Windows. Most people consider it to be worthless except, perhaps for trimming screen shot in a pinch.

In the hands of a talented artist it is powerful. This is just amazing to watch.

The Atheist Song

December 3, 2008

Lyrics by Don Davis

There are a lot of songs about religious holidays out there,
But not a single one about Atheism!
So I wrote a song for all those nice little atheist Kids, who don’t get to hear any atheist songs 
God help us, here we go:

Put away your faitheism, here comes atheism
Just because you’re secular, you shouldn’t have to risk your neckula
 Atheism is, the festival of Enlightenment,
 Unlike many religions, it doesn’t depend on crazy enfrightenment
So when you feel like the only kid in town, without a God-like idol,
Here’s a list of famous atheists, so you don’t feel sui-cidal:
 Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison, the Fathers of Invention,
 Also Sigmund Freud, who discovered anal retention
The Piano Man, Billy Joel, refused to join a sect
Now we know why Rodney Dangerfield, never got any respect
Angelina Jolie, astronomer Carl Sagan
Put them together– not a bad-looking pagan [Sagan was really agnostic]
You don’t need a bar- mitzvah, or even baptizm
Cause you can get blessed — by Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens
Put away your faitheism, here comes atheism
Tell your friends the atheists, come out of the closet like the gaytheists
Many people think, that Atheists are wusses,
Just tell it to Bruce Lee, though dead, he’ll still kick you in your pusses
OJ Simpson, not an atheist, not that we can tell
But even atheists pray, that Juice is goin’ straight to hell!
 Some folks also claim that atheism’s looney
 They point to all the heathens, arranged on the desk of Andy Rooney
So many Atheists, are in show biz or the arts
They simply don’t believe, that thunder represents God’s farts
Tell your friend Huckabee, don’t be a shmuckabee
I hope you don’t get pissed, cause I’m a secular humanist
So eat your Jesus-shaped toast
And worship your plastic Buddha
I’ll just pray to Bill Maher
Who I’ve carved out of Gouda
Have a happy, happy, happy, happy, ATHEISM!

From SatiricalPolitical.

Think Your Job is Tough?

December 2, 2008

Be glad you aren’t a brick porter in Bangladesh.