Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Richard Curtis and Cory.

Problems deepened yesterday for Washington State GOP Rep. Richard Curtis, the target of an alleged extortion plot by a male prostitute in Spokane.

Curtis told the press, "I committed no crime. I did not solicit sex. I was trying to help somebody out. I am not gay. I have not had sex with a guy. It's been a rough week. Look, the rest of this will all come out. I can't say anything more until I have talked to my attorney. I have never been in this situation before."

Curtis reportedly met 26-year-old Cody Castagna, a waiter from Spokane at an adult video store, where two gay porn films were purchased, and traveled to the Davenport Towers Hotel where the two had sex

Our little friend Cody Castagna is no stranger to the media, as he can be seen in a porn video floating around the net...


In it he's gay for pay and says he lives in Hawaii...hummmmm

China says Canada-Dalai Lama meeting "disgusting"

Oooo, someone's having a tantrum.

It's fun to watch repressive regimes try and get all huffy when they can't use guns to make their point.


China condemned Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday for "disgusting conduct" for playing host to the Dalai Lama and demanded that Ottawa stop supporting anti-Chinese activities by exiled Tibetans.

Harper defied China on Monday by receiving Tibet's exiled spiritual leader in his office in Parliament, with television cameras and photographers present. He presented the 1989 Nobel laureate with a maple-leaf scarf.

"It's gross interference in China's internal affairs. The Chinese side expresses its strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao declared.

"This disgusting conduct has seriously hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and undermined Sino-Canadian relations," Liu told a regular news briefing.

"The Chinese side demands the Canadian side ... correct its mistaken conduct, immediately adopt effective measures to eliminate adverse impact (from the meeting) and stop winking at or supporting anti-Chinese activities by Tibetan forces."

China, always a barrel of fun!

*I've got 5 little fingers, and one of them's for you!*

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"That's not my penis," he defends

Every country faces its own political scandals, but few are like the one raging this week in Australia. A member of a strong family values party in the country has been dumped by his supporters, after revealing and embarrassing pictures of his nether regions wound up on gay websites all over the Internet.

Andrew Quah admits the two-year-old photos appear to show his genitalia, and that their distribution has made his candidacy 'untenable.' But he insists he's not to blame for the images.

"I might have been drunk off my face, or my political enemies might have drugged me," the 21-year-old Sydney music teacher explains. "It was a mistake that I would not have committed had I been of right mind. All I know, I have been humiliated."

And his contention that one of the photos was digitally altered has resulted in one of the great quotes of all time, published Monday in the Sydney Morning Herald. "That's not my penis," he defends.

But that still doesn't explain anything about the other photos, which he admits are of him. Those were enough to cause Family First leader Steve Fielding to dump the young man from the party.

"Andrew has admitted to the party that two of the photos were of himself, but he denied that a third photo was of himself," explains party spokeswoman Felicity de Fombelle. "He denied uploading the photos, but he also admitted that he personally used pornography, so his views are at odds with the values of the party."

Quah has been mercilessly satirized since the revelations came out, earning him the nickname "Australia's Smallest Loser."

Btw, you do NOT want to see these pics...

Monday, October 29, 2007

Bye bye Obama

He has my distance support in the U.S. election...until now.

Read more here.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Royal 'targeted by blackmailers'

Buckingham Palace has refused to discuss a report that a member of the Royal Family has been the subject of a blackmail attempt.

According to the Sunday Times, the case involves allegations of drugs and sex.

Maybe it's one of the korgies...

...the extortion attempt was launched on 2 August when a man telephoned the royal's office and said he had evidence that the royal had supplied an aide with an envelope containing cocaine.

According to the Sunday Times, the caller then claimed that he had a video tape showing the aide performing oral sex on someone, who the alleged blackmailer indicated was the royal.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Italy's Padre Pio 'faked his stigmata with acid'

Ooohhh, that kind of acid...

Padre Pio, Italy's most-loved saint, faked his stigmata by pouring carbolic acid on his hands, according to a new book.

The Other Christ: Padre Pio and 19th Century Italy, by the historian Sergio Luzzatto, draws on a document found in the Vatican's archive.

The document reveals the testimony of a pharmacist who said that the young Padre Pio bought four grams of carbolic acid in 1919.

Read more here.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


"A Squeal Of Weakness" is the name of an article by Andrew Sullivan, stating: "...America right now seems like nothing so much as a very insecure adolescent."

My feeling is they act out of fear. That, and following a long term plan that will insure America's contined domination of the planet.

Other that that, it's business as usual.

Read more here.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Bill 101

Coolopolis has a small story about a school in Montreal that had its name blotted out as not to offend the language sensibilities of Quebec.

I loved the place, but aspects of Bill 101 were wrong then and wrong now.

Hot Israel

Pete Stark

For The Birds

Film makers without an original thought of their own are striking again.

Hack Martin Campbell is "re-imagining" The Birds.

Loser. You don't remake Hitchcock. Did "Psycho" teach you nothing?

May seagulls pluck out your eyes.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Don Messer and His Islanders

Don Messer's Jubilee* is part of the lost patina of that period.

as is...

Although this one is not as truly bizarre as earlier Kraft ads were.

*warning. too much of this music is harmful to one's health.

Laugh In

More Laugh In. You bet your bippy.

Nixon on Laugh-In



I'm torn. I do want people to be able to be creative and relevant at any age.

But Rambo, at 60? Indiana Jones at 60?

Good poster though.

[U.S.] Military inadvertently recruits gays

The Army, Navy and Air Force unwittingly advertised for recruits on a website for gays, who are barred from military service if they are open about their sexual orientation.

When informed Tuesday by USA TODAY that they were advertising on, a networking website for gay professionals, recruiters expressed surprise and said they would remove the job listings.

"This is the first I've heard about it," said Maj. Michael Baptista, advertising branch chief for the Army National Guard, which will spend $6.5 million on Internet recruiting this year. "We didn't knowingly advertise on that particular website," which he said does not "meet the moral standards" of the military.

Hey, fuck you and your "moral standards". You kill for a living.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Disturbing Japanese ad featuring Charles Bronson, c. 1970.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Star Trek makeover

He's pretty Jim

Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Karl Urban (McCoy) all young and pretty. But, but, they do resemble the originals, don't they?

The downfall of our civilization can be directly traced to liberal ideals

Kender, a kind and gentle American soul (is there another kind?), sounds off:

The downfall of our civilization can be directly traced to liberal ideals, and PTSD is just one symptom of the disease.

Liberal ideologies, such as the culture of victimhood, the destruction of the nuclear family, and this incessant drive to feminize our young boys is what drives PTSD.

Our brave boys or WW1, WW2, indeed, all the way up to Viet Nam showed great courage under fire and came home to lead productive lives. The myths of the traumatized Nam vet are just that, a myth, and can be found easily enough on your own, so I am not going to bother with a bunch of links to those tales.

The liberal mindset is what causes PTSD. Boys being raised to men without a strong male role model, and having a false sense of what life is about is causing our young men to go to war and come home freaked out.

Add in the drive to exterminate personal responsibility, and what do you get?

People that will sit on their asses and whine instead of manning up and going out, dealing with their demons and being productive members of society.

I have known many vets, from WW2 to the current wars, and seen PTSD up close and personal, and even the worst afflicted just shut his mouth and worked his ass off, trying to be a good citizen.

You dumbasses that preach compassion are the problem. You have this false sense of the world, and I’d bet most of you are probably those people that thinking hunting is bad, multiculturalism is good and that people have a right to not be offended.

For God’s sake people, shut up and realize that life isn’t fair, pretty or nice, and all one can do is the best they can, and coddling people that sit and whine and refuse to try to better themselves while sitting in a dark room watching TV and refusing to take their meds is not compassion, it is hurtful, evil and ultimately destructive.

Scary thing is, I bet he believes every word.

Oh and the "people have a right to not be offended". Bullshit, some people deserve to be offended.

Read more here.

Gay Island!

The Mufti, Sheikh Ramathan Shaban Mubajje of Uganda is a total and complete moron.

He wants gays marooned on an island in Lake Victoria until they die. Sheikh Mubajje told journalists on Friday at Old Kampala Mosque that he sold his proposal to President Yoweri Museveni when they met last week at Hotel Africana.

"I asked President Museveni to get us an island on Lake Victoria and we take these homosexuals and they die out there," Sheikh Mubajje said during a press briefing after Idd el Fitr prayers.

"If they [gays] die there then we shall have no more homosexuals in the country."

Makes the head spin, doesn't it?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Universal avatars bestride worlds

A virtual character, or avatar, for all the virtual worlds in which people play is the goal of a joint project between IBM and Linden Lab.
The computer giant and the creator of Second Life are working on universal avatars that can travel between worlds.

The project aims to open up virtual worlds by introducing open tools that work with any online environment.

The companies hope to boost interest in virtual worlds as well as make them easier to navigate.

Read more here.

PM plans own media centre

The Prime Minister's Office, which has long had a rocky relationship with the national media, has been working on a secret project to build a new, government-controlled briefing room at the cost of $2 million, documents obtained by the Star show...

...The result would be a little fancier than the National Press Theatre and, most important, give the PMO a lot more control over who gets in and, quite possibly, what gets filmed and broadcast.

Ah, modern, open government. We must rid ourselves of this man.

Read more here.

The ‘Good Germans’ Among Us

“BUSH lies” doesn’t cut it anymore. It’s time to confront the darker reality that we are lying to ourselves.

Read more here.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader, activist, author and lecturer, shared his views in the matter of the "Next Steps for the Peace Movement," at a panel discussion on Oct. 11, 2007. The event was held at Bus Boys and Poets, in Washington, D.C.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Star Trek XI


"Next Star Trek movie budget now at $150 million"

Paramount seems quite serious this time out. B&B are gone! Woohoo!

Top director, bigger budget, a cast where some are actually under 30.

Or 40 for that matter. Or 50...

I love the fact some fans are feeling left out, as this movie is set in Kirk's era. Ha, suck it.

TOS is still the best of all Star Trek *steps away from computer*.

Now calm down. TNG has better effects (at least later on), and Patrick Stewart was the best actor to appear in any ST, but much of TGN is unwatchable now (just one too many holodeck stories, and Beverley and Troy bonding...and fucking Sherlock Holmes).

DS9 fires no one these days (and it turned Worf into a pussy), and Voyager was the idiot nephew of the family no one likes to mention now (yeah yeah I know, Seven of Nine...she did revive the tradition of cheese in ST (lost since Troy was made to wear a uniform), so hats off to her).

And Enterprise, poor Enterprise. This bad tempered little disaster was so un Star Trek, even the creators left that name off it at first. Special notice for bringing soft core porn to the series.

As for this upcoming film, I am eager to see how they re-imagine the look and feel of TOS, but taking it beyond the "cardboard" sets of the 1960's.

Sorta like...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Liberals win in Ontario

So where is the promised February holiday, aka Family Day?

Hum?? Where??


OMG, he actually did it. Read more here.

Though no one will say so, this is why they won.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Black Button

Burma shuts down last communication links

Burma's regime is targeting the last remaining communications links that brought images of the bloody crackdown on the recent pro-democracy protests to the outside world.

Evil cowards

Read more here.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Bush Admin Launches National Abstinence Campaign

Amusing if it weren't so backwards. Let's just say creepy and leave it at that.

(notice how by preventing gays from marrying, they are also implying they should never have sex...)

Google logo tweak sends critics into orbit

Should the world's most-used search engine be more of a Yankee Google Dandy?

Google Inc. occasionally features light-hearted doodles on its colorful home-page logo to commemorate special occasions. But now they are drawing criticism from conservatives for not being more patriotic.

The Mountain View, Calif., company bathes its logo in stars and stripes every Independence Day, but last week's decision to honor the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik launch -- the second "g" in Google was replaced with a drawing of the Soviet satellite -- is being blasted by some conservatives.

Not only did Google honor an achievement by a totalitarian regime that was our Cold War enemy, they griped, but it did so without having ever altered its logo to commemorate U.S. military personnel on Memorial Day or Veterans Day.

These people are such...wait for it...idiots. I'm still annoyed the Russians were left out of the opening space flight montage from the opening credits of "Enterprise".

Conservatives are correct in condeming though "Google's decision to self-censor its search engine in China to comply with the Communist government's online rules..."

Read more here.

Monday, October 08, 2007

TOS widescreen


What with the original Star Trek's special effects being updated and a "wide screen" HD version shown in Japan (not so much wide screen as close cropped images to simulate wide screen)

My thought, which I've mocked up above, is not to crop the image, but add to it to fill the wide screen image. This, and a complete digital make over of the whole series, not just cleaning the image, but enhancing it to correct some of the more unkind characteristics of 60's TV lighting...


Here I've used the camera pan of this shot to piece together the whole image.

I feel Paramount will do this, to keep Star Trek generating money as long as possible.



Sign in local store. I love it.

On Torture and American Values

Once upon a time, it was the United States that urged all nations to obey the letter and the spirit of international treaties and protect human rights and liberties. American leaders denounced secret prisons where people were held without charges, tortured and killed. And the people in much of the world, if not their governments, respected the United States for its values.

The Bush administration has dishonored that history and squandered that respect. As an article on this newspaper’s front page last week laid out in disturbing detail, President Bush and his aides have not only condoned torture and abuse at secret prisons, but they have conducted a systematic campaign to mislead Congress, the American people and the world about those policies.

Read more here.

Jim Carrey - Message for Ban Ki Moon on Burma

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Demonstrating the iPod Touch

Chester shows Dolores the new iPod.

Friday, October 05, 2007



Canadian Beaver Buzz. Dam Good.

Like Young

"Like Young" from 60's Montreal. Ooooo, a hit!

The first song is Bobby Vee "I'll make you mine" from February 1964. A shameless Beatles rip off.

The second song "Please don't go away" by Johnny Tillotson, doesn't appear to be on Youtube, so in its place is another that represents the um, music Mr. Tillotson produced.

The Red Baron

This is an effect reel for a German language film about the Red Baron.

Oooo Ahhhhh

I have held a cigarette case signed by the man himself.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Secret U.S. Endorsement of Severe Interrogations

With virtually no experience in interrogations, the C.I.A. had constructed its program in a few harried months by consulting Egyptian and Saudi intelligence officials and copying Soviet interrogation methods long used in training American servicemen to withstand capture.

There is a high probability that Bush is a war criminal.

Read more here.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Dove Onslaught

Idiot soccer player sends nude pic to teenage girl

hahaPREMIER League star David Nugent tried to score with a pretty teenager — by sending her a mobile phone photo of his TACKLE.
The desperate Portsmouth and England striker stripped off and took the snap after she failed to return his calls.

But the girl, 19, showed 22-year-old Nugent the red card, and forwarded the naked picture to all her pals in Preston, Lancs — where he used to play.

Last night one of them said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw a picture of Nugent’s k**b, I nearly collapsed laughing.

“There are a lot of Preston fans who are still cheesed off about him leaving — so this is payback.

“He must be nuts to send a picture like that to someone he’s just met.

School District Halts Shakespeare Production

It was supposed to be a two-hour Shakespearean comedy attended by 700 Higley Unified School District sixth-through 12th graders.

But it was not to be.

About 40 minutes into the play, a district official halted the show Monday at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts.

"We stopped the show because we feel that this was inappropriate and not a kind of performance that we want them to see," said Tara Kissane, the district's director of visual and performing arts.

"There was inappropriate language and the content was very suggestive. I don't care what students hear on the streets, that's not what we believe in presenting to our students," Kissane said about the "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).

Kissane did not give specific examples of what she deemed inappropriate.

Our Shakespeare was censored in high school as well. We never mounted a play, but the text version were cut, to take out the naughty bits. We were taken to Polanski's Macbeth, and our teacher almost died.

Read more here.

The Human LCD

South korea: boys cheering for their soccer teams. the most amazing thing is that they do this with their CLOTHES (not holding up cards). they have a jacket that is one color on the back, one on the front, and that they can open or close to show a third color shirt on the inside. One school has also figured out how to use their pants to make shading.

Global Hypocrisy on Burma

As the Burmese military brutally cracks down on a popular uprising of its citizens demanding democracy the question on many minds is – so what is the world going to do about it?

From the trend visible so far the answer is simple- nothing at all.

Nothing, that is, beyond the usual condemnations and pious appeals for ‘peaceful dialogue’ and the posturing at international forums in support of the Burmese people.

Nothing more than sending a lameduck UN envoy to negotiate with the paranoid Burmese generals. Negotiate what? Funeral services for their innocent victims mowed down like rabbits on the streets of Rangoon?

Read more here.

Lennon photo found after 50 years

A photograph of a teenage John Lennon has been unearthed after being locked in a cupboard for 50 years.

The 1958 picture of the 17-year-old Beatles legend wearing a camel hair coat and with a quiff was uncovered by the BBC's Inside Out North West.

Read more here.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Evil wins as the world does nothing

Thousands dead in massacre of the monks dumped in the jungle.