Thursday, March 29, 2012


A selection of clips from CGI projects I've done.

Texas's Rangers Ballpark charges 26$ for 2 feet of cow lips

Everything is bigger in Texas and the Rangers' new Champion Dog is no exception. The two foot hot dog with one pound of meat is the latest addition to the Sportservice menu at Rangers Ballpark.

The whopping wiener is topped with chili, sautéed onions and shredded cheese. It may be a bit pricey at $26 but at two feet, you could feed the whole family. Heck you could feed an entire ball team.

Read more here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

One hateful and one cowardly politician

"The Nobel peace prize winner and president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf"

The peace prize? What a joke...

Read more here.

Google's new country-specific suffixes breaks comments on blogs

Posting from Shakesville:

I have heard from many of you in the UK and Canada that you're having the same problem as readers in Australia, New Zealand, and India, now that Blogger is adding country-specific suffixes to the blog's URL.

This causes a compatibility failure with Disqus, our third-party commenting system. For comments to load correctly, one must be viewing the blog at

To access comments, replace the '.ca' or '' or your specific country's extension at the end of the URL with '/ncr' and press enter. (If that doesn't work, try If you then right-click on post titles from that page and select 'open link in new window,' the page in the new tab will allow you to view and post comments.

Read more here.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Oh good, more monopolies: Bell buys Astral Media

Not to worry, the consumer will enjoy increased service and savings....


Bell Canada, the country's biggest telecommunications company, has agreed to buy Montreal-based Astral Media Inc. for $3.38 billion, giving the company more control over content for its cellphone, internet and land-line services.

Read more here.

Canadian police suggested we pay for their spying

One of the major unanswered questions about Bill C-30, the lawful access/online surveillance bill, is who will pay for the costs associated with responding to law enforcement demands for subscriber information ("look ups") and installation of surveillance equipment ("hook ups")...

...In 2009, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) proposed several possibilities, including the creation of new public safety tax that would appear on monthly customer bills. The CACP adopted the position that law enforcement should not have to pay for the associated costs claiming it "brings the administration of justice into disrepute." Instead, it proposed three alternatives:
• the telecom companies and Internet providers could pass along the costs in the form of a "public safety tariff" that would apply on monthly consumer bills
• the government could provide tax credits to telecom companies and Internet providers
• the government could establish a federal funding pool to cover the costs

Read more here.

There's something rotten in the state of Ottawa

An investigation by CBC News has turned up voters all over Canada who say the reason they got robocalls sending them to fictitious polling stations was that they'd revealed they would not vote Conservative.

Although the Conservative Party has denied any involvement in the calls, these new details suggest that the misleading calls relied on data gathered by, and carefully guarded by, the Conservative Party.

Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand announced Thursday that he now has "over 700 Canadians from across the country" who allege "specific circumstances" of fraudulent or improper calls. CBC News examined 31 ridings where such calls have been reported and found a pattern: those receiving those calls also had previous calls from the Conservative Party to find out which way they would vote.

Read more here.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett: Scumbag of the Day

'extremely rare' Anglo-Saxon Christian grave found

An Anglo-Saxon grave discovered near Cambridge could be one of the earliest examples of Christianity taking over from Paganism, archaeologists said.

The skeleton of a teenage girl was found buried on a wooden bed, with a gold and garnet cross on her chest.

The grave is thought to date from the mid-7th Century AD, when Christianity was beginning to be introduced to the Pagan Anglo-Saxon kings.

Read more here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

British Home Secretary Theresa May puts out for the Americans

Home Secretary Theresa May has approved the extradition to the US of a student accused of copyright infringement.

The US authorities say 23-year-old Sheffield student Richard O'Dwyer's TVShack website hosted links to pirated films and television programmes.

Best bullshit:

A spokesman said Mrs May had "carefully considered all relevant matters" before signing the order.

Yes, she carefully read the "do it or else" letter she received...

Read more here.

Enemies of the Internet

Bahrain and Belarus have been added to Reporters Without Borders' annual list of "enemies of the internet".

They join 10 other nations on the campaign group's register of states that restrict net access, filter content and imprison bloggers.

India and Kazakhstan have also joined RWB's list of "countries under surveillance" because of concerns that they are becoming more repressive.

The body says 2011 was the "deadliest year" yet for so-called "netizens".

It says at least 199 arrests of internet campaigners were recorded over the year - a 31% increase on 2010.

It adds that China, followed by Vietnam and Iran currently hold the largest number of netizens in jail.

Read more here.

Evolution of the Moon

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pushy Religion: Help Help, I'm being repressed

A former veteran systems administrator for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory claimed during opening arguments in a civil lawsuit Tuesday that he was wrongfully terminated for expressing his views on intelligent design.

David Coppedge, who spent 15 years on the Cassini Mission, one of NASA and JPL's most ambitious planetary space explorations, asserts that he was unlawfully fired under his employer's anti-harassment and ethics policies. JPL contends Coppedge created a hostile workplace while expressing his religious views with co-workers.

His suit also claims that supervisors wrongly admonished him for distributing DVD documentary films titled "Unlocking the Mystery of Life" and "The Privileged Planet," which present biological and cosmological explanations for intelligent design, according to the complaint.

Read more here.

Harvey Fierstein to become president

Voters in elections are more likely to pick candidates with a deeper voice, a new study has suggested.

Researchers at two US universities made recordings of both male and female speakers and then altered the pitch of their subjects' voices.

In the study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, listeners "voted" more frequently for the "candidate" with the lower voice.

Read more here.

Mashable poised to become irrelivant

CNN is reported to be in talks to buy the technology news website

Need I say more?

Read more here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Psychotic murderers are loose in Iraq

A recent spate of killings and intimidation aimed at gay Iraqis and teenagers who dress in brash Western fashions is sending waves of fear through Iraq’s secular circles while casting doubt on the government’s will to protect some of its most vulnerable citizens.

Read more here.

Oooooo Doug Ford is *so* butch

Councillor Doug Ford, under fire at City Hall for his outspoken, bare-knuckle style, says being a politician is the only thing that stopped him from fighting a verbally abusive bicycle courier last week...

...The councillor, trying to drive into underground parking, got out because the courier was blocking him from pushing a button, he said.

“I told him if I wasn’t an elected official I’d kick his ass in about 10 seconds,” Doug Ford said. But the courier was still cursing him when he walked up from the garage, he said.

You go girl. Not to be outdone, Rob has this to add...

Mayor Rob Ford interjected: “There’d be one less courier because, trust me, Doug has been a kick boxer 10 years . . . I guarantee you that guy would have been history in about two seconds.”

This is our mayor folks...

Read more here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Willy Wonka You Get Nothing Remix

by SrslySirius

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Microraptor Had Black, Iridescent Feathers

A four-winged, feathered dinosaur that was the size of a pigeon and lived approximately 130 million years ago had black feathers with an iridescent sheen, a team of US and Chinese researchers has revealed.

In their study, scientists from the Beijing Museum of Natural History, Peking University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Akron, and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) analyzed a specimen of the Microraptor, a non-avian dinosaur that in 2003 became the first four-winged dinosaur ever discovered.

According to a Thursday press release from the University of Texas, the researchers compared the patterns of pigment-containing organelles known as melanosomes from a Microraptor fossil with those found in the birds of today. The AMNH, in a separate statement, said that they compared the shape and density of the fossil against a melanosome database of modern birds at the Beijing Museum of Natural History.

Their research, the museum said, revealed that the Microraptor was “completely black with a glossy, weakly iridescent blue sheen” which university representatives compared to “the feathers of a crow.” The discovery makes the Microraptor the earliest known species to have iridescent color in its feathers.

Read more here.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Landmark Rush

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Warner Bros. and your "Disc-to-Digital" idea: F*ck you

The entertainment industry and their frustration with not making a dollar off every aspect of home entertainment takes a new twist:

...the first phase in this process is to let DVD owners bring their DVDs to a store that will handle the digital conversion. Tsujihara described this process as allowing consumers to convert their libraries “easily, safely and at reasonable prices.”

You did read that last paragraph correctly. The head of Warner Home Entertainment Group thinks that an easy, safe way to convert movies you already own on DVD to other digital formats is to take your DVDs, find a store that will perform this service, drive to that store, find the clerk who knows how to perform the service, hope that the “DVD conversion machine” is not broken, stand there like a chump while the clerk “safely” converts your movie to a digital file that may only play on studio-approved devices, drive home, and hope everything worked out. Oh, and the good news is that you would only need to pay a reasonable (per-DVD?) price for this pleasure.

Read more here.

The Music Industry's latest bit to rule the Internet in Canada

When Bill C-32 was first introduced, Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore famously characterized opponents as radical extremists. As the hearing on the bill nears its conclusion, it has become apparent that the only radical extremism are music industry proposals that are so over-the-top that they have managed to make the digital lock rules look tame by comparison (which may have been the intent). For Canadian concerned with copyright and the Internet, this really is the final call as the bill will go to clause-by-clause review next week.

Read more here.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Bill Maher and Andrew Sullivan climb into bed together with Rush Limbaugh

Bill Maher✔

Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout

and Mr. Sullivan: "It's a free country, but I get queasy with boycotts to target disgusting but free speech."

Wisconsin lawmakers: Scumbags of the Day

In the face of an expected recall election targeting Gov. Scott Walker and four Republican state senators, Wisconsin lawmakers were to consider a proposal Tuesday that would amend the state constitution to make it more difficult to toss an official from office.

The measure would only allow officeholders to be recalled if they have been charged with a serious crime or if there is a finding of probable cause that they violated the state code of ethics.

Under current law, no grounds are needed to seek a recall.

Read more here.

Clueless white people sing an ode to Santorum

It is not beyond the realm of possibility that these dimwits push Santorum to the nomination.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is worried about coodies

British athletes have been warned against shaking hands with rivals and dignitaries at the London Olympics.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is concerned about illness damaging the host nation's chances of success.

Asked if handshakes should be avoided, BOA chief medical officer Ian McCurdie said: "I think, within reason, yes.

"The greatest threat to performance is illness and possibly injury. We are talking about minimising risk of illness. It is all about hand hygiene."

Read more here.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Steve Bridges Impersonating President Bush

Steve Bridges, an actor best known for impersonating then-President George W. Bush at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, died last week at the age of 48, his manager said Sunday.

Read more here.

"8": A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality

If nothing else, what a cast.

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

Friday, March 02, 2012

Harper and Co. ok with the use of torture..again

There are some very sick, cowardly fucks in charge of Canada right now.

The federal government has given Canada's spy service the go-ahead to provide information to foreign agencies even when there is a "substantial risk" it will lead to torture, a newly released document shows.

Read more here.