Friday, September 26, 2008

Holloween Costume Links

Costumes to buy

Buy StarWars Costumes, lots of options.
Official Star Wars Costumes, lots of options too!
Misc. Costume Supplies.

Luke (but we can make our own really cheaply)
Plo Koon
Queen Amidala
Princess Leia very grrrrr ;)

Costumes to make

HUGE resource site, all characters.

How to make a Jedi knight costume from eHow.

Jedi Garb website- links have patterns and plans.

Tusken Raider (Sand People) plans from Studio Creations.

Fun R2-D2 costume and other ideas.

Complete R2-D2 Costume plans.

Making Padme Costumes.

Padme's wardrobe.

Velvet cloak. She wore a simple purple dress almost completely covered by a rich, voluminous, dark purple robe that enfolded her almost completely. The underside of this cloak was decorated with a spotted pattern. This voluminous robe was designed to disguise her pregnancy, and, coincidentally, blended in fairly well with the shadow she hid in to meet Anakin.[15] She also sported a twin-bun hairstyle that originated in Naboo[16][3]; a hairstyle which her daughter would later mirror.[7] The dress also included a pair of heirloom suspensas.[3]

Delegation gown. Padmé wore a long, green dress during the meeting of the Delegation of 2000 in her apartment. The dress was somewhat conical in shape, which well disguised her pregnancy. The V-neck of the dress was accented with a small jeweled pendant with dangling beads. The dress had long, loose sleeves, and was decorated with intricate motifs. A wide purple sash was tied around her just above her swollen belly, adding a splash of color to the outfit. The dress also included a hood, which she frequently wore up. She had her hair down and curled when she called the meeting.[15]

Delegation Gown

Delegation Gown

Velvet Cloak



That's What You Get for Going to a Doctor That Works for Tips...

Man Sues, Says Doctors Amputated Penis Without His Consent

A Kentucky man who claims his penis was removed without his consent during what was supposed to be a circumcision has sued the doctor who performed the surgery.

Phillip Seaton, 61, and his wife are seeking unspecified compensation from Dr. John M. Patterson and the medical practice that performed the circumcision for "loss of service, love and affection." The Seatons also are seeking unspecified punitive damages from Patterson and the medical practice, Commonwealth Urology.

A woman who answered the phone at Commonwealth Urology would not take a message for the doctor Thursday. But the Seaton's attorney said the doctor's post-surgical notes show the doctor thought he detected cancer and removed the penis. Attorney Kevin George said a later test did detect cancer.

"It was not an emergency," George told The Associated Press on Thursday. "It didn't have to happen that way."

Seaton was having the procedure on Oct. 19, 2007, to better treat inflammation.

The lawsuit filed earlier this month in state court claims Patterson removed Seaton's penis without consulting either Phillip or Deborah Seaton, or giving them an opportunity to seek a second opinion.

The couple also sued the anesthesiologist, Dr. Oliver James of Shelbyville, claiming he used a general anesthesia even though Seaton asked that it not be administered.

A message left at Commonwealth Urology's corporate office in Lexington was not immediately returned Thursday. A message left for James also was not immediately returned.

The Seatons' suit is similar to one in which an Indianapolis man was awarded more than $2.3 million in damages after he claimed his penis and left testicle were removed without his consent during surgery for an infection in 1997.

Full story here.

Same Doctor, or a Relative Perhaps?

Man Accuses Maryland Doctor of Stapling Buttocks Shut

Arguments began Monday in a federal lawsuit alleging that a Maryland doctor stapled a man's rectum shut during an operation, rendering him unable to move his bowels for 17 days, the Baltimore Examiner reported.

Ronald Watkins, 64, of West Virginia, has accused Dr. Manuel Casiano, a doctor in Frederick County, Maryland for botching a September 2004 surgery that left him with permanent bowel problems, according to the report.

But an attorney representing Casiano told jurors the doctor did not staple Watkins' buttocks shut.

Attorney Conrad Varner said Watkins’ bowels became “swollen shut” because of medical problems — not because of stapling and that his two-pack-a-day smoking habit added to his bowel problems, the Examiner reported.

Watkins' attorney, Julia Lodowski argued that the medical error was in fact caused by Casiano and has led Watkins to experience continual “rectal discharge," which requires him to wipe himself between 12 and 15 times a day.

Lodowski said Watkins also needed four “unnecessary surgeries” because of the alleged mistake.

Full story here.

Rocketman Flies Across the English Channel

LONDON: A Swiss daredevil crossed the English Channel strapped to a homemade jet-propelled wing Friday, parachuting into a field near the white cliffs of Dover after a 10-minute solo flight.

Yves Rossy leapt from a plane at more than 8,800 feet, fired up his jets and made the 22-mile trip from Calais in France in about 10 minutes.

Rossy passed over a thin strip of land in front of South Foreland lighthouse, looped over onlookers and opened his parachute, his wings still strapped to his back.

"It was perfect. Blue sky, sunny, no clouds, perfect conditions," he said. "We prepared everything and it was great."

The trip across the Channel was meant to trace the route of French aviator Louis Bleriot, the first person to cross in an airplane 99 years ago.

The lighthouse was the site of Guglielmo Marconi's experiments with radio telegraphy in 1898. Bleriot used the white building as a target during his pioneering flight, the building's manager, Simon Ovenden, said.

Several hundred spectators rushed to greet the pilot, trying to take photographs with cameras and cell phones.

"It's a remarkable achievement, we saw the climax of his attempt as he came down to earth with his parachute. It's been an exciting afternoon," said Geoff Clark, a 54-year-old onlooker from Chatham, in Kent.

The carbon composite-wing weighs about 120 pounds when loaded with fuel and carried four kerosene-burning jet turbines that kept him aloft. The wing had no steering devices — Rossy moved his body to control its movements.

He wore a heat-resistant suit similar to that worn by firefighters and racing drivers to protect him from the heat of the turbines. The cooling effect of the wind and high altitude also prevented him from getting too hot.

Mark Dale, the senior technical officer for the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, described Rossy's flight as a "fabulous stunt."

The stunt was postponed from its scheduled date Thursday when visibility deteriorated.

Full story here.

Oh Noes! They are Marketing to my Inner Geek!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Viggo Movie Alert!

And it sounds like there is going to be some unsupervised gunplay to boot!

Now, THAT'S a Watch!

And at $550,000, I'll take two! :O

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ow! My Brain!

This is really pretty amazing. check out the video.

Democrats on an Escalator

Wario Land - Shake it!

Be sure to watch the whole video.

Homeland Security Detects Terrorist Threats by Reading Your Mind

This is wild stuff...

You May Approach the Bench... Sexily

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday disbarred a former judge who served prison time for using a sexual device while presiding over trials.

Former Creek County District Judge Donald Thompson, 61, was accused of using a "penis pump" in court and convicted in June 2006 on four counts of indecent exposure.

Thompson was released in April after serving 20 months of a four-year prison term and has had to register as a sex offender. He was suspended from the bar association in late 2006.

The opinion written by Supreme Court Justice John Reif states that discipline less than disbarment has been imposed in cases involving felony convictions.

"However, the nature of the crimes in this matter led this Court to conclude that nothing less than disbarment is appropriate. The conduct was not isolated, having occurred over a fairly lengthy period of time and on four separate occasions," Reif wrote.

Thompson maintained during trial that the device was given to him as a gag gift by a hunting buddy and denied ever using it during trials. The Supreme Court said he never responded to requests for a hearing on his disbarment.

Thompson's attorney, Clark Brewster, said Thompson never had any intention of practicing law after he resigned in 2004 when the allegations were first made.

Link to story on Fox News.

Animusic 3 - Newsletter Info

September 2008 Newsletter

From ANIMUSIC director Wayne Lytle

Here at ANIMUSIC we’re truly feeling some pressure to get ANIMUSIC 3 completed and shipped. Fortunately, it’s the good kind of pressure.

People are asking things like “Where is it?” and “What’s taking so long?”. Some direct quotes:

“Where is it?”

“What’s taking so long?”

OK, so we made those up. Here are some real quotes:

“Did you guys go out of business?”

“Are you guys millionaires who decided to retire, or what?”

Well, alright…we made those up, too. My point is this: people are wondering all kinds of things. Mostly having nothing to do with ANIMUSIC. But just in case anybody was wondering…

Yes, we’re working on ANIMUSIC 3, as close to full-time as we can. There are always side projects like producing ANIMUSIC ads, and other PR like our YouTube Channel, and getting some stuff on iTunes, PR for the release in Japan, etc., but mostly it’s ANIMUSIC 3. More specifically…The Production Pipeline.

For those of you not familiar with the computer animation industry, a production pipeline is basically a set of software and hardware that could be thought of as a digital assembly line. One issue we have here at ANIMUSIC is that the same guys design and build the assembly line, then run it, break it, fix it, change it (which means breaking it again)…trying to get it just right.

We’ve had the luxury of being able to tweak our pipeline to the Nth degree, which in hindsight we’ve done a bit too much of. Way too much, in fact. And while I feel really badly that we’ve taken this long to build our new shiny set of tools, it feels good to be able to work so much more effectively on the virtual instrument models, music, and animation. But like anything this new and ambitious, there’s a lot of adjusting that’s still happening in the midst of production.

Have we ever wondered if we should have stuck with the old production pipeline? Yes. Yes, we have. But we’re way beyond the point of no return, and having tasted the new stuff, we could never go back.

So thanks for prodding us in such a nice way. We really have gotten a ton of email which in turn prompted us to send this newsletter and update some news on our web site. Which, by the way, threw off the schedule even more. It’s going to be 27 minutes later than it would have been. Don’t feel too bad; I’m just saying.

Anyway, have a nice Fall (my favorite season, personally),


Monday, September 22, 2008

New Microsoft "I'm a PC" Ad

And it is actually pretty good! Well done!

Here are the two shorter versions:

Walking with Dinosaurs Live Event

Walking with Dinosaurs, the LIVE event!
This looks pretty darn cool (and it's coming to Kansas City!)...

Geekdad coverage here.

Hey Anakin, Your Hand is Ready to be Installed!

Behold, the Shadowhand, as cool as it is functional.

iPhone 2.1 Update has Been Released

The new iPhone 2.1 update is out, here are the details:

Fewer dropped calls. In a survey conducted by, 40 percent of readers report that they're getting fewer dropped calls than they did before the update. Another 43 percent currently state that the update has made no change one way or the other, while 15 percent state that they're getting more dropped calls than ever. Upshot: The new software probably won't hurt your calls, and might lead to fewer dropped ones.

Increased 3G download speeds. "We're seeing an overall more consistent kbps score and the number of 3G tests where the user scored a real low 100kbps -- 300kbps is down," said Donovan Lewis, the administrator of Test My iPhone, in an article on Cult of Mac. In other words: Fewer people are seeing very slow 3G speeds, and (presumably) more people are seeing faster speeds.

Faster application installation. Ars Technica reports that applications are quicker to install under iPhone 2.1. Also, they report that there's less lag when opening, browsing and searching an address book of about 600 contacts. (On my own iPhone, with nearly 2,000 contacts, the contacts lag is only slightly minimized.)

Better song info and recommendations. As Gadget Lab reported last week, the iPhone's list of songs now displays an extra line of information about each track. There's also the much-vaunted "Genius" recommendation feature, which suggests additional songs you might want to buy based on what you're listening to now.

More bars. Many reviewers are reporting that phone reception in general is better. In many cases reviewers say that the signal-strength indicator in the corner immediately added bars after the update finished installing. Just a trick? Probably not, since most reports agree that reception is indeed better.

Reduced backup time. One complaint about previous versions was that the "backup" phase of iPhone syncing took way too long -- 20 minutes or more. That problem appears to be fixed now, according to Gizmodo.

Music Industry to Sell Albums on Flashcards, and Electric Buggy-whips Too!

To hell with downloads, the music industry is betting on customers actually going to the store and buying flashcards that hold a album's worth of music.

I don't really have words that can describe how bad of an idea this is...

Fall 2008 Football Schedule (Hickman and Rockbridge)

RockbridgeBruins 2008 Schedule
Hickman Kewpies 2008 Schedule

Friday, September 19, 2008

Now From The "Some Folks Have Too much Free Time" Department...

Hippies boo-hooing over dead trees...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Passion - This is Perfect...

The Dancing Stormtrooper on CNN

Danny's Website

and his Stormtrooper Portal

and finally, his YouTube Channel

This Cat Freaks Me Out

Use Of 'N-Word' May End Star's Career

This Week Marks the Anniversary of the Tank

Titans of war

Debut of the Tank

Zombies in Plain English.

Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on SNL

Damn near perfect impression, freaking hilarious to boot.

Definition Alert:
(The actual definitions are funnier than the words themselves)

The state of a man's penis when it is not erect.

"Wut a think of dat holmes"
"Yo, dat bunk chick just gave me a flerg"

Kankles- Calves that become feet without taking an ankle break.

Look, Mary! Al is making a special anklet for your kankles! It's a kanklet!

MILF- "Mother I'd Like (to) F*ck"
mothers, whether married, separated or divorced, that a male individual sees as physical attractive enough to want to have sexual intercourse with them. Just cuz their moms doesn't mean that they don't need a spark in their love life. If they've ever breastfed,they have really responsive nipples and a core of erectile tissue in their breasts. The ones in good shape have worked at regaining control over their vaginas (Kegel exercises). MILFs are usually real careful about birth control, they know accidents happen but they take responsible steps. They want to fuck with abandon, with no romantic complications for their under-19 family.
A MILF is any mother that is sexually desirable.

Set Phasers on Marrage!

'Star Trek' Star George Takei Marries Longtime Boyfriend

Congrats George!

Vibrator Recall....

Call confirmed: True
Here's the link

Friday, September 12, 2008

Semen Makes Women Happy...

Gallup survey finds that women who do not use condoms during sex are less depressed ... This leads one researcher to conclude that semen contains powerful—and potentially addictive—mood-altering chemicals.

Gallup says he has since replicated the findings with a sample of 700 women and will examine whether "semen withdrawal" places women at an increased risk for depression when they are premenstrual, menopausal or have just given birth, as many women abstain from sex during these periods.

That's right, once you start, you can't stop! Bwa HaHaHaHaHa!

Full story here....

Hurricane Ike

It's big.

Sean Astin Interview DragonCon'08

Sean Astin answering what's the most annoying/oddest fan moment he has had. One of the DragonCon staff was buzzing him when he ran over 3 minutes or when ever he felt like it, it was pretty funny.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Why Have We Not Seen This...

My Name is Bruce
This plot revolves around Bruce Campbell, who is playing himself throughout the piece being mistaken by fans for Ashley J. Williams. Due to this mistake he is dragged from his trailer park home to battle the avatar of the Chinese war diety Guan Di.


PVE to PVP Paid Character Transfers Are Now Allowed in WOW

Providing a smooth and enjoyable experience for all players is always a priority for us, and we are continually re-evaluating our policies and programs to do so. As the state of the game has matured substantially since the inception of Paid Character Transfers, we will now be allowing PvE-to-PvP transfers on a full-time basis to provide players with more mobility and freedom to easily play with their friends.

Keep in mind that all of the other standard cooldowns and restrictions will continue to apply; we're just opening the option to transfer characters on Normal realms to Player-vs.-Player realms. Please review the Paid Character Transfer FAQ if you have any questions on how this service works.

You can use this service at any time by visiting your Account Management page and selecting the "Paid Character Transfer" button.

Moving ad for McCain by and Iraq Veteran

Democrats Say Barack is Like Jesus!

And apparently Sarah Palin is a murderer. What party is made up of religious zealots?

Lego Simpsons

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Setting Sound on Fire

Finally! a decent video of a Prandtl-Glauert singularity...

(it's a vapor cone)

Sears to Sell Clothing with Military Unit Insignia to Anyone with a Buck to Spend...

Story is here...

Veterans Fume After Army Sells Historic Insignia to Sears

In other product-sourcing news, it is also rumored that Sears is going to sell the following:

Amistad Cruise Line vacation wear
Buchenwald Weight Loss Center memberships
Grand Dragon Brand Clothing Bleach

Way to go Sears, try not to wipe your ass on the curtains on the way out of the room...

New New Quantum of Solace Trailer

Biden in Columbia: Stand up Chuck, Stand Up! Chuck?

Oh right, Chuck Graham uses a wheelchair... ROTFLMAO

Obama's Spiritual Shepherd Diddles the Flock

This is the man Barack has credited with evolving his own code of ethics and morals...

Report: Rev. Jeremiah Wright Has Affair With Another Man’s Wife

Barack Obama’s former pastor has been cavorting with another man’s wife, whom he romanced while she worked at a church in Dallas run by one of his disciples, according to a report in the New York Post.

Elizabeth Payne, 37, told the Post that she and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, 67, had a sexual relationship this year and that she was fired from her job when the affair was made public. Payne had been working at Friendship-West Baptist Church as a secretary to the Rev. Frederick Haynes III, a longtime Wright protege.

“I was involved with Rev. Wright, and that’s why I lost my job and why my husband divorced me,” Payne was quoted saying in Tuesday’s newspaper. She said she has filed a wrongful-dismissal claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

According to Payne’s estranged husband, Fred Payne, 64, Wright e-mailed Elizabeth Payne and told her he was going to leave his wife, Ramah, for her.

Wright married Ramah more than 20 years ago after he unsuccessfully provided marriage counseling for her and her former husband.

Fred Payne said members of the church, including Haynes, would not be pleased about the interracial aspect of the relationship.

“People wouldn’t be happy to know that my wife was sleeping with a black man,” he said.

Click here for the Wright article in The New York Post.

Barack Shows His Stripes

Barack shows the way he really feels...

Best Movie Line EVER!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Secret Weapon in use as Significant as the Manhattan Project...

From Bob Woodward, he's reported on a couple of other things in the past, establishing a little bit of credibility...

He claims the weapon is such an advance in technology that it compares to the development of the tank, airplane, or even the Manhattan Project.

"It is the stuff of which military novels are written."

Here is the 60 Minutes link, it gets interesting at the 8:00 minute mark.

Watch CBS Videos Online

Biological Clock My Ass! Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha!

Apparently average men have a biological that starts to decline at age 24... Mortals, mere mortals!


Musical tentacles!

No real point, just fun.

WooHoo! I Love a Good How-to!

It's Only for You are in Vegas

The best part of the story, is the line: 'Hey, I'm in Vegas, let's do-something-daring work'
Because if you do this no one outside of Vegas will EVER see it... LOL

Las Vegas Billboards Advertise Fast Cash, Cheap Thrills

There's no doubt sex sells in Las Vegas, but you expect to see ads for adult films in the back of a magazine -- not splashed across town. But a Las Vegas-based company has done just that, taking their advertising out of the seedy underbelly of the city.

And these ads aren't offering girls -- they're asking for them. You've probably seen the billboard on I-15 or lining the Strip -- co-stars needed, the billboard says.

Wanna make $500? Well, if you call the number on the sign, you'll know pretty quickly what this gig entails.

Company Voicemail: "We're looking for people interested in auditioning for an adult production company."

For $500, you'll have to get naked and aroused on-camera.

Company Voicemail: "For both one-time 'Hey, I'm in Vegas, let's do-something-daring work' and those interested in making this the start of becoming the next big porn star."

Continue story...

Friday, September 5, 2008

What Does a 300 Millon ad Campaign Buy? A Pile of Crap, Apparently.

Microsoft's new ad campaign featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates designed to combat the Apple Mac vs. PC ads. 300 million eh? It's craptastic!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Brits Dig on Sarah

Story from the UK Sun...

Teleprompter Malfunctioned during Palin Speech, So She Winged it...

Sarah Palin electrified the Republican convention Wednesday, all the while reading off a faulty teleprompter and an outdated draft, John McCain officials told FOX News on Thursday.

Continue story...

Real families...

Piper Palin fixes baby Trig's hair during their moms speech.

That's a far cry from John Edwards $200.00 styling sessions...

Countdown to Armageddon?

The largest, most expensive scientific experiment in history, the 'Large Hadron Collider', to be turned on next Wednesday. Will it create a black hole or simply tear open the fabric of space and time?...

The Top Ten Complaints of Gandalf!

Top Ten Complaints...

Sarah Palin's VP Acceptance Speech

Part 1

Part 2

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Leia's Metal Bikini

Leia's Metal Bikini, is a site about exactly what it says. Buy 'em, sell 'em, check 'em out!

And here is a little Leia 'Fest kicked off by the awesome Olivia Munn!

Friggin' Laser Beams

Weapons grade laser by the end of '08

Northrop Grumman Develops Death-Star-Style Beam Combining Laser Weapon

Airborne Laser Successfully Targets Enemy Weapons as They Are Carried into Battle

MTHEL Israeli air defense laser (sound starts about a quarter of the way in)

US Weekly in the Tank for Obama? Your Decide...

Very touching...

Evil incarnate!

Dark Knight Kindergarden Days

Cute but a little disturbing kids that young have seen the dark Knight...

Dark Knight Kindergarden Days - Watch more free videos