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February 28, 2005

Who is this mysterious Captain Planet?

nice fishie.jpg

Shhh... I bootleggin' this remix.

One Two Step (Remix by Captain Planet)

Props to Leo from Outernational for sending the fish and telling me that it reminded him of me.

And also, another one for the cubicle clickers: U.S. Workers More Dissatisfied With Jobs.

"Who is this mysterious Captain Planet?" posted by ant at 10:39 PM



Watched about 5 minutes of the Oscars. Sean Penn look a little sloshed. Obligatory shots of Antonio Banderas and Carlos Santana when dude from Motorcyle Diaries won for best song. Uh...

In the spirit of the moving image, however, we're hosting two fun little movies from our boyo Edward:Mastermind for your perusal:

Flowers and Sky

Finally got around to Spellbound on Gilmore's recommendation. Those kids couldn't hold a candle to me. One of them's at NYU now? Much more interesting than an Olsen twin.

Interesting article here about being homeless in Hollywood. The ethnographer side coming out on this one.

Also, the new Juxtapoz B/W issue is highly goodworthy.

And finally, love to Miss Chinaka Hodge for being dope as always and commuting to the Heights to make sure we're still alive. She taped her second appearance on Def Poetry Jam this week, and has finally updated her diary over at McSweeney's. I know it says she's single, but don't even think about asking us for an introduction. You ain't good enough.

"Yawn.." posted by ant at 1:03 AM

February 26, 2005

There will be enough wedgies for everybody


Let's poke fun at those we consider nerds while we pack up the Handy Trax for a day of flea market digging for 'rarities' and 'gems.' Fuck that. Spending 9 hours straight chopping breaks doesn't mean you cool, it means you a nerrrrd. I live with these types, and they smellier than any Magic-playing fool I ever met.

...but still, I felt a strong urge to give someone a wet willy when I saw this:

Sony Puts Pizza Ordering in Videogames

and then I was reminded of this:

Live-Action Roleplaying (via Crailtap!)

February 25, 2005

Health advice


A PSA from Via (via Miss Estes on the Westes) regarding wrist health for all the cubicle clickers:

Wrist Ganglion Cyst

Hands down the best passage ever:

How can a wrist ganglion cyst be removed?

Another alternative, that some call traditional, others call a bit barbaric, is to smash the wrist ganglion cyst with a hard object such as a book. This pops the cyst, and ruptures the lining of the cyst. Because the lining is disrupted, the smashed ganglion cyst may not return quite as often as those drained by a needle. However, many patients are uncomfortable with their doctor 'whacking' a book against their wrist...

Fuggapaddedmousepad. I'm rocking this bump in style.

"Health advice" posted by ant at 4:59 PM

February 24, 2005

In Evil Genius News...


AESP: The Ghettoest Rip-Off of Max/MSP

More love to family. Uh... best if I just paste this IM exchange from Chris at The Math Club.

CHRIS: check out this music i made a program that makes the music
its a program that takes internet traffic and makes into into music
ANT: say word?
CHRIS: and thats some of the output music
ANT: hows it work?
CHRIS: the whole project is at www.the-mathclub.net/index.php/AESP
thats the whole project, its an audio signal processing software
ANT: uh so how the fuck does it work?
CHRIS: for building software audio devices
ANT: hmm
ANT: my head hurts already
CHRIS: im gonna make a music stream thats all robot generated music

"In Evil Genius News..." posted by ant at 9:17 PM

Snow? That's SO last month...


Came back from torrential rains in Cali to uh... snow again in the city. Booo...

In related cold news... The Iceman Curse!

Our boy Willy C aka Caps of DJ Caps and Pandemonium Jones fame has been running a highly superior blargh over at The Stencil and will be providing some muzak for the VIA re-launch on March 11th. Good, good people.

Hitting up Triple Crown tomorrow for the Vapors Release Party. New issue is mellow, dope Maharishi article and a healthy amount of shine for our 10.Deep fam. Ayres and Catchdubs hold the floor, should be supercool. $1.00 forties are gonna get a little ignant, but not quite as ridiculous as this. Staple on the front page of the Post?? You couldn't buy that kind of press if you waited in line for 2 days. In the cold. For dunks.

"Snow? That's SO last month..." posted by ant at 8:40 PM

February 21, 2005

Open season on all kinds of brown people...

Uh yeah. Keeping our eyes on this one. Maybe someday soon we'll have patrols guarding Brooklyn from people like... well, people like us.

Sarcasm aside, this definitely does look like a militia magnet that's asking for accidental (yeah right) deaths. Fetch them rebel flags...

'Minutemen' to Patrol Arizona Border

The Minuteman Project

Don't act like we didn't call it...


Hey, remember a couple years back when the city invited IOC officials over and gave them things like statue of liberty cookies and other assorted dumb crap? We do, and we made a shirt about it. Money to the city's all good and what not, but New York's gotta get off it's own jock just a little bit. Besides, it's crowded enough as it is during the summer, and a lot of these olympic facilities are gonna be built out in Queens and all sorts of scattered around the other boroughs (although we do like how shooting's gonna be held in the Bronx). Check out the gameplan here.

But the more fun links go like this:

What Happens between Now and the Year 2012?

The How and Why of the Mayan End Date In 2012 A.D.

Diagnosis 2012: Dire Gnosis

"Don't act like we didn't call it..." posted by ant at 2:36 PM

February 20, 2005

RIP Dr. Gonzo


Author Hunter S. Thompson Kills Himself

"RIP Dr. Gonzo" posted by ant at 11:55 PM

February 13, 2005

Yeah, no, I get it. Saffron.


Went to The Gates today, like many other folk. Tried to take some photos like every other fool out there, then realized it'd probably be more fun to just wait a day and start stealing from photobloggers' pages and photochopping my mug in.

Getting the fug out the city for the week for some debauchery at Magic and some recharging in Santa Ana. ix should do a pretty good job keeping folks informed on more important and relevant ish. Site's coming together for the launch, don't forget to peep what's going on at the Captain's Crate while you're here.

"Yeah, no, I get it. Saffron." posted by ant at 2:50 AM

February 10, 2005

Happy New Year


Silver Haze kiddies.

VIA's been busy lately, cooking up tings. Hopefully you'll have caught hints of it here and there.

"Happy New Year" posted by ant at 2:28 AM

February 9, 2005

Everyday Hero


A former Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, Amy Smith, 41, designs for developing communities. The mechanical engineer credits an untidy mind for her ability to solve complex development problems. Her inventions include a screenless grain mill, an IV fluid clamp, water purification technology, a charcoal-making scheme using agricultural waste instead of wood, and a phase-change incubator for water quality and medical testing. Smith teaches a yearlong globe-trotting course in sustainable design at MIT that involves projects in Haiti, Honduras, Brazil, Mexico, Samoa, India, Lesotho, Zambia, and China. Last fall, she was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant."

For real - how is this not inspiring? Read the full interview with ID here.

Botswana RPCV Amy Smith wins MIT prize for design

"Everyday Hero" posted by ixley at 12:41 PM

February 7, 2005



Almodovar Quits Spanish Academy in Voting Flap

"Salty!" posted by ant at 11:37 PM

That ignant ish is played out kid


It's important to note that Satanists don't worship the Judeo-Christian devil. Instead, they believe in the power of the individual, and see Satan as a metaphor for self-determination. As for Romano, he stands behind his January 11 criminal complaint, which charges that two days earlier Rotondi and Scarpinito had pummeled him so hard with a metal pipe and an ice scraper he had to get 12 stitches in his head. He says they had been taunting him for weeks, spreading rumors and calling him a "Satan worshipper," "baby sacrificer," and "hooker killer." And just before the assault, he says they yelled out, "Hey, Satan!"

Prosecutors backing off on hate crime charge in beating of Queens Satanist

Hatred & Misinformation Directed Against Satanists

"That ignant ish is played out kid" posted by ixley at 10:55 AM

February 4, 2005

Token Asian Entry


Peep this.

This kid beat out Tony Leung at Cannes for best actor, and I gotta admit, he's pretty good. No long Wong Kar Wai wispy smoke shots to give him the cool-as-cucumbers vibe, but there's potential. On the Asano level? Pfffffft... he got a lot more killing to do.

Yao! Did anyone else notice that he didn't grow out his beard after China lost in the olympics?

"Token Asian Entry" posted by ant at 3:02 PM

February 2, 2005

She's just tryna get paid is all!


That American Girl stuff always had me raising eyebrows anyway..

Hispanics Criticize American Girl Doll

The old neighborhood "was no place for me to grow up," the doll's story says. "It was dangerous, and there was no place for me to play."

American Girl officials said that they never intended to insult the community.

"Our feeling is that when people read the book in its entirety, I think they'll see the picture that we painted of Marisol in the book is from a very warm, lively and very close-knit community," American Girl spokeswoman Stephanie Spanos said Wednesday.

Spanos added that the "dangerous" comment was a reference to traffic in the big city and that Marisol's parents moved to Des Plaines because they wanted a house and a yard for their daughter to play in.

"She's just tryna get paid is all!" posted by ant at 5:08 PM

Toy Soldier Kidnapped


Doubts cast on claim U.S. soldier kidnapped

Wow... Now, I like to rip on the media when they deserve it, but this is just a big stamp of laziness on everyone's part. C'mon now - Let's put a little more effort into our work.

"Toy Soldier Kidnapped" posted by ixley at 3:48 PM

Get back at us, Coulter.


Now let's get a clip of someone backhanding Michelle Malkin.

(swiped off Gawker)

"Get back at us, Coulter." posted by ant at 3:00 AM

Cubicle viewing


You should watch this at least once before you start calling it wack a week from now.

"Cubicle viewing" posted by ant at 1:44 AM

If I were a Tisch Kid...


I'd probably know this site. But I'm not. I went to the hippie Olsen twin one. But that still doesn't mean I can't nod to these and swat on shitty film student films.

"If I were a Tisch Kid..." posted by ant at 12:48 AM

February 1, 2005

Back to business...


Hold up... so I sleep for like two days and I come back to find these entries commandeered by some pinko ish by ixley?

Apologies for whatever social critique and heavy handedness he might have laid down... sometimes these web folk try to exert a little too much power and go out of their realm.

I can break it down for you pretty simply though. China: too many ugly babies. Girls dress weird and wear masks and long opera-looking gloves so they don't end up tanning and looking like peasants. Iraq: damn we fucked up. Let's try to fix things. No? Let's sorta pretend things are fixed. Cool. Firefox: something something something Microsoft bad let's keep things all open and hippie-like and topple the monopoly.

I suppose I could probably muster up a little more critical thought for these things, but uh... I'm more suited to dispense knowledge pertaining to the "what-the-fuck?" department.

Like this, for example. An AP blog? Shut up you face.

"Back to business..." posted by ant at 2:56 PM

Nerds around the world take on Bill Gates


The Firefox Explosion

So maybe I'm just all up on this whole open-source thing cuz it was in Bruce Mau's book... But you still gotta appreciate the awesomeness of this illustration.

"Nerds around the world take on Bill Gates" posted by ixley at 11:33 AM

Maybe we'll stay just a liiittle bit longer...


Iraq elections explained

The Iraq Elections Primer

Iraqi Elections A Joke

In Arab World, Iraqi Vote Draws Mixed Reactions

Man.... It's anyone's guess at this point...