Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Have A Totally Anime Thanksgiving From The Year 20X6.

Monday's Short On Homestar Runner is pretty cool. It's a special involving the 20X6 versions of the characters learning how to give thanks, while simultaneously cramming in every single stock anime technique in existence.

Keep an eye out for the tractor decked out like Kaneda's motorcycle from Akira, and the American Dragon Ball Z parody ending.

8-Bit Vanilla Sky (With River City Ransom Sprites!).

Most of the time, I feel like I'm the only one left that still likes the movie "Vanilla Sky".

And we all know how I feel about River City Ransom, god amongst mere video games.

Here is a video that collides River City Ransom with Vanilla Sky, and creates a sandwich made of awesome.

Funeral For An X-Box 360.

This link was sent to me by my Myspace friend Monica McCoy. It's of the funeral tiggerboy from Gamespot UK performed for his X-Box 360. Pretty cute.

Whoa is that a Virtual Boy? I've only seen one of those in my life, and it was a store demo I fooled around with when I was 15. It gave me a headache.

It's also cool that he included a Sega with a 32X AND a Master System converter in the slot. Forwards AND backwards compatibility represented!


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Garfield Minus Garfield

I've totally fallen in love with the site Garfield Minus Garfield. This guy takes the daily "Garfield" strip... and removes Garfield.

That's it.

You may wonder why that would be entertaining, but it creates an entirely new strip, one of the seemingly neverending mental breakdowns of John Arbuckle... alone, genuflecting and making desperate pleas to the empty air.

Massive, Massive Collection Of Obama Buttons.

You find this massive of a collection of McCain buttons, you know how to get a hold of me and I'll post it. I'm non-partisan; I voted for Robocop/Unicorn.

I have a similar article on Politics Of Apathy.

What is Barack Obama Doing For You Right Now?

Just wasted quite a bit of time with Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle, where just a click can remind you what he's done for you lately.

Because he cares.

I have a similar article posted to Politics Of Apathy.

We Are 138.

But what does that mean?

Man, I accidently forced Dorkstuff to a screeching halt. I had reserved the "138th post" for myself, but now that it's here, I'm not sure what I want to post.

Not really sure what the significance of this number is. It shows up frequently in George Lucas movies (along with the number 23). The same goes for the Simpsons (for both 138 and 23). In fact, the Simpsons celebrated their 138th episode with a commemorative episode (rather than their 100th).

And of course the number is heavily associated with the punk band The Misfits.

But what is the big deal about the number? According to Wikipedia, it's a sphenic number, which means it is also square-free and has a Moebius function result of negative 1. Maybe that means more to you than to me.

Curiously, when you factor it out, you get 23*2*3. That may be a clue.

It's also the IMDB number for Leonardo DiCaprio.

Take a moment and ponder the significance of this number.

Wikipedia Entry On The Number 138.
One Thirty Eight Dot Com

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This. Is. A. Real. Unedited. Advertisement. For. A. Real. Product.

It's called the Rejuvenique RJV10KIT Facial Toning Mask Kit. But it looks like something you'd buy in a Philip K. Dick novel.

Now you know what to get me for Christmas. If you really, really like me, you'll include an Alex Chiu immortality ring. And a Razor Gator.


"Botox seems pretty tame compared to facial self-tazing", to quote Antinous from Boing Boing.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Super Obama World

If youre the kind of person that thinks a really, really weak Super Mario World clone with *only* *one* *track* *of* *infuriatingly* *annoying* *music* and cornball "political" humor that your parents would chuckle at is you're kind of bag, then click on the above picture.

I've posted this same article to Politics Of Apathy.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


This is from a show in 1992 named Raw Toonage. IT's weird, it's odd, it's pretty dorky.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bette Midler Is Married To One Of The Kipper Kids?

Anyone who partied with me since 1998 has been forced to watch this strange VHS tape I scored from a drifter junkie punk rock friend (along with some great Dallas punk EPs, Policy FTW!) for about $20. The tape with the graffiti scrawl on it that says "Smells Like Butterscotch, Yo!". You either already know what I'm talking about, or have this to look forward to, some booze-and-lulz sodden 3AM.

It turned out to be a great score, a collage of Dangerous Brothers Episodes, Liquid Television stuff, footage of him humping his girlfriend, The Butthole Surfers Movie, an awesome film about lesbian persecution in the 50s, scratchy animation set to authentic alien abduction confessions, and "K.O. Kippers", my first introduction to the Kipper Kids - Harry and Harry Kipper.

Harry and Harry Kipper, if you've never heard of them, are for all practical purposes the unholy identical twins of Pere Ubu and Popeye.

They seemed really familar to me, and they were. Turns out they had bit parts in UHF and the Oingo Boingo movie "Forbidden Planet".

For some reason, it took me a decade to look these guys up on Wikipedia, and it turns out that one of them has been married to Bette Midler since 1984. I'm unsure why I find this strange at this point, but I do.

Anyway, here's a video with Bette Midler and both Kipper Kids from that period.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Most Famous Songs Weird Al Never Wrote.

This is the "Not Al" page, which attempts to document every song wrongly attributed to "Weird" Al Yankovic, as well as list the actual author.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Getting Your Bacon's Worth.

If you haven't had a chance to check out, you should check out their entertaining series "How Much Is Inside".

In just shy of 50 adventures, this guy makes a 73 foot long Cheerios necklace, simulates the huge messy puddle an entire human body's content of blood would make, lipsticks up a girls legs almost up to the knee, figures out what kind of suitcase will hold a million dollars, and tapes up an 100 foot long strip of pornographic images down an elementary school hallway. All in the name of science.

And he seems to have a lot of fun doing it.

He comes up with several surprising results. Like working out that a 2-liter bottle of soda contains 2 liters of soda and 4 liters of carbon dioxide. Or that cheap batteries, while they last half as long as brand-name batteries, are actually 3 times as economical by price per hour.

But this one one really suprised me. He weighs out a package of Oscar Meyer bacon bits, and compares it by weight to actual cooked Oscar Meyer bacon. Turns out, bacon bits cost half as much by weight as actual cooked bacon.

For some reason, I always thought it would be the other way around. Weird.

The Condiment Packet Museum.

It's here, you're here, you might as well check it out. You know you want to.

A frighteningly thourough collection (currently at 724!) of modern condiment packages from restaurants.

EDIT (05/2010): The bigger, 929-entry museum is no more. I'm currently linking to another one I found. Yes, you read that right. There is apparently more than one online condiment packet museum in existence, or at least there was. The one I'm linking to now was apparently founded in 2005, so hopefully that means it will stick around. Also, this one offers buttons. Yay!

Hey, it could have value. This guy and a hot chick found out that the average ketchup packet contains 2.5 cents of ketchup. And that's in 2001 dollars!

Marzipan From Homestar Runner Dressed As Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The above image is from this year's Homestar Runner Halloween cartoon "Most In The Graveyard". Marzipan is dressed as Stevie Ray Vaughan. Thought some of ya might get a kick out of that.

Stark, No-Nonsense Guide To Lunchbox Collecting.

The fellows at Lunchbox Library have put together this tight little no-BS guide to the values of metal lunchboxes made between 1950-1987. They also reccommend placing the following button on your eBay auctions so your customers can look for themselves and see what kind of deal you're giving them, as well as revealing you to be someone that does their homework -

Free Appraisals

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Photoshop Interface Rendered In Real-World Objects

Ganked this from Boing Boing. A Photoshop application window, rendered in real items. A link in the title leads to a Flickr photoset regarding it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A History of Rock and Roll.....Polka Style!

As only Weird Al can do....

We can also learn about the Elements!

In case you have a science test soon! Lego style....


You can learn all about the atom now!!!