Thursday, September 27, 2007

Get outta my grill!

I just put this new design up on Zazzle. It's the first design I made starting from a pencil drawing. I drew the dog, scanned it in, then colorized it and added the text in Photoshop. Get it on a shirt!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Get your Xbox Gamertag on a t-shirt!

Go to this page and enter your gamertag, gamer score, and upload an avatar and five game icons. Totally customize this shirt with your personal info!

Sorry folks, apparently this shirt has been removed due to copyright issues. But here are some other cool gaming related t-shirt sites I found:


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Jack Thompson - GTA 4 Mission "clearly a reference to me" reports that lawyer/crusader for video game legislation Jack Thompson is saying that Rockstar Games has put him in their next Grand Theft Auto a target to kill. He is threatening to sue and try to block the sale of the game if he is not removed from the game.

Well, first, he is apparently not mentioned in the game. There is simply a lawyer character who believes in banning violent video games. Jack Thompson is sure it's a jab at him.

"...the fact that the lawyer, killed on Niko's first mission, would bring up video games, makes it clearly a reference to me..."

Hmmm, you know, come to think of it, I could be mistaken for Mario...maybe I should sue. Come on, Mr. Thompson. Seriously? The fact that the Florida Bar had to impose disciplinary action on you, and that you lost your license to practice law in Alabama says to me you're basically an idiot.

I wasn't planning on buying GTA 4, but now I may do so just so I can play that mission and pretend it's you.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Kathy Griffin tells Jesus to "Suck it"

Comedian Kathy Griffin, upon winning the award for Outstanding Reality Program for her show "My Life on the D-List" on Saturday, Sept. 8th, shouted "Suck it, Jesus, this award is my god now!"

Apparently, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has decided to censor the remarks from the E! taped airing of the award show this Sunday. This is in response to complaints from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

Great. Now we have to start censoring comments from comedians that are not meant to be insulting, but rather funny.

How on Earth does her jokingly saying she is denouncing Jesus become a censorable offense? Who is she hurting with this? It's not like she called religious people idiots, or made derogatory comments about those who believe. She made a joke.

It's 2007, people. Why are we so Victorian in this country? Why can't we all laugh at an obvious joke, and stop being offended by the littlest things?

Oh, and by the way, suck it, Jesus. The Internet is my god now!

Monday, September 03, 2007

The Top 10 Most Influential or Memorable Monty Python Sketches

The following list comprises my top 10 most influential or memorable Monty Python sketches. Each one of these has, to some degree or another, influenced comedy, or at the very least become a memorable part of American geek culture. Why is it that Monty Python is currently very popular amongst the geek chic? Maybe these little nuggets offer some insight:

10. Military Drilling

No need to be politically correct when it comes to the Pythons making fun of homosexuality. Right, stop that. It's silly.

First aired: December 7, 1969

9. How Not To Be Seen

Explosive comedy.

First aired: December 8, 1970

8. Ministry of Silly Walks

A more physical sketch for the Pythons shows Michael Palin trying to get a grant to develop his silly walk, which isn't very silly at all. At least not compared to John Cleese's.

First aired: September 15, 1970

7. Fresh Fruit

How about teaching us how to defend ourselves against someone with a pointed stick? I guess bananas are more dangerous.

First aired: October 26, 1969

6. Cheese Shop

Another John Cleese classic. Just how many cheese's are there?

First aired: November 30, 1972

5. Funniest Joke in the World

This sketch shows just how far the Pythons take an idea. Storytelling at it's craziest.

First aired: October 5, 1969 (first ever episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus)

4. Dead Parrot

The Dead Parrot sketch showcases John Cleese and his verbal prowess. How many different ways can he say the parrot is dead?

First aired: December 7, 1969

3. Argument Clinic

This sketch shows how clever the Pythons were for their time. Or at least that they were smoking something in the 70's.

First aired: November 2, 1972

2. The Lumberjack Song

It's so well known that, besides Spam, it's probably one of the most mentioned, mimicked, and memorable songs they have ever come up with.

First aired: December 14, 1969

1. Spam

Arguably the most influential Monty Python sketch ever. It brought life to the term "Spam" for unwanted junk email. (Wikipedia)

First aired: December 15, 1970

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