Sunday, November 28, 2010

Charity: Doing it Wrong





"The reality star is promoting an internet campaign in which stars including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Usher will quit social networking sites to raise money for charity.
In an unusual initiative, a host of celebrities will log off and not sign back in until $1 million (£640,000) has been raised."


Dear Celebrities,

What charity do I give to if I want her to stay dead?

Radioactively Yours,
Beryllium

I'd Like to See a Comic Book Version of This

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving


Stay away from major waterways and you'll survive. Probably.

That Time of Year: Charity Plug




Beryllium's 2010 Charity Pick: Urban Rest Stop


So these guys service Jet City in a huge way, most of them self-serving to me personally:

  1. They enable the homeless who want to get off the streets to land job interviews by giving them someplace to bathe and wash their clothes, so they can get apartments and watch "Dancing with the Stars" instead of lurking under bridges!
  2. Washing and laundering cut on on communicable diseases which can be deadly to less-than-ideal Time Traveler immune systems!
  3. Buses are way less stinky than they otherwise might be because-- again-- judicious application of soap and water!


Chances are you have no interest in donating to a Jet City charity that serves my selfish-but-not-evil purposes, but maybe some of you capes can consider helping local charities start up places like this in your own cities.  Not Master Legend though, because Tothian would probably do this.

Having Ham After All




D'awwwww.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Adam Savage: 1, TSA: 0



12 INCH STEEL RAZOR BLADES.

Seriously, what the fuck.


And on another Jet City note:  Yes, I've heard all this hullabaloo about Pigeon Jones or whatever. I just really don't care. He's getting lumped right in with the rest of the underwear perverts, except maybe I'll jot down a note "Needs to lurk moar".

As for his arch, The Diddler, I don't know who he is. He calls it "Rain City" along with the rest of these young upshots, and to me that screams "Hi, we just flew in from SeaTac airport and boy are our genitals tired from being fondled to excess by men in fake police uniforms!". It doesn't rain much here. Summers are dry, winters are drizzly, mostly it's just cloudy but "Cloud City" was already taken. If you whine that it's rainy here, you're still a newcomer. It's possible that it's a meterological case of Stockholm Syndrome, but either way it denotes your newcomer status.

Snow, on the other hand...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First!!1!


The Gentleman's Guide to Villainy from Aidan McAteer on Vimeo.

SOMEONE was going to post this, and that someone is ME.

Japan: Actively Trying to Give You Nightmares




At first you think "Those are some freaky-looking urinals... wait, what's a woman doing in a men's bathroom...?"

Then you think "God... Why?" and weep softly to yourself.

Monday, November 15, 2010

All the Rage in 2020


The "Walltop" PC build didn't really catch on until Apple-Dell debuted the first commercial model in 2018, but much of the cooling functionality was lost when third party manufacturers began offering custom "skins" for the components... which were snap-on rigid plastic covers.  With no vents.  And a disturbing number of them featured leopard print.

It was a dark time for tech support staff.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Halloween At Last



Frizzy hair: If you can't beat 'em, join them.

The Clich├ęs of the Mad Men of Yesteryear



This short was produced as an in-house joke reel of an Ad Agency.  Finally there's proof that they knew exactly how stupid commercials looked, then and now.

NSFW: Two seconds of breasts inadequately covered by soap suds.

Cure-All of the Day

Also effective against zombie gas.




Friday, November 12, 2010

Urban Style Hacking


It must be Zetaman painting over these stencils. I could tell if it was Geist because the cover-up paint would be olive green and/or taupe if he was behind this.

I wonder if that weirdo in the yellow hard hat is still active? I'd have joked about him, but Zetaman's and Geist's names came up first.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010