Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

(Thanks to Roibs for the pic)


Monday, October 30, 2006

Black Sheep is BACK

You guys remember Black Sheep, right? Y'know... the guys that came up with:

Engine, Engine, Number Nine,
On the New York transit line,
If my train goes off the track,
Pick it up! Pick it up! Pick it up!

Yeah, that's them. Well, MCs Dres and Mista Lawnge are back at it again with a digital-only release called 8WM/NOVAKANE. If you want head bobbing, horn kicking, Black Sheep-a-licious hip-hop, check out "B Boys Theme" and "Whodat." If you want something a little more chill and, yes, sensitive, take a listen to "Be Careful." It's a fantastic album and a welcome surprise from one of the biggest hip-hop groups of the early-mid 90's.

Check it out on emusic or Black Sheep - 8wm / Novakane fo' sho'.


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Bush Uses "The Google"

Man. You gotta hand it to Bush. He may not know how to speak English... But does he let it stop him? Does he admit his mistakes? No! He just plows right along. This particular example has been all over "the internet" (perhaps Mr. Bush has heard of this new technology?). It goes something like this:

HOST: I’m curious, have you ever googled anybody? Do you use Google?

BUSH: Occasionally. One of the things I’ve used on the Google is to pull up maps. It’s very interesting to see — I’ve forgot the name of the program — but you get the satellite, and you can — like, I kinda like to look at the ranch. It (garbled) remind me of where I wanna be sometimes.

"The Google"? "I kinda like to look at the ranch?"... Awesome. So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States of America... The most powerful man on the planet... Leader of the free world... Mr. George W. (the) Bush:


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Weird Al Gets His

It's about freaking time! Weird Al has entertained millions of us with his ridiculous, yet oftentimes quite clever, parodies of all our favorite hits. I remember listening to my casette tape of "Weird Al Yankovic In 3-D" over and over again ("King of Suede"? I mean, c'mon! So awesome!). I loved the idea of getting "Stuck In A Closet with Vanna White," I thought twice about medicine when "Like a Surgeon" came out, and I certainly won't ever forget the amazing video for "Fat."

I could go on, but really, we all know he's great. And he's FINALLY hit the top 10! According to CNN.com:

"Weird Al" Yankovic's new album, "Straight Outta Lynwood," has scored the enduring song parodist his biggest chart successes in a career that spans nearly three decades. "Lynwood," Yankovic's 12th album, debuted this month at No. 10 on the Billboard 200, his first top 10 album ever. Meanwhile, the Chamillionaire parody "White and Nerdy," reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, besting his previous high of No. 12 with "Eat It" in 1984.

It's about freaking time! This man is a genius, ladies and gentlemen. With lyrics like:

My MySpace page is all totally pimped out
Got people beggin' for my top eight spaces
Yo, I know pi to a thousand places
Ain't got no grills but I still wear braces

...you can't deny him! So let's give him his props. You can start by downloading this song:

Don't Download This Song



Friday, October 13, 2006

Ban is IN

The BCC proclaimed today: "South Korean elected new UN chief"!

Rock on, Ban Ki-moon.


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

ED-209, Anyone?

I've been super busy lately... But this one was too good to pass up. Does anyone remember the movie Robocop? Now, does anyone remember ED-209 from Robocop? Y'know, that insane security robot that went insane and killed some dude in a boardroom meeting? Well, check this article from the digital edition of the Chosun Ilbo:

Korea Develops Armed Security Guard Robot

Korea has unveiled an “intelligent” robotic security guard on Thursday. The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy tested the robot in front of some 100 guests including the minister, Chung Sye-kyun. The robot has the ability to discern people and vehicles within a 2-km range in daytime and 1 km at night and of telling the difference between friend and foe by asking for a password when someone comes within 10 m of it.

When it identifies a suspicious individual, it sends a warning and can fire at intruders using a built-in K-3 machine gun or a non-lethal rubber bullet gun. The developer, Samsung Techwin, expects the robot to become commercially available in late 2007 for use in guarding sensitive facilities such as military units or airports.


ED-209: Please put down your weapon. You have 20 seconds to comply.
Dick Jones: I think you'd better do as he says, Mr. Kinney.

...seconds later...

[Dick Jones's ED-209 has malfunctioned during a demonstration, killing an office worker]
The Old Man: Dick, I'm very disappointed.
Dick Jones: I'm sure it's only a glitch. A temporary setback.
The Old Man: You call this a GLITCH?

Ah, ain't technology grand?