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A new Flash animation from Cerberus, responsible for De la Terre à la Lune the other week: Raiders of the Trash, starring a positively heroic rackety-coon.

Tabblo's yet another in the very long line of image hosts - but here, they seem to be wanting to do something like Flickr, but better. Worth a peek. (Left is one particularly beautiful shot of the NYC Apple Store, from the floor, looking up through the glass cube into the cityscape)

Bunny pic for the day, easily this by Kiwaku, noticed by mycroftb. The serene affection is quite beautiful, ne? (Pretty much worksafe; includes bunny buns) And this roo playing a tiger is just fun.

And here, presumably by popular demand.. is an iPod case based on that photo. ^_^; ("There are no words to describe it. And you know why.")

I like shiny. I like the latest iPod TV spot. Not the usual silhouettes - here, they're showing off the new colors. So pretty.. I just wish it were a full-length music video.

A few data nuggets in this Second Life story, "The average Second Life user spends 40 hours a month in the virtual world, Rosedale said. Half of all members live outside the United States. About 43 percent are women. The median user age is 32."

The trailer for "Another Gay Movie". ^_^

Wondered why the rebuilding of Iraq was such a success?

"To pass muster with O'Beirne, a political appointee who screens prospective political appointees for Defense Department posts, applicants didn't need to be experts in the Middle East or in post-conflict reconstruction. What seemed most important was loyalty to the Bush administration.

O'Beirne's staff posed blunt questions to some candidates about domestic politics: Did you vote for George W. Bush in 2000? Do you support the way the president is fighting the war on terror? Two people who sought jobs with the U.S. occupation authority said they were even asked their views on Roe v. Wade.

Many of those chosen by O'Beirne's office to work for the Coalition Provisional Authority, which ran Iraq's government from April 2003 to June 2004, lacked vital skills and experience. A 24-year-old who had never worked in finance -- but had applied for a White House job -- was sent to reopen Baghdad's stock exchange. The daughter of a prominent neoconservative commentator and a recent graduate from an evangelical university for home-schooled children were tapped to manage Iraq's $13 billion budget, even though they didn't have a background in accounting."

And why not? Magnetic bullet holes for your car.

And it's official: the European Wii launch will be on Dec 8, retailing for £179 or 249€, including Wii Sports. Or you may prefer one for US$249 or CDN$279 on Nov 19, or 25,000¥ on Dec 2.

And prize for Husky Expression of the Year goes to..

I dislike those magnetic bullet holes. All the rednecks around here tend to have them on their trucks.
Egad.. people actually use them? ^_^; I'd've thought a couple shells would be cheaper.
I think they're cheaper around here. I would imagine a set of 6 would be more like $3-4.

Besides, they can't mess up their perfectly good truck or waste a few shells in case, you know, terrists or fags attack.
There's got to be a great YouTube short idea in that.. "When Fags Attack!" ^_^
What would they do? Get into a slap-fight with people and/or feng shui their furniture against their will?
A head-to-toe makeover in bullet time? ^_^
I had an idea for a short film.

A jock in a muscle car, drives up to some well dressed, possibly borderline femmy, guys. He yells "FAGGOTS!" and peels the tires as he drives away.

Scene is repeated 2 more times, different locations. He finally parks his car with a smug look on his face, and as he's walking away a car pulls up, something like a convertable or a Volvo. The window is down, and inside is an absolute QUEEN. Flaming would be an understatement.

He makes eye contact with the jock. A few cuts from one to the other. Finally the queen yells "HETERO!" and peels the tires as he drives off.

Then see who "gets" it.
Hee! Worth trying. ^_^

Could even make a second edit, with just the final portion, letting the viewer fill in the rest themselves, perhaps.

Ah, if only I had a DV-cam, or a DV bridge.. mine's a device from the age of Hi-8 and pteranodons. (Not bad quality, really. Only thing I've missed, other than Firewire connectivity, has been the lack of an external mic input - so the gigs I've recorded had to just use the internal. Works okay, but it would've been nice to be able to set up a couple of my own around the venue. Being able to handle dark subjects on a bright background would be very helpful, particularly with zoo footage - too easy to wind up with a red panda-shaped silhouette attached to a branch, but that's not too difficult to work around, by zooming in sufficiently to cut out the background, without ruining the framing)
That photo is quite priceless, yes. :)

And magnetic bullet holes... that's just silly. :) Nothing wrong with it, yes, but I do wonder what it says about a culture where things like that actually sell.

Good article about Iraq, too, even if it's - sadly! - not surprising.
It's worth checking out the guy's other photos, too - the ones of a red-armed grey squirrel are utterly adorable.

Personally, I'd probably just stick the holes in inappropriate places, like a gas pump or propane cylinder. ^_^

Indeed, from the perspective of making money, the Iraq invasion and occupation's been a tremendous success - just ask the companies involved. Cronyism's nothing new in politics, gods know, but the CPA's destined to become a textbook example.
Indeed... and don't even get me started on the profits of Exxon and similar companies. greg_palast has some things to say on them, as usual; quite simply put, they are ludicrous.

And yeah, sticking those on a places where you wouldn't expect bullet holes could be fun. A fridge, maybe? ^^ (I actually have an Italian cookbook written by an old Mafia member which has a genuine bullet hole. ^.^)
Ah! That's a feed I should check out.. he's been responsible for some good writing in the past. (Speaking of which, did you see this collection of articles by long-time conservative columnists, on why they feel the Democrats should win in November? I'd probably agree with rabitguy that Joe Scarborough's is maybe the best of them, but Christopher Buckley's is noteworthy too)

which has a genuine bullet hole

Hoo! Deliberately put there, or a souvenir of old times? ^_^;

Reminds me of the Butcher's Block down in San Diego, a favorite of mine when I was in the area - some friends lightheartedly suggested it was a Mafioso joint, as the decor was.. well, just as you'd expect, with Italian wine bottles lining the walls, red flocked velvet wallpaper, and signed photos from folks like Frank Sinatra. Oh, and waitress dress code written by Jessica Rabbit.

Excellent prime rib, though.

Have you tried many of the recipes?
No, I didn't see those articles yet, but I'll check them out. :)

The bullet hole in the book is deliberate. :) You can get the book on amazon, BTW, but the picture unfortunately doesn't seem to show the hole. Still, it's quite neat. ^.^ But no, I haven't really tried any of the recipes, actually; I've had a tendency to buy cooking books a lot in the past, but I never developed my cooking skills to a point where I could actually try out new recipes and have them turn out decent. :P

That restaurant sounds interesting, too - especially the dress code. ^.~
Wii ... £179 or 249€ ... US$249 or CDN$279 ... 25,000¥

Hmmm... equalising to the nearest pound, and using XE.com's headline figures for conversion:

£179 = £179 (surprisingly enough =:P )
€249 = £168
US$249 = £133
CDN$249 = £133 (also)
¥25,000 = £113

I'm not surprised that the European model is much more expensive than Japan or the US... but it's a bit much that in the UK it's about 6.5% more expensive even than in the rest of Europe! =:S
Sadly, the UK still seems highly prone to such gentle inflations, even if things aren't quite as bad as once upon a time, with just the currency symbols changing, rather than the digits. And presumably the 249€ would include local sales tax too - uncomfortable as 17.5% is, as I recall, it's by no means the highest in the EU.

I wonder what import prices will look like.. though I dare say Lik-Sang and the like will be charging a pre-order premium. Ah, no price given yet, looks like.

Ooh, "noble pink" DS Lite! Still, my plain silver DS Full Fat works fine. It's mostly only for Animal Crossing: Wild World anyway - a pleasant way to spend a few minutes before curling up to sleep.
Homer was told those were called "Speed Holes" :)
Hee! One of my favorite episodes, too. Where Homer goes to Clown College, ne? ("But if you do it wrong, you'll look like a fool.")

Maybe I should give another recent ep or two a try, but the few I've seen point to it having jumped the shark a couple years back. But, there's more Futurama on the way. ^_^
The Simpsons definitely jumped the shark, yes... they're only kept alive by the money that's still made with them due to them being a very well-known name. :P
D'awww, bunny nipple nuzzlings! :)

I don't remember "A Gay Movie", never mind 'Another' Gay Movie!

That husky has the kind of stare a partner might give you when you arrive back home from the pub at 2am reeking of Fosters. :)

I once painted a fence and are loyal to you, Pors - can I decorate your house from top to bottom? :)