Cake Wrecks

What happens when professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong?

Watching It Shred

Not like you didn't see this on Gizmodo already, but this is a 15 out of 10:


Dating A Banker Anonymous

Whether this is an exquisitely steel-tongued joke or a vomit-inducing reality isn't entirely clear, but whatever the case -- don't be shocked to see Kate Hudson making a movie about this crap in the very near future (apparently a book deal for the blog authors is already in the works).

Been There, Done That, Bought the T-Shirt

Personally, I think we should all get one of these for free.


Star Wars Yoga

"Fat" and "Nerd" are two things that simply go great together, much to the chagrin of all the fat nerds in the world. But in our image-driven society -- there's always pressure to look your best.

So what's a geek to do when the extroversion and leaving your computer desk-osity of physical activity and exercise get in the way of sitting at your keyboard and endlessly arguing about the finer points of the Ewokalypse?

Well as long as you have some semblance of flexibility, a little free time, and a green headband (which is apparently required wearing if you wish complete these exercises properly) you might try the various poses and stretches you'll find in the Star Wars Yoga series.

Or, if you're like me -- you can just chose to blog about it on the web, and then go back to eating your Cheetos.


Getting a Head Start on Spring Love

BKLN cats up for adoption:

Posh & Becks: adorable 5 month old kittens. Becks is all white and
quite the ham. Posh is all black and quite the lady.

Fonde: 1.5 y.o. white and brown tabby. Shy, but very loving.

Chicken Little: 7 m.o brown tabby. Instant purrer. Fonde's only
surviving daughter.

Cheeto. Previous adopters took him in at 4 months. Eight months later
decided he wasn't cuddly enough and returned him. He's a total
sweetheart. Not in your face, but scritch around his chin and he flops
over on his back. He loves to sit in your lap when you're slaving away
at the computer. He's a great peach color too!

Juno: 1 y.o. brown tabby. Very affectionate once she gets to know you

Hank the Tank: Seriously, the best of the bunch. This guy is basically
a dog in a cat's body. He's FIV+ though.


MacBook Wheel

Looks fantastic:

MacBook Wheel

I'll take two.

No sarcasm, no sirree.

What is Sexy?

In a women's magazine survey years ago, more respondents said they'd like their men to take out the garbage than make love to them.

This sentiment has been updated for the Internet age.

(Despite appearances, this is safe for work.)

Thanks to Amanda for the link.


Freeing The Prisoner

AMC is currently streaming the entire original series of The Prisoner for free. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a huge favor. Watch the whole thing. Not only is the thing a masterpiece of trippy set design drawing from everything cool about the 60s, but the story is as plot-twisty as anything 24 has ever tried. No cheating and watching the last episode without all the rest. It's worth the payoff.



The runaway popularity of Shepard Fairey's iconic "Hope" poster during the campaign season spoke to the country's overwhelming desire for change. But now that Obama's been elected, shouldn't the rest of us be able to get in on the fun?

That's where Paste magazine's Obamicon.me website comes in -- enabling users to quickly put together their own versions of the print using icons from their own lives, much like I have done here with site founder Satorical's beloved visage.

The site also features a gallery of user-submitted images, many of which are worth a grin.

I Can Has..?

Looks pretty comfortable.
..Tasty, too.


Management Secrets

For the modern manager there are many sources of advice, examples, and self help books. But now we have a source that is authoritative (authoritarian?) and appeals to a broadbase (of film fans).

Management Secrets from Darth Vader


Clearing out the deadwood

This is brilliant. Burger King is giving away Whoppers to anyone who drops 10 of their Facebook friends. The New York Times says that claiming the prize lets your "friends" know they were dropped for a hamburger. It's worse than that: they were dropped for a tenth of a hamburger.


Looking Beyond Brooklyn

I'm moving from Brooklyn NY to Portland OR in late March, so I've started looking at what's doing out there. Apparently an aide to former president George H.W. Bush nicknamed the city "Little Beirut" after a series of violent protests of the elder Bush's visit in the 90s. It stuck, and has become a point of pride among activist residents.

Turns out there's also a band of the same name.

After April, if you're visiting that way, lemme know and I'll buy you one of the city's fine, fine microbrews.


My Year Of Flops

I love bad movies. There's something weird about it -- because it's not like I love bad music, painting, or sculpture. But a bad movie is a special slice of heaven. Whether it's watching a celebrity commit artistic seppuku, the ridiculousness of the plot, the shoddiness of the special effects, or whatever other kind of fuckery might bitter the batter -- a bad movie can be many times more fun than a good one.

Which is probably why My Year of Flops -- a comprehensive bad movie review/appreciation series by Nathan Rubin is so much fun. Especially when he gets to skewering movies you've actually found a way to suffer through yourselves.

The guy has such a zest for tearing movies up that it's hard not to lose hours at a time reading the recaps -- which is good because there are scads of them. Plus, it's not everywhere on the web you can find quotes like this (from his review of the Stephen King crapfest Dreamcatcher):
..It seems that for 25 years, the United States Government has been battling a secret invasion of malevolent space aliens that grow in the human body and exit out the rectum, but not before leaving a whole lot of toxic flatulence in their wake.

This development poses some unique acting challenges for [Timothy] Olyphant. How do you respond, for example, when an alien ass weasel chomps on your genitalia and you try to extinguish it by dry-humping an open fire? That’s the kind of shit they don’t teach you at Juliard.
To be honest, what I think really works about this series is that as much as he bashes the films, you kind of get the sense that Rubin secretly wishes he didn't have to -- that somehow the Delgo's and Exit to Eden's of the world would have worked as they were envisioned to, instead of crashing to the ground in a fiery blaze the way they actually did.

Besides, Ebert only gets pissed like once a week, so it's a good way to keep up.


20 Biggest Photoshop Disasters of 2008

This triumph + 19 others, including one that caught me so off guard I almost spit out my coffee.


The Breakfast Cereal Club

Do you know how popular Frankenberry is?
He is so popular. Everybody loves him so much at this school.


Communicating with The Old Man

Apparently my dad visited Brooklyn and didn't tell me. But at least he left this note on the men's room wall at Freddy's.

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