I was mildy happy to receive two (out of 13) pieces of spam this morning. Why? Creative sender names: Mr. Magness Alexus and Mrs. Lemon Jemima. These will either be supporting characters in my upcoming children's book or pseudonyms for any ranting manifestos I may write.
They are slimy because when you try to download QuickTime -- so you can watch that new movie trailer which was published by a brainwashed Apple cult member -- it gets bundled with iTunes to usurp your Windows computer and choke its precious resources. The argument is, "It's free so you have to pay for it somehow." Oh really? Then please explain to me how that's "free?" That sure doesn't sound free to me.
Oh, and the QT download form automatically opts you in to their "FREE bi-weekly QuickTime News subscription." YAY! Everything's free! How thoughtful of them to assume I want to be spammed with new riveting information about their somewhat ubiquitous and generally crappy video format. It only gets worse when the Apple-huggers selfrighteously condemn similar tactics taken by other companies.
If you're going to hold yourself to a higher standard you shouldn't comprimise. The fact that we surrender our email addresses should be a fair trade for "free" software. This is just a slimy way of doing business. Shame on Apple.
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Last year I spent mother's day weekend with my mother and sister in Savannah. On one of the many home tours I noticed a fantastic wood carving in the seat of a chair. It was a boar's head heraldric symbol. I wanted to take a photograph of it but the owners of the house would not allow it. So, I stared at it for a few minutes and then drew a sketch back at the hotel. The pencil sketch turned out fairly well, so I scanned it in and turned the whole thing into vector art in Flash. The above is the final product--it's embedded as a Flash file so you may do a right-click zoom-in.
Why am I posting this now? Well, I'm heading back to Savannah this weekend for the first innaugural "Bet Max Olympics" openning ceremonies. For the remainder of the summer myself and my fellow urban tribesmen will compete each weekend in a sporting event. Each event has been chosen by individual competitors and ratified by the group (I chose golf). This weekend will be food, drinks, fireworks, clay pigeon shooting, wild life hunting (photographic) while mounted on kayaks, and lawn-mower polo.
The boar will be my official blazon and seal. I know what you're thinking, "Isn't the boar's head a symbol of hospitality?" Yes. I only found this out recently though and the boar in general symbolizes "Fierce fighter, fights to the death." So I'm just going to have to start sketching out a body for this beast or call it mild irony when I grab the gold medal.
P.S. If any talented artists out there want to do a better paint job on this boar, please let me know.
Angriest interview ever.
"No, fuck hip-hop. I ain't feeling that shit right now. I don't even listen to hip-hop. I just do this shit because I gotta feed my family. "
Update: In a companion piece to the above interview, 12 Notable Moments in Wu-Tang history, this is number 5:
"August 1, 1995: Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx marks the apex of Wu-Tang's golden age"
That is clearly incorrect as Liquid Swords is not only the greatest Wu-Tang album ever it is the greatest rap album ever.
Great idea, real cool site, but it's just too much damn French pastry and not enough Krispy Kreme. There is no way to send an individual link, there is no way to easily copy and paste a 'man law', it's just too much. This is what happens when you take the Chuck Norris site(s) and throw $500,000 at it. The end product isn't better. (Man Law site via AP)
Miller Light, Man Laws, Miller, Beer, Manlaws
Hair of the Dog Adam - Adam is a recreation of a historic beerstyle, originally made in Dortmunder, Germany. Rich in flavor, Adam is best served as a dessert beer. It is great with chocolate or cigars, or just a warm fire and good company. (PS: Evan felt it necessary that I point out my real first name is Adam. Some people even call me that.)