Not Rich!

April 28, 2009

When driving between Bel Air and White Marsh, Ashley and I came across this disgrace of a fancy bridal shop.

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Discovery Potty Humor

April 22, 2009

I saw this in the bathroom and thought it was humorous:

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Mexican Cloning Chamber

March 16, 2009

I stumbled across a secret chamber at the Frederick Lowes Men’s bathroom.  Usually I feel low class when acting upon a #2 in such a vile place, but today I stumbled across a secret genetics laboratory, the sign etched on the wall said so: “Mexican Cloning Chamber:. 0316091943

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Snobby Sitcom Purists

February 3, 2009

My wife pointed out to me that Seinfeld looks way better then it used to so I check it out on-line. Sienfeld has been remasted in HD for TBS. They went back tot he original film prints and converted those to HD, also cropping the headroom so it can appropriately fit the frame. On message boards the snobbiest of the video snobs were complaining about the aspect ratio conversion. They complained about how the photography suffers as well as loss of resolution.

First off, we’re talking about Seinfeld, it’s not Lawrence of Arabia. On a sitcom such as Seinfeld, camera work is purely practical. It’s like a play on-screen, it’s only filmed because it has to be.

As for lowered resolution, that’s a bunch of bo-shit! The show was shot on film, you can blow the image up as much as you want and quality won’t change much.  Maintaining the 4:3 aspect ratio would sacrifice lots of TV resolution. Would you rather to lose an undetectable amount of film resolution, or a third of your screen’s?  No, resolution is not a issue when cropping 4:3 film to 16:9 HD.

It’s my opinion that 16:9 video is a generally more pleasant then 4:3.  As long as important visual information is lost, and headroom looks natural, then crop away.

Gold Teeth

February 1, 2009

What’s up with people getting gold teeth?

It makes your teeth look shiny yellow, usually yellow teeth isn’t the objective. Do people think that it’s pretty, or do they think placing metal in your mouth with yield respect.

Speed Camera Pimping

December 22, 2008

A few months ago I got a speeding ticket in Montgomery County MD from a camera. I was legitimately speeding, and according to the law, I deserved it. Check out this awesome new scam high school kids are doing with those cameras:

(These picture have nothing to do with the scam, I just thought they were funny.)

They first get a photo of someone’s license plate who has wronged them in the past. They then fabricate a fake MD license plate and attach it to their car and just drive passed the cameras speeding. They have dubbed the game “Speed Camera Pimping”. Of course the parents are saying that’s it’s awful, and yea it’s fraudulent, I’d be pissed, but that’s a good one.

Michael Jackson Incognito

December 14, 2008

Ashley passed this along to me from Perez Hiltion and I just couldn’t pass it up.  He looks like a crime-fighting superhero Muslim, arming himself with a mix CD.  I don’t know whether to be proud or ashamed.

Prop 8 Musical

December 7, 2008

Check out this 3 min musical about Prop 8, which was by the creator of Hairspray: featuring Jack Black and John C. Reilly:

Yesterday Ashley and I saw Four Chirstmases. As limited as Vince Vaughn’s acting range is, he’s still extraordinary. I gave this a 7/10, Ashley gave it an 8/10.   The premise is that they go on the ultimate Christmas tour and visit all of their divorced  parents making “Four Christmases”  The final leg of their Christmas tour was a little slow, but other then that short lull, the movie was awesome.  No doubt the best scene in the movie was the nativity scene where Vince Vaughn upstages Reese Witherspoon with his improvisational Joseph.

Midwest Teen Sex Show

November 17, 2008

Every couple weeks I add a new podcast to my list, and remove ones I deem to be no longer worth while. My newest podcast is the Midwest Teen Sex Show. No, it’s not porn. My wife was not impressed with me for checking this one out, she says that being 26 is too old for a sex podcast with the word “Teen” in the title. So I’m creepy, doesn’t bother me. This video podcast is geared towards children who are interested in making the plunge into sex. Each episode is about 5 minutes long which is great. The show is funny, it’s blunt, the production value is extremely high and they repeatedly make cancer jokes. Each episode has a topic which they explain through sketch comedy. Each joke isn’t always a hit, but overall the show is good fun.

I remember in late middle school, early high school, I would lay awake in bed, secretly listening to Love Line on my Walkman. Having never even seen an image of a vagina, the show was quite titillating. I had to lay in just the right position or Adam Corolla and Dr. Drew turned to static. You can’t replace Love Line, but at least the kids have somewhere to learn about the pros and cons on anal sex and the dangers of pulling out.