Archive for the ‘the INTERNET’ Category

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The Internet in Brief – 3/1/10

March 1, 2010

  • It has now been over a full year since anyone wrote anything on the Cal Patriot’s blog.  Is everything all right, Cal Patriot?  Come back!  We miss your contrarian viewpoints, your flimsy apologetics for Proposition 8, and the fact that you have the unmitigated gall to call essential hate speech cauldron Free Republic.com a “cool site” on the bottom of your blog page.  Get better soon!
  • Every episode of the UK version of The Office is available to view on Hulu, which I think is Pretty Neat.  It’s only, like, twelve episodes, because that’s how those lazy Brits are, but maybe that’s the right idea.  At least it wouldn’t be like The Office US, which has reached full stagnation.  Speaking of which, but the exact opposite of, all of Lost is also available, and you should watch it because it’s getting good after being real stupid for a couple seasons.  In fact, just watch Season 1, half of Season 2, and then this current season.  It’ll all make sense probably.
  • If Avatar hadn’t come out, I would have thought this was the most boss thing ever but now it just seems vaguely pathetic.  God damn it, James Cameron.
  • I have been playing this game about unicorns obsessively for the past couple days not because of its gameplay, which is very dumb, but because of its use of “Always” by Erasure, which is the most inspiring song with garbage nonsense lyrics ever written.  I will hold on to the night and make believe with you, thank you very much.
  • ADDENDUM:  In the department of neat free things, you can listen to the new Gorillaz album in its entirety on NPR.org, a week before its due in stores.  WOOP.
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The Internet in Brief – 2/13/09

February 13, 2010

  • If you’re the kind of wretched person that reads Kevin Smith’s twitter, you know that he gets in pointless fights with people, like, once a week.  This week, he’s raging against Southwest Airlines for kicking him off a flight for being too fat.  To be honest, you don’t even have to click that link, just know that Kevin Smith got kicked off a flight for being too fat.
  • You can apparently watch the Olympics on live stream, but only if you are a subscriber to a cable provider, which is Bull Shit.  You can’t even get the stuff that’s on regular, non-cable TV on a stream.  This is why you are  losing $200 million on this fiasco, NBC.  That and the whole Conan thing.
  • The good news is that you can spend all that time you won’t be watching the Olympics playing a fairly decent in-browser reconstruction of Quake on QuakeLive.com.  Everyone should learn from Id’s example here.  In the department of essentially making culturally significant media publicly available, I mean, not in the making brown, nigh-unplayable Bioshock retreads.
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The Internet In Brief 2/4/10

February 4, 2010

Things on the blog seem to be picking up again. I’ve been busy lately but you should all know I’ve been thinking of you, too.

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The Internet in Brief – 2/2/10

February 2, 2010

Bringin’ out this old chestnut.  This is a certified renaissance of the Sqlog, yessiree.

  • Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson came out of his hidey-hole to give an interview where he says exactly three things.  I wonder if he felt himself getting stronger when JD Salinger died.
  • In the department of video games, it looks like 2010 is going to be just as unoriginal and creatively underwhelming as 2009.  Out of the 16 games on here, like, 3 of them aren’t sequels and one of those is Dante’s Inferno. Great Job, video games.
  • Did you know that you can watch all of Twin Peaks on CBS.com?  Did you know!?!  It’s Twin Peaks for Christ’s sake.  Why does no one care about this but me?
  • Kate Beaton, one of my favorite web comic people, did some hourlies.  Hourlies are a very common thing for web comic artists to do, they basically just draw a picture every hour for a day to act as a kind of microdiary.  Well, Kate Beaton did some, and here they are.
  • Speaking of web comics, here is a web comic written by a five year old and drawn by that five year old’s 29 year old brother.  Web Comics.

Have a great day!!

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The Internet-in-Brief, 10/21/09: Multimedia Edition

October 22, 2009

Hippo Time!!!

Oh man, if only we had some kind of a feature where we posted nothing but internet videos!

Here is the current state of political affairs, told in hilariously bad youtubes:

International Affairs

Religious edition.

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Our Relationship With the Media

David Vitter! Remember David Vitter? What a moral compass.

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Healthcare, Pt. 1

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Healthcare, Pt. 2

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Fiscal Responsibility

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Campaign Strategy

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Post-campaign blues

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The Internet-in-Brief, 10/20/09

October 20, 2009

Hippo Time!!!

  • The Washington Post is dead: “The good news is that religious conservatives continue to breed like rabbits, while secular saboteurs have shut down: they’re too busy walking their dogs, going to bathhouses and aborting their kids. Time, it seems, is on the side of the angels.”

*”That’s the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard of.” – Brian Harvey, from a totally legit source, bro!

Hey, and if any of you non-porn-surfing readers still care about Iran (or ever cared), the Iranian Student Alliance in America (what a mouthful) is holding a rally at 12 on Thursday, on Sproul Plaza (of course). Other happenings that day:

2-3:30 – Tilden Room, MLK Student Union, 5th floor – Panel Discussion with Dr. Arash Naraghi and Omid Memarian

6:30-9 – Chevron Auditorium, I-House – Documentary screening (subject matter: the June election), Theatrical Performance, Panel Discussion with Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, Reese Erlich, and Alireza Eshraghi

9-10 – Sproul Plaza – Social Justice Week Candlelight Vigil

These are some really interesting people they’ve snagged for the event, so if you were glued to your screen during the Week that Twitter Did Something Useful (… like I was…), you might want to check this out. That said, if you were glued to your screen during the Week that Twitter Did Something Useful, like I was, you are probably also a pale, fragile shut-in who can’t stand being around so many yelly people.

Haha just kidding I am totally awesome and cool I AM NOTHING LIKE THAT

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The Internet-in-Brief, 10/18/09

October 18, 2009

Hippo Time!!!

  • America definitely not founded by secularist humanists, but by Judeo-christian* artists with poor Flash skills. (* And by Judeo-christian, we all know I mean Judeo-christian.)

“If the goal of the furlough program is savings to the general fund, I think our conclusion is quite clear that this program is poorly designed,” said Ken Jacobs, chairman of the Center for Labor Research and Education at UC Berkeley, which conducted the study.

“Also, I just got a better offer over at Tulane. See ya!” Jacobs added. He swiftly turned on his heel, hoping to make a quick getaway, only to find that the exit to the University was now crowded with a veritable legion of quality academics, all of whom had received more appealing job offers at private universities.

The line was moving quite slowly, and he was beginning to tire of the smell of tweed and Camembert. A younger professor, his youthful eyes yet retaining a spark of eagerness, turned to Jacobs. “I think I will miss this place.”

“Eh,” said Jacobs.

The episode that transfixed the nation last week — a spaceship-like balloon floating through the Colorado skies with a 6-year-old boy named Falcon believed to be inside — was declared “a hoax” by the Larimer County sheriff’s office on Sunday.

“It has been determined that this is a hoax, that it was a publicity stunt,” the Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said at a news conference in Fort Collins, Colo., one day after re-interviewing members of the now-famous Heene family about the case. “We have evidence to indicate it was a publicity stunt done with the hope of marketing themselves to a reality television show sometime in the future.”

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Richard Heene and his wife have been enmeshed for years in the culture of reality television and self-promotional Web postings. The family appeared twice on the ABC show “Wife Swap,” including as recently as last March. Mr. Heene wanted his own show about his family, and he had worked with at least one production company on a proposal. On Friday the cable channel TLC said it had turned down the proposal months ago. He has posted YouTube videos claiming to show proof of life on Mars, asking whether Hillary Rodham Clinton is a “reptilian.”

  • I am back to blogging! This is only because I now have no hope in going to law school!