Edmonton Gamer

Friday, October 28, 2005

Oh yes, there will be blood!



I plan to watch Saw then go see Saw II hahahaha, sweet.

Oh P.S. In case you didn't notice. That chick in the trailer is the same chick from the first movie!

Friday morning rants

It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.
- Jackie Mason


No kidding, eh? This quote hits home more now than ever. It seems like everyone has an illness now and there's usually a drug to compensate for it.

Patient: Doctor, I seem to have something growing out of my forehead.

Doctor: Oh, well..How long has this been happening?

Patient: About three days or so.

Doctor: Well it seems that you have a finger growing out of your forehead, but don't worry, we have drugs for that.

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.
- George Dennison Prentice


That quote says it all. If you are worrying about your weight and health all the time, you might as well have a disease, because you are catering to your anxiety. You may as well move to America and start worrying about the Iraq war while your at it. Hell let's all move to America and start watching FOX news so we can all get brainwashed like they are. Hell FOX news said that Cyberathletes make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, and we all know that's bullplop....BULL PLOOOOOPPPPP!

I guess when it comes down to it, I just like to rant.

Send me your rant ideas and I will turn them into some comedic genius for you.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Random thought of the day

The bus is a lot like a moving truck. They're there, but no one really wants to use them because they are over-used and stinky.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

FYI when purchasing anything online

Now this may not come as a shocker to some of you, but whenever you see a field on a website entitled "Gift/Promotion Code" take a second to google the site you are entering details for. You might find that other websites have lists of these codes readily availible for you to save some money...FYI someone said you guys might want to know this.

Ciao,

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Saw II I think so

















Monday, October 24, 2005

This one's for you Jenn


Mmmmoi!

Monday PILE

After many requests, I am officially adding these new utilities to my spyware scanner list. I find that some issues aren't being consumed by Adware/Spybot.

Adding MS Scanner. This mixed with my google toolbar and Housecall should fix my problems.

Windows Registry Cleaner. - Use this to remove entries that have been "swept under the carpet" so to speak.

Also check out this cool app, it's free and online.
Cool Free Digital Photo Organizer online.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Saturday postathon

So I'm watching this video of a Berkley University prof and I dunno....He seems awfully serious, but it doesn't convince me. I had a prof that did this to our class, because his laptop was stolen, and he said that the RCMP was "locating" the person who stole it. Guess what...Nobody was taken away so I doubt this is even serious.You decide.

This studip kid kicks his friend in the face with a ball. Completely awesome...Classic!

For the love of GOD DONT LOOK IN THAT HOLE!! you're going to regret it...Don't do it. Don't!

Classic joke to pull on a close friend.

Reno 911 Hilarious Bike prank. this prank is hilarious. Picture the look on his face.

Some nerds pull off a funny prank on their un-suspecting friend with hundreds of bouncy-balls.

93 Head spins...see it for yourself...I'm not joking, this guy is crazy.

Hah! stupid skater gets pwned.

Steve-O selling shoes....you know the guy from Jackass. Why he would sell-out for shoes, I dunno.

Tom Green. nuff said.

Hilarious Read over here. Funny fat person story.

Interesting read over here. Marijuana apparently is good for you now. This seems a lot like the egg situation all over again. Good for us at one point, then bad, then good again? I don't understand...Read here.

This is classic. The Crazy lady! She loves to yell and scream at people.

Fun little Mansion buy/sell game. I think my best was 14 hours or something.

Owned, Owned2.

I particularly like the cubicle vaulting. hahaa

Awesome new beer cans that stay cold!!

The power of the human mind

"I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Such a cdonition is arppoiately cllaed Typoglycemia -

Thursday, October 20, 2005

MIT explains bad habits and why they are hard to break

Very interesting read..

Are we becoming smarter or fatter, lazier and dumber - You decide!

Has intelligence changed at all in the era of the Internet?

Merzenich: Over the past 20 years or so, beginning before the Internet really took hold, the standard measure of "intelligence" (cognitive ability) has risen significantly (well more than 10 points). No one really knows what to pin this on, but it is a well-documented fact.

Are we getting smarter--or more lazily reliant on computers, and therefore, dumber?

Merzenich: Our brains are different from those of all humans before us. Our brain is modified on a substantial scale, physically and functionally, each time we learn a new skill or develop a new ability. Massive changes are associated with our modern cultural specializations.

The Internet is just one of those things that contemporary humans can spend millions of "practice" events at, that the average human a thousand years ago had absolutely no exposure to. Our brains are massively remodeled by this exposure--but so, too, by reading, by television, by video games, by modern electronics, by contemporary music, by contemporary "tools," etc.

This would explain why we are more of a "Fast paced" society nowadays and moreso amplifies the thought that we worry about too many little useless things that - in the long run are causing us nothing but headaches... Anyway I'm off.

The un-written rules of the World: written by Me

I am going to keep it simple here, this is basically going to be what the title says - updated every time I think of something witty, or when people submit their additions.

Do you ever notice how some people in life seem to get away with murder, sometimes even without notice? I always do. Most of the time it's the little things that I notice. Here's a prime example - when someone buds in front of you in line and nobody says anything. It makes you want to buy a T-shirt that says "No this isn't the first time I've bud in line, I'm just ignorant" or something to the lines of "I don't worry about the "rules" ".

People like that bug the hell out of me. What's that fifteen extra seconds going to do for you, anyway? Makes you want to trip them on their way out of the store or something. That actually happened to me today as I was leaving a store in the mall, so I elbowed the arrogant jackass as he passed me. He didn't say anything, he knew what he did...

Anyway I will keep updating this post, but without further adieu here are the un-written rules written by Me (in no particular order, just how I thought them up).

1. Budding in lines: It's just arrogant - If you want to do that, go back to mother Russia or something...Try that shit in New-York and you'll get soup nazi'd right out onto the curb.

2. Mall Walking Rules: It's not Sunday, grandma! - If you feel like crawling your way through the mall, perhaps you can do so in the mornings so us healthier-able-to-actually-walk-at-a-normal-pace individuals don't have to trip over your pre-historic asses. This also includes standing in place, talking in front of an escalator or stairwell. Free-Flow, people...Learn it!

3. The good, the bad and the Ugly - I don't know you, I don't talk to you...You don't know me...Get the point? Don't break the cycle.

4. If you don't know something, don't pretend you do - I see this all the time and it bugs the hell out of me. If you can't do what I'm asking of you, then don't pretend you will have it done in a timely manner, because you obviously can't do it.

5. Coming soon.
6. Coming soon.
7. Etc.

Submit your un-written rule here:

Land of the dead Demo

Download here

Oh p.s. IF you didn't already know they are filming SAW 2. Stay tuned for that sweet-ass sequel.

The new Madonna song...Good or bad? Time goes slowly I think it's called... I think it's kind of catchy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Random post

Funny Pool Video's

Cool Pictures

Quagmire compilation

Hilarious...Maybe not safe for work...but close...REALLY close....Phallic Logo Awards

More BUSH via Daily Show

TONS of swearing - HILARIOUS loser playing XBOX live.... This guy = hours of internet laughter.

Ch...Check it out!

Mix Mix

Researchers at Hewlett-Packard are developing a DJ track-mixing and scratching device they believe to be as significant to music as was the first electric guitar.

HP's DJammer is a prototype handheld gadget DJs can use to mimic the sound of scratching vinyl simply by moving the device around. So, if the operator makes a scratching motion in the air, arrays of internal motion sensors translate movement into music, and the DJammer "scratches" the music as though the DJ were manipulating a record.

Air scratching woot woot!

Power Skateboard

Another product usually meant to be manually powered -- the skateboard -- has also received a boost. Smart Planet showed off its remote-controlled boards, which the company claims are the first of their kind. The company displayed a smaller model, the Powerboard ($150), that can go up to 6 mph, and a larger version, the Powerboard2 ($200), that tops out at 10 mph. Rechargeable batteries keep both boards going, and handheld remotes let riders zip around. Be careful, though -- this reporter took on the larger model and found out the hard way that it has a surprising kick, enough to knock you off while the board goes whizzing on ahead.

Check out the Geek Toy Fair

Spyware: What You Need to Know

It can turn your system against you, slow your browser to a crawl and inhabit your computer like some grotesque parasite. It can cling to your Windows registry with its grasping mandibles and sucking away its very life. And those are just the side effects of spyware -- those annoying, privacy-invading programs you'll spend the better part of the Thanksgiving holiday removing from your parents' computer.

A survey from California security company Trend Micro last week revealed that more than 87 percent of corporate end users are now familiar with the spyware threat -- 40 percent through personal experience. But a little more than half say they still don't know enough, and they'd like their IT departments to educate them.

Thanks again to WiredNews for their links today.

Top 10 Design Mistakes

Check this site out...It shows the top 10 design mistakes webmasters make on their sites. You can see how many I make and compare to how many you make. Then we can compare the comparisons and....wait who cares.

Regeneration

Mice discovered accidentally at the Wistar Institute in Pennsylvania have the seemingly miraculous ability to regenerate like a salamander, and even regrow vital organs.

Researchers systematically amputated digits and damaged various organs of the mice, including the heart, liver and brain, most of which grew back.

She had pierced holes in the ears of the genetically altered mice to distinguish them from a control group, but they healed quickly with no scarring.

Link Here

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Repost of Hilarious Picture

Funniest Picture EVER!

This Ran'ts 4 YOU!

I thought I would post an opinion of mine that has been ever-growing since the dawn of the new millennium. This is not only an opinion, but a rant so if your not in the market for rants, then gtfo and go watch your soaps.

The topic: Culture and Commercialism.

Mark Twain put it best when he said
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising


That stands very true today in that it's not how much you know, but who you know that gets you anywhere. I see it every day so I thought I would comment on it.

Take Coca-Cola for example...Or Pepsi Cola. Both companies are built upon a Marketing Commercialism foundation that is surpassed only by say..Microsoft or IBM. And how did these companies get to be what they are today? Commercial's and Marketing via Advertising.

Take Halloween and X-mas for example. Have you noticed how they covertly seem to be putting out decorations and candy earlier than usual? Say...Months earlier? Yeah, that's a perfect example of corporate greed...err I mean ingenuity. The candy companies are being nice, right? They are giving us a few extra months advance notice that we can buy their wonderful treats, right? Why not sell a couple hundred extra Reese's bars, I mean...Who's it going to hurt, right? Wrong, we subject ourselves to these shady dealings every day. I notice them, and I'll bet sure as shit you do, too!

Send me those comments, I love them! Send me anything you see that is highway robbery or a ripoff. I love to read and post about them.

Anyway back to whatever I was talking about...

Right, commercialism was the topic. It's more apparent in the fashion industry. I'll tell you why award shows were invented: Fashion designer Greed. The red carpet represents all that is greed. Talk to any star on the red carpet and Bingo Bango they are going to tell you first thing what label they are wearing. Yeah label, a new term in our society now because of commercialism. Anyway you see diamonds and gold/silver and everyone knows what everyone else is wearing, thus perpetuating the cycle. It's ridiculous and I refuse to be a part of that Jacob world. If I ever become rich and famous, I will wear rags and grow a beard.

The cycle not only makes the rich - richer, but it makes the rest of us feel like shit about ourselves just because we don't look like anorexic slip-me-under-a-door runway models. It's sick! I don't understand how all of these beautiful girls can succome to the head-games of today's society. I've seen the most gorgeous women who look at themselves like garbage, because of tiny minor imperfections... It's tragic and it's going very un-noticed at a very young age now which is worse.

It's all due to our commercial environment. Most homes are filled with labels and piles of expensive clothing, yet the basics are being left out. Home cooked meals with the family are becoming a rarity, which is quite saddening on its own. The alternative is a faster, more un-healthy choice to compensate for the busy on-the-go family.

If you look around, you might see that almost every corner downtown is marked with some form of "fast" food or big-name brand alternatives. It's a toxic environment for someone with an addictive personality. By toxic I mean dangerous in that you are exposed to this day in and day out which makes it very hard to avoid the odd stop-in. It's much easier ( cheaper in most cases ) to take the quick alternative a.k.a. Fast Food on a daily basis which is becoming a problem in America for example.

Obesity has become an epidemic, much like the plague during the regime of Benito Mussolini. (Some 40,000 Italians died in a 16th century malaria epidemic) AND That's just from drinking BAD WATER! Imagine how much bad water you've drank in you're lifetime...I can't count the number of tall milky glasses of tapwater I've had in my life. Mmmmmm, tasty! Remember to give it a minute to settle.

Nonetheless I don't regret drinking water, I can't regret something so simple. I would rather blame...I blame everyone else, just like the rest of society. Sue me (Plz don't)

Honestly if you look at Japan for example. Instead of McDonalds on every corner, you have Uncle Ming's Noodle shop. There's no fat in noodles, people! This of course is completely biased, because I've never been to Japan, but whatever.

Let's see... Potatoes....Noodles....Hmmmmm....Which one has more empty calories when you fry them? Exactly.

That's just like potato chips for example. If you notice, they never say the actual amount of fat or calories in the full bag. They will, however tell you how much there is in a single serving ( usually 5 chips or so ). Five chips? That's not a serving by any means, unless you're a runway model that is.

In all honesty, its not completely our fault. We are a very commercial society based on Greed before Need. Want before Requirement. Me before you! *honk*

Speaking of commercialism, have you noticed how the television industry is cashing in on the new "Reality" craze. Producing and creating shows based on plastic surgery of all things. Yeah, let's take something that could be deadly fatal and make a TV show of it. Of course people are going to watch, because it's dangerous, but on the other hand you contribute nothing to Society via these programs. Of course there are some shows that focus on the negatives of plastic surgery, but for the most part that's not the case. Most are showcasing the Pro's of it, which is completely biased. They neglect to show you the horribly bad cases where the doctor sneezed and cut some chicks boob open, but then again...That might be good TV, too! Oh I was referring to Doctor 90210 and Nip/Tick as examples there.

To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


That quote is a very inspiring quote in that your life is in your hands. Do with it what you wish, but realize that you aren't going to succeed until you realize what you need to accomplish.

oh..p.s. Don't drink anything "sugar-free" or "Diet" because it's going to kill you, eventually. ( Thanks Aspartame, you're COOL! ) Well actually it might not kill you, but it will give you a nice big brain tumor. MMMmmmmmm Tumor!

It's a twisted society we live in and I plan to cash in on it someday......Someday.

Monday, October 17, 2005

New Noogles

Google taking over the world.

If you're American and you voted BUSH

Perhaps you might want to read some of these.

Keep in mind, people wouldn't post this if there wasn't reason for it.

Also note that the internet is built up of a billion opinions and I don't care if you like mine or not.

Monday Shmonday

Here's a picture of a sweet halloween costume that I found on the DarkByke website. Pretty funny, but what happens when you start to sweat? =) Thought I would post the pic of the chinchila, too!

Please head over to the following website and sign this petition regarding our stupid government's proposition for a 30% surcharge on bikes coming into Canada. What does this mean? It means there's an extra tax placed on your bike for no reason. Sign it! I'm so sick of Liberal beurocrats thinking they can get the funding they want from imposing taxes. How about you go fuck off and drive your hummer off a cliff, okay? ( please excuse my french ) Just because we are clean and don't pollute, it must be a reason to make us bend over and take whatever you can dish? Hellz no!

It does not make sense to impose additional taxes on cycling when rising gasoline prices are making driving unafforable to many Canadians.


Given Canada's Kyoto commitments regarding greenhouse gas emissions, environmentally friendly means of transportation should be encouraged, not discouraged.


On another topic, check out some of these vids from the 3ride.com website. Posted from Metro Jam 05. Wade Lajlar's sweet Flip Whip

Sam Lowe's freaking awesome Fufanu on the 8ft fence!

Umm...That's all I have time for now, so I might post some later after lunch.

Ciao,

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Say hello to my little friend

This is hilarious. Let your fingers do the "walking"

NEWS: Bacon Brothers suck!

Wait..thats not NEW news...

Random Thought

Is it just me, or does it seem that the most popular music stars are popular for a while, then it's onto the next flavor of the week.

I swear it's as if they sold their soul to the devil and got in line for their week of fame, then drop off the face of the earth... LOL

Friday, October 14, 2005

Games I'm Buying Soon as I find them

Tony Hawk's American Sk8land - link - check out the features on this game, they include No load times, Choose bike or board, and more!

Advance Wars: Dual Strike - link - - great review - check out this game, it's amazing, truly.

Friday post-a-hol

Is it me, or are you noticing a lot of power outages lately around Canada? It almost scares me how many I'm seeing lately. Especially with all of these talks about terrorism and whatnot, but still I won't give in to the terrorist propoganda fear tactics. I'm a Canadian and I have nothing to be afraid of.

As Joe Rogan from NBC's Fear Factor would put it. Apparently FEAR is not a factor for ME!

That being said, it is Friday and it's time for some Comedic relief in your boring little lives =)

CNET link to a list of lists - HA!
( careful this one takes a butt-load of time to load )

These include anything from "Not so Scary Movies" to "Eternia's Legendary Homoerotic Figures". This page has got it all!

Steven Spielberg to produce 3 EA Videogames!

He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed

- David Frost

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.

- David Letterman

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities

- Aldous Huxley

When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both

- Al Franken

Nintendo Surgeon Game - Good Review

Phoenix Wright - Nintendo's newest CSI/Court game allows you to investigate crimes and bring the evidence to court to convict the accused! - cool idea, but not for me, thanks.

Two of the most genius inventions in ONE! PEZ + MP3 bahahahahahahhaa I'm Lovin it! nananana naaa

Pimpin the street-DJ'ness. Check out this sweet diddy, the mini-rec playa - Sweet Duuuuude.

Awesome Cell-Phone-TV From LG.

Thanks for all of your help, HP....pfft. If you can call it "help".

The only thing worse than games based on movies is movies based on games. Is it Doomed?

Take it or leave it, that's it for Friday.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Update AHOY

In this episode, we see our Hero dangling on the edge of Destruction, and Mayhem! No, seriously though; I decided to finally update the page as I got a chance to, finally!

I thought I would start it off with a nice HOWTO: on Teaching yourself Acoustic Guitar . =)

This followed by a hilarious HOWTO: on Being a human beatbox. This one is hilarious. If you have a mic on your PC try this one out:

Look on this page for instructions on how to set your speakers to "Playback" instead of "Listen".

Then from there, go ahead and beatbox till your hearts content, hah!

Next we move on to my last HOWTO: of the day. This includes instructions on how to make Playdough!

On to the funny pics section of the day, it looks like the annual Pumpkin Regata has come about once again. Pic HERE to some funny lookin shlub in a pumpkin boat.

Escape pod or Mobile hearse? You decide.

Researchers are probing limits of ethics and reality now by examining how creatures adapt to their environments and how some lizards can grow back their lost limbs. This is a little to experimental for me. Let me examplify:

Say you blow off your arm in a freak gun accident. Well say this drug is availible. What's to stop your arm from growing larger than it originally was in the first place? I know DNA SHOULD provide a template for your genes, but at this point...I don't trust anyone with my genes other than me! I mean especially American's probing me with their experiments...BAH!

Ladies and Gentlemen...Boys and Girls...Children of all ages...Welcome to tonights...MAIN EVENT! (cue Basketball music) In this corner, we have the people's Champion.....The halo toting, robe wearing...Jesus! HA-le-lu-ya!

And that's it for me.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

BIG Pic posting day

BIG PIC POSTING DAY

enjoy!















Napoleon Dynamite lookalike!

Friday, October 07, 2005

You know you want it

Everyone wants to know how to do this, but noone wants to look it up.

LOL this kid is awesome. SLAM CAN

Typical American bafoonery!

Another crew of typical American's.

I know it's not in English, but it's still funny. Here

Friday...Here's a nice one.

L8r

I'm an idiot



Okee Silly Dilly Okily Oh...I'm an idiot!



Here's a secret, Con...I don't know what I'm doing!

Cost of Iraq War per month... 7 Billion.



Cost of signage to calculate a running total of the amount of money wasted by Bush... Priceless.

Activists make me happy.