Saturday, April 7, 2007

Newt GringoGrich

Newt Gingrich says bilingual education is bad because "Spanish is the language of the ghetto"

He completes his own self-ethering by going on youtube & apologizing in Spanish, in the most gringo-fied accent ever.

pointing out this obvious - James Blake does not suck

Check out this blog comment ethering I had put down on this"Steggy", who claims that "James Blake sucks".

Some times on the internet I get lured into having to be Point Out The Obvious Guy on morons who don't get the basics. For this public service, I should get educator/teacher tax deduction or some isht!

Davis Cup update ESP@USA Match 3

The Davis cup doubles match right now is classic. It's on the Vs channel, or replayed at 8p ET on The Tennis Channel.

The USA's Bryan Bros are playing ESP's Lopez/Verdasco, it's deep in the 4th set, and some great playing from both teams.

Verdasco hit a sick return winner and yelled out "puta!", comedy! WTF!

Friday, April 6, 2007

immigration debate - Bill O'Reilly v Geraldo Rivera

2 douches go at it here. An illegal immigrant in NC drunk drove into an accident, killing the teenage daughter. Rivera says this story about DUI, O'Reilly about illegal immigration. The milder douche Rivera intellectually sons the epic Douche O'Lie-ly, who then has to switch to yelling ad-hominem attack mode, comedy

Whoa I just realized Rivera has sonned O'Reilly before, defending the concept of free speech, which apparently Bill can't conceptually understand.

Davis Cup QF - ESP @ USA

USA is playing the QF Davis Cup match this weekend at home in Wiston Salem, NC on indoor hard court.

Roddick has been somewhat injured & Blake has been in a slump the last few months, but they should be able to geterdone. ESP best player Nadal is injured and out of the lineup.

If A-Rod & J-Block can't "hijar"/son the clay court-preferring Spaniard players like Robredo & Verdasco, that will be very sad.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Book filesharing sites

I have seen it all now.

There are some sites that apparently share books in pdf format, including textbooks.

I haven't tried any yet, so not sure how they works. However, it seems the file size is smaller than with music, so it should be quicker.

Of course, legal disclaimer, if you like something you "preview", delete the file & then purchase it from amazon or get it from the library, w/e (c) Ghostface & Fux


This interesting site worldmapper has maps that changes the size of countries relative to different factors, such as wealth, health, etc.


I've been using this free open source app MP3Gain recently. This app normalizes the volume of an mp3. For me, this is great, since I had a yearly playlist for the year 2006 on my mp3 player. A few songs were real loud or soft, so I had to frequently change the volume on my speakers.

I tried a test of using MP3 Gain on that set of mp3s. The test worked in that I don't have to adjust the volume anymore.

If you use this app let me know of your experiences with it.


This site Lifehacker is great for consumer IT. Lifehacker tracks new developments in several areas including computers, mp3 players, open source applications. It's incredible the amount of things one can do now with a PC, if one learns how to do it. Lifehacker also has a few random non-computer related "consumer reports", such as how to clean stuff.

I once had a question on a post. I e-mailed the post's author, and he quickly e-mailed me back with what he knew. Don't know if this "free consulting" is standard or not, but it was pretty cool.

sketch - Condi Rice

A sketch which comedy-ethers Condoleezza Rice (laink from Belize)

Fake Condi says "neo-con, word is bond". Ha!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Aterciopelados "Cancion Protesta", & the status of Freedom of Speech in 2007 USA

Shout out to Atreciopleados, the Colombian rock group.

Their album "Oye" was one of my favorites of 2006. Those who like rock, or like latin music, or like music with positive lyrics, should check this out, even if they don't speak spanish. It's mainly rock but has elements of the music of the indigenous Colombian people ("Native Americans" in US lingo).

Aterciopelados - Oye

During the Gee Dubbz regime, Dubbz has often made ridic, un-democratic, un-patriotic statements such as

"if you're not with us, you're with the terrorists"

In turn the timid bitchmade Democratic politicians, with a few exceptions like Russ Feingold, are usually too lame & timid to point out that this is obviously undemocratic.

There is a quote by Thomas Jefferson or another of the US "founding fathers". I can't source it, but it something like

"if the government is acting against the interest of the public, it's your duty to speak against it. Actually the ones who stay silent in such a situation are the ones who are unpatriotic, not the ones that speak out"

BTW, using Dubbz logic, the following remarkable humans if living in 2007 US would prolly be labeled by Dubbz and his WC crew as "with the terrorists", just for practicing their free speech and civil disobedience.
Jesus Christ
Martin Luther
Martin Luther King Jr
Mahatma Gandhi
Nelson Mandela

There are some American politicians, editorial writers, talking heads whose heart is in the right place on these issues of democracy, free speech, and civil disobedience.

Unfortunately, they don't have the eloquence of Aterciopleados singer Andrea Echeverri. Check the lyrics of the chorus of the song "Cancion Protesta" (eg Protest Song) from "Oye". It succinctly and quickly lays out an intellectual ethering of a response to Dubbz' assertion.

Suena otra cancion protesta
pero no la llaman terrorista
no es que no sean patriota
es que traiga otro punto de vista

For my peeps que no hablan espanol, here's the rough translation

A protest song is playing
but don't call it terrorist
it's not that it's not patriotic
it just has a different point of view

The verbose no-campaign-skills-having, foot-in-his-mouth, John Kerry prolly could not express this view in an hour or less!

Check the live clip of "Cancion Protesta" from a concert in Spain. Before the song Echeverri explains she's referring to Colombia and the government's "Plan Colombia" program, part of which is ethering the environment of some beautiful rural areas of Colombia by spraying ridic quantities of toxic chemicals to destroy coca crops.

Although Echeverri is talking about Colombia, the same logic is relevant to the USA.

Folks like Cindy Sheehan who protest the Iraq war are NOT UNPATRIOTIC, in fact they are the MOST PATRIOTIC for exercising free speech against Dubbz' Iraqi policy. In Sheehan's view, and most Americans' view, Dubbz' Iraqi policy doesn't benefit the public, the average Joe in the US or Iraq. So Sheehan is an American patriot for expressing her view, word to MLK Jr.

PSA from Belize, just say no to meth

The dude Belize has a good PSA article on meth, including a personal anecdote of his.

ShinSight Trio

This group Shinsight Trio made a great jazz-rap album, one of the best albums of 06, Shallow Nights Blurry Moon.

I guess it was released in Japan, it was tremendously slept on though. I only found out about it via It seems that hiphopsite and the other rap sites/blogs all went Schiavo-comatose on this album. Hopefully they at least got some recognition in Japan.

The MC Insight is from Boston. The other 2 dudes in the group are the Japanese cats, the producer Shinski, & a DJ for the scratches on the 1s & 2s.

If you like jazzy rap beats you should definitely listen to this. Insight is a good MC also.

Here's a clip of their concert in Japan of the song "Good Music".

Federer in slow motion

Check the Greatest Athelete of the Decade do his thing in slow mo

This is mostly highlights of the 06 Master Cup, a total sonami of all including Blake & Nadal. NH on Fernando Gonzalez aka Gonzo spraying champagne in Federer's eye. No Phife lyric "bust a nut inside your eye, to show you where I come from"

This clip is super slow mo focused on a Fed forehand & backhand. Fed is almost Neo in the Matrix steez in terms of what he can do with a racket & a tennis ball. Ill!

tennis 1Q07 "report card"

Steve Tignor article - tennis 1Q07 "report card"

Monday, April 2, 2007

Alanis Morissette "My Humps"

Alanis Morisette parody-ethers that girl Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas.


Sketch on the phenomenon of posting "first" on the internets, blog comments & message boards.

Don't front you've probably posted 1st yourself! Comedy!

article - Rounding Off Their Figures

Interesting article on the "standard of beauty" for women in American society.

Anything that work against the "waif steez" standard is great IMHO.

Personally I find the super-skinny anorexic girls like the Olson Twins unattractive. But even for those that are attracted to women with a waif body type, it's not healthy for American girls & women that get depressed and get eating disorders trying to chase a ridiculous standard.

One thing that is annoying though is that it seems its not really pointed out that there are more "body types" then waif or fat. They are missing out on the 3rd "beautiful curvaceous" steez category. Trust me, if the average anorexic women gained 30 pounds they would not magically look live curvaceous beauties like Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce Knowles, or Serena Williams. In turn, there's a reason that actual fat women don't look like curvaceous crew. Some of that T&A is genetic and a glorious seeming violation of the laws of gravity.

Just like most women, despite extreme starving or exercising, can't attain the waif steez, most women don't have the genetics for curvaceous steez.

The main tragedy is the anorexic women who chase the waif steez, because that is an actual serious health problem. However, the unacknowledged 2nd tragedy is the women that are blessed with curvaceous genetics, that sabotage her figure to chase the waif steez. Props to J-Lo who achieved success while resisting the urge to do this self-sabotage.

Jean Grae interview

It's best to watch this Jean Grae interview by hitting pause & let the video buffer, then skip to sections 1:18 to 3:15, 6:43 to 10:30. The other stuff in the clip is miscellaneous crap not related to the interview.

BTW, Jean Grae is another example that "TI" music execs have no clue, word to Nikka Costa. The TIs must not think the American music market is large enough to warrant major-label promotion for even 1 woman MC, whose main attribute is being an ILL MC. Instead, they hype wack MCs that dress half naked like Trina or Lil Kim.

Especially with Lauryn Hill not making music, wouldn't this be a no-brainer?

Oh in addition Grae can alo sing well, & is a beauty, as if she needed more reasons to get decent promotion.

The girlfriends of Derek Jeter

List of Derek Jeter's past girlfriends. Damn it must be nice!

Who would you pick out of this list of beauties, on looks alone?

I would take Biel, although it would be tough to pass on Alba & Carey!

Snoop Dogg beefs with Bill O'Reilly

HHS has a link to this clip where Snoop ethers Douche O'Lie-ly on Dutch TV.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki - gulliest dude ever

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited Iraq to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. During the press conference a bomb went off.

Check how Ban Ki-moon, like any normal human, is shook. But Maliki is chillin & doesn't even move! WTF!