Can't you keep my hand to yourself?!
Tuesday, February 28
  Paris Hilton is Mother Teresa

Sorry, Lee got me started on movies....
Divine Casting?
(Note: I would've made a poll but the option was gone from the sidebar, where did it go foosh?)
Monday, February 27
  Microsoft iPod

I've always known that I can't stand Microsoft graphic design, but haven't been able to verbalize precisely why (because 99% of people have no idea what the term "busy" means in a graphic sense). This brilliant video here lays it all out.
  About damn time
You all seen the trailer for Stay Alive yet? Funny shit. It's a horror videogame...but it's come to life! Woooooh!

I feel like this is a terrible idea. The only people who might be attracted to this movie are gamers, but they're also the same people trying to distance themselves from all the controversy that video games are blurring the line between games and reality.

It doesn't look all bad, though. At least the cast Frankie Muniz. Right Tony?
Friday, February 24
  Perpetuating misdiagnoses
I thought this was a very interesting article.
With all the tools available to modern medicine — the blood tests and M.R.I.'s and endoscopes — you might think that misdiagnosis has become a rare thing. But you would be wrong. Studies of autopsies have shown that doctors seriously misdiagnose fatal illnesses about 20 percent of the time. So millions of patients are being treated for the wrong disease.

As shocking as that is, the more astonishing fact may be that the rate has not really changed since the 1930's. "No improvement!" was how an article in the normally exclamation-free Journal of the American Medical Association summarized the situation.
  Steve Jobs Macworld bloopers

I'm a huge fan of Steve Jobs as a speaker. I'm also hopelessly susceptible to his well-known RDF. So it's with not a small amount of chagrin that I recognize not all of his presentations go exactly as planned.

I do, however, find comfort knowing that far worse things have happened to the honorable Mr. Gates during some of his notable presentations.
  Video games: the new crack?
WGN news recently did this story about how videogames are the new crack. I don't know, but I think their "expert"s scientific analysis was a little suspect.

"How is it that video games can transform otherwise fun-loving, family-focused children? It's all in the adrenalin, stimulated by the speed, sex, and violence of the games."

They also link video games to acting out towards parents, not wanting to achieve in real life, and being unable to relate to each other. There's so many things wrong with this that I don't even know where to begin...

...Unfortunately, I don't really have time to get into it right now. You see, everyone at work is scaring me, and I'm tired of my job, so I'm going to go home and sit in my closet and cry for a few hours. Then, I'm going to rent a car and drive across the country (and 50 mph over the speed limit, mind you) to find Foosh so that I can punch him in the face. Foosh, it's nothing personal, I just have this urge to punch you in the face over and over and over.
  Daddy's a regular stand-up comedian, idn't he?
This is bizarre
Thursday, February 23
  Fatty lurves Johnny

Did I go too far? I went too far, didn't I.
Wednesday, February 22
  We Love Johnny
From today's Student Life, in case anyone didn't see it.

...this year's issue contains the same virginity surveys as last year's issue, and yet again another article on BDSM. It contains inappropriate editorial cartoons which are not funny, just gross. Oh, and while on the topic, please stop publishing Johnny Chang's cartoons. They aren't funny, every one is disgusting and sometimes offensive, and he does not know Rosa Parks' name.

God bless you Johnny. Keep up the good work.
Tuesday, February 21
  For the mac enthusaists
Ok, macs may be smarter, cleaner, and faster, but life just wouldn't be as fun with PC, the crazy goofball cousin of the computer family.
  Dreams Do Come True
I've wanted to do this since I was a small child..Is there something wrong with that?
  Life imitates...uh...

Good God, Ghostbusters 2 is coming true! It's the second coming of Count Vigo! The River of Slime is upon us! Someone get Venkman on the phone immediately! EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And yes, I'm aware it also resembles the increasingly prescient "Volcano", starring Tomy Lee Jones, but that movie isn't as cool and the article describes the goo as "slimer like". Just to head off any protests.
Monday, February 20
  Sweet movie
Check out this sweet movie made out of still snapshots.

Why? Why not! quit asking questions!!
Saturday, February 18
  Wustlog tops results of Chuck Norris Yahoo search
As of the time of this post, a search on for "chuck norris karate kommandos drinking game" returns the Wustlog as its first result. (I found this out by looking at the referrer links in our stats tracker.) It's not exactly amazing, but kinda cool. Try it!

In other news, congratulations to the Wustlog on reaching 100 posts!

On a third and final unrelated note... wtf is this?!
Friday, February 17
  Religion, the great enabler of evil acts
Hooray for religious extremists.
A Pakistani cleric on Friday announced a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew Prophet Muhammad...

He said the mosque and his religious school would give $25,000 and a car, while a local jewelers' association would give another $1 million.

``This is a unanimous decision of by all imams (prayer leaders) of Islam that whoever insults the prophet deserves to be killed and whoever will take this insulting man to his end, will get this prize,'' Qureshi said.
A new car? Let's go kill some cartoonists!

When will people begin to recognize the ignorance, the intolerance, the sheer hate that comes from "religion gone wrong"? And I certainly don't mean to attack Islam over other faiths, as I think it's a problem with all religions. Our very own bigoted, fundamentalist christian president is an example of this (though, admittedly, he hasn't gone quite as radical...yet).
  Bitch please...
Some owners of Mac computers have held the belief that Mac OS X is incapable of harboring computer viruses, but Leap-A will leave them shell-shocked, as it shows that the malware threat on Mac OS X is real...Apple Mac users need to be just as careful running unknown or unsolicited code on their computers as their friends and colleagues running Windows.
Is this really a surprise to anyone?! A simple script to wreak major havoc on an OS X system would take about 30 seconds to write...

So why are these not legitimate, "virus" threats? Because they require users to be foolish enough to give an unknown, unsolicited program UNRESTRICTED ACCESS to their entire system by entering their administrator password. Contrast this to holes in Windows and IE that allow infection to propagate without any user intervention and you'll understand why this is a nonevent, at least for conscientious computer users.

It's not about having an invulnerable system (nobody does), it's about being aware and knowing what you're allowing into your system in the first place. (Unless you're using Windows, in which case you're f$cked no matter what.)
Thursday, February 16
  Copyright bullshit
Sam, it looks like "the man" just threw a wrench in your theories about copyright laws (at least concerning music). Apparently ripping your CDs to your iPod is not "fair use" anymore. And listen to this gem:

"Similarly, creating a back-up copy of a music CD is not a non-infringing use...."

Not a non-infringment? I'll not non-infringe you!!
Tuesday, February 14
  Nothing says Valentines Day like a bunch of dead mice
For the past few days, the area around my desk at work has had an... interesting aroma. It was significantly worse this morning so I decided to look around for possible causes, expecting perhaps to find a piece of garbage. Instead, i found that a mousetrap had been placed directly behind my desk without my knowledge and was responsible for not one, but three dead mice. I immediately disposed of them, and by that i mean i freaked out and had someone else do it. At least the many bouquets of flowers that my coworkers received managed to eventually cover the smell. The end. Happy Valentines Day.
  Kickin' it oldschool

So I just got Age of Empires 2 (+ expansion) and I'm wondering if anyone else wants to take a trip back down memory lane with me. I have fond memories of our epic multiplayer AoE and AoM battles sophomore and junior year.

What say yee? Be you brave enough to join me in my quest for victory and awesomosity in online warfare??

PS: I'm a mac user now, so I don't know if I can link with PCs, but we can give it a shot.
Monday, February 13
  Love is a many-splendored thing
On v-day's eve, the story of one lover who would stop at nothing to be with his beloved...
Sunday, February 12
  Apple, again

Apple is rumored to be preparing a touch-sensitive, 3.5 inch diagonal "true video ipod" for release on or soon after April 1st, the date which marks the company's 30th birthday.
[the device] will feature a display that will occupy the entire front face of the device. Sources who have seen the device report that it features a digital click wheel, one that overlays the touch-sensitive display and appears when a finger touches it and disappears when the finger is removed.
Hopefully it will be insanely great. I must admit I'm drooling a bit...
Friday, February 10
For all you Ben Folds nutters out there, in case you hadn't heard, he will be headlining this year's Spring WILD. Why, I wonder, did they wait until we graduated to bring in a half-decent performer? What did we ever get? Ozomatli? Busta Rhymes? Better Than Ezra???? Actually, I can't remember all the bands who came during our years. Does anyone know what happened to those Weird Al rumors?
Thursday, February 9

Check out this link of cartoon character skeletal systems. When me and Sam were in Europe, we went to an art exhibit where there were a bunch of pictures of this kind of stuff that put the attached link to shame. Still pretty cool a creepy sort of way.
Wednesday, February 8
  Show me the cartoons
So I'm just a little frustrated at how difficult a time I've had finding these cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad (wearing a bomb-shaped turban, etc.) that have the entire middle east in an outrage.

The BBC is comfortable talking about them but is afraid to actually show them. Google Image searches don't turn anything up either, presumably because they're simply not being circulated for fear of causing more offense or leading to further violence.

...several minutes later...

Oh, well imagine this, I just found them, rendering this entire post obsolete. Anywho, here they are for those who'd like to see what the fuss is all about.
Tuesday, February 7
Just wondering if any of you Gmail users are already seeing the new Gmail chat capability in your inboxes?

Let us knoowwwwww.
  Identify that quote!
10 points to the first person who correctly guesses what this quote is referencing (without googling it)!

"I was impressed with its richness and complexity. It had a high degree of the yum factor."

Real answer will be posted tomorrow.

Speaking of commercials... this one is a masterpiece.

Aired during the 2002 winter olympics. The music was written by Jonathan Elias.

Here's to Torino '06
Monday, February 6
Dear Wustlog,

Never ever ever ever ever let me drink coffee ever again. Except maybe at parties. But certainly not when I'm meant to be productive. I seriously needed a boost today to keep from falling asleep, so I grabbed the weakest stuff I could find (2/5 power). I'm freaking wired. My eyeballs are dried out from lack of blinkign. I can't feel my face, and my skull feels like it's shrunk about 2 sizes while everything inside has remained the same size. and I suddenly have the urge to use about a MILLION EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EXCLAMATION POINTS FOR ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!11!!!!!1

yeah, sorry, but no.
  favorite superbowl commercials

I'm curious as to what everyone's favorite superbowl commercial this year was.

I feel like this may be an unpopular pick, but my favorite was the Sprint cellphone commercial with the couch on fire and the running in circles and so forth. No, it's not exactly original, but it was certainly a surprise. Ah British humor...

I feel a little sick admitting it, but the H3 (little monster) commercial was pretty good, too.

The ABC morning news people liked the Budweiser commerical where the baby horse was pulling the beer wagon. Needless to say, I'm never watching ABC morning news again. If any of you say that was your favorite commercial, not only will I kill you, but I will then devote all my time and hard-earned money to finding a way to bring you back to life so that I can kill you again. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but only within reason.

Work seems to make me angry, my appologies...
Sunday, February 5
  Superbowl 40 rant
I don't care what anyone says, I refuse to accept the Pittsburg Steelers as the Superbowl 40 champions. I've been saying it since week 15: the Steelers are not a good enough team to even make it to the playoffs this year, end of story. I stand by that statement. Seriously though, was there just a complete lack of talented football teams in the NFL this season or what?

And what's up with all these Steelers fans saying, "finally, we now have the thumb ring." Oh, FINALLY you got your 5th Superbowl ring, it must have been SO hard on you only having four! Seattle had never even been to the superbowl. Dicks.

Oh yeah, and what the hell is up with TOM BRADY doing the coin toss?!? Has anyone ever heard of a CURRENT NFL player (who's team was eliminated from the playoffs) doing the coin toss for the league's championship game. I know Tom is the face of the NFL and all, but seriously, cut it out. You make me sick. And button up your god damn shirt, pretty boy. Honestly.

In conclusion, fuck you Pittsburg, fuck you Tom Brady, and fuck you Diet Pepsi commercials.
  Super Bowl Drinking Games...
What are some creative Super Bowl Drinking game, I know of:

the Stuppor Bowl (drink as long as a play is occurring), here are some others that google came up with....

this one's OK

a little better.....


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