Can't you keep my hand to yourself?!
Friday, March 31
  More movie talk

A lot of what goes on here seems to be movie talk (and I'm not innocent of instigating such discussions) but while our attentions were directed at Snakes On a Plane, another movie with serious cult potential, Slither, has just been released in theaters. You've probably seen the ads: alien slugs gross people out and then kill them. You probably wrote it off as another gross-out horror-comedy; I know I did. However, it has garnered a NINETY PERCENT on Rotten Tomatoes so far. I think that makes it the best reviewed movie the whole year. Y'all can make of that what you want, but I, frankly, am astounded.


  What's New Pussycat?


Excerpts from Violent Cat Story

Connecticut house cat is in the dog house, accused of terrorizing a Fairfield neighborhood. Officials are now taking drastic measures to prevent the ferocious feline from striking again.

Let's read on, shall we...

Lewis was quarantined at least three times by Animal Control officers, but officials said the most recent attack was the final straw. The victim's bite wounds and scratches so severe, she had to be treated at a local hospital.

I could see Mike's cat losing it one day and attacking the people around him....

Cisero is now fighting reckless endangerment charges. Even the local Avon lady, attacked last year, has filed a lawsuit against the family in Superior Court.

I didn't know attacking Avon Women was a crime.....
Tuesday, March 28
  Congratulations to Mr. Ballmer on his well-behaved children!

Excerpt from a Fortune interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer...
FORTUNE: Do you have an iPod?

Ballmer: No, I do not. Nor do my children. My children--in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod.
  If Johnny Made a Movie

IT would look a little like this, "The Greatest Fight Scene of All Time. Period."
Monday, March 27
  Gene affects rate of caffeine metabolism, risk for heart attack

In case you hadn't seen this yet, a study was done showing that while slow caffeine metabolizers put themselves at greater risk for heart attack by drinking at least 2-3 cups of coffee a day, people who are fast caffeine metabolizers actually reduce their risk of heart attack by doing the same. A gene determines which sort of caffeine metabolizer you happen to be, with roughly a 50% chance either way.
Research suggests that some people who carry a particular variation of a gene cannot process caffeine as quickly as other people. Such individuals could be 60 per cent more likely to have a heart attack if they drink large amounts of coffee.

Canadian scientists have discovered that people with the slower metabolism gene variation, known as *1F, run a dramatically higher risk even if they drink only two cups a day.

However, the study suggests conversely that people with a different variant of the same CYP1A2 gene, called *1A, could benefit from coffee. It found that for these individuals the drink might offer some protection against heart attacks, although the figures are less statistically significant. Drinking one cup a day appeared to halve the odds of a heart attack for these individuals, while drinking two or three cups cut the risk by about 40 per cent.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, included 2,014 case patients with a first acute non-fatal heart attack and 2,014 controls, living in Costa Rica between 1994 and 2004. The “slow metabolism” genotype was found to be present in 55 per cent of the participants, who were Hispanic Americans.
Sunday, March 26
  What makes Microsoft so sluggish?

The long wait for Vista

Thursday, March 23
  Yes, More on SoaP...
Good god... the popularity just gone through the roof. They're shooting additional scenes to accomodate fans. By popular request, Sam Jackson now has a line, 'I want these motherfucking snakes off the motherfucking plane.' I might have to jump ship on 'snakes on a plane' before it goes the way of chuck norris references... i give it about a month before people start groaning whenever someone says 'snakes.'

More on Snakes
Wednesday, March 22
  Wustlog now works on IE's broken CSS renderer
Running the rickshaw that is Microsoft Internet Explorer? If so, you'll be happy to know the Wustlog now renders correctly in IE.

I think this only applies to one or two people who frequent the site (you know who you are, J) so I hope you're happy!
Tuesday, March 21
  Wustlog stats trivia
Updated 03.24.06
Two more recent google searches that led people to the Wustlog:
  • "The Big Lebowski "Do my tears surprise you, sir?""
  • "brokeback mountain storyboard"

Of our last 35 unique visitors, 5 of those were referred here by Google searches, including:
  • "snl snake on plane"
  • "human caricatures"
  • "Tarja wood"
  • "macworld bloopers"
  • "krazy korean" (this one was a Japanese visitor)
I should mention that we've had plenty of Google (and other search engine) referrals in the past...this was just an unusually high density of them.

Keep up the good work. We're all gonna be famous!
Friday, March 17

S.O.A.P. Trailer madness

Before, I just thought this was going to be a fairly entertaining and silly action flick. Now I know better - the contest is over, give this film the best picture Oscar right now.

*UPDATE* I spruced the post up a little with a picture of Goodburger. Is he wearing the snake medallion from the Neverending Story around his neck?
  Hey, Lee, why didn't you think of thi...oh my god, that's why...

Remember that time when Lee started snorting everything? Well then there's this guy. Your move, Lee. What will you snort to one up this guy? I say a breakfast burrito...
  Happy St. Patrick's Day
Monday, March 13
  Random Monday Morning Video

Juggernaut, bitch
Saturday, March 11
  Sultan sticks her neck out; radical Muslims prepare to sever it
I think Dr. Wafa Sultan is right on the money with her criticism of the barbaric practices so often employed by followers of radical Islam. Al Jazeera aired her recent interview [video], which has since reached millions of viewers.

Of course, having said the things she said [transcript], she has put her life in danger, being labeled by clerics a heretic, an infidel, etc. etc. ad nauseum. This has led to hundreds of death threats by email, by phone... Oh the Irony.

A few excerpts from the Times article and from her interview:
The clash we are a clash between a mentality that belongs in the Middle Ages and another mentality that belongs in the 21st century.

It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality. It is a clash between freedom and oppression, between democracy and dictatorship. It is a clash between human rights, on the one hand, and the violation of these rights, on other hand. It is a clash between those who treat women like beasts, and those who treat them like human beings.
Strong words, but they get stronger:
The Jews have come from the tragedy (of the Holocaust), and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not with their terror, with their work, not their crying and yelling.

We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people.

The Muslims have turned three Buddha statues into rubble. We have not seen a single Buddhist burn down a mosque, kill a Muslim, or burn down an embassy.

Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people, and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them.
Wow. Too bad the people she's trying to reach are incapable of self-examination. "What? Killing people to somehow further our beliefs is barbaric?! Now you must die!"
Friday, March 10
  Aesthetics, design, functionality
Presentation Zen has an excellent post contrasting Microsoft and Apple design philosophies. Also check out this (similar) comparison.

Please also note the CSS-enabled cursor control on mouseover of the Bill Gates slide.

See Sam's related post for a video of this.

  Sweet new MP3 players

Code M!

New iPod video Demo

I don't know which one I want more.....wait, yes, yes I do.
  Hobos are scary
Yayyy! our crazy hobo quote made it to OverheardInNY!

Chiapet = me, Lee and Mei.
  From your mouth

In the spirit of Googlevid Goodness (or weirdness or pointlessness, as the case may be)...a video aptly set to the tune "From Your Mouth" by God Lives Underwater. Or maybe it's just the music video for the song... since that seems to be the band at the very end.
Thursday, March 9
  Holy freaking crap
1 part amazed, 1 part freaking creeped out. Check out this 2-legged dog.

He's still got 1 leg up on li'l brudder.
Wednesday, March 8

This ad really speaks to me. I can't count how many times I've been walking aimlessly around a convenience store when I'm interrupted by a random battle. Good thing I carry around my blizzaga spell and a few potions, or my hit points would be seriously low.
Tuesday, March 7
  Oh Natalie....

The once sweet and innocent Star Wars queen now becomes this...

Thanks to Mei for showing it to me.
Monday, March 6

As long as we're on the subject of crazy awesome movies, I think it's safe to say that this year's most anticipated summer movie is Snakes on a Plane. And no, that's not a working title. It's called "Snakes on a Plane", how sweet is that?? And the cast includes Samuel L. Jackson!

This movie is about snakes on a plane. There are other elements to the plot, like an assassin trying to eliminate a witness in protective custody, but this is all secondary to the main point of the film: snakes that are on a plane. Or, conversely, a plane that has snakes on it. Either way, we know what we're getting: some sort of snake/plane combination, with action-packed results.

And it gets better. The director is the same guy who did Final Destination 2 and Cellular.

Oh my god, this is going to be sweet.

Unless they change the name. Then I'm going to be pissed and refuse to watch it.

To get you all caught up on the hype, here's some shit:


more hype

urban dictionary definitions

t-shirt design
Saturday, March 4
  Krazy Korean Films

First Oldboy, now Save the Green Planet

Both were.....original to say the least....
Friday, March 3
  March Madness
Are people doing a March Madness pool this year? I know it's still early, but I'm just wondering.
Thursday, March 2
  You know you love it, Ben
Horray for pointless polls!!!

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  High schoolers wrestling bears = sweet

I wonder if they're invisible bears!
Wednesday, March 1
  Pointless poll
I'm just curious, how much of your Gmail storage are you using?

How many MB of Gmail storage are you using?
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101-150 MB
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201-250 MB
251-300 MB
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More than 450 MB!
I don't use Gmail.
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