Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday Morning Awesome (music edition) Klint -- Diamond

I heard this song on a friend's mixed tape (ok it was a CD, whatever) -- and later found out it was from the Snatch Soundtrack

Behold a single image screen with a great song.

Ps: this is the tempo I prefer for this song -- other versions are slightly slower and not quite right to my ear.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Young woman killed by coyotes in Canada

A young Canukistani folk singer was actually taken out by (at least) a pair of coyotes, and on a popular hiking trail too.

Coyotes attacking people is an extremely rare event. Here is a great page aggregating a bunch of snippets about coyote attacks on humans. A nice quote right from the beginning is that people are millions of times more likely to be injured by a family pet than a coyote.


[original link via Cynical-C blog]

A real cost of Premarin -- Hormone Replacement Therapy drug

Horse lovers, honestly, just pass this post up.

Folks interested in knowing where your medicines and foods come from -- here's a quick note about Premarin, by Pfizer.

Click quoted text for a Discovery News article about Premarin, horses, and horse rescue (they leave you on an up note in the article, thankfully):

The active ingredients for Premarin—used by around nine million women to relieve menopause symptoms—come from the urine of pregnant horses. The mares are confined to narrow stalls for 20 hours at a time while hooked to collection devices, MSNBC reports. The foals of these mares usually go to auction, where they are often snapped up by bidders known as "horse killers," who send the horses to feedlots. There the animals are fattened before slaughter, according to the report.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Excellent mobile home commercial

First off, here is the commercial -- I'll let it speak for itself:

The commercial was produced by a strange little project called I Love Local Commercials. These guys find small businesses to make commercials for, creating instant internet viral material like you saw above. If you are interested in the making of the epically honest mobile home commercial, click here for some good video on it.

Enjoy folks doing their ironic media work and accidentally helping small business in the process,


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) humbles Hudson Institute dilettante over health care bankruptcies

I totally hijacked this from the Cynical-C blog -- nice catch sir.

Enjoy watchin a senator disputing think-tank bullshit and sticking to the facts at hand,


Monday, October 19, 2009

The Virile Vampire cameos on Family Guy

As many of you know, this blog is a big fan of the media around The Virile Vampire (Vladamir Putin).

The ever-talented Dani Boynton (of Dani Boynton photography) caught this Reuters article which tipped us off that Putin had a cameo character on Family guy. Apparently, he was also on South Park, but I couldn't the episode, only this video which may or may not be legit.


Enjoy the continued media narrative that is The Virile Vampire,


[the putin bear picture is so far unattributed, but I loved it so much I had to share]

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Brooklyn Beekeepers -- Breakin' the Law!

It would probably be best to have this song stuck in your head as you watch this video of rooftop beekeepers in NY, NY.

Brooklyn's Urban Beekeepers: Breaking The Law For The Planet (Part I) from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

Enjoy people doing the right thing and having a good time doing it,


[via my faithful Canukistani Operative "Yuri"]

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Japanese honeybees roast a hornet

Japanese honeybees have a very unusual way of killing one of their worst predators, the hornet. They cook them. The bees raise their temperature to 117-degrees and literally roast their enemy. Way too cool. (Sorry for the brief commercial at the beginning).

Enjoy watching nature doing what it takes to get by,


[via Beebs]

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday Morning Awesome: Grey Fox caught in a camera trap

There is a wonderful blog I follow called Camera Trap Codger, and I saw this post today that really shows the best of the best one can get using a camera trap. Hit this link to see the rest of the pictures. Not only great shots of a photogenic animal, but with a possible storyline/narrative as well.

This, of course, makes me want to run out and get one and set it up. That's what I need -- really, a new hobby. Yeah, with all that time I have.

Enjoy folks following their passions and creating great content for you to enjoy on the intartubes,


[photo credit Camera Trap Codger blog]

Monday, October 5, 2009

Lindy Hop Showdown

These people are all insane, and double jointed.

To quote Yuri -- "All I can think about when I watch this is knee surgery."

Enjoy talent on hyperdrive,


[via my faithful Canukistani operative "Yuri"]

Thursday, October 1, 2009

'You are being shagged by a rare parrot!'

The title says it all. Actually, you have to watch to see the fantastically satisfied "grin" on the parrots face. Really.

Enjoy animals taking it to their scientific benefactors,


[via Neatorama]