Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stumble Findings: Ice Meteorite Found with Extraterrestrial Life

First off, I have to say that this discovery is HUGE. It doesn't matter if you don't like science and don't keep up with the going-ons of discovery, you should take a little time out of your day to ponder the gravity of this milestone in human history.
One of my favorite paintings.
From the time our ancestors first stopped crapping in their hands and began philosophizing over our place in the cosmos, we have only been able to speculate at the possibility that we are not alone. Until now, "proof" of other life has existed only within the confines of dark, lonely, basements full of empty pizza boxes, energy drink cans, and grotesque excuses for human beings---but without any actual scientific backing.

All you naysayers that insist we are the only life in the universe: fuck you.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Stumble Updates: Minecraft Creepers...


(Quick update; may expand later. Also, If you cannot relate to must check out Minecraft!)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Music: I'm Blue

A few nights ago I started a new obsession as I often do on days when divine inspiration hits me. On this occasion, my inspiration was a faith-crushing lab report that left me longing for the sweet respite of death. Knowing this was not an option, I was forced to delve deep into my psyche to find the right song to listen to in order to keep me from losing it.

And by the graceful hand of two 5hr Energy drinks it hit me: Blue by Eiffel 65.

But wait, it had to be harder, faster, with a better beat--I realized that what I need was a remix.

Disappointingly, there was no standard remix that everyone loves and hates that I could take a listen to much to my amazement. Here was one of the most awesome songs of the past 20 years and nobody had had the heart to butcher it beyond recognition for better or for worse.

I was undeterred, however, and soon I found a remix that almost hit the spot even though I still felt it was lacking. It was the difference between heroin and methadone though and this jumpstyle tune was decent.

Now, if you hate jumpstyle that's perfectly alright because I personally prefer hardstyle as well, but that's no reason not to take a listen to this remix of the hit Eiffel 65 song "Blue". The remix is done by Dj Bryan and is so far the best remix of "Blue" I've been able to find (in my opinion).


Monday, November 22, 2010

Loney Infermo

  For those of you that haven't had the blessing of finding this gem of a comic, here's the Loney Infermo. This is one of those comics that not only makes me laugh it makes me laugh out loud and not just type "lol" like an illiterate wrist-cutter. 
  Now, I can't take the credit for finding this little fella' since it was Feel that found it by means of witchcraft and wizardry--prostitution--and I give him full credit where credit is due. To whet your senses to this comic, here's a cock tease:




(p.s. Ahh-haha! Here's the LINK. You thought I forgot didn't you?)


So I've been super busy these days with schoolwork and crying myself to sleep as I wallowed in self-pity. It was during one of these intimate moments of vulnerability that it hit me: For the Motherland.

I am not a citizen; I am not a man; I am not an individual. I am your comrade.

With this newfound might I have vowed to wage a one-man war on the demons of procrastination and sloth that have almost damned this blog to the ephemeral. I will fight by laptop, Droid, and by desktop. I shall never surrender.

I will fight on comrades.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Music: Giulia

Keeping this blog up and running in the midst of an engineering major is turning out to be quite the untamable bitch. Try as I might, I just can't seem to break this horse. Alas, I do have something to share with all of you, and because I have spent the past few days listening to songs I like on iTunes this is not surprisingly a song.

To share a bit about my ignorance, I didn't know this song until relatively recently even though it may be a throwback for some of you out there (especially the Europeans). The song is "Giulia" by DJ Lhasa and it was a very popular song back in the early 00's. I personally find it to be one of the catchier dance songs I've found to date and am surprised it didn't cross my path sooner. In my defense though, I don't think it ever got big here in the States because we are all culturally illiterate--am I right Europe?

Anyways before I finish teasing all of you, I want to apologize to all our followers for my general absence and lack of reciprocity in comments and to Feel for making him do all the work of a supposed team blog. I have forgotten the face of my father.

(Bonus if you catch the reference!)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Stumble Findings: Random, Funny, Inspirational Quotes!

Sorry guys, this breakup has been tougher than I anticipated. But I will not be abandoning this blog or you followers any time soon! Here's a quick update:




P.S. I will respond to all comments eventually! I like doing it, it keeps this blog personal. :) 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Stumble Findings: Save Ink! Use Garamond font!

Hello, followers!

Sorry for the delay, I've been busy with midterms and breaking up with my girlfriend (baw I know but it's cool). Anyway, this update is coming to you late because my friend from California came to visit and BROUGHT ME IN-N-OUT ALL THE WAY FROM L.A!!!!!


Despite the fact that it had not been refrigerated in over 12 hours, I scarfed that mofo double-double like a boss and my stomach was so satisfied to have such a glorious burger inside of it that it refused to puke it out. DELICIOUS.

Anyway! On to the actual post..

Ever wonder which font used the most/least ink, and wanted to test it out by drawing the fonts on your wall using pens? Well, too bad, because someone already did it!

Someone ALWAYS steals your bright ideas!

This awesome experiment was done by designers Matt Robinson and Tom Wigglesworth using ballpoint pens. These were the results, with Garamond the clear winner and Cooper Black living up to its name.

(That comment up there was in no way racist.)

So there you have it! Next time you're raging about how expensive printer ink is, least you can change your font!


Hope you guys enjoyed!



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stumble Findings: Awesome Short

While there are a lot of short films out there (many of them crappy) there is occasionally a gem in the heap of dung and this short is one of them. This film is titled Your Lucky Day and while I don't know by whom it is by--mostly because I was too lazy to look at the credits closely--it is powerful in its delivery and surprisingly well made in my opinion.

Short and brief is how blogs are best so I'll let the explanations and all on the blog the url above links to do the rest of the work for me.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Legitimate Thoughts: Atheism--Is it in you?

               In light of the religious Holidays that just took place (yes, "Halloween"--actually All Saints' Day on the Catholic calendar--is a holy-day.) here's my thoughts on the fad of atheism among young people and hipsters. Let me start by saying that I am neither a bible-beater nor do I hold innate contempt towards atheists. To give a bit of context, I was born and raised Catholic and attended Catholic school most of my life; despite this I haven’t been a practicing Catholic for over 4 years and I haven’t gone to confession in almost 7. Sound familiar? Chances are you or someone you know has followed a fairly similar pattern of being raised in a religious family only to become non-practicing later on, usually during the enlightening—sarcasm—teen years. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to choose whether or not to be religious, there is something wrong with assuming that an immature teenage brain is somehow capable of grasping the complex concept of God and simultaneously casting it aside as archaic and unfounded.

                You see, there’s a distinct difference between real atheists like Richard Dawkins and Bertrand Russell, the former who has famously written some of the most thought out and insightful arguments for atheism (a brilliant example I’d recommend to anyone being ‘Teapot Atheist’), and your average 13-20-something-year-old bandwagon atheist. For one, atheists like Dawkins and Russel have researched both sides of the argument and have references upon references to back up their stance. On the contrary, most bandwagon atheist are like their namesake and only go with what’s popular and not necessarily with what they know—simply stating “everyone that believes in God doesn’t know anything about science” is as good an argument as the “all atheists are going to hell because the bible said so” defense of Go-God-Go fanatics.

Bringing things back to the aforementioned science over God quote, this is one of the things that most gets to me about bandwagon atheists and my response to them is this: if you’re going to make the claim that religion and science cannot coexist you should probably take a look at your 6th grade science book and reread about Gregor Mendel (oh snap! An Augustinian priest!?) for starters. Or if you’re a little more versed and make more clever arguments like “God didn’t make the universe, the Big Bang did,” you might be surprised to know that the theory was first proposed by Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître, a—I'm seeing a trend here...—priest.

Case in point, some of the most brilliant men in all fields of knowledge have been religious and I’m pretty sure the likes of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein knew more about what makes the universe tick than a high school or college student. In fact, Sir Isaac Newton even warned against seeing the universe as a mere machine and had this to say about his theory of gravity: "Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done."

To bandwagon atheists out there: you’re going to tell me that this guy is dumb for believing in God, right?

            The moment something goes wrong I’m positive 90% of bandwagon atheists start praying to SOMEONE (be it God, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or Tom Cruise and his witchcraft). As the saying goes “there are no atheists in foxholes” (referring to how in extreme situations, such as warfare, everyone hopes for a higher power). To rebalance my stance, I’ll reiterate that I am not religious, at all. I don’t go to Church and I don’t pray the rosary every night or watch that annoying Catholic channel on cable, but try as I might I can’t fully convince myself that there is no higher power. Maybe it’s the Catholic brainwashing I received throughout my youth.