October 29, 2008

Big Vinyl Yeti:

Big Vinyl Yeti
Big Vinyl Yeti

"Produced in collaboration with Ningyoushi in an edition of 1000, this imposing vinyl figure is one sweet Yeti. A commanding 9.5" high, it features posable arms, a menacing scowl, removable light-up torch, and comes packaged in a stellar peek-through ice cave box."

SkullznEyez Wants You To Beware Of The Sasquatch!

Horrified B Movie Actor Action Figure Set:

SkullznEyez Loves B Movies!

"Don't you love those old time monster films, that bloated blob oozing after that scream queen? Well now you can reenact your favorite scenes anywhere whether it's at your desk during work or in your bedroom. Every time you look over at these awkward looking fools, you'll be sure to get a laugh. Celebrate the greatness of the heart of cinema with the soon to be classic Horrified B Movie Victims Set."


October 20, 2008

Insanely Awesome And Intricate Pumpkin Carvings:

Click For Ray Villafanes Carvings

From his site:

"If you have yet to try and carve a pumpkin in a 3-D manner you need to. Its fun and everybody enjoys a cool pumpkin. Unfortunately they begin to rot less than a week after carving so be sure to take plenty of pictures. You can experiment with ways of preserving them but I find nothing works better than a nice photo. Some chefs that I have carved for put lemon juice on the faces to help slow down the natural molding process that will occur.

Picking out the right pumpkin is very important. You need a pumpkin with a thick wall. To get this kind you will have to choose one that is very heavy for its size. Also avoid perfectly round pumpkins and opt for ones that have a protruding ridge that sticks out on one side. These shapes make nice faces as you could imagine how difficult it would be to carve a 3-D face onto a shallow flat surface."

October 17, 2008

Tina Fey Dissects Sarah Palin's Accent:

Tina Fey explains the intricacies of impersonating Sarah Palin's way-North twang during an appearance tonight on the Late Show With David Letterman—not that there's much to it, according to the Emmy winner.

"Not since Sling Blade has there been a voice that anybody could do," Fey explains, calling Palin's accent "a little bit Fargo...a little bit Reese Witherspoon in Election" and comparing it to a "beautiful Alaskan wind song."

Oh, the blessed possibilities, if in fact Palin shows up to go wink to wink with Fey on tomorrow's (10/18/08) episode of Saturday Night Live.

Monster Band Tiki Mugs:

Just in time for Halloween!
We've been having a GHOULISH time here at Tiki Farm, working with our friends over at Fender to bring you our long anticipated release of... "Rigor Morty & the Dirt Nappers"! The band features head man "Rigor Morty" and his band mates "Rob DeGraves", "Shrunken Ed" and "Marcus Carcass".

Rigor Marty and the Dirt Nappers!
Click For Rigor Marty and the Dirt Nappers!

October 14, 2008

Fish Pedicures Go Belly Up In Texas:

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas state health officials feel there's something fishy about fish pedicures.

SkullznEyez Is Not Fishy

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation announced Wednesday that the procedure was banned in the state.

Using a lot of little fish to nibble bits of dead skin off people's feet is the hot thing in the spa world. But health experts are concerned the fish have the potential to spread infections.

A spokeswoman with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation told The Dallas Morning News that because the foot baths and holding tanks are home to live fish, they can't always be properly cleaned and disinfected.

However, officials noted they know of no actual cases of fish pedicures causing health problems.

The Zen Luxury Nail & Beauty Bar in a Dallas suburb bought $2,500 worth of the fish. The co-owner told The Dallas Morning News she's not sure what they're going to do with the 500 guppy-like creatures now that fish pedicures are banned.

Last week, the state of Washington also banned the procedure.

FACT: Sarah Palin Is A Republican Cunt:

From Rolling Stone magazine:
"Sarah Palin's credentials as a "reformer" are nothing but spin. She has sided with Big Oil, lobbied to increase pork spending and abused her public power to carry out personal vendettas. Here's a guide to separating myth from fact."

Who gives a shit about this oil grubbing idiot?

Sarah Palin Is An Neanderthal Uneducated Religious Zealot Idiot Cunt Who Believes In The Jesus Horse
Palin Jesus Horse

Sarah Palin Is An Neanderthal Uneducated Religious Zealot Idiot Cunt That Can See Russia From Her House!
I Can See Russia From My House!

Hands On With the New Flip Mino:

In case you didn't have enough reasons to worry about videos of your escapades showing up online, Pure Digital has made video posting easier than ever. The $180 Flip Mino, the latest in the Flip series of pocket camcorders, is smaller and sleeker than the Flip Ultra, and it adds MySpace integration for video uploads.

When it comes to size, the thin Flip Mino is the iPod Nano to the $140 Flip Ultra's iPod Classic. Clocking in at 3.9 inches long by 2 inches wide by 0.6 inches deep, it's the smallest model in Pure Digital's popular pocket camcorder line. It's also the most versatile, thanks to the company's new video engine that produces great-looking SVGA-resolution (640 by 480) videos. The unit's 2GB flash drive holds an hour of clips.

At $180, the Mino also comes in at some $80 more than Creative's Vado, a pocket camcorder with which it shares some similarities, including an onboard USB connector, direct-to-YouTube uploads, diminutive size, and comparably slick design. Is the Mino worth the extra 80 bucks? It just might be, if you value video quality and Mac compatibility.

If you've used the Flip Video or Flip Ultra, you'll know how to operate the Mino--even its new features are a no-brainer for a first-time user to operate. The Mino adds touch-sensitive controls, which replace all standard buttons (other than the record and power buttons) found on the other Flip models. These four capacitive touch buttons surround the centrally positioned record button; "plus" and "minus" buttons control the zoom and the audio playback volume, while left and right buttons allow you to select videos for playback. The Mino's full set of controls are rounded out by touch-sensitive play/pause buttons and a delete button.

Although we liked the clean, slick look of the capacitive touch buttons, we found it way too easy during our testing to accidentally play back or delete clips by accidentally brushing a finger against the buttons. You can lock the delete key by pressing it down for a few seconds, but that doesn't go far enough; the Mino's touch sensitivity may be a bit too touchy for some users.

That said, the buttons do seem to solve the problem previous Flip models had, where you could accidentally start a recording while the device was in your pocket--and the Mino fits very comfortably into a shirt or jeans pocket.

Also new to the Mino is the integrated lithium ion battery (previous models used AA batteries), and the location of the flip-out USB jack, the magic component that makes the Flip models (as well as the Creative Vado) so plug-and-play convenient. Earlier Flip units had a flip-out USB connector on the side; the Mino's connector instead flips out, switchblade-style, from the top of the device. It makes the Mino slightly less unwieldy to plug in to your computer's USB port. When connected, the Mino can upload clips directly to YouTube, AOL Video, or MySpace; you also use the USB connector to charge the device's battery (it has no power cord).

The Mino holds some key advantages over the significantly cheaper Creative Vado. For one, the Flip Mino's video-management software (which is embedded in the device, so you don't have to install it separately from a disc) works with Apple Mac OS X, while the Vado's software works only on XP and Vista.

Second, even though both shoot 640-by-480-pixel MPEG-4 AVI clips at 30 frames per second, the Mino's video quality is flat-out better than that of the Vado. This is especially true for indoor, mediocre-lighting settings: The Mino still turns out clear, sharp clips, while the Vado's clips look pixellated, murky, or just plain dark in anything other than well-lit areas. The Mino is your obvious pick if video quality is what you seek, even at almost twice the price.

And if you're a MySpace or AOL Video user, the Mino also has built-in integration with those sites' video players; the same doesn't hold true for the Vado, which works only with YouTube and Photobucket.

Still, the Mino has some drawbacks compared with Creative's YouTube-friendly model. On Windows XP, the Flip software failed to upload my clips to YouTube the first three times I tried it. When uploading did work, I found the Mino was slower than the Vado at this task. Pure Digital explains that the Mino transcodes video footage before it uploads the clips to YouTube, which would explain the slower uploading process; Creative's pocket camcorder doesn't convert the video before uploading.

The Vado can also hold more footage despite its identical 2GB flash drive: While the Mino tops out at 1 hour of footage, the Vado can hold 2 hours of clips (but with noticeably subpar quality, to be sure).

Besides the pocket camcorder itself, you get a few other goodies with the Mino's price of admission: a protective pouch, an RCA cable for watching your clips on a standard TV, a wrist strap, and basic but clear documentation.

Creative's Vado has a bargain-bin price, but as Pure Digital's Flip Mino shows, you get what you pay for: The $180 Flip Mino is the clearly the better camcorder of the two. If video quality is what you're after, or if you use a Mac, the Flip Mino is worth the extra scratch.

Senior Editor Melissa Perenson contributed to this review.

--Tim Moynihan

Flip Mino Camcorder Gift

Flip Mino Camcorder Gift

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October 08, 2008

McCain Called Obama "That One":

By Alex Balk

Presidential Debate 10/07/08

The best part of last night's debate came when John McCain sought to assure Americans about atomic energy, saying, "Look, I was on navy ships that had nuclear power plants. Nuclear power is safe," and immediately started glowing a violent green and yelling "Rarrrrrrgh!" before grabbing Tom Brokaw with one mangled paw and eating him whole. Kidding! But, man, that would have been great, right? Because, otherwise? Total snoozer. Still, one of the most discussed moments was the bit above, where McCain referred to Barack Obama as "that one."

What he actually meant by those words is a subject that will no doubt burn up the blogosphere all day, with the left suggesting that it exposed McCain's subtle racism while the right complains about the P.C. police and how sensitive the Obama campaign is, etc. Either way, one doubts McCain wants the focus of the post-debate conversation to be about whether or not he's a racist, although given the state of the economy it might be one of the few topics which actually does less damage to the Republican's dwindling chances. Still, there are a number of reasons, either psychological or tactical, for McCain to have used that specific elocution. In the interests of better understanding what happened, here's some informed speculation as to why McCain called Obama "that one":

• He forgot Obama's name.
• He didn't want to say Obama's name out of fear that he might make the "Osama" slip-up.
• He did want to say Obama's name so that he could explicitly make the "Osama" slip-up, but forgot Obama's name.
• He didn't want to say Obama's name because he has no respect for Obama and doesn't believe they belong on the same stage.
• He didn't want to say Obama's name because he's infuriated with Obama for not bending over and taking it like previous Democratic nominees.
• He was so busy channeling Ross Perot that he decided he might as well do an homage to the diminutive Texan's "you people" moment.
• "That one" focus tested better than "the colored boy over there."
• Old people have a harder time identifying discrete shapes and forms; McCain wanted to make clear that he was talking about Obama and not the bunting in the background.
• McCain has come to realize that his incredibly dishonest campaign, with its desperate use of fear mongering and racial animus, will go down in history as one of the ugliest attempts to win the presidency at the expense of honesty, comity, and basic human decency, and, worst of all, it won't even be successful. This man, who spent five years under the most brutal conditions imaginable, has forever tarnished his legacy and when people one hundred years from now look back at the election of 2008 all they'll remember him for is failed gimmicks, coded bigotry, and the disturbing way in which he doddered about the stage. His guilt—not only at destroying his own reputation, but at the low and poisonous way in which he's tried to destroy Obama's—is so overwhelming that McCain can barely shake Obama's hand, meet his eye, or say his name.
• They all look alike.

Barack Obama Is THAT ONE! Vote for change. BARACK OBAMA 2008
Obama That One

October 05, 2008

Buy Your Zombie Some Brains:

Review From Brains4Zombies.com:
"This brain is tender, juicy, and full of all the neurotransmitters a young, growing, bloodthirsty zombie needs. The Frontal and Occipital lobes are particularly tender, making for an excellent roast, or diced for a quick snack. The cortical mantle is highly convoluted; the crest of a single convolution is known as a gyrus, while the fissure between two gyri is known as a sulcus. And you know how good that sulcus can be... Isn't your mouth watering already? The frontal lobe, largest of all the lobes of the brain (and great for when you have guests over for dinner), lies rostral to the central sulcus (that is, toward the nose from the sulcus). The precentral gyrus, located rostral to the central sulcus, constitutes the primary motor region of the brain, which, as we all know, makes for a great party dip when blended with a superior parietal lobule."