Category Archives: Things I’ll Never Understand

I’m not saying it takes me a while to clean my fridge, but…

I hate the whole process, but I never stop doing it. I need someone to keep me (and my fridge) in check.

😦

Anyways I’m back for awhile after a month long of traveling around the country.  So I’ll try to get back to my post schedule.

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Cake Eating Zombies

So as many of you know, I’m pretty into video games (understatement I KNOW), and last week was E3, arguably one of the biggest media summits for the industry. Well, I noticed there were about 6 games having to do with zombies. What did I do with that little nugget of information? Well I proposed to my best friends and co-hosts of Gamespeek that we do a zombie themed episode. I thought maybe a little zombie annoyance from my co-hosts, but we ended up running around, falling around in fields and getting choked and bitten by them. Hell after a while we even had a plot.  Just poor me trying deliver fun zombie video game news while my co-hosts try to stop me (and of course made me apart of the undead). I ended up getting quite an exercise that day, but for having no more than a few scene ideas when we got together we churned the filming out in just about three hours.

As you can see above we awarded ourselves with some delicious tort afterwards.

If you wanna know about the games we’re talking or mumbling about, you’ll have to check out the video when it comes out. I’ll post the video once it’s up and running.

Putting on the make-up was a lot of fun. I might get a little more creative come Halloween, last year I was a member of Geek Squad. That poor excuses of a costume consisted of me printing out their logo and taping it on my laptop case which had ethernet cords and computer magazines inside. I know. Lame.

At the end of the day, I think the toughest part was taking off the make-up. Well not that difficult, but kind of cringe inducing.

All in all it was a fun Sunday. I was beat-up, cut-up and bruised, but as my friend Aaron says, “You can’t have a podcast without some bruising.”

Well I doubt the next podcast will be zombie themed, so I’m a little concerned…

Exxxxtreme Hacking

A stocking stuffer for all my IT friends! Though I honestly think some of them might give the fire hack a whirl. The sack is made of kevlar (so it doesn’t end up as a pile of ashes) and you just dowse it with kerosene and REALLY play hot potato.

THIS PRODUCT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS USE EXTREME CAUTION!

This product is also extremely fun! You will need white gas, kerosene, or ‘tiki torch fuel’ to light this bag. Tiki torch fuel is does not burn as hot as most other fuels. Do not use gasoline! Use only a small amount and test it first! Overly soaked bags can be EXTREMELY dangerous since excess burning fuel can stick to clothing and/or skin. Keep your fuel source completely away (100 yards minimum) from your kicking area.

It’s yours for a measly $25. [UPDATE] Apparently these things are only on sale for a limited amount of time and when they are sold out, they’re done.

Fire Footbag: Fiery Hackey Sack Surprisingly Not Endorsed By Your Local Fire Department via [Geekologie]

please let this be real and not viral marketing…

old bitty battle
a tale of blue versus red
placing bets on blue

 


 I’m writing a haiku about the week whatever the fuck I want every Friday to start turning the wheels of my ignored creativity. So let’s see if I can keep up with it.

Guns, I See the Appeal, and Then I Don’t.

I mention to a few that my best friend and I used to go to shows and beat up rude people (and listen to awesome music of course!) to release the aggression we had built up through the week. That doesn’t beat this:

When I was her age I was simulating this, only it was on the streets of LA and my gun was made of plastic :/. Oh lawdy the event is called “Kill the Car“.

If your not into guns then the video below is just for you.

via [Delicious Ghost]

The Best Way To Clean Out My Fridge

Joe Fornabaio for The New York TimesThis is nuts. So there’s a small red berry or “miracle fruit” (Synsepalum dulcificum) out there that can rewire your taste buds, and people are hosting “flavor tripping parties” to experience it.

Here’s an excerpt:

“You kept hearing ‘oh, oh, oh,’ ” he said, and then the guests became “literally like wild animals, tearing apart everything on the table.”

“It was like no holds barred in terms of what people would try to eat, so they opened my fridge and started downing Tabasco and maple syrup,” he said.

A large group of guests reached its own consensus: limes were candied, vinegar resembled apple juice, goat cheese tasted like cheesecake on the tongue and goat cheese on the throat. Bananas were just bananas.

You can buy the berries here: www.flavortripping.wordpress.com

Too bad it can’t it alter the destructive properties spoiled food would do to my body, but I bet it would be delicious! Check out the links below for more info.

source: [Geekologie via NYTimes]

photo: Joe Fornabaio for the New York Times

The Art of a Lazy Sunday

With two insanely busy wedding themed weekends behind me, on Sunday I was able to re-live (and hopefully revive) an old pastime of mine. Doing nothing on a Sunday surrounded my friends and family. Some people thrive off of constantly needing something do and being out, but I can say there is nothing like dropping down on a couch with your peeps and finding some random marathon to lock on to (our marathon of choice this Sunday happened to be Bridezillas).Couch

You’re probably thinking how is being lazy an art? Well what some people don’t realize is, it’s what goes on during that lounge time that makes it an art. Lazy Sundays shouldn’t occur EVERY Sunday, nor should they be planned. In many cases people will just gravitate to the living room and won’t budge until the sun is down under the horizon. I’ve also had it occur when friends will just call up to see what’s up, come over and end up on your couch.

But enough about how it OCCURS, it’s about the magic that happens when everyone is together. The thing I enjoy the most is the TV is merely a backdrop to what’s going on between everyone. Somebody will be watching the show, someone might be on the computer (this weekend my friend decided to look up actual crime scene photos for fun), working on a project or anything for that matter. Throughout the day we’ll have small (but meaningful) conversations about a tiny topic either prompted by what we’re watching (no bride or bridezilla will ever treat us like that) or what the particular person is doing (How does one commit murder and live with it?). And of course the experience can be tiring, so there is light napping throughout the day. I learn a lot about my friends and family when we do these lazy Sundays and it’s an unfortunate experience I don’t get to share with a lot of friends because they can be obsessed with constantly doing things and going out. I sure hope that this type a day isn’t slowly going the way of the buffalo, because if you do it right, it’s relaxing, stress-relieving, thought-provoking kind of day.

Yes, I’m bringing lazy back.

And it’s totally an art form.