Archive for the ‘Frankl1n’ Tag

George Carlin: RIP

George Carlin died yesterday, and even though I am an internet asshole, I felt sad.

George Carlin

Not because I knew him personally, but because I was a fan. And because the world will sorely miss his wit and whimsy.

Carlin had everything a comedian could want.

A keen ear for language, a metronomic sense of timing, a loathing of mediocrity and two-faced apathy that typifies much of modern culture. George Carlin was a gleeful anarchist, a sardonic and merry prankster who forced the world to look at the ridiculous pose it too often affected. Carlin moved the boundaries of American Comedy beyond Lenny Bruce.

He made pot jokes in the guise of a hippie weatherman.

He questioned censorship in those 7 famous words you can’t say on television.

He taught me to question the God of my Father. And made me laugh, in spite of the pain.

Rest In Peace, George. We’ll keep laughing, but it won’t be the same without you.

-Frankl1n

Advertisements

The Politics of The Nerdy

I try to keep this blog apolitical (this post and this one, not withstanding) but this photo made me LOL and I thought I would share it with you.

end the iraq war

Peace

-Frankl1n

Kama Sutra in Silicon Valley

Found this here and had to post about it.

kama sutra computer geek

The Kama Sutra for geeks and the computers that love them.

You’re welcome.

-Frankl1n

The Internet Is Serious Business

I found this here.

Holy Shit.

-Frankl1n

Eye Scapes

Ran into this page over at the art-dept.com.

Eye Scape

It’s called Eye Scapes, and it is in Rankin’s portfolio. Don’t know too many details, except that it seems to be following me around the room.

Eye Scape

Go check it out and thank me later.

-Frankl1n

Share This Post!

add to del.icio.us :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank

Web Comics Thursday

OK, Web Comics Friday, for those of you keeping score at home.

Apologies for not posting too much at all in the past week. I have been horribly sick and busy with IRL nonsense. Tis the season, right?

Anyway, ran into Buttersafe and just about lost my ish laughing.

Call me a heretic, but this is better than cyanide.

Buttersafe

-Frankl1n

Share This Post!
add to del.icio.us :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank

My Little Glue Factory

Caught this here and decided it was, indeed, awesome.

My Little Pony Glue Factory

Who knew that a toy service station and a grip of tiny ponies could bring so much joy to so many people?

Consider this my gift to Humanity this Holiday Season. There is no return receipt.

In closing, I have to sit and wonder if the furries will flip out over this binary plush destruction like they flipped out over this post back in the day.

-Frankl1n

Share This Post!

add to del.icio.us :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank

Web Comics Thursday

Partially Clips is rock solid comedy.

Geeky, funny – well done all around.

Dwarves

I’m trying to keep my unmovable margins high and tight. To see a larger version of this comic, click the link above to go to the page, or click “View Image” and see how awesome it is.

Also, if anyone knows how to change my margins, drop me a line.

-Frankl1n

Share This Post!

add to del.icio.us :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank

Bizarre Online Gaming Incidents

DailyBits has a great post about the most bizarre online gaming incidents.

It’s really worth the click and the read, but more than a few of the entries include real world shenanigans, like murder, IRL death (as a result of over-playing) and kidnapping.

My own most bizarre online incident involved marathon battle-tetris and some spilled Mountain Dew, but that is a tale for another day.

funeral.jpeg

-Frankl1n

Share This Post (seriously, just click one of these damn buttons, already!)

add to del.icio.us :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank

Flat Tire Unearths Martian Microbes

For real.

mars.jpg

According to the BBC, the martian rover has kicked up some silica-rich soil, which could indicate microbial life. All because of a flat tire. The page calls it a “Lucky Find”:

It has been described as a fortuitous discovery. Spirit has been driving with a broken wheel that constantly digs a trough as the vehicle trundles across the Martian landscape.

In May this year, scientists working on the mission noticed the churned-up soil had a much brighter appearance than usual.

These robots were supposed to function for 90 days but both rovers have been in action for around 1400 days now. Although they will have to reduce their activity due to the harsh Martian winter.

If this keeps up, it will only be a matter of time before a busted spark plug rips a hole in the fabric of space-time.

-Franklin

Share This Post!

add to del.icio.us :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank