Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 4-3-2008

NEWS

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2008/04/02/sot.obama.heckler.cnn

Obama gets heckled by some dork who “just wants a picture with the Senator.”

Lifehacker.com

Firefox 3 Beta 5 Now Available For Download

Cook Better with Your Microwave than Your Stove

Sweet. I rock the microwave. I reheat DiGiorno and get frozen burritos ready to jam.

gizmodo.com

Blu-ray Awareness Hits 60%…Hooray?

That’s way better than the percentage of people who know the casualty number in Iraq. See:

Public Is Less Aware of Iraq Casualties, Study Finds

Twenty-eight percent of the public is aware that nearly 4,000 U.S. personnel have died in Iraq over the past five years, while nearly half thinks the death tally is 3,000 or fewer and 23 percent think it is higher, according to an opinion survey released yesterday.”

sogoodblog.com

Burger King Releases Steakhouse Burger

Oh shit. That looks crazy. Looks like a review might be in the works.

g4tv.com
Game review: Obscure: the aftermath

Looks like a ton of digital cleavage. Imagine that.

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-28-2008

News
Two-headed lizard hatches

sogoodblog.com
The Top Ten Best Selling Sodas of 2007

g4tv.com
Permalink

Lifehacker.com

Monitor Amazon Products for Price Drops and Availability in Real-Time

Five Best Digital Photo Organizers

instructables.com

How to French Kiss

Yep. Some people need that.

How to refill a “disposable” Brita brand water …

Super Mario Bros. LED Mushr…

1UP Cakes

This is my favorite link of the day. Hands down.

-MC Spanky McGee

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-26-2008

CNN.com

Eco fishing in Indonesia

Ok, I’m posting this because it’s amazing how we humans are often so convinced that there’s only way to do something, and then it turns out that another way is so much better. Make sure to catch the bit about their new profit margin.

Gizmodo.com
XCOR Lynx Bringing Sports Car-esque Travel to Space

Motorola Chops Off Handset Division

Instructables.com
How to Put on a Condom

Yep. It’s true. We need directions for this.

thepandapage.com

Masturbation Positions: A Handy Guide

burrito review

Chipotle – Dining

Majornelson.com
Reminder: H3 Heroic Map Pack now free

Lifehacker.com

Turn Your PC into a DVD Ripping Monster

Caught Downloading Copyrighted Material—Now What?

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-24-2008

Lifehacker.com
Top 10 Software Easter Eggs

Sogoodblog.com
Burger King “Morning Tongue”

thepandapage.com
Motivational Monday: Goodbye Easter

How The US Views Iraq

Gizmodo.com
Every South Park Ever Online for Free (Legally!)

iPod + Nike’s Fat, Moldy Grandpa: Apple II Pumas

ruthlessreviews.com
More Flippant, Drunken, and Random 2008 Metal Reviews

instructables.com
15-Minute Halter Top

neurophilosophy
19th century papier mache model brain

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-21-2008

Lifehacker.com

Jailbreak Any iPhone or iPod Touch in 45 Seconds

This is a tutorial on how to free your iPhone so that you can add to it the programs/apps that you want.

CNN.com

Bill Richardson to endorse Obama

Gizmodo.com

Scientists Discover that Moose Antlers Act as Amplifiers

sogoodblog.com

Cheeseburger Dress

Yummy.

Thepandapage.com

Little-Known Google Features

MSNBC.com

‘Chocolate Rain’ guy among YouTube winners

In case you haven’t seen “Chocolate Rain,” here ya go:

[youtube width="425" height="355"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTZ2xpQwpA[/youtube]

Classic. Tedious, all in all, but classic.

-MC Spanky McGee

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-19-2008

Gizmodo.com

Dead Dog Sweaters May Not Be the Best Way to Remember Your Pets

Best Buy Pledges $10 Million to Past HD DVD Buyers; Trade-Ins, Too

Lifehacker.com

http://lifehacker.com/369211/ten-legal-commandments-of-photography

http://lifehacker.com/369314/windows-vista-service-pack-1

Sogood.com

Mom Says “Fun Straw” Looks Like Genitalia

Slate.com
The Speech

CNN.com
Facebook ‘cheater’ won’t be expelled

To tell you the truth, I don’t see how the Facebook group is different in principle from a study group.

A tool like Facebook does make it easier to to cheat, and the temptation probably goes up, too.

But, the students could get together secretly in person, and the only way to catch them would be to screen the results of their work (the old fashioned way, in other words).

I think the profs should devise assignments to make it hard for them to cheat, but easy to study together.

Maybe after we bomb or melt our way back to the stone ages, our memory skills can improve. Sweet.

See comments below for what other Soupy Trumpet writers think.

-MC Spanky McGee


While you’re here, check out Spanky’s take on Obama’s speech:
Obama’s speech on race, Jeremiah Wright, and the crux of the issue. A challenge to the critics.and Erich’s

McCain’s Middle East policy: “Keep fighting the bad guys. Someday we’ll figure out why.”

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-11-08

Gizmodo.com

The Haunted Ms. Pac Man

Lifehacker.com

Save Time and Avoid Stress at Airport Security

Sogoodblog.com

Ice Cream Lovers Rise Up and Say “Yes, Pecan!”

thepandapage.com

Stupor Tuesday: The World, America’s Flea Market

ruthlessreviews.com

THE MISUNDERSTOOD: JOHNNY LAWRENCE FROM KARATE KID

instructables.com

Mod Your 5G Video iPod With Internal Bluetooth

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-5-08

Reuters.com

High on Mount Sinai?

The biblical Israelites may have been high on a hallucinogenic plant when Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai, according to a new study by an Israeli psychology professor.

Duh–this is a possibility. I’m not sure how we could show that they actually were, unless we can find some bones and scan em’ and shit.

MSNBC.com

Yahoo scrambles to block Microsoft deal

Gizmodo.com

Thirty-Foot Trebuchet Fires Chicken Poop at Potential Thieves

Sogoodblog.com

Stuff White People Like: Expensive Sandwiches

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-3-08

Gizmodo.com

Trent Reznor Releases Nine out of Thirty-Six Tracks on Free Download

Trent is no idiot, and he knows what the future of the music biz looks like. You’ll see more and more of this kind of promotion from high-profile artists, but I wonder how smaller acts will move along.

Audiophile Deathmatch: Monster Cables vs. a Coat Hanger

Maybe we’re all deaf, hmmm, Kip Casper?

Lifehacker.com
Close Down All Non- Essential Windows Apps with EndItAll

This is the kind of hack I like. Kill off some apps on your computer.

CNN.com

North Church goes high-tech with LEDs

Who said the church couldn’t get their tech-dork suit on?

Sogoodblog.com
Major League Eating: The Game on Wii

Obstinate Couple Hates Chicken Sandwiches

My comment:

We all know that Ned Flanders uses “Darn it” as a substitute for “Damn it”–and he’s not cussing–but don’t ya think he might as well do it? (I’m arguing for full-throttle cussing). He *means* basically the same thing (especially given that he knows what he’s doing with the substitution).

Then again, cussing is fun and cathartic because it is so-often forbidden, and our euphemistic “cuss”-words highlight that fact.

Spanky’s verdict: in favor of Sheetz. The couple is going on their subjective interpretation. Not enough to warrant penalty.

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 2-29-08

Efluxmedia.com

Semi-Pro gets kicked in the junk by reviewers.

Will Ferrell’s latest attempt to make us laugh falls short from every point of view. The story play is predictable, the characters seems to be unrelated and there are moments when they seem to be in another movie, the gags are old and predictable and, unfortunately, not even Will Ferrell seems to be capable to pull this one in the direction of comedy.”

Spanky says: “Daaaaaaaamn!” I do agree: it seems that every Will Ferrell movie has the same character with the same mannerisms. Will, do what every superb big-time comedian does: you go to drama–that’s what Jim Carey and Tom Hanks did–with enormous payoff for them and for the audience.

Lifehacker.com
Google-ize Your Windows Mobile Phone with Google2Go

G4tv.com
No ‘GTA 4′ Demo Coming

Sogoodblog.com
The History of War, Starring….Food?

Ruthlessreviews.com
THE MISUNDERSTOOD: IVAN DRAGO

Newsweek.com
Texas is the USA’s worst CO2 emitter.

I heard that YoMama’s roommate claimed that Baby Jesus will make more oil for us. That would be sweet. We could dump more shit into the air. I’ll return to this topic shortly.