Monday, December 31, 2007

Some web sites for the New Year

Box Office Mojo
Box Office Mojo has information about box-office stats past, present, and future. The site gives a rundown of the movie as well as its performance at the box office.

Comic Book Resources
Get your sticky fingers on the keyboard and go to Comic Book Resources, a site that can give you all the info on your favorite spandex-wearing crimefighters and other freaks of nature. And since it's on the Internet, you don't even have to leave your mom's basement!

Cute Overload
They haven't done any serious scientific studies yet, but it might actually be possible for this site to make you die of cuteness. Cute Overload has your daily dose of adorable widdle puppies, kitties, duckies, and more. (Can a squid be cute? You'll have to judge for yourself.) It might just be the only thing to get you through those rough workdays—or the final annoying straw that sends your fist through your monitor.

Websites as Graphs
Insert the URL of your favorite Web site and this nifty little applet spits out a visual representation, with different colored dots representing the Web site's various tags and links. It's not the most useful Web site around, but it sure does make some pretty conversation pieces for your cubicle.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Vernon Shreds the Solo

Hot and Sexy or Sick and Twisted

The image above is a shot of Penelope Cruz and sister Monica Cruz kissing. It comes from the premier of their brother's first rock single entitled "(*something in Spanish)". The story goes that the Cruz sisters work as translators for lesbian porn films, dubbing the French or Italian into Spanish for horny old men. Their brother Eduardo gets the porn soundtrack job and comes into the studio to cut the title track which shockingly is NOT bow-chicka-wow-wow.

Long story short, the Cruz sisters get so hot over their brother, their brother's song, or the lesbian porn that they start making out. The video is below if you dare:

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Japanese Game Show Challenge

Alright ya'll. Time to vote for your choice of what is the best of the worst in Japanese game shows. The entries are:

Andy and his Cats Dragging Fish into the Woods <--- Click It

Neecie and herDance Dance Revolution
<--- Click It

Jen and her Human Tetris <--- Click It

Maynard and Plushie Rugby <--- Click It

Check Below for the your chance to vote for your favorite.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

An Open Challenge to Trixie, Andy, Andi, Deuce, and AnntQuitty

Round Two of the Crazy Japanese Game show challenge. I DARE you to find and post a better example of the oddity that is Japanese game shows. When it's all said and done, we'll have a vote for the winner. Beat this!

Get Bendered

Yet Again, Japanese Wrestling Kicks Ass

Bill O'Reilly and his War On Christmas Nonsense Might Need Look Hard at Christian's and Their War on Christmas

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As Christmas draws near, Pastor John Foster won't be decorating a tree, shopping for last-minute gifts or working on a holiday sermon for his flock. After all, it's been 50 years since Christmas was anything more than a day of the week to him.

He's one of very few American Christians who follow what used to be the norm in many Protestant denominations--rejecting the celebration of Christmas on religious grounds.

"People don't think of it this way, but it's really a secular holiday," said Foster, a Princeton-based pastor in the United Church of God. He last celebrated Christmas when he was 8.

His church's objection to Christmas is rare among U.S. Christians. Gallup polls from 1994 to 2005 consistently show that more than 90 percent of adults say they celebrate Christmas, including 84 percent of non-Christians.

That's a huge change from an earlier era, when many Protestants ignored or actively opposed the holiday. But as it gradually became popular as a family celebration, churches followed their members in making peace with Christmas.

The change didn't happen overnight. Through much of the 19th century, schools and businesses remained open, Congress met in session and some churches closed their doors, lest errant worshippers try to furtively commemorate the day.

Christmas benefited from a 19th century "domestication of religion," said University of Texas history professor Penne Restad, in which faith and family were intertwined in a complementary set of values and beliefs.

Christmas became acceptable as a family-centered holiday, Restad said, once it lost its overtly religious significance.

At the same time, aspects of the holiday like decorated trees and gift-giving became status symbols for an aspirant middle class. When Christmas began its march toward dominance among holidays, it was because of a change in the culture, not theology.

On the Second Day of Christmas...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ladies...For Your Educational Growth


Cleveland Has Some Hubba Hubba Browns Fans

How Ya Feeling, Pittsburgh?

Well, Steeler defensive back Anthony Smith talked a lotta shit this week, guaranteeing a Steeler victory over God's Team: The Patriots. Well, after a thorough ass-kicking, this is for you Anthony Smith.

Anthony Smith: Douchebag

However, as Maynard always tempers pain with a little medicine, and as I am sure that game last night took five years off of Coach's life, I give you this...a Steeler fan who is quite attractive...probably the only attractive fan they have.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Best Police Blotter Since Lando Calrissian was Arrested in Florida

Police ID 2 killed in Greensboro
Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 11:30 am

GREENSBORO -- Police today identified the two men killed in a shooting early Sunday at 1600 W. Lee St.The victims were Born God Supreme Thompson, 26, and Shuntae Lamont Watson, 26, police stated in a news release. The case remains under investigation; no suspect information has been released. On Sunday about 1:30 a.m., officers responded to Jabs Ultra Bar at 1600 W. Lee St. regarding shots fired. They found two gunshot victims outside the back of the club. Both died at the hospital.The two deaths were among four homicides that occurred this weekend in Greensboro.Police ask people with information regarding the shootings to call 373-2255 or Crime Stoppers at 373-1000.

How Is Amy Winehouse Still Alive?

Maynard Says: Jesus, what the hell happened to you?!?!?!

Which Will You See First?

Start Saving Today Squid

Celebrity trainwreck Tara Reid has fallen so low that she's taking bookings to appear at other people's parties. Thus, for a paltry $3500, she too could haunt the Squid casa. And, with enough drugs and booze to kill an entire platoon of United States Marines, Tara might get crazy enough to just do him.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Squid Gets His Annual Work Evaluation

Her Karate is Very Strong

Pink Floyd Paradigm -- 15 Seconds of Intermittent Genius

Take a listen to the guitar solo from Comfortably Numb. Two solos will play with the second starting 15 seconds after the first. The ability to sync in this fashion is just damn awesome.

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You See Jen! Proof!!

10 Minutes Of Staring at Boobs Daily Prolongs Man's Life by 5 Years
By: Stefan Anitei, Science Editor

Listen, guys, now we know why Pamela Anderson made her transplants: to make us healthier. "Angels of mercy" like Jordan just prolong our life and Hugh Hefner knows it.

A German research published in New England Journal of Medicine and Weekly World News said that men staring at women's breasts in fact prolong their lives with years.

"Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female such as Baywatch actress Pamela Lee is equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out," said author Dr. Karen Weatherby, a gerontologist.

The team led by Weatherby was made up of researchers at three hospitals in Frankfurt, Germany, and found this results after monitoring for 5 years the health of 200 male subjects, half of whom were asked to look at busty females daily, while the other half had to abstain from doing so.

For five years, the boob oglers presented a lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates and decreased risk of coronary artery disease.

"Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation. There's no question: Gazing at large breasts makes men healthier. Our study indicates that engaging in this activity a few minutes daily cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack in half." said Weatherby, who even recommended that men aged over 40 should spend at least 10 minutes daily admiring breasts sized "D-cup" or larger.

She said that this was as healthy as going to the gym for 30 minutes daily and prolonged a man's life by five years.

"We believe that by doing so consistently, the average man can extend his life four to five years." said Weatherby.

This is indeed a very serious reason for men to enjoy without shame those midnight TV shows, download low-budget women-in-prison movies and collect such instructive and health beneficial magazines like Playboy and Hustler.


Maynard Says: See! Definitive Proof. Thus, to help all men worldwide, I provide the following image for your good health. And hands above the table please.

Friday, November 30, 2007

And The Actresss Playing Wonder Woman in the Upcoming Feature Film is...Megan Gale. Wait, Who?

So Skippy Was Robbed Recenty....

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- A 300-pound prostitute robbed a man of $100 before pedaling away on a blue bicycle, according to a police report.
The case of the hefty hooker happened about 1:10 a.m. Monday as the 32-year-old man rode his bicycle when the assailant came up to him.
"The female approached asking (the alleged victim) did he want a date, which meant she wanted him to pay for some sex," the report states.
The man told investigators he felt sorry for the woman and pulled $10 from his wallet to give to her. That's when she allegedly pushed him off his bicycle and wrestled him down. She snatched his wallet, stole $100 and then pedaled off.
The alleged victim, who wasn't injured, described his assailant as weighing 300 pounds and clad in blue jeans and a white T-shirt.
An officer searched the area but couldn't find the woman.

Well This Certainly Explains a Lot About Skippy

Losing Virginity Later Linked to Sexual Problems
Those Who Have Sex Later, Particularly Men, Seem to Experience More Sexual Dysfunction

ABC News Medical Unit
Nov. 29, 2007

While past research has linked early sexual activity to health problems, a new study suggests that waiting too long to start having sex carries risks of its own.
Those who lose their virginity at a later age -- around 21 to 23 years of age -- tend to be more likely to experience sexual dysfunction problems later, say researchers at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute's HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies.

Men who lose their virginity in their 20s, in particular, seemed to be more likely to experience sexual problems that include difficulty becoming sexually aroused and reaching orgasm.
The increase in sexual problems was also seen in those who had a comparably earlier sexual debut. And the researchers were quick to point out that there isn't enough evidence to say for sure whether waiting to have sex necessarily leads to sexual dysfunction down the road.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Army-Navy Football Game 2007: This Year It Gets Personal

So the Army staged a daring midnight raid on Navy headquarters, stealing Navy's three prized goat mascots for their ball team. Watch Operation: Good Shepherd below.

Navy, of course had to respond in kind, not allowing Army to get the better of them. Check out Operation: We Really Don't Care Because Army Sucks Ass below.

It's On.

Okay...I Now Need to add This to my X-Mas List

Find Biker Christ and More Here at Ship of Fools

Six Months Old Already?!?!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Maynard's X-Mas List

For those of you desperate to know what to buy for yours truly this Christmas Season, check out these fine ideas, all priced for today's budget!!

#1: The Chillow

#2: Halo 3, Bioshock, Guitar Hero III, The Orange Box, or Gears of War for the XBox 360

#3: Beavis and Buttheads : The Mike Judge Collection Volumes I and II

#4: Fine, quality beard trimmer

#5: A camera bag for my super cool DVD Camcorder

How is Peyton Manning Not On This List?

The Drill: The Paolantonio Report

Reporter says Favre is overrated

Posted: Nov. 25, 2007
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio is the author of the new book, "The Paolantonio Report: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players, Teams, Coaches & Moments in NFL History." Here are his five most overrated quarterbacks of all-time:

1. Joe Namath: His legend has much more to do with his Super Bowl III performance and his prolific off-field antics than his career stats.

2. Brett Favre: His image in the media has been hyperinflated to the good ol' boy routine, and that's why people like him.

3. Terry Bradshaw: He was ultimately an average quarterback who was surrounded by the greatest cast of talent ever assembled on one NFL roster, including eight Hall of Fame players.

4. Ken Stabler: His only accomplishment was winning the 1976 Super Bowl where the Raiders mostly ran and the defense stifled Fran Tarkenton.

5. Tony Romo: He barely made the team, and after one season of play he became a full-fledged superstar without really accomplishing anything to deserve it.

Happy 68th Birthday Sugar

The Original 1948 Cartoon of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Venture Brothers: Season Three Update

...and welcome to post-production! The first take of the first episode of season 3 of The Venture Bros. arrived from Korea last week, and the overseas studio did a fine job on this, our first widescreen format HD episode. Retakes aplenty are forthcoming, as always, and in less than a month we'll have the final footage in our hands to begin editing.

Meanwhile, in pre-production, we've just finished revising the storyboard and editing the animatic for ep. 35, which was a grueling pain in the ass (why must I write fight scenes with 30 characters in them?) but well worth it and much the better for our efforts. We're now going to skip ahead to ep. 37, because Doc and I were foolish enough to wait till the third-to-last script to write an episode that needs to air third in continuity.

Speaking of air dates, some bad news: we're probably not going to premier the third season until June now. I don't have an official date yet, but that's the latest word from Atlanta. Which is probably a wise decision, considering our production schedule. On the plus side, we will have already started production on season 4 by then, so the wait between seasons 3 and 4 won't be so merciless.

Anyway, have a great Thanksgiving. Next time: more production art, including some new character art, and perhaps more frame grabs from new episodes.

We Love You,

Maynard Says: While it totally blows that we won't have any Venture Brothers goodness till June, everything they are syaing about this season makes me think that the wait will be well worth it. Plus, it gives us far more time to plan the Season Premier viewing party at casa del maynard's next summer.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Something for the KOV's collection

What's he doing with his hands? Is he holding his own imaginary God banana?

Awesome. Now Andrew Can be Buried Just Like Spock

Madonna's daughter, Lourdes: Nice unibrow and mustache

The Impeccable Dr. Ceril Whitby In Action

Not sure exactly what the good doctor is trying to "cure". Maybe this is the forerunner of Kevin's cure for hiccups?

Rape Trial Defendant Gets 200 Lashes. By the Way, it's the Victim Who got the 200 Lashes.

(CNN) -- The Saudi Justice Ministry Tuesday issued a "clarification" of a court's handling of a rape case and the increased punishment -- including 200 lashes --meted out to the victim.

The case, which has sparked media scrutiny of the Saudi legal system, centers on a married woman. The 19-year-old and an unrelated man were abducted, and she was raped by a group of seven men more than a year ago, according to Abdulrahman al-Lahim, the attorney who represented her in court.
The woman was originally sentenced in October 2006 to 90 lashes. But that sentence was more than doubled to 200 lashes and six months in prison by the Qatif General Court, because she spoke to the media about the case, a court source told Middle Eastern daily newspaper Arab News.

The man and woman were attacked after they met in Qatif on the kingdom's Persian Gulf coast, so she could retrieve an old photograph of herself from him, according to al-Lahim. Citing phone records from the police investigation, al-Lahim said the man was trying to blackmail his client. He noted the photo she was trying to retrieve was harmless and did not show his client in any compromising position.
Al-Lahim said the man tried to blame his client for insisting on meeting him that day. It is illegal for a woman to meet with an unrelated male under Saudi's Islamic law.

Under law in Saudi Arabia, women are subject to numerous restrictions, including a strict dress code, a prohibition against driving and a requirement that they get a man's permission to travel or have surgery. Women are also not allowed to testify in court unless it is about a private matter that was not observed by a man, and they are not allowed to vote.
The Saudi government recently has taken some steps toward bettering the situation of women in the kingdom, including the establishment earlier this year of special courts to handle domestic abuse cases, adoption of a new labor law that addresses working women's rights and creation of a human rights commission.

Monday, November 19, 2007

On November 19th, 1959 television History was Made

Deuce Would Favor a Conjugal Methinks

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been arrested by police after a drunken clash with airport staff.

The star is reported to have launched into an angry tirade at Dublin airport on Sunday after being told he was "unfit to travel."

He was then charged and spent the night in the cells.

The incident reportedly took place as the handsome 30-year-old -- who entered rehab citing alcohol as the problem earlier this year -- tried to check in for a flight back to London, where he is now based, after appearing on an Irish talk show hours earlier.

According to Britain's The Sun, witnesses saw the star being verbally abusive to a female airport worker, and repeatedly insisting: "I will get on this flight, no matter what."

A police spokesman said he was due to face two public order charges in court in Dublin on Monday. His agent was unavailable for comment.

Ha Ha

Otep 's Cover of Nirvana's "Breed"

Behold the Atheist's Worst Nighmare

Surprisingly, it is not that douchebag Kirk Cameron.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Otep...check em out

Maynard is always down with new music, especially with chick singers and mutant bass players as in this band Otep. I heard about them on Fark the other day as they did a kick ass cover of Nirvana's "Breed". If you have the iTunes, check out their cover of Breed and a few other of their tunes. Maynard gives them two punches up for awesomeness.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

People with a Sense of Moral Superiority Tend to be Douchebags

Oddly, Hypocrisy Rooted in High Morals

Morally upstanding people are the do-gooders of society, right? Actually, a new study finds that a sense of moral superiority can lead to unethical acts, such as cheating. In fact, some of the best do-gooders can become the worst cheats.

Stop us if this sounds familiar.

When asked to describe themselves, most people typically will rattle off a list of physical features and activities (for example, "I do yoga" or "I'm a paralegal"). But some people have what scientists call a moral identity, in which the answer to the question would include phrases like "I am honest" and "I am a caring person."

Past research has suggested that people who describe themselves with words such as honest and generous are also more likely to engage in volunteer work and other socially responsible acts.

But often in life, the line between right and wrong becomes blurry, particularly when it comes to cheating on a test or in the workplace. For example, somebody could rationalize cheating on a test as a way of achieving their dream of becoming a doctor and helping people.

In the new study, detailed in the November issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology, researchers find that when this line between right and wrong is ambiguous among people who think of themselves as having high moral standards, the do-gooders can become the worst of cheaters.

The results recall the seeming disconnect between the words and actions of folks like televangelist and fraud convict Jim Bakker or admitted meth-buyer Ted Haggard, former president of the National Evangelical Association, an umbrella group representing some 45,000 churches.

"The principle we uncovered is that when faced with a moral decision, those with a strong moral identity choose their fate (for good or for bad) and then the moral identity drives them to pursue that fate to the extreme," said researcher Scott Reynolds of the University of Washington Business School in Seattle. "So it makes sense that this principle would help explain what makes the greatest of saints and the foulest of hypocrites."

credit: Yahoo news

Daddy and I Rocking Out to Radiohead

Check It Out: The 1977 JC Penney Catalog Offered a Slick Rusty Venture "Speedsuit"