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Japanese scavenger hunt

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On Friday, I am leaving for a 12 day trip to Japan.  There is obviously no shortage of things to see and do there, but I thought I would go out of my way to get the full experience.  So I came up this little scavenger hunt:

1. Battle a robot
2. Buy beer from a vending machine
3. Find a poorly translated sign
4. Drink a beverage that has an octopus, squid, or crab on the bottle
5. Drink some Sweat
6. Sing at a karaoke bar
7. Eat a Creamy Ball
8. Eat a Coming Lemon
9. Find something Elvis-related
10. Find a shirt with random English words

I should be able to do all these, and it gives me a few goals to strive for.  I hope to update the blog while I’m in Japan, otherwise I’ll post one big update when I get back.

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October 31, 2007 at 1:05 pm

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Trinity University laterals 15 times to win game

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Trinity University beat Millsaps College 28 – 24 on a final play that saw the ball being lateraled 15 times. What more can be said…just check out the video:

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October 28, 2007 at 5:24 pm

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Guitar Hero 3 videos

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In celebration of Guitar Hero 3 coming out tonight, here are three videos from the game:

Dragonforce – Through the Fire and the Flames

Metallica – One

The final boss battle: The Devil Went Down to Georgia

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October 27, 2007 at 12:54 pm

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FEMA stages fake press conference

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This past Tuesday, during the California fires, FEMA held a “press conference” that was carried live on several networks.  The only problem?  The questions asked of deputy administrator Harvey Johnson weren’t asked by reporters, but rather his own staff.  The Washington Post reports:

We’re told the questions were asked by Cindy Taylor, FEMA’s deputy director of external affairs, and by “Mike” Widomski, the deputy director of public affairs. Director of External Affairs John “Pat” Philbin asked a question, and another came, we understand, from someone who sounds like press aide Ali Kirin.

Government staged propaganda just creeps me out.

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October 27, 2007 at 9:44 am

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Poll suggests Colbert could be a frontrunner within a month

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From Editor & Publisher:

Less than a week ago, shortly after he announced for president, Stephen Colbert was favored by only a little more than 2% of Democrats as the favorite for the nomination. Now, a Rasmussen Report national telephone survey has found that he gains 13% of voters in a matchup with Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Hillary Clinton.

With former Sen. Fred Thompson substituted for Giuliani, the host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report still got 12%.

If he keeps gaining over 10% a week, Colbert should be leading the field before November is out. 

I love the fact that Colbert is running, even if it is only in South Carolina.  By going on the campaign trail in his Colbert persona he can highlight the absurdities of our political system and show how it has become a pure media dog and pony show.  It reminds me of when Jon Stewart went on CNN’s Crossfire and totally exposed how hollow the show was.  The 13 year old program was canceled months later.

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October 26, 2007 at 9:58 am

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Presidential Debate Bingo

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This card will work better once we are down to a two person debate; right now you would get bingo in about three minutes when they trot all 70 bazillion candidates on stage for the debates. My favorite two:

  • Candidate recounts wisdom learned from talking to person from a disenfranchised minority group.
  • Candidate ignores question, answers with canned speech about the greatness of this nation.

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From Buttafly, via Neatorama

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October 26, 2007 at 8:49 am

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Guitar Hero 3 – final song list

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From Wikipedia, songs by the original artists are in bold:
1. Starting Out Small

  • “Slow Ride” – Foghat
  • “Talk Dirty to Me” – Poison
  • “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” – Pat Benatar
  • “Story of My Life” – Social Distortion
  • “Rock and Roll All Nite” – Kiss (Encore)
  • “Sabotage” – Beastie Boys (Co-op Encore)

2. Your First Real Gig

  • “Mississippi Queen” – Mountain
  • “School’s Out” – Alice Cooper
  • “Sunshine of Your Love” – Cream
  • “Barracuda” – Heart
  • Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello
  • “Bulls on Parade” – Rage Against the Machine (Encore)
  • “Reptilia” – The Strokes (Co-op Encore)

3. Making The Video

  • “When You Were Young” – The Killers
  • “Miss Murder” – AFI
  • “The Seeker” – The Who
  • “Lay Down” – Priestess
  • “Paint It, Black” – The Rolling Stones (Encore)
  • “Suck My Kiss” – Red Hot Chili Peppers (Co-op Encore)

4. European Invasion

  • “Paranoid” – Black Sabbath
  • “Anarchy in the U.K.” – Sex Pistols (Re-recorded)
  • “Kool Thing” – Sonic Youth
  • “My Name Is Jonas” – Weezer
  • “Even Flow” – Pearl Jam (Encore)
  • “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll” – Blue Öyster Cult (Co-op Encore)

5. Bighouse Blues

  • “Holiday in Cambodia” – Dead Kennedys
  • “Rock You Like a Hurricane” – Scorpions
  • “Same Old Song and Dance” – Aerosmith
  • “La Grange” – ZZ Top
  • Guitar Battle vs. Slash
  • “Welcome to the Jungle” – Guns N’ Roses (Encore)
  • “Helicopter” – Bloc Party (Co-op Encore)

6. The Hottest Band On Earth

  • “Black Magic Woman” – Santana
  • “Cherub Rock” – The Smashing Pumpkins
  • “Black Sunshine” – White Zombie
  • “The Metal” – Tenacious D
  • “Pride and Joy” – Stevie Ray Vaughan (Encore)
  • “Monsters” – Matchbook Romance (Co-op Encore)

7. Live In Japan

  • “Before I Forget” – Slipknot
  • “Stricken” – Disturbed
  • “3’s & 7’s” – Queens of the Stone Age
  • “Knights of Cydonia” – Muse
  • “Cult of Personality” – Living Colour (Re-recorded) (Encore)

8. Battle For Your Soul

  • “Raining Blood” – Slayer
  • “Cliffs of Dover” – Eric Johnson
  • “The Number of the Beast” – Iron Maiden
  • “One” – Metallica
  • Guitar Battle vs. Lou
  • “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” – Charlie Daniels Band (Steve Ouimette rendition) (Encore)

Bonus Tracks

  • “Avalancha” – Héroes del Silencio
  • “Can’t Be Saved” – Senses Fail
  • “Closer” – Lacuna Coil
  • “Don’t Hold Back” – The Sleeping
  • “Down n’ Dirty” – LA Slum Lords
  • “F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.” – The Fall of Troy
  • “Generation Rock” – Revolverheld
  • “Go That Far” – Bret Michaels Band
  • “Hier Kommt Alex” – Die Toten Hosen
  • “I’m in the Band” – The Hellacopters
  • “Impulse” – An Endless Sporadic
  • “In Love” – Scouts of St. Sebastian
  • “In the Belly of a Shark” – Gallows
  • “Mauvais Garçon” – Naast
  • “Metal Heavy Lady” – Lions
  • “Minus Celsius” – Backyard Babies
  • “My Curse” – Killswitch Engage
  • “Nothing for Me Here” – Dope
  • “Prayer of the Refugee” – Rise Against
  • “Radio Song” – Superbus
  • “Ruby” – Kaiser Chiefs
  • “She Bangs the Drums” – The Stone Roses
  • “Take This Life” – In Flames
  • “The Way It Ends” – Prototype
  • “Through the Fire and Flames” – DragonForce

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October 24, 2007 at 3:59 pm

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