Archive for October, 2010

Computer-Generated Animation of Tea Party Ravings

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

The fourth or fifth time someone told me I should watch this video, I finally got around to doing so. And they were right; it’s pretty good. From Nathan Dintenfass, using the cool xtranormal engine:

Web Urbanist on the Politics of Photoshop

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

According to the good people at Web Urbanist,

…people have been altering photographs for political purposes almost since the day photographs were invented.

Oh yeah? JPEGs or it didn’t happen! Oh, wait…

Anyway: Politics of Photoshop: 15 Shady Edits for Political Purposes.

The Only-Slightly-Exaggerated Meg Whitman TV Spot

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Those of you who don’t live in California have your own crosses to bear, I’m sure, but you can be thankful for one thing: You’ve been spared the months-long onslaught of advertising promoting Meg Whitman for governor. Just so you don’t feel left out, here’s an ever-so-slightly tweaked version of what we Californians have been putting up with:

Are You Smart Enough to Date Barb Tomlinson?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

A: Probably not. But if you think you might be, then almost certainly not.

I offer in evidence the following: Smart blind.

But still, if you want to give it a shot, I understand from her Google profile that she is currently “available” (nudge, nudge):

Trick or Treat

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

From Aaron/Hiro comes a pointer to this really cool comic. I hope this is true (and have no reason to think it’s not): The greatest Halloween costume ever.

It is a bad sign…

Friday, October 8th, 2010

When the opening line of your first Senate campaign ad is: I’m not a witch!
And then ends with a paean to hobbyist wiretapper Linda Tripp: I’m you.

That’s funny, because there is video tape of you saying you dabbled in witchcraft. Not to mention your crusade against masturbation. And the spending campaign money on things like gas, food, rent and bowling.

Of course, the parodies are at least as hilarious.
Don’t forget your 3d goggles for this one. Same link here (hat tip to knarly that my original link went dead)