Friday, February 27, 2009


Well this version wont make your children gay.

The Empire Rocks Back


The Empire Rocks Back

Best redress of a toy from the 80's EVER

i want one now :(

Monday, February 23, 2009


Watched the Oscars last night, 1st time id ever watched them live, it was... so so experience, i did get tired of hearing "and the winner is... slumdog millionaire"

However there was one moment that really stood out for me (apart from Hugh Jackmans opening number) and it was Dustin Lance Blacks acceptance speech when he won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk".

and im guessing that maybe the "academy" will be taking down unofficial videos from youtube, so its gone by the time you read this, here is the part that i loved the most:

But most of all, if Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he would want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their churches or by the government or by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value, and that no matter what anyone tells you God does love you and that very soon I promise you, you will have equal rights federally across this great nation of ours. Thank you and thank you God for giving us Harvey Milk.

Thats the sorta speech you wanna hear on a globally transmitted show.

How did i find this?



I found this a few months back but only recently got my hand on the album, which isnt as great as this track would lead you to believe.
Great title however, its We Rock Sweet Balls And Can Do No Wrong

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The world speaks

This was around last year, but as it was in that time frame where i had MINIMAL internet access, i feel i can get away with posting it again.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

I've this in change..



One Death Star for $15 Septillion? What a deal!

Yes, Septillion, that is a 1, followed by 24 zeros.
A very, VERY large number, especially when it concerns money. And why is it a deal? Because that figure ignores a lot of very important costs. Costs for what? Why to build a Death Star of course!

One evening sitting on my rather run down couch, channel surfing, I came across Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The scene I happened to tune in to featured multitudes of little space ships flying in and around Darth Vaders behemoth of a killer space station, the Death Star.

Thanks the magic of ILM and the imagination of the series creator George Lucas, we get the scale of this phenomenal construct. You see “spacescrapers” towering over the surface of the moon-like station, valleys that would put the Grand Canyon to shame, and a virtually level horizon line.

While watching this, an odd question popped into my head, “How much would it cost to build the damn thing?”. Impossible to figure out? Truthfully … yes. A complete and utter waste of time, absolutely! So why not try and find out!
Judging by the figure up there, you’ll know why The Emperor was so pissed when the rebels destroyed his monstrosity, and why he was clearly running low on his budget for the second!

So, the “yes” part up there; there are way too many variables to take into consideration to get an accurate cost on a God-like project like this. Hell, it’s science fiction, it could have been constructed by the snap of some Q-like entity’s fingers. But let’s forget Q’s, Darth Vaders, and an entire bag of impossible things to calculate, and answer what we can.

After boiling it down, I ask this question: “In US dollars, what would the cost of materials and delivery to space be for the Death Star?”

So there we go, and yes … I’ve completely ignored such pesky things like cost of ground transportation, cost of construction in space, variety of material costs, time of construction and change of economy over time, gravitation effects, whether or not slave labour was used, why did Darth Vader wear black, and many, many other things. If you care to try and take a stab at any other aspect I’ve otherwise ignored, be my guest! This was for fun, not accuracy …

So, first off, what do I base this all on? How about some educated, but none the less arbitrary numbers? Lets say that the Death Star is 1/10 mass for volume. That means 1/10 of the total volume of the DS is something other then empty space or air. And lets say, 6/10 of the total volume is pressurized, livable space. If that sounds off to you, to bad, write your own article, otherwise, keep reading.

Using those numbers, lets find what we would need for the most basic of building materials and living requirements, steel and air. Thanks to the internet, we can get all sorts of information on those two things, and come up with fun and impossibly large numbers regarding them!

To start our calculations, we need one very important piece of information, just how big is the DS? Thanks to Jeff Russell at, and his vast database of speculative Star Ship Dimensions, we have an “Official” diameter of 160km’s.

That gives us a volume of 17.16 quadrillion cubic meters. At 1/10 volume, we’ll need 1.71 Quadrillion cubic meters of steel, weighing in at 134 quadrillion tonnes. In 2008 steel products, from wire to ingots were selling for an average of $962 per tonne, so our cost of steel alone is $12.95 quintillion.

Now, how about getting that into space? According to the numbers I could find on the internet, it costs around $95 million to ship 1 tonne of materials into space, so that means we’ll be cutting NASA a cheque for $12.79 septillion. (Remind me to order larger cheques from the bank please.)

Now how bout the air? Air is largely Nitrogen(80%) and Oxygen(20%), and rather conveniently we can ship it compressed. How much are we going to need? 8.23 quintillion m³ of Nitrogen, and 1.65 quintillion m³ of Oxygen. These compress by a very large factor; we’ll only need to ship 21.06 trillion m³ of Nitrogen, and 1.96 trillion m³ of Oxygen. (Credit 1)

Our Nitrogen is going to weigh in at 17.03 trillion tonnes, and our oxygen will tip the scales at 2.24 trillion tonnes. Cost of delivery? Get that pen out and write one of those oversized checks for $2.81 Septillion, and $212.46 quintillion.

Add it all up, and we have a figure of exactly $15,602,022,489,829,821,422,840,226

and 94 cents. Tell you what, I’ll pitch in the 94 cents.

That is a lot of money. Wait, no that’s a disgustingly large sum of money.

How much exactly? $15 Septillion, I told you. But how can we conceive of that number? Well, the figures I could find for the World Economic Value were pretty general, around $14 Trillion USD. In other words, the DS would cost 1.11 TRILLION times the amount of money available in the world, that’s not even including the fact that the majority of that is digital and not physical.

How about something else? Say, how much is the Iraq war costing? You see all sorts of calculators out there, but one figure says $343 million per day, and that is a huge waste of money! But you know what? The Iraq war would have to last 124 TRILLION years, or 9,730 time the age of the UNIVERSE to equal the costs of building one measly Death Star. I mean, come now … it’s only one.

One more interesting number, 10.3. That is the number of Death Stars it would take to contain the $15 Septillion to build ONE of them!

On a positive note, our construction efforts would only require 0.005% of the Earth’s atmospheres available Nitrogen … and only 0.002% of our oxygen to fill it up. So, if the US Military ever gets into it’s head to build one, we may go broke over the shear costs of printing presses, but at least it won’t be harder to breathe. :-)

I guess then it explains this reaction:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Maybe its best you stay inside on that day....

Knowing my luck... I'd be meeting the man of my dreams that day.

A Rant

i posted this as a reply on a friends LJ about TWITTER, when i finished i thought, i might as well share with the rest of the class
I dont get twitter, in fact through BEBO I have twitter feed from my friends.... Jesus wept some are as boring as fuck, every hour there is an update... "is sat in car from college"... "cant find the remote".... "found remote under couch"...."is watching friends for the millionth time".... "is off to bed"


the pain of it all

we don't need to know these things, hell I don't need to know these things when I'm living with a person.

It seems to be blogging for idiots, idiots with mobile phones who can update any time and anywhere, because they feel SOMEHOW, their life is important enough that every aspect of it should be recorded for us to read about... I only want to read a step by step account of someone's life if the are doing something that I will never do, like climb mount Everest... well.. even that's gonna be repetitive..."started climbing..."took a break after 500ft"... "started to snow"... "is climbing again"... " i think i can see my house from here"

its too fucking much... there is a steady info stram coming from people... and what do we find... its a info drip.. and drips fucking annoy us if its their constantly, twitter is the internet version of Chinese water torture.


Thursday, February 12, 2009


Trailer for the new Torchwood miniseries got revealed the other day

From The BBC
Children Of Earth will air over five consecutive nights on BBC One later this year. Captain Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) are still coming to terms with the death of two of their closest friends. Despite their pain, they have a job to do. This time they are faced with their fiercest threat to date, one which throws the future of Torchwood and the entire human race spiralling into danger. They battle against the odds but do they stand a chance of saving mankind?

Looks as if it may be following on a theme from the Dr Who Special The Christmas Invasion.

Slightly irked its only gonna be a mini series, 09 really is gonna be slow year in the whoniverse.

Still I will enjoy everyone of these specials this year. I may even have to start watching The Sarah Jane Adventures

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mine eyes, the doth offend me

Its nice to see someone who is nominated for an oscar in a magazine and know that if nothing else, i have better fashion sense.

seriously mickey, how many blows to the head did you take during your stint as a boxer??

Yes, it is a bitchy post, but come the fuck on... LOOK AT THAT PHOTO!!!


Friday, February 6, 2009

Classic Product


Love it, i think id go for the stitches plaster 1st :D

can be found here :

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Does the "s" stand for shit?

It seems that there has been an official trailer released for this pile of wank, its an interesting trailer in one sense as well... its not really a trailer for the film, it actually a trailer for the 1ST film

I could be wrong, but my interpretation of the trailer is "these were what made the 1st film great btw we have NONE of these things in our film"

I cant really think of any "Sequel" that is any less called for than this one.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Hug A Gay

Today is the 2nd Annual HUG-A-GAY DAY

From Facebook:

Welcome to the 2nd annual International Hug A Gay Day event!!!

Last year we had nearly 100,000 people taking part in this event, and this year it would be great to break that number.

Once you have joined this event, invite as many people as you can from your friends list and have them do the same, and so on and so on.

Before we get a ton of questions, I want to make it clear that this event is for everyone, whether you are gay, lesbian, bi, trans, straight or anything in between.

So here's the deal ... on February 2nd, get out there and show your love for all the LGBT people in your life by giving them a huge hug.

Because hey, it's great to hug a gay!

ehhhhh.... its a facebook event, so this makes me want to hate it.

I found this and it made me giggle somewhat

because apparently people care about the eurovison...

Talk of eurovision entries at the moment, and well, this still fucking rules for me/

I love cheese and i dont mean the dairy product (actually i love that too)but this is the best kind, its a metal eurovision wining song.

Love this opening, its has everything