Two different things
Mullet Tossing and tossers with mullets.
Finally, say hello to "The Faggot Family", a brood of "faggot fanatics" chosen in a nationwide contest to represent Mr. Brain's Faggots! I guess when you have their last name, you really don't have all that much to lose, pride-wise.
In this case, a picture is definitely worth a thousand words. [Scroll down a bit in the article to see the pic. Click on it for a better view]
Peeps too tame for you? For the Extreme Candy Eater, there's always The Bad Candy Page. [NOTE: This is the old version of Bad Candy. Check here for the hopefully soon-to-be functioning new and improved Bad Candy website]
Pfah! For sissies, I say!
Why not play a game with a little more at stake? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Fantasy Fugitive Recovery.
Once you play FFR, you're never gonna go back to sweating over whether your league's Barry Bonds will have more homers than, umm... Meadowlark Lemon. Instead you're gonna be tracking escaped convicts, and getting points when one of your guys gets captured. The longer they've been on the run, the more points they're worth. Here's the Master List page and the Rules page. Basically, you pick your six guys (plus three alternates in case some of yours were already picked by someone else) and email your picks and team name into the guys at FFR.
PS. The headline refers to Richard Scott, who holds the honor of being FFR's longest-running fugitive. He escaped in 1947 and is still considered at large.
Oh, and don't forget to stock up! Perhaps you need a new Kryozap 6000 Super Freeze Ray, a Zombification System, or maybe just in the market for an old-fashioned Bottomless Pit? They're all here at VillainSupply.com!
And if you're still hankerin' for more innards-goodness, don't forget to clear your calendar for Gizzard Fest! It's Gizzard-licious!
Conversely, got a copper or two back in change? Donate 'em to the tray! It's a give-and-take that doesn't cost much and makes life run a tiny bit smoother.
Got wonderful ideas to make life a little bit easier? They don't have to be biggies like the cure for cancer or how to ensure world peace. Maybe it's just an idea on how to automatically pair up your socks out of the laundry. You know, the good stuff.
If you have a pulse and an email inbox, you've probably gotten at least one, and probably dozens or more of these urgent "business proposals". Usually the sender is some unfortunate banker, son of a dead military officer, widow of a recently deposed African ruler or the like, who wants to make you the financial deal of a lifetime. As the geniuses at Scam o Rama explain:
Translated painfully into plain English, the writer claims to be in a position to skim public accounts. Hint: There is no money to be laundered - except yours. They tell you palms must be greased. They ask for money with which to do the greasing. A few K here, a few K there... eventually you get wise, and retire to lick your wounds. Variations include son of dead military officer, son of dead farmer, dead bank customer, reformed murderer, the imaginary request for bid, different countries (Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Togo...). Same scam.
With me so far? Good. Now here's where the genius part comes in... These guys not only reply to the Nigerian scammers, they string them along. They play them like a Stradivarius. They make the scammer send them money.
Like I said. Genius.
In the same vein, I came across The Chaos Project today. The same concept, (they call it Nigerian Scam Baiting), and perhaps a bit easier to read, since the various emails are color-coded to differentiate between the fraudster and the victim's messages.
PS. Re: the title of this post. Lagos is a city in Nigeria, for those of you that cut Geography class in school.
[UPDATE April 14, 2003]: The Honda Accord ad referred to above is even more impressive in that it used no computer-generated or "trick" photography. If you think the download for this is time-consuming, filming it took 606 takes! Story here. (Via The Daily Telegraph)
It all ended up with seven people thrown in jail.
Maybe in your travels through the 'net, you've come across the phrase "All Your Base Are Belong To Us". Maybe not. But ask any geek worth their salt, and they'll tell you. "All Your Base..." (sometimes simply referred to as AYB) was a big, no, BIG phenomenon in early '01. Don't believe me? Check out Google's results for the phrase.
For reasons unexplained, the clumsily translated text from an outdated Japanese video game called Zero Wing drew the fascination of geeks worldwide. In early 2001 it reached some kind of a critical mass and soon there were entire websites devoted to AYB, complete with various bands performing "All Your Base" songs.
Of course, it's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye, as Mom always told us. On Tuesday (April Fools Day, natch) some kids in Sturgis, MI took things a step too far, I guess.
Can't get enough of that bad translation stuff? Check out Engrish.
Sure, you're laughing now, but what weird stuff did you believe when you were a kid?
Since then, while the royalty fee pricing structure has eased somewhat, there are still smaller webcasters who can't or won't pay the fees. One alternative is peer-to-peer pirate radio, and how anyone with a PC and a 56-Kbps connection can become a pirate jock.
(Via Wired Magazine)
Here is a list of some of the music that's newly arrived into the station, so you might get a general idea of what we sound like.
Anyway, I do a little 3-hour music show once a week, along with 50 or so other programmers. (We prefer the term "programmers" to "DJs" or "jocks". We really do try and put thought into each music choice we make, as opposed to just mindlessly spinning the Top 40/20/10 Massive Music Hits.) I go by the name Capt'n Kurt, and I play radio Saturdays 3-6 pm EST. Give a listen sometime, even if it's not during my show! (You will need a free RealOne Player to hear it.)
Once a year I do this thing I call "Capt'n Kurt's Big Cover-Up Show". This is where I play an entire show (about 40 or so tunes) of cover songs, and this year it'll be on Saturday 4/12 from 3-6 pm EST. It's a lot of fun! I used to play a lot of goofy/funny stuff like Dread Zeppelin, or William Shatner doing "Mr. Tambourine Man" (must be heard to be believed). But lately I've gotten away from the novelty stuff. You might be surprised at the amount of cover songs there are out there! For example, Tori Amos does a version of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Bluesman Harry Manx does a jazzy rendition of The Doobie Brothers "Takin' It To The Streets".
Got something you'd want to hear? Give a call to (616)742-WYCE.