Archive for August, 2005

But apparently it’s still ok to portray oneself as a white trash hick

Aug 26, 2005 in Music

“Redneck woman” Gretchen Wilson (who, in typical celebrity style, is much more attractive than any redneck female I’ve ever seen) was criticized by Tennessee’s attorney general for holding up a can of Skoal during concert performances of the song “Skoal Ring.” The AG was concerned that impressionable kids might be tempted to try chewing tobacco because of Wilson’s endorsement. (The singer has since agreed to stop displaying the can).

I’m waiting to see if a generation of teenaged female country music listeners take up using cherry, apple, berry, vanilla, mint or peach flavored Skoal because Gretchen Wilson said it was cool.

The future of Apple’s Mac: A cheap PC

Aug 13, 2005 in Tech

A recent article on Wired News reports on the hacked version of Mac OS X that allows Apple’s operating system to be run on ordinary x86 PC’s. Ironically, it runs faster on a PC than it does on a Mac in most cases.

Apple’s next generation of hardware will use an Intel processor, similar to the ones currently used in PC’s today. A leaked version of the new OS, compatible with the new Intel hardware, has been circulating on BitTorrent. The install process for the PC is a bit hairy, not to mention time consuming, so it’s not for the weak-of-heart.

I’ve commented previously on Apple and their stubborn refusal to open up their mini-monopoly to outside influences. I think that the smart thing for Apple to do is to make the Tiger OS X available for PC’s. It would certainly increase their market share, leading to a wider choice of software for OS X and giving Microsoft their first truly formidable competitor on the x86 platform. It’s probably already destined to happen, at least according to this guy.

Engrish!! Japanese porn DVD edition

Aug 03, 2005 in Humor

We all get a chuckle out of Engrish, the bizarre and often hilarious mistranslations of Asian languages into english. Nowhere is this more hilariously apparent than in the world of Japanese porn.

For example, here is a text list of all the DVD’s sold by JList.com. (Not surprisingly, 90% of the titles are porn.) A few highlights:

  • We Will Help You with Masturbation
  • Speedy Changing Clothes of Amateur Girls
  • Group Hypnotism Convention
  • What would you do if all the females in the world were taller than you?
  • Torture my Ultra-lewd Bobbers!
  • Make a Guess of Boyfriend’s Penis!
  • No Bra Mouldering Bloomer Athletic Meet
  • Metamorphosis Lady with the Delusion Peculiarity
  • The First Addiction of Hitting Balls 2
  • Double Anal Trance DX
  • The Middle-Aged Woman who Put on the Body-Con Suit
  • Brain Shock Office Lady
  • The Wolf Hell in the Train, Bus & Toilet
  • All-Nude Rhythmic Gymnastics