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19 December, 2004

Wax Models

Dominic Alvarez makes Wax Models. Here's one of them, called Pinhead:

Posted on 19 December, 2004

Video Games Vs. Movies

From the San Francisco Chronicle: They Got Game.

The $10 billion video game industry, which generates more revenue than Hollywood, has never released so many highly anticipated blockbuster titles in a single season.

  • $125 million: Value of total sales for the first 24 hours of Halo 2
  • $114 million: Opening-weekend gross for "Spider-Man," a Hollywood record

I had no idea...

Posted on 19 December, 2004

From The Pope

Breaking news: Pope condemns Christmas materialism.

Pope John Paul has warned against rampant materialism which he says suffocates the spirit of Christmas.

Speaking to thousands of pilgrims in St Peter's Square on Sunday, the 84-year-old Pope urged Christians to keep the symbols of Christmas, the nativity crib and the tree, at the centre of their celebrations.

Tell that to Wal-Mart.

Posted on 19 December, 2004

Fuzzy Hair

It's true: God Answers Prayers With Fuzzy Hair. It's a puppet -- and a most excellent holiday gift.

He always says his prayers! The white shirt he is wearing has a pair of praying hands embroidered on it and says "God Answers Prayer" in black lettering. His fuzzy realistic hair is light brown. He is wearing jeans with a cool silver chain that starts at his back pocket and loops up to clip on his side pocket, and a pair of red and white tennis shoes.

Insert your hand into the slot in the puppets' back to operate the mouth.

Only $39.95.

Posted on 19 December, 2004

Ansel Adams Gallery

I like Ansel Adams as much as the next guy. But I don't think I'd pay $20,000 for a signed print of Lake Tenaya. I'll take the poster for 30 bucks.

Posted on 19 December, 2004

Open Office 2.0

Get it if you want it: Open Office 2.0 Beta.

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Posted on 19 December, 2004

Photoshop Life

Photoshop users might like this from Something Awful: Photoshop Life.

"All you do is open a picture in Photoshop, and then highlight a function that best describes the picture."

Like this one, which illustrates the Filter - Trace Contour command:

Posted on 19 December, 2004

Uke Bucket

Amber Nash's site: Uke Bucket.

Hey, I'm Amber Nash! Welcome to my CRAAAAAZY ukulele page! Where anything can happen! Buckle your seatbelts and hold on because you're in for the ride of your life! A ride full of magical ukulele awesomeness!

I must say that I really enjoyed her MP3s -- especially Time After Time. There's even a few Christmas tunes.

(via Ukulelia)

Posted on 19 December, 2004

Graham Jeffery's Favorites

I've mentioned Graham Jefferey's Sensitive Light photo blog in the past. I just found this section where he compiled his 48 Favorite Photos.

Viewing his photos was a primary factor in my decision to get a digital SLR camera.

Posted on 19 December, 2004

Holiday Greetings And EULAs

From Ed Foster's Gripelog: If Holiday Greetings Were EULAs.

By accepting this greeting you are accepting the terms of the greeting and all responsibility associated with it. This greeting is subject to clarification and/or revocation at any time at the discretion of the wisher. This greeting is non-transferable without the express written consent of the wisher. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for him/herself or for others...

Posted on 19 December, 2004

Time's Person Of The Year

Well, it's that time of year again. Time Magazine names its Person of the Year. This year, the winner was a bit of a surprise -- at least to me.

By the way, if you'd like to create your own fake Person of the Year magazine cover, you can download this Photoshop file. Just add a photo, and voila! Instant fame. You will, of course, need a copy of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements in order to work with this file.

Posted on 19 December, 2004

Sunday Photo Caption Contest #39

Add your humorous caption as a comment.

Posted on 19 December, 2004