22 December 2008

Tron Sequel

Reports are that the Tron sequel will be shot entirely in 3-D. What’s even more interesting is that with the latest technology the filmmakers will be able wear the glasses at the monitors as they shoot, allowing them to instantly see the results. We’re also specifically told to expect a 3-D first person view from inside a light cycle, which should be pretty spectacular.

Here's some bootleg footage from Comic-Con.

Epic Football Fail

This dude will probably never play football again...


15 December 2008

Sex Panther Cologne

60% of the time, it works every time...

12 December 2008

50s Pinup Model Bettie Page Dead at 85

It is indeed a sad day... Legendary pinup queen Bettie Page died of pneumonia at the age of 85 in a Los Angeles, California, hospital Thursday, a week after suffering a heart attack, according to her agent. "She captured the imagination of a generation of men and women with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality," said agent Mark Roesler in a written statement. "She is the embodiment of beauty." Page, said to be one of the most photographed people of the past century, became a recluse in recent decades. Yet, her images continued to be used around the world to market Bettie Page action figures, clothing lines and other merchandise. The Web site, BettiePage.com, logs about 20 million hits a month, Roesler said. A TVGuide.com poll recently placed Bettie Page as the "ultimate sex goddess," outscoring others such as Marilyn Monroe.

11 December 2008

Top 25 Beers of 2008

It's that time of year again, LLCoolDave's annual year end list of his top 25 beers of the year. Click on the link to see my opinion of the beer. What beers have you tasted this year that you think are awesome? Leave me a comment...




          1. Beer: New Belgium 1554 Brussels Style Black Ale
            Brewer: New Belgium Brewing Company
            Style: Traditional Ale
            Ranking (1-5): 4.3


          2. Beer: Weihenstephaner Korbinian
            Brewer: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
            Style: Doppelbock
            Ranking (1-5): 4.3


          3. Beer: Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan
            Brewer: Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
            Style: Brown Ale
            Ranking (1-5): 4.2


          4. Beer: Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock
            Brewer: Brauerei Aying
            Style: Doppelbock
            Ranking (1-5): 4.1


          5. Beer: Wychwood Hobgoblin (Pasteurised)
            Brewer: Wychwood Refresh (Marstons plc)
            Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
            Ranking (1-5): 4.1


          6. Beer: Odell India Pale Ale (IPA)
            Brewer: Odell Brewing Company
            Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
            Ranking (1-5): 4


          7. Beer: Starr Hill Amber
            Brewer: Starr Hill
            Style: Brown Ale
            Ranking (1-5): 4


          8. Beer: Scuttlebutt Gale Force IPA
            Brewer: Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.
            Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
            Ranking (1-5): 4


          9. Beer: Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier
            Brewer: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
            Style: German Kristallweizen
            Ranking (1-5): 4


          10. Beer: Great Divide Hibernation Ale
            Brewer: Great Divide Brewing Company
            Style: American Strong Ale
            Ranking (1-5): 3.9


          11. Beer: Hofbräu München Dunkel
            Brewer: Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München
            Style: Dunkel
            Ranking (1-5): 3.9


          12. Beer: Dominion Oak Barrel Stout
            Brewer: Old Dominion Brewing Co.
            Style: Stout
            Ranking (1-5): 3.9


          13. Beer: Xingu
            Brewer: Kaiser (Brazil) (MolsonCoors)
            Style: Schwarzbier
            Ranking (1-5): 3.9


          14. Beer: Shiner Holiday Cheer
            Brewer: Spoetzl Brewery (Gambrinus Company)
            Style: Fruit Beer
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8


          15. Beer: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
            Brewer: Dogfish Head Brewery
            Style: Brown Ale
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8


          16. Beer: Southern Star Pine Belt Pale
            Brewer: Southern Star Brewing Co.
            Style: American Pale Ale
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8


          17. Beer: Black Sheep Monty Pythons Holy Grail
            Brewer: Black Sheep
            Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8


          18. Beer: Samuel Adams Octoberfest
            Brewer: Boston Beer Company
            Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8


          19. Beer: Santa Fe Pale Ale
            Brewer: Santa Fe Brewing Company
            Style: American Pale Ale
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8


          20. Beer: Clipper City Pale Ale
            Brewer: Clipper City Brewing Co.
            Style: American Pale Ale
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8


          21. Beer: Rogue Mocha Porter
            Brewer: Rogue Ales
            Style: Porter
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8


          22. Beer: Heineken Dark Lager
            Brewer: Heineken Nederland
            Style: American Dark Lager
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8


          23. Beer: Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale
            Brewer: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
            Style: American Pale Ale
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8


          24. Beer: Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell
            Brewer: Würzburger Hofbräu (Schörghuber)
            Style: German Hefeweizen
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8


          25. Beer: Fullers ESB
            Brewer: Fullers
            Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
            Ranking (1-5): 3.8

          08 December 2008

          The Return of the Mack

          LLCoolDave's official theme song...

          Holiday Hints for Hooch Heads

          A special list of Holiday Hints for Hooch Heads from Modern Drunkard Magazine. Covering a broad array of topics such as Gift Tips, Family Gatherings, Holiday Fun & Games, and Christmas Spirits, the list of helpful hints includes "Spread the holiday cheer by going to your favorite bar dressed as Santa Claus. Because nobody under-pours Santa. Nobody." It's like a Hints from Heloise, but for alcoholics.

          07 December 2008

          The Ten Oldest Bars in the US

          I am proud to say that I got plastered (many times over when I worked for the US Treasury Dept) at the Old Ebbit Grill, number 4 on the list of the Ten Oldest Bars in the US.

          New Star Trek Trailer

          Looks baaaad ass...

          06 December 2008

          Diamond thieves pull off $100 million heist

          Armed robbers pulled off one of the world's biggest jewellery heists at a famed Paris store, making off with 85 million euros (107 million dollars) in diamonds and valuables, officials said Friday. A gang of four thieves -- two of them disguised as women -- on Thursday stole nearly all the jewels on display at the Harry Winston boutique just off the Champs-Elysees avenue, which attracts a wealthy international clientele.

          23 November 2008

          Penguin Escapes

          Cool vid where a penguin escapes some killer whales...

          21 November 2008

          Afterworld

          I got hooked on this online SciFi series, Afterworld. I like Post-Apocalyptic stories and always fantasize what I would do in a similar situation.

          After travelling to New York City on a business trip, Russell Shoemaker wakes to find all electronic technology dead and more than 99% of the human race missing. Driven by a need to discover the truth and determined to return to his family, he embarks on a journey to his home in Seattle, while recording and telling all of the events in his journal. Afterworld is the story of Russell's 3,000-mile (4,800 km) trek across a post-apocalyptic America as he encounters the strange new societies rebuilding themselves. Along the way, he also attempts to solve the mystery of what caused this global event, which survivors refer to as "the Fall."

          20 November 2008

          Star Trek Bridge Commander

          Why can't we see a Star Trek movie like this with huge ass space battle.

          It's A Trap!

          16 October 2008

          Ex-NFL Player Donates Super Bowl Ring

          Je'Rod Cherry is giving away his Super Bowl ring. The former NFL safety who won three rings as a member of the New England Patriots is raffling off his 2001 Super Bowl ring to benefit Asia's Hope, a non-denominational initiative that mobilizes Western churches to help Asia's poor.

          Cherry told The Cleveland Plain Dealer that he had a hard time deciding which of his three Super Bowl rings to give away. He eventually settled on his first ring, because "It says I'm serious about this cause and it also reflects my faith, that I'm going to give up my best, what I care about the most. The other two I don't wear."

          The 14-karat white gold ring with 142 diamonds as well as garnets and sapphires in the Patriots logo is reportedly worth close to $54,000. For a mere $10 (tickets are $2 each with a minimum purchase of five through netraffle.org), anyone can take a chance to own this gaudy bauble.

          10 October 2008

          Best Man Ruins Wedding

          I was honored to be the best man at my best friends wedding back in July and thank God this didn't happen...


          05 October 2008

          Worst Football Endzone Spike. Ever.

          You really see what happens when they show the replay...


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          30 September 2008

          25 September 2008

          Never Show Off Before A Fight

          Fight Club Rules:
          1st RULE: You do not talk about FIGHT CLUB.
          2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about FIGHT CLUB.
          3rd RULE: If someone says "stop" or goes limp, taps out the fight is over.
          4th RULE: Only two guys to a fight.
          5th RULE: One fight at a time.
          6th RULE: No shirts, no shoes.
          7th RULE: Fights will go on as long as they have to.
          8th RULE: If this is your first night at FIGHT CLUB, you HAVE to fight.
          NEW RULE: Never show off before a fight.


          17 September 2008

          Was the Death Star Attack and Inside Job?

          We’ve all heard the “official conspiracy theory” of the Death Star attack. We all know about Luke Skywalker and his ragtag bunch of rebels, how they mounted a foolhardy attack on the most powerful, well-defended battle station ever built. And we’ve all seen the video over, and over, and over, of the one-in-a-million shot that resulted in a massive chain reaction that not just damaged, but completely obliterated that massive technological wonder. Like many, I was fed this story when I was growing up. But as I watched the video, I began to realize that all was not as it seemed. And the more I questioned the official story, the deeper into the rabbit hole I went.

          Note: This post is not to make light or fun of the 9/11 attacks on the recent 7th anniversary, but to make a serious point about the absurdity of 9/11 Conspiracy theories in a humorus way.

          Hai Karate Aftershave

          13 September 2008

          God Will Never Leave You

          Actual sign at a Wisconsin church.

          Jesus is My Friend - Ska Style

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          Cool Batman Short Film

          This is probably the coolest Batman short I've seen in a long time...


          www.Tu.tv

          09 September 2008

          13 August 2008

          Trackers Say They Found 'Bigfoot' Corpse

          Three "Bigfoot" seekers, two from Georgia and one from California, claimed they have proof that they have found the dead body of the elusive creature in the wilds of Georgia. They intend to present DNA evidence to prove the carcass is that of a bigfoot on Friday at a news conference.

          I personally do believe in Bigfoot and if this turns out to be true this would be a great scientific discovery.

          11 August 2008

          10 August 2008

          Great Photos by one of SI's top photographers

          John Biever, one of Sports Illustrated's Top photographers shares his favorite photos.

          Cracking open the iPod Nano

          Ever wonder what's inside the iPod Nano?

          Drink American!

          Coors, Miller, and now Anheuser-Busch are owned by foriegn companies; Pabst Brewing, maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) is now the largest American owned brewery in the country. Here's a list of the top ten American Owned breweries. I'm also proud to say that Spoetzl Brewing (which brews a personal favorite of mine Shiner Bock) is number 7 on the list. Looks like I'm going to have to start picking up a case of PBR every now and then to support our American owned breweries.

          25 June 2008

          Duffy - Mercy

          Volare

          Shall We Play a Game?

          My favorite scene in WarGames is the part where the fake missles are on their way and NORAD snaps into action. My favorite line is when General Baringer says "Get the ICBMs in the bullpen warmed up and ready to fly. Get me the President on the horn..."

          The Booze Test: Name that alcohol

          I almost got 100% on this Booze Test. See if you can beat my knowledge of booze...

          98%ALCOHOLIC
          Created by OnePlusYou

          24 June 2008

          George Carlin - The Seven Words

          Rest in peace George... We will miss you.

          21 June 2008

          20 June 2008

          DJ Tiesto - Adagio For Strings

          One of my favorite Trance songs...

          19 June 2008

          Benefits

          Proper Conduct

          Communication

          Welcome New Employees

          12 June 2008

          Today in History: The Swiss Army Gets Its Own Knife

          June 12, 1897: Karl Elsener legally registers his "soldiers' knife" for use by the Swiss army. In an age when nationalism was fashionable, Elsener, a Swiss manufacturer of surgical instruments and cutlery, was a very fashionable man indeed. So he was less than thrilled to learn that the Swiss army was importing Solingen blades from neighboring Germany. Elsener set out to develop a homegrown multifunctional tool worthy of being carried by his local Alpine troops. His prototype of what became known as the Swiss army knife appeared in 1891. The original -- made with a wooden handle -- included a blade, a screwdriver and a can opener. But Elsener was not happy with it and tinkered endlessly, adding a second blade using a revolutionary spring mechanism, and strengthening the housing.

          07 June 2008

          Canadian Computer Corner

          Worst "Final Countown" Cover... Ever.

          Yeah, this is pretty much the worst cover... Ever.

          See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

          01 June 2008

          The Mafia's Ten Commandments

          The Mafia's Ten Commandments have been found after police arrested a top Godfather in Sicily. Under the secret Cosa Nostra code of conduct, the so-called "men of honour" must avoid bars, other gangsters' wives and girlfriends and be on time. The list of rules emerged from documents seized after the arrest of Salvatore Lo Piccolo, 65, at a secret mob meeting in Palermo, along with his son Sandro, 32, and two other godfathers.

          The 10 'Mafiosi' commandments are:

          1. No one can present himself directly to another of our friends. There must be a third person to do it.
          2. Never look at the wives of friends.
          3. Never be seen with cops.
          4. Don't go to pubs and clubs.
          5. Always be available for Cosa Nostra, even if your wife's about to give birth.
          6. Appointments must be respected.
          7. Wives must be treated with respect.
          8. When asked for any information, the answer must be the truth.
          9. Money cannot be appropriated if it belongs to others or to other families.
          10. People who can't be part of Cosa Nostra are anyone with a close relative in the police, with a two-timing relative in the family, anyone who behaves badly and doesn't hold to moral values.

          30 May 2008

          It's Just Like A Mini Mall

          Classic late night local commercial...

          29 May 2008

          Fidel Castro and Stroh's Light

          This is the kind of hard nose negotiations we need to bring about democracy in Cuba.

          09 May 2008

          North Korea Has Just Been Served!!

          Unfortunately the makers of this vid don't allow embeding but trust me its pretty cool. A couple of South Korean soldiers decide to hold thier own "negotiations" across the 38th parallel.

          Charles Barkley Gets Punked

          The James Dean Guide to Being a Body Language Bad*ss

          James Dean is an iconic figure of legendary proportions. He was a paragon of coolness who occupied the middle ground between normalcy and anti-social rebellion. He took up lots of space (both physical and psychological) and his body language simultaneously conveyed extreme confidence and boyish vulnerability. Here is a list of James Dean's 7 Rules for Being a Body Language Bad*ss.

          In Summary . . .

          Lean on Stuff While Standing,
          Get as Horizontal as Possible While Sitting,
          Assume an Open Posture
          Take up lots of space,
          Master the Confident Gaze/Fearless Stare/Scowl,
          Talk Slowly,
          Smile Strategically (No Sycophantic Smiling)




          07 May 2008

          Survive a Nuclear Blast

          When I was a kid one of my greatest fears was a getting caught in a Nuclear Explosion. My home town (San Antonio, TX) is home to important Army and Air Force bases making it a top ten nuclear target. As a child many times I would have wake up with nightmares of witnessing a mushroom cloud and standing in awe as I wait for my death when the explosion blast hits me like a freight train. As an adult I still have these nightmares about once a year.

          So it may seem like a fear rooted in Cold War paranoia, but with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sniffing around the Middle East, North Korea and other parts of the world for hidden enrichment facilities and smuggled radioactive materials, the threat of an atomic bomb hitting a major city is a harsh reality.

          If your city is the target of a nuclear attack, you'll need to do more than duck and cover. Between the sheer destructive force of the blast and the horrors of fallout, the odds of survival can be depressingly slim. Here's a short list of tips to beat the odds of this oft-feared doomsday scenario. If you want some serious information, here is the free online version of "Nuclear War Survival Skills".

          30 April 2008

          See Your Cell Phone on TV

          A simple modification that let's you play your favorite cell phone game on a TV. I can see this being more useful to show pictures on your phone.



          Bulletinboard Forum Presents Billboards Top 100 of the 80's

          Cool site that has all the top 100 songs from each year of the 80's (that's 1000 songs). Be careful though, there are some hidden links to some risque material.

          25 April 2008

          Milky Way and Andromeda Collision

          A simulation 2 billion years in the future when our own Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy collide. Keep an eye on the magenta ball in the simulation. It shows the relative position of our solar system and how well we survive the collision. (Color coding is Gas Temperature & Transparency is density).

          19 April 2008

          Oldest Living Tree Found in Sweden

          The world's oldest known living tree, a conifer that first took root at the end of the last Ice Age, has been discovered in Sweden, researchers say. The visible portion of the 13-foot-tall (4-meter-tall) "Christmas tree" isn't ancient, but its root system has been growing for 9,550 years, according to a team led by Leif Kullman, professor at Umeå University's department of ecology and environmental science in Sweden.

          12 April 2008

          Improv Everywhere Pranks Random Little League Game

          For their latest mission, Improv Everywhere turns a random little league game into a major league event. This would be so awesome!


          07 April 2008

          Jesus and Mary Chain - Head On

          I love this song. One of my faves from High School

          04 April 2008

          Star Wars is Satan's Tool

          Billions of dollars has been made off the series of movies called The Star Wars that is beloved by millions. Many big fans of this space opera, do not know that the fantasy epic they enjoy is not a simple entertainment, but Satan's Battleground for their very souls! In this “Final Episode” of the Star Wars, EVIL triumphs using the Force - a greater force they claim than God! This is a Dangerous LIE! This is no mindless entertainment, but an attempt by DEMONS to distract you from your real 75 year mission on planet Earth, to give yourself to Jesus! Do not trust a Yodah puppet from Satan’s dream factory, trust in the Word of the Bible!

          (No really they are serious...)

          29 March 2008

          Hot Chicks with Douchebags

          Hot Chicks with Douchebags is your humble guide into the dark cultural trainwreck of hottie/douchey commingling. This site is all about poking fun at douche-scrotes and the hotties who love them.

          28 March 2008

          Top 10 Ways to Fly Under the Radar

          These days it is becoming harder and harder to live your life without some kind of interference from the government. Individual sovereignty has become virtually lost. There are, however, some things you can do to fly under the radar of government and become independent. This is a list of tips and tricks for living your life without the burden of government, or to help you if you simply wish to disappear. This list will be helpful when I finally decide to fake my own death...

          20 March 2008

          Sports Logos

          SportsLogos.net is your virtual museum dedicated to this history of sports logos and sports uniforms.

          15 March 2008

          Nature's Glory

          I was bored last night so I decided to create a little movie.



          14 March 2008

          Dude Rocks Out to Queen and Gets Knocked Out

          Some guy is rocking out to Queen so hard, his airbag activates and knocks him out cold.


          07 March 2008

          Rare Simpsons Commercial

          This is a rare Simpsons commercial that aired in France - the only ever instance of full frontal nudity on The Simpsons.

          Top 10 Most Expensive Las Vegas Cocktails

          Whether you’re celebrating your big wins at the Craps table, or drowning in your sorrows after losing your house on Blackjack, Las Vegas has a drink that’s perfect for you. Make sure to bring your American Express though, some of the world’s most expensive cocktails can be found on the Las Vegas strip. From whimsical to decadent, here’s a top 10 list of Las Vegas’ Most extravagant and expensive Cocktails

          StarCrash Trailer - 1979

          When I was a kid I used to love this movie. Looking back I can't understand what I loved about this...

          06 March 2008

          The World's Most Important 6-sec Drum Loop

          This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the "Amen Break," a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music -- a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison's 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.



          07 February 2008

          Patriots' Season Perfect for Rest of Nation

          04 February 2008

          Carl: I'm Unpissed

          Giants just won the Superbowl and Carl is somewhat pleased...

          03 February 2008

          Carl is Pissed: Giants by 23

          Carl predicts his Giants will issue a Beantown Beatdown in the Super Bowl. Which with 7:30 left in the fouth quarter, looks like it may happen.

          30 January 2008

          Carl: Not as Pissed

          Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters - Intro

          Probably the best movie intro... EVER.

          24 January 2008

          Helvetica: Full Movie

          Helvetica is a feature length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture.

          22 January 2008

          Blu-Ray Laser Hack

          Some genius decides to add a PS3 Blu-Ray Laser to an actual Star Trek Phaser... Way Cool!


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          20 January 2008

          Swing News

          If the nightly news was presented like this, I'd probably watch more often...

          17 January 2008

          Dinosaur Sightings: 1970s computers

          A picture gallery of computers from the 1970's.

          Man Fired for Eating a Taco

          Only in my hometown of San Antonio, can this be considered a serious issue. God, I love my town.

          15 January 2008

          Texans report seeing UFO

          In this Texas farming community where nightfall usually brings clear, starry skies, residents are abuzz over reported sightings of what many believe is a UFO. Several dozen people — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — insist they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it.

          10 January 2008

          Top 10 Most Expensive Libations

          How about a bottle of $54,000 Rum from 1940? A list of the top ten most expensive libations.

          Pilots Witness UFOs


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          Sleeve Faces

          A ton of cool pics where the photo on album sleeves is completed.

          04 January 2008

          FBI Reopens 1971 D.B. Cooper Case

          On a cold November night 36 years ago, in the driving wind and rain, somewhere between southern Washington state and just north of Portland, Oregon, a man calling himself Dan Cooper parachuted out of a plane he’d just hijacked clutching a bag filled with $200,000 in stolen cash. Who was Cooper? Did he survive the jump? And what happened to the loot, only a small part of which has ever surfaced? The FBI is reopening the case in hopes it will jog someone's memory.