Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Random Trivia

Some random trivia from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader - just to let you know I'm still alive and I care.

  • There isn't any sand in sandpaper.
  • When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
  • The Hundred Year's War last 116 years.
  • The scallop has 32 eyes - all of them blue.
  • The average person laughs seven to eight times a day - much more than I do.
  • Dolly Parton once lost a Dolly Parton look-alike contest
  • Your body creates as much as 2 quarts of saliva daily. That's 1.89 liters in the civilized world.
  • The average American spends less than two hours a day with their family.
  • Chickens can live as long as 14 years.
  • Ronald Reagan is the only US president to have performed in Las Vegas
  • Australia has more sheep than any other country on Earth.
  • Termites can't hear.
  • Ohio has 22 roller coasters. The most of any state.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cowboy Kmuzu

Wanted to get some writing done, but ended up drawing myself as a cowboy. This is how my life is these days.

Was inspired by some artist I saw the last days of a Borders books store.

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Tatooine Wisdom

I wake up early, because it's already 100 degrees outside and the air conditioning is having a hard time keeping up. I turn on the computer, wait for it to boot - let all the useless programs load into my task bar.

I pop open a Diet Coke for breakfast and look at my iPhone. I don't know why. Back to my computer - email has just popped up.

I wonder if the dreamers of the future in the 70's and 80's ever imagine that with the invention of such wonderful technology we would spend most of our morning scrolling through Ebay Daily Deals and TigerDirect contests.

Something starts clanking around in my computer and for a moment I wish the whole thing would just die.

Jeremy Messersmith - Tatooine from Eric Power on Vimeo.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Foto Friday

It's Foto Friday darn it .. and I'm not really sure what I have waiting in the FF Vault. Let me check ..

Slow day for crime reporting.

Once again I do not own the copyright to any of the previous pictures - all part of "fair use"

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fisheye Pictures for Today

Just some random fisheye lens pictures I took over the last month.

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Sierra Nevada Mountains
Winding road on the Nevada side
Some guy who was fishing here got mad at me.
I love winding roads. Too bad I only have a Civic to enjoy them.
Love the clouds that day.
Copyright 2011 Cram, Kmuzu - All Rights Reserved.

I used a Lomography Fisheye 35mm Camera. It's a cheap, fun little camera. I take it everywhere.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Steve Jobs Resigns: Apple CEO Stepping Down

2011 has marked the end of so many things. I hope there is a new beginning for Apple and it doesn't slump into nothingnes­s like the last time Jobs left.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Things I Hate

 - I hate that over-dramatized sound of beer being poured into a glass in those commercials during football games.

- I hate the word "Gianormous". It's either Giant or Enormous.

- I hate it when some lady argues over a 35 cent coupon in the speed checkout line.

- I hate gymnasts who park in the handicap space.

- I hate when people use "loan" as a verb - like - "Loan me the money." It's "lend" you fool.

- I hate taking a poop in a toilet with no water - a dry toilet bomb.

- I hate people who "wingman" me for six miles on the freeway.

- I hate that there's no warning label of extreme flatulence on Fiber One cereal boxes.

- I hate that one McFish sandwich in the refiderator will make everything smell like McFish.

- I hate when a person I've seen a few times and clearly recognizes me, pretends they don't.

- I hate people who think that all my problems stem because I don't pray.

- I hate when men use the base of a cold beer bottle to cool their testicles, thus giving the impression the bottle is now their penis.

- I hate that people think Call of Duty is a game.

- I hate people who protest the destruction of our environment with one hand clenched in a fist and the other holding a mocha latte from Starbucks.

- I hate that people think the The Star-Spangled Banner is from the Revolutionary War.

- I hate that my toenails grow in weird directions.

- I hate that I have primitive feet.

- I hate kilts at weddings. I mean you're not all that ..

- I hate when my whole leg goes completely numb because I've been playing Zombie Gunship on the toilet too long. Then when I stand up, I immediately fall into the sink, dropping my iPhone into the toilet.

- I hate when men make a football reference when they're feeling uncomfortable about the masculinity of their environment.

- I hate being told, "Don't talk to me" while doing improv.

- I hate when a crazy person comes up to me on the street, pretends his hand is a gun and shoots me.

- I hate when people don't know the difference between "oral" and "verbal".

- I hate touching someone else's keyboard or mouse.

- I hate using a friend's bathroom and there's a dirty magazine on the floor.

- I hate when my father needs help on the computer.

- I hate Twilight.

- I hate that everyone thinks that Harry Potter is all that and don't realize it's just a derivation of "The Once and Future King", which is a vastly superior book.

- I hate people who jog in Las Vegas when it's a 110 degrees.

- I hate when an eighteen-year-old Mormon Missionary tries to tell me the meaning of life. Really .. and he's from some small town in Idaho.

- I hate poor people who think that one day they'll be rich.

- I hate rich people who never were poor.

- I hate when telemarketing companies use "ACCEPTCALL" as their caller ID.

- I hate people who blast a wet, uncovered sneeze in the air while walking directly in front of you.

- I hate when women put their open hand on their chest when they hear something nauseatingly sentimental.

- I hate people who smell their food.

- I hate people who think paintball is like real war.

- I hate the Pain Scale Faces.

- I hate undiagnosed rashes or lumps

- I hate the prefix - UBER

- I hate the smell of a stainless steel bowl after you scrubbed it clean.

- I hate the smell of small children after they've been running around the playground all day. They smell like rusted pennies.

- I hate that I'm slowly going bald. I wish my skull would make up it's mind.

- I hate when something awful gets stuck under my fingernail.

- I hate when I forget someone's name and I end up calling them dude or guy, cause I am too embarrassed to ask.

- I hate when people try to explain their painting or picture to me. "Step back Chief and let me take a look without your biased bullshit."

- I hate that people think that Ruth Chris Steak House is fine dining.

- I hate that waiters always push alcohol with every meal. Like getting drunk is going to mask the awfulness of this crap shack.

I hate MS

Copyright 2011 Cram / Kmuzu - All rights reserved.

Libya Rebels Attack Gaddafi Compound

Reminds me of StarCraft when you are searching for that last Zerg.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Monday, August 22, 2011

Living the Mario Life

Don't you wish sometimes - maybe many times - there was a reset button to life. You know you're headed down a certain path, things aren't going as you planned, so you reach down and reset the your life back to the last save .. oh, say 1990.

Video created by Brawl in the Family

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sideways Damnation

Wanted to play World of Warcraft while watching the movie Sideways. But damn it, I forgot how good this movie is and now I stuck watching it on a tiny seven inch screen.

If you grew up in the 80's, it's our Death of a Salesman.It's the White Man's journey ..

"I am not drinking any fucking Merlot!"

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Foto Friday

Another Friday Foto and still no logo - what is wrong with me. Hope you enjoy this treasures from the Internet. I am not the creator nor the owner of this material. I am using them here under a very loose interpretation of the "Fair Use".

The only theme I can see from this set has something to do with internalizing character.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

E-Trade Baby Loses Everything

With stock market crashing once again, I thought I would give you all a little advice about investing in stocks. The whole system is controlled by men, who are twenty-something, unmarried, math nerds. As a bonus most are angry and resentful they don't have girlfriends.

The fact is that the market is controlled more by testosterone levels than by any data or trend. Until the market floor decides to diversify with some rational women and old men, I'm sticking to bonds.

Live Science - Testosterone Fuels Stock Market

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The King

Elvis Presley
January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977

Las Vegas was never the same after you left the house.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Skyrim - next WoW?

Skyrim is an RPG game in The Elder Scrolls series. It was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and will be available sometime around November 2011 for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The game uses Bethesda's Creation Engine to render the environment This is a revolutionary way to use polygons and gives incredible detail. Each frame looks like a postcard.

The big things for us were to draw a lot of stuff in the distance so we have a really sophisticated level of detail, more so than what we've had in the past for how things stream in and how detail gets added to them as they get closer to the camera,” explains Bethesda Studios creative director Todd Howard. - Game Informer

Take a look at the demo from Quakecon.

 Skip to just before 5:00 to see the actual demonstration.

Although Skyrim is a straight RPG this has got to be where MMO's are headed. I mean the graphics in World of Warcraft have held up over the years, mainly because it uses a cartoonish style. But the jagged, pixelated tree branches and the blockish terrain is getting very dated. I don't see how I could go backs to such simple and blurry graphics after playing Skyrim. Blizzard has got to make some fundamental changes.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Are you Awake? The Joshua Bell experiment.

It's hard to be awake. I found this on Krakez.com. It happened in the DC Metro Station on January 2007. It was sort of a social experiment about perception and being awake.

Information about Joshua Bell


Almost 30k visitors .. .thank you

Friday, August 12, 2011

Foto Friday - August 12, 2011

I present to you stuff I found on the web, that I did not create nor do I own.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Road Trip - Marine Mountain Warfare Training

On my last road trip, as I head through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. I passed the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. Luckily I was video taping using my little Veho Micro DV Camcorder. So, I decided to put the video on YouTube.

Nothing earth shattering here. Just a road trip through the mountains with a whole bunch of Marines around. The music is Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Military link - MWTC

Lomography Fishy Camera

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR and I love it. It's a semi-pro camera. Captures at18mp and 1080i video. I couldn't be more happy with a camera.

But there are times when I have to go back to film. There's just something about the chemical reaction of photons hitting the silver halide salts, that gives you a whole different picture than you would have gotten using a digital camera.

I have an Olympus OM-1, but usually when I go on a road trip or out shooting for the day I just throw in one of my Lomography camera. One of my favorite is the Lomography Fisheye 35mm Camera It's easy to load and the lens is fixed - and plastic. Fisheye gives a whole new perspective (literally) of the world. Here are some pictures I took with my Fisheye.

Cedar Breaks, Utah
Ethel M - Cactus Garden, Las Vegas, Nevada
Ethel M - Cactus Garden, Las Vegas, Nevada
Cedar City, Utah

If you're interested in owning this little gem, you can purchase it at Amazon.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Writer

I'm about 40k into a novel. I have reached a point that I have all these notes and drawings and maps, but can't seem to go any further. Why can't I write?

It feels like my life is like one of those "Under Construction" pages you see on cheap websites. I feel like I should have a gif animation of a shovel digging dirt.

Ask Batman

Ever wanted to ask Batman a question? Well, here's your chance.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dedication to 8 Bit

I think one of the reason I'm not fabulously wealthy or famous is that I lack a certain level of dedication and commitment to a project. Here is an example of what I am talking about.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sierra Mountain Road Trip

My life is under construction for the present time. Here are some random pictures from the road trip I took. There are quite a few interesting stories. Being stalked by Marines training in the mountains was one interesting thing that happened.

Only saw one single wild horse. Used to see bands of wild horses and burrows on my way to UNR from Las Vegas. They're all gone now - sold as meat. You can thank our Former Republican Governor, Jim Gibbons, who sold off Nevada's natural treasure for a few bucks in his pocket.

This was the same ass-hat who beat up a cocktail waitress and threw his wife out of the governor's mansion because he had a new girlfriend. Our new governor, Brian Sandoval, also a Republican, seems to be much more friendly to Nevada's wildlife. 

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Copyright 2011 Cram / Kmuzu
Death Valley Nut Company
Only one lone wild horse
It was like something out of a scifi movie
There was so much snow still on the mountains
Like something you would see in the alps, not California
Scrub Land
Right about now a fisherman is trying to tell me that taking photos is illegal
Three Brothers
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