Saturday, July 28, 2012

Five Finger Death Punch - No One Gets Left Behind (LIVE)

from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, TX - 7/27/2012

Courtesy: Jason Jude

Dirty Things

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It's a Bird.. It's a Plane..


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Nothing to See Here (OC)

...just a toad buried in a potted plant (when you see it..)

This one's mine..

Oh yeah!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

John Petrucci Introduces His New Pedal

Here is a Blabbermouth article about Dream Theater's John Petrucci's new modulation pedal.

"The Dreamscape has four knobs: Speed, Depth, FX Level and one that chooses between the six integrated signature tones and one additional TonePrint. Further, the pedal has a three-way switch for toggling between Bright, Normal and Dark, which is an overall tonal shaping feature chosen
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by Petrucci. Finally, The Dreamscape also contains all of the great features included in other TonePrint pedals such as true bypass, one-screw-battery-access and a sturdy design made for life on the road."

Most importantly, here is the video contained in the article:


The effects. The imagination. This is only a tiny part of why JP is the best guitarists of all time.

Probably the Image that will Stick With Me

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This is the picture from the Aurora, CO movie theater massacre that is SO incredible to me. The similarity of blood spatter in NINE separate, but consecutive, footprints. Twenty-two separate pieces of evidence. The glock on the car roof. The imagery/symbolism of the reddish stuff exiting through the A/C run-off drain. And of course the AR15 pointed directly into the site.

If anyone finds an image that includes what is RIGHT of this image, please send it to me!

We Have a Lot of Guns!


Americans have a lot of guns. There are a lot of data showing that Americans have a lot of guns. The Guardian put together some such data – on world firearms murders and ownership. USA is #1 when it comes to gun ownership. America is also near the top when it comes to percentage of homicides by firearm, though not so far out in the lead as with average ownership. (Source)

Clicking on the image above takes you to the interactive map reported by the above article from Forbes. Here is the original Guardian post of the interactive map, and here is the article from Forbes, which also contains a link to go directly to the data.

It's Like Smokin' a Chicken Bone!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Brick Laying Like a Boss

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Incredible skill!

Masonry Work Tools website..

Artic Alps Aurora

Image Source: Ole Salomonsen Photography (with permission) / Via - (NSFW)

More from Ole Salomonsen HERE..


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Saddest Image I've Seen in a Long Time


I must never die for the sake of my dogs.

Here are a couple more touching vids I found as a result of this image:

Sorry - it was just a mood I was in the other night. Sometimes a really good cry is healthy.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Serious Kudos to Reddit

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For the first time I can recall since about September 11, 2001, I have been glued to the news regarding the Aurora, Co. movie theater incident.

I've flipped among HLN, CNN, MSNBC, and even FoxNews for almost two straight days now. While these networks have done a decent job in their reporting of the events as they occur (some better than others), their journalism skills are in great need of improvement.

FoxNews was actually very good with today's coverage of the investigation of Holmes's apartment. I don't normally watch FoxNews. Nope, never. CNN and HLN were both doing well at first until they both dropped the ball, and started rebroadcasting loops of CNN's Anderson Cooper's and Piers Morgan's interviews.. and HLN's Jane Valez-Mitchell & Vinnie Politan seemed to speculate for hours while independent media outlets were coming up with new updates by the minute!

Reddit user integ3r has provided to the public (along with hefty assistance from nilicule, shankee, quantumraiders, and dozens of other contributors), the most detailed report of the events -as they happened- as I've ever seen.. for any event, ever. These guys deserve some SERIOUS credit for the unprecedented realistic & thorough journalism work they've put in. (integ3r has already been given tons of credit across the Internets, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.)

The LIVE feed from 9NEWS out of Denver has been top-notch, and I have chosen to watch it over any of the main national media outlets. It is however not online 24/7. Nothing against them - they can only do so much, and what they have done has been incredible!

I have taken the time to post this because as a quasi-journalist myself, I am SICK of the national media, and their lame reporting of extremely important news. I remember how things were during the 9/11 attacks, but I was just beginning to see it then. They did the same thing during the Casey Anthony trial, and they do the same thing whenever there is a major celebrity death.

Something I saw on CNN today: "We are trying very hard to focus only on the victims in this case, and not the individual who chose to take the lives of these victims, blah blah blah.." Not a quote, it's my paraphrased statement. Five seconds later the station posts a picture of James Holmes, and the voice being heard says something of the like: "Who is this James Holmes? We'll be right back with more information about his background, his possible motives, and more details we've just discovered." Again, not a direct quote.

This is my point. Besides the fact that every 2 minutes someone is injecting their own speculation as to "why this, or why that." And it's not only that. The national media is a complete failure because of their inadequacy on the job. Mispronouncing names.. blatantly getting stuff wrong.. FoxNews is still to this minute saying there were 71 victims! "Why would he join a sex site?" is another gem I heard. Why would anyone join a sex site?

Here is the link to the creme of the crop coverage directly from Reddit. They have also provided a blog site with all of it in one place.

This is the definition of journalism.