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Microblogging and other social nuisances...

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So one of the biggest falling between the Wang & the WWW blog here, is the frequent posting on Twitter. It is probably why this blog hasnt gotten many posts in the last few month. Perhaps its laziness. Though reading this article kind of made me feel that i need to write something slightly longer than 140 characters.

Activities of self-realization are subject to increasing marginal utility: They become more enjoyable the more one has already engaged in them. Exactly the opposite is true of consumption. To derive sustained pleasure from consumption, diversity is essential. Diversity, on the other hand, is an obstacle to successful self-realization, as it prevents one from getting into the later and more rewarding stages.


Its made the Wang think about how we just consume everything from music, movies, web memes, to nodes of information, that we barely even absorb them into our reality. We r so set on the process of getting access to stuff, when we do get stuff, we dont really do anything useful w/ it. The Wang blog here is clearly a culprit. In the days of old, The Wang did nothing here but aggregate stuff. We rarely commented, besides the minor snide quips. Still, the move to more written post was one of time constraint rather than profound observations. I guess its one of those old issues about content vs. the aggregation of content.

Wang thinks that in the end it is about critical thinking. Its an amazing ability. And The Wang think it is mostly a absent talent on the internet, or in this day in general. The Wang hopes that it is a skill that is practiced more by everyone, including the Wang himself.

But The Wang still will be posting random stuff on the micro blogging sites, perhaps we'll reserve this old fashion ( I like that...) blog for more detail thoughts... So until something fascinating sparks the mind of the Wang, u can follow us here for the mindless stuff:

The Wang @ Twitter
The Wang @ Tumblr
Or just feed it all from FriendFeed

The Longest Post Evah! + Coachella 08

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It has been soo long since the Wang's last post, that even the Wang himself don't remember much. But since u gentle readers all sit patiently glued to ur RSS feeds of WWW, The Wang figures its about time for another infamous update. Of course, like a good blogger, the Wang keeps notes for things he wants to blog about. But as a bad blogger the Wang will dump the entirety of 1.5 month of stuff in one giant post. This might get long... That's what she said!! (and it might include a lot of random links like that one there.)

First off, the almost two month old post that the Wang should of wrote for Coachella 08'. Since it is very late, The Wang will cut it short.

It was fun.

Here are more photos than u can shake a stick at:
-The Wang's Flickr Coachella 08 Set
-Sunggnus' Flickr He Haz a photo pass.
-Ourcommon's Flickr stuff, very pretty.
-Miss Black's I'm w/ the Band Set
-Girl from Long Beach
-Jackiebutler's Coachella Group.
-Lastnightsparty's photoset (some NSFW stuff)
-LAist's coverage Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3
Damn it, I truly miss the LAist. They were nice enough to post a "where to eat" @ Coachella list. That's right SFist u've been warned, shape up or u r losing ur spot in the Wang's RSS feed.

Some of the memorable moments include The Flogging Molly Mosh out, the Gogol Bordello Mosh Out, which lead to famous drum riding, and yes, you r right, one of those hands holding up the drum is, in fact, of the Wang. The Wang was up front and right. When the the drum flew, the Wang brought forth his super human strength and carried the Gogol Bordello Dancing girl, by himself with the aid of a few. The Wang and friends, camped this yr @ Tent City which basically involve staying up late and waking up tot he heated tent fighting for a shower spot. Mr. Starfizzy did battle with the electronic charging wall daily. He is an avid documentor with a very small battery.

Other things of note:
-Best Video Ass Shaking.
-Roger Water Lost his Pig and then found it.
-Prince did his "Second Coming" thing and played for like 3 hrs. The Wang Squad enjoyed it from a distance, safe from the rabid fans. But we did miss the epic music momemnt of him covering "Creep". being Prince, he proceed to remove every video on Youtube of it... thank god the internet is beautiful place. So here it is: Prince Covering Creep.
-The Wang does regret not being able to be at multiple places at once... or to have the willingness to stay late enough to see Fatboy Slim




Of course the rest of today's Giant Panda Post will be paw style... one after the other. A lot of crap. Feel free to skip around or go back to your pron. Also, some of these things might be month old news.

Juno+

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( photo by: [Zakkaliciousness])


This of course is the artistic mindset left by the music of one of the Wang's favorite movie of the year, Juno. The general gist of the movie is that 16 yr old, sarcastic high schooler, Juno finds out she's pregnant and goes on the movie length journey of understanding love and maturity. Director Jason Reitman of Thankyou For Smoking fame, brilliantly delivers this indie darling of a film with a witty script and slightly off-the-wall comedy.With Quotes like these gems:

Rollo (Rainn Wilson): That ain't no etch-a-sketch. That's one doodle that can't be un-did, homeskillet.

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Juno MacGuff: You should've gone to China, you know, 'cause I hear they give away babies like free iPods. You know, they pretty much just put them in those t-shirt guns and shoot them out at sporting events.

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This movie comes around the corner with its witty, brilliant acting from everyone; from Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, & even Jennifer Garner, in seemingly small role that turns a whisper of a character into a pretty nice side plot of the story, that seems to comment on the whole question of maturity and relationships. J.K. Simmons as the funny and understanding dad has got to be one of the best dad's in movie history. The Wang only wishes that his future father-in-law would have that kind of humor and open minded-ness. Of course seeing that the title character Juno is pretty much the witty equivalent of a wet dream center fold, plus indie guitar playing skills.




This leads us to the soul of our musing, the soundtrack. The sound track is mainly filled with the works of Kimya Dawson, in her many guises. She's either performing with her old claim-to-fame, The Moldy Peaches, or her solo stuff, or her recent co-lab with The Antsy Pants. Kimya Dawson is labeled as Anti-Folk. Which at first, the Wang was lost to the labeling and genre. Of course after an evening with the Moldy Peaches titular album, smack the concept home in its wordy, witty, & experimental sound. Though overall, the music used in Juno tend to be what the Wang originally felt as some sort of kiddie-folk or twee-folk. With lyrics about love, life, hamburgers and vampires all fueled by Kimya Dawson's childish voice. Her seemingly young and innocent voice is instantly shattered when one noticed the lyrics and topics that smartly flow off her folk-style guitar like verbal syrup.

Also included in the Juno soundtrack is a few songs the movie use to hammer home the character's love of music. Juno of course prefers the 1977 punk era, as her counter point, Jason Bateman defends the grunge era of 1993. Songs include "All the You Dudes" by Mott the Hoople and "Superstar" by Sonic Youth. Check out this great entry by Indiemuse.com which include a few tracks. (SPECIALLY check out Kimya Dawson's Loose Lips) Kimya Dawson really adds to the movie, from its title-opening track to the ending song which cements the movie, "Anyone Else But You" cover by Ellen Page and Michael Cera, originally a Moldy Peaches song by Adam Green and Kimya Dawson.

This leads us to the interview with Ellen Page by Pitchfork, where we learn that:

Ellen Page: [Juno director] Jason Reitman and I were meeting for maybe the second or third time and he simply said, "Well, what do you think Juno would listen to?" Immediately I said the Moldy Peaches, and he, I guess, wasn't familiar with their work, so I hopped on his computer and I played the Moldy Peaches for him. The next thing I knew he'd fallen in love-- rightfully so, they're awesome-- and he was in contact with Kimya Dawson, who is the female in the band, and he added the song at the end of the film, which is a Moldy Peaches song. That song's been in my life for years, actually; there's a lot of sentimental value there. And the next thing we know Kimya Dawson is doing the music for the film. It was really incredible how that all worked out because it just feels perfect.

So the Wang puts two paws up on Juno, and the soundtrack which is now available on iTunes, and in Jan. in hardcopy. Of course you can just get some Kimbya Dawson stuff to work you over till then.

The Moldy Peaches - Nothing Came Out (MP3) : Inspiration for the opening pic..
The Moldy Peaches - Anyone Else But You (MP3) : The song that sets the mood for Juno.

And just to catch up on the old days of WWW glory, a few recent things on the Wang's RSS reading list, paw style:

Tad Safran of the Times stirs the British Hen House with this Op-Ed on how American Women groom themselves better. Of course this lead to a nation-wide (British Nation) fervor and scorn by the ladies, which earned a second article.


Tabula Rasa may not be the best MMO around, nor may it be top dog, but the Wang donated some time, and gives it its just deserves. But what really hits the sweet spot is the fan base that took Richard Garetts new world to heart and created more fanfic and roleplaying than any Tauren cow cosplay will ever do. Here's an example from Massively on Remembrance Day. And from tabularasaroleplayers.com of their fan gathering on Dec. 21, Remeberence Day, basically a memorial honoring the day when Earth fell to the alien invaders, The Bane.


The year end round up video games and games of the year is too long to keep track of. But the Wang was sorely entranced by the Gaming Club on Slate.com.  The Gaming Club is a mimic of Steven Totilo of MTV's Multiplayer Blog and N'Gai Croal of Newsweek's  Level Up Blog 's usual vs Mode. Its normally a series of emails that would debate/discuss a specific game or video game related subject. This time for their big year end round up they included Seth Schiesel of NYT and Chris Suellentrop (most currently of Slate) into their mix. They brought forth an email roundtable that talks from everything from game design to the criticism of video games. Specially in the light of the recent events involving Jeff Gerstmann, which promoted the entire industry a new to critically comment on the field of Video Game Journalism. None the less, this was a great read about video games, industry, and and what it means to be critical.


Also related to video games, the MTV Multiplaer Blog's Tracey John also wrapped up last weeks great series of article of Women Working in Games. Tracey goes off and interviews Morgan Webb (X-Play/G4TV), Janet Pickard (Game Girl Advance), Elspeth Tory (Ubisoft), Brenda Brathwaite, and Tali Fischer (Sega). Of course hidden under the subtlety of the general interviews is the questions about the recent Jade Raymond incident. But overall it's a great set of interviews about the whole industry from journalists to developers to PR. Sure the topic is about women, but it gives a nice view of the field and the people in it. Personally, the Wang comes to the conclusion that the industry seems to be embracing the female influx, but the it's the webtard players that seems to be dumbing it up for the male populace by scaring off most of these women from forums and comments.


On that note, here's a nice review of Bioshock from the Mighty Pony Girl. Yes it has a female perspective. I give her credit for reading Fountainhead before playing the game, just to get the full experience.


And since the Wang hasent been blogging about everything that was cool of recent, here's a cool link to the semi-spoiler-best-ending-ever-for-a-video-game-credit-sequence of Portal: GlaDOS - Still Alive (Youtube link). Of course if you have not experienced it, please give it a try, Portal is one of the best games this past year. Plus its short, fun and well written. It comes in slightly around 3 hrs. (without the repeatable time trials) and packs a great subtle story telling all wrapped in witty dialog. Of course the entire Orange Box is pretty worth it, for it contains Portal, Half Life, HL: Episode 1 & 2 and Team Fortress 2. TF2 is the bastard child of The Incredibles and online multiplayer mindless fun. Plus if you have the time, you should check out the "Meet the ____" videos on YT. Some of them are hilarious.


THANKYOUs:
Level Up Blog, Massively, MTV's Multiplayer Blog, [Zakkaliciousness]

Boob assisted reloading

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Another week, and another big big hot summer in LA. But the Wang is cozily wrapped in nice and warm. And blogging and working from a AC filled office of unknown location. It’s a secret, cause the Wang does secret thing that no one must know, if u know, then u will just come hound me down and ask me for autographs and stuff. And the Wang cant work with that kinda of pressure. So just between u and me, lets say I work for some sort of big company that involves a rodent. That’s it.

Beyond that, the Wang has been busy all week surfing the web working on web things. Thing is the technical term for advance website coding… at least in the Wang’s industry of choice. So things has been keeping the Wang busy, and it seems that this weekly update on Friday seems to be the thing now. This isn’t something I am aiming for, but perhaps the Wang will find more time to blog more and post more stuff in the future. Or perhaps the internet will become more interesting and more stuff will just pop out to post. Still, that’s right, go bitch about how the web is boring!! Until the Web shapes up, here’s the cool stuff this week. (perhaps I should just take a Best Week Ever Format…)

USA Today, gives us a cool article about the CG effects of Davy Jones, played by Bill Nighy in Pirates of the Caribbean. It seems that the whole concept of makeup and rubber suits are the thing of the past. Now days everything is about 3D motion capture and marker-suits.

Wired brings us this interesting look at MySpace’s future. Now that its been bought by Rupert Murdoch. What will the recently crowned interweb traffic giant become in the hands of corporate masterminds like Murdoch? What will happen to millions of users? So far… nothing. And as Wired states… it seems that the space is so unexplored, that even evil genius Murdoch has no idea what to do with it…



Best Thread Evah on RPG.net! Motivational Posters that mocks the whole gaming world.

Remember you have rights as a photographer. Thomas Hawk, who seems to be consistently harass for taking pictures in San Francisco often post his ordeals on his blog. Mostly to find justice I think, but most of the time, they serve as good stories for other photographers on knowing their rights. This time he was harassed by a man, who claimed to be a police officer, but refused to show any ID. Just remember, “Hell has no fury like a blogger scorned."

A few month back, the Wang was still riding the rails of terror, waiting for the news. Soon after, we, the fan were guaranteed that Veronica Mars will be continued on the new network, The CW. The CW, incase u haven’t heard, or been stuck in an animated gif loop, is the combine forces of the WB and UPN. Cant say that the Wang has been keeping up with the teen dramas of WB, but definitely, the good news is that the CW will be The Hawtness network on TV.

Vader, keeping it real in this video, where James Earl Jones voice is used from other movies to replace the dialog of Ep. 4.

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Natalie Portman: It means your mother’s vagina.



Valve’s new Portal game. Looks like the genius folks at Valve has taken their great Half-life2 engine and created something even more interesting.

I have no idea why, but I found this entertaining, an animated gif of boob assisted reloading.

Wow, did anyone else completely missed this? A TMNT Animated Movie?

And in the end, go read a book or something… U know SHE wants u to!

THANKYOUs:

Goldenfiddle, Waxy Links, Noble Zone, Zibacco, and Wicked Thought

"Arrg!" is for headbutts

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Big past week for the internet fans. Due to events of the last weekend's soccer banaza, headbutting is the current internet craze. Not to mention the event is lead by the Thighmaster. Squeezing in a few Faptastic post (including this one with Mia and Saffron hawtness) between the loads and loads of Zidane Animaged Gifs.

Miss Universe Hawtness

Amy Sedaris, tumbles on the Colbert Report

Park Posey gets interviewed by Sina net. The Wang haven’t seen a white girl so awkward looking since the last, Chinese Student Association meeting at CSU-LB’s Meet the White Girls Bash.

Incredible Do’s! I mean u cant find snark like this anywhere else!!

Where most guys haven’t updated their look since they were six years old, their girlfriends seem to have gone off on this post apocalyptic whore tangent that smells like gasoline and cum. The end result is Doogie Howser being babysat in the Thunderdome.

Neato, social net working, Flickr, Youtube, and a timeline of your own life, all rolled into one @ Dandelife.

Been wasting soo much time on this: TV in Japan Blog.

Recently discovered this, still in the works website called PodbopPart of some sort Mashup work which combines data from othersites and technologies. To give us a concert event that link directly into songs from bands listed by area. Kinda of a neat little site for upcoming band sampling for bands that will be playing near u. And it can post it all for u from one link too.

Also speaking of cool music tools, here is Musiclens a weird little widget thing that lists out music based on a few criteria like, male vs. female, slow vs. fast, dance vs. easy listening, and red vs. green.

.kkrieger is some sort of 1st person Shooter game made by a team of programmers in Denmark. Whats so special about it? The first chapter, Beta, is only 97k.

Flash Animation explaining thr 10th dimension. The nice and easy way of understanding things. Good for u gaming pseudo physicists.

Have u ever woke up and go, damn I want to change the world today… well July 20th is ur chance. Cause July 20th is World Jump Day, a day if 600 million ppl jump at the same time, can supposedly change the orbit of the Earth. It just might be wacky enough to work. I mean the billion Chinese jumping off their chair thing sure didn’t…

2 Face kitten

And in light of the recent Pirate Fame, the Wang gives u:

Have a good weekend ladies… arrrg!

THANKYOUs:

Goldenfiddle, Waxy Links, BoingBoing, Wicked Thought, and Urbanterra

Wrong!!

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Ahh another 4th of July week goes by, and the Wang reaches thirty aught. (I thinkt hat works right?) But the Wang is looking forward to the coming decade of sex, drugs, and debauchery. Much like one waits for midnight movie… where u get all excited, then by the time ur sitting the movie theatre, all u remember is the dumb commercials for turning off ur cellphone, and completely forgetting what u r there to watch in the first place… That might have been a metaphor, or a sign of old age and senile-ness… the Wang cant tell, yet. But anyways, 3 decades on this small planet, the Wang has been. Now we look forward to a new era of Wang-hood. But not much has changed in the realm of the interweb as the same humor and craptastic stuff gets posted here every week…

“You’re the man now dawg!" vs. “Wrong!!"

Incase u didn’t know that Pirates of the Caribbean 2 comes out today and not sure what u will be wearing to the evening’s events, here’s the Complete Idiots guide to Pirates for u. But since the Wang does have some work relations with the big Mouse in the sky, The Wang must say, go see pirates… why, because Kira Knightly is hawt.

Mr. H’s indie music crush Anya Marina got to guest blog @ the Golden Fiddle. She gave some shout outs about her upcoming thurs. night residency at The Hotel Café and linked some girls in bikinis?! (HAWT) Ms. Marina is the lucky recipient of being one of our most visited acts in our little LA music ventures by Mr. Starfizzy and I. Ms. Marina is music is the kinda u listen to on a casual Sat. afternoon, where u r too lazy to go out… and notice how ur bed is empty of a Russian blonde chick with witty lyrics. I mean how can u not love this?

So Jean Pierre took his love to the river
And Jean Pierre hoped she’d let him get in her
So Jean Pierre did what any red-blooded fashion designer would do

He ran his hands down her back to her butt
Just like a straight guy would
And he thought to himself, “ooh American ass…"

So go see her. Perhaps u’ll find the Wang there, I mean we have to keep up our stalking quota.

Amanda Congdon of Rocketboom has recently been fired/left. Vblog drama afoot. Who knows what really happened. But it does signal the end of the founding moments of vblogging. Shame, Rocketboom was one of the Wang’s only vblogs on the lists… Still quite sure both of these talented ppl will move on, but the glory that was Rocketboom may never be seen again. Shame too, the whole vblogging phenomenon has just been catching on, like wildfire.

The Wang feel so raw and trendy now. BoingBoing links us to this gallery of homemade amps, which the Wang owns one for his Grado SR125. And the Wang must say, it’s a nice little thing to have. The Wang owns a CMOY amp (bought on eBay, the Wang lacks electronic skills…) housed in an Altoids case. Its very ghetto. Good for the base… cause the Grados are awesome for the rock music.

This Sunday in LA, is the Scrapyard Challenge. IN which everyone is invited a workshop, in which u take “junk" and make some sort of MIDI controller. At the end of the day, u’ll perform with it.

Armor is the new pink for Fall 06’

Have a good weekend all. This week, the Wang SWINGS.

THANKYOUs:

Metamorphi , Waxy Links, and BoingBoing

Let sleeping pandas lie...

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As usual, the Wang has been caught between binge hours of WoW and work. The Wang has been forced to into hard labour like the rest of the Wang’s ppl. Hey Atleast we’r making Apple stuff right? That’s good right? No? Still the Wang drudges himself from the binge drinking days out to the computer for work on july 3rd. I mean the 3rd shouldn’t this be a holiday or something? Atleast no real work is done, and I think the Wang is heading out soon from a long day of none-work. Still the hours allowed the Wang to catchup on some much needed internet surfing. I mean RSS feeds need lovin too! Right? Still without much direction or guidance, the Wang dumps interweb notes like Kevin Spacey acts in Superman Returns… Dramatically… Still though the Long opening weekend of the Big S neted some 83 mil. Hope that makes Noble_zone a happy working bee…Still back to the dumping:

BumpTop, a cool new 3d UI that’s uses the “pile" theory.

Ya u LA posers!!… hey wait!?!


Genpets, seriously, WTF?

No!! Six Flags has put up 6 of their parks for sale, including Magic Mountain here in SoCal. That sucks. Plus theres that new ride the Wang has yet been on, Tatsu or whatever it is called. I guess better make this yrs, annual pass worth something then. Going have to camp out in the park come Fall, when the kiddies go back to school, and get out of my lines.

More pics of Oksana Akinshina: THE BAD: The LJ page is Russian; THE GOOD: The Wang speaks the International Language of Wang.



The Farce is Strong series by Cedric Delsaux, brings us some interesting combination of modern scapes and the Star Wars characters

Leaked Transformer: The Movie Trailer

Walt Whitman was an awful child molester who was born in ancient Hong Kong. He is over 3,000 years old and remembers the names of all the forgotten Gods.

We going to need 8 more ladies…

When the cool kids throw a party, They bring the photographer with the good lighting.

OMGWTFBBQ?!?! This really made me want to actually start voting, I mean how do senators get away with this?

They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.

It's a series of tubes.

And if you don't understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and its going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.

This is from Senator Ted Stevens talking about the Net Neutrality Bill

There’s got to be some irony in all this. Apparently the government is spending large bucks on datamining blogs for Defense purposes and Datamining MySpace for the next hawt band


Just imagine, u, a hawt female, me, The Wang floating on this. Heaven…

Random Robot Chicken Update: GTA

So hope u all have a good 4th. Ya that’s that day u get off tomorrow, due to some sort of firework celebration… who knows, maybe it involves sale or something.


THANKYOUs:

Waxy Links, Urnanterra, Thighs Wide Shut, DataWhat?!, Goldenfiddle, Achtung baby!, BoingBoing, and Gizmodo

Funnys

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So it has been a long while, and the Wang has nothing to say cept that if the Wang speaks of the past 2 weeks, innocent Vanuatu children will be killed. So on that note, it is better if the Wang speak not of his epic world saving journeys. Still the interweb went on without the wang, and much was missed. So hopefully y’all were surfing it on ur own, and found the good stuff that the Wang will forever not-see, unless they r reposted on Metafilter… Still until the Wang catches up with more interesting topics, here are some interweb stuff paw style.

Weird Al brings us the parody of James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful with You’re Pitiful (via Stereogram)

Fearless

Robotic Porn? not exactly NSFW…

Rocketboom’s Amanda Congdon was on CNN

Monty Python Lego Style!

OMG what did they do u Rachel?

"This is my sister, she’s the #4 prostitute in all of Kazakhstan"

Hermione, The Wang has been away for awhile, I know… but still, that doesn’t mean u need to be out partying with the Wang.

Even though the Wang does not support any of those voice over dance videos that everyone likes to post, this one is rather funny. Korean girls doing their sang

Oh noes! The FUG girls have attacked my girl Veronica Mars. I guess they r right, Kristin Bell was toting an rather ugly dress there, but the good thing is that the Fug girls brought the knowledge of Kristin being a Cancer… just like the Wang… her Kristin, CALL ME! /make phone gesture with hands

Pitchfork gives us the top 100 awesome music videos. the Wang is not quite sure if the word “awesome" should be used in this day an age. But there’s seem to be some videos from the 80s… to this is can be tolerated… just barely. Pitchfork, u have been warned.

The Wang’s favorite must be this Sigur Ros number: Untitled #1 Sigur Ros guys do know how to make a good video. Kids in gas masks playing in nuclear fallout… wow, just wow. Which reminds me of another Sigur Ros master piece, Glósóli

Well hopefullyt he Wang will have time balanced between, WoW crack and work to bring u all gentle viewers more quality interweb crap. So until our next meeting, the Wang bids u a fond adieu.


THANKYOUs:

Thighs wide Shut, Wicked Thought, BoingBoing, Fimoculous, Goldenfiddle and Don’t link this

I have returned...

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The Wang is Back!!

Well its not like the Wang really went anywhere, maybe just to hide himself in the comfort of some where warm and cozy. But anyways after a the past week of bashing xmen3 and trying to focus on everything that’s not work, the Wang haven’t been blogging much. So in the big big return, the Wang has a whole load of crap, some good, some that just got snuck in as good, and some just sheer old crap that the Wang just put in due to drunkenness or bad taste. Still the interweb is constantly full of stuff and the Wang only has soo much reading time. So besides big events like the World Cup or the NBA playoffs, here are some of the other things that are of interest on the interweb:


Laukosargas Svarog and her self-sustaining island in Second Life. Its an scripted Ecosystem, with bees, birds, and bats.

McKenzie Wark has basically put his future book, GAM3R 7H30RY online for critique and open discussion. Rather neat stuff, the method and the book. The Wang has only read the first chapter so far, but it’s a comparison of the “Allegory of the Cave" and videogames vs. reality.

Alien vs. Predator: Shower Wars

Poor man’s version of the Bellagio water show. Done with Diet coke and Mentos.

Ok so the Wang is wrong, after watching the crap fest that is Xmen3, the Wang clearly stated that Ben Foster who plays Angel, had the biggest, “I’m too gay for this closet look." But, guess what, he’s apparently not and he’s all over Ellen Page.

Not that the Wang is much for destruction, but watching a BMW get chewed up by a shredder is rather serene.

And how did the Wang miss this?

If the wang was to die right now, he would want to do it between that little space between these two fine women.

In another “I’m not directing anything anymore" move, Luc besson, one of the Wang’s favorite directors, brings us another Transporter-esque film, District B13 (checkout the “video" for a trailer). Luc Besson just keeps writing these Car/fighting movies… Though this one is an old on in France, the Wang just caught his attention to the hip hop action style that is so true to Luc’s films. Though this one seems to feature that trend of them jumping ppl...

Natalie Dee gives us blatantly simple humor like:

Nintendo sure has a sense of humor, besides dominating the portal market, they decide to give every preview shipment of the new Nintendo DS Lite a little surprise when u first get it.

First Person shooters are always on the fore-front of graphic tech. Check out these pics for some upcoming FPS game called Crysis:

Steven Colbert delivers the Knox College commencement speech

Rock On Vader!! (Gnarls Barkely @ MTV Movie Awards)

06/06/06, 6:59am 6lb 6oz = Demon child.

Now u can get pregnant and have a child in 2 weeks time… in Second Life



Gizmodo covers something called Computex, all the wang can say, is “Are there any girls there?!"

THANKYOUs:

Game Girl Advance, AFK Gamer, The Dij, Zibacco, Thighs wide Shut, Boing Boing, Joystiq, Datawhat?!, Games Set watch and arempire5

Video Wonderland

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Another week brings us more videos. The interweb is definitely a happy place after the advent of Youtube. More videos are linked everyday and more bandwidth is sucked at corporate office to fuel the voyeur-ing pleasures of the interweb sheeps. On that note, my sheeps, today’s links are 80% videos and 20% love. So enjoy the madness of interweb, with the Wang’s paw of approval.

Ukulele Nirvana

Not since the Three Amigo’s has a Talking Bush got soo much attention… Of course this is some sort of pop culture reference involving young drunken Hollywood socialites that starts new t-shirt slogans... U might as well just enjoy the 80s movie reference and move on.

Thank gosh u didn’t go with Uluva GoldenPalace.com, but Zolten Penn is pretty weird too…

Robot Chicken: Final Fantasy VII-72: Burger King Within!

Is it me, or does Vista remind me of some other OS…. I cant put my finger on it


Don’t forget tomorrow is Towel day in honor of Douglas Adams.

The Ditty Bops are going to bike across the country for their tour. If u read this early enough, they have a show tonight at the Derby

Jack Black is a Musical God!

Robocop vs. Neo

The wackiness of Katamari brings us the real life: BayToBreakers Katamari

So not matter if u r a American Idol fan or a Lost fan, tonight is a big night for u all. So good luck, and just remember the wang loves u.

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I Don’t like You that Way, Junkiness, BoingBoing, Noble Zone and Waxy Links