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'Hogzilla II' turning out to be a farm-raised hoax
Topic: Miscellaneous 6:00 pm EDT, Jun  4, 2007

By the time the news hit the wires, the kid already had a Web site, conveniently sponsored in part by Lost Creek Plantation, the 2,400-acre hunting area where he killed the pig. The site proclaimed that he had killed the largest hog ever for an 11-year-old and that a video was coming. I'm sure people will be buying the video and buying hunts at Lost Creek, which advertises preserve hog hunts for a $2 a pound trophy fee.

To get that big, though, the hog had to have been fed out in some way, not grown wild to a thousand pounds. By late in the week, an Alabama pig farmer came forward to say that the pig was his originally, and that it had been bought and placed in the enclosure just four days before the hunt. The boy's dad added a long disclaimer to the Web site, stating they never claimed it was a record pig, that killing the hog was still a great accomplishment and that nobody did anything wrong.

People have done worse for no money, of course, but this was wrong. They claimed it was a feral hog. It wasn't. They planned to sell videos, and the plantation planned to sell hunts for pigs that belonged in someone's barnyard. It's too orchestrated, whether it's illegal or not.

The truth, or what passes for it, continues to trickle out, and it just gets uglier. That's what happens when people start trying to make money off something like this or get onto television to crow about something like a world-record deer or an other-worldly largemouth bass.

'Hogzilla II' turning out to be a farm-raised hoax

RE: 988 fulton st. San Francisco, CA 94117 - Google Maps
Topic: Miscellaneous 10:22 am EDT, May 30, 2007

Decius wrote:
I can now see pictures of my old house on Google Maps. Not from above, but from the street. Its a bit trippy. It makes me miss my old neighborhood... In this picture is the window of my bedroom, which I looked out over my desk when I started working on MemeStreams.

Now if they could just emulate, ala 3D shooter style, the shady walk from Dataway to the yuppie oasis, that would turn my nostalgia engine :)

RE: 988 fulton st. San Francisco, CA 94117 - Google Maps

New Info about Blade Runner 25th Anniversary Re-Release
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:07 am EDT, May  4, 2007

The second half of this year will see the release of the, "Blade Runner" Box Set. The set will not only include never before seen footage. It will also contain newly shot scenes for the 25-year-old movie. Many consider "Blade Runner" to be Ridley Scott's best work.


There have been other movies in the past that have been re-released with newly shot scenes only to have a backlash from fans. The redone versions of "Star Wars" would be a prime example of this.

"Blade Runner," is considered to be a classic movie by many science fiction fans. Director Ridley Scott has stated that he had never been happy with the way the movie turned out.


I hope he doesn't tinker with it too much. I was just hoping for a cleaned up remastered version with maybe some footage that got dropped on the cutting room floor. If what Lucas did with the Star Wars flicks is any indication, the formula of mixing new tech with a film from an older period usually clashes on screen.

Did he ever do this with any of the Alien re-releases? Might be a reference point to see if he's any good at mixing new back into old.

At any rate, glad to see some more info about this finally.

New Info about Blade Runner 25th Anniversary Re-Release

RE: Groklaw - SCO's 8K: Nasdaq Delisting Notice
Topic: Miscellaneous 4:11 pm EDT, May  2, 2007

Decius wrote:

bucy wrote:

On April 23, 2007, The SCO Group, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the bid price of its common stock for the last 30 consecutive business days had closed below the minimum $1.00 per share required for continued listing under Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(4). Pursuant to Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(8)(D), the Company has been provided an initial period of 180 calendar days, or until October 22, 2007, to regain compliance.

They'll just reverse split if they have to, and they'll wait as long as they have to, but yeah, their stock is going down.

Just saying, because this is a little piece of space I have on the interweb tubes:


I propose a DIE SCO PARTY when they finally shutter their windows or are acquired, whichever comes first. Only question: Should we do it in ATL or BNA?

RE: Groklaw - SCO's 8K: Nasdaq Delisting Notice

Stephen Hawking Zero-G Yo
Topic: Miscellaneous 5:43 pm EDT, Apr 27, 2007

Yesterday famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking joined game developer Richard Garriott for a ride into the edge of space.

Two things I didn't know: The Vomit Comet is now available to the public, and Richard Garriott is the son of a NASA Astronaut.

Anyone want to go to Cape Canaveral or Vegas for a few parabolic floaty trips? :)


Oh... $3500. Ouch. Maybe when there's competition...

Stephen Hawking Zero-G Yo

Best joke ever...and so true
Topic: Miscellaneous 1:13 pm EDT, Apr 25, 2007

hehehehehehe......or rather....muhahahahahahahahha.

Best joke ever...and so true

Milking An Elephant
Topic: Miscellaneous 2:39 am EDT, Apr 14, 2007

I think it's safe to say this would be a finalist in the "Worst Job Ever" competition.

Milking An Elephant

Thanksgiving (one of the fake trailers from Grindhouse)
Topic: Miscellaneous 2:25 pm EDT, Apr 10, 2007

One of the fake trailers included in the middle of Grindhouse.

It's sick and twisted, but man it'd be great if Eli Roth really made this movie!

Thanksgiving (one of the fake trailers from Grindhouse)

Nophest Music Festival - April 20th through 22nd in Atlanta
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:03 pm EDT, Apr  5, 2007

The culturally significant day of April 20th (4.20) also happens to be the birthday of Nophi Founder Randy Garcia and 11:11 Teahouse owner Penny Balmes. If that isn't coincidental enough for you, April 19th happens to be Nophi Co-Chair Matt "MauiThrev" Simpson's Birthday. Do you see where this is going? Because you asked for it, because we all love to party, and because now we have a damn good reason to blow it up one more time, We are proud to announce our Spring Party: 420 @ 11:11

11:11 Teahouse:
"There are a variety of places to perch throughout the teahouse. The front deck is a great place to watch the commuters’ journey to and from work, the neighbors walking their pets, and the sun setting over the Atlanta skyline. The interior is spacious and clean, with the most unique window seat in the city. The variety of scents & textures stimulate the senses while you peruse the shelves. Make a point to spend an afternoon in the medicinal herb garden seeing first hand how the nourishing plants look, smell and grow."

11:11 Teahouse
753 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

Nophest Music Festival - April 20th through 22nd in Atlanta

Viacom sues Google for One Thousand Million Dollars ($1 BILLEEEON)
Topic: Miscellaneous 9:45 am EDT, Mar 13, 2007

From Chappelle's Show:

Rick James: What'd the hand say to the face?
Charlie Murphy: *confused look*
Rick James: *smacks Charlie* SMACK!

Pretty funny that at 8:42am CDT, Google news doesn't have this story on any of its news pages :) Hey, if it ain't on Google news, it didn't happen, right?

Viacom sues Google for One Thousand Million Dollars ($1 BILLEEEON)

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