Friday, July 06, 2007

Citizen Internet

I've been thinking a lot about the internet, lately. I'm not such a good citizen of the internet. That is what I have come up with, that I'm not a good citizen of the internet. Right. I am a consumer of the internet. I read but I don't digg anything. I feel afraid of facebook and the like.

This is going to change. I'll be more of a producer from now on.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


I haven't been looking at this lately. I've been busy doing other things. Heres a bear robot.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dude, this is awesome.

I really like this idea of pacmans skeleton. There are so many other video game characters that would look great as skeletons. Purhaps Yoshi, maybe Kurby (I guess that one would be primarily cartilage).

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Americone Dream update


I have tasted the sweet nectar that is Steven Colbert's Americone Dream. It blew my mind, which left my gut to make decisions from here on.

Here's a tip: I engect Bovine Growth Hormone directly into the ice cream. It adds that additional punch of flavor and allows me to see past time and space. I need to cut back a bit; just today I gained 500 pounds and I picked up a bus and threw it at a broken down ATM. Take that hippy, leftest Ben and Jerry.

Domonics on the corner of Foster and Sheridan, your off notice.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


I enjoy comics and cartoons and other such mediums. I guess I like the unlimited worlds possible. I have found many to my liking and here is one more.

It is called Frenchy, Bob, and the Hat. (I wish I could put the movie directly into the post, but I can't find it so well.) I like the animator's, Dave Creek other things, too. He has a very designer website.

I enjoy the simplistic dialogue while having an incredibly deep story, and especially the realistic style of another absurdly haphazard universe. It reminds me of Dr. Seuss.

It doesn't seem to be the normal technology vs. nature story-line. In the end, the machine saves nature (as played by a cricket) from near-drowning. The inventor absolutely knows it worked, but seems a little sketchy on what it was supposed to do, meaning technology will enviably drag us into something great, without our immediate knowledge of what that greatness is.

Anyway I'm sure I'm wrong. Any other ideas?

Thursday, May 03, 2007


The other day I went to google, I use the Google homepage app so that happens every day, and I saw they had changed the logo to "iGoogle." I thought, maybe it was an anniversary for iPod or iMac or some iCrap. But it looks like they changed the name of the homepage app.

What are they doing? Are they so money rich they want to taunt the caged copyright bear? Apple has attacked with copyright suites any 'i" product or anything that sounds like an "i" product or anything that sounds like it should sound like an "i" product.

But they are Google they can do anything. They rule the world.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Mike Daisey

Mike Daisey, a comedian monologer, I guess you would call him, was protested in an odd way, and he jumped back very well. It's hilarious to see him sit stunned, in his "Well I'll be." moment and then proceed to whity remarks.

Congratulations Steven Colbert

Originally uploaded by dillyb.
Americone Dream keeps being sold out. I still have not had any. Damn it.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Zimmers

These are my favorite people. They completely changed the meaning of the song in a good way. Not like that other girl who covered the song and changed it to "I hope I don't die before I get old." Who ever that was.

Friday, April 20, 2007

It's too late

Found an amazing TV show today. UFO--a BBC SciFi show from the 70's--full of over sexualized characters, uncomfortable jumpsuits. questionable scientific understanding, and big push buttons. (Thats what are technology needs today, big push buttons) Yep this is definitely from the 70's. Beyond the campy-ness, there's little more. No more or less intelligent then any other bad SciFi. If you have access to UFO I would encourage you to watch it, but don't seek it out. I've only seen the first episode, maybe I'll be pleasantly suppressed.

Oh yeah, the music is pretty sweet. Very fitting. And the models are surprisingly good.

In researching this show I stumbled upon this website. My Science Fiction Life: The story of science fiction in Britain. It just peaked my interest. Do the English like Science Fiction more then Americans? Is it more ingrained in there culture?


I watched this movie last week. A brilliant premise with a brilliant movie by Rodriguez, followed by brilliant mock-trailers, followed by complete crap by Terinteno. Rodriguez followed the exploitation grindhouse zombie movie perfectly, and Terinteno gets off from his own ideas. Any redeeming qualities--mostly Kurt Russell--was completely ruined by Terinteno trying to be, um, something. Thats all I have to say.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Batman Begins

I just watched Batman Begins. What do I think of this 2 hour anti-drug campaign? Well, there needed to be more hallucinogenic sines, much more of the Scare Crow, and less corny jokes that only seemed to happen when the Batmobile was involved. Other then that it was the best Batman film I've ever seen, and I liked Tim Burton's Batman.

For the most part, it was exactly what the new Batman should be. Dark and action packed, except for the ill advised Batmobile jokes. He's not overly vengeful, except for end which i didn't really like. It seems as if every good point of this movie has an equal and opposite bad point, but it doesn't take to much out of the film. Hopefully the next one will be as good.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


"Highrise is a shared contact manager that helps you keep track of who you talked to, what was said, and what to do next." This is how the people of 37 signals discribe this web app. The website explains the usefulness for journalists, which peaked my interest as a journalism student. Looking at it, I realized how it would help me as a student, too. I could keep my teachers contact info and assignments in one place--online.

I've only used it for the last hour or so, which let me sign up and enter my school projects. So far, I'm pretty impressed. Each teacher has his or her own tab. Each one with my notes and different tasks and when they are due.

But this seems to be only the very peak of what can be done. Ultimately, the point of Highrise is to keep track of conversations had online, in person, or on the phone. And to keep track of what needs to be done or has happend. Lets say . . . you are a journalist, writing an article on the recent up-rise on little kids acting like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the likes of which has not been seen sence the late 80's. You would talk to some kids on the street, their parents, the creator of the TMNT, some physiologist, perhaps somebody involved in the original cartoon. How could you keep track of all this crap? Well, supposedly Highrise is to help with this. I haven't been able to work with this part at all yet so I would have to talk about that later.

So far it seems like a workable, useful tool. More on it later.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Two cop shows. Holy Crap!


It's the normal cop drama/comedy, but with one distinctive difference. Like all the police featured in these shows, this cop is a bit insane. He sees dead people, but not in the normal "twist." In this he imagines the dead people. Wooo. But thats not the distinctive difference referenced above. The distinctive difference is, and this is what makes the show pretty good, the cop is played by beloved actor and nerd god Jeff Goldblum.

It's only three shows in, and so far it has been entertaining. It's one of the few shows that is different enough to peek my interest, but not so much that either the majority of Americans won't get it or NBC will think the majority of Americans won't get it.

It's watchable. a bit obvious sometimes but still fun. Jeff Goldblum really give it his all. Real acting--like in Jurassic Park when the T-Rex is chasing after the car, kind of acting.

Life On Mars

This BBC show is in it's second season, and I've only seen this last season so far. It's about cop, Sam Tyler, who gets hit by a car and wakes up in 1973. He's trying to figure out if he's in a coma or really back in time while still maintaining his cop job.

The idea is basically the best cop show ever made. Sam knows an awful lot about his 70's era British crime, but to his cop coworkers he just seems eerily good at his job.

Sometimes it feel like the writers and director are trying to hard to prove it's actually 1973. A perfectly framed album cover put out that year--the technological backwardness. They seem to try to make the sexism a running theme, but to me the one working woman (she's a pretty high ranking police officer) seems kind of dumb and dull. But despite some problems it's still bloody brilliant, (said in your best Cockney accent) and it's better then any of the crap cop shows we have here.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


I'm trying to write an essay on a fantastic book "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places" and I found an horable fucking joke of a bug. Eveyone knows I can't spell for crap so I rely heavily on words spellcheck. I'm using Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac version 11.2

Ok, so I write the the string of letters "wrighting" and of course it is picked up by the spellcheck. I left click on it to make it correct and Word crashes. I tried it again and it did it again. Every time I've repeated the test Word crashes. What the fuck is that.

I thought I would publish my pain, so there you go.

Hey guess what I saw today.

Down Michigan ave. in Chicago. R2D2 wants your mail. Anyway I got a picture with my phone, but its stuck on it.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Chicago Asian American Showcase

The Chicago Asian American Showcase is coming: march 30th through April 12th. I just found this because wired had an interesting article. Bruce Lee died making his last movie, Game of Death, and they had to replace him with many different actors. It was very obvious, apparently. Asians all look the same.

Anyway, Justin Lin has made a parody of the movie. A pho-documentary, about the casting of Game of Death after his death.

It sounds pretty awesome, and I'd really like to go see this. But I probably wont have the time or money or energy to. that sucks.

Hey look at this

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I'm so glad they put this up

This American Life the TV show is up on Showtimes website. It's awesome they have it online, I was worred I wouldn't be able to see it.

I watched it and I would say I liked it. It was enjoyable. They did a pretty good job formating the video to feel like the radio show, and there was a lot of really nice cinematography. But it was lacking in something. When I saw Ira Glass live, he talked about the intimate feeling of radio. Listening to the radio show there is a connection with the stories, thats not completely there with this TV show. The characters were visable, which was the whole point of the TV, but it replaced the all important imagination the show should create.

Saying that, I still liked the Television verson of This American Life. I wouldn't rate it as high as the original, but thats expected. Definitely worth watching, and I will try to watch the rest of the season.

Pining for Some Sort of Community

After listening to my History profecer talk about the history of chicago, and walking home to run into a wall of cop cars on Argyle St, I've been pining for a community. We discused things like Muddy Waters and Maxwell St. and Emit Till--I don't think I'll be seeing the next one of these where I am right now.

I think thats why I want to go into Journalism. So I have to be in the middle of everything that's happening.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Spring Break Woo

Last week was my spring break. Kind of boring. Only went to Datona Beach and judged pretty lady contests all day and smooched all night with the pretty ladies.

And then had the cutest car chase in histroy!!

Or I actually sat around not doing homework. Either way it was alright.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Hey Everybody Pi Day

Tomorrow is March 14th (3/14) isn't that awesome. Go here for more information.

Have this.

Happy Pi Day.

Edit: Oh also beware the day after. Those crazy Ides of March and all.

Here's a picture of that for good measure.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Im a little down again

Although I did find a dollor on the ground today. But still a little down.


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Is this creepy of me.

Just a few moments ago I found this blog and I've been reading it and injoying it. Mostly because the writer is attractive.

She has other blogs. They're intersting, but not really aimed toward me. But shes attractive.

Edit: Plus. She's apparently geeky. At least according to this blog of hers.

This is More or Less My Dinner

MMMM . . . Beer

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This American Life is Awesome

This Thursday I went to see "This American Life Live" at the Chicago Theatre. This was so exciting, and I'm really glad I went--even though I paid out the ass for it. This American Life is my favorite radio show, Ira Glass is my favorite radio host. Obviously Ira hosted. Sarah Vowell, Jonathan Goldstein, and Dan Savage wrote stores about everyday people--themselves. Director, Chris Wilcha talked about making the upcoming TV version of This American LIfe. And Mates of State was the house band.

I'm going to call This American Life TAL from now on in this blog--not to sound douche baggy, but because This American Life is to long to write and sounds odd over and over.

Anyway TAL is really something I want to emulate in Robotic Bacon. For those of you who don't know, TAL has been on public radio for more than 10 years and is stories about everyday life. And they interview everyday people. Ira Glass holds the show together with his silky radio voice. He knows a great deal about how the radio works and how to keep people entertained. This is a video clip of him spreading his knowledge.

I like to think I'm at the point he is talking about. I understand what makes most things good or crappie. And I like to think that one day I'll be up to his hight. This is part 3 of 4 if you want to watch the rest go here and go down to Tuesday, February 27, 2007.

Anyway, back to the show I saw. It had an interesting mix of Northern Red Liners and Northern Brown Liners. Hipsters, who like the look of the dirty subway and rich elitists who like the lack of the depressing poor on the EL. A combination of ironic t-shirts and purls.

This was my favorite thing I've done in a while. I'm so glad I went, even though I was by my self. Mates of State was really cool and TAL was hilarious and very informative. If anyone is trying to become an entertainer or journalist or radio host I think TAL is an important study. Very recommended, um if you can go back in time, or go to one of the other cities its going to be at. I believe it's all over by now so your best bet is to go back in time.

The TV show will debut March 22nd on Showtime. And the radio show plays every weekend on local Public Radio stations, or as a free podcast every monday. Download it from the website.

Think I got my gaming libido back

The other day, WTF came in my mail. Holy Crap this is a good game. It brought my love of video games back. It's funny. It's entertaining to play. It's causing horribly panful repetitive motion syndrome in my thumbs.

WTF: Work Time Fun is full of mini games similar Wario Ware, (witch is one of my favorite game franchises) but unlike Wario Ware they are basically never-ending. For most of the games, you get paid for the length of time you spend, and then you use the money to buy new "Jobs," "Tools," and "Trinkets" out of vending machines.

This is probably the major problem. You can buy new jobs, but I havn't found a way to non-randomly pick them to play. Thats kind of pissing me off. But it's still a great game and making me not hate my PSP.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Feeling Down Today

Today kind of sucked. To make myself feel better I found this.

I don't know if it's real, but I do know it's awesome.

Monday, February 26, 2007

The secret Life of Brian

I grew up watching my father watch Monty Phython. This group has been more influential then any other comedy group, with good reason. It's nice to get the back story of easily there best work. The controversy is completely insane, and much funnier then it is supposed to be. The very fact that people are complaining about the absurdity of a comedy is so much more absurd then anything they could have written. That's like complaing that there's too much sex in a Porn, or to much rambling in a blog.

I got this from the blog for the "Public Radio show about things that are awesomeness"

I Feel Bad.

Because I've been disrespecting blogs everywhere. I've been trying to actually write somewhat articles, instead of writing blogs. Blogs tend to be the drunk dial of the internet world, spewing emotions in a very loud and constant voice. I guess thats only true if your constantly drunk. And on the phone. Anyway I'm going to try to blog everyday and with less of a point. Something more like this.

Look a Monkey smoking.

Sunday, February 18, 2007


I've been really enjoying Daily Monster. It's video of artist, Stefan G. Bucher, drawling monsters. Pretty much awesome. He starts with a line and builds off of it and creates really cute little guys. Then he has people submit stores about the characters. I'm a little conserned because lately they have been saying
"out of 100."

Also I just saw these--to go along with the monsters theam. Artist renderings of kid drawlings. Here and here. I think this is a really cool idea, and they all look sweet. My favorite is the "Whare dude"

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I have to apologies to my loyal fanbase

I'm sorry for not posting for the last two months or so. But I'm sure that no one has noticed because no one reads this.


Two things

A little plug in for iTunes thats pretty freaking sweet. iConcertCal alows you to view when and where your favorite bands are playing in your city. Awesome. Even better I sent an email to tell them how much I like the app and tell them about a bug, and they replied that day. Freaking awesome.

And Just quickly

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trillogy Kicks ass on the PSP. It works. The only small problem is the controls, a little fucked up, but its the PSP and every game has to suck in the way of controls. Fun, intersting, humoris, LEGO's, Star Wars--the original not the crappy new ones. very little wrong with the game. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anything different from the other platforms.