Headline Of The Day

September 30, 2009

NYT HOTDChina Tries To Ward Off Rain At Festivities” (NYT)

Ohhh, China.

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Why You Shouldn’t Facebook Your Mom, Reason #239,420

September 30, 2009

dans-good-taste


Twitteleh: Twitter For Your Jewish Mother

September 30, 2009

BRILLIANT.

Thanks, Alex


New Britney!

September 29, 2009

Burj Dubai Versus The Empire State Building And Dubai, You Are Stupid

September 28, 2009

Skyscraper followers will be happy to know that the Burj Dubai, although not completely finished, has topped out at the official height of 2,684 feet (that’s, like, half a mile) and is now officially the tallest building on the planet!

Burj Dubai Relative Height

If you’re having trouble wrapping your mind around those numbers, you’re not the only one.  Here’s some help:

burj dubai in midtown new york

Wow.

The folks over at This Is The Green Room did some computations to compare the views of midtown New York from the Empire State Building to the same view were it from the Burj Dubai.  The difference is staggering:

empire state building southern view
empire state building souther view - burj dubai height

Additional, similar comparisons here.

While all of this is plenty fascinating, one has to remember that the geography of Dubai in no way required such an outlandishly expensive  (impractical?) structure and since Dubai’s building craze was conducted with the same zeal as a 6-year-old pursuing ice cream, the country is basically in a big fat bankruptcy clusterfuck right now.

Oh, and note to Dubai: before you try to make the world’s new vacation destination, you may want to take a step back and realize that Islamic law prohibits just about EVERYTHING THE REST OF THE WORLD ENJOYS DOING ON VACATION. Just sayin’.

And lastly in my “Dubai, You Are Stupid” rant, is this little video from Gizmodo. What do you get when you build the world’s tallest building in a fucking desert?!  Really, really dusty windows.  And dusty windows need cleaning.

More on the Burj Dubai at Wikipedia


Gratuitous Pic(s) Of The Day: Ben Cohen

September 24, 2009

Question: What do you get when you take this 6′ 2″ body…

ben cohen body

…plus this smile…

ben cohen smile

…and add an English accent, a rugby career, and the bonus uncut cock (according – randomly – to Wikipedia)?

ben cohen body 2

Answer: PERFECTION.

More photos at Towleroad, via Attitude Magazine.


Quoted: Dan Savage

September 16, 2009

Sometimes our subconscious mind takes the lemons of our sexual insecurities and turns them into delicious bonerade.

From his latest column.