Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Enuff wit LOLCats.

I give you LOLPumpkins.

Eventually I will take these guys off my porch instead of photographing them and messing around in Photoshop.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Pirate vs. Ninja

I realized it had been a while since I updated my geek wardrobe. To that end I went out on the web looking for items that might be suitable to cover myself with against the elements. I ended up on ThinkGeek and discovered they had one of the best gimmicks I have seen in a long time.

I present to you...pirate vs. ninja batteries.

It's utterly brilliant. If you're a fan of this famous internet-and-geek debate you can also power your flashlight, your remote control or even your vibrator with these babies! And the whole time you can sit there and laugh in your geeky glory at the subtle little inside joke going on in your favorite alkaline-dependant device.
I've seen bumper stickers and T-shirts. This is an awesome idea for a product and it sort of helps revive the whole debate, which I've seen starting to lag the way LOLcats should start to any day now. (Or at least I hope so.)
By the way...ninjas are cooler. Don't bother arguing it. Stealth and shuriken will win out over a parrot, an eye patch and a hook-hand ANY day.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Costumes/Lingerie

I'd had it in my head that I was going to write this big, long rant about the massive differences between women's and men's halloween costumes. As in...Men then to have a lot of clothing, it covers there entire body. It is moderatly well sized for them and generally they don't have to worry about their junk magically popping out if they bend over to pick up something.
For example, these:

Here we have a perfectly acceptable ghostbuster and wizard costume. Nothing's overly tight, nothing's revealing. If you showed up in this, people would laugh and go wow, that's kinda cool, where's Ecto One? (Or where's the hobbits in the case of the latter.)
But when women go Halloween shopping, this is what we have to deal with. The following are the female versions of the same costumes.

First off, if you bend over the whole world is going to see Victoria's not-so-secret secret, and why does the cleavage have to be showing like that? Is Halloween just about being oversexed and slutty these days?
When I went out looking for costumes I noticed that a great deal of women's costumes were low cut, slit up the thigh, or so short you probably shouldn't bend over in them. I can see wearing something like this for your significant other to goof around, but as something that's supposed to be seen by the general public? It leaves me puzzled why costumers think that the holiday is better when tarted up a bit.
And furthermore, the ONLY female wizard costume I could find was Hermione-turns-18. Why a student?? Why isn't there something out there to dress up like Professor McGonagal? That would sell out in a flash!
So anyway...I was going to write this long rant and then after deciding not to I thought I would just point out the obvious...costume companies are run by men. Mine was homemade with a one dollar bottle of blood, a $4 sweater from Good Will, a torn pair of stockings and a borrowed skirt. And I got compliments for looking excellent. Whereas somewhere out there some girl dressed as a wizard was dealing with frostbite on her décolletage and derrière. And I'm going to bet they didn't get nearly the attention I did this Halloween Season.
Happy All Saint's Day and El Dia de los Muertos.