Maniacal Ventures

Hell Toupee – a political rant

This whole election cycle is surreal. The GOP lineup is a bunch of corrupt scumbags. Is there one candidate (on either side) w

Ranting on guns

People who claim they own guns for self-protection? They are 32 TIMES more likely to murder someone than to kill someone in se

On hearing about a minister being arrested in Alabama for marrying two other women

You know, a woman just got arrested in Alabama for marrying a gay couple. She was fined and will spend time in jail. Think abo

SUPERMOVIES: I’m both excited and kind of disgusted by this glut of upcoming superhero movies.

I want to see a few of these upcoming movies but it strikes me that this is also yet another example of Hollywood’s te

Political Rant, take… um, some large, Roman Numeral.

The more I listen to some of the local interviews from both Neocons and their supporters the more I get seriously depressed. T

A Fundie thing happened on the way to the rant…

This is in response to this article I posted on Facebook as well as some responses I got to posting it. The article is availab

Small Apps on the Nexus 10

I think I found a little workaround for tiny apps on the Nexus 10. I was surprised to see that, with a screen so large, there

Microsoft? Are you out there?

Did ANYONE buy a Surface? Does it game? Can you easily use Excel on it? Can you Multitask in Win8? When MS wonders why Surface

Sorry, Google. I guess it’s time to try B̶i̶n̶g̶ [CENSORED]

It looks like the puritans have won. Google is now censoring adult material in the US. If you do a search (especially easy to

How I learned to stop fearing and love the President.

I just read this: [Self inflicted] Death of Key West man linked to Obama’s reelection [Link to article] I’m sorry

Moar thoughts on fundamentalists.

Someone told me that they saw Blackstone, Sr. saw a woman in half and put her back together. This doesn't make Blackstone the

The Great NetFlix Price Increase of ’11

Netflix is being blasted by people for its new pricing model. I don’t understand why people are getting so angry over what i

The Donald – Show Me The Failure!

“Why does the GOP like the Donald?”, I began to wonder after seeing his grimacing visage plastered on every damn web page

Windows Live Movie Maker won’t open; error like “Faulting module name: aticfx32.dll”

I was having problems with Windows Live Movie Maker not opening lately. No error, just nothing happening when I would run it

Note to all laptop manufacturers

Dear manufacturer of every laptop I have ever seen. No one uses their mouse on their lap. No one positions their mouse directl

Defeating Piracy by making it irrelevant

The first problem with the current model is that it only works through artificial scarcity. You buy a copy of a game for $60,

15 seconds of YouTube Fame – in my shower

So, I put up a stupid video on how to clean the shower ‘geek style’. Over 800 people have seen me scrubbing tile o

Plain Dealer asks for ‘Bacon Love’

My sister notified me that one of the few remaining local rags was asking for some sort of submissions covering recipes, stori

I hate PT Cruisers

Walking out to my car this morning, the brief screech of a vehicle making a too-fast turn caught my attention and I witnessed

My Technology Nightmare

I don't remember the next twenty minutes or so very well. I think that I actually scratched lines in the drywall with a clawed

Problem Report to Microsoft

Since Microsoft’s Xbox problem reporting tool only allows 500 characters, I left a brief message and a link to this long

Valentine’s Day Extravaganza Part 2 – Celebrating

In my previous post , I went over a few of the theories that attempt to describe exactly why we celebrate Valentine’s da

Valentine’s Day Extravaganza Part 1 – History

Valentine’s day is upon us, a day that sees love-struck men spending their hard earned scratch on expensive dinners, exo

Product Review: Motorola Bluetooth Earpiece

Anything is better than, after bumping one of these with a bare ass on a Friday night, a Monday morning spent explaining to y

Dirty, flesh-colored* wax shafts.

The 5 year old is fast becoming an artist lately. On top of almost continually sporting a grape juice mustache that would sham

Yay! ‘Miracle’ on the Hudson proved god is TEH AWESOMES! Bah!

Enough of this crap. Please. I’m getting tired of the whining, well funded and “Government Approved” Christi

Bush doesn’t want to leave Obama a ‘catastrophe’!

The Mad Emperor Bush, a greedy, self serving war criminal who’s taken a bigger dump on his country, its Constitution and

Asshole Driving Maneuvers Update (plus some unsolicited, opinionated ranting)

Ahh, winter is upon us which means that normally bad drivers who would normally cause little more than inconvenience and heada

The Ugly, the Bad and the Good

I’d like to say it’s all down to Daylight Savings Time. This morning is so bright and clear, with the red and yell

“Stop Politicizing My Rapture Fantasy!”

I’d like to call on all of you zombie sheep Christians to try a little thought experiment. I know that your priest, prea

The Thief

I woke up to birdsong and the warm sun on my face. I threw open the window and breathed deeply, excited to face a new day. I r

Delusional Self Importance

Driving into work today, there was a huge, shiny, black Hummer H3 taking up a lane and a half to my right. I would argue that

Walk for Wall Street

My better half pointed out something that got me to thinking. The kids’ schools have 3 different fundraisers going at on

The President Who Cried Wolf

I don’t know about you, but Dubbyah’s whining and screeching about his plan to bail out his friends on Wall Street

Just another Tuesday… of DOOM

I just heard about the 500-plus point stock market dive. The talking-news-heads are saying this is the lowest the stock market

The Real reason Sarah Palin is [temporarily] on the Repugnican Ticket

After a little thought and a little discussion, I had a revelation about McCain’s (handlers) Veep choice. It’s so

A few thoughts on Sarah Palin and her Neo-Con Overlords

A couple of thoughts here… Who honestly believes that, as the press has been constantly stating, McCain actually hand se

McCain attacks Obama as the Antichrist?

When McCain’s ad people aren’t taking metaphorical dumps on the high profile daughters of top level campaign contr

Indoctrination Nation

When I was a wee lad my mother bought a loofah for our bathroom. I was terrified of the thing. I imagined that, if I got it we

July 4th for Foreigners

Merry Independence Day! To other countries who may or may not celebrate their own Independence days, the United States may pra

Geeking out with Ubuntu

Since Windows took such a massive, continent spanning shit on everyone with the release of Vista (which actually has a few red

Helping Canadian Crooks?

If you assisted a Canadian in committing a crime (like making an Uncle Buck sequel) would you be arrested for ‘eh‘

Asshole Driving Maneuvers: The Lead Off

This particularly rage inspiring move happens when a driver, usually in an SUV, minivan or 18 foot high block of cement on whe

Fresh and Chunky Guacamole

I made some guacamole yesterday and brought a tub of it into work. Everyone seemed to like it and several people asked about t

The Sleuth

I started the day with a cup of cold, stale coffee and a few rancid puffs off the dirty butt of a cigarette of indiscriminate

Open letter to Peggy Agar, haggish media whore

Peggy Agar, I’d like to talk to you about your recent actions and try and bring you back to reality. You work at a news

New FOTA sighting – Disney’s new steaming pile of dog shit

If you don’t know about the FOTA, or the Fluffers of the Apocalypse, they are the dire warnings of the coming of the com

msnbc: Gross generalizations + sterotypes + pandering to the disabled = Good Journalism

msnbc, font of unbiased knowledge and fair reporting, had the following story: Hackers try to cause seizures on epilepsy site

Pandering to Morons: Why GTA4 lets politicians and fundamentalists mock their own morals and religions.

Unless you’ve been under a rock, blithely rereading your bible and ignoring mass media, video game trends and reality, you a

New Scientist – Those wacky Brits are brill!

I just caught some articles on New Scientist’s web site about evolution. Usually, I would expect that an establishment t

DC Comics: Promoting Anal Sex Since 1969

We are all aware, I’m sure, of the steamy rumors concerning Bruce Wayne and his ‘ward’, Dick Grayson, but th

The Fighting Liberals

Here’s an excerpt from a piece on alternet by a writer named John Dolan: “…most of the hardcore academic pro

The Purple Pirate

I saw this book the other day and had to snap a picture. If I was ‘The Artist Formerly Known as The Artist Formerly Know

Early Adopters are morons. Long live early adopters.

There two kinds of people, generally, who buy new gadgets, software, and hardware the moment it’s released. These people

Farewell RIAA, we’ll miss you (like a horrible, burning ass-rash)

I’ve been watching the RIAA sort of crash and burn (or at least trip and smolder) in what, as a consumer, appears to be the

Let it snow…

Well, the weather outside is frightful since it’s been snowing pretty badly for about 24 hours straight. Being on the la

1988 is ‘Cleveland’s Tribute to 80’s Hard Ro…’ holy shit, is that a chainsaw penis?

I was cleaning out the memory of my phone, erasing my ‘Leonard Nimoy Sings Bilbo Baggins’ and ‘My Buddy Comm

Nad’s Hair Removal Cream – Minty Kiwi for your Hairy Huevos!

I’ve been looking for the perfect hair removal cream for my balls for a long time. I’ve found some with Kiwi, and

What the hell, Ohio?

This morning sucked. First, it looks like my state was suckered into voting for the wanna-be Bush Jr., McCain ass-sucking, Rep

SUV Safety Test Results are In… *ACK!!* …oh, jeez, I just laughed so hard coffee shot out of my nose!

My disdain for over large vehicles and my firm belief in their owner’s lack of mental capacity isn’t a secret. There a

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