July 1, 2015

Awful Link of the Day: Ellington Vengaboys Museum:

One of The Curator's ultimate dream goals is getting the Vengaboys to visit him in rural Ellington, NY so he can pitch them on his idea for a Vengaboys movie, which he describes as "a science fiction thriller/action/adventure story about a levitating island."

June 28, 2015

Mallard Fillmore Watch

Mallard Fillmore 06/28/2015
06/28/2015

Death is inevitable but we still need to take bold, decisive action with regards to climate change and environmental destruction instead of just talking about it so our descendants (birds) can have a better world

June 24, 2015

chloe
Are you excited for the Adventure Time movie??

jack
wtf is an adventure time

chloe
Oh that's right I forgot, Adventure Time doesn't exist in this universe

chloe
CalArts was nuked along with the rest of Valencia in season 6, thereby depriving us of a generation of animators -_-

jack
this is why i fight terrorism, chloe

jack
to avenge the cartoons my granddaughter was cruelly deprived of patriotic

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June 20, 2015

Happy 12th anniversary to rubbercat.net toot

As mentioned before, I upgraded my hosting plan with lots more space so I added everything here back to my "hosted" section, which I had previously taken down to free up space. Apparently MIDIs are no longer supported in Chrome so The Jonathan Taylor Thomas Chamber certainly loses a lot of "oomph," another victim of modern web gentrification. I don't think I want to know what percentage of my website no longer works.

June 17, 2015
peanuts movie

Once again Blue Sky shows a shocking disregard for Peanuts canon... Linus & Lucy are supposed to be in different grades and Franklin & Peppermint Patty go to a different school... sorry, but I'll pass.

June 3, 2015
it
May 29, 2015
chromium

I found an early version of Chromium that I hadn't used since 2009 tucked away in a random folder. Apparently during that time the internet upgraded to a completely different alphabet.

May 28, 2015

REVIEWS OF CHILDRENS SHOWS, PART XXVI

tom & jerry show

The new (well, new to me anyway) Tom & Jerry show looks like an Erin Esurance commercial. Tom can only "talk" in soundclips from the 1940s and it sounds like a crummy wav file of someone's answering machine. Just hire a new guy to scream, geez

May 23, 2015

Mallard Fillmore Watch

Mallard Fillmore 05/23/2015
05/23/2015

Well, if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck...

May 22, 2015

Awful Link of the Day - Vampirewebsite.net:

Once you become a vampire, you'll find that it comes with its own set of challenges. For instance, there's the whole issue of acquiring blood. Contrary to offensive outdated stereotypes, today's vampires don't kill people for blood; rather, they find an "emo" cutter and ask them for permission, or stock up on beef jerky.

May 21, 2015
EAT

Tech Company Cafeterias

Here's something that I put together a few years ago but never got around to posting until now.

If you know of any more tech company cafeterias with dorky names, send 'em over my way.

May 20, 2015
Probably my favorite Letterman clip:

May 10, 2015
feedspot mothers day promotion

Moms love RSS feeds, right?

May 9, 2015

EXT. DISNEY HEADQUARTERS - DAY

BRAD BIRD stands meekly in front of a desk, clutching a notebook in his hand. Behind the desk, a gruff CORPORATE EXECUTIVE puffs away on a cigar. His face is partially obscured by shadow.

CORPORATE EXECUTIVE

Collectible pin sales are down 16% this quarter. I need you to make a movie with no less than three scenes centered around pins.

BRAD BIRD

(jotting this down)

Yes sir, right away sir.

TWO YEARS LATER:

April 30, 2015

neon internet explorer logoYou know about OS-tans, right? They started as fanart of operating systems personified as anime babes. Over time the concept grew beyond operating systems and companies started making their own. Microsoft has a few "official" -tans marketed in Japan and other Asian countries, but I'm pretty sure "Internet Explorer-tan" is the first one that's also marketed to Western audiences. I've been following her Tumblr blog for a while now and I've been fascinated by how much thought has been put into the Microsoft Anime Girl Canon.

Anyway, now that Internet Explorer is being phased out in favor of Microsoft Edge, I naturally assumed the Internet Explorer-tan character would commit seppuku the day Windows 10 ships, and a new browser-tan would take her place. Instead, they're simply renaming her. You can't do that! That's like a total violation of OS-tan rules! It doesn't communicate the idea that Edge is an entirely new browser! It peeves me off real bad

April 20, 2015

Adium Blog:

We do not know yet how long you'll still be able to use Google Talk. Google has been making it clear they want to move forward with Hangouts, which we have no plans to support. For now, you'll still be able to sign in to Google Talk and talk to people using Hangouts, but we have no information about how long this will be possible.

Speaking of deprecated services, we believe MSN is now totally dead. We expect this to be permanent, we currently have no plans to support Skype.

Facebook Chat will also stop working on April 30. We have no plans to continue support.

Looks like the era of interoperable messaging services is over... negative man

April 17, 2015

Here's some links to recent stuff I've written elsewhere, which I'm posting to alleviate my guilt for not updating in a while:

Something Awful

Awful Link of the Day: Eckankar (Thanks, super macho dude!)

Awful Link of the Day: Rubmaps (Thanks, Crow_Rodeo!)

Tech News Rumor Insider

Review: Apple Watch

rubbercat.net/simpsons - IN THE NEWS

The Simpsons Outlives DVD Market

Confirmed: Simpsons Returning From Hiatus (Note: Not Actually Confirmed)