A View of the C

Funny – Inappropriate – Edumacational


You may want to have a little sanitizer handy the next time you pick up a Wii joystick.  I’m just sayin’….


Japanese engineers have been making automated masturbation devices for a while now (that was news to me), but as Brian Ashcraft from Kotaku finds, they’ve finally made a game to go along with the action.

The SOM, a USB-connected wank toy, comes packaged with a game called Cross Days. Developers hooked up the SOM to be coordinated with the action on screen during the “climax scenes”, which is so obvious execution of the two products that we’re sure this has been done before.

December 21, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Funny | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New @ Toys-R-Us

CSI For Kids – Too Cool!

December 21, 2008 Posted by | Funny | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buy This: Ghetto Blaster Bag

When you want the party to go wherever you maybe, perhaps this bag can help. Granted, it can’t actually play music so that could be a real let-down. However, if somebody were to get all of your money and credit cards that are IN the bag, it could be a party for at least someone. Since I digress per usual, see below for some specs. 


Kickin’ it old skool! Our Boom Box Ghetto Blaster Weekend Bag will slap a Pop Rock like induced smile across your face! Large enough for lugging your paperwork home from the office or schlepping your books around campus!

Our bag measures 17.5 inches long x 12 inches tall x 8 inches wide (at the bottom) and 4 inches wide (at the top). The Ghetto Blaster also includes a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap in addition to the handles. Zipper closure.

Material: Faux/mock leather

Buy it here. Or here, as it appears they are out of stock on the first site. Also, here are some cool retro gifts. 

December 21, 2008 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Idea > Bad Idea

Good Idea

Icoi’s Butterfly Design Wall Mounted Fireplace

Bad Idea

iLounge’s Cardboard iPhone Coffee Table

December 5, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Economy, Funny, technology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weird Japanese Gadgets

Gizmine – From the creators of Dynamism.  Or in layman’s terms, another site for cool stuff!




Check out the site, there’s so much more to see…

November 28, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Economy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

David Simon – The Wire

“What is America other than urban?  Eighty percent of us live in cities.  Fuck small-town values.  That’s 20 percent of the country.  I’m worried about where 80 percent of us live.”

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The above quote was an interesting piece of an interview with the aforementioned executive producer of the HBO series, The Wire.  The complete series would be an awesome gift for the holidays and becomes available December 9, 2008.

November 26, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Economy, Movies, Politics, Pop-Trash Pickup, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Y’all Selfish!

blackfridaygpssaleWe’re in a recession (or economic downturn, whatever) and here is one of the highlights in today’s Chicago Tribune:

81% of consumers surveyed last week said they panned to shop for themselves during the Thanksgiving weekend, up from 69% last year.

That’s a 12 basis point increase, in the midst of tough times, and I’m not hatin’ whatsoever.  You go and git your Garmin!

November 26, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Economy, Funny, Movies, Music, Music Video | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top Chef – The Game

top-chef2I wish someone would give this to me for Christmas this year.  However, I don’t mean that in the sense that this phrase is generally used.  If I ever unwrapped this piece of junk then there would be no need for additional entertainment because there would suddenly be an outburst of the lovechild from Flipping Out & The Real Housewives of ATL.   

Only $19.95 and both the game’s concept and the picture of Tom Colicchio just make me want to garnish my holiday eats with a big D-Bag!

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Economy, Funny | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

That’s No Rolex!

The Lifestyle Watch is a pretty swanky and functional piece of arm bling!


November 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Relax It’s Just A Toshiba Commercial – Not A Dream

The commercial’s premise does trace back to cinematography developed from The Matrix

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Maybe I’ll figure out how to do this stuff – someday, one day (sigh).

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Cool Commercials, Did you know?, Movies, technology | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Tap Your Little Last Season Disney Shoes At Me, Honey!


November 8, 2008 Posted by | Funny | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chotchke Alert!

Granted, almost everyone has quick access to a camera phone, but I can see some value in having one of these.  For starters, it’s on sale and has a clip on it.  Additionally, there could be a scenario like a traffic accident, camping trip, bike ride, or spying on an ex where grabbing your traditional camera or camera phone just isn’t ‘in the picture’.  Plus, it’s a 5 megapixel piece of geek bling that comes in red, green, or blue.  I doubt its waterproof, but it looks like it would be relatively resistant to basic exposure from the elements.

October 23, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


Best Buy Co., Inc. is expected to announce as early as Wednesday plans to begin selling the iPhone 3G next month, making it the first independent U.S. reseller to offer the the coveted touchscreen handset outside of Apple and AT&T.

People familiar with the matter say the electronics retailer has reached an agreement with Cupertino-based Apple that will see the iPhone sold at 970 Best Buy stores in addition to 16 Best Buy Mobile specialty outlets beginning September 7th.

Best Buy already offers Apple’s complete line of iPod digital music players at all its stores and recently expanded sales of the company’s Mac computer line to more than 600 of its larger footprint locations.

Word of the move comes just one week after Best Buy announced that it has completed upgrading its Best Buy Mobile departments inside each of the company’s U.S.-based stores — a factor which may have been instrumental to the iPhone deal.


August 13, 2008 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , , , , | Leave a comment


Giving It Away

The first option is to give your first-generation iPhone away to a friend or family member, and from what I hear, this is one of the more popular solutions. If you have a willing spouse, this is a perfect idea, though you’ll need to be prepared to pay for the iPhone data fees — in the U.S. that’s $30 for your iPhone 3G and another $20 for your old iPhone, on top of your regular service plan.


If a spouse is out, giving your first iPhone away to a teenager — which would make you the best parent in the world for three or four days — also means you’d be handing over a device that originally cost several hundred dollars and comes with an extra monthly service charge. I currently don’t know any teenagers who’d truly appreciate such an amazing gift.

Then, of course, there are friends. I’ve got a buddy who’d like an iPhone, but I’d need at least $200 to part with it, and in that case, he’d be better off just getting a new iPhone 3G for $199. Are we good enough friends that I’d simply give him the phone as a gift?

Let’s just say I never offered.

Selling Your iPhone

After the launch of the iPhone 3G, the market for iPhones has decreased slightly, though not as much as One might expect. Some 8 GB models are still selling on eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) for well over $300, with quite a few hitting $450. Some new, still-in-the-box first-gen iPhones are going for even more.

The higher selling prices come with a caveat — they are usually reserved for iPhones that have already been unlocked and ready to use on any GSM-based network .

If eBay isn’t your style, there’s always the local classifieds or Craigslist, which lets you forego the auction style and set your own price. There are quite a few posts from buyers looking for lightly used iPhones, and they’re willing to pay around $200. It’s hard to know if these are mostly brokers or regular Joes just wanting an iPhone to use with T-Mobile .

There are also a couple of more formal businesses that are buying up used iPhones: NextWorth and Rapid Repair.

NextWorth is offering $202 for any “lightly used” 8 GB iPhone with all the standard accessories intact, while Rapid Repair offers $150. The newer 16 GB models are going for $252 and $200, respectively.

So What Does That Get You?

In addition to the money, what does selling your iPhone leave you? Well, $200 is quite handy, but in effect you’re trading cash for a cool iPod touch-like device. And, assuming that you snag the free Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) remote control application from the App Store, what about losing an iTunes and Apple TV remote control?

To replace an 8 GB iPhone with an 8 GB iPod touch could easily be a losing situation — Apple is selling its entry model 8GB iPod touch at $299, with a 32 GB model going for $499. An 8GB iPod nano costs $199, and it doesn’t even have a decent screen on it, much less a touch screen.

So Jailbreak It

You can also jailbreak or unlock your phone so you can use it with another GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) cellular service provider like T-Mobile. For me, though, that’s out of the question for one major reason: I won’t give up visual voicemail, which I’m totally addicted to, and in the U.S. you need AT&T (NYSE: T) for it.

Still, jailbreaking an iPhone will potentially open it up to a variety of applications that aren’t supported by Apple or available in the iTunes App Store, so there’s a chance that you could end up with a wicked-cool iPhone. Or you could muck around with it too much and brick it — or just waste a lot of your life tweaking and messing with it. I barely have enough time to make new music playlists on iTunes, so I’m not likely going to find the time to really make jailbreaking the phone a viable option. However, I’m guessing I’ll do it anyway once winter sets in and I find myself having a hard time getting to sleep one night.

Turn It Into an iPod Touch

If there’s one thing I don’t like about having music on my iPhone, it’s that playing the music through my home speaker systems makes receiving phone calls — or placing them — a pain in the butt. Sure, the iPhone 3G is great about fading music out so you know a call is coming in, but I don’t want to mess around with Bluetooth headsets and constantly plugging and unplugging my iPhone from the dock or various speaker systems.

So a dedicated iPod touch for media and music playing has some big-time appeal. Currently, it’s not that hard to set up your iPhone as a iPod touch-like device. Your computer will still recognize it as an iPhone, and iTunes still works with it. For instance, I easily installed the 2.0.1 software update to my old iPhone. If you put the iPhone in airplane mode, turn on the WiFi, and sync with iTunes, you’re good to go.

The Backup Plan

I’d sell my iPhone and replace it in a heartbeat with an iPod touch, if not for one little detail — there’s a good chance I’ll drop my iPhone into some mountain lake or bounce it off my driveway one too many times while juggling groceries and car keys. If that happens any time soon, AT&T is not going to let me waltz in and get a new one for $199 — I’ll be barely into my contract and I’ll have to pay an even higher price.

Or go without an iPhone altogether.


August 12, 2008 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment