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Friday, October 03, 2008 09:17:57 PM
Mood: Excited
Vote For Me

This year, Election Day falls on my birthday. I also happen to be a long-time creator of online political satire. Coincidence? Yeah... pretty much.

Vote for MeWith politics in the national spotlight, the urge to make fun of the candidates gets too big for me to ignore. That, plus a nifty new microphone, resulted in the birth of this little ditty entitled "Vote For Me". I tried to keep this one party-neutral so it could be enjoyed by everyone, which was easy this time around since the Bush administration wasn't in the picture. Honestly I'm pretty jazzed up for this election. Sure, I have my preferences, but I think either one of these candidates will be a great step forward for America. They actually seem to agree more than disagree on many of the issues and wind up nitpicking in their debates and stump speeches. Anyway, I hope people get a kick out of it.

Tocci Ponders: What is it about riding a motorcycle and feeling the need to do so in a group? You just don't see that kind of comradery with other vehicles. You probably have never seen a fleet of compact cars rolling down the highway. Then again, if you did, would you even notice?

I haven't posted anything in about two months. Lately I've been working on this animation and spending a lot of time learning Actionscript to make a related game, which I hope to post here soon.

Tocci Ponders: Why don't any hockey players learn martial arts to protect themselves? They can't possibly like to be punched in the face all season long. I would imagine if Steven Segal were a hockey player he wouldn't have to worry about getting into fights. After he breaks the first guy's arm in three places, nobody else would ever mess with him.

Links that don't need a bailout:

  • Lip syncing with McCain and W - The lips just match so well it's uncanny.
  • Is McCain Palin's Bitch? - There are a lot of political satire videos out there, but this one is my favorite so far.
  • As much as I love to hate her, Paris Hilton made a pretty decent one a while back.
  • The winner of the election has been predetermined!
  • If you like the Rick Rolling phenomenon from the previous link, you may be strangely entranced by the Interior Crocodile Alligator. I was actually "alligator rolled" to this one from probably the most random (and often horribly offensive) board on the internet, /b.
  • I found two good resource sites for phone numbers lately. 1) contacthelp.com is a great place to find the hard-to-find contact phone numbers of companies who try to keep them on the DL. I always get better results with a phone call than with an email. 2) whocallsme.com is a place to lookup the number of a telemarketing call or hang-up to see if anyone else had the same problem. Apparently the same companies annoy countless people, and now we can all bitch about it together since we're basically powerless to do anything about it.
  • In even more outdated news (It happens when you take 2 months between blog entries), I found some cool links while watching the Olympics. I was curious about the Olympic medal counts historically as well as per capita medal counts. Interesting stuff.
  • Just For Now - Props to Imogen Heap of Frou Frou for laying down this song in realtime. I know how hard it is to record tracks even with multiple takes, so what she does here amazes me.