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The best nonsense on the Web and various other gimcracks and gewgaws.


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In Pace Requescat.

Here lies Buffalo Bandit's Blogtastic Blog. It is no longer blogtastic, nor is it much of a blog. But it was good to me. It never got angry. It never hit me, or cheated on me, or told me lies. It did cut me down to size once or twice though. Why did it do me like that? Oh baby, baby, baby. Don't do me like that! But, alas, the good times no longer roll. The radio no longer plays our song. All that is left is my neglect. Sweet dreams, fair prince. We shall meet again.
Swing low, sweet chariot Comin' for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Comin' for to carry me home I looked over Jordan and what did I see Comin' for to carry me home A band of angels comin' after me Comin' for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Comin' for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Comin' for to carry me home If you get to heaven before I do Comin' for to carry me home Tell all my friends I'm comin' there too Comin' for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Comin' for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Comin' for to carry me home I'm sometimes up and sometimes down Comin' for to carry me home But still I know I'm heavenly bound Comin' for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Comin' for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Comin' for to carry me home If I get there before you do Comin' for to carry me home I'll cut a hole and pull you through Comin' for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Comin' for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Comin' for to carry me home


Fantastic Four :: Clobberin' Time 
I haven't been able to stop playing this new game on the Fantastic Four website called Clobberin' Time. It's a strategy type game, but the graphics are ridiculously good for a flash application. I highly suggest you check it out. If you see BuffaloBan on there, challenge him to a game. Enjoy. (via Wonderland)


Old Dominion Beer Festival! 
I was just cruising through craigslist and I saw that they had an event calendar. I'm sure they've had this for some time now, but I'd never noticed it before. So I decided to check it out and stumbled across something pretty interesting for this weekend: The Old Dominion Beer Festival! Tickets are $12, it's about 40mins from DC at the Old Dominion Brewery and it looks pretty cool. It runs until 11pm Friday and Saturday and until 7pm on Sunday. Once you buy your way in, 6 oz. beers are $1 a piece, which seems like a pretty good deal. 10 6 oz beers + entry = $22 for 60 oz. of all sorts of beer. For example, some of the breweries planning on attending are:
Chimay Brewing, Dogfish Head, Allagash Brewing, Magic Hat Brewing, Tuppers'Brewing Co., Fordham Brewing, Abita Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing, Hofbrau Brewing, and Flying Dog Brewing
There are many more, but those are the ones I'd go for. Plus, there's live music, food, games, and crafts. Looks pretty schweet to me.

The Money Monkey Dancer 
I found it. I finally found it! Okay, well, not so much found it as got an email pointing me to it. But, the point is that Mike's newest film creation now has a place on the intarwebs. The Monkey Monkey Dancer is a 7 minute film about an internet addict in search of an internet idol. It parodies the Numa Numa dance [more info at wikipedia]. But don't take my word for it, here's the verbage straight from the boca de lupe:
The Monkey Monkey Dancer tells the tale of three best friends torn over the artistic merit of George Howler's infamous viral video, The Monkey Monkey Dance. This rift threatens to pull apart the very fabric of their brotherly lattice, but Mike inspires Byron and Ken to sally forth into the depths of Manhattan to find George Howler. Is he an artistic genius? Or just a loser? And what to do once they find him? These questions haunt the protagonists and the audience alike until the final riveting frame.
Anyway, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll enjoy the music, and maybe, just maybe, you'll cast Mike in your next feature production.


DCist: DCist Presents: Unbuckled! 
DCist Presents: Unbuckled -- Thurs. June 30, 2005 at the Black Cat

A woo-hoo! That's what I'm talking about!" Those should be the words coming out of your mouths right now, because everybody's favorite DC-based blog is throwing together a concert featuring Cartel and Bycicle Theives, plus DJ Leafblower of [information leafblower] fame. It should be a great time, so come check out DCist: DCist Presents: Unbuckled! on June 30 at the Black Cat. All the cool kids will be doing it, which is peer-pressure talk for, "Come see some live music because it'll be fun." Tickets are $7, which is a paltry fee for something this much fun. So that's enough of my jibber-jabber. See you at the show. More information about Unbuckled is available on DCist.


Portable Nintendo GameCube? 
There are two great, but clearly fake, pics of a Portable Nintendo GameCube over at Engaget. And while, someone clearly spent a lot of time making it look slick, it's most definitely an old-school walkman that has been photoshopped into a game system. However, that is not what is important. What is important is the vision. This product would sell like piping-hot-cakes. So any Nintendo execs out there take a note from the comment board and get on it.


The "Impossible Club" 
So, you think you've got the skills to pay your Web Hosting bills? Well, now you can put your money where your mouth is and figure out how quick you really are. And I'm not just talking about how fast your clicker-finger is. In popoint you have to be quick in the head as well as quick in the head. The object is to click 15 boxes in order from 1 - 15 as fast as you can. Do i in under 5 seconds and you can join the impossible club:
Dude... impossible
The trick is to break the 5 second mark without taking 20 minutes to do so. Then you'd be truly impressive. (via Kotaku)


Sleeping Cats make great playmates 
Wesley Buckaroo has some great pictures of a cat named Wesley who loves to sleep. The best part is that sleeping doesn't stop Wesley from being a great playmate. Mr. A says it best:
"I love to play with my cat, however he sleeps through most of the day. So the best game I can play with him is buckaroo when he is dreaming. When playing buckaroo with a cat (or any animal, except unfluffy ones) remember do no hurt them by using stupidly big items such as laptops or cars, that’s cruel. Oh I made a little Video too. My cat is the bestest cat in the world."
See what I mean? It's awesome. (via Little Ray of Sunshine)


Found Voicemail 
There has been an awesome string of voicemails posted over at Boing Boing. They really are pretty awesome. And I can definitely foresee quite the medly when they are all sliced and edited together. But just to give you a quick summary, there is one about fucking crop circles, one about morons who only provide showtimes online, and the last one is a misdialed woman keeping tabs on her man. The all really are quite exquisite and I highly recommend that someone create a site with the sole purpose of archiving some of the greatest voicemails of all time. I also wouldn't be shocked if we hear some of these clips sampled over the next week in flash animations and mashups across this great interweb.