Archive for September, 2008

SRMDAotW #3

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-Retorted.

People back in the day really let their kids eat this stuff after seeing this.AA Not a question but a fact.AA For you new readers, this is a recurring feature on ridiculous Mickey D’s ads.

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Posted: September 26th, 2008
at 11:32am by Black Ock


Categories: grub,srmdaotw

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My Ninja, Please! 9/26/08: Country First!

So, John McCain, previously identified as Skeletor (vs. Obama’s ruddy zombie Rob Kennedy), has once again tried to pull a fast one and delay the presidential debate and suspend the campaign.AA His reason?AA Supposedly, this is too much of a hectic time to have a debate… but I saw a talking head on CNN who made a great point: we had a presidential election in 1864 when Sherman was marching on Atlanta.AA What kind of nonsense is McCain trying to pull?

This is all because of Palin, I bet, not being ready, and being on the verge of getting laughed out of the room when she goes up against Biden.AA This has already been such a strange campaign, nut now this?AA Dude may be going senile early.

Since when is McCain, anyway, qualified in any way to help solve the financial crisis?AA Saying that he has to rush back to Washington is actually worse than a "My Ninja, Please" - it’s a big LIE.AA This is also coming from a guy who once said "the issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should. I’ve got Greenspan’s book" amongst other memorable quotes.

This is also coming from a guy who has missed 412 votes in this current congress.AA Yes, since the last congressional election.AA That’s more than 100 votes more than Obama and TWICE what anybody else who ran for president (including Hillary) missed.

I guess, what can you expect from the most ignorant campaign in history: tax cuts for the rich, drill, baby drill… etc.AA My ninjas… please?

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Posted: September 26th, 2008
at 11:22am by Black Ock


Categories: myninjaplease,not ninja-worthy,politricks

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CAN I HAZ CHEEZBURGR?

Um… so to continue the lazy Friday posting epidemic, allow me to say that this is nothing new.AA BUT… if you dont already get your "lawlz" from icanhascheezburger.com (a subsidiary of lolcats) then you’re probably spending limited time living.AA Carry on.

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Posted: September 26th, 2008
at 9:59am by Black Ock


Categories: too good to be true,web,10th dan

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I Gots a Quarter Pounder

As a preview to today’s Semi-Re-Re McDonald’s Ad of the week, I offer you this nonsense.

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Absolutely killin’ me.

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Posted: September 26th, 2008
at 9:47am by Black Ock


Categories: youtube,grub,boredom killer,srmdaotw

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Food Zoning : Los Angeles

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The Los Angeles City Council has mandated a new law that would ban fast food restaurants from opening in the southern part of the city in a 32-square-mile area inhabited by 500,000 low-income people for the next year. Apparently they are hoping to attract healthier options from developers in the mean time…..a healthier population = a more productive population?

Fast food can be defined as:

any establishment which dispenses food for consumption on or off the premises, and which has the following characteristics: a limited menu, items prepared in advance or prepared or heated quickly, no table orders and food served in disposable wrapping or containers.

.::Banning Fast Food a€"> urbanplanningblog.com

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Posted: September 25th, 2008
at 5:44am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: development

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The yo-yo master & lost kid

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Posted: September 24th, 2008
at 2:20pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: youtube,mnp is for the children

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Meet the urban sharecroppers

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It was a small notice, in between the ads for childminding and English lessons. "Free gardening. I will cultivate an abundant vegetable plot for you in your garden and we will share the produce 50/50." Then a number.

When I got home I looked at my garden - unused, unloved, under wood chip. I looked at Google Earth. Almost half of the 3.1m households in London have a garden. Put together, they would occupy an area roughly the size of the Isle of Wight, and could insulate us against food price hikes and keep us all in fresh vegetables. Most are lawns or crazy paving.

The idea of garden-sharing began in cities, among people who wanted to grow fruit and vegetables to eat but didn’t have the time, space or confidence. The most obvious solution was to pool resources; for knowledgeable people with time on their hands, but little space, to help the time-poor; and for those - often elderly - with large, unmanageable gardens to get labour in exchange for yield.

It started informally with flat dwellers annexing the odd flower bed and gradually it grew. Communal gardens cropped up, gardening groups emerged. Fritz Haeg created an edible estate in the front gardens of a Southwark tower block. Projects such as the Tavistock Garden Share Alliance and pilot schemes such as LandFit and Swapaplot paired up unused gardens with the green-fingered. Suddenly there was a blush of Yahoo message groups, adverts in the local library, communal street sheds and action days. People began to share support and tips at first, then labour, compost, watering duties and harvests. Sales of vegetable seeds overtook those of flowers for the first time since the second world war.

.::read the rest of the article a€"> guardian.co.uk

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Posted: September 24th, 2008
at 12:28pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,life,web,home,mnp is for the children,weaponry,grub,diy

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Ninja Homes: Crab House

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Having crabs was never so cool!

Sure, Crab House isn’t really that original necessarily - I mean, it’s just Corbu‘s 5 points but on the beach - but come on my people, it has feckin’ crab legs. CRAB LEGS.

Designed by architect Andrea Salvini, Crab House is part of a study of projects for Fire Island, NY [all three are interesting and worth checking out - no crustacean legs on the others tho, unfortunately]. Meant as a contemporary take on the beach house, Crab House was actually inspired by crabs - creating ‘legs’ [stilts] that raise the house off the ground to preserve the land below.

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So sure - I know the hater inside you [yeah, we know there is a hater inside you my ninja] is screaming ‘those are just bent pilotis‘! And he/she/it would be right. But did Corb ever design anything that looked like it had legs instead of stilts? That might have walked straight out of the surf? That might scurry away if you come chasing after it with a plastic pail, shovel, and some butter?

I didn’t think so.

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Additionally, it has a [mostly] open plan, with contemporary interiors [nice rendering, I think] - and an open facade facing the ocean. All more of the 5 points. It’s also designed with environmentally friendly materials, and meant to have a minimal footprint so as to not disturb the coastal area.

But with crab legs.

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.::Check out our previous a€Ninja Homesa€ features->

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Posted: September 24th, 2008
at 11:00am by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,ninja homes

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diddy blog #21 - sh*t happens

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Diddy is endless entertainment.

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Posted: September 24th, 2008
at 10:27am by trizlam


Categories: youtube,politricks

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