Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fast Food Rots Your Brain

The fine cuisine of McDonald's, Taco Bell and White Castle are taking a hidden toll on bodies. Well, outside of the hidden toll that is a ruined digestive track, diabetes, weight issues and being covered in grease.

You're more likely to get Alzheimer's if you eat at your favorite fast food joint.

from The Local:

“Our hypothesis is therefore that a high intake of fat and cholesterol, in conjunction with genetic factors like apoE4, can lead to several substances in the brain being adversely affected and that can be a contributing cause to the development of Alzheimer’s,” said Akterin.

Fast food is one of the most egregious malefactors of Western society. Low in nutrition, tasteless, addicting, unhealthy and designed for an impatient civilization, it only seems appropriate that it also steals your mind from you.

Grapes won't give you alz, by the way.

Internet Killed the Terrorist Star

When it comes to the War on Terrorism, tough choices have been made on who to ally with. Trying their best to side with organizations and governments who share their interests, the State Department as teamed up with tribes in Northern Alliance to Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi.

So it only makes sense that the new allies in the War on Terror are Facebook, Google and MTV, amongst others.

from Global Research:

They will forge an "Alliance of Youth Movement," said James Glassman, under secretary of state for public diplomacy.

"The idea is put all these people together, share best practices, produce a manual that will be accessible online and in print to any group that wants to build a youth empowerment organization to push back against violence and oppression around the world," he told reporters.

Now, I'm not going to criticize strategies that have had effectiveness against groups like FARC, but the situation in Colombia is light years away from the situation here in America.

Starting a facebook group called "Terrorism Sucks!" and getting a bunch of people to join it isn't exactly winning the War on Islamic Fundamental Militancy. Google bombing Osama Bin Laden doesn't have the same effectiveness as actually bombing him. MTV has never been cool.

This is a pointless exercise in media warfare where it isn't going to have much effect. But whatever. If you want to ostracize Al Qaeda online, be my guest. I just can't help but think that there might be more intelligent uses of that counter terrorism cash.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Trying out some video

So I figured, instead of posting throw off videos every couple of hours, why not make it one simple, easy to watch package? Meet Troyvision:

I'm planning on doing this relatively frequently. A major goal I've created lately is to create some kind of content out of what is otherwise pointless websurfing. I think I'm off to a good start.

Thanksgiving Day

I don't plan on giving much facetime to the Americana Creation Myth beyond this:

Eat up.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Steven Seagal Seeks Small Screen

You can't keep a B-rate action movie star down.

Or is he C-rate? I don't even know anymore.

Not content with the world of urban action movies starring rappers, chopping arrows down the middle or looking like a douchebag in a silk kimono wherever he goes, Steven Seagle has set his sights on television and territory largely claimed as Dog the Bounty Hunters.

from Reuters:

"Steven Seagal: Lawman" will follow Seagal and a team of deputies as they respond to crimes in progress and also focus on Seagal's off-duty ventures, including musical performances and philanthropic efforts in Jefferson Parish and New Orleans.

Is it bad that I want to see this? That doofus Seagle trying to bust out some non-confrontational flow based throw on a knife wielding methhead is just the sort of thing I want to watch on the tube. Why not have some kind of crossover with Dog the Bountyhunter? That sounds appropriately damaged enough for me to get some laughs.

Seriously. He doesn't want to watch Seagle try to use action movie one liners in everyday conversation? Or for some drunk biker to stomp his ass?

I can't wait.

Now playing: 7 Seconds - True Roots Show
via FoxyTunes

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Originally uploaded by spiraltwist
The Secret is elusive.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I find your lack of faith...disturbing.

Force choking the bastard.
First reaction

This is how i react when someone tries to grab my chest: I go for their eye.
Where's my popsicle?!

He wants that damned frozen sugar.

Alisson can't smash right.
Luchadore Rotura

He too can smash, often for cheaper then everyone else.
Troy Smash!

I love hulk gloves. If there was ever a product that justifies much of human existence.
How he drank all night

Cotey refused to take his mask off all night. He called it 'identity protection.
M-16 guides your hitchhikers

We told him to look cooler.
Hitchhiker's Guide to an M-16

Aaron went as Arthur Dent from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book series. Again, pointless posing with loose guns.
Out of Context Picture

I was going as Bruce Wayne for Halloween, but we all know Batman doesn't use guns. So we were just pointlessly posing with spare guns we found at one of the parties we visited. Looks cool, though.
Alison Smith as Herself

This is Alisson, Coteys' girlfriend, going as herself.
The Unknown Luchadore

This is my friend Cotey as the Unknown Luchadore, a man with violence issues.
Posted via Pixelpipe.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Amand Palmer Goes Postal

My girlfriend's costume for this H-ween. She looks awesome.
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I'm Troy Doney. I'm on the internet. I'm the writer of the blog "Off the Reservation" at New West. I also write a blog at Reznet. My personal blog is Man Bites Dog. I post my pictures at Flickr and I write short sentences at Twitter.