Friday, April 07, 2006


What is orz? "orz" is net lingo (or an emoticon) that was created in Japan in 2004 and has since become adapted by the Chinese and Taiwanese. It represents for a person facing left kneeling on the floor. In its original home of Japan, it symbolized an apologetic kneel where "o" is the head, "r" is the arms and torso, and "z" is the legs.

"orz" in Taiwan is linked to the Culture of Nice People . Being called a "Nice" person in this regard is like a girl telling you, "Oh, I think you're a very nice person. I believe you can find a better girl than me. I only want to be friends with you." In other words, a way for girls to reject guys.

And now, it's been adapted to become [translation note: only a partial selection has been translated]:

orz = kid
OTZ = adult
or2 = butt raised
○rz = big head
or2=3 = just farted
崮rz = King of 囧
莔rz = Queen of 囧
st冏 = his wife upstairs?

Gyslain Raza

The internet "Star Wars" kid took his tormentors to court today. I was surpirsed to learn the kid is Canadian. He's from a town called TROIS-RIVIÈRES in Quebec... "An otherwise ordinary teen, Mr. Raza had become a worldwide object of ridicule when schoolmates put on the Internet a video of him clumsily pretending to be a Star Wars character."

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Cyclops Kitty: Update!

For those of us that wanted to know more about Cy, here's the latest news. "The one-eyed, noseless kitten that inspired an international debate last year over whether it was a hoax is coming to a new museum of oddities in central New York." For more click here

Soul Selling

A Chinese man tried to sell his soul on a Chinese Ebay type site called Taobao. Taobao took his posting down, not because they were opposed to the idea of soul selling online, but wanted more proof that the seller could provide the goods. 58 people bid on his soul. For more click here

Cell Phone Monkeys

A troop of mischievous monkeys at London Zoo have had to be re-trained after showing too much interest in mobile phones.
The ring tones and bright lights proved just too attractive to the squirrel monkeys in their new no-barrier enclosure. A short training programme was developed which put an end to their interest and the monkeys are once again roaming their environment in a more natural state of play.


Check out Ashley Wood's new comic, PopBot! It looks to be a mysterious mix of sexy young ladies, and their robot protectors... (or something like that). link

Sarajo Frieden

L.A. based illustrator. link

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

R.I.P Sammo

This lil pup has gone off to doggy heaven, Sammo Hung 1999-2006. R.I.P

New Flaming Lips record!

The new Flaming Lips album is out, At War With the Mystics, I think it's really good. Hear for yourself here

Baby-Celeb Lookalikes?

Check this out, I was doing some research on baby rooms and stumbled across this oddity. Babies that look like celebrities... who knew? The Drew Barrymore is pretty good and so is the Nick Cage. Babies!

Disney's Yeti Ride

I don't get down to Florida very much, but I'd like to, this sounds like one wild ride. Click here for more.

I love Egg!

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Miami Vice

It's all about the Stache! That thing on Jamie Foxx's chin looks ridiculous however. I don't know if people are really excited about this movie, it looks kinda cheesy to me. And I've heard Michael Mann is difficult to work with, you wouldn't believe the stories I've heard actually. But he is a good filmmaker, very into the details, so I'll reserve judgment. But just look at that facial hair... handle bars no less! Miami vice


Check out the cool new sketches, sculptures, and paintings by LA street artist, Zoso

Warm Toast

Warmtoast cafe offers free online portfolios to artists and designers who would like to showcase their work to a worldwide audience and be part of a friendly and creative community. This is kinda cool to check out and if you are an artist, you might want to consider signing up, it's free. warm toast. Featured artist is British printmaker, Paul Ryding.

Another Chinese Child Smoker

Not surprising, the province in China where I lived for two years, Guizhou Province, is home to a 4-year-old boy who has developed an addiction to nicotine. Sad, but true. For more, click here

Monday, April 03, 2006


Okay, the future is here folks, now you can learn Chinese with your ipod, with daily podcast lessons. You listen, when you want to listen. Don't ya think it would be fun to order mu-shu pork in Chinese? I heard rich New Yorkers are hiring Chinese Nanny's to teach their children the language, for 100K a year! Dang, that's crazy. Anyway, check out ChinesePod and think about learning a four tone language in your spare time. link

Ugh Oh, Kurt...

Can someone tell me what is wrong with Courtney Love? Why is she such an incredible fuck-up. Have you heard that she has agreed to sell off a 25 percent stake in the Nirvana song catalog in a deal valued at $50 million (which probably doesn't come close to paying her debts, **drugs are expensive). And the owner of that 25% stake, is Douche Bag, Larry Mestel former head of Virgin Records. "I took on a strategic partner, Larry, to help me co-manage the estate because it was overwhelming," Love said. "The affairs of Nirvana are so massive and so huge, and they've all fallen on my lap." Whah... Courtney... come'on, you sound like such a Tool. Then later she insists, "We're going to remain very tasteful, and we're going to [retain] the spirit of Nirvana and take Nirvana places it's never been before!" Oh, WTF!!! This is gonna get bad people, we're gonna be hearing "Heart Shaped Box" on Kleenex commericals. I mean this is gonna suck. So for fun, if you spot an ad with a Nirvana song, be sure to let me know and I'll post it. Oh, give me some aspirin, I feel my head hurting already.

Candy Killer

If you haven't seen the work of artist Brian Taylor, then you're in store for a big treat. There's some really great stuff on his new site, candykiller, a collection of illustrations, design ideas, and assorted visual ramblings.


These are sweet, but a little pricey. Version two is out, and has them rocking the red Addidas sweats, but you can still get the classic looks, but beware, that Jam Master Jay is through the roof! link

"Magic Talking Kitchen Crew"

I don't have kids, but this thing seems creepy to me... You gotta check out the link and click the "see it in action" button... whoa... total freak out! link

The first rule of Felt Club is...

...that Felt Clubs are cool. You can check out all the great hand-made art that these talented ladies create at Meltdown Comics, in Hollywood. Check out the vendors list on the site, there's a lot of cool stuff in there. So save the date and come check out the first show on May 13. link


Vstone, a Japanese robotics company has announced that it will begin selling a remote control robot kit based on Gigantor (or Tetsu-jin 28, as it's called in Japan). The 15-inch tall work of art will cost $3,000. Cartoon Brew has more details. link