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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Cuddle Party Protocol

Never having heard about the "cuddle party" before, I thought I would take some time to investigate slightly further into this relatively new cultural phenomenon before casting any prejudgement on these social events.

A cuddle party is an activity based workshop instructing adult participants in the art of consensual and boundary-appropriate touch. The central tenet of the cuddling philosophy is that adults retain the same physical need for touch they had in their early childhood.

The history of the "cuddle party" seems to date back to Reid Mihalko and Marcia Baczynski who founded the organization "Cuddle Party" in New York City. Reid Mihalko's website has been operating since April 2004.

From those early days, the cuddle party has increased in popularity and even been featured on the cover of the NY Daily News, as well as various other television and newspaper / magazine sources. A cuddle party was featured on an episode of CSI: New York titled "Grand Murder at Central Station".

These parties are organized in several cities in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Amsterdam and Australia. The following is a Top 5 list of "Phrases You Should Never Hear At A Cuddle Party":

1. Those aren't pillows you're sitting on!
2. So, I've decided to shower only once a month to reduce my hydro bill
3. Are you pregnant?
4. Would anybody else care for some hot nuts?
5. Don't worry about my nasal congestion; the people at the clinic assured me that it is not nearly as contagious as some of my other conditions

Check out the newest episode of the Sada show, where Sada discusses some of the rules of the cuddle party.

Your name in lights

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

It Tastes Awful. And it Works

We've all heard the commercials. If you have been sick enough you may have even tried "Buckley's" cough medicine. As the good people at Buckley's say "It Tastes Awful. And it Works".
Well, I have tried Buckley's and I am here to tell you that yes it does taste awful (but it doesn't have to).
Whether cough medicine works is really up for debate - most colds take 7-10 days to work through your system anyways. Does any cough medicine eliviate the symptoms (read as 'make tolerable') or actually combat the cold? My guess is that it helps us enough with a bandage/crutch approach - basically it gets us through the day rather than actually helping to 'rid' ourselves of a cold.
Oh by the way, to STOP it from tasting awful - don't keep your mouth closed over the spoon when you drink it. Swallow it quickly and open your mouth back up again. The bad taste comes from the medicine being trapped in your mouth and having no place to escape.
He isn't a doctor, but Prof David Brown has lots of good insight into other strange facts on Rewired - and if you want even stranger human interest stories, check out Eric on Mostly Weird News.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Calorie Wise

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Living in a fisheye lens

It is interesting to note that today is the anniversary of the opening of the first official public showing of a film for profit at Koster and Bials Music Hall in New York City on April 23,1896. Before that people used to watch ”moving pictures” in a Kinetescope which basically looked like box and were labelled “peep shows”. I suppose with the advent of movies for cell phones, psp’s, ipods and other portable devices we’ve officially come full circle.

Check out the latest episode of Rewired titled Hungry Girl on our Victory 5 Network as professor Brown reviews the best on the web. In an upcoming episode Professor Brown will be reviewing his favourite blogs. If you have a blog you would would like reviewed by the good professor contact us through our main site's contact page.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

saying I love you...

I’m not sure that many of you know this, but there are several of us that post on the bionic buddha blog. For example, my name is Iggy. The bionicbuddha crew each take turns at posting things we find of interest, that fit our format and support our main website, This post will stray from our usual fomat but my point is that I want to talk about me. I recently connected with an old friend I haven’t heard from in about two years, she told me that she wanted to talk to me about something in person but wouldn’t provide the details…this got my mind racing as to what it could be. Yes, I must add that she is very attractive and myself, an average joe…has ten guesses as to what she might say when we meet, here they are:
1. “I am making a film on aging rock stars, I want you play the lead in my movie, More Than Words. The Nuno Bettencourt Story”.
2. “Could you marry my Eastern European cousin so that she can remain in the country”
3. “I have to leave the country for a while, as in immediately…can you take care of my cat?...and ignore that stench coming from the freezer, it’s nothing”.
4. “My mom has been real lonely since she and my dad separated, I was wondering…”
5. “I recently broke up with my boyfriend and was wondering…um…well, if you…wanted…well, you know…to see if you had any single friends to hook me up with”
6. “I have been dating this guy, Jason Suttie…he’s become insanely jealous and thinks I’m messing around on him…can I lay low at your pad?”
7. “My friend Brian thinks you’re hot”
8. “My dad thinks you’re hot”
9. “I got a new job with the police internet crime investigations unit…funny thing, I looked up your name on a lark…”
10. “Hi, my name is Joel Greenberg, Annette couldn't make it...this is a restraining order”
Please help a brother out as I am trying to solve this mystery...any add ons to my list?

Monday, April 17, 2006

How many people wanna kick some ass ?

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Running with Scissors and Drinking with Child

Gwyneth Paltrow is cast in a new film scheduled to be released this year called "Running with Scissors". The movie is based on the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. I am not sure if this is a sequel to "Shallow Hal" or "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrrow", but we at BionicBuddha wish Gwyneth every success in her new project.

Although Gwyneth's discipline in selecting Hollywood roles will never make headlines, her lack of discipline while she was carrying her second child has recently attracted some attention. According to her publicist, while she was pregnant with Moses Bruce Anthony Martin (at least she didn't call him Apple 2 or Ipod) she got her natal vitamins by drinking Guinness beer for the iron content. I am not sure how she justified the wine binges, but perhaps a stay a visit to the Betty Ford Clinic would make for a worthwhile trip. If she wasn't drunk when she conceived her 2 kids, I would bet that she might have been under the influence of something when she named them.

In a recent episode of Mostly Weird News, Eric discusses a strange drink which is appropriately called the "sour toe cocktail". Anyone who hasn't already seen Gwyneth's performance in "Sheakespeare in Love", might consider consuming a half dozen of these beverages prior to renting the DVD.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

New Rewired Episode!

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Tatoo You

I habitually speculate if this present generation will be recognized historically as the most tatooed. This is manifest in an abundance of decorated are some of the most absorbing and freakish:
Paris Hilton once had a tatoo of former boyfriend, Nick Carter on her right butt cheek, on her left, the phrase, “I’d tap that”. Joking on that last part.
Actress, Lara Flynn Boyle has a spade tatoo on her ankle and a tatoo of of a shamrock on her groin. I presume that would give new significance to the phrase, “full of blarney”.
Among fred Durst’s multiple tatoos is a picture of Elvis and Kurt Cobain. Now, finally we have a justifiable explanation as to why Kurt shot himself. I wonder if the roles were reversed would Kurt have done the same and put a tatoo of Fred on his chest? For more on Fred Durst check out the latest episode of Distortions.
Below Janet Jackson’s bikini line is a tatoo of Mickey Mouse and Minnie mouse having sex. If you ask me Minnie and Mickey look an awful like brother and sister, I’m not drawing any conclusions here.
Speaking of incest, in a move that would make Freud proud, actress Bijou Phillips has the word “Daddy” tatooed on her right butt cheek. That just plain gives me the creeps. I mean it wouldn’t be so bad if the other cheek didn’t say, “I’d tap that”.
While remaining on the subject of disturbing child/parent relationships, English Football star, David Beckham has the names of his children Brooklin and Romeo on his back juxtaposed above and below a crucifiction scene.
We’ll have more celebrity tatoos on an upcoming episode of Distortions.
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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Doctor Doctor Phil's Personality Test

1. When do you feel your best? a) in the morning b) during the afternoon & and early evening c) late at night d) after 3 advils and six double scotch on the rocks

2. You usually walk a) fairly fast, with long steps b) fairly fast, with little steps c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face d) straight to the bar after work

3. When talking to people you a) stand with your arms folded b) have your hands clasped c) have one or both your hands on your hips d) kick the person in their stomach to gain immediate attention

4. When relaxing, you sit with a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side b) your legs crossed c) your legs stretched out or straight d) your joint in the left hand and a triple shot of vodka in your right

5. When something really amuses you, you react with a) a big, appreciative laugh b) a laugh, but not a loud one c) a quiet chuckle d) a Chuck Norris style karate move

6. When you go to a party or social gathering a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed d) pull the fire alarm and then run before the emergency vehicles arrive

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted; do you ... a) welcome the break b) feel extremely irritated c) vary between these two extremes d) lash out in a violent temper tantrum directed towards the never ending voices in your head

8. Which of the following colors do you like most? a) Red or orange b) black c) yellow or light blue d) green e) dark blue or purple f) white g) crystal meth

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep, you lie a) stretched out on your back b) stretched out face down on your stomach c) on your side, slightly curled d) with your head on one arm e) in the preying mantis karate stance

10. You often dream that you are a) falling b) fighting or struggling c) searching for something or somebody d) flying or floating e) you usually have dreamless sleep f) Gary Coleman

If the thought of completing this test made you insanely nauseous, please watch episode #3 of Rewired, where host Professor Brown takes reader's suggestions for websites.

In this edition, learn about a site which allows you to take out some of the built up anamosity you might have for Dr. Phil.
In the words, of the school yard bully, "You don't need homiez to blame it on anybody but yourself."

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Superia - victory 5 network - the first tv network for cell phones, psp, ipod and portable devices - music, movies, news and more!
Archie D is the lovely frontwoman from the Finnish band, Superia. I was going to title this post, "Capitalism stole my virginity" as it was a referrence to one of Archie's musical influences, The International Noise Conspiracy. Superia are very talented by the way and we encourage everyone to have a listen. As bionicbuddha and Victory 5 has been in the process of forming partnerships around the world Archie offered to be the next face of bionicbuddha...we accepted and will be using her likeness in advertising and e-cards. We will be working with Archie and her band in developing new projects for the future. Check out her band Superia here. Among Archie's music influences are The Clash, International Noise Conspiracy, Portishead, Massive Attack, Sham 69, Sonic Youth and Ben Harper. I think I could best describe Superia as the modern version of the British band Curve. Thanks Archie, you rock. Also, check out Archie and Superia at myspace.

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