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Sunday, February 25, 2007

You and me and them

The latest episode of Vsides is up at our main site, In this episode, our host, Edna M is wearing some pretty kick ass aviator glasses while introducing the video, Everyone Needs by the Sick Boys. This Canadian band has had a long standing friendship with bands like Rancid and The Dropkick Murphys. Check out the video from our homepage or the episode page for Vsides. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Quantum Flapdoodle - distortions of quantum physics to support a mystical viewpoint

I recently watched a DVD entitled, “What The (Bleep) Do We Know!?”. The movie could best be described as a documentary style, pseudo scientific commentary interspersed with a series of short plot sequences to demonstrate the principles. Not only was the "scientific theory" grossly inaccurate, the special effects could approximate any "Doctor Who" rerun from the 1970s. The film's saving grace might have been Amanda, a deaf photographer (played by Marlee Matlin) who experiences her life from startlingly new and different perspectives. This was not enough to salvage the movie's detractions.

One thing that puzzled me was who were all the talking heads? These were the people who were talking about subatomic particles and alluding to alternate universes and cosmic forces, all of which were harnessed in the interest of making Ms. Matlin's character feel better about her thighs. Normally in a documentary, the experts are introduced when they first appear. But here they introduced them after the end of the film. I was amused to see the heavy-set blonde woman in the boxy red suit making the weird pronouncements in a funny accent was:


Master Teacher – Ramtha School of Enlightenment

Channeled by JZ Knight

The creators of the movie are stating as a fact, that one of the people you have been listening to for the previous 90 minutes, a main authority for the information being presented, is a 35,000 year old warrior spirit from Atlantis, being channeled by a housewife turned cult leader in Tacoma, Washington. The woman pictured is JZ Knight, but you are not listening to JZ Knight. You are literally listening to Ramtha. At this point the film lost any remaining pretence of being based on any kind of science or facts.

Here is some other detail on Ramtha:

Ramtha is a 35,000 year-old spirit-warrior who appeared in J.Z. Knight’s kitchen in Tacoma, Washington in 1977. Knight claims that she is Ramtha’s channel. She also owns the copyright to Ramtha and conducts sessions in which she pretends to go into a trance and speaks Hollywood’s version of Elizabethan English in a guttural, husky voice. She has thousands of followers and has made millions of dollars performing as Ramtha at seminars ($1,000 a crack) and at her Ramtha School of Enlightenment, and from the sales of tapes, books, and accessories (Clark and Gallo 1993). She must have hypnotic powers. Searching for self-fulfillment, otherwise normal people obey her command to spend hours blindfolded in a cold, muddy, doorless maze.

The film seems to be a propaganda piece for a cult.

Well, don't just take my word for it, investigate yourself...just don't rent the movie unless you are an insomniac (in which case this ninety minute movie may just be a "cure for what ails" and a lot cheaper than prescription drugs)!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Animal Attraction

The other day I was involved in an engaging "battle of wits" in the form of a team trivia contest. When asked how we performed, I would prefer to dodge the question like a skillful defense attorney or seasoned politician might. Let me just say that our team may not have won "the war of the propeller heads", but we would have kicked some @#^ in a tournament of "rock, paper, scissors".

After being humiliated, we consoled ourselves at a public drinking establishment (at least then our shody performance in intellectual concerns could be rationalized). We decided that we were not so dumb, in fact it was the questions that were dumb. Here is an example:

Q. What does a crocodile or alligator swallow to help it do dive deep and stay underwater?

A. Steve Irwin....(ouch, bad joke) - even I thought that it was in poor taste

The real answer was stones. I have eaten some strange things in my time (I even licked a cactus once, because I lost a bet); but I would never consider eating a stone. I suppose diamond smugglers or drug dealers have been known to ingest the "odd bag" of rocks; however I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of any transaction involved in that sort of nonsense.

Here are some other strange animal trivia facts (please feel free to add your own in the comments):

1) 1,200-pound horse eats about seven times it's own weight each year...maybe it's time to call Jenny Craig.

2) A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.

3) A capon is a castrated rooster. Ouch! Cock-a-doodle-do to you!

4) A chameleon can move its eyes in two directions at the same time. Don't try this at home.

5) A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't. But the monkey can get ready to go out in 20 minutes where the chimpanzee usually takes hours (just on the hair).

6) A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime. I wonder how much ice cream that would be?

7) A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time...And those eggs don't come "hard boiled" either!

8)A polecat is not even a cat; it is a nocturnal European weasel...And here I thought it was a European topless dancer.

9)A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second...That beats Peter Piper, anyday!

10)A zebra is white with black stripes.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

We are your friends

For those new to our blog, I wanted to explain who we are and what we are primarily. At bionicbuddha we make television shows and movies for portable multimedia devices, such as ipods and cell phones. I thought I'd make things easy and give you an example of what we do with an old episode of one of our shows called Distortions. In this episode, our host Jen uncovers some pretty interesting backwards messages in songs. Go to the television page of our main site, for more episodes or different shows. For now enjoy.

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Now a lot of people find one reason or another to cheer for one of these teams despite the fact that few us have any direct connections with the cities or teams. Some people cheer for the team that is most likely to win, perhaps because they have not acheived enough success in life or are just insecure. Other people prefer the "cinderella story" or the underdog.

As for myself, I cheer for whatever team has the most criminals playing on the roster. Football is a sport which seems to operate with its own criminal code of justice. Criminal behavior and its causes have long been debated by scholars and laymen alike. Is it born or learned behavior? Nature or nurture? While there are many theories, answers are hard to come by. I personally don't give a crap. All I know is there are a ton of shady characters in the NFL, and they have provided the opportunity to compile an All-Criminal team for the ages. On this list there will be no Honorable Mention. Here is a top 10 list of convicted felons who were all professional football players at one time or another:

O.J. Simpson - RB
The Juice is an obvious choice, so we won't spend much time with his legal qualifications for this team. Double-murder, here's your jersey.

Lawrence Phillips - RB
Arrested too many times to count, a washout in both the NFL and the CFL, Phillips has finally found a team that will take him. Young Lawrence, well... he has women problems. He knows more about battery charges than the manufacturers of DieHard and the Energizer bunny combined. He's beaten every girlfriend he ever had and once punched a woman in the face after she refused to dance with him at a Miami night club. While at Nebraska, in what may be his most famous carry, he was accused of breaking into his ex's room, dragging her by the hair down three flights of stairs, and jacking her head against a mailbox, which also earns him a nomination for the All-Caveman Team.

Rae Carruth - WR
Guilty of the most heinous crime in the history of the NFL (remember, OJ was acquitted), Carruth is an obvious choice. He orchestrated the execution-style murder of his pregnant girlfriend because she refused to have an abortion. While he only got into the end zone four times in his short career, you can rest assured that this wideout has been on the receiving end of numerous scoring drives since arriving in state correctional facilities, most of which were led by a couple of guys with swastika tattoos.

Barret Robbins - OL
Previously best known for disappearing the night before Oakland's Super Bowl thrashing in 2003, Robbins trumped that the following year by attacking three police officers who, being armed, shot him twice in the chest. Police reports indicate that even after being shot Robbins continued to attack the officers, which is just the kind of spunk we need on this team. The good news is that Robbins survived his wounds. The bad news is that he is facing three counts of attempted murder of a police officer.

Nate Newton - OL
Newton was a shoe-in for this team when he got busted in Louisiana with 213 pounds of marijuana after being pulled over for a traffic violation (who breaks traffic laws with a van full of drugs?), but then he made a serious case to become a team captain six weeks later when, while out on bail, he got busted again. This time it was 175 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car. One thing's for sure - when it's fourth and long, we know ol' Nate is down to 'go for it'.

Justin Strzelczyk - OL
Aside from only having one vowel in his last name (not counting "y"), Strzelczyk also had only one great defining moment. After a hit-and-run accident in New York, police chased his pickup 40 miles, during which Strzelczyk flipped off troopers and at one point threw a beer bottle at them. In the end, Strzelczyk crashed head on at 90 miles per hour into a tanker truck carrying corrosive acid, leaving an explosive scene police compared to an airplane crash. Strzelczyk didn't make it out alive, he did, literally, go down in a 'blaze of glory', and you gotta respect that. And for those concerned, the driver of the tanker escaped with only minor injuries.

Lawrence Taylor - LB
Went from cracking heads to crack head in record time. In his now infamous "60 Minutes" interview, Taylor claimed to have spent thousands of dollars a day on narcotics and to have hired prostitutes to go to opponents' hotel rooms the night before games. He's had numerous drug related arrests along with a tax evasion charge. Regarding his lifestyle in the late 1990s Taylor described his home as "like a crackhouse." I guess home is where your heart is.

Alonzo Spellman - DL
Spellman is the only member of this team to have been charged with terrorizing passengers on a commercial flight and forcing an emergency landing. According to investigators, once on the ground Spellman told the pilot "I am about to rip your throat out." Add to the mix weapons charges, a standoff with police from inside his publicist's home and the usual DUI and failure to appear charges, and you've got a starting D-lineman.

Mark Gastineau - DE
Assault, drug possession and woman-beating (burned a girlfriend with a cigarette lighter) are some of the charges he's faced. Repeated parole violations led to 11 months in Riker's Island prison. He admitted to using steroids while he played for the Jets. After his football career, he got into boxing. He finished with a 15-2 record and widely circulated reports that he was involved in fixed fights.

Jim Dunaway - DE
Charged with murder in the death of his former wife, Dunaway is the unpublicized OJ Simpson (and, in fact, was a teammate of The Juice in Buffalo for three seasons). Prior to her death, she had won a divorce judgment that gave her more than 800 acres the couple owned, $1,800 a month in alimony and half of Dunaway's NFL pension. A grand jury assigned to the case did not indict him ("if you didn't see them fight, you must not indict"). His kids then sued him in a civil suit and won. That doesn't mean he did it. Um.

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