Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Violence needs to stop.

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Authorities found the bodies of five young people Wednesday inside a ransacked house on Chicago's South Side, raising the body count in an already violent spring, police said.

Neighbors watch investigators comb a South Side house that is Chicago's latest homicide scene.

It appeared the three men and two women had been shot, but investigators were waiting for the Cook County medical examiner's office to confirm a cause of death, said Chief of Detectives Thomas Byrne. Autopsies were scheduled for Thursday, the medical examiner's office said.

"This is very serious," Byrne said at a news conference near the two-story house. "There's five victims. There's five families right now that are grieving over this."

All the victims were in their 20s, and they all knew each other, said Deputy Chief Eugene Williams. There were signs of forced entry into the house, which appeared to have been ransacked, Williams said.

A woman visiting the house found the bodies Wednesday afternoon, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said.

Police did not have offenders in custody but did not believe a random killer was on the loose, Bond said. It was possible the victims knew the offender, she said.

"We don't think that the neighbors need to worry," she said. "We believe that it's been contained inside this residence."

Police declined to comment on whether the scene was a murder-suicide.
They cordoned off a section of the residential street as neighbors milled around, talked in groups and watched.

Vanessa Mathis, whose mother lives across the street, said the neighborhood has many older residents and is not a crime-ridden area.

"We've never had anything like this to happen before," Mathis said.

The discovery comes on the heels of a spate of violence in Chicago. Nine people died in 36 shootings over the past weekend. Video Watch a police official make a plea for help »

One man died and three others were wounded, including one of the alleged offenders, in shootings late Monday in a McDonald's restaurant parking lot on the South Side.

The recent violence followed a six-month period during which more than 20 Chicago public school students were shot to death.

There have been 98 murders in Chicago since January 1st.

*This post was taken from the Kanye West blog...link is under Celeblogs.

Kal El

Reign Over Me

I just watched the move "Reign Over Me" with Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle. I've been wanting to see this movie since I saw the trailer in the theatre a long time ago but never got around to it. I have to say this is probably one of the best movies I have ever seen, definitely in the top 10. I think this is Adam Sandler's best acting job, as a serious actor not in a comedy. Great, great movie.

Here is the trailer in case you don't know what movie I am talking about and may be interested in seeing it. I highly recommend seeing it, definitely worth it.

Kal El

Monday, April 28, 2008


...are you this good with plasma grenades and forging?

Kal El

I know I'm not the most fashionably in touch person in the world but...

...this is freakin' ridiculous. Is this going to turn into the new fashion statement? I would be freaked out if I saw people walking around like this.

First Gucci and Louis Vuitton design Gas Masks:

and now here is this body armor/security suit designed by Tim Smit:

The suit comes with a Gaz Mask and is made out of Neoprene with Kevlar panels to protect major organs.


Kal El

Saturday, April 26, 2008


I've been introduced to a new band and I must say I'm impressed.

Introducing...The Flobots.

Kal El

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Brian Dawkins vs. The AFL

As I'm trying to understand the game of Aussie Football, I decided to look up videos on YouTube(there was actually an instructional video on there that I watched and think I understand the game more now) because Matt and others are always saying that Rugby and Aussie rules is better than NFL because they hit harder, and without pads. So I looked up AFLs hardest hits and was pretty impressed, they do hit harder than a lot of people in the NFL now because of the "gang tackle" they do a lot in the NFL now. I looked up all the NFL Big Hits videos and they weren't that great. I knew in the back of my mind there was one video I watched a long time ago that I think is better than the Aussie video. A highlight real of my favorite player, Weapon X:Brian Dawkins.

I feel 100% confident if Brian Dawkins played Aussie Rules he would be just as, maybe even more, dominate than he is in the NFL.

Kal El

Damn, what I wouldn't give to be there.

Here is a clip from the new "Glow in the Dark Tour" featuring Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, N.E.R.D., and Rihanna.

This is Lupe Fiasco performing "Fighters" featuring Matthew Santos.

Kal El

Monday, April 21, 2008

For anyone who isn't blessed with the CW Network...

...I think you need to see Phil's new commercial because it is amazing. I was watching T.V. on a Sunday morning and was extremely surprised to see it. I think it is only for the CW50 so it may only be for this area? I don't really know, so just in case it was, here it is for everyone to see.

Kal El

Friday, April 18, 2008

This is why...

...Gerard Butler needs to play Master Chief in the Halo movie.

either that, or make the movie like this...

I would just like to note that no, I am not a dork. I do not consider playing/talking about Halo dorky in anyway. I play two types of video games, sports games and Halo. I don't play World of Warcraft, I don't cream myself when the new Super Smash Bros. comes out, I don't even like those games. So I'm not a dork, just clearing it up. I'm expecting some "smart" comments from the Head Artichoke or Kip telling me why I am in fact a dork.

Kal El

Imagine seeing this live.

Kal El

I'm a hazard to my friends.

So last night myself and 7 of my friends got into some friendly competition, for those of you who know how competitive I am you know it was interesting. My team always looks to me to get them "pumped" and "get in the other teams head" which I do, and I do it well might I add. Well, we decided to go bowling, yes bowling(everything was 25 cents so why not?), am after my friend throwing his turkey and he was coming back instead of a high five or knocking of the rock, I decided to do the inside of the elbow smack like the Wallace's in the picture. Well my friend had no idea what I was doing and I didn't realize it(and had a couple pitchers of beer in me) and I continued on with it and he didn't leave me enough room so I ended up accidentally punching him in the nose. Luckily there wasn't much forced behind my fist so he was fine. Later, I threw a strike and my other friend just decided to give me the old come in from the side and meet in the middle hand slap, but he was sitting down. Again, I was a bit drunk so instead of hitting his hand I raked his face and his glasses fell off. Again, he was fine. So no one got hurt, but I still felt bad, but it was hilarious as well.

Kal El

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Darnell should get this...

Since he doesn't have a car or a phone, he should get this.

The F1 looks like one of the Ferrari cars until its turned over to reveal a 2.2-inch LCD touch screen, keypad, and Ferrari logo.

Kal El

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Gallagher took too long.

To be honest, if you have never played Halo, you won't give two squirts of piss about this post...but if you have, you'll LOVE it. But seeing as how no one to my knowledge besides myself, Gallagher, Kessel, and Kit play and Gallagher showed Kessel and myself tonight and probably will show Kit before he sees it on here, hopefully at least one non-Halo player will enjoy this for the simple fact that it is just funny. Yea, I admit for liking this and posting this I am a dork, but I am a cool kind of dork.

Kal El

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Since I almost made MLA cry earlier, here is something that will surely cheer her up.

Kal El

Pat Tillman's wife speaks.

In the four years since Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan, a multitude of voices have weighed in on all aspects of his life, from his selfless decision to leave a promising NFL career to become an Army Ranger, to the circumstances of his death, to the deception that followed it. One of the few voices we haven't heard, however, belongs to the person closest to Tillman: his widow, Marie. She has made few public appearances over the past four years and granted no interviews. There have been no sit-downs with Katie Couric, no emotional appearances on Oprah, no sitting across the desk from Larry King. That is changing - at least a little. Marie Tillman is increasing her level of involvement in the foundation that bears her late husband's name, and with that comes the opportunity to talk about Pat's impact on people, as well as the challenge of carrying on his legacy. "I needed some time to be under the radar and to deal with things the way I needed to deal with them," she told The Republic in her first interview since her husband was killed. "And the work that I have been doing with the foundation from the beginning has been helpful in that process. It's something that has been important to me."

Kal El

Monday, April 14, 2008

Just watch...or not, either way Part V

I've been waiting for this since the album came out.

Lupe Fiasco-"Paris, Tokyo"

Kal El

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I miss old entertainment.

Today I was flipping through channels and saw a classic movie I loved when I was a child. "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead." Don't know if anyone else has ever seen it, but it is a GREAT movie. It seems entertainment isn't the same anymore. As I was watching it I started to make a list in my head of old T.V. shows and movies that will never be replaced in my heart.

-Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead.
-The Goonies.
-Golden Girls.
-Designing Women.
-Salute Your Shorts.
-The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
-Are You Afraid of the Dark.
-Hey Dude!
-Eureka's Castle.
-David the Gnome.
-AHH! Real Monsters.
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(Cartoon)
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(Movie)
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2:Secret of the Ooze.
-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
-Full House.
-Boy Meets World.
-Step By Step.
-Cow and Chicken.
-Johnny Bravo.
-Dexter's Laboratory.
-Scooby Doo Where Are You?
-The Flintstones.
-The Jetsons.
-The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones.
-James Bond Jr.

There are plenty more that I just can't think of right now...Damn, I watched A LOT of T.V. as a child. Don't judge, I'm sure you all did too. I still played outside.

Kal El

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

If I didn't already have a cell phone...

...this commercial would definitely persuade me to go to the nearest AT&T store and get a Go Phone from them. GREATEST CELL PHONE AD EVER!

Kal El

What really grinds my gears....Session 7.

You know what really grinds my gears? The word "chillaxin." It is a mix of "chillin" and relaxing. From what I understand, both words mean the same damn thing. When you are "chillin" you are just hanging out and RELAXED! You never see someone stressed out and have them say "hey man, I'm chillin" because they aren't "chillin" they are stressed, and what are you when you're not stressed? RELAXED!!! So for the love of the god that I don't believe in, ENOUGH! All of you that say chillaxin (Kit is one of them) are just as bad as those douche nozzles that say bra. "Hey bra, I'm just chillaxin." See? They go together quite nicely. Fucking annoying. Stop it, enough with the chillaxin, combining words really isn't that cool, you may think you're being clever, but you're just a douche bag and you make every one you talk to a little bit dumber every time you say that word, so for the sake of human intelligence in the future, stop. STOP! Next time I hear someone say it, they're going to get a knandwich. See I can combine words too, that is knuckle sandwich combined and shortened into one retarded ass douche baggy word that I hate myself for even making up just to make fun of you dickheads, but it had to be done for the greater good.

Kal El

This car...

...takes wood grain to a whole new level.

Kal El

Monday, April 7, 2008

New name, new layout coming soon.

So I decided to change the name of my blog, not to the Cabin of Crap as Matt insisted, but to this. For the reason that I have been putting a lot of music up lately so I decided to title my blog more appropriately. For those of you who don't know what The Electric Ladyland is, you should be ashamed of yourself and look it up.

Also, since Electric Ladyland is deemed one of the greatest rock CDs of all time I decided to make my first official post on this title a tribute to the man, the myth, the legend, James Marshall Hendrix. Also, a tribute to America, I really think this should be the version of the Star Spangled Banner that we use.

Kal El

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Allow me to express myself through interpretive dance...

...or music videos.

I haven't been able to sleep at all for the past week or more and everyone who knows me knows I love sleeping, hate not sleeping, and am cranky when I don't get sleep so needless to say I haven't been pleasant to be around lately.

Kal El

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

This is for Kessel.

I was at their apartment tonight and we started to talk about this skit and Kessel said he has never seen it before. To be honest I nearly wet myself when I saw it in theaters, and I watched it twice right before putting it on here and laughed just as hard. It is honestly probably the funniest skit I have ever made.

Kal El

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

What really grinds my gears....Session 6.

You know what really grinds my gears? When people waste their talents and do stupid shit like this. Let me start off by saying, yea I'm athletic and probably could have played more sports in high school besides swimming and water polo. But I know I'm sure as hell not good enough to be one of the most successful quarterbacks in USC history. I'm also not athletic enough to be a first round draft pick to the Arizona Cardinals and make millions of dollars. But Matt Leinart is. What does he do with his fame and fortune? Uses it to get under age girls drunk and get caught doing it.

Last season his team was terrible, and this off season they lost a few key players and did not gain any. He was out the last few games with an injury and he is supposed to be the franchise quarterback but played the few games he did competing for his starting job. I know for a fact that voluntary team workouts have started in the NFL because I check on league updates religiously, so why is it that the future franchise quarterback isn't working on a comeback from injury by being in the gym half the day and studying his playbook the other half instead of holding beer bongs for under aged girls? It really pisses me off when people waste their talents, along with setting bad examples for children that are working their asses off to be like them. Seems like his talents could have been better used on someone else.

Kal El

For the Head Artichoke...again.

Since he somehow has no idea who Lupe Fiasco or Chris Brown are, here are each of their biggest songs, well pretty big, that will maybe jog your memory.

Lupe Fiasco-"Superstar"

Chris Brown-"Wall to Wall"

Kal El

Wilt Chamberlain on a stamp?

Wilt Chamberlain's next enduring stamp on basketball is likely to come on the upper right-hand corner of an envelope.

Wilt the Stilt could become Wilt the Stamp if a grassroots effort to get the Hall of Famer and the only NBA player to score 100 points in a game on a commemorative U.S postage stamp is approved by postal officials.

Chamberlain's image on a stamp might be the only way the 7-foot-1 basketball icon could ever be cut down to size.

"I'd be very proud if that happens and I'm sure he would be, too, if he was alive," said Selina Gross, Chamberlain's sister. "I think he'd be very honored. He probably wouldn't believe this could happen to him."

The cause was started by sports writer Donald Hunt of The Philadelphia Tribune, a 123-year-old newspaper that primarily targets the black community. Hunt, who recalled as a child watching in person Chamberlain play for the 76ers against Oscar Robertson and the Cincinnati Royals, believes "The Big Dipper" has the credentials to join Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis and Jesse Owens among the sports legends with their own stamps.

"People should remember the great ones," Hunt wrote for a Feb. 15 story. "They don't come any bigger or better than Wilt Chamberlain."

Hunt said has already received support from Chamberlain fans and former teammates and opponents, and hoped the stamp would be issued during Black History Month or possibly the anniversary of Chamberlain's 100-point game on March 2, 1962 against the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pa.

"I don't think a lot of kids today know how great he was," Hunt said. "It's good to know the history of the game and Wilt's a big part of the history."

Chamberlain starred in the NBA from 1959 through 1973, when he played for the Philadelphia (later the San Francisco) Warriors, 76ers and Lakers.

The 31,419 points Chamberlain scored during his career stood as a record until Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke it in 1984. Chamberlain, who never fouled out in 1,205 regular-season and playoff games, also holds the rebounding record with 23,924.

The best way for Chamberlain, who died in 1999, to earn a sticky square is for supporters to write letters to the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee. The committee reviews proposals four times a year and passes their recommendations on to the postmaster general. The earliest Chamberlain could appear on a stamp is 2010, said Roy Betts, a U.S. postal service spokesman.

"It would be hard not to pay attention if you generate the volume advocating this particular subject," Betts said.

Story from SportsIllustrated.com

Exposing all that is wrong with music today...well hip-hop anyway.

Great video and one of my favorite songs in the world.

I've been waiting for this for a while.

Homecoming-Kanye West ft. Chris Martin.

HOMECOMING from kwest on Vimeo.

Kal El