Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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So, if anybody could put The Catalyst and Mrs. Catalyst on a list for whenever we go to colonize the moon, Mars or Venus, I'd be happy. I'm pretty much done with Urantia so living on another planet away from all these nutsos would be a welcome change.

Save the Free Library of Philadelphia!!!

As the great Diggs McCoy wrote yesterday, the interruptions were a plenty over the weekend, so no need for me to reiterate (scroll down ya lazy bum), but there are more details starting with Joe Wilson (R - u fukin kidding me) (c) Jon Steward:

  • The new poster boy for idiocy Joe Wilson (no more respect for him by putting "Rep." in front of his name) will have a resolution introduced and voted on today. In a move that will surprise nobody, House Dems are for it and House Repubs are against it. The GOP is using the argument that even my sperm could have seen coming (no pun intended) which is the Dems are using this as a "distraction away from the healthcare debate". Well, if the GOP actually had something SMART to say about the "debate" instead of accusing Pres. Obama of supporting "death panels" then maybe there wouldn't be so much time to do stuff like this?

  • Serena has been fined $10k (the maximum amount) along with an extra $500 for racket abuse (what!?!?!) and that may not be it. My opinion is that they are going a little too hard on Serena, but at the same time these people have never seen the Compton come out of her before, so this just may be their way of saying, "we are terrified of her."

  • Kanye appeared on Jay Leno to perform "Run This Town" with Jay-Z, but due to Sunday nights events, he had a small sit down with Leno to preface the performance. He basically apologized again but the shocker came when Leno actually had the huge cojones to ask, "What would your mother have thought about that?" The question hit 'Ye in the chest so hard his shoulders touched (c) Canibus and he appeared to tear up for a second. My problem is, why are people surprised that a question about 'Ye's recently deceased mother would make him tear up? Wouldn't you have the same reaction???

Lastly, why in the blue blazes are the Kanye & Serena stories getting way more play than the Joe Wilson story? Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift at an award show that I (nor Diggs) wouldn't have known was going on if it wasn't for Kanye, big whoop. Serena brought her hood side out, so what. Joe Wilson interrupted the PRESIDENT and called him a liar. BIG DEAL. No one has ever interrupted a President, let alone one who's presiding over a joint session of Congress because it's just something you DON'T DO, let alone calling him a liar in the process. The migrane-inducing fact is this disrespect is now OK because it was done to Pres. Obama and not a white former President. I've honestly stopped playing the "imagine if" game these days because it's so abundantly clear what the outcome would be in most cases but: If a Dem interrupted G.W. Bush, they'd have been forced to apologize on national TV, pushed to resign and maybe even blackballed from any important jobs forever.

So in conclusion: Kanye (Black) interrupts Taylor (White) - nationwide outburst, Wilson (White) interrupts PRESIDENT Obama (Black) - 1/3 of the nation loves it and says he spoke for them, 2/3's have some got damn sense and say it was rude and appalling. Got it.

Speaking of ole GWB, the shoe assassin who tried to take him out was released from prison today rockin stunner shades and a missing tooth. The tooth is the interesting part as Muntadhar al-Zaidi claims that he was tortured with electricity and beaten with cables and pipes. No word on if his rectum was sewn shut as he was fed non-stop.

Well, at least one thing we can all agree on is, Football is awesome. Honestly, I can't do it any justice so I'll also leave the alley-oop for Young Chris aka Goldyn Child. He's the Steve Smith of this ATF thing for real. I will say one thing tho. Was anybody surprised that McNabb was injured? He has fractured ribs, but when has McNabb not been injured at least twice a season? With McNabb hurt, Kelvin Kolb will most likely get the start against the Saints this Sunday, but that's not all. Today the Eagles announced they signed Jeff Garcia. Because they don't believe in Kolb? Nope. They simply need 2 eligible QB's on the roster according to NFL rules (Vick's not eligible til Week 3 and McNabb may not make it) so why not go with somebody who knows the system?

Auto aficionados will have some eye candy in 3...2...1....

This, my friends, BMW's Vision EfficientDynamics concept car that's on display at the Frankfurt auto show (READ MORE). The amazing fact about this car is that it is a plug-in full hybrid. It sports a 2 electric motors and one turbodiesel engine. The first elecmotor can deliver 112 hp for up to 30 seconds and up to 139 hp for 10 seconds with 80 hp being the norm. The second elecmotor gives up 33 hp continuously and peaks out at 51 hp. The turbodiesel engine gives out a whooping 163 bhp to give this car a total of 356 bhp. *drools*


This doozy is Mission Motors' Mission One electric motorcycle. Yes I said electric motorcycle. This baby has been shown to have a top speed of 161 mph and a two-pass average of 151 mph. Best of all, this isn't a concept at all. This is the production prototype and will be available sometime next year at the baller price of $70,000 for the first 20 special ed. models.

Now, from man news to
The Xbox 360 will finally see a Wireless-N adapter soon if the FCC has any say. The recently just approved the two-antennae add-on and it should be making it's way into stores in the near future. Because you are a nerd you should already know that 802.11n was finally finalized last Saturday (9/12) and is IEEE official.

The third Halo 3: ODST ViDoc titled "Terra Incognita" has been released. This is pretty much focused on development but also shows some gameplay. I'm getting more and more excited the more I see this game. Drop in 9/22/2009 (yes, that's next week kids).

Artificial anti-gravity may be on the way. Scientist successfully levitated a mouse using nothing but a superconducting magnet and the water in the mouse's body. Just start making those damn anti-grav boots and I'll be good.

BTW, the Zune HD dropped today.

Release Dates
Games: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (X360, PS3, Wii, DS); Need For Speed: Shift (X360, PS3, PSP); WET (X360, PS3); NHL '10 (X360, PS3); NHL 2K10 (X360, PS3, Wii); more...
DVDs: X-Men Origins: Wolverine w/ Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Will.I.Am & Ryan Reynolds; Next Day Air w/ Donald Faison, Mos Def & Mike Epps; Easy Virtue w/ Jessica Biel & Ben Barnes; more...
Music: Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon: End Of The Day; Drake - So Far Gone E.P.; M.O.P. - Foundation; Big Pun - The Legacy OST; KRS-One & Buckshot - Survival Skills; N.O.R.E. (of CNN) - S.O.R.E.; Capone (of CNN) - Revenge Is A Promise; Lil Boosie - SuperBad; Nicolay - Shibuya (City Lights Vol. 2); Q-Tip - Kaamal The Abstract; DJ Fresh - The Tonight Show; Nelly Furtado - Mi Plan; All 4 One - No Regrets; more...


Hot Shyt: All this new music, Zune HD, my new radio and alarm system getting installed
Not Shyt: Philly Free Library closing down, Hexmurda being in some sort of emergency, the misappropriation of outrage over interruptions

-- The Catalyst aka @cthecatalyst

And ain't no woman that can take your spot my love...

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Double Trouble

This was not a good weekend to be The Catalyst. I mean sure, my wife is hot, my car is ill and i just refinanced my mortgage to be $200 less...but when some low-life no-class cowards break into your car, rip your radio out (rendering your turn signal and hazard lights inoperable) and take over $600 worth of stuff including my loose change, well that'll sour your day. While i'd love nothing more than to curb-stomp the responsible parties, that's not what you're here for, so lets get into it.

Ready for more PrObama in your primetime programming? No he will not be getting a new CBS sitcom with VP Biden, G.W. Bush & Chaney about living in NY and the hilarious premises they get put into (Chaney's room would have it's own zipcode), quite the contrary. PrObama will be addressing healthcare to a joint session of Congress next Wednesday in hopes of regaining the upper hand in this debate. Reports say PrObama is going to place some Presidential baby powder on his hand and pimp slap the shit out of the US government and public.

The Black Summer has claimed yet another victim. Recent plane crash survivor DJ AM passed away last Friday in his hotel room in New York City. He was found with 8 undigested OxyContin pills in his stomach and another unchewed pill in his mouth. People claim a "Final Destination" death but not quite as authorities are starting to call this suicide. RIP DJ AM but take this as a lesson kids, drugs are bad hmmmmk?

Do you enjoy twitter? Do you like always having an eye on the job market and latest goings-on for job seekers? Well then you might want to check out the top 10 job tweeters you should be following. At least now that time you spend on twitter when you're suppose to be working will help you find a new job when you get fired from this one.

Speaking of jobs, do you use CAPS LOCK in your emails? Well, don't or you could get fired.

I know Young Chris spoke upon The Gamer and Kick Ass but what about MacGruber?! Check out Will Forte and Kristin Wiig in costume. If this movie doesn't end in a warehouse exploding, I'm going to be highly disappointed.

Sticking with film for a second, two quick superhero tidbits:

  • Guy Richtie aka Mr. Madonna is set to direct Lobo. For the uninitiated Lobo is the baddest space motorcycle ridingest mufucka this side of the Milky Way [||]. Warner Bros is the company at the helm and if you just got excited, allow me to sit you down. WB wants the movie to be PG-13........HUH?!?!?! How the Fff do you make a PG-13 Lobo movie? To put this in perspective, image the recently released Inglourous Basterds or The Dark Knight being forced to be PG-13. Yea, Lobo gets it in like that [||]. Smarten up WB (c) Jay-Z.

  • Good news, FOX is going to reboot Fantastic 4. After 2 horrendous movies (minus the Silver Surfer, he was awesome) FOX is looking to cash in on that sweet sweet Disney deal by trying to get back on Marvel's good side. They've hired Akiva Goldsman (Hancock, I Am Legend, Mr & Mrs Smith) to produce and Michael Green (Heroes co-producer, Green Lantern writer) to write the script. Let us hope...

Xbox 360 RROD reports are on the decline. Maybe Microsoft has finally found the right mix of chips that don't cause 360 to spontaneously melt.

Lawrence Krauss suggested yesterday that to get to Mars, we should just make it a 1-way trip. This would reduce the cost & technical requirements of getting there. I suggest we send all GOP members. Shit this country's going to shit according to them, why don't we just give them their own planet? Seems they're there mentally anyway.

Release Dates:
Games: Guitar Hero 5 (X360, PS3, Wii); Section 8 (X360); more...
DVDs: State Of Play w/ Russell Crowe & Ben Affleck; Earth w/ James Earl Jones; more...
Music: nothing important

Oh yea, Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II > Jay-Z - Blueprint 3 by a LONG shot.

Hot Shit: Raekwon - OB4CL2
Not Shit: My car catching it, Slaughterhouse not performing at 930 club

-- The Catalyst aka @cthecatalyst aka Homer Pimpson

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