Saturday, August 30, 2008

Something to distract you

I'm working on the Crocodile vs. Zombie battle, but in the mean time, here is a flash movie that is more kick ass than anything I can ever make.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Crocodile vs. Zombie

Here's the debate thread for our next competition. It is a crocodile vs. a Romero-style zombie. This should be an easy victory for the croc, in my opinion. Anyone want to debate for the zombie?

UPDATE: The arena for this event is the jungle. Poll up to the right --->

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Grizzly Bear vs. Chimp

Finally, I have finished reconstructing the epic battle between a chimp and a grizzly bear in a Sea World pool. Here you go folks! How many more of these do I have to do?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Kangaroo vs Kangaroo

Dammit. Why didn't we have a kangaroo in our line-up? These things are frigging hilarious. Completely non-lethal, but there's something awesome about watching two kangaroos kick each other in the balls for 15 minutes. This site has a ton of interesting videos of animal fights and misadventures. "Deer vs Race Car" is also hilarious, if a bit grim. Plus, Karate Chimp.

Yay! I'm a scholar!

I just noticed that my first published paper is available online. Here is the abstract. Unfortunately, the full version isn't free, but if anyone actually wants to read it, for some reason, I can email it to you. Hooray for science!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Science Idol is over...

The winner of the "Science Idol" contest we've previously talked about is over. Here is the winning cartoon. If only my scanner didn't crap out, I could have been a contender. Here is the cartoon I made for the contest, but wasn't able to submit:

Sorry DrX, I have seemed to have lost yours. I'll look around a bit more for it and post it when I find it.

Monday, August 18, 2008

I'm back!

I'm finally back from New York. Had a good time, but also had a shitty cold. I'm still a bit run down, so no chimp vs. bear movie tonight. I'll get going on it soon, have no fear. Everyone have a good weekend?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Goodbye my friends!

Phishbone and Kris got into town last night, and we're driving up to New York early tomorrow morning. I won't be back until Monday, so the blog may be dead the rest of the week. When I get back, expect the results of the Chimp vs. Grizzly battle. Everyone have a great rest of the week!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Chimp vs. Grizzly Bear

On to our next contest! Let's try to bang this one out before I leave for Albany on Wednesday. We have a grizzly bear vs. a chimpanzee. The venue for this one will be a Sea World pool! Oooooh, that makes this a little bit questionable. I don't know if I have ever seen a chimp swim, but I know the grizzly bear is a fine swimmer. Unless someone shows me evidence of a swimming chimpanzee, my vote is with the bear.

UPDATE: Poll up on the right --->

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sorry to distract....

I don't want to take anything away from our latest battle of the beasts contest, but I have to make an unrelated post. I've been watching the Olympics over the weekend, since I have absolutely nothing to do, and I have found my self smitten. Women's Beach volleyball was on, and one of the Chinese teams were playing against Greece. Half of the Chinese team is Xue Chen, who I am now in love with. I don't know if she speaks English, and I don't speak Chinese, but I think it's a relationship that can work. Sure, she's only 19, lives halfway around the world, has no idea who I am and all, but one day she will be mine! Or I'll just forget about this crush during the next event... Anyways, to show you what I mean, here's one of the pics I could find of my little Chinese minx (the one on the right):

Bull vs. Tiger Results

Well, the results are in! See the second epic battle, now with more sound effects!

Poll over!

The tiger leads the voting, and has an 83% chance of beating the bull. I'll try to throw somthing together today, but can't find any good still images of the pit from Army of Darkness. I'll figure something out...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Funny or NOT FUNNY ?

I have a cute baby story to share, which is NOT funny.

Mia was taking a bath last night, playing with her soap fingerpaints. It's colored liquid soap that kids can smear on the bathtub and paint with, and she loves the stuff. She also loves to stick everything in her mouth these days. You can see where I'm going. Mrs DrX and I are both watching her play, and the Mrs squirts some more yellow paint on her hand. Nearly the entire wad of paint immediately goes in the mouth, like if you had a handful of peanuts and shoved the whole thing in. The kid also has no respect for authority, and will laugh at us when we tell her no. So, of course, as the parents who know what soap tastes like, we naturally look horrified say "no!" and the kid gives us a big shit-eating grin and a little giggle, yellow soap streaming out of her mouth. "I'm sure they make this stuff non-toxic," the Mrs says, reaching for the label. Very slowly, over maybe 20-30 seconds, the grin fades, her eyes start watering, and just as she starts to yell, a large bubble pops out of her mouth. I fucking lost it and started cracking up, while Mrs DrX got the screaming kid out of the bath and attempted to rinse the remaining soap out.

So, am I evil for laughing? Debate.

Tiger vs Bull

Because I found this video, I'm going to start the next competition's discussion, which is probably also a foregone conclusion. Tigers are built to take down animals like a bull, and lucky for us those wacky Chinese have actually already filmed the match for us. Oh, China! When will your atrocities end? You so crazy!

Tiger wins. No question. Unless the bull gets VERY lucky and gores the lion on the charge (there will be only one), the tiger is gonna take it out.

(Couldn't post the video directly, for some reason... Sorry.)

Kevin Note: Poll up to the right ----->

Bunny vs. Polar bear conclusion

OK, while I should be sleeping, I instead illustrated this epic battle.

note: You need the flash player to view that link.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

How do you want to do this?

Should I put up the next poll, or wait until we have the conclusion of our first contest? I was going to put something together over the weekend for the Polar Bear vs. Bunny contest.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Poll Over!

I'm ending the Polar Bear vs. Bunny poll now. The final vote is 5-4 for the Polar Bear, which is much closer than I expected. This is how it's gonna work: Since the bear got 5 out of 9 votes, he has a 56% chance of winning this battle. I will use a random number generator to determine the final winner, and do something that I haven't yet decided on to illustrate this.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Polar Bear vs. Bunny

This is the official debate thread for the Polar Bear vs. Bunny battle. As determined by a random number generator, this fight will take place in the Roman Coliseum. Say who you think will win and why in the comments.

I have put up a poll for you all to vote on the winner. Vote to your right ----->

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Another contestant?

Maybe in the first round of our tournament we should have pitted the monkey versus Charlie Chaplin...

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Tourney is on!

The seeding is complete for the battle of the century. Scroll down to the bottom of the main page on the blog to see our first round bracket. Results and animations to follow!