Tuesday, April 28, 2009

That's It, I'm Placing the Anti-Pirates On Notice

Hey, have you noticed how SUPERBLOG!! seems to have turned from a blog about drinking and dancing and occasionally burning bad World Cup memories into just another political bullshit blog? And it's even about Swedish politics, which is totally uninteresting for most of our visitors.

Today I make things worse by inaugurating a new feature: the Anti-Piracy "On Notice" Board. This will be a listing of Sweden's most dangerous and/or evil and/or willfully stupid anti-pirates right this minute. There are a lot of those in Sweden these days, so I'll probably update the board once a week or so. (Or possibly never, because I tire easily.)

As I have some sympathy for the 90 percent of you who have never heard of these people, I'll explain my choices (most links in Swedish, use Google Translate or something):

1. Henrik Pontén: Representative of the Swedish Anti-Piracy Bureau, a lobby group suspected of committing crimes to secure evidence against supposed pirates.

2. Peter Danowsky: Aggressive lawyer who represented IFPI in the Pirate Bay trial, during which he generally acted like an asshole. Low point: Badgering a witness. Most recently he threatened to somehow have Swedish law changed if ISPs don't do what he says.

3. Tomas Norström: Judge in The Pirate Bay trial, who turned out to be heavily biased.

4. Dick Harrison: Historian and author who "applauded" the judgment (one year in prison and one hundred times the record amount ever awarded a victim of rape) - although he thought it was tad mild. Dick.

5. Åsa Torstensson: Minister for Infrastructure who resisted a citizen's rights amendment in the EU Telecoms Package.

6. Monique Wadsted: Lawyer who represented Hollywood in the TPB trial and appears to have received the judgment in advance. Possibly from her pal, the judge.

7. Björn Ulvaeus: ABBA member, tax evader, and idiot. Three strikes.

8. Karin Pilsäter: Member of the Swedish Parliament and big fan of Ipred. Not a big fan of rule of law, nor of answering important questions.

The image at the top of this post was created with the (copyright-infringing?) Stephen Colbert "On Notice" Board Generator. All rights reserved throughout the universe for all eternity. If you steal it I will Ipred your ass.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Loving the Tapir

If you somehow missed it, today is World Tapir Day!

The tapir is one of the few remaining awesome animals in the world, most of the rest kinda suck. We don't usually eat tapirs (even though they are delicious) because they are sacred. Even still, they are endangered because humans routinely destroy tapir habitats. Humans are jerks.

Celebrate the tapir today by punching your closest human!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Hello, I'm Bill Cosby. No I'm not. You will now play The Bill Cosby Fun Game. I conquered it with ease. Because I am super.

Legal filesharing may be an alternative when the MAN is hassling The Pirate Bay.

Super-Fatso! would save us all if he existed outside of our dreams.

Come on, it wasn't THAT bad!

Rorschach Reviews Watchmen. You remember Watchmen, don't you?

Justine Lai:

In Join Or Die, I paint myself having sex with the Presidents of the United States in chronological order. I am interested in humanizing and demythologizing the Presidents by addressing their public legacies and private lives.

That's real art. I wish we had time and place for a few more links but we don't. Goodbye now, boys & girls. See you some other time. Next year, perhaps.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Awsoma Banana Republic!

Judge in The Pirate Bay case biased:

The judge who sentenced four men to jail for their involvement with The Pirate Bay is also a member of the same copyright protection organisations as a number of the main entertainment industry representatives in the case, Sveriges Radio's P3 news programme reports.

Swedish justice system: Roxxor! Not corrupt at all!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

KoalaCam #37: Leaves


I took* this picture and I own the copyright and if you steal it I will Ipred you. See? I'm trying to establish "Ipred" as a verb. In this way, we will destroy nations, and also, hopefully, the ppl who live in them.

*By "took" I do not mean that I stole it from somebody else but rather that I used a mobile phone to photograph the leaves. However, I had stolen the mobile phone in question from somebody else, so that might complicate matters. If there is a trial I will plead insatiability.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Piracy is Hot Right Now

After Friday's traumatic events, every Swede worth his salt has already joined the Pirate Party, but since SUPERBLOG!! readers are something like 88% international*, I thought I'd urge you people to maybe join your local version of the party. At least all you Europeans. The United States is probably long since lost. (You'll be One Nation Under Mickey within a generation or two. Ha ha.)

(Seriously, why the hell isn't Mickey in the public domain yet?** He was created in fucking 1928! Free Mickey!)

Oh, and Google has just launched a new feature: Google Torrents.

*Or maybe 94% or 65%, I'm too lazy busy to check the stats.
**Because of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. See, I knew the answer, I was just playing with ya.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sweden Declares War on the Internet

Me, I'm gonna side with the Internet. I've never been more ashamed of being Swedish than today. Just kidding! Or am I?

As you've probably heard, SUPERBLOG!! heroes The Pirate Bay Boyos were convicted today. All four of them, weirdly. Carl Lundström may not be a very nice guy but I listened to the entire two-week trial and it seemed obvious that he has almost nothing to do with TPB. But Lundström is a multi-millionaire so, unlike the rest of them, he could conceivably pay the damages. Could that have something to do with the verdict? Nooo, of course not.

The damages, yeah. 30 million SEK. That's for running a website that facilitated other, unspecified people's file-sharing of a handful of movies, games, and music files. By way of comparison, 30 million SEK is a hundred times the record amount ever awarded a rape victim in Sweden. Oh, and they got one year each in prison.

Of course, this will be appealed to a higher court, and then probably appealed again, to the Swedish Supreme Court. And by the time this case is resolved once and for all, file-sharing will be obsolete and we will all have information automatically BEAMED INTO OUR BRAINS.

But right now, Peter Sunde is our Rosa Parks!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Goddamn Those Lazy Classic Disney Animators!

Did you know several of the "classic" Disney movies, like Robin Hood and The Jungle Book and what have you, contain animation sequences recycled from other Disney movies? Check the YouTube clip above to have your eyes opened and possibly your childhood ruined.

What do you say? Pretty cool or pretty sad? Or both?

Via Sekventiellt.se (in Swedish).

Friday, April 10, 2009

Billy Bob Thornton is No Tom Petty

lt smells like shit in here! Is what he ought to have said. But he didn't say much at all. AV Club:

Billy Bob Thornton and his band The Boxmasters were on CBC earlier today. In a glowing introduction, Jian Ghomeshi talks about Thornton's many talents then segues into a discussion about Thornton's lifelong love of music and his new band. This is apparently not what Thornton wanted. AT ALL.

Maybe there was something wrong with his gear?


AKA Slightly Inebriated Easter Art (Not Very). Somehow, this shitty MS Paint job, which took like 2 minutes to do, really, you know, SPEAKS to me. It seems like a powerful statement on something. Am I an AUTISTIC GENIUS? Probably, yes. Yes.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Egg has Hatched and the Kangarooster is Here

Come see him all team up to fight crime.

Today is the First Day of Easter. CUTTING THURSDAY. This day in Christianity we celebrate that Jebus/Jesus/Janus/Jorus/Jaxus/Julus cut his bread with a sharp sharp KNIFE. I was gonna link the word KNIFE to a SUPERBLOG!! post about KNIFE or KNIVES but there really is none, really. How has SUPERBLOG!! gone all these several thousand years without talking about KNIFE or KNIVES much, really? What an oversight. Anyway. CUTTING THURSDAY. It's today, and for less than an hour more. Some say PINK THURSDAY (it's a word game) but they are wronger than wrong. How do YOU celebrate CUTTING THURSDAY? Answer below, and if you don't (which you won't), die in pain.

UPDATE/MUPPDATE: Kangarooster is super-TM and © SUPRABLOG!!, Inc. If you use him we will Ipred your ass. This marks the first time Ipred has been used as a verb. History in the making: Only on SUPERBLOG!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


Monday, April 06, 2009

I am Shannon!

Took the quiz. Thx for the lank Koala ! I was 81% Shannon and Locke was my runner up alter ego. So I guess I'm like a bald babe with a big knife. I tried to google "babe with a big knife" some to come up with good pictures but everything was disturbing and not family friendly at all.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

What They Made Me Watch in March, 2009

Here's a list. Most kinda sucked:

Bronenosets Potyomkin / Battleship Potemkin (1925)
The Ruling Class (1972)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Foul Play (1978) (R)
Caddyshack (1980) (R)
Mad Max 2 (1981)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) (R)
Braindead (1992)
The Player (1992)
Quiz Show (1994)
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Dirty Work (1998) (R)
Frequency (2000)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) (R)
Walk All Over Me (2007)

Baby Mama (2008)
Choke (2008)
The Onion Movie (2008)
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Step Brothers (2008)
Watchmen (2009)
Wonder Woman (2009)

Mr. Show: Season 1 (1995, 4 episodes)
Batman Beyond: Season 1 (1999, 13 episodes)
Andy Richter Controls the Universe: Season 1 (2002, 6 episodes)
Andy Richter Controls the Universe: Season 2 (2002-2003, 13 episodes)
Arrested Development: Season 3 (2005-2006, 13 episodes)
Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 (2008-2009, 20 episodes)

Friday, April 03, 2009

94% Locke

You Scored as Locke

You're Locke! People underestimate you, but you know you can do anything you want to. You hate limits being put on your life - you don't like it when people don't believe in you.














Test link not via Moko because that moron forgot to add a link to the test, that moron.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Currently Reading #50: "God Does Not Care"

This will maybe be the last Currently Reading because this has surely been the boringest SUPERBLOG!! feature ever. Cry if you must.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

No Future for Web-Fools

Hooray! Today is the first day of the implementation of the IPRED directive in Sweden. A controversial new law makes it legal for the Mafia to use torture when interrogating suspected file sharers. This is expected to make teenagers all over the country want to spend more money on music and film.

Seriously, I thought Goran/Goeran/Göran Persson was a stupid fat pig but he's starting to look like an actual human being next to the MONSTER that is Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Idiot of Sweden. And what about his Minister for Injustice, Beatrice Ask? Do you know why her vision for the nation's future is called "Asksamhället" - the Society of Ash? Because she is trying her damnedest to burn the Internet to the ground.