Saturday, May 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Haitoku!!

Haitoku is now 20~!
We all want to wish you the best of Birthdays, even though this blog is a bit late...Its the thought that counts, right? :P

Eddie Izzard- Death Star Canteen

A comedian takes up a funny scene from the Death Star lunch room. Note: Minor language warning!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Ani-Pock Podcast Episode 22

Ep 022: "You have to try Green Apple Tea"

PROBLEMS? Just download the file directly: Episode 22.MP3

Today's topics: Meet Ogi,, things that should come in cans, sticker and tattoo machines
Hosts: Pocky, Ogi, Chikyuu
Intro/Outro by Kip

Listen to all the previous shows in the archive.

2008 Cheese Roll Gloucestershire UK

"Fearless competitors once again meet in Gloucestershire UK to chase big cheese logs down a steep hill. The winner gets a big cheese log. The losers go to the hospital."

Oh man, the last set of people really fell down the hill!

This was featured previously on Ani-Pock when a Japanese TV station sent a Japanese man to the UK event. He got 2nd place!!! I have to say, the Japanese announcers/mixed in music make it so much better =P

The complete post from 2007 is here >>

Thursday, May 29, 2008

This gas station got creative

Bet they made everyone look twice.

What's the cost of gallon of gas in your town? $4.17 here for the lowest grade~

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cookie Monster using a computer has a dilema:

Reunion Updates

We're nearly ready for the reunion!
Pocky and I (mostly Pocky though XD ) have been working on the reunion page. Most of the festivities should take place on one page, including the "reunion photo", classic AP events, classic chat boards, etc.
We've prepared some surprises for the reunion date, but we do plan to continue to give away prizes and have lots of activities for the day!

On June 1st we will launch the AP Reunion Hall page. If you know any Pockers you are in contact with that haven't been around in a while, invite them back for the day to sign the guest book, and maybe leave a contact!

Now all we need is you to come, and we'll have a party! See you Sunday, June 1st!

If you have any final questions or comments, leave them here or email Kip at his AP mail address.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Stealing from Girl Scouts

These girls are toast!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Collection of funny headlines

Here's a collection of funny headlines! Click image below to see.

Indiana Jones Lego Boulder...

Somehow I don't think this was planned very well. They just push it down a San Fransisco hill!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Asuka's version of Naruto's Gyururu

Our very own Asuka has sung the Gyururu song from Naruto.

PROBLEMS? Just download the file directly: asuka_gyururu.mp3

Reveal the Ani-Pock Community: Zaku

Thanks for the fun questions on the last episode.

Our contestant this week is: Lord Zaku!!
So how do you play?
Here is a recap of Rin's rules!:

Every week a member is selected from the Ani-Pock Memberlist and it will be posted who that member is, then everyone else can comment under the post any questions that they want to ask about that member, but please keep in mind to keep the questions decent, indecent questions will be deleted. If you are picked, you may choose the next contestant at the end of your week.
So lets get to it! Ask Zaku questions!!

Previous contestants: Mudpelt, Kami, Lucy, PockyWarrior, Nippou, Kip, Hullo, Zeke, xBombr, Rena, Rin, Chikyuu, Mercesteys, Kiraneko, Rose, Meyume.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Asuka's version of Hakuna Matata!

Our very own Asuka has sung the Hakuna Matata song from the Lion King in Japanese!
She sings it with herself, doing a low voice once, and the cute high voice we know the second time!

PROBLEMS? Just download the file directly: asuka_hakuna_matata_japanese.mp3

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


We're less than two weeks away from the AP Reunion!
So far the response has been great! Pockers have been contacting past members already and we've seen a resurgence of so many classic pockers to the site! Well June 1st is your chance to leave your everlasting (as long as the internets and AP last that is) mark on the site by signing the official guestbook of members past, present, and future.

We invite you and any past pockers to come and sign the book. If you are, or if you know someone who hasn't been on the site in a while. Check these forum posts for missing pockers and how the reunion recovery effort has been going.

Aside from the guestbook, on reunion day, AP will feature giveaways and classic AP events! We have two prizes already, a $25 Gaia Online gift card and a swank Megaman computer game!
As for classic AP events...
Maybe stuff like the magnet board!

And for those of you who have already come back, we'd better see you Sunday, June 1st!
If you can't make it that day, we should have the guest book up for you to sign long after the event!

Hope to see you there!

Oh and update the current member list if you haven't left a quote.

Monday, May 19, 2008

2nd Graders Can be Funny ^_^

Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of ?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the
world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use
string, I think.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to

Why did your mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him. (my personal favorite)
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms & dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that
' s who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of
plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of
2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it
and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of
her head.

Some smart 2nd graders...

mac users beware the Newton virus

Its a virus, but not a harmful or deadly one...(how is a computer virus deadly..I do not know... O.o;; ) but rather a cute one.

The virus reminds me alot of a game I use to have. Its called Kirby tilt and tumble. If you've ever played that game, it seems that the virus is simmilar to that game!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Reveal the Ani-Pock Community: Meyume

Thanks for the fun questions on the last episode.

Our contestant this week is: Meyume!!
So how do you play?
Here is a recap of Rin's rules!:

Every week a member is selected from the Ani-Pock Memberlist and it will be posted who that member is, then everyone else can comment under the post any questions that they want to ask about that member, but please keep in mind to keep the questions decent, indecent questions will be deleted. If you are picked, you may choose the next contestant at the end of your week.
So lets get to it! Ask Meyu questions!! I hope she can be around to answer them!

Previous contestants: Mudpelt, Kami, Lucy, PockyWarrior, Nippou, Kip, Hullo, Zeke, xBombr, Rena, Rin, Chikyuu, Mercesteys, Kiraneko, Rose.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Asuka's version of the Super Mario Western!

Our very own Asuka has sung the Super Mario Western!
Amazing, considering Asuka doesn't speak Japanese and there were no Japanese spelled out lyrics!

PROBLEMS? Just download the file directly: asuka_western_world_super_mario_world.mp3

I know you've all thought about these things before...

There is some language towards the end, if you are offended by this, do not watch.

Also, check out the picture at the end, I think someone likes Tay Zonday. :P



Friday, May 16, 2008


Chao made me realize how much I miss you all and Ani-Pock in itself!
So I drew this for you, yes, you... /wink.

Meyume <3

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Coverage from NMAC '08

Well, it's finally done.
Northern Michigan Anime Convention '08 (AKA Ani-Pock Con ;) ) debuted this last weekend in Traverse City, MI, USA.

It was seriously three months maximum of planning, that's all, and it all came together in one day! Now I've finally had time to rest, recover from the fatigue sickness I got from all of the planning and event day stress, and I've got my computer running now since I nearly broke it after all of the work I was doing in the final days before the con!
But I do report that NMAC was a hit. We certainly have a great convention set up for next year.
I do not believe any A-Pers came up this weekend in attendance, but it was still quite the little event.

First off, opening ceremony introduced a different kind of masquerade event, Mr. & Mrs. NMA, which, as I've said, and you can quote me, is like prom king and queen for those of us who never stood a chance. Well we crowned two winners, the queen got a tiara and the king, a Nabeshin fro. They got lunch with special guest Tiffany "Asuka" Grant, got neat gift bags, and even got the first dance during the closing ceremony and dance.
If you ever wanted to see Kip... well... here I am in the opening con video. Guess which one I am (not the married one).

(Additional note: Ladies, I'm not the married one!)

Miss Grant, our guest of honor was a hoot! She is quite a personable gal and very flexible with all the things we had her doing. She even helped judge the Mr. & Mrs. competition. Baka Savant Productions premiered their latest movie to the con as our opening film. They are a talented bunch of parodists from within the state who use World of Warcraft as their engine for storytelling in their online video series, "The Chronicle of the Annoying Quest". Both Baka and Tiffany sat in and did autographs and panels.

The dealer's room was great. It was designed for few dealers, but each had unique merchandise and they had lots of space! One such anime video rental shop set up a booth in the dealer's room which was run by the same MacHarborGuy at Geek Media that filmed most of our convention and was the reason we got Baka Savants! Rob at Geek Media was a tremendous help in our first year in making our convention what it was.

We also had the usual things, gaming room, screenings, fanart room, and something near and dear to me, the Maid Cafe. I worked as a butler while I staffed two lovely maids to serve lunch and visit with our customers. Cafe visitors could also check out a manga as well. One of the maids, I have a tremendous crush on, she's so full of energy and was willing to do anything and everything for the con. She did the dancing in the opening video too! She changed outfits four times that day. It was great having her a the convention and as a maid.

We also had some terrific volunteers who did panels and skits throughout the day. A lot of great people to thank, who not only volunteered time and money, but some good effort as well. Several people come to mind as I write this. I really hope that you guys can experience an Ani-Pock convention someday, any maybe, by how successful our event was, you may consider launching your own convention.
Do it, I say!

Vote for President early!

Obama: I will Change who is president.
McCain: I promise I will not die in office.
Kafei: Tax free ice cream.

Magic Wheel

Bike + Scooter? Looks fun!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bike Cuff: Bicycle Theft Deterrent and Immobilizer

It's coming to the end of the school year for some of us. Time to show off what we've been pouring our time into!

Here's my term project for my industrial design class (IEOR 170). It's a possible solution to bicycle security! Asuka and I are going to make miliiiiiiiiions with this!
The Bike Cuff is designed to be used with another lock. Like "The Club" for cars, the Bike Cuff is a theft deterrent. It takes care of securing the front wheel and the frame, and in the process immobilizes steering at a 40 45 degree angle. The tight adjustable fit was inspired by handcuffs. This reduces space for insertion of pry tools and cable cutters.

This was a term project for IEOR 170 at the University of California Berkeley.

I am aware of the Master Lock Street Cuff. The Bike Cuff was designed with this in mind and has several advantages of the Street Cuff and AXA Lock widely used in Europe. The primary problem with the Street Cuff is that it the two halves are joined by a vulnerable metal chain. This lock has been defeated by simply cutting or even bending the chain. The Bike Cuff also features thicker, contoured edges to resist bolt cutters. The Master Lock Street Cuffs are more or less standard hand cuffs with some decorative plastic overlaid.

These slides could not be included within the 10 minute presentation unfortunately.

PC is number 2!

This is for you PC. xD
I also found this cool music video... made completely on a Mac! It's the The Bird and the Bee's "Again and Again." Even if you don't like Macs, it's still pretty cool how they made this.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sean and Greg from Making April
Making April will play a song live on webcam on their myspace page tomorrow at 7:30 eastern time.
Check it out and talk on their flash chat! Its lots of fun, and they're total studs (if you couldn't tell from the picture)


Sunday, May 11, 2008

~Artist Corner~ (NEW!)

Hello everyone! :3 I am starting a new section on the community blog to recognize our many AP artists. There are a lot of members on here who have great talent, photographers, video editors, drawers, writers, and more. So this is just a little spot to recognize these artists and to give them our encouragement, and support.

(This whole idea was inspired by Purly, I've been watching all her drawing videos on youtube, and I wanted to bring them here. If you don't know who Purly is Sorry for the typos! ><)

Purly is on youtube, just as "Purly". She has many more videos too, that are just as amazing!

**Edit: AP members, if you have stuff that you would like to share, email me,
Thanks!~ :3

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mentos and Diet Coke in super slow motion!

All together now: Ooooooooooooh!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Reveal the Ani-Pock Community: Rose

Thanks for the fun questions on the last episode. Although Merc sorta dumped out all imagination before answering my questions...

Our contestant this week is: Rosaline/Pices Dragon!!
So how do you play?
Here is a recap of Rin's rules!:

Every week a member is selected from the Ani-Pock Memberlist and it will be posted who that member is, then everyone else can comment under the post any questions that they want to ask about that member, but please keep in mind to keep the questions decent, indecent questions will be deleted. If you are picked, you may choose the next contestant at the end of your week.
So lets get to it! Ask Rose questions!!

Previous contestants: Mudpelt, Kami, Lucy, PockyWarrior, Nippou, Kip, Hullo, Zeke, xBombr, Rena, Rin, Chikyuu, Mercesteys, Kiraneko.

Happy Birthday Meyume ! 18th !

Everyone heard that you love ants. So from Mochi and beyond, let the march of the ants begin!

Happy Birthday Meyume!

Bonus song!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Story Time with Ichigo Stars. (Re-Run)

This was reposted by request:
Once upon a time way back when Ani-Pock had a different face. A different address, and different members. It was a new site, like a pop can that just gotten opened. It’s all CO2’ed and tasty. But, slowly people started to use the site for nasty, disgusting things. Like cybering, flaming, spamming and the horrible thing called complaining. Pocky had planned to take down that chat that made all those nasty things to happen, but something happened! THERE WAS DISCUSSIONS! THERE WAS TALKING! NO MORE SPAM! Yes, people started to talk literately which caught more people’s attention and more people came on and off. This is where we start our story. This is where you get to hear the stories of way back Ani-pock, the drama, the stupidness, funnies and even the secrets! Let us begin:
Since Ichigo has such a horrible memory, this story can be incorrect and far fetched. Even with information it can still be wrong since this has happened long time ago and people’s memories suck like mine own. BUT! I can tell you these facts are right this time.
This was three years ago back on ani-pock’s first site. We used to have the beloved cBox where the chatting first began. But it was also a dangerous times if you weren’t careful. The mods weren’t around often to watch the cBox which caused spamming and name stealing. But, even with this hanging around there still was talking, role playing (that was me. XD) and discussion. There was also romance in the air at Ani-Pock. But this romance soon became dramatic and deadly. Yes, deadly.
There was once a time when Phil was going out with Sakura, TenTen’s twin sister. It was going all so well. You could say there were two pockies in a coconut Pocky Box. But then, something came slithering about. It was something so horrible that it spread all around the site. Cheating. It was known that Phil was cheating on Sakura with PC. Yes, girls and boys, PC. Everyone gasped so violently that the site was down for a few hours, but it was back up before anyone noticed. When the news came to Sakura she was in tears. She could not believe he had cheated on her with another women! She wasn’t heard from ever again claiming she was going to kill herself. Of course all of you must be thinking she is a emo teenager that will get over it in a week after cutting herself. Nope. She ran away from her home. How do we know this? I hope you didn’t forget Sakura’s twin sister TenTen. She was angry at Phil for making her sister run away, but it wasn’t till a few days later that we find out Sakura had been killed. Some say she was killed during Hurricane Katrina and others say she hung herself in the closet, suicide. People in Ani-Pock were mixed in feelings. Some believed what TenTen said was true and other thought she was lying. Where did I side? Guess. Where would you believe I would be in this mess? Of course, I didn’t believe her. Who in the world would kill themselves over a internet relationship?! Apparently she did. I voiced out my opinion to the girl saying I didn’t believe her along with some others, and got myself banned. Yes, we got banned from that beloved cBox for not believing that TenTen’s sister died. Though we got ourselves unbanned by Pocky himself with the help of the draw board. After a day or two since this explosion of messy hair and blood we got ourselves some more information. It turns out that Sakura and TenTen weren’t twin sisters! They were the same person! WOW! What a horrible soup opera. So from what the few people that remember this story we have made this wonderful drama tale of Ani-Pock. Some of you will laugh at the remembrance of this story and others will be horrified or still be laughing. I hope it makes you laugh. xD

“When I think about it. Ani-pock is so dramatic. Like High School. Online. Without the Homework of course.” -PuckChickula

BBC World: Giant Amazon Water Lily

Pretty impressive!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Grocery Shop the Awesome way

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Empire Strikes Barack

The editing on this is great xD

Happy 21st Rose!

For your birthday, we present to you this Rose cake!

Now we know you're turning 21. It could be like this:

Or this!

Choose wisely!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May Member Melee

Rawr, rawr, rawr.

Guess what.

May member time.

Comments go there, not here.
Do not:
1. Hide your quote in the forum.
2. Put your quote on another site expecting me to find it there.
3. Burn your quote!

Happy May! :D

You can become pro at cooking too!

So, uh, this is PW's first post, and I bring to you the best cooking show ever! Meet Dave, who will teach you how to become an awesome cook. These videos will give you laughs, and hopefully improve your cooking skills.


Episode Four, which is Pocky's personal favorite:

Episode One:

His song is super catchy!
Also, you can go to for higher quality videos!

Sports? Will Ferrell Sings with Shaq


Drive around GoogleMaps! Find Queen Lucy!

This is pretty cool. There's a small car overlayed onto Google maps, which understands to stay on roads. Now you can drive around places all you want! Click image below to start:

Lots more cool stuff here!! Continue browsing...

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