Wednesday, May 31, 2006

YouTube - Ask A Ninja: Question 21 "Revolution Cubed"

Thanks to Ogre for this... *interesting* look into this strange mix of Will Ferrell, Ann Landers, and DEATH BY POISON NEEDLE!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Windows Live Local

Mr Softy's answer to Google Maps - Best improvement is the Bird's Eye view, which is a pretty neat tool to look at aerial photos and see the side of your house.

Thanks to KayRay for the link!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

YouTube - Darth Vader: The Musical

I know that new viewers may be seeing this blog for the first time, and I really should be editing it better.

But darned if I don't have a love affair with both early Lucas and Lloyd Webber.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

YouTube - Phone With Crime Deterrent

Thanks to MNO for the idea to this link.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

cool new fatboy slim video - now with more juggling!

I don't think you have to be a member of myspace to see this SPECTACULAR example of either juggling-on-demand, video postprocessing, and/or ILM graphics wizardry.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Day 1 at the network upfronts. By Troy?Patterson

I have always been a fan of network TV, with all that that entails. This is a link to a Slate article that describes NBC's hard sell of next year's shows. Supermark would especially like this show, I think: Day 1 at the network upfronts. By Troy?Patterson: "Heroes, with its moody assemblage of Benetton models discovering their new superpowers, was unquestionably born as a handy high-concept formula, X-Men meets Lost. On the one hand, its young cast was not at all convincing in describing its charms. On the other, one of its central themes is blowing up New York, which is timeless, the action equivalent of a simple strand of pearls."

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Dilbert Blog: Predicting the Next President

Scott Adams has his prediction of who our likely next president is. I liked this quote, though:
Usually it’s obvious who is going to be the next president of the United States. First, the media decides for us who will be the nominees for each party. Then the voters elect the one who makes the most outrageous promises. That’s called leadership, and we like it.

The BBC's latest star - a baffled cabbie | the Mail on Sunday

A computer expert has described his astonishment at seeing the BBC's 24-hour news channel interview a taxi driver - in the mistaken belief it was him.

Thanks to Ogre for the link of this poor guy doing a yeoman's effort at answering some detailed computer and law questions.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

YouTube - Evolution of Dance

Ariel hooked me up with this... awesome look at a guy with too much dancing in him to be entirely straight.

(Ariel - you are also known as TwoPairs to my family)

(edited to actually make the first sentence a sentence.)

Sean's brush with celebrities at lunch, part 2

Since my last brush was with Weezie, you might be forgiven for forgetting about part 1. (that one was a lot less exciting than this one, as it merely involved sitting near her at Houlihan's during a large group lunch.) However, this one was VERY exciting to me, as it is my best example of local girl makes big (at least related to me.)

I've talked before about Jennifer Nettles, her two local bands (Soul Miner's Daughter and Jennifer Nettles Band,) and my brush with destiny. She's been more successful recently, even making a video with Jon Bon Jovi and being a leadsinger for Sugarland.

SO: while at lunch with EverBabe and SeanJrJr, I saw her. What did I do? Why, I acted perfectly cool and collected, of course, and treated her like someone who I went to high school with:

Me: "Jennifer?" (my standard trick for confirming I know someone's name)
She: {understandably confused} "...yes?"
Me: "Just wanted to say that I've known you since Soul Miner's Daughter days, and am very excited that things are going well for you."
She: "...Thank you?" (gesturing at the sleeping infant) "Is this your baby?"
Me: "No, just borrowing him for a bit."
She: {flee}

Dur dur durrrr.

In order to not appear like a COMPLETE idiot and stalker, I then spent the rest of the meal pointedly not looking at her. (yes, i recognize i still *am* a complete idiot - just didn't want to look like one.) Which brings us to another thing EB and I were talking about at lunch (pre-idiot, thank you.) Back to the Scott Adams blog:

A large part of being a big-time cartoonist involves live interviews on camera,
and giving speeches to large crowds. Those activities terrify people that have a
normal fear of embarrassment. Not me. If I’m going to embarrass myself, I want
witnesses, and lots of them. The entertainment value seems wasted if only one
person notices.

I couldn't agree more. Hence this post. (PS - this is what she looked like at lunch. )

Monday, May 08, 2006

Random photo dump - so you can play along at home!

Thought I would share my eHarmony photos with you guys, so you could:
A) Laugh, and shake your head in pity
B) Laugh, and shake your head in anger
C) Say - Hey, *that's* not what you look like
D) Say - Hey, *I* want to go out with you.
E) All of the above.

As blogger is treating me badly right now, I'll leave you with this one image. More to come soon.

"Me and Mom in Central Park, Thanksgiving 2001. (up there for the parade after 9/11)"

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

PRODUCT: Control Issues T-Shirt

Thanks to EverBabe for the gift of this lovely T-Shirt.

However, I do *not* think that I have control issues. As long as I have complete control, everything goes very well. Perfectly, some say.

"..And Stephen Colbert was never heard from again."

Don't know if you have been paying attention to this stuff recently, but as political satire while actually standing in the lion's mouth goes, this is top grade stuff.

Thanks to Slate for the video link, and thanks to Troy for lines like the following:

"In the immediate wake of Colbert's most brutal line ("I stand by this man. I
stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands
on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city
squares."), the president of the United States wore, on his peeved lips, an
expression that you usually see only in the instant before a bar fight. "

You'll see what he means in the video. One caveat - It is long, but could just be listened to. It slows down at about the 15 minute mark, too, but the bit with Helen Thomas was more amusing than the press corps would have you believe.