Thursday, August 28, 2008

johanna (via baterflai)

I woke up from my nap with this song stuck in my head. As soon as I started the video I remembered it was a strong anti-appartheid anthem.

PJ watching himself on Youtube

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Fab Four - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (via growlyman)

I got this song stuck in my head since I saw Across the Universe. The Across the Universe version is very original (and more than a bit freaky). I couldn’t find a real Beatles video, and the only clips from the movie sucked, so I started looking for covers. The best one is by the tribute band The Fab Four.

Koi Pond for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.

Monday, August 25, 2008

The only cure for writer’s block is insomnia.

Merit Antares

boomtown rats _ dont like mondays (via noCoffee)

What I really hate about MY Mondays in particular is the large amount of time spent on troubleshooting instead of writing new code.

There’s always something broken.

There’s always a customer demanding attention.

By the time I am done with the firefighting drills, most of the morning is gone. And on top of that, I still ended losing half my afternoon troubleshooting my own stupid project! Grr.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Police - So Lonely (via policevideos)

I was actually looking for Shambelle, but that song was a “B” side and the only available videos are jam sessions plus one douchebag adding a heavy metal solo on top of it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

(the) Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.

Vince Lombardi

99 Red Balloons

PJ as a railroad engineer

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

PJ re-discovers Project Gotham Racing

9 Marbles, ha ha ha ha ha

Santana - Soul Sacrifice (Woodstock 1969) (via TheDormouse)

Another representative performance. I like this set in particular because Mickaƫl Shrieve (the drummer, youngest performer at the Woodstock 1969 festival) pretty much steals the show from Carlos Santana.

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

Sun Tzu

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sometimes it pays to stay in bed in Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday’s code

Dan Salomon

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mister Rogers the Clown (via nebunie)

Were you scared of clowns as a child? I never cared much for them, but now as an adult I keep running into people telling me how they were terrified by clowns.

Nick Drake - Day is Done (via mouthfuloflead)

Nick Drake is one of the most obscure members of the “Rockstars that Died Young” Club.

Dolores had no hobbies, made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life. I speak for the majority of her family when I say her presence will not be missed by many, very few tears will be shed and there will be no lamenting over her passing.

Dolores Aguilar, 1929 - 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

New Elmo (via verapj)

Really crappy test video with PJ and his new (and annoying!) Elmo.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Deep Purple - Space Truckin’ - New York 1973 (via stever1957)

I caught myself singing this song aloud while wondering why half of my customers decided to spend the afternoon driving me crazy.

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Time is the longest distance between two places.

Tennessee William

This is probably the one Jefferson Airplane song that I love to hate the most.


It is my heart-warmed and world-embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us, the high, the low, the rich, the poor, the admired, the despised, the loved, the hated, the civilized, the savage (every man and brother of us all throughout the whole earth), may eventually be gathered together in a heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss, except the inventor of the telephone.

Mark Twain, Christmas greeting, 1890

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Sopranos: “Pussy the fish” scene (via deggis4)

I am watching this episode right now, it is arguably the most popular episode in the series.

THE HOLLIES - He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (via lmj22)

Wikipedia has a fascinating entry explaining this song, its origins and connections to popular culture.

Procrastination is suicide on the installment plan


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Beatles - How to Play Martha My Dear, Part 1 (via pianojohn113)

I can’t get this song out of my head, I am even dreaming of playing it myself, and I don’t even play piano!

Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.

Author Unknown

Friday, August 8, 2008

“One of these days I’m going to cut you into little pieces,” by Pink Floyd.

This is a live piece, performed at the amphitheater in the ruins at Pompeii.

The Rise And Fall of Twitter


Quiin is All-Write

Best insurance against PJ writing on our walls, he would use those Magna Doodles until he wore them down. And the writing behavior is almost identical, except PJ also drew a lot in his. By the way, I am 37 and I can’t write as legible as Quiin.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.

Henry A. Kissinger

James Randi exposes Uri Geller and Peter Popoff (via RationalResponse)

This is a very entertaining video, I remember the Uri Geller bashing since I was a kid, but this is the first time I see the case laid out in this way.

I just read this great science fiction story. It’s about how machines take control of humans and turn them into zombie slaves! … HEY! What time is it?? My TV show is on!

Calvin (Bill Watterson)

Happiness is a warm gun, momma.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pentagon’s Unmanned Spokesdrone Completes First Press Conference Mission!

Money quote: “The spokesdrone will field questions deemed too dangerous for a human press secretary, whose career could be irreparably damaged by answering them.

What makes stupidity really insufferable is that it is forever in action…idiocy knows no rest.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language

Mark Twain

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Eating bacon doesn’t make you unhealthy. Being a fat bastard makes you unhealthy.

onomatopoetic, in reply to “Ham and bacon keep us healthy,” claims meat firm. At last, advertising we can believe in.



Dog credit: Random Good Stuff

That borders on the cruel. At least the poor thing got to eat them at the end.

Try that with a cat and it will scratch out one of your eyes on your first attempt.

I don’t know what your childhood was like, but we didn’t have much money. We’d go to a movie on a Saturday night, then on Wednesday night my parents would walk us over to the library. It was such a big deal, to go in and get my own book.

Robert Redford

Friday, August 1, 2008