Saturday, May 30, 2009


Regina Spektor - “Dance Anthem of the 80’s”

Off her latest album, Far, out June 23rd.

In a shocking, SHOCKING, turn of events, there are still some artists out there that sound distinctly unique instead of the homogenized crap that is being fed to this generation’s kids. The sad thing is that artists like Regina Spektor are maybe one in 200.

Worse it is to look back at the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Even with all the crap, there were still a LOT of talent acts out there. I guess that music is also going through some kind of recession.

If you haven’t tried it, check out some of her previous work. Regina Spektor is a fantastic musician, not just a pretty face singing somebody else’s lyrics to the tune of somebody else’s music.

Friday, May 29, 2009

MV CoilMaster Mark1 coilgun - Featured on Hacked Gadgets (via TeslaCommander)


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right!


Monday, May 25, 2009

V - Upfront Trailer (via rabbidtelevision)

This is too awesome. I guess Holywood did run out of ideas, so it is OK to stop trying and instead start remaking everything.

The funny thing about remakes is that there’s always a camp that will resist them with furious anger. Just take a look at Star Trek: awesome remake, anda small segment of the fans hate it under general principles.

Galactica? same thing. And now “V.”

Saturday, May 23, 2009

These children had a meeting with the President of the United States and were told to be there by 9:30 AM.

The staff waited for them until 10:30 AM. When they finally showed up, more than one hour late, they were of course turned away because President Obama HAS TO GO BACK TO THE BUSINESS OF RUNNING A COUNTRY, and can’t sit with his thumb up his ass waiting for people to show up for their meetings, late.

Lesson learned: be on time. You can’t possible tell these kids it is OK to show up one hour late for something that is so important, then whine when you lose your appointment. The real world does NOT work like that.

You schedule a meeting with me and you don’t call me to tell me that you are late, I won’t move anything in my schedule to make room for you, regardless of who the hell you are. If I find a hole later, fine. If not? Not my problem, I was at my desk on time.

This is something that I am glad that the US Army taught me. The whole idea of being late for anything, be it a work appointment, or even a routine checkup at the dentist, is foreign to me. I live 2 miles from my dentist, if I have an appointment and I know I am not going to walk into his office 10 minutes early, I call to let them know.

All it takes is a phone call, and maybe they can use that time to handle another patient while I am trying to make it to his office.


A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death.

People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don’t realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.

Calvin & Hobbes quotes

I totally get this.

Obama money (via rootsarama)

“We are out of money now” said Obama in his interview by Steve Scully on CSPAN.

Chinese Stuff Live Panda into Time Capsule!

Oh boy, has anyone seen Darth Panda?

Friday, May 22, 2009

I also have always liked the monster within idea. I like the zombies being us. Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.

George A. Romero

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle:
1: Take two aspirin
2: Keep away from children


Sunday, May 17, 2009

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

Dan Salomon

Let Me Entertain You Queen

Not only do I have this song stuck in my head, but it is the version from “Live Killers” instead of the one from “Jazz.”

Saturday, May 16, 2009

July Morning - Uriah Heep

Back in the dot-com days I used to share an office with a really nice guy who by pure chance happened to share my weird tastes in music. Probably in part because back when we were younger and dumber he used to play for a glam metal band (and as far as I can tell, he still plays to this day).

We would close the office door and blast Uriah Heep and Deep Purple for hours, we used to call it our “decadent music” time, which was great because nobody bothered us except whenever we annoyed the people in the offices at either side of our hall.

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.

Bill Watterson

Friday, May 15, 2009

“Jam Wow” featuring Vince Offer (Steve Porter’s Sham Wow remix) (via djsteveporter)

60% of the time I say WOW every time.

Possibly The World’s Smallest Car (via 6MadeInEngland9)

Good luck trying to drive anywhere in a place like DC in one of these things.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

In this galaxy there’s a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. And in the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all that, and perhaps more…only one of each of us.

Dr. McCoy, Star Trek, “Balance of Terror”

The Greatest Star Trek Quotes

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Martha My Dear - Phish

I got this song stuck in my head, was pleased to see how Phish managed to mangle the hell out of it while it still sounding very close to the Beatles’ original. This is the true mark of a great cover song.

Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As ‘Fun, Watchable’

You simply can’t make EVERYONE happy, can you?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mayo Clinic atrium piano, charming older couple… (via jodihume)

Fran & Marlo Cowan (married 62 years) playing impromptu recital together in the atrium of the Mayo Clinic.