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Sunday, January 27, 2008
  Lego Monty Python


via the flick filosopher

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  Spy Satellite Threatens Earth
According to Wired News: "A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or early March, government officials said Saturday." The 20,000 pound satellite contains hazardous materials, and is due to make an uncontrolled reentry in February or March. How nice.

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Friday, January 25, 2008
  A Blacker Black: Darkest Known Material Created
"In the 1984 film, lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel looks at the album cover for the first time and opines, 'It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none, none, none more black.'"

The creation of the darkest material know to exist in the universe is pretty cool, but National Geographic quoting Spinal Tap in its description is even cooler.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008
  Snickers introduces Charged - a caffeinated bar
According to Junk Food Blog, Snickers is introducing a new candy bar, Snickers Charged, to their lineup. which includes B vitamins, caffeine, and taurine. Now, if they would just make one with caffeine, dark chocolate, and almonds instead of peanuts, I would start buying it by the case.

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  Startup Says It Can Make Ethanol for $1 a Gallon, and Without Corn
According to Wired.com, an Illinois startup claims to be able to produce ethanol from any organic material, at a cost of only one dollar a gallon. The process combines two of the most common methods of ethanol production, and would allow ethanol to be produced locally, out of whatever material happens to be on hand. Unlike corn ethanol, it has no impact on the food supply. This almost sounds to good to be true, but I hope it is, and I hope these guys make millions of dollars.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
  Kitten sneaks onto flight from Florida to Texas
Great headline. Great quote. Kitten sneaks onto flight from Fla. to Texas: "'I went to unpack and saw some of the clothes and saw it wasn't my suitcase,' Rob Carter tells the paper. 'I was going to close it, and a kitten jumped out and ran under the bed. I screamed like a little girl.'"

via USAtoday.com
 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
  Moment of Dolphin Zen
Soothing violing music? Check. Happy dolphins? Check. Mesmerizing dolphin bubbles? Check.

 
Monday, January 21, 2008
  I ♥ XKCD

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  Crazy Japanese Video - Part 2
Bunnies. In prison. In a Japanese cartoon. Check it out.

via Mental Floss

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  Panda Toaster!

I just love the Japanese.



via Cute Overload

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Sunday, January 20, 2008
  Caprica TV Series Gets Second Chance
There is some good news coming out of the WGA strike. According to TV Squad, the all-but-forgotten prequel to Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, which was previously shelved, may end up being broadcast. It appears that only the pilot has already been filmed, but there are a number of scripts already written, and since everyone, including Sci-Fi , is starved for new material, they may give it a shot after all.

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  Brooklyn Bridge to get a Waterfall
According to Yahoo! News, Danish artist Olafur Eliasson is planning
four New York City waterfalls, including one on the Brooklyn Bridge, illustrated in the photo below.



I'm torn. Part of me thinks, "It's the Brooklyn Bridge! You can't do that!" The other part thinks that it's going to look really, really cool...

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Saturday, January 19, 2008
  Navy loses explosive charge off San Diego coast
Here's a headline you never want to see: Navy loses explosive charge off San Diego coast, hopes it washes ashore. I think enjoyed the last part the best.

via USATODAY.com

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  Star Trek Trailer

I'm so happy.

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  ROCKETMANNNNNNNN
Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy Blog brings us Rocketman, an almost indescribable clip of William Shatner's "interpretation" of Rocket Man, from the 1978 Saturn Awards. There are so many interesting things about this. He was introduced by Bernie Taupin, whose reaction we unfortunately do not get to see. There is also a link to a discussion of the clip by William Shatner, during which he explains that it was supposed to be funny. (As Scott Adams would say, "It's not funny if you have to explain it.") It makes me wonder if he was making fun of himself all along, and we just didn't know it, or if his recent foray into self-deprecating humor is causing him to cast some of his other work in another light.

(Apologies to readers of Baby Weinstein , for my inexplicable cross-posting of this item.)
 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
  Peace on Earth - LOLCat style



funny pictures
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  Ralph Wiggum for President in 2008!
Ralph Wiggum for President in 2008! Why not?

 
  FIOS rocks!
I had Verizon FIOS installed yesterday, and so far, I'm very happy. Here are my speedtest results before, when I was using Road Runner:


Here are my results using FIOS:


I have been thinking of going to an online backup service like Amazon's S3, using Jungle Disk, but the thought of uploading 20 gigs of data at under 500 kbps made my head hurt. I'll be setting up my Jungle Disk account shortly.
 

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