Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pet Hippo

I totally want one.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Lethem on Dick

What's that? A British sandwich? A sexual axhortation?

No, it's just an All Things Considered interview with Jonathan Lethem about the new collection of old Philip K. Dick novels he's edited. I haven't listened yet, but I was excited to see this.


Thursday, July 26, 2007


Kid eats a Habanero pepper:

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(via BoingBoing)


Does anyone have any particular thoughts on the Democratic candidates for president? For the moment, I don't really, but I'd like to have some, and maybe yours will do.

Also, a collection of ravens is called an 'unkindness.'

Also, also, this is my favorite website right now; it's very embarrassing.

Also, also, also, I proved something today, although it's stupid.

Also^4, I just got back from Poland+Germany on Monday.

Also^5, the fact that I have to deal with captcha on to post to a blog that we own is still fucking weirding me out. xarskl

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Darjeeling Limited Trailer

Here's the trailer to the new Wes Anderson movie, featuring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brodie and Jason Schwartzman. He's done well with brothers in a spiritual crisis before, so this could be good.

In the meantime, I had a meeting at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission today to advocate for allowing minors into alcohol-serving venues, which would potentially make all-ages venues possible in this state. It seemed to go really well!

And the PDX Pop Now! City Hall show is this afternoon.

Yet, still, all I want to do is read the last 100 pages of Harry Potter.


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Alternative Covers

Printable covers to hide the fact that you're reading a Harry Potter Book. I think my favorite might be the one about sharks.

(via First Draft)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

RoboCup 2007 Final, Humanoid League

watch on youTube

Some of you (Derek and Will) will remember how humorously terrible humanoid robot soccer players used to be. They've come a suprisingly long way. Watch especially how they get up after falling and how the goalies dive on the balls.

(via Bruce Sterling)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Fucking Blue Shells

Fucking Blue Shells
Fucking Blue Shells

Friday, July 13, 2007

All XBox 360s are deffective

After many months of public complaints and outcries, Microsoft has publically admitted that *ALL* (as in every single one ever sold) Xbox360's have a design defect that can lead to their failure. Though Robbie Bach, head of Microsoft's Xbox360 Division refused to elaborate on the issue, the general consensus is that it's one of botched thermal design management and inadequate dissipation of heat leading to component failure. All of the nearly 12 million units currently in the hands of consumers are effected. Though Microsoft has not issued a global recall, they have tripled the warranty coverage period, and are expected to have to dole out over $1 Billion to correct the situation.

(from Fast Silicon via Anarchaia)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wii News

A somewhat cranky Wii-skeptic reports from E3 about upcoming games. Most importantly, the new Smash Bros. comes out Dec. 3rd (supposedly) and the new MarioKart will have an online multiplayer mode, along with a new steering-wheel like controller. Commence anticipation...now.

Super Mario Galaxy preview

YouTube Link

The Godfather

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Coming to LA

Hey All-

Just wanted to let you know that I'll be in LA from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 22 - the longest stretch of time I've spent home in a while, and the first time period this year. If you're around, let me know, as it would be great to hang out and do some serious swimming and such. It'll be dudetacular. No girls allowed.


Monday, July 09, 2007

A Sketch Towards a Taxonomy of Meta-Desserts

This may be the ultimate achievement of the rational mind: A Sketch Towards a Taxonomy of Meta-Desserts:

According to it's author: "Base dessertoms along the top, applied dessertoms and dessert operations down the side." The result if a periodic table of desserts that includes WHOLE NEW NEVER-INVENTED DESSERTS!

More discussion on Raspberry Debacle...

Alternative Energy


(via project.ioni.st)

Sunday, July 08, 2007

The King


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Transformers Review

Vern from Aint It Cool is less than pleased with the Transformers movie. I'll probably still see it, but at this point I do not have high hopes.