Archive for the ‘Stuff I saw’ Category

Privacy and Unintended Consequences

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Many people are concerned about the liberties that social media, especially facebook, take with their information.  Recently Warren Ellis mentioned that the likeness of a friend of his had been used without her permission in the theatrical trailer for a social media movie.  Her response is awesome, both in that it is simply more speech rather than some sort of suit, and in its content.

Old Spice and the Perfect Life

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Brenda’s in the other room watching The Old Spice Guy.  That’s cool; he’s pretty awesome. But, me, I prefer to kick it old school.

Then again, you knew that.

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I know I’ll want to find this flowchart for understanding Total Eclipse of the Heart again. Now anyone reading this can find it again, too.

Shatner/Palin

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Oh, I could not be happier with this: William Shatner reads Sarah Palin’s farewell speech on Conan O’Brian.

Already moved.  Try this link.  Searching Shatner/Palin on YouTube also probably works.

Impressive Flight

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

A 15-year old has flown cross country (as in across the country) landing at Compton Woodley.  Nice job.

Our New Ambassador to Ireland

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

On the one hand, I think this is kind of cool, but on the other I was hoping Obama would avoid these kinds of shenanigans.

Han Solo, PI

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Another awesome thing tweeted by Gareth.

Meet the Vikings…

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

What can one say? I love the Muppet Show.  This is really perfect, from the song selection to the off-key execution.

No more polka Grammy

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

This is kind of sad news.  Not that I’m a huge polka fan, but it seems sad.

Valedictory Address

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

I’ve always been kind of proud of my valedictory address, but Jeffrey Rowland has shown me the error of my ways.