One of my favorites, performed by students:
One of my favorites, performed by students:
The creature in the third of these three dog photos is the most WTF-looking dog I’ve ever seen. Seriously, what is that thing and what planet did it come from?
If you’ve ever looked at a Thomas Kinkade painting and thought it was nice but sort of dull – that it needed a little something to make it more interesting – you might like the Firelight Cottage t-shirt. I think Thomas Kinkade paintings are just fine, if not exactly high art, but I have to [...]
There are some things, even on the Internet, that you just sort of feel will last forever. 2 Blowhards was one of those things but they have announced that they are shutting down. I used to read 2 Blowhards almost every day but in the last few years I’ve haven’t read it very much and [...]
Oh! Oh! Look what I found at Wal-mart for $1.50 a yard! It was love at first site. This one will not spend one second in the stash. I’ve already cut it. It’s going to be another cool summer dress.
Meaningless T-Shirts – a blog devoted to making fun of t-shirts Adorable Microcars – Some of these are pretty cute but not practical for me. I need more room to haul stuff. When Chuck Norris Gets Bitten By a Zombie – Hah! Friends of Irony – “Ironic photos.” Lots of funny and odd signs. Neatorama [...]
We’ve been having some connectivity problems lately so I didn’t get around to mentioning that yesterday was the 70th “birthday” of Bugs Bunny. And all those cartoons that were made before I was born are still funny. Some of them might be even funnier because there are things I get now that I completely missed [...]
Everyone who sews has probably run into this. Someone admires the dress or blouse you’re wearing and asks where you bought it. You tell them that you sewed it yourself. In tones of profound amazement they say something along the lines of, “Wow! You can’t even tell. It looks just like it came from a [...]
I finished reading The Line of Polity by Neal Asher. I think it might be my favorite in the Ian Cormac series so far but they’re all so good it’s hard to pick a favorite. If you like spaceships, strange planets and bizarre, scary alien creatures and can stand quite a lot of violence and [...]
I saw this list of 100 Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read and decided to do the “bold it if you’ve read it” thing. (Everyone? Really? Or just all science fiction fans?) The Postman – David Brin The Uplift War – David Brin – I’ve read a couple of Brin’s books but not these. Neuromancer [...]
Updated I was having a bit of conversation about e-book readers with my oldest son in the comments so I thought I would expand on that post with a little more of my thinking. PRICE – Although I’ve complained about prices, it’s not the primary thing on my mind. Nook is the cheapest at $149. [...]
“It seems somewhat common that people who are neither alien nor Asperger syndrome types have no conversation skills.” — here I was surprised, as this particular species is very close to extinction, even in the wilds of places like YouTube. — there What do people do when confronted with scientific evidence that challenges their pre-existing [...]
I think I might might want one of these: the PocketBook reader. Just like those big, popular e-book readers, they’re still way too expensive but they do all kinds of useful things like TXT, PDF and HTML and a whole bunch of formats I’ve never heard of, plus image files too. The 302 is the [...]
The music in this is bland and uninteresting but I love the simple pictures and bright colors – the children’s storybook look of it all. (Found here)
Classical Music’s New Golden Age is a very long essay but worth every minute it takes to read it. I was going to say that the commentators who are constantly moaning about the impending death of classical music and insisting that in order to “save” classical music we must make it more like pop music [...]
Just because the name Daniel Jackson inevitably brings to mind the character in Stargate: SG1 does not mean I have a one track mind.
Great comment on the i-dosing nonsense: Perhaps most importantly, what will happen if the kids move onto harder stuff like Steve Reich, Philip Glass or even Janet Cardiff’s installation, “The Killing Machine”? I’ve never heard of that last one but there’s an idea – spread the word that music by these composers is “mind-altering” and [...]
Crazy Things Parents Say – funny and sometimes weird Monster Bike – Judging by the accents, this is in the UK(?) More evidence that redneck culture is not limited to a certain region of the U.S. Exterminators were here – Hah! Hilarious. Sevarina has a lot more fun stuff. but does it float – Art [...]
Do I really need it or do I only want it? I think I have more angst over that question than most people. I tend to think of most things as wants rather than needs. How we define needs depends on ones culture, income and personal experience. Do we really need electricity? Of course we [...]
This is a great drawing. It’s one of those that makes me really wish I had that kind of talent. Be sure to click on it to make it bigger.
News Flash: Blogging is not dead. We knew that already, didn’t we? Blogging is for when we have more to say than what will fit in Twitter’s 140 character limit. Blogging also gives you more of a feeling of “home”. This is my place; I can decorate it however I like and make my own [...]
I like this. (I was going to put it here but embedding is not allowed.) The English horn is one of my favorite instruments but there isn’t much music written specifically for it. We mostly hear it in beautiful little moments.
There’s a book by David Brin, titled Kiln People. In it people can make copies of themselves and have them go out and do stuff they don’t have time to do or just don’t want to do and then upload the copy’s memories at the end of the day. Right now I’m thinking it would [...]