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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Backdated Post

Yes, I am cheating and back dating a post, because I didn’t have a chance to finish my Chemex post which I should finish tonight and make for the official Sunday post.

Anyway, I wanted to talk about a really interesting story I heard on the Radiolab podcast. Radiolab is a Public Radio show, not too dissimilar to This American Life, but the stories are more targeted towards science. It’s also very highly ‘produced’, since one of the hosts seems to be fascinated with that. Anyway, it’s an interesting show and I recommend downloading and listening to some of it.

Back to the point of this post – in the latest podcast, there is a story about a young woman who was hit by an 18 wheeler while riding her bicycle in New York. I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that the story is uplifting despite the dire start of it. I recommend taking twenty minutes or so to listen to Finding Emilie.

posted by neil at 12:29 pm
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Today’s Earworm

Note – videos linked may not be 100% SFW.

The Mighty Boosh is a UK comedy duo composed of Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. They’ve had three tv series (seasons) of the most surreal, crazy, and amusing show. In the latest season, which they are showing on Adult Swim, they have a few very catchy songs. In particular, the main song from the first episode, “Eels Up Inside Ya” has been in my head all day. Unfortunately embedding is disabled on the version from the show, but here is a live version. Please enjoy:

Also, as bonus, an interview with them on Jonathan Ross a few years ago. This is made more amusing by the fact that John Barrowman is seen on the couch with their backup Shaman and Gorilla about 7:30 into the video:

posted by neil at 10:22 pm
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Monday, April 27, 2009

A Quantum of Solace

I watched the latest James Bond movie, A Quantum of Solace this weekend. The movie was as bizarre as it’s title. pretty much. The plot featured a bad guy who was definitely not good, but not a giant mastermind – but of course I think this is an introduction to the modern SPECTRE, Quantum. Or maybe not. There was not super cool tech in this movie, not even an in car-defibrillator, but I guess the super cellphone and the special computer desk were considered gadgety enough.

I decided that I like Daniel Craig a lot, while at the same time not being a huge fan of his Bond character interpretation. Of course it might not be his fault, but that of the writer and director, but Mr. X from L4yer Cake is more suave than his Bond version could ever hope to be. Still, he’s better than Timothy Dalton, for sure.

As far as a rating, it’s about 3.25 out of 5.4 rabbit turds, on a rabbit turd scale. – pretty low for Bond!

On a lighter note, I will leave you with this, the theme song as if David Bowie had sung it:

posted by neil at 8:39 pm
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

This Song is Catchy

Tell me it’s not!

posted by neil at 9:28 am
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Monday, August 4, 2008


Here are some ratings from the past few weeks:

Batman The Dark Knight – A well executed superhero movie. It was not perfect, of course, but it was way better than average. You probably all know this already. I won’t bore you, I will just rate it. 11 out of 12 rabbit turds.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army – Hrm, this movie was visually interesting, but one should expect no less of a movie directed by del Toro. The thing is, I think the first movie of the series was better for a couple of reasons. First, and foremost, the villains in the first movie were just better villains. Second, the heroes were more interesting in the first movie. And third, the plot of the first movie, although silly, of course, was more solid than this sequel. 5 out of 8 rabbit turds for this one.

posted by neil at 6:13 am
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A video

I made this video from my MRIs. Sound is recommended, but you might want to turn it down.

posted by admin at 10:56 am
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