Friday, April 25, 2008

A plug for my new favorite web site...


Ever wonder if those old episodes of Silver Spoons are as good as you remember? Or did you happen to miss last night’s episode of The Office? Well, wonder and miss no more. Hulu.com is where I go to LEGALLY watch the TV shows I missed (or miss). It also collects webisodes and sneak peeks that are only available on each show’s web site (today’s shows, not Silver Spoons). I went there to watch The Office that was on last night and spent the morning watching old SNL clips and Family Guy episodes. They have a small collection of movies too. Anyway, check it out.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Only nerds know where Aquaman lives

Slow blogging reflects my time spent at work and at school. Either way, enjoy another of my favorite moments from The Office.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

re: Your Brains

For those of you that don't already know, zombies stories (movies, books, etc.) are used by their creators as an avenue for social commentary. Every zombie story worth its salt is actually some kind of allegory on today's societal short comings. This song by Jonathan Coultan is no exception...plus the chorus is catchy. Also, check out his cover of Sir MixAlot's Baby Got Back on YouTube. Hysterical.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

more of DARPA's toys



Looks like DARPA is at it again. Most of you know what I do for a living, so forgive this semi-work-related posting, but conceptually I think this is pretty cool.

The aforementioned research arm of the U.S. military is pursuing the development of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has its stamina measured in months and years, rather than hours (our current UAVs stay up for 24-48 hours before having to return home).

Why bother with something like this? Because satellites take forever to maneuver into position and existing UAVs require in-theater bases to supply and refuel. This new UAV will provide retaskable, pseudo-satellite capabilities in an unmanned aircraft package. This article has many more geek-chic details for those of you interested. Additionally, the article also mentions the development of a suborbital, rocket delivered UAV that can provide intelligence support anywhere in the world within 1-2 hours. Also very cool. By the way, both of these images are conceptual, not actual.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Some wisdom dispensed...

Sometimes I come across something that gives me pause for consideration or strikes me as profound. I've thrown some of the short ones into my random quote generator up top. Others, like this one, are too long:

One evening an old Cherokee spoke to his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dwight's Fitness Orb

This is the first of many clips from "The Office" that I intend to share, highlighting some of my favorite moments over the last few seasons. I will only be posting my favorite "single-shot" moments rather than story arc moments since the latter would be difficult to post and would probably require some explanation or background information. I'm curious as to how many of you were already laughing when you saw the title. Either way, enjoy.

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