Otto the Octopus

December 10th, 2008

Otto the octopus likes to short-circuit lights that annoy him, smash his tank with rocks, and juggle his fellow occupants.

Doin’ The Honeybee Quantum Dance

December 10th, 2008

Honeybee dances seem to bear an uncanny resemblance to projections of six-dimensional manifolds. Manifold as in ‘tricky math thing’, not the thing in your car.

Expect it to show up in an episode of Numb3rs any week now.

* Disclaimer: Numb3rs is a show on CBS, which used to be a partner of Switchboard.com, where I used to work. I own a baseball cap that says “CBS Switchboard.com”.

Long Live The King! (*Really Long*)

July 24th, 2008

A bust of ‘Elvis’ carved in the 2nd century A.D.

Dr. Horrible…Going…Going…

July 20th, 2008

This is the last chance to see the terrific Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog before it disappears at midnight on Sunday.

Joss Whedon (of Firefly and Buffy fame) created this superhero/villain musical (!).

If you miss it, you can borrow my DVD (which I’ll be ordering about 15 milliseconds after it’s available).

IM IN UR GALAXY EATIN UR STARZ

July 18th, 2008

The Smithsonian posted aUCLA animation of stars in the center of our galaxy which provides evidence for the black hole in the center.

Spore Has More Species Than The Earth

July 15th, 2008

Electronic Arts reported yesterday that 1.8 million creatures have been designed using the Creature Creator program for its yet-to-be-released game Spore.

So far 1.5 million species have been cataloged on the Earth.

Intelligent Design FTW!

How Do You Get On And Off A Train That Never Stops?

July 2nd, 2008

From the top, of course!

This looks really cool, but more expensive than my idea of a big net on the front, and a slide down into a sea-of-balls at the back.

Mazapán.se – You Have To Burn The Rope

April 30th, 2008

A game whose only redeeming feature is the end-credit song: You Have To Burn The Rope

Grand Theft Auto game causes crime! Proof!

April 29th, 2008

Ars Technica reports that Delivery drivers are stealing copies of the new GTA IV game en route to retailers!

I guess the conservatives were right all along – video games DO cause crime!

Language Designers – Keep The Facial Foliage

April 29th, 2008

There appears to be a correlation between language popularity and facial hair.

See also the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™

Das Rad or, The Wheel

April 27th, 2008

(via digg)

A 2003 Academy Award nominee, progress as viewed by two rock-people: Das Rad or, The Wheel

Code Metrics

April 1st, 2008

From a co-worker: WTFs/m

xkcd’s Tribute To Gary Gygax

March 7th, 2008

Ultimate Game

Just in case you’re not a nerd, Gary Gygax was the co-creator of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game.

Skywalkers in Korea Cross Han Solo

March 3rd, 2008

Headline writer deserves a raise.

Look Up Wednesday Night Feb 20 2008

February 19th, 2008

A total lunar eclipse starts Wednesday night at 8:43pm EST, totality at 10:01pm.

Don’t miss it, the next one’s in December of 2010!

KFC Wants To Ban Chicken-Fried Steak

February 18th, 2008

“…we would like to call for a ban on all food products falsely calling themselves chicken. It is our assertion that all foods be properly labelled to identify their true contents.?

Girl Scout cookies, anyone?

24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot

November 9th, 2007

24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot – CollegeHumor video

Amazing Drum Tenor Solo Video

November 8th, 2007

Tim Jackson’s winning performance at the Drum Corps International Championships

Hot Squirrel Tail, Yeah, Baby!

August 24th, 2007

Squirrels can heat up their tails to confuse rattlesnakes!

Hey, Gabe, how’d you like to be lifeguard for this pool?

August 15th, 2007

You’d have to walk on the heads of the swimmers to rescue someone in this wave pool.

I wonder how much the water level drops when everyone gets out?