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Bowling for Columbine

May 28th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

So I just got finished watching Bowling for Columbine, a film by Michael Moore. While I think he brings up some good points about how we’re a little gun-crazy in America, I think that he’s gained enough noteriety these days that he should have enough clout (or money) to actually do something about it. But therin lies the problem. Other than getting some ammo taken off shelves at KMart, it doesn’t seem like he has a solution for all of this. But maybe that’s the point, it’s up to us to figure it out.

Moore tries to paint the picture that it’s really the current administration and evil corporations to blame. Super conservatives will say that this is all just liberal propoganda. I’m of the opinion that reality probably falls somewhere in the middle.

Probably a worthwhile film to check out.

Moon Landing Audio Feed

May 25th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

I’ll just preface this link with a warning: Definitely not kid, and probably not work safe (lot’s of f-bombs). But if that doesn’t bother you, it’s about as funny of a video clip I’ve seen in quite a while. Check it out.

Fun w/ words

May 25th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

Here’s a link to a pretty cool Text-to-Speech processor being developed at AT&T labs.

Alternative Fuels

May 21st, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

I happen to think that one of the best things that we as a country could do is to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. There are 2 ways to accomplish this: conservation, or alternative sources of energy. Seeing as though no one feels compelled to part with their Escalade, Titan or Expedition…I think the 2nd option probably has the best chance to help us.

A promising technology is cranking out oil right here in good’ole Missouri. They basically take “agricultural waste products” (aka: turkey parts) and run it through a process that becomes oil on the other end. It’s seems like an intriguing process. Plus, it uses something called a “hydro-pulper”, which just sounds cool.

The ending of the article states:

TCP is more than 80% energy efficient. In addition, it generates its own energy to power the plant, and uses the steam naturally created by the process to heat incoming feedstock, In addition, TCP produces no emissions and no secondary hazardous waste streams.

Sounds like a step in the right direction.

The Penguin Game

May 13th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

This is game is somewhat twisted…but for some odd reason strangely addictive. Check it out.

The Patent Busting Project

May 11th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

It’s getting ridiculously too easy to get patents on things these days. The best example is a kid who actually patented the process of swinging on a swing from side-to-side…as apposed to forward/backward. It just happens that the kid’s dad is a patent attorney, and they did it as an experiment to highlight the issues with the process. If you want to try to make a small difference, please hook up with the EFF and have them send an email or fax on your part to your representative.

Military Enlistments Skyrocket

May 11th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

…Possibly because of this.

Why live TV sometimes sucks.

May 7th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

Part of the deal you make when you decide to do live television is that you accept the fact that stuff may go badly, and you will be forced to roll with the punches…or suffer the consequences.

Lil’ Jon

May 5th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

One of my favorite shows on TV (besides MXC), is Chapelle’s Show. If you’ve seen it much at all this season, you should be familiar with the skits where Dave portrays Lil’ John…it’s gotta be one of the funniest things I’ve seen (besides MXC).

Here’s a link to a Lil’ Jon soundboard…pretty sweet.

Funtimes with Cannons

May 4th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

So…my fraternity from college decides to fire off the civil-war era cannon we have in the front yard, and it just happens to explode and fire across the street, thru the apartment building wall, crash through the 5th floor and onto a ping-pong table on the 4th…which just happened to be occupied by a few chinese exchange students who were in the middle of a spirited game of ‘pong.

I wish I could write stuff this funny.

So naturally it’s all over the news…you can read more about it here, here and here.