Saturday, December 30, 2006

Today's News

I don't usually read the USA Today because I think it is a highly mediocre newspaper. This week has been an exception because I have been out of town and staying in a hotel. Most hotels, at least the ones in Florida, are so cheap that they only give you the USA Today because they can get it for free. Although most of the news sources I rely on are actually online, there is nothing quite like reading crumpled sheet of newsprint while munching on my cereal. Today's headlines were especially extraordinary and outrageous. Would you believe they even offer the articles online. I can't imagine anyone would read them when there are so many better papers available but its convenient to link to.

I'm not sure but this seems a little stranger than the usual range of morning headlines. Maybe I just haven't been reading between the lines.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Video Stunt

Film director Michel Gondry recently posted a video on YouTube, claiming to be able to solve a Rubik's cube with his feet. This alone isn't all that interesting except that it seems pretty much impossible. Turns out it was actually a video riddle. Someone figured out the solution to how he made it appear that he was solving a Rubik's cube with his feet. Watch the original video here and then see the response with the solution here.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Guitar never seemed so hard

As a guitar player myself I think this is really cool. I wonder if stuff like this has ever been done before?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Navy does hip-hop

The men and women of Navy Carrier Squadron VAW116, otherwise known as the Sun Kings, have had a lot of time on their hands out at sea. Some guys dreamed up the idea of making their own music videos and did a great job of it. Watch military men and women get their groove on in Hey ya and Pump it. These have got to be two of the greatest home videos I've ever seen.

Friday, December 01, 2006


I often use Pandora radio to find new music that I like but I have just discovered a new way to look for tunes. Russell Davies wrote a post of Musicovery and I completely love it. Through a twisted matrix of songs, you can choose a mood, genre, or time period and it lets you travel through the musical maze. The concept is very hard to explain so you will do better just to look at it yourself. It's available for the UK as well as the US. The only down side is that the sound quality sucks unless you subscribe for a monthly fee. All the same, a lot of fun to fool around with.