Hey, fellow earthlings and others…happy Thursday. Today is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, but it’s also National Reptile Awareness Day, and wouldn’t you know it — there are a couple of snake photos at the bottom of this post (following the grapefruit-looking mushroom pictures). So, here’s your mashed-up warning sign (aren’t I clever?): I do have… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Pictures Edition
Note: As I was typing the title of this post, I began to doubt that I actually knew how to spell “eager,” because it looked weird. In my defense, we just got a new Nespresso machine and I’m trying out a fortissio lungo, which is Italian for “guaranteed to make you not sleep for two… Continue reading My Eagerly Awaited Return to Sailboarding, -or- “Blown Away”
One of my VIRPs (Very Important Retirement Projects) is digitizing my vinyl LPs. I don’t have room in our media cabinet for a turntable and there’s no point in storing albums that will never be listened to in their original format, so I’m converting them to AIFF files and importing them to iTunes. They still… Continue reading Vinyl Ripping (Bonus: Remember the Southwest Conference?)
…the BCS (Bowl Championship Squirrel).
Johnny Football being Johnny Football. Yes, I made this myself. No, don’t worship me. I’m just a regular guy.
At the time of this writing, if you type “Betsy” into the Google search bar, “Betsy Andreu” comes up as the second suggested phrase, behind only Betsey Johnson, which makes no sense at all because the two names are spelled differently, and I would expect that Big Brother would be well aware that I couldn’t… Continue reading Betsy Andreu: My New Heroine
Lance Armstrong: Self-inflicted irrelevance I’m still trying to decide how I feel about Lance Armstrong now that he’s [apparently] coming clean – more or less, and no pun intended – about his use of PEDs during his cycling career. I’ve been a fan since his early days in the sport, and felt an inordinate amount… Continue reading Two Things: Lance / Missy
Our Two Things spotlight today focuses on a couple of “add-on” products, things that make other things work better, or at least differently. HaloRig: Video Stabilizer Anyone who’s tried to shoot video with a small digital camcorder, point-and-shoot camera, or phone knows how hard it is to keep the dang thang steady. The form factor… Continue reading Two Things: HaloRig / Flyboard
Scott Chaffin is one of my blogger heroes; The Fat Guy would be on my list of Blogs I’d Pick If Stranded On A Farm-to-Market Road Between Quitaque and Turkey (that’s in Texas, ya’ll). He writes with a deceptive country-boy self-deprecation that completely fails to obscure a wicked wit, sharp intellect, and laser-focused insight. He… Continue reading You Ninja, Yu
Why is it that the Japanese excel at sword fighting? Perhaps they’ve had more practice, or perhaps they see it not just as a battle technique, but as an art form. Exhibit A: [Link via Neatorama] Then there’s this kind of art form, the kind that either makes you want to grab a board and… Continue reading Two Vids for the Weekend