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August 30, 2006

Throbbing Artery Tips Off Trooper

If you were a polygamist, you'd have a throbbing artery too.

CNN.com - Polygamist's body language tipped off trooper - Aug 30, 2006

Posted by sferrell at 4:39 PM

August 8, 2006

May the Force be with you... for roughly twenty minutes.

George Lucas at least has a sense of humor. He's given the green light to the "Reduced Shakespeare Company" for an abbreviated STAR WARS saga, twenty minutes long.

CNN.com - Lucas approves 20-minute Star Wars - Aug 8, 2006

Posted by sferrell at 1:57 PM

"Hey... anyone want to talk to Janet Jackson?"

janet.jpgJanet Jackson, seen standing in a park, waiting for random passers to ask, "Hey, Janet, what the hell are you doing out here?"

Posted by sferrell at 11:57 AM

August 3, 2006

Bad dog! Bad Barney!

doggybear.jpgFrom the AP: This is an undated handout photo issued by Wookey Hole Caves Wednesday Aug 2, 2006, of the security guard Greg West and his dobermann Barney who went on the rampage. A 40,000 pound (US$75,000 euros 58,000) teddy bear formerly owned by Elvis Presley was one of the bears destroyed when the guard dog which was supposed to protect it went on the rampage Tuesday . The rare Steiff bear, named Mabel, was due to form the centrepiece of an exhibition at Wookey Hole Caves near Wells, England. The bear was bought at auction in Memphis, Tennessee, by Somerset aristocrat Sir Benjamin Slade and had been loaned to the collection, a Wookey Hole spokesman said. (AP Photo/Wookey Hole Caves, Ho)

My question is this: who's idea was it to use a dog to guard what are effectively dog toys. The difference between a dog toy and a child's toy is only who is holding it at the time (trust me, I have a one year old son and a four year old dog, both of whom think the toys are interchangeable). Didn't anyone stop to think that just maybe Barney would think this wasn't so much a job as it was a grand reward? "Good boy Barney, you've led a good life... now... all of these bears are yours... Live, Barney! LIVE!!"

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Posted by sferrell at 11:02 AM

Dissing your dog.

There's one thing stronger than your dog's sense of smell: his sense of irony.

I think that Barney needed some dissing (see above).

"Thanks so much, Barney. Great job protecting Elvis's teddy bear. You sure earned your money. Oh, wait... NO YOU DIDN'T!"

Posted by sferrell at 9:09 AM

August 2, 2006

The Joke is on Heath Ledger

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I'm actually pretty happy with the casting of Heath Ledger as the Joker for the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight." The Joker is more than just a crazy man with a painted face (a la Cesar Romero's version in the '60s sitcom "Batman"). He's always scariest when he's deep, introspective, and moody. He's flamboyant, to be sure, but anyone can be flamboyant. Flamboyant just makes you pay attention. Once you start paying attention is when you realize that the look in his eyes is what's terrifying. Ledger has enough depth and is clearly an internal actor that will provide the Joker with his real strength, and keep Christian Bale from overwhelming scenes like he did opposite Katie Holmes (watch them closely and you might think the two of them are in different movies).

Posted by sferrell at 10:26 AM

OK Go, "Here It Goes Again"

How to shoot a video for about $50. I think the most expensive part, assuming they borrowed the treadmills, has to be the large silver covering on the wall.

Good video, and cool song.


Posted by sferrell at 9:18 AM

August 1, 2006

These boots were made for walking.

And they were made to power that lightbulb. If this "street vibration power" technology works it would be amazing. The New York City subway vibrations might actually make enough electricity to power... well, the New York City Subway system.

Irony?

Wired News: Powering Up, One Step at a Time

Posted by sferrell at 9:15 AM

Mentos Rocket

If this is real, it's amazing.

Posted by sferrell at 9:05 AM