Thursday, June 7, 2007

I'm Pretty Sure This Qualifies as Awesome

John Derbyshire over at The Corner brought this to my attention:

I'm going to dispute the one scientist's claim that in the near future every surface will be such a device. I may be in the minority, but I actually enjoy the moments when it is impossible to use a computer or the internet.

*Addendum. I'd like to mention that yours truly had to go through a serious of complicated mathematical procedures, i.e. proportions, to make this video the proper size for our humble blog. I'm truly gifted.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

For Rico

Went to karaoke tonight. Our song: "What Was I Thinking." I would have been embarrassed except that I bought it from iTunes after I saw Rico's alleged ultimate mix. Which reminds me. Far be it from me to accuse Rico of an appalling shallowness in his musical taste*, but where his and my list shared bands, I clearly chose the better, though more obscure, songs.
"Across the Sea" vs. "Say It Ain't So"
"14 Years" vs. "Sweet Child of Mine"
"Dead Flowers" vs. "Gimme Shelter"
I'm just sayin'.

*A little preateritio for the oratory fans out there.

Monday, June 4, 2007

I Can Die a Happy Man

Is "Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell" (703) the greatest MST3K episode ever?


True, Joel has long since exited, but Trace Beaulieu was still on; however, that much is unimportant. Its glory derives from the references contained therein. There are riffs on Saruman and Radagast, Shane MacGowan and the Popes, and "Safety Dance."

I'm pretty sure that's an unbeatable combination.

Oh yeah, and the movie itself was gloriously bad.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Championship, Ho!

Well, the Cavs made it to the finals. First team to make it there since the Indians in '97. Last time a Cleveland sports teams won a championship was the Brows in '64. That was before the Superbowl, alas.

That, I'll watch the games, but I'm not really all that excited. I've never followed the NBA. To prove my apathy: I didn't even know the Cavs had made the playoffs until a friend from Detroit called to say the Cavs were winning game two.

Still, winning would be nice. It usually is.

Funny Man

Opening line of Fr. Leo's homily today:
Well, there's no easier way to commit heresy than to talk about the trinity, so today I'm just going to tell a story.
And he did.