Archive for January, 2009

Scott Pilgrim, God Lives Underwater, tech news

I actually haven’t been wasting much time on YouTube, webcomics and lolcats this year (yet), but I will share these few items collected since the New Year.
Scott Pilgrim
I’ve read the first four Scott Pilgrim graphic novels and eagerly await the fifth volume, due out on February 4, 2009.
Now, is there going to be a [...]

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Digital TV delayed? (and sleepy cats, PS2)

At midnight on February 17, 2009, all television broadcasts are supposed to switch from analog to 100% digital. Though now there may be a delay because the federal government has run out of funds for digital converter box coupons. In any case, this video is amusing: Cable PSA.
It’s the future! The New York Times [...]

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Barack Obama’s inauguration, Dear Sister revisited

Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States this morning. It’s exciting. It’s official. His speech was moving and hopeful. A new era of responsibility?

Obama said: “This is the price and the promise of citizenship. This is the source of our confidence – the knowledge that God calls on us [...]

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Havidol, Dr. Horrible, funny cats and GigaPan

A friend sent this article to me: “Art Tackles Big Pharma.” I think it’s more than a year old, but I don’t remember seeing it before. It’s a fake ad campaign for Havidol, a drug treating Dysphoric Social Attention Consumption Deficit Anxiety Disorder. DSACDAD is an illness characterized by a sense of lingering unhappiness. [...]

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Super Bowl, CrackBerry, network neutrality, resveratrol

On the edge of a weekend that includes the Super Bowl, the finals of the Australian Open and the men’s basketball Civil War (starring Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson, who is Barack Obama’s brother-in-law), I have a bunch of random things to share.
It’s interesting how Obama ultimately got to keep his CrackBerry, I [...]

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