Da Vinci Days, movies and ice cream

I attended da Vinci Days in Corvallis on Saturday, which was the second day of the annual festival celebrating art, science, and technology. It was pretty fun. I posted some photos to Flickr and tweeted a bit.
We spent most of Saturday afternoon in Darkside Cinema at the da Vinci Film Festival encore.
I loved the [...]

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Batman logo evolution, art, brackets, narcissism

Art and design

Check out this cool animation of how the iconic Batman logo has been refreshed or re-branded over time: Batman Logo Evolution.
I enjoyed the variety of cool illustrations (and Mario wallpaper) by smashmethod on deviantART.
Take a look at these awesome Ghost in the Machine cassette tape portraits from iri5 on Flickr. There are also [...]

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BCS National Championship in 3D (and the future)

Guess what? For the first time in the history of ever, the BCS National Championship is available to watch in Live 3D at a Cinedigm Digital Cinema theater near you. Apparently the closest Cinedigm theater to me is in Gig Harbor, WA (just northwest of Tacoma). There are no Cinedigm theaters in Oregon. I [...]

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8-Bit Jesus, recycling, burritos, Patton Oswalt

Get into the holiday spirit by downloading this free mp3 album of Christmas music from Doctor Octoroc: 8-Bit Jesus: New Christmas Chip-tune Album. Relive 1980s Nintendo nostalgia to the beats of your favorite holiday songs! So far there are nine different chip-tune versions of classic Christmas songs done in the style of different NES [...]

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Thanksgiving with football, Coraline, World of Goo

This month, my “Lazy man’s Thanksgiving dinner for two” post from last November has, rather appropriately, become one of this blog’s most popular.
With wins this weekend, both the Oregon State Beavers (8-3) and the Penn State Nittany Lions (11-1) stayed on track for a rematch in the Rose Bowl.
OK, now I have some random [...]

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Invisibility cloak, 400 freestyle relay, Homestar Ruiner

Invisibility cloaks are becoming reality, or at least progress is still being made. Scientists have created new metamaterials that can bend light the wrong way. CNN reports: “Researchers have demonstrated for the first time they were able to cloak three-dimensional objects using artificially engineered materials that redirect light around the objects.” Here are two [...]

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The Soup Mines, elephant artists, Obama

Here’s a very Don Hertzfeldt-esque webcomic that I just found and enjoy: The Soup Mines!
Do you know about the elephant artists from Thailand? They are elephants who can paint representational forms (well, some seem to be abstract artists). Mostly they choose to paint flowers and trees. But a few elephants can apparently paint fairly [...]

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USO All-Stars and Chuck Norris in Iraq

I flipped through a friend’s April issue of Maxim magazine the other day and found that Scarlett Johansson has taken it upon herself to battle al-Qaeda!
Well, actually, it was more like she did a five-day United Service Organizations (USO) tour of Kuwait, but whatever. There wasn’t much to the article, really, but it did include [...]

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Barack Obama, Bill Gates retires, habanero salsa

On the heels of Hillary Clinton’s huge comeback win in the New Hampshire primary over Barack Obama, ESPN columnist Bill Simmons reports that he is “leaning toward voting for the Clintons (and really, they’re a package deal)” for the following three reasons:

They’ve been in the office before and made all their mistakes the first [...]

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betterPropaganda and weird music videos

Just want to mention this: betterPropaganda’s already excellent website has been improved quite a bit over the past month. I’d say it may now be the best place to listen to indie music, find new favorites, and download mp3s for free. It’s like a quality college radio station without all the dead air, mumbling, [...]

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