Magic realism in movies

A few weeks ago, I suggested that my girlfriend watch The Fall (2006) with me, as I knew she would appreciate it and it had been awhile since I’d last seen Tarsem’s masterpiece. She loved it so much that I was inspired to try to put together a list of some movies and TV shows [...]

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Conan O’Brien and City Lights Records: A eulogy?

I’ve been tweeting about these things for a few days now, but I haven’t posted anything here for a month, so let me collect and plagiarize some of my recent thoughts.
I’m feeling sadness for Haiti (text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti) . . . and also [...]

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Secret Sauce, Tarantino and disappointed animals

Well, it’s almost been another three weeks since I posted anything, so here’s some stuff. In Internet time, a few of these items might be decades old now. Follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates of random, useless information.
Bumbershoot was really fun this year, except for the rain.
You might want to check out [...]

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Dogs and cats, movies, photography, Comixed

Time to continue my giant post from two days ago with more slightly sorted randomness.
Dogs and cats
This video is kind of awesome: Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog. Poor dog.
At last. My life is now complete: When poodles turn into peacocks (12 pictures). Sigh.
Oh no: How to properly massage a cat.
This is a cute kitten [...]

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Web development, technology and the End Times

Web development
Here are some useful articles and handy resources for web developers:

“Create your own private Twitter site using WordPress“
“Automate Your Home Using ioBridge and Twitter“
jQuery Week Calendar, inspired by Google Calendar
“List of Really Useful Tools for CSS Developers“
“HTML 4 Considered Harmful“
URI/URL escaping chart

Social media
This is interesting: “Social Media’s Effect on Learning.”
Maybe we shouldn’t quite [...]

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Addictive YouTube videos, LEGO Arcade, Wimbledon

In light of some recent YouTube video addictions, I have made a quick list of a few videos from the past year or two that I’ve watched dozens of times (literally). The list mainly includes silly mashups, remixes and parodies of pop culture (featuring Auto-Tune, Lil Jon, etc.).
Most addictive YouTube videos of all time
(that [...]

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Narwhal, Leeroy Jenkins and music videos

I’m going to start today’s post with some animals and Muppets, then move on to cartoons and video game characters and ultimately end up with singing, dancing, basketball-playing human beings. Go!
Narwhal
Narwhal are interesting, with their helical tusks. Compare and contrast Weebl’s Stuff’s silly looping Narwhals animation to this report about the real-life sea creatures: [...]

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Pharm animals, The Prisoner and Caduceus Cellars

Today we’ve got science, art and technology . . . to the seventh degree.
1. Pharm animals
Would you like some therapeutic drug milk? Here’s an interesting story about another controversial FDA approval: “F.D.A. Approves Drug From Gene-Altered Goats.” They are producing drugs in the milk of genetically engineered goats, rabbits, hamsters and more. The world [...]

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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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Bryan Fuller, Heroes and recut movie trailers

A few weeks ago, my friend Warren was wondering why Heroes suddenly got back on track near the end of season three. Why was it starting to become good again? The apparent answer is that writer/producer Bryan Fuller has returned to the show. Here’s a quote from Ain’t It Cool News from December 4:
It looks [...]

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