YouTube, Transformers 2, Ctrl-Alt-BOOM, Iran

This blog has become an embarrassment when compared to the real-time engagement with pop culture and world news that happens daily on Twitter. Not sure why I continue to (barely) maintain it.
First, I really liked the YouTube DTV logo from June 12, 2009. Goodbye, analog television.
Second, below is some old crap that might still [...]

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Swine flu apocalypse, WTF and sparkly unicorns

As we all ponder the swine flu apocalypse, here are two Google Maps of international swine flu cases that I found helpful: NPR’s Confirmed Cases Of Swine Flu Across The Globe and H1N1 Swine Flu. There hasn’t been a case confirmed in Oregon, yet.
Now, to counter the influenza epidemic/pandemic panic, below are eight days worth [...]

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Typefaces, geeks, Syfy and March Madness

As a graphic designer, I love this: Periodic Table of Typefaces. Design firm Squidspot created it.
This is another amusing chart, illustrating a range of geekiness that includes published science fiction/fantasy authors, Renaissance fair folk, Trekkies and even erotic furries: The Geek Hierarchy.
So, what’s the difference between a geek and a nerd? Ah: Geeks and [...]

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Pink dolphin, asteroid flyby and Watchmen

See the world’s only pink bottlenose dolphin, found in Lake Calcasieu in Louisiana: “Pink dolphin appears in US lake.” They’ve dubbed this rare albino dolphin Pinky.
A large asteroid just missed hitting the Earth last week. Watch video: Huge Meteor “Just Misses” Earth. We almost had another Tunguska.
Littlewood’s law is fascinating. It states that “one [...]

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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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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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Winter wonderland in Corvallis

Oh no, Corvallis has snow. A paralyzing one to two inches of snow. Since inclement winter weather is such an uncommon occurrence, the town is always unprepared. All Corvallis schools are closed, except for Oregon State University, naturally. OSU campus looks post-apocalyptic because fall term final exams were last week, which means students and [...]

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Mr. President = Barack Obama

Enough of the votes are in to call the United States presidential election of 2008. I don’t know if it qualifies as a landslide, but Barack Obama will be the 44th president of the United States. He has earned 338 of 538 electoral college votes so far.

Watch GOP candidate John McCain graciously concede the [...]

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Halloween election and financial conspiracy theory

Well, Halloween officially ended a few minutes ago. So, Happy Belated All Hallows’ Eve.
With the November election imminent, I hope everyone has either voted or will be voting by Tuesday (well, unless you are a moron). If you’re an Oregon resident, hopefully you voted against all five measures put on the ballot (again) by [...]

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Bipolar stock market, pandemic flu, Alaska

Are you ready for three sarcastic statements, each with a supporting chart or graph?
All right, hold on. Let me channel my inner Comical Ali (AKA Mohammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, former Information Minister of Iraq). Some called him Baghdad Bob. Ready?
Here we go:
1. The stock market is not exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder.
That’s right. A violent [...]

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