Thursday, April 24, 2008

Technology

Itz pretty cool the way they have all these neat new devices that fit right in your hand and let you browse the Interweb andctype things to all your friends. They take some getting usedcto, and you can develop some seriously painful cramps in paarts of your arms and hands that you didn't previously know had any function, but the payoff has so mething to do with BEng able to watch a vudei of, say, a dog or kitty riding a surfboard while you're between phone calls and, say, on your way to the optometrist or carpal tunnel guy.

Hooray for the future!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring Is In The Air

Came home yesterday to find this in my yard...



Oh, look! It's a bunny! Hi, bunny! Let's see if I can get up real close and give you some carrots.

Close...



Closer....


Oop! What's that?




Oh, right. That's just my neighbor running the goddamn leaf blower again.



Run, Bunny!


Run away to a better life!

Monday, April 14, 2008

How To Kill a Vegetarian

What kind of genius cooks bacon on the grill? My kind of genius.




Quinoa, chick peas, tofu, cauliflower, broccoli, sushi, seitan, hummus, salad...
I could live a strictly vegetarian diet... if it were not for bacon.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Science Fair

Warning: May contain geeks




Yes, he's wearing an argyle sweater vest. Yes, he sounded a lot like Professor Frink. Yes, no one there had any idea what the hell he was talking about. In case you can't quite make it out, the title says

Parallel 2x2 Combinatorial Chemical Synthesis Using a Single-Layer Microfluidic Chip
p.s.
Suck it!

Yeah, "Ha ha ha," but guess who won a forty-thousand-dollar scholarship and free trip to the Star Trek convention or whatever it was in Houston? Damn right he did.




Matching calculators just looks like science. All numbers and whatnot. This one wins on visual impact.


In the interest of science; concave, convex, and specular self-portraits



Don't know how the science groupies do it in your neck of the woods, but around here, this is how we roll.




In case you can't read the title on this one, it says, "I Really Didn't Want To Enter the Science Fair" Taking what seemed like most of the day to maw it down, this particular cadet left unimpressed.



Sidebar: Is Seasonal Affective Disorder real?

I don't know. You tell me.


A young scientist finds time away from Halo 3 to explore the accuracy of the trebuchet.



A roomful of budding young scientists and qualified judges, and I'm the only one who can figure out that if you close the door on this big 'ol fancy-lookin' white box rightcheer it will stop the annoying beep we've all been hearing for the past hour?


Musta all been ascared off by the sign down there that says "corrosives".
Anyway, you're all welcome.

Has the boredom of this literally killed you yet? No?
Here...


"Clues to the Timing of Early Gastric Acid Secretion in the Mouse: (An entirely pointless) Gene Expression Study"


A half-hour of that should just about do in anybody.

I know; I'm probably making it sound worse than it is just to be all entertaining to my anonymous and non-existent websters out there.



The plain truth of it is, Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) really is cutting-edge technology. This is why I made sure to take a picture. I mean, just look.

The obvious question at this point is probably "How the hell did you get in here?", but I can promise you that, at the time, I was much more concerned with how I could get out.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The New Band

Actual reviews


After last week's, invitation-only webcast of our very first rehearsal, people have responded emphatically. Here are just some of the reviews:


"You rock"
Random invitee #1

"(He) looks terrible. You don't look at all comfortable behind the microphone."
Random invitee #3

"Pick a night"
Restaurant owner

No comment
Another random invitee


We couldn't be more pleased with the enthusiasm. Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Revival

Three days and $60 later, the data is recovered.
No one to blame now except for me.

video

So if I didn't ruin the demo, this one gets a vocal and final mix, and is sent off to Radioland - but I won't be posting that. Your consolation prize is this random-colors-and-shapes video I made as a placeholder for the music (because you can't post just music to Blogger.)