Curling in the Park

The Olympics are over, but your dream of being a curling champion may not be. I took part in a curling mini-league many years ago. The closest analogy is a combination of bowling and shuffleboard, but much, much harder. The stones are heavy, the ice is slippery, and the playing surface is very long. Modern […]

Watch the Blizzard Form

Living in the Northeast, I’ve been inundated with pictures from the blizzard. It may not have met the technical definition of a blizzard, but it was still one of the ten biggest winter storms to hit Boston in decades. The central pressure of the storm fell to 971 millibars at 7 a.m. on February 9, […]

Stop Motion 8-Bit with Quarters

What can you do with a few rolls of quarters, a black sheet and a video camera? Create an excellent stop motion video. You see each one of those little silver dots? They’re all quarters.

LEGO and Space

Lego and NASA have officially embarked on a three-year partnership to help inspire kids to be more creative and to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math. For the first project, part of the STS-134 mission in February, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) will build objects live on a video feed, while […]

The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time

Here is a List of Movies Cited in the Above Video: Roxanne Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert Gleaming the Cube The Princess Bride A Fish Called Wanda Star Wars The Wizard of Oz Casino Three Amigos A Clockwork Orange Dolemite Glengarry Glen Ross Bad Santa The Witches of Eastwick The Big Lebowski In […]

Great Video of the Iceland Volcano

Ever since the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland wrecked my European vacation (see Doug versus The Volcano), I have been a bit obsessed with the volcano’s activity. I ran across this beautiful time-lapsed video of the continuing eruptions: Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull – May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo: “So I saw all of […]

Blowing up Texas Stadium

Sure the view of the Texas Stadium implosion was cool from the outside. An 11-year-old named Casey Rogers, the winner of a local essay-writing contest, pushed the button that triggered the implosion, and set off 1.5 tons of explosives that brought down the stadium. But imagine what it looked like from inside the stadium. Even […]

Hutts and Recreation

For the dozens of you who watch NBC’s Parks and Recreation on Thursday nights, here is a great take on the opening credits.