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 […]
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What’s yours is yours (depending on the jurisdiction). Posted on August 20, 2013 by Jessica Hagy in Indexed
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, […]
or if you prefer the Jets and a geekier attitude:
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 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 […]
From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
and dealing with the drunk cats…..
“Oh my god! I hit Tom Brady.” “Please let his knee be okay….” “It looks like the accident jostled his hair.” From the ImprovAsylum.
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 […]
What happens when 1980s video game icons collide?:
From the Onion: Boston Globe Tailors Print Edition For Three Remaining Subscribers There is even a reference to Newton at the end.
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 […]
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It’s Star Wars day! Jib Jab partnered up with LucasFilm so that you put yourself in a Star Wars movie. Here is me as Luke in Empire Strikes Back.
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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 […]
That is what Blendtec wanted to know: [Don't try this at home.] Other great Blendtec videos/
Maybe Vice President Biden got it right? See Cartoons by Cartoon by John Trever – Courtesy of Politicalcartoons.com – Email this Cartoon
For the dozens of you who watch NBC’s Parks and Recreation on Thursday nights, here is a great take on the opening credits.
Translating winter road conditions into “New England-ish”: from FailBlog: New England Road Sign Win.
One of the differences between being an adult and a being parent: When you are awake in the middle of the night and covered in vomit. It’s not your vomit.
Bubble Wrap was created by two engineers, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, in 1957. They went on to form the Sealed Air Corporation (US) in 1960. That makes 2010 the 50th birthday of Bubble Wrap®. Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day has been celebrated annually on the last Monday in January since 2001. How can you celebrate? […]
I don’t know how Lorne Michaels got James Cameron to do this movie, but it’s hilarious. Combine Terminator, Aliens and Avatar with Laser Cats. Add funny. Now laugh.
For the 50th Anniversary of NASA, the Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine has published the Top NASA Photos of All Time, with 50 indelible images from the first 50 years of spaceflight. Separately, NASA has published its own 50 Images Celebrating NASA’s 50th anniversary. Of course the anniversary was October 1, 2008, but I just […]
From Geek and Poke:
It’s like the song was written for them.
Judge for yourself. (I got a little shaky just watching it.) Here is a video from the top of the Burj Dubai Spire. That’s 2,684 feet up in the air.
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If you’ve seen How I Met Your Mother or Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, then you are probably a Neil Patrick Harris Fan. But you may have missed his appearance last Friday on Batman: The Brave and The Bold. NPH supplied the voice for a villain (created especially for him) called the Music Meister. His shtick […]
You will need to be a Firefly fan to get the humor in this clip from last night’s Castle:
Today, like every September the 19th, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Talk Like a Pirate Day became a hit when this column, written by Dave Barry, was published in 2002. We have some coverage on GeekDad: Arrrrrr You Ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day?
I came across this great video of sites around the Boston. Around the Common, the South End and the Back Bay look untouched. The financial district, Faneuil Hall and MIT look dramatically different. Thanks to Universal Hub: Flying around Olde Boston and
President Obama did an excellent reading of Where the Wild Things Are as part of the White House Easter Egg Roll. This book is a favorite for me and The Son. For those of you who are unaware, Spike Jonze is directing a movie version of the book. Release is scheduled for October 16, 2009. […]
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