Monday, September 24, 2007

Too annoyed to put up anything

President Ahmadinejad (sp?) of Iran's visit to New York is the type of event that I suppose I should comment on in this blog, but I'm too annoyed by him to sift through the news reports and such to pick one to put up. The statement of my annoyance should be sufficient commentary, I suppose.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Eaten by cats

Reading the first bit of this article on the aging of Japan makes me want to sign up at an online dating website, if only so that instead of being found as a dusty sack of bleached bones, I might be found before rigor has set in.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Riddle me this

What's wet, covers 70% of the Earth's surface, and can burn at temperatures of up to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit?

Yeah. This story is unbe-frickin-lievable. It's not April 1 either; weak sauce, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I'll believe it when my car's radio runs the alternator and not the other way around.

The main question I have is how much energy are the radio waves using compared to the energy can you pull out from the water? Actually the main question I have is, "are you s----ing me?"

Take me to your liter!

News came out today that the EU will not be forcing the metric system on British merchants who continue to use the imperial weights and measures. Fight the power!

I guess in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter, but the logical side of me thinks it would be nice to have a single system. Still, as the proles in 1984 note, a litre of beer is way too much, but a half-litre is too little. In that visceral way and for that reason alone, a pint is a worthy measure. Rule Britannia.

Monday, September 10, 2007

New fan of Brandi Carlile

I'd heard a couple of Brandi Carlile's songs in recent months on radio stations like KFOG and always found myself watching the scrolling text on my car display hoping to catch artist name and song title. Having done that at least a few times and seeing her name, I was definitely enthusiastic when my friend asked if I wanted to see her show at the Fillmore this past weekend. It was a great show (not that I'm an expert on these things); her performance was powerful and genuine with a huge artistic range.

Now I'm a rock fan, so some of her folksier songs were not really up my alley, but they were still great to listen to. Here's a review of the show from the Mercury News.

Edit: updated the google video links on the right for some Brandi Carlile vids!