Let’s start with the most juvenile and work our way up:
Ever wonder what it would be like if Jules decided to coach hockey instead of wandering the earth like Kwai Chang Caine? I hadn’t either, but apparently someone did. After I watched that video I wondered why Dave Chappelle didn’t just didn’t get Samuel L. Jackson to play himself in the classic Samuel L. Jackson beer sketch (a stupid commercial plays before the sketch…you’ll just have to endure it).
I find the phrase “a natural cosmetically enhanced look” very funny in an oxymoronic-malapropian kind of way. (warning: link will take you to a page with an advertisement featuring a woman in a bra. Do not click if you are offended by lingerie ads, Victoria’s Secret, or women in general.)
I’ve tried to stay out of the evolution/creationism argument on this blog. Not because I don’t have an opinion (I do), but more because I didn’t feel I had anything substantial to add to an already volatile argument. However, this is leftover time, so here is an article from the Times that I had bookmarked on the subject. Related to that, I also clicked on this interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium and co-author of the book “Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution.” In the interview he discusses some possibilities why the general public views Darwin’s theory of evolution so differently from Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity.
Richard Feynman’s daughter has recently published some of her father’s letters. Of particular interest is Mr. Feynman’s first-person account of the test explosion of the first atomic bomb at White Sands Missile Range in 1945. Here is a brief excerpt, and I encourage you to read the full description for yourself:
“The sky was lit up with a bright yellow light Ã‚Â— the earth appeared white. The yellow gradually became darker, turning gradually to orange. In the sky I saw white clouds from above the gadget caused by the sudden expansion following the blast wave Ã‚Â— the expansion cools the air and fog clouds form Ã‚Â— we had expected this.”
What’s Wrong With Dating? Geez, everything according to those people. I guess arranged marriages would be much better. That way the marriage is about social status and the acquisition of a dowry or land. Yeah, that’s much better than basing a marriage on love.
Download a copy of tunabridgedded audiobook of The Last Unicorn, as read by the author. There are several samples of the text, and Peter S. Beagle reads beautifully.
This is a very well written article by a devout Christian denouncing Bush’s propensity for mixing religion and politics.
I know this martial arts move. I really do. It’s in several shotokan kata’s. Watch this guy demonstrate Bassi Dai. He “steals the peach” at around 59 sec (the guy performs Bassi Dai much slower than it should be performed).