April 21, 2012

I'm sorry but FYI

So. This exists.

April 17, 2012

Simplicity as rebuttal to wasteful Kickstarter

Do you want to see a really wasteful piece of "technology" that managed to attract $1.4 million on Kickstarter? Look right here: Elevation Dock.

Luckily, you don't have to spend more than $100 on a hunk of heavy metal created by resource-intensive manufacturing processes. Instead, you can spend about $4 on the most high-tech "sticker" I've ever seen. It's not actually a sticker, it's micro suction cups, and it's designed by my buddy Will: Seta dock.

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April 15, 2012

Twins Territory

Like most members of the Sad Bear, I hate the Twins (I haven't gotten over this yet). But my impending move to Minnesota has gotten me very excited for the fact that the Twins at least have hilarious television commercials.

Exhibit A:

(Alas, Jim Thome has departed the AL Central altogether. But I still love me some JI.... JIM THOME!)

Exhibit B:

(Danny Valencia is lame.)

Exhibit C:

(The Dude Abides.)

Exhibit D:

(I don't even understand this. The Most Interesting Man in Minnesota?)

Anyway, I'll be moving to a place that boasts a giant statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Giant Blue Ox, where I will be covering Division I hockey. The only drawback (aside from the fact that it is nearly as close to Winnipeg as it is to Minneapolis) is that it's in Twins Territory.

I guess I will have to learn to handle it. Begrudgingly.

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April 3, 2012

Sleepwalk mix

This mix is a work in progress. Suggestions welcome (add or subtract).

Sleepwalkin' by Tony G on Grooveshark


April 2, 2012

Cosmic Quadruplet: Helium balloons

I've always been a "believer" in Cosmic Triplets, because a friend once told me that miraculous things come in threes. Typically, the triplet theory goes, the miraculous thing is hearing a new or interesting word. Then you hear it again and again.

So over the weekend we watched The White Diamond, a solid Werner Herzog documentary about an imprecise adventurer trying to fly a helium balloon over a rainforest canopy.

On Sunday, I learned that the local Occupy group had ... re-banded ... to float a tent in the air with helium balloons. They took a picture. As I drove to work Monday morning, I saw a pickup truck approaching with numerous helium balloons trailing off the back. Some slipped into the sky.

Then I got to work and read that Jack White released his new single via helium balloons.

Need I say more?

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