Friday, August 31, 2007

Red vs. Blue

I love this show! It's very funny. Red vs. Blue is based on Halo. For more information, visit Rooster Teeth Productions' web site at www.redvsblue.com.

These are the free low quality episodes. For high quality versions or more episodes, visit www.redvsblue.com

Season 1



Season 2



Season 3



Season 4



Season 5

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Maps - Miss West Carolina Speaks Out

From: Paperlilies
This isn't supposed to be offensive to anyone, especially anyone from actual Carolina (And yeah, I know there's no WEST Carolina). I just couldn't believe how dense that Miss Teen South Carolina girl was.


This is hilarious. We need more maps.

Milosh - The City (Walter Robot)

From: walterrobot

When his only friend shuts off, Walter Robot is forced to trek into the unknown to find the true meaning of life on his lonely planet. Music: Milosh - The City. From the album Meme (www.plugresearch.com) Directed by Walter Robot.

I like this.

The iPhone Sure is Popular


There are rumors that Google will release their own version of the iPhone.

Google Phone Confirmed by Insider

gPhone Confirmed

gPhone Rumor Watch


Also, according to engadget.com, a Nokia type of iPhone is due out next year.



And, of course, there is a fake iPhone made in China.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Cool Video Game Accessory

If only we could buy this. If we could, however, it would cost way too much money. But I can dream, can’t I?

Festo Industrial Automation has created a prototype of a seat for video games to give full motion while driving.



More information: http://www.autoblog.com

This kind of motion reminds of the simulator rides they have, where the seats move. An example of one of the rides is here: Devils Mine Ride.wmv

Golden Retriever Puppies - Wipe Out!

Having summer fun, two golden retriever puppies are playing on a foldable lawn chair. From trainwrecka.

Friday, August 24, 2007

The Schema – "Those Rules"

Here’s a new music video from an unsigned band, called The Schema. If you like it, you can find more information on the band at www.theschema.co.uk.

The video is done by Alex de Campi, an unrepresented director, outside the production company system. It cost £500 and took 10 days to make from first meeting to delivered, finished product.

I like the video. Hopefully, they will go far.

Spacebox

Do you want to listen to the best, worst, and weirdest music inspired by space? Try Spacebox. You can do searches, and it plays 30 second clips of the songs.

http://www.space.com/entertainment/spacebox

Wii Will Rock You

Getting pumped to play the Wii. :D A cute music video from erikatohh. It sounds like the Chipmunks singing Queen's "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions."

Thursday, August 23, 2007

BioShock is Out!

BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first person shooter that lets you do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques in an incredible and unique underwater city.

You are a cast-away in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces, and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same, and no two gamers will play the game the same way.

BioShock is loaded with some of greatest, most modifiable weapons to ever blast their way into a shooter. But guns alone won’t be enough to defeat the devious AIs of Rapture. There are literally hundreds of other strategies players can use to take out his enemies. Here’s just a few things you can do a foe:

· Catch his Grenades in Mid Air and Toss Them Back at Him
· Freeze Him Solid and Shatter Him with Smack of your Wrench
· Lead him and his comrades to water and Zap them all with 1000 Volts
· Burn Him Up With Home-Made Molotov Cocktails
· Booby Trap Healing Machines and Watch Them Blow up IN his Face
· Brainwash Him to Become Your Personal BodyGuard
· Invent your own Ammo Types to Prey on his Vulnerabilities
· Turn his own Security System Against Him
· Light Him on Fire and Launch Heat Seeking Missiles At him
· Torment Him with Plagues of Insects
· Take Research Photos of Him to Learn his Weaknesses
· Send Him Flying into the Ceiling to Knock him Senseless

No encounter ever plays out the same way twice. No two gamers will ever play BioShock the same way.


The game is for the PC and the Xbox 360.

Irrational Games shows a 15 minute demonstration based on the Xbox 360 build narrated by President and Lead Designer Ken Levine



Seven Minutes of GamePlay from Sincrol



And a music video BioShock: Beyond the Sea by Lazarus88



For some more in-game footage, go here.

wwww.ign.com

You can download a demo of it here.

BioShock Demo

Gas Station Prank

This is funny. Ever watch the news while pumping gas?

Denied 3

“Hi, Chaosgone! What are you reading?”

     “I’m reading the rules for Adfriendly, about what are considered invalid clicks.”

“Good idea. So you don’t get banned again? You should have read that for Adfun, too.”

     “Yeah, but they are so wordy.”


Adfun Rules

You agree to not have invalid clicks on the ads.

Examples of Invalid Clicks

1. Self.
2. Friends.
3. Neighbors.
4. Family members.
5. Anyone else you know.
6. Anyone who reads your blog.
7. The people in that Rupert Holmes song. *

* The People You Never Get to Love


Examples of Valid Clicks

• Click here and we will email the name of the person who is allowed to click on the ads, once we figure out who that is.



     “That doesn’t sound too bad.”

“Wait a minute. If the send you the name of the person who is allowed to click on your ads, then you will know the person.”

     “Yeah? So?”

“Well, then based on #5, they could not click on the ads, either.”

     “What?! Then what’s the point of having ads on my blog?”

“That’s what I keep trying to tell you.”

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A close one ...


A close one
Originally uploaded by aixcracker
This one stroke just on the other side of the street. Quite a nice bang it had. Luckily the tree didn't catch fire.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Major Tom

In part 2 of Where Did They Go?, let's talk about Major Tom. Major Tom, the space man, had quite a life.

Space Oddity by David Bowie

He was at the top of his game, when he entered the space race in the sixties.



Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie

He got a little strung out on drugs by the late seventies.



Major Tom (Coming Home) by Peter Schilling

By the eighties, he got himself cleaned up. Good for you, Major Tom!

Wind-up Superhero


2006_06_09
Originally uploaded by sporkist

Wind him up, and he fights crime!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Where Did They Go?

Do you ever wonder what happened to the people that are sung about in songs? What happened to them after the song ended? I ponder these questions at times. Here are a few examples, and what I think happened to them.

The Partridge Family – “Point Me In The Direction Of Albuquerque”



Did the “rag doll” ever get home? Well, my guess is that she did, but did not turn out well, as is seen in the next song.

Aerosmith – “Rag Doll”



Nick Gild – “Hot Child in the City”



Did this “hot child” make it home? Well, over to Sammy Hagar’s place.

Sammy Hagar - “Baby's On Fire”



The Doors - “Gloria”



Where did Gloria go? Well, she was still around in the eighties.

Laura Branigan – “Gloria”



There, the mystery is solved!

Dress Up the Dog

JoeMamasPlace dressed up the dog.

Snoop Dog Gus sniffin' out some treats in da 'hood. (Halloween)

- Gus wore this Halloween costume for about 10 minutes TOPS, I swear!

- He's a 14 year old Bichon Frise.

30 Minutes of 80's Cartoon Openings

pembrokewkorgi created this video containing 30 minutes of random 80's cartoon openings. Watch the video and see if you can name them all.

Blog Carnivals


Havana Carnival
Originally uploaded by judithsweet
Blog Carnivals are a great way to advertise your blog. You can find a list of blog carnivals at http://blogcarnival.com/bc/

I have posts on two carnivals.

Geek Sisters has a Carnival of Funny Videos

http://geeksisters.org

Free Dogs Tips has a Gone to the Dogs Carnival

http://free-dog-tips.com

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fake iPhone From China


iPhone
Originally uploaded by elroySF
China has a large cloning industry, for making fake high-tech products. Popular Science looks into this problem. They have even made a fake iPhone, like the real iPhone to the left.

Here is what the fake iPhone, called the CECT P168, looks like:



Getting Older

A video from the musician johnnyonline entitled it's my "i'm older" day.

i'm old.. wish i wasn't.

my b'day was actually back in late march.. and i'm not really that bummed by it.. life rolls on. but it'd be nice to get my hairline back the way it was and for all my pants to fit again.


I'm getting older too; we all are. Ah, to be young again...

99 Bottles of Beer


Paper Tape I
Originally uploaded by cactusinthesea

How many programming/scripting languages do you know? Do you know C, Ruby, or Java? How about Delphi, Kipple, or Zim? The site http://99-bottles-of-beer.net has the same program written in over 1000 different programming/scripting languages and variations.

The programs will output the lyrics to the song. “99 Bottles of Beer.”

99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer.
Take one down and pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall.

98 bottles of beer on the wall, 98 bottles of beer.
Take one down and pass it around, 97 bottles of beer on the wall.

And repeat...

A number of the languages listed on the site are variations of the same language. One of the most highly modified languages is BASIC. In this page from the 1978 book “BASIC Computer Games,” 15 variations of BASIC are listed.

People will always be trying to create a better programming/scripting language.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Van Halen is Back with David Lee Roth

David St. Hubbins: “You are witnesses at the new birth of Spinal Tap Mark II, hope you enjoy our new direction...” This Is Spinal Tap

Well, not exactly mark 2 for Van Halen, more like mark 4.

First, there was Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and David Lee Roth.





Then, DLR quit the group, and Sammy Hagar joined as lead singer.





Then, Sammy Hagar left the group, and Gary Cherone became lead singer. Only singing on one album, Gary Cherone was the George Lazenby of the Van Halen lead singers.



So, this would be the forth lineup, with Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and David Lee Roth. Eddie’s son Wolfgang replaces Michael Anthony in this lineup.


I’m happy to see that the group is touring again. While I like Sammy Hagar just fine, I prefer David Lee Roth as the lead singer.

Why Was Michael Anthony Removed from Album Art on Their Web Site?

According to Rolling Stone,

Over the past twenty-four hours, Van Halen fans have been mulling over the latest development in the band’s reunion saga: A poster on a music-industry message board pointed out that in the wake of the band’s tour announcement, the Van Halens seemed to have airbrushed original bassist Michael Anthony out of older album covers on their official Web site and replaced him with their newest member: Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang. The swap was evident on the lower right of the cover of the band’s self-titled debut (which came out thirteen years before Wolfgang was born), and the group shot for Women and Children First had been removed entirely.

A visit to the tour section of Van Halen’s site today reveals that the album covers in question have been replaced with the original artwork. However, another message board commenter pointed out there were no images of David Lee Roth in 2004’s career-spanning The Best of Both Worlds, as the frontman and Eddie Van Halen were on the outs during that time. (The pair made a point of embracing at Monday’s reunion tour press conference to demonstrate all is well). As of now, the band hasn’t issued any statements regarding the artwork incident.

-- Erica Futterman


Controversy? Maybe. Did Van Halen try to rewrite history, like George Lucas changed how Anakin Skywalker looked in Return of the Jedi? (From middle aged man, to a young man.) http://en.wikipedia.org

How about this idea instead? Maybe the webmasters were trying to think what to do with Van Halen’s website, while they were waiting to release the "real" site next month. What to put on the site, when the band did not even have any pictures of the new band lineup yet? So, someone had the great idea of changing the artwork to show the new lineup. Bad idea! I’m glad they changed it back. Now, if only we can get George Lucas to change Anakin Skywalker in Return of the Jedi back...

Why Is Michael Anthony Not With the Band Now?

They aren’t talking about it much. However, Michael will be touring with Sammy Hagar this fall, so he is keeping busy. http://www.madanthonycafe.com

David Lee Roth Makes a Great Front Man

If you want someone to talk it up about your band, DLR is your man. He is good at giving everyone in the band credit.

He Talks Up Van Halen in 1984



He Talks Up His New Band in 1986



And He Talks Up the New Van Halen in 2007



Will I Go See Them in Concert?

I might. They will be playing in my city, yay! I will wait and see what the tickets will cost.

Cover Bands

Here's a good article on cover bands. Also known as tribute bands, they play the music of a famous rock group.

Tribute bands and the quest to be as good as the real thing

By Erica Febré efebre@hippopress.com

For the members of most tribute bands, the desire to be Van Halen, The Ramones or U2 started with a live performance.

Several band members remember being wowed by their idols and then saddened when those bands either stopped performing live or stopped performing in the area.

“When we started it, Van Halen wasn’t doing anything and there weren’t a lot of Van Halen tributes playing any Sammy Hagar material,” said Zander Carlson with Balance, a Van Halen tribute band. “I also wanted to build an Eddie Van Halen guitar and figured if I built the guitar then we had to play it too.”

“We didn’t start this to be the next Ramones. It was almost out of respect, like this is something that we should do to keep it alive for the people that love it just as much as we do,” said Bobby Ramoniac with The Ramoniacs, a Ramones tribute.

“Some of us here still remember The Ramones. It’s a place for the Ramones fans to get back together. But we’re also doing it for the people that missed what we were fortunate enough to see,” Bobby said.


Read more: http://www.hippopress.com/070816

Van Halen is Back!

Van Halen Press Conference 8/13/07



I’m looking forward to their tour. I wonder, can Diamond Dave still jump?

Jump



Here’s some of their songs, from the David Lee Roth days.

You Really Got Me



Runnin’ With the Devil



Eruption

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Some Terminator Videos


Terminator skeleton
Originally uploaded by grandseer














Here are a few Terminator videos.

The Terminator Trilogy Music Video

A music video tribute to the Terminator saga by UncannyAntman

Special thanks go to Justin R. Durban (aka Edgen) for letting me use his awesome remix of the Terminator theme.




Terminator Theme Tune

The theme from the movie played on electric guitar. From jimmyjimjam.



Terminator 4: War of the Machines Fan-made Trailer

This one is from TheLaw188. I would like to see a new Terminator movie. However, there will be a Terminator TV show next year.


Getting Old

Something I thought up today. I am somewhere between 2 and 3, myself.

When you walk past a group of people, and they are laughing...

1. When you are young, you assume that they are laughing about you, and you feel bad.

2. When you get older, you figure that they are laughing about something else, not you, so you don’t feel bad.

3. When you are very old, you know that they are laughing about you, and you don’t care!

The Universe in a Marble

€eErRbBbiiIEe€ has taken a couple of macro photos of sunlight in marbles. It looks like the universe in a marble!


Marble Magic #1
Originally uploaded by €eErRbBbiiIEe€



Marble Magic #2
Originally uploaded by €eErRbBbiiIEe€

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Free Computer Games That Are Fun


Pacman
Originally uploaded by lightsight



Looking for a new game to play? Don't want to waste your money or time with a bad game? Rabspat has made a list of fun computer games that you can play for free. Check it out; you might find a game that you like.

http://forums.facepunchstudios.com/showthread.php?t=199817

http://forums.facepunchstudios.com/showpost.php?p=6106727

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Blogger Poem

Why no blog for today?
I can’t think of anything to say.

But if I did, would you give it a digg?
Probably not, but that’s okay.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Credit Card Skins


Visa
Originally uploaded by webgard
Are you bored with the way your credit card looks? Pretty plain, isn’t it? Well, dress it up with a credit card skin, a thin sticker to apply to your credit card. If you are creative, you can design one yourself.


You will need:

· 3M spray mount. ($3.00 at Michaels. Use spray mount, not poster mount.)
· Credit card. (Free and plentiful.)
· Knitting needles. (You can also use something pointy yet soft.)
· X-Acto knife. ($10.00)
· Premium T-shirt transfer paper. ($10 at Michaels. Don't waste your time with the junk they sell at Staples -- go for the high-end stuff.)
· Iron.
· Adobe Photocrap or similar image-editing software.
· Color inkjet printer. (Laser printers will melt the paper.)

You can find the complete instructions at: http://www.instructables.com

If you don’t want to create one yourself, you can buy a credit card skin at http://creditcovers.com, but the designs are limited.

If you don’t want to design a skin, or buy one, a credit card is about the same size as an artist's trading card. Try looking through the Flickr ATC group to see if you can find a design you like.

Everybody Against Everybody

What if the great science fiction battles of our time were against each other? Earlier, I had posted the video of Star Trek vs. Star Wars. Here are some more great battles.

Battlestar Galactica vs. Star Wars

A movie from SpaceBattles.com. It was created by "starmaster115" with a program called Lightwave3D.



Lego - Star Wars vs. Star Trek



Battlestar Galactica vs. Star Wars vs. Star Trek vs. Babylon 5

I guess that covers everybody. :)

Star Trek Music Video

Star Trek Our 5 year Mission

Back in 1979, three friends recorded this song for fun. It is about the old Star Trek and a put down to to the 1979 version of Battlestar Gallactica. You can see a better version at www.forceh.com.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Omni-Directional Treadmill

Virtual Space Devices, Inc. has developed an omni-directional treadmill (ODT).

Virtual Space Devices, Inc. has developed omni-directional treadmill (ODT) technology over the last 10 years, working primarily with the US Army. Combining the infinite plane of the ODT with an immersive virtual reality system permits an immersant to walk or run freely through the digital landscape. Navigation is transparent and natural. Immersion is total.

The ODT surface is flat and continuous. It is not a bowl or made of discrete plates. The infinite surface is motion-slaved to the user’s motion with tight control and no inertial residue. Belts that comprise the surface are substantially similar to those used in conventional treadmills.

This would be cool for virtual reality games. And a good way to get exercise!

Make Some Easy Money from Google

Want to make some extra money? by ZDNet's Garett Rogers -- Google is looking to pay out some very decent commissions to Americans that become “Google Business Referral Representatives”. How much are they looking to spend? Well, up to $10 dollars for each business identified. It’s not hard work either — pull up to a business, take some pictures, and write down some [...]

Use the Wiimote with the Xbox 360

OBsIV has interfaced his Nintendo Wii Remote with his Xbox 360. It’s not a project for the faint of heart, however. But it is really cool.

If you want to know how he did it, he has the information on his blog. http://obsiv.spaces.live.com


Video: Playing Halo 2 (Xbox 360) with a Wiimote

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Star Trek Commercials

G4 is running the original Star Trek series. For the show, they made the following commercials. Go Spock, go!

For more info, go to http://www.g4tv.com

Star Trek Cribs - The Director's Cut



Star Trek Poolside



Star Trek Coffee House



Star Trek Karaoke

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Star Trek: What's Next?


Yesterday we talked about Star Wars. Today let’s talk about Star Trek. It started in the 60s with the TV show Star Trek, which was on for three seasons, and then it was cancelled.


In the 70’s there was Star Trek: The Animated Series for one season. It stared the original actors from the original series.



After that, the movies did not start until 1979. From 1979 to 1991, there were six movies made with the original actors from the original series.


Then, starting in the 80’s came the new TV shows. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999), Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001), and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005).


From 1994 to 2002, there were four more movies, with the cast from Star Trek: The Next Generation.


So, what is up for Star Trek now?

In December 2008, there will be a new Star Trek movie. The film will feature James T. Kirk and Spock, but who will play them? http://en.wikipedia.org

Also, there is a new TV show for Star Trek on the web. Star Trek: New Voyages. It takes off where Star Trek from the 60s ended. After all, it was a five year mission. There are two years to go. It uses different actors instead of the original actors. http://www.StarTrekNewVoyages.com

I’m glad that they are still making Star Trek movies and TV shows. Star Wars people, how about you?

This is True #5

Jos Webpage Has Moved

Jos Webpage, about how to make money with your blog, has moved.

Jos Webpage 2

Van Halen Will Tour the U.S. with David Lee Roth


This is good news, in my opinion. In a press conference next week, Van Halen will announce a reunion tour with original singer David Lee Roth. The tour will begin in October.


I like Sammy Hagar, too, but DLR is my favorite singer for Van Halen. I prefer Sammy’s solo work to his Van Halen work.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com

Music Videos

I have posted a few times about music videos, including Songs of the Week, “It’s All About Me” Songs, Goin’ Crazy...From the Heat, Driving Songs and Russian Music Videos.

Here are some other blogs with music videos.

Rock & Metal Videos

El Gigante Verdoso has rock & metal videos.

http://elgiganteverdoso.blogspot.com/

The Greatest Song Video of All Time

A collection of song videos.

http://videos-lyrics-bio.blogspot.com/

Videos and Lyrics

http://musicaenglish.blogspot.com

Queen Video Clips

http://iranandirani-queen.blogspot.com/

And, to round it off:

The Ten Best Bands That Never Existed

http://www.earvolution.com/

Monday, August 06, 2007

Star Wars Needs to Expand Its Universe

As I posted the other day, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be released in 2008, and include a video game, a book, and more. How about another movie?

When the first movie was released, it was just called Star Wars. Later on, based on it’s popularity, George Lucas announced that there would be a total of nine movies.



The “second trilogy,” to be made first. Star Wars was renamed Episode 4 - A New Hope. And Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode 6 – The Return of the Jedi were released later.

The first trilogy came later, and included Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones, and Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith. This series was supposed to take place twenty years before the second trilogy.


The third, final trilogy, was supposed to take place twenty years after the second trilogy, but it has never been made. Instead, George Lucas made changes to the original trilogy a couple of times.

Now would be a good time for some more movies. While not twenty years in the future, I would like to see them make movies out of The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command.)

The Timothy Zahn books were a good read, and would make great movies. They may have a problem getting the original actors to be in the movie, since they are all older now, but they could use other actors, if they had to. It would still be fun to see more movies. I can hope, can't I?

Levitation


Space Balls
Originally uploaded by matrix2003
The good news: a new way to levitate objects has been discovered. The bad news: it’s at the quantum level. Why do the quantum particles get to have all the fun? First, they get time travel. Now, levitation. It’s not fair!



New Way To Levitate Objects Discovered

http://www.sciencedaily.com

Backward Research Goes Forward

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com

What is Quantum Physics?

http://www.jracademy.com

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Something new in the Star Wars universe is coming out next year. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be released in 2008, and include a video game, a book, and a web comic strip. Toys, too, of course.

For more information:

http://www.lucasarts.com

http://starwars.wikia.com

http://en.wikipedia.org

I hope they come out with a Star Wars game for the Wii. It would be cool to use a lightsaber!

Create Your Own DVR

Lifehacker writes about how to make a free Digital Video Recorder out of your PC, and open software. All you've got to do is install a cable card and then install MediaPortal.

http://lifehacker.com

Saturday, August 04, 2007

UFO News Stories

Do they exist? Well, there are plenty of flying objects that I cannot identify, so who knows? Here are some UFO news stories.

UFOs in Mexico May 11, 2004



UFOs in Phoenix June 6, 2005



UFO over Chicago O'Hare Airport January 1, 2007



Do UFOs exist? Well, as long as there are news reporters, they will. :)

Friday, August 03, 2007

Digg Comment Reader

This utility allows you to view comments that have been made by particular users. Simply type in the user name and hit search.

read more | digg story

Russian Music Videos

I found most of these on englishrussia.com. I do not speak Russian; but I find these songs fun to listen to, even if I do not know the words.

“Byl Odyn Paren” by The Singing Guitars

Beat music from the sixties.



Here’s an attempt at a translation, using the google translation, and a little editing.

There was a boy who like me he loved The Beatles and The Rolling Stones
He always toured the world to sing the pretty things of America
He was not beautiful but exactly thus he had a thousand girls
If he sang “Help” and “Ticket to Ride” or “Lady Jane” or “Yesterday”
He sang alive to the freedom, but a letter without waiting
Of his guitar it separated it, he is called in America.
Stop! With Rolling Stones, stop! with Beatles songs.
Errand was to Vietnam, to fight the Vietcongs.

Ta tá ra ta tá…

He was a boy who like me loved the Beatles and the Rolling Stones
He toured the world but it finished, making the war in Vietnam
Long hair do not use more, it does not touch its guitar and yes
An instrument that always gives to the same note ra-tá-tá-tá
It does not have friends, it does not see girls, people deceased only fall to the soil
To its country it will not come back, therefore he is died in Vietnam.
Stop! With Rolling Stones, stop! with Beatles songs
In the chest a heart does not have, but two medals yes.

Ta tá-ra ta tá…
Ra-tá-tá-tá tá-t


“Bez suety” by Valery Meladze

Georgian singer Meladze. He has a myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/vmeladze



“Ocean” by Via Gra & Valeriy Meladze



“Someone Awaits” by Aleksey Vishnya

Russian music video from late 80s early 90s, full of scenes of that time Russia’s everyday life. In the end of this video are some kids playing. If we in the US were shown this video, would we have been so worried about the Russians? After all, their kids are just like ours!



“Osennaja Autumnal” by DDT

A mellow song.



“2 Wars” by Slot

A good alternative rock song. The official website for this band is: http://slot.ru/



Matarebeli

From Georgia. The lyrics are about a train leaving the station and the different characters riding the train.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Cute Videos

A couple of cute videos from GiR2007

Addicted to YouTube



Sheep Are Fluffy

Parodies

Sarcastic Gamer has made a couple of funny videos about some of the hot products to be coming out.

Wii Fit Parody

A satirical look at one of Nintendo's "Big" announcements at E3.



Microsoft Surface Parody

A twisted take on one of Microsoft's latest and greatest announcements.

Other Blogs, Part 2

This is a wrap-up of what I started yesterday. I looked at the various blogs that were posted to the site 15blogs.com. Here are some more blogs I found there.


Original Artwork

A blog of Original Art by Lisa-Marie. I like the painting “I Spy Supper.”

http://jeordiekeenanfreese.blogspot.com/


Tales from the Tree

This is a interesting concept. The first chapter of this novel is free to read online. Subsequent chapters are made available as the writer gets enough Diggs for the current chapter. Today, there is 8 out the 25 Diggs (for chapter two) needed before the writer releases chapter 3.

http://thedandeliontree.blogspot.com


Trading Tips

Want to trade stocks? Lots of tips here.

http://trade-system.blogspot.com


Owning a Store In Second Life

You can actually make money in Second Life? Some people do.

http://workontheweb.blogspot.com


Starbucks Coffee Just Went Up 9 Cents Per Cup

This, and other news at “CEO Smack.”

http://www.ceosmack.com


Mini Boat

A Mini Cooper that runs in the water.

http://www.cymru66.com


Majestic Bridge

A very peaceful image of a bridge in the fog.

http://blog.deadgod.net


Dugg or Not?

This utility allows you to view stories which have been submitted to Digg by particular users. Simply type in the user name and hit search.

http://www.duggornot.com/


"No Heat" Technical News

Their recent post, “Get Dugg with five words” is worth a read.

http://www.noheat.com


All About Oracle Applications

If you use Oracle, this is the blog for you.

http://www.orafin.blogspot.com

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Add Digg Button to Blogger or Blogspot

I found out how to add the Digg It button to my posts. It is not hard; just follow the steps found at Tips for New Bloggers.

http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com

Tesla Coil Music

Music with a Tesla Coil? Are you crazy? Well, maybe.

Singing Tesla Coil at Duckon 2007

Making music with a solid-state Tesla coil.



Tesla Coil Music

Featured on Hacked Gadgets.



Solid State Musical Tesla Coil

Joe DiPrima and Duck demonstrate the Solid State Musical Tesla Coil.



Musical DRSSTC Tesla Coil

By Steve Conner.

Other Blogs

There is a site called 15blogs.com, that allows you to post your blog. I found all of the following blogs by looking over what had been posted there. Check it out, maybe some of these will interest you.

RoboCup 2007 Atlanta

Here is an article about the RoboCup 2007 competition that was held at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta. I like robots, so this sounded pretty cool.

http://boredandblogging.com


Random Facts about Johnny Depp

For everything about Johnny Depp, Johnny Depp Obsessions is the place for you.

http://deppobsessionsblogroll.blogspot.com


Finding the New Me

One person’s journey through weight loss.

http://findingthenewme2007.blogspot.com/


Free “Powered by Ubuntu” Stickers

As a kid, I loved stickers. It didn’t matter what the sticker was, it was still fun to get them. If you are using Ubuntu Linux, or want to pretend that you do, you can make your inner child happy by getting some free Ubuntu stickers.

http://ganson.wordpress.com


Crayon Physics

Here’s a cool game. You play with crayons and physics.

http://geekskillz.com


Expanded Universe Short Story Competition

Do you watch the TV show “Jericho”? This blog is all about that. Copywrite Ink is having a writing contest. You write a short story about something happening in the expanded universe of Jericho with the original characters.

http://helpingjericho.blogspot.com


80+ File Hosting and Sharing Sites

Here’s a big list of on-line sites for storing your files.

http://itsnottech.blogspot.com


How to Know Whether You Are Ready to Have Kids...

A test you can take, to make sure you are ready. :)

http://momsoutthere.blogspot.com


Why It is Hard to Admit Being Wrong

That’s a good question!

http://myselfdevelopment.net


Sony’s New Razor-thin Display

Cool! A video display as thin as paper.

http://new2blog.com/n2b/


The Mixed Martial Arts Resource Blog

They have informative videos on how to defend yourself.

http://punchkickchoke.blogspot.com/


Detoxifying the body, a 10 day Vegan Diet Experience

One person’s experience of being a Vegan for 10 consecutive days.

http://richgrad.com


10 Things to Do When You Have Nothing Else to Blog About

Got writer’s block? These tips will help you find something to blog about!

http://slyvisions.com

Portable Apps For Your USB Drive

From the blog Caffeinated and Requiring Sugar, here's a list of applications that you can install on your USB drive.

http://fine12.blogspot.com