Air Supply and Orthodoxy
Apparently, Air Supply is the crappy music choice of the Orthodox. This conclusion stems from a discussion between a Moose and myself.
For the past couple of weeks, we've been working in the same room, listening to streaming radio (70s and 80s mostly) and occasionally joking about my long-held and deep-seated hatred of Air Supply. At one point, a Wham! song came on and I mentioned that it was, at the very least, a half step above Air Supply. To my astonishment, he disagreed.
Make no mistake - we were on the same page that both were entirely sucky. The question was [……]Continue reading →
No, really! It's a big-eared cat!!
This is just too funny. A Japan Probe article reports about a Disneyland knockoff in China. The funny part is that Disney has nothing to do with it. It's owned by the Chinese government. [Note: The news reports are in Japanese but you can easily get the idea.]
Never mind the fact that they have a mouse with white gloves, large shoes and big ears. They say it's a big-eared cat. And that's another cat in the red polka-dot dress. Hmmmmm.... Where have we seen that dress before? Was it here, perhaps? [……]Continue reading →
Life, God and Letter Tiles
If you haven't already seen it, take 8 minutes and watch this brilliant flash piece, Craziest: A Short Story by Liz Dubelman. Well written, well produced and well worth your time. This is what multimedia on the net should be like.
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[Ed. note - If your connection is on the slower side of fast, let the whole thing load before playing (even though the Play option comes up) so it won't catch up with itself.]
When the toast has burned When the big one finds you The Newsboys - Breakfast In Hell
and all the milk has turned
and Cap'n Crunch is waving farewell
may this song remind you
that they don't serve breakfast in Hell
When the toast has burned
When the big one finds you
The Newsboys - Breakfast In Hell
It's pure fluff, but that song always makes me giggle.
Life to the next level
The Game of Life, that is.
A somewhat different take on the "sustainable existence" meme of game is found in the RGB Game. In this one, the beings consist of different color dots which equate to different characteristics (speed, lifespan & sight range) and look for food. They multiply when saturated.
It takes a little time to get the hang of how these things behave and what makes the system more sustainable, but for fans of Conway's original game (or other variations of cellular automata), it's well worth a look.