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[Note: recent events in my life have conspired to prevent me from putting together the vote scheduled for this week. I'll get back to it. It's not like you allTuesday TubeWatch: MacGyvering Star Wars

I had the opportunity to visit the blog connected to Oprah's "A New Earth" course on Eckhart Tolle's book. I've been looking at this training experience over the last fewOprah's Online Training - Part 3: The blog

What is wrong with parents? Today, my wife and I went to see two vastly different films, Wall-E and The Dark Knight (reviews to follow). In both films, there were familiesKids in the movie theater

The Second Chance DVD Steve Taylor is no stranger to controversy. His music in the '80s was unabashedly pointed at issues of hypocrisy and general laziness within Christian communities and itsReview: The Second Chance

G-Ding.TV | Viewing Linux in a whole new way For the cost of basic hardware you can have a PVR (Personal Video Recorder, e.g., TIVO) in your house. You can evenAlmost free TV / PVR

Don't be alarmed if this page looks horrible. I'm currently learning how to create my own theme, and I'm too lazy to create a development site for myself, so this isCaddickisms undergoing theme testing

A couple of days ago I received a coupon in my email for a free pizza from a local pizzeria. It was a one day deal - a free medium pizza"Free Pizza!!" or "How to completely bungle a marketing campaign"

In the 7 day challenge, today’s topic is: Create a blog post on a subject I’ve never blogged about here before. Maybe this one is cheating. I don't know. It depends onPlastic People - 7 day challenge

Lee posted his "Nerd badge" score recently. He failed to get it, and rightly so. Not because of any lack of nerd-dom on his part, but because of the idiocyThe Nerd Badge is invalidly valid, therefore I get one

2theadvocate.com | Suburban | Deputies: Owner shot out man’s tires when he couldn’t pay for gas People are so screwed up. Take a second and write down the guy's license plateMan steals gas; Man shoots cars tires

I can't remember precisely the last time somebody took a needle and jammed it into my gums multiple times. I can't remember the date, but I vividly remember the experience.My experience with the "c" word

The Last Airbender's current ranking on RottenTomatoes.com? 6% Six percent. In other words, atrocious. Worse than 94% of all movies rated. Horrible. A steaming pile of excrement. Your mother would slapReview: The Last Airbender

I don't have a pet. Dog, cat, fish, bird, rock... nothing. That's not likely to change in the next 5-7 years, if ever. There are lots of reasons, actually, butWhy I don't have a dog

Brain interface: next best thing to telekinesis This is cool stuff. I'm quoting the whole article, because I'm not confident of the longevity of articles on the scifi.com site. Saving a lifeThe "THINK" system

How should I spend my economic stimulus rebate? Over at Gather Little by Little (link above), Glblguy reviews his decision with his wife about what to do with his economic stimulusMy economic stimulus rebate is going to...

Video loop: lightning hitting plane

High Voltage: Lightning Bolt Hitting Plane Taking Off Osaka – Gizmodo

With all the times I’ve flown during a storm, I’m surprised I haven’t seen this happen before.

And the blogger asks a good question at the end:

Now, can anyone explain to this ignorant (me) how 100 trillion (million million) watts can hit a plane and nothing happens to the electronics inside, while my cell can wreak havoc emitting just a few microwaves?

[tags]airplanes, . . . → Read More: Video loop: lightning hitting plane

Who’s that wall-crawler?!

SCI-FI to SCI-FACT: A Working “Spider Man” Suit – Slice of Scifi

A “Spider-man” suit that enables its wearer to scale vertical walls like the comic and movie superhero could one day be a reality, according to a study. Natural technology used by spiders and geckos could help a human climb the side of a building or hang upside down from a roof, the analysis suggests. The findings are published in the Journal of . . . → Read More: Who’s that wall-crawler?!

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising – In Theatres October 5, 2007

It’s a dicey proposition to see one of your favorite books translated into film. Many of Tolkien’s fans were wary before Peter Jackson foisted his Lord of the Rings masterpieces upon us. I loved the Lord of the Rings books, but I was never that nervous about the film adaptation once Jackson started sharing his plans and attitude toward the films. To say . . . → Read More: The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

An attache case, an underground government, and a Spider-Man on the edge

I’m reading a lot more comics/graphic novels now than I ever have. Sadly, that’s not saying much, since I only read individual unconnected issues at a time – I never really read a full storyline until a year or so ago, save for one or two “special occasions.”

Now, though, I’m borrowing stuff from a few friends’ collections, and I’m loving it. I’m reading a pretty wide variety of stuff (standard superhero fare, TV show . . . → Read More: An attache case, an underground government, and a Spider-Man on the edge

Star Wars trailers

Okay, I get distracted for a little while and suddenly there’s new stuff in the Star Wars universe. I can feel the geek in me slipping away…

But at least I woke up in time to get my geek on…

As most people know already, there are two Star Wars TV shows in the works, one live action and one computer animated. The latter of those is much closer to completion, and it’s release is . . . → Read More: Star Wars trailers

The Amazing GlowShake

YouTube – Will It Blend? – Glow Sticks

I can’t believe I haven’t seen this series until now. There are quite a few of these “Will it Blend?” segments and it’s in the top 20, apparently, in YouTube popularity. (I love the cheesy ’70′s game show feeling.) I’ve watched 5 or 6 so far, but this is easily my favorite. I want to go buy a blender just to do this.

This reminds me of . . . → Read More: The Amazing GlowShake