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A few posts back, we got into a bit of a discussion that significantly hinged on fair use. I mentioned that I had a fair use reference but didn't haveFair Use

A few things have bubbled to the top lately... here they are: Personal Finance Tom's Inflation Calculator I was looking for a calculator that would tell me how much my current salary wouldLinkList: Personal Finance + Sci-Fi edition

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

I'm currently watching the recorded version of Oprah's first session of her "class" on A New Earth, which is about "new spirituality". For the purposes of this post, however, theOprah's Online Training - experience review

If you were the head of a movie company, which movies would you choose to spend $1.5 million per 30 seconds to advertise during the Super Bowl—an event watched primarilyTuesday TubeWatch: Super Bowl Movie Roundup

An extremely long time after I started it, I just finished Ex Machina's 50 issue run. Brian K. Vaughn puts on a heck of a story. This is one of thoseThe Colors of Control: Ex Machina

Okay, that may be overstating it slightly, but comic book properties are getting a lot more attention in the last few years. The encouraging thing is that they are usuallyGraphic novels are all the rage - Tuesday TubeWatch

Today we're having an installation of "What to do, What not to do" for percussionists. What to do Back in college I had the privilege of seeing a percussion group called NexusPercussionists: Object lesson for today

In the spirit of ParentHacks, here's a trick we've used to get our kids to do many things they otherwise wouldn't. We came up with it in the car on aWhatever you do...

There's really nothing I can add to this, so without further ado... Star Wars on BanjoStar Wars Bluegrass

Learning 2006 - Josh Bersin & Elliott Masie Dialogue Josh and Elliot, two "thought leaders" in the learning industry, get together and talk about the things they're seeing in the learningElliott Masie & Josh Bersin: Learning Trends

Best silent movie EVER!

Today's my birthday. Woo hoo! I managed to not die again this year! (I'm really not sure where I'm going with this post, but I figured I might as well useBirthday ramblings

Driven to Distraction I absolutely love it when I find research that backs up my position. HANG UP YOUR CELL PHONES, DRIVERS!!! Psychological research is showing that when drivers use cell phones, whethercell phones + driving = drunk driving

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

Tuesday TubeWatch: Creativity – Inspiration

How do we create? What takes us from the point where a story, or a song, or a painting doesn’t exist to a point where it does exist? How do we get a web site, or a new mathematical theorem, or a new game for our kids, where none existed before? What takes us from nothing to something?

There are many varied answers to that question, and many steps in the process(es). But the first . . . → Read More: Tuesday TubeWatch: Creativity – Inspiration

Does steak cost less delivered in bulk?

Earlier this week, Gather Little by Little ran an article about Omaha Steaks, and how expensive it was in comparison to the grocery store. His calculations had the meat coming in at anywhere from $38-44 per pound. Even for good steak, that’s pretty expensive.

Coincidentally, I purchased bulk steak from a competitor of Omaha, US Beef, a little more than a week earlier. This was a door-to-door sale—something I usually am able to turn away. . . . → Read More: Does steak cost less delivered in bulk?

Review: Battlestar Galactica finale

It’s over.

For four years of my life (which, oddly enough, took six years), I’ve been watching Battlestar Galactica weekly. This redesigned joy from my childhood became an engaging, exciting, and dramatic story in my adulthood. As with any other TV show, there are excellent episodes and episodes that fell flat. A series finale, and the lead-in stories, must meet the highest standard, in my opinion – especially in an “arc” show (i.e., one that . . . → Read More: Review: Battlestar Galactica finale

Tuesday TubeWatch: the final Watchmen-related post

I thought I was done with posting about Watchmen. But then I found this:

There are a huge number of these Marvel vs. DC clips, and a lot of them are really funny.

Anyway… now I’m done posting anything Watchmen related.

What’s in YOUR browser?

My wife can’t figure out what I do online for hours at a time. I can’t blame her for being confused. Sometimes I don’t even know how so much time can go by before I get out of this chair and do something besides attempt to contract cancer from my monitor.

I thought it might be interesting to take a look at what I’ve got open in my browser right now and see if that . . . → Read More: What’s in YOUR browser?

Tuesday TubeWatch: Godzilla… You gotta see that movie!

A while back my daughter got a look at a minute or so of a Godzilla movie. Here is her description of the film (with some interjections from her sister):

Sorry I didn’t have a chance to edit it down. Maybe later.

Review: Watchmen

Watchmen broke ground as a comic book/graphic novel. The movie was extremely faithful, with few exceptions, to the book. Is that a good thing?

Going in to this film, I thought, “I hope they don’t stray too far from the book.” They didn’t. There were things removed for the sake of time, but for the most part everything that was in the movie came from the book. It was probably the most faithful retelling of . . . → Read More: Review: Watchmen

TubeWatch extra: Watchmen cartoon

I can’t wait until next Tuesday to share this one.

Does anyone else remember this Saturday morning cartoon from the late ’80s?

The best episode was the cross-over with “Josie and the Pussycats,” where Rorshach made Alexandra cry. That was classic. Sebastian totally pwnd Bubastias, though – stretched believability for me. When the two bands got together at the end, and Josie offered to let Silk Spectre join them, though, you knew everyone was . . . → Read More: TubeWatch extra: Watchmen cartoon

Tuesday TubeWatch: Social networking will eat your brain!

It’s a popular debate lately: are these social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.) bad for us? Recently an Oxford professor, Baroness Susan Greenfield, made some rather provocative speculations about the cumulative effect frequent use of these sites can have on our physical brains. As reported by ars technica:

Greenfield said that sites like Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, and Twitter may be forcing kids’ brains back into an infant-like state, as infants need constant stimulation to . . . → Read More: Tuesday TubeWatch: Social networking will eat your brain!

Watchmen, Star Trek, and Star Wars (sort of)

(Grab your pacemaker, it looks like I’m making two posts in two days! Will the madness ever end?)

A few things came to my attention today that I just couldn’t wait to pass on.

First of all, as you undoubtedly know, Watchmen opened today. No surprise there. But did you know these stats?

90% of all Fandango’s weekend ticket sales has been for Watchmen. IMAX’s website crashed four times this week due to the increased . . . → Read More: Watchmen, Star Trek, and Star Wars (sort of)