Tag Archives: video

Two TED talks: Turkle and Whitacre – Internet Connections and Isolation

I had the opportunity to watch 2 TED talks tonight. Both of them were about the power of technology and its relationship to… well, relationships. The intertwining of connection and isolation as themes across these two videos really struck me tonight. MIT professor and psychologist Sherry Turkle’s TED talk has gotten a lot of play in… Read More »

Seeing Green… Lanterns

How many major “cons” are there in a year (that’s “conference” for the un-geeked)? New footage is spilling out like water from WonderCon, held recently, and Green Lantern is pouring out 4 minutes of mostly new scenes. Thankfully, it almost all looks better than the first official trailer, which I basically panned. It’s still a… Read More »

Telling Time – 7 day challenge

In the 7 day challenge, today’s topic is: Embed a legal youtube clip that I either found today or created myself. Then tell everyone about the clip and related information. I considered a bunch of different options for today’s post. One was a video of some birds eating berries in the snow in my backyard, but… Read More »

Review: The Sing-Off

To steal a phrase from one of the judges, this show is “off the hook!” I don’t like a lot of the “talent competitions” that are on TV. American Idol is little more than a chance to alternately berate people or contribute to creating a narcissistic personality. Yes, some of those people are very talented,… Read More »

Percussionists: Object lesson for today

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 Nexus perform. It was one of two moments in those years that I just had this goofy grin stuck on my face because the… Read More »

Pure, unadulterated, low-altitude, jet fighter awesomeness

Over on Flixxy someone posted the top 10 Low-Pass Jet Fly-bys. If you could capture the awesomeness of this is a liquid form it would… um… taste really good… or something. Anyway… watch this and be blown away. The notes on the flixxy page identify the jets as follows: #10: F-16 (Royal Netherlands Airforce) #9: F-16… Read More »

Firefly is back, Singing Batman, and Cyborg Rats

Seriously, where else are you going to get a combination like that? I’ve got three video clips for you today, and one of them is not fiction. See if you can figure out which one. Firefly is back! That’s right, Nathan Fillion has suited up one more time as Mal Reynolds. Unfortunately, it’s only a… Read More »

Drinking games for geeky music majors – Tuesday TubeWatch

When I went to college, I hung out with a bunch of music majors. I also hung out with a bunch of geeks. Sometimes those were the same people. I remember one party where a bunch of these people tuned their beer bottles to different notes and gathered into a ‘beer choir’ to play ‘Twinkle,… Read More »