Month: August 2009

    Escher Lizards

    Katherine and I finally finished our project to cover our walls with lizards.  After trying unsuccessfully with real ones, we decided to switch to outlining them with different colored paint.  Why go through all the trouble?  That’s a good question.  We live in a townhouse that is much longer than it is wide.  Our intention was to put up something on the walls to give our family room and kitchen area an appearance of depth.  That, and I’ve always wanted to have some sort of tribute to M.C. Escher in my house. The first step was to measure out the […]

    Read More
    Posted in Uncategorized

    Spring Time

    Katherine and I took a short road trip to Saratoga Springs, Wyoming in August just to get away for a few days.  About three hours drive from Loveland, Colorado, this town consisted of some hot springs, two gas stations, a handful of hotels, and a few hundred people who seemed to have taken up residence here for their own personal reasons.  We booked a room at the hotel which included access to several hot tubs and a large pool filled with mineral water.  Some of the hot tubs were mostly covered with teepee-like structures that gave a large amount of […]

    Read More

    The Dukes of Hazzard

    Boss Hogg, after having finished an absurdly large lunch in the back room of the Boar’s Nest, looks out the window at Bo and Luke Duke in the General Lee doing doughnuts in the parking lot before driving away.  “Those Duke boys have been a thorn in my side all day long!” Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane walks over to the table of dirty dishes an tenatively replies, “Well, Boss, I did see you drop a deep fried chicken wing bewteen your ample stomach and the chair during breakfast.  Maybe that’s what is causing your discomfort.”  Rosco tenatively reaches in to […]

    Read More

    Funny and Sexy– Is it possible?

    We rented “Zach and Miri Make a Porno” from Netflix this weekend.  The premise is quite simple– long time friends and roommates Zach and Miri are broke, and decide to remedy the situation by filming a porno flick.  Of course nothing really goes as planned, and things get weird between the two friends when the idea of having sex with each other and a bunch of strangers comes into play. Overall I enjoyed the movie.  Seth Rogen who plays the main character Zach, does a great job being the slightly irresponsible but good intentioned roommate.  Elizabeth Banks play Miri, who […]

    Read More
    Posted in Uncategorized

    Robot Chicken

    Robot Chicken’s an odd mix of stop motion puppets and computer graphics are used to create short (sometimes only a few seconds) sketch comedy routines. Seen on the “Adult Swim” section of the cartoon network, each episode of Robot Chicken mixes pop culture references, various toy action figures, and Seth Green’s unique sense of humor. This clip, one of many, many, Star Wars themed skits, centers around the experience at the Cantina Bar from a different character’s perspective. I also like the fact that many celebrities lend their voices to the project.  You can also find more information on the […]

    Read More

    Television Playlists

    I wrote a ranting lunatic type letter to Dish Network the other day just to make myself feel better. Basically I want to be able to make playlists of DVR television shows for my future children to watch based on their age. Then I want everyone to be able to share their playlists with the world through the Internet. Anyone, even Oprah, could make suggestions about programming to watch based on date of birth. From this I can see which shows are popular with parents whose children are the same age. Oh yeah, and when my kid turns on the […]

    Read More