Monday, October 28, 2013

OSU Magic

Often the best part of college football is the part never shown on television. But college students and fans at live games get to see it every week. Of course I'm talking about the halftime show performed by the home field band. And in this business there is simply no better marching band than the Ohio State University band. Some of the routines they've done over the years are legend, and if you've never seen them do their classic script "Ohio" you've missed a real treat.

This past weekend the OSU band outdid even themselves with their "Hollywood Blockbuster Show" in the middle of the Penn State game. I'm a Big Ten alum (Univ of Wisc '72) but I'm not alone in saluting this performance. Big Ten fans across the country this week are tipping their hats to the OSU band for simply being the best. You guys bring everyone else's halftime game up with every performance.

So if you didn't see them at the game last Saturday... or if they didn't show what went down on your tv... Enjoy them here anyway!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Night (Scary!) Movie

A late entry to this week's Friday Night Movie. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise

To witness this would be a little shocking, to say the least. So the various reactions are priceless. Brilliant none the less.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Night Movie

More like a Friday night dance party! Anyone who knows me knows that I love dance. Always have. So I absolutely LOVE this!!! This is uninhibited happiness expressed in dance... just the way it should be.

WARNING: Some lyrics in the music may be offensive to sensitive ears.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Content Aware Fill

If you don't know what content aware fill is this won't make a lot of sense to you. But if you do know what it is you'll probably be laughing about 10 seconds into this.

Harry Potter! Frodo! Where are you?! :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Juno Earth Flyby

Lend a bit of your mass today, and with the rest of planet Earth give the Juno probe to Jupiter a slingshot assist. You are approved for an extra bowl of ice cream if that's what it takes.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Night Movie (Silent)

Tonite we'll watch a little something from the "Roaring 20's" silent film age called, "Oilfield Dodge". Before roads there were feet and horses. But there was a short period of time even after cars came along that there were still no roads. That didn't stop anyone with a car from driving however, far from it. They drove anyway... and they did it rather expertly. Try some of these maneuvers with your Leaf or Prius this weekend, then call me. I'll be loading up on stock in a towing company. :)

The secret to much of this relies on a low center of gravity, narrow gage wheels, and high ground clearance - something pretty much every vehicle owner short of a monster truck doesn't have anymore.


World Smile Day

Since 1999 the first Friday in October has been World Smile Day. This year it falls on Oct 4. Smile!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Looking Over the Fiscal Cliff

I saw something similar to this earlier today and thought it was rather clever:

The modern American, “Fiscal Cliff”, as seen from a different perspective:

Lesson #1:

U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
Federal budget: $3,820,000,000,000
New debt: $1,650,000,000,000
National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
Recent budget cuts: $38,500,000,000

Now, let’s remove 8 zeros from everything above and pretend it’s a household budget:

Annual family income: $21,700
Money family spent: $38,200
New debt on the credit card: $16,500
Current outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
Total household budget cuts so far: $38.50

Got it so far? Okay, now look at the "Debt Ceiling" from the same homeowner perspective:

Lesson #2:

Assume you come home one afternoon from work/the bar/the garden club/the golf course/your typical activity and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood during the day. Your home now has sewage inside all the way to the ceiling. What do you think you should do?…

Call a contractor to bring some jacks and raise the ceilings or pumps to remove the wastewater?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

I so can't wait for this... or December 2014 when it finally concludes!