If my blog looks a little odd for a bit, it's because I'm working on a new design using the Elastic Editor. Fun to play with and I'm learning things, too.
As I previously mentioned, Star Tours is getting an update. You can read about it (and see a really kewl clip from the updated attraction) here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2009/09/darth-vader-storm-troopers-invade-d23-expo-for-star-tours-announcement.html
So they announced something at the D23 Disney Fan Convention that totally blows me away. No, there won't be free massages from the princesses in a totally revamped Fantasyland. They actually announced the sub-title of the new Pirates of the Caribbean flick -- On Stranger Tides. Reading this announcement caused me to spit shredded wheat … Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
First, they took on counting and the alphabet, and now, in a move surely planned to give all those ex-Bush administration people something to listen and learn from now that they're not so busy, They Might Be Giants has a new album, entitled Here Comes Science. Check out some of the videos... Science is Real … Continue reading Elephants Are Made of Elements – They Might Be Giants Sings About Science
One of my favorite geeky non-TV (new media? Podcast? Internet show? Netcast? Bah...what is the term?) shows is The Guild masterminded by Felicia Day. Well, The Guild team has created a music video. Hilarious, geeky, sexy fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urNyg1ftMIU
I'm fascinated by neuroscience, by how the software that is our brain really works. I'm also fascinated by music, and how it can show how the brain works in a common way across cultures. Here's a great example of that. Bobby McFerrin at the 2009 World Science Festival showing how a pentatonic scale is something … Continue reading You Got Your Neuroscience in My Music
Comic-Con coverage of the "LOST" panel starts tomorrow, but in advance, they've released some rich and juicy web site goodness in support of the Season 5 BluRay / DVD release. Earn a degree in the themes and mysteries of the show from Lost University. Or watch the classic ABC TV show, Mysteries of the Universe … Continue reading My Next Degree…from “LOST” University
Got the movie Pi: Faith in Chaos from Netflix over the weekend, because once in a while I like to watch a movie that stretches my brain beyond the three dimensions it usually thinks in. It's by acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky, whose The Fountain I also checked out just recently. The movies are not for … Continue reading Pi: Faith in Chaos, but I like Bananna Cream, Better
I swear, I used to have a blog around here somewhere. Probably lost under all this Facebook, Twitter, and various other social media stuff. I actually meant to update it recently, being as it was my birthday, and I was on vacation, and I had some really deep insights into the meaning of life and … Continue reading Did Anyone See a Blog Around Here?
I was trying to find a decent video of one of my favorite Canadian bands performing the Canadian National Anthem, but this is as close as I could get... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KGdV1xR6iw