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Joshua Bell – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

| September 30, 2008

I love Vivaldi, particularly The Four Seasons.  So when Joshua Bell came out with a version, I bought a digital copy, my first purchase of online music ever (huh, Amazon has no DRM!). Who the hell is Bell? Well, I guess I had been living under an orchestral rock all these years, but I had [...]

Photorealistic speed painting – cgsbgs

| September 28, 2008

Dude… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-TYO0cGFmQ&feature=related

Nico di Mattia – Speed Painting

| September 27, 2008

I’m sure everyone (or many, 6+ million people) have seen this guy’s time lapsed John Locke vid. If you haven’t, he uses Adobe Photoshop and probably a Wacom tablet to whip out pictures in 3-6 hrs. His color theory and shading are down pat, and he clearly knows Photoshop inside and out. He’s just blaaaazing [...]

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia on Hulu

| September 27, 2008

If you haven’t had a chance to watch this funny tv show, it’s on Hulu, free of charge. It features somewhat edgy humor, kind of like Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, about morons being…assholes. But…it’s a little more tongue-in-cheek than say, The Office, which could also be described as a show about morons, but is [...]

Operating on Fear

| September 26, 2008

THINK OF THE CHILDREN. And the ponies. http://www.hulu.com/watch/36718/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-thu-sep-25-2008 Note, I haven’t really looked into the terms and consequences of the bailout, and thus, have no opinion either way. I’ve kind of resigned myself to the fact that I am powerless; it just amuses me that there’s a good chance that the allies of the people [...]

She’s Gone – By 17586063

| September 26, 2008

Sometimes I wish I were still actively playing an instrument. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naKfzm6grDA There’s raging debate on all “her” videos regarding whether she’s a guy or not, but you can kinda make out an hourglass shape that guys go gaga for. Not enough to really say, though. Such is the fate of women on the internet, eh? [...]

Wamu Dies

| September 25, 2008

Ooooh shit people, hold onto your seats! A few of my friends were calling this years ago, and now it’s happening. Total economic meltdown. Wamu, the second largest bank in America, died tonight, partly because of panicked commonfolk, though. The U.S. government closed Seattle-based Washington Mutual amid customer withdrawals of $16.7 billion since Sept. 15, [...]

Assorted Amusing

| September 25, 2008

Ad Mistake. Every man wishes he had that kind of endurance. http://eatliver.com/i.php?n=3145 SFW Pr0n. http://current.com/items/89337913_diesel_sfw_xxx_fashion_firm_makes_cheeky_sfw_porn_ad

Palin – Head of Skate

| September 25, 2008

Ha, so someone ended up making an actual trailer for Matt Damon’s simile that I posted a bit back. Thanks Eric. http://rickyvanveen.com/post/51748798/after-hearing-matt-damons-brilliant-comparison-of For some reason, I’m not that amused by it. The idea was more entertaining than the actual production, but I’m not sure why.

Speaking of Pathfinders…[Update]

| September 25, 2008

Looks like I’ll have to eat my words. He pulled it off! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7637327.stm This looks like suicide. http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/09/25/rocket.man.ap/index.html?eref=rss_topstories Perhaps I’m being cynical, but I expect his device to explode mid-flight, or for him to veer off out of control into the side of a mountain. But it’s another good example of what my previous post [...]