Saturday, February 28, 2009

NSFW U2 Parody: "Check Out My Pubes"

I hesitated posting this, but it's just too good. Don't show the kids, I didn't!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

U2: Not Linear, Relevant

A lot of talk about Time on the new U2 record "No Line on the Horizon". One of my favorite lines is from the title track:

"“Time is irrelevant, it’s not linear”
Then she put her tongue in my ear"

Earlier today I was thinking how it's been about 20 years since Rattle & Hum. And then I thought about how we're as far away from Rattle & Hum as Rattle & hum was from, say, Sgt. Pepper or Electric Ladyland or Zeppelin I.

This here tune "Breathe" is one of my very favorites from the new CD. A one song twister, borrowing from Dylan, but taking it to the place only U2 can, not bad for four old Irish dudes.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

No More: Billy Packer

Hasn't it been nice not hearing that RB Billy Packer at all this year? That's been one of the highlights of the season for me! Yahoo! recently had a list of the 50 worst announcers in sports today, and Billy turned up....#1. Congrats! He won, even though he's not even in the competition:

1. Billy Packer: The man who annually managed to turn the most exciting three weeks in sports, the NCAA tournament, into a visit to your cranky grandfather's house. Griped and moaned about everything from women in sports to mid-major invitations (this, just before George Mason reached the Final Four). All credit goes to coaches; all blame goes to players. Thankfully put out to pasture with Bobby Knight. Boy, there's a joyful combo, huh?
I should say something about how great I think Mike Giminski has been... but I digress.

Here's a funny video about Billy Packer from the N&O:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Another New U2 Song

this is NOT the album version. but this post look like it is the album version. this is just NO LINE ON THE HORIZION 2 from the GET ON YOUR BOOTS SINGLE. the album version is different.

Click here to go to site with streaming version of "No Line on the Horizon"

Saturday, February 07, 2009

How to 3D on Wired

Check out this video from Wired that shows the basics of shooting and viewing 3D. I couldn't believe one of the images in the video (starting 25 second in the video).... I've taken a 3D picture of that!

Picture I took:
spmNYny (67j)

Here's an odd-colored screenshot from the video:

His Luteness, Sting

Ouch. Dude. I watched the whole thing.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Paul Boutin Can Suck It

Stop Blogging? AYFKM?
"Thinking about launching your own blog? Here's some friendly advice: Don't. And if you've already got one, pull the plug.

Writing a weblog today isn't the bright idea it was four years ago. The blogosphere, once a freshwater oasis of folksy self-expression and clever thought, has been flooded by a tsunami of paid bilge. Cut-rate journalists and underground marketing campaigns now drown out the authentic voices of amateur wordsmiths. It's almost impossible to get noticed, except by hecklers. And why bother? The time it takes to craft sharp, witty blog prose is better spent expressing yourself on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter."
Paul Boutin obviously just wants his blog to stand out more by encouraging me to quit. Wait, Valleywag quit him. I kid, I like his stuff, but c'mon man. Facebook can't replace da blog.