Thursday, July 08, 2004

Hate parallel parking? Well, the answer has arrived - it's the IKP - Evolve Student Project.
Pretty cool stuff.
This is actually kind of cool - Presidential TV ads from 1952 to today.
Some things never change, some things always do.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Timely little flick - it's Spider-Man: The Peril of Doc Ock - all in Legos! Check it out.
Not quite true to the movie, but still really good.
Well, I said I'd keep an eye out if anything else popped up. Here's a little more about Michael Moore.
MSNBC - "Fahrenheit 9/11" distorts the truth
Slate - Unfairenheit 9/11 - The lies of Michael Moore
The Weekly Standard - Michael Moore and Me
Spinsanity - Dude, Where's my Intellectual Honesty?
Basically, Michael Moore is a liar. But there are a lot of people like that is this world, and there are a lot of people who don't know any better that will be swayed by his lies. Such is the power of media.
It will probably be many years before the falseness of his claims are fully found out, and much time, effort, and money will be wasted in pursuing the ideas he presents. Kinda like Koko the gorilla and sign language (News flash - in case you didn't know, Koko's "learning" of language and communication was "stretched" and edited and did not reflect the truth - Koko didn't really learn how to communicate. That didn't stop tons of money being poured into primate sing language research - even today, it persists).
Actually, I've just found that Moore has a history of lying, "creative editing," and misappropriation of reality. There's more than I care to get into here, but he did the same thing in his last two so-called "documentaries" - "Bowling for Columbine" and "Roger & Me." A little eye-opener about "Bowling" is here. Actually, "Bowling" was not even supposed to be eligible to qualify for an academy award for best documentary, because it didn't fit the submission rules. But Hollywood is liberal enough a little thing like that was able to slip by. C'est la vie.
Look it up for yourself if you want to lean more about Moore.
Okay, end on a fun note - check out The Open Video Project - a wonderful collection of true documentaries and historical videos. Quite interesting.
Oh, and btw - just saw Spider-Man 2 today - it rocked - totally suggest it to anyone.

Just for fun

Well, there was this tongue twister on my mind, but I found so many different versions of it, I didn't know which was the original, so I took and twisted and lengthened a little one of the versions I found. The result is below.
There once was a man named Esau Wood. Esau Wood sawed wood. Esau Wood sawed wood with his wood-saw. Esau Wood always had sawed wood. Esau Wood always would saw wood. Sawing wood was what Esau Wood did. Sawing wood was what Esau Wood would always do. All the woods Esau Wood saw, Esau Wood would saw. Great was the wood Wood would saw and great was the wood-saw with which Wood would saw wood. Esau Wood and his wood-saw were legend.
But one terrible day, Wood's wood-saw would saw no wood, and so the wood Wood sawed was not the wood Wood would saw if Wood's wood-saw would saw wood. Wood was very sad, for his wood-saw would saw no wood. Finally, after many days of having a wood-saw that would saw no wood, Esau Wood saw a new saw saw wood like no other wood-saw Wood saw would saw wood. In fact, of all the wood-saws Wood ever saw saw wood, this wood-saw Wood saw would saw wood as if sawing wood was the only thing a wood-saw would do. So Wood sought to saw wood with the wood-saw Wood saw sawing wood like no other wood-saw would saw wood, and Wood did saw wood with the wood-saw he saw, and the wood sawing was good.
And I never saw a wood-saw that would saw wood as the wood-saw Wood saw would saw until I saw Esau Wood saw wood with wood-saw that would saw wood unlike any other wood-saw would saw wood. Now Wood saws wood with the wood saw Wood saw saw wood. And it is good.
Okay, now my brain hurts.
You know, I've always said that if it can be found, I'll find it - this proves it.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Wow - if you have the resources for a 36MB download, checkout Marco Spitoni's "The Hunt" - a great little CG flick.
(Right click title to download)
Check out the rest of Spitoni's workhere.
This is just cool - IceArt.
(Also, if you click on his "Video Gallery" link, you can find some cool clips of the aurora borealis.)