Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dramedy - Colbert the Murderer

Before he became Stephen Colbert, Stephen Colbert was a jobbing actor and, when required, a forger and murderer:

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Comedy - "Liberals...' [shakes fist]

Some sharp satire in the Simpsons? Well good, but it's been a long time coming...

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Media - Jez Paxman on Jonny Stewart

Who dares tell Jon Stewart that the Queen Mum died in 2002?

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Music - Neil Deserves Your Respect

You haters got it all wrong. I've been listening to 'Victory For The Comic Muse" with fresh ears, and it's really good. If it'd been made in 1999 you'd've all been loving 'To Die A Virgin' [competition winning video below] and 'Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World'.

I might be ready to forgive him now for this whole ugly episode:

Computery Stuff - You Stanford boffins...

are alright.

My company staged a mini-technical conference last week, where lots of people gave interesting talks, including a Stanford robotics professor from the team that won the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2o04. In case you haven't heard of it, it was a competition to build a completely autonomous car robot that would drive through 160 miles of desert, without crashing or anything (much harder than it sounds).

The guy's talk was awesome (they're now building a robot car that will drive around a city, trying not to crash/kill/maim anyone), and he mentioned an hour-long PBS documentary on the race which I watched and enjoyed, so if your name is Ricky you would probably be likewise interested (and even if it isn't, I still recommend it).

Science-tology - I'll see your tantrum...

and raise you one of my own (here and here).

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Fashion - Whiter than White

Anyone know how these far-right Russian sentiments got innocently spread around England's college towns? Benilov, I'm looking at you...

Friday, May 04, 2007

Comedy - Baked Fuzz

The Hot Fuzz boys, caned out of their mentals, decide that Nick's cake would be wasted in their bellies:

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Hodgman - First strike in the Hobo Uprising?

They're attacking what we hold most dear - our Internets!