Thursday, April 30, 2009

Leisure by William Henry Davies


What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

William Henry Davies


Some information and footage of the development of the new Ghostbusters video game.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Marooned on the Moon!

Nixon's prepared speech in the event that the Apollo 11 astronauts got marooned on the Moon:

"Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.

These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.

These two men are laying down their lives in mankind's most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding.

They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.

In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.

In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.

Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man's search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts.

For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday's List of Good Things

1. Utz White Cheddar Cheese Puffs.
2. Ragtime at the Kennedy Center.
3. The Cleveland Indians spoiling the new Yankees Stadium.
4. The new Bat for Lashes album.
5. Dunkin' Donuts coffee.
6. Our griddle.
7. Shower soap that smells like grapefruit.
8. Tangram Pro on the iPhone.
9. Admitting that Michael Bay knows how to entertain me.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Art Appreciation: Winged Victory

I have always loved this sculpture. It's at the Louvre and it's called the Winged Victory of Samothrace.


I'm looking forward to more "adaptations." According to today's Washington Post, "co-author" Grahame-Smith's next project is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Music Appreciation: YYYs

By the way,

the new album from Yeah Yeah Yeahs is really good. Really good. It's called It's Blitz. You should get it. Unless you don't like music. Or anything good. In which case, you should prolly stay away.

Here's the video for Zero, from It's Blitz!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Taun Taun Sleeping Bag!

Sweet Jezus why didn't they make these when I was a kid!

Check out the lightsaber zipper! You know, for slicing the carcass open! AWESOME!

Here's where you can buy it: LINK

More Neat Things

1. Lead-off home runs.
3. Brut aftershave.
4. Listening.
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Things that are neat right now.

1. My new Shure earphones.
2. The-Dream.
3. Short story ideas.
4. Baseball (thank the gods)
5. Lynette kicking ass with her new griddle pan.
6. Watching the Caps.
7. 5:00 AM gym > 5:00 PM gym.
8. Leia stopping to smell a flower (true story).
9. Lazy Susan!