Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pokemon

Pokemon the musical may have been the greatest idea ever concocted. No, seriously. 25 (ish) minutes of pure mayhem and hilarity, including some extreme musical performances (some nice guitar solos, piano solos, and trombone solos.) Team Rocket, the theme song, and pikachu love! ^^ Oh, and surprise appearance by the Blues Brothers.

That will be all.

Friday, May 22, 2009

xkcd

I've always been a fan of some good humor and wit. There are a lot of ways to get your funnies out on the interwebz: Viral videos on Youtube and such, written gags or pranks, funny pictures (like LOLCats), etc. etc. One of my favorites has been the webcomic - the free comic book, available with a new issue every few days, all for your viewing enjoyment. I've taken a liking to a few over the years - Ctrl+Alt+Delete and Penny Arcade, to name a few. However, one has really captured my attentioned, called xkcd.

xkcd is not your traditional, stupid humor. Sometimes the comics aren't even funny at all. When they are, it's more than likely that they have geeky humor, obscure references, and a bit of insanity. I'm not sure what it is about xkcd that draws me in - it's constant use of geekery (I feel somewhat better to see that there
are people that are far nerdier than I, with constant references to networking, computers, and math in the comics), its sometimes emotional comics, or even its liberal use of craziness. Either way, it's just plain funny.

To show a couple of my favorite comics... (Click to see fullsize)
From the left...
  1. The most efficient method of making hash browns.
  2. Hehe, LHC jokes. I fail.
  3. Realy cool: The universe on a logarithmic scale. Note Snoop Dogg hanging around, and the cat being dropped off the top of the observable universe.








Oh, right. LINKY!

Oh, by the way, I'll be in Albany at the National Catholic Forensics League Grand National tournament until mid-Monday. No updates 'til then. Just keep yourself occupied by pressing the "random" button on xkcd. Yay!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Origins of Fail

A new favorite series of mine called "Know Your Meme" has recently produced an explanation of the term "Fail". It incorporates fail, epic fail, win, owned, and pwnd, and the origins and explanations of them. It is not only funny, but witty and informative. Thus, Moses orders you to watch.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Motherlover

Well, Mother's Day is a week gone. Ever wonder what the perfect gift would be for your mother? Apparently, Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake are back (sans box) to explain to us just how to give a little something special to the women we love the most.

WARNING: Not for small children, people with heart conditions, or austere parents/people. Actually, just watch it if you liked Dick in a Box. (Also warning: Also full of excessive expletives.)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Obama the Comedian

Barack Obama is many things. President of the United States. Devoted husband and father. Face of the American people. Kenyan-Hawaiin. But, apparently, he has been hiding a hidden skill from us throughout this long journey we've taken with this whitest of black men: a knack for snappy one-liners and a post-politics comedy career.

A few nights ago, Barack Obama brought the house down at the White House Correspondants Dinner. Below is a video. WARNING: 17 minutes long, but full of suprisingly funny political humor.

Don't worry, you can laugh. The Secret Service have cleared this one.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Music Overload

It's been a study-filled weekend. Granted, it's only been for AP Chemistry, but there's been plenty of studying involved. And there's plenty more to come. Still, when I've had some free time, I've been trawling around the intertubes, looking for fresh new tunes to grace my music library. I've come across a lot of interesting-sounding stuff, from a lot of different genres, and I'm really wondering when (or if) I'll have the time to listen to it.

Among the artists accumulated are indie bands Miracle Fortress and Bullets in Madison, electro-pop group R√∂yksopp, a bizarre sound-sampling band called The Books, and a ton of electro-techno-trance, featuring such artists as Armin van Buuren, Darude, ATB, Infected Mushroom, and Deadmau5. Oh, and some ambient electronic from The Future Sound of London and Biosphere.

I have no idea what to do with this music, but it all sounds really good. It's almost burden-like; it feels like I have an obligation to listen to it all. But I have no idea when I'll have the time to truly appreciated. Is music best appreciated in small chunks, so that each can be savored over and over again? Or is it alright to acquire it en masse, possibly missing some songs here or there? I'll make a decision on that one when I finally get to listening to it all.

Friday, May 8, 2009

English Rave

Had an 8-minute rave today in English class. As in, I brought in a speaker and played Sandstorm by Darude. Totally worth it - school's really heating up since we're in the midst of APs, and a little relaxation and insanity helps relax the tension a bit.

Still, upcoming AP exams (Chem, Microeconomics, Language & Comp) make for exhaustion slash lack of sleep. Granted, I really only need to study for chem, but it sort of takes precedence over everything else. My life = Fail.

Here's to a 5. And random dance parties.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Best Fight of the Year

Hey everyone. I am now back from the debate Tournament of Champions in Kentucky and am now immersed in the wonderful world of AP exams. Exhaustion is beginning to set it. Still, I made semis (as in, top 24 in my event in the nation), so I'm quite pleased.

I'll be studying my face off for a while in preparing for APs, so in the meantime, enjoy the Best Fight of the Year, starring Andy Samberg and Will Arnett.