Nov 19 2014

What’s in a name?

Information about your likely voting preferences, for one. Did you know over 80% of people named Willie vote democrat? Here’s stats on “Ian”
You can search for your own name (and do lots of other interesting experiments) here.
Nov 18 2014

Ethiopia: Ark of Covenant Reported Stolen by Church Authorities

I suspect the Nazis were behind it.

Axum| The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, His Holiness Abune Mathias, announced this morning that the most prized biblical treasure in the world, the Ark of Covenant, was stolen

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Nov 08 2014

My fun Autumn camping trip

I’ve been on a relaxing vacation for the last couple of weeks, and I figured a fun thing to do would be to go out camping and enjoy a little peace and quiet.  So I reserved a cabin way downstate, near Springfield, in the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area.

And it was indeed a fun thing to do.  I talked to nobody, I did a little fishing, I cooked over a fire, and had a couple of internet-free days to myself.  Although, I think next time I’d probably prefer to do it the first week of October, rather than the first week of November.  The weather is nicer, and the trees are still changing color.


Nov 07 2014

Ghosts created by scientists in ‘disturbing’ lab experiment – Telegraph

Rad. Synthetic ghosts.

Scientists in Switzerland have shown that ghosts are probably just an illusion created by the mind when it momentarily loses track of the body’s location

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Nov 07 2014

Infomercials – Too Many Cooks [adult swim]

Too Many Cooks

This is simply amazing, but you’ve really got to watch the whole thing. I just love everything about this.

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Nov 04 2014

Oct 31 2014

October Horror Movie Challenge part 7: GREAT SUCCESS.

31 new (to me) horror movies in 31 days. Here’s the last two, just in time.

Horns (2014)

Harry Potter can’t remember whether or not he killed what may well be the most beautiful girl in the world, and so he inexplicably grows horns that give him some kind of weird demonic powers. I liked this movie a lot; it’s the first film based on a Joe Hill book, and it’s well done, directed by Alexandre Aja. The story has a central metaphor that’s made concrete, and it’s an interesting approach and an original idea. I hope this movie does well, but I think a sequel would be a bad idea. Recommended.


The Houses October Built (2014)

A found-footage style movie about a group of five people who rent an RV and go on a tour of haunted houses the week of Halloween, culminating in a Halloween-night visit to the Blue Skeleton “extreme haunt”. This was a thinly veiled reference to the stuff like the Blackout haunts, which is a subject near and dear to my heart. I know people have strong feelings about found footage, but personally, I’m a fan of it and I think it worked here. Some people will strongly dislike the ending, but I thought it was just great. Honestly, I LOVED this movie, and it was the perfect one to end this project with.

Oct 30 2014

Oct 28 2014

So far, I’m rocking first place in this jack o lantern contest.

Oct 27 2014

A profitable day at the casino; up 300%.