Friday, October 30, 2009

Compendium o' Links

Been a busy week. It's almost Saturday, so I'm a bit late. but better late than never, right? Right?

Some guys are good at guitar hero, some are good at soccer. Some are good at both guitar hero and soccer.

British dude (sorry, bloke) is drawing the entire NYC skyline after a 20 minute helicopter ride.

Periodic Table, get it?

This has been circulating for a while now, but this car dealership is really cool.

Zoom in via the scroll bar. Very cool.

From the "Too Much Time Department", comes DaVinci's Last Supper reproduced with Rubik's Cubes.

Scared of sharks? No? How about now?

Some cute and funny websites to waste your time visiting.

Caution this story may cause you to shed a tear.

If you or your friend had a tree house as a child, you probably thought you were cool. Well, not cool enough.

one last link, my personal fave of the week. Very cool nature video.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A-Team, the Movie

I love it when a plan comes together!

I pity the foo!

I'm excited for the upcoming movie

Click on above pic for the whole thing. From left to right: Face, B.A., Murdoch, Hannibal.

Who cares what their real names are.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Compendium O' Links

I don't have much for you today, but here's what I do have:

I love mash-ups (two or more songs combined into one cohesively). So this youtube mash-up site is very cool. Here's another, but this one is a "do it yourself" site.

A very cool picture of the 1944 D-day Normandy invasion fleet.

Interesting list of 30 dumb inventions. More interesting, the founder of scientology, L. Ron Hubbard is on here. His invention was awesome--a device to measure whether tomatoes feel pain. I am not kidding.

For those of you who have ever watched a Pixar film (e.g. toy story), The Sordid Story of the Pixar Lamp. caution, most of the rest of that site is nsfw.

For U2 Fans, their 10/25 show from California will be streamed live on their site and on youtube.

Very, very cool pictures from inside waves.

Speaking of cool nature photography, bizarre landscapes and a volcano.

I'm not a gamer, but this technology that Xbox is working on looks awesome.

A lot of nature this week: a terrifying video of an avalanche, and one from a high altitude balloon (not the balloon boy).

More nature: 13 real animals from your nightmares.

The coolest link this week (and there's a lot of them): Just keep clicking to zoom.

Now onto the silly (you must be a fan of 80s tv to appreciate): Star Trek/A-Team, Star Wars/Dallas, Star Wars Rebels/Air Wolf, Star Wars Imperial/Air Wolf, and Star Wars/MacGyver.

A pool playing robot.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Compendium O' Links Vol 2

I am up late waiting ...

So, I thought I'd post the rest of the links I had saved:

Whatever bad things you think about the twilight books/movies, and I'm sure there are a lot of bad things to say, the upcoming movie has a pretty rocking soundtrack.

Speaking of movies and soundtracks, Where the Wild Things Are opened in theaters today. I loved the book as a kid. The soundtrack for this is fantastic. Listen to it here. Buy it here.

According to this fascinating article, there's an entire group of people living in underground drainage tunnels under Las Vegas. People have living quarters down there, and make their money and food by scavenging around casinos looking for discarded money and food. Many of them struggle with addiction and face the constant threat of flooding.

A new study suggests that parents lie to their children fairly often. In other news, Santa Claus is watching you!

This reminded me of the sappy powerpoint of cute cats and dogs email forward your 60 year old coworker forwards you. But unlike the forward, this one is actually thought provoking.

Very cool: Creative billboards. The McDonald's one is my fave.

These photos from the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Germany are incredible. Never have faces produced such forests of hair. I suspect that if this was held in India that the non-Indians wouldn't stand a chance.

Very Cool: Skateboard Tetris

Improv Anywhere, as I've said many times before is awesome, their pranks famous. This time, they take on the "bigoted" logo of Wendy's.

A very amusing video on the perils of being a nature photographer.

Very cool: 1 million frames per second video of bullets.

For fans of Rich Mullins (which will get his own blog post...someday): a cover of his song, Creed. I've never seen a hammer dulcimer before.

See! that's 2 weeks of links in one day...albeit in 2 posts. Hope you enjoyed.

Compendium O' Links

I have taken a hiatus from Friday Links. 2 weeks in fact. It's harder than I thought, compiling what I think is cool/funny/interesting. Because, I'm so weird, I have no idea what my two readers will think. I suppose since I'm almost sure both are family, they already know.

Anyway, here goes. This is a brief entry because of time. I have more, just waiting to be shared. Sorry!

I have given up trying to put them in some semblance of grouping or order.

I start off with my favorite link of the past couple weeks. A video I've shared on FB already. But it must be shared again, if not for the look of sheer joy on the dude's face.

This is a car ad?

Probably fake, but very cool.

I don't care if this spider is a vegetarian or not. Spiders freak me out.

Thought of the day from the Thinkling blog: "Michael Moore has made a movie that argues that capitalism is evil. He is charging people to buy, distribute, and attend this movie."

More irony: A couple months ago, the CEO of whole foods wrote an op-ed piece in the WSJ decrying Obama’s health care plan. The liberal elite was outraged. Some even started a boycott of Whole Foods, even though it's very green, very "progressive". They viewed MacKey as a turncoat to their cause. So MacKey gave an interview to the WSJ about the whole thing. The funny thing—he’s a "progressive". He just doesn't like the plan

Hymns I Wish People At My Church Knew

Glory to Thee Thou Son of God Most High
Author Uknown

Glory to Thee; Thou Son of God most High,
all praise to Thee!
Glory to Thee, enthroned above the sky,
who died for me;
high on Thy throne, Thine ear, Lord Jesus bend
as grateful hearts now to Thyself ascend.

Deep were Thy sorrows, Lord, when heaven frowned -
Bloodlike Thy sweat, Lord, falling to the ground
so heavily;
dark was the night, but heaven was darker still,
O Christ my God, is this the Father’s will?

Thorns wreathed Thy brow when hanging on the tree,
man’s cruelty!
Why lavish love like this, O Lord, on me?
Thou lovest me!
Would that my soul could understand its length,
its breadth, depth, height, and everlasting strength!

Thy precious blood was freely shed for me
on Calvary
to save me from a lost eternity;
glory to Thee!
Nor death, nor hell, nor things below - above
can sever me from Thy eternal love.

Like shoreless seas, Thy love can know no bound;
Thou lovest me!
Deep, vast, immense, unfathomed, Lord, profound,
Lord, I love Thee!
And when above, my crown is at Thy feet,
I’ll praise Thee still for Calvary’s mercy seat

Immanuel's Land
Anne Ross Cousin
(from a poem entitled The Sands of Time are Sinking--incidentally, I did not know that. I just found out after googling the words.)

O Christ, He is the fountain, the deep, sweet well of love!
The streams of earth I’ve tasted more deep I’ll drink above:
There to an ocean fullness His mercy doth expand,
And glory, glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s land.

With mercy and with judgment my web of time He wove,
And aye, the dews of sorrow were lustered with His love;
I’ll bless the hand that guided, I’ll bless the heart that planned
When throned where glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s land.

O I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved’s mine!
He brings a poor vile sinner into His “house of wine.”
I stand upon His merit—I know no other stand,
Not even where glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s land.

The Bride eyes not her garment, but her dear Bridegroom’s face;
I will not gaze at glory but on my King of grace.
Not at the crown He giveth but on His pierced hand;
The Lamb is all the glory of Immanuel’s land.