Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Aerial photos from Dubya Dubya Two

Very cool. History preserved. A couple pictures below. The rest in the article. Remarkable detail. The 1st picture is the same as the 2nd, but zoomed in.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Muppets do Bohemian Rhapsody

Someone has taken Jim Henson's legacy and run with it. These 4 videos were posted a few months ago. Now we have bohemian Rhapsody.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Covers Vol 2

I love listening to covers--one band's interpretation of another artist's songs. Here's an earlier entry spotlighting some cool ones.

I think I have enough new ones to do another post, but most of the links come from youtube. You may find MP3's of these on music blogs, so Elbows is your friend. (By the way, as far as I know, downloading from most music blogs is legal. but I am not a lawyer, so don't sue me.)

One of the cheesiest songs of all time is "I've got you babe", originally by Sonny & Cher. Some dude named Aidan Moffat has covered it very well.

Speaking of cheesy songs, Shawn Mullins (the guy who did lullaby) has covered Wham's Wake me up before you go go.

I really like what I've heard of The Editors so far (admittedly not all that much, but I especially like Smokers), but their cover of Road to Nowhere (Talking Heads) is pretty cool.

These days, John Mayer seems to be everywhere, probably because he released an album. His cover versions of Message in a Bottle (The Police) and Free Falling (Tom Petty) are so good that hipsters think that these are really his songs.

Anything Jack White and company does is sure to be cool, but the White Stripes version of Jolene (Dolly Parton) is awesome.

I love Tori Amos' voice; her version of Losing my Religion (R.E.M.) is haunting because of it.

Last one: if you've ever watched an episode of Cold Case, there's a 90% chance you've heard REO Speedwagon's song Keep on Loving You. Lisa Loeb & Dweezil Zappa cover it here.

Friday, November 20, 2009


So, I decided not to do compendiums anymore, then I posted one anyway. So today, I'm wading through my rss feeds and have decided to change my proclamation.

New decision: I will post compendiums when I can. I just don't want to be tied down into an "every friday" list.

That being said, here goes:

Can we put this guy in jail for child abuse? Please? Seriously.

Another example of retardness--there's piranhas in a Florida lake (they don't belong). solution? Poison the entire lake to kill them. The genius behind this belongs in Washington, not Florida.

It seems that Andy Serkis (Gollum from Lord of the Rings) is the voice of Screwtape, from C.S. Lewis' classic The Screwtape Letters. Sounds awesome.

The title of this says it all: Mind Blowing Hyper Realistic Sculptures.

Understatement of the day: "I'm in spot of a bother". I hope this guy is all right. I stopped reading after seeing the picture and realizing what actually happened.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Orca vs. Jaws

Very cool video:

Pigeon Impossible

Pretty cool animated short by Lucas Martell. It's his first, and it took him 5 years. Worth the 6 minutes.

A rookie secret agent is faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Compendium O' Links

I said a couple posts ago that the compendiums were finished. This was because it was getting tougher to do--saving them all for one big post. As mentioned before, the links will still come, but in onesies and twosies and threesies.

Here's what was supposed to be published on Friday the 13th, plus a couple more. Enjoy.

Start off today with a clip of American College Women's soccer. I might have to start watching.

A couple of not so funny funny faith items. First Christian Chirp (sigh), and Joel Osteen's new book (double sigh). I really wish perma-smile man would go away.

My life is average.

I went to school with a bunch of mennonites, who are very similar to the amish. For some reason I am surprised to hear that Verne Troyer (Mini-Me), is amish?

Just wait until PETA weighs in on this one, milking 1 million spiders for their gold thread.

How much does google know about you?

In unrelated google news, they makes things up? Really?

I'm looking forward to #6, and hoping that they don't ruin #35. The original (#35) was awesome.

This product is for sale on Amazon. But the pictures show that it's a joke. At least I hope so.

It's a little early to start talking about Christmas lights, but this is pretty funny.

I was scared of jelly fish after watching Finding Nemo, but this makes it scarier.

Fascinating excerpt from some book about people who made a little money betting against housing.

Do you know that file sharers buy the most music? I know the RIAA doesn't.

From Bill harris comes the following: Very, very cool insect pictures.

For all of you who grew up with TGIF, enjoy.

Great news! Hammer pants may come back! And while we're at it, here's one of Conan O'Brien's best bits.

Ironic story of the day.

I'm not a Sacha Baron Cohen fan at all, but he "humor" does expose some nasty parts of our society, doesn't it?

From Bill Harris also:
Weirdest, grossest ingredients in processed foods. Caution, title is accurate.

Very cool nature photos, very cool general photos here and here.

Through the eyes of an armadillo.

I just discovered this series of "images that aren't photoshopped". This one is the 5th installment. It links to the other 4. Caution, the site isn't exactly always family friendly.

Yeah! Let's boycott the GAP!

I posted this already on my facebook profile, but thought I'd add a few more comments due to my increasing irritation.

The American Family Association, the self appointed protectors of all things christian (note lower case "c"), had decided that in order to protect the sanctity of Christmas, we Christians should boycott the GAP. Their offence? An apparent refusal to use the word "Christmas"! Oh, the horror!

The boycott is part of our ongoing campaign to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to put Christ back in Christmas. The boycott runs from November 1 through Christmas Day.

For years, Gap has refused to use the word Christmas in its television commercials, newspaper ads and in-store promotions, despite tens of thousands of consumer requests to recognize Christmas and in spite of repeated requests from AFA to do the same.

The AFA is getting blasted (rightfully so), by everybody. The LA Times says very pointedly:

It would be easy to get sidetracked into debating the merits of the War on Christmas. Why, for example, is the phrase "Happy holidays" so insufferable to Christian fundamentalists, but not the vulgar, surfeiting exploitation of Christ's name to sell smokeless ashtrays, dessert toppings, Droid phones and trampolines? I'm not a theologian but I think the Gospels are pretty clear that Jesus was no fan of merchants.

A very valid question, don't you think?

Buddy Smith (what a great name!) says this about the fatwa (great word, huh? Not mine, got to give credit to the LAT for that one):

I interpret Gap's decision as a warning sign to Christians to get out there and tell people about Jesus Christ,

Therefore, instead of telling people about Jesus Christ, you denigrate His name by advocating a boycott? Makes perfect sense to me.

They'll know we are Christians by our boycotts, sanctimonious piety, and self-righteous judgment.

Lord, save me from your followers!

The Experiment is Over

The "Compendium o' links" era in the "Thought Storage" blog is over. From now on, I'm going to post cool and interesting links as I find them, instead of waiting for Friday. Hope that my faithful reader approves.

Anyway, here's the first one. Very cool story/video about leopard seals.