Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Barry Sanders: Truly the Best

A couple weeks ago, I saw Emmitt Smith get his hall of fame ring in Dallas. Imagine if Barry had Emmitt's offensive line and Emmitt had Barry's? Would we even be remembering Emmett? And wouldn't Barry have rushed for 3000+ yards a year? We'll never know.

I am still bitter that Barry retired early, though.

Sunlight melts rocks

1 Kings 18:38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

11/30 Musical Discoveries

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The ultimate hot wheels track

Artist Chris Burden built “Metropolis II”, a representation of road traffic in Los Angeles. It shows 1,200 toy cars moving along 18 lanes:

Two years ago he created a 65-foot Erector Set skyscraper that stood in Rockefeller Center, and in 2004 he made “Metropolis I,” composed of 80 Hot Wheels toy cars zooming around two single-lane highways along with monorail trains chugging on tracks of their own. The piece was snapped up by the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan.

“I was happy with ‘Metropolis I,’ but it kind of disappeared once it went to western Japan,” Mr. Burden said in a telephone interview from his studio in Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles County. So in 2006 he and a team of eight studio assistants, including an engineer, began “Metropolis II,” a far more ambitious version. It includes 1,200 custom-designed cars and 18 lanes; 13 toy trains and tracks; and, dotting the landscape, buildings made of wood block, tiles, Legos and Lincoln Logs. The crew is still at work on the installation.

In “Metropolis II,” by his calculation, “every hour 100,000 cars circulate through the city,” Mr. Burden said. “It has an audio quality to it. When you have 1,200 cars circulating it mimics a real freeway. It’s quite intense.”

Via Neatorama

We want Cookie Monster to Host SNL!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

11/19 Musical Discoveries

Note, these are new to me, not necessarily new. I've been out of it musically for a couple months.

Video is not available for this one: "Permalight" by Rogue Wave. Hopefully this link works, though.

Britain's Got Talent

Britain does it again:

Last year (Embedded disabled).

The Year before:

The Year before that. (My favorite)

Why doesn't America's Got Talent produce such gems?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

11/18 Musical Discoveries

Metric - Gimme Sympathy (Official Video) from Metric Music on Vimeo.

Michael Jackson, The Video Game

By the time of Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, his name had become a punch line. His years as a great entertainer had been overshadowed by court cases, lavish spending, and excess cosmetic surgery. But even his harshest critics probably once attempted to moonwalk across their living room. Realizing this, makers of the new game Michael Jackson: The Experience are aiming to rekindle the King of Pop’s legacy as a performer by teaching the videogaming masses his supernatural moves.

Sounds fantastic.

Green Lantern Trailer


Talking to your kids about...Star wars

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Accident Reconstruction

I should enter the accident reconstruction business.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas music

First Christmas post of the year...on November 15. Not bad.

Here's a fantastic version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen By Annie Lennox:

Musical Discovery of the Day