Friday, March 20, 2009

TPM TV's Thursday in 100 Seconds

This is a fun bit of editing wonderment, put together by the folks over at This is a regular feature of their site, but yesterday's antics up on Capitol Hill made for an entertaining barrage of rhetoric... so enjoy! I have now watched the Stephen Colbert clip you'll see late in this video a handful of times, and I continue to be amazed by Meredith Viera conceding that she, like Stephen has "twatted."

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Shatterproof Wooden Baseball Bat?

The resiliency of popular maple bats was a hot topic in the major leagues last year as several people were grievously injured by shattered pieces of the nontraditional wood. In an article on the recovery of a Pittsburgh Pirates coach who was injured by a broken bat, an ESPN article linked to the interesting story of a guy in New Jersey who quit his consulting job to start a company that makes "shatterproof" bats out of wedges of wood using glue and pressure. The bats won't be appearing in MLB games anytime soon but as somebody who always liked the feel of wood a bit better than that of an aluminum bat, I was really intrigued by the idea.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Photo Galleries

I like pictures. I like them quite a bit, actually, so I enjoy the way the web has become a fun place to view strange collections of photos. Huffington Post often collects little slideshows to accompany the main news stories of the day, or even to illustrate something smaller... say, Michelle Obama's hugs. Yup, that's right. Today I found a gallery of photos of the first lady hugging people on HuffPo. Wow. I really don't quite know what more to say about this 'cept, um... wow.

Now, don't get me wrong, it looks like Michelle gives out a good hug, and who doesn't like a good hug, after all? But... well... bah, what do I know. I looked at it, and now you can too.

So, aside from hug slideshows, what else is fun out there this Friday? How about Sesame Street explaining the Bernie Madoff Scandal?

Have a good day, don't get ripped off out there, and hug someone you love this Friday, the 13th!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Doom Bunker!

Stephen Colbert takes some inspiration from Glenn Beck... and goes nuts. I laughed really hard at this though, so enjoy.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Rob Riggle Says... Drive Safe!

I honestly am not so sure what to say about these PSAs... other than that they are strange enough that I thought I would post a couple. This first one stars Rob Riggle, formerly of the Daily Show...

...and the other stars a lady who I know appears regularly on Best Week Ever.

Music to warm your snow-bound heart

Witness the musical stylings of your friends @ the Office.

What the... Duck???

My mom forwarded this video today, and I think it's the proper antidote to our March NE snowstorm: