Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Killer Blondes

Danger! Gefahr! Perigo! Peligro! Pericolo!

Last night I have come to a weird realization about blonde women in television and that is that they seem to have a remarkable tendency for being killers, and in the examples I cite, even serial killers. As my geekiness may imply, I am a fan of science fiction cinematography and television, and hence, my examples all stem from this type of source. My first example, for those who are familiar with Battlestar Galactica, is Number Six (the lady on the left), a cybernetic femme fatale responsible for the near annihilation of the human race. The other one, from the more recent Heroes series is Niki/Jessica, a split personality type, which rips men's hearts apart (quite literally). Given this amount of reinforcement learning from these examples, I am more than happy with the more harmless brunettes, and give a word of advice to my fellows, if you happen to have the opportunity of a casual encounter with one such type, watch your back!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Do try this at home

A quite interesting link from my friend Jigar, about a series of videos showing how to make interesting experiments at home using ordinary materials. However, some of the experiments are not quite easy to reproduce, especially the ones that involve drilling wood, since not everybody has the tools to do this. In any case, the paper jet engine looks like an awesome thing to do at a bar, though blowing in the hole as Mr. G. says is not as easy as it looks.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Brazilian Mythbuster

Call me a patriotic sucker, but I always find it nice to see people from Brazil doing noteworthy stuff, but it really gave me a hint of pride to see one of the latest episodes of Mythbusters featuring an M5 employee from Brazil proudly showing off the national football team t-shirt. Also on the Mythbusters line, I found it hilarious for them to make a webcast contribution to the Ask a Ninja site.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

More Aristocrats

I know I am repeating myself here, however, since I have watched this documentary again last weekend, and Youtube has removed the video I liked in my previous post, I am posting what I believe to be the funniest version of the Aristocrats joke. Enjoy.

Monday, May 07, 2007

I gotta get this fucking documentary

While wasting away my lunch time, I came across the website of a documentary called, quite appropriately Fuck, directed by Steve Anderson. According to the summary, this documentary discusses the history of the word, as well as freedom of speech. It got me really interested, and I will definitely try and get it somehow.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Tourist Season

It has been almost a month since I have been to Spain and took this picture, but only now I have been able to find the time to edit the image and enhance the text in the detail. Now, is it not nice to see how the locals enjoy the presence of tourists, especially in highly frequented tourist destinations such as Barcelona. In this particular instance, a person who happens to live right in front of the view to Barcelona from Park G├╝ell, for instance, has expressed its delight with tourists by painting this lovely message in its walls facing the park. If the image quality is too poor to figure out the whole message, it says:

Why call it tourist season if we can't shoot then?

Quite inviting uh?

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Blue men?

I just returned from a show of the Blue Man Group, which just happens to be in a theater right across the street where I work. I went into it with very low expectations, since I am not the type of person usually connected to the arts, however I left positively impressed. The show is quite unusual, and the interactivity is just hilarious. I will definitely try and watch it again.