Says the Times, British television imports Eleventh Hour and Life on Mars will be facing off on Thursday nights in America starting next season. I’ve seen both — Mars is a fantastic police drama (my review), while Eleventh Hour is a dumbed-down (and boring) bioterrorism show. It’ll be interesting to see how the American versions turn out.
So we can all just accept at this point that the One Laptop Per Child project is a failure? The idea isn’t inherently untenable. Rather, like so many things in life, it all came down to bad organization, planning, and strategy. Sucks.
Edit: This is what made me sad.
In the last several months, public mass transit ridership around the US has skyrocketed, while gas consumption is falling for the first time since 1991. Many transit systems are reaching capacity, which was unheard of even a year ago, and others are looking to aggressively expand, meaning more, better, and faster service. We’re starting to see the first benefits of higher gas prices, even as many other parts of the economy suffer.
Unable to afford a proper camera crew and equipment, The Get Out Clause, an unsigned band from Manchester, UK, decided to make use of the CCTV cameras seen all over British streets in order to film a music video. They performed in front of 80 different cameras, including those on city streets, in cabs, and on a bus, and then used Data Protection Act requests to recover the footage from the camera operators.
My idea of fun: weighing my camera, laptop, and other accesories and searching for a new backpack that will comfortably hold it all whilst not exceeding 10 lbs.
Apparently my birthday present this year is Hancock. Figures.
After looking over a bunch of old, recently recovered email from high school and Freshman year of college, I know just what T-Rex means.
Next project: building a water rocket launcher and having a competition for most time aloft. Junior High Science Olympiad all over again.
I could be misinterpreting, but I think the cat’s meowing and purring and licking my hand is him saying, “give your friends a break and stop getting mad at them for silly reasons.” Smart cat.
This is what happens when George Clooney googles himself. The joke mid-page two makes the whole thing worth it.
At a recent social gathering a couple of MoHos were talking about two of their former Holyoke classmates with the pronoun “he.” Apparently “transmales” attending women’s colleges is a growing trend that presents unique challenges. If any group is equipped to handle them, though, it’s gotta be the Seven Sisters.
A city can’t require all job applicants to be tested for narcotics and must instead show why drug use in a particular job would be dangerous, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
SciFi has produced a hilarious and awesome eight minute summary of the first three seasons of Battlestar Galactica in preparation for the premiere of season 4. If you’ve seen all or part of seasons 1-3 and have forgotten what was going on in the eternity since last season ended, this video is for you.
What do you get when you race a Bugatti Veyron, the fastest production car in the world, with the Eurofighter Typhoon, the most sophisticated plane in the air? One memorable video.
Sally, having swallowed cheese,
Directs down holes the scented breeze,
Enticing thus with baited breath
Nice mice to an untimely death.
— Geoffrey Taylor
“They met on a train and fell in love. Then Jason P Howe discovered that his girlfriend Marylin was leading a secret double life – as an assassin for right-wing death squads in Colombia’s brutal civil war.”
Wish I had known about iPhone511 at the *start* of my journey rather than the end.
I’ve decided the world needs more interrobangs. Right‽