Lots of interesting stuff going on here in Springfield this weekend…
- LPGA State Farm Classic – I’m rooting for Paula Creamer.
- SOHO Music Festival – 20+ local bands over two days for five bucks cover. Sweet.
- B-17 Liberty Belle – How amazing would it be to take a flight in a restored B-17 Flying Fortress?!? Too bad it costs so much.
- 48th Annual Carillon Festival – Not really my thing, but they do have a nice fireworks show every year.
- The Muni – Oliver, the first show of the season, starts tonight.
p.s. Still working on the new theme for this site. This weekend maybe?
Just about done with a new custom theme. Still a few tweaks left to do before I’m happy with it, hopefully in the next couple of days.
In the meantime, here’s a couple of interesting links from the past few days…
This video comes from the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic “Stand By Me” as musicians around the world add their unique influences to the song as it travels the globe.
(via Mom and Dad via Joan… Thanks!)
p.s. Nope, this blog isn’t quite dead yet. I’m still planning to eventually move it to a new blog platform (WordPress) wrapped in a shiny new template, hoping that will spark my blogging muse a little more often. We’ll see…
While daydreaming at work earlier today, I remembered the punchline to a joke that Rusty the T.A. told before one of my computer science classes when I was a college sophomore.
(No, I have absolutely no idea what brought that to mind.)
Thanks to a little google-fu, I now proudly present the rest of the joke…
Once in a land far, far away there lived a group of people called Trids. The Trids were happy except for the huge ogre that lived on the mountain. The ogre would periodically terrorize the Trids.
The Trids tired of the ogre and sought to reason with him. They thought one of their religious leaders would be a good intermediary. So a group of Trids and their minister went up the mountain and before they could even say one word the ogre kicked them down the mountain. Not being dismayed the Trids thought that maybe the ogre was Catholic, so they sent another delegation, this time led by the local priest. But alas, as they approached the ogre he once again kicked them all down the mountain.
The Trids were upset until they thought that perhaps the ogre was Jewish. Unfortunately, no Trids were Jewish, so they wrote to the people of another land and asked them to send a Rabbi to help them with the ogre. The Rabbi arrived and led a delegation of Trids up the mountain. The ogre saw them coming and kicked all of them, except for the Rabbi, down the mountain. The Rabbi, having been told of the previous expeditions, wondered why he alone had not been kicked down the mountain, so he asked the ogre. The ogre laughed and replied:
“Silly Rabbi, kicks are for Trids!”
What’s in the box? Another box! (Sorry, private joke. )
The most recent episode in the series just came out this week, but I’m going to start with the first because it’s my favorite so far…
Simon’s Cat – Cat Man Do
Reminds me of someone, but I can’t quite place it…
Continue reading for more adventures of Simon’s Cat…
Continue reading “Simon’s Cat”
News overload in the past day or two…
- Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – Watch Joss Whedon’s latest bout of brilliance while you still can.
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic MMO – Finally!
- DC Universe Online – Sounds like its coming along nicely.
- Champions Online – Lots of recent coverage of this superhero MMO too.
- Watchmen – I’m watching the Watchmen.
- The Dark Knight – It’s been a loooong week so I’m passing on the midnight show, but I’ll definitely be visiting Gotham this weekend.
It’s a good time to be a geek!