Friday, November 21, 2008

Are you kidding me?!?

Welcome to DARPA, otherwise known as the Defense Agency Researching Projects on Acid. This government funded agency "Commissions advanced research for DoD, and was founded in response to the surprise Sputnik launch in 1958 and fathered the Internet somewhere along the way." These days DARPA sponsors scientific competitions to challenge the coolest nerds around to drive technical innovation so that one day you can wake up and drive your hover car to work like 'Back to the Future 2' promised us. The latest plan is making heads scratch and sending shares for Head & Shoulder soaring to their highest earnings yet. To put it simply, DARPA wants submarines that can fly (or airplanes that can go underwater - either way you look at it), with the end result being able to creep to shore without detection. If the idea ever does take off the ground (pun-tastic) and there exists some commercial need for this futuristic transport, then sign me up baby!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A La Pinta

Have you ever ran up to someone you thought you knew only to find out it was someone else? I had a guy run and jump onto the hood of my car the other day. Boy howdy! On another note I like making pies. Behold their majesty:

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ode to Ornamentation

I was playing around with the fiddler's fakebook and found a neat Scottish ditty. I really like the time signature 6/8 (I think my heart beats to that rhythm). Take a listen:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Erhu Ecstacy

So for all those of you who have not heard I have a slight problem - I am a compulsive ebay buyer. Luckily I have high standards which protects me from tipping over the edge into the precipice of owning really dumb stuff. My latest investment is the Chinese Erhu. It's a two stringed instrument with a bow that plays between the strings. Take a listen: