Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mama Finally Went And Did It

Even Paul Simon could only delay the inevitable. They've taken Kodachrome away...

Netflix Prize Won

Well, nearly so at least. The 10% improvement on Netflix's prediction algorithm needed to claim the prize has been achieved. The rules give all other competitors 30 days to best the 10.05% mark and then its all over.

Some very cool work has been done on the Netflix Prize and it's been interesting even just casually following the teams' progress.

Wired has the full story.

(vial Bloggasm)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Stache Returns

Arizona Diamondbacks' pitcher Clay Zavada has arrived in the big leagues with a seriously big league stache. His facial hair harkens back to the good ole Rollie Fingers days.

Dr. Aaron Purlet, head of the American Mustache Institute, recently discussed Zavada and his stache on ESPN...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jump! Jump!

The WaPo sports section has a story about Skins rookie WR Keith Eloi trying to get noticed by teams before the draft after having played college ball for Div. II Nebraska-Omaha. It's a fun little story that starts with the tale of how he umped into the back of a pickup truck, in his sandals no less, for a YouTube video. I think you know where this is going...

Apparently jumping out of a pool will get you more views though (1 million plus in fact):

And one more before I claw my way out of the rabbit hole before its too late...

Oh hell one more won't hurt...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Hey Kids Ryan Howard Eats His Veggies And So Should You

Phillies slugger Ryan Howard got a tour of the organic garden at the White House last week...

Why are these guys wearing suits to go rummage around the garden and compost etc?

(via DCist)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Improv Everywhere Is Improbably Cute

They threw a random wedding reception as their latest prank, or mission if you will which is what the group terms them...

visit Improv Everywhere

Monday, June 1, 2009

Way To Keep It Classy Lebron

So Lebron James, the face and future of the NBA, didn't want to shake the Magic players hands after his Cavs were eliminated from the playoffs because he's a winner? Does that mean he only shakes hands when he wins? How did he think that was the right explanation?