Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Getting Schooled...

In case you were curious here's the official bio of my school's Dean, who is a pretty cool guy based on our limited interactions.

And here is his IMDB page.

Yeah, interesting huh. Wait until you see the trailer...

I forgot to mention he has a blog as well.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Flying Tomato

Not sure if folks are stilling laying that moniker on Shaun White. I am sure however that the dude can definitely ride a snowboard.

If last nights half-pipe still has you fired up you'll enjoy the NYT's video library of tricks, complete with rider interviews and descriptions.

(via news desk)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Map It!

Google maps is definitely not gonna let well enough alone. Not only have they been adding college campuses and other pedestrian areas they're also tackling the oceans (okay that's technically google earth not maps), and today they added some mountains...

Yes the street view man logo turned into a skier.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Super Ads

I had a great time watching the Super Bowl this year with a great crowd of friends, it didn't hurt at all that our host are big time Saints fans, with proper NO connections, who prepared some of the most kick-ass gumbo that I've ever had.

The ads are always an important part of any Super Bowl viewing as well. I found this year's a little lacking overall a couple stood out for me though.

First the crowd favorite far and away was the little kid Doritos one:

I also really enjoyed the Google ad, it was cute and different enough to catch everyone's attention, plus we all made references to googling things the entire rest of the night:

A final note after lots of talk about what a controversy the Tebow ad was and would be, it was such an uninteresting spot that none of us even knew it was on until the very end when someone said isn't that that Tebow guy?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Freaky Deaky

So a friend of mine sent along a link to a book called Get High Now, which is astonishingly not about what you think, at least not exactly.

The web page offer some tidbits, and although the video's haven't been playing for me this grid is pretty wild...

For more on the book and how this grid works check out the website.

Thanks POH, now back away from the giraffe buddy...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Zoom Zoom

Ezra Klein is right, this site is awesome. Zoom from the teeny, tiniest size imaginable all the way to farther than you could ever possibly see.

Remember that whole thing about there being laws to physics...