One for the Mrs.

Two of the things Elizabeth loves are Vin Diesel and Dungeon & Dragons. Mashup time!

He’s such a nerd Winking smile

April 11, 1954: The most boring day in the 20th century

Cambridge Business News | Cambridgeshire Local Business & Corporate News | April 11, 1954: The most boring day in the 20th century: "“For fun we wrote the program and set it going. When the results came back the winner (or perhaps loser) was April 11, 1954 – a Sunday in the 1950s. Nobody significant died that day, no major events apparently occurred and although a typical day in the 20th century has many notable people being born, for some reason that day had only one who might make that claim: Abdullah Atalar – a Turkish academic.

“The irony is though, that having done the calculation, the day is interesting for being exceptionally boring.”"


I haz been very very g00d th1s year an even wor lil hats!!1

I Wud like to git a P0ny and iPad!


PiR8 Kw33n KL0E

World War II era British robot

Tony Sale with his most advanced robot,

Meet George, a working World War II era British robot | "It’s just like a real-life Boiler-Plate, except from the Cold War instead of the Victorian-era: in 1950, former Royal Air Force officer Tony Sale ripped apart the scraps of a crashed World War II bomber and built it into a 6 foot tall robot…. and forty five years later, he’s still tinkering with it."

Cookie Monster Auditions for SNL

Been enjoying these new viral Sesame Street videos

Next Lego Star Wars Anounced

Gaming Nexus - Traveller’s Tales isn’t done with Star Wars - by Jeremy Duff: "The next installment in the LEGO Star Wars game series is being released on Februrary 15, 2010 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The title, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars follows the popular Clone Wars animated show from Cartoon Network. TT hopes to break the monotony of the series by adding in a slew of new features including squad commands and new battle modes."

Do Not Buy: Ocedar scrubbing roll-away mop

I had picked up a nice new mop and the wife bitched about the.. $10 or so. So I got this Ocedar for $1 cheaper and told her to shut up (marriage is about compromise and compromise means no one is happy Winking smile). This is a cheap POS! The head tore off after something like 3 uses. The head is GLUED onto the mount point of the mop. You know what doesn’t hold up well in hot water? GLUE!
I miss that broken floor scrubbing machine.

Now Intel Has an App Store

Yep, Intel now doing what everyone else is. Some free, some paid. Did I mention some are free? Here’s da linky:

Lego Zombie Apocalypse — Bricks and Brains

Lego Zombie Apocalypse — Bricks and Brains: "

Image by Andrew Becraft via Flickr

According to The Brothers Brick at least 35 participants contributed nearly 30 original buildings, dozens of vehicles, and hundreds of minifig zombies and survivors to make this awesome Zombie Apocalypse at BrickCon 2008. There are some great ideas in this diorama and the one from 2009 for anyone looking to spruce up a Halloween project or creep out a Christmas one.

Check out Andrew Becraft’s Flickr stream of Zombie Apocafest 2008 and Zombie Apocafest 2009. Sadly I could not find one for 2010 but I did find the The Lego Zombie Apocalypse Flickr Group for more undead brick zombies goodness.


Today's Rock Band Ripoff

Just bought The Doors' L.A. Woman and B.B. King's The Thrill is Gone for Rock Band.

The thrill IS gone. They don't work.

Turns out Harmonix has gone back on their promise. All new Rock Band DLC is NOT compatible with ANY older Rock Band game. RB3 or die. Anyone got $4 I can borrow before the Mrs. finds out?

Also, in case anyone didn't know, Lego Rock Band song export ($10) does not seem to work in RB3.

Trifecta … Of Death!

Only one actor has been killed by Aliens, Predator, and Terminator.

Bill Paxton. Killed in The Terminator, Aliens, and Predator 2.

Ask Grandpop - I Don't Want To Sleep

**episode 8 of 6**

When B.G. doesn't want to go to sleep, Grandpop spells it all out.

Catching Up

BG received a clean bill of health (kinda) and is back in school for 1/2 day today. She is still on breathing treatments. Just in time for Thanksgiving vacation next week. Today is blue day.

Lemme take care of some old paperwork:

Calling BS on Diane’s ‘All dr.s must have iPhone’. Seen A LOT of drs since hearing that. No two dr.s are using the same gear and ZERO of them used an iPhone. Acer netbooks, tablet Thinkpad, Palm TX, never one iPhone.

Liz is working Thanksgiving, so… yeah.

Domestic Goddess award to LU. Liquid fabric softener fixed laundry funk immediately.

Ask Grandpop is the best animated short series you will EVER see. Hit my YouTube channel via the sidebar (My YouTube). Share with everyone Winking smile

Its hard to teach women honor because they cannot be kicked in the balls.

I got work to do. Later.

Ask Grandpop - Recycling

**episode 6 of 6**

When B.G. can't think of a topic, Grandpop call it quits.

Best Video Game Kill Ever

Here is a game winning shot from Call of Duty: Black Ops with a tomahawk.

BG is coming back nicely. Puffiness and pockiness are nearly gone. In the “carefull what you wish for” category, I’d gladly take midnight baby medicine over having to keep a gas mask on the baby twice a day…

Medication switch and benadryl. BG has an alergic reaction. Hopefully more convient medication schedule.

Spell check no work on netbook. ZSrry

The Return of Baby Pocky

BG once again has an “impressive rash”. Dr. has been called. We’ll see. She’s doing a lot better in terms of the cold. Just ignore the fact that she’s red and we’re all set to go. Those midnight medicine doses suck for everyone.

Ask Grandpop - I Want An iPhone

**episode 5 of 6**

When B.G. wants an iPhone, its up to Grandpop to explain how Apple ruins peoples lives.

This was originally Episode 3. Coming right off of the wacky Where Babies Come From, this was the “important” one. This was also the topic the wife requested (oddly enough, shortly after I already started on this). For a while, I figured this would be the template for all other episodes. It’s a lot like Charlie Brown, except that one had an obscure topic (IP Copyrights) in a bizarre metaphor (Grandma’'s Apple Pie). This one is pretty clear.

GOD DAMNIT! I hate Linux!

If I have to listen to this all day, so do you!

World’s Oldest Torrent Could Use Help

According to TorrentFreak, the oldest torrent on the ‘net is an ascii re-encode of The Matrix from 2003. Currently there are 6 seeders. Here’s a magnet link if you have BitTorrent and and want to help. Also here.

The baby ain't bouncing no more. She's pretty sick.

Baby Update

BG has just been upgraded to Very Sick. She's now on a stronger anti-biotic and a pro-biotic.  Our little Terror Tot is still bouncing around as usual, so don't be too concerned. Yesterday she learned to say "Uh Oh" and throw stuff on the floor. Delightful...

Sesame Street did an iPhone gag!

Kinect released

Everyone else on the ‘net ran this story, so I might just as well too. My way.

Still Here

Everyone has been sick. Again. We all went to Dr. and are on antibiotics. Again. If you’ve been missing me here, LU and I have been playing Flame War in the latest Foxconn story. We both started out rusty, but it came together Winking smile Hope you all hate the new cartoon (inside joke you’d get if I had the time to write up my production notes this week).

Ask Grandpop - Behind The Beard

Ask Grandpop - Behind The Beard
**episode 4 of 6**

Go Behind the Beard on Ask Grandpop.

Foxconn Update

Here’s a great bunch of shots from around Foxconn Shenzhen plant. Obviously this was done with permission and under supervision. There is a factual error I would like to point out: There has, in fact, been a suicide since the nets went up.

Pictures are worth 1000 words


Ask Grandpop–Where Babies Come From

**episode 3 of 6**

When B.G. wants to know where babies come from, its up to Grandpop to explain The Birds, The Bees, and The Peanut Butterfly Effect.

This was the big one. Technically the second episode. After struggling thru 2 rewrites of the Charlie Brown download, this is where it all came together. I knew I had… something, but this was the first time I could truly SEE what I had. This was also where the Mrs. came around. There were some problems getting the… stranger jokes to work, but YouTube came to the rescue with the 1st episode of Burns&Allen. For the first several minutes of this show, George Burns does a bit on how to be a Straight Man. It saved the Peanut Butterfly Effect and brought Storks back from the cutting room floor.

Whatever you do, odds are someone has done it before. And better.

After this episode, I decided to create the into/outro. I felt it deserved it. I then reworked Charlie Brown AGAIN and thought about doing an ongoing series.

I’ll blab some more on Thursday’s release of Ask Grandpop – Behind the Beard