Category: Stuff I Like

On the Ice, Not Every Fight is a Good Fight

On the Ice, Not Every Fight is a Good Fight

| March 7, 2013 | Reply

I’m a hockey fan, despite the NHL’s efforts to drive me from the game. I like the speed of the game, the competitiveness of the league, the athleticism of the men who play the game, and the violence. Yes, you heard me. I like the violence in hockey. I like contact sports. When I was […]

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I Wonder if Male Dung Beetles Ask for Directions?

I Wonder if Male Dung Beetles Ask for Directions?

| January 26, 2013 | 2 Replies

Have you ever gotten turned around, without a map or handy GPS, and had to use the stars to navigate? Well, congratulations, you are the equal of the mighty dung beetle, which can not only use the Sun and Moon to get around smartly but also the Milky Way itself. They may be down in […]

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Megan Fox, ‘Squatch Hunter?

Megan Fox, ‘Squatch Hunter?

| January 17, 2013 | 1 Reply

The hidden treasure in this story is not that Megan Fox is delightfully strange, oh no. It’s that she could, if the stars align correctly, make the greatest show currently on television completely awesome. Bigfoot, Leprechauns and the Loch Ness Monster are all real, according to Megan Fox. The Hollywood bombshell opened up about the […]

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It’s No “Turkey’s Away”, but At Least You Know…

It’s No “Turkey’s Away”, but At Least You Know…

| January 17, 2013 | Reply

I’m not sure he intended this, but I’m finding Randall Munroe’s weekly “What If” articles more interesting than his regular comics. This week’s article, on if you can cook a steak by dropping it from a great height is not just interesting (in a “hey, you can win a bar bet from this” sort of […]

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Go Broncos! Seriously! Please Don’t Eat My Soul!

Go Broncos! Seriously! Please Don’t Eat My Soul!

| January 12, 2013 | Reply

You will root for the Denver Broncos this weekend, loudly and with the vigor of a zealot or this will come to you in the middle of the night and reap your soul. That is a real statue (though the pom-poms are obviously not) nicknamed Blucifer. It stands outside the Denver International Airport, which staff […]

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A Machine Gun Jetpack? Yes, Please!

A Machine Gun Jetpack? Yes, Please!

| December 4, 2012 | Reply

Randall Munro, who draws the geeky and very funny xkcd comic strip has recently taken up the mantle of Internet Science Answer Man. As suits his strip, though, he doesn’t’ take on the usual questions like “Why is the sky blue?” or “Will I die if I eat 200 marshamllows? Asking for a friend *burp*”. […]

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R.I.P. Neal Armstrong: Nerd, Pilot, Explorer, Big Damn Hero.

R.I.P. Neal Armstrong: Nerd, Pilot, Explorer, Big Damn Hero.

| August 25, 2012 | Reply

In 1961, President John Kennedy delivered a challenge to the nation: put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. On July 20, 1969, Neal Armstrong became that man as he stepped onto the surface of the moon. Armstrong died today, at the age of 82, of complications from “cardiovascular procedures”, likely […]

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The Delivery Presents – A Conversation About Climate with @jlakely

The Delivery Presents – A Conversation About Climate with @jlakely

| August 20, 2012 | Reply

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I don’t do interviews on The Delivery. I have guests on and we have a conversation. I’ll usually have two or three subjects in mind but if we don’t get to all of them, or even any of them, I’m not fashed, so long as […]

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The Delivery Presents – Is Four Podcasts a "-palooza" or an "-o'rama"?

The Delivery Presents – Is Four Podcasts a "-palooza" or an "-o'rama"?

| August 19, 2012 | Reply

You have ears and I have a whole lot of podcast to pour into them, so gather ’round the computer speakers, folks! I won’t give you long summaries of Episode 158 and Episode 159, except to say that the topics range from Harry Reid’s outrageous lies to the Curiosity Rover and my string of podcasts […]

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A Little Saturday Afternoon Workout

A Little Saturday Afternoon Workout

| August 11, 2012 | Reply

David Byrne is a maniac. There’s no other way to explain why he’d put himself and his entire band through a high-impact cardio routine during a seven minute live performance of “Life During Wartime”. But on the off-chance you successfully Jog Along with David, try a different challenge. Strap on a bass guitar and do […]

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