Jimi Hendrix would have approved. Approved? Hell, he would have grabbed up an axe and they would have gone on another ten minutes. And yes, I know that’s Rob Thomas, who I have thought physically incapable of rocking. I was wrong. He brings the voodoo better than anyone since Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The [...]
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I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like this on the internet before. I’m not even a little bit surprised that it came from Eric Whitacre. That video is made up of 116 separate singers, who recorded their own part of the piece on their webcam and sent it to someone who synchronized them [...]
Jim Rice will be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame today and it’s about damned time. There’s no excuse for Rice’s exile on the eligibility list for 14 years except that baseball writers are a vindictive and petty lot who have decided to punish Rice for his years of not treating them like royalty. Rice [...]
The Troglopundit has gone on vacation but never fear! He has left his blog in the capable hands of some Troglosubstitutes who have already turned Rule 5 on its head. I think maybe I’ll leave him a little present for when he gets back. Maybe he can make a theme song out of it.
The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Membership Benefits Section is going to be getting a strongly-worded e-mail from me. Obviously, I’ve not been getting the full package of perks. DON’T feel too sorry for Greg Gutfeld, who was injured during Sunday’s softball game between Fox News Channel and the Rick’s Cabaret strippers in Central Park. The [...]
This definitely has to be the Quote of the Week. “We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission,” – Harry Schoell, CEO of Cyclone Power Technologies Well, I’m certainly reassured. However, at the risk of being seen as overcautious, is it possible for [...]
Forty years ago today, a human being walked on the moon. It was, I think, the high-water mark for sheer audacity, technical genius, masterful improvisation, and soul-enriching grandeur. Today, it seems like a given that once Apollo 11 leaped toward the sky on a 36-story skyscraper full of high explosive*, it would reach the moon [...]
What do you get when you combine my favorite knock-knock joke with rampant geekery? Pure, unadulterated funny. That same joke works if your substitute “coefficient of friction” with “lost continent” or “Buddhist unasking of a question”. So you can tailor it to your audience, whether it’s a Buddhist monk or Stephen Hawking. Wait…that’s not funny.
Forty years ago today, we put three men in a metal box that would give today’s average OSHA inspector nightmares for a year, stuck that box on top of a giant fuel tank, lit the bottom end, and exulted in the sheer audacity of the act. Well, most of America did anyhow. This site is [...]
Is there anything real at all to Barack Obama? I only ask because one of the things we’re told about him is that he’s a hard core fan of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. Behold his hard-coredness: Obama: “I love baseball. Baseball is America’s pastime. I’d like to see the baseball Commissioner handle this [...]