Monday, January 31, 2011

Awhile ago I went with a couchsurfer to the indianapolis museum of art, where i saw some weegee photos. i've been a fan of his since college. today i found this article that tells how those photos were found in a trunk at a yard sale in kentucky.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

the real bruce lee has clips from 4 of bruce's childhood movies, then an hour of shovelware. i've been looking for these for years. they are pretty good, for low budget 1950s hong kong movies. the clips start one minute in after some hokey narration. bruce is cute, funny, smiles,and sings. this taste makes me want to find the whole movies. i suspect they could be edited into something watchable.
ip man. the big boss.
enter the dragon.

ayn rand, welfare queen

Friday, January 28, 2011

ip man reviewed.
today i watched fist of fury/the big boss, bruce lee's first movie as an adult.
also watched some scenes of him as kato. have still not found, online or otherwise, the films he did as a boy with his friend unicorn-chan.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Boy, Creed, wolf.

Monday, January 24, 2011

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

word for the day: fenoscandia. =finland and the other scandinavaian countries, to avoid disputes about whether findland is or isn't. xkcd

Friday, January 21, 2011

word for the day boyfie

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

some outfit called centurylink.com is advertising on dozens of the sites i go to.
but they don't sell their product (internet service at teaser prices but lots of fine print) in my area, or my mom's area. i'm actually in the market for the product they purport to be selling, if the price is right, but they are spending big bucks to advertise to people who live outside their service area. doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

Monday, January 17, 2011

man faces charges for not showing ID at tsa checkpoint

Sunday, January 16, 2011

in soviet russia dept:
prostoalex writes "On January 1st 2012, the Russian government will start issuing universal ID cards (Russian original) that will replace current national identification system (Russia has a system of internal passports), medical insurance cards, student IDs, public transport passes, and debit cards. The smart card contains unique personal identifiers and allows for multiple levels of authentication. The Russian government is pushing for local government agencies, transportation providers, banks and retail operators to adopt the government-issued ID to streamline their operations."

tonight is the night of january sixteenth.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

word for the day: heteroscedasticity. still not quite sure what it means.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Sunday, January 09, 2011

CNN: A 10-year-old Canadian girl will head back to school this month with a good case for some extra credit in science: She became the youngest person to discover a supernova during the holiday break.
Kathryn Aurora Gray of Fredericton, New Brunswick, spotted the exploding star, dubbed supernova 2010lt, on Monday from an image taken on New Year’s Eve by a telescope belonging to amateur astronomer David Lane in Stillwater Lake, Nova Scotia. The exploding star is in the galaxy UGC 3378 in the constellation of Camelopardalis.
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) says Kathryn is the youngest person ever to discover a supernova.
"I was very excited to find one. Especially this quick," Kathryn said of her discovery, according to a report in the Vancouver Sun
Kathryn began her search for a supernova after she learned last year that a 14-year-old has discovered one of the exploding stars, her father, amateur astronomer Paul Gray, told the Toronto Star.
He shares credit for the find – his seventh – with Lane – his fourth, according to the RASC. The find was verified by amateur astronomers in Illinois and Arizona, the society said in a press release.
Supernovas are massive explosions that signal the death of stars many times the size of our sun, according to the RASC. Astronomers look for them by repeatedly scanning images of distant galaxies like UGC 3378, which is 240 million light years from Earth. That means the star explosion seen by the 10-year-old happened 240 million years ago.
Paul Gray told the Toronto Star his daughter found the supernova while checking the fourth of 52 images Lane had emailed to him.
“Kathryn pointed to the screen and said: ‘Is this one?’ I said yup, that looks pretty good,” Paul Gray told the Star. submitted story to slashdot

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Thursday, January 06, 2011

this concludes my sports reporting for 2011. borrowed from http://singleladad.blogspot.com

henry rollins spoken word, barely animated.
I missed seeing black flag in denver back in the day, because I didn't have $10,
and then I missed henry rollins doing spoken word, at which he's a legend. One of the best spoken word shows I ever saw was Exene vs Professor Griff, at a little club next to the parking garage where I worked in kansas city. rollins on christmas. less safe for work on mcdonalds hates U2
mullet is pretty good.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

snowsquid, by jennie of the devil's panties. consider this your christmas/birthday card.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Most people think of Japan as a compact collection of large islands, but a map of the country shows otherwise. Japan stretches over 1,500 miles and includes more than 5,000 islands. natgeo.

grant's memoirs http://www.bartleby.com/1011/ published by mark twain. something maybe i'll read this year.
stuff i've read lately includes the latest grisham, the confession. preachy but a pageturner that i read 420 pages of on christmas day. a couple of wodehouses, "something fishy" and something house or something manor. but mostly i've been reading the vorkosigan saga, free online.
Cordelia's Honor
Young Miles
Miles, Mystery Mayhem
Miles Errant
Miles, Mutants & Microbes
Miles in Love
The Vorkosigan Companion.
there's one or two in there that i skipped. most of these are two or three novels in one package, so about a dozen all together, so maybe i got in 20 books this year. today is january 2 2011 so i'll start a new list,and shoot for reading at least 12 books this year. other than that i mostly read 4chan and a few blogs and comics.

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