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Getting Tased

“Art”, it’s such a funny word isn’t it?

  • What is art,
  • What isn’t art
  • How can I make my own art
  • What makes my art different from someone else’s art

Well, I don’t know the answers to any of those questions, even though I took an art history class in college.  I do know that the above video is some form of “art”.  Patrick Hall managed to convince a bunch of people to pose for portraits.  Sounds pretty normal right?  Well, there was a catch here.  He had a friend of the person being photographed shock them with a taser.  Then because this is America, and we like to waste our money on things, they filmed it, from every angle, and in high-speed.

Yea, it’s great to be an American isn’t it?

Here’s an extended version of the above, but this time seeing the person doing the tasing, and the tasee.  I don’t know if those are actual words or not, but I’m too lazy to find out what they should be.

In the behind the scenes version Patrick Hall tells how he set up the shoot, and how it all evolved.  In case you’re wondering why all the people look naked, it’s because he didn’t want anything distracting the final version.

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National Parks

NPS Logo

98 years ago the National Parks Service was created.  The first National Park, Yellowstone, was actually established about 40 years prior to that, in 1872, but like all things government, it took time for any sense of normalcy to be put into place, and in 1916, the NPS was founded.  Since 1916, the NPS has grown to encompass 401 units broken up into various different levels of hierarchy, from National Seashore, to National Memorial, to National Park.  Some monuments have been upgraded to parks, and some parks have been disbanded.  Some are one unit geographically, but treated as two separate entities, such as Denali National Park & Preserve.

Either way, the National Parks service has contributed more to the country, and to the world then you probably realize.  Take advantage of this great thing, and go out and visit a park.  There’s probably one not to far from where you live.

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Bookshelf II

bookcase loft

Remember The Most Usefull Bookshelf ever?  Well meet it’s younger brother.  This one takes a loft area and turns it into a circular bookcase.  It’s harder to use because you need a ladder to get your books, but it’s still just as cool.  I would think of putting one of those in a room in my dome, but I think I’d rather have that area be useable as walking, sitting, and/or reading.  Now, if they hung one of these chairs from the ceiling up there, then it would be cool.  Or better yet, just put one of those net loft beds.

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Jurassic Park IV; Jeff Goldblum

Teaser Poster

Did You that there’s a 4th Jurassic Park in the works?  It’s called Jurassic World, it’s scheduled to come out next summer.  It’s even got a cast, and director and everything.

It’s not directed by Steven Spielberg, so it’s got a so-so chance of being a great addition to the Jurassic Park franchise, but I’ll still hold out for it.  BD Wong is reprising his role as Dr. Henry Wu, the scientist present for the births in the 1st film.  Chris Pratt, better known as Andy from Parks and Recreation is staring in the film.  I like him in Parks & Rec, but I don’t how he’ll fit in Jurassic Park.  I’m going to believe that he’ll fit in perfectly.

This video is only slightly related to Jurassic Park:

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The Blue Angels

Blue Angels

I love me a good air show.  I’ve traveled the country to go to some, none of the “best ones” but one out at Nellis AFB, and one in Chicago.  If you’ve never been to an air show you have to go.  Try to go to one that’s at a U.S. Air Base if you can, you’ll be able to walk around and on some of the planes.  You can’t really appreciate the size of a B-52 until you’ve stood under one if it’s wings, and compared it to an F-15.  If you can’t get to a base, then you have to at least get a chance to see The Blue Angels (U.S. Navy) or The Thunderbirds (U.S. Air Force) fly.  Both put on a spectacular show, both make you impressed and wish you had better eyesight, and were just alittle shorter so that you could join their respective branches and fly.

Oh well, the above photo is a snap from the cockpit while the Blue Angels did practice over Chicago.  I’ve been the the Chicago Air Show, it’s extremely fun.  There’s just something cool about watching a fighter fly at 500mph near the skyline level.  You’ll never forget it, that’s for sure.

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James Bond Plays James Bond

It’s on the short list of the greatest games of all time, I’m talking about Goldeneye 007  Did you know that that game is 17 years old?  Did you know that the movie it’s based on is 19 years old?  Did you know that we’re all getting old?

Anyway, Jimmy Fallon was “interviewing” Pierce Brosnan recently, and instead of asking questions, and doing things, he decided to challenge him to a game of Goldeneye.  However it wasn’t so much a game as “let Jimmy kill you awkwardness.”  Oh well, such is life.  Watch it or not, but I think  you should go find some friends and fire up the old N64.

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A Floppy Symphony

Youtuber MrSolidSnake745 has perfected the art of using Floppy Drives to produce music.  He has an entire symphony set up from 4 up to 16 individual floppy drives used to recreate these themes.  Largely, he does Video Game music, but there’s a couple of songs in there too.  He was even commissioned by a museum to do one for Final Fantasy 7

4 hour long playlist:

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