Earth Day

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Welcome to Earth, 3rd Rock from the Sun.  Today is the day that we celebrate it.  I’m not sure why, something from the 1970s.  Anyway despite what you might think you know about me, I do support the earth.  I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.  In fact, I’ve gone far out of my way to visit some of it’s most beautiful places.

Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about the National Parks of the United States of America.  Currently there are 61 of them.  (Whether or not some actually deserve to be named parks is up for debate, but not here).  I have been to 28 of them.  Not everyone is represented on my website yet as a full review, (there’s not enough time in the day), but I have photos from them all.  I’m not posting 28 photos here, just some of my favorites.  So, check out the jump, read all about it, and remember, stay in school.

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It’s Happened

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It’s no secret that I am a great Jake and Amir fan. It might be immature of me but it’s one of those things that has stuck with me for many years. Every so often I go back and watch videos of them at random and I still crack up. It’s hard to choose a favorite from among their hundreds of videos, each one has great lines and moments. They’ve had many recurring jokes over the years, but one that was small (pun intended) and used a few of times has an unnaturally large following. I’m talking about going dickless for Chiklis. That’s right it’s an unexplainable phrase that made it’s debut in “Reddit” was followed up a year and a half later in “Reddit 2” until it was referenced a third and final time in Part 6 of the Finale.

It got to a point where people would @MichaelChiklis on Twitter the joke.  Eventually he found out and enjoyed it enough to stick with it.  Well this past weekend the joke has reached it’s conclusion.  Michael Chiklis himself went dickless:

 

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When you gotta Go

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You don’t need to go to the extreme lengths that this woman went to, but you could.  Actually, I don’t think that you could.  I don’t think it would dry or harden as much.  Also I’m not sure why she had an entire carton of litter in her bag at school.  Also, I know that this is staged but it’s still crazy.  Totally worth of the WTF subreddit.

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Jake and Amir, watch Jake and Amir

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It’s been a long time since Jake and Amir were regularly making videos.  I remember it like it was yesterday honestly, I can’t believe it’s been 3 or 4 years.  Any Hootie and the Blowfish, they recently joined back up on Patreon and are uploading Jake and Amir watch, Jake and Amir, it’s like director commentary on DVDs back in the day.  Just pop it in, press play and enjoy the ride.

Or, pay them some money and watch them watch themselves.  This above video is from Milk Man I and II with Ben Schwartz.  I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of the Milk Man set, but it’s fun to watch them reminisce about times past.  I almost want to sign up and watch,but they’re only like 20 episodes deep and they have over 800 to total.  Or that’s what I heard.  It seems right.

I remember stumbling to the videos years and years ago.  Remember stumble-upon.  Man those were good times.  I know Tuesdays and Thursdays I was refreshing the homepage waiting for the new video to drop.  Then before I had found the reddit community, I would hope to be one of the first to add a comment to their page.

Many good times watching them.  I still use many of the phrases in my common every day words.  It’s impressive, kind of.  Some people don’t really get it, but I do, and that’s what matters.

Check it out, pay them.

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Wine Cooled PC

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You can file this under the folder of “why?”, but someone decided to make a liquid cooled PC, which instead of using water, or coolant, they used wine.  Yes, they now can serve warm mulled wine to guests 60°C in a few hours.  I don’t drink Mulled Wine, but according to them, that’s the perfect drinking temperature, who knew?!

Wine PC-1

wine-pc 2

It’s odd, but hey it’s not like something crazy like this hasn’t been done before.  People used oil to cool their computers.

Check out some more of the photos on Imgur.

 

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PARKS: The Board game

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I might be alittle behind on this (the Kickstarter has ended, but was funded to over 2000%), but this looks like a pretty ace game.

There have been a few more additions to the National Parks since this was conceived and produced, but that’s the nature of the world, things are constantly changing.  I’m bummed that I missed out on this Kickstarter, but I think it would be neat to have in general.

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Happy Birthday Grand Canyon

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Today the Grand Canyon turns 100 years old.  Well, it’s actually several million years old, but the protections put in place by the great President Teddy Roosevelt are celebrated.

I’ve been to the Grand Canyon 3 different times in my life.  Nothing quite prepares you for a helicopter ride over and below the rim though.  Seriously, do it.

Rim View
The edge of the canyon approaches. It’s really something that you will never forget.

 

Let’s celebrate the nation’s 2nd most popular national park with a toast to another 100 years of service.

Today is Important

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Do you know what today is?  It’s an important day.  It comes once a year and people all over the world have wondered why.

No, it’s not The Super Bowl, it’s The Day the Music Died.  Made famous by Don McLean’s classic song, American Pie, the world of music forever changed when Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens died in a plane crash in Iowa on a cold morning in 1959.  Sixty years ago today the world of music was broken.

McLean would go on to write the song that generations of Americans have spent trying to figure out, yet there is still a healthy debate as to what every line means.

One thing is certain though, the song is a masterpiece, but so were those who died in the plane crash.

Listen to the song, and remember the good times of the late 1950s.