Thursday, December 29, 2005

13 things that do not make sense

I came across this article via

13 things that do not make sense

What strikes me about this list is that for all that we believe we understand and have figured out, there still big enough gaps remaining in our knowledge that we may discover that we really don't have things so figured out.

What will they look back on in 100 or 500 years and say, "I can't believe they thought (insert current scientific knowledge here). What were they thinking? Those ignorant slobs!"

Steve Jobs movie posters

I found this link through a blog I enjoy, Creating Passionate Users.

The 30+ Steve Jobs posters, in the comment section of the page. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Stuff Doesn't Make You Happy . . .

I know, I know, you've already heard this before. . . a million times, but this post I discovered through, makes the point in a very different way. The Happiness plateau on the graph.

Food for thought.

Stuff Doesn't Make You Happy . . .

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Monstrous Snow Fort

My brother, Andrew built this monstrosity in thier front yard.

Interesting Facts (from Andrew):

*Yep, that's Jacob standing next to it.

*All of the tunnels connect.

*It took most of the snow in our front yard.

*We think we may make it look like King Kong (In the spirit of Christmas?). We'll put a doll in one hand.

*It will probably melt in a couple of days.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Ebert's Best 10 Movies of 2005

Check out Ebert's Best 10 Movies of 2005 This list caught my attention because the top films are completely unknown to me. I think I need to get out more? hmmm?

Here's the list:
1. Crash
2. Syriana
3. Munich
4. Junebug
5. Brokeback Mountain
6. Me and You and Everyone We Know
7. Nine Lives
8. King Kong
9. Yes
10. Millions

I've only heard of three and seen zero.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Hitchcock quote

"Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house."
- Alfred Hitchcock

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

If you want to be funny

Scott Adams blogs on how to be funny. Makes a lot a sense to me. I especially liked this "Pearls Before Swine" strip.. It's got the cruel, cute, bizarre, clever, and recognizable variables all working for it. Maybe part of what humor does is get us past the watchful dragons that C.S. Lewis talks about.

It seems we're not really laughing at the caricatures in Saved or The Simpson,s or anything else for that matter, purely because they are recognizable but also because they're cruel, naughty, cute, bizarre or clever. Being recognizable is only one way to be funny. I've got to do some humor analysis to test this idea.

I have always admired peole who are funny, never knew it was a science. Now, if I can come up with as hypothesis and test it. hmmmmm.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Really Cool IKEA images

If these really Cool IKEA images were supposed to cause people to spread the word about IKEA and impress you with what their products. well, consider it done.

Be patient for the Flash download to get to 100%. It's worth the wait.