Thursday, September 24, 2009

NJ Free HARD BARGAIN Show- Wed Oct 7th 6-9pm

This band is SMOKIN! (somethin?) Check us out Oct 7th for sizzlin soul & blues
oh, and bring ALL your friends - it's FREEEEEE ! Just a few minutes from NYC.

Honda U3-X: self-balancing unicycle - coming SOON

I already WANT ONE!
The Honda U3-X may look like a post-modern stool for yuppies, but it’s something even more out there: it’s a self-balancing, motorised unicycle with 360 degree movement. Read THIS find out how it works and see it in action. (thanks to Ben Sillis and Electric Pig)

Love those Whacky Wingnutty Cartoons!

(thanks to Zaius Nation)

Let's play "Whack A Wingnut"


Heeeere's the Center of our Galaxy!

Peering into the Galactic Center:

A dramatic new vista of the center of the Milky Way galaxy from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory exposes new levels of the complexity and intrigue in the Galactic center. The mosaic of 88 Chandra pointings represents a freeze-frame of the spectacle of stellar evolution, from bright young stars to black holes, in a crowded, hostile environment dominated by a central, supermassive black hole.
(thanks LittleGreenFootballs!)

FREE BOOKS ! Thanks, Google!

Amazing that you can read most books for FREE at GOOGLE BOOKS!

try it! just type in a title or author, and read away! Some are previews or limited pages, others have the WHOLE FRICKIN THING.....just send a small amount of cash to the author when yer done! oh, and you can read and search old MAGAZINES too!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

more Blu Animation - FREAKY!

Amazing Animated Short by David Ellis and Blue

these guys are totally awesome.....this'll blow yer mind! I think it runs twice, so if you missed anything, just wait and see it again!

Dust Storm Chokes Sydney today

Sydneysiders are being warned that a huge dust cloud will continue to affect the city through the day, after they woke to an eerie red dawn this morning. thanks to ABC News(australia). MORE here at HuffPO!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Faith vs. Evidence

QualiaSoup, known for high-quality logical videos, has another fascinating look at belief versus evidence: thanks to Phil Plait!

Public Option will Hurt Insurance Company Profits

Don't stand by and let big health insurance companies suffer...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Did Ernie Asastos say "PLUCKING that chicken?"

OOPS! FOX guarding the hen house again?

Tea Bagging Madness and Ignorance

Here are Palins "REAL AMERICANS" I guess....beware! yep, they're all fired up, but too stupid to know why!

SNL's Plotting Joe Wilson's Dick Move

also includes Weekend Upadate....and an embedded commercial up front :(

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jumping Robots Will Freak You Out

Now the Robots are HOPPING MAD! This is kinda scary......
Sandia National Labs and Boston Dynamics made this cute little jumping robot.

An overall goal of the robots is to decrease the number of casu alties in combat. To that end, the hopping robots will provide enhanced situational awareness for shaping the outcome of the immediate local combat situation, Salton said. Their compact, lightweight design makes them portable, and their semiautonomous capability greatly reduces the workload burden of the operator.
In addition to providing military assistance, the hopping capabilities of the robots could be used in law enforcement, homeland security, search and rescue applications in challenging terrain and in planetary exploration, [Jon Salton, Sandia program manager] said.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tom Tomorrow's Latest Comic

This Modern World
Then and now with Goofus and Gallant

By Tom Tomorrow

Thanks to!

Just Another 9/11 in NYC

Sadly, it's become routine here in NY - families of the murdered huddle at "Ground Zero" (which will be left as a construction site in perpetuity, evidently), while the rest of us go to work as normal...yet we all know there is no normal. On 9/10/01 we were asleep, we woke up for a while, and now have hit the snooze button.

We here in NYC think about that day in a special way, and it might be hard to understand if you don't live here, unless you were visiting on 9/11/01. The horrors we felt and shared still feels remarkably local.

Crazy to think what the country's been through since, with the crazy rightwing semi-literate president and his henchmen, then electing a brilliant thinker and writer, only to have things dumbed down by the crazy right again, and the weak Democrats.

The USA seems to be divided into 2 USA's - again. This time the names of the sides are "Fear" and "Loathing". Pick one.

How about we abolish Nationalism, Patriotism, Religious Ferver and Greed?

(oh, and abolish all Political Contributions and PACS!)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

09.09.09 Wednesday is/was Triple Digits Day!

Fittingly enough for a date with triplicate digits, there are reasons why this date is noteworthy.

This is the last of the single-digit triple-number days. There will be a few more dates that repeat numbers three times, ending with 12 December ‘12, but there’s something so very aesthetic about single digits, and after today there will be no more within our lifetimes.

Our advice is to take no chances today. Remain indoors and stay calm. Read your Darwin. Contemplate the meaning of life. And be of good cheer. Remember the optimism of Miss Scarlet, who famously said: “Tomorrow is another day!”

Oh, in case you’re wondering what this has to do with “The Controversy” between evolution and creationism, the answer is … nothing. Nothing at all.

Happy triple-nines day!

Copyright © 2009. The Sensuous Curmudgeon. All rights reserved. (thanks, SC!)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Some Photographs from Italia - updated

Click HERE or HERE for pics from July's visit!"> stay tuned, many more to be posted soon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Classic Frank live - Bobby Brown

Zappa at his BEST! (not for the kiddies!)

More Vintage Government Mule from 1996

thebassguy's diggin this!

Alan Woody video

RIP, Alan, you rocked, man!

Manhattan: Party Like It's 1609

Want to see what New York City was like in the early 1600's? Check THIS out!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cartoon about Health Insurance Reform

This cartoon offers up a very simple, rational explanation of how our current health care system works and how the public option, and eventually a universal system, would ultimately benefit us. Thanks to Andy Lubershane!