Oh dear, Hitchens really builds up a head of steam in this one. It starts out tame in the first part (above), but by the end he’s asking for a direct apology from the man on stage for being complicit in the deaths of millions by AIDS in Africa, and calling the clergy “a clutch of hysterical, cynical virgins.”

Here’s part two.

https://coldewey.cc/2009/12/oh-dear-hitchens-really-builds-up-a-head-of-steam/ »

This one is great! I love the tessellating landers.

https://coldewey.cc/2009/09/this-one-is-great-i-love-the-tessellating/ »

Wow, this whole series was completely unknown to me. “Zoom into” about a million different things with an electron microscope. And of course, everything is fascinating when you zoom in to a million times normal size. (fixed video)

https://coldewey.cc/2009/09/wow-this-whole-series-was-completely-unknown-to/ »


I put together this little Pleo reel for CrunchGear and TechCrunch. Gotta love the Crosby, Stills, and Nash, right?

(Source: http://blip.tv/)
https://coldewey.cc/2009/04/i-put-together-this-little-pleo-reel-for/ »

Robo-ant! Looks sweet. I’m kind of glad it can’t walk very well at the moment.

https://coldewey.cc/2009/04/robo-ant-looks-sweet-im-kind-of-glad-it-cant/ »


Disney plagiarizing itself

Holy jesus, I never noticed this. This is completely insane.

https://coldewey.cc/2009/03/disney-plagiarizing-itself-holy-jesus-i-never/ »

High speed/slow motion video with the Casio Exilim FC-100. Very fun to do.

https://coldewey.cc/2009/03/high-speedslow-motion-video-with-the-casio-exilim/ »

Had too much to drink last night. While I was letting it wear off at 3AM I was watching old videos in my “Ish” folder and realized I’d never watched Richard Dawkins’ famous Q&A at Lynchburg in its entirety. If you haven’t yet either, do yourself a flavor and get watching.

https://coldewey.cc/2009/03/had-too-much-to-drink-last-night-while-i-was/ »

Bernard Shaw vs. the English language

I’ve been looking for this poem for a while and just ran into it on Reddit. Our language really is atrocious, isn’t it?

“Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore”

The rest of it is here. Don’t worry, there’s lots more where the above came from.

https://coldewey.cc/2009/03/bernard-shaw-vs-the-english-language/ »