Thursday, February 28, 2008

Trailer Park!

With a few cool trailers coming out--I decided to post some of them!



And this looks REALLY COOL:


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Band Geek Withdrawal

I can't believe I found this poem.

This is Mr. Wilcher.

He was one of my favorite teachers in High School. My band director.

I found this old poem I wrote, lamenting the fact that I had just graduated from high school and was now going to old high school football games as a mere spectator. It was a very difficult time in my life.

Band Geek Withdrawal

Hi, my name is Timmy.
I’m a band geek—well I was.
But now I’m here and all alone,
A rebel without a cause.

That’s why I come here,
Every Friday night.
To give me peace about my life,
Cause something’s just not right.

I’ll sit just close enough
To see and greet the band
But far enough to always know,
I’ll only be a fan.

I’ll hear Wilcher call a song,
Where’s my horn at now?
Oh wait, I’m not in band,
I’m merely among the crowd.

I wipe the tears all from my eyes,
I’ve got to be a man.
But it’s so hard to live my life,
Without Wilcher, without band.

Yes, I am a loser.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Why I Don't Believe in Psychics

Simple. One date.

September 11, 2001.

When we talk about psychics and their predictions throughout the years, we always refer to predictions they make that don't happen (which none of their predictions ever happen, unless they predict something where the odds are insanely in their favor. Who would have thought that temperatures were going to be cooler during Winter??). But I think there's something HUGE that we forget to take into consideration--everything psychics DON'T call. Like September 11. Like the recent tornadoes that swept through part of the south. Like the Benazir Bhutto assassination. Like that Tiger mauling that got way more news attention than it should have been. I can go on and on.

Sure, psychics have a horrible track record with the predictions they make, but just think of all the important stuff that they fail to predict. If I were a psychic of any sort, you can bet I'd be using it to prevent some of these tragedies that occur all the time, all over the world.

This video is a little long, around 5 minutes long. I think it just sort of sums up again what I said, but I thought it was pretty cool. Please, don't mind the fact that Criss Angel misuses the word "travesty." I don't know if this was staged for live television or not, but it was a pretty good idea to call out those supposed supernatural psychics.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Feist - "I Feel It All"

Cool video. I was half expecting some sparkler-wielding flock of indie bands to come running out of the woods.

Car That Runs On Air!

Five-seat concept car runs on air
By Roger Harrabin
Environment analyst, BBC News

Aircar. Image: BBC
The Aircar can be filled with air in just three minutes
An engineer has promised that within a year he will start selling a car that runs on compressed air, producing no emissions at all in town.

The OneCAT will be a five-seater with a fibre-glass body, weighing just 350kg and could cost just over £2,500.

It will be driven by compressed air stored in carbon-fibre tanks built into the chassis.

The tanks can be filled with air from a compressor in just three minutes - much quicker than a battery car.

Alternatively, it can be plugged into the mains for four hours and an on-board compressor will do the job.

For long journeys the compressed air driving the pistons can be boosted by a fuel burner which heats the air so it expands and increases the pressure on the pistons. The burner will use all kinds of liquid fuel.

The designers say on long journeys the car will do the equivalent of 120mpg. In town, running on air, it will be cheaper than that.

"The first buyers will be people who care about the environment," says French inventor Guy Negre.

"It also has to be economical."

Major savings

Mr Negre has been promising for more than a decade to be on the verge of a breakthrough. Independent observers are more convinced this time because he recently secured backing from the giant Indian conglomerate Tata to put the finishing touches to the engine.

Aircar being filled (BBC)
The compressed air is stored in carbon-fibre tanks
Tata is the only big firm he'll license to sell the car - and they are limited to India. For the rest of the world he hopes to persuade hundreds of investors to set up their own factories, making the car from 80% locally-sourced materials.

"This will be a major saving in total emissions," he says.

"Imagine we will be able to save all those components travelling the world and all those transporters."

He wants each local factory to sell its own cars to cut out the middle man and he aims for 1% of global sales - about 680,000 per year.

Terry Spall from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers says: "I really hope he succeeds. It is a really brave experiment in producing a sustainable car."

But he said he was interested to see how the car would fare with safety tests and how much it would appeal to a public conditioned to expect luxury fittings adding to the weight of the vehicle.

Mr Negre says there's no issue with safety - if the air-car crashes the air tanks won't shatter - they will split with a very loud bang. "The biggest risk is to the ears."

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Atheist Sees Image of Big Bang in Piece of Toast

Hilarity ensues.

Atheist Sees Image of Big Bang in Piece of Toast

For Immediate Release: Miracle Toast?

(ACPA-london) Excitement is growing in the Northern England town of Huddlesfield following the news that a local man saw an image of the big-bang in a piece of toast. atheist donald chapman, 36, told local newspaper, "the huddlesfield express" that he was sitting down to eat breakfast when an unusual toast pattern caught his eye.

"I was just about to spread the butter when I noticed a fairly typical small hole in the bread surrounded by a burnt black ring. however the direction and splatter patterns of the crumbs as well as the changing shades emanating outwards from this black hole were very clearly similar to the chaotic-dynamic non-linear patterns that one would expect following the big bang". "It's the beginning of the world" he added excitedly.  images of the actual big bang toast are copywrighted by don chapman so we can only show this image which is a us govt public domain picture

Ever since news of the discovery made national headlines, local hoteliers have been overwhelmed by an influx of atheists from all over the country who have flocked to Huddlesfield to catch a glimpse of the scientific relic. "I have always been an Atheist and to see my life choices validated on a piece of toast is truly astounding" said one guest at the Huddlesfield arms hotel.

To the surprise of many, the UK national atheist association has asked its members not to pay attention to the story despite its potential to inspire less faith. "Given what the religious believe already, this is an easy sell" said one disgruntled activist who said he was going to huddlesfield anyway noting that "Seeing is not believing".

Ever Wonder What Sawyer Would Call YOU?

Now you can find out!

I am, strangely, Picasso.

Thanks to Jeff for telling me about this.

New Indiana Jones Trailer

What do you guys think?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Las Rayas Blancas - "Conquista"

If you like The White Stripes and speak Spanish, you'll like this:

Previous On Lost

If you're one of the sad saps (like me) stuck at work and missing the new episode of Lost, just check out this band: Previously On Lost.

They recap you on the previous episode through a song. It's pretty funny. Check it out!

Here are the lyrics for the first song:

We’re Goin’ Home

Yeah yeah yeah, we’re going home
Yeah yeah yeah, we’re going home

Got a working walky talky and some friends on the shore
Making jokes and going to the dharma food store
Now the boat rowed in and Charlie’s not aboard
But Yeah Yeah Yeah, we’re going home

Well we wonder who the people on the boat gonna be
Ben’s got a nasty shiner and he’s tied onto a tree
Lets follow all the blood so we can talk to NaomEEEEEE
Yeah Yeah Yeah, we’re going home

Jack can’t trust nobody but himself
And Hurley’s quickly losing touch with his mental health
Locke’s gotta toss another corpse upon the shelf
Still Yeah Yeah Yeah, we’re going home

I’ll be free when I’m free of all of my dinero
Free from smashing into lemons with my 70’s camerooooOOOH
If you want to cannonball…

We are the Oceanic Six

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

More of My Brother

Oh yeah, and here are some funny pictures with my little brother Daniel. He managed to successfully ruin my attempts at a somewhat serious picture of my other siblings who graduated.

I say all of that with no anger or frustration--I just wanted to show you how cool he is. He's seriously that awesome.

Who Made Huckabee?

I don't know if anyone else has been following this, but the fight is hilarious:

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Funniest Super Bowl Ad of All Time

I heard the Super Bowl ads sucked this year.

So I thought I'd reminisce about the one ad that I think is pretty close to the funniest:

What do you think? Perfect set up, perfect message. It's just hilarious.

The sad thing was I couldn't remember the business being advertised for the life of me. I was stuck searching for it with phrases like "super bowl ad cat spaghetti."

An Arrested Development MOVIE??

Some very good news, indeed.

Arrested Development film officially in the works

Writer: Julia Reidy
News, Published online on 04 Feb 2008

Jason Bateman of the ridiculous and ridiculously awesome/deceased Arrested Development has finally confirmed rumors that an AD major motion picture is in the works. E! reports that two of the show's masterminds, Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard, are talking with the cast and Universal about getting a project moving after the conclusion of the writers' strike. All seem interested and enthusiastic.

No word yet on when the Bluth family might take to the big screen, but Bateman says, "I can confirm a round of sniffing has started." Optimistic words, considering how much we've missed the crew since it left the little screen after the show was pulled from Fox in 2005.

Thanks to reader Blake Detherage for the tip!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Everyone Add My Brother on Facebook

Hey everyone,

Add my brother Daniel Leverett on Facebook. He's a pretty cool guy.

For instance, he just added a photo album featuring all three of his old macs:

He's 12 and awesome.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Funny Matt Damon Videos

And there's a LOT of them. And you will laugh at all of them.

This, aired last night, is HILARIOUS-- but pardon the language.

Oceanic Airlines Ad During Eli Stone

I didn't bother to watch it, but it turns out this ad is VERY intersting:

Son of Rambow Trailer

This looks really funny: