Monday, September 30, 2013

Rules to Make Star Wars Great Again

I saw this over at Alex J. Cavanaugh's site, and I thought it was worth sharing.

Do you agree with these rules?  What is Star Wars when it's at its best?

Video-Tesla Turret Opera (Cara Mia Addido)

I have an affinity for things like this.  I just can't help it!

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Capella Science-Rolling in the Higgs (Adele Parody)

Seriously, how long does it take this guy to do these videos?  He rocks!

Brian Cox on Why Democracy Depends Upon a Scientifically Literate Populace

I often worry that those in power who make decisions about the way we do science have no actual clue about how science works.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Epic Beer Plumbing Prank

Talk about an epic prank!  What would you do if you came home and cold beer came out of your faucet?

It's Bat Dad!

Bat Dad rocks!  This is one way of having some geeky fun with the most mundane tasks.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Awesome Halloween Costume

Last year we made a homemade robot costume for my son Jude.

Jude in his robot costume, and Lyle in his
dinosaur costume.

The robot costume all lit up.
I don't think we'll be able to top it this year, mostly because we aren't the most adept at that sort of thing.  Still, in the course of searching for ideas, I came across this impressive costume.

And no, we won't be trying to replicate this.  I already know this is beyond our abilities to duplicate, but it's very much worth sharing.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thank You, Voyager-1

Voyager-1 is now officially the first human made object to enter interstellar space.  Here are a couple of videos honoring that achievement.  They're both short and well worth watching.

I already tweeted my #MessageToVoyager.  Here it is.