Watch This!

  • Lego City Display 31.08.13

    This was a smaller display (with movement) from Lego KidsFest in San Jose, CA. It’s similar to what you find in retail store displays but still exciting when surrounded by all the Lego stuff kids love.

  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean 31.08.13

    As awesome as this is and as much love as Corbin has for Pirates, this was not his favorite display at Lego KidsFest in San Jose, CA.

  • Lego Lone Ranger Display 31.08.13

    This is the Lone Ranger display from Lego KidsFest in San Jose, CA. You can see a lot of the creative ways to create scenes and a few hidden gems (like the Darth Vader Easter egg)

  • Lego Chima Speedorz arena 31.08.13

    Today I took Corbin to Lego KidsFest in San Jose, CA. Here he tries his hand at the Speedorz arena (again). Still needs work.

  • Lego Legends of Chima Exhibit 31.08.13

    Today I took Corbin to Lego KidsFest in San Jose, CA. Here is one of the display cases they had throughout the exhibit hall. He really liked the skeleton creatures.

  • Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing 14.08.12

    Words: Ro­bert Ro­bin­son, 1758; ap­peared in his A Col­lect­ion of Hymns Used by the Church of Christ in Angel Al­ley, Bi­shop­gate, 1759. Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues […]

  • A Pirate’s Life For Me (Yo Ho) 24.07.12

    Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Ride. The music was written by George Bruns with lyrics by Xavier Atencio Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me. We pillage we plunder, we rifle and loot. Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho. We kidnap and ravage and don’t give a hoot. Drink up me ‘earties, yo […]

  • Hoist The Colors 24.07.12

    Hoist the Colours -Pirates of The Caribbean 3 On Stranger Tides The king and his men stole the queen from her bed and bound her in her Bones. The seas be ours and by the powers where we will we’ll roam. Yo, ho, all hands, hoist the colors high. Heave ho, thieves and beggars, never […]

  • Cybergoth 02.12.11

    You may recall my post for Eisenpunk the other day and wondered what that style was called. Well fret no more, its called Cybergoth. Unfortunately, it seems you can only dance when the drum beat is playing. Kind of like They Might Be Giants Heart of the Band – Google+: View post on Google+ […]

  • So I think my face just froze with a permanent look of confusion, but aside from… 30.11.11

    So I think my face just froze with a permanent look of confusion, but aside from that, there is a lot going on in this video (despite being twice as long as necessary) First, you don't have to be a super genius to figure out this is a German band. Its obvious the moment you […]

  • Who’s Big Baby 21.11.11

    When Toy Story 3 came out I took my son, Corbin, to see it in the theater – a real Father-Son experience, or so I thought. I guess he was still too young to appreciate a full length movie. When it came out on DVD/Blu-ray we tried again but that’s when I found out why […]

  • I’m social – sort of 10.07.11

    You can find me on Google+ (google plus). Not sure how active I’ll be but I’m already a lot more active than I am on twitter or facebook (not on either network). One thing that makes it stand out (aside from being integrated with other Google products) is that you have more control over who […]

  • I will survive 10.06.11

    So I finally started playing Survival Mode in Minecraft and after a rocky start, I found my way to a very good spot to establish a home base – or at least a good first base. We’ll see how things go after I get established. It has easy access to some key resources but not […]

  • Benzilla strikes again 18.05.11

    After working on his walking skills for the past few weeks, we finally capture Benjamin walking free style in the back yard. he’s quite good (if I do say so myself) Like his brother before him and probably most kids, Benjamin was walking pretty well before this footage was shot but was only confident when […]

  • Corbin loves the theAter 18.05.11

    When I first moved to Sacramento, I stayed with some friends we knew from San Diego who moved here a few years ago. Being the only friends we had in the area, we try to spend time with them when opportunity permits despite the fact they live 30-40 minutes away. Easter was one occasion we […]

  • Benjamin at the San Diego Zoo 06.03.11

    On our most recent “family trip” to our old friend, the San Diego Zoo, I captured this video of Benjamin practicing his finer motor skills. He’s been walking with our support for some time now but still isn’t confident enough to let go. He’s not even ready to one-hand it but I’m sure Corbin will […]

  • Benjamin plays around the dolphin fountain 06.03.11

    A few weeks ago we stopped by one of our favorite dining spots on the way back from an outing. This particular Red Robin is at University Town Center (aka UTC). One of the features at this mall is the dolphin fountains. They are a big hit with the kids and Benjamin was no exception. […]

  • Fun Ball Madness 04.03.11

    Corbin recently attended a birthday party for a 5yr old friend who received a Fun Ball from Costco as a gift. It was opened early so the kids could all give it a try. Corbin (3yr 3mos) is tyoically NOT a thrill seeker so I was quite surprised when he said he wanted to try […]

  • Tight turn train track 24.01.11

    Every now and then Corbin needs his track layout freshened up – Especially after Ben-zilla has rampage through.?So after taking down the dark space station which replaced the christmas tree I thought I’d try something different. This is a compilation of several pieces of track and accessories from the various sets I’ve acquired. Enjoy

  • Only you can prevent forest fires 19.01.11

    When playing Minecraft, be careful which trees you set on fire… I thought I had enough clearance around my tree before setting it on fire, but I guess I was wrong. Luckily it didn’t burn down the entire island – just half. There are more trees behind me but you get the idea. Have you […]

  • Christmas un-wrapped preview 01.01.11

    I’ll put together a more detailed post(s) about Christmas this year but for now you’ll have to be satisfied with these two videos of Corbin playing with a couple new toys…

  • The Digital Story of Nativity – ( or Christmas 2.0 ) 24.12.10

    HT: R. Sherman How social media, web and mobile tell the story of the Nativity. Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon… Times change, the feeling remains the same.

  • YO HO (A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME) song lyrics 23.12.10

    Because we need the practice… Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me. We pillage, we plunder, we rifle, and loot, Drink up, me ‘earties, yo ho. We kidnap and ravage and don’t give a hoot, Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho. Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me. We extort, we […]

  • Happy Birthday Cap’n Corbin (belated) 21.12.10

    Its been a busy time for us so forgive me for getting this post out late (and keeping it short). Captain Corbin, aka Corbin Beard, turned three years old on December 2nd (a Thursday) so we celebrated on the following Saturday with a big party in the park. When he turned one we had a […]

  • Vending Violence 17.12.10

    Something a little lighter from the inbox than the last post to keep you from getting too depressed… Happy Holiday’s Fellow WORKidians, Due to increasingly violent instances of assault and battery upon our vending machine, we will no longer be able to include bags of chips as snack option. Rocking the machine to loosen your […]

  • Everybody hurts 17.12.10

    This is not a happy post but a sober reminder about our choices and their consequences. This is probably worth seeing in a larger format so click here to view full screen. TAC Campaign – 20 year Anniversary retrospective montage “Everybody Hurts” music by REM TV ad. The TAC is a Victorian Government-owned organization set […]

  • Corbin meets The Mouse 16.12.10

    This is a little over due and picture heavy but well worth the wait (I hope) On Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 we exposed Corbin to the greatest corrupter of small children the world over – Disneyland. We decided that given his response to the county fair, he was old enough to appreciate a day at […]

  • Video update because I still haven’t had time to post real content 09.12.10

    Benjamin doesn’t eat much. In fact, he doesn’t eat at all. For him its mother’s milk or nothing. No formula or baby food for him. But, give him something not meant to be eaten, like a whole fruit or a the mail or his shoes…he’ll go to town on those. We just picked up a […]

  • So you want to be an Architect 16.11.10

    Warning, this is a little hostile in some places but the overall message is pretty accurate.

  • Oh Snap! BoC4 and it’s only getting better 03.11.10

    Yes, I got another Bag of Crap from and while I still didn’t get the letter from threepiecewoot, I did get some good stuff – better than I’ve gotten in the past. Here’s the video evidence of my BoC followed by links to the actual items. American Red Cross ARC1003 Deluxe Roadside Kit Philips […]

  • Arrr! Happy Halloween me mateys! 01.11.10

    Once again, Corbin donned his favorite costume to be a Pirate, but what a fine Pirate he makes. This year’s costume, while reminiscent of last year’s has several new pieces. Old shirt which fits better, new vest (hand made), same head scarf but new pants and shoes. This year introduced a sword and eye patch […]

  • Corbin the aviary aviator 26.10.10

    I found an old toy plane so Corbin and I decided to take it for a spin – literally. It’s a corrugated plastic bird plane and that’s what Corbin called it – airplane bird. Sadly, the plane wasn’t so good at straight flight and showed a real propensity for banking to the right. This worked […]

  • Corbin’s native tounge 19.09.10

    Today is International Talk like a Pirate Day, a holiday founded in 1995 by and for pirate enthusiasts around the world. So to have some fun, I visited a few sites and took a couple of surveys to get in touch with my inner pirate…. My pirate name is Black Tom Bonney. Like anyone confronted […]

  • Dennis Quaid and the Sharks 14.09.10

    I like sharks, I like Dennis Quaid, I even like “rock ?n? roll and country-soul,?. So I imagine I’d like this guys too. Dennis Quaid is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. He performs many original plus classic hits such as “Spill the Wine”, “Gloria”, and many more. The band’s origins can be traced to […]

  • BoC 3 04.09.10

    Yep, I got another Bag of Crap from But before I get to the celebrated opening of the famous Random Bag of Crap, I want to share a couple of tips to help you deal with the anticipation of your very own BoC, should you ever get one yourself. After a woot-off (the source […]

  • Puzzle Master 02.09.10

    Corbin has demonstrated some serious mad skilz in the puzzle arena. He loves playing with his wooden tray puzzles and is quite proficient at them. They each contain 48 pieces which represents a certain size of piece. Children’s puzzles typically come in one overall size and the number of pieces represents how small each piece […]

  • The Legendary Battle of Zuko vs Aang 01.08.10

    Dancing Pigeons – Ritalin from Blink on Vimeo. OK, so maybe this isn’t a clip from Avatar: The Last Air Bender but I bet Amrit Maharaj wishes it was. Regardless (notice I didn’t say irregardless*) it is a very cool video (no pun intended). Now I know what you’re thinking – “Aren’t those the guys […]

  • Making Money (the fun way) 29.07.10

    This 1966 Muppet ad campaign for La Choy Chow Mein brings real flavor with DRAGON FIRE! Jim Henson produced a series of eleven TV commercials for La Choy from 1965 to 1969. The series included 6 sixty-second commercials and 5 twenty-second commercials. A 5? minute presentation reel was also created in 1966. The star of […]

  • James Mason vs the Pirate 27.07.10

    As you know, Corbin is really into playing pirates right now (which means I am too) and I’ve always loved They Might be Giants (despite their current evolutionary tendencies) so is it any wonder that this video would bring a smile to my face. I hope it gives you a little chuckle too. Flansburgh & […]

  • Another Bag of Crap 02.07.10

    Came home to a nice surprise… Another Bag of Crap. Not familiar? Read this post first, then come back here or see what I got last time. Usually, I miss getting the BoC because of a simple mistake like forgetting to enter all my credit card info or my paypal email, but not this […]

  • archshrk on YouTube 30.06.10

    Did you know you could subscribe to the archshrk channel on YouTube? You can. And it’s easy. In order to subscribe: 1. Create/Sign into your account. 2. Go to either a user’s channel page, or on the video watch-page, look to the right hand side of any video. You’ll see a yellow “Subscribe” button. 3. […]

  • Corbin and the rocks 25.05.10

    The tragic tale of how Corbin lost his life on the rocks.

  • World Air Traffic over a 24 Hour Period 18.05.10

    It is a 24 hour observation of all of the large aircraft flights in the world, condensed down to about 2 minutes. You can tell it was summer time in the north by the sun’s footprint over the planet. You could see that it didn’t quite set in the extreme north and it didn’t quite […]

  • Control Yourself 29.04.10

    Another post stolen from (because I am anything but original). This is a cover of MGMT’s Kids which, by the way, has two very weird videos. Not it’s kind of sad but I found this version much better than the original. I think what makes this version apeal to me (besides the family-friendly video) […]

  • False Alarm 28.04.10

    The fire alarms are a false alarm. Apparently someone on the 5th floor tripped the alarm. Building management has advised us to stay on alart at our own discretion. This was a message sent to us by our receptionist shortly after two fire alarms this morning. Spelling aside, I’m not really sure what it means. […]

  • It ends where I began 20.04.10

    Carl Macek, Robotech’s crafter, passes away at 58 Among his many accomplishments Carl created Robotech, co-founded Spumco with John K. and co-founded Streamline Pictures (Akira, Fist of the North Star, Laputa, etc.) – Carl Macek spent the past Saturday, April 17th as he often did, enjoying life to its fullest at a concert with […]

  • fully sick rapper 11.04.10

    If you’re not familiar with Christiaan Van Vuuren (aka the fully sick rapper) then you are missing out on something incredible. In December of 2009, Van Vuuren of Sydney contracted a multi-drug resistant form of Tuberculosis while traveling in South America which has landed him in quarantine. As of today, he’s been in quarantine for […]

  • Because still photos aren’t always enough 24.03.10

    Some videos from a very busy weekend where Corbin eats Dairy Queen, Benjamin greets the world and Corbin and Benjamin hang out sharing a moment.

  • Even more old school 11.03.10

    According to a Disney press release… Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father?s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin?s loyal confidante (Olivia Wilde), father […]

  • Old School is the New School 26.02.10

    Now I understand what my grandfather meant about “back in my day” It seems that classics are coming back with the benefit of improved technology and improved story telling (and improved budgets, too) First is the return of the classic mythology masterpiece, Clash of the Titans. It looks pretty good so far but there is […]

  • We all scream… 30.01.10

    On Wednesday, we were over at a friends house and because it was their birthday the next day we all celebrated with some ice cream. Now this was Corbin’s first experience with an ice cream cone so he didn’t even know how to eat it. Julia had to show him and even then he was […]

  • See the Grand Canyon for free 22.01.10

    For those of you considering a trip to the Grand Canyon (especially the Grand Canyon Skywalk) you may want to watch this video first. Aerial Filmworks is working with the Grand Canyon National Park to film the national park using the Cineflex V14HD. This amazing gyro-stabilized aerial system uses an integrated Sony CineAlta HDC1500 camera. […]

  • Cut the Strings 20.01.10

    Found this on They Might Be Giants This isn’t my area of expertise so I won’t even get into the legitimacy of their “argument” but here’s what the YouTube publisher had to say. The musicians are wrong: they do need ten dimensions to get rid of the conformal anomaly, as string theory explains, after all. […]

  • Corbin’s first bike 25.12.09

    OK, so technically its a trike but he took to it like a champ. One thing we’ve noticed is how much Corbin loves anything with wheels. Corbin got lots of other great stuff this year (and more tomorrow) and this wasn’t necessarily his favorite but this is something you have to capture as one of […]

  • Play Piano Song 21.12.09

    A friend sent this to me and I thought it worth sharing (thanks Karyn) We believe that the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better is by making it fun to do. We call it The fun theory. Do you have an idea that uses fun to change behaviour? Enter now for the […]

  • Corbin turns 2 04.12.09

    Since Corbin’s second birthday fell on a Wednesday, we made a cake to celebrate as a family. Nothing fancy but he enjoyed it and so did we. He spent the morning at the zoo with several friends which you can see over at Julia’s blog.

  • Blow the Bridge (and other home improvements) 01.12.09

    I’m not know as “Mr Fix-It” around my family but I can manage the rare project when the time calls for it. After all, I did install my own wood flooring (with some great help) and can safely replace light switches, outlets and ceiling fans as needed. I’ve even been known to replace a dishwasher […]

  • Elizabeth Lambert can kill you with her mind 10.11.09

    New Mexico women’s soccer defender Elizabeth Lambert has been suspended indefinitely after engaging in rough play — including hauling an opposing player to the ground by her pony tail — in the Lobos’ 1-0 loss to BYU in the Mountain West Conference semifinals. I’m not much for sports (people can get too competitive) but I […]

  • The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 30.10.09

    This is a rare find and I hope you enjoy the mashup of these two classics. Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo meets The Gong Show Oingo Boingo was an American new wave band. They are best known for their influence on other musicians, their soundtrack contributions and their high energy Halloween concerts. The band […]

  • la petite Morty 04.10.09

    It may seem early but when you have children, you need to plan ahead. What am I talking about? Why Halloween of course. Last year Corbin went dressed as a ninja (and a dalmatian). 11 month old + sale + fits equals perfect. This year we wanted to try something different. Corbin isn’t much for […]

  • Real men know when to cry 29.09.09

    There are those who would have you believe that real men don’t cry. But the truth is, real men do cry – but only for the right reasons (and at the right moment). I’ll give you a couple examples of when and why one of the manliest men cries (that’s me). First, is the movie […]

  • Mess of Me 10.09.09

    On November 10, Atlantic Records will release Hello Hurricane, the seventh full-length album from the multi-Platinum, San Diego-based rock band SWITCHFOOT. Hello Hurricane is the group’s first album on Atlantic Records and its first studio album since 2006’s Oh! Gravity, which debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200. SWITCHFOOT has been hard at work […]

  • When Pirates Attack 01.09.09

    So the other day, Julia put a Shark puppet on Corbin’s hand which he then used to ‘chase’ us around and growl (even sharks need to sound fierce). Tonight, it was a red bandanna – this is the result. This one’s for you DinkyInky. You are a Pirate!

  • Baby Cadillac 14.08.09

    Cadillac knows its future lies in small cars, especially if it wants to be considered a global player, but for now officials are being coy about what they have in store. But I was able to get this leaked footage of the Baby Cadillac. According to COCGB, the 1/3-scale Cadillac Roadster, powered by and used […]

  • Unstoppable? 03.06.09

    Are you unstoppable?

  • Corbin has mad skilz 01.06.09

    Not the next American Idol, but still… We picked this up last week and Corbin took to it right away. He found the volume and tempo buttons and makes his own mixes. He just needs to work on his dance moves – if he has any.

  • I wonder why this went straight to video 24.05.09

    Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus trailer from Asylum Home Entertainment The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea and only Deborah “Foolish Beat” Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas of Black Dawn fame (not to be confused with Red Dawn) can save us from […]

  • Cheesy Movie Nite 04.05.09

    Spurred on by a recent episode of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! where Liev Schreiber answers three questions about the 1980’s classic Red Dawn. Of course this made me nostalgic for my favorite childhood films that are a little less famous than say, Star Wars. So I hope to update my DVD collection with Red […]

  • What’s being copied from your site? 27.04.09

    A new feature on (and my other sites). You put a lot of effort into creating interesting content for your site. And when someone copies and pastes it into their blog or website, you should know about it. That’s where Tynt Tracer comes in. Each time users highlight or copy/paste content from your site, […]

  • Major Blunder 22.04.09

    ¯Below is the ad for the 2009 Lincoln MKS which is done really nicely. The Berlin Cameron Team Detroit agency produced the spot for the Lincoln MKS. It is indeed Chan Marshall aka Cat Power singing the cover of the Bowie song. She recorded it in June and it’s not yet known if it will […]

  • Who does she think she is, Elaine Paige? 20.04.09

    Watch this clip from Britain’s Got Talent (with Simon Cowell) and tell me there isn’t something wrong with the world. Susan Boyle In case you’re wondering… Elaine Paige, born 5 March 1948 is an English singer and actress best known for her work in musical theatre. Paige was selected to play Eva Per?n in […]

  • Your name isn’t good enough for NPR 17.04.09

    What would your name be if you were the kind of person who would be a National Public Radio correspondent? Bob Roberts? Not likely. Here’s the problem, NPR personalities don’t seem to have names like you and me, they have names like Jacki Lyden, Farai Chideya and Lourdes Garcia-Navarro. Who can compete against names like […]

  • no more Life On Mars 09.04.09

    So I just heard that Life On Mars – has been canceled. Too bad. Granted, it was getting a little weird in the end but it was still better than a lot of the shows out there. Sadly, most of the shows I’ve ever really liked seem to fall victim to this fate. Shows […]

  • Walks like Frankenstein’s Monster 08.04.09

    That’s what people say when the see Corbin coming – but give him a break, most babies start out that way. Of course, it doesn’t help that he makes monster noises when he walks… Download Conversion of crappy cell phone .3G2 video to .mov format courtesy of free Media Converter Visit Julia’s post about […]

  • Bathtub IV 02.04.09

    As my friend Teri of Velvet Vox said – WOW! Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo. This is a personal project that would not have been possible without the support of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Thanks to the entire team for their generous access during training exercises and patrols this Summer. Since the […]

  • Dear mister postman 20.03.09

    I just got the letter and went to call my family to share the good news, only…none of them are home/answering the phone. So I’ll share with you guys. I PASSED! I just need to send in the application and my fee and then I will be a licensed architect (in California) You may start […]

  • Corbin’s First Concert 23.02.09

    Corbin’s almost 15 months now but he’s already been to one concert – and I don’t mean Raffi or Barney the Dinosuar. I mean a real, full-fledge, ringing-in-your ears concert. Of course, he doesn’t remember it. Back in October 2007, Julia and I went to see They Might Be Giants with two other couples – […]

  • Coraline is a Giants fan 17.02.09

    So Julia and I had a chance to get away this weekend, specifically, we traded off baby-sitting duties with another couple. Since Fridays are half days for me, we went to see a movie – a rare treat since Corbin was birthed. The current movie choices are a little limited so we decided on Coraline […]

  • tipping the ‘ol hat 11.02.09

    Here are some things I thought you might enjoy (or hate) First, Darwin Must Die! according to The New York Times. Also, Animals are nihilists too. (sorry, NOT kid friendly) HT: Frank Turk Next, King Uzziah had woman problems (sort of) and Charles Spurgeon is short and stout (much like a teapot) Finally, Catholics can […]

  • End of the World – Skeeter Davis 24.01.09

    I first heard this song about fifteen years ago and was a little caught off-guard because the the lyrics and melody didn’t seem to match. See for yourself. Lyrics: Why does the sun go on shining? Why does the sea rush to shore? Don’t they know it’s the end of the world, ‘Cause you don’t […]

  • Transforming the Mac vs PC debate 12.01.09

    We may finally find out which is truley better – Mac or PC. and if you liked that… Then there’s this one from Adonis’ comment

  • In the Garden of Eden 04.01.09

    By I. Ron Butterfly I was talking with some friends over lunch when the topic of drums came up which inevitable leads to Iron Maiden’s In A Gadda De Vida – which reminds me of this episode of the Simpsons. “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is a seventeen-minute, five-second psychedelic rock song by Iron Butterfly, released on their 1968 […]

  • Considering Advent Conspiracy 20.12.08

    Consider… HT: Cavman Considers

  • Baby Battles 22.10.08

    Corbin is 10 and a half months but is already training for the Ultimate Fighting Championship – Gage Match version. Couple things to keep in mind, his opponent (a climber) is 3 weeks older than him and a lot more ‘agile’ but Corbin makes up for it in reach and brute force. Oh, and for […]

  • Hymns that burn! 03.10.08

    Chris over at My Two Cents apparently had too much time on his hands as he put together the 5 6 Worstest American Idle style “hymns” ever heard – eva! In the list was my “favorite” hymn-to-hate – I Give You Freedom (aka Free Will Song). But as performances go, there are some real gems […]

  • hahaha – babies are funny 27.09.08

    Laughing Baby Video I swear I had a similar experience with Corbin, unfortunately it’s not on film. You never think to tape things until after they happen. Kan man ha roligare? means “Can you have any more fun?” It is Swedish. In other news, we had some friends over for dinner last week and we […]

  • Apparently Photoshop is now too easy to use 13.09.08

    This poster was featured in a post on the Photoshop Disasters website. It turns out that Dane Cook has a few issues with the movie poster for his upcoming movie, My Best Friend’s Girl. Now before you head on over there to read the whole story, take a minute to watch this trailer to get […]

  • Palin is bringing sexy back 13.09.08

    First, a word on extremism. John Cleese makes some very relevant points about extremism in the party political broadcast he did in 1987 for the SDP/Liberal Alliance (who got slaughtered in the election and went on to become the Liberal Democrats) As an extremist, “You can be as nasty as you like and yet feel […]

  • Don’t Let’s Start 11.09.08

    Can’t sleep. Somewhere nearby is a smoke detector that needs a new battery. This is unrelated but I thought I would share it anyway. As you know, I’m a big fan of TMBG so here’s a classic from They Might Be Giants (with lyrics to sing along with) Don’t, don’t, don’t let’s start This is […]

  • The World, Brave New or End of 08.09.08

    The other day, Gil, from the InkTank forums shared something he found on the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). If your not familiar with what that is, here’s the basics: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, where it spans the border between Switzerland and France about 100 m underground. It […]

  • How NOT to Fight Club 02.09.08

    This has been floating around the emails lately and shown up on a blog or two, but in case you are out of the loop…here it is. Pretty messed up ain’t it. That’s what I thought when I forwarded it to a few friends and family. But then I learned something interesting. Thanks to a […]

  • secret TV spot not on Super Bowl 19.08.08

    Funny enough to make me laugh.

  • Happy 25th Wargames 14.07.08

    I’m very excited. Yesterday, while at church (we meet in a local theater) I happened to see a sign that just made me all giddy inside. WarGames 25th Anniversary Fathom and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios are proud to present WarGames back on the big screen after 25 years. Don?t miss this one-night-only event in select movie theatres […]

  • Pork and Beans – new Weezer video 23.05.08

    Tay Zonday, Kelly the shoe girl, Chris “Leave Britney Alone” Crocker, Kevin Federline, Miss Teen South Carolina, and loads more YouTube celebrities join Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell, Patrick Wilson, and Scott Shriner in Weezer’s new music video for “Pork and Beans,” which premiered, not shockingly, on YouTube, this morning. Pork and Beans – new Weezer […]

  • Never go to work 29.04.08 – From the album Here Come the ABCs which goes great with Here Come the 123s No stranger to the realm of children’s records, They Might Be Giants have seen success with their CD No! and the book-and-CD combo Bed, Bed, Bed. Their latest CD, Here Come the ABCs, offers up 25 alphabetically themed […]

  • In Search Of… 04.04.08

    This morning, the following quote was overheard. “oh, he’s here, but probably in search of a bagel”. Now that only sounds strange until you realize our office provides donuts and bagels on Fridays. Which will also start to include fruit and yogurt it seems, but that’s another story. So from that simple phrase, “in search […]

  • Meg Ryan is hot? 12.03.08

    Email spam is fun. OK, maybe more die-a-thousand-deaths-you-spamming-pigs but it can be funny. I’ve never been much for porn. As a youth, I saw a few “art films” (wink wink) and even though I was understandably aroused, I never felt satisfied. As I got older, I began to see how degrading (to men) it was […]

  • Hey Jude 07.03.08

    Hey Jude Lyrics for those who have trouble with his Engrish…

  • Stairway to Heaven 11.02.08

    Half of Foo Fighters Perform Stairway to Heaven. The best rendition of the classic song and proof that Dave Grohl is the King of Awesomeness. (Wait for the guitar solo.) Stairway to Heaven – Lyrics…

  • Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 09.02.08

    Some of my other posts about Intelligent Design include Dilbert and Intelligent Design and this one where someone argues against a creator, Heartless Goo Why did God create this complexity? If God designed the universe and designed the rules governing the universe, he would have been free to design anything he wanted to. Why create […]

  • Wookin’ Pa Nub 05.02.08

    It’s Super Tuesday and it looks like the canidates are “Wookin’ Pa Nub” all over California. We vote by mail so it’s too late to woo our votes but I’ll be glad when it’s over. Even worse is the fact that my condo’s rec center is a polling location so I can expect to see […]

  • No song from American idol 23.01.08

    American Idol featured a song by one of my favorite artists. They Might Be Giants No! lyrics. No is no No is always no If they say no, it means a thousand times no No plus no equals no All nos lead to no no no Finger pointing, eyebrows low Mouth in the shape of […]

  • Carry On Wayward Son 17.01.08

    Ten-year-old girl rocks out on the Kansas classic on the keyboards. Give her 50 seconds to tear it up. “Carry On Wayward Son” (often misnamed, due to the lyrics, as “Carry On My Wayward Son”) is a hit progressive rock single recorded by Kansas and written by Kerry Livgren for their 1976 album Leftoverture. In […]

  • Where do atheists get their morality 21.12.07

    In this video, an atheist attempts to answer the questions “where do atheists get their morality”. I’m curious about how you would respond to his answer.

  • Cracking down on baby names 30.11.07

    Real life Blog Friend Wendy commented on a recent post in which I mentioned we still haven’t named our son with a link to a much needed service. All I have to say is, foreigners are funny. Cracking down on baby names – Chaser’s War

  • A real life memento 28.11.07

    I don’t have much to say today so I stole this from Gil (he always has the best stuff) Man without a memory – Clive Wearing Clive Alex Wearing (born 1938) is a British musicologist, conductor, and keyboardist suffering from an acute and long lasting case of anterograde amnesia. Specifically, this means he lacks the […]

  • Ding Fries are Done 27.11.07

    It’s that time of year again so I thought I’d bring this holiday classic out of the closet and dust off the ol’ cobwebs. Swing on over to everybody’s favorite holiday song/video and have a nightmarish good time. Ding! Fries are Done I work at burger king making flame broiled whoppers I wear paper hats […]

  • Bloons Tower Defense 2 16.11.07

    I have to confess – I have an addiction (one of many) I have suddenly found myself wasting many precious moments playing a new game online. But this is no ordinary game. It has monkeys and balloons – but no clowns. The object is to pop balloons that are traveling through a maze like path […]

  • Nougatocity 15.11.07

    When I first saw this word on the wrapper of my Snickers bar I thought it said naughty, then I realized I was wrong and thought it said nougaty, which didn’t sound much better. In fact, it sounded something Tweeky would say – nougaty, nougaty. But upon further inspection I see that it actually says […]

  • TMBG – With the Dark 07.11.07

    More They Might Be Giants fun – With the Dark music video I’ve been a fan of these guys since I first heard them back in 1990 with the release of their album Flood. They’re not your typical rock band (as you can see) but I enjoy their quirky style of music, lyrics and antics. […]

  • Sharkwater 04.11.07

    I am officially jealous. There’s a new movie out that sounds awesome and I so wish it had been me who made this film. Of course, If I had made it, it wouldn’t be worth watching. So I guess the world makes sense again. The animal we fear the most is the one we can?t […]

  • Ninja Parade Passes Unseen. Again… 01.11.07

    Ninja Parade Slips Through Town Unnoticed Once Again

  • Not-so-biblical counseling 26.10.07

    Bob Newhart "Psychologist" MadTV | Funny Jokes at JibJab I don’t recommend the counseling method seen in the video – yet in some ways, that’s how we counsel others. Instead, we need to have a gospel-oriented approach. Recently, I finished reading How People Change by Timothy S. Lane and Paul D. Tripp. This book is […]

  • Inside AdSense – Video units 10.10.07

    AdSense isn’t just for ads anymore; it’s also a place to get video content for your site — and earn extra revenue at the same time. I’m not sure I’ll use this for my site but it may be just right for your site. We’re excited about the launch of video units — a new […]

  • Still got it 05.10.07

    So first thing’s first – I passed the ARE test I took a few weeks ago. That’s seven out of nine, done and done. Plus, I took number eight this morning and I’m feeling really good about it. It’s a 6-hour exam. Part one is 1-hour which I completely used up and part two is […]

  • Teach your man to dance 26.09.07

    I probably shouldn’t share this because my wife will see it and get some ideas but it’s too funny not to share. In other news (hey, I’ve been using that line a lot lately) I’ve been getting more fun and inviting emails spam. Lately it’s been job related as in this well written title for […]

  • shark infested beaches 24.09.07

    Saw an ad online for a certain search engine that was titled “top 10 shark infested beaches” which got me to thinking… Beaches don’t typically have problems with sharks – it’s the waters that are infested. Then again… References to “land sharks” appear in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century sailing chanties, referring to merchants who cheated sailors. […]

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day 19.09.07

    It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day and in honor of this special occasion, I offer you the following video from the archives… To learn more about this video and where it comes from (including lyrics) check out the original post “You are a Pirate” Here’s the video Sidar mentioned in the comments…

  • Student tasered for being a menace to society 18.09.07

    As you can see from the above video, the student in question was beginning to harass Sen. Kerry. For whatever reason, the campus police decided to remove the student (heckler?) from the venue. Now we can debate the validity of this decision but at the moment the student began resisting, he became a threat. The […]

  • Pachelbel Bedtime 16.09.07

    This is what I get to look forward to. Can’t wait. You can thank Honestyrain (and Imperfect Symmetry) for this one. Now if I can just find the lyrics, I can start practicing now.

  • Shadow Government 15.09.07

    They Might Be Giants have never shied from unique visuals and concepts. Hell, they invented dial-a-song and took inspiration from Williamsburg when it was still dangerous. In that vein, the uncompromising John and John duo teamed with ColourMovie for their animated new video, ‘The Shadow Government,’ off their latest album, The Else – Spinner

  • Miss Teen contestant meltsdown 29.08.07

    Miss Teen USA contestant, Lauren Caitlin Upton (17), was asked why one-fifth of Americans couldn’t find USA on a map. What followed was a bumbling answer that would make George Bush proud. Think Miss Congeniality and “Describe your perfect date” (see answer below*) Now before we get into the details, keep in mind that this […]

  • The American Dream 28.08.07

    Brian Thomas of Semper Reformanda Records put this little video together based on Robert Bruce’s Poem The American Dream.

  • Dr Seuss Theology 27.08.07

    More theology by Dr. Seuss… I Am I Am Exodus 3:14, in the style of “Dr. Seuss” by W. Alan Froggatt Dr. Seuss Learns Greek Got this from Tyler Williams who got it from someone at Regent College And finally, James W. Kemp’s The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss. Kemp finds parallels between the actions […]

  • Halo 3 Trailers 18.08.07

    Halo 3 is the third game in the Halo Trilogy and will provide the thrilling conclusion to the events begun in Halo: Combat Evolved.

  • All Your Base Are Belong To Us 09.08.07

    Dug this out of the archives and just had to share. Annika found some new material for “All Your Base” and you have to hear (and see) to believe. Listen to this John Denver Inspired version. John Denver More versions here. The Billy Joel version is my favorite. Billy Joel This Queen inspired video is […]

  • Serenity – Collector’s edition 18.07.07

    I can’t wait! The action-packed adventure Serenity continues with the fully loaded Special Collector’s Edition! With over 60 minutes of all-new bonus features and never-before-seen footage, this must-own set takes you deeper into the incredible worlds created by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly). It’s an exclusive,edge-of-your-seat experience that can’t be missed. […]

  • Wind-oh on my mind 16.07.07

  • Half a World Away 28.06.07

    Our good friends (and Brother and Sister in Christ) Chris and Jessica have announced the good news about their court date. You see, they are a family of seven that just got a little bigger. Sometime last year, God put it on their hearts to consider adoption. By October of ’06, they had started the […]

  • Awesome Office 26.06.07

    Kerri Anne found this over at and I just felt compelled to share. Sadly, even my office, which gives away 32″ Flat Screen HDTV’s like candy, isn’t this cool. Then again, neither am I. Enjoy.

  • Hip Hop Violin 29.05.07

    Now this may not be your cup of tea and quite frankly, I’ve been impressed by other musicians more, but I think what this young lady lacks in “exceptional” skill (and she does have skills) she more than makes up for in personality. She kind of reminds me of the pizza girl from October Road.

  • How to give the perfect Man-Hug 26.05.07

    The issue of manly hugs has come up before among my brothers and I think this tutorial is the perfect tool to help those who are not comfortable or familiar with the idea of the manly hug. Special thanks to SamShua for pointing this out. One note of additional info not fully covered by the […]

  • You are a Pirate 21.05.07

    There’s this awful video/song floating around the net lately and I wanted to be sure to warn you about it. It comes from Lazy Town which you can find on Nick Jr and Sprouts. If you’re not familiar with Lazy Town, be ye warned – it can be quite disturbing and addictive. Kind of like […]

  • Scary Mary 15.05.07

    I love these kind of things. Thanks to Wendy for sharing this one. Could have called this Scary Poppins too. What other titles can you come up with?

  • My Bowl Ad 07.05.07

    My friend J.R. from fame has asked for my help and yours. My friend Nelson rightfully won the contest with the most views. However, they stopped the contest on the final day after people accused him of using an auto refresher (which is actually pretty impossible to do on youtube). So now they […]

  • Someone left the cake out in the rain 01.05.07

    “MacArthur Park” is an epic song written by Jimmy Webb and first performed by Richard Harris on his album A Tramp Shining in 1968. The seminal recording topped the music charts in Europe and peaked at number two on the U.S. charts. The song is named after MacArthur Park, a park in Los Angeles, California. […]

  • Wave on 15.04.07

    Can’t tell if this is real or not but either way it looks real cool. Enjoy!

  • Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us 10.04.07

  • Sanjaya Anthem 09.04.07

    This is for all you American Idol fans, especially those who really hate Sanjaya. Thanks Kristi for sharing this with me. Now with lyrics to Sanjaya Anthem: Sanjaya, Sanjaya Gon’ set this place on fiya Sanjaya, Sanjaya Gon’ set this place on fiya Sanjaya, Sanjaya, Sanjaya Sanjaya, Sanjaya, Sanjaya Sanjaya, your the one I admire […]

  • Alanis Morissette Does My Humps 04.04.07

    Alanis Morissette Does My Humps. A new look at My Humps. Lyrics to My Humps (Alanis Morrissette version in bold) What you gon’ do with all that junk? All that junk inside your trunk? I’ma get, get, get, get, you drunk, Get you love drunk off my hump. My hump, my hump, my hump, my […]

  • MadTV – iRack 02.04.07

    I’m not sure who their making fun of first but “a good time was had by all.”

  • Wii Weight Loss Plan 01.04.07

    A friend of mine from the Inktank forums has started the Wii Weight Loss Plan and has already starting to get some press coverage. J.R. Cook (aka Normalguy) has developed a plan to lose 80 pounds by eating better and using his Wii game system as a workout tool All with the Nutrisystem Reviews – […]

  • Grand Canyon Skywalk – Video 24.03.07

    Here’s a video made of the Grand Canyon Skywalk near it’s completion.

  • March of the Emperor penguins 08.03.07

    This is funny mostly because we just watched this on the flight back from KuauiKauai last night. Oh, and my wife reminded me we saw Happy Feet, not March of the Penguins. Still funny.

  • In honor of the Chinease New Year 21.02.07

    The movie is called “Dong Chen Xi Jiu” or “eagles shooting heroes” A parody of Louis Cha’s novel The Eagle Shooting Heroes (thats the literal translation). Story begins with the Queen of Golden Wheel Kingdom had an affair with her cousin West Poison, and they planned to take over the Kingdom. The 3rd Princess discovered […]

  • Free Will Song 13.02.07

    Just found this over at Samshua. Quite possible the most hilarious and distrbing song of all time. As you listen to the song, you’ll see that saying God is sovoriegn yet gives us a free will is such an oxymoron. These people sing about God?s control and power and glory over everything and then say […]

  • New Suspense Thriller 03.02.07

    When Sally graduated from the University of Chicago, she never expected to drive to New York City with a stranger. but at the request of a friend, she reluctantly givers a fellow graduate a ride. A close friendship blooms between them, but then they are confronted with the problem: “Can a man and a woman […]

  • Order Up! 02.02.07

    Personally, I didn’t see this one coming.

  • Stop asking 15.01.07

    For reasons I can’t explain, I can totally relate to this. “Biff’s” question song…

  • Spider on Drugs 12.01.07

    In the 1960s, Dr. Peter Witt gave drugs to spiders and observed their effects on web building. The results are both amazing and predictable. from

  • Freedom Writers 29.12.06

    Last night, Julia and I went to a special screening of Freedom Writers with a friend and I must say, I was very impressed. When I first saw the trailer, I was expecting another variation on the troubled students overcome obstacles story much like Lean on Me, Stand and Deliver, Dangerous Minds and the original, […]

  • Christmas Music 25.12.06

    Christmas music is a serious matter. A good Christmas song can last the ages – so can a bad one (see Star Wars Christmas). One of my favorite albums is Edge of Christmas which includes Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues plus songs by The Cocteau Twins, The Payolas and Kate Bush among others. […]

  • White and Nerdy 23.12.06

    A friend tipped me off to this Weird Al video – White and Nerdy. “White & Nerdy” is the second single from “Weird Al” Yankovic’s album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. It parodies the song “Ridin’” by Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone. The song both laments and revels in nerdiness, as […]

  • Ding! Fries are Done – revisited 11.12.06

    A new take on the Christmas Classic…. For lyrics and a link to the original video, go here: If you want to learn more about the song, go here:

  • The Daily Show- Even Stepvhen: Islam vs. Christianity 26.09.06

    I found this over at The Anchoress and just had to share it with all of you. Reader Benjamin writes: Mostly to say that this is pretty much how the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal is supposed to have been settled, via a pray-off. So there is nothing inherently unbiblical it seems, […]

  • Personal Jesus (firefly) 11.09.06

    So there’s this whole phenomenon of firefly music videos I didn’t know about. Now they all aren’t winners but depending on your taste in music, some are pretty decent. I happened upon them when searching for myspace themes. Now to answer your next question, I (no longer) have a myspace account simply so I can […]

  • Breaching Sharks Rule! 02.09.06

    Among the most spectacular of White Shark behaviors observed at Seal Island is the breach, in which a several hundred- to several thousand-kilogram animal explodes from the sea in an awesome display of power and acrobatic prowess. So this is how I understand this phenomina. The “beach” at Seal Island is very shallow for some […]

  • Unaltered Star Wars Available NOW! 01.09.06

    I was just at Costco and picked up all three of the original, unaltered Star Wars (episodes IV, V and VI). Each has two discs and includes the original theatrical release (1977, 1980 and 1983) along with the Digital Remastered Version (who cares). Now the important thing to remember is that these were not supposed […]

  • Sold my soul to the company store 31.08.06

    Here at we strive to sucker attract visitors with the highest quality content in hopes they will pay our way through life by clicking on our banner ads, link ads, and crafty product placement. In an effort to further our riches (currently holding around $30 over the past two years) we have launched a […]

  • Mega Church 29.08.06

    A megachurch is a large church, frequently defined as having more than 2,000 worshippers for a typical weekly service. Globally, these large congregations are a significant development in Protestant Christianity, challenging the roles of denominations as the primary sources of ministry resources and ministerial training. Most megachurches tend to be evangelical or Pentecostal. Hank is […]

  • All your base are belong to us 26.08.06

    Found this over at and just had to share. Annika found some new material for “All Your Base” and you have to hear (and see) to believe. “All your base are belong to us” (often referred to as “All Your Base” or abbreviated AYBABTU, AYBAB2U, or simply AYB) is an Engrish phrase that sparked […]

  • Tea Partay 11.08.06

    Old Money Rap

  • DJ Format: We Know Something 05.08.06

    Directed by Ruben Fleischer – Learn MORE Jurassic 5 – We Know Something (You Don’t Know) Lyrics We know something you don?t know And if we don?t shed and we don?t grow Unibomb will set the whole world on fire [Chali 2na] We make you feel the heat This lyric liquid my gills secretes Ill […]

  • The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins 03.08.06

    “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” is a song composed by Charles R. Grean and performed by Leonard Nimoy, telling the story of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit. The recording originally appeared on The Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy (Dot Records Cat. DLP 25835, 1968), the second of Nimoy’s albums […]

  • Photograph Site 22.07.06

    793 I mentioned earlier that Photo Julia was part of a photo website where each week they offer a theme (noun, verb or adjective). They have a new feature that allows you to embed a photobar of your most recent submissions. Below is the horizontal version and I’m currently experimenting with the vertical option on […]

  • Do you Speak English? 18.07.06

    Comedy in which a woman who’s car has broken down in France attempts to speak to the locals.

  • Pirates Disappoints 09.07.06

    I don’t have a lot of time right now but wanted to let you know that I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest yesterday and I left feeling unsatisfied. Basically, there were so many sub-plots that there was no real main plot. The movie was all over the map (metaphorically speaking). My advice… […]

  • I Shant be Posting 23.06.06

    This weekend (while I’m out of town) my web hosting service will be migrating my site to the new servers. I tell you this not because I believe you to be anxiously awaiting my next post(s) but to warn you that there may be technicl dificulties in the process. Especially along the lines of comments […]

  • While my ukulele gently weeps 20.06.06

    Jake Shimabukuro performs his version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps by George Harrison using a ukulele. Find out on Music Critic why Jake Shimabukuro chose to play the ukulele used to perform the song. I love how the MPG algorithm can’t follow the hand movement and turns it into one big blur – LilYoda […]

  • Firefly on iTunes 15.06.06

    Quick! Somebody give me $25 bucks. Firefly is available on iTunes. If you don’t know about Firefly, well – shame on you. But just in case you have short term memory problems… Firefly is a science fiction television series that premiered in the United States and Canada on 2002-09-20. It was created by Joss Whedon […]

  • Video Post – They?re Made Out Of Meat 03.06.06

    RadioactiveJam sent this to me (because of this post) and I thought it worth sharing with you. Read the original short story SETI Fiction: They?re Made Out Of Meat

  • Siskel and Ebert – Behind the Scenes 15.05.06

    E! True Hollywood Story aint got nothing on these guys. See some deleted sceens and outtakes from the much loved, movie-reviewing duo of Siskel and Ebert. 1987 – Siskel and Ebert – Behind the scenes: Part 1 (28mb), Part 2 (16mb), Part 3 (18mb). Each segment is about three to four minutes long. For those […]

  • The Epilogue to Star Wars IV 13.05.06

    You have got to see (click) this… The epilogue to Star Wars IV was featured on but seems to have disappeared.

  • Pie Song from Michael 18.04.06

    This is in response to an earlier question were I asked people to guess the source of a recent blog post title. When you’re done here, head on over to that post and take the quizzes, answer the other questions and definitely leave your comments. And now, without further ado, the Pie Song from Michael. […]

  • Hokey Pokey 21.03.06

    Borrowed this from Scroobious Scrivenings The following is from the Washington Post Style Invitational contest that asked readers to submit “instructions” for something (anything), but written in the style of a famous person. The winning entry was The Hokey Pokey (as written by William Shakespeare). O proud left foot, that ventures quick within Then soon […]

  • Ding! Fries are Done 22.12.05

    I really don’t have anything to add to this but in case you haven’t seen this (this year) now’s your chance. Swing on over to everybody’s favorite holiday song/video and have a nightmarish good time. Ding! Fries are Done Update: Watch a new version HERE. I work at burger king making flame broiled whoppers I […]

  • Tally Hall – Banana Man 04.12.05

    182 TALLY HALL is a wonky rock band based in Ann Arbor, MI. wonky /wong?kee/ adj. [slang] Specifically connotes a malfunction that produces behavior (or music) seen as unusual, humorous, or amusingly diverse. See funky, demented, bozotic, tri-harmonious, tally hall. Since their formation in December 2002, Tally Hall has reached what the Michigan Daily calls […]

  • Big Ad 30.09.05

    If you’re looking for ideas to promote your business, consider making a comercial. Here’s one that may inspire you. Listen and watch this BIG AD. Enjoy.

| home |