The story of Fry & Laurie

The BBC put together a Fry & Laurie reunion show in which I got to see them together after many years. I was glad to learn more about their start in showbiz and about how they met, which was the biggest surprise of all. I had no idea Emma Thompson went to school with them, [...]

Blendtec blends line-up of Olympus gear

Tom Dickson, host of the popular "Will It Blend" video series, recently blended a full line-up of Olympus gear: a DSLR, a point-and-shoot camera, a lens, a HD camcorder, a digital voice recorder, plus some art. But this video doesn't finish in typical fashion, with him revealing the blended remains of the unwitting electronics. There's [...]

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-21

Bumpy whale fins set to spark a revolution in aerodynamics http://tinyurl.com/34tpf3 # Fraud Due to a Credit Card Breach http://tinyurl.com/2pb4y4 # Maritime Mascots: 1923 http://tinyurl.com/2up26e # Bring on Carnivale! http://tinyurl.com/3axtmf # Apple brings back Leopard feature with update, but users report problems http://tinyurl.com/38vwqb # Stingray strike results in sunbather's death http://tinyurl.com/yr4fck # Wacky Airplane Security [...]

Wedding Present (1936)

"Wedding Present" (1936) is a wonderful romantic comedy made toward the end of the great depression. Cary Grant plays an ace reporter named Charlie Mason, in love with his partner in "crime", Rusty Fleming (played by Joan Bennett). Cary would reprise the role of an intrepid reporter/editor in "His Girl Friday" (1940), opposite Rosalind Russell, [...]

Technorati’s new photo message

Logged into my Technorati account late last week to check my profile settings, and guess what I saw on my photo page? Granted, the message wasn't for me, it was for every Technorati user, but I thought it was hilarious nonetheless: For the benefit of those of you that can't see the image above, let [...]

Funny videos

It's Monday and I'm swamped. I've got a ton of photos to post-process, and various other things have piled up as well. There are a couple of reviews in the queue, plus a few condensed knowledge posts, so watch for those later. Today, you get funny videos. I love this computer monster. If all computer [...]