Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I just -- it's just that -- I honestly have no idea.

Boom Goes The Dynamite

This video has been around for a while, but now that YouTube has forsaken the users of the new-and-allegedly-improved Blogger (of whom I am one), I'm relying on iFilm for my video-embedding fix, and I just found this one over there.

Kids, as we watch this video together, let us each take a moment and reflect with gratitude on the delightful realization that there does not exist -- on the internets or anywhere else -- a four-minute video clip of us doing our jobs very badly.

Monday, January 29, 2007

"The Number 23" -- Trailer



It has been a while since I've seen fit to pay $6.50 -- let alone $8.00 or more -- for a movie. This one might get my money.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Move over, Satan -- Now there's something temptationier!

So I'm on this retreat in the certified Middle of Nowhere, Indiana. (On the map, I'm somewhere in forested Brown County between Morgantown and Bean Blossom. Shut up -- I know.)

Anyway, at Waycross camp and retreat center, there are no TVs, there are no radios, there are no newspapers, cell phones have no reception, and there are land-line phones for emergencies only.

But! There is, I have discovered, wireless.

There are no words to describe the emotional vexation I am currently experiencing.

Part of the appeal of this retreat is being completely shut off from the world. So how the heck am I supposed to resist the temptation of the interweb-o-tron when it's easily accessible from my laptop (which I honestly only brought to show my retreat friends my Africa pics)?

Get thee behind me, Satan, and God help me resist the tempting lure of checking e-mail one more time.

What does it mean that even when I'm in the Middle of Nowhere, Indiana -- heck, even when I was in the Middle of Nowhere, West Africa -- I can't go more than 5 minutes without checking e-mail? Oh, right: this. And also this:

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Africa pics on SnapFish

I just got back from my trip to Sierra Leone and Liberia in West Africa. I've put a bunch of pictures on SnapFish, an online photo-hosting service offered by HP. Check 'em out by clicking here.

I'd love to hear any feedback or comments you have -- and if you'd like copies of any of the photos, feel free to download them off the site or zap me an e-mail and I'll send them to you!

The experience was phenomenal, and there's lots of work still to be done. Let me know if you'd like more information!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Leprechaun in Mobile, Alabama


I personally agree with the crackhead theory...that woman's Samueljacksonian delivery is so articulate that I can't imagine she's wrong. ("COULD be a CRACKhead that got HOLD to the WRONG STUFF! And it told him to GET UP in a TREE and play a LEPRECHAUN!")