Monday, August 14, 2006


What happens when folks (with way too much time on their hands) combine Karaoke / MIDI files with the computerized pronunciation guides from various online dictionaries?

Dictionaraoke: The Singing Dictionary.

I think so far my favorite is the Ramones' I Wanna Be Sedated or perhaps Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues.

Radio Clash 84: 1984 v2.0

An excellent episode of one of my favorite podcasts. Starting with a clip from V for Vendetta and, as the host Tim puts it...

This podcast is meant to be one long scream for equality and righteous justice. Yep I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore...

Click your mouse in the air peace sign yeah (50Mb, 85mins):

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Latest reads...

I may have called time on my 52 books in 52 weeks project, but I'm still reading when I get the chance. Here's the latest books I've been reading this summer.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Free business idea

If you own a hotel. Offer me a free toiletry kit with toothpaste, mouthwash, shaving cream, and any other "liquid or gel" you can think of that I can't carry-on a plane in my luggage. I'll pay a premium to stay at your hotel if I can get away with not checking my luggage!

Show me that smile again...

Check out this pilot (in 3 parts) for a new sitcom called "Nobody's Watching". Apparently, the WB canned it but when the developers released the pilot on YouTube, it was downloaded close to half a million times so NBC has decided to put it back in development. It will be interesting to see if this makes it onto TV.

The Premise: Two "old school" sitcom fans make their own sitcom as an homage to sitcoms past. Check out the sets of some of your old time favorites. Growing Pains fans should love this one.

Part 1:

Click here for Part 2 and Part 3.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

V is for...

Very Good. We finally got to see V for Vendetta last night and loved it. One of the best sci-fi movies I've seen in a long time (since the original Matrix I suspect). I tried to read the original graphic novel the movie was based on back before the film came out but I just cannot deal with that format in print. Since I'm going to be working a trade show in Chicago on Halloween this year, perhaps I should pick up a Guy Fawkes mask to wear to the show.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

TriSoccerFan in Print

For those of you that don't know, I run a soccer supporters club and news site in the Raleigh-Durham area. TriSoccerFan is an all-consuming labor of love. I don't get paid anything to run it, we don't make ad revenue through the site, etc. It's a pretty thankless effort save for the kind emails that I often get from my readers (which I thoroughly appreciate!). But every now and then, there is a little reward for all the hard effort.

Yesterday in the mail, I received a copy of Issue 01, 2006 of Wednesday: The Official Matchday Programme of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. An Owls supporter who had been reading the TSF site during the SWFC tour of the States recognized my name in the photo credits of some of the pictures and was kind enough to send me a copy.

I knew the communications director at SWFC had asked about using my pictures in print, but I never imagined that they would use them so prominently and prolifically throughout the magazine. This may be just about the coolest thing ever to come of my amateur photo work for the TSF site!

In addition to the table of contents photo of Deon Burton above, here are some other pages that included my photos. Click on the image to see the full size picture. The original photos as they appeared on my TSF site can be found here and here.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Will you watch my bag?

Today in the Boston airport, a gentleman approached me, put his bag down in the seat next to me and said, "Are you going to be here for a couple of minutes?"

Back in the day, it was not unusual to watch someone's luggage for them, even if you didn't know them, while they went to the restroom, etc. No one has asked me to watch their bag in all my travels in close to 5 years now!

My response, "Yes, but I'm not watching your bag. I have no idea who you are sir."

I hate to say it, but we do live in a different world today.