Entries by peet

Is this the funniest thing from SNL in, like, forever?

I record SNL each week, and they pretty much stack up unwatched until the wife erases the folder. Why?  Because the show has become woefully unfunny.  If there is ever anything worth watching it is almost exclusively involving Kate McKinnon, Justin Timberlake  or  – it’s a pre-recorded bit. Certainly the time and thought that goes into […]

While I wasn’t looking, drone photography got very cool

I’ve had a passing fascination with the idea you could buy a quad copter for a few hundred buck and fly it around your hood.  In fact, in the last year the many posts of people creating really compelling videos of landmarks and events from above.  With sweeping shots of buildings and monuments from perspectives […]

Maybe I do watch a lot of videos online

The Verge posted this and I really enjoyed it. Don’t want to spoil the twist, the interesting spin on a midwestern father/son in the 60’s after a UFO crashes into their field. I think the kid actor is really great.  It appears to be a couple of years old and won several awards.  Enjoy.  

Mad Max promises proper destruction

George Miller has created a new, proper, Mad Max movie and it arrives in 2015. Watch the trailer and you will see what the old pro is capable of creating, even after all these years. Funny, I’ve been lamenting the onslaught of “destruction porn” run of movies in the last few years.  Especially those based […]

Put 7:46 of your time to good use

I’m not one to sit and watch a batch of videos online.  But every once in a while I come across something that I think is really clever, different and worth watching. This is a great example of that.  A sci-fi short called “Time Trap” by Michael Shanks.  It’s got a low-fi vibe, but one […]

If the US can get back to space exploration, I can update my blog

I’ve been wanting to update this site for a long time, but laziness and Destiny have been keeping that from happening. This morning I woke up and via a tweet was reminded the good ol’ USofA was just minutes away from returning to space.  Punched a link just in time to watch the launch of Orion, the […]

Worst ever video game gets a documentary

Somewhere on this site I’ve discussed the history of “ET: The Extra Terrestrial” video game.  It’s the most awful gaming experience you’ll ever have, well at least it was. Today playing the game is a blast back into the past and its failures in game design are viewed with whimsy and reminiscence. Earlier this year […]

ICanReadStoopidFastYa’llAndNowYouCanToo

I don’t think I’m capable of “speed reading”, but after finding out about this upcoming technology and idea – I have to say I think I’m ready to Spritz. Spritz is a technology and idea based on making it easier for the brain in ingest what its reading by effectively “streaming” words into the brain […]

Apparently one can tear their anus…

Very late into the World Cup semi final between Argentina and Holland, the Argie midfielder, Javier Mascherano tracked back and made a game saving tackle of Arjen Robbin.  When I write “game saving” it literally was just that.  If not for Mascherano, Robbin likely would have easily scored and the Dutch would have been almost certainly […]

You just witnessed sports history

Make no mistake about it, Germany’s 7-1 complete and total destruction of Brazil will reside as one of sport’s greatest, most unforgettable moments.  In no way could anyone reasonable anticipate that Brazil would lose in a World Cup semifinal, as the host nation – forget a scenario where they give up five goals in about […]