Archive for February 2008
Stuff White People Like is, without a doubt, one of the best blogs I have read in a long time. Let’s see which items on their list I have actually blogged about:
- #8 Barack Obama
- #19 Traveling
- #35 The Daily Show / Colbert Report
- #38 Arrested Development
- #40 Apple Products
- #42 Sushi
- #50 Irony
- #52 Sarah Silverman
- #58 Japan
- #68 Michel Gondry
- #77 Musical Comedy
So yeah, maybe I am not a unique and beautiful snowflake.
Tallahassee, especially for its small size, has a very impressive system of trails and parks. Leaving from my front door, I am able to run on trails for over two hours and only spend ten minutes on actual roads. For the most part, the trail looks about like what you would expect.
But then things start to get mysterious. The city has done a good job preserving the trails in spite on road expansions and new subdivisions being dropped in, and this preservation carries with it some artifacts of what came before. These artifacts include the trails namesake, several rusted and decaying Cadillacs in the middle of the woods.
Why are they here? Who left them? I’m sure the answer is easily researched, but I truthfully never want to know the answer. I think that my enjoyment the mystery of the Cadillacs far outweighs any satisfaction that I would get from learning the real story. My latest theory is that they were used as part of some bizarre Wicker Man style sacrifice.
Theorizing about the Cadillacs never gets old to me, and I have to have something to do to keep myself entertained on long runs. You know, besides avoiding the alligators.
As the 2008 election moves further along, the process for choosing delegates just keeps on getting weirder. This coming Tuesday will bring us one of the weirdest of all: Texas. Not content with having a primary or a caucus, Texas chose to go with both. A normal primary election will be held on March 4th, with 126 pledged delegates up for grabs. Pretty standard stuff. However, 15 minutes after the polls close, each precinct holds a caucus to determine the fate of 67 additional pledged delegates. So not only do the candidates try to get people out to vote, they try to get them there at the end of the day so that they will stick around and caucus. You can read a lot more about it here.
Check out these people caucusing in what I am certain is the basement of the Alamo:
Mark Erickson is the creative force behind Infinite Solutions, YouTube’s best how-to show. The thing that makes Mark stand out is that the advice he gives is entirely fake. The humor in his videos is served alongside the bonus hilarity of the user comments from people who do no realize that he is joking. Here are some of my favorites:
New York on $100 dollars
How to keep your produce fresh:
via Mental Floss
Seriously. From the article:
From the outside, only the entryway is visible. It resembles an elongated concrete tower capped by a glass artwork depicting frozen ice crystals.
Ahead of the opening, the entrance was decorated with igloo-like cubes of snow, and an ice sculpture of a polar bear. Seed vault worker Jimmy Olsen was standing outside with a rifle slung from his shoulder.
“My job is to keep away people who aren’t supposed to be here, and guard against polar bears,” he said. There are an estimated 3,000 polar bears on the islands.