Archive for August, 2006

Don Ho.

August 8, 2006


Don Ho August 2006

Originally uploaded by Thaed 3.

As I wind down my time in paradise, I have to mention that I saw Don Ho perform while I was here. I know that that may cause some of you to snicker, but I figured, hey, he’s a legend out here and how many times will I get to see a legend? Well, all I’m going to say is that I wish I’d caught his act 20 years ago. I took a pic of him, but I think he should be remembered as he was in his prime.

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The Stupid Factory.

August 5, 2006

stupid factory

Originally uploaded by Thaed 3.

With all the dummies in the world, you knew they were being minted somewhere, right?

Improved Geography.

August 3, 2006

There are some places on this globe of ours that are so temperate, and so beautiful, that their uplifting power exceeds my ability to be negative. Hawaii is such a place. It’s been called paradise so many times that it’s trite. It also happens to be true. The only people I know in my life who had a bad time here had the misfortune of being here during a hurricane.

What makes it so great? The weather is astonishing for one thing. It’s warm and breezy without being windy. There are mountains and ocean and beaches. The trees and birds are all exotic. It’s a place of discovery and every time I come here, I find something else I like about it.

Could I live here? Absolutely. Will I live here, probably not for a very long time.

Shameless YouTube Links: Cool Robot Videos

August 1, 2006

I should have done this one a long time ago.  They’ve got robots fetching beer, making the ultimate sacrifice, being pack mules.  You’ve got gigantic walking robots out of anime brought to real life.  You’ve got robotic cats, which in my view are a heck of a lot better than the real thing.  I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGOrsQW2nTE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HMHdkURD8E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HMHdkURD8E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVwbUljGs3g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dpo7XGBpBU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbSYlVpOuJU