Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Improv Everywhere

Improv Everywhere is an amazing comedy troupe in New York City. I just found them the other day through a link at a webcomic I read. The videos and Agent Reports keep me laughing pretty much constantly. If you decide to visit, know that it takes some time, but it is well worth the entertainment.
I wish there was something like this here. If there was, I would totally participate.

Cheerios, the Crunch, and the Crunch Town Flakies,

Dan

Monday, December 10, 2007

Things I couldn't say

This is the post where I get to say all of the things I couldn't say for one reason or another. Here goes:

***Removed because it should be. Sorry if I offended you.***

I think that about covers it for now.

Come on Eileen tu lu ra yay,

Dan

Friday, December 07, 2007

One Semester of Spanish Spanish Love Song

This is for everyone who's ever taken a Spanish class in a predominantly English environment.


Eleven = Once,

Dan

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Gorilla Hero

I read a lot of webcomics to make my day at school a little brighter. Let me rephrase, I read too many webcomics to make my day at school brighter. But anyway, I found this little gem in the author's message attached to a comic strip. The author/artist of the comic is the one on the left. If you like Guitar Hero and/or Freezepop, you'll enjoy this. Let me rephrase, you'll enjoy this.



I don't know why, but watching people in gorilla suits is really funny to me. If you look for it, Harry Nilsson also did a music video a really long time ago with people in gorilla suits. If whoever invented the gorilla suit ran for president, he/she would have my vote.

You put the lime in the coconut,

Dan

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Rube Goldberg

I know I've just been embedding video into my posts lately. But I told you I'd be posting stuff about my new favorite things. Since I've been wasting a lot of my free time by watching stuff on YouTube and Google Video, my new favorite things come from there. I've only got one or two more videos that I want to showcase, and then I'll talk about different things.

I'm not sure exactly how I found this one, but I love it. I have no idea what they're saying, but I don't care. The sophisticated contraptions they make just mesmerize me. Plus, I think the music is great, perfect for the video.



Ita cora sui chi?

Dan

P.S. Thanks to my oldest sister's blog, I found out what they're saying. It's "Pitagora Suicchi". Translated into English, it means Pythagoras Switch. Now go here. You won't regret it.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Tetris

Twenty two years ago something was created in Russia that has changed the world. Alexey Pajitnov (probably through divine inspiration) invented Tetris, the puzzle game that everyone loves. Like other classic video games, Tetris has infiltrated modern pop culture. We've got Tetris Halloween costumes and Tetris techno music but the thing that takes the cake is Human Tetris. Somebody in Japan is a genius.



I think it's high time we got this going in the US.

Cherish is the word I use to describe you,

Dan

Monday, October 22, 2007

Long Time Gone

I know it's been a super long time since I've posted and I feel bad. It's not like anybody reads my blog anyway. I just thought I'd start to post stuff about my new favorite things. Here's the first.

I think almost everybody remembers playing with a Lite-Brite when they were a kid. It was so much fun making things and then lighting them up in a dark room. Anyway, somebody did some stop motion animation using a Lite-Brite. My brother-in-law showed me this one. I like some techno music so I don't agree with the chorus of this song, but I love the music and the video. Check it out.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Hooray for Chemistry!

Not ten minutes ago, I was sitting in my Chemistry class waiting for it to start. The professor, Dr. Brown, hadn't shown up yet and people were talking. A lady came in and shushed everyone. Amazingly, all immediately went quiet. She announced "Dr. Brown has been detained. As a result, class has been cancelled." Almost before she finished, a loud cheer went out, people stood up, people raised their arms in the air in acts of praise, people clapped. "Yay!"
All I could do was laugh because I expected more a more restrained exuberance. It made me feel a lot better that I'm not alone in my dislike of that class.

Three cheers for Dr. Brown,

Dan

Thursday, February 15, 2007

"Is it Bernard?"

Have you ever been mistaken for someone else? Maybe it happens to other people more often, but it's never happened to me before, until yesterday.
So I was walking from my Folklore class to my Chemistry class and as I rounded a corner, this guy looks at me, stops, and says "Is it Bernard?" Realizing that he's talking to me, I stop and look at him. Then he repeats the question "Is it Bernard?" I give him a confused look wondering what he's talking about when I realize he's asking if I'm Bernard. I slowly say "No, it's Dan." But he just keeps on looking at me like he's still half-expecting to have a conversation with me as I turn and walk away.
I thought to myself, why would he think I looked like Bernard? Was I making some sort of strange expression with my face? Did my hair look like Bernards from being mashed down by my beanie? Was it the fact that I hadn't shaved for 4 days? Was it the way members of some secret organization identify each other? Or do I just amazingly resemble Bernard? I began to wonder myself if it wasn't really Bernard after all, but as I rounded the next corner, I recieved a friendly slap on the shoulder from a mission buddy who let me know that I really am who I think I am and not Bernard.

Bernardly,

Dan

P.S. I thought of some other closing lines like 'Bernarderiffic', 'Bernardtastic', 'Bernardfully', and 'With warm Bernards'.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

New Direction

Since my Geology 230 class is over and I've secured a grade I like, there won't be anymore assigned topics or questions given to me.

So, I've decided that this blog will take things in a new direction. I'll periodically be posting interesting or funny things or maybe just some random babblings or whatever happens to pop into my head at the time.
So things will be going in a new direction, one which looks pretty much exactly like the old direction.

Burninating the countryside,

Dan

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Time Waster

I have an excuse for the extended hiatus. I've been extremely lazy when I haven't been extremely busy. So as promised, I will reveal the "most random thing [I was] doing during class time instead of listening to [Kirsten's] lesson." Now that grades for last semester have been submitted, I can reveal that without risking a hit to my GPA. (Even though I know that Kirsten doesn't always pay attention in her classes either.)

A long time devotee of video games, I delight in the subtle tricks and strategies which when employed will allow me to gain an advantage over my opponent’s intelligence both artificial and human. Some time last semester, my brother-in-law introduced me to an online video game that promises both fast gameplay and maximum fun. I introduce you to Chaos Faction! I must confess that I spent at least part of one class period playing this little delight. If you chose to follow the link and sacrifice some time, you'll understand what I'm talking about. My favorite character to be is Merilli. He's got Gorilli's body and hands with Mechalo's eyes, and Cowboy's feet. I have the best mojo with him.

I know that playing video games during class isn't really a "random" thing to do, but by far this was the most interesting and entertaining thing I did during class ... besides participate and learn of course.

Can't kick the habit,

Dan