AutoDrive Cars Almost Crash Into Each Other
out of Palo Alto, California is a Delphi self-driving car was cut
off by a Google self-driving car, which I think is hilarious. Of
course, it can be hilarious because nobody got hurt. There wasn't even
a crash, but there nearly
While I would love to explain the ramifications
and the competitive corporate self-driving car race...The
U.S. Supreme Court Legalized Gay Marriage Today
a 5 to 4 decision, the United States Supreme Court legalized
, establishing this date in the history books
more strike against discrimination.
That reminds me,
I really should update my U.S. History Timelines...
Music Associations: Dixie Cups -
Going To The Chapel Of Love & U2 - In The Name Of LoveTree
May 28, 2015
love trees. I get sappy over trees. I hug trees.
imagine how I felt when I learned that Ecuador
got in the Guiness Book of World Records for planting 647,250 trees of 216
species in 150 locations in one day
That day (Saturday, May 16, 2015) was a good day for trees. It was
"part of a broader effort to reforest 500,000 hectares, which would
effectively zero out the country’s current deforestation
Now it's Canada's turn and Russia's.
Canada! Hey Russia!
With all your land and all your
deforestation, little Ecuador is beating you at reforestation, with
Time to plant a lot of trees.
Music Association: Let It Grow
(from Frozen)movie reviewIndia
Should Re-Think Its Gag Order
as a continent, is moving forward... painfully, slowly forward at 67
millimeters per year... hiding its head in shame under the Himalayas.
young woman was raped by six men on a bus in South Delhi on December
16, 2012. A documentary about the young woman, Jyoti Singh, the attack,
and the aftermath was recently released and banned. The documentary, India's Daughter
interviews the family of Jyoti Singh, discussing her hopes and dreams
of becoming a doctor and starting a hospital in her part of India. The
documentary interviews one of the six men found guilty of the crime and
the defense lawyer, who offer their misogynist views.
broadcasted the film last Wednesday night, March 4th, and the film was
posted to Youtube. The next day, the Indian governement requested
Youtube take down the video, and Youtube complied.
Music Association: Indigo Girls
- Shame On You Leonard
Nimoy's Disappearing Desilu Studio Bicycle
Nimoy's disappearing bicycle from "The Making of Star Trek" (Ballantine
Books, 1968) by Stephen Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry.The
studio is such a big place and it takes so long to walk from one place
to another that the stars of a series are usually given bicycles in
order to let them take advantage of the precious little time they have
free during the course of a day. Each bicycle has the name of the star
on a sign attached to the frame, and it is considered verboten to touch
the bicycle. For a while it became standard procedure to hide Leonard's
bicycle. Anyone who happened to see it standing unattended was
duty-bound to hide it.Leonard
began to complain he was having trouble finding his bicycle whenever he
wanted it. Apparently he decided the only way he could be sure of
locating it when he needed it was simply not to let it out of his
sight. That is why one afternoon Leonard rode the bike into the sound
stage and parked it right next to the set, where he could keep an eye
on it. Naturally, a plan was quickly formed to hide it. As soon as
Leonard's back was turned, one of the crew members on the catwalk
overhead dropped a rope to waiting hands below, and in no time at all
the bicycle was securely lashed to the catwalk overhead. There it hung,
about eight feet above the floor, nestled in between a couple of arc
lights. The word spread rapidly, and soon everyone but Leonard knew
fifteen minutes later Leonard decided to check on his bike. He walked
over to the place where he had left it, saw immediately that it was
gone, and yelled, "
Hey! Where's my bicycle?" Immediately there was a loud
chorus of, "
What bike? You mean your bicycle? I haven't
seen your bicycle. Your bicycle was on the set?"Leonard began to frown
noticeably and said, "
Now wait a minute, I left it right
Someone suggested he look outside, as it could have been removed from
the stage in order to get it out of the way. His jaw set, Leonard
stalked out the door. He was back in a moment, still yelling, "
can't find my bicycle."
He then shouldered a broom, apparently determined he was going to
clobber the guy who took his bicycle. He walked around the set, waving
the broom in the air, saying, "
All right, where's my bike?
Who's got my bicycle?"
As he passed beneath the bicycle securely fastened overhead (the broom
barely missed hitting it) someone said, "
warmer." As he moved a
few steps away, someone else said, "
You're getting colder."
For a moment, Leonard looked slightly bewildered, then it began to dawn
on him that he was being put on. He turned around, slowly looked from
left to right, then tilted his head back and looked up. There was his
bicycle neatly suspended from the catwalk. He immediately dropped the
broom, started to grin, and then broke up in laughter.
Music Association: Supertramp -
Quotation: "Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was
the most... human."Dear
February 20, 2015
been a while since I've written. You probably thought I was busy.
Everyone is busy. You might have thought, "Heh, it's Minnesota. They
have their own shoveling to do."
hasn't been any significant snow this season in Minnesota, at least not
the Twin Cities.
It's like we sent the snow on its
way to dump on someone else.
Sorry about that. We'll
try to take our share.
Music Association: Supertramp -
Give A Little Bit