Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Disarrono and my buddy Justin!!

Look for the handsome dude by the pool ordering the amaretto sour!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Lightshows in 2009

Oh in case you're wondering what that amazing sound is I'll tell ya.

Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover" which is facemeltingly awesome!! ACK my face!!! It be melted cleeaar off!!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Ninjas Hijacked My Mother

Some language but it's totally worth hearing some dude make Picard say "I have a sheep doing roofing over my house..."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Roomie Making It Big!!


Super K is hitting it Big Time in CA!

Check out his first music video!!!

They disabled embedding (sniff)

He's the bomb digggity!!! Love ya Justin!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Whole Crap!

I'd forgotten how much I love Vivaldi.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My beloved Kurt Vonnegut

You know I lived with a woman whose family went on family vacations with Kurt Vonnegut and his family.

Anyway, I'm very excited about this new movie being made. Harrison Bergeron.
They call it 2081 but it sounds like they are going to knock it out of the park.

The shame of it is the liberal elite and Hollywood masses won't understand it. Not one bit. They won't see that the incremental restraints they place on us are tantamount to crushing us under their boot heel. I suppose this is a bit more political elan then you might be used to on this thing but hey, variety is the spice right?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Reason honeybee populations are declining

This news report

According to this report, it's radiowaves from cellphone towers that are confusing the worker bees and causing colonies to collapse.

Wow...amazing that so prevalent a technology could cause so much damage and none of society aware of it.

Scary. What other technologies are killing us without our knowledge?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Warband beta!

Whole Crap! i made it into the Warband Beta for Mount&Blade!! yippee!!!!

Cannot wait to try that out! Looks like Warhammer is going on the back burner for a good long while!

I've been playing for hours! The original was good cause you got to slay all sorts of medieval dudes. Now it's even better because they're real people!! Absolute blast!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The New Auto-Tune is out! and this one sounds great!

They are really improving their auto-tuning. Not as funny but sounds great!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I have no idea if anyone actually even reads this thing

But the show must go on and so I give you 2 German dudes with way too much time on their hands. and what dexterous hands they have.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Flash Mobs are Awesome

Only with the internet and watches would such a thing be possible. I heard of an entire Claires being filled with people who had their alarms on their watches all go off at the same time. And then they left.

In Honor of Derrick ByDeLey

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

OK Seriously, who makes this stuff?

Wow...I seriously need an agent. The stuff I have in my head demands equal time.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Great little zombie game

Those Popcap guys are amazing, super addictive games. Loved Peggle, loved this one too.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Another episode of know your Memes

Oh and just so you can stay up to date with the latest in fail win and epic fail imagery and video from around the globe. Oh, some of them are NSFW (not safe for work, a bit tasteless might be putting it mildly)

Oh and in case your too lazy here are some of my favs...


My New Mission..until I grow weary and find something else to do

Will be to use this blog as a collective repository for all things interesting for the 28-32 year-old Proteinstar. I will be able to look back and see the vast catalog of experiences that fascinated me in my prime. So comment or not this blog has value. It has value damn it!

The Miracle of Having too Much Time on Your Hands

lazzor music! from hypatia on Vimeo.

A hacker, with way too much time, synchronized the spin and up and spin down cycles of the drive motors that move this laser cutter and blessed our world with Super Mario Brothers. Which is seriously one of the greatest video game themes ever created.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Number of the Beast!

What was that number again?

yeah, we're screwed, it's him.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Muppet Memes!

Seriously, this will be the finest Rick-Roll you will ever witness. Ever.

I gotta get the series on DVD

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

For all you ladies

My Bro, Sir Francis Drake sent me this:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Terrible Gamer Photos

Ever notice how gamers on tv or photos look lame, aren't actually playing a game at all or something like that? This site has collected 30 photos of this epic fail and posted it for your enjoyment. One word of caution, all though it will make you cry and blow milk out your nose funny, the language is a little much (although that kind of makes it funny)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Warhammer Online

Okay so I've been playing since October and love it! Just a great time beating on little Shamans and Witch Elves and what not. But I forgot I had taken some pictures of my first taste of globe trotting realm vs realm combat. My warrior priest got involved in a warband and singlehandedly took over every keep of Tier 2 on some server that I know can't recall. Well, take a look at my cool pic...

Oh, I'm in front of the white banner. Looking awesome.

ok so I'm a dweeb, it's not like I dress like that and throw 'magic' nerf balls at people at Ren faires.

Big Rules Changes in the F1 '09 season

Red Bull put together a SWEET animated video explaining the changes.

Eat your heart out Rover, beat you to it.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Makes me sick

What'sm up with great Video Games entering Live Action?

I didn't think anything could top the Rhino, put this fan flick is amazing!!

Now ladies there is blood, and bullets :(

Gentlemen, there is blood and bullets :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A 40K Rhino

Amazing, I want one.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Sounds like God

Elizabeth Gilbert muses about the source of genius and determines it's from outside the self. She plays around with words like "mystical fairy juice" but it sure sounds like a Creator involving himself with His creation.


A horrible incident at an abortion clinic.

Don't read it if you tend to be sensitive.

Life in prison and a ban on all abortions is what should be called for. What a low price we place on human life.

Our nation probably won't have much longer to last. It's a freaking modern day Moloch.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Counting on my fingers

I just filled out my census. Seems the US has been having lots of babies and threw them all into the workforce.

What an idiot.

Monday, February 02, 2009

OK Moms prepare to go Awwwwww

How cute was that? if only my kids could play so well independently. Oh well.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

So I'm into this band

and I thought I'd share it with you.

A little Icelandic Duo called Royksopp (which means puff mushroom)

Anyway, this particular ditty won the best song or something in Europe. It's great.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A teacher speaks out!

Honestly, what a lame title. I think we should probably end this whole discussion, it's like the one I had with a Jehovah's Witness years ago. Went on for weeks with no change. Anyway, here's my response:

Well, I'm sure Ms. Fulbright is a well meaning woman but her information is secondhand at best. Now granted I happen to be teaching in the worst school district in the state but I believe that only makes my statements stronger. In a given class the following format can be assumed. 1st 5 minutes: Students complete an assignment designed to stimulate and focus their mind on the daily topic. Examples of this week: Students placed dots on balloons and inflated them giving them a rudimentary sense of the universe's current expansion. Students placed lines on severed wide band when the band is stretched the marks on the outer edges expanded further and faster than the more central ones, showing our galaxies farthest from our own are expanding faster due to universal expansion. Give a minute or 2 for students to transition from that rudimentary description to the lesson at hand. Students will take notes down from both my lecture and (I might say) amazingly sophisticated powerpoint presentation. These powerpoints are usually image heavy and contain many embedded videos (usually short 30 seconds to 3 minutes tops) I use these to help some of my students who rely on more visual cues (almost the entire current youth generation) Students will be expected to respond to queries from me about certain concepts discussed and the entire lecture section will last approximately 30-40 minutes. I admit I tend to go longer than what is advised (10-15 minutes) Students will then work on an assignment in groups or individually based on the content of the day's class. Some times it's a simple as a worksheet based off their notes. Often it will be a problem solving assignment that will require information discussed that day. Students will work on the assignment for about 10-15 minutes and will finish the rest for homework if not complete. With the remaining 5 minutes of class we will summarize the material discussed and try to answer questions regarding it, usually meant to stretch their knowledge and force them to think a bit outside the box. That's the class. The next day will be similar except lecture will be replaced by a lab. (except when we study astronomy, it's really hard to devise enriching labs about astronomical events)

A student who studies and focus on his work will find that he has approximately 45 to 50 minutes of learning time in class. Multiply that by 7. Is there wasted time? Sure. A student stops you to ask to use the bathroom. Or I begin a sidebar discussion about how the universe is only a 3 dimensional projection of its 2 dimensional quantum surface. Yes I hand out papers. Guess how long it takes me to hand out papers. About 25 seconds, well maybe more like 40 due to my new desk configuration.

Now the class I was using as an example was my honors class. Which to be frank is like any general ed class in a regular school. In an honors class in real school the depth of learning would be much more sophisticated.

Now, it's true that the one on one teaching that goes on at home is better than the 1 to 25 to 30 that I have at school. That's why you stick your child in a good school system. No discipline issues, classrooms are quiet and students are learning. The whole one on one issue becomes nearly moot, and not only that but your student is being taught by a trained expert. Ideally, in a good school system, that teacher has real life experience in the topic they teach an has also received their Masters of Education in various teaching methods. They know what to do when a student is confused, how to use different mental routes to take to teach that student.

Ah, it comes down to this. Homeschooling could be great, it could also be an unmitigated disaster that can harm children irrevocably. Public school can be great with students learning everything they need and going off to great colleges like Messiah. Or it could fail them terribly with some teacher calling them a loser or they get stuck in a locker or take your pick of awful things.

However, it's foolish to call one superior over the other, because in each ideal situation they are about the same. In each worst case scenario they are about the same. Only, the worst case scenario at a functioning high school with functioning parents is much harder to come by. There are too many fail safes in place to allow a student to fail out. Notice I say functional school and functioning parents. That's kind of important. But homeschooling can be more difficult. There is not as much support. A parent could teach a child for years not realizing there is an issue with their learning until it's too late (I know of some of these) Parents are not experts in everything (it's impossible to expect them to be) There are so many various learning disabilities that any number could go unseen. (This aspect of homeschooling scares me the most, it's the freebirthing equivalent in education)

Personally, I learned a ton at my public school. I went to a great college and grabbed a great job when I left. Public school was a complete success for me. Honestly, for everyone I know it was a great success, we all went to college, we are all middle class. Not to shabby. In the school district where I live (chosen for it's great old school teaching approach) I know, because I know the kids here, that my children will receive a fantastic education. One that I pay for. One that my wife will get a break from in about 5 years when all our kids are in school. Great education for my kids, by then I plan on working in the school district so that I'll be even closer to the action. And hopefully the wife will jump into teaching again and the whole 2 income situation will make life blissful. (Please Lord don't require my soul tonight, these are just dreams, I haven't torn down my barns yet.)

Erica/DredBen I salute you for trying to educate your children in the manner you have chosen. It is not an easy situation, much harder than sending them to public schooling and I'm sure it will be a complete success. Your kids are bright and so are you so I'm sure when calculus rears it's ugly head you'll beat it down flat. But understand that public schooling, when it is working like it should, is also a magnificent form of education.

In the end, public schooling or home, the parent is the first and last teacher in all things. Without good parents no amount of education will help the child.

And I'm done.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Hans Solo

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

Okay so that last post is just horribly edited with images all over the place. But seriously, you all know what a shotgun looks like and I'm too lazy to fix it.

No longer a virgin

I finally fired a weapon. Leaving the Daisyline kiddie musket ball air powered rifles behind I've graduated to something slightly higher caliber. At Sir Francis Drakes Bachelor party we fired an assortment of weaponry at his buddies firing range.

We started with the Heckler and Koch MP5. Both single fire and full automatic this 9mm beastie made swiss cheese of our Osama zombie target.

Little recoil. Real sweet gun.

The second weapon I used was a 12 gauge shotgun.

The kick from this bad boy was worse than the AK-47. And the holes the slugs made were scary!

Finally, we fired the most famous weapon ever made. The AK-47.

Strong kick, very accurate, and after 100+ rounds, HOT!!

We also fired an assortment of pistols of various caliber. And Sir Francis Drake fired off a HK super weapon used by special forces. I couldn't even touch it.

Well, I'm glad I'm an American and can fire fully automatic weaponry. People opposing guns have obviously never fired one.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Best Christmas Gift Ever

Invisibility by Christmas of 2009?!!! Please please please!!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Well Crap

This is just too good not to post. I promise I'll find something ridiculous to post later. Although the dude's shrug is kind of funny.

It took a New Jersian to turn me around

I just got caught up in all the hoopla. Well, no more. So today I unveil the most bizarre bit of internet I could find in 5 minutes. Although I'd be shocked if this wasn't posted on the site eons ago it's always worth a second viewing.

I GIVE YOU......

Blue/Pink Unicorn:"The man with the hat sent us!"
Pink Unicorn: "He told us many amazing stories!"
Both: "Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!"
Charlie: "What?"
Pink: "Tonight we will dine on turtles!"
Blue/Pink: "They will be good, yes?"
Z: *shoots laser*
Charlie: "Aaah! What did you two do?!"
Both: "Yes!!!!!"
Pink: "I am happy!"
Both: "Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!"
Charlie: "Just keep walking, Charlie. Keep walking

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wow, our generation just can't look that badass anymore

Here's this dude in the French Alps. Who in time will eventually accept Japan's surrender. Check out that crop and the boots. I need a get up like that, and the phenotypic disposition not to look like a tool wearing it.

Wow The Youth of Today

The media keeps harping on and on about how the youth vote is so crucial. Well I saw the youth vote of 2012-2013 and it doesn't look good.

I figured that since the inauguration today was probably one of the most historic events in racial/civic history. A culmination of decades of struggle for minorities in our nation, that it might be slightly relevant to my students given their cultural and economic makeup.

Yeah think again. My students didn't so much as glance at the screen and chattered away happily. Honestly, there was no way I was going to yell myself hoarse trying to get them interested in a civic event this important.

Very sad.

I liked his speech. Patriotic but eternal? Meh.

I liked Rick Warren's invocation. Anytime you can repeat Jesus's name in four languages in front of billions of people I'm all for it.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Lazy Rural Morons

Read this article about the Alabama community of 194 people who want 300+ million to create a green community and to double the number of vineyards in a region that cannot support European grapes. Here they are begging for handouts, no wonder their poverty rate is 28.7% Try working. Develop a useful enterprise that your 194 neighbors require. Ugh. If this 1.2 trillion economic stimulus thing gets passed I'm going to have a cow. or a Whole Crap, whatever comes first.

Monday, January 05, 2009


Pelosi is locking the Rep out of all legislation

Wow, that happened a lot quicker than I thought, maybe that Russian was right.