Saturday, July 08, 2006

Funny - Darth Vader takes on Japanese policemen

I got a good laugh out of this clip -

Man trades a red paperclip - for a house

God bless the internet, and people who continue to find many interesting uses for it. (Yes, it's true - you can use the internet for things other than porn - I swear!)
Take, for instance, the story of one Kyle MacDonald of Montreal, Canada. He started his quest on July 12th, 2005 with a blog site and one red paperclip, available to anyone wishing to trade something bigger or better for it. The goal was to end up trading for a house - and that goal has been reached. The series of trades made to accomplish this is well worth the read - and there's even some video clips to go along with some of them. Congratulations to Kyle and his girlfriend, who will fly to the town of Kipling, Saskatchewan to see the house on Wednesday. Way to go, Kyle - way to go!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Astrophysicists take on Superman

Well, you'd think they would have better things to do, but apparently a few of the astrophysicists of Stanford and the University of California have been considering recently whether or not Superman would really have the powers he has in movies/comics/TV in the 'real' world. For example, x-ray vision and flight. It's an interesting discussion, and you can read the article for yourself here. Personally, I don't think we should examine super heroes too closely. Takes away a little bit of the magic and mystery, in my opinion.