Category: "Potpourri"

Merry Christmas!

12/25/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri, YouTube
A Merry Christmas to you all; now go back to sleep. (If you're reading this a bit later, leave the computer alone for a bit and go and chat with your family!) Oh, yeah, and here's another YouTube video that's doing the rounds. more »
 

Why pregnant women don't topple over

12/24/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
Wired News has a nifty article that tries to describe why -- physiologically speaking -- pregnant women aren't as likely as one would expect to lose their balance. Too bad about the use of the phrases "elegant engineering", "design changes" and… more »
 

Oooh, ooh ooh!

12/20/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
New Line and Peter Jackson have apparently patched up their differences. So, it looks like "The Hobbit" will be on celluloid and done properly. Woohoo! I'm trying to figure out this comment though: The deal includes another film to be made that takes… more »
 

Wired on Futurama

12/15/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
Excellent piece from Wired on "Futurama", the utterly brilliant and sadly prematurely-cancelled animated series from Matt Groening. If you've not seen it, I have a complete set of the DVDs I'd be happy to lend out*. (* Offer limited to people I know… more »
 

'Cry "havoc" and let...line?'

12/13/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
Recently I was asked to proof some well-known literary quotes, amongst which were some Shakespearean ones that had to be identified as such. more »
 

"Star Wars" before and after

11/27/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
A few posts ago I made a comment about George Lucas' 'futzing' around with his films. I figured I might dig out a few references showing the more subtle differences. more »
 

Oh, ouch!

11/26/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
Snarkiest comment I've read all day: Tuning into CNN these days is like walking into your favorite art gallery and finding all of the walls covered with Thomas Kinkades. (Wikipedia on Thomas Kinkade. They're far too nice about his art.) more »
 

Happy Thanksgiving

11/22/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
A Happy [American] Thanksgiving to those south of the border. I'm not sure we actually have anybody from there reading the blog, but if we do, enjoy Turkey-day! more »
 

A moment's silence...

11/11/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
...for those who've fought or died in the service of Canada. Thank you. more »
 

Flavour, not flood

10/28/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
Interesting video from a TV chef on how pasta should be served with the sauce adding to the flavour rather than being the overwhelming focus. I rather agree -- the best lasagne is the one where the noodles act as a structural component separating the… more »
 

Real life X-Wing launch

10/18/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
How very cool! (Via Pharyngula) more »
 

Matchbox nostalgia

10/14/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
I used to be a serious toy, er, miniature car collector; only the lack of money in my then-six year old pocket kept me from buying them all. As an adult, that urge is still there -- although the quality of the cars is significantly down -- but then so… more »
 

Extreme Spammage

09/28/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
Some pillock (IP 62.33.12.24) is spamming the Nimbleblog comment area with adverts. All posts are moderated and thus require the approval of Ritchie, Dena or myself before they appear. This means that the spam doesn't serve its purpose and, other than… more »
 

Posting frequency

09/20/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
Why, yes, I am trying to make sure there's a new blog post a day. Best way to encourage people to read regularly, right? As an aside, there are some days where I do write a post but nothing appears on the main list. That's because there are some that… more »
 

So that's where Giger got the idea...

09/12/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
I actually saw this description on the morphology of the moray eel in one of the Calgary free weeklies first, but Pharyngula has a better description plus I can actually link to it. Cute title aside, I'm pretty sure H.R. Giger came up with his "Alien"… more »
 

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