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Archive for April, 2009

John Stossel Does a Barrel Roll

A friend of mine went to a speech by John Stossel held recently at Drexel University.

Those of you who know me, know that I am amused by internet fads, my favorite being “It’s Over NINE THOUSAAAAAAND!”, but only second to that is “Do a barrel roll!”

Well, this guy sat in the front row to hear the speech, and as soon as Stossel was over, he approached him with the nearest sheet of paper he could find and asked for his signature.

The ink was a little bit light, but as you can see, it says “Nicholas, do a barrel roll, John Stossel”.

When he gave this to me and told me about this, I was laughing my head off. I am very amused. It would seem that the nearest piece of paper was a flyer advertising “End the Fed”. I can’t say I know anything about this organization, so you can just ignore that. Hats off to John Stossel for having a sense of humor.

Thanks Billy!
Thanks John!

John Cage’s Water Walk

It sure is great to be around today and have those massive, individual, video-sharing websites. There’s a lot of crap out there on places like YouTube, but there are a lot of lovely things out there I would never have seen otherwise.

I came across a recording of an appearance of experimental composer John Cage. I learned a few things about this guy in my last semester of music theory in college, and I just had to see this guy in action. This was lots of fun to watch. A friend of mine described this video as “a punch to the balls of music theory.” It was both funny (because of the comments from the interviewer) and educational. Test the limits; explore the boundaries.

This was way cooler than 4’33”.

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Random Quote

A wise man once said, ‘Any story, no matter how good, will sound really, really dumb when you shorten it to a few sentences.’ — Alcatraz Versus The Knights Of Crystallia