Folks, I know I’ve been a No-Post Ned of late and that bears some explanation:
This weekend I’ll be hauling the totality of Casa del Mono’s belongings 800 miles back to the loving arms of Kansas City, MO. As you might imagine the combination of a full time job, packing up a house, and dealing with the terror twins leaves little time for Transbuddha fun for yours truly. As it stands my current desk is comprised of a folding table and a filled reinforced dishpack moving box, so I’ll beg your understanding in my lack of enthusiasm for gleaning those net nuggets of joy for your amusement.
Rest assured that once things settle back down (which I estimate to be about the 1st of November) I’ll be back in the swing of things, filling up your day with distracting links, awesome videos, and short films about Pizza Robots and the like.
Yeah, I’ve been a No-Show Ned these last few days, so I’m taking a moment to explain why that’s the case – Last week the advance team for Casa del Mono (ie, the wife and myself) was canvassing Kansas City for the new location of Fort Awesome (soon to be not), OH. Nothing says ‘fun’ like racking up some 270 miles or so within city limits.
Secondly, I’ve been in full-on political junkie mode. This election (combined with our economic meltdown) has easily been the most engaging (and sometimes infuriating) election cycle in my memory, and rather than relentlessly pass on my apparently ceaseless well of ire and exasperation via any of the innumerable news-bytes or video clips I can’t seem to escape, I’m opting to just just ease off posting until things calm down a bit.
That’s not to say I shan’t be posting at all, but it will be a bit sporadic barring some explosion of awesome new content out there. Dutch West, Invisible Engine, and Summer of Tears can consider that a none-too-subtle hint. Team Tiger Awesome is already rocking face on new content with Pizza Robot and some sweet, sweet newness still in the pipe.
The kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to turn, and The Dark Knight was finally knocked off the #1 spot at the box office, Yes, summer may be over, but Hollywoodâ€™s got plenty of movies ready to hit the theaters over the yearâ€™s final four months. Your RazorFine pals take a look at what you should be looking for at the theater in the coming weeks and months in our Fall and Holiday Movie Preview!
I know, I know.. I’ve been a total punk on updates this week. Settling into a new position at work is awesome for Casa del Mono, but not so awesome for updates. Throw in the fact that my political obsessions are being enabled (and indeed amped up) directly due to the details of my work, and you’ve got a recipe for one seriously side-tracked monkey.
I’ll get it figured out, and we’ll be back on track for your daily dose of innane and diversionary fun.
So Google’s new browser Chrome is available for download today. I’ve been playing with it most of the morning and I have to say: It touches me where my swimsuit goes. Firefox might have just met it’s match.
If you’re curious as to what exactly makes Chrome so different, look no further the Scott McCloud power info-comic about Chrome that breaks down how Google decided to approach browsing from a new angle.
Your pals over at RazorFine are celebrating all things Batman this week as we get set for the release of the new film The Dark Knight on Friday. We’ve seen, and you’ll have to wait until Friday for our official word, but until then you can check out all the Bat-love. Check back in over the course of the day, and the week, to enjoy all the Bat-tastic Fun!
“In the deepest sense the search for extraterrestrial intelligence is the search for ourselves.”
The impending budget cuts (cutting funding from $10.4 million to a possible $4 million over the next three years) for the Arecibo Observatory have caused the folks at SETI to mobilize and ask for your help. What is Arecibo? Other than being that awesome site used for the final reel of Goldeneye, Arecibo is the world’s largest radio telescope and the best tool available for the possible discovery of extra-terrestrial life (or any large asteroid or celestial object on a collision course for Earth). SETI is asking for your help to pass the bills in Congress (Senate Bill S. 2862 and House Resolution H.R. 3737) which would fully fund the operation. If funding is cut it would severely hamper the observatory, perhaps even close down the project. What can you do? You can help by becoming part of the Save Arecibo writing campaign and is also accepting donations to continue the search of the heavens for signs of life among the stars.
Last week was spent trying to keep the girls feeling better as they fought off a cold and teething. Apparently this week will be spent dealing with the fact that I feel like I pissed off Mr. T’s fist, which decided to beat me down and then pour marshmallow fluff in my skull.
We’ll try again tomorrow.
Oh, and FYI: Watching back to back episodes of The Office before passing out in a fever heap leads to some exceptionally messed up dreams.