Category Archives: Fun

Good News Everyone!

The wait is over, and the first of 4 new Futurama features is due to be released today. This is an exciting day that has been a long time coming for fans of the series. From what I’ve read, it’s 2 hours of the Futurama we love with some great inside jokes for the fans. I can’t wait. My copy will be in my hands soon.

Bender's Big Score

The Trinity Tigers Pull Off an Amazing Victory

My alma mater pulled off an amazing play on Saturday afternoon. The 14 lateral, 61 yard play with 2 seconds remaining in the game between the Tigers and the Millsaps Majors will probably go down as one of the best NCAA football plays of all time. The play took about 60 seconds of real time, and the ball was touched by 7 tigers (even a couple of offensive linemen) on its way into the end zone. Trinity and Millsaps have a history of spoiling each other’s seasons. They did it to us my freshman season, and it kept us out of the playoffs that year. Of course, we demolished them for my remaining 3 seasons :). Since then, Millsaps has picked up head coach Mike Dubose from Alabama, and they have become a very formidable force in the SCAC. This time, Trinity got to play spoiler and kept the Majors from winning the SCAC title outright. Now, if Trinity can win out, they will take the conference title and head to the playoffs again.

Thanks to this play, Trinity, Millsaps, and D3 are getting a lot of play on ESPN and YouTube. Even John Gruber of Daring Fireball picked it up. The video at ESPN video is much higher quality than the YouTube one. So I’ve embedded it below.

Man, it’s been a crazy year for college football.

Here’s another angle. It’s a much better view.

UPDATE: I don’t know why, but the video was taken down from YouTube. So, I removed the link. Hopefully, the ESPN one will stay up.

UPDATE 2: The video is back up on YouTube. So, it’ll be there in case ESPN takes it down. Here it is.

UPDATE 3: I added another YouTube video provided by Millsaps. It’s the end zone camera, and it’s a much better view.

The Real Python 3000

I didn’t think someone would take the time, but the not-so-lazy web has proven me wrong again. Someone actually wrote an LOLCode dialect and an accompanying translator that converts to valid Python code. Of course, it’s called LOLPython, and it’s truly fascinating. I’m looking forward to playing with it once I get some extra time.

I figured the lolcat meme had died out by now, but it seems to be experiencing a resurgence. Maybe my personal favorite knock off, lolpaul, had something to do with it? :)

LOLPython FTW! LOL!!

LOLCODE Book from O'Rly

[via Daily Python-URL]

Smart Surveillance == ED 209?

researchers at the University of Texas in Austin are hoping its smart surveillance system can lend a hand in detecting that pent-up rage. The “computer vision system” can reportedly analyze human movements as they occur, and distinguish between “friendly behaviors such as shaking hands, and aggressive actions like punching, pushing,”

Smart surveillance systems may soon detect violent behavior

Although this looks really cool, I can’t help but worry that it will turn out like ED 209 in RoboCop some day.

You know, like this:

Thankless Job

Being a public servant is a mostly thankless job. Although I don’t have a whole lot of love for our local politicians, it’s a little more clear to me now why they seem to have little respect for the citizens of our fair city. It’s easy to put yourslef on a pedestal if the people you see outside of your circle look like this. If I had to put up with this every day, I’d probably have killed myself long ago.

[via blogHouston]

Borat learns about football…in Houston!

In this installment of Borat in USA, our plucky hero reports on the game of American football (yes, the real football) for his viewers in Kazakhstan. So, where do you go when you want to learn football? Texas of course! Katy HS head coach Gary Joseph is the instructor he picked on for this assignment.

Choice quote: “I can throw a rock and hit gypsy from 15 meter, if chained. If not, 10 meter.”

Gotta love Sacha Baron Cohen.

[via HouSTONED Blog]

This can’t go unseen…

Newark Bears – Britney Spears Baby Safety Night. There is even a “special guest appearance!” I wonder if they’ll spring for the $20,000? This isn’t the first time the Newark Bears have had an off the wall promotion. Bird Flu Awareness Night was a classic. It featured a chicken wing eating contest, and everyone was provided with surgical masks. I can’t wait to see what they’re going to do for Scientology night on August 11. I bet their PR guy loves his job.