Since I sincerely doubt that I'll be in any sort of posting mood [cough cough, falling down, cough] tomorrow night. I'll take this moment to wish my wide [both of you!] audience a very very happy new year and a swell 2008!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
But I often watch The Late Show with David Letterman @ 11:30, and if it's not a work night, follow it with The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Needless to say it's been repeat hell.
However I have found a bit of relief through The Late Show Writers On Strike site.
The site is both a blog on how the strike is progressing as well as some quite funny bits about the strike how it is effecting everyone.
Friday, November 30, 2007:
AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE NEGOTIATIONS
BY TOM RUPRECHT
As you may know, the writers and producers were back at the negotiating table this week. While the talks were shrouded in secrecy, a friend of mine on the inside agreed to give me a snippet of what went on.
WGA REPRESENTATIVE: All we're asking for is a small percentage of the billions our work has made for you.
STUDIO REPRESENTATIVE: Go fuck yourself.
MODERATOR: I think we're making some progress.
There are also a whole load of videos. This is my fav:
If you watch the show you'll know that Rupert Jee is usually pretty reserved and maybe even a bit shy, so this video seems (at least to the viewing public) quite out of character.
Have a look I think you'll be both educated and amused - a great combination.
Monday, December 10, 2007
This month I'm spending all my work time on the computer. We are migrating 900 of VPL's webpages over to a new site using ExpressionEngine
I'm enjoying it (quite a bit actually [GEEK!]), but after 8 hours of keyboarding the urge to blog ain't there.
So for some filler I bring you dogs! who! love! snow!
Fun fact - Searching for snow dog on YouTube gets you 7,640 results (subject to change)
Ok. get your insulin ready:
Fun fact #2 - searching for dachshund snow on gets you 65 hits. Not enough I say.
And back for a repeat performance - Brat in the snow.
And what do I think about snow?
Although this snow is kinda fun.
(P.S. the new VPL site will be launching in the new year)
Monday, December 03, 2007
During the 1913 California State Fair a couple of locomotives were launched towards each other (on the same track) going 90 miles per hour.
I guess they wanted to see what would happen, the best reason to try anything I think.
Well what happened is they broke the trains.
There is a longer version on the Internet Archive courtesy of the Preminger Archives (For some reason I couldn't successfully embed the 2nd video)
I could imagine that if someone was on one of those trains (with a video camera from the future), it would have looked a bit like this:
The only info I can find informs me that this is a BNSF accident due to a switching error. The worst injury was a broken leg. I think the video camera died though.
If you look closely you'll see someone jump from the oncoming train at -24 seconds. I guess that who got the broken leg.
God I'm chipper tonight.
Ok. Fine. Have some cute. Seven minutes, 41 seconds of Cute Knut