Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Garfield minus Garfield

My favorite comic strip of all time.

Straight from the website...

"Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb."

If it's good enough to get covered in the New York Times, it's good enough for me to discuss. Here are some good ones.

Thank you, Dan Walsh. Can't wait for the book.

Kitties galore!

We did puppies, now we gotta do kitties!

What are kittens? Cute little cat puppies!

Screw you, Wikipedia!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Who's a good boy?! Who's a good boy?!?!

Riddle: What's cuter than a puppy?
Answer: Two puppies!

But what is a puppy? According to Wikipedia...

"A puppy is a juvenile dog, generally less than one year of age that has not reached sexual maturity. The term is sometimes abbreviated to pup, a term also used for the offspring of wolves.

Puppy size varies among breeds, smaller puppies may weigh 1–3 lbs, while others are 15–20 lbs. All healthy puppies grow rapidly after birth.

Coats can change color as the puppy grows older, as is commonly seen in breeds such as the Yorkshire Terrier."


What's a puppy, you ask? It's a cute little doggy! That's what it is!


Rainbows sure are pretty, but I'll bet you're wondering, "Gee, where do rainbows actually come from?"

The light is first refracted as it enters the surface of the raindrop, reflected off the back of the drop, and again refracted as it leaves the drop. The overall effect is that the incoming light is reflected back over a wide range of angles, with the most intense light at an angle of 40°–42°. The angle is independent of the size of the drop, but does depend on its refractive index. Seawater has a higher refractive index than rain water, so the radius of a 'rainbow in sea spray is smaller than a true rainbow. This is visible to the naked eye by a misalignment of these bows.

The amount by which light is refracted depends upon its wavelength, and hence its colour. Blue light (shorter wavelength) is refracted at a greater angle than red light, but because the area of the back of the droplet has a focal point inside the droplet, the spectrum crosses itself, and therefore the red light appears higher in the sky, and forms the outer colour of the rainbow. Contrary to popular belief, the light at the back of the raindrop does not undergo total internal reflection and some light does emerge from the back. However, light coming out the back of the raindrop does not create a rainbow between the observer and the sun because spectra emitted from the back of the raindrop do not have a maximum of intensity, as the other visible rainbows do, and thus the colours blend together rather than forming a rainbow.

Thanks, English Wikipedia!

Bring it all back

Who is this group of smiling friends? Only one of the hottest English pop groups ever to pick up a microphone! It's S Club 7!

S Club
, formerly known as S Club 7, was a pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller. The group—consisting of Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt, and Rachel Stevens—rose to fame by starring in their own CBBC television series, Miami 7, in 1999. Over the four years they were together, S Club 7 had four UK number-one singles, one UK number one-album and had a string of number-one singles throughout Europe. They recorded a total of four studio albums and released eleven singles. Their first album, S Club, had a strong 1990s pop sound, similar to many artists of their time. However, through the course of their career, their musical approach changed to a more dance and R&B sound which is seen mostly in their final album, Seeing Double.

The concept and brand of the group was created by Simon Fuller, who was also their manager through 19 Entertainment; they were signed to Polydor Records. Their television series went on to last four seasons, seeing the group travel across the United States and eventually ending up in Barcelona, Spain. It became popular in 100 different countries where the show was watched by over 90 million viewers. The show, which was a children's sitcom, often mirrored real life events which had occurred in the band, including the relationship of Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole, as well as the eventual departure from the group of the latter.

As well as the popularity of their television series, S Club 7 won two BRIT Awards—in 2000 for British breakthrough act and in 2002, for best British single. In 2001, the group earned the Record of the Year award. The group's success soon changed, however, when Paul Cattermole announced he was to leave in the band, in 2002. Their penultimate single reached #5 in the UK charts, and their final studio album failed to make the top ten.

Thanks, Wikipedia!

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Dark Knight

The. Dark. Knight.