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7 posts from June 2008

June 27, 2008

Friday - Tommy Eats

New Jersey-centric thoughts and opinions on food, wine, dining, and cooking   Food

Friday - What a catch!

Minor League Fresno Grizzlies v. Tacoma Rainiers. Watch as the ballgirl climbs the left field wall and makes an amazing catch!

June 10, 2008

Inspiration - The Music of Possiblility

Patrick Henry Hughes was born without eyes and with a tightening of the joints that would prevent his 350 limbs from ever straightening. But at nine months he took to the piano, by age two he was playing requests, and now -- as a straight A undergrad majoring in Spanish at the University of Louisville -- he and his father function as a single member of the Cardinals marching band. "He's my hero," says his dad, who works the graveyard shift at UPS in order to spend as much time with his son as possible. "Imagine the possibilities I didn't know that I now know from hearing him play."

See The Music of Possibility -- Patrick Hughes and His Father

Hat tip: Joey

June 09, 2008

"Joe, American" Challenges the Presidential Candidates

June 06, 2008

Friday - Amazing machine

This is almost unbelievable. See how all of the balls wind up in catcher cones.  This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa. 

Amazingly, 97% of the machine's components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft, Iowa - farm equipment!

It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video but, as you can see, it was WELL worth the effort.

It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian.  Hat tip:  Pat Eichner.

Download FantasticMachineAV.wmv

June 04, 2008

D-Day: Crisis On Omaha

An absolutely on-target parody of mainstream media, imagining how they might have covered the invasion of Normandy with today’s enhanced technology—and today’s relentless negativity.

Hat tip: Charles

June 02, 2008

Friday - I'm voting Republican

I can't wait to see the Democratic version!  Hat tip: Steve B.