Because code isn’t geeky enough, how about some particle physics?Today was the first test of the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) built by CERN. I haven’t been paying much attention to it because my brain has been focused elsewhere (Cough laissez-faire). But I have been hearing about this video from different sources for days now. It is a rap about the LHC and the comments are all positive and stating that the science really holds up. So this morning I finally watched it, and it is just a good as everyone says. Well, not the actually rapping and dancing (HA!) but the science – this is the kind of stuff I love. In fact, I can see myself spending a bit of time surfing around CERN’s website this morning. Chris is now feverishly praying that I abandon my PolySci kick and start reading about quantum physics again. Never did I spit venom whilst reading science books. Well, there was that one time with Stephen Hawking…Large Hadron Rap[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM]
The tight pants, falsetto, and floating heads – what more could you ask for from an earworm?!This gosh-blasted song has been stuck in my head for days now. And no amount of Joy Division or lullabies have been able to temper my tapping toes. I defy you to get to sleep when this song is playing in your head. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IcT-6J8QFs]And where should we direct our righteous blame for this unbearable condition? At my niece Tonya Bean. She posted this video on Facebook (I’ll save that subject for another time) and I, trying to not be such an old fuddy-duddy and completely clueless to what kids are listening to these days, clicked play. So, after you’ve listened to the song – and you should listen to it. It’s not bad per se; just stuck in heavy rotation- we’ll form a caravan, drive out to Michigan and beat Tonya about the head and shoulders with her disco ball.
The grandparents will be seeing this live tomorrow. I couldn’t leave for a long holiday weekend without sharing our doom the happiness with you. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e46KTld5kjM]Enjoy! And have fun and safe 4th of July.
Lego re-enactment of Eddie Izzard Death Star Canteen Sketch[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5iEK-IEzw]I found this video on oobject. Plenty to see there. Cake or Death is also nice.
Found this YouTube video on Sweetney’s Linkblog. So very cool!The Most Important Image Ever TakenIn 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope took the image of a millennium, an image that shows our place in the universe. Anyone who understands what this image represents, is forever changed by it.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpkSeVgvA0o]Meanwhile, on our little speck of dust, Kyle’s first baseball season is winding to an end. The Giants finished the season with a 6-14 record and in 4th place in the standings. The first place team is the Cardinals with a 19-1 record including 3 shutouts! Pretty impressive.This week is the End of Season Tournament with the final game on Saturday. Last night, the Giants won Game #1 against the Ranger (12-4). Wednesday night they play Game #3 against the Cardinals. And you might think that that will be the end for our Giants. And you might be right, but what about this: Last Saturday in the last game of the regular season, the Giants played the Cardinals and lost 8-9. Yes, they lost. But by 1 point!! That must have been a great game! (Chris and I missed it because we were in Santa Cruz. But Kyle got a base-hit and then scored.…