Joy is…

…singing “Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds” so loudly and passionately you blow your voice out for the rest of the evening.

That’s a massive minion


Despicable Me 2The 165-foot-long craft, which is slated to fly over Phoenix on Thursday, displays the image of a “minion” — one of the jabbering, pill-shaped beings featured in Universal Pictures’ “Despicable Me” franchise.

via ‘Despicable Me 2’ blimp enters new frontier of movie marketing –

Listening To: Thalia Zedek Band – Via



Listening To: Palma Violets – 180



Listening To: Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In


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Listening To: Low – The Invisible Way



Listening To: William Tyler – Impossible Truth


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Rethinking transportation

But what if replacing urban highways with city-scaled roadways and more transit options weren’t impossible? What if we agreed that we needed to think less about the demands for infrastructure today and plan better for our lifestyles and transportation patterns 50 years from now?

via Imagining Cities Without Highways | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation.

It’s a question I offer ponder. After all, with the rise of tele-commuting and with changes in demographic behaviors, some of which this article mentions, highways aren’t likely to be as necessary an economic growth driver as they once were. So let’s start planning for their eventual phasing out instead of pouring millions of dollars into outdated technology.

And lots of us are mean, even the ones with digital watches

Sorry, but with all the talk about Pebble and various other “smart watch” development by Google and others I can’t be the only one who keeps having this classic bit of dialogue pop into his head, right?

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly 92 million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

Preparing for the next generation of naval warfare

As a life-long geek when it comes to things regarding naval and air warfare this Wired piece about what kind of ships could replace the current form of aircraft carrier is right up my alley. Now all I need are the G.I. Joe equivalents of these ships and I’ll be all set.