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Mario Timeline Theory

I have been playing Mario games since the original NES series years ago. I have not given any thought to the story at all. This guy has given it a tremendous amount of thought. No real mention about the theory that Peach might be the mother to Bowser's kids, however. That's an entirely different can of worms. (via Kotaku)

Lance Armstrong Would Do It Again / New Perception Of Archery

So I bookmarked the video of the quick-draw archer sometime Friday night with the thought that I had my Monday story ready-to-go. Then the weekend happened and this guy just appeared everywhere on just about every site I frequent. In the off chance you haven't seen it yet, here's the guy who's changing our perception of archery as we've known it.

Anyway, I can't just cheat and use that as my Monday update. I would embed this video if I could, but Lance Armstrong has come out and said officially that he would likely cheat again if he went through the same circumstances. The BBC has the interview and video here, where he basically says "I was doing it because everybody else was doing it."


Seasonal allergies are keeping me confined to my couch for the time being. Did you check out the show from last Sunday? Previous shows? Check them out and if you like them, tell a friend.

Have a good weekend, everybody.

Video From Sunday Night

From all 3 episodes. Audio available below this post along with descriptions. Descriptions are also on YouTube. Descriptive descriptions! Unlike this one.

17x17x17 Rubics Puzzle Solved

I will have the video/audio from last night up by Wednesday.

In the meantime, here's one of those moments where I'm jealous of somebody's mental abilities. I can't even solve the smaller one. I can't imagine tackling something this large.

Live Show Tonight

Tonight, there shall be shenanigans. Lots of shenanigans. We're getting started around 8pm central time. Sign in to interact with the show live! Well, on a slight delay, but live-ish! Live sounds better, doesn't it?

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream


A nerdy Friday for you, from the ReelNASA channel. Have a good weekend, everybody. Live show Sunday!

Hy Wire

Top Gear is likely my favorite show . . . in the world. I found out recently that Netflix carried old episodes of the show I hadn't seen. Imagine my surprise when one of the episodes in 2003 featured something I thought was only a recent development: a hydrogen powered car. Turns out GM has been developing this for quite a while, which doesn't surprise me. The fact that they had an operational vehicle in 2003 did suprise me.

Right. So this aired over 10 years ago. Why aren't we all driving one of these now? Well I suppose conspiracy theorists will have their own take, but it turns out while making hydrogen powered cars is possible, it's not really practical. To quote from

"Previous fuel cell designs incorporated a sizable amount of precious metals in their construction including platinum (a metal which costs over $1500 an ounce)."

Yeah, I suppose that might be a problem. That same article I just quoted from had mentioned that GM set pre-production goals for . . . 2015. Can we hope?

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Live show Sunday! I think. Probably. I don't want to commit, it's too early and we just met.

Adam from Mythbusters linked this over at his Twitter. As much as I do enjoy this site on my PC, I do think it lends itself to mobile phone viewing a bit better.

I don't really have a relevant image for this, so here's a pic of a puppy I found on imgur.


Our first live show of the year will likely be a week from Sunday. Right now that's the plan.

For this week's musical entry, enter Chase Holfelder with a minor-key take on The Police's "Every Breath You Take". The original, frankly, can be taken in a bit of a stalker vibe already. Transitioning it to a minor key just ups the creep factor tremendously. It works.

Have a good weekend, everybody.

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