Year: 2021

  • France 2024 Hype Videos

    Now that both Olympic and Paralympic Games have closed, all eyes look to the next Olympic Games, Paris 2024. During the closing ceremonies they played a hype video to get you excited for France and it did not disappoint. An equally impressive performance was shown at the closing ceremonies of the paraolympics.

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    One more highlight from our recent visit to the MOMA was a clip from PlayTime, Jacques Tati’s 1967 comedic classic commentary on “confusion in an age of high technology” Tyler insisted we watch closely and upon multiple viewings you can see several story lines un-spool in the background. You can watch the full two hours […]

  • MOMA

    We stay-cationed over the long weekend and visited the Museum of Modern Art. We’ve been meaning to go but just never got around to it yet. We enjoyed it so much, we signed up for an annual membership (it’s tax-deductible). What I love about the annual museum memberships is that it takes the pressure off […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Toyota took its self-driving buses out of service after one of them struck a Paralympic, taking the judo athlete out of service. Toyota apologized for the “overconfidence” of its vehicles. In Ida-flooded Louisiana, a man was eaten by an alligator. The Humane Society removed an 80-pound cougar from a NYC apartment. According to the British […]

  • Catching Phish at The Gorge

    Catching Phish at The Gorge

    I’m writing this in case I’m asked why I took nearly a week off to attend a three-day concert all the way on the other side of the country in central Washington. I want something I can send out that satisfies and hopefully inspires people to dig in to learn a little more about this […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Washed away walls, leaning towers, and private space stations – here’s what you may have missed from the week that was.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Tesla announced they are building humanoid robots to be used for unsafe, repetitive or boring tasks. “In the future, physical labor will be a choice,” said Elon Musk. Disney announced they are developing “sentient” robots and will have them wander their parks free amongst the guests. Robotics firm Boston Dynamics demonstrated how their Atlas robots can […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Australian canoeist Jessica Fox found a perfectly stretchy, waterproof material to fix the tip of her kayak at the Tokyo Olympics: a condom. After asking the UK government to ban its cigarettes, Philip Morris is pivoting to asthma inhalers which it views as a growth market. London Bridge may not be falling down but it […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Due to the drought, the Northern California town of Mendocino is running out of water and is considering bringing it in via a tanker train. Greenville, another NorCal town, was reduced to ashes by the Dixie fire, the third largest in the state’s history. While the Yankee Stadium grounds crew was busy cornering a cat […]

  • The longest marathon

    The longest marathon

    The curious case of Shizo Kanakuri’s epic run