Sunday, October 28, 2007

A Turkey From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

To better appreciate Aardman Animation, here's the opposite end of the spectrum: Turkish Star Wars, featuring Indiana Jones theme music...

Ahh, ten minutes of your life you can never get back. I was wondering where all the cosplayers came from. Apparently, they bounced over from Turkey, led by an old, gap-toothed guy with gloves of death.

The Brilliance of Aardman

I've not posted in a while, so thought I'd share the brilliance of Aardman Animation, the creators of Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, and other classic bits of claymation. I'll share a compilation of shorts featuring Purple and Brown:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Balancing Act

A year ago, our family was heavily in to geocaching. If you aren't familiar with this activity, just head on over to If you enjoy treasure or scavenger hunts, it's quite a bit of fun.

But here's the rub. Last weekend, after a three-month layoff, we finally tracked down three new caches. As with most of the hobbies I enjoy, I will obsess over a single activity for a length of time, then move on, sometimes not returning to that activity for months. The only exception to this rule seems to be reading, which I enjoy nearly every day.

I already know I suffer from
gameritis, an affliction I've passed on to my daughters. We're all gamers, and can't seem to pass up new games, even though we've not finished the ones we currently own. Sure, I lost sleep over Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for a month straight, but since then, I've barely fired it up. Worse, I have at least three games I've not even loaded on the computer yet.

I think the key is to dabble- a mix of my favorite things in smaller doses, much like eating right. If only this 500 pound Halo 3 gorilla wasn't sucking up all our time, I'd get the balance right.

Sure, it'll happen.