All Otakon 2013 photos

I’ve uploaded all the Otakon 2013 photos now, they’re available on my photo site. If you want to see all the convention photos, you can go to my Conventions gallery, or if you just want to see cosplayers close-up, go to my Cosplay gallery. There will be more as I … Continue reading

Shakespearean “Who’s on first?”

So, in honor of the discovery of the “original” William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, I got it into my head to look for other “original” classics by the original classic. What strange notion caused me to think of “Shakespeare’s ‘Who’s on First’” (which was later performed by Abbott and Costello) I … Continue reading

Burritos… In… SPAAAAACE!

I won’t make any jokes about “the flying burrito, brother” (too late!) but this was a pretty interesting video by the “Mythbusters” guys, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, and Canada’s coolest astronaut, Chris Hadfield, with help from chef Traci Des Jardin. The plan was to come up with something good … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012 quickie: Enoshima Girls

Be grateful you can’t hear me singing this! And I only did one verse so you can be even more thankful! Enoshima Girls (sung to the tune of “California Girls” by the Beach Boys) Well Tokyo girls are hip, I really dig those styles they wear, And Osaka girls with … Continue reading

A little boogie-woogie from Japan!

Courtesy of the Japanese girl duo “Puffy” (in the US, “Puffy Amiyumi” to avoid confusion with the rapper). here is a video of their song “Boogie Woogie #5”, a really upbeat swing song from one of their older albums. Puffy made it big in the early 2000’s by doing the … Continue reading

Better hope your next surgeon was a gamer…

Somehow I can see the scene at certain homes: “Honest, Mom, I’m going to be a surgeon, I need to keep playing!” Hour a day on a Wii boosted surgeons’ skills: Console helped doctors speed and efficiency in delicate procedures