Chris Stuckmann review of Venom

Chris Stuckmann's movie reviews are always thoughtful and combine the passions of a movie fan with the critical eye of a filmmaker.  I don't always agree with his conclusions, but I always take his point of view seriously. Here's a particularly frank review from Chris...

Shooting (at) your boss with AK-47 ~ SFW

UPDATE: Watched the video a couple more times, and doubt the shooter used three round burst setting--just had a fast trigger finger...Still, really dumb thing to do. Shooting at boss with AK-47 ~ I assume this is real, but who knows. The employee appears to shoot at...

Pump Action Slingshot Pencil Launcher ~ Really?

Joerg Sprave's unbounded enthusiasm for slingshots is fun to watch. On his YouTube Slingshot Channel, you'll see him try out all sorts of clever types of slingshots, most that he's designed and crafted himself. This pump action slingshot pencil launcher is one of the...

Hey, Soul Sister ~ Train ~ Video & lyrics

Hey, Soul Sister ~ I hadn't really looked at the lyrics of this Train song very closely before, but now that I have, I love the song even more. It's from their album Save Me, San Francisco (AMZ). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpv8-5XWOI Train - Hey, Soul Sister -...

Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Because I've been told I'm part Slovenian but know nothing about my homeland, any time I encounter a reference to Slovenia, I'm all over it. I recently found this picture of a Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I don't know where Ljubljana is, nor how to pronounce...

Travelers’ Guide to Obscene Gestures

I was totally unaware that most of these gestures were considered obscene in different cultures. Live and learn.  

Where the Hell is Matt? ~ 2012

Matt is dancing again...Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwe-pA6TaZk Related Links Where the Hell is Matt? 2012 - YouTube I am Matt from "Where the Hell is Matt?" AMA : IAmA. ~ Reddit "appearance" by Matt. Interesting Q&A. Trip the Light ~ Lyrics If all the...

My dad taught me cashflow with a soda machine – The Startup Toolkit Blog

REALLY good (though not cheap) idea for teaching business to a child. After a brief, failed experiment paying me to do chores, my dad tried something really neat. It clearly took a bit of legwork, but maybe there are some transferrable lessons for parents who want to...

Excellent “Explainer” videos about the Paris Climate Accord

Here are two excellent "explainer" videos about what the Paris Climate Accord is, and the significance of the U.S. dropping out of the agreement.  The first is by Hank Green, one of the vlogbrothers. If you are not familiar with their YouTube channel, I highly...

The Last of Us ~ Bill’s Safe House ~ Comic-Con 2012

Naughty Dog's post Uncharted franchise hopeful The Last of Us received enormous buzz at the 2012 E3 convention. During Comic-Con 2012,  they released another teaser video for the game.  This is looking good. NSFW due to language....

What is a “CVT” Transmission ~ Scotty Kilmer

CVTs (Continuous Variable Transmissions) are cheaper to build and get around 6% better gas mileage over automatic transmissions, says auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Because of these features, more and more manufacturers are putting CVTs in their cars—in some models they...

Paul Allen on Bill Gates at Microsoft

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died recently from cancer, a disease he fought for much of his adult life. Even though I live in the Pacific Northwest where Allen was active, I don't know anything about the man. From this 2011 interview with Leslie Stahl on 60...

What kind of cars have lowest insurance rates?

Another sensible tip from Houston auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer—this time about auto insurance. If you're trying to select a car model with the lowest insurance rates, go with models with the smaller engine (4 cylinders over 6 cylinders) and seek out 4-door sedans. You...

Why Presidents like working with dictators

New York Post John Podhoretz columnist makes an interesting point on Morning Joe about why American Presidents tend to like working with dictators (Trump is not entirely alone). When a President ask a dictator for a favor, the dictator can deliver on that favor right...

12 fucking rules for success ~ image & text versions

It's like all the self-help bits of advice curated into one twelve item list...that repeats the f-word a lot. In case the title didn't give it away, NSFW due to language. I found this "12 fucking rules for success" image about a year ago and had forgotten about...

F*ck That! ~ A Guided Meditation

WARNING! NSFW due to language.  F*ck That!  The only other guided meditation I'd enjoy more might be the "Beer Drinker's Guide to Nirvana" and "Taco Bell's Transcendental Meditation with Extra Cheese"—it's got to be a thing, right?...

Sina’s drum cover of My Sharona by The Knack

Born in 1999, Sina is a young German drummer and musician who has been doing drum covers on YouTube since she was about 14 years-old. This is her recent drum cover video of "My Sharona" by The Knack, which I'm embarrassed to say was an anthem, of sorts, at my Catholic...