Monday, January 14, 2008

1/14/08 Dispersion

Last time I posted, I said something about staying focused and keeping these things very, uh, focused. Well, since I've been not writing for almost a week, I take that back. Instead, this will be a weekly brain dump edition, hopefully making up for all the stuff I didn't write last week.

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For those in my family that were part of the "how do double rainbows work" discussion, here's your answer. "Secondary rainbows are caused by a double reflection of sunlight inside the raindrops, and appear at an angle of 50°–53°. As a result of the second reflection, the colours of a secondary rainbow are inverted compared to the primary bow, with blue on the outside and red on the inside." And, by the way, because of this rainbow talk and subsequent research, I think I got one more physics question correct this past weekend.

Speaking of rainbows, here's a new Radiohead video off of "In Rainbows" - It's my initial favorite song off of the album.... "Jigsaw Falling Into Place". (Notice the funky camera effects. The pivot points on the guys are really creeping me out.)



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Because I'm getting old, I knew nothing of Soulja Boy's "Crank That" until 2 weeks ago. For your sake, you should go by the rule of thumb that, if I mention a new artist or new music, it's no longer cool. To solidify my Larry King-ing of Soulja Boy, the lyrics make absolutely no sense. Still, everybody loves it. Just one more sign that I'm never on the pulse of anything worthwhile.







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Finally, something I can relate to - Half of 26-Year-Old's Memories Nintendo-Related. I got to try the Wii for the first time last night. I bowled. An 86. Which means, I think I found the first video game EVER where I'm worse at the game than I am in real life. I mean, seriously, I couldn't play football in the NFL or fight in a martial arts tournament or be some sort of Navy SEAL in a Tom Clancy story. Isn't that the point of video games? To put you in some sort of fantasy world? What kind of masochistic fantasy is the Wii geared towards anyways? Actually, I'm just envious that I don't own my own Wii.

1 comment:

Cousin Jeff said...

I'm sure Cousin Danny's students would be happy to explain the Soulja Boy lyrics to you.

It's the highest selling digital download of all time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soulja_Boy