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The Mighty Roar of Pan


Beware the mighty roar of Pan!

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A Messy Birthday Experiment

Several rolls of Menthos mints, several liters of soda, several tie-down straps, one human subject and… cream pie:

(5.5 minute video, 113 MB)

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Dancing Chicken Show

Last month Darlene and I finally made it over to the Glaum Egg Ranch in nearby Aptos during open hours to pick up some eggs and see their dancing chicken show:

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Pan Meets the Guardian Owl

Pan had developed a habit of lying in wait on the upstairs deck early every morning, in a perfect spot for an unsuspecting bird to alight nearby on the wall.  It was unfortunately a reasonably successful strategy, so I decided to try one of those plastic owls to ward off the birds.  Pan and Hera’s different reactions to first seeing it was amusing:

Pan and Hera meet the Guardian Owl (60 seconds, 20 MB)


And yes, the guardian owl has been effective.  It’s been well over a year (I’m backdating this post) and almost every bird has stayed away from the deck but Pan continued to go out before dawn every morning for most of a year, oblivious to why the birds stopped coming.  All except this one little guy who came along many months later.  He was apparently too smart for his own good and not fooled by the plastic owl.  He even seemed to taunt Pan through the window over the course of a week or two.  However, I’m guessing this is also that same bird that Pan eventually caught a little later.

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Darlene is a Pinball Wizard

Darlene is a pinball wizard!  We discovered this while out for a mountain bike ride at Ford Ord National Monument, near Monterey, CA on Friday:


And here’s a little more video of our ride:


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Glenn & Jim Throwback

My brother Glenn and his old school friend Jim pose to recreate some old photos:

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Henri the Cat

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Little Bastard

Oh, there you are you little bastard! Caught this gopher in the act of digging another hole in my front yard:


Quick, somebody call Bill Murray, I mean… Carl the Groundskeeper:

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Don’t drag her into this

Siri is very cool but this… *this* is very funny:

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A Holiday Classic on Ice

That’s right, I’m talking about…

James Cameron’s “Aliens”

… on Ice!


Alas, it’s only being performed in Austin.

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Life-Size Angry Birds

A T-Mobile promo featuring a life-size game of Angry Birds played using a smartphone.  Cool.

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China bans time travel

In a statement dated March 31, the State Administration for Radio, Film & Television said that TV dramas that involve characters traveling back in time “lack positive thoughts and meaning.” The guidelines discouraging this type of show said that some “casually make up myths, have monstrous and weird plots, use absurd tactics, and even promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism and reincarnation.”


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Simon’s Cat

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Kwik-E-Mart Opens!

Making a run to the local Kwik-E-Mar (in Mountain View) with Dave and friends!

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(It was a temporary Simpsons promotion with 7-Eleven.)

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