Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

This webcomic is dedicated to chronicling the (fictional) exploits of two historical figures in the field of science. Specifically computers. Which is impressive, because computers as we know them hadn’t even been invented yet (we’re talking 19th century). Also of … Continue reading

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Competition and Conflict in The Hunger Games Novel

I recently spent a day reading The Hunger Games. I know, it’s been on my to-be-read list for years. I’m late to the party. So what else is new? But that’s not the important part. The important part is that … Continue reading

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Ancient Roman Historical Reenactment, with Whip and Hand to Hand

In Rome, historical reenactments are sometimes carried out in the Circus Maximus. There’s tons of videos available for this. Here’s one I liked: To throw in a tidbit of historical information, thumbs up did not mean the defeated warrior was … Continue reading

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Dr. Horrible, the Best (and only) Supervillian Musical I’ve Ever Seen

First, let me catch people’s attention for this post with the names Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly), and Felicia Day (The Guild). Now, on to the actual post. With Joss Whedon’s Cabin in … Continue reading

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Improv Everywhere, Spontaneity in NYC

I’ve decided to add a new category to my blog, dedicated to pointing out some of the interesting stuff available online, whether that’s media or website resources. There’s a lot of stuff to sift through, so here’s me pointing out … Continue reading

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Muay Thai and the Legend of Nai Khanom Tom

It would be remiss of me not to post about anything cultural, mythological, or historical. Since I finished my segment on my recent trip to Italy, I decided to go with something outside of Europe, and ended up choosing Muay … Continue reading

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Monty Python’s Parrot Sketch: Great Comedy

The parrot sketch is probably one of the most famous and well regarded sketch from Monty Python out there. And potentially the best, too. (Btw, if anyone likes them, Monty Python has a youtube channel.) I tend to be fairly … Continue reading

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