Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday March 29

Okay, intertubes? I'm not kidding about the whole snake thing.  Stop it. Just...STOP IT!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- lists are a mixed bag--some are the funniest things I've ever read; some are merely okay. Today's recommendation is one of their informative lists, 5 Important People Who Were Screwed Out of History Books. Did you know that there was not one but several black women before Rosa Parks who had been arrested for refusing to give up their seats to a white person? One was arrested nine months before Rosa; one six week before. The amazing part? Same city, same bus routes! Click through to read as to why you've never heard of them before this list...
A photo slideshow? Yay! You're excited, right? Today's is from HuffPo and comes from the private collection of a US tour manager for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Apparently, he took thousands of photos during those tours and allowed few to be published meaning that there is suddenly new Beatles stuff available in the world. Apparently. We'll have to get some serious Beatlemaniacs to have a look and see what they say (oh, if only I could find one living in my own house!)
According to Adel Zakout, of Huffington Post,
"Parametric design is a method of intelligently designing architectural objects based on relationships and rules using the computer. These are defined in parametric software and are easily manipulated to quickly generate multiple iterations of the design in 3D. "
To illustrate this, he's put together a slideshow of buildings that incorporate soem level of parametric design...and there are some beauties in the bunch. Take a look at his choices for the Top 10 Buildings:  Parametric Design. 
It's a short list today, and it's primarily slideshows...but what the heck. Pretty pictures, a bit of text, and hopefully, people walk away with a bit of a grin because they've seen some fun photos of the Fab Four, of gorgeous buildings or...Mr. Nathan Fillion.

I have often said that I don't understand the geek love for Mr. Fillion...but somehow, every time he turns up in something, I start grinning. There is a magic, undefinable something about him...I do remember channel-flipping past his soap opera way back in the day and wondering, "Who the heck is that stupendously good-looking human?" He didn't look quite real he was such a stunner. But I thought he was a bit wooden in his acting...I wasn't jumping up and down when he turned up on Buffy as Caleb in the final season. But, I think it was probably Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog that did it for's a reluctant love, and it's not an all-encompassing "I'll watch anything he's in" love, and it's probably more a really strong affection, but okay, I have a reluctantly strong affection for Nathan Fillion and if he's in something I'm interested in, it makes it that much more fun for me. (That is to say--I had not a clue he was in Lost or Desperate Housewives.)

With that much of an's an slideshow of Nathan Fillion's comments on twelve roles he's played (and it actually really is 12, and not that 11 photos and the 12th is an ad nonsense that the online mags usually pull).


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