Dancing for Mental Health

Here is an interesting gem from the 80s…just heard it from Radio Nigel. It was an synth parody of 80s motivational self-improvement produced by Lynn Goldsmith. In this track entitled Adventures in Success, Sting played the bass and Goldsmith provided the vocoder’d voice. Carly Simon, Robert Palmer, and Todd Rundgren also contributed to the Will…

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misGuidance Theatre #2: Aware! Alert! Alive!

Here is a safety film that attempts to cash in with the 70s superhero craze with low quality effects. Some LOL moments: the chipmunk-like alien voice, Guardiana’s silver glasses, and ignorance of food safety (quite subtle). I first saw this on channel 62 in LA years ago when it was an Asian-programming station and it…

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Case of Terminal Cuteness

Weeaboo Alert! I just got these very cute set of paper, buttons and a bit of stickers. You got to see how terribly cute and twee these things are! And what do you do if you get the case of the cutes? You take this medicine: Squeeeeee! (^_^)

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Don’t mess with the Austrian School!

The husband would watch the Saturday business segment on Fox News, and they would have the commentators recommend some stock based on their predictions. In these 2006-2007 segments from CNBC and Fox News, Peter Schiff predicted this current mess coming. Watch how the commentators snickered at his predictions and made dubious recommendations. It’s no crystal…

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[mis]Guidance Theatre #1

I have not been at the blog, as I had the usual load of stuff. Thank goodness I can take a break. At the old loud purple incarnation of CarolRutz.com, I used to have a section known as “Parental Misguidance Theatre”, in which I play old clips of educational films. I grew up watching them…

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Song of the Moment: Lindstrom

This reminds me of those video clips in which sparking stars fly through. (The end credits sequence of Doctor Who during the Davison & Colin Baker years is a good illustration.)

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Australia: Spiting its nose

Another Fark article, this time about a German doctor being denied his permanent residency because his son has Down’s Syndrome. If Dr Kurt Marquart would have been alive today, he’d be very angry at the injustice his former country has committed. I know he would, because he was all too aware that a country that…

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Video Game Junkie

From the bowels of Fark, an article about a Canadian kid who ran away after his dad took away his Xbox. Some Farker mentioned this funny SNL clip from the 80s. Figured that I should share this with you. (Tip of the hat to Farker JesterGirl for this gem.) Alan: A Video Game Junkie

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Beating Deadlines with Beat

Am swamped with school projects and a possible side venture, so here is some English Beat. I have to deal with some polynomials and lengthy math assignments that require Internet Explorer. The polynomials are not the trouble; it’s the IE. Rarely used that browser. On a brighter side, I’m setting up a website with a…

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Dual Boot on my laptop!

I wished for those small computers, especially the ones that the OLF gave away.  I thought that the time for me to get one would be far away.  But I remembered:  Hey!  I can install Ubuntu on my lappy and set up the dual-boot with Vista.  And right now, I’m using Intrepid Ibex from my…

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Ohio Linuxfest Recap

After a day of rest, I am ready to blog about my weekend in Columbus. It was a very busy weekend as I volunteered for the second year. I left Thursday evening, carpooling with Simon Ruiz and his wife Sarah. Simon is part of the Indiana Ubuntu Local Community Team and they are good folk.…

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The Emperor is Dead, Long Live Lelouch

Weeaboo Alert! The final turn of Code Geass R2: Lelouch of the Rebellion is simply satisfying, a fitting end to this series. I do not know whether Sunrise will do a bonus episode wrapping up loose ends. It will help me figure out whether CC will finally be granted her wish. I think that Lelouch…

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