It Looks Good on College Applications

Fri, May 07 2004 - 12:04 AM
by: Justin

It's true. So you highschoolers better get going on those extracurricular activities.

I found this site through a friend of mine, its a student-run college radio station broadcasting from Sarah Lawrence College. I've only listened to it a handful of times, and only in the wee hours of the morning when they simply put a cd on repeat. A couple nights ago they were playing something I didn't recognize (which isn't abnormal) but whoever it was, was good enough to get me up and dancing alone in my room at 3AM. I emailed them to find out who it was, got a very prompt response, and bought the cd the next day. Turns out it was David Bowie's "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust." Practically a primeval relic as far as my generation is concerned, but I haven't taken it out of my cd player since I got it. I just thought Id share the joy. If youve got some form of legitimate music sharing Id recommend Soul Love, Starman, and Ziggy Stardust. In no particular order.




Fri, May 07 2004 - 9:59 AM
by: Patrick

As you should know by this point, we've expanded our main updates to Fridays as well as Mondays. I hope that gives you one more reason to look forward to this day of the week.

Due to a regularly scheduled class I missed a perfectly good opportunity to see The Punisher on Wednesday evening with some friends. As soon as I found out that I'd lost my chance, my mind immediately started producing a bunch of four-letter invectives in response to my circumstance. Dang, nuts, darn... the list just goes on from there. Then I came to the realization that at least I can look forward to Van Helsing, which just began revealing itself to bright-eyed, bushy-tailed audiences world-wide today. I hope to see it at some point over the course of this weekend, and if I do I'll undoubtedly have something to say about it on Monday. From the special effects previews that I've seen, the movie looks like it's at least a lot of fun to watch.

Here's an interesting article, it's short and pertains to a new, neat use of robotics. Maybe they look fancy and cute now, but I'm telling you, if we let them have the roadways there's no telling where they'll go from there. (In my best grandpa voice) Back where I'm from, we don't take kindly to bollards that can move on their own, no sir.

Ever since Justin and I started talking about making this website, I've been trying to expose myself to as many web comics as I can find. Naturally, I've found some interesting ones and a few off-the-wall strips that are just totally absurd. So from time to time I think I'll link to one that I either find particularly interesting or particularly absurd. Here's an interesting site: Teddy & Anna is an animated web serial about the adventures of a small girl and her beloved teddy bear. Little does she seem to realize, her teddy bear is actually an extremely advanced robot developed by her father's company, able to carry out all sorts of tasks, including by not limited to stopping thieves. There are no voices, all text is displayed on the screen in the same fashion as an old silent film. The art definitely has a nice quality to it, the background music is great, and the storyline looks fun. So far my only complaint is that there are only six short episodes available.

- Patrick


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