The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Lumpkin 400 Storage Rocks!

I want to give a quick plug to Lumpkin 400 Storage in Dahlonega, Georgia. (My recommendation probably doesn't carry much weight, but maybe this will help their Google PageRank by some tiny amount.)

I showed up on Saturday afternoon, asking to rent a U-Haul. Todd Cannon, one of the owners, didn't have any trucks available, but asked me what I needed to move. I told him I had a broken riding lawnmower that I needed to take back to Home Depot.

Todd apolgized that he didn't have any trucks available (the end of the month is a busy time), but he'd have his trailer with him on Monday, so I should call him and he'd give me and a mower a ride. No charge. We got the mower moved this morning, and I forced him to take twenty bucks.

I would definitely recommend doing business with Lumpkin 400 Storage. Friendly people, awesome service.

This American Life

This American Life has become my favorite podcast. Each week, they choose a theme and have three little stories about that theme. The "stories" are usually interviews or monologues. Occasionally they will do a single long story.

The host's voice annoyed me at first. After a few shows, though, I now look forward to hearing it.

There is also a TV series on Showtime. I like it, but prefer the audio podcast.

This American Life is produced by Chicago Public Radio. If you like the show as much as I do, send 'em a few bucks.

Killbots Want Peace Too

Originally uploaded by darkpony

Shrine of the Mall Ninja

I was crying with laughter while reading this: http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/

New HBO Series

HBO has a couple of new series that I predict will be cancelled at the end of their first season. Maybe if more people watch them, that won't happen, so I want to do my part to bring attention to them.

John from Cincinnati is weird, but has the best opening credits of any series ever. I'll watch anything that has Rebecca DeMornay in it, but this one seems special. I don't know what's going on, but I trust that David Milch (the genius behind Deadwood) will eventually deliver. I am determined to learn how to surf before I get too old.

Flight of the Conchords is incredibly funny. I like how the "music videos" spontaneously arise during each episode.

Please watch them. If you don't like them, then you and I have radically different worldviews.

Update (2009/6/10): Well, I was right about John from Cincinnati: cancelled after one season. Flight of the Conchords lasted two seasons.

Funny Pictures of Photographers

These pictures may only be interesting to other photographers. A couple of these pictures are a little risqué, so beware of who might be looking over your shoulder.


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