Guitar Wolf, and the Meaning of Stuff

In lieu of traditional Easter celebrations yesterday, I went to a Guitar Wolf concert at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry. Who are Guitar Wolf? I hear some of you ask. Well, they’re a Japanese garage punk band, founded in the late 1980s. Aside from starring in strange Japanese B-grade sci-fi …

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Your Daily Dose of Green

A Walk through House on the Rock

Prior to George Hrab’s concert this weekend, I took a tour through House on the Rock with a bunch of people who had never seen it before. For those of you who are unaware… it’s a helluva thing. Photos don’t do justice to the experience of House on the Rock. …

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Predicting Doom with George Hrab

This past weekend, I drove to Spring Green, WI, so I could join the Chicago Skeptics group on a tour of House on the Rock. As a supermegabonus to the fact that I’d be spending an afternoon at the House on the Rock with Chicagoans whom I do not see …

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New Geek Life: Paul Has a Sad

Episode 146 of The Geek Life is up! No, I’m not in this one. I was running PowerPoint Karaoke when they were recording. But you should listen anyway!

Bullet Points on PowerPoint [Karaoke]

Last night’s PowerPoint Karaoke was a great one. A goodly number of people showed up, despite the gorgeous weather outdoors. Our presenters (Bill Corbett, Joe Bozic, Kelvin Hatle, and Dawn Krosnowski) all made quite an impression, with subjects ranging from tarantula transport conspiracy theories to preventing pregnancy with bread. And every …

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Tomorrow Night: PowerPoint Karaoke!

Remember, this month’s PowerPoint Karaoke is tomorrow, Tuesday the 2nd of April! Four contestants give a presentation to a live audience, even though they have never seen the slides before, and the slides are complete nonsense! This month’s star presenters will be Joe Bozic, Kelvin Hatle, Reid Knuttila, and Dawn …

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Movies by Math: The Sequel

I got enough comments and questions via Twitter, Facebook, and other avenues about my previous post that I figured I’d elaborate upon my crazy statistical methods. First of all, to those who wanted a post about movies that actually contain math, here’s a lovely link to a page mainained by Harvard’s math department. How …

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Corporate Goose Dog

My Day Job is at the headquarters of A Very Large Corporation. I work in a complex of buildings that are all connected by human Habitrails of glass and concrete. These buildings are only built on part of a large parcel of land, large enough to accommodate a large ring …

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Best Movies by MATH

Last week, I talked a little bit about my weird obsession with using statistics to find movies to watch. Today, I realised that I’d never used it to figure out what the best movies every made would be. I mean, that’s bizarre, right? That’s what everyone wants to know! Why …

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