Just a bunch of random things to post about.
First off, I’m really looking forward to the weekend. Chris and Ryan will be around. Ryan will be staying and then Chris will be up here for good at the the end of July. Chris wants to see the Al Gore movie on Global Warming and I want to see Superman Returns.
In the end, I think the two movies are related (bear with me here, I’m more discombobulated than usual). Ok, think of Al Gore as Jor El. He’s a scientist on a planet where everything seems to be going pretty decent. But he finds out that his world is doomed. In a panic, Jor El trys to inform that people of Krypton, but to no avail. The world is destroyed and everyone is sad.
Thankfully for the story (Superman would basically be the worst comic ever if it ended there), Jor El builds a rocket and sends Kal El, his first born son away to survive somewhere else. Then, yadda yadda yadda, Kal El grows up to become Clark Kent and on evenings and weekends, he puts on tights and underwear on the outside of his pants and dares people to cause trouble.
So basically, I would be very concerned if Al Gore starts building a rocket to send his son (Al Gore III) into space.
Anyway, so quick things:
Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world has donated 37 BILLION dollars to charity. He’s worth about 44 Billion, so I guess he has some money to spare. The money will go to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which already has about 29 Billion in assets.
Earlier, Bill Gates announced he was going to step down from his position at Microsoft to work more with the Foundation.
This whole wave of philanthropy is inspiring. So much so, that even Jackie Chan is getting in on the action. Donating money when you’re filthy rich is cool.
Andrew sent me this link for apparently Genetic Engineered Hybrid Pets. It prompted the same reaction from both him and I = “what the fuck!”
So doing some research, we found it was an art project done by Adam Brandejs, a Canadian artist. It was also covered on Snopes.
The Genpets were little robots to simulate living creatures and actually put on display in Toronto. The effect was no doubt unnerving. Especially when you consider the big dangers with robots these days.
Interesting enough, another one of Brandejs’ projects was a twitching shoe of flesh.
And to close,
here’s a scam pulled on one of those guys who email you to try to scam you.