Being merely a infant in blog years, I have yet to establish what exactly this blog is for. Perhaps for pictures. Perhaps for tirades. Or perhaps for my own entertainment. I know for sure that this blog will be VERY random!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Scientists discover world's smallest fish

Scientists have discovered the world's smallest fish on record in an acidic peat swamp in Indonesia, with a see-through body and a head that is unprotected by a skeleton, researchers said Wednesday.

Want to read more about it?

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

A New Era?

Well, as all of you may know, Disney bought Pixar in a $7.4 billion dollar deal. It seems that Ed Catmull was named President of the Combined Pixar and Disney Animation Studios and John Lasseter was named Chief Creative Officer; Steve Jobs is to Join Disney's Board of Directors!

I am very optimistic about this deal. With Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, and Steve Jobs at the wheel, this is almost surely a deal made to succeed.

If you would like to find out more, check out these sites
Ronnie del Carmen's Blog

I was reading a comment on a blog that gave me a good laugh, “You can buy a lot with $7.4 billion…”

Friday, January 20, 2006

Going for the goo

Ed Cussler, a professor at the University of Minnesota, won a Ig Nobel prize in 2005. For what? For doing research on syrup. No, no just syrup, but its affects on a swimmer. Does it slow you down or speed you up? Well, you can read about it here!

Now he is working on an artifical gill! A great quote, "I felf fine until I passed out."

Maybe I should change my major and go University of Minnesota! It would be worth it just to get this guy as a professor!

Wana find out more abour past winners of the Ig Nobel prize? Here are the winners!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Pixar: 20 Years of Animation

I happened to be in New York on Dec 26, so I got to catch MOMA's exhibit on Pixar. I was blown away! The way the art was presented was fun and engaging, and everyone seemed to be having fun! They had a wonderful audio tour with interviews of the directors and animators that was very informitive. What I loved so much about it was that everyone already new the characters, so there was already a connection between the people and the art.

They also had T.V.s showing the various shorts Pixar has made through there 20 years of history. There was always a big crowd gathered around them constantly laughing! I saw people standing there for almost an hour!

I also got to see a showing of One Man Band...I was blown away. It amazes me how Pixar created such vibrant characters, even though a word wasn't spoken by them, through expressions, music, and gestures.

If you are in NY, this exhibit is a must!

The museum posted the audio tour. The tour is accompanied by a Flash presentation of some of the images in the exhibit. Enjoy!