Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tune in to the 2010 Ig® Nobel Prize

I just finished listening to episode 78 of Skeptically Speaking in which Desiree Schell interviewed the creator of the Ig® Nobel Prize Marc Abrahams. For those who aren't familiar with the event here is a short description from the website:
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology.
The event will be live streamed from youtube tomorrow.  Be sure to catch it if you can.  If anything little Miss Sweety Poo is sure to be an entertaining time keeper for the event.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

NIN - five track album sampler for The Social Network

Mr. Reznor has done it again.  A nice 5 track sampler of the soundtrack to The Social Network movie for immediate download.  I'm listening to the tracks now and really enjoying them.  Three out of the five are instrumental only so far but that sits well with me.  I actually really enjoy listening to the instrumental tracks from NIN and Godspeed you! black emperor when I'm working on tedious stuff at the computer.