Wednesday, May 14, 2008


A pocket full of change,
An empty skeeball machine.
Fake moustache for me!

I wish today's missive was about a day spent playing skeeball. Sadly, it is not. In fact, I'm not certain what today's blog is about. It's one of those days wherein the mind jumps from item to item, never settling on one long enough to turn it into a blog entry. Thusly, I will instead give you a number of short thoughts on a variety of topics:
1) Everybody has a punk band. It's my long-standing belief (which I determined last Friday) that every person has one punk band that appeals to them. I recognize that not everybody likes punk music - in fact, most don't. However, with the glut of punk bands in the world today, I'm pretty certain that there is one band out there for each and every individual. It's kinda like a soul mate, but with more angst. Prove me wrong!

2) Guitar Hero IV is going to have a drum set. A drum set that's different from the drum set for Rock Band. A drum set that will not be interchangeable with the Rock Band drum set. Being that I already have a fake drum set taking up space in my living room, I will most likely not be buying a second drum set to take up even more space. Sorry, Guitar Hero IV, but I will not be banging the rhythms to your songs, even if you include Todd Rundgren songs.

3) The safety restraint system (SRS) light has gone on in the Honda Civic. This light is Honda's way of saying "your airbags and/or seat belts may or may not work." After looking around online, it appears that this light is also Honda's way of saying "be ready to fork $300-$900 over to get us to shut the light off." Tomorrow just might be a rough one.

4) I really like that "Paper Planes" song from M.I.A. That has me worried. Bang bang bang bang bang.

5) Honda robot conducts Detroit Symphony
The lights dimmed, the sold-out hall grew hushed and out walked the conductor — shiny, white and 4 feet, 3 inches tall.
ASIMO, a robot designed by Honda Motor Co., met its latest challenge Tuesday evening: Conducting the Detroit Symphony in a performance of "The Impossible Dream" from "Man of La Mancha."
"Hello, everyone," ASIMO said to the audience in a childlike voice, then waved to the orchestra.
As it conducted, it perfectly mimicked the actions of a conductor, nodding its head at various sections and gesturing with one or both hands. ASIMO took a final bow to enthusiastic shouts from the audience.
"It is absolutely thrilling to perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. This is a magnificent concert hall," ASIMO said.
"I'm glad that I'm able to step into this very dangerous line of work," ASIMO continued. "Perhaps tonight's trial is the first step in saving the lives of the thousands of humans that get killed orchestrating each year."




Walk | On | Red said...

I don't suppose you know if any video of this feat exists?

Joe Ferrari! said...

Walk | On | Red said...

Thank you!

I'll watch it tonight where my computer isn't blocked from fun sites like that.

Anonymous said...

Not everyone has a punk band. Just everyone in Uptown.

And that light on your Honda can be fixed for next to nothing by putting a piece of duct tape over it.


JKB said...

I got hooked on Paper Planes last fall when i heard the sample from the Clash in it. Nice choice.