A while back I featured this Lego ball machine from Japan.
Well, this one (also from Japan) is twice as insane.
It may even be from the same guy.
(Hat tip: Lou Anders‘ Facebook page.)
Every now and then you see an item outside your sphere of collecting interests at a good price and go “I want that!” This is one of those times.
Bought in a lot with:
Among the areas I occasionally contemplate starting book collections in are the early history of Apple Computer and the original cast of Saturday Night Live. (Warning: Get off my lawn ahead.) I know that Saturday Night Live is about as edgy as a bowling ball these days, but the original SNL was groundbreaking, daring and funny as hell. So when I saw this in that 70% off sale I bought so many SF books in, I snapped it up. Bought for $40.49.
Though Radner was the best female cast member in the original cast, the Roseanne Roseannadanna character was far from her best bit (see the Judy Miller Show, where she plays a hyperactive girl for that), but she died young enough that books signed by her are not particularly common.
Two tidbits on Alan Zweibel:
Here’s the official trailer for Cold in July, the film based on the Joe R. Lansdale novel starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnston.
I hear Joe himself is pleased with it, and his daughter Kasey has a song on the soundtrack.
Penny Arcade Expo is coming to San Antonio January 23-25, 2015. No venue was announced, but I can’t imagine they can hold that monster in anything smaller than the convention center, since PAX Prime in Seattle has drawn as many as 70,000 participants.
This is what they call “a big deal.” And unlike Worldcon, expect most of the attendees to be under 30 rather than over 50…
The creator of Office Space, Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill has a new (live action) TV show on HBO called Silicon Valley.
The first episode is up free:
I’ve seen about half of it. It’s reasonably funny, but some of the geek characters are a bit too cliched…
Given that 2Cellos‘s first video here already nearly 15,000,000 million hits, there’s a good chance that you’ve already seen the bad boys of Croatian classical music cover AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” If not, you’re in for a treat:
But only about half a million have seen their equally impressive (if less showy) cover of U2′s “Where the Streets Have No Name.”
Dwight’s linking of this piece on accordions got me listening to my favorite album featuring accordions, Paul Simon’s Graceland, one of the all time great albums. I was vaguely aware that a 25th Anniversary edition had come out, and poking around online I find that a documentary on the album had come out last year, all of which is available online.
If you like the album, ths documentary is well worth your time.
There’s still some Sunday left, so here’s Center of the Sun again with “Home”.