Monday, September 29, 2008

OK Go and their Happy Treadmill Dance

Need cheering up? Don't mind listening to a bit of rock music? Watch this coordinated treadmill dance by the group OK Go. It never fails to put a smile on my face.

Then, if you really loved it and can appreciate the work that went into it, imagine, for a moment, that you are in high school (say, for example, Granbury High School, Granbury, Texas, USA) and it's the talent show, and you are able to increase your popularity by doing this:

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Saturday, September 27, 2008


The Night Googler has limited time and energy, and must make the tough decisions when it comes to choosing what to watch. J. J. Abrams new show Fringe made it onto the radar. I'm interested in all things J. J., especially in the leadup to his upcoming Star Trek movie. My greatest fear is that his star will drop due to shoddy projects, and Fringe is the start of that possible decline.

First off, the Night Googler is not a big fan of the X Files, although I have enjoyed those few episodes I watched. Fringe appears to be a copy of this format, with lots of wisecracks, gray area science, and illogic. It's like they took all the bits of Lost I don't like and spun off a new show from those dregs. Granted, I am making a snap judgement after watching 25 minutes of the first episode. But sometimes the Night Googler has to be ruthless.

So I'm not going to watch any more. Goodbye, Anna Torv, and good luck to you. I'll miss your confused and worried expressions.

Monday, September 22, 2008

B&B Benedetto Diotti

(The Night Googler reserves the right to blog about anything the Googler wants to blog about, hence this entry).

Recently, we had a hankering to see the Duomo in Milan (Italy), but did not want to pay the exhorbitant Euro prices for hotel rooms. While looking for a B&B (Bed and Breakfast) in or near Milan, I found some, but there were no reviews. We chose B&B Benedetto Diotti. Located a short bus and train ride from the city centre, the friendly and obliging host of this B&B will make you feel at home. The two dogs in the garden are friendly and will help to make you feel secure, as will the locked gate.

The B&B is located in suburban Milan; there are some shops within walking distance, but the larger shops are a very short bus ride away. Fortunately, your culinary needs for lunch and dinner can be sated completely by the talented people at Acqua Azzurra, a family-run restaurant just a couple of doors away. The pasta dishes are amazing!

This B&B's host has very limited English, so if you really want to force yourself to learn enough Italian to communicate, this is the place to go.

I highly recommend this B&B as a budget way of disovering Milan and Italy.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Teach yourself to speak with a British accent

This woman thinks that if you can say been, again, and garage, you are well on your way to sounding British.
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