Quote of the day: Wisdom = Ignorance

Thanks to my bud @DerekMarkham for sharing this quote via twitter yesterday.

A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.

~Gian Carlo Menotti

Sound of Music Flash Mob

I <3 flash mobs. Check out this awesome one that takes place inside Central Station in Antwerp, Belgium.

I’d love to be part of one someday. How about you?

Thanks to my friend Hilary for sharing this one.

Awesomeness: Someone Kilted the Nashville Nudies

As a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day joke, someone has gone and kilted the famous Nashville nudies in the Music Circle roundabout. Priceless!

Kudos to Nashvillest for the find and the pics.

Funny SEO Comics

The world of SEO can be a boring one, full of analysis, research, futility, and frustration. These funny SEO cartoons definitely help lighten the mood when stuck in analytics hell.

Here’s my favorite from the list. If you get it, you get it…

The fun-filled world of SEO

Let’s hear it for the New Dorks

Finally, we blogging, twittering, social media loving geeks who make our living on the interwebs have a corky (cool+dorky) theme song.

Let’s hear it for the New Doooo-ooooo-ooorks…

If Extraterrestrials don’t exist, why are there laws against them?

If you know me well at all, then you know I believe it is entirely possible that aliens exist…and I’ll explain why in a second.

Knowing this about me, my friend Josh (@heyjosh on twitter) sent me this random fact he stumbled on this morning:

If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16 1969, make it illegal for U.S.citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

Good question.

I did a small bit of digging and found this Snopes.com posting about this law, commonly referred to as “The ET Exposure Law”. According to Snopes,

The purpose of Title 14, Section 1211 of the CFR was not to “make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles”; the law allowed the government to prevent the possibility of biological contamination from pathogens carried to Earth by men and objects returning from space by enforcing a quarantine on any people, plant or animal life, or other material that had “touched directly or come within the atmospheric envelope of any other celestial body.”

Sure, the government could be using Snopes to help cover up the true meaning of this law…or it could just genuinely be a case of misinterpretation by alien enthusiasts.

As for me, I choose to believe in the likelihood that life exists beyond the bounds of our own celestial orb simply because it seems small minded and arrogant not to. In the great expanse of the cosmos, can you truly believe that we’re the ONLY life there is?

Maybe you do, which is cool. I just choose to reject your reality and replace it with my own.

[Image credit: Skott/flickr]

Awesomely geeky way to say “I’m sorry”

I saw this wonderful “I’m sorry” card on Geekologie earlier today and just had to share it.

First person to explain how Ctrl + Z would be an apropo apology to any geek worth their 8 GB of RAM wins a prize. Ok, so there’s really no prize, but there’s the respect of all Geekdom.

awesome I'm Sorry card for a geek

You can buy some at PaperWheel’s Etsy shop…when they come available again.

LEGO Lightsaber Duel

The folks over at Geekologie have uncovered an unbelievable LEGO stop motion lightsaber battle of epic proportions. I dare you not to watch it…

And if that weren’t awesome enough on its own, I give you the Darth Vader disco ball, via DVICE

Quote of the day: Screw ‘em

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

~Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss

Laser Cat

WTF? This is awesome. Fear the wrath of his laser equipped kitty.


The sad thing is that I remember this old photo backdrop and I’m pretty sure there is a dated school picture of me in front of it as well.


Laser Cat via AwkwardFamily