Monday, July 23, 2001

I Knew It Wasn't Just a Waste of Time

Slashdot has posted a link to an interesting article regarding a study which claims that playing video games may actually make kids smarter. Finally, something to counter all the negative publicity that the video games have been receiving. Now I can justify my time spent on Diablo II as self-improvement.

On a different note...these ads somehow seem to be suggesting a different reason than the one they state. What do you think they might be trying to say?

Now...get your stinkin' paws off me, you damn, dirty ape.

Friday, July 06, 2001

A Neat Place for Monkeys is one of the most interesting sites I have found. Briefly, it describes how various items, like electromagnets and digital cameras, work. I particularly enjoyed the explanation about water guns.

In case anyone is interested, you can register for the site and newletter. If you do, be sure to use as the referring email so I can win big prizes. :)

Tuesday, July 03, 2001

Pentathlon Insanity

This past weekend, I also took part in the tail end of insanity. My brother and his friends decided to have a "pentathlon" where they would play an hour and a half each of five sports over the course of a day. Early morning, they started with volleyball, followed by basketball and baseball. I didn't join in until it was time for soccer. After running around with these people, I was glad that I was unable to join them sooner; soccer was enough to tire me to the point of dropping from exhaustion. It was fun, of course, but required much more exertion than normal (since I really almost never play sports.) Thankfully the fifth event was Whirlyball and didn't require much effort. Mucho fun. Anyways, five sports is a bit much and I am amazed by those who were there the whole day. Crazy.

Monday, July 02, 2001

I saw A.I. this weekend. It was a good movie, yet strange. I felt that it went on a little too long at the end and became a bit silly. Anyways, the special effects were done well enough that you didn't doubt that the robots were robots. You know, the best special effects are the ones you don't notice and don't think about.

And just to ruin it for anyone who doesn't know the secret of "Planet of the Apes": IT'S MADE OF PEOPLE!!!...oh, wait...nevermind...

Oh, and thank you all for your valuable input on the poll. Looking at the results leads me to believe that I should never have given the silly options. But, what can I expect from a group I refer to as the Silly Monkeys? Live and learn, I suppose. :)