Thursday, December 28, 2006


Some links for your end-of-2006 enjoyment.

Here's a photo of an IBM hard drive--from 1956! 5MB of storage power and it weighed over a ton. Thanks to Digg (and Jessie Leimkuehler), you can see it here.

I don't write about football very often, but you guys know that I follow both college and pro football closely. And since I live within about three hours of Dallas, Terrell Owens acting like an ass has been a major part of the sports section all year. If you want to know how bad it's gotten for T.O. in Dallas, just read this column that appeared today in the Dallas Morning News. They're tired of his act and it didn't even take a season to wear out his welcome.

Here's a link from Sirius to an amazing video of an octopus changing color to blend into its background. It's remarkable, and you can watch it here.

DQ reader Michael sent me a link to a site called Will it Blend?, which is a promotional site for Blendtec blenders. They have a series of very funny videos where they grind up all kinds of things in their blenders--hockey pucks, Barbie dolls, crowbars, oyster shells, you name it. Just go to the "Don't Try This At Home" link off the front page.

Dave Kramer wrote a thoughtful but pointed commentary about downloadable purchases for the 360 and how Microsoft's practice of licensing content to a console is a disaster waiting to happen. Read it here.

It's just what you've been looking for--a video from Japanese television in the 70's that features samuari, mariachi, Spiderman, and Power Rangers. It's got to be a strong contender for the worst three minutes of television in history, and you can see it here.

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