24: Silence and Solemnity

After my post yesterday, I’ve been thinking a lot about 24 and some of the best moments of the show. Sadly, many of these are horrible, horrible moment when beloved characters are killed off.

Now, one of the signature devices of 24 is the iconic clock that displays the time and ominously ticks leading in and out of commercial breaks and ending each episode. I’m sure you’ve seen it, or at the very least, i’m sure you’ve seen a parody of it.

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Shooting Fireworks

This past weekend was Independence Day weekend here in the United States.  It’s the day we celebrate our nation’s declaration of freedom with displays of fireworks!  Fireworks can be beautiful, and until this year, I had never tried to take photographs of them before.  I like the results I got!  Check out a selected gallery on imgur.

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The MediaFiles Podcast – Episode 003: Bacon Bullets!

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It’s Episode Three of The MediaFiles Podcast!

In this episode, The MediaFiles discuss Daft Punk‘s new album Random Access Memories, Google Play, the fact that Edward Snowden just doesn’t matter, Minecraft, Bacon-based warfare, the Ouya vs. Project Shield and why you shouldn’t go out and see any movies right now (unless you like that sort of thing!)

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In the studio today are:
Jesse D. Crichton
Ryan Pease
Thomas Mottl
Ray Corsetti
Matt Turner

Make sure to check out Pease Point Photography on the web.

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And Splintered Humanity Productions!
Music generously provided via Creative Common by:
Dan-O at http://danosongs.com

White House Issues Response to Plea for Metric System: “Yeah, whatever, do what you want…”

So, back in December, a petition was created to make the metric system the official system for measuring everything in the US.  It makes a lot of sense.  The US is one of only THREE countries – the other two being Liberia and Burma (Great company!) – to have not officially adopted the metric system as the standard!

The answer from the White House?  They claim that our “customary units” are based on a metric standard anyway.  They also claim that all people and businesses in the USA are free to use any system they like (#murrica!), and the only reason we don’t use the metric system is because people don’t want to use the metric system.  Furthermore, if we want to make the change, then we should go ahead and do it!  Start using metric for everything, and maybe it’ll catch on!

Yeah…  Screw you, too, buddy!

Here’s the official response:

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