Friday, December 28, 2007

Corey Haim: Me, Myself, and I

Vanity video produced by Corey Haim in the 90's to convince the press and potential employers that his days as a drug-addled idiot were behind him. Too bad he was clearly on drugs while producing this video.
On music:
"I'm into that funky, hip, pop, jam thing."
On love:
"What does kissing really mean to me? To me, if you feel when you kiss a girl, that certain feeling of dolphins like swimming through your bloodstream and those good tingles inside your stomach... I don't think there's anything better than kissing because it basically comes to I guess the word 'love'."

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Ten years ago this night, our generation's brightest star lost his battle with coke, heroin, scotch, hookers, kielbasa, and pork ribs. Out of respect, I ask that you take some time this evening to remember Chris Farley. For me, that means drinking Olde English and youtubing "Chris Farley". For you, it may mean something different.

From wikipedia:

Attending Farley's funeral proved to be unbearable for some; most notably absent was his former SNL castmate and frequent film co-star David Spade. Spade was later quoted as saying that he did not attend Farley's funeral because he "could not be in a room where Farley was in a box."



This is the greatest mearns/elf flash related video you will ever see -

Monday, December 17, 2007

André Tits

Title: Professor
Areas/Affiliations: ECE, ISR
Phone: (301)405-3669
Office: 2271 A.V. Williams


André L. Tits was born in Verviers, Belgium on April 13, 1951. He received the `Ingénieur Civil' degree from the University of Liège, Belgium and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, all in Electrical Engineering, in 1974, 1979, and 1980, respectively.

Since 1981, Dr. Tits has been with the University of Maryland, College Park. Currently, he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and he holds a permanent joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research. He was awarded the Clark School of Engineering Faculty Service Award in 2000. He has held visiting positions at the University of California, Berkeley, at the Lund Institute of Technology, at INRIA, at the Catholic University of Louvain at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and at the Australian National University.

Dr. Tits received a 1985 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the Mathematical Programming Society and of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

From July 1998 to April 2005, Dr. Tits was the Editor for Technical Notes and Correspondence of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Since September 2005, he has been the Editor for Rapid Publications of Automatica.

Research Interests:

Dr. Tits' main research interests lie in various aspects of numerical optimization, optimization-based system design and robust control with emphasis on numerical methods. In addition to carrying out fundamental research work in these areas, researchers in Dr. Tits' group have developed several software packages. Especially popular is FSQP, a tandem of sophisticated software suites for nonlinear constrainted optimization, in use at over 1000 sites around the world.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

Leonard Nemoy was never one to be outdone by Shatner. Let's all remember that. 

Scene from "The Rock", starring Nicholas Cage

Goodspeed: Sorry, we got off on the wrong foot. Let's talk music. Do you like the Elton John song, "Rocket Man"?

Captain Darrow: I don't like soft ass shit!

Goodspeed: Oh, you don't, oh. Well, I was only asking because that's you. You're the rocket man.

Captain Darrow: No!

[Goodspeed fires the rocket with Darrow right in front of it. He gets shot out of the building and gets impaled on a nearby pole.]

Chris Elliott's Rocketman

Cereal Prank

William Shatner's Rocketman

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sloth Puddle

I'm not sure why, but something about this sloth's swimming style is incredibly amusing to me. He looks like one of those old ladies at the pool who you think is always about to drown. He's pushing like one teaspoon of water with each stroke, bless his heart.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Barack OBollywood

Best dunk attempt ever

Thumbs Up: Episode 7

David Choe is our favorite Korean American ex-criminal genius artist. He is also our favorite daring world traveler, who has tackled trips that would make most men turn and run in terror. He's the guy who traveled deep into the jungles of the Congo on The Vice Guide to Travel DVD, for god's sake.

For the first season of his VBS series Thumbs Up!, David traveled from coast to coast across America — hitchhiking and hopping freight trains the whole way.

Creepy Baby Hands - The Soap

Weng Weng