About Phillip

Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

HD Test

Can someone play this video on an HD monitor in full screen mode or on an HD TV and tell me how it looks? It’s a 720p HD video of honey bees on a dandelion. Make sure to switch to the 720p setting first.

The video looks great on my standard def monitor (much better than the standard def version), though I noticed an audio drop out at one point. I’m not sure what’s up with that.

Via Mud Songs.

The Family Guy Strikes Back

In honour of the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, let’s take a look at one of the funniest parodies of it I’ve ever seen.

Something, Something, Something Dark Side is the Family Guy’s not-made-for-TV spoof of “The Empire Strikes Back.” I recommend it for people who enjoy “The Family Guy” TV show but don’t bother watching it every week. I sat there at times and didn’t know how to react to the weirdness I was watching, but when did laugh, I had to press the pause button because I was laughing so hard. (It doesn’t hurt to be familiar with the original movie too.)

(This is a recycled post.)