How much cello can I get for $500? is a recent post on MetaFilter that caught my eye: a few years ago I woke up from a dream with an aspiration to learn to play the cello. I even priced them (they’re expensive), but didn’t get one, yet. I taught myself how to play the guitar, so I figure a cello shouldn’t be that much different: the number of strings, its height and weight, and how to play it (no strumming). Yeah, it’s a lot different, but I still want one.
This is an old article, but I just stumbled on it: Why aren’t there more ‘G’ movies?
John Colvin, a father of two, believes Hollywood needs to be more aware of an underserved audience. “They don’t make enough movies for me to take my wife and kids to,” he says.
I don’t go to movies often, but I would if I could take my children. Unfortunately, there are only a few children movies released annually, and one of those was so boring my daughter wanted to leave, which we did (that movie was Robots). Yes, there are a lot of children movies available for purchase and rental, but it isn’t the same; going to a theater with a four year old is fun, frustrating, exciting, and often hilarious (if not for you then for parents around you).
I hate the phrase “… enough profit”. How much is “enough”? Stupid capitalism.
, describes how to copy the contents of a commercial DVD video. For backups purposes only, of course.
Phillip: is this how you do it?
Space: 1999 – Set One- 1st six episodes of series (DVD) is my first ebay listing, and it’s for Phillip; he owns the DVD. He’s too lazy to create a PayPal account for payments. It took me 45 minutes to create the listing; you have to specify shipping options, images, payment instructions; and ebay tacks on lots of little charges for stupid shit like the listing’s layout, bigger images, and lots of other stuff. I only posted it because they have a sale on today: 10 cents to post anything. I remember when posting stuff used to be free.
I’ve never been a fan of squash, but this stuff is fantastic. I love it. Can’t get your kids to eat their veggies? Serve them up some spaghetti squash, don’t tell them it’s not spaghetti, and then watch them eat it up. All you do is cut the spaghetti squash in half (which is the trickiest part); remove the seeds; place it in a baking dish uncovered; cook it for about an hour at 350 degrees F; scoop it out with a fork (and watch it instantly transform itself into spaghetti); and then serve it up like you would any regular noodle or pasta dish. A large squash should feed 4 people; a medium is enough for 2. It looks like a thin noodle, more like spaghettini than spaghetti. It’s moist, so it doesn’t require much sauce if you’re adding sauce, and it doesn’t sit heavy in your stomach like some pastas. For me, the best thing about it is that it doesn’t taste much like squash, not any squash I’ve ever tasted anyway, and it feels like spaghetti.
We sauteed our spaghetti squash with olive oil and garlic, and served it with butter and freshly ground pepper. I know I’m giving it all way here, but you should watch the video anyway (3.5min, 3.3mb), and see how cool this stuff is.