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Weekend Diversion: Ninja Warrior!

Nothing to do with astronomy or physics (except for the perils of gravity), but this TV show is hilarious: Ninja Warrior. I don’t get the channel G4 here in Tucson with expanded cable, but this is basically the Japanese version of the American Gladiators event: The Eliminator! If you have some time to waste, watch…

Weekend Diversion: Karate Chops

I remember being a kid and taking karate lessons. How cool was it to go somewhere for the purpose of learning how to kick ass? It was fun, of course, and one of the things you learned how to do was to attack (strike, kick, and punch) with your entire body, not just with your…

Sometimes I wonder if I’m going to need to learn video editing to make this outreach thing work. I might do well to follow the lead of this guy, who’s a Norwegian named Lasse Gjertsen, and who’s posted a video of him “playing drums and piano.” Well, playing drums and piano kinda. But damn, I…

Weekend Diversion: The smartest fish ever?

So I am preparing an audition video to be Dangerman this weekend, which will go up on youtube and get posted here next week. In the meantime, as promised for the weekend, I have a new weekend diversion for you: the archer fish, a.k.a. toxotes jaculatrix (hee hee). But what makes it so cool? Oh,…