I put together a roster of all ten octopuses I've had since 1998. The dates show one year because that is their life span. The stories you're reading about Paul the pyschic octopus having died at 2 1/2 are false. There were more than one Paul, and this last one probably only lived for six months. (Click to embiggen.)
A while back The Boy and I installed this free screen cleaning program, called Screen Cleaner Pro (free download!), that restored the brightness of your monitor. It looked convincing and even took several minutes to run, as a cleaning rag icon worked its way across your screen. It was a hoax, and worked about as well as this one.
Bill Maher says the next rich person who publicly complains about being vilified by the Obama administration must be publicly vilified by the Obama administration.
Hump day musical interlude: The second largest aquarium in the world, set to music. They actually have whale sharks in this exhibit.
Did you know that lemurs on Madagascar have two tongues? I didn’t either, until a boiled Japanese bean told me. There’s a whole bunch of other bean-delivered trivia at the mameshiba website. (Mameshibas are dog/bean hybrids, in case you’re wondering.)
Movie Rating: Before watching Boondock Saints II, I read up on the pillorying critics did to it on Rotten Tomatoes. I like the first one, and liked this one even more, with a feeling of watching a ballet of violence that surpassed anything John Woo could come up with. Although the real star of the original was Willem Dafoe, and he was barely used here. 4 starfish out of 5. Here's Ebert's dissing of it.