Memegrabber: Interview with Pete Berg of Pie Heaven

When it comes to entertainment, I am a lazy, lazy man. By the time I’m defeated enough to spend my evening watching YouTube videos of cats eating people food or Eastern European men explaining their kooky hobbies in song, I’m not in the mood to actually go and type in a search box and click on the thingy and do the, uh… sigh.  Luckily, there’s Pie Heaven.  Pete Berg comes through with a deft mouse hand to embed the choicest cuts into a fun little blog that works like a Cliff’s Notes to the neat little videos of the web.  And for that, I could see no better tribute than to immortalize him in the web’s other vernacular: clumsy speed Photoshop. I aimed a few questions at the man recently: TITLE: How did you get started with this? Was it always more of a public-facing page or more of a […]

Somehow It’s Thursday Already (001)

Aw man.  Somehow my primary responsibilities at work have gone from Pretending to be Awake to Pretending to be Busy.  Definitely cuts out a lot of internetting.  I was meaning to read these but… you know how it goes.  Give the comments section some love and fill me in, will ya? Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama.  Or how to best spend money to get the middle class to screw themselves and the poor to whip themselves in a lather defending the privileges of the rich. Brain Coprocessors: The need for operating systems to help brains and machines work together Make mine Windows ME. Fake Tickets, Scorching Heat: Inside Story of Disneyland’s Disastrous Debut Theme parks gone awry has been a favorite topic since I started reading George Saunders. The New Big Tobacco: Inside Canada’s underground tobacco industry Agriculture + Crime is always a […]

Ted The Caver

Ted the Caver. It’s the story of a caver who comes across something terrifying on an spelunking adventure. The story unfolds on a website done in the early 2000’s (its even on Angelfire!) almost like if the Blair Witch Project was a website and not a movie. Ending with a 404 error with a promise of more information is brilliant. Turns out the story originally by Thomas Lera in 1987 (but is set in the early 2000’s) who pens horror and sci-fi stories on the the name “John Rowlands.” Lera is very interested in caves and speleophilately or the study of caves on stamps, covers, and cancelations. Yes, some people’s interests are more specific than yours. I found the PDF of the original short story “The Fear of Darkness” on my computer and its a good read if you enjoy the Ted the Caver site. There’s something though about the interactivity […]