Doughnuts In November

On Saturday November 3rd one of Mexico’s greatest bands Doughnuts in November (DIN) played a Halloween Party at the Creative Treehouse in Bellevue, PA. Here are a few pictures from the show.

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I asked them if they were just wearing the masks because it was an Halloween party. Doug Dickens, the lead singer simply replied, “What masks”? You can learn more about this band at their MySpace page.

The two other bands that played the event were, Children of October (COO) and the Shutouts. This was my first time seeing the Shutouts and I was impressed. They played a good mix of originals and obscure covers to keep it interesting. COO played a good set too, but they forgot to play one of the crowd favorites. I guess I will have to wait till next time to hear it.

Rumor has it that there will be some video of the Shutouts from the event coming out soon. Just keep checking their myspace for updates. Also, the bassist in DIN has some yummy looking pants, could they be baconpants?

Bacon or Life: I Pick Bacon!

A friend of mine told me about some new research that came out about bacon causing cancer. I almost didn’t believe it. I know bacon can’t be good for you, but actually causing a cancer? That is something I needed to see to believe.

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To find the report I went to Bacon Unwrapped, I knew if something like this was going down, Heather would know about it. Sure enough she wrote a nice witty post about it already. Here is one of the best quotes from the article.

And as far as I’m concerned, if I’m contemplating the difference between eating bacon and living to the age of 80 or cutting bacon out of my diet and living to 85, then pass me another bacon wrapped shrimp and put the funeral home on alert.” – Heather of Bacon Unwrapped

Looks like I am going to be making a call to the funeral home too. Since eating a burger without bacon is blasphemy I will still have to eat it. Blasphemy is something no one should have to live with.

Mr. Pickles at Sunset Beach

I was thinking about what I could post today and I got a funny idea to use Google image search to make a postcard. What I would do is search for two random nouns and a place. Then whatever appears on the first set of results I have to make a postcard out of.

The first noun I searched was “bacon” and I saved the first image. I then used “pickles” for my next search term and saved the first one that came up also. Lastly for the place I typed in “sunset beach” and saved the first usable looking picture which happened to be the fourth one. After my last search I opened up Photoshop and began to work. After about 5 minutes this is what I whipped up.

Mr Pickles at Sunset Beach

What would make this more fun is if people sent me search terms or links to images to use to make a postcard. If you do decide to do that, remember I need two nouns and one place.

One Last Reason to Wear your Costume

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This weekend I’m heading out to the Creative Treehouse in Bellevue, for one last reason to wear my Halloween Costume. Here is a quick rundown of the Haunted Treehouse event. It starts at 7:30pm Saturday, Nov. 3rd. It will include a pumpkin carving competition, with giveaways for the most creative pumpkin, in addition to a Halloween-themed art gallery. Costumes are encouraged, with a cover charge of $3 with costume, or $5 without. Treats and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided. BYOB is welcomed by anyone 21 and over. There will also be live music. Just check out this post or creativetreehousepgh.com for more information.

Say “Superfast Pulsing Laser” Five Times Fast

A father and son team destroys a common virus with a superfast pulsing laser, without killing healthy cells. The father has a background in physics and the son’s background is in biology.

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Their laser technique could shatter the protein shell of the tobacco mosaic virus, leaving behind only a harmless mucus-like mash of molecules. This was only done in a test tube, but they plan on doing tests in animals and humans in the future.

This sounds like science fiction, but just read the article yourself at wired.com. You never know, one day when your mom yells at you for going to a rave, you can just tell her you’re doing it for your health.

Hackers Install OS X Leopard on a PC

osxonpc2.jpgThat’s right! The New Mac OS has only been out for a few days and its already hacked so it can be installed on almost any computer. If you read this post it will tell you how you can do it in three steps.

I don’t understand why Apple wouldn’t release their OS to everyone on a PC or Mac system. If they did do it, just think how fast Apple would take over the market. The main reason people switch is because of the great operation system. Don’t get me wrong, the hardware is great too but that is just part of it.

But maybe I just answered my own question. The main reason Apple wouldn’t release it to all PCs is because they make more money off of people also buying the hardware too, not just the OS. Or, would they make more money selling the OS to Mac and PC users? I am sure they have their reasons but in the meantime it’s nice to know if you really wanted to, you could install OS X on that crappy Dell you have sitting around.