Monthly Archives: January 2009

A different kind of caution sign


Two electronic signs intended to warn motorists of road construction in Austin, Texas were changed by hackers on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. (Chris Nakshima-brown/AP)



‘one for the other thumb’

Some genius decided to take Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” and change the lyrics a bit. The result is much better than some of the other Steelers parodies I’ve seen out there. Check out the website to listen to the whole song as well as a transcript of the lyrics.

Steelers Pep Rally

The Pittsburgh Zoo gets ready for the Super Bowl!

Obama’s Inauguration Speech

Obama’s Inauguration Speech: in graphic form:

Source: Brandy Agerbeck

Stripes with Plaid

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.

-Albert Einstein

A Bird’s View of the Inauguration

aerial inauguration

This satellite photo provided by GeoEye shows the National Mall in Washington, DC, during the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol on January 20 2009. (Geoeye/AFP – Getty Images)

There’s apparently an interactive high-quality version of this photo, but I can’t view it because it’s not mac-friendly. Really? We’re still in that stone age?


From today’s venti hot chocolate:

Our prejudices arise from the fear of things we do not understand. If my generation has a single goal, it must be to promote education — education that advances us not only technologically, but also intuitively and emotionally. In today’s fast-paced world, advancing has to mean more than scientific discovery; it is our responsibility to force ourselves beyond our comfort zones and become knowledgeable about the people around us.

– Jessica Arden Ettinger, Starbucks customer and student at the University of Virginia