Alternative energy on steroids

Alternative energy on steroids – “Lightning in Humid Regions Could Be Harvested for Energy” #eco

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

Yes, yes.  This is a cover of Queen’s (in)famous 1975 “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Muppets.  Yes, Jim Hanson’s Muppets.  Yes, I am totally serious.  Oh, and it isn’t half bad.

When you’re under siege online, take your fight online

When you’re under siege online, take your fight online – “Respond when Social Media Attacks Your Brand” #socialmedia

The Triangle

Juggling impresario Michael Moschen proves that the oft-maligned triangle musical “instrument” is not just for chuck-wagons anymore.  In this video he transforms a giant triangle and three balls into a spectacular piece of visual and musical art.


Human hay bale

This is one of those things that really makes me wonder if the human race is much closer to extinction than scientists believe.  Basically this guy jumps out of a tractor that’s pulling a hay baler across a field, strips off his clothes and jumps into the baler.  Why would he do this?  No idea.  Why did he have to be naked to do it? No idea.  Why do I care?  No idea.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Everyone remembers the moment from Ghostbusters when Dr. Ray Stantz – unable to keep his mind blank – chooses the form of their destructor when he imagines “something that could never, ever possibly destroy” them: the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.  Now the Stay Pufts come in a delicious, caffeinated form.  With 100 mg of caffeine each, you can throw a few of these into your breakfast cereal and a cool half-dozen in your coffee to get your day off on the right foot.  Washing them down with Red Bull is not recommended.

Walk on water with liquid mountaineering

I’m not sure how to introduce this next bit other than to say that the last time someone walked on water he was deemed the son of God and the rest is – as they say – history.  Seriously though, this emerging sport is downright incredible and I would imagine with specialized footwear and improvements in technique this might actually go somewhere:

AT&T 1993 “You Will” commercials

Do you remember the “You Will” commercials from AT&T?  I do and not because they were so amazing (although in hindsight they do seem remarkably accurate).  I had started an Internet company with a few friends in 1993 and I remember thinking that if half of what AT&T was touting was going to come to fruition, then I made the right decision to follow that dream:

Top posts for week ending 28-Aug

This week represents the most heavily trafficked week for The Road Not Taken and not coincidentally Tuesday was (by far) the most popular day in the brief history of this blog.  Additionally, August has already surpassed all of the previous months to also be the most popular as well.  It looks like some of the changes I’ve made to the format and content types have been paying dividends:

  1. A cyclone of minor annoyances
  2. Echo smart pen by Livescribe
  3. Master Lock, master innovators
  4. Mattel’s Tommy Burst detective set
  5. Insane Roger Federer trickshot
  6. KeyTool Keyring Multi-tool
  7. Canon 7D vs. Barbie Video Girl
  8. World yo-yo championship first place win
  9. Solving the Rubik’s Cube while skydiving
  10. Massive (and insanely stupid) fireworks

Enjoy your weekend!

The age of on-demand entertainment is truly upon us

The age of on-demand entertainment is truly upon us – “Netflix soars as Blockbuster plans bankruptcy” #movies