Luda, will you be my dad?

Radio station Power 106 in LA has been inviting rappers to rap the children's book LLama Llama Red Pajama. I watched them all so you don't have to.

As old guys go, I'm on board with a lot of the rap that's bubbling these days (aka mumble/soundcloud rap, aka kids with red dreads and "Lil" in their name). But when it comes to Llama Llama, none of them kids can hold a candle to Ludacris who crushes it.

If you're looking for a little more autotuned R&B flair,  Kid Ink's version is worth checking out too.

Quaff like an Egyptian!

Travis Rupp is the special projects brewmaster for Avery Brewing Company in Boulder. He'll spend months researching an ancient culture to determine how they went about making beer. Then he'll replicate their process and product as closely as possible. He's created/re-created everything from Viking beer to Egyptian beer. Beer! Yay beer!

Mitch Hedberg: Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

Today is the birthday of my all-time favorite comedian. Mitch Hedberg was born on February 24th, 1968. Tragically, for him and the world, he passed on March 30th, 2005. Although he wasn't around long, his sense of silliness has had a profound effect on my worldview.

Some of his jokes are devastatingly funny. Others aren't funny at all. Oddly, it's his unfunny jokes that make me love him most. I considered naming this site "The Buoyancy of Citrus," after a line from one of his bits. I opted against it for too-many-damn-letters reasons. But it's served as a kind of mission statement none-the-less.

Happy Birthday Mitchell.

The human body is a neat contraption

This is an older clip of Les Twins, a dancing duo from France. Yes, they're twins. And although there are tons of videos of them doing their thing all over the internet, for whatever reason I've always liked this one best. 

The things our bodies are capable of, and our imaginations, continually astonish me.