Another dimension. Another Dimension. And now that you mention, another dimension!

Blog | Jan. 31, 2007

Rob Bryanton, for his new book, Imagining the Tenth Dimension offers up a quick Flash tutorial that takes the viewer from the first to the tenth (and final?) dimension, and the viewer’s brain from a functioning organ to complete mush:

…in the biggest picture possible, we could say that the 4th dimension is a line that joins the big bang to one of the possible endings to our universe.

Now entering the seventh dimension, we’re about to imagine a line that treats the sixth dimension as if it were a single point. To do that, we have to imagine all possible timelines which could’ve started from our big bang, joined to all the possible endings of our universe — a concept which we often refer to as infinity — and treat them all as a single point.

So for us, a point in the 7th dimension would be infinity — all possible timelines.”

I could understand 10 dimensions, but 11 would just be silly. Once you start tacking on extra dimensions to string theory, you start to get into the dangerous territory of “Meme-Theory”, in which the different ways of conceptualizing the known universe all start getting their own dang dimensions.

A Kinda Patton Christmas

| Jan. 25, 2007

A couple of raisin cakes thought they’d filter the spirit of giving through Patton Oswalt’s CD Feelin’ Kinda Patton. Yes, they even included an issue of Piss Drinkers magazine and the ever-popular Carvel’s Kris Kringle Pummeled Cake.

There’s a part of the album where Patton talks about Robert Evans’ autobiography, and he says “if you can find the book on tape, GET IT.” So I thought I would try to do just that, and get it for Jackson for Christmas. Well, once I got that, I started thinking about Stella D’Oro Breakfast Treats and all the other items Patton mentions, and thought about how funny it would be to get them all

See it all in their Flickr photo set found via Pop Candy, by way of Todd.

Internet by Tim Berners-Lee

(Just want to make sure I gave adequate credit.)

R2-D2: intergalactic badass

| Jan. 15, 2007

Todd recently forwarded me a link to a reinterpretation of the Star Wars trilogy. This reinterpretation manages to incorporate the prequels in a novel way that ultimately flips the whole series on its head.

“If we accept all the Star Wars films as the same canon, then a lot that happens in the original films has to be reinterpreted in the light of the prequels. As we now know, the rebel Alliance was founded by Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Bail Organa. What can readily be deduced is that their first recruit, who soon became their top field agent, was R2-D2.”

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