linky linky friday

– More than you wanted to know about that awesome “I’m on a horse” Old Spice commercial. It was all done in one shot! Also, the guy played in the NFL for 4 years, which explains why he’s so ridiculously well-built.

Bloom Energy came out of hiding this week with an appearance on 60 Minutes and a big press conference. They sell “energy servers” that produce electricity from either natural gas or biomass. At first, I didn’t understand why this was a big deal, but producing electricity right next to the building that uses is it considerably more efficient than having to transmit it over power lines. Wal-Mart, Google, and eBay are already using the servers.

– Terry O’Quinn (plays Locke on Lost) is pitching a primetime show with Michael Emerson (plays Ben on Lost) where they’re suburban hitmen or something. The rational side of me thinks that there is no way this will happen and be any good, but the more optimistic side thinks this could be super awesome!

Home energy assessments are awesome, which makes me a little irritated because I’ve been trying to get one through Austin Energy and they never email or call me back. Sigh.

Decoding the manifesto of that Austin guy who flew his plane into an IRS building last week.

– Very sweet ad for wearing your seatbelt

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