Southern Man

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Southern Man is way, way behind on his Lost viewing. Fortunately, this family was kind enough to post this recap of the series, so far...

Southern Man hopes this answers all of your Lost questions. But if it doesn't, here's a longer recap...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Movie Review - Avatar

Southern Man left Avatar with the nagging feeling that he'd seen it before. explains...

And of course the obligatory Avatar / Pocahontas Trailer Mash-Up...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ancient Technology

Since Southern Man is a techno geek and also teaches astronomy from time to time, he finds the so-called Antikythera Mechanism - a two-thousand-year-old astronomical calculator - to be extremely cool. Here's a video of a working model of the device demonstrated by the man who constructed it.

Southern Man bows before alpha geek Michael Wright, former curator of Mechanical Engineering at the London Science Museum and currently at Imperial College in London.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pink Rhapsody

Another great cover of a great song...

This time by Pink, from their recent Australian tour.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Elvis Is Everywhere

In celebration of The King's birthday...

Monday, January 04, 2010


Southern Man imagines that in many families it is something of a bittersweet milestone when the first of your offspring spread their wings and leave the nest to make their way in the world. Not so in the case of his unemployed, dropout (well, expelled), substance-abusing teenage son, who has been evicted from his new apartment and as of tonight is, for all practical purposes, living on the street. Southern Man and his ex helped him pack, and without going into details let's just say that it was not a happy time for anyone.