PAgent’s Progress

Words Are My Favorite Toys

October 2nd, 2006

At the Ends of the Earth

This is a great little short by Russian animator Konstantin Bronzit. It was released in 1999, and received nearly 70 awards.

September 29th, 2006

Music Video Madness

Men at Work edition. Although often referred to as a “One Hit Wonder”, Men At Work actually had several moderately successful songs in the U.S.

Men At Work - Down Under (Popup version)

Men At Work - It’s A Mistake

Men At Work - Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive

Men At Work - Overkill

September 27th, 2006

I’m pretty fussy about how I sleep, too

This clip is completely adorable.

September 25th, 2006

VR RC Plane

This is the coolest damn thing I’ve seen in ages.

Imagine flying your Radio-controlled airplane, only you’re flying using virtual reality goggles so it actually seems like you are in the plane.

Can you imagine it? Well, this guy built one:

September 24th, 2006

The Last Knit

When knitting becomes obsession…

September 22nd, 2006

Music Video Madness

Culture Club - Time (Clock Of The Heart)

Oooh - note the appearance of a ‘keytar’.

Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time

Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands (Live)

REO Speedwagon - Time For Me To Fly (Live)

September 19th, 2006


I realize that my ramblings on this site tend to gravitate toward geek humor, eating, and the travails of parenting.

Well, I’m going to make a conscious effort to change that. From now on, you can come to PAgent’s Progress for some real culture. For sophisticated entertainment. The kind of thing you can tell your English teacher about, and she won’t just groan and pop another Prozac.

To show you how serious I am about this, let me start off with this excerpt from the greatest of Shakespeare’s plays — Hamlet:

September 18th, 2006

Weird Al - White and Nerdy

I thought this was a great video. The only problem was, I had no idea what song he was parodying. I actually had to do a Google search to find out.

PAgent is sadly out of touch with pop culture.

September 16th, 2006

Record Store Cats

Funny stuff

September 16th, 2006

Music Video Madness

Man, this is really late this week. Mea culpa.

Last Thursday, on my bike commute home, I got completely drenched by a torrential rainstorm. This spectacular little downpour was the first substantial rain of the season, and marks the end of the warm dry summer, and the beginning of the gray and rainy fall. So, the choice of themes for this week’s MVM was obvious.

Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again

Phil Collins - I wish it would rain down

with Eric Clapton!

Prince - Purple Rain

The Who - Love Reign O’er Me

Oooh, ‘Blame it on the Rain’ by Milli Vanilli nearly made the cut. Maybe next time.