I’m hooked on Guitar Hero

I played some Guitar Hero II over the Christmas break and now I’m completely hooked. When I got back home, I immediately called up a friend who I knew already had Guitar Hero and was interested in selling it. We struck a deal and a couple hours later we were rockin’ in our living room.

If you’ve played the game at all, you’ll be impressed with this video of an 8-year-old beating a song on expert(expert is the hardest level of difficulty on the game):

Chevy Volt up close

The Chevy Volt was on campus this week and we got to check it out up close, and talk to a couple of the engineers that worked on the car.

It seems really cool. Some of it’s features that separate it from other electric/hybrid cars:

  • It’s called an Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV?) because technically it’s always using batteries.
  • It has a charge range of about 40 miles. If you drive more than 40 miles, a gas-powered generator begins to charge the batteries.
  • You can plug it in when it’s not being driven to recharge the batteries.
  • Most commuters driver 40 miles or less to and from work, so theoretically you could almost always use the batteries, rarely needing to use gas.
  • It’s capable of running on electricy, gasoline, ethanol, or biodiesel.

I believe it’s on schedule to hit production in 2010, with a target price of around $30,000. I was really impressed with the appearance of the car, too. And I got a free t-shirt. :)

The Mitchell Report

It’s Thursday morning, and I’m anxiously awaiting the Mitchell Report, which is due out 2 p.m. E.S.T., or in about 20 minutes. There’s a leaked report making the rounds right now, but I think I’ll just wait for the official report.

Some things I’ll be curious to see:

  • names of players(obviously)
  • sources and evidence of use
  • types of steroid/substance abuse

I do hope this cleans up the game of baseball, but I’m not very happy about the government’s “role” in this. I really think they should stay out of this; you know, stick to doing government things.

Carl from Aqua Teen

If you’re not familiar with a t.v. show called Aqua Teen Hunger Force, you should be; it’s hilarious. One of my favorite characters is Carl, the neighbor. Here’s a video of his take on the College Football BCS and the New York Giants football team. Thanks Chad for the pointer.