Friday, July 15, 2011

What Happens at KITP Stays at KITP

Tomorrow I am going to fly to Santa Barabara to participate in the three-week brain networks workshop at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara.

I have two comments.

One: Braaaaaaaaains.

Two: Importantly, my final flight touches down in Santa Barbara rather than Los Angeles. This will allow me to avoid 'Carmageddon', which should not be confused with Carmageddon. (By the way, there is a private joke about Carmageddon among The Usual Bastards.)

Update (7/20/11): Here are some pictures from my trip.

Update (7/24/11): Hitler didn't have too many nice things to say about Carmageddon. And while that's pretty damned funny, his comments about the proverbial "third referee" are even funnier.


Lemming said...

In case you ever want to see the movie that game was based on, by the way, let me know. Not that it's any good.

Mason said...

I didn't realize that it was based on a movie...

It sounds like one of those movies that ought to have a drinking game that goes with it.

Lemming said...

Oddly enough, the movie is full over heavy-handed symbolism, and is all about the return of democracy to a dystopian future...

Well, that and "Euthanasia Day" at the old folk's home.

Definitely falls in the "so bad it's good... maybe?" category. Actually, the movie had a recent remake (that had nothing to do with the original plot) a few years back as well, staring Jason Statham, iirc.

Mason said...

I figured that it was one of those. :) The remake with Jason Statham could be fun to watch.