my boss: did you watch any movies last night?
me: i watched sukiyaki western django
my boss: what’s that?
me: it’s a takashi miike film. a japanese western.
my boss: oh?
me: you wouldn’t like it. it’s very violent. at one part, a man gets a hole blasted through his stomach, and then through the hole, they shoot an arrow to kill another man.
my boss: quentin would like it
me: oh, quentin was in it
my boss: goddammit
Solar energy that doesn’t block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”