William Shatner is Everyone’s Favorite Poet

If you didn’t catch Sarah Palin’s rambling farewell speech you certainly missed one of the best trainwrecks of the year. If you’re a fan of copy-editing you might like Vanity Fair‘s take on the speech.

This post isn’t intended to ridicule Sarah Palin (though it happens to be a wonderful side benefit). Instead, let’s highlight another example of the Creative Genius of William Shatner. Seriously.

Conan O’Brien needs ratings for his Tonight Show, so when Palin’s speech hit the airwaves there were many ways that Conan could employ to use this event for comedic effect. Then, a brilliant idea stuck.

Call Shatner.


The clip speaks for itself. But I’d like to highlight the vast and thunderous applause Shatner gets when introduced. And let’s also acknowledge another brilliant performance from everyone’s captain, William Shatner.


Shatner made a return appearance to read Sarah Palin’s Twitter messages.

Frank’s Veggie BBQ Video

Here’s a fun and informative video featuring my father Frank Crossman. Check out the enthusiasm as he tries out the Mesh Grill-Top Chef’s Pan from Williams-Sonoma (a Father’s Day gift). I filmed this on my new iPhone 3Gs and edited in iMovie HD.

Vacation: Best of California and Oregon

Here are the best photos from the California and Oregon portions of our recent vacation. Mount Shasta was quite impressive, as was it’s baby brother Black Butte.  After being underwhelmed by Medford, OR we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Winston’s Wildlife Safari. It was a great time including seeing baby ostrichs (not pictured). We spent a couple nights coming and going in the Portland area, and the boys had fun in the fountain until Quinn slipped and skinned his knee.