You know a conference call is brutal when you find yourself thinking, “I wonder if there is an online version of the board game Sequence?”
ennuiwillrockyou: wellisntthatspecial: The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year’s winners. Read them carefully. Each is an artificial word with only one letter altered to form a real word. Some are terrifically innovative: 1. ...
I am really turning into a yippie (young urban professional hippie). I am having a hard time deciding which I like more: the hazelnut apricot currant granola I just made, or the pecan cherry craisin granola I just made. Hazelnut Apricot Currant Granola = dry: rolled oats, rolled wheat flakes, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, a few pumpkin seeds, flax seed meal, wheat germ, brown...
Why Japan didn’t create the iPod →
It comes down to this: Japanese language characters were too complicated for primitive home computers (for display, storage, and entry). As a result, the Japanese electronics market focused on highly-specified devices. Super-advanced mobile phones became the dominant form of computing, with music players and 3G internet access years before they appeared in the States. Obviously, PC computing...
Note to bands: If you refuse to look at the audience while you play, especially when there are only 10 of us, I will not buy your damn cd.
Newsweek has a nice little article on the particulars of the housing crisis as they have affected Cleveland. It’s a pretty good take at peeling away the nasty layers of an onion so big it’s difficult to get one’s arm around it. In this case, the story focuses on one guy, and it’s interesting to see the mayhem that a single asshole can cause when he’s willing to make a...
Domo Arigato Mr. Espresso →
“When our friend Tommy Shaw slipped some of our rockin’ beans into the coffee machine on the Styx Tour bus, the band found their inner Coffee Fool. So much so, they wanted a special Styx brew to fuel them as they crisscross the USA on their long tours.” (via Fresh Signals)
Things I Did Last Night →
Rule 7: No super powers. You must play a 100% normal cat. Your cat can’t summon...– Warrior Cats RPG Rules Wiki (via ctcircusfreak) WAWAWEEEWA!
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim - George Santayana
They really should make some sort of perfume that they spray on stinky people before you board airplanes. Pork chop sandwiches?
Take that, Delaware!
Bruce, at his inauguration into the New Jersey Hall of Fame: Rise up, my fellow New Jerseyans, for we are all members of a confused but noble race. We of the state that will never get any respect, we who bear the cruelness of the forever uncool. A chip on the shoulders of those with forever something to prove. And even with this wonderful hall of fame, we know that there’s another bad Jersey...
dean allen drops a nifty web app that filters out the twittiest twitters into a cleanly designed roll of amusement, such as: cleversimon (Simon Crowley) from Edmonton, AB I’m not going to say white guys shouldn’t rap. But white guys in cardigans? They shouldn’t rap.
America's Jackbooted Thugs, Model Citizens
NYT via C&L: But on April 29, when Mr. Salerno, 35, presented his passport at Washington Dulles International Airport, a Customs and Border Protection agent refused to let him into the United States. And after hours of questioning, agents would not let him travel back to Rome, either; over his protests in fractured English, he said, they insisted that he had expressed a fear of returning to...
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead (Trailer) →
Muto - An Ambiguous Animation Painted on Public... →
An amazing little animation done in black and white graffiti. Arm-monsters, crawling brains, diamonds, eight legged robots, pyramids, skulls, rampaging teeth, heads growing out of heads, eating other heads, megafeet, and other bizarro Bill Plympton style shenanigans cascade along the walls of Buenos Aires and Baden, Argentina, for a full six minutes.
ABC News: Eighty-two percent of Americans now say the country’s seriously off on the wrong track, up 10 points in the last year to a point from its record high in polls since 1973. And 31 percent approve of Bush’s job performance overall, while 66 percent disapprove. How this paragraph should read: An amazingly miniscule eighty-two percent of Americans now say the country’s...
I owe my employer $23 for a reimbursement they granted, but now want back for lack of receipt. Flip floppers. Auditors must be high-fiving.
10 minutes before my flight. No gate staff. No airplane. Still listed as “on time.” Right.
Quad City Images makes up my mind for me: If Davenport were to build a permanent flood wall, I have read it would cost at least $60 million. … The 2008 flood made the top 10 floods of all time list, which goes back to at least 1868. Judging by that, we only have a flood like this or worse every 14 years or so. However, for the sake of this math I will say that we get a major flood every 3...
just finished editing 130 pages of hardcore food safety. now to reward myself with 130 pages of hardcore food fetish porn. so unsanitary.
kittykittybangbang: I’m a Marvel…I’m Batman.
Cookie Monster Searches Deep Within Himself And...
From McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: “Me thinks me have serious problem. Me thinks me addicted. But since when it acceptable to call addict monster? It affliction. It disease. It burden. But does it make me monster? How can they be so callous? Me know there something wrong with me, but who in Sesame Street doesn’t suffer from mental disease or psychological disorder? They...