Monday, July 30, 2007

Decision Tree: Sweet Coverings

Been a little while since we did one of these:

80s lyrics mania

Disco Mom has issued a challenge. I know most of you here read there too, but I though I'd mention it, as I'm currently in the lead and I know you people won't let THAT stand. I'll be looking for your scores in the comments there.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Case of the disappearing books

I'm loosing books. Good books. Maybe only good books; it's a little difficult to tell.

I started to notice this when we were leaving for vacation and Michelle needed a good book to read. "Oh, I'll find you something," I said.

"Hmmm.... that's odd... Salt: A World History doesn't seem to be on the shelves..."

"No matter, let me dig out Neuromancer..."

"..."

"..."

"I... must have lent it out?"

Then, just now, I was checking out 'In Very Deed, where cousin-in-law Katy makes an off the cuff Confederacy of Dunces comment. Now, there aren't that many of us running around the internet, so when a fellow CoD fan throws that out there, its the responsibility of the rest of us to respond. Only, suddenly I couldn't remember Ignatius' last name! So I went for my trusty copy, but couldn't find it! Now, I might lend you Salt or Neuromancer, but I'm unlikely to suggest Confederacy of Dunces unless I know you pretty well; its just not a 'hey-you-might-try-this-one' kinda book. So now I'm convinced the book gnomes are making off with the good books.

If I've lent you a good book, please give it back to me. The library is shrinking.

(Epilogue: I did eventually find Confederacy. It was hiding behind Snow Crash)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Have you ever been in a Filipino prison, Timmy?

Ever wondered what it would be like to see a few hundred prisoners re-enacting the "Thriller" video?



Wonder no longer.

[via DaddyTypes]

Friday, July 13, 2007

Christian Metal Band or Star Trek Episode?



Christian Metal Band or Star Trek Episode? It's pretty tough, actually. I will admit I'm not much of a fan of either one - I got a 6/12, average for all guesses. Post your scores, readership!

[via Kevin Allen, Jr.]

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Dire Badgers in Iraq!


Holy crap! There's vicious giant badgers running around Basra attacking people! Of course, locals are sure its an insidious plot by the British to sow fear and mayhem, but the British army says "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area".

Ups to [The Technonaut], who casually said to me "So, did you hear about the badgers?"