Archive for April, 2009

I never saw that movie …

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

… but it turns out that Snakes on a Plane anticipated reality.

A Tree Grows in Sidorkin

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

When I was a child, I heard playground tales that swallowing apple or orange seeds would cause a tree to grow in your stomach. After a while, I realized that those tales weren’t true.

Cue Twilight Zone music.

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

He is risen:

He is risen

And so was this (but it didn’t last): Plane takes off without pilot.

Will the Easter Bilby come to your house?

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

It seems unlikely. Even if you’re only considering chocolate.

Small-town America

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Three quick items:

1) The town of Winfield, Missouri elected Henry Stonebraker to a fourth term as mayor – several weeks after his death. I wonder if he ran unopposed. If not, what does that say about his opponent?

2) In Lander, Wyoming, there is a parking lot on the west end of town where you can find the following three businesses: a pet boarding/grooming establishment, an animal hospital, and a taxidermy studio. I guess if the groomer slips with the shears, and the vet can’t save it, you don’t have to go far to find someone who can help you keep your pet around.

3) Buford, Wyoming, is probably the smallest incorporated town in the US. It used to be the county seat for Laramie county, but people moved away.

Welcome to Buford


Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

An assortment of links I’ve had hanging around and need to either use or forget:

Moe Lane thinks you must have a vampire problem if you have to deny that you have one.

Sexy maids. Not just for Halloween anymore (in Canada, anyway).

A couple of good cooking blogs are The Crepes of Wrath (love the name) and The Pioneer Woman.

Ruminations on work by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs. I could probably have embedded the video here, but American Digest is worth the visit, anyway.

Some classic short stories and not-necessarily-classic music.

Bob Delaney’s Science Software.

Building a computerized security system? You may want one of these.

The Grand List of Console Role-Playing Game Cliches.

Need to generate a palette for a website?

Latin Quotes and Sayings (watch out for popups – Firefox blocks ’em for me, but lets me know they’re there).

Wanna see how you do solving math problems with a computer? Go here.

You may want to keep this in mind for the next Talk Like A Pirate Day.

And finally, somebody who’s been having fun with newspaper classified advertisements:

Update: One more story. Ladies, if you want to pick up a guy, don’t just hint about it. Come out and tell him directly. Reminds me of a button I used to have, which read, “Don’t just flirt, hit me with a clue-by-four.” I don’t know where that one disappeared to. I can’t find the one that reads, “Cooking is great – it’s a wonderful excuse to play with knives and fire,” either.

New advances in wireless coverage technology

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Via Bits and Pieces.