Tuesday, June 28, 2005

While this story is great, in the "why was it even considered as a theory?" vein, the explanation found here for how it happened is even better.
I really didn't even need to look at where this was being done. I had that thought of, "Yeah, they're doing this in Pittsburgh, aren't they" even before I looked at the article. This does explain the whole low-level fraught vibe I've been getting in the city. You know what this means folks...more zombie voters. Frickin' zombies don't pay taxes, they won't buy anything, won't help revitalize downtown. Look, we didn't have to give George Romero tenure. I'm just saying...

Monday, June 27, 2005

As I'm looking at the front page of CNN.com this morning, I have to think they're losing their marbles, or it's a very slow news morning.

Major headline of the day: Internet transforms modern life

However, I have to think this is just a place holder until they get their research back from the two stories on the side:
Voice of Winnie the Pooh's Tigger dies | Voice of Piglet dies

I realize this will turn the crime beat people away from their Aruba vacation, but get on the stick, people. The Heffalump's turned into a spree killer!

Saturday, June 25, 2005

All I have to say about this: Yes, there had to be testers involved, to make sure they got the flavor and texture right. No, that did not include your favorite stunt carnivore. No, I'm perfectly cool with not being the tester on this one.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

We will be without Myron . Admittedly, he was showing the age, and there was that game last year where he called the first half with a concussion, but nonetheless he was the essential component of the Steelers broadcast. I think they'll do the right thing and not try to replace him, but somehow I'm not sure the mix is right there. We'll have to see.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Stopping off at the market tonight, I saw a display with a ridiculous offer. Bag of Marshmallows, 10 cents each. This is the sort of thing that gets my mind rolling in a lot of directions at once, asking questions that really shouldn't be asked, like "Okay, I've got 20 bucks, is that enough to buy this display? How much does this weigh? Could I bench press this? Why are you asking that? Well, mostly because I think it would be harder to bench press, say your weight in marshmallows, versus your weight in weights, just because it would be hard to keep all the marshmallows together. Plus drag, can't forget drag. Does that seem wrong? Horribly wrong, you're only contemplating this for the power trip of being able to say you bench pressed this, and you know that's not even a power trip, that's just being weird on purpose. Besides, do you even know if it would all fit in your car? Well, probably, they're mostly air, but that would take all the fun out of bench pressing, if they got compressed. You do remember that weird on purpose comment?"

So, I only picked up one package. Then I thought. "You know marshmallows, I could buy and sell you, and not give a damn about it. That's only a half-truth, I could definitely buy them, but it is important to display a strong front to confectionery... You DO remember that weird on purpose comment?"

So, I turned away, thankful that I hadn't said any of this out loud. Okay, I turned slowly away, checking if anyone was reacting to anything I might have accidentally said. Then I turned back and got a second bag. Because, hey, 10 cent marshmallows.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Could be Shatner I guess.
To his credit, Paul Anka is a singing legend. To my credit, I only started laughing hysterically at his rendition of Eye of the Tiger. I didn't even flinch at his version of Wonderwall. And well, I was only disappointed his version of Black Hole Sun was a poor second to the Steve and Eydie cover. As for Smells Like Teen Spirit...um, Paul seems a little too interested in telling me about his libido... make him stop, please!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Completely geeky of me, but this article only provoked one response from me: "You FOOLS! That's not the destructive mechanism! It's only playing possum! You're all in danger!"

Meanwhile this story, also in the news from Somerset section pretty much has everything I want in a story: Crappy jobs, after all, who wants to vaccinate a badgerbadgerbadger....blitzkrieg bop. All this needs is a punter and Paraguay.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

So I saw this picture of what's going on in Bolivia during this weeks revolution, and I realized: "You know, were I living in a country where the national costume has been co-opted by Homsar, I'd be rebelling about once a week, too."

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Somehow I can't help but think this is a merely a cunning ploy to convince more people in the Fixin'-to-Die State of the essential need for robot insurance.