Archive for April, 2009

Poor Taste or Wicked Sense of Humor?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Michael Jackson was a part of musics most riveting romances?

Michael Jackson was a part of "music's most riveting romances"?

Things I Will Not Eat

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Any sandwich whose descriptive noun for the meat content is a generic “seafood”.

iApp Billionth

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I wonder when we’ll find out who was the billionth download.  When the website clocked over, I had 20 downloads queued, and the store was dead to clicks to add more to the queue.

It was funny to see the website jump around as the speed of downloads often didn’t match the guess from the javascript counter.

Co-Inky Dinkle Day

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Yesterday, I was telling someone about the similarity between an unreleased Dreamcast game, and Crimson Skies for the original Xbox.

Today, I’m watching 2.5 Men, and Charlie has just bought the same game to play with Jake.  Tivo says the episode is from 2005, but according to the box, the game came out in 2002.  Weird.

UPDATE:  OK, now it’s getting spooky.  Just the other day, I found out that Piero Umiliani wrote the Seasme Street Mah Na Mah Na song, for a soft-core porno.  Charlie is singing it in the car to annoy Alan.

Strange Dynamics

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

I’m never certain of the right thing to say in social situations. Take the case of me and A_____. At work, we have a locker room, where the people who bike to work get showered and changed. When I started riding the scooter, I ended up using it to change in and out of the riding gear. So I ended up being there the same time as A____ would often be getting in or out of the shower, towel in hand, rather than around his waist.
Every once in a while, I would see him in the halls, clothed of course. But the majority of the times we’ve been in the same room, one or both of us has been undressed. Seems kind of odd, to have seen someone naked more often than clothed, yet never had a single conversation.

Anywho, he got laid off last week, so imagine my surprise running into him at Subway.
Really couldn’t think of what to say.
“hey, lets get awkwardly naked again some day, for old times sake”

I just don’t think there’s a card for this occasion.

A World of Passive-Aggressive Mollycoddles

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

A world of passive-aggressive mollycoddles has zero trade-in value.

Magnetic Whiteboard Fun

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Discovered an unusual effect when a pair of high-power sphere magnets are placed perpendicular to a magnetic whiteboard.

In Case of Choking

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

“1. Relocate victim off of school property
2.  Call taxi for victim
3.  Return to school and resume normal duties”

Oh fox.

Pity The Tivo Dev

Friday, April 17th, 2009

You’ve got to feel sorry for the Tivo devs and pgms.  99% of the time, if they didn’t screw something up years ago, they really don’t have anything to do that needs to be done.  The box displays TV, plays music, does Youtube, and it works reasonably consistently.  Until they come up with 3D TV, there’s nothing new to do.  But no one wants to walk away from their job, so they invent silly stuff to try and justify their salary.   Today, they added a little pop-up video style box whenever you pause a program, that lets you drill into a bunch of info about the show you are watching.  Sounds nice, except, I have a PC with an internet connection; I can google on it, and then I don’t have to pause what I’m watching.  I’m sure there are some people out there with a Tivo, and an internet connection, but not a computer.  Like 2 or 3.

The Internet Rocks, sometimes

Friday, April 17th, 2009

For years, I’ve had a song in the back of my head that I wanted identified.  I finally used one of my AskMe’s to query the crowd, and sure enough, FrotzOzmoo had the right answer, Doop by Doop.  But it gets better, turns out the full album the track comes from, is available on emusic.

Oh internet, you come thru again.

UPDATE:  13 frickin version?!?  techno-nostalgia-overload