Monday, July 31, 2006

File Under:
We Didn't See This Coming

At least one scientist thinks that the Invisible Woman may be on to something. According to Reuters:
"She guides light around her using a force field in this cartoon. This is what could be done in practice," (Dr. Ulf) Leonhardt told Reuters in an interview. "That comes closest to what engineers will probably be able to do in the future."
Still no word as to whether the Wonder Twins' powers are likely to ever be available to the general market.

Friday, July 28, 2006

My version of your story

I don't fit in with most of the personal blog demographic. This is because:

a) I am not a girl.
b) I am not a teenage girl.
c) I am not a post-college-aged woman.
d) I am not a mother.
e) I hate avatars (see a through d).
f) I am not a porn-obsessed teenage boy, college student, or post-college-aged man.
g) I do not pretend to believe that what I have to say could possibly be as close to interesting to you as it is to me.
A note of clarification: most of the blogs I read regularly also do not fall into the category described in g. So no, I'm not taking a shot at you, in case you're wondering.
h) When possible, I avoid emoticons and abbreviations in my blogs.
i) My rule regarding exclamation points: One in any given sentence is enough. More than one in any sentence are too many.

Not sure how I was going to get there, but the point I was going to eventually make was that there are abbreviations that I see in lots of blogs, that I have found to have more humorous alternatives. For example, DD is supposed to equal Dear Daughter. Granted, DD is tons easier to write, but in my head, I see it as Dungeons and Dragons. Or maybe, Double Density. DS equals Dear Son, but I read it as Double-Sided. OMG!!! is supposed to stand for Oh My G-d!!! but I think from now on, I'll read it as Old Man Garrett!!!

Plug these in to your favourite blog read, and tell me if it isn't more entertaining. You know, like MadLibs.

AFAIK = After Falling Asleep, I Kill
BIL = Bill
BTW = Booker T. Washington
DH = Designated Hitter
FIL = Filmore, California
FWIW = Fort Worth International Warehouse
GF = Goals For
IM = Inconvenient Mittelschmerz
IMO = International Maritime Organization
IMHO = I'm a Ho
J/K = Jack Kerouac
LOL = Land O' Lakes
OTOH = Oh! That's Orbison's House
SIL = Stuff Inside Lasagna
WTF? = Where's the Film?
YMMV = Your Mom's Motorized Vehicle

Feel free to add your own.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

File Under:
Dog's Best Friend

In a scene that must have happened at least once or twice in a Looney Tunes cartoon, an innocent below-stander saved a dog who was thrown from a window. The hard way. (It seems like this story should somehow involve a piano or an anvil or something like that).

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

File Under:
Mammoth Disgrace

Oh, come on. Like you wouldn't clone a mammoth if you had the chance.

Monday, July 24, 2006

I gotta get this off my chest

If you are female, and if you've been blessed with a large bosom, you don't need to prove it by wearing a too-small top. In fact, you know how when a guy who should be wearing a belt is leaning too far in his seat and he ends up plumbing?

Yeah. Same thing.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Punctuation: the catharsis of hidden emoticons.

I'm all about reducing stress. Need to write a nice letter that you'd rather not write to someone you'd rather not know? Try this.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

File Under:
Love and Rockets

Yeah, because what's more romantic than space?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

U2 (The W-Dub Mix)

I'm quite sure this will offend some people, seeing as the source material was from Bush's 9/11 speech. However, I've decided to post it for two reasons:

  1. It's been way too quiet around here, and,
  2. I think this is funny

Credits: and Shlog
Thanks to Michael for sending this along.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

File Under:
What, No Lightbulbs?

This woman, at least, swallowed her hardware. Maybe not the brightest bulb in the fixture, but fortunately, unlike this guy we read about earlier this week, her bulbs are still in their fixtures.

File Under:
How Did They Do That?

Warning: This video is disturbing, creepy, weird, and absolutely beautiful. Not to mention amazing.

The video is from a performance by Royale de Luxe, a theatre group that apparently specializes in this kind of thing.

You might need Quicktime 6 to view it. It's worth the download.