November 10th, 2006

Whale fluke

The Thinkening

A random thought while waking up:

Why does anyone actually ever say "You're kidding??!!"? Is there an epidemic of people in the world who are constantly telling other people things they don't mean? Seriously, it's a boring, useless response. Evidence of that? No one ever says it if you say, for instance, "I would like to feed your fingertips to the wolverines" or "I love the taste of [cut for bad taste, but the word "flesh" was involved]." How often is it said in response to someone who's actually kidding?

This post was partly inspired by overhearing someone say something I found frankly offensive, but who made me think that if I confronted said person about it, said person would say, "Oh, you're too sensitive. I was kidding." (Which I felt would deserve the response of, "This is odd, this saying what you don't mean...")
Whale fluke

In nicer news...

I forgot to mention this last week, but I've heard good words about the upcoming comic book series that's a prequel to Stephen King's Dark Tower.

King mentioned in his Portland talk that the first issue would be out in February, and that the Jae Lee art is making him very happy. This was supported by Peter David, Writer of Stuff, who's writing the actual scripts: he's now writing the script for Issue #2. As PAD said, "Jae Lee's artwork will knock you off your spider throne."
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The tram car made it!

The test run of the first OHSU-South Waterfront tram car indeed happened yesterday. The northside car is now nestled in its upper berth. The Oregonian has a photo of the run on today's cover. (No link; the Oregonian is stingy with images on its website.)

Yay for the car!
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Well, I'm all tram-happy, aren't I?

Something I found out after posting the last entry: to test how smoothly the tram car travelled, construction workers stood on top of it, both its roof and the part of the arm that runs on top of the cables. And it ran just fine, too.

I mentioned "balls of plutonium" on those construction workers, didn't I? That's more proof right there.

Edited to Add: Link! See of what I speak! Photos, plus an additional link to video, of the first trip.
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Wait, negative points for the porn?

Because jenni_powell did it...

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In March I ate my brussel sprouts (1 points). Last Monday I bought porn for coffeeinhell (-10 points). In April I gave humglum a Dutch Oven (-10 points). Last Saturday I gave cleolinda a wet willie, then I took it back (-5 points). In October greygirlbeast and I donated clothes to the needy (11 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-13 points). For Christmas I deserve a moldy sandwich!

Sincerely,
chris_walsh

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