May 8th, 2008


murnkay gives the gift of random image

Something found by murnkay. (Work-safe!)

And now more randomness, via popfiend:

What Is Your Battle Cry?

Zang! Who is that, striding through the cliffs! It is Walsh, hands clutching an oversized scalpel! He grunts mightily:

"In the name of Thor the Mighty, I destroy all in my path until Satan himself emerges from the pit to thank me!!"

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Blow My Mind

The fridge runs on hate.

Something terrible has happened in the office fridge.

Sometime some weeks ago, something went bad in it/spilled in it/came to life in it/attacked a Ghostbuster in it, or something. From said fridge began to emit a funk. Not the funk that Savion Glover blessed us with; I'm talkin' 'bout spoiled Roast Cthulhu or something obscene.

Yesterday for the first time I could smell the fridge's bad smell from 25 feet away, from my cubicle, when the fridge wasn't open. Today, I specifically packed a lunch that DOESN'T NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED. Apple and carrot and Nissin Cup Noodles will be my flavored calories today during work.

I'm wondering if we're just gonna throw out the whole flippin' thing.
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Good Omens

Survival in easy steps

The Survivor fan in me, plus the part of me that recently read and enjoyed Stephen King's The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, appreciates this: A Eugene, Oregon reporter got lost on purpose with the cooperation of a local search-and-rescue crew.

Interesting rules-of-thumb quoted here:
With the pack fully loaded, Miller gave me advice on how long I could survive.

"You can last four seconds without your brain so you have to take care of that right up front," he told me. "Then there's four minutes without oxygen. Next is four hours without warmth, so we put a lot of focus on warmth. Then we can go four days without water and four weeks without food."
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    Leonard Cohen, "Closing Time"
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Good Omens

When in doubt, link to explosions

A bomb squad blew up a live warhead found on the banks of the Columbia River in Richland, Washington:
Someone called the cops Tuesday morning to report a shell was found underneath a blanket.

But at this point, it's still a mystery.

"Well someone must have left it there," the fisherman said. "It's not left over from the war or nothing?"

It could be.

Cobb said the shell could be a World War II-era bomb, suspecting it dates back anywhere from the 1940s to the 1970s.

It was about four feet long and about five inches in diameter.

But police suspect the artillery shell was only dumped in the last few days.

"(The) paint on the outside of the shell was well preserved," Cobb said. "There's not a lot of rust on the ordnance. It doesn't look like it's decayed significantly as if it had been out on the river for 30 or 40 years. It definitely hasn't been on the Columbia for that length of time."
Video of aforementioned asplodey at the link!
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Whale fluke

Geeks Like The Purty

Beauty is not a guilty pleasure. I will say that for me, the annual People Magazine "100 Most Beautiful" issue is a guilty pleasure, one I've indulged on and off for years; I indulged it again and bought this year's issue.

And the list (despite opening with Kate Hudson, who is starting to look evermore plastic to me) has a decent number of geek crushes: Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars); Zoe Saldana (the first Pirates of the Caribbean and Uhura in next year's Star Trek); Elizabeth Banks (all sorts of stuff from Seabiscuit to Spider-Man to Kevin Smith's upcoming Zack and Miri Make A Porno); Kate Beckinsale; comedian Sarah Silverman; Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies); Tina Fey; Rachael Ray; and (woo hoo) Firefly and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks.

So. More geek crushes. Maybe we're moving towards having genuine geeks on future Most Beautiful lists...