Saturday, July 26, 2008

Oh yeah, I'm crafty ... again

Spending most of my time with an almost 3-year-old girl who is convinced she is a princess (and that I'm the prince, and should kiss her hand before spinning her around the ballroom), was bound to have some side effects. In my case, when I can't fight it, I embrace it with craftiness ... behold, Lucy's new princesses ... carefully hung above her big-girl bed in all their Crayola watercolor glory ...


Thursday, July 24, 2008

If you think Pat is a bad choice for a name...

This may make you laugh and/or cry.

Articles like this make me sympathize, if not agree, with Oliver Wendell Holmes's support for sterilization of imbeciles.
Also, while we're on this topic, I don't know if anyone has already linked to this site on the blog.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Junk Science and Global Warming

I was just informed about a very interesting website that I thought at least some of you would enjoy. The link is here. But what I'd really like everyone to read is an article I found on the website, here

Oh, and just as a side note, I really don't like Al Gore.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008


At work, we all received the following flier advertising a video game competition in connection with our company picnic.

This makes me sad that the people who made this work for the same company as I do. To make me feel better, I will make fun of it.
My favorite parts:
-The implication that being Wiistracted is something to brag about.
-The awkward and unnecessary definition of "Wiik".
-The fact that Guitar Hero Syndrome and Guitar Hero Vision are not the same thing.
-The use of the adjective "obsessive" to describe a duration of time.

Also the stick figures at the right look funny to me. I don't think I'd make fun of them on their own without all the other ridiculous stuff, but given this opportunity... I guess they are representing the Wii Sports bowling and golf games and that they are drawn as amputees because there is no good way to draw the other arm. Other possibilities:

-They are playing football and stick figure #1 is about to tackle stick figure #2 (quarterback).
-Amputee #2 is giving amputee #1 five.
-Stick figure #2 is confused and thinks stick figure #1's head is a volleyball. He goes up for the spike. Stick figure #1 misunderstands what is going on and gets ready to dig the hit, unaware that he is the target.
-Captain-Kirk-Style "Rabbit Punch to the Death" competition.

Anyway, I hope this amuses you without making you sad.