Despite having up-to-the-minute news, Sunday, August 29, 2010 | comments
(Photo credit goest to Angie)
Worst board game title Saturday, August 28, 2010 | comments
Well, over on Board Game News they just ran this announcement: "Z-Man Games, in conjunction with Argentum Verlag (publishers of Hansa Teutonica), will be releasing Martin Wallace's Last Train to Wensleydale with the new title First Train to Nuremberg."
And while I realize there wasn't a concentration camp there (though of course there were the Nuremberg trials), this is the only thing I can think of:
I can't be the only one.
When you put it that way. Friday, August 27, 2010 | comments
1) What is a water bed?
2) What is a halogen lamp? (I am good at drawing these)
3) What is a satellite dish? (I am bad at drawing these)
4) Christmas trees.
Now the thing is, I can't say "Christmas trees" so when I talk about it I have to explain that we don't allow live trees during the holidays. I'm sure if I said Christmas trees, people would know what I meant, but when it comes to fair housing you don't mess around and so it's always "the holidays"
Anyhow, try explaining what a Christmas tree is in a way that doesn't sound stupid. So, during the holidays, people here will go out and cut down a live tree so that they can put it inside the house and decorate it with lights. And then it slowly dies in their home and becomes a fire hazard.
If I see a picture and it makes me say "whoa" it must go here. Ultra tiny frogs! Wednesday, August 25, 2010 | comments
Via Digg. NOAA article here: http://www.noaa.gov/features/02_monitoring/hailstone.html
How about a punch to the face instead. Seriously. Thursday, August 19, 2010 | comments
I think a lighter would only work if the assailant was a troll who needed to keep regenerating HP (D&D anyone?).
Embroidery Illustrations Monday, August 16, 2010 | comments
Also, while I'm posting music videos, do you realize that Kidz Bop did Ke$ha, master of talking rather than singing? They changed "Before I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack" to "brush my teeth and then I go and pack." I can link you the audio track but I'll let you know that they cut out the whole middle part.
Someone also went and amped up the creepy by mashing up their original sexualized videos with the kids bop audio. They change the lyrics around, but somehow "we'll melt your popsicle" stayed in California Gurls.
Heroic day at work today Friday, August 13, 2010 | comments
1. The lock on the door to my son's hall won't lock
2. I noticed this two days ago
3. I would have forgotten to call about this if I hadn't had this other thing to call about.
4. This makes me very concerned and I want this to be fixed right away. Anyone could walk into their hall.
Though her description, she made it sound like parts of the lock were sticking out, keeping the door from closing and wouldn't consider my suggestion on how it could be fixed [When maintenance uses a master hall key on a lock, they can turn it so that the lock stays unlocked. If you put a regular key in that lock to open it, it goes back to autolock mode]. So I said I would head over and see what could be done. I took a walk there, put a hall key in the lock, and turned it back to normal.
Rest easy, everything is fixed.
In other heroic news, some other people that moved in from Korea just came in and called me a hero for helping them resolve a problem they were having with getting electricity in their name without a social security number.
Full details over at engadget.
Just make sure you don't leave any glasses on the table Thursday, August 12, 2010 | comments
The guy in the foreground works at this music store. That's all you need to know to enjoy this Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | comments
You're all clear kid, now let's blow this joint and go home Wednesday, August 4, 2010 | comments
Hopefully the contact info is all on that bottom part otherwise someone will say "whoa that was great, I have to call that person" and won't be able to since your phone number just turned into a rear spoiler on a dragster. [via make]
If you want to read a good blog Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | comments
I found it recently when the guy's recent tip "You only get one chance to notice her new haircut." hit google reader recommended posts. Maybe it's just because I've got a kid of my own on the way, but I think you might like reading it. You might even want to start from the start [link goes to the page with rule #1 on it at the time this post was written, that'll change over time].
"I AM IN SEARCH OF A REALLY CLEAN, CUTE, URBAN SHEIK, AWESOME APARTMENT."