Archive for November 2013

When Territory Becomes Hostile


Push the envelope enough, and eventually it reaches the mailbox. Message received. It’s the letters that take the longest to reach us that have the greatest impact, for if we take too long to notice the encroachment of reality and act… Read more…

Back Asswards


Have you ever tried reading Arabic backwards with the pitch and stresses switched? It makes more sense if you invert the semantics while you’re at it. What I would give for a proper corpus to test this with. After that,… Read more…

Keep On Truckin’


Children are so much more complete than adults. The opposing forces of growth and destruction leave adult-humans with little to show for their struggles. Keep going. Leave your mark. You’re great. Maybe the best that ever was.

Study Break (NSFW)


The systems of equations written on these lovely physics students’ backs appear complex enough to warrant examination. Let’s attempt to expand and define the variables fully and study some solutions, without getting distracted. The first diagram on the left, inscribed on the back… Read more…

The Unbirthday Suit


It has recently come to my attention that people often wear clothes in public. Why that should be the case is left to the observer’s imagination. I can personally find no rational reasons explaining the thought process that goes into inhabitants of the planet’s… Read more…

So, My Cat is a Wireless LAN Server


After surgically installing a mobile, wireless computer in my cat (in case he gets lost), I received the following text message through my Facebook app: 01101101011001010110111101110111

Thanks, I’ll Pass… Hey! Let Go of My Arm!


Pictured below are two quick-and-dirty lists detailing point and counterpoint of good business practice vs. bad business practice. Feel free to use them to inform your decisions on what companies to do business with. Be sure to report any business with questionable practices… Read more…

Gender Bender


A full majority of online comments fall into two categories: “Fake!” or “Gay!” Let’s examine this further. If you really think about it, there’s a discrete difference if it’s one, the other, or both at the same time. Say you’re male on a computer… Read more…

Friends of Yore


Sprinting grey rabbits, hopping field mice, lithe foxes, horned owls, singing cardinals, swooping bluejays, button mushrooms after lightening storms, wild cats, croaking frogs, whizzing grasshoppers, rhythmed crickets, green-carpet tree moss after floods, creek minnows, digging crayfish, sticky newts, horned toads,… Read more…