mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (rabbiteer)
Somehow, Starr has lived this long without seeing "Duck Amuck" or "What's Opera, Doc?"! Luckily, Turner Classic Movies put on a special Chuck Jones tribute tonight, and a Tweet from [livejournal.com profile] kittykatya alerted me to the fact. Starr's cultural education is now increased.

Luckily, she's the type of person who can properly appreciate a classic Looney Tunes short, and her reaction to each consisted of "This is my new most favorite cartoon ever!" The woman has taste. It's amazing how funny a cartoon can be without focus groups, Nielsen ratings, a merchandise line, or a stream of "notes" from studio executives. The folks at Termite Terrace just made films they liked, and hoped other people would too. It worked.

I note that Daffy Duck used the "D'oh!" exclamation long before Homer Simpson. Also, Starr will never again hear "Ride of the Valkyries" without the word "wabbit" echoing in her head. Heh heh heh.
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (Default)
  • 14:35 Just got verbally approved for the house loan. Stomach doing acrobatics. #
  • 21:04 @jephjacques The correct response to that is to blow him a kiss and say "thank you" in your best "Queer Eye" Carson Kressley voice. #
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  • 12:00 Is Londo's line "pecked to death by cats" or "nibbled to death by cats"? There's been some debate about this. #
  • 13:05 Google isn't sure, but Twitter and Facebook say "nibbled." Kind of a shame, I think "pecked to death by cats" is funnier. #
  • 13:32 Converting my elfie mail access from POP to IMAP, since these days I read my mail from different clients at different times. Thanks John! #
  • 14:22 @SJGames Every time I speak up and say, "Well, I'll admit that I really really like *this* Microsoft product," they cancel it. #
  • 14:57 Dear universe: thank you for turning up these items for which I've been searching all these months. Would still prefer the item I need NOW. #
  • 17:35 @fuzzface00 You're executing Plan L: "I no longer know what the L I'm doing." #
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Geek magic

Jan. 19th, 2009 11:55 pm
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (magical)
Harry Potter and the Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack

Hermione: Hey, I was thinking...

Ron: Not again!

Hermione: (ignoring him) None of us want to say You-Know-Who's name because he knows when you do it, right?

Harry: Yes, he's magically linked to the sound, it automatically draws his attention to you so he knows what you're saying about him. Why?

Hermione: Well, back home this summer I was reading about a website called Slashdot...

Ron: What's a 'web site'? Not more spiders, ugh!!

Harry & Hermione: (Ignoring him)

One week later...

"Daily Prophet" barker: EXTRA! EXTRA! Harry Potter gets entire wizarding world to say Voldemort's name at once! Dark Wizard found dead in lair with brain cells leaking out of his ears! Read All About It!

(inspired in part by the Luna-C performance at MarsCon of all seven books in 45 minutes, and by Starr)
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (flying_gif)
If you can understand this guy's comedy routine, without speaking his language or checking out the title of the video...


then you might be a fan of Blizzard's computer games.

(I had the Battlecruiser captain stuck in my head the other day. It was a strain not to start conversations in his accent.)
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (decipher)
Most weeks I wait impatiently for my Kingdom of Loathing turns to build up to a useful level. This week, I've been sitting at the max of 200 turns for days, but I don't have time to mess with it. I guess it's a sign I'm using my time well... KoL isn't exactly productive... but on the other hand, you can't be productive all the time. Makes Jack a dull boy, you know.

On that note, I am going to watch a movie this weekend. Either in the theater, or from my list of DVDs to watch or re-watch. I don't remember sitting through an entire movie since we watched "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" together.

Large Hadron Collider webcam.

One of the two 400MHz CRT iMacs that have been sitting in my office gathering dust since I left Decipher has found a good home - it's in the possession of Starr's youngest sister. She'll probably want to give it an external FireWire HD and/or a memory upgrade before long, it's only got a 10GB drive and 256MB of memory. But it'll do Word and Photoshop and play DVDs, and she seems thrilled with it, so happiness all around. I need to find some old games to pass along that don't involve serious mayhem.

Speaking of productivity, I am attempting to do something personally productive at least once a day. Either spend at least an hour on a personal project, or sit and write something with some thought in it (thus the recent outbreak of philosophising every week or so in my LJ). It doesn't come easy: I am a slacker and procrastinator. But time moves with or without me, and I'm not going to be left behind.
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (rabbiteer)
Ready for more LHC humor? (Beats the uninformed paranoia, right?)

Evolutionary Acceleration Research Institute Ready to Start “Squirrel Smasher”

Dallas, TX – Scientists from the Evolutionary Acceleration Research Institute (EARI) announced that the first test of the Giant Animal Smasher (GAS) will begin on December 19, 2008, the 41st anniversary of the premiere of Dr. Dolittle.

Dr. Thomas Malwin, head of the research project, said, "The first test runs will only accelerate microscopic life-forms like bacteria and viruses to high speeds, but theoretically the GAS can handle animals as large as squirrels, hence the 'squirrel smasher' moniker."

Biologists from around the globe hope the GAS will unlock the secrets of the so-called "Darwin particle" that could unlock the secrets to life.

"If we discover the Darwin particle we could possibly create new life-forms, or accelerate evolution to unimaginable levels," said Malwin.

The GAS is a 25 mile tube buried ten feet below the surface, and accelerates the animals at rates up to 6,000 meters per second using a series of pulleys, levers and fusion reactors.


Think of the possible discoveries, not only in the field of evolutionary biology, but also those of children's book illustration, furry fandom, and perplexing Far Eastern toy manufacture!

Yes, this is humor. No, no one is actually advocating doing this. Oy.
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  • 12:15 Retweet @Ihnatko: Good: LHC went live and did not destroy ALL reality. Bad: I'm the only one who remembers President Gore's 2 terms. #

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Travellers

Jul. 1st, 2008 09:40 am
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (teefive)
LiveJournal seems a little slow today. Wonder what their servers are dealing with.

Got a nice evening walk in last night, 1.66 miles according to the GMaps Pedometer, though I swear it felt like 2. Turned out that the exercise was a good thing; right after we got back, Dwight called, and invited us out for sushi and hibachi. Starr wore her new Questionable Content kitty shirt I got her. I told the story of the time that a bunch of us went to a hibachi place in Roanoke, and as we were served, we all eagerly grasped our chopsticks... except for the Japanese exchange student with us, who matter-of-factly picked up her fork.

You'd think that with all the exercise, I'd have slept great last night. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. While Starr said something this morning that cheered me, the weariness is still nibbling away at me. I think I may be naughty and pick up a Coke or two today.

This weekend we will be leaving Portsmouth around 7 or 8 p.m. and driving to Blacksburg. Saturday morning, we'll be catching up with some of Starr's family that will be in the general area, Saturday evening we'll visit my Mom, and then Sunday we'll be heading to my old house to survey what needs to be done to move Mom back in when she's ready. Then we'll drive back to Portsmouth. I may be pretty liberal with the caffeine this weekend as well.
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (TARDIS42)
Meme from [livejournal.com profile] lemonlye:

When you read this, quote Doctor Who in your LiveJournal.

The Doctor: I don't suppose you've completely ignored my instructions and secretly prepared any Nitro-9, have you?
Ace: What if I had?
The Doctor: And naturally, you wouldn't do anything so insanely dangerous as to carry it around with you, would you?
Ace: Of course not. I'm a good girl and do what I'm told.
The Doctor: Excellent. Blow up that vehicle.

- "Silver Nemesis"

(I resisted the urge to quote my own fanfic. Aren't I well-behaved?)
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (Default)
Lots of people have posted about George Carlin's passing. I'll miss the man; he and Steve Martin were the first two comedians whose albums my parents took away from me :)

Much has been made of his dark, often nihilistic humor lately, but many seem to miss that it was the humor of a disappointed idealist who knows that people are better than this, dammit, and hopes like hell that they'll remember it in time.
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (speed+time)
[livejournal.com profile] meiran posted this. It's silly, it's fanservice... and it's joyously wonderful.

Stay Cool

Jun. 10th, 2008 06:22 pm
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (TARDIS42)
Wow. I was sick yesterday, and Starr's sick today. Awesome. It might very well have been dehydration on both our parts, though I drink more water these days than I have in years.

I'm From The Future!I need to watch the latest Doctor Who very soon, it is apparently most excellent, and the net is bursting with spoilers that I am carefully avoiding. Stephen Moffat may be the best Who writer on the new show, responsible for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances, The Girl In the Fireplace, and Blink; I'm not displeased at all that he's in charge of 2010's Series Five. The "Everybody lives!!" line still gets me right 'there'.

And now, this year's zombie meme:

You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have:
1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you.

* Weapon can be real or fictional; you may assume endless ammo if applicable. Person can be real or fictional.


1) Phaser II, set to "vaporise". With endless ammo, I can just hold down the trigger and sweep.
2) Queen, "Flight of the Hawkmen" (starts at about 1:08 in the video)
3) Tim the Enchanter (I think his skills would be well matched to the situation.)

Starr's list:

1) Sonic Screwdriver ("I'm sure it has a 'defeat zombies' setting.")
2) Meredith Brooks, "Bitch"
3) Kal-El
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (rainbow)
Just so no one accuses me of never having anything good to say about the new Galactica, this 8-minute "What the Frak Is Up With BSG?" video from the SciFi Channel is awesome. I hope it's the brainchild of the production team, and not the SciFi Channel marketing department.



And the BSG cast doing a Letterman Top 10 List:



Thank goodness for a franchise with a sense of humor!
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (simpson)
The cat wishes everyone to know that he was highly paid for this television appearance. The hamster... would like some more carrot bits please.



Game blogger Tobold suggests that WoW players would reach endgame with far better raiding skills if there were quests where you had to practice raiding with sets of NPCs. Aside from the time pressures, one reason I don't do instances is that I'm not very good at them, and I think this is a fine idea. When I do have to hit an instance dungeon for a quest, I usually end up in the company of several far-higher-levelled guild mates, and my presence becomes a bit unnecessary. This idea would mitigate the problem a bit.

[livejournal.com profile] rhaps and [livejournal.com profile] shrewlet are coming down this weekend, which is a good thing because my Technicon experience was extremely rushed. I envy Rhaps' new iMac, which is the same model as my Mom's. But I'll have my Mac Pro soon enough.

Paying bills, finishing paperwork, getting all sorts of ducks in a row this week. (They were sitting out front again this morning, enjoying the humid weather.) It all feels good. Also: new blender yay :)
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (gaming)
The latest from our masters at Blizzard:

The new playable character class in World of Warcaft... Bard!

WoW Bard in Action

And, coming soon to game consoles: The Molten Core! (For once I have the right system to play it!)
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (rabbiteer)
While I'm working on Saturday's report, I forgot to post this little nugget from Friday's dance: "The Internet Is For: PORN"

(For those who've never seen this: probably not work safe. Quite possibly in bad taste. If you think it's silly watching World of Warcraft characters sing this, keep in mind that it's originally sung by puppets in an award-winning Broadway show.)



EDIT: And, by a weird coincidence, tonight's DVR'd "Ace of Cakes" showcased an Avenue Q cake. Huh.
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (passing)
One of the blogs I read is full of people who, for the last week or so, have been making cheesy Inigo Montoya jokes.

After Cthulhu Montoya "The stars are right again; prepare to die!" came this jewel:

The Princess Bride of Frankenstein: "My name isz Viktor Montoya. You killed my fazzer. But now I bring him back to LIFE!"
mikailborg: I can't even remember what event I was attending, but I must have been taking it seriously. (rainbow)
I read a [livejournal.com profile] dduane post, bounced through a couple of links, and found lolcode.com:

HAI
CAN HAS STDIO?
I HAS A VAR
IM IN YR LOOP
	UP VAR!!1
	VISIBLE VAR
	IZ VAR BIGGER THAN 10? KTHXBYE
IM OUTTA YR LOOP
KTHXBYE


... I want a T-shirt. This is probably too big for one of [livejournal.com profile] trenn's buttons, sadly :(

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