Monthly Archives: March 2005

The thaw

The inevitable coming of Spring reminds me to enjoy a classic oft-referenced Calvin and Hobbes comic strip:

Garlic butter

Apparantly, this robot lobster is being developed by the Navy:

link 1 | link 2

Imagine seeing one of those next time you go scuba diving!

Iris’ spoonerism

We’ve got these dried apricots that we give to Iris now and then. So, we’ve been trying to get her to say “apricot”. Instead, she says “acripot”.

Undaunted, we tried to fool her by asking her to say “acripot”. Sure enough, she ends up saying “apricot”.


Coolest ying-yang ever!

Jargon watch

Watch out for this lameness:


Definition: “the film blogosphere”; that is, the pile of people rambling about films via their blogs.

And on that note – I saw Sideways last night, and it is a fantastic flick. The wallet-snatching scene is one of the funniest things I have seen in a movie in a long, long time. If you like About Schmidt, you will definitely like Sideways.

Memorable exchange from the movie:

Miles Raymond: Well, the world doesn’t give a shit what I have to say. I’m not necessary. Had. I’m so insignificant I can’t even kill myself.

Jack: Miles, what the hell is that supposed to mean?

Miles Raymond: Come on, man. You know. Hemingway, Sexton, Plath, Woolf. You can’t kill yourself before you’re even published.

Jack: What about the guy who wrote “Confederacy of Dunces”? He killed himself before he was published. Look how famous he is.

Miles Raymond: Thanks.

Jack: Just don’t give up, alright? You’re gonna make it.

Miles Raymond: Half my life is over and I have nothing to show for it. Nothing. I’ma thumbprint on the window of a skyscraper. I’m a smudge of excrement on a tissue surging out to sea with a million tons of raw sewage.

Jack: See? Right there. Just what you just said. That is beautiful. ‘A smudge of excrement… surging out to sea.’

Miles Raymond: Yeah.

Jack: I could never write that.

Miles Raymond: Neither could I, actually. I think it’s Bukowsky.

Best knife holder ever!

Improve the ambience of your kitchen with this:

link (notice how every other item lacks the disturbed essence of the knife holder)

Strange hamster anime

A bizarre anime finding from Clint, entitled “Oruchuban Ebichu”, is described thusly:

An anime that is severly ecchi, about a hamster named Ebichu. She is the housekeeper of “Office Lady”‘s apartment (whom she addresses as “Goshujin-sama”, which means owner-master) and has a weird knack for having sexual psychic thoughts. Her owner’s boyfriend is named “Kaishounachi” which literally means “worthless”. (link)

More shocking is when Ebichu gets violently smashed, stompped, etc. into a bloody pulp by her owner. Her owner is in her 30’s and in a relationship with a man who’s name means “worthless” and he lives up to that name by sleeping around. Of course she doesn’t want to be told the truth, so Ebichu is going to be violently beaten for being told this and for all sorts of other offences.

Click here for the official site (Not safe for work!)

South Park might be rendered tame by comparison!

The Software Hydra

Most days at work continue to remind me of this illustration and validate its perspective:

The Swing

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