March 11th, 2005

Cry Blood (Hurt)

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R.I.P. Dave Allen

Irish comedian Dave Allen, famed for his TV routines as he perched on a stool with drink and cigarette in hand, has died in his sleep aged 68.

"I don't go out of my way to be outrageous, I just go out of my way to look at things." Amen, brother.

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An Atheist explorer in the deepest Amazon suddenly finds himself surrounded by a bloodthirsty group of natives. Upon surveying the situation, he says quietly to himself "Oh God, I'm screwed!!!!!."

There is a ray of light from heaven and a voice booms out: "No, you are NOT screwed. Pick up that stone at your feet and bash in the head of the chief standing in front of you."

So the explorer picks up the stone and proceeds to bash the living heck out of the chief.

As he stands above the lifeless body, breathing heavily and surrounded by 100 natives with a look of shock on their faces, Gods voice booms out again: "Okay ..... NOW you're screwed."
Smackdown (Anger)

READ, Dammit

OK, this makes twice in as many days that someone has gone off on me for something I said, making some jack-assed assumption about what I meant, instead of just READING the words I typed.

Don't try to assume you know me, or 'what I mean' by some comment. Maybe I'm a rarity in the world, but if I MEAN something, I'll SAY that something; if I don't SAY it, I don't MEAN it.

Any questions? You can keep your superior attitude to yourself as well, fucker.

Death Of Tut Solved?

Zahi Hawass, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (Egypt), announced the results of a CT scan done on King Tut’s mummy. He says they indicate the boy king was not murdered, but may have suffered a badly broken leg shortly before his death at age 19 — a wound that could have become infected.

I'm getting a kick out of this, since I only recently watched a documentary about two American forensic detectives who investigated both the body and loads of background material, who not only felt Tut probably WAS murdered, but gave their opinion on who they most suspected.

I guess we'll never truly know.
Worship Chaos

Coat Of Arms

Poking around a site called House of Names, which supposedly gives you background on the heritage of your surname. Mostly, it's a very general kind of background, and the end result is that they're selling you stuff with your "family crest" on it.

Now, my grandmother has been into genealogy all her life, and has traced her family back, way back...I think she's damn near to the monkeys by now. Thus, I happen to know a lot about my own history, which is actually kinda cool; just knowing some of the people I can trace my bloodlines through is fun.

Anyway, even though the site's pretty shallow (as it would have to be, the sheer amount of data that would have to be accessible to make it legit is staggering, to say the least), it's kinda cool. So, if you happen to be of relatively European stock, it might be fun to look it up, just to see what they say.

For me, I looked up both my own surname and that of my mother. Pretty cool, overall...glad to see they actually got the Scottish clans correct, on Mom's side.

Interesting...both have similar colour schemes, which I did not expect. Also interesting that they trace the Prevatt name back to Welsh origins, but I have always been under the impression that it was of French descent (I have no actual genealogical research on Dad's side, I'm afraid).
Use Your Brain

Expand Your Mind

A lot of creative answers, and some fairly technical ones, but in the end, the answer is simple: if they were flying off the coast of South America, neither would hit the ground, they'd hit the water. ;) Kudos to those of you that got it. Friday means multiples for the weekend!
1. In Hawaii, if you drop a steel ball weighing five pounds from a height of 45 inches, will it fall more rapidly through water at 20 degrees Fahrenheit or water at 40 degrees Fahrenheit...or will it make no difference?

2. How can you physically stand behind your father while he is standing behind you?

3. Which is correct to say, 'The yolk of the egg are white' or 'The yolk of the egg is white'?
And, no, I didn't actually plan the first question to follow yesterday's, just coincidence. I swear.
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-- heard around my house, tonight