April 19th, 2005

Use Your Brain

Expand Your Mind

OK, most of you figured out that, since there was no floor inside for her to stand on and a door like this would probably not have a handle on the inside, she could not have shut the door behind her, if it was a suicide. My only question is this room at all: seems a feature I've missed in my own studies of castles. Ah well, what do I know?

OK, I have one today that requires your full thinking cap application. Ready for it?
The only timepiece that Mr. Greenwich owns is a grandfather clock which he frequently forgets to wind. One day when this happened, he went to Mr. Terminal's house to check the time. When Mr. Greenwich returned home, the first thing he did was set his grandfather clock to the correct time. How could he correctly set his clock if he did not know the length of the trip to Mr. Terminal's house? Note: Before you ask, no, he did not use a radio, telephone, or any other sort of communications or broadcast device to aid him, nor did he lug the grandfather clock to Mr. Terminal's house and back.
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    Social Distortion - Dear Lover
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German Pope...interesting choice. Not that it makes a difference in my life, but that's cool, go on wit'ya holy self.

Didn't it take them something like 3 months last time? Guess even Cardinals can get off their pious asses and get something done with the right motivation.

Seriousness aside for a moment: I was reminded of the Prophecy of St. Malachy this morning. Will be interesting to see how our new German Pope fits into the Papal motto. ;)


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    Blue Oyster Cult - Veteran Of The Psychic Wars
Wired

Things You Don't Want To Hear From Technical Support

"Do you have a sledgehammer or a brick handy?"
"That's right, not even McGyver could fix it."
"So -- what are you wearing?"
"Duuuuuude! Bummer!"
"Looks like you're gonna need some new dilithium crystals, Cap'n."
"Press 1 for Support. Press 2 if you're with 60 Minutes. Press 3 if you're with the FTC."
"We can fix this, but you're gonna need a butter knife, a roll of duct tape, and a car battery."
"In layman's terms, we call that the Hindenburg Effect."
"Hold on a second... Mom! Timmy's hitting me!"
"Okay, turn to page 523 in your copy of Dianetics."
"Please hold for Mr. Gates' attorney."

Funniest part is the number of variations on some of these I've heard myself say...
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    Wolfsheim - Sleep Somehow
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For some reason, I cannot get the image out of my head of accidently slicing the ends of my fingers off, right through the fingernails.

No idea why.
Burn The World

Raise Your Expectations

wesa popped up on me, asking if I'd seen the website for the upcoming Aeon Flux movie. Luckily, she's been a good enough friend for long enough that I don't feel bad unleashing my venom like this. Yes, this starts out with my feelings about the movie, but there's much more to it.

[EDIT: Christ, this is not about the movie, OK? The movie just sparked this, but that's not what this is about. The flick is a symptom; I'm talking about the DISEASE.]

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Stand up. Be counted. Make a fuckin' difference. DO SOMETHING. I dare you to speak out. I double dog DARE you to actually care about the human race one iota further than your own future sight.

I feel so wasted on this planet.
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    Prodigy - Fuel My Fire