I’ve tried to keep my mouth shut, but I can no longer let certain things go by without comment. I am quite sure I will offend some of the True Faithful, but that cannot be helped. I am here today to speak aloud these words: J K Rowling is wrong. In fact, not only is… Continue reading Third Time is the Charm
On the National Geographic website, there’s an article about poor Pluto being found less rotund than Eris: “The beleaguered former planet has been dwarfed again by a new study that finds its neighbor Eris is significantly bigger. That makes Erisâ€”formerly known as 2003 UB313 and then Xenaâ€”the largest so-called dwarf planet in the solar system.”… Continue reading Smaller Than The Largest Dwarf
I happened to be watching the local news while on a trip to Portland, and there was a fearmongering story about the “Zombie Hackers” that take over people’s computers. Almost all of the footage of actual computers showed Apple machines, like an old tangerine iMac and Powerbooks … not, you know, the actual machines that… Continue reading Necromancy and the nightly news
Via Fark, “The Sun Online – News: Giant owl attacks drinkers” A GIANT owl that devours foxes and small deer is terrorising shoppers and drinkers in a town centre. It launches itself off high roofs and swoops on passers-by with talons outstretched. Late-night shoppers and revellers even take taxis to avoid falling â€œpreyâ€ to the… Continue reading Hide the dynamite!
As if my childhood wasn’t shattered enough by my investigative analysis showing that Snuffleupagus is a mob enforcer, now I hear that Elmo is a mule smuggling illegal drugs? Via Boing Boing, USNews.com: News: Bad Guys We start with a bust that somehow eluded me, of an alleged meth trafficking ring that had the gall… Continue reading First Snuffleupagus, and now Elmo?
So, apparently, I ‘m not the only one to notice there’s something strange about the graphics that are being used with the Zune, because Boing Boing notices some installer zen, and some other reader’s comment is linked wondering about the very same porno image I posted about earlier. I know that crappy ads stick in… Continue reading What is up with Zune graphics, anyway?
Okay, so, I keep seeing these ads for the Zune. Other than that there’s a kind of pathetic quality to the ads themselves which just shows how uncool Microsoft is at heart, I swear to you that every time I see this ad I catch myself wondering why [insert mainstream site] is running ads for… Continue reading How to get ahead in advertising …
Via USATODAY.com – Prosecution sought in death of domino-toppling sparrow: AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) â€” The Dutch animal protection agency demanded prosecution Tuesday for the shooting of a sparrow that knocked over 23,000 dominoes during an attempt to set a world record. The ill-fated bird flew into an exposition center Monday in the northern city of… Continue reading Rube Goldberg’s criminal sparrow