Saturday, November 22, 2014

Somewhere Between Clever and Crazy

33 Of The Most Creative Rings Ever

That Scrabble Ring fascinates me, because it can't have ALL the letters on it, so I wonder which ones it left off...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Minor Gardening Accident

While trimming the aggressive rose bush by my front doorstep, I got a branch in the eye.

Nothing life-threatening or sight-ending, but my cornea did get scratched, and mostly I have to do things one-eyed while the other rests.

I'm finding that, even with glasses on, the "good" eye isn't nearly as strong as I thought it was.

Tiny print is hard to read.

It's gonna be a long day at work, since my job consists mainly of reading tiny print.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pictures That Will Fill You With Awe and Wonder

Bring some extra breath with you, because these images will take it away.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I Always Thought It Came From That Tony Orlando Song

How the Yellow Ribbon Became a National Folk Symbol

Anyway, it seems to be a popular way to signify you're waiting for someone.

I've actually got 4 strips of cloth hanging from the crabapple tree out front, but they're probably just there so I can tell which direction the wind is blowing.

Well the blue ones are, anyway. The white ones got put up for a different reason.

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By the way, can crabapples be used for anything besides tiny driveway speedbumps?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


New cover of PC Magazine:

Huh... that sounds sorta familiar.

Red car syndrome, or meaningful portent?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Comfort Foods From Every State

Sometimes food makes things better.

If you can't figure out what the foods are from the pictures (and trust me, you can't), the whole big list (with pictures) is at Thrillist.

I'm kinda curious about "funeral potatoes" now.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Clever Design, Plus I Like the Name a Lot, Too

via The Awesomer

We love this black electrical tape because it has a spiraling double line in gray that runs along it so you can always see where the end is without running your thumbnail around it six times. The tape is rated for up to 660V and 221 degrees (which only our techie CJ cares about--for the rest of us it's just electrical tape) and is a standard 3/4" wide on a 66-foot roll. We're not sure why but it comes with a handy case, and you know the old saying: Don't look a gift case in the mouth. UL.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fun With Words

Strange Idioms from around the World Illustrated

I really like "Not my circus, not my monkeys" as an expression meaning "not my problem".

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's Hard Being an Hour-Counter

via XKCD:

(alt text: I need an extension for my research project because I spent all month trying to figure out whether learning Dvorak would help me type it faster.)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

I Assume There's a Right Way

If you have a package of 8 hamburger buns, they come in 2 layers of 4 each.

If you take two out, should you take two from the top layer of buns, or 1 each from the top & bottom layers?