Saturday, August 19, 2017

Repeat to Yourself "It's Just a Show, I Should Really Just Relax"

[Star Trek Voyager's IMPOSSIBLY Tiny Planet] (Viewer #84,976)

He makes a good point, but instead of laughing it off and chalking it up to artistic license, he seems to get kind of offended that digital animators aren't always scientifically accurate.

Anyway, I recently decided to give Voyager a chance, so I've seen this planet a lot recently.

I'm somewhere in Season 2 right now, and I've been told I just need to grit my teeth until 7 of 9 comes along, after which it gets... well, if not better, at least tolerable.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I Think I'm OK With This

US T-shirt company sells swastika design as 'symbol of love and peace'

Homosexuals ruined rainbows and the word "gay", so co-opting symbols is definitely possible.

I can't think of better people to have it happen to than neo-Nazis.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Meanwhile, Men's Suits Are Mostly Unchanged

Women, whatever you're wearing right now, be thankful:

Women's Fashion 1784-1970

[in a single, easy to view illustration - via Neatorama]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Just Cute

[goalkeeper cat] (Viewer #30,979)

I don't know why I like this so much. Maybe it's the unblinking intensity.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

53 Nosy Questions

Good for getting to know someone or yourself

Via Gentleman's Gazette

53 Great Questions to Ask

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Possible Future Baby Names

Via Mental Floss

I'm really hoping that none of the list ever get used, but I fear that all will.

I consider "Halden" the least worst of the lot with "Rusert" coming in a close second.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Literacy Kills

Don't know why I find this so amusing, but I do:

Signs for luring ants into ant traps

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Marriage Tips

Found a list intended to advise women on how to keep their marriage strong. I was tempted to say "I wish my ex-wife would've read that when we were married", but the truth is, I'm in a really good place now, and there's nowhere else I'd rather be.

But I do hope she reads it during her second marriage.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Video Game Graphics Then and Now

via Dorkly: 15 Stunning Examples of How Far Videogame Graphics Have Advanced

Yeah, but what about gameplay?

Doom is still fun to play. Doom 3... not really. Discrete episodes & quicksave make a big difference in the amount of fun you can have.

"I made it through THAT mess, but I'm at 50% health and there isn't a medical kit anywhere in sight. Should I reload & try to make it through healthier, or quicksave & hope for a health boost before a wave of imps descends on me?"

Saturday, May 6, 2017

This... Never Ends Well

[The Friendzone As A Horror Movie] (Viewer #129,574)

There IS a way out, but you won't like it, it's too much work, there are no guarantees, and it's frankly easier just to find a new girl entirely.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Imagine This Road Rash On Your Face

via Buzzfeed, 17 pictures of very damaged helmets, and one tiresomely sarcastic headline, which you are requested to ignore all 17 times:

17 Reasons Why No One Should Ever Put On A Helmet

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Statistically, It's Safer Being a Redshirt

via Neatorama:

The Real Danger in Being a Redshirt

I will, however, continue using the term "redshirt" to mean someone expendable.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

World's Fastest Bumblebee

He gets around to his sub-minute rendition of "Flight of the Bumblebee" at the 4-minute mark, if you get bored, but his pre-Bee patter is somewhat interesting, too, if you want to wait it out.

[Fastest violinist in the world - BBC News] (Viewer #3,174,535)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Good News for Fans of Cursive (Like Me)

via Mental Floss: Cursive Is Regaining Popularity in U.S. Schools

I like cursive for two reasons:

1) It looks elegant, which is nice in a world gone crass

2) Without it, original historical documents become hieroglyphics and you lose your past.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Like You, All I Can Think Is "That Poor Chicken"

via Mental Floss

[Egg inside an Egg] (Viewer #686,057)

"It's called counter-peristalsis contraction, and it happens when a second egg starts forming before the egg that precedes it exits the hen's reproductive system. In such cases, the new oocyte (the part of the egg that becomes the yolk) moves through the chicken's oviduct per usual, collecting membranes and albumen (the white part) along the way. If a fully formed egg has been contracted back into the oviduct from the uterus, the whites of the still-forming egg will amass around it."

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Somebody Try This and Tell Me If It Works

[A "solution" to clear frost off your windshield] (Viewer #5,154,321)

One commenter said that the water froze on the windshield after the alcohol evaporated. Maybe 70% isopropyl alcohol doesn't need more dilution?

Saturday, January 7, 2017