Posts tagged with "nonsense"
I simply couldn't believe it when I realised, but it's been exactly one year and three days since our last Rubénerd Fun Fact! Not only that, but we're up to Fun Fact #100, an auspicious milestone if ever there was one.
So here it is, the fun fact you've waited over a year for! Brace yourself!
Ruben has written 100 fun facts, including this one.
Well, that was an anticlimax.
Normally I wouldn't blog about such stuff, but with the sudden reversal of Sydney's weather, it seems inventions like this might be a great idea for those with more fashion taste than common sense.
That's no heels
While sneezing my arse off from an impending flu this morning, I was reading The Guardian. For those not in the know, while also being the technical term for a legal caregiver, as well as a chain of highly successful Singaporean pharmacies (erroneously referred ton as Chemists in Australia), The Guardian is also a British newspaper that has an excellently designed site. Not that I'd usually know, for I read their RSS feeds, or Atom feeds, or whatever feeds they have.
Isn't it funny we still call them newspapers even when they're online? I suppose one could print them to keep the term from becoming archaic. But I digress
What should appear on the sidebar than an offer for Mighty Ice Grips:
Mighty Ice Grips for high-heels provide truly effective traction on ice and packed snow. Made of strong rubber, Mighty Ice Grips for high heels simple stretch over the toe of your shoe. Small non-slip studs for great grip. One size fits all. Don't let the fear of slipping keep you indoors this winter.
Certainly, the thought that most preoccupies me is being stuck inside given I can't wear my high heels in snow. But what would they most be useful for?
Ideal for emergencies, walking to work in snow or ice, or shopping.
But of course! Nothing says stylish practicality and emergency preparedness like high heels in snow.
And short skirts, allegedly
Ah Yuki, as a computerised entity I would have thought you'd have more common sense than to wear such garb in those conditions. Even Haruhi and Mikuru realised sometimes you need longer socks. But I digress.
My head hurts. Not from the content of this post, but from this flu. Perhaps it's time to make like a pair of ice shoes and skate. Hah, get it? I thought it was funny.
Everyone else already made their eels days ago, but I thought I'd take the opportunity to create a severely sleep deprived one for myself. I haven't uploaded it yet, what you see here is a photo of me taken mere minutes ago.
Of course, one would risk churlishness if the the opportunity to quote Ogden Nash were not seized here. Like a... senior manager.
I don't mind eels
Except as meals
And the way they feels
Finally have a name for the bay in my town ;).
With 15 days left to go before closing his blog, J-Walk has already started to descend into puns with a link to a site discussing the growing trend of corn mazes. Yes, actual corn mazes. I'll admit, it grew on me.
In any case, those interested in maizes (darn it, now he has me doing it) should be a pedestrian in Kuala Lumpur. The shape and intersection of their road network could be used as a source of high entropy random numbers.
Sitting in a coffee shop this morning catching up on some assignment work, the kids show playing on the plasma in the corner flashed up a question on screen, presumably for the little ones to answer and win prizes.
If you could travel to the future, what would you do and why?
I'm referring them to the Starfleet Temporal Integrity Commission for financially soliciting a breach of the Temporal Prime Directive. I'm just shocked and appalled.
I'd never be caught making a misteak like that.
To make it even easier for you to share your thoughts, I’ve created a handy copy-and-paste note for you to customize and mail back.
~ Paul Carr, TechCrunch
We will, provided you're able to answer this one for us!
Dear TechCrunch Readers,
Our site has a new design. Rather than deferring all questions and comments to the designers themselves, I decided to patronise my readers who's advertising viewership pays my salary because:
[ ] I'm not a fan either but I'll mock you for thinking the same
[ ] It's not as bad as Gawker!
[ ] Because its "too early to tell" that design elements are misplaced
I assert only professional designers are fit to critique designs because:
[ ] Designers are the only people who consume our content
[ ] As a journalist I only critique other journalism
I believe these mock forms are still funny because :
[ ] They've never been done before
[ ] They haven't been done enough
[ ] I'm being ironic lol!
The new site design is fantastic. And if you don't like it you can:
leave a commentleave a comment if you're on Facebook
[ ] go to http://tcfast.com/ which doesn't support us
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to read GigaOM :).
As a fan of the genre, and an unashamed fan of Nyan Cat, this was a perfect fit!
NoScript (and equivalent) users will have to make a temporary exception for YouTube.com to see the video. And you'll want to.