Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

«I'm Back!»

I've returned from my vacation. Everything went well, I had fun. I have plenty of pictures to share; I took 739 pictures while on vacation. I'm not going to be posting them all here, you'll only see the best ones. I have to get things organized and catch up on some of my internet stuff, so you won't see them all right away.

Here's a sample to whet your appetite. Downtown Seattle as seen from the 73rd floor of the Columbia Tower. (May 19th, 2009)
Downtown Seattle as seen from the 73rd floor of the Columbia Tower. (May 19th, 2009)

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«The Man Loves His Sandwiches»

Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich, sans bacon. He's still a little shaken up over the Swine Flu.

I fucking LOVE sandwiches!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

«What Has Science Ever Done For Us?»

I'd imagine according to Looney, this is all Science is good for. After-all, God created and gave us everything else we have... Like computers.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

«Looking for a Guy Like Penn»

You know, Penn Jillette sort-of grows on you. At least he has on me. I use to think he was sort-of an ass hole, and I didn't really care to watch him. But now... He doesn't seem that bad to me anymore...

Penn Says: Looking for a Guy Like Penn

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

«Subway Sucks»

Seriously... I hate Subway because of this sort of crap. They ask you what you want on it, and once you say what you want: "Sorry sir, that doesn't go on this type of sandwich." Well, then just make the friggin' sandwich how it should be! You're the sandwich artist, not me. I avoid Subway whenever possible.

Banned From Subway

Almost like a Bel-Air story... But seriously, a visit to Subway is about that frustrating to me.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

«Caturday: Summon One Lion»

Longcat Cult... One of us, one of us, gooble gobble, gooble gobble, one of us1...

Oh great Longcat We summon thee!
join us, you know you want to in fact, you need to, join us. / One of us, one of us, one of us, one of us, one of us, one of us, one of us, one of us!
Jesus Christ it's a lion GET IN THE CAR
1: The gooble gobble thing is a reference to the "Butters' Very Own Episode" episode of South Park. In case you didn't catch the reference.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

«Children's Stories Gone Wrong (Part 3)»

A very short, real-world modern version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Quasimodo was a charming, well-spoken fellow, but unfortunately, misunderstood due to the way he looked. Quasimoto wanted to be like everybody else in Notre Dame. He wanted to be treated as an equal. Although a loner, one day he decided to come down and visit the town of Notre Dame. Unfortunately, once again, because of his not-so-charming apperance, people screamed in fright. A shot was fired and hit Quasimodo square in the chest. When he regained consciousness, he was in a hospital. "Doctor", Quasimodo started, "did the bullet do any damage?" "The gunshot appears to have caused only a minor flesh wound. It's that huge hump on your back that worries me. Sir, it's malignant.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

«Children's Stories Gone Wrong (Part 2)»

A very short, real-world modern version of Alice in Wonderland.

Alice wandered down the dirt path, wondering what she would find next. Her adventures so far were so exciting and different. There was the Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter's tea party, and so many others. Excited about what she may come upon next, Alice began to skip happily down the path, humming a little tune to herself. "Oh, I hope I get to meet the white rabbit again", Alice thought to herself as she skipped through the forest. "Although my adventures here had put me in grave danger, I still am curious as to what other intresting creatures live here in wonderland. Maybe dragons, or unicorns". The more Alice thought about her possible adventures, the faster she skipped and the happier she hummed her song. But, all of a sudden, Alice Stopped. There was her next adventure, right in front of her eyes. At the end of the path, there were 2 men wearing masks that covered their nose and mouth. They stood at a tall gate. Alice approached the men. "Hello", said Alice. "Sorry, Kid", said the taller man. "You can't leave Wonderland. This area is quarantined with Swine Flu".

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

«Children's Stories Gone Wrong (Part 1)»

A very short, real-world modern version of Little Red Riding Hood.

Little Red Riding Hood skipped happily down the path to Grandma's house. She Was a couple minutes later than usually, but thought nothing of it. Grandma was too kindly a lady to care about a few minutes. Just then, she heard the sirens. An ambulance, followed by an animal control vehicle raced by her at top speed. "I wonder where they're going..." And she continued to skip down the path.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

«Motivational Monday: Excuse Me...»

I'd imagine he's dancing, but that's a pretty weird dance...

Excuse Me... / WTF are you doing?

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

«Dynamic Tower»

If everything goes as planned, this Dynamic Tower is going to be built in Dubai in 2010. There's also one planned for Moscow.

Dynamic Tower

The actual movement of the floor won't be as fast as you see in the video. They will have a top speed of one complete revolution every 90 seconds.

The scene with the wind turbines is trying to show that there will be a horizontal turbine between each floor. This building will produce more power than it consumes.

The next scene shows how it will be constructed. All the compartments will actually be built in a factory in Italy and shipped to Dubai, then raised into place. All that needs to be constructed on-site is the central support. No doubt construction is already underway at the factory.

I'd like to see how drains and plumbing are run in a building like that. It doesn't go into too much detail about that at the Dynamic Architecture site. All they say is the same technology used to fuel aircraft in mid-flight will be used.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

«Caturday: Missed God Intrigued»

Happy National Sea-Monkey Day! In keeping with my first post about Sea-Monkeys, I'll post some unrelated cats1...

Haha! U mussed!
Where's your god now?
Bincat is intrigued by this
1: It's Caturday anyway...

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Friday, May 15, 2009

«Cities XL»

I love Sim City. I've played countless hours in each Sim City game, going right back to Sim City Classic. However, Maxis seems more involved with Spore and The Sims 3 right now. They seem to have abandoned the Sim City franchise. That makes me sad.

So, even with how much I love Maxis, another company has caught my eye: Monte Cristo. They're about to release a new city simulator, and I think I'm going to try it when it comes out.

The single most frustrating thing for me with Sim City games is getting all the roads to line up and go where I want them. Also, none of the roads could be curved or at an angle other than 90 or 45 degrees. It's kinda pathetic that it's taken this long to get curved roads in a city simulator.

Cities XL Part1

Cities XL Part2

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

«Boxxy Meme»

One of the most sudden memes I've ever seen. It's died down a bit now, but I still see her quite often.

Know Your Meme: Boxxy

Boxxy desktop wallpaper

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

«Proselytizing: The Other Side of the Coin»

A while back I featured a video by Penn about why proselytizing is a good thing. However like most things, too much can turn to a bad thing.

I'm Going to Hell-Part II

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Monday, May 11, 2009

«Motivational Monday: Religious Logic»

If it were a matter of a simple baseball, I might just agree with the guy to avoid a conflict.

Religion / A really complicated and illogical way of saying "I'm scared of death"

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

«Happy Mothers Day»

To all you mothers out there... I do not envy you.

Kids covered in white paint.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

«Caturday: Mom Danger Poison»

Ahh... The stereotype of Chinese restaurants cooking up the neighborhood strays.

Anger / is but one letter short of DANGER
Teh orange ones... ...r... poysin.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

«Kayak Across the Pacific Ocean»

Well, it's a good thing my vacation doesn't take me to Hawaii. Judging by Google Maps, I'd be screwed...

Of particular interest is direction number 42, outlined in red: Kayak across the Pacific Ocean 2,756 miles.
Google Maps: Kayak across the Pacific Ocean 2,756 miles.

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I think I'd die if I attempted to kayak across the Pacific Ocean. I think any normal person would. Except for Roz Savage. Although even she didn't use a simple kayak.

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

«ICANN Control»

ICANN LogoHe who controls the ICANN controls the internet.

Viviane Reding, the EU Information Society Commissioner, wants ICANN out of United States control. I don't blame her. If I lived in any other country I'd tend to agree with her. However, I live in the United States.

ICANN is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Basically, they control all the domain names and IP addresses. If anyone registers a domain name, they have to do so through an ICANN approved registrar.

However much I think our rights of privacy and freedom of speech are being eroded, I still trust the United States more than any other governance1. I vote (for what it counts) to keep ICANN under United States control when it comes time to renew ICANN's agreement on September 30th.

1: I may be a dirty Libertarian Atheist, but I'm still a patriot.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

«Card Collection»

I just bought a collection of magic cards for $100. I'd say there were about 3,000 cards. While I didn't get anything too exciting, it was worth it - but only just.

Here's my Magic The Gathering collection now.
Marf's Magic the Gathering Collection

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The big boxes are 5,000-count boxes. That being they were designed to hold 5,000 cards. I don't actually know the exact number of cards in them.

Yes, I keep my cards sorted by color and rarity. The rares are in the binder. There's more pages in that binder that what it looks like in the picture; it's one of those 4-inch binders.

The small box in the lower left holds my best decks, and the medium box to the right holds all my other random crap-decks.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

«Going On Vacation»

I'll be out on vacation for the next 3 weeks, so don't expect quick replies to comments or emails. I'll try to catch up when I get back sometime after the 28th of May. You'll notice the notifier down just above the comment form.

It's a driving trip, I'm going with my dad. Here's the path we will be taking.
The path of Marf's 2009 vacation

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I plan to take a ton of pictures, so you have that to look forward to seeing. We'll be spending time in 3 places: Junction City, Oregon; Federal Way/Seattle, Washington; and Mount Vernon, Washington. The green dots in the map above mark their locations.

The next 3 weeks of posts are all scheduled. So if I miss a day it's because the scheduling featured failed (it has proven to be unreliable in the past). It won't be my fault!

Although I don't actually leave on the Taku2 ferry until Thursday (the 7th) at 1:30 AM, this post officially marks the start of my "vacation mode" in regard to the blog. I may have time to respond to the inevitable "have a fun trip" comments, I may not. No promises from now until the 29th.

I'm on vacation.

1: For once I didn't have to type "Click image to view full." Wait... I just did anyway. Damnit...
2: We always end up taking the Taku ferry. We were on it both ways to and from Petersburg as well.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

«Motivational Monday: Resource Greed»

This one was submitted to me by one of my readers, Thanks! I'd give credit to the name, but it was only "** **" (4 asterisks) in the email. Sweet picture, too.

Greed / Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by this generation then by some future. By what right does this forgotten future seek to deny us our birthright? None I say! Let us take what is ours, chew and eat our fill.

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I welcome submissions from my readers. Be it for Motivational Monday or Caturday... Or even something else! Just head over to my About page to find my email.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

«Good Job IKEA»

Penn Says: IKEA

Homosexuality is one of the essential elements of living in contemporary society.

- IKEA Spokesperson

Thank you IKEA. More companies should follow your example.

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

«Then Who Was Phone?»

Somehow, that explains everything.
My power is out. I don't have any way to get on the internet to check /b/ or anything, it sucks. / THEN WHO WAS PHONE??

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Ugh, man this sucks.

My power is out. I don't have any way to get on the internet to check /b/ or anything, it sucks.

What should I do, you guys?






how are you on /b/ then?

- Anonymous

/b/, it's like an alternate reality where the laws of logic have no place.

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