Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Once more we shall delve into the minds of the Japanese in an attempt to understand how Western culture has changed them.
[Donald] [east] can only hear the other stereo Ranranru (rough translation)
After close observation, it appears Western culture is incompatible with traditional Japanese culture. When the two are combined it results in insanity.
Ronald McDonald brainwashing video crazy MCdonalds (dark brainwashing ritual Edition)
That last one was in fact posted to YouTube by a Chinese person. The video itself however, stems from Japan. Clearly, the insanity born in Japan is not confined there. This is further supported by the description of this video on YouTube, which starts with a warning.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
What's the worst environmental disaster in history caused my humans? The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has yet to be stopped, or the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine, 1986? Bhopal disaster in India?
Or something else? What would you say is the worst?
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
See the rest of “Not a Difficult Concept”»
It would have worked even if they showed a fetus in its first stages of development. I don't call it a human until it could live on its own without being a biological parasite inside its mother. That isn't to say I expect it to be able to find its own food. Rather, all its major bodily functions should work and be able to keep itself alive.
Even then, a baby doesn't have sapience.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
I rode 21.7 miles on a bicycle yesterday and I gained a pound. Because in Soviet1 Alaska, exercise causes you to GAIN weight.
I've had this happen before. I just think it's funny. I definitely don't exercise to lose weight. I just figure I'm keeping myself well hydrated and I'm building muscle mass.
This was my first "major" ride of the year. Yes, 21.7 miles is major when there's only 31 miles of road end-to-end on the island.
1: Yes, I know Alaska isn't a communist state. This was just a spin on the "Soviet Russian reversal" theme I've had going this week.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
At some point you've got to ask, "Why did He even bother?" Is God insane or was He bored out of his mind?
I'm going to create man and woman with original sin. The I'm going to impregnate a woman with myself as her child, so I can be born. Once alive, I will kill myself as a sacrifice to myself. To save you from the sin I originally condemned you to.
See the rest of “Sin, Ta Dah!”»
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
See the rest of “Motivational Monday: Soviet Waldo”»
Also in Soviet Russia, the KGB enforces leash laws on fish. Scary stuff.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
There was also another sign that has the symbol of the IPU (Invisible Pink Unicorn).
See the rest of “Pirate Fish Leash”»
Thursday, May 13, 2010
No, not Dropbox. It's Deckbox (though Dropbox is useful, too). Deckbox is a site for making an inventory of your TCG cards, as well as make a tradelist and wishlist. It supports Magic: The Gathering, Warhammer Invasion, and World of Warcraft TCG.
I only play Magic: The Gathering, and I'm currently in the process of inputting all my cards, so I'll have an easily searchable database of all my cards. It's a long-term goal, it's going to take a while. For now I've got my rares and some of my commons entered, I'll continue working on it. So far (at the time I'm writing this) I've entered 5,777 cards.
You can view my profile to see my wishlist or tradelist. Yeah, I'm even adding commons to my tradelist. You can just use "Search & Filter" to find what you want. Or make an account of your own and add cards to your wishlist, then view my profile and it will tell you what cards I have that you want. Of course, I only trade face-to-face, so I'm not sure how much good it will do most of you. You'd have to be local in Ketchikan, Alaska...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The first edition wasn't really meant to seriously be a game, I even had the name of the object in the file name when I first posted it.
So here's a macro picture of the object, try to guess what it is:
See the rest of “"What's That Thing?", Second Edition”»
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
So a couple of weeks ago I happened across an article on Cracked.com that was a sample chapter in a book called Everything is Going to Kill Everybody. I don't remember how I came across it, I don't follow Cracked.com.
After reading that, I determined it was worth getting. I have a morbid interest in doomsday, so the book fell in line with my sense of humor. For the entire 2 years and 105 days I've been doing my blog, I've only read 21 books. Yeah, I'm that bad... I do my reading online.
A few of the disasters covered in the book are a bit unrealistic, like the hypercane or verneshot. The part about robots pointed out a bunch of new technologies that are more-or-less harmless by themselves, but when combined you get an overemotional flesh-eating monstrosity. Why would such technologies be combined? Well why would accelerometers, cameras, and clocks be combined? They are such different technologies, yet they are useful when combined. Just look at the iPhone.
So it will be with other technologies like the EATR (Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot). It can eat bio-matter (like plants or meat) to power itself. How cool would it be to have a lawnmower that feeds itself on the very grass it cuts? Of course, meat is the most efficient fuel for the EATR, so it might rather eat you than your lawn...
The book also covered other more mundane doomsdays, like the asteroid Apophis that will buzz past Earth closer than our geosynchronous satellites in 2029. Depending upon the small gravitational effect those satellites have on it, it has a very good chance of colliding with Earth on its next pass in 2036. It'd be like the dinosaurs all over again. But perhaps by then the supervolcano we call Yellowstone National Park would have already killed us.
It really was a hilarious book, in a frightening non-fiction sort of way.
I finally delved into the Amazon Associates program, so the link to the book here is a referral link. Amazon.com handles all the transactions, so it's not like you have to trust me with your credit card number. I figured since I have to declare my blog as a business on my taxes, I may as well act like it is one!
1: The two books I read are Everything is Going to Kill Everybody (duh), and The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Before I get into my topic for today, I finally had to enact a capcha to cut down on comment spam, even with how much I hate capchas. So now you'll have to figure out what the squiggly little letters are before your comment will be posted. Sorry...
So my interest in Magic: the Gathering1 is up again. I found a group to play with (or rather, they found me). Old addictions can be rekindled at any time.
Out of nowhere I got a comment on an old post about weekly gatherings in town. Then an email. Next thing I know I'm at a pizza place with 7 other Magic players. And here I thought the Magic community was utterly dead in this town.
Now I'm back to looking through my cards and trying to find ways to hone my decks...
1: Magic: the Gathering is a trading card game.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Well, my boot drive failed on my computer. I'll have to get to my other computer to continue my usual blog posts. For now, I'm stuck with only my iPhone (and no speelcheck[sic]1) to blog with. At least it was only my boot drive, I keep all my data on a seperate physical drive.
I should be at my other computer to make the Motivational Monday post on time. So untill then, I'm going to be bored as hell.
1: Yes, I meant to misspell spellcheck. However, there may be others I did not mean to. I really am quite bad at spelling. And holy crap, it's a pain to write HTML code on an iPhone!