"crawl under a rock and die".
Monday, April 30, 2007
"crawl under a rock and die".
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
THe state of Washington is investigating the price of gas and possible price fixing as per-gallon charges rise to record levels preceding the summer driving season.
Gas gets more expensive every spring, and it seems like it always has. But why? I mean, it's not like it's out of season this time of year.
Posted by NuclearToast at 1:25 PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I'm posting this from my laptop in a long, boring meeting while someone drones on and on about a specification. I wonder what the other attendees who aren't participating in the conversation are doing, hunched over their laptops as well, tapping away.
Why am I posting this? To stay awake. And because I can. Take that, productivity!
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:21 AM
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
A few cool and amusing links to spend some time with on a Friday.
A video showing the "Kaye effect": Leaping shampoo.
An instructional video on how not to use PowerPoint.
Have you seen the Japanese obstacle course gameshow called Ninja Warrior? Check out one of the star competitors, Makoto Nagano.
The singular internet debunking site has a dark side.
All over the intarwebs:
A funny short from Will Ferrell called The Landlord.
A story in pictures. For sale, one useless cat.
And last, but not least, even if you've never played Halo or Metroid, you'll still appreciate the animation in this mashup video, Haloid. Stay until the end.
Posted by NuclearToast at 8:32 AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
You know you work at a great place when you show up for the weekly operations meeting, and the organizer has an Xbox 360 with Guitar Hero II hooked up to the big screen in the conference room.
There's nothing like a room full of white guys rocking out to metal hits of the 70s and 80s. Really.
<throws the goat>
Posted by NuclearToast at 3:52 PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Why do mimes all wear the same outfit? You know, the beret, striped shirt, suspenders, white gloves, and white makeup. Is it some sort of requirement from Mime College? If they don't, will they get their mime license revoked?
I mean, it's not as if we can't tell they're mimes when they're doing that rope-pulling, trapped-in-a-box thing they do.
One theory is that, like poisonous creatures with identifiable markings, it's a sign in the animal kingdom that says, "Stay away!"
More likely, though, it's so you know to beat them up on sight.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:07 AM
Monday, April 09, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
You may recognize the title of this post from The 40-Year-Old Virgin. It relates to how guys communicate when they're just hanging out with their guy friends.
A friend of mine just moved into a new apartment; me and another friend were over checking it out. I noticed he had a shower curtain that has the little suction cups on it, so that water won't leak out. I've been looking for this particular kind of shower curtain but haven't had any luck finding one.
Me: Oh wow, you have the shower curtain with the suction cups! Where'd you get it?
Guy1: Linens 'n' Things.
Me: Cool, I'll have to go there.
Guy2: What are you guys talking about?
Me: He has this shower curtain with suction cups. I've been looking for one.
Guy2: You know that your conversation is totally gay?
Guy2: Hey, these shower curtain rings are pretty cool.
Me: Dude, that's totally gay!
Posted by NuclearToast at 8:40 AM
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Like many geeks, I've gone wireless. I no longer have a "landline" phone, relying on my cell phone for bi-location voice communication.
I've recently discovered that I miss my landline for one reason: self-reminders. In the "old days" I could call my phone and leave a message on my answering machine, reminding myself to do something, and the blinking red light would be waiting for me when I got home. In this age of electronic communication, I rarely check my email in the evening, and voice messages on my cell phone are quickly dealt with so as not to obscure the status screen, thereby rendering them basically invisible.
I guess I'll have to come up with a new, high-tech solution. Like using Post-It® notes or writing on my hand.
Posted by NuclearToast at 8:21 AM