Thursday, April 30, 2009


In the men's room. See that thing below the black tile? It's a booger. A really big one.

Seriously? You couldn't flick it in the urinal?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vicarious Living Through Texts

I'm not sure what kind of friends and lifestyles these people have, or even if they are true, but Texts From Last Night are so awesome that I can't stop reading them.

Sample: "In line at the arbys drive thru on foot. Legendary."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Deal Addiction

If you do anything outdoors-related, and like to get deals on gear, then you'll love Steep and Cheap. It's like a cross between and eBay.

It's also addicting because of the geeky up-to-the-minute statistics.

April Flowers!

After the long, interminable winter, it appears that spring has finally arrived.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Enunciation Is Important

When you're talking to someone about fennel and trying to describe its anise-like taste, you have to pronounce it very distinctly when you say it's "anise-y".

No, it doesn't taste like butt.

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Even pigeons get sick of the "pull my finger" routine.

Word Problems

Craig has a special understanding. He can take concepts and, using just words, turn them into equations, combining head-nodding truth with humor. It's More New Math.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is DK.

See the original image here.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Sometimes it's a puzzle challenge, and sometimes it's a test of your patience. Regardless of which aspect you're playing, it's still Me and the Key.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Double Duty

Seen outside of Orting this weekend. It must not be burger season yet.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Earth Day collage
Yep, it's Earth Day. It's hard for us geeks, tethered to electricty the way we are, to be green. So feel free to hit the intartubes and get your green on.

(Fun fact: doing a Google search for "earth day" brings up a link to the movie, starring Keanu Reeves, The Day the Earth Stood Still.)

Dorks on Parade

Pictures of dorks/geeks, sent in by said dorks/geeks to be displayed for all the intarwebz to see. The descriptions say it all at the Dork Yearbook.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Inadvertent Experimentation

The salad bar in the cafeteria recently added a new topping: chopped asparagus. Since I subscribe to the "Crazy Ash Nachos" technique of piling my salad with pretty much every topping, I started added the asparagus bits.

Does everybody know about asparagus pee? Amount of asparagus from the salad bar to have an impact: approximately one stalk.

Science class is now over.

I Can See My Migratory Route From Here

I'm walking through the office park on my way to work this morning, and hear an unmistakable honk. Following the sound, I'm surprised to see:
Goose with a view
I have never seen a Canadian goose on top of a building before. I didn't even know they do that.

Apparently even geese like to take a gander every once in a while.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Area exorcism interrupted by immature devil.

Recipes for Disaster

In today's Costco-tray-of-veggies-and-wraps kind of world, we forget that our parents and grandparents actually prepared food, especially when they entertained guests (while wearing dresses with pearls or suits and ties). Harken back to the fabulous 50s and sexy 60s with these recipes, plucked out of cookbooks from thrift store buying sprees. Here's an example quote from one:

"Almost anything you like can be rolled in bacon, oven or pan-broiled, and served on picks."

Yeah, now you're talking!

You'll be horrified and mesmerized by Mock Duck.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Urn.

See the original image here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Just get the ball to the green finish dot. Click to bounce it up, and use the line to get it there. It's pretty simple once you figure it out, right? Riiiiight...

How far can you get in Scriball?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Infomercial! Get It Now!

WARNING: NSFW due to language and product concept.

Keeping with the inappropriate video links, I offer you the latest time-saving device.

Beer Me!

The leftover husks
A guy at work had an anniversary. One six-pack per year. I guess he likes variety.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We Didn't Start the Flamewar

WARNING: NSFW due to language.

If you spend as much time on the internet as me, then you'll nod along with this video, recognizing both forum posts and online phenoms.

There's actually some pretty awesome animation going on in this one. Catchy tune, too.

I See Dead People

While memes may run wild across the bounding prairies of the intarwebs, certain sites anchor themselves on a particular theme. Today's, for example, is nothing more than "action" shots of people who appear to have died. It's Play Dead Pics.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

But When Are You Open Today?

Seen on a storefront in the Chinatown part of the International District.

Monday, April 13, 2009

MacGuyver Mapmaking

Raggs and I spent the weekend at her parents' house. Hanging out in the kitchen, I noticed something on the side of the fridge.

It's a map!
It's a map, drawn on a portion of paper towel. I don't even know the story behind it, but the random, creative immediacy of it just cracked me up. (And, yes, the knife is stuck to two more of those ring magnets.)

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Despite high fuel prices, some people just won't give up their cars.

Own a Piece of the Big Apple... Core

Some people will sell anything. And, apparently, some people will buy it.

Granted, this guy lovingly hand-picks only the finest ingredients and seals them in an attractive display case, but you're still buying New York City garbage.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is no one. Guess I picked a crappy picture.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Another puzzle game. This time you have to change all the yellow balls to yellow, without changing the pink ones. How far can you get?

Color Infection.

And the sequel, Color Infection 2.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Just Cos

Seen in an anime shop in the International District.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Just "State"

I learned from my friend Shanarama (seen here celebrating the NCAA champions) that Michigan State is known just as "State". Is that just an in-Michigan thing, or do people who follow sports generally know this?

I'm neither a Michiganianer nor a sports follower, so I just don't know. And I wouldn't really care, except Shan's all "State this!" and "State that!" and "WOOOOO!". Or something.

Momma Always Said...

...don't talk to strangers. Right? And yet, if you've spent any time in chat rooms on the intartubes, you've done exactly that. In fact, a couple of my really close friends started out as chat room strangers.

A "room" full of cyberstrangers is one thing, but how about just one? A high school student in Vermont has created a website where you can talk to an arbitrary, anonymous interweb stranger from the comfort of your own computer. After trying it for a bit, I can say it's definitely an interesting experience. (And if you type in complete sentences, the feelings of superiority can be exhilarating.)

Chat with strangers at Omegle.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tulip Pedals

Raggs and I participated in the Tulip Pedal this weekend, an organized bike ride through the tulip fields in the Skagit Valley. It's one of "our" events we do every year.

Of course, with the weather/winter we've had, there were no tulips. Not one. There were some daffodils, though.

We saw a lot of birds, including a bald eagle sitting in a tree by the road.
Bald eagle

The weather was gorgeous, even if the tulips weren't.

Next bike outing: the Daffodil Classic in Orting.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Disabled Viewpoint

Little is known of "manoncrutches" except that he has crutches and rides the subway. And takes pictures of the abled people who are sitting in the "reserved for people with disabilities" seats that he clearly needs to use.

I find it interesting that he was angry enough to purchase the domain name and start the blog. But the funny captions and passive-aggressive feel are what makes People Who Sit In The Disability Seats When I'm Standing On My Crutches so much fun.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Hurley.

See the original image here.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Activity Corner


Shiny t-shirt

I bought this shirt from because it's called "Shiny" and is a tribute to one of my favorite shows, Firefly. It arrived this week.

I got dressed quickly this morning, and was like, "Hey, I'll wear my new shirt today." It wasn't until I got to work and saw myself in the bathroom mirror that I realized the problem with this shirt. It totally looks like my junk is on fire.

Friday Game

It's so stupid yet fun. It takes a little while, and a few losses, to get the hang of it, but you have to time it right and hit the xs to loosen the snacks in the Ultimate Vending Machine Challenge.

The color commentary is pretty funny.

Thursday, April 02, 2009


From an email I received. Apparently, the original author is a bit upset about the cost of the International Space Station. But his anger led to one of the most magnificently mangled sentences I've seen outside of The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest:

"Can anyone recall offhand something scientific this incredibly costly collection of hardware has accomplished in addition to wasting more billions than the government will ever admit?"

You go, angry ISS guy!

Tea Baggin'

Tea time
Apparently, based on the trash can in the kitchen at work, it's tea time. And tea bag containers aren't heavy enough to trip the swinging doors of the lid.

Also, how hard do you have to throw away something to crack those swinging doors?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Squeeze Bacon

Get it here.

Peep Demise

Marshmallow peeps are a staple of Easter time, and everyone weighs in on their love or hate of the little sugar-coated guys. Some like 'em fresh, some like 'em stale, and others just hate 'em.

And some want to kill them, which is the point behind 100 Ways to Kill a Peep.