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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
9:12 pm
Around the World in 80 Days, Days 1 and 2
Once again listening to Michael Palin's Around the World In 80 Days, in 80 easy sections. A simple concept, I listen to each day on the date it happened.

Story so far... he left on Sept 25th on board the London-Venice Simplon Orient Express. Here's a map of the route so far (got it off the web site for the Orient Express. "Please note: the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express route is subject to change without prior warning due to last minute railway engineering works or similar.") Palin's train got sidetracked due a strike and the passengers ended up being bussed the last bit of the way from Innsbruck.

(can't get the stupid image to appear. will try again later...)

Current Mood: Capital
Monday, September 25th, 2006
8:56 pm
Just in the spirit of free inquiry...
Poll #830129 Where Was Moses When the Lights Went Out?

Down in the cellar, eating sauerkraut. Please answer on a scale of 1 (disagree strongly) to 5 (agree strongly)

Mean: 3.29 Median: 3 Std. Dev 1.03

In the dark. Please answer on a scale of 1 (disagree strongly) to 5 (agree strongly)

Mean: 4.29 Median: 5 Std. Dev 0.88

There is insufficient information to answer this question as stated. Please answer on a scale of 1 (disagree strongly) to 5 (agree strongly)

Mean: 4.00 Median: 5 Std. Dev 1.41

All of the above. Please answer on a scale of 1 (disagree strongly) to 5 (agree strongly)

Mean: 3.71 Median: 3 Std. Dev 1.16

None of the above. (Please elaborate below in the space provided, with attention to place and disposition of stone tablets, if any)

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
7:40 am
Monday, July 24th, 2006
6:01 pm
Not Dead, Just Resting
Ouatic has a program PhotoStitch, came with her camera, that automatically creates panoramas and though I normally scorn such crutches, sometimes, you have to bring in the professionals. Read more...Collapse )
Saturday, July 15th, 2006
10:39 pm
All Hail The Surrealist
Just leafing through the paper, I see the following in Tavern Rumours...
WATERYCE REDLEAF, the Blind Caves - In a chilly summit prelude, King Grimtooth blocked the Blind Caves' entry into the Realm Lavawater Landsilver on Saturday and King Gemwater Choketunnel mockingly said Mosgelatinous cube doesn't want the kind of violence-plagued democracy the Orcish Empire has fostered in the Kurmak Caves.
(ooh, snap!)

Also ...
GLASSWING (Criers) - Tens of thousands of rush-hour commuters in Trollcrag's largest city were told to find a different way home on Friday afternoon after a freight wagon derailment disrupted commuter wagon service from Glasswing.
(Privitization? You can keep it!)

Also, be sure to check out surrealist's latest creation The Dungeon Of Ouatic-7! (Ba-ba-baaah!). Other dungeons are available; I would have linked to mine but O's has more stuff in it.
Sunday, July 9th, 2006
2:12 pm
10:34 am
It's Like Judy Collins Said...
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got till it's gone...

Just flipping through the 15287 pictures we took, and found a few neat ones. These are linked, but click twice, it's a long way to the full size.

Hoy Ahoy!Collapse )
Sunday, July 2nd, 2006
5:01 pm
Sitting In London, Gluing Snaps Together
Title says it all. Here are some more panoramas from Orkney.

Stones Of Stenness.

Ring Of Brodgar.

Monday, June 26th, 2006
11:11 pm
Arbor Low - More Pics
Update: Tweaked the Facing East.

Managed to put togeter two panoramas of Arbor Low. Both are pretty big.

Facing East...

Facing North...

I thought North came out well, but East still needs a bit of work. Remember, you have to click twice. (Once to get to the gallery and again to see the full size pic, but you would already have known that.)
Sunday, June 11th, 2006
8:55 pm
Eventually the word "research" will mean "to enter terms into google, to enter terms into any search engine, (obs.) to look up." That aside, the BBC had a story about an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert concerning the most reproduced picture of all time, the photo by Korda of Che Guevara. So I went and typed the name into google and sure enough, that's what I got, about 15000 of them.

Here's some of my favorites from just the first few hundred...

Here's a link to the exhibit in question.

Here's an editorial about Gerry Adams getting disinvited to the opening (no comment)

Here's a knitting pattern from www.domiknitrix.com.
Friday, May 19th, 2006
7:10 am
Da Vinci Code
UPDATE: Found the following picture on the WaPo review.


"Zounds, Audrey! The Mona Lisa Has Been Stolen!"

(OK, I haven't read the book. I'm not going to see the movie, although I may watch the DVD. I haven't even read the book it's based on,  "Holy Blood and Holy Grail." I did recently play Circle of Blood which is a really neat computer game.) To judge by the critics, this movie is one enormous stinker, which doesn't interest me, except for the weird appropriateness of it. Millions of people will be led to the cineplex, following the light of a single star - the one at the end of the movie review.

Here's a fun bit of commentary I found on the Guardian's bloglike thingy. Mark Lawson has gone to the trouble of marking up his column, showing facts with an (F) and opinions with an (O) (F). 

"In a nation where it was reported yesterday that the most popular new name for baby girls is "Nevaeh" - the word "heaven" spelled backwards (F) - religious beliefs, which are properly a matter for that variety of opinion called faith, have been redefined as fact (O). "

Sunday, April 30th, 2006
6:31 pm
Meme Case es Su Casa
Long overdue response to Ouatic's 6 Weird Meme...

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Saturday, April 8th, 2006
10:06 am
Friday, March 31st, 2006
6:25 pm
System Limits Exceeded

Here's the email I would have gotten this morning if I wrote the automated messages for Microsoft Outlook.

Your mailbox's exceeded its limit,
of 25,000k.
Your mailbox's exceeded its limit;
you'll have to throw something away.

Clean--Out. Clean--Out.
Clean out your mailbox today, today!
Clean--Out. Clean--Out.
Clean out your mailbox today! 

Current Mood: hyper
Sunday, March 26th, 2006
3:44 pm
Chili Achieved!
Much to my surprise, I managed to get the chili off the ground. The ingredients were

1 onion (I used half)
1 package Wick Fowler's 2-Alarm Chili
1 can La Prefarida Pinto Beans
1 Can Hunts tomato sauce
1 Can Del Monte diced tomatoes
2 lbs stew beef

The beef was $3.30/lb, which seems a bit pricy. I think we got 6 servings out of it. UPDATE: Went back and found the receipts. Total cost $13. Damn good chili though.

In which I maunder on at length...Collapse )

Current Mood: full of beans
Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
3:58 pm
Food-Eating Battle Monkey or Pointless Silliness, You Decide!
is a
Lemon-Eating Howler Monkey

...with a Battle Rating of 6.8

To see if your Food-Eating Battle Monkey can
defeat Pilgham, enter your name:

Easiest. Post. Ever.
Sunday, March 5th, 2006
5:37 pm
Take a Murder, Darling
qem_chibati 's meme-
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the 5th sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal...along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

Here's mine. I didn't stand a chance.
8:20 am
Sad News
I was shocked and saddened to find out this morning that Linda Smith had died. She was a brilliant comedian. I keep her Brief History Of Time Wasting on my mp3 player all the time. The Beeb did a nice obituary; I'm sure Ms. Smith would say that it's a pity she didn't live a little bit longer, then she could have read it. She died from cancer at the age of 48.
Wednesday, March 1st, 2006
10:16 pm
A week ago I couldn't spell fanfic author, and now I realize you don't have to! Yes, I've been spending all my time and a good deal of energy at this community - we_do_badfic.

Indeed, as Iraq melts down into totally chaos, eating the young and old, as the wheels fall off the Bush administration, port security becomes the biggest joke nobody ever laughed at (apart from health care, of course), as we abandon Evolution and the religious shift their gaze to such things as the Big Bang and the round Earth theory, as we pin the increasingly slim hopes of civilization even making it to next week, let alone reaching 2010, on Jon Stewart not blowing it at the Oscars, as even Garrison Keillor loses a bit of his sunny optimism as he unfolds the Lake Wobegon Trib and reads the headlines, I want you, my friends, my closest friends, my dearest friends, to go to this community, huddle round the dying embers, read, laugh, maybe hug, maybe cry, and say "Remember when the future used to be so bright, we had to wear shades?" Do this for me and for yourselves.

"Check it out" as the kids say. um, and LOL
Sunday, February 19th, 2006
9:30 pm
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