|Wednesday, June 18th, 2014|
|Monday, June 16th, 2014|
|Friday, June 13th, 2014|
|Guess The State!
Real True Headline: "Serial Raft Fucker Strikes Again"
"this isn't the first, not even the second, and not even the third time he's stuck it to a pool toy. This latest batch of raft fuckery makes it at least six times he's been caught engaging in relations with a raft. (Plus there was the time in 2002 he was caught fucking a pumpkin.)"
Guess The State!
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Guess The State!
|Thursday, June 12th, 2014|
| Election results!
So far, so good: A monumental waste of time and money from the NDP (as their party platform insists), a failure of math and thinking from the PC (as their party platform insists), a complete failure in every respect for the GRN (as their party platform insists), and a victory by promising things many people want that they will partially fail to deliver for the LIB (as THEIR party platform insists).
Bonus hilarity: at the moment, Tim "9am Day 1: Burn the Province to the ground and salt the earth" Hudak is only *barely* winning his own riding. If it wasn't a FPTP hellhole, he'd lose. If more people understood how voting works, he'd have lost already.
Also: Apparently our "new" Premier is the first openly gay person to win an election and form a government in the Commonwealth. "New" is in quotation marks because she was Premier-due-to-inheritance-not-election before the election.
I didn't know she was gay. Canadian elections: it *never came up*. It probably got play when McGuinty retired and she became Premier, but I missed it at the time.
|Wednesday, June 11th, 2014|
|Today I learned:
TIL: The Windows "shutdown" command's custom timeout feature - letting you set how soon you'd like to execute the shutdown or reboot - has an upper limit of 315360000 seconds.
You can schedule a reboot on a Windows machine for "ten years from now, to the second".
Today's challenge: Find a good reason to want to do that.
(Source: start -> cmd -> "shutdown /?")
| Ford to build cars out of ketchup.
(Okay, they're ACTUALLY talking about making internal car parts - cupholders and the like - out of processed tomato byproducts like skins and stems and stuff that Heinz doesn't use in ketchup. But my headline was better.)
|Tuesday, June 10th, 2014|
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|Sunday, May 25th, 2014|
| Okay you guys, Steam Streaming is pretty bloody sweet.
|Friday, May 23rd, 2014|
|On films and mutant thingies!
Day Of Future Past did not disappoint. Reasonably paced, coherently plotted, consistently entertaining, doesn't contain any especially blatant pants-on-head-stupid parts. My only real complaint can be summed up as "a Nixon says what?" which I'm sure you will also see when you get to it, and does not ruin the movie.
As superhero movies go, it is by far the best X-Men movie, it is easily the best non-Marvel-Studios superhero movie ever made, and it is comparable to several of Marvel's own movies. This is high praise.
(Oh, and in the process it fixes most of the stupid parts of the previous, terrible X-Men movies. And it does so in a consistent in-world way, which is nice.)
|Thursday, May 22nd, 2014|
|Today's Useless Fact!
Pokemon uses the term "evolution" rather than "metamorphosis" to describe what Pokemon do, despite "metamorphosis" being by far the better word for it.
This is quite possibly because the Japanese word for evolution is 進化 (shinka; ‘evolution’ or ‘progress’), while the Japanese word for metamorphosis is 変態:‘hentai'.
So if they'd used "metamorphosis", a children's game would be saying things like "Congratulations! Bulbasaur has done the hentai into Ivysaur!"
|Wednesday, May 21st, 2014|
| James Earl Jones: "Hang him, on the Tree of Woe."
[cut to: Tree Of Woe]