Regular awesome: diving boards. Extremely awesome: people-flingin’ catapults:
…Or your vocabulary will become your master. Or summat like that, I dunno.
Seems as though Aron was terribly, mysteriously ahead of the curve when he called out our current crop of politicians for their overuse of The Sphinx’s favorite rhetorical device. Slate has put a name to the tactic (it’s called antimetabole, apparently).
And always remember, learn to hide your strikes from your opponent, and you’ll more easily strike his hide.
…Heavy with links! It’s time, folks, for another massive download of Links Of Interest that I’ve managed to
pack-ratsave for your enjoyment, so here goes.
Near-zero-G Mentos & Diet Coke! Yay, science!
I’ve run into some funny automated censorship software in the past (the old America’s Army forums had a particularly aggressive one, so much so that there was constant talk of “making bad rearumptions” and “rearaulting the base”), but I didn’t realize that it was a well-known phenomenon known as The Clbuttic Mistake. It’s entirely juvenile of me, I know, but I can’t help laughing at phrases like “President Abraham Lincoln was buttbuttinated by an armed buttailant after a life devoted to the reform of the US consbreastution.” (See also: Medireview and Swear Filters.) I wonder if frak slips by anyone’s filters?
Continue reading “This Browser Is… So HEAVY!”
We’ve already noted the overt visual similarities between John McCain and Saul Tigh, but this weekend’s All-Sarah-Palin-All-The-Time Media Circus caused several observant bloggers (whose names/URLs I’ve unfortunately Cmd+W’d and thus are lost to the ether) to note a not dissimilar look between Laura Roslin and Sarah Palin. This, of course, forced me to roll out my Pixelmator and craft the following:
And yes, I’ve made shirts available for those so inclined.
(In the interests of full disclosure, after creating the above image, I noted that others appear to be thinking in the same general manner as I.)
Bloomberg runs the obit for the still-alive Steve Jobs.
And no, he wasn’t eaten by wolves, nor has Zimbabwe invaded.
Thanks, WJJZ, for Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” at 11:15 in the A.M. Nothing spices up a trip to the loo like that song, eh wot?
From CNN’s “breaking news” headlines area just now:
I mean, I know Joe Biden can be a bit of a bore at times, but adding insult to the whole not-choosing-him-for-Vice-President thing is just mean.
Heh. And the breathless press waits breathlessly for The One to breathily make His Veep Pronouncement.
When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade, right? So if life hands you glitches, you make… glitchade?
Sacriliciousness aside, that there’s some good humor. Well-played, EA Sports, well-played.