Friday, December 29, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

I heard about it on the blagonet

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I have confidence in the TSA

confidence that they can fuck up anything:

Why don't we get drunk and screw (with airline passengers) ?

(Why am I not surprised it was a Delta flight??)

On second thought let's x-ray everything!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Does this apply to you?

Don't lie to us - you know it does.


Clever Yuropeeans

Once again those clever Danes have taken the lead in traffic-calming technology. Curse you, American Educational System, for allowing us to fall so far behind.

On the other hand, there's no shame in stealing such a good idea, is there?
Have you ever watched, and I mean really watched some of the old Bettie Boop cartoons, with music by Cab Calloway?

During the opening of this first cartoon, made in 1932, "Minnie the Moocher", note that Cab Calloway performs a forward-moving variant of the "backsliding" or "moonwalk" dance move, the first time this move was performed on film.

Over on YouTube's site, one poster writes about this second cartoon, "Snow White", "We need more cartoons where things randomly transform into ducks and bottles of beer and get pulled inside-out." Right on, brother.

So now you've really watched some of the old Bettie Boop cartoons, but have you ever really watched some of the old Bettie Boop cartoons .... on weed?

Friday, December 15, 2006

When bollards attack.
SkyMaul - happy crap you can buy from a plane.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I only came in for a cup of coffee ...

Hoo boy. So my new job has exposed me to the field of NLP, or neuro-linguistic programming, and so I bought a book on it that looked interesting. I've really only started on it, so I havent really gotten to grips with it yet, but it's been an interesting ride so far - a curious mix of stuff I knew, and didn't know, and in some cases, don't believe. Still, I'll stick with it and give it a fair shake.

So in the context of NLP, one of my colleagues mentioned this movie, and as luck would have it, I had previously bought the DVD, on someone else's recommendation (possibly Netflix), but had not yet gotten around to watching it. So, I've watched about the first half, and my observations so far are

1) Marlee Matlin is a turbo hottie, but she'll never hear me say that.
2) Quantum physics is veeery strange, or if you prefer, the universe is a veeery strange place
3) NLP says "the way we think affects reality", quantum physics says "the way we think affects reality"

NLP practitioners like to say "the map is not the territory" (rather the same way René Magritte said ce-ci n'est-pas une pipe), and Wikipedia cross-references from there to discordianism which then leads inexorably to the Principia Discordia and then rapidly descends towards incoherency as it encompasses 'pataphysics, the Church of the SubGenius, a child named Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116, general semantics and the structural differential.

As I say, I only came in for a cup of coffee.