April 20, 2008

Epileptic Trees

Puttering around on the Tv Tropes wiki can be fun.

Epileptic Trees: A term for wild, off-the-wall theories.

There are lots of examples from TV, literature, etc etc. The most fun one was from Real Life: Shakespeare didn't write the plays attributed to him.

I had an English teacher once who firmly believed that.

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April 18, 2008

Stupid D&D Monsters

Fun article on D&D, mentioning the basic ones like the flumph and Giant Space Hamsters, but also hitting some others.

Is it bad that the trapper and lurker above seemed perfectly reasonable?

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April 10, 2008

70s Music

I'm a little too young for this quiz

I scored a Dynomite
50% on the
Quiz by SheGoddess: Weight loss tips

Via the llamabutchers

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April 04, 2008

Battlestar Galactica

Slate has a "this is what happend so far" summary, in anticipation of the 4th season starting tonight.

Cool. I've seen some of the episodes, but haven't seen enough to keep up with all the plot.

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April 03, 2008

Life, Death, and Chocolate Returned

Life Mono is essentially gone, food poisoning gone for a while. To make things more interesting, I ended up breaking a little toe running it against the leg of my couch. That's improved to a minor ache, instead of a constant shooting pain.

My mother called at a point that it really hurt, and I hadn't told her I broke it, because I didn't want her to worry. So, of course, since I wasn't my normal cheerful self, she started to worry. Long story short, I ended up spending the two weeks around Easter at my parents place.

Did all sorts of random errands/chores. One, my dad was considering buying a used Mini Cooper, and I went along with him. The used car place had the hardest, and most incompetent, hard sell techniques I've ever seen. I wanted to bail, my dad was more patient. Unsurprisingly, they named a price about 5 K higher than he wanted, so we left.

In terms of incompetence, they kept making assumptions that weren't true-> dad was buying the car for me, I worked in that particular little town, I was married and had kids. I was diplomatic with that last one, and didn't come out to the sales lady, saying I had just never found the right partner.

Death The father of probably my major friend from school, during high school, died the week before Easter. My parents and I went to the funeral. His health apparently had been getting worse, and left the house only for medical appointments in the last 2 years. My friend seems to be doing ok, both now and in general. I gave him my telephone number and email address, but haven't heard from him yet. We'll see.

Chocolate Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr Pepper is actually pretty good. Just saying.

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Hellboy 2

The first movie was fun, although I don't think it was great.

But it apparently did well enough for Hellboy 2 to have been made.

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April 01, 2008

I'm worth what?

Someone's nuts.

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Via Instapundit

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