Archive for December, 2007

Monday, December 31st, 2007

90,000 tons of Art

A ridiculous discussion in (eventually, they all are) led to someone mentioning, in the context of personal art collections, this poster: Which led me to declare that US aircraft carrier groups, collectively, were the greatest art installation ever conceived. Yes, that sounds like my usual blithering nonsense, but it’s actually extremely profound nonsense! Allow […]

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Monday, December 24th, 2007

My Christmas letter to you

So, I had to read back to find out what I did this year. Here’s what I did: January: I rode in the snowFebruary: everything brokeMarch: I bought a bicycle built for twoApril: I helped build a tiny bikeMay: I built a black bikeJune: I shaved my headJuly: TLO and I went to the Kwik-E-MartAugust: […]

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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Politics and Predjudice in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

We are, of course, speaking of the definitive Rankin/Bass stop-motion animated version. Please don’t tell TLO I did this.So I was watching this classic Christmas special on TV the other day, and what struck me was how much of a jerk Santa is in this story. “Great bouncing icebergs!” That’s what Santa says the first […]

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Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Some people think I like coffee and I’m a big nerd.

Wrong! This is what happens when you really like coffee and are a really big nerd:

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Saturday, December 15th, 2007

I’m just giving away business ideas!

Ridiculous idea I thought up while sitting in the back of the car today: homeopathic products for six-moon audiophiles. What’s a six-moon audiophile? Exhibit A: a favorable review of a CD/DVD Degausser*. For further reading (good if you want to push yourself over the brink of derangement) try their archives. The most fun is generally […]

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Friday, December 14th, 2007

Sick of Sickness

It’s been 10 days. All I do is cough. Things I learned from Wikipedia: the Mc Donnell Douglas F-4, a wildly successful example of brutalist warplane design, had pretty much the coolest collection of nicknames ever accumulated by an airplane. My favourite is “Luftverteidigungsdiesel,” of course.

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