Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I'm no zoologist, but if you have to put up signs like this one, shouldn't these animals not be kept in a zoo?

Endangered Languages

One of the many reasons I'm trying to move back.

Monday, April 26, 2010

UPDATE: Hef Saves Sign

Hugh Hefner has donated the final $900,000 to save the Hollywood sign. His only condition is that the O's have nipples.

In other news, there's a giant white letter B in the hills near me. What does it all mean?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Mind is Blown.

Seriously, there is so much about this that scares me, excites me, and just floors me. Way more the solution than the problem. Have a listen...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kentucky Tuna

Asian carp have been invading American waterways, and there is pressure to keep them out of the Great Lakes. In those areas already infested with the carp, chefs and economists are attempting to market it towards the public. Apparently people don't want to eat Asian carp because when Americans think of carp, they think of the bottom-feeding common carp. I think it's just because it's an anagram of crap. One suggestion for a new name is "Kentucky tuna." Yeah, nothing like tuna from a landlocked state famous for horses.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Redundant Headline

Obama extends hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners of gays

Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 16, 2010

Host Our Coast

I'm in the second round of this competition to host the coast of Delmarva this summer. I want to do it badly, so if you've got a minute, click this, register to vote, activate, and give me 5 stars. Repeat daily until the 24th.

As for registering, I know I'm always leery of doing it for time and security reasons. Thankfully, I am pleased to say this is the quickest, easiest online registration I've ever seen. You just type in your email address, no name, no number, no zip code. They send you one email to activate and that's it. Done. And no more emails after that either. So if that sounds like you can handle it, please do it. And vote for me. I miss the East Coast.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Are You Human?

When registering on JamBase today, they asked the question "Are you human?" and presented the following captcha:
Is this a trick question? Are you not human if you want Judge Reinhold to succeed?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Why Red Light, Green Light Only Works As a Game

I just read this cool article about a Floridian whose wife got a ticket for going through a red light. She claimed the yellow light was too short. It turns out she was right. Please read the rest of this.

Deliciousness Itself

Apparently that's what Mark Twain called the cherimoya. I was at the farmers market yesterday and was curious as to what this avocado/artichoke-looking thing was. I couldn't even read the smudged marker on the sign. "Cherimoya," said the farmer. He took a small ripe one, broke it in half, and gave us the pieces. The inside is a white flesh, with easily discernible black seeds. Thankfully so, as if crushed, the seeds are poisonous. Is it "deliciousness itself?" Maybe not, but definitely good. It tastes like a banana had a threesome with a pear and a pineapple. (That image is sexier than the fruit's actual appearance.) I decided to stick with strawberries and navel oranges, as the cherimoyas were fairly pricey, but I will be back. Mark my words, cherimoya. I will be back.