Monday, February 23, 2004
PERMALINK CONTEST ENTRIES ARE UP AT IMAO
Go vote for the best one.
Or the funniest one.
Or the one that made you laugh the hardest.
Here's the best way to decide who to vote for. Read the first one, then
count the spittle flecks on your monitor. Wipe clean. Repeat. The one
with the most flecks is the one you should vote for.
posted by Harvey at 11:01:34 PM permalink HOME
TODAY'S LOVE NOTE
Love is when you look into someone's eyes and suddenly you go all the way inside their soul and you both know it.
posted by Harvey at 10:58:03 PM permalink HOME
MADFISH WILLIE'S COMMENT PARTY
Quite a wild time was had by all, and the whole mess is still available for your reading pleasure.
Also, via Physics Geek, I found one of the pictures from the party that's been circulating on the internet already.
Here we see Eric and Trey rushing forth with gleeful cries to
take their turn on the olive-oil-covered Slip-N-Slide. Behind Trey is
me, (you can sort of make out a leg). I was, at that moment, on all
fours, getting a happy tapping from the "Pleasure Paddle", which
Tiffany wielded with such style and grace - not to mention delicious brutality. Finally, over on the right,
we see Mike the Marine, who was busy getting a Lewinsky from one of the
Corner of the Bar Babes, but I don't remember who.
posted by Harvey at 9:37:32 PM permalink HOME
PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION DIFFICULTIES
Being the sort of person I am, I often get strange looks from people
after I make... certain innuendo-laden statements. After which I
protest my innocence by saying "what?" as in "why are you looking at me like that? I'm an angel and I couldn't possibly have meant anything dirty".
The question is, how do I write that?
The obvious answer is: "just like you wrote it above, dumbass." But the
problem with that is that it can possibly be confused with the "I didn't hear what you said" "what?" or the "I can't believe I just heard you make that horrifyingly outrageous and offensive statement" "what?"
How do I write the "I'm so innocent" "what?" so as to avoid confusion?
I'm open to suggestions. The more suggestive, the better.
posted by Harvey at 8:01:06 PM permalink HOME
THE KICK-ASSEST MAP
IN OF THE WORLD
Jeff of BigStick.US is working on a project that sounds pretty cool:
This is my plan: I'd like to create a digital map of the world
that shows solely political divisions, yet accessible for any point in
Example: I access the 'Space and Time Map' for the date July 1625. What
would appear on North America would be a colored representation of the
Plymouth colony. On mouseover, this would show some pertinent
information about the colony, and the ruler and system of government,
plus the periods of its existence in that form.
Example 2: I type in 'Pomerania' and access a close up map of Pomerania
at a certain date. I would then be able to manipulate the date using a
slide bar, viewing all the changes of Pomerania throughout it's history.
Example 3: The program would be able to make small 'slide shows' of a
certain region from one date to another, with smooth transitions in
between the border changes, and text of battles or conflicts and
annexations would appear on the screen.
Now, for this, of course it would be my job to do the data entry, being
as boring as that is for most people, and how fun it would be for me.
However, I know absolutely nothing about the programming required to
create the presentation, nor how to program something that would accept
my data entry, nor the form in which it would be entered.
I envision this as being a project for many people, on a purely
voluntary basis, as a free and totally expandable academic resource,
that would be fun for me to do, and maybe become something celebrated
in the world of cartography.
Let me know if:
- You have any suggestions about the programming, method, or content.
- A project like this is already underway.
- You're a fellow cartography afficianado.
- You're interested in developing the system, or in the data entry.
- You can contribute something, anything, to the project.
I personally have nothing to offer at this point except my own big
mouth to spread the word, so I am. If there's anything you can do to
help this fine young American who's currently trapped deep behind enemy
lines in France, stop over & prod his comments.
posted by Harvey at 7:58:08 PM permalink HOME
2 MORE QUESTIONS...
... from Lynn of Reflections in d minor:
If you could have as a pet, any creature from science fiction what would you choose?
I'd get a tribble.
Cute, cuddly, constantly purring - they're like cats without the
attitude. Also quite useful for finding out if John Kerry is a Klingon
If you could own any device from science fiction what would you choose?
Not so much a particular device as the desire to experiment with zero-gravity intimacy. Imagine the possibilities...
posted by Harvey at 7:54:10 PM permalink HOME
IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE...
...Between hurting your back and having your car's alternator take a
crap, stranding you by the side of the road without a cell phone, which
would you choose?
Silly little Susie couldn't make up her mind, so she got both.
Send sympathy, cash, and/or home remedies for back pain to:
c/o OW! OW! OW! MY BACK!
Somewhere, IN 69690h!
posted by Harvey at 7:33:46 PM permalink HOME
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