Archive for February, 2005

Award shows

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Kathryn, inspired by enduring the dullness of the large number of secondary and tertiary award categories in this year's Oscars, created her own award subcategory: "Best shoes in a short documentary about weevils."

Accidental haiku

Monday, February 21st, 2005

I think Sean accidentally wrote a haiku in an email reporting a software problem: It was slow before, but it seemed OK. And now the error appears. It may not be quite the right format but it's close!

Childhood (nerdhood) heroes

Monday, February 21st, 2005

These guys were my heroes in the 80s: Click their logo to see the museum!

Iris’ dictionary

Friday, February 18th, 2005

Iris is now 19 months old and she's invented another new word. Kathryn was trying to tell her that adults wear underwear instead of diapers. In response, Iris says: "Underpoos"

Worst nickname to get in high school

Friday, February 18th, 2005

"Sugar nubs" (Thanks, Jim!)

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

Friday, February 11th, 2005

The Spam-O-Matic

True family values

Friday, February 11th, 2005

"If the government truly wanted to 'defend my marriage' it would hire us a maid and a cook and prevent another massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) from ever working on my husband's computer." - Kelly Henley, in a letter to the editor of _Salon_. [http://www.salon.com/opinion/letters/2003/11/22/dean_marriage_horowitz/index.html]

Funny quote from a childhood hero

Thursday, February 10th, 2005

Tom Baker of Doctor Who fame is still getting roles - most recently, doing a voiceover in a movie called "The Magic Roundabout". From a Doctor Who news blog comes this quote from a newspaper article: Baker waxes on the role: "I mostly earn my living on my voice now, ...

End of civilization

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

Somebody please find out if this quote is inauthentic. I don't want to have to believe that such textbooks exist: "If you are given the length of two sides and the angle measure opposite one of those sides, you can use the law of sines to solve the triangle. ...

Best reason I’ve seen for not getting LASIK surgery

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

This is a comment from a kuro5hin.org article about LASIK surgery: I had LASIK done over a year ago, and the results have been great. Better than 20/20 with no side effects. I was a tad nervous going in to the laser room. When they sat me down, I could see that ...