sff_corgi_lj: (Anime - Funny Ein!)
'How Twilight SHOULD have ended' (an animation) from, unsurprisingly, HowItShouldHaveEnded.com. Check out their other parodies if you're video-enabled.
sff_corgi_lj: (Anime - Freakazoid!)
Colbert and Goldblum 'confirm' Jeff Goldblum's death

(Yes, it's a video AND a joke.)
sff_corgi_lj: (Politics - President Bartlet's debate)
Look at the date on this article they published last inauguration of a new (alleged) president:

Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'

January 17, 2001 | Issue 37•01

WASHINGTON, DC–Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that "our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over."

nation nightmare

President-elect Bush vows that "together, we can put the triumphs of the recent past behind us."

"My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us."

Bush swore to do "everything in [his] power" to undo the damage wrought by Clinton's two terms in office, including selling off the national parks to developers, going into massive debt to develop expensive and impractical weapons technologies, and passing sweeping budget cuts that drive the mentally ill out of hospitals and onto the street.

During the 40-minute speech, Bush also promised to bring an end to the severe war drought that plagued the nation under Clinton, assuring citizens that the U.S. will engage in at least one Gulf War-level armed conflict in the next four years.

[snip here]

...wow. They really nailed it; 9 months early too.

Glad that's over for at least four years [glee!].
sff_corgi_lj: (Anime - Freakazoid!)
...here... and she got it from here.
sff_corgi_lj: (Default)
My Google-fu fails me, and is starting to get on my nerves.

Blade mentioned school gymsuits recently, and I tried to show the horror I was forced to wear. Practical, easy to wash, sure. Put a non-skinny body in one? Gaaaahhhhh. Anyway, I can't find the ghastly thing to share my torment. It was a one-piece jumpsuit, shorts-cut (not brief-style, like the Japanese suits), no waist, broad shoulder straps secured with snaps, which means, yes, if you had to use the bathroom, effectively you had to strip. Although I think these came in multiple fabric options, ours were vermilion with white pinstripes and piping.

Does anybody remember these, and can you find me a picture? [releases the hounds]

Oh, and for general amusement:

Where else can you get advanced particle physics and the Large Hadron Collider discussed thusly:

dey has used it! bud don wurry, ifn dere wuz a blak hol frum it it would only last 10^-27 seconds, an den blink awta eggsistence. an it wud be berry smal.

well, thats comforting, lol

Furthurmoar, the LH CoLOLder mite anwt maek teh blak hoal; it mite maek a wite hoal awr a wurm hoal, awr ebin werk as meened an maek a Higgz Bosun!

A wite hoal??? Ai awnlee know ov teh blak an wurm wuns. ;) Waht duz a wite wun do??

Iz a theeretikal koncept. Ib U kan haz blak hoalz, teh maibee teh suf waht goez in kumz owt sumwhayr? Teh sumwhayr iz kawkded a wite hoal.
Ob kors, dhis meens U mite be aybl 2 uz a blak hoal wite haol pare 2 go playcz, but U nawt noze whayr U goez, or ebin if U kood get baek. Nawt so grate reeli.

hmm… but wudn’t that make it a wurm hole.. travl btw teh blak and teh wite?
Or am I missing wot teh diffrense is?
Maybe there is no grabbitty field wif a wurmhole like wif a blak hole?

An sinse yoo get awl streched out wehn yoo go into teh blak hole, ar yoo then put bak to nermal going thru teh white hole? An ai suspekts taht yoo ar nawt just neerlee ded, so maybee it duzzn’t matter if yoo com bak???

sff_corgi_lj: (Anime - Freakazoid!)
Don't Speak for Me, Sarah Palin -- a hockey mom sings passionately about the Republican VP candidate

(she must be the star of the local theatre group!)
sff_corgi_lj: (Expletive deleted whatever!)
(Yvonne, I'll explain it later. *grin*)

sff_corgi_lj: (HP - Sirius)
Forwarded by [livejournal.com profile] stormrunner, because between dogs and LiveJournal misbehaving and [problem X], don't we really need a giggle about now?:

By John Cox, Network World, 07/19/07

Among the many mysteries, both great and small, surrounding the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the attempt to create a computer network in the mid-1990s.

Until now, almost nothing has been known of this secretive and short-lived project, or of the Muggle hired to bring it to fruition as the school’s first and, to date, last director of information technology.

But in the most recent release by Hogwarts of the papers of its late headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is a memo from the director, one J.W. Coxrid, announcing his resignation. Aside from his being a Muggle, Coxrid’s antecedents are unknown. The memo reveals a singularly unhumorous man, quick to take offense, and with a well-developed sense of his own self-importance, which is typical in those steeped in arcane disciplines.

As is often the case in the magical world, precise dates are uncertain. The memo itself is undated, and independent accounts of the period (cf. the work of Rowling, J.K.) make no mention of the ill-starred project or of Coxrid. But other documents, including payroll records from the Ministry of Magic, make it clear that Coxrid was hired around mid-1995 and resigned abruptly the following Spring.

All that is know of Coxrid’s subsequent carrier is that he invested recklessly in a series of increasingly hare-brained Dotcom start-ups, such as virtualgardening.net (“Leave the dirt and bugs where they belong: in the real world!”) and the mercifully short-lived babesofIT.com. When the Internet Bubble burst, so did his fortunes.

There is a brief obituary of one “J. Coxrid” that appeared in “The Times” in early 2002. Reading between the terse lines, it is clear that this wretch died drunk, destitute and alone, a mere shell of the promising IT professional he once was.

He left behind one mystery. The police report on the death of J. Coxrid includes a summary of an interview with a neighbor who described at length Coxrid’s feverish attempt, indeed obsession, to design and develop an innovative hand-held communicator: it would run on an EDGE cellular network, include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios, be able to play music and video files, and most notably of all have but a single button, the device being manipulated by brushing one’s fingers over a sensitive touch screen (one cannot but think that this was inspired by Coxrid’s encounter with wizardry at Hogwarts). He called the device the xPhone and all of his thoughts, sketches, diagrams, and plans were kept in a cheap composition-style notebook.

That notebook, if it ever existed, was never found.

Plucked from the personal archives of the late Albus Dumbledore, headmaster

The memo in question )
sff_corgi_lj: (Anime - Funny Ein!)
From [livejournal.com profile] lidi, in her collection here, as tipped off by [livejournal.com profile] ashavah:

Note for Yvonne: 'Lupin' is Wolverine from the X-Men, claws prominently displayed. Hee!
sff_corgi_lj: (My Fandom Has Issues)
(yes, I'm still working through the xkcd archive - you can blame allah-sulu for this. *wink*)

For Yvonne!

Title: 'Small Talk'
Panel 1: [box: Sometimes I forget how to do small talk]
Stick figure friend: Hey!
Stick figure author: Hey, man!
Stick figure friend: What's up? How've you been?
Stick figure author: Well...

Panel 2: [three cascaded panels with no dialog or action]

Panel 3:
Stick figure friend: Uh, you OK?
Stick figure author: Yeah! It's just an interesting question. I'm trying to decide what best sums up my--
Stick figure friend: [snapping his fingers in front of Author's face] Hey. Conversation.
Stick figure author: Oh, right. I'm fine. You?

Mouseover comment: But surely I owe you an accurate answer!

...although I've managed to get to answering 'mostly conscious' most of the time now.
sff_corgi_lj: (Anime - Funny Ein!)
Hotlinked with implied permission:

Click for EEEVIL )

From a recommendation by Allah Sulu
sff_corgi_lj: (Default)
...swallow your beverage first.

sff_corgi_lj: (Medieval - Clan Far Flung)
I quote:

Here's a poem I wrote for an assignment due tonight. The task: "make something Poe-ish" and this was the best I could do. Not bad for an hour's work, I think, though I was a little late getting it in...

The Maven,
or Poe's Lament

At this desk where once were pens revered, I face a monster recently appeared,
To take the place of vellums fine, and quills poised over ink.
A wicked thing, rapacious beast, on my words it longs to feast,
So many words but not the least can bring me from the brink;
So many words, but no mot just -- of the right word, I can't think —
I simply cannot think!

Now this creature and I are face to face, ash to glowing blue -- the cursor keeping pace
With racing thoughts and pounding heart, its malice just the same.
Just one more word is all it will take, and my deadline I will make!
A finger poised to hunt and peck, the final word, the one to bring me fame!
Then … BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH - and I know not whom to blame;
Gone, I don't know whom I can blame.

A gelid breeze cracks from inside the tower, whence comes a form of such power;
Growing apace until I see the face! the hair! none other could it be:
For by that certain lack of chin, it is he, it is he! No shade and no twin
Would cause my to PC spin -- the Microsoft Maven is he!
"Mr. Gates! Mr. Gates, I clearly can see that you've come to rescue me –
The Word Maven will rescue me!"

His soft nerdy face turns scarlet with rage; he is no more the benevolent sage –
He stares at the screen, hits a button or two, while I soak in whisky and terror.
"My program is fine, and Vista is great; I'm a bazillionaire not by fate.
On reboot shall you wait. The fault can't be mine, so I say therefore,
It truly must be all yours." Then gone with a flicker, but just two words more:
Quoth the Maven, "USER ERROR!"

(Aside: [crotchety tone] 'Poe-ish'? 'Poe-ish'! I remember when we used to call those parody or pastiche!)
sff_corgi_lj: (Anime - Freakazoid!)

Apologies for any image-created Flist distortion or loadtimes.
sff_corgi_lj: (Politics - Liberty weeps)

1. Open a new file in your computer.

2. Name it "George W. Bush"

3. Send it to the trash.

4. Empty the trash.

5. Your PC will ask you, "Do you really want to get rid of "George W. Bush?"

6. Firmly Click "Yes."

7. Feel better.

PS: Next week we'll do Alberto Gonzales


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