I really don’t want to turn this blog into a political one, so I will state up front that I am posting this in the name of humor, not politics. And you can’t stop me. Neener, neener.
Andrew Sullivan, of the Daily Dish, did this wonderful Sarah Palin Decision-making tree in this post. While I was mightily impressed with her performance in the VP debate the other day, I was still distressed by her tendency to answer the questions asked instead of the ones she wants to answer. My own personal theory is that quantum mechanics are involved, so she actually answers the question yet answers a different question, and there’s no way to tell for sure which question she answered and when. At least until they get the LHC back on line again.
I do also have to add that her “folksyness” seems extremely fake. Darn toot’n it’s rehearsed!
I will not address any actual issues in this post, so I can, with a clean conscience, tag it as Humor and not Politics. Again, Neener Neener.
Sept. 19, 1982: Can’t You Take a Joke? 🙂
wired.com — With a short post to a computer-science department bulletin board at Carnegie Mellon University, on September 19, 1982 at 11:44 AM, Scott Fahlman became the acknowledged originator of the ASCII-based emoticon.
Oh, and to piggyback on this meme, I recently discovered this program that will let you draw pictures in ASCII art. You use it like a regular drawing program, except it draws with ASCII characters, and can save the pictures as text files.
At X-treme Geek:
The Wi-Fi detecting shirt actually detects 802.11b/g Wi-Fi signals and graphically displays the signal strength in lighted bars! Now you’ll always know the best place to sit in your Wi-Fi-enabled coffeehouse.
This is true geek cred. I hear they’re working on a “Nerd-Loving Hottie” detection T-shirt.