Thu, 30 Oct 2008

Collective Nouns I

Whilst working on the Jackson Pollock Memorial Software Extravaganza ("Throw some crap around and see what sticks!") my co-workers and I are naturally inclined to make snarky comments. Today co-worker Steve S. and I were leaving one meeting and I said something to the effect of "Cluster, meet fuck. Fuck, cluster."

Steve mentioned that this wasn't a clusterfuck, it was a whole collection of clusterfucks. Which, naturally, lead us to wonder what the collective noun for clusterfuck is. Eventually, after pulling up some Wikipedia pages ("Lists of Collective Nouns A-M") and throwing out some suggestions, Steve came up with "a Murphy of clusterfucks".

Which just about sums it up.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2008

Instant Toast

I want a hermetically sealed bag with a slice of bread in it, with a tab on the side that I can pull, wait 45 seconds, open the package and pull out a warm slice of toast.

Why doesn't this exist?

Posted at: 20:34 | category: /random | Link

Tue, 21 Oct 2008


One of my co-workers is a member of the Dorsai Irregulars, an organization that provides various services to sci-fi, fantasy and related conventions (things like organizational help, security, etc.) He and another co-worker were at Fur Fright, where they came across a gentleman that reminded them of someone they new. Photo composition follows.

Astute readers will recognize the photo on the left as one of me, in full getup after the Institute for Advanced Perpendicular Logic Studies investiture of Dr. David Maxwell of Drake University as an Associate of Perpendicular Logic, circa 1999 if I am dredging up memories properly. The gentleman on the left was walking through the hotel dressed like that (yes, Sgt. Steve maintains, he even just had the fez on). I'm told that the gentleman was stopped, shown the picture on the left, found the similarity striking, and agreed to pose for a similar picture.

The world, it is an interesting place.

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