Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Slow motion light

How cool is this?

Ramesh Raskar created a camera which records 1 trillion frames a second and slowed down the playback so you can actually SEE light as it travels through a bottle filled with water.  You can see around walls.  This is awesome science.

"Coca Cola did not sponsor this video!"

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mitt Romney

With a tiny face!
I'm voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket.  Obama is now making Carter look competent.  This is a great country, and we deserve better than Obama.  All that guy can do is attack and blame others.  The ad with Joe Soptic blaming Romney for his wife's death was a new low.

Saw this in regards to Mr. Soptic trying to blame Mittens for his wife's death.

Get over it already...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Joe the Biden

This guy is the Vice President of the United States.

And people hated Dick Cheney...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Move along, nothing to see here, Part 65,537

Watching CSPAN in the background, some guy from thinkprogress.org is talking about how egregious bad bad men are suppressing the vote because they are succeeding in getting Voter ID laws passed.

He is just all over how stupid this is, how much it makes no sense and it's wrong to require ID to vote.

His name is Legume.

A peanut is a legume.  Does this mean that he is nuts?

From Wikipedia:
A legume /ˈlɛɡʲm/ in botanical writing is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or a fruit of these specific plants. A legume fruit is a simple dry fruit that develops from a simple carpel and usually dehisces (opens along a seam) on two sides. A common name for this type of fruit is a pod, although the term "pod" is also applied to a few other fruit types, such as vanilla and radish. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, soy, and peanuts.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Pleated Jeans

This is hilarious. 

Source; Pleated Jeans

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Face it... you need therapy

Not long ago, I had the occasion to visit the facebork.

A "friend" decided to post something regarding nothing being as uplifting as a good Led Zeppelin tune.  Something good had happened in their life and I was really fond of this person.  So commenting of the frivolous nature occurred.

I equated "gas" with another uplifting idea.
This lead to another Zeppelin related post.
I digressed to the most famous Zeppelin, in a humorous way the only way possible being the meme of Huge Manatee. 

If you're not familiar with the Huge Manatee meme, as is my former friend on facebork, no doubt:

"OH THE HUGE MANATEE! is based off of a comment by Herbert Morrison during the crash of the Hindenburg, which became an idiom ‘used in a satirical way to ridicule, diminish and trivialize emotional displays the speaker deems overly sentimental.’ Much later, after the internets was invented, an image of the crash was digitized, and later photoshopped to replace the blimp of doom with an aquatic mammal, the manatee, and provided a humorous caption. Thus, the huge manatee was born, and placed on t-shirts everywhere. It’s even spawned it’s own game."
A notable aspect of this meme is that it is of of the few that are nicely photoshopped.
‘Oh, the Humanity!’ -- Oops, Wrong Disaster – The New York Times
Well, this person proceeded to unfriend me.  Complete with some parting thoughts about what a horrible person I am and how I shouldn't be thinking about stalking them.


Someone needs a therapist methinks.  I'd be lying if I said that it didn't bother me to be turned on like this (in a public forum no less) when I was just merrily being funny (so I thought).

See, sometimes people (that posses a sense of humor) will use what is known as "reductio ad absurdum" to inject humor.  You see, use of something ridiculous, like "I'm a monkey's uncle" will strike some people (that also posses a sense of humor) as humorous.  It's well documented.  If you're not a stupid redneck.* 

But I guess some folks look at everything with a jaundiced eye, seeing peril or attack in innocent things.  There's a description for that I think.  Oh yeah, paranoia!

Good luck to you, former Facebork friend.  Even though you don't understand, I wish you only the best, happy life you can have.

* See what I did there?  (Cue card, LAUGHTER)