Monday, November 30, 2009

Technically, They're All Bastards, Too

I believe I may be the only one in the world who is tickled every time someone calls a dog a "son of a bitch." I mean, they ARE! It's not an insult to them (if they had the cognitive ability to understand the concept of "insult"); it's just a simple statement of fact. I love to point this out, usually with the wide grin of a lunatic pedant. I'm a very, very disturbed individual...

(And I just happened to stumble over the fact that I already talked about this about three years ago. Whoops!)

O Come Let Us Adore... WTF?!?!

Sci-fi Creches

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the turkey, etc. today, y'all!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dog Classifieds

DREAM DOG SOUGHT: had dream where dog stood on polygonal plane in front of pyramid surrounded by pillars of neon light and barked strange symbols. Think dog may have had tank treads instead of legs. 555-7802

Thanksgiving Memories

In a very perverse way, I'm always jealous of people's Thanksgiving horror stories. I mean, I know that while they can be good story-fodder, actually living them isn't much fun. Still, my family has only ever had perfectly pleasant, normal, BORING Thanksgivings. I've contemplated coming out at the table just to spice things up, but A) such a cliche, and B) I'm too chicken. Plus, I really don't think my family would be terribly upset, and my sister (and I presume through her her husband) and mother already know.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Many Hothan Trappers Died To Bring Us This Product

It's official: the tauntaun sleeping bag ships November 30! The perfect Life Day gift for the little wokling (or the big nerd) in your life!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bibliophilic Sculpture

"I don't know much about art, but I know what I like [to read]."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Year In Kew

The flora and fauna of London's Kew Gardens throughout the year.

Scientific Smell

As long-time readers know, I have a bit of a thing for the smell of books. Well, now even machines are being enchanted by that biblio-musk. Just one more step on the road to the Robot Uprising!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So... 2009 Was Really Mean?

You'd think I'd have been all over the Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year as soon as it was announced, but... "unfriend"? Meh.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Finally, I Feel Half Normal

I used to think I was a font nerd, but over the past few years I've come to realize that it's actually one of my minor fetishes. I appreciate good typography, and think it essential to the clear dissemination of information. I wince when I find it badly done. However, I'm not crazy about it. I really can't tell the difference between one font and another, and don't have the names of the True Type catalog in memory. It seems even I have a limit to the amount of neurotic obsession I have to go around.

(Via Bookninja)

Like A Magical Wonderland Of Cute!

I attended my first ever dog show yesterday. As you can imagine, I made a complete fool of myself, what with squeeing and cooing and practically passing out from Teh Cute, but I don't care. Everyone else was doing the same thing, and it's not like I have any pride.

Highlights: learning about the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever from a Santa lookalike; discovering that there is such a thing as a red Siberian Husky; marveling at some of the... special fashion on the handlers; finally appreciating just how FUCKING HUGE Mastiffs are. Seriously, I'd never seen a Mastiff in the flesh, and it was an awe-inspiring experience. I think the only reason they aren't out destroying small Japanese cities is that we've thankfully bred them for "gentle giantness" and it really would just be too much Bother to haul their enormity around to do it. A nap is ever so much more sensible (a sentiment I am in total agreement with).

I highly recommend attending a dog show; it's fun for the whole family!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

If Elton John Rehashes That Damn Song For A Third Time...

Okay, guys, you are more-than-well-aware that I'm all about the animals, especially the white ones (I'm so racist!), but this is just ridiculous. Please, English people, have a strong pot of tea and get your upper lips into proper stiffness!

(Via Towleroad)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Monday, November 02, 2009

Supernatural Collective Nouns

Ever wondered what a large group of trolls is called? That big bucket of Jedi in Attack of the Clones? At last, we have answers!

It's Never Too Early... initiate your kids into the dark and eldritch mysteries of the Great Old Ones, the fun way!

Sunday, November 01, 2009