Silent 3's medicated musings
Yet another blog that will take up gigs of space, be accessable to anyone on the face of the earth, and will be read by (maybe) three people... If I'm lucky.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Not Dead Yet!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
FW: IRS Phone Scam Alert
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
David Sedaris - "The Santaland Diaries"
Monday, October 27, 2014
Some headlines just write themselves
Sunday, October 26, 2014
How to sell a free movie:
While wandering through the Free Movie selections from my cable company, I found "Zone Troopers" with the following description:
World War 2 American soldiers find an alien UFO.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
You know you've worked in a lab too long when...
You can't watch CSI without cursing every scientific inaccuracy.
Liquid nitrogen is only half as dangerous as you thought.
You have to check the web to find out what the weather is outside.
You realize that almost anything can be classed as background reading.
Warning labels invoke curiosity rather than caution.
You decide on conference to attend by the quality of the food served.
You've used dry ice to cool beer.
You can no longer spell normal words, but have no trouble with spelling things like immunohistochemistry or deoxyribonucleic acid.
You have a callus on your thumb.
You can open the toothpaste with one hand.
You wash your hands before and after using the washroom.
When you hear Tween, you think of the surfactant, not the age group.
You can identify organs on road kill.
You've never worn a clean lab coat.
You don't fear rodents. Rodents fear you.
You flinch when you hear the word "significant."
When your bananas go bad and you get fruit flies, you can't help but check their eye color.
You own Invitrogen t-shirts, and actually wear them.
You refer to your children as the F1.
You've used Kimwipes as Kleenex.
You say "mills" and "migs".
You've played Battleship using pipet tip boxes.
The scent of latex reminds you of work, not play.
Your parents still have no idea what you do for a living.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Re: Comic Sans Typewriter Is Here to Ruin Typewriters for Everyone
Typeface geeks, avert your eyes. Someone came up with the idea to ruin the old-school charms of a typewriter by adding cringeworthy Comic Sans.
Designer Jesse England says he invented what he calls the Sincerity Machine after reading a typewritten document, and realizing there was nothing stopping him from giving the words a different look. In a demonstration video, he explains his philosophy behind trolling every design snob on Earth."While making it, I thought a lot about the Comic Sans typeface and how ridiculed it is. But it is also a mark of sincerity for those who do not have graphic design experience. I'm not particularly enamored with this font, but I don't think it deserves the flak it gets."
England used a laser engraving machine to etch Comic Sans letters and glued them onto the strikers of a 1970s Brother Charger 11 typewriter. He then cut vinyl to create new key covers so you know what you're getting yourself into when you type.article and video at:
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Comic Sans Typewriter Is Here to Ruin Typewriters for Everyone
Designer Jesse England says he invented what he calls the Sincerity Machine after reading a typewritten document, and realizing there was nothing stopping him from giving the words a different look. In a demonstration video, he explains his philosophy behind trolling every design snob on Earth.
England used a laser engraving machine to etch Comic Sans letters and glued them onto the strikers of a 1970s Brother Charger 11 typewriter. He then cut vinyl to create new key covers so you know what you're getting yourself into when you type.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
You Want This.
This German genius has created one of the most awesome inventions in recent memory, one that will bring incredible voice to humanity: A fully automated paper airplane machine gun.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Tweet from TweetCaster
@EdwardTufte: Insane video quilt:
140 Futurama episodes at all once!
Note videos abut, no frames. Watch full screen, mute sound.
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Shades of "Blip-Verts!"
Friday, October 03, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The 6th Pennsylvania Regiment
Monday, September 29, 2014
This new technology is Amazing!
I Like Turtles!
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
FW: Fantastic Headline
Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
The internet correspondence of the world's elders has always been a wonderful thing, filled with email subject headings like 'MESSAGE FROM YOUR DAD' and text messages kept to about 12 characters despite length limits no longer really being a thing.
It is grandparents' foray into Facebook that has been the most adorable however, with comments left in the wrong places, superfluous sign-offs and plenty of ALL CAPS.
The latest error arises from Facebook's auto-suggest tagging feature, which is causing anyone who starts writing 'grandma' to be presented with a link to pioneering hip hop DJ Grandmaster Flash.
Monday, September 15, 2014
FW: Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster - The Daily Beast
A comment see on Twitter:
It's pretty rich for the US to be telling other countries not to leave the United Kingdom.
Julian Hattem @jmhattem
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
6th Pennsylvania Regiment Revolutionary War Reenactors
Monday, September 08, 2014
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Great Kale Shortage - humor from The New Yorker
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Today in History
Aug 27, 1928: The Kellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war, was signed by Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, British India, the Irish Free State, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.
... so how's that working out for ya?