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.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Take my on-line quiz!
Which Noxious Odor are You?A multitude of offensive odors fill our lives, and our noses.
Take this quiz to find out which one you are.
Some of these media quizzes ask random questions and give questionable results.
This is one such quiz.
... BUT it does give you a tiny education into four foul-smelling chemicals.
Steve Jobs’ Long-Lost Stereo System
As musician and audio quality champion Neil Young said in 2012, "Steve Jobs was a pioneer of digital music. But when he went home, he listened to vinyl."
Friday, April 25, 2014
Today is "Hairball Awareness Day."
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Weed in 17th and 18th Century English Society:
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Man with samurai sword arrested at New Jersey deli
Employees at a southern New Jersey deli say they feared for their lives when a man walked in and brandished a samurai sword.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A battery that can charge in under 30 seconds has been shown off at a technology conference in Tel Aviv.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Cupcake machine opens in New York to satisfy 24-hour cravings
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers, who live in the city that famously never sleeps, now can satisfy their craving for cupcakes in any of those endless waking hours.
A 24-hour vending machine that dispenses gourmet cupcakes opened for business this week on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and locals are lining up despite the wintry temperatures for a taste.
"It's so fun," said Melissa Martelli, a schoolteacher and neighborhood resident as she nibbled on a cinnamon sugar cupcake she bought from the machine. "You could just go in the store and wait on line, but it's just so cool."
"It's the experience of buying a cupcake from an ATM. It's an incredible concept," said Amy Benaderet, a financial services account manager who lives nearby. "You can get money at any time. Now you can get cupcakes at any time."
The nine-year-old company behind the machine, Sprinkles, also has installed cupcake machines in Las Vegas, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and Beverly Hills, California, where the company is based, and plans to expand into Houston and Washington, D.C.
The New York model holds 760 cupcakes and sells up to four at a time, making it larger than the company's other machines.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Bryn Mawr Decides to Drop Vowels
The move is being described as the first major initiative of the college's new president, Kim Cassidy. A statement from Cassidy said: "This is the age of Twitter, every character counts. And really, what's the difference, no one can pronounce our name anyway."
The college also announced plans for an academic conference related to the institution's new skepticism of vowels. The conference is "The Hegemony of the Vowel: Incontinence and Lipogrammatics." One of the planned sessions is "The Habermasian Response: Communicative Ir-Rationality?"
Faculty reaction has been mixed, with English professors expressing concern about the college's anti-vowel stance, particularly if it is to be applied to works of literature. See video below, where faculty discuss the issue.
If you are feeling confused by Brn Mwr's actions, consider today's date.
Learn Klingon the easy way
Best. April Fool's Prank. Ever.
The audience heard Richard Dimbleby, the show's highly respected anchor, discussing the details of the spaghetti crop as they watched video footage of a Swiss family pulling pasta off spaghetti trees and placing it into baskets.
He explained how each strand of spaghetti always grows to the same length thanks to years of hard work by generations of growers.
The segment concluded with the assurance that, "For those who love this dish, there's nothing like real, home-grown spaghetti."
The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest hoax generated an enormous response. Hundreds of people phoned the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this query the BBC diplomatically replied, "Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."
To this day the Panorama broadcast remains one of the most famous and popular April Fool's Day hoaxes of all time. It is also believed to be the first time the medium of television was used to stage an April Fool's Day hoax.