Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Strange Autos

Since Moving to the People's Republic of Rich Yuppies, I have seen things that are markedly different from my formative rural experience. The most striking is the number of exotic autos that regularly pass me on the freeways. I've had several first-time-ever (and sometimes second) on-road sightings of various high-end driving machines such as Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini. Needless to say, more moderate, less flamboyantly wasteful people conserve their money for worthwhile endeavors like charity and environmental sustainability, selflessly limiting themselves to more practical and humble cars... like Porsche, Lexus, or BMW.

But today I saw something on the freeway that I just wasn't prepared for...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Weaselly Announcement

As some may have guessed from recent cryptic postings, The Sarcastic Weasel and Official Wife have been busy dutifully defying both God and Nature.

Due to my unfortunate encounter with The Cancer and the side effects of the copious amount of poison that I consumed to rid myself of it, I am no longer able manufacture new gametes for... gamete-specific activities. Fortunately, thanks to medical foresight, liquid nitrogen, and a kind of odd guy named Paul, I have a limited supply of chilly gametes that are older than the average house cat.

So there are cheap and enjoyable methods to introduce gamete to gamete. But when those don't work, there are technology assisted methods that are opposed by several major religions. These methods are incredibly expensive, unpleasant to experience, and have questionable success rates.

But, as of yesterday, the Sarcastic Weasel and Official Wife have confirmed that we have beaten the odds and started one to two miniature weasels (or weaselettes) that are about two weeks along into their development.

There's still plenty of uncertainty until the standard first trimester benchmark, but after considerable expense, artificial hormones, and lots and lots of injections, we have a real result; one or both of the embryos pictured in the Debugging Entry post have implanted.

As for that post, I wasn't especially ready to announce to the five or so people that read this blog that such endeavors were underway (at least until some results were known), but the picture was too cool not to post, so I made the description as unhelpful as possible. A prize will be awarded to the first person who can respond in the comments section where exactly I got the post title, "Debugging Entry" from.

Now I have to start planning to arrange the best possible education for a mad scientist and the future enslaver of mankind. Mwa!, Ha, HA HA, HA!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Article That Made My Day

Read this article about criminals screwing up their own sentencing with by putting their real selves on Facebook. It warmed my heart.

It just goes to show, no one should use Facebook... or Myspace... or have a blog.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Old Video Finds a Stable Home

I've been meaning to blog this for... well, forever, but due to copyright issues, etc., an embeddable home hasn't existed.

Until now.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Please, By All Means, Waste Your Life Away

The Face Transformer.

See what you look like as a baby, an old person:

a person of a different ethnicity, an El Grecko painting:

or even a manga character.

Warning: use only if you have at least 15 minutes you don't particularly ever need back.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Debugging Entry

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

NHL Free Agency Begins

And it's flipping insane!

Some Highlights so far:

Red Wings:
Resigned (D) Lilja (2 years)
Resigned (D) Stuart (4 years)
Signed (G) Ty Conklin (1 year) Formerly backup goalie for Pittsburgh
Signed (F) Marion Hossa!!! (1 year) WTF! Word was he would only accept a multi-year contract for something near the league maximum. Now he took something less than the Pens were offering for just one year (so that Holland has the $$ to resign Zetterberg and Franzen next year).

Campbell went to Chicago as well as Huet. Look for them to be much better next year. If the people they have now gel, they're easily a playoff team.

Your long national nightmare is now over. Theodore has signed with the C(r)apitals. But you lost Andrew Brunette to the Wild, though. Looks like they've signed Raycroft to to be Budaj's backup. Hmm.

Lost Malone, Roberts, and Hossa. Retained Malkin. With some secondary scoring, they could still be good next year, but could also drop precipitously.

Traded to get Eric Cole. Cole has been a favorite of the Sarcastic Weasel since the Red Wings/Hurricanes finals a few years ago. He's had some injury problems, but should be a real good pickup for them.

New York Rangers:
Lost their minds.

Lost their minds (part 1).
Lost their minds (part 2).

Co-GM Brett Hull brought an old friend/roomie/loud-mouth home by signing Sean Avery. Many people hate Avery. True, he lacks class and Klingon-style honor, but he's damn effective.

It's not over yet...