Tuesday, May 29, 2012

And It Wasn't Even About Virology

I just got some annoying comment spam from someone with the username "laviniasmith01." Why are Doctor Who characters spamming me?!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Because, Hey, Why Not?

Another stupid internet quiz. Hey, maybe these are making a comeback! (Although, man, they haven't changed much. I still want to correct the stupid grammar and spelling mistakes.)

Which philosopher are you?
Your Result: Aristotle

Truth does not exist in some transcendent realm. We get to truth by applying reason to the physical world. The world follows logic and commonsense. Science if done properly is not to far from philosophy.

--This quiz was made by S. A-Lerer.

Early Wittgenstein / Positivists
Plato (strict rationalists)
Immanuel Kant
Sartre/Camus (late existentialists)
W.v.O. Quine / Late Wittgenstein
Which philosopher are you?
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

If Only It Were This Easy.

Dear New Mexico,

Please stop being on fire. Breathing should not be an annoying activity.

Thank you,

Friday, May 18, 2012


Just because I haven't done one of these stupid quizzes in ages. Um, I mean, done one of these stupid quizzes in ages, I have not.

Which Star Wars Jedi/Sith are you?


Dynamite in a small package, and long-lasting, like the Energizer bunny. While you are wise and calm, you are able to call on your killer instincts and be kick-ass. Some may call you a ‘sleeper’. With such great power comes some arrogance, but you are quick to return to humility and fix your mistakes. You have certainly left your mark on the world, in good and bad ways, and it was kinda sad to see you go. But no need to worry, you have gained immortality even though you can’t wield your toothpick of a lightsabre anymore.

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Actually, that was kind of a lame one, but, hey, the result could be a lot worse.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Social Whirlwind

It's been a busy weekend for me! Last night, I went to see Penn & Teller in Albuquerque. Why they were playing in Albuquerque, I don't know, but I'm not complaining. I've been a big fan of these guys from their TV appearances and such for ages, but despite the number of times I've somehow ended up in Las Vegas, I've never, ever managed to catch their show (aka the one thing in Las Vegas I'm actually interested in, at least since the Star Trek Experience closed). Anyway, it was a fun evening of magic, comedy and skepticism, and I enjoyed it greatly.

Then today I went to a wedding, which was also fun. (Congratulations, Jarrod & Chelsi!) How could I not approve of a ceremony that involved holding a copy of Carl Sagan's Cosmos rather than a Bible and was eventually followed by a toast expressing a hope for the happy couple to "live long and prosper"? Geeky weddings, they are the best weddings. And the food was great. Also, I seem to have talked the bride and groom into taking my spare kitten. Score!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Is It Time For This Again Already?

Current clothes: Tan jeans. A sort of olive-green-ish t-shirt with the words "Delaware: Small But Wonderful" and a picture of a ladybug on it. (It was a gift from one of my aunts who lives in Delaware.) White socks. Brown hiking boots.

Current mood: Not very good. I did not sleep anywhere near late enough today, considering that I'm starting graveyard shifts tonight, and it's an unfortunate fact that my mood is largely dependent on my sleeping patterns. So I started today feeling anxious, moved on to a sort of generalized unhappiness, and am now just feeling kind of grumpy. Bah. But, hey, I've only got 13 hours or so until I can sleep again!

Current music: More random-shuffle stuff on the iPod. I think the last thing it threw out was some U2.

Current annoyance: I mentioned the grumpy sleep-deprivation thing, right?

Current thing: I guess it's actually getting out and doing things. I've been to the movies twice in the last month, and of course there was the Weird Al concert (which was great, as usual). On Friday, I'm going to see Penn & Teller in Albuquerque, which I'm rather excited about, and then on Saturday I have a wedding to attend. For me, that's a whirlwind of activity. I'm sure it will surprise no one if I say I'm more usually the stay-at-home-with-a-good-book type.

Current desktop picture: Still the same Hawaiian mountain. Which I've been tired of since this time last month, but have been too lazy to change.

Current book: By Light Alone by Adam Roberts. Which is quite good so far.

Current song in head: Scott Bakula by Sunspot. See "current DVD" below.

Current DVD in player: Disc 2 of season 3 of Quantum Leap. I'm also finally just about finished with season 1 of The Twilight Zone.

Current refreshment: Nothing. I should rectify that.

Current worry: Bah, I am worried about everything. The existence of entropy seems to make worry inevitable.

Current thought: I've watched six episodes of Quantum Leap so far, and Scott Bakula has managed to take his shirt off in half of them. Not that I'm remotely complaining. Anyway, I keep remembering that episode of Buffy where Xander decides he's had more than enough of accidentally dating demon chicks, announces that he's decided to go gay, and asks whether he's doing it right. "I'm picturing Scott Bakula naked." Yeah, Xander, that's doing it right. No one can love you like Scott Bakula can love you!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

May You Have Some Random Links

Nichelle Nichols and the Nerd-in-chief: Now, this is definitely the awesomest picture I've seen in a while. Maybe there's hope for this country yet.

"Don't Stop Believing" Sung By the Movies: This amuses me way more than it ought to.

33 Animals With Stuffed Animals of Themsleves: Because sometimes you just need things that make you smile.

Voyager: The strange voyages of Voyager. See if you can catch all the sci-fi references here. There were so many of them so fast, I'm sure there were a few I missed.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I Went To The Movies Again.

I did finally get out to see The Hunger Games, thus doubling the number of movies I've seen in the theater so far this year. I must say, it's probably one of the best book-to-movie adaptations I've seen, very true to the book version in both detail and spirit. Which is good, because a movie that managed to miss the point of the book would have been disastrous.

I'll definitely be interested in seeing the next one.