Misc. Friday Ramblings...

I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe. - Frank Zappa
  • It's Photoshop Phriday.
    Computers in the movies...

  • What's your color?
    You have exaggerated demands on life but you are cautious enough to try to hide these beliefs from the outside world. You are covert enough to try to impress other people around you with your achievements and at the same time able to put on an act of pretending to be 'humble' - being the same as everyone else. It would appear, however, that whatever you are doing seems to be working out O.K.

    You are in need of rest, some peace and quiet. You feel the need to be close to that someone special, that someone who can give you that special consideration and unquestioning affection that you seek. If you don't find that 'special someone' and resolve your problems very soon, you are liable to become extremely introverted and cut yourself off from society.

    You feel that you deserve far more than is being attributed to you, but there is no-one to whom you can turn to for sympathy and understanding. Your pent-up emotions and inherent egocentricity make you quick to take offence, but as matters stand you realise that you will have to make the best of things as they are.

    You are pretending that the situation around you doesn't matter, but the effort of trying to conceal your emotions and anxieties is resulting in untold stress. The existing situation is disagreeable. You feel unwanted and lonely and you would really like to associate with someone whose ideals are as high as your own. You want to be above the standard of mediocrity and this need to be needed and that need to need has almost become an obsession. You are trying to magnify the need into a compelling urge. You would really like to tell the world how great you are but no, you are holding back because you feel that your peers may treat you with contempt. This is a great pity because you have in fact a unique quality of character, but the continual restraint that you impose on yourself makes you suppress this need for others and you pretend you don't really care. You treat those who criticise you with contempt. However, to be honest, beneath this assumption of indifference you really long for the approval and esteem of others.

    It is strange that the anxiety that you are experiencing at this time is of your own making simply because of your desire to be respected by your fellow man and with those whom you work with. You are not satisfied. The normal congenial 'you' is becoming quite introverted. This is becoming increasingly more obvious because you seem to shy away from participating in everyday activities. You are refusing to allow yourself to become involved or to participate with others and it is the reluctance to communicate that is the inherent cause of your problems.

    Damn, that hit home. Thanks to Ken for this quiz.

  • Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy
    ...fun fun fun fun fun! Thanks Rez.

  • VENOM!!!!
    Damn, another year until Spiderman 3. Can't wait!!!

  • The moons of Saturn.

  • "I CAN'T tell you how excited I was when the wife suggested we spend the day looking at boobies."

  • Rubik's cube solving robot.
    I usually just took it apart, then put it together again.

  • A Wii little bit.
    So, size doesn't matter.

  • Importing Head Lice.
    Because, you know, can never have enough cooties.

  • The FS 2000s have started to arrive.

    It is unfortunate that this particular model has started to exhibit some unsafe behavior. It might be best to wait and see what abuse internals can actually take before shelling out $2000.

  • Never look down the barrel of a loaded (spud) gun.
    The 24-year-old received serious facial injuries when hit in the face with a solid paper ball after the gun accidentally fired.

    Police said she had found her boyfriend's gun, designed to fire potatoes and other projectiles at high speed, in a shipping container in their backyard.

    She picked it up and looked down the barrel as she placed it on the ground.

    "But the spud-gun ignition switch fired and a solid paper ball hit her in the face," a police spokesman said.

    Officers are yet to interview the woman, who is being treated in Royal Perth Hospital.

    Her boyfriend has been summonsed to appear in court at a later date on a charge of possessing a controlled weapon.

    I guess the lack of guns breeds people with the lack of gun safety knowledge.

    Rule number 1: All guns are always loaded (until you establish whether they are or not).

  • Are you a paranoid American?
    "I think that eventually Americans will realize that their obsession with arming themselves in fear, in a paranoid belief that they’re going to be able to stave off the ills of the world through owning guns, through turning every house into an arsenal, eventually Americans will go away from that."

    Rebecca Peters
    International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)
    U.N. wants global ban on guns
    June 21, 2006
    Call me crazy (and I'm sure Ms. Peters would), but isn't defense-minded gun ownership about meeting the evils of the world head-on in personal combat and taking responsibility for one's own well-being?

    It seems to me that social engineering is more from the "staving off" school.

    American By Blood

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