Monthly Archives: August 2007

Missile-Throwing Eyebeam Laser Robot on a Unicorn

I couldn’t resist checking out a picture with a name like that, could I? Image courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.

“The Trouble with Tribbles”, if Edward Gorey Had Illustrated It

Webcomic artist Shaenon Garrity came across an old Boston Globe article about macabre comic artist Edward Gorey. The first paragraph read: Edward Gorey watched television for the first time this summer, or so he claims, and in the process the 52-year-old artist became a “Star Trek” fan. He watched the science-fiction program reruns twice a […]


Photo courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele. The banner in the photo, taken in Dublin, reads “WATER IS PRECIOUS LET’S CONSERVE IT”.

12 Vacation Days?!

Click the comic to see it on its original page. I’ve posted the xkcd comic above in honour of the boss’ just telling me that I’ve managed to accrue an extra 12 vacation days and that I should plan on taking them sometime soon. Hmmm…

T.S. Eliot vs. Portishead

Here’s an interesting idea: someone took a recording of T.S. Eliot reading The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and added the vamp from Portishead’s Sour Times — which you couldn’t escape back in 1995 — as background music. It’s not bad, but I think it would work better if more variety could’ve been worked […]

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

No, not the “King of Pederasty Pop” Michael Jackson, but the “Beer Hunter”/Scotch expert Michael Jackson. He had Parkinson’s disease and died earlier this morning. Most of what I know about beer came from Mr. Jackson, thanks to his Great Beer Guide as well as his Beer Hunter TV series. That’s why I plan to […]

How to Ride Your Bike to Work

This is how I get to work most days. Over at The Sietch Blog: an essay titled How to Ride Your Bike to Work. It’s cheap, safe and easier than you think!