December 20, 2005
I Am A Big Fat Nerd
Check out my Librarian Trading Card. That's right, I've got special metadata related powers.
Thank you to flickr for letting me let the whole world know (as if there was any doubt) how much of a geek I really am.
December 19, 2005
It's the Chronic - WHAT - cles of Narnia
Just a bit of metablogging here, and as usual I'm late in the game.
Seems I'm gonna have to start watching SNL again.
The "Internet Famous" comedy troupe The Lonely Island was hired as writers and actors this season and apparently they've sparked a return to glory.
You have to check this short video they did for last week's episode.
Lazy Sunday (via YouTube)
Read more about it:
And, just because it's one of my favorite interweb videos:
December 14, 2005
How many Smoots is that?
Today's making with the funny stuff comes straight from the 'we couldn't even make this stuff up if we tried' file.
All the Cantabridgians who have wondered what are those strange markings on the Mass Ave Bridge raise your hand.
Okay, put your hands down, I can't really see you.
Now, go check out this wikipedia entry for Smoot!
Apparently, the kid who let himself be rolled end over end over the Mass Ave Bridge grew up to become Chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and President of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Now THAT is taking a joke way too far!
December 12, 2005
You Do Not Want To Test My 'Powers of Philosophy'
Many thanks to Richard Zach at LogBlog for giving me a reason to get back in the game here at Metametaland.
So you think that philosophers are some type of girly men, and that you can just kick sand in their faces with impunity?
Thank again, little-minded man.
For now, the true Ubermen will reveal themselves. I give you:
My favorites are:
Powers: remarkably original, ahead of his time
Notes: The reader may wonder, "Why is Kant blue with red tiger stripes?" Well, why twelve categories? I don't know. It was decided that a toy representing as important a philosopher as Kant ought to be unique in some way, that there ought to be some kind of toyly manifestation of his philosophical greatness. Blue with red tiger stripes was deemed sufficiently bad ass.
Notes: As these Leibniz figures are painstakingly manufactured to be exactly alike (even in regard to spatio-temporal location), collectors will be disappointed to discover that there is only one in existence, in accord with Leibniz' Law. Also try Leibniz' delicious cookies!