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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
12:42 pm
Infinite Canvas - done right
I always thought that "infinite canvas" was a neat idea in theory, but unworkable in practice. Well, Paul Gadzikowski over at The Hero of Three Faces has come up with a new way to expand the borders of the comics page. And the cool thing about it is: it works!

Go see for yourself!

Current Mood: fangasm
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
11:10 am
I am not a Finn
The things you learn about yourself as you get older. Here I was, reasonably secure in my identity as bisexual, feminist, Finn, Lutheran, accountant, etc. and then suddenly I find I have been living a lie all these <mumble> years.

The populist True Finns party changed their name Sunday last. Or, to be specific, the English language translation of their name. From now on, they are to be known as The Finns. And since they are pretty much against everything I am for — and vice versa — I am obviously not a Finn.

I am undecided on what to do. Should I join the Swedish speaking minority? They have a much less gloomy outlook on life than us Finnish speakers, plus they have hot babes, such as my idol Tove Jansson. (Actually, she's dead now (and so is her wife) but anyway.) Or should I just assume a fake accent? I think I could manage a Pottsylvanian accent without too much effort.

Current Mood: confused
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
4:45 pm
Still no cure for... wait, what?
Women who drink coffee regularly have a significantly lower risk of developing antiestrogen-resistant estrogen-receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer, researchers from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, revealed in Breast Cancer Research.

Would you like to know more? More?

You know what they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In other words, 12 to 16 times better. I'll drink to that. *goes to make coffee* Uh, purely as preventative medicine of course. Not for pleasure. Definitely.

Current Mood: thirsty
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
1:47 am
Sunday, March 27th, 2011
4:34 am
I hate DST
Daylight Saving Time is stupid. Having to reset your clocks by one hour is stupid. We should just pick one time and stick with it. But the worst thing about Daylight Saving Time is that the changeover is in the wee hours of the night, so you have to get up at 3 AM to set your clocks. I hate that. Going back to bed now.

Current Mood: updated
Saturday, March 26th, 2011
7:45 pm
I can haz final frontier?
Came across this gem from 2007. Probably the first long form lolcat-speak work, it predates the LOLcat Bible by a couple of months. What it is, is essentially Star Trek with lolcat subtitles. The Trouble With Tribbles for lolcats. I expect everybody else was already aware of this, but if you are as ignorant as I was up to an hour ago, go read it. You will has a happy.

Current Mood: :3
Monday, January 3rd, 2011
11:35 am
Enlarge your manhood with genuine replica watch
We have had a small can of Spam on our kitchen shelf for about a year. We originally got it as a joke because of the recent connotations of the name. MsDragoon refuses to touch the stuff, but I finally broke down and tried it.

Prettydragoon's Awesome Spam Dinner

appr. 200 g Spam

Remove Spam from can. Slice. Microwave on HIGH until done. Serve with kimchi and rice.

(So as not to entirely lose my SCA cred, I used an obscure 14th Century cookbook, Ye Anonymouse Cokery Boke, as the source for my recipe. I had to make some minor changes for modern equipment and based on what I had in the house. Here's the original:

Roste mete in ye manor of ye Northmen

Nym ane goodli pece of spamme and hack hem ynto slyces. Seethe hem in ye mycroondes until done and so serue hem forth

Spam wasn't all that bad. I found the flavour to be reasonably ham-like and the texture is, well, sausage-like. Funny thing that. Probably wouldn't want to eat it every day, but it's all right every once in a while.

Also, my manhood stays rigid until I put it back in the drawer. I definitely recommend Spam for everybody.

Current Mood: sated
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
6:23 pm
My very own beer? How sweet of you!
So I was shopping in our friendly local neighbourhood hypermarket. In the beer aisle I came across this. Trashy Blonde beer from BrewDog Brewery. How could I resist my namesake beer? Don't answer that.

For the four color glossy, see http://www.brewdog.com/trashy_blonde.php. The beer is a nice pale colour, seriously hopped, with an aftertaste of lychee. It's got more hops than I really prefer, but otherwise an agreeable new acquaintance. I could get into serious trouble with this Trashy Blonde.

Incidentally, I found out this is brewed by the company that also make Tactical Nuclear Penguin, the world's strongest beer.

Current Mood: tipsy
Friday, September 24th, 2010
3:47 pm
An insight into the Finnish psyche
They say that folk dancing is one of the few things you shouldn't try. They may be right. But here's something you are sure to like.

That clip is from 1980. Need I say more?

Current Mood: notalgic
Monday, July 19th, 2010
3:00 pm
I fail at meme.
So I tried this "I write like" site that's all the rage this week. I typed in "LEEEROY JENKINS!"

I got 'Chicken'.

...at least I didn't get Dan Brown.

Current Mood: eldritch
Saturday, July 10th, 2010
9:20 pm
Does this silver jumpsuit make my butt look big?
The future is finally here. Flying cars are expected to start shipping next year. However, the article says about the car's speed:

It is powered by a rear propeller and flies about 115 miles per hour.

I've done 125 mph on highway. Of course that was on the Autobahn with a rental car and I only did it like once, but still. Usually I putter along at 100 mph like a little old lady.

Current Mood: futuristic
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
9:47 pm
A Frenchman's Home Is His Castle
Especially a brand new 13th Century castle, built with 13th Century technology.

Current Mood: crenellated
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
7:12 pm
Ashes, ashes, all fall down
Am I glad I'm not flying anywhere in the near future. The volcano under Eyjafjalla Glacier in Iceland keeps spewing ash high into the atmosphere. The resulting ash cloud has caused airspace to be closed in most of northern Europe, with thousands of flights cancelled. Apparently flying through an ash cloud isn't exactly good for aircraft.

And the fun part is, it seems the volcano might keep erupting for months. Or it might stop tomorrow. No telling yet.

Would you like to know more?

Current Mood: ashy
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
11:14 pm
I aten't dead.
Not that I don't feel like I am, some days.

Current Mood: sanguinary
Monday, March 22nd, 2010
1:33 am
The monstrous squid is your friend.
Just look at that friendly face!

Current Mood: submersible
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
9:42 am
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
5:59 pm
Homeopathy follow-up
So the demonstration that I mentioned last time went off without a hitch. Apparently nobody got sick of the overdose. I guess those people took too much of the drugs for them to have any effect.

Anyway, I much prefer homoapathy to homeopathy. Or I would, if I could be bothered.

Current Mood: diluted
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
2:05 pm
This can't possibly end well.
It seems some skeptics are planning a demonstration on the dangers of homeopathic medicine. Sounds dangerous to me, deliberately overdosing on medication like that.

I heard of an incident at a homeopathic convention. It seems some... prankster... diluted the punch bowl 90% with ice water. 200 people were admitted to hospital with alcohol poisoning.

Would you like to know more?

Current Mood: succussed
Monday, July 20th, 2009
9:30 pm
Teh Great Moon Landing Hoax
It is alleged that 40 years ago, the Americans landed on the Moon. For anyone with half a brain, this is a patently absurd claim. The capitalist system is axiomatically incapable of achieving any goal more advanced than next quarter’s profit.

The truthiest truth is that the first man on the Moon was the late, great Ivan Ivanovich, a. k. a. Vanya the Magnificient, the celebrated acrobat dwarf of the Great Moscow State Circus. He landed on the Moon on 17 November 1970 in the Lunokhod-1 lunar exploratory vehicle and operated it for almost a year on the lunar surface, until his oxygen ran out on 14 September 1971 and he laid down his life in unstinting service to the peace-loving workers and peasants of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. So in fact the Soviet Union won the Moon race.

Comrades, fill your mugs with vodak and toast that unsung hero, first man on the Moon, Hero of the Soviet Union (posthumous), Vanya the Magnificient!

Current Mood: loony
Monday, June 29th, 2009
3:10 pm
Suddenly, I feel serious about art again.
At times I lurk on Fark.com. Mostly on weekends to look at Caturday pictures. But sometimes they actually feature some worthwhile news about the human condition.
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Current Mood: artistic
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