Thursday, January 3, 2008

theoretically useful

underwear rug

Although advertised as a bathroom rug I think it might make a good welcome mat. If a girl comes to my door and I see her wipe her feet by stomping up and down and digging her heels into the rug for 5 minutes then I could close the door and pretend I wasn't home.

Monday, December 31, 2007

UPS truck

UPS truck in a snow covered cornfield
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crappy cell phone picture helpfully annotated.

During winter that curve is a car magnet. I almost slid into that ditch once and that would have been exceptionally bad because there was already a car in the ditch. It is common to see a car in that ditch but this UPS truck was prodigious and made it well past the ditch, plowed through the arrow sign and made it well into the cornfield.

Sliding on snow or ice is an incredible amount of fun as long as I don't get stuck in a ditch, hit anyone or anything and no one hits me.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Something I never noticed as a kid

Star Wars card #207 C-3PO in an excited state
not sure what is different about C3PO then click for a clarification

"I beg your pardon… what do you mean, 'naked'? My parts are showing?! My goodness!" ―C-3PO to R2-D2 in the Phantom Menace

Sure C3PO was whiney and prissy but now you know why Princess Leia kept him around. C3PO : love machine.

I checked Wookieepedia and it says he was fluent in 6 million forms of communication. You can tell just by looking at him that he specialized in the Romance languages. Note from the picture how, ahem, polished he is.

updated: I found this version
Star Wars card #207 C-3PO not in an excited state and missing something

Either C-3PO was castrated by a jealous meat bag trying to keep a good robot down or it is detachable.