Friday, August 29, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Google-y Eyes

Check out the zany new picture that shows up for your Google Reader friends who have no photo up yet:

Ilan, did you have something to do with this?

Monday, August 25, 2008

Choice Quotes

"My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists."

-Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher

"My rationalism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the rationalists."

-Tom Lehman, American social norm flouter

Editor's Note: Tom still tips cab drivers (sometimes), throws garbage in the trash (less often), and does NOT kill strangers except by not giving them money (his greatest regret).

Friday, August 22, 2008

While you were sleeping (or maybe eating dinner)...

I was busy winning a Geography Bee! Look at me describing why my drawing of Africa is so amazing (notice the Horn of Africa and Madagascar):

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Religion CAN teach us some things

For example (courtesy of TMQ):

Scripture note: The apostle Paul's Letter to the Romans notes at 14:2, "Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables." Obviously Paul never played flag football with [Tony] Gonzalez, one of the NFL's few vegetarians. The translation is from the New Revised Standard Version, endorsed by most biblical scholars. The New International Version, favored by evangelicals, renders the passage as, "One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables." Evangelical translators want being a vegetarian to sound wimpy!

If the above is tl;dr, the short version for most Christians is, "Weak people eat only vegetables" and for evangelicals it is, "People weak in faith eat only vegetables." Show your strength by eating meat.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Watermania X

No one is gonna trick me into drinking tap water. Not even the Wall Street Journal.


If you don't use Gmail as your primary e-mail address, I can't take you seriously as a person. The only exception to this is if you have to use a school e-mail address (and even then, you should set that up to forward to your Gmail).

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Term for Losing Money

"A sea monster ate my ice cream!"

I think that this has "I Drink Your Milkshake!" potential...

Hat tip to Ned Vizzini for the video link.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Self-aware without a care

This is trait that I really hate. We all know that you value your time more than you value anyone else's time. Don't ask for a super-complicated wrap, pretend to be surprised about how long it takes, and then fake-apologize to everyone behind you in line while subtly blaming it on the wrap guy. It's really unbecoming of you.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Israel Photos

I know that you have ALL been waiting for these. Please hold your applause until the very end. Thanks.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Spotted on the 3 Train

I am such a sucker for any sort of defacing of ads or official MTA signs in the subway.