March 5th, 2004


when TAs snap

ellen_fremedon has this to say about her students, of which a representative sample is: Fail them. Fail them, precious. We can bleed bright red ink all over their nassssty homeworks, yesss, precious. We can fail the studentses. Make them cry. Make them weep and wail and sssob. Yesss.

medievalist rejoins with I will confess to a certain fiendish glee in writing "You Shall not Pass!" on certain exams.
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Hetre: [gets soymilk out of refrigerator]
Milk: [frozen]
Hetre: . . .
Milk: . . .
Hetre: [shakes carton]
Milk: Hi, I'm a solid fucking block.
Hetre: Hn.
Hetre: [taps carton with a spoon]
Hetre: Fn.
Hetre: [tries breaking bits of milk off by hitting carton against the computer desk]
Carton: [splits open]
Milk: [melts on desk]
Hetre: . . .

- hetrez

miriel on Beacon Detail in Gondor.

mardahin has been thinking way too much about those Beacons in RoTK and the poor Gondorian soldiers who'd have to staff them. She has a whole rotation schedule theory worked out here. She comes to the following conclusion:

It has been brought to my attention that when on Beacon Detail there may be certain advantageous aspects of Mountain Goats. From the official position of the Gondorian Military, I am obliged to respond with : "No Comment"
best picture ever.

Squiddeh on Lunch

squiddeh on lunch:
Note to self:

Reducing the size of each bite from your most delicious sammich and increasing your chew repetitions will greatly reduce the amount of times you choke on said sammich. (read: stop wolfing down your sammich or you'll choke yourself to death.)
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the epitome of glamour

Linguistic network pilots.

entangledbank is annoyed at the slur that the study of linguistics has little practical value, and has this to say about it:

Of course we lead valuable and exciting lives. Why, just at the moment I'm negotiating with some top networks for rights to the pilots of a few surefire winners I've been working on...

I adore geeks.
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bitch, Bernier

Why languages are so tempting...

Shwa looks like an upside-down e. Shwa is my sekrit woobie. I love a vowel that's just a total slut like shwa - really, it'll do any orthographic vowel and it'll even have a threesome between two consonants - and it doesn't make a big deal of it. It's just all hi, English, I'll be your whore and you don't even have to tell anyone.

- tevriel, in a comment to this post by theferrett.
so cute and yummy

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I have a viral infection in my sinuses. I also have antibiotics, and (yuck, I hate 'em) a nasal-spray thingy. The spray has a label on it warning: "Not to be taken," which is confusing, as it immediately also says "One puff, twice a day. Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor advises."
dancing indigo

She's got the biggest balls of them all!

""Do you know how sick I am of this? How tired I am of you and your stupid balls? No one cares about your balls, least of all me. And honest to god, if I have to do this one more time, I'm crushing your balls and you'll never see them again. How does that grab you?"

--darqstar, on how uncool it is to have walls so thin that conversations within her apartment can be heard from outside in the hallway. You must read the whole thing.. No, seriously. You must.

And no, this is not non work safe. The link makes it all clear.

EDIT: Fixed the unknown LJ tag, but the link is to the entry itself.

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First post here, but I couldn't resist. From two locked posts by stone_princess with permission:

I bought as little fishy last night. videodead has already suggested that I'll probably kill it by accidently boiling it or something (he's a meanie). My fishy's name is Vincent. He is pretty bright blue with purple and red. He has pink tank with pink rocks. Last night he would look at me and swim to what ever side of the tank I was looking at because he likes me. But this morning he was floating there like he was dead when I came in. He started wiggling around and and looking at me when I came over, so I guess he was just playing dead. Maybe I should have named him Lane Meyer.


Well, Vincent the fish seems to have a pattern. It involves floating as if dead until fishmommy!Jacyn notices and then swimming around crazily for a while and finally coming to rest nearly motionless in the middle of the tank. Leave it to me to end up with a freak fish. Have you all started laying bets on how long the poor thing lives?

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As I was innocently standing in the supermarket line tonight, my eye was caught by The Weekly World News. (In its current online edition: Gov. Schwarzzenager plans to sell California to Austria; Alien Skulls Found on Mars; and, under the headline Revalations and Prophecies, the item 'Britney Spears Is a Musical Genius.' But I digress.) ANYWAY. The big front page headline was "Osama's Secret Surrender! Lovesick Bin Ladin Lays Down His Arms to Join Sweetheart Saddam in Jail!"

I am not making this up.

The beautifully photoshopped picture has Saddam Hussein, dressed in virginal white, lying back against the chest of a seated Bin Ladin. One of Saddam's arms is caressing the back of Bin Laden's neck.

Still not making this up.

Inside, we are promised "exclusive photos of their joyous jailhouse reunion!" and "tender love poem that drove the Al Qaeda leader wild!"

- myalexandria