September 2nd, 2008

pants, lj, meta

Stop! Banjo time.

mangoteacosy wants to tell you a little bit about MC Hammer:
His real name is Stanley Burrell (a distant relation?).

He's originally from Oakland, but now lives in Tracy.

He converted and is now a preacher and hosts a show on Trinity Broadcasting Network.

He is playing the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival this year. I'm not lying. Look.

I believe I speak for everyone when I ask "What the fuck?"
Context isn't sure if she wants to touch this. Unlocked entry, QWP anyway.
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shevek ponders washing machines:

How do you think washing machine designers design the programs?

Do they sit there going "Hm, we have 40 minutes to fill. Let's go left a bit. Right a bit. OK, we've been going right for a while now, let's go left a bit, then go WHIZZZ."

Do they have a huge computer simulation where they optimize for washing performance over the entire space of "left", "right" and "whizz" for 5 second segments over an hour?

Do they use an etch-a-sketch to draw a picture portrait of Boris Yeltsin and then translate the knob movements into drum movements?

Perhaps they observe a two-year-old attempting to fit the bright red square block into the bright green plastic box through the round hole and encode his every effort in the washing machine code.

Perhaps it's random. I could watch two entire cycles of my washing machine and compare them.

The washing machine has about 20 different programs. Are they all different, or do they derive from a base class? class Cotton90 : public Cotton, Temperature { Cotton90() : Cotton(), Temperature(90) { } };

Are they all different, or did some Greek like Archimedes with a stick and a bucket work it out once, and everyone's done it that way ever since (except James Dyson, of course). Maybe watching my machine for two cycles isn't enough, we need a national survey.

I bet there are imps in the back. I know there weren't in the old one, because I took the lid off and electrocuted myself on it, but perhaps there are in this new, modern one.

Context, QWP.
in case of fire

(no subject)

I will never understand why some people think 'getting married' is like some sort of magic fix for an unexpected pregnancy. Like just because you've legally tied yourself to the baby daddy/baby mama everything is going to be all sunshine and lollipops and you'll have a cute little cottage at the edge of a forest that's painted yellow, (the cottage, not the forest) and your baby will be all cute and smiley and never cry or get ill, and you and your husband will just laugh and sing all day long because you're in love, and love is all you need.

Context from charliesmum.
Imaginary Men

Multifandom RP is occasionally brilliant

The Swedish Chef Believes In Harvey Dent.

Oh, internet.. How I love thee.

Other fictional people who believe in Harvey Dent, apparently:

* Fox Mulder
* Vesper Lynd
* Patrick Bateman
* Penny Priddy
* Braniac 5
* Fibber McGee (but not Molly, I guess?)

and of course

* Denny Crane

I will have to remember this next time I make a fictional petition for my rpings.

Context (c/p'd wholecloth honestly) from karra

ETA: And here's the petition itself!