Ok I'm looking for ideas of horrible song combinations. My friend and I are building a Cd that is an effort to mentally torture co-workers (there is a reason for this). The songs themselves don't have to be horrible but have to go badly together, i.e. we were thinking of putting Golddigger right after a Barry Manilow song.
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Obviously not smarter than a 5th grader.

Alright. There's obviously something we're not seeing.

There's a puzzle in a Russian kids book for 5th graders, and you have to find the defining characteristic for each group of objects. The first one had metal, the other had ovals, the third had furniture... but we just can't get the last one.

A whale, a penguin, a boot, a piano, and a train.

Any ideas?

It's bugging us. We think that we're thinking too complicated, and not simple enough, like a 5th grader would.

Why we're doing 5th grade Russian puzzles is beyond me.


Anyone lurking?

I'm doing a research paper for a psychology class and found something very ... interesting, from a certain perspective.

It sounds like something out of a really, really nerdy bondage dungeon ;)

A two-point aesthesiometer, a von Frey aesthesiometer, and a blindfold were used. A thumb-index finger opposite device was also used. It consisted of various pound-test monofilament fishing lines affixed to, and freely hanging from, a wire stand. Small, medium, and large latex examination gloves were used.

Thompson, P.B. & Lambert, J. V. (1994). Touch sensitivity through latex examination gloves. The Journal of General Psychology 122(1), 47-58.
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Quick question to those technology dorks!

Who better to ask than you guys, hm?

Does anyone know if it's possible to have all comments made in a community e-mailed to the owner (regardless of whether they're in reply to a post they've made, or a post made by another member)? And if so, how? A friend wants to know, and, quite frankly, I have no idea.

On another note, boy, it sure has been quiet here for a while... How is everybody doing? What's new? What are you all up to?

To sum things up, I work, work, work (I am a CSM at Wal-Mart), try and get in some good ol' D&D when I can (I'm a blind Spellthief! Ha!), am moving into a house soon (Woo hoo!), and am totally addicted to watching Raising the Bar and Law & Order (It's my husband's fault! I never used to watch TV!)

Lets get the community rolling, again!

Drop me a line! (and preferably an answer to the question, tee hee!)

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My once in a blue moon post.

I just -love- how observant I am of the little things.

I work at a Comic Shop for my second job, and, before going in on Saturday mornings, I have breakfast at the Coney Island next door. Now... I usually always have the same thing, and rarely look at the menu, let alone the front page. But one day I did. And I noticed, in their address, that they had a strange zip code.

Now... being originally from Canada, I know that depending on the street or block or section of the city you live in, you can have a different postal code. But I also learned that each city here (well, maybe not each, but most) has its own zip code. So when I saw the different zip code than what I'm used to, I asked my husband if there was another zip code to the city that I didn't know about. He didn't know, so we asked the waitress. She didn't know (not being from the same city to begin with) so we asked the cook. Apparently I spotted a printing mistake that nobody else ever had. I was proud of myself.

Yesterday we went to eat at Red Robin for supper. They have advertisement blocks that I just love to read (you can even read the random nonesense on the bottom! It told me that it was impossible for me to clap my hands while holding the cube. Which is true). As supper progressed, i continually glanced to one advertisement, which was basically a gourmet burger created by a kid.

A la francais.

When the waitress came to give us our bill, I told her that I was french, and that (aside from the lack of a "ç", which most english keyboards can't produce, anyway) there should be an E at the end of the word, making it "francaise", since francais was used as an adjective and not a noun.

She said that she was also french, and that I was right. Apparently she is from Quebec, just like me!

I find spelling/grammatical mistakes all the time with anglicized french. As someone who IS french, it annoys me to no end. Anybody else wish they were official spelling/grammar/whatever checkers for certain companies?

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I made plans over a month ago to take my sons to Washington DC to see the sights. When I got there, I learned that the DNC's Rules & Bylaws Committee was planning to meet and the Clinton campaign was planning to protest. When I looked up the site of the meeting, I learned that it was going to be at a Marriott hotel just a block from the National Zoo, where I was already planning to take the kids on Saturday.

We went by the protest to see what was going on and weren't disappointed.

Pictures from the protest can be found here.

I also managed to snag a few videos.

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Good times, good times.

(X-posted from chemical_laser)
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