Apr 092009
 Thursday, 9 April 2009  Posted by at 13:02 geek, humor, TV Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »

From a Radio 1 interview with David Tennant:

What advice would you give to Matt (Smith), who’s taking over as the 11th doctor?

He’ll be fine. He doesn’t need any advice. He’ll be fine. He’s got the hair. He’ll be grand.

Mar 042009
 Wednesday, 4 March 2009  Posted by at 12:03 geek, humor, TV Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »

Dalek Found Submerged in Pond

In a scene right out of a Doctor Who script, a team of volunteers clearing a pond of rubbish uncovered a long-submerged Dalek.

The Telegraph reports that sales executive Marc Oakland was pushing a rake around the bed of the shallow pool when he found the object with its distinctive eye stalk.

The 42-year-old said: “I’d just shifted a tree branch with my foot when I noticed something dark and round slowly coming up to the surface.

“I got the shock of my life when a Dalek head bobbed up right in front of me.

“It must have been down there for some time because it was covered in mould and water weed, and had quite a bit of damage.

“One of the dome lights was smashed, but the eye-stalk was intact and the head and neck stayed in one piece as I carefully lifted it out.”

Pond warden Tony Brown, 70, was leading the volunteer squad clearing dumped rubbish from the pond, near Beaulieu, Hants.

He said: “We made a very thorough search of the rest of the bottom of the pond and there were definitely no alien remnants lurking.

“We’ve all agreed it best to keep the pond’s exact location under wraps.

“The last thing we want are sci-fi fans descending on the pond frantically seraching for other Dalek parts.”

Mr Brown, who trained as a pond warden with Southern Water, has been helping clear out the area for the past eight years.

He said: “We’ve dredged up everything from shopping trolleys, toys, and bicycles.

“But this is the first time a Dalek’s appeared. We have no idea how it ended up in there, or how long ago.

“We discovered the BBC often took the Daleks out on location for filming, and they travelled to Hampshire on at least one occasion in the 1980s, when Colin Baker played the Timelord.

“Who knows, this might be the remains of one of the originals from the old TV series. I’m told they they were built to last.”

Mar 012009
 Sunday, 1 March 2009  Posted by at 07:06 humor, misc Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »

From Wikipedia:

As of 2009, eight percent of all Major League Baseball players have been diagnosed with ADHD, making the disease epidemic among this population. The increase coincided with the League’s 2006 ban on stimulants (q.v. Major League Baseball drug policy).

Jan 312009
 Saturday, 31 January 2009  Posted by at 08:01 geek, misc Tagged with: ,  No Responses »

First my brother sent me this:

Then melaniesuzanne posts a bunch of foreign language covers from here.

So, I go looking and first find The Beatles A Hard Days Night in Yiddish.

Which then leads me to Amy Winehouse’s Rehab in Yiddish.

Which brings me to Cabaret in Yiddish.

From there we get Take Me Out to the Ball Game in Yiddish.

Then we get the Yiddish version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer not to mention a Yiddish episode of Seinfeld.

But when I found this, I stopped looking:

Apr 232002
 Tuesday, 23 April 2002  Posted by at 15:15 life Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »

[Ed. Note ~ Ported from my old Diaryland blog on 23 May 2006]

I went for a haircut last night, among other errands. While I was there I picked up some new conditioner. It is by the same company that makes the hairspray I like, so I figured I would try it.

This morning, I am in the shower, and after I rinse the shampoo out of my hair I read the directions: “Massage a small amount into scalp and let sit for two to five minutes. Rinse.”

Well, I get it massaged in and begin to soap the rest of me. I am about halfway covered in soap when I realize that my scalp is tingling. I get about a third of the way into soaping myself and it becomes a desperate race to rinse all of the conditioner out. When it is finally out, the tingleing does not stop.

Squinting at the bottle (my glasses are sitting by the sink…) I read the ingredients. The crap has menthol in it! It took two hours for my head to stop tingling. What a wake up call.

Now, this is not my first bad experience with mentholated products. Oversharing alert here. When I was just barely a teenager, I went looking through the medicine chest looking for something to help, well, lubricate. The ben gay looked awfully like vaseline. Similar color, consitency, and container. And it goes on slippery. Its a mistake you make only once.

Thanks for the compliemnts on the new layout. I really like this one and I think I may be done futzing for a short while.

In response to the He-Brew beer idea, well it’s been done – check out Schmaltz Brewing. Ah the Chosen Beer. Interesting label too.

Has anyone heard of ‘downloader-w’? Apparently the virus and security web sites have not…

Quote for today: “Even Napolean had his Watergate.” – baseball notable Paul Owen.