Saturday, October 16, 2010

Christmas? More like Conformistmas...

Friday, October 15, 2010



I'm not quite sure what this is, but Japan always seems to make me laugh with sheer random delight.

Just in time for Halloween, a ridiculous series on Fearnet about killer zombie squirrels.  You know you always wanted it.  Watch it free here.
I especially like how the squirrels can pull a full grown man under a car.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let's Get Serious, or The Good Life (1/?)

Have you ever felt like the Universe is trying to tell you something?  Do you ever feel the hand and presence of Jehovah guiding every action of your life and whispering in your ear?  If so, click here.  Anyway, what I mean is that, sometimes coincidences happen and your brain fills in the gaps it needs to to make things come together in a meaningful way. 

A while ago I mentioned I had been thinking about death and the meaning of life.  There were some reasons for that which I will get to.  But yesterday I was driving happily to a friends house to do some of the nerdy things we enjoy.  I was about to drive through my green light, while traveling at the legal speed limit of 55 mph  when some jerk coming the other way decides he's going to try and make a left turn, he then slowed down and I think he even stopped right in front of me.  I slammed on my breaks and missed/stopped short of hitting him by maybe a foot.  I didn't think was going to stop in time, my life flashed before my eyes, and I faced my past in all it's "glory."

I remembered that I had promised to write about this kind of stuff, and I "felt" like it was divine inspiration.  Also, fuck you Manipulator...scared the piss out of me.  Please read on if you'd like to read my thoughts on life, working through depression and tragedy, and finding personal meaning.  There will be multiple parts so I can draw this well as elaborate on points I feel are helpful.  This is for you guys.  I came up with this idea because I was reading a bunch of blogs that seemed so sad and down, hopeless even.  Unfortunately what is to come will be painful, but ultimately uplifting and strengthening.  If you want to just get some quick tips and skip the back-story no worries, click the read more and go to the bottom of the post.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Haha, Oh Wow.

I was just browsing through my groups and looking for stuff to do this week and saw a discussion in the Center For Inquiry DC that looking interesting.  That's where I found this:

Evidently it was from a presentation by Sam Harris and possibly part of his new bookd The Moral Landscape. I know it's hard to read, so here is a full pdf of it with tons more info if you care to look.  I think the image makes a striking statement that many of us already knew, but to SEE it hammers home the point.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ode on a Greasy-ian Beard.

Here's a little something I wrote in celebration of my facial hair.  Haters gonna hate, but you know you're jelly.

Not me, but I wish it were.

My beard is awesome. Why? Because it's a friggin multitasker. It keeps my face warm, shields my skin from wind and sun, detects danger, scares away said danger, demonstrates my fitness and health, signals my maleness from long distances like a tiny little sailor with semaphore flags, and is a monument to the mastery of nature as a testament to some 14 BILLION years of cosmological evolution and 4.5+ billion years of terrestrial, biological evolution. Billions of species evolved, fought and died to gift me this wonderful facial device. How could I refuse such a gift, built of the lifeblood of humanity's most ancient forefathers? Brothers and sisters in Christ? Maybe....maybe....but we are all brothers and Beard.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I tried Minecraft MP for the first time. Very interesting stuff, but super glitchy and it made constructing stairs really hard. I really need to find a program that will take dictation and type it up for me because I lose way too many thoughts and my arm keeps going numb when I type a lot. Anyway, here's something cute and informative.