Dumb Things I Have Done Lately

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Yes, I'm Still a Total Nerd

Every time I get prompted, "Do you want Firefox to remember this password?", this movie scene flashes through my mind:

Remember Scene From Star Trek II: The Wratch of Khan

If you don't get it, I'm not going to explain it.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

My 2 Primary Accomplishments Last Week

I actually did a bunch of stuff last week, but the two things I will mention are:

1. I got my name mentioned in Gene Weingarten's 5/2 Chat Update for a correction I'd sent in.

2. During our kickball game on Thursday, as I was playing first base, I ran over and caught a line drive that was shooting towards the gap, then helped convert the double play by throwing to third to catch the runner (who hadn't tagged up), which ended the inning and got us out of a sticky bases-loaded situation.

You'll have to take my word for it.

I also made this animated gif from the bar:

Natalie decks Paul, animatedly.
Natalie decks Paul in animated fashion.

See my full set from the fields and Carpool afterwards, which includes:

* Ben and Julia singlehandedly setting back race relations a few decades:


* Tongue kissing:


* And karate fighting:


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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Nuclear Fallout Causes Boredom

Spoilers ahead for '24', season six, 11AM-12PM
  • Looks like the country has gotten a lot more relaxed when it comes to the detonation of nuclear weapons on US soil. People were rioting and cougars were attacking after a nuke went off in the middle of the Mojave Desert in season 2. Now, 12,000 people and Magic Mountain get vaporized, and there are a few fender benders and a helicopter crashes.

    Oh, and there's some political infighting in the bunker. Geez, maybe people would be more freaked out if the terrorists had a

    Dancing Baby GifDancing

    Never forget.

  • Wow, what a great plan, Mr. FBI-Agent. It only requires that the Confidential Informant that you recruited on-the-fly be a trained pickpocket.

    And there's no chance Mr. Cellphone Terrorist-Wannabe would ever check his outgoing call log. Nope. Don't know why cellphone makers even bother to include Call History anymore, since it's such an obscure feature no one uses.

  • "CAUTION: Keep away from babies and small children. The thin film may cling to nose and mouth and prevent breathing. Do not use this bag in cribs, cots, beds, carriages, prams, playpens or field interrogations without proper training. You have to trust us!"

  • Apparently, when the president refuses to accept your resignation, you don't need a two-thirds majority to override him.

  • Hrm, Karen Hayes gets military transport to LA. Which means she'll make it inside the blast radius within a few episodes.

  • Milo better wipe down Tech One after his menage with Mick Schtoppel and Chloe before he doinks Nadia. Maybe he has some anti-static handi-wipes in his desk.

  • Agent Curtis is still dead.
Look, I'm not a super-huge stickler when it comes to realism in 24, as long as it's interesting, exciting, or moves the plot around. But post-Visitor-Number-1 has been BORING.

About the only things that would have saved this episode would be McCarthy's bimbo giving him a handjob in the car to reduce his "stress," or Pops Bauer putting the whammy on Rocket Romano's security team with a well-timed "Baa-ram-ewe."

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