Thursday, December 20, 2007

bloody tradesmen

...say no more.

But I will. A conversation I had with a plumber the other morning:

Me: Hi Jeff, here from xxxx* you called yesterday about coming out to look at the drains. I was hoping we could set a time..?

Him: Yeah, I called the other day but no-one called back.

Me: Umm, yeah, I'm calling you now...

Him: So do you want me to come fix your drains now?

Me: [looking at the time and figuring I can be late for work, hell it's only the public service..] Sure, now would be ok with me.

Him: Look mate, don't call me and expect me to drop everything to come fix your drains.

Me: [confused] Umm, sure, ok - another time th-

Him: [cutting me off] I'll be there in half an hour. [hangs up]

Me: [talking to a dead phone] ..wha?

Hang on, didn't he offer to come right away? Ok so I'm never at my best at comprehension first thing in the morning but that was a little weird...

* yes, I actually live in a can of beer

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

vom...

The 6 most terrifying foods in the world. Example:

#2 Pacha
What the hell is it?
Of all the dishes, this is the one most likely to be mistaken for a threatening message from the mob. It's a sheep's head. Boiled.

And that's the most palatable of them. Balut makes #1 but for my money casu marzu is the worst.

Jesus H. Poledancing Christ.

If nothing else it'll make you appreciate Aunt Nora's 'special' potato salad this Xmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

a different perspective


Who cares about the universe when the world looks like this?

perspective

On a similar note check these pics out. I was going to post them myself but Matt Jones has created the definitive post. And I'm too lazy to try to top it.

I'll just say that those pics don't show the largest known star which is about 3 times the size of Antares. As shown in this gif (click through to start):


All credit to whoever made it, I've no idea where I got it from.

this year's best space pics

I love astronomy. There's nothing like the vastness of space to put some perspective on missing your bus in the morning.

Plus it's amazingly beautiful out there. Check these out.

(via the presurfer)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

what, no fish daemons?

Ok, so the movie will probably be a pallid interpretation of the glorious books but this is an interesting diversion:



I like how I (her? we?) am sociable and shy...

Monday, December 10, 2007

best reaction vid..

..to the interblagh 'phenomenon' of two girls one cup. No I haven't seen the clip (nor have I ANY desire to do so) but I think some of the (genuine) reaction clips are pretty cool.

This one is the Roots guys watching it. Warning: there is a lot of screaming. And an afro.


Via the Underwire.