Thursday, May 24, 2012

take a little test

ereader test
Source: Staples eReader Department



This is to test your reading speed. There's a 3-question comprehension quiz after, so no cheating! I got a 480, my 10-year old got a 405, my wife got a 438, and my oldest daughter got a 735.
735!
Crap.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

quote for the day

"Most people are forced to cope until their loveless slavery is made exciting. Love your masks and adore your chains. How our generation’s most significant cultural event is a disease. God-star AIDS. Clinging to our own sense of waste. It’s not that we couldn’t find anything, it’s just that we couldn’t find worth enough. We wrote letters 24 hours a day. No one ever called. Now people can’t believe us. They’ve found a way of making sense out of life and we still feel sick. People need our influence to steal, fuck and destroy. Maybe they think it’s funny we hurt ourselves. Remember- our lips kiss empty, we fuck futility. We are happy to be used. We are pure. We are the useless sluts that you mould."

Manic Street Preachers, in a letter, to a magazine.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

statistics



Okay, so you'll probably have to click on the image and look at the graphic at the source, but it's bad, really bad. It's no wonder the nation is in decline (and dont let anyone tell you it's not); it's not just our citizens that are bankrupt.

Monday, May 21, 2012

quote for the day

"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important."

Gary Provost via

Saturday, May 19, 2012

quote for the day

"Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you."

Unknown

Saturday, May 12, 2012

saturday matinee


I'll probably rerun this on my birthday... if I remember, that is.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fish

today is Salvador Dali's Birthday

Thursday, May 10, 2012

political risk

Oh no, so now Obama will lose not just the bigoted-against-black-people vote, but also the bigoted-against-gay-people vote. I hope there is some overlap between the two groups, otherwise this could spell trouble at election time.

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Saturday, May 05, 2012

Friday, May 04, 2012

...said

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This is actually a common joke at our house. Have I mentioned I live with three females?

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

quote for the day

"They seemingly want to replace the system that beat Communism with the one that spawned it." Major Kong, discussing the American Oligarchy (and their apparent desire to return to 19th century American values) at Gin And Tacos.