earthbelow: (get fuzzy)
This comes from my editor, who is by far the most awesome of the awesome:

"Wikipedia is like the Choose Your Own Adventure of knowledge!"

I love that this discussion came up when I saw that she was looking up transgendered actresses on Wikipedia. And I only saw that because I was peeking over her shoulder while getting a Diet Dr. Pepper. Which I only saw because the desk she was at is right next to our coke machine. Which is only the case because our office is like a clown car.

We have outgrown our office in a major way. We're pretty much defying the laws of physics now just to have places to have meetings. People are having to slip into the 4th and 5th dimensions just to do power point presentations on budgets and what not, and are looking longingly at the 6th dimension, wondering if they can get a three month lease on it.

But this is Manhattan, and there is literally no space. We've even used up all the alternate universe space. Even the reality in which New York City is a burning pile of nuclear rubble that turns people into three armed mutants is taken. But I hear they're building some nice glowing radioactive ruins out in Brooklyn if you're willing to commute.
earthbelow: (paulbettany)
"You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later."
- Mitch Hedberg


Yeah. That pretty much describes my entire *life* right now.
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Me: Hahaha. You're cooking and I'm not.

The Boy: Way to present the facts as shown by visual...looking.

Me: As opposed to visual hearing or auditory looking?

The Boy: Yes. Because that's sonar and you would be a bat.
earthbelow: (calvin & hobbes)
The Boy: ...Then we prepped it and ran it on GCMS.

Me: You realize that I didn't understand any of that.

The Boy: I did science on it.
earthbelow: (turtle)
From one of the most noxious and annoying interviews with an author I've yet seen:

"Before Harry Potter, no one was reading."

- Robyn Schneider

Yeah, because *before* Harry Potter, we were all just staring at the page wondering what the funny shapes were, but then Harry Potter said "accio literacy!" and suddenly, we understood written language!

I'm torn between being very annoyed at the supreme amount of teh_st00pid in this and laughing insanely.

In fact, if I were compiling a list of the stupidest quotes ever, this goes somewhere between Barbara Bush's "well, the hurricane worked out great for the homeless of New Orleans" comment and Al Gore's infamous "I invented the internet".

Yeah. This is Inventing the Internet Class Stupid.

I believe this calls for an icon of an angry turtle. And oh, look. I just happen to have one on hand.

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Saturday, 7 January 2006 14:30
earthbelow: (homer)
A recent scientific study found that women find different male faces attractive depending on where they are in their menstrual cycle. For example, when a woman is ovulating she will prefer a man with rugged, masculine features. And when she is menstruating, she prefers a man doused in petrol and set on fire, with scissors stuck in his eye and a cricket stump shoved up his ass.
- [livejournal.com profile] daft_vaders


"This guy is so smart. He's so together. He knows where his towel is, you know?"
- [livejournal.com profile] denoue_moi


(computer making obnoxious morse-code sounds)"To all our ships at sea..." (computer then makes one long whine) "We're losing him! Clear!"
- Cool!boss at work


"We've wanted to go there, but we can't because it's not on South Beach"

"Well, yes it is. It's on Beach Boulevard, just right down -"

"The South Beach *diet*, mom."

- Gran and Mom (discussing a joint called 'Dick's Wings')

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