May
27
2017
5

So, I have the Eye of Sauron on my hand.

Wart removal using liquid nitrogen, so see.  The first visit to the doctor was kind of owie.  This latest one was hurts like a sonuvabitch.  I figure that the next one is going to be all Dimensions of Pain.  In the meantime, it looks like I have a little miniature lidless cat’s eye on my palm. It’s not exactly disgusting*, but it’s kind of weird-looking and sufficiently tender that I ain’t driving anywhere today.

Moe Lane

*I was gonna take a picture, but we’re not twelve year olds.

May
26
2017
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‘Thunderstruck’ (2Cellos).

I got sent this in response to yesterday’s video, and… well.  I didn’t know that you could do that with cellos. Or to them.

Thunderstuck, 2Cellos

May
10
2017
9

‘Anarchy in the UK.’

I’m currently trying to come up with a good reason why Queen Elizabeth II wouldn’t go punk in this alternate 1980s RPG setting thing I’m thinking of.  Mohawk and all.  I mean, yeah, she’d be like in her mid-fifties in the early Eighties, but she’d have, I dunno, mystic Royal Bardic oomph or something and who’s gonna tell her ‘no?’

Anarchy in the UK, The Sex Pistols

May
09
2017
1

So, “Quiet & Bold” (supernatural-comedy radio program) dropped today.

First episode available here, or below:

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Apr
27
2017
3

NASA fiddling around with 3-D printed ‘chain mail.’

‘Chain mail’ in quotes because, appearances to the contrary, the stuff isn’t designed for boarding actions. Or battlesuits.  It’s instead a multi-purpose fabric:

The space fabrics have four essential functions: reflectivity, passive heat management, foldability and tensile strength. One side of the fabric reflects light, while the other absorbs it, acting as a means of thermal control. It can fold in many different ways and adapt to shapes while still being able to sustain the force of pulling on it.

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Apr
26
2017
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‘Beeswing.’

I’ve been humming this song for the past few hours, and I haven’t a clue why.  Yes, fine, it’s a great song. Stipulated. But I don’t know what the triggering event was.

Beeswing, Richard Thompson

Apr
12
2017
5

[Josh] Brolin to star as Cable for Deadpools II – V.

Well, strictly speaking they’ve just signed [Josh] Brolin to play Cable in Deadpool 2, and he’s got a four picture deal accordingly.  If the Deadpool series starts tanking then that’s that.  On the other hand… since Deadpool is pretty much the only non-MCU, but Marvel-derived project that isn’t collapsing under the weight of its own suckitude*, there’s a pretty good chance that Brolin’s going to be wearing that costume in a bunch of movies. Assuming that Deadpool doesn’t go running for the MCU.

Which they may not want to do.  The MCU is owned by the Mouse, after all.  The deal that would be have to be made to get Deadpool working with Disney is kind of frightening to contemplate.

Moe Lane

UPDATE: I was distracted by the smell of tasty, tasty chicken-under-a-brick.  As Constant Reader Canthros in comments noted: Josh, not James.

*Spider-Man no longer counts. Unless Homecoming sucks.  Please, God, don’t let it suck.

Apr
09
2017
1

Item Seed: Creepify.exe.

Creepify – Google Docs

 

Creepify.exe

 

This free PC browser extension would be strictly mythical, except that it appears just a little too often for that to happen. Its exact form varies from incarnation to incarnation; the browser used and the type of files it processes is never the same twice. So far, the only computer type that a version will appear is the PC. This equally relieves and offends Apple-using occultists.

 

For roughly 99.999% of the population, the only thing that Creepify.exe does is take an e-book’s text and ‘creepifies’ it by adding scary adverbs at random, switching out innocuous adjectives for alarming ones, and replacing all the proper nouns with names and places that are considered to be more baroque and unsettling. Creepify.exe is a free app; which is good, because the end result is usually extremely stupid and sometimes not even comprehensible.  

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Mar
22
2017
6

Tweet of the Day, OK, After THIS I’m Done edition.

This being:

I had not, in fact, seen this one.  And when I clicked I wasn’t expecting much. Now I’m just yelling at the screen Sing the whole thing! Sing all of the words! SING THEM ALL! (more…)

Mar
17
2017
1

Forbidden Book: “So You Want To Take Over a Timeline.” [GURPS 4E]

So You Want To Take Over a Timeline – Google Docs

So this went kind of dark.

So You Want To Take Over a Timeline

On Homeline, So You Want To Take Over a Timeline was first published in 2011 by the sort of American hard-shelled libertarian publishing company that has both a cheerful indifference to being told what to do, and rabid lawyers on speed-dial. The book is flat-out banned in large parts of the planet, but not in Homeline’s United States. And, to add insult to injury, the text was promptly put into the public domain by the author and publisher, which means that the entire spectrum of anti-Infinity groups and organizations out there have potential access to as many copies as they need.  

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Mar
10
2017
1

So, hey, hoverboards are a thing now.

Something mentioned casually on Facebook sent me looking, and finding this:

That is a Zapata Racing Flyboard Air, which uses kerosene to run some turboprops that allow madmen to surfboard through the air like Iron Man.  There was some stuff noised about last year about a US defense contractor purchasing the French company that makes these things, but that deal has apparently fallen through.  Still: assuming that the designers can make these things something else besides an admittedly awesome toy, you can see why the military would be interested in Flyboards.

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