Saturday, November 24, 2012

Random Thoughts

---Well, Thanksgiving has passed for another year and I am probably off in a turkey coma, so yeah. Random Thoughts.
---Actual correction in the newspaper: “The tortoise won its race with the hare in Aesop’s fable about those animals. A clue in Sunday’s crossword puzzle inaccurately described the race’s outcome.” It’s…I…how does anyone get that wrong???
---Also, the correction appeared on a Wednesday, so it took them at least a day to notice.
---Speaking of newspapers, actual headline: “Death at cockroach eating contest raises questions.” Yes. Several.
---Sometimes I see people still advertising their LiveJournals and it’s like, how adorable. Which only reminds me that in three years someone’s going to be doing that to me about Blogger.
---Hell, make that three months.
---Back when I wrote the post about the “Tidy, Mighty Spider”, I learned that tidy really is a synonym for large, as in, a tidy sum. Before I looked up synonyms of large, I thought it meant a figuratively neat sum. Who knew?
---Despite only ten percent of the population being left-handed, more than half of the last thirteen US presidents have been lefties (Truman, Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama were while Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter and George W. Bush were not), as well as a good deal of presidential candidates. So I guess not everything is prejudiced against the left-handed after all.
---Why don’t they call it Random Penguin House? Dammit, it’s the most awesome company name in all of history and they just pass it up! Guys! The F---!
---If you ever need to perform CPR, remember: 100 beats per minute. According to Ryan North, the easiest way to keep track is by singing “Another One Bites the Dust”, with a chest compression on each beat.
---And another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust!
---When the people come to me begging for help after I kept warning that Christmas music and commercials are starting earlier and earlier to the point where there is no visible difference between the holiday season and the rest of the year, I will look down at them and whisper “No.”


  1. I would probably still check my LiveJournal from time to time if I could remember the password. Or username. Or... whatever. It does seem to be making a resurge lately, or something.

  2. What's a LiveJournal?

    I can't do Christmas music. 11 years at the toy store has made just about every Christmas song off limits for me. One year one of the radio stations on my car radio started playing only Christmas music, so I replaced it on my presets. I never put it back after the season. That was two or three (or four?) years ago.

    Oh, and I got burned out on Jingle Bell Rock in the 7th grade. The activities teacher loved that song so much he played it every passing period and all through lunch for days. (It might have been one day, but it feels like longer.) It's been nearly 30 years since then. I still can't listen to that song.

  3. LOL! I love random thoughts...

    GO LEFTIES!!!!!!!!

  4. I'm a leftie, and it's true, we do rule the world. Mostly pulling strings over the right handed peasants.


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