Yes, I’m recommending a technical paper written by a Microsoft researcher for a Hugo Award for Best Short Story. Wait. Come back. There is a narrative in there….about the 2nd person narrator, son John, and the generational differences in chip design between the two of them. As a child in 1977, John had met Gordon […]
I love some of the rhetorical perspectives on Twitter, especially parody people and pets, but I’m kind of new to forces of nature and inanimate objects tweeting. So imagine my joy the other day when I saw our very own @AirshipEureka blipping about the neighborhood. She’s sporting a new side (to me) with a twitter […]
From Fairly Legal, Season 1, episode “Coming Home”, a key conversation between Justin and Kate. From this, it’s fairly obvious that Justin filed for divorce and that Kate didn’t want to split up. K: (Knocks on Justin’s door) Hey, I tried calling you, you didn’t answer your phone. J: That’s because I didn’t want to […]
Love this opening dream sequence from the upcoming Fairly Legal episode “Borderline”: “They’re smart enough not to chase cars.”
It’s possible you haven’t seen this fine bit of rap from Annabelle Quezada, La Shea Delaney and company. Lyrics are here and a note about author choice is here.
The day I went to Cleveland, I decided to take public transit to the airport. I got on Caltrain and sat at the back of a car, which has a ramp leading up a few inches between cars. I fumbled as I got up at the Millbrae stop after I set down my luggage (which […]
Funny items from this long thread on flyertalk: When you are brought in by immigration because you have more entries and exits into that country than anyone else, native or foreigner, for seven of the last 8 years and you are not from that country. You schedule an extra 2 hour layover to sign and […]
Jason: “Open the pod bay doors.” Siri on iPhone 4S: “We intelligent agents will never live that down, apparently.” Nice.
He’s a lounge-singing chivalrous cowboy who believes he can never love again. She’s a mistrustful green-skinned mechanic with a flame-thrower. They fight crime!
It’s clear to me that Randall Munroe is a fan even though his fan art is outside fanzines. I offer these three examples from 2010 as proof. Link to original post on LiveJournal.