Random interesting observations from around the interweb:
Negotiations are reportedly underway to have Brian Blessed lend his voice to TomTom GPSes. There’s a very awesome YouTube video here. If you don’t know who Brian Blessed is – for shame! – TVTropes can help.
War is hell. With bunnies. Bunnies make everything better.
I was recently searching Google for something computer-related, and wound up reading a thread on the subject on what is – apparently – an extremely busy porn forum popular with users from the Indian subcontinent and the Mideast. Three brief observations made in the spirit of scientific inquiry:
1. Indians seems to have some refreshingly odd tastes in porn… and some very bizarre-sounding (to this westerner, anyway) euphemisms for certain body parts.
2. There is Iranian porn.
3. Somewhat disappointingly, it’s not really any different than any other cheesy porn made with low production values.
(E-mail me if you’re really that amazingly desperate to see, um, yeah…)
The Saint Paul (MN) Police have recently installed a bike rack at their downtown headquarters. Considering there’s no public car parking anywhere nearby, one can only assume this is a sign of Progress.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is sounding the alarm bells about American cybersecurity, saying “we are suffering what is probably the biggest transfer of wealth through theft and piracy in the history of mankind”. Will the public notice? Probably not. Will the public care? Probably not. Will the U.S. government do anything? Maybe. Will they call out China? Never in a million years.
Last weekend, I was walking to the post office Saturday morning to mail a package, when an adorable little reddish-brown ball of fur came tumbling out of a bush a few feet in front of me. “Awww,” I said, “aren’t you just the most adorable little kitten ever?” It made a sort of half-grunt, half-growl sound, nothing at all like a purr or meow. I squatted down and held out my hand a few feet from it, and it looked like it was about to come over and sniff my fingers, but then it’s mommy stepped out of the alley and made a sound and the little ball of fur trotted awkwardly off to join her, and the two foxes – yes, foxes – took off down the alley. (Yes, I fail biology forever, I know. I wasn’t really awake, and you don’t really expect to see baby foxes in the city… right?)