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Time:01:28 am
You scored as Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye, The Mechanic. You are a natural mechanic, and you are far too sweet and cheerful to live out here. How you can see the good in everyone around you boggles the mind occasionally. Still you don't seem to be any crazier than that, and it is a nice kinda crazy.


Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye


Shepherd Derrial Book


River Tam


Zoe Alleyne Washburne


The Operative


Simon Tam


Capt. Mal Reynolds


Hoban 'Wash' Washburne


Inara Serra


Jayne Cobb


Which Serenity character are you?
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Not that I know who any of these people are, but the fact that I scored so closely to 100% with one is a little disturbing I think
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Subject:scavenger hunt
Time:03:46 am
So, among the odder things I've ever had happen, tonight at 2:40am I got a call on my room phone from a guy who only said "look at your door" and hung up.

So I go put on a shirt and open my door, and I find a note on there, written in cursive (presumably female, though not the neatest) handwriting. I'd take a picture and post it but my camera is broken and I don't trust my cellphone camera, so I'm going to transcribe it instead.

But first some backstory:
During the 1st week before school, two guys from one of the floors above me (I believe the 6th floor but I'm not certain anymore) came and asked to borrow a screwdriver from me. So trying to be helpful, I gave them my belkin toolkit which I use to repair computers with, but forgot to ask for their names. They never returned it, so recently when I remembered where it went, I went and posted fliers asking for it back. Which brings us to tonight, and the message I found on my door.

T'is we who hold your treasured tools
But please do not get angry, we
Just want to play a game, you see,
And you will get them through our rules
The rules are simple, follow this
And after everything, you'll know
That we are not just here as show,
And you'll gain quite a pow'rfull bliss.
We'll lead you through this. Yes, we four
Shall clue you in on where to go
If you can solve five riddles, oh
Then need to search will be no more:
Mythology is wonderful
Just look at your great school. So why
Not start your search with Gemini
Whose lives were always oh so cruel?
They faced each other, always did,
But separate, they could not touch,
And they just wanted to so much
But one is always with the dead
A lonely tree stands in between
And signaling their love, they brought
Two arrows always bringing thought
Of love at that tree's base, unseen.
To find these arrows is your goal
To help you on the way to know
Where all your dear things lie, and so
Be hasty! Make your treasure whole!

Well, being a curious and sometimes whimsical person, and despite suspecting a prank, I decided to take them up on their game at 2:40am and got on my bike and biked around the school in stride.

A few things I learned:
Gemini Blvd is about 3 miles long.
It doesn't actually connect to itself entirely
There's some nice weather and quiet at 3:00am
The people who act like dicks drive about at 3am shouting things.

Alas, for all my riding and looking by flashlight, I could not find this supposed second clue out there, and seeing as I need to be at a cappella practice by 10am I decided to call it a night at 3:30am and returned to my room, whereupon I wrote this reply:

Poetic though your message be
I could not find your blessed tree
It seems I am not clever enough
To see through a riddle this tough
Late into the night I searched
Oak, palm, bush, pine tree and birch
But alas it seems I will not find
This $10 toolkit of mine
- Bryan, 9/8/07 3:40am

Off to bed for me now, and hopefully an end to this nonsense.
Also someone keeps trying to draw a penis on my whiteboard. I left a message for them:

To those who draw penii:
If you're going to draw a penis, at least try to be remotely creative about it. Draw one with 3 heads or something.

I suspect I may regret this, but ah well. I'm usually laid back enough that things won't get at me.
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Time:04:36 am

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Time:04:43 am
When Loli Yuuichi told Loli Ayu that “I have something for you,” did anyone else think, “Oh gosh, I hope he doesn’t open up his trenchcoat and flash her!”



*dies from laughter*

This guy writes hilarious stuff:

“Look Yuuichi! It’s a crack bottle!”

Thank goodness that they didn’t whip out their dicks to see who had a longer one. It would have surpassed all of the OH GEASS NO! moments summed together.

I was just dying of laughter during this scene. Probably because someone muted the TV and mimicked Makoto’s voice… “Ki… Ki… Kyon!” Then not to be outdone, I rewound the scene and tried out “Co… co… con…consti… constipated! Auu~!”

If you saw “chance to be spanked by Mai with a bamboo pool” on eBay, what would your opening bid be? $20? $40?

No picture: "Sayuri is a few croûtons shorts of a chicken Caesar salad."
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Time:12:38 pm
I know videos of planes landing at St. Maarten SXM are a dime a dozen on the internet, but here's a new one (at least to me) which has to be the lowest I've seen yet.

I don't think you can possibly get any lower on the third landing in the video. You could probably touch the plane it is that low

http://view.break.com/350055 - Watch more free videos
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Time:05:41 pm

Make A GLOWING TOMATO ! - video powered by Metacafe

article source: http://www.diylife.com/2007/08/14/attack-of-the-glowing-tomatoes/
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Subject:Amusingly bad slogan translations
Time:07:48 pm
13) When Parker Pen marketed a ball-point pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to have read, "It won't leak in your pocket and embarrass you." The company thought that the word "embarazar" (to impregnate) meant to embarrass, so the ad read: "It won't leak in your pocket and make you pregnant."

12) Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer Electrolux used the following in an American campaign: "Nothing Sucks like an Electrolux."

10) Coors put its slogan, "Turn It Loose," into Spanish, where it was read as "Suffer From Diarrhea."

9) Pepsi's "Come Alive With the Pepsi Generation" translated into "Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave" in Chinese. (This is my favorite)

6) Frank Perdue's chicken slogan, "It takes a strong man to make a tender chicken," was translated into Spanish as "it takes an aroused man to make a chicken affectionate."

5) When American Airlines wanted to advertise its new leather first class seats in the Mexican market, it translated its "Fly In Leather" campaign literally, which meant "Fly Naked" (vuela en cuero) in Spanish.

4) An American T-shirt maker in Miami printed shirts for the Spanish market which promoted the Pope's visit. Instead of "I saw the Pope" (el Papa), the shirts read "I Saw the Potato" (la papa).

3) The Dairy Association's huge success with the campaign "Got Milk?" prompted them to expand advertising to Mexico. It was soon brought to their attention the Spanish translation read "Are You Lactating?"
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Subject:Before you buy from "Best Buy," save yourself some grief and read this
Time:02:51 am
Alright, I'm sick and tired of reading about the 1001 ways Best Worst Buy and it's "Geek Squad" rip people off.

Before you buy ANYTHING computer related there, ask me? I bet you that 95% of the time, I can find you somewhere that will not only sell it 20-70% cheaper, I can also save you a ton of grief if it is directly a computer or computer related problem.

Perhaps you've already done business with them, perhaps you're considering doing business with them. Geek squad no longer staffs competent computer technicians. Most are salesmen with as much knowledge as the last guy who was there. Best Buy wants you to buy 'upgrades' more than they want to actually provide service. They destroyed the original geek squad.

So what does this mean? $500 for the geek squad to fix your hard drive? Bullshit. I can find you a new laptop for that much. $100 to install a HD? Fuck that, your hard drive shouldn't cost more than $120 for just about any size. Spending over $1000 on any computer? You're getting ripped off.

Tech support issues? Hell even if your operating system is completely crippled, I can back up your data, reinstall your OS and all its programs, AND put all your data back in place in under 4 hours. This last resort tactic wipes out every software glitch you may have acquired. At my working rate is $35/hour that's $140. Yes, nearly any problem you have, just about guaranteed to cost you under $150. Even if it's a hardware problem, there are good chances I can find and replace the piece in question. And most of the time, the problem is minor. Less than 1 hour. And that's what I like. Getting the damn thing fixed as quickly as possible.

And Best Buy? I guarantee you Geek Squad will not only cost more, they will do less.

How about 'upgrades'? Did they get you to buy Norton? Say goodbye to your computer's speed (and your wallet). There is a ton of even better stuff out there, and it's FREE. Avast! Antivirus and AVG are two of them. That's just the surface.

If you're going to get your computer fixed, find a real geek. If you're going to buy a computer, find a real geek. They know what you need and how to get it cheap. There's a reason you dont find them at Best Buy.

Ask me, please. I'm tired of seeing people ripped off.
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Time:03:14 am
It's 3:14am and I can't believe it but I'm playing chess on /b/...

wtf?! XD


Funny thing is that because most of /b/ doesn't know how to read chess notation, they're having a hard time screwing my game up.

Edit: final position:

1. e4 Nc3
2. d5 Nxd4
3. QxN e6
4. f4 Qf6
5. e5 Qg6
6. Nf3 d4
7. Bd3 Qh5
8. Nc3 a5
9. Nb5 Ra6
10. Nxc7+ Kd8
11. NxR b7xN
12. Qb6+ Ke8
13. Qc7 Ne7
14. Be3 a4
15. 0-0-0 Bd7
16. Bb6 Bb5
17. Qd8 ++ (checkmate; bishop defends queen)

Good game! By far the most intelligent thing I’ve seen on /b/ in awhile.
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Time:03:33 am
Gulp and Games, Wed 7/18 @ 4pm in Nike 103-301

Free Smoothies and Games
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