Monday, October 11, 2010

After all, Elmo seems equally disinterested in both...

I have a hard time believing that Elmo was traumatized by Katy Perry's decollatage after discovering that he had already "been around the block"... Compare and contrast:





So I am left with the understanding that cleavage that sings pop songs is "bad" while equally impressive cleavage that sings Bizet is "good".

Thanks, Sesame Street!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Returning to base

It's been almost a year since my last post. Sure, I'll admit I got caught up in all the hoopla about Facebook for a while. But lately I'm finding myself getting kind of tired about it. I missed the regularness of just blogging. Where I can form and use complete sentences and where I am sheltered from the Farmvilles, the quizzes, and the people you didn't really know in school but you felt too weird *not* accepting the invitation. I mean certainly I don't claim this venue to be completely anonymous, but it's nice to use proper punctuation and give context. So I'm toying with the idea of getting back into blogging, we'll see how it goes.

I'm in Seattle now, and so far it's been a bit of a mixed bag (like any relocation). On the one hand the new job can be a bit overwhelming at times but it's also really exciting and interesting at times. The weather is really amenable too, sure it drizzles a lot in the winter but it's also really beautiful during sunny hours* and everywhere I look or drive or walk it's a vista with mountains in the distance and hiking about 15 minutes drive from downtown.

I'll try to catch up on other things as I remember/notice them. Baby steps.

* Notice how I didn't say "sunny days"? There's a reason...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Quickie - Save the children!

Anyone want to bet that this school has an abstinence-only sex-ed policy?

Just another legacy of the past eight years...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

One of many, lately

One annoying thing about Facebook is the ridiculousness of the ads. I mean, not only to they appear to have been designed by 8 year olds* but almost all of them are for fraudulent or potentially illegal activities**. But every not and then I'll see one that I find amusing, but not for the reason you might think. Consider the following:



Let's consider the power of simile for a moment. So buying an engagement ring is like forgetting to use a condom, how exactly?
  • It increases your chances of getting a STD?
  • It "just feels better baby"?
  • It can result in pregnancy?***
Whatever. I'm now even more convinced that Facebook ads are going to be the death of Facebook. Not because they are a terrible idea - but because they are so incredibly poorly designed.

* "I know - let's put 6 eyes on the picture of the baby! KEWL!"
**"Oh really - you're unemployed and making $32K a week? SuuUUUuuuurrre you are..."
*** No wonder many men are pretrified of committment - I mean if just buying the ring can get her knocked up...

Monday, March 23, 2009

I'm bringin' Tesla back...yeah!

I think I'm starting to like Tesla Coil music a little too much, but this is awesome.

My only wish is that you could hear Sexyback a little better while the coils are working. As it is you can pretty much just hear the bassline.

SexyBack vs. Legend of Zelda Theme on Two Tesla Coils from Trammell on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Weird search results

Yesterday I received an email from my mom. She's really gotten into emailing lately, presumably because it's one of the easiest and more reliable ways to get a hold of me, other than text message (which my dad is now better at than I am). Anyway, mom mentioned Grrrcat several times, asking how he is and whatnot.

I only mention this because as I was reading this in my gmail browser, the "sponsored links" along the side naturally saw all the references to Grrrcat and served up some ads that they thought were relevant. Needless to say, I think Google needs to work on it's definition of "cat" a little - judging from the first ad, which links to this.

Here is a screenshot of the ads as they were displayed (note - this is a picture, those are not actually "sponsored links"):

Yeah - I'm pretty sure that Grrrcat would *not* be into an industrial strength scrubbing.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Quickie - Recess? I'd say so!

Just when you think government is comprised of adults...video emerges of an actual city council meeting somewhere where a kid in the audience uses one of the plethora of iPhone fart sound apps to add his own - shall we say "color commentary"?



Of course, if I were in that situation, I'd probably laugh too. Who am I kidding - farting is funny.