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Ice Castles

On our recent adventure out west, the place we stayed at had a high tech device called a VCR, and included a fine library of VHS movies to watch on it. Sure, we watched Rob Schneider's The Animal, but first we made sure to watch Ice Castles, which was advertised to us as "the blind ice skater movie". Turns out she doesn't go blind until nearly the end of the film, so it was kind of a rip off. But someone looked up the people appearing in the movie and discovered it included teen heartthrob Robby Benson. Aaaaaand no one knew who that was. But i declared that i probably had an ad in a comic featuring a poster of him. And sure enough:

No no.  Not Tattoo.  Stay focused.

Here's Robby:

Why you'd want a poster of his yearbook photo, i'll never know.

But it turns out i can do one better:

Actually this went the other way.  I would have never recognized 'Robby'.  But when i showed the Ice Castles picture to min, she spotted him.

By fnord12 | June 30, 2013, 3:34 PM | Comics & Movies & My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

Advancing Min's Vegan Dunkin Donuts Agenda

I don't know if Matthew Yglesias' "Maybe People Are Drinking Less Milk Because It's Poisonous to Many of Us" hypothesis is true, but looking at the PDF he links to, you definitely see that the focus of the study was entirely generational and doesn't look at all at changing demographics, lactose intolerance, people choosing alternatives like soy, rice, or coconut milk for health or ethical reasons as factors. Now maybe the reason for the decline is due entirely to people giving their kids Tinker Tea, and that would be a bad thing. But the report doesn't show that, and the assumption is that this trend is really a bad thing for the country and not just for dairy farmers, which is why Yglesias (who is no vegan!) says "entire federal government seems to be sufficiently locked down by the dairy industry".

By fnord12 | June 28, 2013, 4:04 PM | Liberal Outrage & My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

Big Brother wants you to know it is raining

During dinner last night both min's phone and mine started making horrible noises like the Luftwaffe was on its way, and when we got to our phones, we saw this:

Stop looking at the apps i've installed.  Nosy!

We immediately wrapped ourselves in water-proof garbage bags and went to the roof to await evacuation by helicopter. But in the end it... rained a little, so we went back to our dinner.

By fnord12 | June 28, 2013, 11:08 AM | My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

Get out get out get out!

We had some work done in the house today and that necessitated the door being open, so now i'm dealing with this.

By fnord12 | June 25, 2013, 3:23 PM | My stupid life & TeeVee | Comments (0)| Link

You have to click on the link to get the joke

This looked interesting, and i was going to read it, but i figured i might as well wait until tomorrow and do it at work.

By fnord12 | June 24, 2013, 7:46 PM | Liberal Outrage & My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

It's Just My Bitch Face

although, there's the distinct possibility i might just be a bitch in real life

A candid moment captured during our vacation in Cannon Beach

I can't help it! It's my passive face!

At least i haven't got an Asshole Face.

By min | June 24, 2013, 2:25 PM | My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

Someone on the internet is *wrong*

These idiots (in the comments) who say things like "I left my phone on the whole plane ride and it didn't crash the plane, ha ha!" don't seem to understand that the potential problem is that a mass of electronic devices will interfere with the plane's radar and other communications, especially critical during take-off and landing. A few devices (the pilots', or a few stubborn jerks on the plane) probably won't affect things, but a whole plane full of people might. Will it definitely? I don't know and neither do you. That's why they're studying it.

I need to stop reading comments.

By fnord12 | June 21, 2013, 2:46 PM | My stupid life | Comments (2)| Link

Gluten-Free is Beating out Vegan!

What the hell? Dunkin Donuts is now going to start making gluten-free donuts and muffins. Where the hell is my vegan donut, you bastards?

Do you know how much harder it must be to make a palatable gluten-free donut? It's made of flour!!! That's the main ingredient! It's essentially made of gluten.

Do you know what you need to do to make it vegan? Substitute the milk for a non-dairy milk and use a different binder in place of eggs. That's way easier than replacing wheat flour with...what? Rice flour? DD is only using skim milk in their glazed donut anyway. As if you're going to miss that.

Goddamn fuckers.

By min | June 20, 2013, 8:48 AM | My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

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