Monthly Archives: May 2010

Mark Twain time-travels 100 years into the future

In the last years of his life, Mark Twain wrote his autobiography, and left notes requiring that they not be published until 100 years after his death (although it seems parts were published as early as 1924). Since he died … Continue reading

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Bear vs Croc

Best Suggestion Ever, quoted by an ABC News article: “I think [he should] wrestle a croc, kill it, and then take its teeth and make a croc-tooth dagger to kill cane toads with, and sleep in the croc, and have … Continue reading

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane – yes, a Boeing, I believe.

Most superhero movies involve the hero saving someone or something that has intrinsic worth. I suspect that if Lex Luthor decided to poison all the criminals in the prisons instead of recruiting them, Superman wouldn’t have lifted a superfinger. If … Continue reading

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Do “Imaginary Colours” exist?

According to Wikipedia: Non-physical, unrealizable, or imaginary colors are points in a color space that correspond to combinations of cone cell responses that cannot be produced by any physical (non-negative) light spectrum. Thus, no object can have an imaginary color, and imaginary colors cannot be … Continue reading

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Spending Other People’s Money

… is fun initially, but if they come knocking on your door 3 years later asking for their money back plus 30% on top, how do you feel? That’s definitely not the way borrowing money is marketed to us: “Buy now, … Continue reading

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