Screw you life

Why can't you give me more free time?

Remi Gaillard is the man.


Coolest Arcade Racing Game

This is some bearded chick's hobby. Try not to freak out at the weird music, bearded lady, and awesome game. Just try.


Douglas Adams - Brilliant Story Teller

Here's an excerpt from The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time.

This actually did happen to a real person, and the real person was me. I had gone to catch a train. This was April 1976, in Cambridge, U.K. I was a bit early for the train. I'd gotten the time of the train wrong.

I went to get myself a newspaper to do the crossword, and a cup of coffee and a packet of cookies. I went and sat at a table.

I want you to picture the scene. It's very important that you get this very clear in your mind.

Here's the table, newspaper, cup of coffee, packet of cookies. There's a guy sitting opposite me, perfectly ordinary-looking guy wearing a business suit, carrying a briefcase.

It didn't look like he was going to do anything weird. What he did was this: he suddenly leaned across, picked up the packet of cookies, tore it open, took one out, and ate it.

Now this, I have to say, is the sort of thing the British are very bad at dealing with. There's nothing in our background, upbringing, or education that teaches you how to deal with someone who in broad daylight has just stolen your cookies.

You know what would happen if this had been South Central Los Angeles. There would have very quickly been gunfire, helicopters coming in, CNN, you know. . . But in the end, I did what any red-blooded Englishman would do: I ignored it. And I stared at the newspaper, took a sip of coffee, tried to do a clue in the newspaper, couldn't do anything, and thought, what am I going to do?

In the end I thought, nothing for it, I'll just have to go for it, and I tried very hard not to notice the fact that the packet was already mysteriously opened. I took out a cookie for myself. I thought, that settled him. But it hadn't because a moment or two later he did it again. He took another cookie.

Having not mentioned it the first time, it was somehow even harder to raise the subject the second time around. "Excuse me, I couldn't help but notice . . ." I mean, it doesn't really work.

We went through the whole packet like this. When I say the whole packet, I mean there were only about eight cookies, but it felt like a lifetime. He took one, I took one, he took one, I took one. Finally, when we got to the end, he stood up and walked away.

Well, we exchanged meaningful looks, then he walked away, and I breathed a sigh of relief and sat back. A moment or two later the train was coming in, so I tossed back the rest of my coffee, stood up, picked up the newspaper, and underneath the newspaper were my cookies.

The thing I like particularly about this story is the sensation that somewhere in England there has been wandering around for the last quarter-century a perfectly ordinary guy who's had the same exact story, only he doesn't have the punch line.


Double feature

I've been away for a while so you get twice the content for this post. I got a great stoner story, plus a pretty wacked out video.

It was late, I ordered a pizza, and I was very stoned. I ran down and I saw a guy, standing there, with a big bag and at this point, I was like a bull seeing red, I knew my pizza was in that bag. I go to hand you 20$ and you stand there, I think you tell me, its 16$, so I try to hand you 20$. You wont take it, your hands are up, your saying something, so I try to give you 25$ but you keep saying something and walk away. You walked away with my pizza while my thirst was so strong, my hunger so epic that I knew there was going to be Greek poem that rivals the Odyssey written about it, but you walked away with everything I ever wanted. At this point, while staring at you, my blood shot eyes started to roam your attire, I realized you were just a jogger who got done grocery shopping and were trying to get into the apartment complex. This whole time you were shouting, “I'M NOT THE PIZZA GUY, HE IS!”. I now realized that the red uniform the pizza man was wearing acted like camouflage against the red brick walls, he was like the predator emerging from the jungle, very tricky pizza man.

Mindfuck inducing video

Test Your Awareness : Whodunnit?


High speed cameras on billard balls

Even if you aren't a fan of billiards like I am, I think you'll still be impressed at all the visual eye candy.


Web Comics

You guys read web comics?  I follow XKCD, SMBC, Cyanide & Happiness, and a few others.  Here's one from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal:

Last batch for now

I decided this will be the last of these for a while.  These are just too creepy to have on my blog everyday.  The third one has to be my all time favorite. 


More Macabre Book Art

Since someone asked, these images are all taken from Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972Enjoy.  



Macabre Kids book art

Yeah these are illustrations from children's books.  I guess when you want to scare the shit out of your kids, you read them one of these stories.  Pretty freaky stuff.  All art was done by Gōjin Ishihara.  I will post more upon request. 

Puzzle #2

Congrats to Crammarc for posting a correct solution to Puzzle #2.  Here is an alternate solution:

Fill the five gallon bucket.  Poor three gallons from the five gallon bucket in the three gallon bucket.  Spill out the three gallon bucket.  Put the remaining two gallons into the three gallon bucket.  So right now we have two gallons in the three gallon bucket, and an empty five gallon.  Fill the five gallon bucket again. Top off the three gallon bucket.  You now have four gallons in the five gallon bucket. 

Here's the third puzzle.  It's a video this time, because reading walls of text gets boring. 

I'm unsure of the author of the video, but it's from 

Explain the differences in area, when the same pieces are used.

On a side note.  Do you guys think these puzzles are too easy?  I can up the ante if you want.  Leave a comment, especially if you think you know the answer.  


hipster dinosaurs

I haven't been updating my blog as much as I would like to be.  I've been way too busy.  You guys know how it is. Here's some gay dinosaurs to make it up to you:

This was all done in crayon by Molly Lewis.  


cheap hd gaming

Since I already have a badass monitor, and lack a good TV, I bought a HDMI to DVI cable so I can play my 360 in HD.  Cost only $2.49 with free shipping.  They sell these at best buy for $40 (not this brand per se, but this cable).  Up your best buy.

If you're interested:

use this code: S10HD5G


so hungry

I wish google maps had an option to filter the hours of food establishments.  I only know of burger and pizza joints open now.  Oh and Denny's, but it's Denny's. 


Puzzle #1

Say you're at a well and you need to collect 4 gallons of water.  You have a five gallon bucket and a three gallon bucket.  How do you preceed?

Easy mode: you have two five gallon buckets and three gallon bucket.

Both solutions will be posted at Puzzle #2.

Solution to Puzzle #0

I just realized I made a mistake in Puzzle #0.  You would need to know if the counterfeit coin is heavier or lighter.  My bad.  In the first weighing you compare 3 coins to 3 other coins.  If the balance is the same, then the counterfeit can be found by weighing the remaining two.  Else you would compare two coins of the lighter group (say if they counterfeit was lighter).  If one of the coins is lighter then you've found it.  Else, the remaining coin is the counterfeit.


I need a few recommendations

A friend of mine sold his xbox 360 to me for a nice price.  I picked up Halo: Reach with it.  It's a pretty good multiplayer fps.  What are some other titles you guys would recommend? 

a pet peeve of mine

I can't stand word verification.  To be honest, my audience is quite small at the moment, so I'm not worried too worried about spam.  So why put everyone through the hassle?  If it gets out of hand, then I can always get back.  Hopefully this will encourage more people to comment in the future.  Cheers!

Here's for all the bloggers out there:  if you have a blog on you can disable word verification by going to settings, clicking on the comments tab, and unchecking the word verifcation box.  Make sure to save your settings.  Happy blogging. 


Puzzle #0

Awww man.  It's quiz time.  I figured I'd put in a few of these from time to time.  You might have heard a few of these, but I'll make sure to throw in some original ones in the future.  Here's the first puzzle:

You have 8 coins, one of which is counterfeit.  The counterfeit coin has a different weight than the rest of the coins.  You are given a balance so you can compare the weight of them.  In only two weighings, how do you find the counterfeit coin? 

Try not to look at the comments section for the answer.  A solution will be posted at Puzzle #1.  Goodluck!


It has begun!  Yes, I've stepped into the world of blogging.  My interests include gaming, mathematics, programming, computer security, linux, and the like.  Expect a lot of that.