Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Weird Little Korean Doll Thingy 2

Not too bad.

My Weird Little Korean Doll Thingy

Almost exactly what I'm wearing today.

A Change-up We Can Believe In

Another electoral stunner today, as Tim Lincecum has one the Cy Young award.

Lincecum is a biomechanical freak who looks about twelve years old and can walk on his hands. How he generates upper 90's heat from his tiny, little pixie-man body is (sort of) detailed in this SI article.

The other notable aspect of this is that it is a sign that statheads are gaining more influence in baseball. There was a time when Brandon Webb's 22 Wins would have assured him the Cy Young, but now more people are have been convinced by the stathead movement that wins are much more luck based then things like ERA and strikeout to walk ratio.

So Tim Lincecum's victory is victory for intelligent data analysis and against judging people based on their appearances.



Groups results into clusters along the left of the results page. Interesting.

Brooks' Zombie Comic Promo

A bit of off-the-cuff humor from Max Brooks (son of Mel), author of the excellent World War Z and the forthcoming Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks Graphic Novel:

Patriotic Squirrel Loves Freedom and Nuts

Thanksgiving Planning

This year, for the first time ever, I am taking on the task of Thanksgiving. I will be cooking for a group of up to 15 people (so far) from age 2 to 80-something. That includes my grandmother, who, thankfully, is not the kind of grandmother who would put Martha Stewart to shame, but instead the kind of gramma who thinks that a bag of frozen mixed veggies makes a good pizza topping.

(I'll let that sink in for a sec.)
(That said, I could not love my Grammy more.)

ANYWAY... I am starting work on the monumental chore that is menu planning for a diverse and sentimental group (must have two kinds of rolls, must have two kinds of cranberry sauce, must have two kinds of stuffing and AT LEAST three kinds of pie, one of which has ingredients that are completely out of season).

So far, I have this. Yup. Rolls are covered.

Secret Guest Blogger.

Our manager sent us this:
FYI, here’s my daily Dilbert link that I use to start my day and consult for best management practices:http://dilbert.com/fast

Olbermann on Prop 8.


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MI-6 Secret underground tunnels for sale!
I needs it, precious!

Dead on Mars

Mission Ended

Phoenix's demise was predicted. Unlike its hardy twin rover cousins Spirit and Opportunity, which are approaching their fifth year near the red planet's more hospitable equatorial region, Phoenix's days were numbered from the outset. With sunlight waning and winter encroaching the arctic plains, scientists had said it was a matter of time before Phoenix would freeze to death.

Honkin' On My Crack Pipe

This is very catchy, funny, and a bit disturbing:

Strong Bad Presents:

Cool Game for Attractive People
The title alone appeals to me. Flattery will get you everywhere.