Flotsam and jetsam


My day has been beset by a seemingly open calendar going all to hell with tiny, inconsequential tasks and “to-do” items.

In return, I give you the blog post equivalent of chewing gum.

First, I would make it longer than 60 seconds were I chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor. Cold comfort, since I’m still lunch, but still:

I could survive for 1 minute, 25 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor

If you’re asking yourself, “Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet?” well, multiple things are wrong. Thankfully, you didn’t buy a domain devoted to answering your question.

Lastly, you’re no one if you’re not on Twitter! Which must be true since there’s a song involved.

Bonus Link: The Terrible Crossover Fanfiction Idea Generator. Further proof that some people are in worse shape, from an Author perspective, than I am.

Playing politics

Political opinions: I have them.

Many of you who know me personally probably already appreciate my bent/affiliation/allegiances. Or you’ve read my previous endorsement. 😉

Today’s lazy-blog treads similar territory.

First, a great little “which candidate is right for me” quiz/test from ABC (they call it Match-o-Matic). It re-confirmed my suspicions but was very informative and fun. I didn’t try to game it or cheat; I answered honestly.

If picking your choice gets you jazzed to follow the numbers religiously, check our perspctv and get some perspective. And buy a vowel.

Now that the serious stuff is out of the way, two pieces of funny.

First, the always-inspiring, insightful and humorous Ironic Sans takes a look at a different kind of hopeful campaign: A New Hope.

Second, some pre-season political sketches from Frank TV (which airs on TBS, one of the networks I work for):

Whitey McCain:

Obama’s Secret Bar:

YMMV on all of this, but if you’re following politics this cycle one of those has to stick.

Oh, and here’s SNL’s Palin/Clinton opening sketch too:

Sticky keyboards

Minds out of the gutter, internets. Ready? OK.

Yesterday I had a little mishap with a bottle of Odwalla Serious Focus and now I’m paying the price. Spill on keyboard two days ago equals no action in space bar today.

That last sentence alone took five minutes to type.

Productivity: dwindling. Thumb pain: throbbing.

Ok, maybe I’m the one with the gutter mind. 😉

Anyhow, the new Odwalla flavors are quite tasty. A co-worker even asked me about my favorite, which happens to be the previously-blogged Pomegranate Limeade.

This person is now a fan of Naked Juice but I remain steadfast to Odwalla, mostly in the morning (I guess I represent one of their “expanding usage occasions”). Afternoon is tea time and Snapple, after all.

Today it was SuperFood which smells gross, tastes OK, felt good and probably makes me seem like a pretentious douchebag. Such is the life of a pretentious douchebag in denial. Don’t believe me? Ask my moleskine notebook or my titanium frames.

Anyhow, Odwalla juices are good but should not be used as a keyboard lubricant. I feel like I’m typing in quicksand.

Humpday! (There I/we go again!)