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makes me want to watch this movie .... over and over and over
Drop the Zero. Get with the Hero.

There's no excuse to be skinny!

A simple rule I have had to rearrange my life around
It seemed counterproductive to have a moist chicken.

Why is one of these not about quidditch?
Poor SoJo

2nd to last one.
The New Star of Instagram

sweet lord, my life is now complete.
Cat Wearing a Shark Costume Rides a Roomba Vacuum Round and Round a Kitchen

it's got both your name and the C-train. muchos amore.
Louis C.K. hates the C train

Dammit Rich, I read the comments.

I loved my visit to NC. Other than some bad traffic, we had a fantastic time there.

Why does it seem like North Carolina is just filled with assholes, now?

Not 100% asshole, definitely. But maybe l...
NC upset by NYT article on their crazy government

these things are all over HI. Populations boom and bust - they are prob just working towards their population equilibrium in FL. Or they are going to take over. Which, like, sure.
Now in Florida: Giant African Land Snails

Nice calming electronic guitar on the main page too!

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January.31.2006 : Tuesday
 Give us this day...
... our daily monkey.
Link: daily dose of monkey
» Ishbadiddle  · 18:10  ·  Share »monkeys comments   
01.25.2006 : Wednesday
 French Police Solve Murder Case
"We reckon it was pirates."
Link: Arrrgh!
» Ishbadiddle  · 10:40  ·  Share »pirates comments [1] 
September.06.2005 : Tuesday
 Great Pirate Illustrations
A Flickr set of public-domain illustrations from 1903.
Link: Illustrations by HowARRRRd Pyle
» Ishbadiddle  · 13:56  ·  Share »pirates comments   
August.05.2005 : Friday
 "Global warming is a direct effect of the shrinking number of Pirates."
According, of course, to the 10 million adherents of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism.
Link: "Furthermore, it is disrespectful to teach our beliefs without wearing His chosen outfit: full pirate regalia."
» Ishbadiddle  · 16:37  ·  Share »pirates comments [5] 
June.07.2005 : Tuesday
 Gandalf Fights Pirates!
"You shall not pass!"


(But seriously, folks, piracy is a crime.)
Link: Ramming speed!
» Ishbadiddle  · 15:08  ·  Share »pirates comments [1] 
May.24.2005 : Tuesday
 Three Words:
Cybernetic. Parrot. Sausage.
Link: "Due to the biodegradable nature of its body, this robot has a short lifespan."
» Ishbadiddle  · 22:05  ·  Share »robots comments [1] 
April.26.2005 : Tuesday
 A new definition, I suppose, of "Women's Interest" books
It makes as much sense as the Grisham on the same shelf.
Link: Although "[she] thought Alex was kind of hot."
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04.21.2005 : Thursday
 Robots Taking Over The World: Not The Worst Thing To Fear
Supervolcanos beat out robots by three points.
Link: Eschatonathon (Now In Handy Chart Form!)
» Ishbadiddle  · 17:13  ·  Share comments [1] 
04.08.2005 : Friday
 Pirates and Fonts!
Avast! Hoist the kerning! Make the serifs ready! Increase the leading!
Link: For making treasure maps, matey.
» Ishbadiddle  · 14:22  ·  Share »pirates comments [5] 
March.03.2005 : Thursday
 Microsoft to launch child-watching teddy robots
"The teddy bear sitting in the corner of the child's room might look normal, until his head starts following the kid around..."
Link: Clearly, no one in Redmond has seen "Akira."
» Ishbadiddle  · 14:16  ·  Share »robots comments   
February.23.2005 : Wednesday
 How "Velocity Gnome" defeated Skynet and saved The Future
Quite possibly the most involved practical joke ever. Or perhaps it was ALL TRUE? Contains robots.
Link: "I would not hesitate to save the future again, if the chance ever arose."
» Ishbadiddle  · 13:52  ·  Share »robots comments   
02.17.2005 : Thursday
 Nutjobs on the Internet!
Yes, you know they're out there, but it's refreshing to actually stumble across one. A work-related Google search led me to THE HISTORY OF THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST TOBACCO, Carol AS Thompson's violently pro-smoking screed. And I mean violent.

"See how the bloodsucker-control
led media never utter the slightest squeak of protest against anti-smokers rationalizing acts of naked aggression, tyranny and plunder against their innocent fellow citizens!"
Link: I think she, um, really needs a cig.
» Ishbadiddle  · 13:34  ·  Share comments [2] 

 The New "Star Wars Kid"
He's even got a writeup in the Daily News. I sure hope this fame gets the kid some dates. Via Waxy.
Link: Numa Numa!
» Ishbadiddle  · 11:07  ·  Share comments [6] 
January.04.2005 : Tuesday
 If you're looking for a way to help tsunami victims
My friend Annabel lives in Indonesia (she runs a dive shop in Bali) and has been working with an organization called IDEP. IDEP is an Indonesian nonprofit organization that has been doing community development there since 1998. Now they are putting their resources into getting aid to Aceh, the hardest-hit community in Indonesia. On their website you can read daily updates of what they are doing; as of this writing they are loading a vessel with supplies.

This organization is on the ground, now, and has local knowledge of what needs to be done. I would encourage you to visit their website to learn more, and make a donation if you can.

You can also read the blog of a team member.
Link: How you can help
» Ishbadiddle  · 16:42  ·  Share comments   
December.15.2004 : Wednesday
 A Gift For Your Cube-Dwelling Friends
The always wondrous Archie McPhee (to which I've made two pilgramges in Seattle) is now producing The Cubes, a set of action figures working in cubicle hell. Complete with inboxes and motivational posters! Collect them all and build your own corporate empire. (Thanks to FoJazz for the heads-up.)
Link: Ted is the geekiest of the lot.
» Ishbadiddle  · 11:53  ·  Share »gadgets comments [1] 
November.16.2004 : Tuesday
 Worst. Superman. Comics. Ever.
I lost count of the number of times Jimmy Olsen got superpowers and Lois and Superman got married.
Link: Like Kryptonite to Boredom
» Ishbadiddle  · 12:47  ·  Share comments [7] 
11.12.2004 : Friday
 The American Covenant
Yes, I'm flogging my own blog again -- I hope the robot will forgive me -- but I've written Yet Another Political Manifesto and I'm spreading the word. Defeated Democrats are all abuzz over George Lakoff's book Don't Think of an Elephant where he talks about re-framing the progressive agenda. I've made my own modest attempt over at Ish -- you can read some background thoughts on it if you're interested. Let me know what you think.
Link: To be an American citizen is to enter the American Covenant.
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11.04.2004 : Thursday
 Vatican Sex Guide
"Another chapter likely to raise eyebrows unearths theological justification for post-coital masturbation for women who fail to achieve orgasm during intercourse."
Link: What's Next? Rebbe Schneerson's Greatest Bacon Cheeseburger Recipes?
» Ishbadiddle  · 13:05  ·  Share »the sexy comments   
11.03.2004 : Wednesday
 Pirates and Blood Sucking Monkeys
I think we should have two new political parties: The Pirates and the Blood Sucking Monkeys. I mean, wouldn't you want to watch that debate?
» Ishbadiddle  · 10:44  ·  Share comments   
October.14.2004 : Thursday
 Two Words:
Origami. Weenies.
» Ishbadiddle  · 23:31  ·  Share comments [1] 
10.13.2004 : Wednesday
 Hall of Fame event pairs ASIMO, C-3PO
Did you know there was a Robot Hall of Fame? Neither did I. Over at /. they mentioned this story about the induction of C-3P0 and others. See, you don't need to be a real robot to make it in.
Link: How come there are no happyrobots on the wall?!?
» Ishbadiddle  · 15:18  ·  Share comments   
10.04.2004 : Monday
 Single White Male
A friend sent me these pictures, along with the following:

"One night, I experienced a very powerful dream in which Dick Cheney was walking through the forest, reaching out for something. I became obsessed with re-creating this image, and I began to see how Dick Cheney belonged to what Freud called the 'manifest content' of the dream--the surface layer, which only masks the true, latent content. As for what the latent content is here, I couldn't say, but it feels deeply, weirdly personal."
Link: Pictures of Dick Cheney in New York -- no Photoshop required!
» Ishbadiddle  · 15:11  ·  Share comments   
September.29.2004 : Wednesday
 Forget about Trolls, I'm worried about the Crusading Ogre
There are those of us who share a passion (or at least an, um, healthy nostalgia) for D&D. And there are those with the habit of commenting on blogs, message boards, newsgroups, etc. At the intersection of both Venn diagram circles lies the Internet Message Board Wandering Monster Table. But really, how many people really fall into both categories? It must be, like, tens. Or dozens.
Link: Fortunately, I have a +4 "Blacklist" shield against the "Evil Merchant"
» Ishbadiddle  · 11:49  ·  Share comments [1] 
09.23.2004 : Thursday
 Breaking up is hard to do.
Especially when "every time I try and talk to you about these things I can't fully explain how I feel." So what better way to organize your thoughts about the relationship than in a PowerPoint presentation? Includes charts like "Amount of Effort Each of Us Have Put Into the Relationship" and "The Many Different Mood Swings of Laura Boles" Destined to become a classic, right up there with "Yours Is A Very Bad Hotel."
UPDATE: site is down
» Ishbadiddle  · 12:34  ·  Share comments [5] 
June.14.2004 : Monday
 Wearable Robots
This guy looks like he could use some superhuman strength from a robot exoskeleton. Fortunately, he's an inventor. With funding from -- surprise! -- the DoD. Good thing his company is called "Sarcos," and not, say, "Skynet." Just sayin'.
Link: "Get away from her, you BITCH!"
» Ishbadiddle  · 11:12  ·  Share comments   
May.21.2004 : Friday
 Deadline Extension!
Were those not the sweetest words in college? Well hear them again: the deadline for the Designs on the White House contest has been extended until 5/31. Enter and help defeat Bush through more powerful t-shirt design!

If you're not of the designing ilk, head over and vote on the designs. Some of them are really great.
Link: Designs on the White House
» Ishbadiddle  · 12:30  ·  Share comments [3] 

 Robots On Strike!
I love the signs that say 0101000100101001...
Link: The Robotics & Automation Association of Madison
» Ishbadiddle  · 12:12  ·  Share comments [2] 
05.13.2004 : Thursday
 Finally, a reason for your camphone.
Our friend Andrea has launched New York Snap Exchange as part of psy.geo.conflux. It's a "round-robin, massively multiplayer street photography game" where you go around taking pictures of stuff in NYC and issue challenges to other players. You know, like a scavenger hunt. But digital and all.
Link: Snap!
» Ishbadiddle  · 15:47  ·  Share comments [1] 
05.11.2004 : Tuesday
Pretty damn realistic CGI robot, doing police work in South Africa.
Link: Dead or alive, you're coming with me.
» Ishbadiddle  · 22:54  ·  Share comments   
March.22.2004 : Monday
Sorry if this has been posted before...
Link: Suffer the little robots to come unto me
» Ishbadiddle  · 12:39  ·  Share comments   

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