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Archive for February, 2006

Dark Crystal Sequel Planned

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

I’m a sucker for Henson stuff. And it looks like they’re planning a sequel to The Dark Crystal. There’s a bit of voice casting information on IMDB.

For those of you familiar with the original: this film is set several hundred years after the first one. Apparently, Kira is still alive, and is now Queen of the gelflings:

Bolivian Llama Sacrafice

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Apparently Bolivian miners kick off Carnival with a ritual llama sacrifice. Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in the Americas. The miners have a pretty rough life. The llama sacrifice is a ritual of giving thanks–for surviving another year.

Unclear on the Concept

Friday, February 24th, 2006

A picture is worth 2^10 words. Or maybe 2.

(Powell Street, just north of Union Square, San Francisco)


SIP Community members change names to Alan

Friday, February 24th, 2006

In the continuing effort to maximize inscrutability, key participants in the SIP community today announced a blanket renaming to “Alan”.

According to Alan Roach, “Almost every conversation I’ve had in the last year or so has been peppered with annoying interjections of ‘which Alan?’ or ‘Alan who?’. These interruptions slow the conversation, often to the point of derailing it”.

Alan Campbell adds “I’ve always felt the legacy-Alans suffered an unfair disadvantage in both written and verbal discussions in the SIP community. This move levels the playing field.”

Alan Camarillo was unavailable for interview, but responded to an initial query e-mail with “I’m not following you”. Other prominent Alans were overheard saying “This is a really dumb idea”, and “That doesn’t bother me at all”.

“Furthermore,” Alan said, “this will help filter out all those crazy ideas that Alan guy keeps proposing.”

Rumors of the formation of the OAIPL (original Alan identity preservation league) have so far been unsubstantiated.


Badgers and Potters too

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Apparently the llama llama song comes in a long line of similar things: you may know badger badger, its derivative badger badger england or potter potter.

The llama llama llama song

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

All you lovers of South American camelids, I point you to: the llama song.

Length of fiber cable fell off a truck in a bad location

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

OK, just kidding about the fiber cable, but that’s definitely the standard joke about this back-hoe that took out a bridge:

Back-hoe nearly destroys bridge

more pictures are available here:

More Back-hoe/Bridge pictures

Get out your chapstick

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

So, there’s a cold front coming. Figured I’d look at the map.

First thing I notice is El Paso. damn that’s dry – thats like 11% RH.

Then I saw Pheonix.

My skin is still crawling across the room.

The way it was: 2/8/06 10pm CST

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