Archives for Silly Stuff

Best SVN log entry ever

I’m doing some repository hygiene at the moment, and tripped across this log message: ------------------------------------------------------------------------ r7282 | bcampen | 2006-12-21 11:18:11 -0600 (Thu, 21 Dec 2006) | 1 line Checkingstuffinbecausemyspacebarhasstoppedworking(thankgoodnessforcommandlinehistory) ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Categories: General, neither-camelids-nor-goats, and Silly Stuff.

Camel Beauty Contests

On judging camel beauty: “We are looking for camels with big heads, firm ears, broad cheeks and big whiskers. There is no single important thing – the neck and body should be long, the hump and the back should be big, and we also look at the colour and posture of the camel.” Personally, I have trouble with the concepts of Beauty and Camels in the same meme. On the other hand, it looks like winning camels are netting 7 figures. (Via the BBC .)
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Categories: Camelids.

Texas May have Banned Marriage

Texas passed an amendment in 2005 with the intent of banning gay-marriage. But they may have banned more than they intended. The amendment contains the text: This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Logically, it seems like “marriage” is a member of the set of legal statuses “identical or similar to marriage”. Of course, there’s no telling how a judge would interpret the idea of something being “identical or similar” to itself.
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Categories: Dear God, Make It Stop!, Politics and Local Topics, Rants and Rambling, Silly Stuff, and United States of America.