“Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”
Monthly Archives: December 2009
Client: Can you un-blur the background on this photo?
Client: Yeah, I want the whole image to be super sharp. I don’t particularly care for that whole deep field thing you keep telling me about.
Me: You mean depth of field?
Client: Yeah, whatever. Just unblur it.
Me: That’s impossible.
Client: I’ve seen it done on CSI.
“When, in a generation or so, a radio-active, cigar-smoking child, picnicking on Saturn, asks you what the Beatle affair was all about — ‘Did you actually know them? — don’t try to explain all about the long hair and the screams! Just play the child a few tracks from this album and he’ll probably understand what it was all about. The kids of AD 2000 will draw from the music much the same sense of well being and warmth as we do today”
Almost on time, even!
Not many pictures happened this week, for various reasons. I did, however go to MoMA to see the Burton exhibit and ended up taking some pictures there. There aren’t any of the actual exhibit because that’s apparently a big no-no, but the rest of the museum is worth seeing, too!
Who knew Sweetums was a pimp? (via blackandwtf)
I’m not a mathematician, but here goes:
Richard Reid, aka the “Shoe Bomber” death toll: 0
Average number of airline passengers in the United States annually: 660 million, or 5.28 billion since Richard Reid lit his shoe on fire in December of 2001, resulting in the TSA rule that passengers take off shoes in security lines at airports.
Assuming an average amount of (dead) time of only one minute per passenger to take off and put back on their shoes in security lines since December of 2001, that equals 5.28 billion dead minutes, which equals 10,039 life-years lost. (5.28 billion dead minutes divided by 525,948, the number of minutes per year.)
10,039 life-years divided by 78, the average life-expectancy in the United States, = 129 full human lives lost to time taking off shoes in security lines since 2001 (or 264 lives, if you use the average age of 40 for the traveling public, and divide 10,039 life-years lost to shoe-taking-off by 38, the remaining portion of their life-spans.)
Summary: Richard Reid killed 0 people with his shoe bomb. The TSA has killed 264 people with its overreaction to his failure.
“The worst nightmare in the cellblock, however, was the execution of thirty-four year old James Perrin… Perrin was serving a life sentence for raping and murdering two little girls and their mother. In every prison in the nation, baby rapers (“short eyes”) are despised, the one criminal in the jungle worse than all the others, someone even the ost deranged convict can look down on. After blowtorching his door open, four executioners dragged James out of his cell, tied him spread-eagle to the bars and cooked him slowly with the roaring flame of the acetylene torch [stolen from the prison workshop], melting his three hundred pounds of flesh to bone. They worked on him for half an hour, first burning his genitals, then his face, moving the torch up and down his body, bringing him around with smelling salts when he drifed into the comfort of unconsciousness until nothing could bring him back anymore. Maybe this was enough penance to savve Jimmy Perrin from any future hells.”
from ‘The Hate Factory’ by Hirliman & Stone
via wetlegs6 is a twat. A twat. TWAT. (and a furry paedo) – The Something Awful Forums