Archive for the ‘miscellaneous’ Category

Trump’d

Posted: 3rd May 2011 by 7ucyClark in miscellaneous

I keep seeing these images… and I’ve been ignoring them pretty well up ’til now, for fear of the aneurism any acknowledgment might cause. But I suppose that I’m pretty well inured to it now… sort of like a frog in the boiling pot. And so– it occurs to me, if he becomes a candidate, […]

100

Posted: 29th April 2011 by 7ucyClark in miscellaneous

100 (one hundred) (Roman numeral C, for centum) is the natural number following 99 and preceding 101. The atomic number of fermium is 100. 100 is one-third of a Frank Miller graphic novel, the temperature at which water boils (at sea level) on the Celsius scale, and the number of sub-units into which many units […]

Chaotic. Neutral. Rogue.

Posted: 22nd April 2011 by 7ucyClark in geek stuff, miscellaneous

Each of these are fragrances that one can purchase from Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs, should one feel so inclined. I’m not sure why one would… Chaotic is “a whirling mélange of multicolored musks with wasabi, rooibos, heliotrope, and mastic”, while Rogue is “soft, well-worn black leather, hemp, and rosin.” Ok– I guess that’s not too […]

Flying Monkey Costume

Posted: 20th April 2011 by 7ucyClark in geek stuff, miscellaneous, things I need

I’m having some difficulty with this one… As one who operates without unlimited funds, I can’t drop large sums (in this case, $79.99) on just any little thing. On the other hand, it holds a tremendous degree of appeal for me. It is with great restraint that I’m not ‘basket’ing this particular piece of apparel. […]

It’s April…

Posted: 5th April 2011 by 7ucyClark in miscellaneous

Well and truly into it; no fooling about. It’s not the 2nd, or even the 4th anymore. I’m already a sixth of a way through the month. And every year, without fail, I swear to myself… that this summer (and spring, by default… and a little bit of fall, too) I’m going to take advantage […]

The Future is now Past

Posted: 5th April 2011 by 7ucyClark in geek stuff, miscellaneous

The Da Vinci surgical robot has created an airplane. No doubt, the first craft of Skynet’s air-force… and apparently, it’s nanotech, and composed of readily available natural resources. As soon as it figures out how to launch that thing, we’re all screwed. found via Scott Beale/Laughing Squid

the Man in White

Posted: 24th March 2011 by 7ucyClark in miscellaneous

I’ve been reading The Boys From Brazil (Ira Levin, 1976); the primary antagonist is referred to, unless addressed by another character, as “the Man in White.” Naturally this brings to mind William Goldman’s now-classic tale The Princess Bride (1973), and its protagonist, the Man in Black… and one can’t help but wonder if the one […]