Archive for July, 2010

A Man of Few Words Video

Posted in Books, Humor, Odds, Writing on July 31, 2010 by oneoveralpha

Even before I finished my book, I was thinking of how I could spread the word. One of the ideas I had was to make a short video. Great idea, but I never got around to it. Until now. Since it wasn’t going to be professional, I figured it should be cheesy and a tad stupid. Enjoy.


Global Warming is real!

Posted in Humor, Rant, Science on July 25, 2010 by The Prince of Pithy

Remember a few months ago when great minds like Limbaugh and Beck proclaimed that all the snow buried the “global warming theory?”

Well now, there is a heat wave that doesn’t seem to end.

So I’m just waiting for these same great minds to proclaiming that Global Warming is real.  They have to.  The logic is inescapable.


Escher puzzle update 1

Posted in Humor, Odds on July 24, 2010 by The Prince of Pithy

I recently started a 1000 piece puzzle of M. C. Escher’s “Relativity.”

For fun I tweeted about it and I got some comments on my Facebook.  So I was looking at it this morning and I figured that since it’s going to take awhile to finish this, I ought to make periodic updates on my progress for my fans.  😀

Probably the first thing I need to mention is my search for a space big enough for the puzzle.   My table wasn’t big enough to hold it.  I tried duct taping some pieces of cardboard together but that wasn’t smooth enough.  I was just going to put it together on the floor when I noticed that the side of one of my filing cabinets would be big enough.  So I emptied it out and tipped it over.  So, after three or four days of work, this is how far I am:

All that’s left are some 800 pieces that look like this:

Wish me luck.

At least someone found me

Posted in Humor on July 18, 2010 by The Prince of Pithy

Unfortunately, all they send is spam.

What’s worse, it’s stupid spam.  Just comments saying something like “Bush 2010 nuclear revolt” or pointless stuff like that.  Maybe this is a response to my story, Would That be a Waste?

Did my head explode?

Posted in Humor, Odds, Science on July 16, 2010 by The Prince of Pithy

Four or five months ago, I was lying in bed waiting to fall asleep when I heard a loud crack, like someone cracking their knuckle, except it “felt” like it came from inside my head.  That was worrisome.  But after a few minutes where I didn’t have a headache, my vision wasn’t blurry, I could still feel and move my extremities, and blood wasn’t dripping from my ears, I just chalked it up as being freaky and forgot all about it.

Then, last night I was lost on Wikipedia, you know, you start at A go to B and end up at ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha :P.  On some page I saw a link to Exploding head syndrome.  I thought that was funny because a friend at work often talks about what he would do if he had “head splody powers,” which is where you think of someone – say Osama bin Laden – and his head explodes in whatever cave he’s hiding in.  At first I thought I would have to send him the link, but then I read the entry.

Exploding head syndrome is a condition that causes the sufferer occasionally to experience a tremendously loud noise as originating from within his or her own head, usually described as the sound of an explosion, roar, gunshot, loud voices or screams, a ringing noise, or the sound of electrical arcing (buzzing).

So, did my head explode four or five months ago?  The article continues: “The cause of the exploding head syndrome (EHS) is not known ….  It is not thought to be dangerous…” Wow.  How … reassuring.

A New World

Posted in Astronomy, Science, Spaceflight on July 10, 2010 by The Prince of Pithy


This is the asteroid 21 Lutetia as seen by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft a few hours ago.  It’s no longer just a point of light.  Now it’s a world.

A Universe Not Made For Us

Posted in Astronomy, Religion, Science, Spaceflight on July 9, 2010 by The Prince of Pithy

Here’s a great video: