Archive for June, 2012

Demon moth!

Posted in Odds on June 28, 2012 by The Prince of Pithy

It was around midnight and I was having some internet connection issues, so I unplugged my modem and sat back to wait and hope that cleared the problem up.  I had just leaned back in my chair when I heard something rattling my window.  I looked over and saw some winged thing flapping against the glass.  My first thought was that it was a bird, but then I saw it was a huge fucking moth.  I grabbed my camera and took some shots of it, and then realized it would help if I had my hand against the glass to give it a sense of scale.  So I took the picture below, and when I uploaded it from my camera, I realized it was a demon moth.

As I type this up, it’s still hanging on to the outside of the window.  It’s sitting there quietly while its smaller henchmen try to find a way in.  Should I be worried?



Posted in Humor on June 24, 2012 by The Prince of Pithy

So I found out about Bad Translator, where you type in a phrase and it automatically translates it to some other language and back to English over and over again until you get something silly.  So I typed in “A Man of Few Words” and this was the progression:

From English: A man of few words
To French: Un homme de peu de mots
Back to English: A man of few words
To German: Ein Mann weniger Wörter
Back to English: A man of less Wrter
To Italian: Un uomo di meno Wrter
Back to English: A man less Wrter
To Polish: Człowiek mniej Wrter
Back to English: Choviek little Vrter
To Portuguese: Choviek pequeno Vrter
Back to English: Small Choviek Vrter
To Spanish: Choviek Vrter pequeño
Back to English: Choviek Vrter pequeo
To Turkish: Pequeo.
Back to English: Pequeo.
To Ukranian: Pequeo.
Back to English: Pequeo.

What the hell is “Pequeo?”


Posted in Humor with tags on June 16, 2012 by The Prince of Pithy

I was cleaning out my spam folder for my writing blog, and I came across this:

Was that a spammer, complaining about their own spam?  Will wonders never cease.

The higher ups are idiots

Posted in Politics, Rant, Work on June 4, 2012 by The Prince of Pithy

A week or so ago, I think somebody at a Romney event suggested amending the Constitution to include business experience as a requirement to be President.  It will go nowhere, (and I think requiring military service would make more sense, but I’m not sure how I feel about that) but it was something that – like countless other seemingly worthless bits of information – ended up floating around in my head.  A couple of hours ago it collided with an observation I made years ago.  In all the places I’ve worked, I’ve always been at the bottom or maybe an inch up; you know, down where all the work is done.  Anyway, the observation I made was that it seems that the higher up the corporate ladder someone is, the more clueless they are.  We at the bottom would be working and some corporate schmuck would send out some new policy.  When it got to us down at the bottom, we’d take a look at it and say, “That’s fucking stupid.” About half the time we would just continuing doing what we had been doing – because it worked – and would forget about this new policy.  But if we were stuck with the new policy, we would work around it to make sure stuff got done.  Now, these may just have been my experiences, but I’d bet most of you think the people up the corporate ladder are idiots.  Getting back to the business experience Constitutional amendment, Washington is already full of out-of-touch idiots, why would we want to send more there?