August 24, 2010
To start our semi-irregular funky link dump, here's a chart via Graph Jam that incorporates two of my favorite things—logic and dessert.
My blog recommendation of the week is Las Vegas Cabbie Chronicles. This gentleman relates the Vegas experience from the vantage point of the ubiquitous cabbie, with stories ranging from hilarious to headscratching to heart-warming. Although there are plenty of amusing tales to digest, I suggest starting with his recent kafkaesque series revolving around his efforts to fight a series of absurd traffic tickets.
So, a teenage boy converts his trombone into a flamethrower. What could possibly go wrong?
So, we all know (I hope) that a group of dogs is a "pack", a group of cattle is a "herd", and a group of poker blowhards is a "team".* But try matching these animals with their respective groups (answers below**):
A) A smack
B) A labor
C) A business
D) An unkindness
E) A shiver
F) A convocation
* Apologies to Joe Sebok, but when you hang with Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, Brandon Cantu, and Tiffany Michelle, you're going to get sprayed with a little spittle.
** Go look it up yourself, you lazy bum. Oh, all right: 1-D, 2-A, 3-C, 4-B, 5-F, 6-E
Science has now proven the "beer goggles" effect actually exists; we do find people more attractive when we're drunk. Next week, science will announce a study proving that Vegas club kids are d-bags.
Finally, via the Daily Wh.at, a Seventh Degree Imperial Yo-Yo Master and G/DB/E candidate, Jensen Kimmitt, with a pretty amazing display of useless skills: