I am at home enjoying a private day off. My wife has work, my kids are at non-summer summer school, and my sofa is beckoning me. Links already:
My Life As a Young Thug
Mike Tyson on how he became an animal.
New line of underwear filters out farts
Is muffling a bug, or a feature?
Just bookmarking this one here for future chillaxation reference, since you can’t bookmark playlists in YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoVkReLGpBk&list=RD03qsnwftjlW5o
I hate waiting.
When I’m waiting somewhere in an office, or in a line, or in a classroom with nothing better to do, I find myself thinking about other things that annoy me.
Like, you know when you’re walking in an air-conditioned shopping mall in a third world country, with only tall glass separating your sterile consumerist biosphere from the rotten hell that surrounds you? The knowledge that when you step outside those doors, the stench of poor people will cling to your chest, so why not walk around some more? Being born into this world where you’ve been lucky enough to be among the people wasting time inside, as opposed to one of the desperate souls rooting through the garbage looking for cans outside, is the ultimate reason you’re able to justify the guilt of being in such a position – it really wasn’t your doing anyway.
Or, you know when you see old houses that haven’t been kept up and some of the roofing tiles are missing or out of place?
Or how seeing some young asshole reminds you of yourself (maybe not so) long ago?
Yeah, shit like that annoys me.
That’s why I hate waiting.
Sorry, these are big files and take a while to load. Also, the One Inch Punch seems more impressive than the Six Inch, but in the spirit of proper animated GIF documentation, I’m including both.
One Inch Punch:
Six Inch Punch:
Note: I have no idea who made these, but they are too cool.
The Stainless Steel Rat series is one of my all-time favorites. Also, he inspired me to learn a bit of Esperanto when I was quite young. I did a mail-in course I found advertised at the Huntington Beach public library, and ended up wondering why English supplanted French as the international language, instead of Esperanto. Then again, if shit like this was decided by common sense, we might have been playing on 100 meter football fields for the past 50 years.
8/6 Atomic remembrance, baby.
The one where you want someone else to see all the cool clouds floating by exactly the way you see them, but they just look up for a second and say, “yeah, cool?” That shit used to make me sad, but then I realized that clouds aren’t as cool when you’re holding bubbles, and you don’t hold bubbles as much when you’re older.