The chances of anything coming from Mars…

Chris: ha! latest news from the phoenix lander on the soil samples…

Chris: “Sam Kounaves, the lead investigator for the wet chemistry laboratory on Phoenix, told journalists: ‘It is the type of soil you would probably have in your back yard, you know, alkaline. You might be able to grow asparagus in it really well. … It is very exciting for us.'”

Chris: why… asparagus??

jsr: Maybe he likes asparagus?

Chris: that’s not possible.

jsr: Maybe he knows something we don’t! … Something … about asparagus!

Chris: haha “all earthly asparagus is actually a dumb decendent of the master race asparagus on mars.”

jsr: That’s why we see them traditionally as little and green.
jsr: And now they turn their attention to Earth. And they see our asparagus roll-ups. And they are ANGRY.

Failvin and the … Failmunks. Yeah.

Quite a while back I mentioned to Annette that ‘they’ were making an Alvin and the chipmunks movie. Now, I was never a fan of the original, so my care factor about this project was zero. I did, however, use it to mention that there’s NO WAY they could just, say, make a damn Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. Oh no. They’d have to “sex it up”, I said. They’d have to make it “edgy”.

Except, they couldn’t actually make it edgy for reals, so they’d have to do what Hollywood always does when it wants to make stuff “edgy” and “street” which is to add Skateboarding, turn one of the characters into a Computer Internet Hacker of the Internet using Computers , and above all and most importantly, include lots and lots of B-Boy stances. Those are CRITICAL.

Nothing says hip and now like 20, 25-year old hip-hop stylings, minus the actual music. Fuck yes.

Anyway, while heading out for lunch recently, we saw a poster for this movie in a shop window. I’ve included an image of it with this blog entry. Deducing My thoughts and LULZ on the matter is left as an exercise for the reader.

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Ice on Mars!


Also awesome is that the Phoenix Lander team twitter feed said this:

“Are you ready to celebrate? Well, get ready: We have ICE!!!!! Yes, ICE, *WATER ICE* on Mars! w00t!!! Best day ever!!”

When NASA says “w00t” … it’s definitely the 21st fucking century.


Swap you this coffee for thousands of pieces of gold?

The Jewelcrafting skill that my wonderful partner Annette picked up in World of Warcraft has paid off bigtime for her. She’s been PRINTING moneys by selling jewels. Most awesomely just gave me 5000 gold pieces so I could buy an epic flying mount. In exchange, I made her a cup of coffee. This is a fair deal, in my opinion. 🙂

Don’t Try It!

I found this while looking on my phone data card for that picture of Juju in the wig. Took this a while back while at a sushi place with Annette.

This picure is blurry, because (a) the subject was moving, and (b) I was taking it quite surreptitiously so as not to be thought of as a creepy stalker man.

If you can’t make it out, that item of clothing says “Surfing Sucks. Don’t Try It.”