A reason not to go estate shopping…

Okay, first a disclaimer.

I believe.

I believe in the unknown and unproven. The unseen and unbelievable. Call me a daydreamer if you will, but as Oscar Wilde would say, “All great truths begin as blasphemies” and every great myth or tale has a basis in fact. Science is all well and good, but quite frankly I’d take myth and folklore in a heartbeat if I could.

Anyways, what I’m trying to say is: I believe in ghosts.

Now with that being said, I direct you to this link that I found in Neil Gaiman’s blog about a rather haunted wine cabinet being sold on ebay.

Someone remind me that if I ever smell cat urine after buying used furniture to take it back posthaste.

PS – I don’t know how long the ebay link will stay valid so you take your chances clicking on the link.

Random Thoughts For Random Times…

Just some amusing and mildly intelligent quips that I’ve heard and seen recently that I thought I’d share.

” Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked ”

” A status symbol is a symbol, not status ”

” I like exposing people to music. My music says I like exposing myself ”

” Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs ”

” Come to think of it, there are already a million monkeys on a million typewriters, but Usenet is NOTHING like Shakespeare! ”

” After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music ”

And my personal favourite… (and yes Rachel, you are)

” You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her “

Do Penguins Really Fly?

In short, yes they do.

I know many of you have pondered this question since the dawn of, well, the discovery of penguins I guess. Do they really fly or is it all just a myth presented by biologists and naturalists in an effort to sell advertising on nature shows for the Discovery channel?

As this question really needs to be answered and as it has bothered me for some time now, I decided to do my part for the world and do some scientific research of my own.

After many tests and false starts I have concluded that yes, penguins do fly. On average they fly about 495.2 feet with the longest recorded flight being 593.5 feet. Especially long flights were recorded after the introduction of the baseball bat wielding Yeti who was used as a cheerleader and morale booster for the test penguins involved.

I encourage you all to not believe my results1 until you’ve tested the theory for yourselves. The scientific community needs able bodied testers like yourselves to help further research into brave new technologies for the pengiun community.

1 Personal results may vary. Consult a physician.