Ground Control To Major Jon…

Ground Control to Major Jon
Ground Control to Major Jon
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

Ground Control to Major Jon
Commencing countdown, engines on

(apologies to David Bowie).

Jon, I need your email address.

E-mail me at shadowmyth when you get the chance. Thanks.

Lego! It makes the world go Round

I love discovering the wacky, amazing things that people build with Lego. Check out this working Harpischord. Just damn cool what people come up with.

And on a random aside. I loathe the sometimes pluralized “LEGOS”. It just sounds intrinsically wrong to me at a basic phonetic level and sets my teeth on edge. To me the singular and plural form of the word will always be LEGO which comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, meaning “play well.”

*Cues NBC’s The More You Know Music*

Dumb-Dumb-Dumb Dumb-de-Dumb Dumb-de-Dumb!

(That’s the Imperial March for those of you trying to hum along at home).

And yes I spelled it Dumb rather than the traditional Dum so as to tie in with this stellar example of Darwinism at it’s finest.

I think we can safely apply the first part of the Wizard’s First Rule here as well. (For the unenlightened, here is the full Wizard’s First Rule. I hope you can figure out which is the first part on your own).

People are stupid. They will believe anything they want to be true or fear to be true.

And on that note… G’nite.

Uhhh Yeah…

I’m not sure if I’ve posted this link before and quite frankly I’m too lazy to search through the archive so if I’ve posted this link before, just nod and smile and move on. If I haven’t, then amuse yourself with the sordid tales of comics from a more innocent age that, in the context of modern times, have become… a bit off (to put it politely).


If Tolkien had been Japanese, would he have written LoTR in Haiku?

Or perhaps it would have turned into a manga/hentai story with Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin as teenage girls in sailor suits and Aragorn as a bishonen with long, flowing hair. Legolas, could be a bishonen elf with long, flowing ears. Gollum would be a tentacle monster and Frodo would keep the ring in her panties. Gandalf would shout things like “Super-bridge-breaking fire strike!” and “White tree cleansing uterus!” when casting his spells.


Yeah… I should probably just go to bed now rather than continue down this sordid path. Oh shit, too late… *shudder*

I just incorporated the above visual image with the MTV movie award variation of Elrond’s Council in FoTR… *shudder*

Let’s get this bitch to mount doom takes on a whole new meaning for me now, and not in a good way.

(If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go here for instructions on how to view the scene yourself as an easter egg on the dvds).

Adventures In Frenchland…

Well. Me and my abyssmal command of the french language are off to Montreal in the morning to charm the twits at the US Consulate there into letting me (and my ego) into the country finally.

Hopefully things go well. See you when I get back on Friday.


I’ve been playing around with the Google Maps tool recently. Been amusing as heck wasting time finding odd or interesting stuff and, for all intents and purposes, staring at it from space.

It’s also amusing as hell to find other stuff.

I’ll let you all guess exactly where this one is.

Oh, Before I forget

I’ve got a bunch of invitations for Google’s online webmail service called Gmail sitting around here. If any of you are so inclined, just let me know and I’ll pass one along.