err... rock! no wait, scissors!

August 17, 2001
Well, my 10K day has come and gone, by 4 digit days are behind me. The funny thing with a "big event" like that, or say, Y2K, that unless you really work at it, nothing you do will seem quite big enough to live up to the occasion.

Quote of the Moment
Liberal, shmiberal. That should be a new word. Shmiberal: one who is assumed liberal, just because he's a professional whiner in the newspaper. If you'll read the subtext for many of those old strips, you'll find the heart of an old-fashioned Libertarian. And I'd be a Libertarian, if they weren't all a bunch of tax-dodging professional whiners.
--Berkeley Breathed, from this very good interview at The Onion AV Club.

Links of the Moment
Wow, Some people are way too into roshambo, more commonly known as rock, paper, scissors. All this via an alt.fan.cecil-adams Usenet thread which talked about extended versions of the game:
Rock (fist)
Blunts scissors.
Scissors (pointer and middle extended)
Cuts paper.
Paper (fingers extended, flat)
Covers rock.
Bomb aka Dynamite (thumb up)
Blows up rock. Scissors cuts Fuse.
Unclear relationship with paper.
Fire (fingers up and wiggling)
Burns everything, but you can only use it
once in your life.
Devil (pinky and pointer extended)
Beaten by everything but beats Fire.
Fish (like paper, but sideways and wriggling)
Rock smashes, Scissors gut, Paper wraps.
When you're playing to lose.
Bird (middle finger extended)
"F*** you, I don't want to play your game, I win."