sloth and fear

June 10, 2003
Quote of the Moment
My favorite piece of information is that Branwell Bronte, brother of Emily and Charlotte, died standing up leaning against a mantlepiece, in order to prove it could be done. This is not true, in fact. My absolute favorite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees.
Douglas Adams, "The Salmon of Doubt".
Another one of those English atheists I was talking about yesterday, actually. I wish I could find out more about the first claim.

Monosyllables of the Moment
WMD and Al-Qaeda and 2 years: Yikes. Tom Ridge and budgets and cargo scanning: Ugh. Yeesh, it's like we can only hope that this report was made in the same state of mind as the reports of ready-to-go WMD in Iraq...

Funny of the Moment
"Safe Sex", get it? Grabbed from Ross. Reminds me of my old similar cartoons for corkscrew and checkmate.

Linkback of the Moment
Speaking of seventh grade story 6 Toed 1 Eyed Battery Operated Laser Sloths just got some attention on the front page of boingboing...I guess now is the time to fess up that the concept and general design for Puddo, the "huge, hungry, friendly pudding being" was ripped off from the J.D. Castens game Rebound in Antic computer magazine. And "The Place Where It All Is" has a few features in common with Loony Tune's "Wackyland". Ah well, "weak artists borrow, great artists steal". Especially in middle school. (Where I had myself called by my middle name "Logan", in case anyone was wondering about the title page.)