looks like some smart, heavily bearded Californians have discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby red dwarf star. this newly discovered planet (which i’ve codenamed “Gunther”) is more than three times the mass of Earth and completes a full orbit of its sun (which scientists have named Gliese 581) every 37 days. Gunther also orbits in such a way that one side of it is always facing Gliese 581 while Gunther’s brooding, murderous side basks in perpetual darkness.
unfortunately, Gunther is 20 light years or approximately 118,000,000,000,000 miles away so it’ll be a while before we can savagely exterminate the native Guntherians and establish a colony.
it’s been getting pretty chilly here lately but summer’s not over until i say it’s over.
okay, it might be over.
i ordered a new batch of business cards today and, per your suggestion, chose the following photo i took of an elderly Indian couple as we were drilling a new well in their slum this past April:
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tonight’s menu: squid, chicken, rice, salad and a raging backache.
i think i’d probably follow Formula 1 more if it wasn’t so difficult to avoid spoilers. why can’t the BBC just use headlines like “Man with ears, mouth wins Singapore GP”?
so here’s a question i’ve been mulling over for a few days now: are blind people obligated to pick up their guide dog’s feces?
five years ago, a stranger spotted me taking pictures of a Bentley Continental GT and asked if i would take a photo of her with the car. then, as if it wasn’t peculiar enough for the her to ask me to take a photo with my camera, she walked away without a word.
anyway, i came across this photo while digging through my archives the other day.
i had an enormous chorizo burrito for dinner tonight, fulfilling my guilty pleasure quota for the next year or so. nuclear orange grease everywhere.
i pulled up next to a PT Cruiser at the lights today and sitting behind the wheel was a tragically bearded man who looked utterly defeated by life. at first i thought it might be because he drives a PT Cruiser but a quick second glance revealed that he was being verbally abused by the furious wife/girlfriend occupying the passenger seat.
and he drives a PT Cruiser.
my website host decided to ban my IP address today for some stupid reason. but no matter, everything is back to normal now.