Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wikimeme

[memeage via Betty]

The rules are simple: Go to Wikipedia, hit random whilst thinking about each question, then write down what you get.

1: How do you see yourself?

New Richland Township is a township in Waseca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 497 at the 2000 census.

Wowzers, someplace even *more* small-town than where I actually grew up -- that's spoooooooky!...

2: How do other people see you?

Wooler Water is a village in Northumberland, England.

Ma'am, my name's Wooler Water -- PI For Hire [hands out business card]...

3: What do you fear the most?

Brucite is the mineral form of magnesium hydroxide, with the chemical formula Mg(OH)2. It is pearly white or pale green in colour, translucent, with perfect cleavage, and tabular crystals or massive. It has a hardness of 2.5.

"Perfect cleavage" *is* the mind-killer -- "perfect cleavage" *is* the little-death that brings total obliteration...

[makes note to find the snitch who squealed about my secret vulnerability to brucite...]

4: What gives you the most pleasure?

Nuala Ahern (born 5 February 1949) is a former Irish Green Party member of the European Parliament representing Leinster in Ireland from 1994–2004. Ahern became active in politics in 1991 becoming elected to Wicklow County Council. She joined the Green Party in 1989.

Why sir, I tell you I've not even *met* the good woman!...

5: What thing in your past has had most impact on who you are now?

A frame grabber is an electronic device that captures individual, digital still frames from an analog video signal or a digital video stream. It is usually employed as a component of a computer vision system, in which video frames are captured in digital form and then displayed, stored or transmitted in raw or compressed digital form.

Yes, I remember the day my first bionic eye was installed -- it wuz a Tuesday...

6: What can you expect from the future?

Louvigny is a village and commune in the Sarthe département of France, in the région Pays-de-la-Loire.

"France -- we live in France..."

7: What thing do you desire the most?

Arto Kalevi Nyberg (born May 28, 1966, Viiala) is one of the most well-known journalists on Yleisradio in Finland. He hosts his own talk show called Arto Nyberg. Before getting his own show, Nyberg worked as a journalist and host on the Finnish morning television programme Aamu-TV.

Actually, I'd rather wait until I have a project to promote before going on any Finnish talk shows...

8: What thing do you find most repulsive?

Route 20 (known locally as Lagimodiere Blvd. or Lag (lazh) is a city route in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is the portion of Highway 59 within Winnipeg.

Speed traps *are* a purdy disgusting trick, aren't they?...

9: What will give you your ultimate lucky break?

Harmanecká Cave or Harmanec Cave (Slovak: Harmanecká jaskyňa) is a stalactite cave in Central Slovakia. It is located in the Staré Hory and Kremnica mountain ranges and close to the Veľká Fatra mountains. The closest villages are Harmanec and Dolný Harmanec; Banská Bystrica is around 16 km south east of the cave.

The plot twist that *gets* me there must be a heckova doozy!...

10: What will be the cause of your ultimate doom?

Elvi Rhodes is a British author of historical and romantic fiction. She was born and brought up in Yorkshire, and now lives on the Sussex coast. Many of her novels are set around the Yorkshire Dales.

Curses! Elvi, damn yer eyes, you've foiled me again!...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Note To Self Regarding Goal Of Doing 50 Pushups On 50th Birthday:

Effective immediately, 'girlie' (knees-on-floor) pushups will suffice...

Friday, May 09, 2008

If I Had A Million Page Views