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February 27, 2015

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dicentra

Catties prefer an ambient temp of 85–100°F, so it's no wonder they spend so much time seeking heat sources.

I used to wonder why my black cat would go outside on a hot day and sleep under a shrub. Now I know.

sk60

900 jars of honey and some naked models.

I'm slightly aroused.

David

I’m slightly aroused.

My first thought was about how difficult it is to clean up spilled honey, especially in vast quantities. Let’s hope no-one judges either of us.

Anna

Now with nipples.

I'm slightly aroused. :-)

dw

At last, test your knowledge of car grills.

I'm slightly aroused.

Hal

900 jars of honey and some naked models.

. . . followed by one hell of a long, hot, shower.

Head lamps. Lamps for your head.

Oooohhh. Nice! Perfect for computer repair and upgrades.

Anatomically realistic 3D glass brain.

Hmmm. That took some thinking.

Bar stool of note.

Ayup

Buddha statue innards.

Make no bones about it, that took guts to completely put himself all into that.

And finally, scientifically,

Yes, they're just keeping abreast of things . . . . .

Sam Duncan

“At last, test your knowledge of car grills.”

It's some indication of what a sadcase I am that I was actually rather disappointed that this wasn't a quiz.

Richard Hammond off Top Gear once said that his only real skill - the only thing he's genuinely better than most people at - is identifying cars from pictures of small parts of them. I'm much the same. There's not much call for it unfortunately, and he got the job.

David

identifying cars from pictures of small parts of them

Those long winter evenings must simply fly by.

Connor

900 jars of honey and some naked models.

I'm also slightly aroused.

David

This place is one big sexy party today.

David

In other, sadder news, Leonard Nimoy has dematerialised.

Spiny Norman

Scotty beamed him up.

RIP

David

Over the weekend I may have to dig out The Undiscovered Country.

witwoud

Feeling slightly aroused? Convert it into electricity!

http://gizmodo.com/finally-a-wearable-that-lets-you-charge-your-gadgets-b-1688232359

Hal

Over the weekend I may have to dig out The Undiscovered Country.

This morning---in my time zone---the thought popped in that on one tentacle, ST IV, The Search For Blubber wound up totally and unsalvageably definitively Meh on soooo many levels . . . with the occasional really cute one-liner . . . and then on an other manipulator, the one reason I have a copy of ST IV is the very beginning and the very end.

At the beginning, there is the scene with Spock discussing philosophy with a very, very, very, long time friend of his named Amanda.

At the end, there is the scene with Spock discussing philosophy with a very, very, very, long time friend of his named Sarek.

David

ST IV, The Search For Blubber wound up totally and unsalvageably definitively Meh

It’s not a great film, no, and hasn’t aged well. I prefer The Undiscovered Country. It’s a much better film, better paced, and as a send-off for Kirk and co, it’s about as good as you could hope. A shame they followed it with Generations. God, that was awful.

Hal

. . . . my very general memory of Generations---haven't seen it in ages---is that it isn't bad . . .

Nemesis, on another hand, had just so many blatant hiccups all over the place . . . A Romulan warlord and a specific plot against Picard are extremely doable . . . but not when one keeps having to chant Pay no attention to the strings and chipped paint, Pay no attention to . . .

David

my very general memory of Generations---haven’t seen it in ages---is that it isn’t bad

Oh, I didn’t like it at all. The opening rescue scene is exciting and fun and has some good lines (tractor beam not installed ‘til Tuesday, etc.), but the film sags after that and, apart from the Big Crash Scene, doesn’t really recover. The newly emotional Data becomes incompetent and annoying, and the convoluted Kirk-Picard team-up, the supposed selling point of the film, just doesn’t work. There’s no chemistry between them. It feels awkward and forced. I agree, though, that Nemesis was pretty dire, almost as bad as Insurrection, which was aggravatingly bad.

Bart

Your intellectual and cultural superiors bring you another gem of artistic brilliance. As usual, its artistic qualities may prove too nuanced for you peasants to fully appreciate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbs7q5E5mHE

Hal

its artistic qualities may prove too nuanced for you peasants to fully appreciate:

Um . . . excerpts and commentary on film criticism?

As I skipped through in about 30 to 40 seconds---Note: remember, people, one does not have to watch every split second---the first bit did sound a bit like Ligeti as from 2001, the masturbation presentation does describe hipsters claiming to be capable of taste and creativity, and the last bit did sound like a horror movie soundtrack excerpt . . . .

A week or so ago I and some other managers got to sit through a project related opportunity to exercise our poker faces as an all male team of hipsters presented a video based absolute waste of project time and resources . . . . If we or any other admins had been consulted with, the whole fiasco would never have occurred because all needed info would have been emailed as a memo. In the meantime, the masturbation bit in this video is actually quite an accurate assessment of all of that multi-department meeting . . .

RY

Tribute to Leonard Nimoy from the ISS:

http://m.nydailynews.com/entertainment/astronaut-vulcan-salute-space-tribute-nimoy-1.2132789

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