Monday, February 23, 2009

Sporadic Post #259

Not much has been going on this last week. Those of you that follow Stacy's blog know that Tristram had his checkup and weighed in at 11 lbs, 12 oz. That's a gain of 2 lbs, 10 oz. in four weeks. The kid's a healthy chunk. We'll be blessing him at church next Sunday. For those of you interested in coming, the blessing will be around 9:00 AM here.

Now, just to pad out the post, LINKDUMP! Here's a little list of my personal time wasters in no particular order:
  • Topless Robot - geek blog (sometimes terrifying, mostly funny)
  • - geek goddess Olivia Munn's blog (almost never terrifying, mostly funny, always hott, yes, hott, two Ts, live with it.)
  • Slacktivist: Left Behind - A deeply insightful and not at all flattering maxi-review of the Left Behind books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (often funny, especially in the comments, popularity of the books actually rather terrifying)
  • Penny Arcade - The original geek/nerd web comic, still the best (always funny)
  • Sinfest - social commentary web comic (always funny)
  • I Can Has Cheezburger? - lolcats, if you don't know what they are, check it out (often funny, sometimes just cute)
  • I Has a Hotdog - loldogs, see above (plus this just made me lol)
  • rofflrazi - lolcelebs (more hit and miss than the first two, but still mostly funny)
  • Totally Looks Like - comparison pictures of celebs and unlikely look-a-likes (example: Christina Ricci totally looks like Melon Cat, just about as hit and miss as rofflrazi)
  • Graph Jam - lolcharts (lolcats for the office set, often funny)
  • Fail Blog - Everything from Epic Fails to So Much Fail, It's Full of Win (almost always funny and often a little horrifying)
  • Engrish Funny - Wacky attempts at English, mostly from our Pacific neighbors, the perrenial whacked-out Japanese (almost always funny, very mystifying)
  • xkcd - Geeky stick figure comic strip (always funny)
  • Head Trip - Pretty eclectic comic strip with very nerdly leanings (mostly funny with some attempts at a comic-within-a-comic that's hit and miss)

The very astute/bored among you will probably notice that many of those are related sites. Some enterprising and insightful people put their noodles together, figured out a pretty good formula for getting laughs, and ran with it. There are a couple of other related sites in their commune, but I don't frequent them.