Tuesday, November 29, 2005
dannyboy 8:12 PM
PSA, AUTOMOTIVE: Everyone go check the pressure in your tires right now. Er, well, unless you've been driving, in which case, let the tires cool so you're taking a cold pressure. A few hours should do, overnight is better. If they need to be filled, and no doubt they will, drive to the closest gas station (less than 1 mile pls.) and fill to the recommended psi in your manual. I run ~1 psi over (it improves gas mileage at the expense of comfort); running less than recommended isn't, er, recommended. I hadn't checked my tires since I bought the car more than 5 months ago for some insane reason, and I was way low and off balanced. The first tankful after saw a 6 mpg improvement. So go get yourself a decent pressure gauge (as the gas stations' are usually out of whack) and check at least every month. And do your spare while you're at it. Improperly inflated tires will cost you at the pump, as well as shorten the life of your tires, possibly causing them to fail, and in extreme cases, savagely murder your parents and EAT YOUR CHILDREN.
dannyboy 10:48 AM
Ahhh. I love Family Guy. Need something to cheer you up?
Sunday, November 27, 2005
dannyboy 7:02 PM
The turducken arrived frozen in carbonite
*waves wing* "DADDY!"
S. soils himself
Getting the dog drunk
More animal abuse
dannyboy 5:17 PM
Yesterday morning I almost drove off a cliff to my fiery doom, off highway 1 in Marin. Twice. :D Since some of you have asked, here are photos of the car. Got it about 5 months ago, haven't gotten around to taking photos until today.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
dannyboy 10:55 PM
Turkey + Chicken + Duck = Fat Happy Daniel
Human + Human + Human = Fat Happy Dinosaur
Horse + Wallaby + Gerbil = ??
The turducken arrived at the office this morning, in a frozen styrofoam coffin, causing lots of great design work to be done the rest of the day.
Monday, November 21, 2005
dannyboy 4:28 PM
peeingdog: why does Death mock me so
peeingdog: there is a piece of seared ahi from lunch
peeingdog: sitting on out in the kitchen
scottsmig: EAT IT
peeingdog: it's a good 4 hours old now
scottsmig: oh, thats fine
peeingdog: I'm not taking any chances on the eve of the biggest eating holiday of the year
scottsmig: nah man
scottsmig: its fine
peeingdog: stop trying to make me sick
scottsmig: im not...
scottsmig: i want you to enjoy a delicious piece of tuna
peeingdog: it was so good
peeingdog: like eating a puff of air
peeingdog: or a dream
scottsmig: see? dreams won't make you violently ill
dannyboy 1:18 AM
I spent most of Saturday scrubbing and degreasing the engine bay of my car. Yes, I know that I am a madman, but now it's clean enough to eat off of. Er, well, to cook off of, anyway.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
dannyboy 5:55 PM
I've been eating these things like crazy. At first they were kind of gross but they've been growing on me. Like mold. I've had the original chocolate, and now the cheese and 'mixed fruit' flavors. Now to await the US arrival of the 'vegetable' flavor.
Briefly: Calorie Mate is a Japanese snack/health food, made by a big scary pharmaceutical company, the same people who brought us Pocari Sweat. Hideo Kojima, who is completely insane, featured it in his game, Metal Gear Solid 3, in which a US Army Special Forces operative in 1964 infiltrates the Soviet Union and finds Japanese health food from the mid-1990s scattered all about the jungle. Also, Kiefer Sutherland pimps it in Japan.
Friday, November 18, 2005
dannyboy 9:29 AM
I just saw a glimpse into my future, and in it I die from food poisoning. It's remarkable how often random people say to me, "no, don't eat it!" WELL, FU DEATH, not today! I will NOT be putting 4 day old lox on my bagel! Despite how badly I want to.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
dannyboy 6:05 PM
Brian points out that my article on digital typography has been, uh, delicious-ed. Wow, I guess this thing is on.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
J.Ro 11:48 PM
Monday, November 14, 2005
dannyboy 3:10 PM
scottsmig: shit its comcastic! here
peeingdog: I mean, we live in one of the most technologically advanced cities of one of the richest countries in the world scott
peeingdog: my robot wife should be giving me a blowjob right now
scottsmig: tell that to the dude shitting in front of my house
Thursday, November 10, 2005
dannyboy 10:28 AM
I think I'll look back at my twenties and decide that a milestone in my journey to becoming an adult was when I started making sure I had room for dessert, even during lunchtime.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
dannyboy 2:20 PM
May the developer that decided to map the delete key to the back browser button in Firefox be cast down to the ring of hell wherein one types emails only to have them deleted just before one can hit send, for all of eternity.
Monday, November 07, 2005
dannyboy 10:24 AM
My intention this morning was to write a post on an article I read in the WSJ a few months ago, about an editor's (soi-disant) controversial theory that aging non-vintage champagne will improve its taste significantly—I had a chance to verify this recently, as I discovered a bottle of very dusty, very cheap bubbly in the back of a cabinet at work. So the point isn't that I actually did find the brand's usual harshness to have mellowed quite a bit after 2+ years, but that I can't link to the stupid article because everything older than one week costs $5. WTF. I know a lot of people complain about this model (typically in regard to the NYTimes), but I will go ahead and beat on the horse (in a loud, obnoxious ode to Cory Doctorow):
Way to make sure your content is unsearchable, buried and lost to time. They've got it all backwards. People pay for news. The current articles should cost money, because people who need the news immediately (i.e., subscribers to the paper version of the, uh, paper) will pay for currency. That's why yesterday's paper is today's fishwrap. After a day, articles should be released into the wild, so it can be referenced into posterity. I mean, that's what I'd do if I wanted money AND for my content to be a part of the historical record.
So in conclusion, I wish I was drunk on cheap champagne right now.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
dannyboy 9:38 AM
I was watching public access the other night and a show called Vegan Vixens came on. Yes, it's a bunch of vegan models* talking about how they totally don't eat meat because it's morally wrong. It was an amazing half hour, but the best part was when one of the models, wearing a "cruelty-free" t-shirt of course, was explaining how she only uses makeup that hasn't been tested on animals. And then she proceeds to PUT BLUSH ON HER CAT. Because her cat likes to be pretty too.
*Unsurprising, as you all know I consider veganism to be an eating disorder. I am allowed this sweeping generalization because all the vegans I've had personal interactions with, including the important subset of vegan models, have ALL had control/body issues. I fear no reprisal! What are you going to do! Write me an angry email? Not with your generalised lack of energy and body mass you're not!! HA!