February 10, 2006

SASF v.2.10.6 - Such a Strange World

Welcome newcomers! SASF is a tradition around here - it stands for Short Attention Span Friday.

It's such a strange and fascinating world we live in. Here are some great examples...

Steve, Don't Eat It!

Steve is the adventurous type. He likes to try new things like Beggin' Strips, Potted Meat Product, Pickled Pork Rinds, Prison wine... ug. He should go on Fear Factor, really.

The description of his experience drinking his wife's breast milk had me in stitches. "It tastes like milk, just slightly more sweet. And mentally, just slightly more making me want to gargle with Clorox and assume the fetal position while I question my life."

Should I?

Would you think I'm crazy if I tell you that I want to do this?

Archeologists' Wet Dream

A deep sea robot recently found the remains of a Greek shipwreck from around 350 BC! Check out the story here. "The wreck is like a buried UPS truck," said David Mindell of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "It provides a wealth of information that helps us figure out networks based on the contents of the truck." Man, I LOVE this kind of stuff.

Bone Church

The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Christian chapel decorated with the bones of approximately 40,000 people. It's located in Sedlec, which is a suburb in the outskirts of the Czech town Kutna Hora. Morbidly fascinating!

Now that's a chandelier! Meep!

The art of Seamus Moran

While we're on the subject of unusual art, check this out.

"A knot in a plank of wood appears as a round or oval shape for all that is seen is a two dimensional cross section giving few clues to its three dimensional form. It is only when a tree is allowed to decay that it becomes possible to see the astonishing beauty and variation in these structures. The wood is far more dense in knots so they remain intact long after the branches and trunk have disappeared. It is almost as though the dead tree has left a skeleton.

When Seamus Moran discovered such skeletal trees in a wood near his home in Cornwall, he collected some knots and, after taking moulds of them, used the castings to form striking sculptures. The method of repitition and combinationof naturally occuring, obviously organic shapes is further developed by chemically induced rust all over the surface of the resin/iron casts."

I don't get it.

Someone tell me what the hell this is all about...? Please?

Could it Be

...that I'm allergic to work? For the last two days, I've felt fine until I get here. After arriving, the headache starts and I feel nauseous. Yesterday, before leaving, I was convinced that I was coming down with something - chills, face hot...but after I got home I was fine. WTF!? I think I'll be searching my office this afternoon to see if I find anything funny. I can't imagine what it could be...

Hard Core Billiam

Hard Core Billiam has the shiznit goin on. Can this guy really be serious? I had a lot of trouble figuring out what he was saying. When I scrolled down and found the IM conversation he posted, however, I laughed so hard I nearly pissed myself.

hardcorebilliam: Wot up?!
BettieDanger: who is this?
hardcorebilliam: billiam
hardcorebilliam: who else wuld it be?!
BettieDanger: I don't know?!
hardcorebilliam: awesom!
BettieDanger: and it's spelled "would" and "awesome"
hardcorebilliam: im billiam an i am hardcore
hardcorebilliam: wot iz?
BettieDanger: oh dear god please strangle yourself with girl pants.
hardcorebilliam: hey now
hardcorebilliam: letz not be hatin

...and it goes on and on.

Dead Body Guy

This guy apparently has a hobby of posing as a dead body for pictures. I found it quite amusing and he really seems to enjoy it.

Peeping doesn't pay! lol

Google Fight!

You just gotta check it out.

Be My Hardcore Valentine!

I am a bit disturbed by how thoroughly amused I was by this: Harry Potter hardcore valentines Wow, some people's imaginations never cease to amaze me. lol


Well, you have a happy Valentine's day and a great weekend, peeps.


  1. Ok,

    First, that dude is lame drinking breast milk from a glass. Real men get it directly from the source. Plus it's more fun!

    You may be a little crazy to want to eat fire, but I've heard of crazier things (see above!).

    I've heard of the cathedral made of bones. It totally rocks! The crypt is totally wicked!

    Finally, quick Harry Potter joke:

    Prof. Lupin: Harry, I'm a werewolf.

    Harry: Are you fucking serious?

    Prof Lupin: As a matter of fact I am.

    Harry: What?

    Prof. Lupin: Never mind.

    Good night!

  2. BTW, I google battled my name with a few of my fellow bloggers names and came out on top! I challenge all of you! Ha ha! See if you can defeat me!

  3. I agree... drinking breast milk is disgusting... when it comes from a bottle or cup. You need to go to the sources... there's only two of them. So much fresher! ;)

  4. Syd, I beat ya in the Google Fight, but Celti kicked my ass! I even found my name in places I didn't know existed! :)

    And the Harry Potter Valentines are just plain WRONG! :)

    Have a good weekend--and stay well. I'm on some seriously strong antibiotics and a steroidal inhaler to beat this darned bronchitis. As for the work illness, could it be something environmental? New chairs? Furniture?

  5. Harry Potter Hardcore? Wrong, so wrong!!!

    Ummm... well, could it be carbon monoxide, Celti? Just a thought.

  6. Ok, I admit it, I tried my own breastmilk. There, I said it.

  7. The "don't eat it" site is hilarious !!!! Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy your SASF posts :)

  8. Vince - more fun, indeed! I believe that's Sirius, isn't it? ;) What name did you fight with? Vince beat Celti, but Celti kicked Sydwynd's butt. lol

    Denny - I wouldn't know. lol

    Spc - heh. Wrong, but SO funny! Feeling better? Don't know on the malaise - it's not a problem now. huh.

    Nanner - Ooooh, that's a thought! It's gone away, though. Could have been a nasty chemical they were using in the service shop (right around the corner).

    Brighton - you did? I thought about it but never did. Braver than I. :)

    Esther - I sure thought so. Lots of laughs. Thanks!