The Universe continues to coincidentally mess with my mind

Sometimes I just do not know what to think about the universe. I am a very logical, pragmatic kind of person. There is reason and order about the world. I like the idea of fantastical things but do not actually believe in them.

The challenge is that there are so many strange little things that happen in life and I cannot reconcile them against the logical part of my brain. As comforting as it would be to be able to see the universe as an ordered place that can be understood and explained, I am forced to accept that there is a wackiness factor to life that I will likely never understand. I am okay with that, though, because really that is what keeps things interesting.

Today’s example:

I’m checking on some of my blog descriptions and find the following line (which is meant to kick off a writing exercise) on The Parking Lot Confessional:

If I could just get her to say it, this would all go away.

I consider this for a few seconds (I have no intention of participating in the exercise at this time) and my first thought is:

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!!!

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How We Are Making Ourselves Dummer

I wrote an article on the dangers of the internet.  It is not just the predators that we have to watch out for.  In an effort to continue my social media experiment I have posted it through Triond, but please go ahead and read it.  Sorry for all the ads.

Article here.

Ain’t It Cool News makes an actual funny joke!!

Don’t get me wrong, I like AICN.  They certainly have a lot of cool news mixed in with all the boring stuff.  But I would never accuse AICN of having too much of a sense of humour.  Not sure why (nerds), maybe they are just so serious about movies (nerds) and you can’t fault them for not being professional comedians (nerds) or comedy writers (nerds).

This line, though, truly made me laugh out loud.

Only one Paquin away from being the gayest Rolling Stone cover ever!

Here’s the pic.  Click through for a larger version.

Not Cool, Aint It Cool News

This recent post at AICN, a site I have frequented for years and appreciate for the many “cool” things it reports on, just posted an article on the Survivor Nicaragua cast.

This picture is followed by pictures and specs on the female cast, then just specs on the male cast.

Seriously, what’s the big deal with throwing  a few more pics of the men?  Hurting for hard drive space (I’ll lend you my USB key)?  Trying to finally weed out all of the women geeks (I’ll lend you my “No Gurls Allowed” clubhouse sign)?  You would think with the headline “Revealed!! The Oldster Cast of SURVIVOR NICARAGUA!!” the pics might just feature the old people, but why just the women (I know why).

Bonehead move.  Lame.