Irritating

You know what’s really irritating? When the holidays come and no one posts in their blogs.

Um.

Do you know what else is really irritating? These games.

What does Google Know?

If you want to explore some of Google’s Hidden Features, you’ll find out Google can be used as a calculator, a dictionary, and a weather forecaster. It might even know where you live. It’s gonna turn into an A.I. any day now.

The party of nothing but stupid excuses

So the new House Dems plan to extend the legislative work week from 3 days to 5. You know, something more like what normal people do in their jobs. Apparently, some find this work thing to be a bit distasteful:

“Keeping us up here eats away at families,” said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. “Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families — that’s what this says.”

Sure, that’s what this says. Not, “we elected you to do a particular job so you actually have to work for your pay now.”

Some of the Dems also act like they’ve never had a job in their lives, either:

The new schedule poses a headache for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who runs her 7-year-old daughter’s Brownie troop meetings on Monday afternoons in Weston, Fla. “I’ll have to talk to the other mothers and see if we can move it to the weekend,” she said.

Yes, you might have to move that meeting. Meanwhile, a large number of women and men in your state are working multiple jobs and never get to attend these kinds of meetings at all. Want to do something about that, perhaps?

Can you make it in an Easy-Bake Oven?

No Knead Bread – A Rustic Loaf!: it seems so easy!

Look at the ingredients:

3 cups all purpose flour or bread flour

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon instant yeast

1 1/2 cups water

How hard could this be? I have all of these ingredients but yeast. It takes 5 minutes of prep time and away we go!

But I don’t have a large glass mixing bowl.

Or an appropriate baking pan.

Or what seems to be the several hours needed to FINISH the darn bread. Hrm. I think it’s easier to just buy pre-made stuff at the store. If anyone tries this, let me know how it goes.

From the absurd to the “gah, I’m completely stuck”

See, without the Internet we’d probably never come across anything like The Nietzsche Family Circus, would we?

And where else would we find guess the URL games? We’d be stuck reading books or watching MASH reruns or something.

Tough Subjects: Abortion, Religion, Breast Feeding, Comic Books, Rats, and Laundry

Another tab dump:

The Road To Forced Abortions Is Paved With Bad Legislation: Is parental notification helpful at all?

A Concession Letter: Wow, this was obnoxious.

It’s only natural! for us to judge you if you don’t totally love it: Reasons to breast feed which include “Done correctly, you can look like you’re doing something really important while you take a nap.”

Musings – Her Story: Thoughts about Kitty, Emma, and Joss.

GALACTUS IS COMING!: Be prepared.

Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-catcher: The internet is just full of stuff like this. Everything you wanted to know about catching rats in the 19th century.

Folding t-shirts: A simple technique. Can it possibly work?

WorklifeWizard: Actually, I’m not sure what’s here. I’m blogging it in the hopes I’ll remember to check it out later.

This seems familar

I’m positive these students were in Seth’s political science class at Northwestern.

Guaranteed to contain no bits of chewed-up armor

Because they don’t contain real dragon meat, Welsh Dragon Sausages need a new name.

OMFG! There’s Punditslash?

So Making Light has found out fans are now writing Punditslash. Typical example:

Title: Indecision 2006

Pairing: Stephen Colbert/Jon Stewart

Rating: NC-17

Summary: The way Indecision 2006 should have been.

No! No! No! It was perfectly fine the way it was. It didn’t need anything approaching an NC-17 rating. Really. Thanks.

I fear what fiction this scene will generate.

Must inspire interesting dreams

Everything in this hotel room is outlined in black. Freaky.