Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Random Thoughts for Today

No intro to this fact, the sentence you are reading right now is NOT an intro, just to be clear. Any said resemblance to an actual intro is entirely coincidental, and not legally binding. In addition, the word "introduction" has been left out of this intro to emphasize the non-intro-ness of the this non-intro. Except, of course, for inclusion in the last sentence, which has no bearing in this matter beside the actual emphasis in the non-intro-ness emphasising sentence.

- You have never actually seen the present. By the time the light reflecting off any object hits your eyes, a tiny fraction of time has already passed. You are always looking at the past.

- Are Klingons dog people and Vulcans cat people? Just asking.

- George Patton invented a Calvary saber in 1913 (which was adopted by the US army) - one of the last official swords to be manufactured for use in combat. This information is a great way to break the ice when meeting your in-laws (make sure to blurt it out in mid-conversation with no frame of reference).

- The world of Blogger etiquette - is it polite to comment on someones blog if they comment on yours? I'm not sure of the answer to this, only I try my best to do so (if I find the blog interesting). Also, what are the rules on "biting your tongue?" For example, I generally find dating posts nauseating, but that doesn't give me the right to say so on someones blog. I suppose there are no set rules on this.

- If I were a woodchuck, I would insist on being called "Woodcharles."

- Have you ever noticed Tonya Harding and Britney Spears are never in the same place? Coincidence?

Well, that's all for today.


Okay, now that's all.


Not so little Woman said...

That part about the Woodchuck being called a "Woodcharles" was great!

Now, in terms of the dog/cat people question... Do you really think Vulcans would choose a cat vs. a dog? I ask because Vulcans are very logical, so they would see that the two are very different animals, so choosing between one or the other doesn't make sense.

What we should explore, however, is the fact that you put us poor dog lovers as Klingons (not too logical, to say the least) and you, cat owner, as a Vulcan. Biased, very biased.

Jarod said...

NSLW - Yes, but I also like dogs! Hey, wait a minute, you don't want to be associated with Klingons? What have you got against Klingons? Eh? Eh?

LisaBinDaCity said...

Blogger etiquette according to Lisa B. aka the Emily Post of the Blogosphere ;-)

Yes, it's polite to comment on other people's blogs if they comment on yours. At least once anyway. As for not biting your tongue? Definitely at your own risk. I have pissed off several people by being totally honest with them ;-)

Not so little Woman said...

Oh no! I don't want Klingon bad mood against me! I've got nothing against the Klingons! Nothing! They are a pretty interesting race, full of brave warriors. It's just that I like Vulcans better... Just look at Spock!

Jarod said...

I heard Spock cooks a mean omelette. It's just a rumor, of course.

ChickyBabe said...

1. I love this one. I'm still trying to catch up with that tiny fraction.
2. Nope. Klingons prefer wolves and Vulcans have no emotions to play with cats. But give me a few hours in a holodeck...
4. Always nice to reciprocate but if you have nothing in common, it's difficult to continue reading/commenting. I'm for freedom of speech on blogs but they have become way too PC. I'd say what I think but not in an offensive way. But if you find those posts nauseating, why not stop reading them?

But let's talk Klingons...

Jarod said...

CB - True - I have stopped reading blogs if all they post are things I find grating (like constant male-bashing, or every single post a complaint of some kind). But usually blogs have a variety of topics, so no big deal.
At any rate - Q'plah!

Jen said...

My stance on comments usually is "if you don't have anything nice/insightful/funny to say, why say anything at all?". But that's just me.