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Nerdy Life of Mine

Just mild-mannered blogger & podcaster! Fighting a never-ending battle for fandoms & sharing all my misadventures in life.

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August 2013

Steam Powered Giraffe; VidCon 2013

What do you think of James Spader being cast as the titular supervillain Ultron?

I Miss You Hunter S. Thompson

“But with the throttle screwed on, there is only the barest margin, and no room at all for mistakes. It has to be done right… and that’s when the strange music starts, when you stretch your luck so far that fear becomes exhilaration and vibrates along your arms. You can barely see at a hundred; the tears blow back so fast that they vaporize before they get to your ears. The only sounds are the wind and a dull roar floating back from the mufflers. You watch the white line and try to lean with it… howling through a turn to the right, then to the left, and down the long hill to Pacifica… letting off now, watching for cops, but only until the next dark stretch and another few seconds on the edge… The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others- the living- are those who pushed their luck as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later. But the edge is still Out there. Or maybe it’s In. The association of motorcycles with LSD is no accident of publicity. They are both a means to an end, to the place of definitions.”
Hunter S Thompson
“Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (1966)”

 

Love These Random Conversation With My Sister

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Thanks To A Friend For Finding This Gem

So earlier this morning one of my friends forwarded this link to me just after I posted Times Are Hard. But Things Are Looking Up. The link was from  The Huffington Post By , the post was about Bill Watterson’s Uplifting Advice To College Grads, Illustrated In ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ Style. Personally this hit way to close to home for me. So close that about half way through the comic my eyes started to water up. It seems everyday I hear what other people’s ideas are about my life and what I should be doing or my favorite line,”looks like you missed you’re calling”. When looking at this comic I can’t help but see myself and my family. I’ve always love Watterson’s work and with this little comic he has changed my out look on life. Thank you Bill Watterson and thank you Samantha Jayne for sending me this.

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Burning Man from above

Hot new item for habitual nose pickers

Oh how I love Japan!!

RocketNews24

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The feeling of wanting to pick one’s nose is something that every boy and girl can relate to. Unfortunately, society frowns upon people who blatantly go on a booger hunt. In Japan, even blowing your nose in public can be considered bad manners! We’re not sure how sniffling up your snot for hours is better than dispelling it all in one go, but that’s beside the point.

Bandai has a brand new product to ease that natural urge. When your nose has an itch that you’re just twitching to pick, here’s a prosthetic nose that you can pick even in public!

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Firing Marijuana at Jail via Bow and Arrow

No.. Green Arrow he is NOT HAHAHA! Really? At what point does that even sound like a good idea?

NewsFeed

The Green Arrow he’s not, but David Wayne Jordan at least deserves credit for his creative attempt at allegedly trying to deliver marijuana to a Washington State jail inmate. His method? Tying a few grams of the plant to a hunting arrow and shooting it with a bow toward a mesh screen at the Whatcom County Jail.

But he still failed to hit the target, which led to his arrest on Tuesday on charges of trying to introduce contraband into a corrections facility.

Police say Jordan, 36, took the weed and shot it toward the screen which was part of a window to the jail’s recreation area, the Bellingham Herald reported. The screen’s openings would have easily accommodated the arrow and the intended recipient would have quickly gotten the package, said Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo. But Jordan turned out to be a poor marijuana marksman and the arrow…

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The Decline And Fall Of Flowtab, A Startup Story

TechCrunch

It started with an idea: How can we get our drinks more quickly at the bar? Dreamed up at 2 a.m. in Coloft, a Los Angeles coworking space, future founder Mike Townsend doodled up an iPad application mockup that he called Apptini to answer the question.

Apptini, a portmanteau of application and martini, wouldn’t last, but the product later known as Flowtab had been born. Its life became a startup story that most don’t tell: A company that didn’t make it. Technology as an industry worships success — the bigger and splashier the better. What’s often left unsaid or swept under the rug or buried under the guise of a micro acqui-hire is failure. And lots of it.

Young companies die by the hundreds in Silicon Valley, but you would hardly know it by reading your local blog. Flowtab, now a shuttered product, did something following its demise that I’ve…

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