Friday, June 30, 2006

Stereotypical crooks on the loose

We got this scary notice from the police department the other day saying there have been some burglaries in the neighborhood.


... so I'm keeping an eye out for this guy:


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Have we learned nothing from H.P. Lovecraft?

According to this press release, the University of Calgary is sending researchers to investigate an "alien-like glacier" deep in the Arctic Circle.

Beauchamp discovered the spring in the mid-1990s when he noticed a yellow stain on the snow while passing over the Borup Fiord Pass in a helicopter. He eventually visited the site and noticed the strong smell of rotten eggs that indicated the presence of sulfur. Grasby then visited the in 1999 and 2001 and collected samples of the water and mineral deposits from the spring, which contained new forms of bacteria and an extremely rare mineral known as vaterite.

Somewhere, Cthulhu's laughter rings out.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Anal trivia

For lack of anything better to do, I was rummaging around on our company's intranet when I came across an archive of trivia questions that had been in the newsletter. Among them, this one:
Question: Which is the only planet in our solar system to rotate on its side?
Answer: Uranus
As it turns out, you can substitute "Uranus" for any answer and it's hilarious:

Question: What is the name of the cat in the smurfs?

Question: Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

Question: What animal is responsible for the most human deaths worldwide?