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8601 – 8 days.

Pumpkins are the only living organism with triangle eyes.

Want to Read the story?

Or just watch it in lego format?

Random Scotto factoid – I have always possessed an odd fondness for windmills. When I see them in movies, or as cookies, it just makes me happy… especially the old-style 4-sailed sorts, though the weird farm-propeller ones are also keen. Long before I ever read Don Quixote de la Mancha.

I like water-driven mills too, for that matter.

365 days of scotto – day 7

8572 – They’re coming for you, Barbara.


So many acronyms full of potential around me these days!

Here’s a hidden program in Windows Xp, it is a very useful graphics tool for designing your own fonts, logos and icons.

To start the program go to Run in the Start Menu then type eudcedit and click OK.

It will then open the program, and you just select a hexadecimal code for your first character from the grid to start then click OK and you are now ready to begin designing. Using the set of drawing tools on the left you can do your own design. When you have finished you can save your character, either in a particular font, or all fonts. via

I just downloaded Night of the Living Dead down to my PSP. you can d/l it or watch it directly on archive.org or google video. It’s one of my all-time fave scary movies.

Happiness is Roddy MacDowell with silly string on most recent Columbo. I honestly don’t know if I prefer him in protagonist or antagonist roles. It did really put the focus on the dangers of smoking and “modern answering machines”, if nothing else. It seems that Columbo went from drinking bourbon on the job in ’68 to passing on booze entirely in ’72. I wonder if the Mrs. turned him around?

1 year ago – bro rehab issues, fun in 2nd life, riverwalk, 404 fun, spidey song, pinwheels / world peace day pics, reggae

2 years ago – MM issues, water, C-Mon & Kypski’s – Shittybum, Ookla, picture meme.

3 years ago – IHOP with Kev & Bheesh, Rose, Zombie Pinups, Space Art in Kids books, Title caps.

4 years ago – mental fog, Finn & Chupa aren’t loved, sculpey, eraser clay

5 years ago – Fussing sans A/C, Word association poll, KFC Japan

6 years ago – The Laundry event, Newt, Cherry Coke, Quit the Everway GroupGeotarget

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8409 – What sort of Chess Piece do you move like?

Why? (answer in comments, my answer is below)

Poll was brought on by hearing that the knight on a chessboard has to move in an “L” shape because back then, the horse had to be turned left or right for the knight to get close enough to hit someone with a sword or mace.

Sometimes I think that I shuffle that way, behaviorally (is that a word?). I move off to the side, and then a bit forward. (or vice versa) It seems to progress effectively, I have to shift a bit, laterally.

It’s also worth noting that I am *horrid* at chess… I still haven’t grasped the best strategies of the game. I do very well at simpler ones, like Go, Othello (Reversi), Pente, Checkers, and the likeGeotarget

8396 – Wehd-nehz-day.

I stayed home from work yesterday… but Dan came by to visit after 5pm – we checked out Lord of the Rings Online.. signed up for the Beta. Helped Danny figure out what sort of machine he’d need to play it, graphics-wise and such. No movie or Japanese foodies.

After sniffing out gaming tech online, we played pirates (see icon) – each of us won a game, and both were very close. I had superior firepower, he had speed on his side. Ramming and boarding were actually to my benefit for the first time ever playing the game.

I gave him a Rubyred Labs T-shirt as a victory gift from my valleyschwag pack. (I kept the stickers and perplexCity cards) Newt got along with Danny quite well, save for when Dan drew first blood in the pirates game… he exclaimed “BLAM!” quite loudly, and Newt leapt up on the table and yelled at him, and took a swabby-paw swat at his face. I swear, Newt’s more of a watchdog than a scaredy-cat.

After playing, we decided to stretch our legs, and yawns came in a rapid collection of waves… hard to guess what caused it. I think I yawned about 25 times in rapid succession… to the point where I got a little light-headed. Danny followed suit shortly afterward, though he only yawned about four or five times.

We went upstairs to the snack bar, but Target had no coffee, so we hit *$ on the way back. He bought me a pirate booster, so now I have a corsair and an American Ship… plus a Corsair guy that can create temporary fog banks with smoke bombs– not a bad addition to my current fleet of British, Spanish and pirate folks.

Dan’s shirt had a mermaid on it, but is no relation to the Feegee Mermaid. Yucka! – His shirt was more of one of these.(far more cute than feegee)

Going to grab a bite and visit with Tina today after work… should be a jim-dandy time. Perhaps we’ll swing by Dicey Rileys, too. I suspect Eddie Izzard is out, but I’m sure we can keep a steady stream of enjoyable banter going. I’m not used to having things happening outside of the HQ on “school nights”. It’s a refreshing change of venue.

Moment of Lyric – mp3

When your world is full of strange arrangements
And gravity won’t pull you through
You know you’re missing out on something
Well that something depends on you

All I’m saying, it takes a lot to love you
All I’m doing, you know its true
All I mean now, theres one thing
Yes one thing that turns this gray sky to blue

Thats the look, thats the look
The look of love

When your girl has left you out on the pavement (goodbye)
Then your dreams fall apart at the seams
Your reason for livings your reason for leaving
Don’t ask me what it means

Who’s got the look? I don’t know the answer to that question
Where’s the look? if I knew I would tell you
What’s the look? look for your information
Yes there’s one thing, the one thing that still holds true

(whats that? )

Thats the look, thats the look
The look of love

If you judge a book by the cover,
Then you’d judge the look by the lover
I hope you’ll soon recover,
Me I go from one extreme to another

And though my friends just might ask me
They say Martin maybe one day you’ll find true love
I say maybe, there must be a solution
To the one thing, the one thing, we can’t find

Thats the look, thats the look
Sisters and brothers
Should help each other
Oh, oh, oh

Heavens above
Thats the look, thats the look, hip hip hooray, ay
Thats the look, thats the look, yippee ai yippee aiay
Thats the look, thats the look
Be lucky in love
Look of love

The Monkey Chow diaries

Imagine going to the grocery store only once every 6 months. Imagine paying less than a dollar per meal. Imagine never washing dishes,chopping vegetables or setting the table ever again. It sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

But can a human subsist on a constant diet of pelletized, nutritionally complete food like puppies and monkeys do? For the good of human kind,I’m about to find out. On June 3, 2006, I began my week of eating nothing but monkey chow: “a complete and balanced diet for the nutrition of primates, including the great apes.”

Hmm.. note the chow info page mentions *NON HUMAN PRIMATES*

Ground corn, Soybean meal, Cracked wheat, Sucrose,Wheat germ meal, Animal fat (preserved with BHA, propyl gallate and citric acid), Dried whole egg, Dicalcium phosphate, Calcium carbonate, Iodized salt,Vegetable oil, Choline chloride, Stabilized ascorbic acid (source of Vitamin C), Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Ferrous sulfate, Zinc oxide, Copper chloride, Manganous oxide, Cobalt carbonate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite,Vitamin A supplement,Vitamin D3 supplement,Vitamin E supplement, Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Niacin, Calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic acid, Biotin,Vitamin B12 supplement.

1 lb of chow per 35 lbs of monkey? Man… that’s a lot of food!

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Elite special forces troops being dropped behind enemy lines on covert missions are to ditch their traditional parachutes in favor of strap-on stealth wings.

Continue reading 8396 – Wehd-nehz-day.

8353 – Mamma’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers!

Well, Momster and Wilt are pretty sick and out of commission, so that frees up my Sunday brunch schedule. Walkies it is! I’m not going to dine out this morning, because I know it’s pretty much a universal restaurant crowd sort of holiday. It just means I can go to a non-mommy-type place with relative ease today… maybe a movie?

Had a lovely long phone talk yesterday, to make more vacation plans, but we ended up simply chitty-chatting… that was quite nice, too.

An Alien Saucer is hovering overhead. A cone of coherent lime green light erupts from the bottom center of the craft, and strikes a man walking down the street.

He vanishes with a flash, and a popping sound of air rushing to fill the void where he once was.

Poll inspired by this video. (quicktime, via)

Moment of Lyric – mp3

With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down

Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

Oh no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
Godzilla ga ginza hoomen e mukatte imasu!
Daishkyu hinan shite kudasai!
Daishkyu hinan shite kudasai!

Oh no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men

scottobear is radioactive. Wear protective clothing at all times.


From Go-Quiz.com

Some Nifty Found communities –

[info]adayinmylife – Share a whole day of your life in pictures.

[info]little_details – A place for writers to ask questions about details that they want to get right

1 year ago – feeling better, writing, Danny in june, chocolate lucky charms, james randi, Rippy RIP – now Viggo, Thomas Szasz, Flickr goes Ajax, ex-boss nearly a million in tax debt, times tables, hairy feet, Belle & Sebastian mp3, v for vendetta bg, jesus vs greek gods

2 years ago – Stan/Satan, Wifi in office (has since moved), first new palm pics, coming moonlight movies, Stay Tuned, Rawwr, Downtown ft laud treasures.

3 years ago – Update Virus Defs, Rainmaker, Frankie Mooch Phone booth, there stuff and quests

4 years ago – Termite inspection, apt shopping – tenants rights, web page fiddling, fonts, Tman, Name a Terrier

5 years ago – ossify, evil news, tumor talk, veggie pollGeotarget

8230 – variation on a meme, I pollified it.

feel free to post a guess in comments, if you can’t do the poll above.


SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Some people like to talk to their plants. Now, students at Singapore Polytechnic say they have created a plant that can communicate with people — by glowing when it needs water.

The students said on Tuesday that they have genetically modified a plant using a green fluorescent marker gene from jellyfish, so that it “lights up” when it is stressed as a result of dehydration.

The light is hard to detect with the naked eye but can be seen using an optical sensor developed in collaboration with students at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.

The development of such plants could help farmers to develop more efficient irrigation of cropsGeotarget

8092 – Time to row the ocean, I think.

GeotargetLetterman 1 – O’Reilly 0

“I have the feeling that 60% of what you say is crap…” and with that Dave Letterman captured the essence of what is Bill O’Reilly. (via onegoodmove thanks firpo for putting me on to that site)

Letterman gets in quite a few good shots in the video.


Moment of Lyric (swf video)

Lying in the corner of a room with a stick in my hand
I’m pointing my stick at a far away land
My stick it has no leaves it grieves me to say
I’m gonna find a new stick then I’ll be, I’ll be on my way

I want to row you across the ocean so blue
Till we find the man
Who kissed all the women in Japan

Old women with no face trying to call out my name
Screaming she’s just been stabbed by a
Chargrilled accountant from Spain
Would you like to dance with me
She whispers from three miles away
We could dance the tango the I’ll be,
Oh I will be on my way

I want to row you across the ocean so blue
Until we find the man
Who drowned all the children in Iran

Which Clue character are you?

I wonder how many people in the world worship the moon… actively pray and give offerings?

firefly crew quiz

7783 – Chex Mix of stuff.

I heard the sound of water dripping on tile, looked down, and noticed my foot was bleeding. A tiny puddle of red had formed, before I staunched the flow with a paper towel. I have no idea what I cut myself on, but I didn’t even feel it.

Going out to lunch with Jenjen this afternoon. Hopefully, it’ll be funfun!

I wonder what GrayPumpkin is up to these days… hopefully he’s just busy. Oct-Dec can be quite a time for him and Katt, visitor-wise and so on.

Ah, here’s my issue – error – VC316-2, VC316-1W – Video memory – Hardware

I suspect all the power spikes gave it a fry. Next paycheck, I’ll grab a new video card, and see how that works.

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Video Journal Entry. Nothing special, really.

I sometimes read the word “Flower” (like the plant) as “FLOH-er” (like something that flows).

Icon o’ the day – Rainbow Raider!

rainbow raider!

“We’re gonna find our father, but between everything here and there, we’re going to kill everything bad.”

I heard that quote played in the background while I was reading stuff online. The show was Supernatural but I thought about how keen it would be if these two were just delusional murderers raised by some psycho who got trotted off to jail. I flashed to the “monster hunters” are killing innocent people who were impeding there progress in recovering their father from some institution…. the show, instead of being another “Project Bluebook/X-files/Chill Game” type gig could instead be the insane POV of a pair of guys sublimating homicidal activities with some severe schizo hallucinations. Two guys traveling around leaving a trail of bodies in their wake, blaming invisible “monsters” nobody’s ever seen. The FBI is going to take ’em down, and soon.

That said, I actually kind of like Supernatural for what it actually is… yet another bogey-hunter show.

National Geographic has a live webcam pointed at an African watering hole. “Embark on a quiet adventure and watch wildlife gather at Pete’s Pond. Baby baboons scurry in the dust. Wildebeests push and shove to make room at the watering hole. Warthogs wallow in the mud. Catch these moments and more in these video clips.” See Also – Baby Panda cam! and of course, NewtCam.

I’m happy. I saw elephants. Speaking of which, this would make a great tattoo –

Last night’s fortune cookie –

“A well-aimed spear is worth three.”
Lucky numbers 34,25,14,33,40,8
Learn Chinese – Watch – Shau-baio

Random brain burp –

A Three-legged dog walks into a saloon and says “I’m looking for the man that shot my paw.”

Nyuk nyuk.

Tarot & Sandman meme