Things I learned today (23)

As Stephen Stills once noted, “There’s something happening here / What it is ain’t exactly clear.” The following will almost certainly not help.

  • Apparently some flash drives are machine-washable.
  • Personally, I prefer Pensoderm.
  • Shaving your legs entails certain risks.
  • The emoticon turns twenty-six. :)
  • Photoshop comes into its own as an anti-smoking tool.
  • Forget those black holes. Is the Large Hadron Collider destroying the nation’s economy?
  • DNA can be used to trace dog doo, assuming that’s what you want to do.
  • Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition United States Illuminati.
  • At long last, the official Privilege Pecking Order.
  • What could possibly be more heinous a crime than murder? Why, selling cocaine, of course.
  • Coyotes did not eat Paris Hilton’s dogs.
  • Shouldn’t we have lost an airline or two by now?

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4 comments

  1. McGehee »

    21 September 2008 · 9:44 am

    At long last, the official Privilege Pecking Order.

    I couldn’t read that whole thing, so could anyone tell me where “Not Bat(guano) Insane Privilege” falls on that continuum?

  2. CGHill »

    21 September 2008 · 10:13 am

    The Not Insane don’t worry about such considerations, therefore they are not included in the rankings.

    It’s some catch, that Catch-22.

  3. McGehee »

    21 September 2008 · 2:51 pm

    Indeed. That puts us simultaneously at the top and the bottom of the list.

  4. fillyjonk »

    21 September 2008 · 3:52 pm

    Some flash drives can survive a trip through the washing machine? Live and learn. (That’s one of my minor worries – that some day I will come home with the thing still in my pocket, throw whatever it was I had on in the wash, lose the easiest way to transport the information I use in my lectures. [I’m not foolish enough to have just one copy, so I wouldn’t permanently lose it, but the flash drive certainly is handy.]).

    I’m not quite willing to go “Mythbusters” on that one, though. (It would be kind of a fun test, if you had a bunch of flash drives you didn’t mind sacrificing…and a computer USB port you wouldn’t mind gumming up.

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