esther_asphodel: abtract flowers (abtract flowers)
It must be a slow day at work. A couple of the techs went past my office earlier, carrying a vacationing co-worker's desk.

ETA: And now they are putting up caution tape and warning lights where the desk was.
esther_asphodel: buffy is not buying it (not convinced)
This is the sort of thing I have to deal with at family gatherings.

Warped Uncle: "You can't tell that it is the end times until you have been kissed by a South American camel."

Everyone else (with pained expressions): "Why?"

Warped Uncle: "Because it's the alpaca-lypse."
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So the Sci Fi channel is changing its name Syfy, and is being deservedly mocked for it all over the internet. Not that this is all that surprising. It's been obvious for years that the network is run by twits. Tactless twits at that. Check out six paragraphs down on that last link:

“The name Sci Fi has been associated with geeks and dysfunctional, antisocial boys in their basements with video games and stuff like that, as opposed to the general public and the female audience in particular,” said TV historian Tim Brooks, who helped launch Sci Fi Channel when he worked at USA Network.

Suddenly, many of their programing decisions make do much more sense.
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The fact that I can be completly distracted from porn by re-organizing my bookmarks is probably a sign that I'm a total nerd.
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In honor of the incipient zombie apocalypse, I present the chilling tale of The Zombie Parrot
esther_asphodel: Susan Ivanova thinks you have a problem with your brain being missing (brain missing)
Apparently, lame plagiarism excuses are universal.  The professor teaching the class on vampires that I’m taking was quite annoyed yesterday.  One of the part time teachers on campus had tried to teach a class that followed a very similar outline, including the same set of very obscure sources.  One of them was a movie called “The Addiction”, which isn’t even available in the USA. It turns out that she had taken the class before.  My professor even got the “but it’s a compliment!” and “I thought you weren’t teaching it anymore” excuses.  You would think they could be a little more creative.  And no, finding something unusual to steal, like a class syllabus,  doesn't count.
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I have clearly been on the internet too long, when phrases like OMGWTFARMADILLOS start turning up in my class notes. Even if it does fit the situation. We were watching the Bela Lugosi Dracula for my film class, and I can not imagine why Dracula’s castle had a couple of armadillos running around in the courtyard. It was decorated in Early Addams Family, (black and white films don’t usually do subtle, as far as I can tell), so maybe they were supposed to be exotic and strange?
At least to someone from the California in the thirties?
Still, I think this was the first film we’ve watched all semester where at least some of the parts we were laughing at were intended to be funny. Even if the bats were laughably fake.


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