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January 30, 2007

Moneys

Rob @ 10:17 PM

There are people in the world who will happily pay over $500 for a damn shirt.

In other news, I lost 25 cents in the snack machine at work today.

January 28, 2007

Oh yes..

Rob @ 12:59 AM

Ohhhhh yes!

January 22, 2007

Namey things

Rob @ 12:58 AM

I'm a bit more comfortable in that Second Life stuff now, so I'll own up to my identity there. If you partake in this particular brand of virtual crack, feel free to say hi to "Rob Triskaidekaphobia."

And now, for something completely different.. an first-initial-based quiz nicked from the Snowgrouse.

1. Actor/Actress: Rik Mayall
2. 4 letter word: Real
3. Street name: Riverside Drive, from either Manhattan or Back To The Future
4. Color: Red
5. Gift/present: Rock music
6. Vehicle: Rollerskates
7. Tropical Location: República Dominicana
8. College Major: Really didn't go to college.
9. Dairy Product: Rotten cheese
10. Thing in a Souvenir Shop: Raunchy sayings on t-shirts
11. Boy Name: Rufus
12. Girl Name: Roxanne
13. Movie Title: Room Service
14. Beer: Really don't drink or know anything about beer, but Wikipedia turns up "Rolling rock"
15. Occupation: Rooster Plucker
16. Flower: Rose
17. Celebrity: Roger Taylor
18. Magazine: Radio Ink
19. U.S. City: Raleigh, NC
20. Band: The Residents

January 15, 2007

Oh hell no…

Rob @ 4:53 AM

..I did not just register and install Second Life.

Please tell me I am not actually trying out an MMO.

*sigh*

Oh well, at least now I can blame it on my inner OSS-zealot.

January 10, 2007

Gratuitous Lyrics Post

Rob @ 9:26 PM

Warning: it's a hell of a nerdy one..

I Am the Very Model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer
from Doctor Who and the Pirates by Jacqueline Rayner
sung to the tune of the Major-General's Song by Gilbert & Sullivan

I am the very model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer,
I've information on all things a Gallifreyan holds most dear,
I've linked into the Matrix through its exitonic circuitry,
I understand dimensional and relative chronometry.

I'm very well acquainted too with matters of the Capitol,
I'll give you verse and chapter on Panopticonian protocol,
I've been into the Death Zone and I've played the Game of Rassilon--
(Rassilon? Assilon, Bassilon.. ah-ha!)
With pestilential monsters that I got a lot of hassle from!

With pestilential monsters that he got a lot of hassle from!
With pestilential monsters that he got a lot of hassle from!
With pestilential monsters that he got a lot of hassle-hassle from!

I understand each language and I speak every vernacular,
I'll conjugate each verb obscure, decline each line irregular,
In short in every matter that a Gallifreyan holds most dear,
I am the very model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer.

In short in every matter that a Gallifreyan holds most dear,
he is the very model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer!

I've tackled shady Castellans with devious behavior,
I've sparred with Time Lord chancellors like Thalia, Goth, or Flavia.
In fact on some occasions I've held office Presidentially,
Though maybe I won't mention I was ousted out eventually.

I know just how it feels to be a wanted man and on the run,
But wouldn't leave the carefree buccaneering life for anyone,
Though sometimes my adventures seem absurdly operatical,
(Operatical? Hatical, patical.. ah-ha!)
With ups and down and twists and turns and incidents piratical.

With ups and down and twists and turns and incidents piratical!
With ups and down and twists and turns and incidents piratical!
With ups and down and twists and turns and incidents pirati-ratical!

I've sailed the seven seas of Earth and all the oceans of the Moon,
My trusty true Type 40 is my Gallifreyan picaroon,
But is this really what the average Gallifreyan holds most dear?
I wonder what they think about this Gallifreyan Buccaneer.

But is this really what the average Gallifreyan holds most dear!
We wonder what they think about this Gallifreyan Buccaneer!

But...

I've defeated evil robots such as Daleks, Quarks, and Cybermen,
I've overthrown dictators from Tobias Vaughn to Mavic Chen,
I've rescued helpless maidens from the devastating Viking hordes,
Vanquished Autons, Axons, Daemons, Krotons, Monoids, Vampires, Voords.

I've liberated planets and delivered them from total war,
Saved Earth, Manussa, Dulkis, Skonnos, Earth, Tigella, Earth once more,
In short I know I am the truest Rassilonian legate,
(Legate? Decate, Hecate.. Hecate? Mm, not sure if that's canonical.. ah-ha! I have it!)
And so to Time Lords all I say remember me to Gallifrey!

A sentiment we all agree, remember him to Gallifrey!
A sentiment we all agree, remember him to Gallifrey!
A sentiment we all agree, remember him to Galli-Gallifrey!

I'm not content to just observe, I am a bold adventurer,
Though other Time Lords mock this Gallifreyan interventioner,
I know in every matter that a Time Lord really should hold dear,
I am the very model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer.

We know in every matter that a Time Lord really should hold dear,
He is the very model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer!

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