As Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell mentioned subtly in her column last Sunday, I will be joined in Las Vegas by several members of our skunkworks team here at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive — including Tim Richardson, Levi Chronister, Deryck Hodge, Cara McCoy and Sean Stoops.

Uh, surprise?
Every news outlet is running with the Anna Nicole Smith (or, as MSNBC calls her, "America's Rose," which is an affront to both this country and all of botany) autopsy results, which shouldn't be any surprise to anyone with a brain stem. Can we please move on to the next vacuous distraction from relevance? (The Onion, bless their collective heart, nails it again: Anna Nicole Smith Finally Reaches Target Weight.)

Ruben Navarrette Jr. tries to clarify his last column. Sadly, he's not even that good of a writer (or reader, apparently): the beginning of his last paragraph ("The point of my earlier commentary is that...") is a pretty solid indicator of his need to clarify a point that should be evident, that he's tasked with making evident. Worse, he's now writing about himself and about his columns, and that's the fingerprint of a self-absorbed columnist (also see Simmons, Bill), and hey, maybe someone else finds that interesting. Not me. From where I sit, it's just lazy and arrogant, and I get enough of that in my media already.
sigma7: Sims (Hedwig O RLY?)
( Mar. 21st, 2007 07:36 am)
A Babelfish translation of a text-only post on [ profile] soveshnik:

Owl no one pecked!!!

Extraordinary proishestviye in the capital zoo. This morning THE MEDIA they reported that the owl to death pecked man.

Reporting in the program "Conduct- Moscow":
Is the day before in the morning approximately into seven hour the servant of the zoo, which came to feed birds in the cell, where owl was contained, actually revealed the body of man. As that be killeden fell into the cell and which occurred with that night, until now, accurately unknown. Initially the colleagues of zoo assumed that the man attempted to steal bird, and to it it was necessary to protect. The wounds were discovered on the head of man.

"according to the results of dissection the reason for death was established supercooling. Tramva, which was discovered on the head, it not was connected the cause-effect connection none with death it had ".

In connection with this procuratorship will be accepted the solution about the refusal in the criminal complaint for this fact.
sigma7: Sims (o rly? the original!)
( Feb. 4th, 2007 05:56 pm)
So it's finally the big day -- after months of anticipation, it's O RLY? versus YA RLY in Superb Owl I. Warning: huge, image-filled, rambling and entirely pointless. )
Note: I'm not going to post NSFW (definition) or NSFA images, certainly not intentionally. (It may be noted that my standards are becoming a little jaded with repeated exposure to the LJRPG. Goatse and Tubgirl just bounce right off now.) If I err, lemme know ASAP and I'll strike it down.

About the most extreme I'm going to get in terms of...well, general owie-ness are the last two images of these 20 images below. The first is supposed to be graphic violence, but it's from a Uwe Boll movie, so it screams of fakery. The second is an ear piercing, that's all. ...It's extreme ear-piercing. If you're of weak fortitude, stop at the soccer-playing crow, or, just to be safe, Mormon vs. Ninja.

Not doing this to offend or to sicken; I can do that easily enough. It's just a momentary diversion, and if it's too much for y'all, then there's no point, is there?

Say goodbye to free time and brain cells below.... )
Is there anything sadder than an owl with a permanent concussion? Part of a great if small Flickr set of owls, including an adorable screech owl.

Am preparing another picspam barrage, including some archived pics. Thankfully my repository of 6500+ downloaded pics survived the XP-nuking-from-orbit, so some older but still noteworthy images will be appearing.

Still feel sick, but less congested. Dead tired. But too much to do today. Stoopid work.
Anti-virus vendor Sophos has discovered a worm that attempts to send a photograph of an owl to attached network printers.

The W32/Hoots-A worm is written in Visual Basic, spreading via network shares. When it infects a computer it attempts to send a graphical image of an owl with the legend "O RLY?" to a number of predefined print queues.
Nintendo's next-gen gaming console is no longer named "Revolution." Instead, it'll be called...sigh..."Wii."

Introducing … Wii.

As in “we.”

While the code-name “Revolution” expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer.

Wii will break down that wall that separates video game players from everybody else.

Wii will put people more in touch with their games … and each other. But you’re probably asking: What does the name mean?

Wii sounds like “we,” which emphasizes this console is for everyone.

My reaction exactly.

Also, via [ profile] beagle1971, Pimp My Snack. Sweet holy God.
sigma7: Sims (Hermione O RLY)
( Jan. 28th, 2006 11:02 am)
If the Collegian had this article, I'd try to steal every copy, like I did for the infamous Spunky incident. Via [ profile] orly_owls:


And speaking of the Collegian, I had to explain to two faculty members the other day why it's spelled "Campus Fourum" -- it made more sense when we had the entire logo reprinted online:



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