Quote of the day: “There's no such thing as soy milk. It's soy juice.” ~ Lewis Black
Song of the day: “Lost Cause” by Beck.
State of mind: distracted
Which do you think is worse: being blind, or having the ability to see but every time you look at something it feels like you have an entire beach of sand in your eyes and because of that you squint like Mr. Magoo?
I was perusing the Amazon.com site today looking for a little inspiration on what to get my nephew (and I decided on Samurai Jack seasons 1 & 2, that lucky brat!) when I came across this:
Know It All Now he has a One A Day calendar. And that reminded me of a time way long ago when I dated this guy who was obnoxiously smart *coughHenrycough* that had a fun time kicking my ass in Trivial Pursuit.
One day I had decided I had had enough and I got the box of Trivia Pursuit out of the closet and for a few weeks proceeded to memorize every single answer on all of the clue cards. It worked. The next time we played, I dominated! I was on fire! I was cheating!! But then I chickened out and got a few answers “wrong” because I thought he would figure out I had done something. Oh well. Sweet victory will come to me some other way.
Anyhow, the reason I bring that up is that if I were to pull out that very same box of Trivia Pursuit and try to answer all those questions, I am fairly confident that I would remember the answer to none of them. Use it or loose it I believe is the motto here, and what are the chances that guy who read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica is going to need to recall that Hans Conon von der Gabelentz was the minister of the duchy of Saxe-Altenburg from 1848 to 1849, or that rinderpest is an acute, highly contagious viral disease of ruminant animals, primarily cattle, that is common in Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and the Middle East? Not very often I bet.
We had a set of encylopedias when I was a kid. Funk and Wagnells. My mother bought thme just so she could say, "oh, go look it up in the Funk and Wangells!" Strange woman, my mother.
Oh well. Here is a little fun courtesy of me and photobucket. Enjoy.
PS- Firefly is on again tomorrow on the Sci Fi channel at 7:00 EST. “The Train Job”!
Angel quote of the day:
Fred: Weird. I'm getting electromagnetic readings consistent with spiritual entities, but there's no ectoplasmic matrix.