I recently was turned on to Joe Mathlete Explains Today's Marmaduke, which is surprisingly funny considering the stupidity of the strip. But as I read today's, I realized why I find it funny: whenever I read it, it's narrated in my head by the Arrested Development narrator. It's that same kind of humor, explaining the ridiculous (or in Marmaduke's case, stupid) in an authoritative manner which somehow makes the scenario even more ridiculous (or in Marmaduke's case, actually funny). If only he could get Ron Howard to narrate the site.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Twice in as many days, complete strangers have guessed me a software engineer. The first time was yesterday at Green Flash as I was getting my growler filled. As I recall, the exact term the guy -- himself a software engineer -- used was
software weenie. And today as I was conversating with the cashier at Trader Joe's, he told me he thought me a software engineer.
My working hypothesis, given this data and the data collected from my experiences with the Farmer's Market evangelists, is that I eat like an atheist and drink like a software engineer. I was buying alcohol both times I was pegged an engineer and eating dinner every time the evangelists bothered me at Farmer's. But how does one eat in such a way as to proclaim a lack of belief in god? How does one drink like an engineer? Do I also drink like an atheist and eat like a software engineer?
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
An excerpt from this week's always exciting dev meeting.
- So get those self-evaluations in to me. Shouldn't take too long. Have your spouse do it for you.
- Damn it. Now I need to find a spouse.
- Yeah, they're nifty.
Perhaps someone who's married can chime in as to the niftiness of spouses.