m31andy: (New Scientist)
Isn't 42 after all. It's brain bleach. Let me explain...

Via [livejournal.com profile] newscientist according to Conservapedia, E no longer equals MC squared

Read the whole thing - it's boggling. But if you can't/don't want to, here's my brief analysis/piss-take...

under a cut, because I'm verbose )
m31andy: (Cream Pie)
Dear friendslist,

I've just had the most weird pizza ordering conversation evar. When ordering a second custom pizza for myself, [livejournal.com profile] cuvalwen and [livejournal.com profile] guvngladys, the pizzaman couldn't stop laughing at me. So tell me, oh friendslist, is chicken tandoori, chicken tikka, mango, mushroom and broccoli such an absurd topping combo???

Yours, bewildered...

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Dec. 5th, 2006 05:05 pm
m31andy: (New Scientist)
Is it sad to feel a moment of pride when I manage to achieve a new record of 7 minutes, 15 seconds for setting up a purchase order? (That's from entering the PO, through QA and through the Budget Authoriser!)

Actually, that *is* a rhetorical question!

It's turned into a busy day, what with NAO checks, more urgent work dumped on the team and a couple of crises hitting other members of the office. Thankfully, I've managed to sort out as much as I can, so that's good.

Anyway, a bit of a chuckle.

I was trawling through some of my old documents, trying to tidy up / file and came across a number of old New Scientist Feedback articles on "Semiopathy" (circa 2002). It is also known as semantic vertigo, arising from ambiguous grammar, but I prefer to call it "The Campaign For Suitable Pauses in the Middle of Sentences Strikes Again!!!" (usually in a very loud voice!)

This, of course, is the pathology of deliberately mis-reading signs and notices for humorous effect. The most obvious one of course is the printer "input jam". I've heard strawberry works quite well, but if you use raspberry, make sure it's seedless!

But there are some absolute pearlers:

The Candidates )

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