A near perfect tweet

I don’t do this often (enough?) but this tweet from Won­derel­la is so pitch per­fect on the top­ic of the Oxford Dic­tio­nary and Miley Cyrus, that I can’t help myself:

A Tax on People Who Are Bad at Math

Here is what is annoy­ing about the lot­tery. If the two peo­ple who won yes­ter­day had played the Power­ball Sim­u­la­tor twice a week for the equiv­a­lent of 7,000 years (like I did yes­ter­day), they would not have won (like I did not win). Then they would have said to them­selves, “Self, them is some bad odds. I’m gonna go watch some TV.”

Arr. Prob­a­bil­i­ty, I hate you.

Love your dog? Want a good cry?

My office mate, who has three dogs, sent me a link to this movie. I start­ed to watch it, real­ized what it was about, and hasti­ly stopped play­back. After I screwed up the courage, I watched it with the sound off. I don’t think I would have made it through with the sound on. So here I am, rec­om­mend­ing this movie even though I haven’t actu­al­ly seen it. I may watch it lat­er. Maybe.

Last min­utes with ODEN

Fun­ny thing is, it makes me want to ride my bike (which is some­thing I don’t do… not a “bike guy”)… and get tat­toos (which I should point out, is also some­thing I don’t do). And hug my dog. Mason’s been with us for the bet­ter part of twelve years, and I’ve been prepar­ing myself for the day he dies for sev­er­al of those years now. Just think­ing about it makes me well up. I’m going to be a wreck that day.

MMOD technology fascinates me

Yes, I’m watch­ing some bas­ket­ball these days. Actu­al­ly, right this minute. I have a very lit­tle expe­ri­ence with stream­ing video (hey-o, Creighton!) but despite that I remain inter­est­ed in stream­ing tech. At least enough to find this arti­cle on the tech­nol­o­gy behind CBS’ March Mad­ness On Demand offer­ings pret­ty inter­est­ing. Maybe even fas­ci­nat­ing. But I might also be a geek.

Order Yourself an Offbeat Soda Pop

I saw this a year ago, and thought the basic idea of this store was so cool that I went ahead and ordered a case of weird sodas. They sell stuff you can find at your local organic/specialty store, but they also car­ry nano-brew sodas I’ve nev­er seen before (or since). Super expen­sive, all things con­sid­ered, but you should real­ly try a cucum­ber soda before you die.

http://kottke.org/10/09/soda-pop-stop

See­ing this on kottke.org today made me think about order­ing from them again. Also, while cucum­ber is super fas­ci­nat­ing, rose-fla­vored was most­ly good smelling, but I wouldn’t get it again.  Also-also, if you’ve had one local brew sarsaparilla/root beer, you’ve had them all, so don’t waste your expen­sive case slots on one of them.

Order some­thing, and sup­port the small guy: http://sodapopstop.com/. I’ll join you.