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Watch out for me

I scored as a non-dyke, though. I find it interesting that my main result is the one man in the bunch (maybe gender is that significant!).

Which Dyke to Watch Out For Are You?
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Stuart You are Stuart, partner and co-parent with bi-dyke Sparrow. You believe that values need to be backed up with action, which can make you a bit impulsive at times. Make sure to budget time and money in order to afford the winter-length utili-kilts and Air America Radio shirts you’ve had your eyes on.

Stuart
 
70%
Toni
 
65%
Lois
 
50%
Mo
 
40%
Sparrow
 
35%
Clarice
 
35%
Sydney
 
25%

Posted by seaking on 10-15-2007 at 09:10 pm
Posted in Comics, Links with 2 Comments

This Movie Bashes Government?

I received an e-mail the other day of news about They Might Be Giants, including this link to a video for the song “Shadow Government”, which is on their new album.  A pretty neat video, IMHO.

The animation style in the TMBG piece reminded me of a video that I saw a few years back at a film festival in Cincinnati.  That would be this video, by the band Bad Religion (to date, it’s the only song of theirs I’m familiar with).

Posted by seaking on 09-17-2007 at 10:09 pm
Posted in Arts/Media, Links with 0 Comments

Innerds

Another online quiz, this one to determine how nerdy one is, and in what ways. I didn’t score as highly as I thought I would.

One neat thing I liked about this quiz is that it has more than 2 options for answering the gender question. 🙂


NerdTests.com says I'm a Cool High Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!

Posted by seaking on 09-02-2007 at 01:09 pm
Posted in Humor, Links with 0 Comments

Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein

I find it hard to improve on that headline.

It sounds like the plot of a goofy comedy movie from the ’60’s, but it is apparently true.

The story can be found here.

I especially love the part about nobody noticing.

Posted by seaking on 03-02-2007 at 09:03 pm
Posted in Humor, Links, Surreal with 1 Comment

Like ‘Risk’, only more relevant

Courtesy of my friend Kevin’s blog, I discovered the site of a board game about the war on terror.  In fact, it’s called War on Terror, the Boardgame, in which you either fight terror, or support it, or both.

No, I’m not making this up.

To some people (who are not me), this may at first seem like it is in poor taste.  Reading further on the site will reveal that it’s just as much a political statement as an entertaining product.  I heartily agree with the statement they’re making, plus the game actually looks like a lot of fun (the illustrations are great, but the EVIL balaclava is really the clincher).

The game is unfortunately kind of pricey, but perhaps it will go on my birthday list.

Posted by seaking on 01-21-2007 at 02:01 pm
Posted in Humor, Links, Politics with 0 Comments

It’s a blog, it’s a post, it’s…

I found out about these quizzes from the blog of Mr. Matt Quirk.  Both results are surprising – I wouldn’t generally identify with either of these characters. (the less geeky among you are probably wondering why I’d identify with any comic book character…)
Your results:
You are Superman

Superman
75%
Spider-Man
60%
Hulk
55%
Robin
53%
Supergirl
53%
The Flash
40%
Catwoman
35%
Green Lantern
30%
Iron Man
30%
Wonder Woman
28%
Batman
20%
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz
Your results:
You are Mr. Freeze

Mr. Freeze
58%
Poison Ivy
39%
Apocalypse
30%
Dr. Doom
30%
Dark Phoenix
30%
Juggernaut
29%
The Joker
28%
Lex Luthor
27%
Green Goblin
25%
Mystique
25%
Catwoman
21%
Kingpin
20%
Magneto
20%
Venom
13%
Two-Face
9%
Riddler
8%
You are cold and you think everyone else should be also, literally.

Click here to take the “Which Super Villain am I?” quiz…

Posted by seaking on 12-31-2006 at 09:12 pm
Posted in Comics, Links with 0 Comments

Good names come in threes

I’ve added two new blog links to the sidebar, and you can tell they’re men of distinction, because they’re both named Sean.

Sean Pronay is a friend from Cincinnati, who I met through a local Dennis Kucinich group during the 2004 election. In addition to sharing many of my political perspectives, he also is a video/media guy. His experience comes more from the advertising world, as opposed to my work mostly being in the public sector – as such, he is certainly more knowledgable about persuasion than I am. And if you happen to have stereotypical ideas about what advertising people are like, then you need to learn more about Mr. Pronay.

Sean Bieri is a minicomics artist in the Detroit area. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early ’90’s, but have not ever posted a link to him before. This is because, until a week ago, he never had a web presence to which one could link. Much of his work is wonderfully irreverent, and I look forward (and you should, too) to it being posted on his new blog.

Posted by seaking on 04-08-2006 at 10:04 pm
Posted in Arts/Media, Comics, Links with 2 Comments

Bugs as bugs

So it seems that DARPA is interested in making cyborgs. Animal cyborgs, at least – both flying and swimming ones – to gather intelligence in otherwise hard to reach places.
I have to confess, I find this almost as cool as I find it scary. Cybernetic organisms have only been in the realm of science fiction until now, after all.  The insect kind are the ones that scare me more, as they could easily be used for, dare I say it, domestic use. Of course, the U.S. government wouldn’t spy on its own citizens, would it?

Thanks to smb for the links.

Posted by seaking on 03-26-2006 at 09:03 pm
Posted in Links, Politics, Science with 2 Comments

Poland’s great contribution to world cinema

What? You think it’s Roman Polanski, or Krzysztof Kieslowski, or perhaps Agnieszka Holland?

No, no, it’s movie posters.

Some of these are really wild and inventive. Some are just hilarious for their apparent misrepresentation of a movie’s genre.

Thanks to Kevin H. for pointing me to the site.

Posted by seaking on 03-03-2006 at 09:03 pm
Posted in Arts/Media, Links with 2 Comments

It’s what’s inside that matters

Went to Philadelphia this past weekend, and took in the Bodyworlds exhibit at the Franklin Institute. It was extremely fascinating. Seeing real human internal anatomy in person was well worth the admission price, especially since one’s only other option would be going to med school (the only other legal option, anyway).

In addition to seeing things I’ve never seen, I learned stuff I hadn’t known. For example, that the 2 ventricles of the heart pump blood to different areas.

Favorite items:

  • exact “castings” of vascular systems
  • brain slices
  • smokers’ lungs compared to clean ones
  • whimsical poses

Unfortunate part: we didn’t allow ourselves enough time. If you go, you may want to spend more than 2.5 hours. 🙂

Posted by seaking on 02-08-2006 at 09:02 am
Posted in Links, Science with 3 Comments

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