Whiteout

You might have noticed that the WordPress White Screen Of Death struck again over the weekend.  I think that most of the site is back up and running, but a think a stray comment or two might have been lost.

I’m not exactly sure what’s causing this — it’s the second time in two months, and the third time in a year — but the most likely culprit is one of my plugins.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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Geekery is a dish best served cold

Valentine’s Star Trek theme reminded me of a conversation I had with the Queen B last year when we drove across state to Sioux Falls:

Queen B: Look at cloud… it looks just like a Klingon battle sword.

Me: A bat’leth?

Queen B: Yeah.

Me: I can’t tell if I should be impressed or disappointed by your geekery at the moment.”

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Valentine’s Day: make it so!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody.

Back in 2011, I made the Queen B a Doctor Who themed Valentine card complete with cardboard cut-outs, which was charmingly tongue-in-geek.  (Man, that sounds rude now that I’ve actually written it.)

This year, the Queen B subtly dropped clues letting me know that she wanted a Start Trek TNG themed Valentine, whereby subtle clue I mean specifically said “You should make me a TNG valentine’s this year.”

So, without further ado, Valentine’s Day in the 22nd Century:

You can click on the image to embiggen it, but each of the characters has their own characteristic pick-up line:

  • Will Riker: Set phasers to STUNNING.
  • Beverly Crusher: My diagnosis?  You’ve got a CRUSHER on me.
  • Jean-Luc Picard: I’m glad we got ENGAGED, Valentine.
  • Data: Sensors indicate you are FASCINATING, Valentine.
  • Worf: You’re the one my heart was to KLINGON!

I’d boldly go anywhere with you, Queen B! Happy Valentine’s Day!


In the spirit of the other day’s dangerous curves — and recognizing today’s traditional themes of love and lust — here’s another logarithm pun.

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I find your lack of Olympic preparations disturbing

Certainly by now you’ve heard about the deplorable lack of preparedness evident at Sochi, from the communal toilets without (ironically) functioning internal plumbing to the Olympic ring misfire during the opening ceremony to reporters finding out about all those nonexistent gays.

It was especially embarrassing when the toilet problem and the ring problem combined…

But this… this… they should have prepared for:


On an unrelated note, I’ve been (inexplicably) watching a lot of Oylmpic curling at Sochi, and all I can say is those athletes’ homes must have immaculate floors.

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Dangerous curves

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