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I've owned hamsters with longer attention spans than I have - Diary of a Necromancer
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I've owned hamsters with longer attention spans than I have
NEED. Need need need. Ahem. Back to your regularly scheduled nonprogramming...

  • New Thing Learned for 3 May: The purpose of the nylon content in sock yarn is to remain like a ghostly outline when the wool has worn away, to follow when darning them later. If you're into darning socks, that is, which I know how to do as a theoretical exercise but never seem to actually get around to doing. [Source: Interweave Knits, summer 2007]

  • New Thing Learned for 4 May: Matt Groening now claims that Elizabeth Taylor stormed out of the recording session without providing a usable take for Maggie's first word. Are none of our youthful beliefs sacred? [Source: Countdown with Keith Olbermann.]

  • New Thing Learned for 5 May: The hose in the front yard is exactly long enough to reach the back gate, which is all the proof you need that nobody in my family had any hand in picking it out. [Source: sadly, it's a Stone Bitch to rereel the whole length of the hose, so I've been watering that area with a bucket anyway.]

  • New Thing Learned for 6 May: There is apparently a thriving underground trade in Freddie Mercury impersonators. [Source: biography show on same.]

  • New Thing Learned for 7 May: Regarding that King Arthur film a while back, the Sarmatians apparently enter into it via a Roman officer named Lucius Artorius Castus, who unfortunately for the filmmakers lived several centuries too early for the movie to make a damn bit of sense. Ah, well, at least we've cleared that little bit of business up, anyway. [Source: Is It Real?, "King Arthur".]

  • New Thing Learned for 8 May: The jelly center of jellybeans is a direct descendant of turkish delight. I know it was wartime and rationing and all, but Edmund kinda sold himself cheap, there... [Source: How It's Made.]


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atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: May 9th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
>Do people still darn socks? I always justify my non-darning with, "But no one does that anymore!" :D

I find it much more entertaining to damn socks instead. :)
robling_t From: robling_t Date: May 10th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
They do when they're handknitted socks and the yarn cost {mumble mumble} a skein... ;)
atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: May 9th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Hmm...didn't the Flynn's t-shirts have something on the front as well? I'll have to sift through my copy of Tron and see if I can't spot it. Plain t-shirts don't go over well on my person for some reason. Then again, I suppose I could always iron on the alien logo from the belt of the jammies from Greatest American Hero....
robling_t From: robling_t Date: May 10th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I think they had a design, and it was random as to whether the extras had them on frontwise or backwards. But I'll check the DVD, Just To Be Sure... ;)
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