Category Archives: Amusements

Tales from the Far Side (1994)

Just found this on the Internet Archive:

Finally, I’m able to share this gem with everyone! :) This was the first time anyone had seen The Far Side other than in book form and it aired on CBS on October 31, 1994. This is the first, and possibly only?, airing.

When I heard that it was available on VHS though the BBC, I was so excited! I bought it and mailed it to a friend who had it converted from PAL to NTSC for me. I was over the moon about the included Part II (which never aired in North America and I didn’t know existed)…but disappointed in Part I. Gary Larson tinkered with it for the video release (just like he tinkered with many old comics in The Complete Far Side…*sigh*) and I strongly disagreed with just about every change. To me, it totally ruined the mood! He even watered down the ending! (the ‘dead ranch’ sequence with added narration bugs me most, though) The later DVD version is, unsurprisingly, the same as the VHS. (reminds me of Star Wars OT vs. SE)

Needless to say, I’m SO glad my tape survived all these years! Quality is decent considering it’s sourced from an 18-year-old tape that my mother bought. Haha. I’m so glad I taped it in SP mode.

More info on the specials, including the changes made, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_From_the_Far_Side

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Never forget!

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ClarusX

ClarusX is a system utility that allows you to change the Mac OS X Mavericks page setup and print dialog icons (aka “boring guy”) to various dogcattle.

 

Long live Clarus.  Moof!

 

 

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My thoughts exactly

Redditor furyasd‘s thoughts after lifting for the first time in a year:

furyasd

I had similar thoughts last week when I started up again.

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Late for Meeting

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Pokédex on Wolfram Alpha

This makes the greatest online reference even better. The full Pokédex is available for your data mining needs.

WA Pokédex

To access it via Siri on iOS7, simply ask “Search Wolfram for Snorelax” (or whatever Pokémon you care about).

My (now teenage) sons would have loved this if only it had been released 5 years ago.

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Greatest auction item ever?

Walter White’s Briefs – Current price: $250








These may be the most iconic tighty-whiteys in television.

Breaking Bad begins its run with Walter White wearing this pair of briefs. Throughout the series, Bryan Cranston’s character appears in tighty-whiteys. This underwear, now on display at the Museum of Moving Images, is the pair Walt wore on the first episode of the Emmy-winning show.

Walt’s tighty-whiteys are an iconic, key part of Breaking Bad. They will remain at the museum until the exhibit is over, and will be shipped after Oct. 27, when the exhibit ends.

They are important enough to be in a museum, and will be a treasured addition to any collection.

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An Open Letter to the Worst Wax Museum in America

From vice.com:

An Open Letter to the Worst Wax Museum in America | VICE United States

Dear Hollywood Wax Museum,

I recently visited your Los Angeles location and was exceptionally disappointed with what I saw.

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It’s Not About the Nail

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Ode to a Shipping Label

c/o @Shyhoof - “An ode to the journey of ó on a shipping label.

ODE TO A SHIPPING LABEL

Once there was a little o,
with an accent on top like só.

It started out as UTF8,
(universal since ’98),
but the program only knew latin1,
and changed little ó to “ij” for fun.

A second program saw the “ij”
and said “I know HTML entity!”
So “ij” was smartened to “ó”
and passed on through happily.

Another program saw the tangle
(more precisely, ampersands to mangle)
and thus the humble “˜³”
became “ó”

Shipping label

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