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Will Quaid’s name really travel to Mars?  Or is it all just a dream?  (Spoiler Alert: It’s not a dream)

You can go to Mars too (h/t The Daily What)

A related Time-Waster with a SFW version of the titular* chick? Sure.

 

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Following up on today’s theme, here is a great time-waster:

Awful Library Books

The blog “is a collection of the worst library holdings. The items featured here are so old, obsolete, awful or just plain stupid that we are horrified that people might be . . . depending on the information.”

I don’t depend on information from my grandparents for those same reasons.  (J/K I LOVE MY GRANDPARENTS)

h/t The Boston Sports Guy

Hot off the success of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” Editor Jason Rekulak has amalgamated a new smash mash-up: “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.”  Here is the awesome trailer:

Money quote from Rekulak interview: “Well, our monster-to-Austen ratio is higher than in the last book, about 60-40 (that’s 60 Austen, 40 me). That’s proportionally more monsters, swordfights, and submarines.”

This naturally led us to ask, what other literary masterpieces will undergo a re-working?  Rekulak was kind enough to send along a few pages from his new (old) projects.

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I thought this was pretty cool.  Courtesy of The Daily What, a List of the Ten Oldest Still Inhabited Cities.  Topping the list is Damascus, Syria, which has existed in one form or another for 12,000 years.

 

Huh.  I always thought the oldest city was Palm Beach, Florida. (Zing*)

 

*DOYOUGETIT? THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE ARE HELLAOLD!

 

p.s. It turns out the oldest continuously inhabited city in the continental U.S. actually is in Florida.

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Hey guys, sorry we didn’t really post any new content this week, we were too busy 1) writing short stories we don’t intend for anyone to read, 2) pouring our hearts out to our friend about our girl troubles, 3) playing guitar, 4) being glad we aren’t in Boston, 5) institutional investing. Respectively.

But hey, I’ve got nothing to do Sunday. If the weather is bad, and I feel creative, maybe I’ll write something for you. Until then, get out there and make it a great weekend.

 

 

Additional Time Waster Here.

Hey gang!  How was your 4th of July weekend?  Mine was pretty boss!  Just How Awesome was my weekend, you ask?  Here’s the soundtrack:

From today’s LA Times:

“Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers stood frozen in conflict Wednesday with the state at the brink of a meltdown.”

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1) The saga of Bloodninja…

http://people.ambrosiasw.com/~andrew/funny/bloodcyber.html

 

2) Man, first the kids with their sexting and now this?  I really juussst missed an awesome time to grow up.

Whatever, today’s 14 year olds just masturbate to whatever internet porn they can find.  There’s no skill in that.  In my day, there was an art to timing things jusssst right with the programming on MTV.  Hot dancing girls? Get ready! Cut away to a sweaty Alex Van Halen? Yikes, hold up or else you’re gay.

 

3) Some Band named “Lunar Sway” is playing in San Francisco on July 21.  Supposedly they are really good, but I’ve never heard/befriended/drank with them before, so I can’t say for sure.

Go to this concert

Go to this concert

A friend of mine recently wrote me an email including the sentence:

"Texas tacos are better than cali’s without a doubt"

(Take note of the capitalization of Texas and subsequent non-capitalization of Cali typical of the geographic-inferiority-complex-afflicted Texan).

Like all other Californians, I’m a pretty laid back kind of guy — but this sort of blatant libel against the great state I call home (and the great tacos contained within) simply will not stand. So I present to you a simple, objective, mathematical analysis of the plausibility of the above statement:

California tacos

California tacos

2008 population of the state of California[1] 36,756,666
2008 population of the state of Texas[2] 24,236,974
2006 % of California’s & Texas’ population of Mexican descent[3][4] 25%
Total legal Mexicans in California 36,756,666 * 0.25 = 9,189,167
Total legal Mexicans in Texas 24,236,974 * 0.25 = 6,059,244
Estimated illegal immigrant population of California (2006)[5] 2,830,000
Estimated illegal immigrant population of Texas (2006)[6] 1,640,000
Estimated % of illegal immigrants (in all states) from Mexico (2006)[7] 57%
Total illegal Mexicans in California 2,830,000 * 0.57 = 1,613,100
Total illegal Mexicans in Texas 1,640,000 * 0.57 = 934,800
Total Mexicans in California 9,189,167 + 1,613,100 = 10,802,267
Total Mexicans in Texas 6,059,244 + 934,800 = 6,994,044
Total Mexicans in California and Texas 10,802,267 + 6,994,044 = 17,796,311
Percentage of total Mexicans in California and Texas living in California 10,802,267 /
17,796,311 * 100 = 60.7%
Percentage of total Mexicans in California and Texas living in Texas 6,994,044 /
17,796,311 * 100 = 39.3%
Delta in percentage of total Mexicans living in California versus percentage of total Mexicans living in
Texas
60.7% – 39.3% = 21.4%

The fact is: California has a 21.4% chance of having better tacos than Texas by virtue of a 21.4% greater population of people who make tacos.

In every day terms, that means that for every 5 tacos you eat in California that are fantastic, slightly less than 4 would have been fantastic were you in Texas. As someone who eats 3-6 tacos per day on average I can safely say that the above constitutes mathematical proof that California is, in fact, the best place in the world.