[Fiction] Midnight Baking 1

It is 11:37 in the dark of night. The hour of yeasting. Sian’s sprawled across her brand new reclining sofa, only just bought from Sofa Mart by way of a downright predatory loan because she wanted to own leather furniture for once in her goddamn life and had already decided to be buried with it. ...

Worse pies were et, indeed.

This is, without a doubt, the most brilliant piece of spam e-mail I have ever received. At least I’m assuming it’s spam. It’s from someone named Juan Barry (I don’t know anyone by that name) and is completely incoherent, in that special way you expect from spam. Yet there are no links, no attachments. Just ...

In which Loki moves back to Denver, at last.

It was at last time for Loki to leave his temporary lair in Houston, Texas, to return to Denver. But not before a few loose ends were to be tied. So we meet again, House of Pies. Very funny, mortal. And by very funny, I mean you will choke on your own blood. Bring forth ...

Loki’s Continuing Adventures in Houston: In Which There Is Pie

Another day, another hive of pitiful mortal activity to be subjugated. Everything is, indeed, bigger in Texas. Loki is forced to wonder for what the mortals are compensating. Loki demands that he be brought the fiercest champion of the House of Pies. “All of your precious strawberry jam is mine, mortals! AHAHAHAHA!” More strawberry jam, ...

In which Loki moves to Houston (with Rachael): a tale told (mostly) in pictures

Loki, for reasons entirely his own but no doubt both devilish and nefarious, decided to move to Houston on the backs of his two hapless mortal minions, Mike and Rachael. They departed Denver bright an early on Sunday morning. The scenery quickly became less interesting. And then Kansas. Which both claimed I-70 was its main ...

Enough With the Zombie Hamburgers 1

A while ago, there was a rash of postings all over the internets about the sinister Happy Meal That Would Not Die or the utterly disturbing McDonald’s hamburger that had been preserved since, I don’t know, the last ice age or something. The conclusion of the woman with the ancient hamburger is: Ladies, Gentleman, and ...

Why you’re not going to get laid, mathematically

From io9: Mathematician Uses SETI Formula To Determine He Has A 0.00034% Chance Of Getting Laid I actually found the paper highly amusing; to me it sounded like a joke that a dorky guy was having at his own expense. But I also find math jokes very funny. Also funny, from io9’s commentary on it: ...

An astronomy quiz for you!

Beautiful Universe Astronomy Quiz. I got 18/20. I blame those two missed points on the fact that I’m a geologist.

Know your internet laws.

There will be a quiz. Internet rules and laws: the top 10, from Godwin to Poe Poe’s Law is a beloved old friend of mine, as is Godwin’s Law. Double points if you can mix the two. Funny enough, when I run in to Poe’s Law material, I automatically assume that anything that ridiculous must ...