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5/29/08 11:40 am - Anyone can be a star on Youtube!

Learn about the wonders of food energy...by burning stuff!

2/21/07 09:56 am - 5 things you (probably) didn't know about Charles Darwin

It was Darwins' birthday on the 12th of February, so here's a short tribute-

1. Darwins' father took him out of school at the age of 16, because he had poor grades and didn't know what he wanted to do with his life. (If parents still did this high schools would be out of business.)

2. Not all of Darwins' research was about evolution- his first scientific speech
was about 'his discovery that the larva of sea-mats can swim, and that the tiny black specks inside old oyster shells were skate leech eggs'. Later he spent eight years researching barnacles. Other research topics included emotions, worms, and climbing plants.

3. It is thought that Darwin and his one-time girlfriend Fanny broke up because he spent too much time chasing beetles instead of visiting her.

4. Darwin was lucky to get onto the beagle- he relaced a passanger who was shot in a duel.

5. Darwin came to Australia, visiting Albany, Sydney and Hobart, but he wasn't impressed, writing, "He who thinks with me will never wish to walk again in so univiting a country".

2/14/07 04:30 pm

I'd like to hate Valantines Day. It's trashy. It's made lj go pink.
But there are people wandering around the city offering 'Free Hugs' and that makes it cool.

Pubcrawl on Sunday!

2/8/07 12:52 pm - Pub Crawl Date

That would be Sunday the 18th of february for the Pubcrawl. Some of us can't tell the difference between a date and a birthday, or type coherently for that matter.
That would be sunday the 18th.
Just to make that clear. I've updated the last post so it makes sense now.
I'm off to hide in the corner now.

Thank-you to all the people who can actually USE a calander.

12/6/06 11:31 am

"Sustainable development is like teenage sex. Everybody says they're doing it, but nobody is doing it well."
-Professor Norman Myers

11/6/06 10:23 am - Answers

Answers the the meme of doom are now available. If you haven't played the meme of doom, go to the last post and play it now. If you disagree with
 your comment or didn't understand it and would much have preferred to be a different comment, feel free to argue with me and I'll explain my very dodgy reasoning. If you think your comment totally ROCKS, say that too. 
*Disclaimer: refunds will only be made at thte discretion of the manager. None of the comments below are legally binding.*

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Melbourne Cup tommorow *cheers*. In the tradition of bad punters evreywhere, I will now post my uninformed trifecta on lj.

Totally the winnersCollapse )

10/26/06 12:09 pm - New Game!

Becuase I just finished an assignmnet and trivia doesn't start for a while yet, I have genetically engineered the the elevenses meme going around with the utter brilliance of icegerminis loves meme!

Here's how to play: I post a random comment about everyone on my freinds list. Even the people who haven't friended me back *sniff* and the people who are actually cats and the people I've never actually met. And then you try to guess who you are. If you guess 50%+ you all win. If you get more that 50% wrong then I am the win. Ready?

This is an uber comment for evreyone who has posted so far-
The following people are WRONG- Narwhale, Mallamothen (who is apparently much more violent than I previosly thought), allasomething, aikiariyen (who had the best odds), spoonsauce (on both counts and about jo), Jstar (with all her guesses and about tigerfromafrica) (pia got the girraffe for me :), ulfruna (but only about 45 being Thyri- good thought but).
So far no-one has got their own one right, but as the rules allow guessing other people-
Ulfruna correctly guessed that 12 is James (Muppetdance)
and suyongli guessed tha Lynda is 45 and Pubcat 15
and both of them realised that Lord Brockwell is naturally responsible for number 6.
*Even more Edit*
Pia guessed herself wrong, but is right again in that Becs is 23,24 and 31 (there is still one more Becs to go)
Katy had several guesses, but one of them was actually right- #1- so she is the first person to guess herself successfully. Have a celebratory squiggle ~~~~~~

Which puts me on at least 5 and you guys on 4. But your odds have improved, so feel free to keep guessing...

Let's play...Collapse )

10/18/06 01:33 am - Arty Goodness

Yes, gentle readers, I too have been suckered into this meme by the attractions of art.

The first five people to respond to this post, will get some form of art, by me, about them. I make no guarantees about quality or type (or rating), but I will assure that I will give it good effort and that the art will be individual to you.

The only catch, of course; as with most memes, if you sign up, you have to put this in your own journal as well.

10/10/06 06:25 pm - IgNobel Prizes

It's everyones' favourite time of the year- the IgNobel Prizes have recently been announced.

My favourite is the peace prize, which went to "Howard Stapleton of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, for inventing an electromechanical teenager repellant -- a device that makes annoying noise designed to be audible to teenagers but not to adults; and for later using that same technology to make telephone ringtones that are audible to teenagers but not to their teachers."

And I really didn't need to know about the medicine winners, "Francis M. Fesmire of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, for his medical case report "
Termination of Intractable Hiccups with Digital Rectal Massage"; and Majed Odeh, Harry Bassan, and Arie Oliven of Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel, for their subsequent medical case report also titled "Termination of Intractable Hiccups with Digital Rectal Massage."

For all the Undergraduate students, they've finally caught on that we are "deliberately increasing the complexity of their vocabulary so as to give the impression of intelligence." Daniel Oppenheimer of Princeton University won the Literature Prize for his report "
Consequences of Erudite Vernacular Utilized Irrespective of Necessity: Problems with Using Long Words Needlessly."

9/22/06 02:33 pm - Darunken bad smellingly type

This is the best drunken email ever.

hello mrriam

i am very druna dn i wannavomit an go to be. kayt is laughing and flling on mybed. i creally cant type good now. She asys I shouhddd call Shayne now but he woudnlt answer my phone if i I did. wow this is hard. i hope youunderstand this, I bought ER today and dont know a thinm, that happene. You konw the last time I wa sthis drunk Icouldnt walk without help through the= vealley.  Katy is erading this to me adn i alauthing more as she reads it. ams urprised she can comprehend the wordsa i am rithingt.  oh the fun, mustsee you drunk sometime in near futurue.               -snort-

she wants to type now

hi mim, how ges? i am a little happy. i can't find me the backspace. HGI /bon. Look forward to seeing youi tomorrow. we be sober then. mehbe

luvz katy and JESH aka fuzz_da_kaml and jezmellz

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