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February 10th, 2010

Handwriting silliness


President Obama has gotten some flack for not merely using, but seeming to over-rely on a TelePrompter. A few days ago Sarah Palin gave talk and apparently had a few highlights written on her hand and some folks who seemed to have no problem with a TelePrompter with entire speeches suddenly jumped with fauxtrage at a hand with a few key highlights. Big deal. I can even see a reason to keep notes "by hand" - you don't lose your hand.

But rather than argue about which way is what, Sarah Palin dealt with it in a good, humorous style when she spoke a bit later.

Here's how.Collapse )

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Poll: Alter-ego and various other things


There is a fellow on my LJ "friends list" that distinguishes between an on-line character and the fellow at the keyboard by calling the one at the keyboard the alter-ego of the character. While I do not necessarily use this method myself, I certainly like it better than using the term "player" which, at best, makes one seem to be an automated piano and worst appear as someone involved in sports or other criminal activities. As with many things the term "alter-ego" gets abbreviated in on-line chat, to simply "a-e."

So, assuming that you are the character and have a keyboard-bound alter-ego (rather than the two being essentially identical)...

Poll #1523850 phosphoglyceraldehyde

How pathetic are these alter-egos?

Not all. Pretty cool, actually.
0(0.0%)
Just a bit.
1(8.3%)
About average, I guess.
2(16.7%)
Quite a bit.
1(8.3%)
That thing? Pathetic is defined by it. Eww.
0(0.0%)
You're on your seventh pint, aren't you?
3(25.0%)
Moo.
5(41.7%)

What should be done with this alter-ego?

Leave it be.
3(25.0%)
Send flowers.
0(0.0%)
Send flour.
1(8.3%)
Send it a clue(-by-four).
2(16.7%)
Send it to Congress.
2(16.7%)
Have it climb the Matterhorn - on the north face.
0(0.0%)
Send it to a country with no extradition treaty.
0(0.0%)
Something else.
0(0.0%)
Moo.
4(33.3%)

The name of the second letter of the Greek alphabet, beta, is pronounced

bay-tah
7(58.3%)
bee-tah
0(0.0%)
e-
0(0.0%)
unstable release
1(8.3%)
fish
0(0.0%)
Moo.
4(33.3%)

Marmite, Vegemite...

Marmite is decidedly superior to Vegemite.
0(0.0%)
Vegemite is decidedly superior to Marmite.
1(8.3%)
They're both good, but nearly identical.
1(8.3%)
are what salt licks are made of.
0(0.0%)
How do they manage to be saltier than salt is?
0(0.0%)
are both unfit for human consumption.
7(58.3%)
...Dynamite.
0(0.0%)
Moo.
3(25.0%)

Vakkotaur's taste in music is...

Normal
0(0.0%)
A bit odd
1(7.7%)
Rather good
0(0.0%)
Quite eclectic
3(23.1%)
Quite disturbed
0(0.0%)
Damn weird
0(0.0%)
That stuff is supposed to be music? You don't say...
0(0.0%)
is why Cthulhu is hiding under an ocean.
0(0.0%)
An unknown to me.
5(38.5%)
Moo.
4(30.8%)

Martini

Dry
1(8.3%)
Sweet
1(8.3%)
Perfect
0(0.0%)
Dirty
0(0.0%)
Vodka
1(8.3%)
No, thanks.
5(41.7%)
-Henry
0(0.0%)
Moo
4(33.3%)

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