Knowing is Half the Prattle.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Present Only a Geek Would Love

Hey kids we didn't get you that Nintendo System. We got you something better; a calculator! Imagine the faces of kids when they got this book. I found this book in the garbage and can't decide whether this book is completely boring or fascinating. I will cut the author some slack since the book was published in 1977, so video games really weren't common yet.

Some games from the book.

"Down For Twenty" - "...force your opponent to make the final subtraction which results in 0"

"Calculator Baseball" - "... each player picks a 3 random 3 digit number and passes the calculator to their opponent. Based on the last 5 digits of the product the at-bat is determined" e.g. "all odd or all even and no repeats - home run"

"Space Race" - "Object: To be the first player whose calculator exceeds the display"

I can't decide whether to keep this book or throw it out.

Monday, February 09, 2009

New Word of the Week. (Mount Slushmore)

Mount Slushmore:(noun) - The mountain range of snow on the side of the road created by snow plows.

Usage: Hold my hand. We have the light and we have summit Mount Slushmore.

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Swedish Army Here I Come

Apparently I might make a good candidate for a Swedish Army officer. Bork Bork Bork!

Take the test yourself.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Axis of Awesome 4 Chords

I always like these videos that point out that a million songs have the same chords. I guess it makes me feel better if I write a song and it turns out that it uses the exact same chords as something else. Or maybe I just think they're fun.

bonus video

New Word of the Week. (Crustation)

Crustation: (noun) - The table with bread and rolls at an you can eat seafood place.

Usage: You need any more butter? I'm going to hit the crustation.

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