Sunday, July 29, 2007

I hate GRE prep.

Weren't SATs and SAT IIs and APs enough for you, ETS? I've paid my dues. I'm spending way too much time being made to feel like a moron for not knowing how to untangle your accursed word-based math puzzlers and geometrical riddles. I have done nothing to deserve this.

Well. Actually. I suppose an interest in grad school is enough to warrant its own knock on the head--but I'd rather it be done by those who don't profit from my misery, or at least are nice enough to keep their profit hidden.

In other news, I may have a reason to switch my voter registration back to North Carolina. Heart you, state legislature.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Have you ever looked really closely at your shower curtain?

I have (mine, not yours). Half of our shower curtain is covered by novel cartoon frogs wearing various fanciful articles of clothing, hats, expressions etc. And as I was showering earlier today, I took a moment to examine what I guess was intended to be a hippie frog, or a 60s-to-70s transition frog, wearing a gold medallion bearing a peace sign. Thing was, when you looked closely at the peace sign, you notice that instead of completing the line that goes all the way down the center, like so:
...the design omitted it, resulting in this:

In other words, the frog on my shower curtain is wearing the Mercedes Benz sign.
Reductionism who in the what now?