Monday, December 22, 2008

An Avocado in the Snow

An avocado
An avocado, found in the snow near Portland St and Broadway, Cambridge, MA

An avocado in the snow.
Who left it there? I do not know.
Not Father, Son, nor Ghost so holy,
Rebirths you into guacamole.
Did leaping from some wretched fate
Allow you to feel special, great?
Or did, cast down like ancient foe,
You weep from terror, weep from woe?
But lie here now, near Portland Street,
And rest, green flesh and tasty meat.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I've Had It With...

Well, well, well... it looks like we have another airline adopting movie plot security tactics. From JetBlue's page on service animals (emphasis added):

Certain unusual emotional support animals (i.e. snakes, other reptiles, ferrets, rodents and spiders) pose unavoidable safety and/or public health concerns and will not be allowed to jet with us. The release of such an animal in the aircraft could result in a direct threat to the health or safety of customers and crewmembers.
No word on whether they've hired Mr. Jackson as a consultant.

Monday, December 1, 2008

In The Beginning, There Was Goo

Wolfire Blog has a neat analysis of the design of World of Goo (which, if you haven't played it, is a rather fun game.)