Thursday, December 20, 2012

No Prehensilizing

Choose wisely.

[i declare undying love for this practically free font: SULLIVAN]

Monday, December 10, 2012

To The RegEx Cave, Robin!


It matches all ASCII characters from the space to the tilde.
It is more like the Batman of regexes.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

What Is This? Poetry?

Tire swing swings against old tree even even though there is no wind in the willows.

Young boy who might easily be confused for a girl girl taps his fingers relentlessly in a familiar rhythm.

An an understanding is reached between the crows and the cats regarding their human pets.

A lady forgets a password to the computer that is calculating the answer answer to everything and then some.

Robbers in a getaway car, start celebrating as they get away but another vehicle, preferably larger, skewers them them.

Wet sprockets named Toad exist only in fertile imaginations.

Pigeons are known to have expressed a keen interest in the works of Slyvia Plath.

There are only 14 antelopes in the whole world that understand the works of Jacques Derrida.

Harry Potter was initially offered the role of Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games.

"And the Twain shall never met" which is why Mark Twain never met any other Twain in his life.

Don't run with scissors because if the wind changes while you are doing that, you are fucked.

Sherlock Holmes kept bees after retirement. A veritable harem that would shame a sheik.

Our universe might be beige but Douglas Adam's universe is fuchsia.

IKEA is run by the Lotus Eaters.

Westeros does not have corners.


Daniil Kharms (1905-42) mainly made a living writing children's books in Leningrad. He also wrote poems and absurd short stories, often published in underground magazines, after the avant-garde literary societies that Kharms was associated with were banned by the Stalin regime.
In 1931 Kharms was convicted of anti-Soviet activity and spent a year in prison and exile in Kursk. In 1937 his children's books were confiscated by the authorities, and deprived of his main source of income Kharms was often on the brink of starvation in the following years. He continued to write short, grotesque stories, which weren't published, but merely stored in Kharms' desk drawer.
In August 1941, shortly before the terrible siege of Leningrad, Kharms was arrested a second time, accused of "spreading defeatist propaganda". During the trial Kharms was declared non compos mentis and was incarcerated in a military prison. In February 1942, while Leningrad was ravaged by famine, Kharms starved to death in prison.

A good collection of his stories at this website.