So April Fool’s Day makes me want to stab people. But Google’s April Fool’s nonsense is actually pretty great.
This would actually be useful to losers like me whose noses don’t work.
We started Taylor series proper today, and it’s like the seventh section in a row we’ve spent on series. When our teacher wrote “Taylor Series” on the overhead some guy said, “god, when are the series going to end?”
And without thinking I said, “Never, they’re infinite!” And my teacher looked at me like, “You did not just make that joke.”
Made my day.
Also, happy birthday to Karl Pearson!
The stats department has a special computer lab exclusively for stats grad students and faculty/staff. I was in there this afternoon re-making lecture notes when I noticed that the posters they’ve got on the wall are still wrapped in their original plastic and are just stuck to the wall with tape.
If you’re ever feeling down, just watch some Achievement Hunter. Seriously.
Rage Quit is always good, of course, but some of the Let’s Plays are just hilarious.
I just started watching their Minecraft Let’s Plays from the beginning. The third one, oh my god. It reminds me so much of gaming with the guys in the house.
WHY IS THIS SEMESTER STILL HAPPENING?!
You get this and only this today, because if I try to talk about anything of substance I’m going to have a panic attack.
You know it’s pretty bad when Michael’s screaming is actually calming. I think next time I’m correcting tests I’m going to write “YA DONE GOOFED, SON!” for every wrong problem.
Well I did absolutely NOTHING productive today.
Unless you consider watching nearly every Achievement Hunter video on YouTube as productive. I am now well versed in Rage Quit-style cursing and have been converted to the “Gavin is hilarious and should be worshiped” camp.
Because…you know…MAAAAAAAARK NUUUUUUUUUUTT!
There has been at least one previous blog post in which I’ve mentioned an assortment of Garfield parodies/tributes.
Well here’s another one. Garkov uses a Markov model to take transcripts of old Garfield strips and rearranges it to make new strips.
Some of them that you get are freaking great.
There’s also a list of other Garfield fun on the internet at the bottom of the page.
I haven’t laughed this hard in forever, holy freaking crapspackle.
I love how Michael is just horrified as Gavin’s gleefully botching attempt after attempt.
“We’ve lost everything. We’ve lost everything.”
Watch until the end, it’s so worth it.
Unintentional hilarity: forums arguing over “calculus” versus “the calculus.”
“I would use the calculus to help with my diabeetus, plain old calculus for other purposes. Seriously, “the calculus” reminds me of Wilford Brimley.”
“The Batman calls it the calculus.”
“I call them Fluxions, I’m old school.”
Haha, that’s all for today. I’m busy.
Claudia’s Top Ten Reasons Why She Shouldn’t Ever Take Dramamine:
- Dry-swallowing those starchy little pills sucks.
- The instant Placebo Effect from swallowing said starchy little pill is strong, but not strong enough to beat psycho turbulence caused by the Pacific Northwest’s mercurial climate.
- They make me loopy and then freaking KNOCK ME OUT.Seriously, I took one at like 2 PM yesterday and by the time it was 7 or so I was so freaking out of it that I couldskdfnantdf..
- [wakes up] Huh? What? Did I fall asleep? Sorry. I meant to say that Dramamine really jussdlat aldkfafsfao adgpjaeaf…[sleeps]
- [wakes up] Wait…what was I doing again?
In related news: I’m in Tucson!