So these are great.
“France in the Year 2000 (XXI century) – a series of futuristic pictures by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists issued in France in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910. Originally in the form of paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, as postcards, the images depicted the world as it was imagined to be like in the year 2000. There are at least 87 cards known that were authored by various French artists, the first series being produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris.”
I wish Zeppelins were still a thing. Or rigid airships in general. ‘Cause who doesn’t want another excuse to work “rigid airship” into their daily vocab? Sure, Hindenburg was a disaster, but…rigid airship.
(Note: I just read that such airships were also referred to as big rigids. I want “Big Rigid” on my gravestone somewhere.)
I like how that train in the background is about to mow into like 30 people. WE DON’T NEED NO TRACKS IN THE FUTURE!
I’m confused by this one. Have we bred seahorses to be these spiny giants of the sea or have we come up with a way to shrink ourselves down?
Swiffer’s newest model.
“Stop in the name of aerodynamics!”
They predicted the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float!
Accurate (at least in Tucson).
Why is this not a thing?
2000s, you’re lettin’ us down!
So here are pictures of shirts that I
That “Stoked” one? Oh my god I want it. They have women’s shirts, too, so it might have to happen. The “Extended Hospitalization” one is pretty fantastic, too.
All from here.
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.