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My little brother has been teetering on the edge of a B+ in Logic, and is pretty sure that no matter what he does, he's not getting more than an A- this quarter in Logic and he thinks he just doesn't get it.  So my mom asked me to help him with his homework (in a teacherly non-giving-away-answers sort of way).

He asked me while I was in the middle of responding to a paper I was grading, so I said "hang on, and I'll help you as soon as I'm done writing this"

I finished and said I'd help and he started waffling about the whole thing, and I wanted to know if he needed my help or not.

And then this happened:

ME:  Do you need help on your Logic homework or not?

LIL' BRO:  No, I mean, I don't really, I, uh...

ME:  Mom, I'm happy to help, but I'm confused.

MOM:  Cam, did you need help or not? 

LIL' BRO:  Ok, so I don't need help on my homework.  I just get a ton of stuff wrong, but I don't need any help with Logic.

ME [thinking]:  And here we see the problem...




[Incidentally, this is the same boy who did surprisingly poorly on an IQ test.  He was quite defensive about it:

LIL' BRO:  No, It's not that I don't have a high IQ, but you have to answer a lot of the questions, and you're supposed to just skip ones if you're stuck, but I refused to skip any, and I got stuck on one in the beginning, so I didn't answer any of them.

ME:  Doesn't that say something about your IQ?]


I love my brother.  :-D

Disclaimer:  Just in case you're wondering, I think my brother is intelligent.  But he is also a 14 year old boy.  And therefore hilarious.  :-P

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My little brother has been teetering on the edge of a B+ in Logic, and is pretty sure that no matter what he does, he's not getting more than an A- this quarter in Logic and he thinks he just doesn't get it.  So my mom asked me to help him with his homework (in a teacherly non-giving-away-answers sort of way).

He asked me while I was in the middle of responding to a paper I was grading, so I said "hang on, and I'll help you as soon as I'm done writing this"

I finished and said I'd help and he started waffling about the whole thing, and I wanted to know if he needed my help or not.

And then this happened:

ME:  Do you need help on your Logic homework or not?

LIL' BRO:  No, I mean, I don't really, I, uh...

ME:  Mom, I'm happy to help, but I'm confused.

MOM:  Cam, did you need help or not? 

LIL' BRO:  Ok, so I don't need help on my homework.  I just get a ton of stuff wrong, but I don't need any help with Logic.

ME [thinking]:  And here we see the problem...




[Incidentally, this is the same boy who did surprisingly poorly on an IQ test.  He was quite defensive about it:

LIL' BRO:  No, It's not that I don't have a high IQ, but you have to answer a lot of the questions, and you're supposed to just skip ones if you're stuck, but I refused to skip any, and I got stuck on one in the beginning, so I didn't answer any of them.

ME:  Doesn't that say something about your IQ?]


I love my brother.  :-D

Disclaimer:  Just in case you're wondering, I think my brother is intelligent.  But he is also a 14 year old boy.  And therefore hilarious.  :-P

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Just reading some screencaps of twitter that [livejournal.com profile] princealia kindly took and shared with me.  They are in response to this quotation from Mark Gatiss "Steve wanted to do the twisted love story [A Scandal in Bohemia],"  :

so PLEASE don't write that in.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.  I've admired your interpretation of Sherlock but you're wrong this time

I know there's almost no chance of you reading this BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SHERLOCK WAS NOT IN LOVE WITH IRENE ADLER

if you wrote it so that he is you will have a LOT of angry fans.  Series 1 was amazing, but it would ruin Series 2

I agree with @microgabs.  Read A Scandal in Bohemia.  HOLMES WAS NOT IN LOVE WITH ADLER

You're probably getting this a lot, but the 'twisted love story' between Holmes and Adler never existed;  He simply admired her

I AM LAUGHING MY HEAD OFF AT MY COMPUTER!!!!

(And also feeling mildly sorry for Moffat... though he did choose to have a twitter account...)

And I only have two things to say.

1. If you really think Moffat is a genius, trust that he will use the talents and experience, that you, the random fan who thinks Benedict Cumberbatch is hot may just possibly not have, to make a great Series 2.  [Since when did thinking Cumberbatch was hot make us film critics/producers/writers/directors?  Oh, it doesn't?  Really?]

2. Irene Adler was once in love with the King of Bohemia, and they got a picture taken together that was "compromising" and then he ditched her because he was sort of a jerk, and now he wants to marry a princess whose family cares if he messed around with women or not, and Irene is holding this picture over his  head as blackmail, but as it turns out, she wants to marry her solicitor, Charles Norton.

Twisted love story, anyone?

Also, still giggling over the  twitter.  If I actually knew how to use twitter, I would probably waste lots of time snarfling over it.  Good thing I don't.  :-)
 

ADDITION:

Wasn't Moffat the one on the audio commentary who was MOST adamant that Sherlock admired Irene, rather than loved her?  I think he was, and then Gatiss was a little... eh, maybe he really LOVED Irene... but he could only love her because she was unattainable. 

I'm too lazy to check, but I seem to recall that.

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Just reading some screencaps of twitter that [livejournal.com profile] princealia kindly took and shared with me.  They are in response to this quotation from Mark Gatiss "Steve wanted to do the twisted love story [A Scandal in Bohemia],"  :

so PLEASE don't write that in.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.  I've admired your interpretation of Sherlock but you're wrong this time

I know there's almost no chance of you reading this BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SHERLOCK WAS NOT IN LOVE WITH IRENE ADLER

if you wrote it so that he is you will have a LOT of angry fans.  Series 1 was amazing, but it would ruin Series 2

I agree with @microgabs.  Read A Scandal in Bohemia.  HOLMES WAS NOT IN LOVE WITH ADLER

You're probably getting this a lot, but the 'twisted love story' between Holmes and Adler never existed;  He simply admired her

I AM LAUGHING MY HEAD OFF AT MY COMPUTER!!!!

(And also feeling mildly sorry for Moffat... though he did choose to have a twitter account...)

And I only have two things to say.

1. If you really think Moffat is a genius, trust that he will use the talents and experience, that you, the random fan who thinks Benedict Cumberbatch is hot may just possibly not have, to make a great Series 2.  [Since when did thinking Cumberbatch was hot make us film critics/producers/writers/directors?  Oh, it doesn't?  Really?]

2. Irene Adler was once in love with the King of Bohemia, and they got a picture taken together that was "compromising" and then he ditched her because he was sort of a jerk, and now he wants to marry a princess whose family cares if he messed around with women or not, and Irene is holding this picture over his  head as blackmail, but as it turns out, she wants to marry her solicitor, Charles Norton.

Twisted love story, anyone?

Also, still giggling over the  twitter.  If I actually knew how to use twitter, I would probably waste lots of time snarfling over it.  Good thing I don't.  :-)
 

ADDITION:

Wasn't Moffat the one on the audio commentary who was MOST adamant that Sherlock admired Irene, rather than loved her?  I think he was, and then Gatiss was a little... eh, maybe he really LOVED Irene... but he could only love her because she was unattainable. 

I'm too lazy to check, but I seem to recall that.

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I hate Night at the Museum.

BUT I LOVE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Kah Mun Rah: Are there any questions?
Al Capone: Yeah, I got one. How come you're wearing a dress?
Kah Mun Rah: This is not a dress. This is a tunic. It was the height of fashion 3,000 years ago, I assure you. Are there any other questions?
Ivan The Terrible: Da. This dress you're wearing, do we have to wear one of these, too?
Kah Mun Rah: Were you not listening? I just told Mr. Capone here that this not a dress. It is, in fact, a tunic. Very big difference. Are there any other questions.
[Napoleon raises his hand]
Kah Mun Rah: [getting annoyed] Are there any questions not about the dress?
[catching himself]
Kah Mun Rah: Tunic?
[Napoleon lowers his hand
 
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I hate Night at the Museum.

BUT I LOVE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Kah Mun Rah: Are there any questions?
Al Capone: Yeah, I got one. How come you're wearing a dress?
Kah Mun Rah: This is not a dress. This is a tunic. It was the height of fashion 3,000 years ago, I assure you. Are there any other questions?
Ivan The Terrible: Da. This dress you're wearing, do we have to wear one of these, too?
Kah Mun Rah: Were you not listening? I just told Mr. Capone here that this not a dress. It is, in fact, a tunic. Very big difference. Are there any other questions.
[Napoleon raises his hand]
Kah Mun Rah: [getting annoyed] Are there any questions not about the dress?
[catching himself]
Kah Mun Rah: Tunic?
[Napoleon lowers his hand
 
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I send out an email last night to my friends in GCF to ask if someone might watch my chinchillas for two weeks since I didn't want to "bring my chinchillas and their paraphernalia home with me."  This was the reply I got this morning:

"Although a little on the long side, 'chinchilla paraphernalia' would be a great name for a rock band."

I love my grad school friends.
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I send out an email last night to my friends in GCF to ask if someone might watch my chinchillas for two weeks since I didn't want to "bring my chinchillas and their paraphernalia home with me."  This was the reply I got this morning:

"Although a little on the long side, 'chinchilla paraphernalia' would be a great name for a rock band."

I love my grad school friends.

Hehe!

Oct. 23rd, 2010 09:55 pm
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I think Arthur's afraid of the camera:

wary arthur

Hehe!

Oct. 23rd, 2010 09:55 pm
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I think Arthur's afraid of the camera:

wary arthur
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www.survivingtheworld.net

Seriously, Dante Shepherd is comic genius. 

Here are a few samples, to prove it:

STW1

This next is called "Procrastination":

stw2

If you don't think this next is funny, you have clearly never driven through Ithaca, NY.

stw3

And finally, this is only really funny if you have a dog.  :-D

stw4
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www.survivingtheworld.net

Seriously, Dante Shepherd is comic genius. 

Here are a few samples, to prove it:

STW1

This next is called "Procrastination":

stw2

If you don't think this next is funny, you have clearly never driven through Ithaca, NY.

stw3

And finally, this is only really funny if you have a dog.  :-D

stw4
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I tried to write a poem to contribute to MrsPencil's Moor Verse on fanfiction.net.  This was the bizarre result:




Tic(k)s

Each month with one pipette I dose my pup,
My Arthur, with some liquid Frontline Plus ™
To kill the ticks that on his blood would sup,
And induce lyme, and produce scabs and pus.
Just so, I wish, had Doyle destroyed the “tic”
That crept into a country doctor’s prose
And made what had been perfect meter sick
And made the hopeful fangirl shout, “O NOES!”
Perhaps if I had understood sprung rhythm
I would’ve done a Hopkins with these words
But since I don’t, I can do nothing with ‘em
That’s not (me-TER-ic-AL-ly) for the birds
     If only in iambs did the words resound:
     “They were the footprints of a giant hound!”



(Just in case you haven't memorized lines from The Hound of the Baskervilles:  Dr. Mortimer says "They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" which is most emphatically not iambic pentameter.  *sigh*)

(Also, the "y" in "only" in the penultimate line should be elided with "in".  I have to defend my meter.  :-D)
 


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I tried to write a poem to contribute to MrsPencil's Moor Verse on fanfiction.net.  This was the bizarre result:




Tic(k)s

Each month with one pipette I dose my pup,
My Arthur, with some liquid Frontline Plus ™
To kill the ticks that on his blood would sup,
And induce lyme, and produce scabs and pus.
Just so, I wish, had Doyle destroyed the “tic”
That crept into a country doctor’s prose
And made what had been perfect meter sick
And made the hopeful fangirl shout, “O NOES!”
Perhaps if I had understood sprung rhythm
I would’ve done a Hopkins with these words
But since I don’t, I can do nothing with ‘em
That’s not (me-TER-ic-AL-ly) for the birds
     If only in iambs did the words resound:
     “They were the footprints of a giant hound!”



(Just in case you haven't memorized lines from The Hound of the Baskervilles:  Dr. Mortimer says "They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" which is most emphatically not iambic pentameter.  *sigh*)

(Also, the "y" in "only" in the penultimate line should be elided with "in".  I have to defend my meter.  :-D)
 


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My dog, Arthur, is a labradoodle who hasn't had a haircut for over six months.  When most people look at him, they think he looks like a bear, because he's big, and black, and hairy.  (Those people did not see the 135 lb newfoundland named Hagrid that we met at the dog park the other day.  That thing could EAT a bear)  However, half of the time when I look at him, I think he looks more like a dinosaur.  It's one of those things that you often have to see live, but here are a few pictures:

Dinodog )

Which brings me to my question:  Would it be possible to put that last picture in a sort of "frame" (digital, of course) so it looked like it was in the "objects in mirror may be closer than they appear" car mirror?  I don't know how to do that kind of thing, but I think it would be fun.  :-D
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My dog, Arthur, is a labradoodle who hasn't had a haircut for over six months.  When most people look at him, they think he looks like a bear, because he's big, and black, and hairy.  (Those people did not see the 135 lb newfoundland named Hagrid that we met at the dog park the other day.  That thing could EAT a bear)  However, half of the time when I look at him, I think he looks more like a dinosaur.  It's one of those things that you often have to see live, but here are a few pictures:

Dinodog )

Which brings me to my question:  Would it be possible to put that last picture in a sort of "frame" (digital, of course) so it looked like it was in the "objects in mirror may be closer than they appear" car mirror?  I don't know how to do that kind of thing, but I think it would be fun.  :-D
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According to my records, this is the first thing I wrote in 2001, and I wrote it on my own initiative.  It may have dated around the  time that my dad and I had a little fight over Spiders, and their place in the world.  My reaction to the spider is very simple:  KILL KILL KILL!  My father's reaction to the spider is also very simple:  OBSERVE OBSERVE OBSERVE!  (You know, that just doesn't have the same force as kill kill kill...but I will let it stay to preserve parallelism.)  My dad will leave spiderwebs in the weirdest places because he thinks the spiders are absolutely fascinating--including in the house.  He would scold me if I killed spiders IN THE HOUSE!  Anyway, we made a deal that I would never kill spiders outside the house, and he would never give me a hard time (i.e. throw spiders at me...yes...he did threaten to do that...).  I have held to my side of the bargain ever since.

Anyway,  I don't know if that's why I wrote this poem, but I did write it. 

I don't know when I actually began to grasp the concept of meter.  I certainly knew iambic, trochaic, dactyllic, and anapestic even in seventh grade, but as this poem shows, I wasn't able to apply the concept to real life.  Oh well.


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According to my records, this is the first thing I wrote in 2001, and I wrote it on my own initiative.  It may have dated around the  time that my dad and I had a little fight over Spiders, and their place in the world.  My reaction to the spider is very simple:  KILL KILL KILL!  My father's reaction to the spider is also very simple:  OBSERVE OBSERVE OBSERVE!  (You know, that just doesn't have the same force as kill kill kill...but I will let it stay to preserve parallelism.)  My dad will leave spiderwebs in the weirdest places because he thinks the spiders are absolutely fascinating--including in the house.  He would scold me if I killed spiders IN THE HOUSE!  Anyway, we made a deal that I would never kill spiders outside the house, and he would never give me a hard time (i.e. throw spiders at me...yes...he did threaten to do that...).  I have held to my side of the bargain ever since.

Anyway,  I don't know if that's why I wrote this poem, but I did write it. 

I don't know when I actually began to grasp the concept of meter.  I certainly knew iambic, trochaic, dactyllic, and anapestic even in seventh grade, but as this poem shows, I wasn't able to apply the concept to real life.  Oh well.


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