Archive for February 15th, 2007

Eli’s Obsession With The Google

Oh my. I don’t think I even want to know what they were trying to find.

My old blog is on the first page of search results for… rogaine vagina.

You will be relieved to know that this is merely due to the confluence of two completely innocuous posts: I Sing The Vagina Electric, and I Wonder How Much Rogaine I Would Need To Cover My Entire Body.

1 comment February 15th, 2007 at 07:02pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Eli's Obsession With The Google

Simple Answers To Behind-The-Paywall Questions

David Brooks edition:

Would anybody mind if I pointed out that the calls for Hillary Clinton to apologize for her support of the Iraq war are almost entirely bogus?


Today’s edition is brought to you by the letters D, A, and V-I-D-B-R-O-O-K-S-I-S-A-S-T-U-P-ID-L-Y-I-N-G-G-I-T.

2 comments February 15th, 2007 at 10:49am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Clinton,Iraq,Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers,War

Great Moments In Tech Support History
A n00b struggles with a complex new technology. Helpdesk to the rescue!

(h/t Kyklops)

February 15th, 2007 at 10:38am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Books,Monday Media Blogging,Technology

More Aerial Photoblogging

Running pretty low on photos at this point – I’m probably being a little overprotective of my camera, what with all the harsh weather these days. But there’s so much snow and ice that it seems a shame to let it go to waste, so I’ll bring the camera along today and keep my eyes open.

In the meantime, here’s a couple more aerial shots:

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I’ve taken a lot of pictures of these fountains…

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2 comments February 15th, 2007 at 07:26am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

We Could Hide Out Under There…

Test your underwear mastery!

Japanese clothing manufacturer Gunze has announced the establishment of an underwear knowledge certification test called the Gunze Pantsu Kentei, which they will begin offering on March 1.

Open to anyone interested (who can read Japanese), the test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions designed to measure one’s general and historical knowledge of underwear. The questions vary in difficulty and range from the obvious to the arcane.

Test takers are assigned a certification level (1 to 4) based on their results, and they are given a nationwide rank to see how they stack up against the competition. Top performers will be awarded special prizes, the company says.

The Gunze Pantsu Kentei website, which is still under construction, has posted a few sample questions, including:

– How do you say “underwear” in Thai?
– When is Underwear Day?
– What were the world’s first commercially available underwear briefs called?
– How do you say “T-back” in English?
– Who gave Kitaro [from the manga/anime Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro] the “demon underpants” (oni no pantsu) he wears?

(Any aspiring Level 1 experts know the answers to these questions?)

Although the Gunze Pantsu Kentei may be a marketing gimmick to promote the company’s undergarment sales, it could very well become the much-needed defacto standard by which underwear insiders measure their knowledge of things unmentionable.

The world has suffered too long without a unified standard of underwear knowledge, but soon this dark chapter in history shall be over.

(Yes, this is what passes for a Valentine around here – you got a problem widdat?)

3 comments February 15th, 2007 at 12:24am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weirdness

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